Speak-Up on Kotaku triumphantly returns this week, with Celery, Sollipse, Taggart6, and DomesticGoddess2010 sharing their thoughts on getting closer to Mario, Pokémon breeding, gaming fashions, and breaking into video gaming late.
Nine Inches Of Mario
Yes, it's a very old remix of Nine Inch Nails' "Closer" and the Super Mario Bros. theme, but it brings back so many memories. Thanks, Celery! Edit: Thumbnailing fail! Click here to listen to the pretty music.
Teaching An Old Goddess New Tricks
My husband is an avid gamer, but I have a hard time getting as involved as he is. (Mostly because I find myself staring at the sky, running backwards, and yelling commands at the controller) I need some suggestions for becoming more involved in the gaming world. Is 24 years old too late to develop gaming skills?
Gotta Catch Them All, Or Else
One day, our children will finish the life-consuming task of catching all 7093 pokemon and the 20 secret legendaries, and ask us what it was like when there were only a 150. Then they'll ask us why we didn't stop the bastards when we had the chance.
More Video Game Clothing, Please
There's a lot of great character design in today's video games. From the iconic blue bomber to the savage Kratos, there's pretty much a near endless parade of game characters with their own unique style and devoted followers.
After seeing those Megaman hoodies a while back, it's a shame more game developers don't market the style and design of their characters with the fashion world. Sure, it has the potential to be a fashion disaster, but if done with the right people I think it could be really cool and even look good.