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Today is the first of April, and as always, that means it's time to put on your skeptic hat, pick up your bullcrap detector, and wade out into the world of ridiculous jokes, pranks, and Half-Life 3 confirmations. Most April Fool's jokes in the video game industry are easy to spot, but they can still be a lot of fun. Of all the gags you've seen over the years, which April Fool's video game joke is your favorite?

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One of the most iconic scenes in any iteration of the Dragon Ball franchise is Gohan's transformation into an ultra-powerful Super Saiyan 2 warrior in his battle against Perfect Cell. In that moment, Gohan transcended every known limit to become the strongest character the series had ever seen, surpassing both his father and Vegeta. A lot has changed for Gohan since then, and not for the better. Looking at him in Dragon Ball Super, you'd be hard-pressed to believe they're even the same character. Now that Dragon Ball Super has finished its run (at least for now) it's time to look back on just how big of a disappointment Gohan turned out to be.

It's been a wild ride since Dragon Ball Super made its debut in 2015. Goku, Vegeta, and friends have discovered other universes, battled gods, faced off against old foes, traveled to the future, and broken past their limits time and time again. Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end, and Toei Animation recently announced that episode 131 will be the final Dragon Ball Super story. If you've been loving this Dragon Ball revival, don't fret! There's no way the series is gone for long.

Hit the jump to see why Dragon Ball Super will be back!

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was one of the highest-rated games of 2017, a decorated winner of numerous Game of the Year Awards, and is already one of the top-selling games in Zelda history. With the Champions' Ballad DLC out in the wild, Nintendo has already moved on from this masterpiece and onto their next, confirming last December that the next Zelda is already in development. If you're Nintendo, how can you possibly go about topping Breath of the Wild? We've got a few ideas in mind, and you can check them out by clicking below!

Nintendo recently treated us to another Nindies Showcase, highlighting some of the most exciting upcoming Switch eShop games from independent developers. When these titles hit Nintendo's online store, they'll be joining an already robust arsenal of top-notch games from talented developers. You may have bought your Switch for first-party Nintendo masterpieces like Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey, but there has been a steady flow of incredible games from smaller teams in between the AAA releases, and some of them are simply too good to pass up. Click below to check out five must-have indie games on Nintendo Switch!

Over 20 years after its debut, the Pokémon craze is as strong as ever, and the franchise is once again preparing to evolve on new hardware. With no official word, fans are left to speculate whether the upcoming Pokémon game for Nintendo Switch is the beginning of the eighth generation, a return trip to Sinnoh, or perhaps a series reboot. It could be any one of these, but another option Game Freak should consider exploring is a return to the beginning.

Hit the jump to see why the time is right!

The proliferation of loot boxes in video games has been one of the hottest and most controversial topics of the past year, and the story took the national spotlight back in November thanks to the catastrophic backlash against Star Wars Battlefront II. With gamers calling for changes and politicians calling for legislation, the Entertainment Software Rating Board has finally addressed the situation, but their solution probably isn't what you were hoping for.

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(This editorial contains major spoilers for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.)

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild's story is brilliantly executed, and it's primarily a result of its non-linearity. You, the player, can recall Link's lost memories in any order you wish. You can tackle other major plot elements surrounding the Divine Beasts and Hyrule's Champions in any order as well. Or you can just forego it all and face Ganon in the nude.

What many people seem to disagree about is how the actual plot of Breath of the Wild stacks up when compared to past Zelda games or other games in general. Some think the lack of a more human antagonist harms the story; others think the entire quest is much too simple: Link wakes up, fights Ganon, and saves the day.

Make the jump to find out why I think Breath of the Wild's story is anything but unfulfilling.

Pokémon Sun and Moon launched late last year to generally positive reviews and record-breaking sales, but that's not to say they're flawless experiences. Dated hardware and a few questionable design choices kept the twin games from being truly outstanding in my book, which is why I was thrilled when Eurogamer reported that a new and improved version of the seventh generation games is in the works for Nintendo Switch. Click below to check out five ways Pokémon Sun and Moon can be even better on Nintendo's next console!

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!

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.

Nintendo is celebrating 127 years in business today, and over all of those decades (and especially the last three), they've left an incredible mark on the world. Nintendo characters like Mario and Donkey Kong are household names, and the company's vast catalog of memorable and innovative games have touched millions of lives, bringing joy to children of all ages around the world. Of all of Nintendo's franchises, which one has had the biggest impact on your life? Hit the jump to share your stories and celebrate Nintendo's anniversary!

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!

Pokémon Sun and Moon's website recently updated, and with it came a few interesting comments from the games' director, Shigeru Ohmori. Among those, he talked about how our sun and moon inspired the naming of the games, and how he thinks about life on earth.

"We live on a planet overflowing with life. This earth of ours revolves around the sun, and in turn, the moon revolves around the earth. When you look at the sun and the moon from Earth, they appear to be traveling through the sky in similar orbits, but when you change your perspective, you come to realize that their orbits are completely different. Yet the Earth and the sun and moon are all tied to one another, and life grows and flourishes as they work their influence upon one another." — Shigeru Ohmori

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