Nintendo NX is easily the year’s biggest gaming mystery. Speculation and theories have saturated message boards and news feeds in an attempt to uncover the secret to the company’s brand new gaming platform. And after the recent report by Eurogamer, seemingly everyone has an opinion.
The all but confirmed supposition that NX is a high-powered handheld device ripped through the internet when it broke last week. Since then we have had time to create opinions for ourselves as well as listen to the opinions of our favorite gaming personalities. When speaking of any big Nintendo news, two notions always crop to the surface; the news will save or sink the beloved developer.
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Super Mario 64 is one of my favorite video games ever. I remember getting my Nintendo 64 a few months after the system was first released and it was my first game. I loved Mario games before that, especially Super Mario World, but Mario 64 blew my mind. The freedom from running around in three dimensions, all the moves Mario could do, the clear blue water. Holy crap, the water looked good! I remember that feeling so well. The joy from a brand new Mario game. Whenever a new Mario game was coming out, it meant something new and innovative was coming. Something that would push the industry into new territory. Whether it was analog control, multiple playable characters with different abilities, or a non-linear world, Mario furthered the industry through design. So it makes me sad that Super Mario 64 was the last time I was truly blown away by a Mario game. Continue reading Mario Doesn’t Try Anymore
“The “Video Games I’m Thankful For” series is in full swing now that we’re almost halfway into the month.” This game is yet another sequel and comes from the Nintendo DS. Though some might not consider it a “game” per se, I think it’s a game that offers unique challenges while almost training your brain: Continue reading Video Games I’m Thankful For (Part 11)
In the first double-digit chapter of the series “Video Games I’m Thankful For,” I send us back to the original Nintendo DS, to the first game I ever received for it. Although it may not have been the most popular game in existence, it was certainly a favorite of mine: Continue reading Video Games I’m Thankful For (Part 10)
Once again we find a good number of readers, viewers, and even writers or leaders of this news industry reacting viscerally. With Tomb Raider showing itself to not entirely be exclusive, a lot of PlayStation eyes seem to be focused on the Vita, and the lack of any reveals for the little machine from this summer.
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