5 classic “Nintendo” characters who need to be Amiibo

This whole Amiibo thing is getting more and more out of control. Eventually, all the Smash Bros. waves are going to be released, and the question at that point will be: what next? Obviously, we know concurrent waves, such as the mostly double-dipping Super Mario set, are a thing. But, the way these things are more »


Apex 2015: Twitch Saves Smash Bros. Tourney

It all started with a fire alarm. Around 9:00 yesterday morning, the fire alarm at the Clarion Empire Hotel went off. The New Jersey hotel was hosting Apex 2015, an annual Super Smash Bros. tournament that’s organized by a crew of east coast gamers called “Team Apex.” No smoke was reported, and the first round of more »

Nintendo’s Amiibos can’t hold their data

As you’d expect from the first Nintendo Direct of the year, this morning’s talk with the big N yielded a slew of announcements. True to its E3 2014 promises, Wii U will receive multiple releases in the coming months. This includes Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, Elliot Quest, Blek, and returning three returning, Wii classics. Super Mario Galaxy, Punchout, and more »


Amiibo will get people more excited about Mario Party 10

In my household, Mario Party is kind of a big deal. It’s the perfect way to get a bunch of people with weird work schedules involved in something exciting with minimal effort. Sure, half or more of the group gets incredibly salty the moment any Mario Party inevitably reveals its true colors, but we keep more »

Technology Tell Gaming’s worst game of 2014

We didn’t just play good games in 2014. No, we played some bad games too. And by bad, I mean so horrible that the people who played them had to be promised they wouldn’t get another game like it before they’d take another review. (There’s a reason why Michael Martin went from Fairy Fencer F more »


Fluster Cluck Review: Worst PS4 Game of 2014

Title: Fluster Cluck Price: $14.99 System(s): PS4 Release Date: October 21, 2014 Publisher (Developer): Loot Entertainment (Loot Entertainment) ESRB Rating: “Everyone” for Mild Fantasy Violence Imagine a nightmarish game of Mario Party where every turn, for 20 turns, the game forces the same banal mini-game upon you. Now, imagine that game thematically revolves around chickens and more »

Extra Life Confessions: 24 hours aren’t as long as you think

After all my preparations, Extra Life game day finally arrived October 25th, 2014. Being that it was my inaugural Extra Life marathon, I wanted to be fully prepared. So I bought snacks, and drinks ahead of time, charged my handhelds, and confirmed the start time with my cousin. I was incredibly worried that I wouldn’t more »


Super Smash Bros. 3DS demo impressions: 5 reasons it is legit

I’ve spent the past few days tooling around with the Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS demo, and it should surprise nobody to say I’m really enjoying it. I’ll even go as far as to admit I was on the fence about this one, but after playing it I’m totally sold. I thought at first, more »

Super Smash Bros. tournament is on at San Diego Comic-Con

That Super Smash Bros. Wii U tournament at E3 2014 must have gone over as well as it seemed to, as Nintendo is following it up with another one! This time, the tournament will be held at San Diego Comic-Con on July 25, 2014. Except thing time, the Wii U is out and the 3DS more »


EA flash sale is live on PSN

Earlier today, Sony pushed live a flash sale in the PlayStation Store. This flash sale is only for PS3 games and will end on March 31. Nothing on this list is particularly new, but this is a good way to catch up on some older titles you may have missed the first time around. There’s more »

Build or destroy friendships with Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes

Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes gives you one simple task: defuse a bomb. You have no manual and no way of knowing what wire to cut first, but you’re not alone. Your friends hold the instructions for how to stop it. You’re the only one that can see it, unless your friends like to screen more »


Black Friday 2013: Best Buy ad may make you drool

With all the Black Friday 2013 ads showing up online, you’d think it was the biggest shopping weekend of the year already. It’s not, of course, but the appearance of the officially released Walmart ad and Best Buy ad has really kicked things off. It’s happening, it’s real, and apparently Thanksgiving is the new Black more »