One of the strangest video game stories of 2018 was the saga of Bowsette. This fan-made character, the product of Bowser acquiring a Super Crown, dominated social media for weeks after the initial comic was released. It sparked fan art galore, numerous cosplays and spin-off characters, a game mod, and even a convention in Japan. Months later, the original artist has just been awarded with a trophy for coming up with the character.

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Fans of the No More Heroes franchise have been waiting a long time for the next chapter, and today it's finally here. While it isn't quite the No More Heroes 3 people were hoping for, Travis Strikes Again is an action-packed hack and slash adventure, and it could eventually pave the way for a true sequel. But how does it hold up as a standalone product? The reviews are starting to pour in, and it's a bit of a mixed bag.

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The Power Rangers brand has been around for decades, and there have been quite a few video game adaptations over the years. Rumors have been swirling for a while now about the next Power Rangers game, and today it was officially unveiled. Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid is a multiplatform "high fidelity" fighting game from the development team behind the Legacy Wars mobile game.

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We like to keep our eyes on up and coming indie games here at Gamnesia, and one I've been watching for years is YIIK: A Postmodern RPG. As an avid EarthBound fan, I was intrigued by the idea of a game partially inspired by the canceled EarthBound 64, but as I discovered when I went hands-on with a review copy of the game, YIIK is a solid and unique experience on its own. Acck Studio's latest game just launched on Switch, PlayStation 4, and PC.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate just might be the hottest Nintendo Switch game yet. The beloved fighting franchise returned in December, and it dominated sales charts around the world for the rest of the year and into January. Nintendo of Europe declared it the fastest-selling Nintendo console game ever, and in Japan it has already sold over 2.6 million units. Thanks to recent comments from Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa, we now know that it's on pace to be the highest-selling Smash game ever.

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Bandai has been knocking it out of the park lately with their video game adaptations of the legendary Dragon Ball franchise. Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 has been an immensely successful follow-up to the original Xenoverse, and last year's Dragon Ball FighterZ is the highest-rated Dragon Ball game of all time. So what's next for Bandai's Dragon Ball lineup? Today we got our first hint!

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The first two years of Nintendo Switch's life have featured quite a few enhanced ports of Wii U games. Nintendo's last home console was one of their least successful products ever, and its poor sales hurt the potential of quite a few good games. Their true potential has shined through on Switch, with games like Mario Kart 8 and Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze easily outpacing their Wii U numbers. It looks like that trend is continuing with Nintendo's latest re-release.

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The year is 1999, and times are changing. Boy bands and RPGs are sweeping across the nation, the internet is connecting people around the world like never before, and rumors of an impending tech-fueled apocalypse have caused a spike in paranoia across the collective consciousness of humanity. Welcome to the world of YIIK: A Postmodern RPG. The second release from indie developer AckkStudios launches tomorrow, January 17th, and we were provided with an early Nintendo Switch code for review.

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We've finally come full circle. When Nintendo first announced New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (still a mouthful) for Nintendo Switch, they revealed a new item called the Super Crown that transforms Toadette into "Peachette." The internet began speculating what the Super Crown would do to other characters, such as Bowser, and soon the often-NSFW "Bowsette" was born. Now that the game is finally out on Nintendo Switch, modders have made her playable.

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It's been many years since Sony first teased that they were working on a film adaptation of Naughty Dog's iconic Uncharted franchise, but there's been little to show for it. Sony dropped it from their release schedule after multiple delays, and we recently learned that the project lost its director for the fourth time, casting serious doubt on its future. However, today we have much more positive news to report.

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Nintendo's first-party exclusives don't often drop in price. It's not uncommon to see Nintendo's big sellers keep their launch day price tag throughout an entire console generation and even beyond, but every now and then they buck that trend by adding a game to their "Nintendo Selects" program. This lineup just got a little better with the addition of three new games.

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Back in November, we reported that Nintendo's top executive in Russia, Yasha Haddaji, screamed at, swore at, and berated his employees on camera during a livestreamed Nintendo event. Following this, numerous outlets spoke with current and former employees who claimed that this kind of behavior was common from Haddaji, and Nintendo launched an internal investigation while Haddaji stayed out of the public eye. Today we learned the results of that investigation.

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Nintendo has been talking more and more about branching out into video content in recent years, but little has materialized thus far. In the absence of official releases, fans have taken the task of animating Nintendo characters into their own hands. The latest fan project to impress is a short but sweet look at how The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild could look as an anime, and it's a must-see!

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Last week talented gamers from around the world gathered together for Awesome Games Done Quick 2019. This week-long (24/7) marathon featured many of the best speedrunners around competing against the clock and each other in dozens of different games, all while raising money for the Prevent Cancer Foundation. This event has been raising millions for charities twice a year for a long time, but this latest venture was the most successful one yet!

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Soulja Boy is back. Despite Nintendo's almost immediate nixing of his "new console" which was just an emulator, DeAndre "Soulja Boy" Cortez Way is keeping up his video game dreams. The new and improved SouljaGame Handheld is his latest foray into the console world, and there's no way to put this lightly: it's just a Vita.

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