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Shovel Knight: King of Cards Review: This Crown Belongs to Another

King of Cards is the most ambitious Shovel Knight game to date, but it's not quite the best.

The Making of Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment, Part 5: Fin

Yacht Club Games concludes their deep dive into Specter of Torment's design!

The Making of Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment, Part 4: The Subtle Art of Backgrounds

In the penultimate entry, Yacht Club Games talks about the small but important details that can make the difference in a level.

Nintendo Switch Online Getting Four More SNES Games After Long Wait, Including the Once Lost Star Fox 2

Crystalis is also on its way to the NES version of the service.

The Making of Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment, Part 3: Our Favorite Secrets and More

Yacht Club shares their favorite secret areas; the art of positioning health pickups, and more.

The Making of Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment, Part 2: Froggy Foreshadowing

Yacht Club Games explains the art of spacing, enemy placement, and more as it delves still further into the making of Specter of Torment.

The Making of Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment, Part 1: The Plan

In the first part of this Shovel Knight deep dive, Yacht Club Games explains the planning process behind Specter of Torment.

Yacht Club Games Seems to Be Hinting At Its Next Project

A bevy of new listings are teasing something new.

Super Mario Maker 2 Update is One Step Closer to a Zelda Maker

More where this came from, please.

How Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove Went From Minor DLC to a Collection Built to Last

Yacht Club Games recounts the evolution of Shovel Knight's ambitious collection.

Exclusive: Here's a Jazzy Sneak Peek at Shovel Knight: King of Cards' Soundtrack

GENTLE LOVE re-arranges one of King Knight's jams.

Gris Is Coming to PS4 Next Week With Retouched 4K-Ready Artwork

Plus, there'll be a "PlayStation-exclusive secret homage."

Donkey Kong Country Turns 25: Gaming's Biggest Bluff

Twenty-five years ago, Nintendo faced the threat of obsolescence with sheer bravado—and won.

Rare Announces Everwild, Its Mysterious New IP

We got a glimpse of what Rare's next project is.

Shovel Knight's Final Expansions Are Coming Next Month

They'll mark the end of Treasure Trove, but not for our brave blue Knight.

The Artist Who Led Movie Sonic's Redesign Has a Long History With the Hedgehog

Tyson Hesse is no stranger to these blue quills and red kicks.

Mega Man 11 is One of the Most Successful Games in Series History

The Blue Bomber did quite well in his latest fight for everlasting peace.

The Creator of Mario Maker 2's "Most Improbable" Level Knows His Cryptographic Creation is Bizarre

The "Longest Passcode Level" isn't a troll. It's art.

Switch Lite Sales Haven't Detracted From Original Nintendo Switch, Bowser Says

The Switch Lite has been "additive."

No, Playtonic Isn't Working on a New Banjo-Kazooie

"At first, we found it amusing that Ed Bryan's bag is being used as serious 'evidence.'"

Bluepoint Games Is Teasing Something, Your Guess As to What

The studio tweeted out a cavalcade of spooky references.

Nintendo Switch Lite Sold Close to 2 Million Units in Less Than 2 Weeks

The smaller Switch is off to a big start.

Interview: We Ask Atari's CEO About Lingering Questions Surrounding Its Retro Linux Box

The VCS is more like an "open PC," but recent controversies and delays paint a grim picture. We ask Atari's head where it's headed.

Okami Sequel Teased By Noted Twitter Troll Hideki Kamiya

I mean, it'd be nice if it were true.

The Good Version of Sonic the Hedgehog Is Coming to Super Monkey Ball

The HD remake of Super Monkey Ball's Wii installment is getting a classic, blue-quilled bonus.

Check Out Sega's Surprise Remix of a Classic Sonic Adventure Tune

Maybe don't get your hopes too high that this means anything, though.

"How Big Is This Going to Get?“: The Future of Killer Queen And Its Console Counterpart

Talking with developers and a few members of Killer Queen's dedicated New York arcade scene about the new multiplayer spin-off.

Bubble Bobble 4 Friends Will Also Have the Arcade Original, If Four-Player Isn’t Your Bag

That's bonus Bubble Bobble bang for your buck.

Check Out This Super Mario Maker 2 Course From the Yooka-Laylee Developers

Playtonic is just the first indie dev Nintendo will shout out via Mario Maker 2.

Latest Super Mario Maker 2 Patch Finally Lets You Play Online With Friends

On top of this multiplayer and quality of life-focused update, Nintendo says new course parts are on the way.

The 25 Best Nintendo Switch Games

Our rotating list of the best games on Switch, now updated for the Nintendo Switch Lite release!

Shovel Knight Developers Say King of Cards and Showdown Mark "The End"

After releasing these final two free updates, Yacht Club is moving on to new projects.

That Rad Sega Genesis Mini Tower of Power Could Eventually be Available to Buy

If there's enough interest shown, that is.

