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  • Blog Post: Ten Other Uses For Nintendo’s Amiibo Figures

    Like many of you, I got some Nintendo Amiibos for Christmas this year. Unfortunately, I’m visiting my sister on the east coast and I forgot to bring my Wii U, so I decided to experiment with several other uses for Nintendo’s adorable new figures. 1. Pepperoni Placeholder What’s for... More
  • Blog Post: Four Teaser Trailers That Did Exactly What They Were Supposed To

    With the Star Wars teaser trailer continuing to make the rounds online ( and being mercilessly spoofed ), it prompts me to think of some of the teasers for video games I am most excited to learn more about. These are the recent teasers that drip-fed just the right amount of information to make me excited... More
  • Blog Post: Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Was Almost A Zelda Game

    Before Captain Toad ever made his debut in Super Mario 3D World, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker director Shinya Hiratake dreamed of a game set inside smaller worlds. He had reasoned that if he removed the jumping mechanic from a platformer that he could shrink a game's levels by a significant degree... More
  • Blog Post: Replay – The Legend Of Zelda: Majora's Mask

    With Nintendo's announcement of the 3DS remake of Link's creepiest adventure , we decided to look back at the original. Released shortly after the groundbreaking Ocarina of Time, Majora's Mask reuses characters and assets from the first 3D Zelda title to create the surreal, dreamlike world... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – 8-Player Super Smash Bros. Wii U Rematch

    Yesterday , we gathered seven editors and one intern around a Wii U to play Super Smash Bros. Wii U. We had so much fun, that we had to do it again. This time we gathered six editors and two interns for two straightforward rounds of what basically amounts to indiscernible madness. Join myself, Wade Wojcik... More
  • Blog Post: Ten Of The Most Iconic Outfits In Video Games

    As the old adage absolutely does not go, clothes maketh the game character. The way a character is garbed can make or break their personality as well as their appearance. Deciding how a character is uniquely clad is like a PR move in itself, presenting the character as the sum of their parts. Inspired... More
  • Blog Post: What Should Nintendo Do With Its Amiibos?

    Nintendo’s amiibos are adorable little action figures I look forward to staring at while they find a home on my desk, but as of this moment, their application seems limited. Of the confirmed games that will take advantage of the figures, Super Smash Bros. is the only one we really know how amiibos... More
  • Blog Post: Top 25 Wii Games

    Nintendo has ended its seven-year relationship with the Wii, and moved on to its new life with the Wii U, and we've taken this moment to reflect on the console’s best games. With more than 100 million units sold, the Wii had a successful run. Here are the best games the Wii has to offer. For... More
  • Blog Post: Gaming Disguises That Shouldn’t Work But Did

    Getting around without your enemies recognizing you is a key component in many games. Often times, our heroes don a disguise in order to hide their identities and sneak around. In some cases, however, the disguises are so weird or outlandish that they just shouldn’t work. We take a look at a few... More
  • Blog Post: What We Want From Zelda On Wii U

    Zelda is beloved amongst gamers, and for good reason. The series has delivered many defining video game experiences for many players. It’s a series fans hold to a high standard, demanding evolution with each entry, but continue to insist that it not stray too far from what made them fall in love... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo’s Missed Virtual Console Opportunities

    Nintendo has one of video games’ most impressive backlogs, but it is missing a lot of golden opportunities with its Virtual Console. Super Mario 3D World and Super Mario 64 Super Mario 64 was Mario’s first 3D platforming adventure, and set a standard for the genre for years to come, but ahead... More
  • Blog Post: Places – Inside Kakariko Village’s Well

    Widely considered one of the greatest games of all time, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is also the first title in the series to use 3D graphics. Until Ocarina, my only experience with the series had been playing Link’s Awakening. I remember being stunned by Ocarina’s visuals, music... More
  • Blog Post: Getting The Ball Rolling: Timing Zelda’s Lengthy Introductions

    A new Zelda game is nearly within our grasp. As excited as we are to explore The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, we have to remember that every Zelda game has a required introduction that seems to get longer, and longer with each release. There is a point in every Zelda game where you feel like... More
  • Blog Post: Man’s Best Friend: Gaming's Top Canines

    People love dogs for many reasons: they’re cuddly, loyal, and protective. Video game canines run the gamut from lovable to ferocious, to alien and able to wield ninja kunai. Here’s our list of some of the best video game canines. Blanca – Shadow Hearts: Covenant Without Blanca, Yuri... More
  • Blog Post: Replay – The Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time

    During the sea change from 2D to 3D gaming, Nintendo set incredibly high bars with their two flagship series. Mario set the standard for 3D platforming with the stellar Super Mario 64, and Link transitioned into 3D with equal grace. Many gamers (including myself ) consider Ocarina of Time to be one of... More
  • Blog Post: Links To The Future: Creating The Perfect Zelda Game

    Like many successful franchises, the Legend of Zelda series has changed along with video games themselves. The battles against Ganon and accompanying villains span every single Nintendo platform, usually highlighting the unique features of the company’s newest console. With the recent launch of... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Scribblenauts Unlimited

    Scribblenauts Unlimited is the the first game in the series to display on more than a screen in your hand, and we decided to take a look at it in all its "HD-ness" glory. Myself, Jeff Cork, and Ben Hanson gathered to take a look at Maxwell's latest adventure and tried to come up with as... More
  • Blog Post: How To Become A Real-Life Video Game Hero

    Everyone has their idols. While some people foolishly admire athletes and physicists, the rest of us appreciate more down-to-earth individuals like Master Chief or Commander Shepard. As with any idol, sometimes we wish we could be more like them someday. Here’s a guide to being more like your favorite... More
  • Blog Post: The Evolution Of Ganon

    He’s one of gaming’s most recognizable characters and a fan-favorite foil, but how much do you really know about The Legend of Zelda’s iconic villain, Ganondorf? From a demonic pig monster to a powerful warlock, Ganon has undergone a surprising metamorphosis throughout his 26-year existence... More
  • Blog Post: Moments: Samus Aran And Link Appearing In Super Mario RPG

    Often, the memories of our favorite video games can be distilled to one specific moment. In our new recurring 'Moments' feature, we're going to discuss some of our favorites. When Samus Aran and Link showed up in Super Mario RPG, it was mind blowing. Despite Mario, Link, and Samus all being... More
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