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I knew at an early age that I wanted to make a career out of writing about games, and now I have. You'll find most of my stuff right here on HonestGamers, of course, but don't be surprised if my name pops up elsewhere. Living out my dream keeps me very busy, and I wouldn't have it any other way!


Developer Q&A: Ohayou! Beginnerís Japanese
October 11, 2016

Finger Gun Games, a two-person development team consisting of Cordero Wilson and Samuel Skidmore, has announced that its next project is Ohayou! Beginnerís Japanese. The title, due this Fall, is an educational game that aims to help players as they strive to learn and practice Japanese.

You can view a recent trailer if you would like to get a glimpse of the game in action. I watched it myself and, since I'm interested in learning Japanse and also like to see developers continuing to support Wii U, I had some questions that quickly morphed into a Q&A with Cordero Wilson.




Q: What made you decide to develop a game that teaches players Japanese?

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Slight Site Tweaks
October 07, 2016

The site needed some slight changes, so I made them. Here is a roundup of stuff I changed today:


  • The site's main background image. Although a quick look at the site's front page tends to show that most new reviews coming through the site are for PC games, courtesy of both staff/freelancers and standard contributors, I've seen the occasional comment online from people who said the site really isn't for them because we don't cover PC games. The new background image includes a number of PC titles among the mix, and also some other games that have been a big deal on the site in particular over the years.

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Spring Breakers review
September 26, 2016

Spring Breakers is the sort of movie that a person doesn't quickly forget, having once seen it. Unfortunately, that's not necessarily a compliment.

The premise is that four young girls are aching to get away to the Florida vacation spots on spring break. They've been good little college girls, but now they want to experience something different from their every-day drudgery. Unfortunately, they don't have a lot of money saved up for the big event, and so they steal a professor's car and hold up a diner and suddenly they're flush with cash... at least to a point that will allow them to take the vacation.

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Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Slips to 2018
September 08, 2016

Today, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night backers received an important update, which notes that the game is no longer scheduled for release in 2017, as originally planned. Instead, it will most likely arrive in 2018.

"To ensure the game meets his quality standards, IGA is bringing on additional developers and has moved his estimate for the game's release back to the first half of 2018," notes the update.

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Nintendo Will Bring Super Mario Run to iOS This December
September 07, 2016

When Nintendo announced that it would be bringing its titles to iOS, people started talking excitedly about finally playing Super Mario Bros. on Apple's popular phones. It would never work, I said. Those games require precise controls that aren't possible with a touchscreen.

So far, it looks like I was sort of right... but so were the people who were thrilled by the notion of Mario on iOS. Nintendo announced today that it will release Super Mario Run in the App Store this December, ahead of the previously announced Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem games that are now due to arrive sometime by the end of this coming March (which represents a slight delay).

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Duke Nukem 3D Celebrates 20 Years with Special Anniversary Edition
September 03, 2016

It's hard to believe, but Duke Nukem 3D is already twenty years old. Gearbox Software, which currently owns the IP, was hardly likely to let such an important anniversary pass without comment, and there's no better comment than a fresh new release with new extras.

Headed to gamers on October 11, 2016, Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary Edition World Tour will carry an MSRP of $19.99. It is headed for both Xbox One and Windows PC, and will include the following "all-new" content:


  • "Hail to the King, Baby!" - Complete all-new episode containing eight original levels created by the original designers of Duke Nukem 3D, Allen Blum III and Richard "Levelord" Gray

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Nintendo Announces Mini Collector's Edition NES
July 14, 2016

Take out your old NES deck and blow the dust off it. Plug it in, possibly using an adapter because your new TV only has HDMI and maybe component inputs. Insert the cartridge. Power the unit on, and be treated to pure bliss in the form of... a blinking screen.

Sometimes, retro gaming can suck. It's worth the trouble, absolutely, but sometimes it really can suck. Fortunately, there are solutions. Nintendo has made Virtual Console available on the Wii and Wii U, for instance, opening up a library of great games from yesteryear without the need to blow out dusty contacts (which actually can damage your precious cartridges, over time) and browse sketchy pawn shops. And now, Nintendo has taken things one convenient step further with the introduction of the Mini Collector's Edition NES.

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