Apple Arcade is Way Cooler Than You Think. Here are 10 Games to Check Out

Apple Arcade has dozens of neat games, so we highlighted 10 from its launch lineup that are a bit under the radar.

Sega Sends Out Mini Genesis Towers of Power, Teases More to Come

A once-glorious hardware tower, now in adorable pint-sized form.

New Celeste DLC Includes an Affecting Revelation About Madeline That Casts Her Story in a New Light

Madeline's battle with depression and anxiety take on a new meaning in Farewell DLC.

Celeste's Final Free Chapter Is A Brutal, But Fond Farewell

Celeste gets a beefy new chapter for its last update that's just as intense in difficulty as The Core.

Yoshi's Island's Hidden Multiplayer is Still In the SNES Online Switch Version

You can still spit seeds at your friends.

Why the Dreamcast Still Matters

Why the Sega Dreamcast still resonates with game enthusiasts on its 20th anniversary.

Amy Hennig, Hideaki Itsuno, and Other Developers Share Their Favorite Dreamcast Games, 20 Years Later

For the Dreamcast's 20th anniversary in North America, we asked game developers about their favorite games from Sega's short-lived console.

Exclusive: Listen to a New Track From Celeste's Farewell OST

Composer Lena Raine returns for the follow-up to the 2018 Celeste soundtrack.

What's Your Favorite SNES Game?

COMMUNITY QUESTION | With Nintendo Switch Online boosting its library, tell us about your favorite SNES game.

Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair Hops Along to an October Release

The spin-off platformer has a new trailer and a launch date.

A New Shovel Knight Game is Coming, and It's All About Digging

That shovel's going to get a workout for its intended purpose, beginning with a demo at PAX West.

Every Game and Trailer Shown off During the August Nintendo Indie World Showcase

Did you miss this morning's Indie World showcase? Let us help you.

After Months of Rumors, Ori and the Blind Forest is Finally Coming to the Switch This September

It's another step in Microsoft and Nintendo's partnership.

Recovered Super Mario Bros. Super Show Animation Cels Bring Us Back to the Franchise's Weirdest, Most Aimless Days

If you can't mix Super Mario Bros. with Billy Idol, then what's the point of life?

Nintendo Switch Could Be Getting a Wireless SNES Controller

FCC filings point towards the Super Nintendo arriving on the Switch.

Activision is Eyeing More Remasters Following Crash Bandicoot's Success

More remasters like Crash and Spyro's could be on the way.

Super Mario Maker 2 Doubles Its Course Upload Limit

There's another raise on the way, too.

Miyamoto Remembers Iwata in Emotional Book Excerpt: "He Was More a Friend Than Anything"

You should grab some tissues before reading more.

NPD: Super Mario Maker 2 Leads June, Switch Continues to Outsell Other Consoles

But Mortal Kombat 11 still sits at the top.

Popular Super Mario Maker Creator Says Inexplicable Removal Of His Level Feels Like A Gut Punch

He believes it's due to mass reporting, though he's been given little to go on from Nintendo.

Super Monkey Ball is Back, But It's A Remake Of The Wii's Banana Blitz [Update]

And the monkey's paw curls on more finger.

Mario Maker 2 The Keymaster Walkthrough

Not all of the levels in Super Mario Maker are created equal. Here’s how to clear the devilishly difficult Keymaster stage.

Mario Maker 2 All Mii Outfits Unlocked

You can change your outfit in Super Mario Maker 2. Here’s how.

Mario Maker 2 Buried Stones Walkthrough

There’s a tricky stage early on in Mario Maker 2’s story mode. Here’s how to clear the Buried Stones Stage.

Mario Maker 2 How to Earn Gold Medals

Medals are awarded for achieving certain feats in Mario Maker 2. Let’s take a look at how they work.

Popular Creator Panga Creates Upside-Down Super Mario Maker 2 Level That Looks Absolutely Evil

As if regular Kaizo levels weren't hard enough.

Nintendo Switch Online Is Getting A Rewind Feature This Month

If only I could turn back time.

A Cuphead Show Is In Production At Netflix

The game about retro cartoons is getting its own.

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."

Nintendo Switch Online Has Over 10 Million Accounts

That's a lot of Mario makers.

WayForward Reveals Spectacular Shantae 5 Opening Animation From Studio Trigger

It's incredibly anime, in a good way.

Mario Maker 2 Level 89 Just a Normal, Everyday Castle Walkthrough

Here’s how to get through one of the hardest levels in Mario Maker 2’s Story Mode. Here’s our Just A Normal, Everyday Castle Walkthrough.

Mario Maker 2 Yamamura Jobs - How to Unlock the Yamamura Shirt

There’s a feisty pigeon named Yamamura in Mario Maker 2. Here’s how to find them.

