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The Game Awards pit Zelda, Mario, Destiny 2, Persona 5, Horizon: Zero Dawn, and PUBG for 2017’s best

Four blockbuster games shared the most nominations announced today by The Game Awards . Destiny 2 , Horizon: Zero Dawn , The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild , and Super Mario Odyssey shared six nominations each. And among the newcomers is Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds, one of the hottest new games and a pioneer…

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PlayStation leads again, but Xbox rises in October’s $102.3 million gaming TV ad spend

GUEST: It’s the fall, and with it comes the end-of-the-year rush of big games. And as Microsoft and Sony ramp up their years-long fight for your attention, they’re spending a ton of bucks, too, accounting for 60 percent of October’s ad spend. GamesBeat has partnered with iSpot.tv , the real-time TV ad measurement company with…


Super Mario Odyssey is the US’s fastest-selling Mario of all time

 Nintendo’s having a good year, and it looks like the latest Mario is set to make it even better. Super Mario Odyssey is the fastest-selling Mario ever, in the U.S. at least, breezing past a million sales in under five days here and selling more than 2 million worldwide — and counting. Read More Read…

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Super Mario Odyssey’s record-setting sales say a lot about the future of the Switch

Mario has arrived on Switch, and business is good. Nintendo announced today that it has sold 1.1 million copies of Super Mario Odyssey in the United States. Reaching that sales figure after launching October 27, less than a week ago, makes Odyssey the fastest-selling Mario games in the history of the series, according to Nintendo….


Is The Last of Us: Part II’s marketing too violent? GamesBeat Decides

Sony Interactive Entertainment showed off a brutal scene from The Last of Us: Part II at Paris Games Week on Monday, and the cruelty in that clip generated a loud response from fans and others who were watching the publisher’s live show. On this week’s GamesBeat Decides podcast, hosts Jeffrey Grubb and Mike Minotti discuss…

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10 Super Mario Odyssey tips: An essential guide to Moons, hats, coins, and costumes

Super Mario Odyssey is fantastic, and you should play it. But you should know some things before you start. Nintendo usually does a good job making sure that its games are easy to understand. But Odyssey is a massive experience that has more secrets than an angst-ridden teenager. After spending dozens of hours in Mario’s…


Super Mario Odyssey is a masterpiece of twists and turns

 It’s almost unnerving how good Nintendo is at its job — at least, when the wizards there choose to apply themselves. Super Mario Odyssey is a embarrassment of riches, never failing to surprise for hours and hours and maintaining an unflaggingly positive feeling the entire time. It’s an essential for all Switch owners, and highly…

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Super Mario Odyssey review — Nintendo’s best Mario game ever

REVIEW: Mario is … well, he’s Mario. He’s gaming’s biggest icon. The Italian Plumber is the star of some of the most important and best games in the industry: Donkey Kong, Super Mario Bros., Super Mario 64 , Super Mario World, and Super Mario Galaxy. Super Mario Odyssey , which comes out for the Switch…

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Super Mario Odyssey review: Mario’s densest, deepest adventure yet

Enlarge / “May you be as joyful as a Mario in boxer shorts and an oversized boxing glove hat” -Ancient proverb A few weeks ago, I got dragged down a rabbit-hole discussion of what defines a “core” Mario game . One proposed definition relied on Mario trying to reach an explicit “goal point” or exit…