2017 is one of the best years in gaming, hands down, and one integral part of this is Nintendo’s release of the SNES Classic. They brought back a system that hosts some of the best games of all time and allows it to be experienced by those who grew up with it (like me!) and a whole new generation…well…assuming you could find one. The levels of nostalgia and excitement surrounding...[Read More]
Nintendo has just announced that another Nintendo Direct will be arriving in just two short days. On Wednesday, September 13th at 3pm PT/6 PM ET, a Nintendo Direct will arrive that will focus on the Switch and 3DS titles headed to us in the next few months. Possibly most exciting is that Nintendo’s website states we will be getting a “in-depth look at Super Mario Odyssey.” ItR...[Read More]
Back when the leaks started circulating from Laura Kate Dale, I laughed out loud at the absolute insanity of the idea, and yet here I am with the game in my hands and I couldn’t be more surprised. Rabbids, the aggravating little bunnies that arguably ruined the Rayman name on the Wii, so much so that the Rabbids franchise no longer touts the Rayman branding at all. Add in cartoons that felt ...[Read More]
Ubisoft & Nintendo have announced that Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle will receive a season pass with three pieces of DLC. The season pass will cost $19.99 and will have content ready to download on day one. The content available to those who purchase the season pass when Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom battle releases next Tuesday, August 29th, will be eight steampunk-style weapons. Later this fall...[Read More]
Psyonix has just revealed more details on the exclusive Nintendo-themed content coming to the Nintendo Switch version of Rocket League. The ‘Mario NSR’, ‘Luigi NSR’ and ‘Samus’ Gunship’ vehicles will be headed to the Switch version for free at launch later this year. As noted in the announcement from Psyonix, team color will decide which version of the Bat...[Read More]
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle may be one of the biggest surprises in video games this year. Who would have ever thought that we would be seeing Ubisoft and Nintendo work together to create a game that just screams XCOM. Well, my friends, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is real and it is a ton of fun.
Having completed E3 2017, I thought it wise to reflect and think back on all the incredible games and experiences I’ve had in the past week. One of the topics I was most excited to ponder was what would be my Game of the Show 2017. I anticipated struggling and going back and forth with certain titles, but when it came down to it, my answer was already firmly decided. Super Mario Odyssey is, ...[Read More]
Throughout my early gaming days, anything made from a movie, comic book, or otherwise popular franchise outside of gaming was usually a recipe for disaster. However, there has been a recent upswing in quality with titles made with intellectual licenses. Sure, its still not perfect, but licensed games are getting better.
The storied Mario Kart franchise has found its perfect home on the Nintendo Switch. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is one of the best and most complete packages since the original Super Mario Kart was gifted to the world 24 years ago. Containing 48 courses and 42 characters, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has all previously released DLC and adds new characters such as King Boo and the Inklings from Splatoon. Nintendo d...[Read More]
Hey, Zelda fans, The Wall Street Journal has some good news for you. In a new report, it appears that Nintendo will be bringing The Legend of Zelda to mobile platforms. While no date was given, the report states it will be next in the lineup after the Animal Crossing app that is supposedly releasing sometime later in 2017. As with Nintendo’s other mobile titles, DeNA will work with Nintendo ...[Read More]
Greetings Backloggers! After a few weeks of old school console gaming pain, I needed a break. Something simple. Something that wouldn’t challenge my reflexes. Something cheerful and uplifting.