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Dark Torvus Bog (Metroid Prime 2: Echoes)

Posted by on May 21, 2012 in Oases of Beauty | 0 comments

May 2012 is Alternate Reality Month on Oases of Beauty. This entry looks at Dark Torvus Bog from Metroid Prime 2: Echoes, an First-Person Shooter for the Game Cube.

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The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

Posted by on Dec 14, 2011 in Reviews | 1 comment

Breaking new ground while incorporating many odds and ends of the series’ past, Skyward Sword is a gripping action-adventure 25 years in the making.

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Xenoblade Chronicles coming to NA

Posted by on Dec 2, 2011 in Anecdotes | 1 comment

North America gets some exciting news, and some renewed hope for a struggling fanbase. Should we ask for Mother 3 next?

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Booster Tower (Super Mario RPG)

Posted by on Nov 21, 2011 in Oases of Beauty | 0 comments

As part of November 2011’s Isometric Special, this entry explores Booster Tower from Super Mario RPG, an Action-RPG for the Super Nintendo.

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Really, PETA?

Posted by on Nov 16, 2011 in Anecdotes | 2 comments

PETA tries for some shock value in taking on the fur in Mario’s latest outing. Where were they when he stomped on all those turtles?

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