Tag: mario

Mario and Zelda cannot save Nintendo

After two years in a row of lackluster Nintendo news at E3, I began to ponder the future of the company and if it still has a place in today’s console wars. After a full year of the Wii U being released, and incredible sales numbers for both PS4 and XB1, we have to revisit the argument that “Nintendo is dying a slow death”. See the explanation after the jump… Excerpt from Nintendo’s E3 analysis in June of 2013: After last year’s E3, most were fearful that one of the most iconic gaming franchises in the history of the...

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Why Mario is secretly a douchebag

The eternal fight of Mario has always been to rescue Princess Peach from Bowser’s hands. But why would she want to be rescued when Bowser is the more accomplished “gentleman” complete with castles, money and land? How does Mario just keep letting Bowser take the Princess on numerous occasions? OR does he secretly want Peach to be kidnapped to fund his personal thirst for adventure? These are all valid points that the internet TV show, After Hours debates in the episode centered around why Nintendo’s golden boy, Mario, is secretly a douchebag. And their arguments can be pretty convincing…...

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Want to have an awesome Halloween costume? Start planning now

Football has started, temperatures are starting to cool down and you are losing that beautiful tan you have built up all summer. While some parts of summer leaving are sad, we all have Halloween to look forward to! And in only just a few short weeks, many of you are going to start going to some fabulous costume parties. Which is why if you want to have an awesome costume this year, you have to start planning and purchasing now. Sure a part of you may think “wow but we still have so much time!” True. But to truly...

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Nintendo at E3: Are the Flagship Franchises Enough?

Nintendo didn’t come out of the gate with any huge bombs with their E3 announcements; but rather showed off a new Mario Kart, Super Smash Brothers and Zelda game at an attempt to rejuvenate the struggling Wii U sales. But are games from their flagship franchises enough to help the company with struggle console sales? My guess is no…. After last year’s E3, most were fearful that one of the most iconic gaming franchises in the history of the industry was dying a slow death. This fear has continued after this year’s E3 show by Nintendo showing off a...

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Nintendo at E3: The Press Conference and What You May Have Missed

The first day of E3 provided plenty of excitement as both Microsoft and Sony showed off their new consoles and provided glimpses of much-anticipated games such as Destiny, Halo, Splinter Cell: Blacklist, Final Fantasy XV, Kingdom Hearts 3, Call of Duty: Ghosts, Assassin’s Creed, and Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. What about Nintendo? The company needed to come up big to avoid getting left behind, and if that does happen, it won’t be for lack of trying at E3. Nintendo pulled out all the stops and had some big announcements of its own. First up is Mario...

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