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Last week, Electronic Arts and DICE hosted the formal reveal of the next entry in the Battlefield franchise. Coming off of 2016's lauded Battlefield 1, the team is returning the series to the fields of World War II in the new Battlefield V. There has been some contention from fans about the game since this event—the reveal trailer currently has over 55,000 more dislikes than likes—due to a variety of factors. But the thing that bugs me most is one that I'm seeing very few people discuss, and I've driven myself crazy trying to figure out why EA would do it.

Because the chosen release date for Battlefield V really makes me wonder if they're intentionally sending this game out to die.

The critically-acclaimed Ikaruga has been ported to numerous home consoles since its debut in 2001, wowing millions of fans with its clever twist on an established genre. Publisher Nicalis recently revealed that they're bringing the classic arcade shooter to Nintendo Switch, and today it's up on the eShop. Nicalis provided Gamnesia with an early copy for review, so we've been playing for the past few days. Does Ikaruga stand the test of time on Nintendo Switch?

Hit the jump for our impressions!

Nintendo Switch has been a massive, record-breaking success in its first year on the market. No doubt much of that success is due to the device's hybrid nature, functioning both as a home console and a handheld. However, this dual nature isn't without its downsides. Historically speaking, Nintendo handhelds almost always outsell their home console counterparts, and Switch's $300 price tag definitely puts it closer to the home console camp economically. With the all-important launch of the first main series Pokémon games on Switch fast approaching, it's time for Nintendo to get serious about reaching out to the handheld market.

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2018 is going to be an exciting year for fans of the Kingdom Hearts franchise because we're finally approaching the release of the grand finale to the current story arc, Kingdom Hearts III. For those both inside and outside the series' community, there is an undeniable sense of hype surrounding this game.

Regardless of the hype, Kingdom Hearts never has been and never will be a perfect franchise. It has a ton of flaws you should know about before getting into it. This is coming from somebody who has been a loyal fan since the original game's release 16 years ago. So if you're thinking about catching up on the Kingdom Hearts series, take all of these things into consideration first.

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It's been five years since Gaijin Games, now Choice Provisions, released the fantastic Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien, breaking the addictive gameplay of BIT.TRIP Runner out of the confines of 2D space to a 3D world exploding with style and color. Come PAX West last year, I was delighted to find out that a new Runner game was on the horizon and enjoyed my brief stint with the demo on the show floor. Now that I've had the chance to play the game in full, how does Runner3 stack up to expectations?

Check out the full review under the cut!

Nintendo recently opened up and shared some info about the upcoming Nintendo Switch Online membership program. One of the benefits of becoming a paid subscriber (other than playing online, which will cease to be free in September) is access to a library of digital NES games. As fans suspected, Nintendo has confirmed this means there are no plans for a traditional Virtual Console on Nintendo Switch.

While this marks a shift in strategy for Nintendo, you can bet that they still intend to bring their classic games to Switch in some form. Nintendo hasn't elaborated on how they plan to release games from classic platforms like SNES and Game Boy Advance, but a likely option is that they will handle them similarly to the NES library. If that's the direction Nintendo chooses to go, it's fantastic news for indie developers.

Nintendo 3DS has enjoyed a lengthy stay in the spotlight as Nintendo's primary handheld since its debut in 2011. You might think the launch and incredible sales success of Nintendo Switch (which can also function as a handheld) would spell the end for 3DS, but that doesn't appear to be the case. Nintendo envisions the two co-existing for some time, and they recently announced plans to make new 3DS games until at least 2020. Is Nintendo crazy to continue to support seven-year-old hardware when they've got that beautiful, HD Switch screen available? Maybe a little, but there's a method to their madness.

On September 16th, 2015, Tatsumi Kimishima was faced with an impossible task: filling the shoes of Satoru Iwata. Nintendo's former President was a gaming icon and a beloved figure, and his sudden passing was a tragedy that shook the industry. In taking the torch from Iwata, Kimishima inherited a company that was not only brokenhearted, but also struggling financially. Kimishima was not Iwata's first choice for the job, but he stepped up to the plate when no one else was prepared to do so. Three years later, Kimishima is preparing to step down and turn the Presidency over to someone new. Looking back on his brief, but important stint as President, I believe Satoru Iwata would be proud of what he accomplished.

Hit the jump to reflect on Kimishima's Presidency with us!

Nintendo dropped the exciting news that Super Smash Bros. is officially coming to Nintendo Switch sometime later this year. The latest entry in the popular fighting franchise will be playable at E3, so it won't be long until we get to enjoy our first look at the game. In the meantime, it's time to reflect on the existing entries in the beloved franchise. From the nostalgic days of Nintendo 64 to the first HD entry on Wii U, which Smash is your all-time favorite?

Click inside the article to cast your vote and help us decide the winner!

Dragon Ball Super's run has sadly come to an end after 131 episodes, but that doesn't mean the story is finished. We believe there's a strong chance that the latest iteration of the hit anime franchise will return after a hiatus of a year or so. If and when it does, it's got some pretty big questions to answer. Hit the jump for three big questions Dragon Ball Super never addressed, and join us in theorizing about the answers!

Brendan 'PlayerUnknown' Greene, the creator of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG), recently revealed that he wants to support the game for 20 years, saying, "We want to do this for the next 20 years. We want to build out a platform for game modes and possible esports. We're committed to supporting this game for a long time." As evidence of this continued support, he also detailed maps which are coming out later this year, and the devs are currently hosting betas to test the new "Savage" map, the second round of which begins today.

All that sounds fine, but I have my concerns when a developer announces they want to support one game for a long time. Does a 20-year plan make sense for PUBG? Head inside to join the discussion.

Game Freak's ever-popular Pokémon series is more hyped than ever, and that excitement will only grow when the next major entry in the series launches on Nintendo Switch. At this point we don't know exactly what the next game will be, and Game Freak isn't telling. They could choose to remake previous games (with the Sinnoh region's fourth generation next in line), or they could launch an entirely new generation. If it's the latter, do you think it's too soon after Sun and Moon for generation eight to launch?

Hit the jump and share your thoughts!

It's a great time to be a fan of classic PlayStation games. Last year we were treated to the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy‏ on PlayStation 4 (with Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PC versions on the way), and later this year, Spyro will get the same treatment. These remasters give newcomers the ability to experience the early PlayStation hits re-imagined on modern hardware, and they're also a great way for nostalgic veterans to relive old favorites. If you're a longtime fan who remembers when these games made their debut, which classic trilogy do you think was better? Hit the jump to cast your vote and join the debate!

In light of the official reveal of the Spyro Reignited Trilogy, we recently asked our readers to share their all-time favorite video game remakes and remasters. You guys came up with lots of great examples of classic games that were impressively remade, but there are still plenty of old favorites that have never been re-imagined for modern gamers. Of all the games of yesteryear, which one do you think is most in need of a fresh coat of paint?

Head inside the article and share your thoughts!

If you're a lifelong fan of video games, you've no doubt encountered gaming masterpieces that impacted you in a way you'll never forget. Games that tugged at your heartstrings, changed the way you look at the world, or surprised you with incredible plot twists. These are memories that will last a lifetime, but there's always a part of you that wishes you could shed those memories, if only temporarily, to experience them fresh again. Out of all the games you've ever played, which one do you most wish you could play for the first time again?

Hit the jump to share your answer!