The Top 10 Games On 3DS

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The Top 10 Games On 3DS

The 3DS library may have been a slow burn at first, but in the years since its initial launch, Nintendo has built a strong line-up around its most recent handheld. Though the dual-screen setup is the same as the preceding DS handheld, and the entertainment industry's flirtation with 3D technology resulted in little more than a fling, the 3DS library is full of quality titles that can't be experienced anywhere else.

The strong offerings have resulted in Nintendo once again dominating the dedicated handheld gaming market. Thanks to its successes, the 3DS hasn't gone through the massive third party exodus that the Wii U went through shortly after launch. Like most Nintendo platforms, however, that doesn't prevent many of the best games to come from Nintendo or Nintendo-exclusive properties. 

If the allure of the New Nintendo 3DS has driven you to hop aboard the 3DS train, or you're just bored with your current library, check out our constantly-updated list of the best games you can play on your 3DS right now.

Watch Us Explore The Surprising Depth Of Fortnite

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Watch Us Explore The Surprising Depth Of Fortnite

Six years after the game's reveal at the 2011 VGAs, Fortnite is finally hitting store shelves. Despite being labeled "Early Access" by developer/publisher Epic Games, the product on display feels very complete and worthy of discussion.

Watch Andrew Reiner, Javy Gwaltney, and me play a match while talking combat, crafting, and bold new toilet architecture.

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Blog Herding – The Best Blogs Of The Community (July 27, 2017)

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Blog Herding – The Best Blogs Of The Community (July 27, 2017)

This week brings readers a healthy dose of blogs, and three great community writing challenge responses!

Community Blogs For July 20 – July 26:

Does Not Finishing A Game Make Your Opinion Invalid?Corvo Attano asks if it's fair that he didn't think Nier: Automata was that good if he hasn't beaten it enough times. I would say that yes, the opinion is fair. If a game is too boring to go through multiple times to get to the heart of it, then that game is boring for you.

Five Big Ways NBA 2K18 Plans To Push Its Franchise Mode Forward

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Five Big Ways NBA 2K18 Plans To Push Its Franchise Mode Forward

Given the strong focus on sports game modes that generate additional revenues for publishers, like Ultimate Team and Diamond Dynasty, franchise mode fans often feel like a forgotten group this console generation. EA’s NHL and FIFA series still use player acquisition and scouting systems from a generation ago, MLB The Show hasn’t made a meaningful change in the basic way the mode operates for years now, and even sports games with decent franchise modes like Madden frequently take a year or more off from introducing significant changes to the minute-to-minute experience.

One series continues to buck this trend of neglect – NBA 2K. Year in and year out, senior producer Erick Boenisch’s franchise-focused team continues to deliver innovations like player expectations/morale, trade finders, team expansion, and a conversation system that drives your interaction with your owner, staff, coaches, and players. For NBA 2K18, the team has a slew of new ideas to push the benchmark even further ahead of its competitors.

MyGM: The Next Chapter

MachineGames Talks Wolfenstein Trilogy, Bloody Roadtrips, And Doom

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MachineGames Talks Wolfenstein Trilogy, Bloody Roadtrips, And Doom

In 2009, much of Starbreeze Studios, the developer behind critical darlings The Chronicles of Riddick: Butcher Bay and The Darkness, left to found MachineGames. In 2014, MachineGames released Wolfenstein: The New Order to praise for the game's blend of strong storytelling and old-time First-person shooter action. During a preview event for Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, we got a chance to chat with creative director Jens Matthies for this thoughts on the developer's vision of Wolfenstein, the relationship between MachineGames and id Software, and what we can expect from Wolfenstein II. (Note: This interview has been edited)

We’re going to a lot of places in The New Colossus: New Orleans, Roswell, Manhattan. Would you call The New Colossus a roadtrip game, like The Last Of Us but with Nazis instead of zombies?

RPG Grind Time – Video And Hands-On Impressions Of Lost Sphear

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RPG Grind Time – Video And Hands-On Impressions Of Lost Sphear

Square Enix subsidiary Tokyo RPG Factory, a studio heavily influenced by classic RPGs from the ‘90s, made its debut last year with I Am Setsuna. The game was a nice homage to popular RPGs of yesteryear, especially Chrono Trigger, but struggled to find its own identity or bring much aside from nostalgia. Even so, the studio’s first game showed potential, with entertaining combat and moving music. Now Tokyo RPG Factory is set to try again with a new game called Lost Sphear, which borrows heavily from I Am Setsuna, but hopefully, Tokyo RPG Factory can build upon what it has learned and add some fresh ideas. 

In Lost Sphear, the main character awakens to his hometown disappearing and must go on a journey to rebuild the world in order to save from being lost forever. I recently played a brief demo to see how it was shaping up, which showed off combat positioning, vibrant locales (a nice change of pace from I Am Setsuna’s dreary snow), and fantastic music. You’re still exploring towns, discovering loot, and engaging in side activities like cooking.

Science-Fiction Weekly – Aven Colony, Fortnite, Thor: Ragnarok, Blade Runner 2049

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Science-Fiction Weekly – Aven Colony, Fortnite, Thor: Ragnarok, Blade Runner 2049

Next to anything carrying the hallowed Star Wars name, Blade Runner 2049 is my most anticipated upcoming film. The first entry in the series showed us a dystopian society set in the year 2019. The sequel takes us decades into the future, leaving plenty of room for the world and the rules within it to change. This significant gap in time is no longer a mystery. A new Facebook video walks us through the key moments in history that lead up from 2018 to 2049. Here's a breakdown of the timeline:

2018After a bloody mutiny by a Nexus 6 combat team in an Off-world colony, Replicants are declared illegal on Earth – under penalty of death.

2019
A prototype Replicant, Rachael, and Officer Rick Deckard, a Blade Runner, escape Los Angeles together.

Assassin's Creed: Getting To Know The Off-Brand Assassins

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Assassin's Creed: Getting To Know The Off-Brand Assassins

Delving into the Assassin’s Creed expanded universe is a daunting, yet worthwhile endeavor for those who wish to explore the history of assassins. For those without the time or willpower to get to know them all personally, we’re introducing the most interesting Assassins from the expanded universe, and handing out special awards for those who go above and beyond the Creed.

WARNING: If you plan on delving into the universe yourself, beware: This contains spoilers galore.

Aguilar de NerhaAppears in: Assassin’s Creed (2016 film)

Four Things To Know About Pyre

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Four Things To Know About Pyre

Pyre is the latest from Supergiant Games, the creators of Bastion and Transistor. It's a bizarre fantasy RPG that take inspiration from NBA Jam, of all places, and we enjoyed it. You can find out full review here, and you can also watch the video below to hear why the game is one worth checking out with Matt Miller.

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To learn more things about other games, in variables of four, follow think links for Ever Oasis, Injustice 2, Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age, Prey, Dragon Quest Heroes II, Outlast II, Persona 5, Splatoon 2, Yooka-Laylee, Mass Effect: Andromeda, Nier: Automata, Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition, and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild by following the links.