Before I start any game, I need to look into the options menu to check if everything is to my liking. My gaming preferences have been shaped by the different titles I’ve played over the years—sometimes I’ve chosen to play one way, but there have been times when I’ve been encourage taking a different approach. This takes me back to 1998, back when I played this game you might’ve heard

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  So, Mario Kart 8 is finally coming out, you have seen the trailers right? It looks great: the driving, the tracks, the vehicles… but there must be a reason why the trailer doesn’t show everyone nuking everyone away like (you know) the actual game. Mario kart is still one of my favorite franchises, but I just hope that Nintendo remembers that the guy on first place also deserves to have some

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What the hell are Mario games on about these days? Why do we keep playing them? Surely, part of it is a nostalgia-driven demand for Mario games. We grew up with these characters; we grew up drawing Mario levels on pieces of scrap paper; but, at some point we actually did grow up. Mario has never been “just for kids”, as some may have you believe. Nostalgia is only part

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Old Weegee over at Nintendo is getting the old spa treatment with 2013 being the Year of Luigi. I’ve always had a strange respect for him despite letting Mario hog the spotlight for periods of years. Since both my brother and I grew up gaming together, it’s only natural that I always played the wingman. The Robin to his Batman. The Chewbacca to his Han. The – well, yeah. And

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