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The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D
The Missing Link

By Seán O'Sullivan - February 24th, 2015

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These are all obviously 2D versions of the 3D image.

The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask already has a firmly established place in gaming canon. It’s the twisted spin-off to the seminal Ocarina of Time, it’s drenched in dread and foreboding, and it’s got a killer Groundhog Day-style hook where you have have 3 days to save the world from the moon crashing to earth, but get to reset the clock as often as you like. I knew all of this without having ever played the game, so I was excited to give the 3DS re-release a shot and see for myself what this was all about.

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Fashionably Late Reviews
LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham

By Jorge Figueiredo - February 16th, 2015

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LEGO Batman is back in his biggest adventure yet in LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham. In Traveller’s Tales’ most ambitious to date, Batman (and the Justice League along with the Lantern Corps) have to take on Brainiac, attempting to foil his attack on the planet Earth. Familiar controls and characters combine with some new mechanics, suits and schtick to create a great experience. If you don’t care for the LEGO game formula, you probably won’t care for this one, either. However, fans of the series won’t be, and should enjoy this game, even if the focus isn’t entirely on Batman.

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Fashionably Late Reviews
Skylanders: Trap Team

By Jorge Figueiredo - February 14th, 2015

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Skylanders has been a fan favourite for a number of years. This latest iteration, co-developed by Beenox (Québec City) and California-based Toys For Bob (PS4, Xbox One and Wii U versions; Beenox developed the 3DS version on their own), is a bit of a departure as it seems to be far more interactive than previous versions that I have had the chance to observe. This differentiation is present in more than just the software (the NFC-enabled “Traptanium Portal” is part of the fun as well), and creates an interesting dynamic with the audience – especially the younger crowd. Overall, the game is actually fun and features many hours of entertainment. Of course, to harvest the full potential of this title you may need to reach for your wallet.

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To Infinity and Beyond
I Can Show You the World…

By Jorge Figueiredo - February 12th, 2015

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Aladdin has been out for Disney Infinity 2.0 for a while now, and we have enjoyed his antics for quite some time. He is an agile character, whose long stint as a “street rat” has given him experience with acrobatic moves and skill with a scimitar. Of course, when all else fails, there is always the Genie’s lamp, which holds considerable magical power. Recently, he has finally been joined by his gal, Jasmine, who is the perfect partner-in-crime for the apple of her eye1.

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Impressions
The New Nintendo 3DS XL

By Jorge Figueiredo - February 6th, 2015

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‎Anytime a new Nintendo hand-held hits the market, it’s like a mini-Christmas. With the announcement of the New Nintendo 3DS XL that hits the North American market next week (on February 12 – only the XL version will be available at this time), folks are wondering whether or not to make the jump to the new system from whatever version that they currently have now. The answer to that question depends on what your priorities are – and it is also based on what you currently own. Advice aside, as a standalone piece of hand-held gaming technology, this latest edition is pretty amazing and definitely worth at least a look.

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Reviews
Penguins of Madagascar

By Jorge Figueiredo - January 9th, 2015

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‎I remember watching commercials for Dreamworks’ Madagascar films. In fact, I actually saw the third movie first, and then watched the first two, having really enjoyed that second sequel out of order. By far, my favourite part of all of those films Are those four crazy penguins (Skipper, Kowalski, Ringo, and Private) – in fact, they are among my favourite animated characters of all time. Given how highly I regard these characters, it should come as no surprise that I would have very lofty expectations for any game based on or around them. And so, Little Orbit’s Penguins of Madagascar was ultimately disappointing – which is a shame, as it has so much more potential to be a great game with a few changes and additions.

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Fashionably Late Reviews
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker

By Jorge Figueiredo - January 4th, 2015

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‎Just when you thought that was it for great puzzle games in 2014, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker made it into the mix just in time for the holidays. With great level design, cute characters, and lots of hidden goodies all wrapped up in a good-looking package, this charming title is some of the most fun you can have without jumping – either on your own or with the family!

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