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Forget prom night—there's no need for anime fans to cry when there are some great entertainment options out there. As far as games are concerned, some great ones came out this year. For instance, you can find your rhythm with Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA X, channel your inner Super Saiyan with Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, or soar through the skies and tackle the titans in Attack on Titan. My favorite anime game this year, however, is none other than Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE, a crossover between the Shin Megami Tensei and Fire Emblem RPG franchises.

Head inside to see why Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE gets our "Weebiest Game of the Year" award!

While some of my Gamnesia colleagues have had the honor of discussing 2016's gaming highlights, it now falls on me to reflect on one of the year's most crushing disappointments. But what to choose? No Man's Sky, although eventually cleared of false advertising charges, suffered from criticism of misleading advertising, as well as some advertised features still being absent from the game. While Pokémon GO has certainly been successful, it's been similarly frustrating that Niantic struggled for so long to fix tracking issues, and that early-promised features such as trading have yet to arrive nearly six months later. As for my personal choice for 2016's most disappointing game... well, I wouldn't say it left me crying like an anime fan on prom night, but it was still pretty upsetting. So let's talk about the only remaining game in the banner above (whoops, spoiler alert!): Mighty No. 9.

Head inside for some totally upbeat end-of-the-year chat!

We've reached the end of 2016, and that means it's time to look back on the best games from the past year. There have been plenty of fantastic new titles from established developers, but 2016 also gave us some incredible fan-made projects. Dedicated players created impressive labors of love like Brutal Doom 64 and Pokémon Uranium, but one fan game stands out above the rest.

Back in May Blizzard released Overwatch, a competitive multiplayer shooter designed around an enormous cast of kooky characters with special abilities. There's a viking mechanic, a Buddhist robot, an edgelord Grim Reaper, and of course the famous cover-art character, Tracer. It's like Team Fortress meets The Incredibles, and that special formula went on to win Game of the Year at The Game Awards 2016.

But the end of the year is upon us, and now's the time to take a look back at some of the greatest moments of Overwatch gameplay in the first year of its existence. So we're going through some top-notch Overwatch plays to remember a year done right.

Pokémon Sun and Moon have been out for some time now, and in that time they've become some of Nintendo's fastest-selling games ever. Not only that, but from what I've seen online and out and about in the real world, they've become some of Pokémon's most popular entries to date.

But easily the best new feature in Sun and Moon is something I've seen little-to-no discussion about it online. Stranger still, I've yet to meet anyone in the real world—Pokémon Sun and Moon players included—who knew much about it or its excellence before receiving my impassioned lesson. Head inside to keep reading.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is one of the most highly-anticipated Nintendo games in years, and Nintendo has been keeping the hype strong with regular video teasers that highlight its features. One area that Nintendo hasn't spent much time on thus far is Breath of the Wild's story, especially in relation to previous games. While there are plenty of theories floating around based on the footage we've seen so far, Nintendo hasn't revealed the next Zelda adventure's place in the timeline, and they should keep it that way. Hit the jump for more!

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Pokémon Sun and Moon are just a few weeks away, and we at Gamnesia wanted to celebrate—that's why, for the eighteen days leading up to the games' launch, we'll be revealing our team's Top Ten Pokémon of each of the eighteen Types! We started with Ghosts yesterday, in honor of Halloween, and today we decided to discuss our favorite Normal-Types. There were a lot of different creatures to choose from, but we've managed to whittle their numbers down to the ones we feel are the best of the best.

With that said, let's head inside for our Top Ten Normal-Type Pokémon!

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Around the world today, many people are focused on Halloween, and while we're happy to join in on tricks and treats, there's a different date that all of us are focusing on right now: November 18th, the day that Pokémon Sun and Moon are finally released. With eighteen days left to go, the Gamnesia team got together and decided to celebrate the impending release with eighteen days of Pokémon—namely, a Top Ten list every day counting down our favorite Pokémon of each Type. And of course, since today is Halloween, we figured it would be all too fitting to start off with the mysterious and terrifying Ghost-Type.

So without further ado, head inside to see our choices for the best of the Ghost-Type Pokémon!

