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Hideo Kojima, the creator of Metal Gear and Metal Gear Solid franchise was recently recognized for his contributions to video games and cinematography at the annual Bradford Animation Festival. Kojima was awarded the inaugural Bradford UNESCO City of Film Award for Cinematography in Video Games.


Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire launched in North America today, and I couldn’t have been more excited. Couldn’t have been. The key words there are "n’t have."

I went to the midnight launch of Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire and began my long drive home. I popped in the game at around 12:10 AM and by about an hour later, I had climbed the Gym Leader ladder and beaten the Elite Four. And that’s when I realized: there’s not enough water.

Gamnesia Recommends is a ’new’ feature that has been revived from the bygone days of our sister site, Zelda Informer. Each week, one writer takes the podium to talk about a game you might have missed and owe to yourself to have a look at. This week, we’re looking at PAYDAY 2 (PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3).

I’ll say this right now: PAYDAY 2 is not a game for the impatient. I picked up the title following an intense energy drink-fuelled weekend of its predecessor PAYDAY: The Heist, a game that makes a serious effort at excluding newcomers with the complete absence of a tutorial, I was relieved to realize that PAYDAY 2 does what any good sequel does; it elevates the core concepts of the original and takes them to the next level without compromising on quality. In PAYDAY 2 terms, this meant more maps, more features, and more confusion


Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is almost here, concluding the end of the ride for the biggest hype train Nintendo fans have seen in six years. While the review copy Nintendo sent us has just arrived in the mail this morning, our sister site, Zelda Informer, has had the game for a week now, and I’ve poured hours on end exploring every nook and cranny the game has to offer. So is Super Smash Bros. for Wii U worth your time?

Head inside to find out!

This week is special because we're kicking off a brand new weekly feature: Top Ten lists! Every Tuesday, a different writer will be bringing you his or her top ten items from a given category. To kick things off, I've going to give you a rundown of my favorite handheld titles of all time. While it worked out that none of my favorites were from the same franchise, I did not take that into consideration in making my selection. Without further ado, let's begin, shall we?

Two weeks ago Nintendo finally announced a remake of Majora's Mask on 3DS, and the hype couldn't be higher! We've had a running series of Zelda theory articles revolving around Skyward Sword here at Gamnesia, but the long-awaited announcement of Termina's return has inspired me to dig into the mysteries of Majora's Mask instead. Hit the jump to dive in!

We're back with another weekly installment of Gamnesia's Game Clash! Every Monday we pit two video games against each other, and the winner is decided by your votes! This week we’re taking on the Mega Man franchise, which means we’ll be doing something a little different. With so many games in so many spin-off franchises, we couldn’t narrow it down to just two games. Instead, we’ll be matching up the original (mostly) 8-bit Mega Man series against its first big successor, Mega Man X. Do you prefer the classic, tough-as-nails style of Mega Man, or the more strategic style of Mega Man X? Hit the jump to cast your vote!

Hey everybody! For the upcoming Community Night, we’re going to do something a little different than what we’ve recently done. It occurred to me that Community Night is all about you, the fabulous readers, and that our activities on Community Night haven’t been geared to your participation.

This Sunday from 5:00 - 8:00 PM EST, we will be hosting a Mario Kart 8 tournament. I will be livestreaming the tournament from Twitch at the same time. The plan is to have a few of the staff members dispersed throughout the groups so you can play with us. Check inside for more details!

Indie developer Tom Happ has been hard at work on the exploration-fueled, action-platformer Axiom Verge for nearly five years now, drawing inspiration from classics like Metroid and Castlevania. All of that work will soon come to fruition when Axiom Verge launches on PlayStation 4, Vita, and PC in Spring 2015. In the meantime, I had the chance to go hands-on with a demo version of the game, showcasing the story intro, two of the nine areas in the game, a boss battle, and more. It was just a small taste of the full adventure, but it was more than enough to leave me craving more. Hit the jump for my impressions!

We're back with another weekly installment of Gamnesia's Game Clash! Every Monday we pit two video games against each other, and the winner is decided by your votes! In celebration of the fact that Majora's Mask is getting a remake on 3DS, tonight's Game Clash is a battle between Zelda favorites. Ocarina of Time is widely heralded as one of the greatest games of all time and is seen by many as the definitive Zelda experience. Majora's Mask took everything we thought we knew about Zelda and tossed it aside for a unique experience that has one of the most passionate fanbases in gaming. Which Zelda do you prefer? Hit the jump to cast your vote and join the debate!