Super Mario’s 35th Anniversary, Part 3: Keeping the History

As the flagship franchise and the face of the company, Nintendo is familiar with doing compilations and homages to our plumber friend's history -- we received a Wii port of the SNES Super Mario All-Stars for the 25th anniversary and Super Mario Maker for the 30th anniversary. It's a fairly-well documented series. There are dozens … Continue reading Super Mario’s 35th Anniversary, Part 3: Keeping the History

My Wife Played Fire Emblem: Three Houses and Loved It

My wife must really like me. She'll patiently listen to me gab on about the most recent game I've played, even if the game isn't cute or funny or not Animal Crossing. Sometimes she'll even watch me play the whole thing -- my Blind Nuzlocke playthrough of Pokemon Sword was quite a tense experience, and … Continue reading My Wife Played Fire Emblem: Three Houses and Loved It

4 Game Devs I’m Considering for a new Analysis Series

This past spring I had a lot of fun playing through Masahiro Sakurai's works and picking apart the elements of his design approach. It was certainly a highlight of the year. I figured why not do it again next year with another prominent game director? I already have a few devs that I'm thinking about: … Continue reading 4 Game Devs I’m Considering for a new Analysis Series