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Gloam Valley (Super Paper Mario)

Posted by on Aug 13, 2012 in Oases of Beauty | 0 comments

August 2012 is the Sunset Special on Oases of Beauty. This entry looks at the world of Chapter 2-1 from Super Paper Mario, a sidescrolling Action-Adventure game for the Wii.

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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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The Wii was the Future (that proves gaming is doomed)

Posted by on Sep 18, 2011 in The Future is Doomed | 1 comment

In the fourth installment of The Future is Doomed, 109 shows why gaming as we know it is about to change dramatically and why the Wii is simultaneously the best and worst thing that could have happened to gaming.

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The Underwhere (Super Paper Mario)

Posted by on Aug 29, 2011 in Oases of Beauty | 0 comments

August 2011 is Nintendo Month for Oases of Beauty: a look at worlds from games from each generation of Nintendo consoles. Today’s featured world is The Underwhere from Super Paper Mario, a Action-Adventure game for the Wii.

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