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Ryan Southard is a video game enthusiast, dissecting games down to their tiniest details. Whether it's new or it's old, as long as it's awesome, he'll play it. Follow him on Twitter at @Ryan_Southard <a href="http://nerdreactor.com/about/">Meet the Nerd Reactor Team</a>

Fire Emblem Awakening demo on 3DS leads this week’s Nintendo update

If actions in the world were turn-based, Fire Emblem Awakening would be going for a critical strike with its latest move: a playable demo. Whether or not it will do

Fire Emblem: Awakening on 3DS to receive massive DLC support, free and paid

Nintendo got its toes wet in the DLC pool with New Super Mario Bros. 2 on 3DS, and is now feeling comfortable enough to dive in head first. On launch

Crimson Shroud 3DS review, rolling for success

Level 5 has gone out on a limb to help develop and publish a handful of smaller titles for the 3DS; a few that are quite different from the norm.

Crashmo 3DS Review: pushing blocks isn’t supposed to be fun

One easy way to confuse the average gamer is to start talking about how much you’re enjoying the block puzzles in the game you’re currently playing. The inclusion of block

Two of the hardest NES games jump onto the 3DS eShop

Here’s your chance to defeat two of the games that have haunted many players for years. You’ve probably played several of Mega Man’s progeny, but it’s nice to take a

‘Crimson Shroud’ brings story-driven (board) role-playing to your 3DS

While it would be nigh impossible to convince a publisher to get behind a sixty-dollar, story-driven rpg board game, small downloadable titles can just about do as they please. Crimson

Final Fantasy Theatrhythm goes fee-to-pay on iOS

Yes, you read that title correctly. You’re free to pay whatever amount you want for Theatrhythm on iOS, depending on what content you’re looking for. However, It seems as though

Pokémon Black and White DVD review, episodes 1-12

As is customary with the release of a new Pokémon video game, the television series follows. The Unova region is ripe for adventure, and as always, Ash is prepared to

Mario Kart 7 3DS XL bundle hits the track Dec. 2nd

The 3DS XL’s eye-popping screen is reason enough to upgrade, but now Nintendo’s decided to throw in an extra incentive. Starting December 2nd, Mario Kart 7 will come pre-installed on

Nintendo Wii U, 3DS tour takes to US malls in November-December

Whether you’re a gamer who’s never been to E3, or you miss the good ole’ days of the arcade, this Nintendo tour is a decent substitute for both. Nintendo will

NIS America goodies for your Hurricane Sandy relief donation

Hurricane Sandy just recently devastated huge swaths of the east coast. Thankfully NISA is bringing the issue to fans’ attention, as it can be easy to forget news like this

Nintendo Download – Disney Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion demo, Pokédex 3D Pro

This week’s Nintendo Download blasts off with a demo for the much-anticipated Disney Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion for 3DS. Mizrabel from Snow White and the Seven Dwarves is wreaking

Nintendo Weekly Update: Freaky Forms, Fractured Soul

To start off this weekly update of downloadables and information, Nintendo has given the go-ahead for a new demo of Style Savvy: Trendsetters, which gives players a better idea of

Style Savvy: Trendsetters review, clothing crazed

I took it upon myself to confront the most challenging thing to this point in my time at Nerd Reactor: reviewing a so-called “girl game”. I would like to point

The Iconoclasts, an excellent 2D action platformer, gets a second trailer

If you’ve been following the slow growth of The Iconoclasts, a 2D action platformer created by one single guy, you would know that it’s going to take a long time

Anarchy Reigns, multiplayer brawler, dated and priced

Anarchy Reigns is a whacky, multiplayer beat-em-up by Platinum Games (Vanquish, Bayonetta), and it’s hitting your PS3 and Xbox 360 very soon. With visuals similar to the Wii’s Mad World,

‘Darkstalkers Resurrection’ bundle brings excellent online options to original games

Capcom has been releasing online-capable versions of their older games for awhile, and just now they’ve announced that both Darkstalkers: Night Warriors and Darkstalkers 3 will be packaged as a

The 3DS eShop fills in the Fall season with a deluge of games

Nintendo has been on a roll with new information via their “Nintendo Direct” broadcasts, and today a deluge of information on 3DS games will leave gamers twitching their thumbs with

War of the Roses launch trailer, a jab at Call of Duty?

War of the Roses, a third-person shooter and sword-fest, launched yesterday with a new trailer. Thus far the game sits presumably pleased with three reviews and an 80 Metacritic score.

Sega announces HD ports of Sonic Adventure 2 and NiGHTS for PS3, Xbox 360, PC (?)

To keep the digital sales ball rolling, while Sega just re-released Jet Set Radio, they’re now announcing that Sonic Adventure 2 and the much beloved NiGHTS will be on your