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Nintendo bringing the Holiday Fun

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Nintendo bringing the Holiday Fun

With the next-gen console war in full swing and the PS4 in first place, the biggest question is: who’s going to be number 2? Before E3 2014, it was assumed that Xbox One might have a trick up their sleeve to either knock the PS4 off it’s perch or something to solidify 2nd place.

While Nintendo certainly brought their A Game to E3, they took it a step further with this year’s holiday release list and some surprises which truly make me want to pick up a Wii U.

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[E3-2013] Hands On Mario Kart 8 – Impressions

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[E3-2013] Hands On Mario Kart 8 – Impressions

E3 2013 is sadly behind us, and my feet have finally returned to working order. One of the highlights of any E3 is checking out what the 3 bigs have to offer. (Well, that and Nintendo always has the most cushy of carpets.) Before even getting near the booth you could feel the energy and fun coming off a screen containing Mario Kart 8

I’m more than familiar with the series, as it’s occupied almost every party I’ve held. While you could certainly play the game solo, it’s all about multiplayer. Luckily for me, Anthony was close by and was willing to get his ass handed to him.

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Movie Issues: Super Mario Brothers

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Movie Issues: Super Mario Brothers

DO THE MARIO! Swing your arm from side to side. Come on, it’s time to go do the Mario.

DO THE MARIO!

Oh yes friends, you’re reading it correctly. This week we fell down a couple of pipes and ended up watching 1993’s Super Mario Brothers. Tune in to see if we can discover if this is an endearing movie from our youth that should be cherished or just a huge Bob-Omb that should never be watched again. So join us! Grab a meatball sub and your best cheap red wine and get ready to DO THE MARIO!

Top 5 Love ’em or Hate ’em characters

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Top 5 Love ’em or Hate ’em characters

I have been seeing lots of videos for Bulletstorm and I have been hearing a lot of very different opinions about it.  Some people can’t think of anything greater than a game that gives you points for how creatively you can shoot a man in his kibbles and bits.  However, some people can’t get past the ridiculous machismo that the protagonist spews at an astounding rate.

With people already drawing lines in the sand on whether they love or hate the main character, I decided on this weeks Top 5 Love ’em or Hate ’em Characters.

5)Claptrap

I'm dancing, I'm daaancing!

The dancing robot who just can’t shut up helped us throughout our journey in Gearbox’s over the top shooter Borderlands.  Debuting in some pretty funny shorts, “Uprights!”, he helped jump start the hype that grew around Borderlands.  Once the game began Claptrap decided his favorite place to be was “all up in your face”.

If your tolerance for hearing “I’m dancing, I’m dancing” and still thinking it is hilarious is high, then you still love Claptrap.  Many gamers, however, could not stomach him.

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The Brothers Mario: This Just Got Real

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The Brothers Mario: This Just Got Real

The Game Station Network consists of different channels on YouTube dedicated to anything and everything gaming, from walk-throughs to machinima. Check out its latest video of a re-invented classic: enter the world of The Brothers Mario as they shoot and loot their way against Bowser and his gang including The Koopa Troopas, Bullet Bill, and more. Shit just got real.
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Pixelated Podcast Ep.052 – Reaching out to say Halo

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Pixelated Podcast Ep.052 – Reaching out to say Halo

This week we stay happy with some upcoming TV Show news. Raul Acapellas the News. We then reach out and say Hello to some Halo Reach. Get our Instant search on with some Google Instant. Roundtable it up about Old Ladies you think is hot. Make a touchdown with some Football talk. Then discuss some Shaqfu with a dash of Hogan. Wrapping things up with a reach out to North Carolina and Atlanta with some live coverage of the Halo Reach launch.

Topics

  • Happy B-day Mario
  • TV Funtime
  • Halo Reach
  • Raul Acapellas the News
  • Google Instant
  • Roundtable: Choose and Old Lady to get Busy with
  • Football
  • Shaq Fu with a Dash of Hogan
  • Live Coverage of Halo Reach launch from North Carolina and Atlanta

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Top 5 Reasons the Wii Sucks

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Top 5 Reasons the Wii Sucks

When the Wii launched in 2006 it became a huge success, selling out across America and bringing in the casual audience in record numbers. However, the honeymoon has long since passed and those rose-tinted glasses are starting to crack. Nintendo‘s little white system has surely captured the casual market, and acheived record sells. However, the system has certainly garnered a reputation among gamers as your mom’s system, a kiddie system, full of games like ‘Little Kitties Like to have Tea and Dress Up 4″. So here are my Top 5 Reasons the Wii Sucks.

5) Waggle is a gimmick

Early testing of a Nintendogs for Wii

Remember how exciting the idea of playing a Zelda where you controlled the sword was? You imagined angling your attacks perfectly, slicing through enemy’s defenses as you saved the world yet again. Then remember how, instead of that, you ended up just shaking your wrist around for hours on end while sitting on your couch? Games like Star Wars: The Force Unleashed could have been amazing. Instead, I ended up just shaking my hand around wildly, completely at random as my character went through his specific character animations regardless of how I moved my hands. Read On