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The 2017 PlayStation Experience rediscovered many 2018 PlayStation 4 releases and featured in-depth interviews with many developers. Trailers also debuted for many anticipated releases, including Monster Hunter World. One of the biggest parts of this trailer in particular revealed that a 3D model of the 8-bit hero Mega Man will be able to be used as a skin for your Felyne partner, and weapons and abilities from the Mega Man series will make an appearance too!

Spring jump off of Rush to read about more highlights of PlayStation Experience 2017!

Difficulty. It is something that no entertainment medium other than video games has to contend with. Our input as players defines our experiences with our games, in particular how challenging they are. One need only be present for a song or movie to finish in order to get the full experience. In order to get through a game however, one must be skilled enough to adapt to the requirements of whatever game is being played to "win" in the end. Some games give us fairer challenges than others, and it is in evolving game design where either frustration or satisfaction on behalf of the player are born.

So gamers, make the jump if you want to know what makes us tick when it comes to facing our virtual demons!

Funnily enough, the Wii U GameCube Controller Adapter only ever let players use the beloved controllers with Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. I'd have thought they could have been a joy to use with games like Mario Kart 8 and The Legend of Zelda HD remakes. However, despite the Wii U's shortcomings and thanks to the recent 4.0.0 update for Nintendo Switch, the GameCube Controller Adapter can now be hooked up to Nintendo's newest console, allowing players to use the controllers in tons of Switch games.

Make the jump to learn the full story, including how Nintendo was surprised about this themselves!

Games Done Quick (GDQ) events have been famous for pitting speedrunners against some great games, all in the name of charity. Due to its nature as a favorite of many speedrunners, Super Metroid has often been featured in GDQ events, sometimes as the final game to be played. For the upcoming Awesome Games Done Quick (AGDQ) event, however, the classic SNES title is not going to make an appearance at all, something many gamers have vented frustrations about since the official game list for AGDQ 2018 was released.

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Hackers quickly went to work adding more games to the NES Classic when it released last year, and things are no different in that regard for the recently released SNES Classic. Using the same method of adding games, hackers have figured out how to load more SNES titles to its Classic Edition. While the SNES Classic may already be equipped to play the previously unreleased Star Fox 2 and twenty more classic gems, the system can hold even more of your favorites if you are willing to take the risk.

Make the jump to discover how you can add more games to the SNES Classic!

A while back, a hacker discovered a hidden NES game, Golf, inside the firmware of the Nintendo Switch, but someone has finally made a way to play it. Judging by the date and methods required to launch the game, it seems as though the inclusion was intended to be a hidden tribute to the former Nintendo president Satoru Iwata, who passed away two years ago.

Check out more details and a link to how to do it yourself below!

Star Fox 2 is not fun at first. That most likely would have been the case for most players in 1996 as much as it is now in 2017. Belated release on the SNES Classic aside, however, this sci-fi sequel is still a worthy follow-up to the original Star Fox and is a lot of fun once you learn the quirks of the game.

Barrel roll into the full review to learn if Star Fox 2 makes the SNES Classic Edition even better!

One of the biggest surprises from this month's Nintendo Direct was the unveiling of the Arcade Archives series on Switch. This series features classic Nintendo arcade games such as Vs. Super Mario Bros. being brought back to life, with a few updates, of course. Famitsu has recently revealed that Vs. Excitebike, Vs. Wrecking Crew, and Vs. Urban Champion are coming to this series as well. These games join Vs. Balloon Fight, Vs. Clu Clu Land, Vs. Ice Climber, and Vs. Pinball in the lineup.

Sonic fans were hyped when Shadow the Hedgehog was revealed as a playable DLC character for Sonic Forces a few days ago, and I saw a number of comments saying something to the effect of "now they just need to do Sonic Adventure 3!" Well, my friends, much as I hate to burst your bubble, it doesn't sound like that's going to happen anytime soon. Sonic Team head Takashi Iizuka was recently asked about this very topic, and his comments indicate that SEGA has little to no interest in returning to Sonic Adventure right now.

Head past the jump to see his full comments.

Ever since hackers discovered that a copy of NES Golf is present on every Nintendo Switch console this past weekend, countless individuals have been working to uncover why it was placed there and how Nintendo intended for gamers to be able to naturally access the easter egg. Now, some members of the community believed they've figured it out, but it's going to take a while for most of us to test it out. And that's because, if they are correct, this is no mere easter egg—it's a touching tribute to late Nintendo president Satoru Iwata himself.

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The current console generation has been filled to the brim with a number of remakes and rereleases of older, classic titles, and today another amazing game is joining those ranks. Announced last night during Sony's pre-Tokyo Game Show press conference, Square Enix is bringing Final Fantasy IX to PlayStation 4—and if that wasn't exciting enough on its own, the game is already available right now.

Head past the jump for a launch trailer and more details!

A while back, data miners discovered that every Nintendo Switch has an NES emulator buried within its hardware, mysteriously named "Flog." Now they've uncovered the probable meaning behind that name, as it turns out that the Switch has an NES game pre-installed with the console as well: the NES title Golf. What's more, this old game has been remade to allow the use of a brand new control scheme, namely motion controls.

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When Mario Party: The Top 100 was announced at the recent Nintendo Direct, Nintendo made no mention of boards in the title, seeming to frame it as a simple minigame collection. As such, speculation started to brew as to whether or not this Nintendo 3DS minigames compilation of the Mario Party series would include boards at all. According to the official website for the game, however, fans shouldn't be worried.

Make the triple jump into the full story to see exactly what it says.

Today's Nintendo Direct brought with it a ton of news on games both new and old, and one set of newly-announced titles really fits into both of those categories! Nintendo is reaching into their vault of games and pulling out a number of titles that debuted not on their home gaming consoles, but rather the arcade systems that Nintendo focused on in the 1980s, before the NES took off. These titles are on now being brought back for the Nintendo Switch under the series name of "Arcade Archives."

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With the impending release of the SNES Classic Edition, Nintendo has been hosting a series of interviews to reveal new information about many of the games that will be included in the system. The latest of these focuses on the original F-Zero, and in it the devs revealed a surprising bit of information about the racing series' star character, Captain Falcon: he wasn't originally designed for F-Zero at all. In fact, the great Captain was intended to be the mascot of the Super Nintendo itself.

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