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Detective Pikachu Merch/Pokémon Trading Cards Revealed

Need something to tide you over for May 10’s Detective Pikachu movie? These new pics of upcoming merch may keep you occupied — as displayed within New York’s American…

Final Fantasy IX Now Available on Switch eShop

Zidane, Steiner, Vivi, and the rest of the gang arrive on the Switch today, Final Fantasy VII to follow next month   It’s hard to believe it but it’s…

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Super Mario Maker 2 Arriving June 2019

Cats, karts, and Toadette, oh my! In news surprising surprise no one, Super Mario Maker 2 is coming to Nintendo Switch! Opening today’s Nintendo Direct, a bonanza of new…

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Tetris NES “Kill Screen” Bypassed; Level 33 Reached

Too cool! Thought The Legend of Zelda‘s newly-discovered Minus World was cool? Well, okay, that’s probably a bigger find than this, but this NES Tetris achievement was only possible…

Dead By Daylight Stalks The Nintendo Switch This Year

After spilling blood on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC, Behavaviour’s terrifying multiplayer title takes the hunt to the Nintendo Switch   Dead By Daylight, Behaviour Interactive’s asymmetric multiplayer…

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The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening Switch Remake Coming This Year

The rumors were true! While many a Zelda fan hoped Game Boy’s masterpiece in The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening would receive a Switch remake, how many thought a…

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Death End re;Quest Review (PS4)

Is Compile Heart’s Latest Game a Programmer’s Delight? or Is It a Bug-Infested Nightmare?     Death end re;Quest…

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Re-Legion Review (PC)

The road to Hell is paved with good intentions. In the original Age Of Empires, one of the most…

Arcade Spirits Review (PC)

Retro Romance     Western visual novels have always been a bit of an oddity to me. Or, more…

Record of Agarest War: Mariage Review (PC)

Maidens, Monsters, Magic, and Marriage? Don’t threaten me with a good time!     Record of Agarest War, the…

Rainswept Review (PC)

Crime, Chain-Smoking and Small Town Comfort     Maybe I’ve missed something major over the course of my life,…

Etrian Odyssey Nexus Review (3DS)

A Fond Farewell   It’s no secret that Nintendo’s 3DS is on its way out. It’s getting up there…

Hey Poor Player’s Top 25 Games of 2018

Who will win 2018’s Crystal Joystick award?   2018 was a polarising year in the world, with Brexit, Trump and populist movements continuing to dominate headlines all over the…

5 Christmas(ish) Board Games!

The Best Board Games to Argue About This Christmas Time! It’s that time of year again where you are obligated to sit around a table and play board games…

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Farewell Sony! I’m Loyal to the Experience, Not the Platform.

Benny Carrillo bids adieu to Sony following sweeping changes to the company’s censorship policies   My first PlayStation system was one of the large PS2’s that was given to…

Niche Gaming Alternatives to PlayStation: Xbox One

The Xbox One. A powerful HD-gaming machine with the backing of Microsoft. But is it a viable alternative to the PlayStation platform? Let’s take a look.     Back…

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The Best 25 Smash Bros. for Wii U/3DS Remixes

Did your favorite song make the cut? Hey all, Anthony here! With just two days away from Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, we at Hey Poor Player wanted to celebrate…

Impressions: Death End re;Quest

How do you survive a buggy game that’s trying to kill you? Death end re;Quest was the real focus of Idea Factory International’s press event on Thursday. If you…

Shortest Trip To Earth Preview (PC)

The Voyage Home     Having your game situated as an “FTL-like” is certainly purchasing some comically big Sideshow Bob-esque shoes to fill. Faster Than Light casts a gargantuan…

Green Hell Preview (PC)

Early Access to Death     Green Hell is a first-person survival game set in the Amazon rainforest. The game claims to be a realistic survival simulator where the…

Tropico 6 Preview (PC)

Presidente’s Preview   The satirical tropical Bannana-Republic-em-up series Tropico has been roaring along for five entries now. With the exception of the piratical Tropico 2, each game in the…

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Gamescom 2018 Preview: Destiny 2: Forsaken

Bungo, Plz     Destiny 2: Forsaken has a lot riding on it. When Destiny 2 launched, it received critical acclaim from many of the mainstream video game outlets.…

Banned Board Games – Serial Killer: The Board Game

Banned Board Games: Episode Seven – Serial Killer: The Board Game  Serial Killer: The Board Game, is the banned board game that truly proves video games are not the…

Banned Board Games – Ouija

Banned Board Games: Episode Six – Ouija In celebration of Halloween, let’s talk about a board game that, while never being officially banned, has suffered a dramatic change in…

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Nyankees Vol. 1 Review

Gangsta kitties! Call it my crazy cat bias, but Nyankees possesses the most arresting visual premise I’ve recently encountered in manga. The title’s joke referencing its core premise of…

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Case Closed Vol. 69 Review

An English-friendly Conan? You’re kidding! Ah, the rare Case Closed volume where there’s not a drop of kanji/Japanese wordplay around! We’ve long since elaborated on the unavoidable language barriers…

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