Mario Maker 2 Stone of Destiny Walkthrough - How to Get All Four Keys and Clear Level 77

Stone of Destiny is one of the more puzzle-focused levels in Mario Maker 2. Here’s how to beat it.

Mario Maker 2 Story Mode Secrets - Characters, Unlocks, Rebuilding the Castle

A large chunk of the content in Mario Maker 2 involves online functionality. So do you need to get a Nintendo Online Subscription to play Mario Maker 2? Let’s find out.

Mario Maker 2 Coin Farming - The Best Ways to Earn Coins

You’ll need Coins to rebuild Peach’s Castle. Here’s the fastest way we’ve found so far.

Mario Maker 2 Sea of Sorrow Walkthrough - How to Beat the Level and Earn the Frog Cap

There are some seriously devious levels to take on in Mario Maker 2. Here’s one of the hardest, a full walkthrough for Sea of Sorrow.

Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course Bumped Back To 2020 Alongside New Trailer

You'll need to wait to savor the final sip.

Mario Maker 2: Do You Need a Nintendo Online Subscription to Play?

A large chunk of the content in Mario Maker 2 involves online functionality. So do you need to get a Nintendo Online Subscription to play Mario Maker 2? Let’s find out.

Mario Maker 2 Multiplayer: Local Co-op, Can You Play Story Mode in Co-Op?

There are a few multiplayer features in Mario Maker 2, though they’re not exactly easy to find. Here’s what you need to know.

Starting Screen | Super Mario Maker 2 Wants To Make You A Better Level Designer

Super Mario Maker 2 teaches you to respect your players, not frustrate them.

Mario Maker 2 Secret of the Dry Bones Shell Walkthrough

Here’s how to get past one of the trickiest levels in Mario Maker 2. Read on for our Secret of the Dry Bones Shell Walkthrough.

What Non-Mario Level Maker Game Would You Like to See Happen?

COMMUNITY QUESTION | Super Mario Maker 2 is out, so let's theorize what level maker game should come next!

Super Mario Maker 2 Seems to Have a 32-Course Upload Limit

Maybe aim for quality over quantity, makers.

Game-Freezing Yoshi Bug Returns in Super Mario Maker 2

If you see a Yoshi and a Fire Flower, drop whatever you're holding.

Here's What Banjo and Kazooie Look Like in The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker

Rare's iconic animal duo weren't originally native fauna on Outset Island, but a mod is changing that.

Bloodstained Mod Replaces Backer Portraits With Old Kojima Castlevania Artwork

All the backer portraits are gone, except the cat's.

Mario Maker 2 3DS: Will Mario Maker 2 Release on 3DS?

There’s a brand new Mario game coming in 2019. Here’s where you’ll be able to play it.

Bloodstained for Switch is Getting Hammered for Its Technical Problems. Developers Offer an Update

The Switch version of Bloodstained isn't looking too hot.

Bloodstained Ritual of the Night Switch - When Does Bloodstained Release for Nintendo Switch?

Here's our guide to the Bloodstained Ritual of the Night Switch release date.

Mario Royale Becomes "DMCA Royale" To Avoid Copyright Issues

Now starring Infringio and his brother, Copyright Infringio.

The Dream of a New Ape Escape Game Might Not Be Dead

A 20th anniversary celebration seems to be teasing something more on the horizon.

Summer Games Done Quick '19 Starts This Weekend—Here Are Some Runs To Watch For

The Link to the Past-Super Metroid randomizer mash-up is sure to be a blast.

US Super Mario Maker 2 Players May Not Get a Stylus, But There is This Sweet Lunchbox

Do not attempt to use your lunchbox in the place of a stylus, though.

Fan-Made "Mario Royale" is a Blast, For As Long As It Sticks Around

But the creator is anticipating a letter from Nintendo.

Super Mario Maker 2 Release Date, Story Mode, Night Theme - Everything We Know

Here's our guide to the Mario Maker 2 release date, new online co-op changes, new limited edition, building tools, and more.

Hollow Knight Silksong Release Date, Switch, Gameplay - Everything We Know

Here's all the info you need on the Hollow Knight Silksong release date, Switch details, gameplay, and more.

Best Video Games for Kids in 2019

If your children are starting to show an interest in video games, this list of family-friendly games should be on your shopping list. Best Kids PS4 Games, Family Xbox One Games, Child-Friendly Switch Games

Best Retro Video Game Consoles 2019

From the NES Classic to the Sega Genesis Classic, we break down the best retro video game consoles you should buy—and which ones you should avoid.

Mario Maker 2 "Making Changes" That May Make it Possible to Play With Friends Online

Nintendo making some changes after outcry.

Ori and the Will of the Wisps Release Date - PC Release, Game Pass, Gameplay

The sequel to a fan favorite Xbox Exclusive is on its way next year. Here’s everything we know about Ori and the Will of the Wisps.

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