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EarthBound and EarthBound Beginnings are both available on the Wii U eShop, and some of you may have already bought both titles. But for those of you who have been holding back, no matter what your reason, I have a brief message for you: do it. Don't let your dreams be dreams. Just do it.

In all seriousness, you really should finally take the plunge—there's a reason that fans of the series will never, ever, ever, ever stop talking about how wonderful it is. And you owe it to yourself to see what that kind of love is all about. Head inside to keep reading; there are plenty more reasons to buy the EarthBound games today.

E3 is the most exciting time of the year for video game fans, as impressive new games are revealed and epic trailers are released for previously announced games. Unfortunately, there's a dark side to all the hype. E3 has become an arms race, with each developer competing to put out trailers that generate the most awe, and that has led to a shift away from real gameplay footage. 

Each year we are bombarded with increasingly more cinematic trailers that contain little to no actual gameplay and don't accurately represent the final game. This is true on the E3 show floor as well, where you can wait in line for two to three hours to watch a video presentation that tells you nothing about the actual game itself. However, a trend on the E3 2015 show floor has me optimistic that the industry is changing for the better in this regard. Hit the jump for more!

A rising trend in the video game over the past decade, a trend that I personally have always been against, is the prominent inclusion of quick time events, or QTEs. I've been frustrated in the past with games like Resident Evil 6 and Ryse: Son of Rome, both very action and combat oriented games, suffering from an overabundance of QTEs.

Because of this, I haven't been particularly hyped for the upcoming PlayStation 4 game Until Dawn, but as one of Sony's big titles for the years, I felt compelled to try it out on the E3 show floor anyway. While the game certainly has its flaws, it did teach me something. There's a way to do QTEs right. Click below to check out my thoughts!

During Nintendo's E3 2015 Digital Event, they unveiled a new entry in the long-running Metroid franchise, but it's not what fans were expecting. Next Level Games is working on a 3DS spin-off of the series called Metroid Prime: Federation Force, and the initial reception to the reveal could not have been more harsh. While it's unfortunate to see so many fans angry at Nintendo, it really can't be seen as surprising. From what we've seen so far, Metroid Prime: Federation Force is a slap in the face to the Metroid faithful. Hit the jump to read on. 

While Microsoft was the last of the Big 3 to enter into the console market, they have made great strides in creating a great entertainment environment for their consumers. The original Xbox changed the face of gaming forever, and Microsoft has continued that tradition with the Xbox 360 and the Xbox One. From providing a large library of fun, memorable games, to changing the way we interact with our entertainment, Microsoft and the Xbox One create a great value for their consumers.

Here at Gamnesia, we all have our favorite gaming platforms, and we've been wondering which gaming system was the best. However, there are just too many options to choose from, so we're letting a handful of our writers to argue their case a day at a time. Drop by each day for a new opinion and perspective on this debate!

With E3 looming around the corner, people across the globe wait in anticipation to see what gaming’s biggest titans have in store for us. Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony will all be bringing their ‘A’ game to demonstrate why their console is the king of the hill, and while each console has had its fair share of ups and downs, here’s why I believe that Sony’s PlayStation 4 gives players the best overall experience in today’s market.

When I was growing up, there was a very thick wall that divided the worlds of PC gaming and console gaming. PCs were the place to play CRPGs like Ultima, point-and-click adventure games like Myst, and real-time strategy games like Warcraft—games with complex gameplay mechanics, stories, and worlds. Consoles were essentially home platforms for the sorts of games that would show up in arcades—platformers, action games, fighting games, and sometimes even actual arcade ports. The two worlds existed in parallel and were fairly easily distinguishable throughout the '80s and most of the '90s.

That's not true today, though. Modern consoles have basically become plug-and-play set-top gaming PCs. As a result, more and more games have tended toward the PC gaming end of the spectrum, and traditional console gaming—with its mascot characters, iconic worlds, and arcade-like controls and sensibilities—has all but died, relegated to indie development. Beloved gaming icons like Sonic, Mega Man, and others seem like they're on life support. But there's a haven where classic gaming is still alive and kicking: Wii U.

