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Are you getting too old for long games?

Someone at 1UP is… What I know I would like to see is developers recognizing not everyone can play games for long stretches at a time and creating ways that make it easier to play in smaller bursts. Not enough

Where have all the middle games gone?

Ryan Winterhalter wrote a great piece last week about the decline of middle-class games. “It seems that players are spending more time playing games, but paradoxically spending that extra time with fewer titles,” he says. “Game makers have never in the forty-year history

Sequel glut driving players away from consoles to more “original” games on iOS?

That’s what Gamaustrua analyst Matt Matthews suspects: The second point (of last year’s annual console sales) brings out is just how sequel-driven the top end of the market has become. Every game, with exception of Just Dance 2 and Batman: Arkham

Wayward Nintendo fan buys Wii for first time, falls head over heels again

The following letter comes Infendo reader Verno, who until last week, hadn’t owned a Nintendo console since the Nintendo Entertainment System in the ’80s. He never left games—opting instead to play Xbox, PlayStation, and Sega hardware in that time. But

What are your holiday Nintendo traditions?

Infendo’s Derek has played Zelda: Ocarina of Time at least once a year — sometimes twice — since the game’s debut in 1998. “All told, I’ve probably beat it 20 times,” he says. “It’s my favorite game, although admittedly it’s

Manual game saves: Retro chic or outdated design?

Derek and I have previously said that specific Zelda gameplay should be updated for the 21st century. One of those issues is manual game saves. Although not exclusive to Zelda, the new Skyward Sword, like previous Zeldas, requires the player to manually save their progress.