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13AM Games mad a big splash with the popular 2015 platformer Runbow, and soon they'll be back with another adventure. Double Cross, a futuristic action-platformer, is set to launch on Steam and Nintendo Switch in just three days. Ahead of its release, 13AM Games published an overview trailer that introduces you to protagonist Zahra and the multi-dimensional worlds she'll be exploring.

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If you're anything like me, you were probably ecstatic when Celeste got a Game of the Year nomination for The Game Awards 2018. It may not have won, but the team at Matt Makes Games did go home with two other notable awards: "Best Independent Game" and "Games for Impact." The latter, according to the Game Awards site, is "for a thought-provoking game with a profound pro-social meaning or message." If you've played Celeste or are at least familiar with its themes of struggling with depression and anxiety, you'll know this award was very well deserved. As someone deeply touched by the game due to my own anxiety, I wanted to talk about how Celeste brilliantly blends this story with its challenging gameplay, and why that hands-down makes it my game of 2018.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate brings back every fighter in franchise history and tops the launch day roster off with a handful of newcomers and echo fighters for a total roster of 74. On top of all that, they've also got six DLC characters planned, making the massive roster even more diverse. Thus far, only two DLC characters have had their identities unveiled by Nintendo, but data miners believe they may have found a hint at future reveals.

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2018 wasn't a particularly strong year for game sales in the UK, as the end-of-the-year charts show that overall revenue from software decreased 2.8% from 2017, and the number of games sold dropped by 7.1%. However, there was one extremely notable exception to this trend. Despite the overall decline, Switch actually saw gains in both hardware and software sales in the region.

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Last year was a huge year for gaming, with critically-acclaimed masterpieces like God of War, Spider-Man, and Red Dead Redemption 2 wowing millions around the world. With 2018 now firmly in the rearview mirror, Amazon has released their list of the hottest video game products, including the top ten best-selling games.

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Game Freak has been cranking out smash hit Pokémon games for over 20 years, and the series has had to continue to evolve alongside new tech. Each generation presents its own unique challenges, but according to Tsunekazu Ishihara, President and CEO of The Pokémon Company, developing for Switch is the most complicated task yet. What makes this so difficult?

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In 2018, Game Freak took the Pokémon franchise in a new direction with the launch of Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu and Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee on Nintendo Switch. These hybrid games combine the traditional Pokémon formula with elements of Pokémon GO for a new kind of experience. Game Freak intends to follow these titles up with a more "core RPG" style Pokémon game this year, but that doesn't necessarily mean it will be the same old experience we're used to.

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Celeste is one of the best games of 2018, but as is the case with most indie games, it was only available digitally. That's going to change as we enter the new year, courtesy of Limited Run Games, a company which specializes in creating physical copies of digital-only games in limited batches. Two versions of the game will be available for sale starting January 1st—a standard edition and a collector's edition.

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You may not know this, but I'm a busy man. In fact, I'm so busy, I've been inexplicably absent from Gamnesia for over a month. So I don't really play games 100% to completion anymore, especially when it comes to Pokémon.

I've been burnt out on this series for quite some time, mostly due to how slow and tedious the games are. As a young adult that finds himself working most of the time, I needed a Pokémon game that's easier to digest. Thankfully, I think Let's Go has given me exactly what I asked for.

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Switch has become the go-to platform for indie developers looking to expand their audience, and numerous titles have seen higher than expected sales on the platform. 2018 was another great year for quality indie games on Switch, with titles like Celeste, Dead Cells, and The Messenger achieving critical acclaim. To celebrate these and other great games, Nintendo has put together two sizzle reels of 2018 Indie Hits on Switch.

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Prior to the holiday season, Nintendo was having a somewhat quiet year. Switch saw few AAA first-party releases prior to October, but that doesn't mean the platform was bare. Far from it! Thanks to a steady supply of third-party titles, especially hit indie games, the Switch eShop was packed with great games all year. As 2018 draws to a close, Nintendo has released a list of the best-selling eShop games of 2018.

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Square Enix Business Division 11 has revived the classic JRPG formula for games like Bravely Default, Bravely Second, and Octopath Traveler, and they're just getting started! The talented team is now focused almost exclusively on Switch, and they've got multiple games in the works and ambitions of releasing one per year. As the year draws to a close, some of the Octopath developers took some time to teased exciting reveals planned for next year and beyond.

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The weekly hardware and software sales numbers from Japan are in, and Switch continues to dominate in its home country. Hardware sales were strong all around, thanks to the boost from the holiday season, but Switch was number one by a mile with another 278,701 units sold. Additionally, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate retained the top spot, selling nearly half a million more copies and beating out Dragon Quest Builders 2.

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One of my favorite games of the year is indie darling Celeste. With challenging platforming gameplay, an outstanding soundtrack, beautiful retro graphics, and an emotionally charged story, Celeste impressed gamers around the world. It even managed a Game of the Year nomination and took home Best Independent Game at The Game Awards. Director Matt Thorson recently shared a major milestone for the hit game on Twitter and also teased more content for the future.

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Dragon Quest XI finally made its way outside of Japan earlier this year, but development on the Nintendo Switch version of the game started later than other platforms. As such, it's been a bit of a wait for Nintendo fans, but developer Square Enix recently released a new trailer with the promise of a 2019 launch. Additionally, the trailer shows off the game's Japanese voice acting, which is a first for the series.

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