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Nintendo’s Mythtakes

Anyone who’s familiar with the game Kid Icarus probably realizes that a lot of the character names are based on Greek mythology. How well do these characters actually conform to their portrayals in mythology, though? In most cases, not so … Continue reading

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Moshi-Moshi to Yoshi

One of the best-loved characters in the Mario series is Yoshi, Mario’s dinosaur sidekick. The thing is, Yoshi really has some weird traits, and I’m not just talking about his habit of wearing sneakers. Since these sneakers are immune to … Continue reading

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Video Game Piracy

No, this isn’t about people who pirate software, but rather pirates who appear in video games. There are many of these, but I’m choosing to focus on two of my favorite game franchises, Final Fantasy and Mario. The original game … Continue reading

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