Kirby's Creator Isn't Thrilled with Video Game Storytelling

"As a long time gamer, I often find the stories told by games to be bothersome." Kirby creator Masahiro Sakurai writes in his Weekly Famitsu column. Indeed, many games seem to take their time laying out the beginning of their stories, showing long (and sometimes unskippable) cutscenes, or limiting what actions the… » 2/14/13 7:00am 2/14/13 7:00am

Nintendo’s 8-Bit Summer Brings Back Zelda, Sonic and Kid Icarus

In the midst of Nintendo's massive barrage of news last night, the House of Mario also announced a new 8-Bit Summer promotion. They'll be rolling out two old-school games a week on the 3DS' eShop digital store starting on July 5th, with titles that will include the original Legend of Zelda, Kid Icarus: Of Myths and… » 6/22/12 9:00am 6/22/12 9:00am

Backhanded Box Quotes: 'Keep This Piece of Crap to Yourself'

Welcome to "Backhanded Box Quotes," a collection of super pissed-off user reviews from people just like you! Whoa, whoa, don't take that personal. » 3/30/12 9:00pm 3/30/12 9:00pm This week, Backhanded Box Quotes wrangles with the disappointment faced by diehard fans upon the arrival of their long-awaited sequel—and an appeal for calm and reason by…

Kid Icarus: Uprising Flies in the Face of Game Critics' Expectations

It's been 21 years since the release of the last original Kid Icarus game. That makes hero Pit old enough to drink. Let's see if the assembled game reviewers gave him reason to start. » 3/19/12 6:00pm 3/19/12 6:00pm

Of all Nintendo's classic franchises, is one that has sorely been lacking in love, with protagonist Pit's failing to make even…