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Month: November 2016

Thanksgiving 2016 Video Game Pickups plus FREE CODE GIVEAWAY

Thanksgiving 2016 Video Game Pickups plus FREE CODE GIVEAWAY

Hey guys, Mark here. In this pickups video, I show you what I bought from the madness that is Thanksgiving Day sales. I picked up a few games for PS4, PS3, Xbox One, and the Wii U. I have a set of free codes for the original Gears of War Xbox 360 series. If interested in winning these, I will pick a random person from the comments, however, you need to tell us what it was you picked up and… Read More

New Switch Rumors Emerge

New Switch Rumors Emerge

Nintendo’s Switch, previously known as the NX, has been blessed/cursed with a myriad of rumors since it was first announced a few years ago. Sifting through them is a challenge but I like to think that we do a good job of bringing the most legit rumors to your attention. In a previous article, I discussed how the Switch is more “gaming tablet” and less “traditional console” and I stand by that statement. Today’s rumors actually lend some credence to… Read More

Kart Racers (that aren’t Mario Kart!), Part 1

Kart Racers (that aren’t Mario Kart!), Part 1

The original Super Mario Kart on the Super Nintendo was hugely influential and is largely responsible for an entire genre. However, it isn’t the only kart racer in town anymore. Many companies have tried to duplicate the golden formula and the results can be mixed, to say the least. In part one of this new series, I am taking a look at two kart racers and neither one is Mario Kart.

Ristar (Review)

Ristar (Review)

I was always a Nintendo kid growing up and I wasn’t big on Sega. Due to the whole “console wars” thing. Of course, this changed over time and I began to explore Sega’s catalog. And this is when I discovered Ristar.… Read More

Why You Should (And Shouldn’t) Go All Digital

Why You Should (And Shouldn’t) Go All Digital

Video games have had a rough transition into the realm of digital distribution. What with the slow rise of broadband Internet, data caps, increasing game sizes and limited storage options. But that’s not to say that it’s an entirely bad idea. There are many perks that come with going all digital: wider selection, better sales, and less clutter in your home. But not all platforms offer the same digital experience. In fact, there is a stark divide between PC and… Read More

Nintendo is Playing with Power

Nintendo is Playing with Power

When the Ouya console found massive funding on Kickstarter, I was excited. Not because I wanted to play mobile games on my T.V. Quite the opposite: I wanted to see what kinds of experiences the Tegra 3 chip could provide (Tegra 3 was the top-tier mobile chip from Nvidia at the time) beyond mobile-style games. My mind swirled with the many possibilities. Finally, mobile game developers would have access to powerful hardware and a dedicated controller. Sure, it was no… Read More

All Things Video Games – Podcast

All Things Video Games – Podcast

I would like to announce the brand new podcast series by Greg and my self, where we talk about “All Things Video Games” and discuss various news, rumors, and history. In this fist 3 part episode, we talk about new rumors of the Nintendo Switch, we remember the Nintendo Wii brand, while telling a little story as well, and we remember how Sega once was. In part 1 of 3 we talk about the Nintendo Switch, discussing what the RAM… Read More

Remembering the Wii Brand

Remembering the Wii Brand

The Nintendo Wii and its’ successor were monumental consoles for the big N but for very different reasons; one of them ranks among the companies’ most successful consoles ever while the other ranks among the least successful. But, in my opinion, neither was insignificant. Both were severely underrated in various ways. … Read More