Super Smash Bros. Direct Extravaganza

It has been a long time since I’ve been aboard the Nintendo hype train. Super Mario 3D World was a blast-and-a-half to play, but I only got excited for the blockbuster title after it was released. The features on Rusty’s Real Deal Baseball and Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze had me snoring. Hell, even the … Continue reading Super Smash Bros. Direct Extravaganza

Fire Emblem Heroes Review

I Need a Hero When Nintendo first announced their partnership with mobile developer DeNA, Fire Emblem was one of the series that immediately jumped to mind as a fit for iOS and Android devices. Cue Fire Emblem Heroes, Nintendo’s third foray into the mobile market and a bite-sized version of the hardcore strategy-RPG series. Wrapped … Continue reading Fire Emblem Heroes Review

MONG’s Game of the Year 2016

2016 was a roller coaster of a year. There was a wild U.S. Election, the Olympics and the Cubs finally won the World Series. Similarly, this was quite the year in gaming as well. Final Fantasy XV finally came out after a decade of anticipation, Pokémon GO took the world by storm, and Battlefield 1 … Continue reading MONG’s Game of the Year 2016

Nine Nintendo Switch Games to Ring in 2019

With 2019 just a few hours away, you might be panicking about which games you want to have available for your friends. Worry not! We have you covered with the nine Nintendo Switch games to ring in 2019.

Sonic Mania Review

He’s a maniac As someone who was born in the twilight of Sonic’s golden age, I’ve forever heard that the blue blur’s best was behind him. While I enjoyed the Advance and Adventure series of the early 2000s, that history was always at the fringe of my consciousness. As the hedgehog struggled to find an … Continue reading Sonic Mania Review

Ubisoft’s Passionate E3 and the Pain of Hostile Takeover

It is easy to ignore that the gaming industry’s corporate skeleton is as cold and stiff as any other. Despite engaging in the business of fun, the ebb and flow of our beloved pastime is dictated not by fanatic devotion or creative passion, but by the unwavering severity of the bottom line. We can effortlessly … Continue reading Ubisoft’s Passionate E3 and the Pain of Hostile Takeover

Nintendo’s Amiibo Are Worse Than DLC Season Passes

Nintendo’s Amiibo have been hugely successful since day one, with the game maker raking in tons of cash from these small, plastic collectibles with NFC tags embedded within them. Clearly this benefits Nintendo nicely, but are these figures good for the customer? As it turns out, no — and it may even be worse than downloadable … Continue reading Nintendo’s Amiibo Are Worse Than DLC Season Passes

Snipperclips – cut it out together! Review

A Cut Above With every Nintendo console launch comes a bevy of games seeking to validate whatever unique functionality the game-maker has packed into its new machine. The N64 had Super Mario 64. The Wii had Wii Sports. The Wii U arguably never found its “Aha!” moment, which is one of many reasons why the … Continue reading Snipperclips – cut it out together! Review

MONG’s 10 Most Wanted for the Switch Virtual Console

The Nintendo Switch is less than a month away, and while we have been treated to a slow trickle of information and a Super Bowl commercial, there is still plenty we don’t know about Nintendo’s newest console. Of these unknowns, the questions surrounding the Switch’s Virtual Console iteration are the most tantalizing. Rumors of GameCube … Continue reading MONG’s 10 Most Wanted for the Switch Virtual Console