20XX – Mega Man Roguelike on the Nintendo Switch Live Stream

Indie sleeper hit on the Switch? I think so! 20XX is a really cool twist on the Mega Man formula worth trying! On this stream, I make one run each with Nina and Ace, the X and Zero of the game!

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20XX Review

20XX by Batterystaple Games isn’t afraid to show where its inspiration came from. From the design of its main characters, to the feel of the game’s controls, right down to aping one of the most iconic intro screens in gaming, this is an unapologetic riff on the Mega Man franchise, particularly the X series of games. However, some fundamental changes to the core formula flip the standard bot-battling formula on its head.

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Final Day of the Tetris 99 Maximus Cup Live Stream

The Tetris 99 competition is fierce! Did I do enough to secure the bag and get the $9.99 in eShop credit? Also stick around for a tense situation I stumbled into during my most recent video game shopping trip!

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Makin’ Money Moves for the Maximus Cup! Tetris 99 Live Stream

The Maximus Cup returns to Tetris 99 in a new format! Did we earn enough points to make that money?

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Street Fighter Week | How Street Fighter II Changed the Game Forever

Street Fighter Week begins on In Third Person! We begin with the game that changed everything: Street Fighter II!


The original Street Fighter sucked. Street Fighter II is one of the greatest video games of all-time. The turnaround between the two products is down-right fierce (see what I did there?). What changed between the two titles to make the latter a meteoric success? Let’s run down a list of factors that contributed to the rise of Street Fighter II!

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Yoshi’s Crafted World and Completing Everything a Game Has to Offer

In less than a week, I completed the main story found within Yoshi’s Crafted World. Immediately after, I made plans to loan my copy to my brother. Until I get the chance to give it to him, I’ve been running through all of the flip side levels while trying to collect enough flower to unlock the post-game content. This is a bit unusual for me, as I’m generally not the type of gamer that cares all that much for experiencing every last bit of content a game has to offer.

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Mayflash Magic-NS Wireless Controller Adapter Review

The Nintendo Joy-Con controllers work great in portable mode, and serve as a handy way for 2-player action when no other controller options are available. However, as a standalone controller in the Joy-Con grip, it falls well short of the standard. Buying a Nintendo Switch Pro Controller isn’t cheap, and you still might prefer the feel of the PlayStation or Xbox controllers. For me, I want to play fighting games with a fightstick, but I’m not ready to pay hundreds of dollars for one just to use on the Switch.

Enter the Mayflash Magic-NS. This USB adapter is designed to let Switch players use a number of different controllers from outside of the Nintendo Switch ecosystem. I recently picked one up to address my fightstick needs, but I also tried it with my DualShock 4 and Xbox One Controller.

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Yoshi’s Crafted World Review

After creating the masterpiece that is Yoshi’s Island, Nintendo decided to take the Yoshi platforming games in a different direction. Starting with Yoshi’s Story and continuing with Yoshi’s Wooly World, the difficulty of these titles were seemingly toned down to reach a younger or more casual audience. While I don’t think there’s anything fundamentally wrong with that approach, Nintendo’s execution of the concept has left a lot of room for improvement.

Yoshi’s Story is a snooze for level designs that are completely devoid of anything interesting to do. Yoshi’s Wooly World makes some improvements thanks to its charming art style and a solid back half, but the first half of that game also equates accessibility with pedestrian level design. Did Nintendo finally bridge the gap between fun and accessibility with Yoshi’s Crafted World?

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More Yoshi’s Crafted World

Though I spend most of this live stream talking about fighsticks, fighting games, and arcade games, I had a blast playing through this stretch of Yoshi’s Crafted World! This game continues to surprise and delight despite my low expectations! Full review coming soon, but for now, sit back and enjoy!

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Something I’m Only Noticing Now About the Samurai Shodown Franchise

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Prior to the announcement of Samurai Shodown getting a new entry in the series this year, I started getting reacquainted with the original. My nostalgia for the franchise primarily comes from playing the 3DO version at a computer store demo kiosk. Back then, I didn’t really understand how to play fighting games well.

During my time with the SNES port and more recently, the arcade port to the Switch, I noticed something odd about the game that I didn’t notice before. Unlike almost every fighting game I’ve played that was released after Street Fighter II, Samurai Shodown didn’t seem to have much in the way of combos. For the last little while, I chalked that up to this being the first game in the series, or me not knowing what I was doing.

Most recently, while watching gameplay footage coming out of PAX East of the new game, it appeared that the lack of combos carried over. What’s going on here?

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