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E3 2015: Yoshi's Woolly World Is More Than Just A Cute Face

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by Jason Fanelli June 25, 2015 @ 11:20 AM
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I can already see that Yoshi's Woolly World is going to shock a lot of people. Not because of anything controversial -- how can anything starring Yoshi be controversial? -- but because of the surprising complexity of some of the game's puzzles. I figured that this game would lean heavily on its super-cute, d'awwww-inspiring world of yarn and wool, pulling in players that way but never really challenging their platforming abilities. After demoing the game with a Nintendo rep at E3, hoo boy was I wrong.

E3 2015: Mario Tennis Hits An Ultra Smash On Wii U

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by Jason Fanelli June 25, 2015 @ 10:47 AM
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Mario and his pals have always been adept athletes, excelling at basically every sport under the sun. While baseball and golf make for fun gaming experiences, it's always been Mario Tennis that's held a special place in my heart. I can't quite put my finger on it, but ever since the original back in the Nintendo 64 days I just can't get enough of the courtside action. With a new Mario Tennis announced at E3 I'll get my chance to once again deploy my best backhand, but this time things might be a little bit different.

E3 2015: Triple Teamwork in The Legend of Zelda: Triforce Heroes

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by Jason Fanelli June 25, 2015 @ 9:44 AM
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One of the many surprises Nintendo dropped on us during its E3 2015 Digital Event was a brand new multiplayer Zelda set in the A Link Between Worlds aesthetic. ‚ÄčThe Legend of Zelda: Triforce Heroes may not have been the big Zelda reveal the industry had hoped for, but it was a still a refreshing new idea in the storied franchise. After getting my hands on it at Nintendo's E3 booth, I am certainly interested in what the full experience can bring.

E3 2015: Game Design 101 with Super Mario Maker

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by Jason Fanelli June 23, 2015 @ 10:56 AM
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The release of Super Mario Maker could very well mark a new, even brighter future for the video game industry. That game's launch will mark the first non-Minecraft game design tool, a creative wonderland for players to create their own Mario levels and share them with the world. After dabbling in some rudimentary stage creation of my own and taking on some stages made by other E3-goers, there's a lot of fun to be had in Super Mario Maker.

E3 2015: Star Fox Zero's Aerial Acrobatics

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by Jason Fanelli June 22, 2015 @ 3:15 PM
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Star Fox Zero is a reboot in more than just the name. This is a return to form for classic Star Fox gameplay, hearkening back to the days of Star Fox 64 when the series truly shined. The console may say "Wii U" on it and the visual quality may reflect current standards, but controlling the game is just like playing the older games back in the Star Fox glory days. Star Fox Zero is a perfect blend of old and new ideas, and while some of the new implementations may be awkward the game is off to a fast start.