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[Friday Five] Five Signs You’re Playing a WoW Expansion at Launch

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As popular as World of Warcraft is, I am always surprised to see the influx of players come launch day for new expansions. It’s amazing seeing so many players at the same time, but launches are not without hitches, some of the funny, but most of the terrible annoying. I’ve been to this rodeo before and I’ve noticed a few …

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[Friday Five] Five Games Worth Checking Out Again

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I don’t think I’m wrong in saying that most games tend to have a pretty short lifespan. They last a player anywhere from 6-12 hours, typically, and then they’re shelved. Multiplayer helps some but eventually those communities falter off, moving onto the next hot game. Some games, however, get a constant stream of updates and DLC that make the game …

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[Friday Five] Best Smash Bros Wii U Features

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The last thing I expected Nintendo to drop was a 35-minute video on all the Wii U-exclusive features for the newest Smash, but it definitely happened, and I definitely watched the whole darn thing. More than 50 facts about the newest Smash were lined up in the video, but here are some favorites off the list:

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[Friday Five] Five Upcoming Films Based On Video Games That Shouldn’t Happen

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Historically, video game film adaptations haven’t really done very well. In the past 20 years, 28 have been released, and out of those, only one has scored higher than 40% on Rotten Tomatoes (Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within, for those wondering. One could even argue that since it’s not based on an actual game, it doesn’t really count, in which …

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[Friday Five] Five Smash for 3DS and Wii U DLC Characters We’d Like to See

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There has been a lot of speculation over whether or not Smash for 3DS and Wii U, or Sm4sh as the community has called it, will contain DLC characters after release. Lines of code found by data miners seem to confirm that Nintendo might be planning it however, so if they’re going to be releasing DLC characters, I hope the …

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[Friday Five] Five Ambitious MMOs That Never Took Off

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The first I’d ever heard of Titan was at the height of my World of Warcraft career, which was also the same time that several games, touted as WoW-killers, came onto the market and failed miserably. It made sense to me at the time that the only thing that could kill WoW was Blizzard themselves, but this also eventually changed …

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[Friday Five] Five Dating Sims You Didn’t Know Existed

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In light of the release of a certain dating sim revolving around avian paramours, we thought it prudent to showcase some of the weird and wonderful titles in the Japanese visual novel world, specifically in the dating sim subgenre. With their anime artistic stylings, moe characters, and multiple endings, it’s no wonder that western gamers have begun clamoring for more. …

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[Friday Five] Five Pokemon We Want in Pokken Tournament

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That Pokemon fighting game that no one knew they wanted is coming next year to Japanese arcades, developed by the team that develops the very popular and competitive Tekken series. Though there are 719 possible fighters (mega evolutions and form changes notwithstanding), some Pokemon are clearly more suited to the ring than others. Here’s a list of Pokemon that I wouldn’t …

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