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The best NES games of all time

The best NES games of all time These days, playing one of the many timeless games made for the Nintendo Entertainment System feels like going back to the basics in the best way possible.Nintendo's 8-bit home console was the platform that ushered many of us into our lifelong love of video games, with its wildly diverse library full of first-party gems and third-party oddities.

The Best (And Worst) Console Redesigns

The Best (And Worst) Console Redesigns Amidst all the 16-bit hype landed a cleaned up redesign of the Big N’s original Nintendo Entertainment System.Well, with the exception of the strange decision to scrap the standard headphone jack, a staple of every mobile Nintendo system before and after.

The 7 most infuriating taunts in gaming history

The 7 most infuriating taunts in gaming history Some of the best moments in games are about immersion, pulling players into a fictional world where they can project themselves into the characters.That's why it's infuriating when that immersion ends abruptly when an obnoxious character speaks up to ruin the mood.

New details on Nintendo’s mini-NES point to gorgeous graphics, but very short cables

New details on Nintendo’s mini-NES point to gorgeous graphics, but very short cables Ever since Nintendo announced it would offer a pint-sized mini-NES with 30 classic games pre-loaded, there’s been a significant groundswell of interest from nostalgic gamers.New information and side-by-side playthroughs suggest that the micro-console offers better graphics than even Nintendo’s own Virtual Console on the Wii U.

9 healing items that would definitely kill you in real life

9 healing items that would definitely kill you in real life If you're a guest in someone else's home, don't go through all their drawers looking for money.If you see a turtle, don't stomp on it.

8 boss fights that are way different from the rest of their games

8 boss fights that are way different from the rest of their games It's not hard to inject something different into the mix--some mini-games here, a couple of side missions there, maybe a boss or two with their own gimmick to nab our attention again.Go crazy!

8 of the most common names in video games - and what they mean

8 of the most common names in video games - and what they mean Whether this name has any significance with the names of the characters who use them - well, you might be surprised.He's even got a brass knuckle that says "I Heart God" on it.

The 25 best Final Fantasy games

The 25 best Final Fantasy games Now, as the series is enjoying a renaissance on PS4 and Xbox One, we've compiled a list of the 25 best Final Fantasy games.Just like Final Fantasy 7.

Affordable gifts for the gamers on your list

Affordable gifts for the gamers on your list It's the home stretch of the holidays, and those gifts aren't going to buy themselves.But here's some good news: if you're in a scramble to find a present that'll delight the gamer(s) in your life, you've come to the right place.

The best Christmas gifts for Pokemon fans in 2016

The best Christmas gifts for Pokemon fans in 2016 Here's our definitive list of the best Pokemon gifts to make you the very best present giver that ever was.You love Pikachu and you love Charizard so who do you pick when it comes to selecting a plush toy?

6 games that do death differently

6 games that do death differently Most of us stop short of claiming we died during our travels, but video game protagonists have a habit of trading in extremes.When they describe their adventures after the fact, they'll detail their own demise before remembering that they're very much alive, and none of that actually happened.

Nintendo's NES Classic Edition is flying off store shelves, could match total Wii U shipments for the year

Nintendo's NES Classic Edition is flying off store shelves, could match total Wii U shipments for the year Now, thanks to a new report, we have an idea just how many consoles Nintendo has sold: Nearly 200,000 Classic NES systems thus far in America alone.VentureBeat spoke to NPD, which confirmed that the Classic NES is leading the retro game market, while Google reported that the NES Classic Edition is the most googled console of the year.

The best gaming chairs

The best gaming chairs Sometimes just the basic couch or recliner just doesn't cut it when it comes to gaming.You want your gaming chair to be comfortable, supportive and maybe have a few extra gaming-centric features on it.

9 awesome video game guns that don't kill

9 awesome video game guns that don't kill Love 'em or hate 'em, it's simple fact that guns facilitate violence.Our so-called "heroes" have probably put more bullets in living bodies than there are drops of rain during a thunderstorm.

Game tie-ins that radically changed the plots of their films

Game tie-ins that radically changed the plots of their films The owners of the 007 franchise waited 15 years to create a video game version that delivered boating lessons.The unregulated wild-west landscape of early gaming gave rise to a few skeletons that continue to haunt the video game closet.

The 11 most feeble character motives in video games

The 11 most feeble character motives in video games So often we get riled up when video games get unfairly accused of having lacklustre plots, sub-par characters and more.Yeah, I get it: Conker's Bad Fur Day is mocking other games with so-called 'excuse plots'.

The most awesome games (if you never push start)

The most awesome games (if you never push start) If you hit that button too fast, you might miss out on the game’s most awesome quirks - the start screen idle animations.If you’ve got to the start screen, you’ve already bought the game and definitely want to start playing straight away.

10 bizarre things that gaming characters do all the time

10 bizarre things that gaming characters do all the time Treasure chests are like the ATMs of the gaming world--they're a good way to get quick cash, and sometimes there's one on practically every corner.Heck, at least one person is collecting these things--how is that not unsettling?

8 games that got real-life places wrong

8 games that got real-life places wrong Doing research for video games is not an easy job, especially when it comes to creating the game's setting out of a real-life place.Getting it right becomes even trickier when the devs have never been to the place where the game is set.

The 7 Greatest love stories in gaming

The 7 Greatest love stories in gaming We love games, and most of the time they love us back.But games that actually tell a great love story?