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Mario who? Why nobody loves the console mascots anymore

While seeing a demo of Sonic Lost World for Nintendo Wii, Nate Ralph wonders whatever happened to the close connections between mascots like Sonic and Mario and gaming consoles.


Nintendo's Super Mario 3D World: fun but what's new?

Super Mario 3D World encourages cooperation, but that’s no way to win.


Drifting down memory lane with Mario Kart 8

Mario Kart 8 for Wii U adds a brand new mechanic to a traditional series, in a move that surprises no one.


Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare brings a bit of green to the battlefield

PopCap Games has grown some seriously furious foliage

Project Spark for Xbox One

Project Spark for Xbox One lets you create the game

Microsoft’s Project Spark gives players the tools they need to create worlds and games, then share them online.

Swan song at E3: Microsoft's Xbox 360 gets a new look and free games

The upcoming Xbox One may get all the glory, but the aging Xbox 360 isn't done quite yet.

Review: Ticket to Ride brings train-centric chicanery to Android

Days of Wonders' Ticket to Ride has finally arrived on Android, and it's just as fun as ever.


Gunpoint is 2D espionage gameplay at its finest

Infiltration and defenestration, together at last.

Humble Indie Bundle 8 has arrived so hand over your cash

Great games at a great price—and it’s charitable, too!


Mystery solved: 22Cans’ Curiosity cube has finally cracked

Peter Molyneux’s Curiosity cube has finally been opened, revealing a prize for the lucky winner.


Watch this Space: Kerbal Space Program is a blast

Still under development, Kerbal Space Program is a wondrously complex spaceflight simulator.


Steam’s virtual trading cards award prizes for your time well wasted

Steam has announced a new virtual trading card program that turns playtime into prizes.

Sid Meier's Ace Patrol: When free is worth paying for

Freemium is a dirty word, but Sid Meier's Ace Patrol reminds us why we love demos.


Review: Sony Xperia ZL is about as exciting as getting socks for Christmas

The Sony Xperia ZL ticks all of the right boxes, but will have trouble standing out amongst the stiff competition.