Posts Tagged ‘mario’

Ori and the Will of the Wisps Switch Review

by The_Dark_Mikeon 13/10/2020
The word “charming” is bandied about whenever a platformer starring some sort of soft creature is released. It’s oft misused, being a lazy way to paper over the idea that the protagonist is cute and/or the NPCs make funny noises. There is rarely a game that comes along and actually earns this title. The Ori […]

Bayonetta 2 Review

by Nick Hancheton 01/11/2014
The original Bayonetta, released on both Xbox 360 and Playstation 3, was a huge success in both eastern and western markets, launching in 2009 and 2010 respectively. Not only was it a commercial success, but a huge surprise on how brilliant the game was as a whole. Platinum Games always fully deliver on each masterpiece they […]

New DLC for Mario Kart 8

by Hani Fearonon 26/08/2014
Nintendo have announced some rather snazzy new DLC coming to Mario Kart 8 over the coming months featuring courses and characters from The Legend of Zelda, Animal Crossing and more. Two DLC packs have been listed on Nintendo’s website, with the first being released in November. Both will bring three new characters, four vehicles and […]

Post-Gamescom Pre-Order Increase Figures Revealed

by Nick Hancheton 22/08/2014
The hugely successful Cologne-based Gamescom has come and gone, leaving a copious amount of impatient gamers in its wake, hungry for entertainment and millions of polygons. Whilst Sony and Microsoft held their own conferences within the early part of the week, Nintendo let their previously announced games do the talking for them, showing off heavy […]

Actor Bob Hoskins dies at age 71

by Sai Mealingon 30/04/2014
It has been confirmed that the British actor Bob Hoskins sadly passed away in hospital on Tuesday after suffering with pneumonia. The Oscar-nominated screen legend is probably best known for his role as the sleuth Eddie Valiant in Who Frames Roger Rabbit but over 20 years ago, Hoskins was also responsible for bringing gaming’s biggest […]

Stupidly Rare NES Cartridge On Sale Now

by The_Dark_Mikeon 24/01/2014
Anyone got $10,000? This week saw the emergence of a precious antique in the gaming world : a cartridge for Nintendo World Championships.This cartridge was given to players of the championships ; it included 6 minutes of Super Mario Bros, Rad Racer and Tetris, the goal being to rack up as many points as possible.  […]

Super Mario 3D World Review

by Phil_Matthewson 23/01/2014
It’s no secret that the Wii U hasn’t sold well at all. It’s been partly due to lack of new first-party titles and also because what we’ve seen so far is a small collection of recycled old games, some being no more than HD remakes of ones from older consoles. So Mario is back to […]

What Did Luigi Ever Do To You? 5 Stages of Decline

by The_Dark_Mikeon 23/10/2013
According to Nintendo, 2013 is the Year of Luigi. It has been 30 years since he emerged into the public eye and captured the imaginations of children (and adults) everywhere with his shorter, fatter brother. The Mario Brothers have stood the test of time, only very slightly changing in appearance over the years (unlike Stevey […]

The OneUps: Exclusive Interview

by Stephen Breweron 05/10/2013
Recently I had the pleasure to interview William C. Reyes, the guitarist and co-manager of the extraordinary Video Game Cover Band ‘The OneUps‘ in an exclusive Geek-Pride interview:   You’ve been around now for 13 years since your inception, was there ever a time in the first few years before your first album (Volume 1) in 2005, […]

Geeky Chat Up Lines

by ScarlettNighton 20/09/2013
Hello my lovely proud geeks. I thought I’d chuck together a list of geeky chat up lines for you. I’ve tried to put something for everyone: girls, guys, gamers, Trekkies… Let me know if you have any success! I’d totally fall for some of them. Is your name Google? Because you have everything I’ve been […]