Category Archives: Gaming

Press X To Immerse

Immersion in video games has become a big talking point among fans and critics lately.  Having recently completed the excellent Metro 2033 series (I know, a little late on that) I thought I would share my thoughts on some recent trends.  In particular – button

The Backstreets Of The Mushroom Kingdom: Mario Kart 8 DLC In Review

He staggered around his house, depressed. “A-nother a-day, a-nother a-coin,” he said, despondently.  His day was going to play out like normal.  Shower.  Shit.  A bowl of ‘Shroom Cereal.  Save the Princess.  Drink.  Stare into the void.  Cry.  Black out.  This routine was getting more and

Listen Hear: Animal Crossing

Video games have tons of working parts that go into making them all so amazing.  The story, the characters, the world, the graphics, the controls.  But there is often an element that a lot of people overlook.  An element that truly does bring to life

BoxBoy! Review: Can’t Box Me In

BoxBoy! is one of the most fun and unique puzzle-platformer games I’ve played in a long while.  What’s even better, it has a 4.99 price tag.  The 3DS downloadable title by HAL Laboratory, developer of the Kirby and Smash Bros. series, has hours of quandaries to solve and I’m here

Listen To Animal Crossing Music On Your Browser Always

Kazumi Totaka makes some brilliant video game music.  I’ll be sure and elaborate more on that soon.  The Animal Crossing series is just one of many examples.  However, thanks to a new Google Chrome extension, you can listen to the sweet sounds of Totaka’s work

Nintendo Direct Makes Me Excited And Want To Die At The Same Time

Nintendo recently put up another of their “Nintendo Direct” videos.  As per usual, the beginning and the end of the announcement had fantastic news delivered by company president Satoru Iwata about Smash Bros., Mario Marker, and Mario Kart 8.  The middle, delivered by Nintendo Treehouse Marketing

Listen Hear: Melty Monster Galaxy

Video games have tons of working parts that go into making them all so amazing.  The story, the characters, the world, the graphics, the controls.  But there is often an element that a lot of people overlook.  An element that truly does bring to life

All The New Pokémon Are Terrible Part I

We, the Statler and Waldorf of Pokémon, are about to weigh in with strong opinions on the designs of five of the fighting critters that came after our nostalgia-tinted original 151. Have you seen some of the new iterations of Pokémon?  Have you? The innovative Red and Blue

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U: Four Months Later

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U released in the U.S. on November 21, 2014.  In this article, Drew and Jon get together to reassess their thoughts on the game after putting a solid four months of time into it.  Take a look to see what holds up, what

Ken Griffey Jr. Game Holds An Amazingly Stupid Gem

Ken Griffey, Jr. Presents Major League Baseball is a Super Nintendo game from my childhood that I absolutely love.  Simple controls and amazingly fun mechanics made for a supremely excellent game for any library, regardless of whether or not you liked the sport.  And although