Editorial: Club Nintendo Exits Stage Left

By Java
Club Nintendo demands all hands on deck to clear out old merch from the warehouse.

Java may have to break his habit of signing up for loyalty programs and never using them as Club Nintendo begins to board up the windows and lock the doors. Climbing down from his New 3DS XL AC adapter windmill, he had this to say about the new offerings.

Editorial: On Review Scores

By Mel
That means time for contemplation and plenty of dead car batteries.

Review scores are the order of the day as Mel discusses their use and misuse by reader, writer, and industry workers alike. Within he describes how and why they have a negative impact across this whole industry. Click on through for this not-review!

Editorial: The Long Sink

By Ethos
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Ethos takes a look at how he takes a look at video games by reflecting on Dragon Age: Inquisition, Kingdom Hearts II and also by looking ahead to the next Zelda entry. He finds, among other things, that time is the most important dimension in video games.

Editorial: The New 3DS XL US Release

By Java

Java began converting the basement into a geothermal energy source, and is considering windmills on the roof. After all, something will have to charge his New 3DS XL, since Nintendo released some dates, but not the adapters. Here are his thoughts.

Editorial: Break Point

By Mel
Done. Check the box. Alligators. We did it, folks. Gameplay.

Mel poops on AAA game development by going over the spectacular failures that sector has produced in the last quarter of 2014. From Bungie and Ubisoft, to Respawn Entertainment, Mel discusses some of what went wrong.

Editorial: New Super Mario RPG

By Ethos
But I write about it as though I have!

Ethos has been playing many incarnations of Mario RPG games recently and considering how it has been seven years since a Mario RPG appeared on a home console, he speculates on what the next one could – or should – look like.

Editorial: The Internet DOS It Again

By Java
I suck at chess slightly less these days.

While recovering from a virtual reality mishap, Java decided to tone down on the graphics for a bit. He managed to fix the office mail tube, and sent us a report from the world of DOS games. It was stuffed in his pants, which were also sent via tube.

Editorial: A Guided Tour

By Mel
Yes, those are some Game Informer issues on the right. I got bilked into that once, like many other dopes.

Mel discusses game guides this week and his personal involvement with them. Both professional ones for purchase and free ones online, game guides have fallen from prominence lately in favor of on-demand info from WIKIs. Read on and discuss!