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Super Mario Galaxy 2: a great example of how a sequel can be better than the original

BlogMario never seems to cease to amaze people. His games are usually highly regarded by many as the best for any system he is on. Super Mario Galaxy 2 is no exception. I'm just gonna come out and say it: this game is fucking great! I would like to make one thing clear before I go on, this is not a review; this is just my opinion. So don't expect me to go into too much detail about the controls or any of that shit. I just wanted to express my feelings toward the game and why I think its great. Read on

"Peronally, I feel that we need to look beyond each individual title and take a wider view, with more of a focus on the overall Sonic franchise. I'd like to see the franchise evolve with more focus on the elements that make Sonic special, as well as the fundamental joys of the action genre, in order to make games that can be enjoyed by everyone from children to serious gamers. I think the next pair of titles, Sonic the Hedgehog 4 and Sonic Colors, will be a good demonstration of that."

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  1. Nintendo Power vol. 256, pg. 57

Psycho indie dev Cactus selling physical copies of 'Norrland' on eBay

Jonatan Söderström, better known by his web moniker Cactus, is an experimental indie developer best known for his unique arthouse-esque videogames. Spurred by a recent income drought, he is trying to rake in some dough since he "really could use the money to have a nice summer."1 Read on

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  1. Wired

Violent video games are like peanut butter... They are harmless for the vast majority of kids but are harmful to a small minority with pre-existing personality or mental health problems... Recent research has shown that as video games have become more popular, children in the United States and Europe are having fewer behavior problems, are less violent and score better on standardized tests.

Christopher Ferguson, of Texas A&M International University12

Notes
  1. Reuters: Violent videogames harmless for most kids

  2. via Son_Gara

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