Nintendo's finally drawn back the curtain on Switch, the game platform previously codenamed "NX." As most of the major rumors totally nailed, it's a new home console that you can take with you on the go. It can plug into your TV via a docking station with HDMI output, or you can remove it from the dock and play it on a high-definition mobile screen.

That's completely category defining — traditionally, TV play and portable play each required a separate system. But what do you call this new category? Nintendo referred to Switch as their next home console in a teaser, but they haven't exactly been quick to coin a new name for their new device class. That they start from the premise that Switch is a home console gives us a powerful clue, though: Switch is a mobile home console.

Over a year and a half ago, Nintendo first teased that they were working on new hardware under the codename NX. After the initial teaser, Nintendo said almost nothing about the upcoming console for months on end, and rumors, reports, and speculation ran rampant. Nintendo finally put an end to the madness and answered some of our questions yesterday when they officially unveiled Nintendo Switch to the world. So what exactly is Nintendo Switch? Between the preview trailer and the various press releases and interviews that have come out since, we've compiled everything we know. Click below to dig in!

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is widely considered one of gaming's all-time classics. Sales peaked at 7.6 million copies while Metacritic boasts an average review score of 99%. Its sequel, The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, however, didn't receive quite the same level of acclaim. It was, at most, a cult-classic, with bolstered popularity in recent years from online communities. The game went on to sell 3.36 million copies and still pulled a strong Metacritic score of 95%.

When it came time to breathe new life into Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask with 3DS remakes, Nintendo took polar opposite approaches to developing each game. Nintendo and Grezzo held Ocarina of Time up as a masterpiece in need of a simple update. Majora's Mask, on the other hand, was treated like an inherently-flawed train wreck that needed to be salvaged. One has to wonder how such a negative development approach impacted the final product.

Mario recently made a surprise appearance at the closing ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, and it was later revealed that Nintendo paid nothing to be a part of the show.

This was one of the talking points on a recent episode of Nintendo Week, our Nintendo-themed podcast here at Gamnesia, and we hope this means big things for Nintendo's presence in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Check out the discussion video above for our full thoughts, or keep reading below for a brief, brief summary.

We've all got some games we love more than others, but there are also games that we believe don't deserve all the praise they're getting. That doesn't mean those games are necessarily bad, but when you look back at it, some of us think they're definitely overrated

As the main picture might have clued you in, I think The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is one of the, if not most overrated game of all time. I believe people's judgements are far too clouded by nostalgia to see the game for what it really is: a very good game that set the bar for future Zelda titles, and gaming in general, but not the pinnacle of what gaming has to offer.

Read more after the jump!

Society loves a scapegoat, and all too often it's gaming that cops the blame. The violent nature of video games comes under scrutiny in the wake of tragic shootings, while the rise in mental health issues is, at times, attributed to the increased prevalence of gaming. The concern is for an alleged generation of isolated and introverted youth, lacking in social development due to hours spent in virtual worlds.

Some argue that in many cases gaming is responsible for common mental health conditions including social anxiety and depression, born out of dissatisfaction with the real world in comparison to the virtual space. A similar phenomenon, termed "Pandoran Depression," followed the immensely popular James Cameron film Avatar in 2009, when mundane daily life fell short of how viewers perceived the idyllic fantasy world of the film.

As a means to see how gaming and mental illness correlate in reality, I spoke with four self-professed "gamers" who have also been diagnosed with mental health disorders. Despite their fears of stigma, Lucy, David, Paul, and Erin* bravely opened up to me about how gaming has impacted their struggle with mental illness, for better and for worse.

The Legend of Zelda is one of the most iconic video game franchises of all time, and it has been my personal favorite series for as long as I can remember. From NES to Wii U, Link's adventures in Hyrule and beyond have always been some of my most memorable games on each console. Naturally, when I saw "#Top5ZeldaGames" lighting up Twitter, I had to get in on the fun. Narrowing the Zelda series down to just five entries is no easy task (the games number in the double digits if you include spin-off titles), but I've put together a list of five games that have a special place in my heart. Hit the jump to see my picks and leave your own!