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Dear Nintendo: Bring on the Wii U Ports

As soon as Mario exclaimed “MARIO KAAART EIIIIGGHHT” on the title screen of the recently released Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, I knew I was done for. A game that I had sunk over 100 hours into on my maligned Wii U had hooked me again. Before I knew it, I was dusting Daisy so hard that Lakitu had to fish her across the finish line – snaking through dizzying turns like I had never put down the controller. In the 2 years since I had last tasted sweet gold, what had changed? The obvious answer is the bevy of features that earn Mario Kart 8 Deluxe its fancy new moniker, but their presence has provided microscopic returns in my limited playing time. If not that, then what? The answer is, again, obvious; the Nintendo Switch.
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Mario Doesn’t Try Anymore

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

Massive Nintendo Sale is Here!

To celebrate E3, Nintendo has announced a plethora of downloadable games that are on sale up to 30% off!

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