5 Upcoming Games That Make Me Want to Buy a Wii U

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Despite being a diehard Nintendo fan throughout most of my life, this is the first time I can remember where I didn't have a Nintendo console in the house. When I first got a chance to preview the Wii U prior to its debut I found it gimmicky and unwieldy. Much of what it promised seemed like rather needless improvements to the Wii, and the game selection really wasn't enough to make me consider dropping the cash on it when the PS4 seemed like the surer bet.

After some time to get going, though, the Wii U is starting to look more and more appealing. There's at least five games on the horizon that are making me reconsider dropping the cash on Nintendo's box.

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10 Most Ridiculously Over-the-Top Guns in Video Games

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A strange off-shoot of my dislike of guns in real life is that I am a fanatic for ridiculous weaponry in video games. And sure, I'll love me a BFG, or a Gravity Gun. Maybe I've played through Resident Evil with the infinite ammo rocket launcher six times without a break and maybe I haven't,

However, those weapons can't truly satisfy my repressed need for guncentric overkill, but these most certainly can.

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The Wolf Among Us Finishes Up With a Deeply Political Message

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Last October I got the chance to play the first episode of Tell Tale Games' adaptation of Bill Willingham's Fables. Or as I like to call it, what Once Upon a Time would have been if Disney hadn't farted pixie dust all over someone's mommy issues. It was the first of Tell Tale's interactive stories I'd tried, and it's simply amazing in how true to the comic it managed to be. Frankly, I think it's the best adaptation of any comic ever done in any format save perhaps The Maxx.

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7 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Donkey Kong

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Today is the 33rd anniversary of the release of Donkey Kong to arcades, and the world was never the same. Today we thought we'd look at some things about the game you might not have been aware of.

Mario is Actually the Bad Guy

You might have thought that Donkey was just a stand-in for King Kong, and you're partially right. In the same way that a capture ape was brought to America and thrust in from of an audience against his will, so was Donkey Kong a pet. In this case, he's Mario's pet, and according to the game manual and he only ran away because he was abused. In fact, in Donkey Kong Jr., his son is attempting to rescue him from a cage where Mario is keeping him in line by holding a whip!

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10 Most Pointless Things Hidden in Video Games

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Pretty much every video game these days is going to sneak in an Easter Egg or two...or in the case of Borderlands 2, they occasionally sneak in a game between all the Easter Eggs. There's a difference, though, between dropping in a Doctor Who joke and these ten hidden treasures. For the most part, they defy all explanation and in all cases are bloody useless on top of that.

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
It's a pretty well known fact that if you dive down to the very bottom of the pool in the Lakeside Laboratory, there is a motionless shark behind a set of bars. It's crudely drawn, does nothing and cannot be interacted with in any way. There's a theory that it's a joke by Nintendo about not supporting use of the GameShark cheat devices, which would among other things disable use of the Nintendo 64 Expansion Pak. Speaking of Zelda...

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Reviews for the Lazy Gamer: Elite Sniper III

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Game: Elite Sniper III

Platform: PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PC

Publisher/Developer: Rebellion Developments/505 Games

Genre: Shooter

Describe This Game in Three Words: It's Bullet Porn

Score: 5 out of 10

Synopsis: OSS sniper Karl Fairburne is called to North Africa in World War II to snipe the Axis soldiers. I'd add more, but there's not much going on beyond that. Another strong-jawed white dude with a gun to the rescue.

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5 Video Games That I Can't Believe Still Don't Have Movies

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Let's face it, the concept of a movie adaptation of a video game is one that has had a hard birth. When you can arguably point to Resident Evil as the best work in the genre then there are more than a few problems going on. Sure, Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children showed us that a game studio can put out a quality product, but Resident Evil: Degeneration showed us that the opposite can be true as well.

Still, there are games that have enduring legacies and in a sense should be completely unable to mess up as a movie, and yet they are no where to be found. How hard can it be to make...

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The 5 Most Terrifying Things in The Last of Us (That Happen Off-Screen)

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The first time you play through The Last of Us you spend every moment jumping at shadows and running terrified from crazed bandits and fungus-based murder mutants and did anyone else just realize this game is a gritty Super Mario Bros. remake! All joking aside, it's probably going to be the atmospherically horrifying high-water mark on Playstation until The Evil Within is released in October.

I'm on my third playthrough now, and once you're at that level you stop screaming and get down to the business of play with a bit more confidence. Rather than getting out of each stage as fast as you can, you learn how to eliminate threats and leave you more room to explore.

And when you do that you discover the game is actually even worse off-screen than on-screen. You just have to keep an eye out for...

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10 Games With Guinness World Records

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You hear about dedicated gamers breaking world records all the time when it comes to speed runs and marathon gaming sessions, but the games themselves also manage to make it into the Guinness Book of World Record as well. Today we celebrate them.

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Final Fantasy XII - Longest Development Period
My favorite entry in the Final Fantasy series had a tortured development that lasted five long years, making it the current holder of the longest period ever spent on a single game. The delay was so long and hard that it significantly hurt Square Enix financially, and director Yasumi Matsuno was forced to leave the game over it before completion. The optional superboss Yiazmat was named in his honor.


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5 Video Game Endings That Were Originally WAY More Brutal

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I love a video game that can immerse you so deep in its world that you honestly forget who is doing the controlling, you or it. As an art form, games are unique and wonderful, and the ability for them to tell one-of-a-kind stories is what draws me back into them night after night.

But, as with any art, sometimes you're going to find things that affect you deeply. Thankfully, some of those get left on the cutting room floor because they are incredibly depressing. Here are five unused endings from famous games that would definitely have sent you to the Internet for kitten therapy if they'd been kept in.

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