Video game mascots: perhaps one of the greatest elements of the gaming industry to manifest during the 80s and 90s. Originally created as a marketing technique to attract newcomers to the then-small gaming community, video game mascots seem to have transcended to something far greater… they have become legends. These […]

Back in 2015, both the video game and theme park worlds were rocked when Universal announced a partnership with Nintendo. The plans currently include the Super Nintendo World themed land, which is under construction in Japan, with a targeted 2020 opening. Plans for similar lands in Universal’s Orlando and Hollywood […]

When you think of a video game character that seems to have done it all, you think of everyone’s favorite plumber in red: Mario. For more than 30 years, Mario has been the character that has gone well beyond his platforming games and has jumped into other genres all the […]

To say Nintendo had a pretty good 2017 would be an understatement. The company’s newest console, the Nintendo Switch, launched this past March to unprecedented success, currently sitting at just under eight million sold. They were so confident they even increased their sales projections for the console, from 10 million […]

I remember unboxing my NES, one of my first slick boxes of gaming goodness. How a little moustached plumber and his adventures consumed my days. How finding my first warp screen in Level 4-2 blew my mind and those of my friends who were all experiencing Mario Bros. for the first time at the same time sharing our triumphs, our tragedies and the secrets we discovered.

One of my most memorable experiences as a child was on Christmas morning of 1993 unwrapping my Super Nintendo Entertainment System bundled with Super Mario World. Little did I know that I would experience the same feeling over 20 years later as an adult standing in line at Walmart, when […]

2

This Week in Video Game History … Gamecubers happen to cross some animals, the Heartless attack, a classic Konami shooter and some Princess gets ‘napped by some giant turtle guy… 15 years ago this week, the Animal Crossing series launched in North America for Nintendo Gamecube and would go on […]

This Week In Video Game History – SNK launch their final home video game system, an innovative shoot em up from Namco is released, Luigi makes his debut and one of Nintendo‚Äôs greatest innovators is born, This week in 1994, SNK launched their final home video game console – the […]

Release Date: August 29, 2017 Platforms: Nintendo Switch Publisher: Ubisoft Developer: Ubisoft Paris, Ubisoft Milan Genre: Turn-Based Strategy RPG ESRB Rating: E10+ for Everyone 10+ (Cartoon Violence, Comic Mischief, Mild Language) MSRP: $59.99   Every so often, gamers are blessed with a title that takes us completely by surprise with […]