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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.

Masahiro Sakurai, the man behind Super Smash Bros., recently criticized much of the gaming industry for what he calls the DLC "scam." Many of you are no doubt familiar with the parasitic ways some companies try to gut money out of their consumers, from on-disc DLC, to cut content that can be re-purchased later, overused microtransactions, and other such nonsense. But he also revealed that Super Smash Bros. will get a ton of DLC, including new characters, costumes, and even new modes and online features. But what's he doing differently that sets him apart from the "scam?" Head inside to find out.

Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. launched last month, and according to recent NPD info that was leaked, it's only sold 31,000 units, an abysmal number for Nintendo's track record. If this info turns out to be true—which isn't hard to believe, considering how little Nintendo seems to be promoting the game—we may never see another Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. game again. It's a shame, considering its excellent reviews, but what's even more lamentable is that Nintendo may learn the wrong lesson from the game's failure and become more hesitant to create new IP.

There's been a lot of news surrounding leaked emails from Sony Pictures about movies based on various Nintendo properties, and the man leading the charge is none other than Avi Arad, the father of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. We know that they were hoping to secure rights to make movies based on Mario, Pokémon, and Super Smash Bros.—the third of which was likely positioned to be their answer to The Avengers—and it wouldn't be a stretch to say that if these movies were successful, they wouldn't have stopped there. Head inside for more!

Splatoon is on the way, and recent news that it doesn't feature voice chat in online play has gotten people upset – and for good reason, considering that it's a team-based online shooter. But two recent announcements (that it doesn't feature custom rules, nor gear that's transferable between online and offline play) may actually make the game better. Head inside to learn why!