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Aonuma Wants To Retain Breath of the Wild's Freedom In Future Zelda Games

By Kevin Tucker, Jan 02, 2018 4:00pm PST

No need to fix what isn't broken.


"Yup, they used the height for the Z-axis, now they need to use depth. Some sort of swimming ..."

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Shacknews Game of the Year 2017: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

By David Craddock, Jan 01, 2018 7:15pm PST

In a year defined by Nintendo's willingness to reinvent itself, Breath of the Wild's developers stripped away convention to create a masterpiece that will stand the test of time.


"The BOTW team was much larger, so they had the luxury of being able to rethink everything. ..."

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Shacknews Best Developer and Publisher of the Year 2017: Nintendo

By Asif Khan, Jan 01, 2018 4:30pm PST

Nintendo had an amazing year in 2017. The launch of the Nintendo Switch definitely has ignited the Big N in a big way.


"Nah, 'released' means what it says, I think. I don't see a problem there."

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Shacknews Biggest Surprise Game of 2017: Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle

By Asif Khan, Jan 01, 2018 3:45pm PST

One of the most surprising games of 2017 was a collaboration between Ubisoft's Rabbids and Nintendo's flagship hero Mario. 


"I almost said "better than it has any right to be", but forget that, its a good game full stop"

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Modojo @ Shacknews Mobile Game of the Year 2017: The Elder Scrolls: Legends

By Kevin Tucker, Jan 01, 2018 3:30pm PST

As the new year approaches, we look back at our favorite mobile games to release in 2017.


Shacknews Best Nintendo Switch Exclusive of 2017: Super Mario Odyssey

By Kevin Tucker, Jan 01, 2018 2:00pm PST

Nothing says Nintendo quite like Mario, and the talented Italian's latest outing is his biggest yet.


Modojo @ Shacknews Nintendo 3DS Game of the Year 2017: Metroid: Samus Returns

By Kevin Tucker, Dec 31, 2017 9:00am PST

Our favorite Nintendo 3DS release of the year is a brilliant return to one of the greatest portable platformers of all time.


Shacknews Best Open World Game of 2017: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

By Kevin Tucker, Dec 29, 2017 2:00pm PST

Breath of the Wild isn't just a fantastic RPG, it's also the best open world experience to release this year.


"wjw mods. Guy posts his opinion of a game, gets tagged stupid. I really hate this time of year ..."

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Modojo Rewind: 'Tis The Season

By Kevin Tucker, Dec 22, 2017 4:20pm PST

Wishing you a happy holiday season from the combined powers of Shacknews and Modojo.


Dragon Quest Builders For Switch Release Date Announced

By Kevin Tucker, Dec 22, 2017 9:00am PST

Switch players can build their own Dragon Quest adventure when Builders releases early next year.


"It's a good game. I've been playing it and i never touched Minecraft. "

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Arms 5.0 Introduces Dr. Coyle

By Ozzie Mejia, Dec 21, 2017 8:25pm PST

The last update of the year for Arms is ready and so is a mad scientist named Dr. Coyle.


"I want it, but I'm just never going to pay $60 for it. I'm not big on online with the Switch so ..."

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The Switch Is About To Top Japanese Wii U Sales Record

By Kevin Tucker, Dec 20, 2017 2:40pm PST

Nintendo's hybrid console is poised to overtake the Japanese Wii U sales number in the coming weeks.


"Problem is that they all use a second screen in some capacity. I think an ALBW sequel is more ..."

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Special Pikachu Edition Nintendo 2DS XL Releasing Abroad Next Month

By Kevin Tucker, Dec 19, 2017 5:00pm PST

The release coincides with the upcoming launch of Pokemon Crystal for the 3DS.


The Best Nintendo 3DS Cases 2017

By Kevin Tucker, Dec 19, 2017 1:20pm PST

We've collected together the best protective cases for all manner of NIntendo 3DS players.


Soul Calibur VI Producer Wants To Bring Game To Switch

By Blake Morse , Dec 18, 2017 3:59pm PST

Producer Motohiro Okubo is eyeing Nintendo's new console for the bladed brawler's next iteration. 


"The real question is if the switch is powerful enough to render boob physics."

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