Here at Gamnesia, we all have our favorite gaming platforms, and we've been wondering which gaming system was the best. However, there are just too many options to choose from, so we're letting a handful of our writers to argue their case a day at a time. Drop by each day for a new opinion and perspective on this debate!

With a plug-and-play philosophy, console gaming has always been a safe bet for guaranteed entertainment. There’s a box, a controller, and games that go in the box. Simple. However, PC gaming is a different beast entirely. With such a myriad of options and customization, ranging from what kind of PC you want to keyboards to monitors and so on, it’s easy to see why newcomers might feel deterred.

However, that encumbrance has been transformed from weakness to strength; millions of gamers have already taken the step to PC gaming. Valve boasts over 100 million users on Steam, and the PC gaming subreddit is set to reach 400,000 subscribers any day now. Today, I’m telling you why you should join their ranks and get your very own gaming PC.

Bugs and exploits are quite possibly every developer's worst nightmare—no matter how hard you try, and no matter how much time you spend, there's always a few that are gonna slip past you and make it to launch. However, reactions amongst gamers tend to be somewhat divided; while many believe that it's a company's responsibility to ensure that the product is as perfect as possible, others feel that there's no need to fix every single little thing, and that some of them might even make for a better game! Tonight, two of our writers go head-to-head to discuss it!

Splatoon is a competitive third-person shooter that doesn’t focus on racking up the most number of kills against your opposing team, but rather on coloring the most surface area on the map. Rather than bullets, Splatoon players fire brightly-colored ink from their weapons, and rather than bloody kills, you defeat your opponents with gooey “splats.”

It’s a clever spin on what we’ve come to expect from the genre, but more importantly, it’s a must-buy for any Wii U owner—it’s the most fun I’ve had in years.

If you've been looking for a nice pair of headphones to offer the best gaming experience, you might want to think about checking out V-MODA's Crossfade M-100 headset. V-MODA sent Gamnesia a pair for review, and out of the box, I was extremely impressed with their sound quality—not just for gaming, but for music, movies, and all kinds of activities. Interested to learn more? Keep reading after the jump to find out about my experience!

Virtual reality has been resurging heavily in the past few years. Oculus VR, Sony, Microsoft, and many more are all looking to grab a share of the market while there’s a chance. However, is there a place for VR gaming right now? Two of our writers go head-to-head to find out!

We at Gamnesia went over our favorite characters on this week's episode of Nintendo Week, our Nintendo podcast here at Gamnesia, and if you know anything about me, you'd know that I had to give a hand to the one and only Waluigi. He's nasty, he'scheap, and unlike other cast members, his characterization is so over-the-top that he's become, in effect, a satire of himself—which makes him a far more effective comedic relief character than anyone else in the Mario games.

If you'd like to hear our love for the purple waaarrior, and why he makes excellent addition to the Mario crew, check out the video after the jump! Or if you prefer to text over discussion videos, head inside and you can keep reading.

Earlier today Nintendo released their yearly financial report for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2015. In other words, they released all the sales numbers and financial data for the period of time from April 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015. A lot of information was revealed, so whether you missed any of it or just want a closer look, we're breaking it all down, both the good and the bad, right here! Click below to check it out.

The Super Mario series recently cracked the top twenty most viewed series on YouTube, earning a huge boost in free advertising and public awareness for Nintendo. This surge was almost entirely thanks to the fan-made HD remake of Bob-Omb Battlefield, from Super Mario 64, a project which Nintendo promptly shut down, assuredly condemning the series to fall back out of the Top 20 right away.

This kind of landmark immediately calls into question why Nintendo is so aggressively working against the YouTube community—and why, at the same time, they're so aggressively working to slash the rest of their advertising. Head inside to read more.