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Axe of the Blood God Talks About RPGs Born of Non-RPG Game Franchises

Mega Man X be like, "This 'RPG hero' thing can't be too hard, right? ...Oh no."

Late Nintendo CEO's Iwata Asks Feature to be Compiled Into a New Book

Satoru Iwata's popular feature will be the basis of a new book.

The Best Version of Every Final Fantasy Game

Some Final Fantasy games have remakes of their remakes. What's the definitive version of each single-player mainline installment? Let us help you.

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Axe of the Blood God Talks About RPGs Born of Non-RPG Game Franchises

Mega Man X be like, "This 'RPG hero' thing can't be too hard, right? ...Oh no."

Late Nintendo CEO's Iwata Asks Feature to be Compiled Into a New Book

Satoru Iwata's popular feature will be the basis of a new book.

The Best Version of Every Final Fantasy Game

Some Final Fantasy games have remakes of their remakes. What's the definitive version of each single-player mainline installment? Let us help you.

The Top 25 RPGs of All Time #1: Chrono Trigger

Chrono Trigger's sublime soundtrack arguably tells its classic story more effectively than its character dialogue.

Reggie Fils-Aime Says a Heartwarming Goodbye to Fans

In a new video, Nintendo of America's retiring president bids adieu.

Gamers Pay Tribute to Reggie Fils-Aime After Retirement News

Our bodies weren't ready.

Reggie Fils-Aime is Retiring From Nintendo, Bowser Takes Over

Reggie is leaving after 15 years at Nintendo.

Transferring Pokemon From the GBA to the Modern Games is an Insane and Convoluted Ballet

Bringing Pokemon from Gen 3 to the new games is like delivering a breech Miltank calf: You gotta twist and pull a little.

The Top 25 RPGs of All Time #8: Dragon Quest 5

An RPG about personal tragedy, growth, and infusing your limited vocabulary with tremendous weight.

All of the Kirby Games, Ranked From Worst to Best

In honor of Kirby's 25th anniversary, we ranked them all. Yes, even Kirby Air Ride.

10 Years Ago, New Super Mario Bros. Made Old-School Cool… or Profitable, Anyway

The only thing truly "new" about Nintendo's DS blockbuster was the notion that maybe classic platformers still had a place in the world, but that was enough to make a difference.

Final Fantasy III PC Continues the Proud Square-Enix Tradition of Lazy Ports

If you're expecting more than the 2006 DS remake on a bigger screen, keep in mind who's publishing this thing.

Hey Nintendo, Make Sure These Games Show up on DS Virtual Console

USgamer picks the best Nintendo DS games that need to show up on Wii U.

Comfort Food Games: Dragon Quest IX

Sometimes, the journey is so pleasant you stop caring about the destination. Jeremy talks about the game he'll probably never finish no matter how long he plays it, and why that's just fine.

GameSpy Servers Shutting Down Next Month

The service's closure puts a number of online games from as recently as 2010 at risk.

The Story Behind Nintendo's Detective

Eurogamer's Simon Parkin investigates how Level-5 got Luke and Layton together.

"Just Think of Paying 99 Cents to Get Mario to Jump a Little Higher"

Investor pressure is back on Nintendo to jump into the lucrative mobile gaming marketplace.

Please Understand: Nintendo Shutting Down Online Services for Wii and DS

The Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection is coming to an end. Quick, download all those Layton puzzles!

JPgamer: In Search of Door Number 9

In this week's JPgamer, Pete delves into his backlog to explore one of the most interesting games on the Nintendo DS: Chunsoft's visual novel-cum-room escape adventure Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors.