How Super Mario Maker 2 Won Me Over

I liked Super Mario Maker a lot. I’m not one who enjoys making stuff in games, but I did have a great time during the brief stretch where I was into it. However, it fell out of my rotation pretty quickly when my interest in making levels waned and it felt like all of the user-created levels I encountered were awful. Because of this, Super Mario Maker 2 was not on my radar at all.

Then the Super Mario Maker 2 Direct happened. What I saw knocked my socks off! While I expected Nintendo to make improvements over the original, the sheer volume of improvements on display were staggering.

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Tetris 99 and Nintendo DS Show and Tell

In between tight squeezes and close finishes, we have some great conversations about a whole host of stuff beyond Tetris 99! Our chat takes us to our career aspirations, the PlayStation Classic, working conditions in the gaming industry, and play around of Nintendo DS Show and Tell!

Highlights

T-Spin Double

8 K.O.’s in One Minute

The Fallacy of “What I Want to Be When I Grow Up”

The Reality of Adulthood I Didn’t Realize as a Kid

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Nintendo Switch Online Subscribers Can Now Save on Purchases with Game Vouchers

Introduced at the end of the Super Mario Maker 2 Direct, Nintendo Switch Game Vouchers give Nintendo Switch Online subscribers the ability to save on select games. Sold as a pair for $99.99, you can redeem them for two $60 games and save $20. You can buy multiple sets of vouchers at a time and vouchers are good for a year after purchase. However, it looks like vouchers will only be sold until July 31st.

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Tetris 99 – Season 1 Big Block DLC Review

Tetris 99 has been one of 2019’s biggest surprises. Putting a battle royale spin on a timeless classic has grown to become Nintendo Switch Online’s killer app. Even with only one mode during the first few months of the game’s existence, I’ve poured dozens of hours into the game and had no plans of stopping.

But for players looking to shake things up, the Big Block DLC is available for purchase. For $9.99 USD, you get access to two new offline modes. Are these new additions enough to pry you away from the online multiplayer action?

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Tetris 99 – Big Block DLC Live Stream

Tetris 99 introduces its first paid season pass with the Big Block DLC! I picked it up so we can try out the new vs. CPU mode and the new marathon mode! Of course, had to get a few games of classic Tetris 99 vs. the world as well! Also, how do my new closed captions look?

Highlights

Close Call

T-Spin

Jinx!

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Exploring Combo Systems in Fighting Games

Earlier this year, I was enjoying the indie fighting game Blade Strangers. Despite having put a number of hours into it, I hadn’t been playing it in the traditional sense ever since I wrapped up the review. The online community is virtually dead, making it extremely difficult to play with another human. I haven’t even been fighting against the computer much.

Instead, my primary focus was to explore the game’s combo system through training mode. One by one, I’ve been training with each character as a means of understanding the game’s combo mechanics. Will be the first to admit that this is an odd way to consume a fighting game, but let me explain. Continue reading

Tetris 99 and Nintendo Labo ASMR?!

Things got…weird during this Tetris 99 live stream. We got a few wins. Had a great conversation about a number of different topics. And did some…Nintendo Labo ASMR?!

Highlights

Close Call!

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Ian from Adventure Rules and I Hand Out the Keys to Nintendo’s Kingdom in This Cool Collaboration!

From Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle to Cadence of Hyrule, Nintendo of late hasn’t been shy with entrusting their legendary franchises with third-party studios. With the Mario, Link, and Samus open for reinterpretation, Ian from Adventure Rules and I shoot our shot and slide into Nintendo’s DMs with a few collaborations we’d like to see Nintendo swipe right for. Without spoiling too much, our brainstorming takes us to wildly different takes on one of Nintendo’s newest franchises, an epic RPG that makes room for new heroes to take the spotlight, and a record-scratching take on Nintendo’s iconic music!


Head over to Adventure Rules right now and check out “Keys to the Kingdom: Handing Nintendo Properties to Other Developers“!


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Opening Hour of Golf Story

Did I give up on this indie darling too soon? I give Golf Story on the Nintendo Switch another shot during this live stream!

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Tetris 99 – A Few Matches and a Few Wins

Short set of Tetris 99 matches just before leaving for the Easter weekend! Squeeze in a few wins, as well as discuss my recent purchase of a PlayStation Classic!

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