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Nintendo’s manufacturing habits have been out of control lately. First the GameCube controller adapter sells out and skyrockets to $100 on eBay, and they’ve been hard to find ever since. Then we hear that they might discontinue some Amiibo despite high demand, while others are already running out of pre-order availability. Between rumors, reports, and conflicting statements from Nintendo, the last few days have been some of the most confusing times to follow Nintendo news—I’ve admittedly had just as much trouble keeping up with it as you guys have. But now I’m here to nail it down and straighten out what the hell is going on.

From general gimmicks to specific moments, we have all been amazed by certain choices game companies have made to stand out from the crowd. Whether it be messing with the players, a physical part of the game, or simply a new game mechanic, gimmicks help to define the medium as a whole. Get ready for the Top 10 Gimmicks In Gaming.

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When Nintendo first showed off The Legend of Zelda for Wii U at E3 2014, there was a lot to take in – a vast, lush world; a mysterious giant enemy; a surprisingly agile hero who wears a hood and vaults off his horse to shoot arrows at his foes. Since these elements are largely foreign to 3D Zelda, many questioned whether everything we saw would accurately reflect the game Nintendo plans to release next year.

The new Zelda footage Nintendo showed off at The Game Awards on Friday, however, should put those uncertainties to rest: everything we saw at E3 2014 is possible in The Legend of Zelda for Wii U – and we've only scratched the surface. I've given the gameplay reveal a closer look, and extracted details on everything we can glean from the new footage. Hop inside to find out everything we know about the new Zelda.

I want to start by saying that Human Revolution is possibly one of the best video games that I’ve ever played. I first picked it up during last year’s Steam Winter Sale, for about $2.49 and it’s quite possibly one of the best purchases I’ve made; my 100+ hours spent playing it on Steam is testament enough. I must admit, however, it was also the first game that I played on my current computer, so it also has sentimental value to me.

Human Revolution is set in a dystopian 2027: a year of great innovation, and technological enhancement-it’s also a year of chaos and conspiracy. You take the role of Adam Jensen, mechanically augmented head of security of Sarif Industries—something, by the way, that he never asked for. This is a world where corporate warfare goes to a completely violent extreme, and the Illuminati is the big bad, as they've been in every Deus Ex game. It’s a stealth-action FPS RPG, and it can be beaten using whatever playstyle you want.

It’s the 21st of May, 2013. The Wii U has had a dull and disappointing first year, while audiences worldwide are still in the dark about the PlayStation 4. All eyes are on Microsoft. This is their chance to capture the leading spot in this generation’s console war. Xbox Boss Don Mattrick takes the stage, and the Xbox One is at last unveiled. One hour later, for reasons I’m sure we’re all too familiar with by now, the internet had been overwhelmed by ‘Xbone’ comments. Heads were bound to be rolling at Microsoft after the pitiful display.

Indeed, two months later, Microsoft’s then-CEO Steve Ballmer sent out an internal letter promising change and reform to the company, and Don Mattrick was discarded in favor of Julie Larson-Green. Ballmer’s decision proved to be in vain however, as he himself had no choice but to step down merely a month later. To all involved, it was clear that the Xbox One’s recovery was going to be, mildly put, an up-hill struggle.

As a medium, video games offer a unique experience from other forms of media, such as television, movies, and books, because video games are inherently interactive. One could argue that this is the only thing separating video games and movies. Despite this similarity, many movies that are based on video games often come up short and vice versa. With these shortcomings, the question rises whether or not video game franchises should expand into other media. I believe they can and should, as evidenced by Persona 4, as well as the Mass Effect, BioShock, and Pokémon franchises.

Thanksgiving weekend is here, and at the very same time, we’ve just passed the milestone of 100,000 likes on Facebook. And between stuffing my face with Thanksgiving vittles and seeing friends and family again, I wanted to take the time to say thank you to all of you wonderful Gamnesia readers.

We started about a year and a half ago as a split-off from our sister site, Zelda Informer, and we’ve come a long way since our humble beginnings. And it’s all because of you. You guys are the reason we keep coming back to the site. You guys are the reason we keep pressing ourselves to deliver news better and faster; you guys are the reason we keep pressing ourselves to write better editorials; and thanks to you guys, this whole site is possible.

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One of the great things about video games is the incredible diversity and variety in terms of experiences. Many games transport you to an immersive world where you can play for hours, falling in love with well-developed characters in an intricate story. Other times you just need something simple and fun that you can pick up and start playing with ease, setting it down again without any worry. Whether you've had a long day and just need something simple to play to unwind or you just want to kill a few moments before heading out with friends, these simple "time wasting" games can be a welcome break from reality. What are some of your favorites? Hit the jump to join in the discussion!

In the spirit of Thanksgiving and the family togetherness that often comes with it, we want to know what your favorite video game family is! It could be the brotherly duo of Mario and Luigi or those crazy apes, the Kongs. Personally, my favorite is the Dojima family from Persona 4. Throughout the story, Ryotaro and Nanako Dojima come to really accept Yu as a member of their family, as if he were his son and her sister. Do you have a favorite game family, and if so, which one? 

Some games are so nice that you'll buy them twice, and with good reason. Most remakes are jam packed with new stuff and reimagined with new looks, making that second (or maybe even third) playthrough just so much more worth doing. With the release of Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire this month, I think it's time to honor these remakes for how great they really are. 

Head inside to take a look at my top ten video game remakes!