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Random: This Nintendo Direct Feels Incredibly Quaint Just 10 Years On
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Random: This Nintendo Direct Feels Incredibly Quaint Just 10 Years On

Image: Nintendo LifeIt's an easy business to sit and discuss the failures of the Wii U — lacking purpose, chunky design, confusing name — but what about its successes? It's a much shorter list, we'll admit, but one of the things that many of us will agree on is its stellar games library (we mean, just look at how many have made the jump over to Switch). With the console turning ten at the end of last year, we are now in the period of decade-old Wii U announcements popping back into our heads at a moment's notice. Once such anniversary took place yesterday as we noticed on Twitter (thanks to @NintenDaan) that a whopping ten years have passed since the console's 'Nintendo Games' Direct presentation aired. Oh man, the Wii U Direct - Nintendo Games is ten years old today. https://t.co/JWlF...
Anniversary: Dragon Quest V Is 30 Years Old Today
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Anniversary: Dragon Quest V Is 30 Years Old Today

Image: Square EnixOne of the Super Famicom's most-celebrated RPGs turns 30 today in Japan. Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride was the series' first game on the 16-bit console, and even today, Dragon Quest V is fondly remembered, despite the game not receiving an official Western release until its 2009 DS port. The Super Famicom (or SNES) isn't a slouch when it comes to RPGs — with Final Fantasy IV, V, and VI, Secret of Mana, Terranigma, EarthBound, and the seminal Chrono Trigger being just a handful of names that Dragon Quest V has to compete with to be considered one of the system's best. Even so, it still manages to stand out on a star-studded console thanks to Akira Toriyama's distinctive art style, its cosy vibes, and grand, coming-of-age story. Dragon Quest V introduced on...