A Scrub’s First Time With Pokémon

When it comes to Pokémon, I am a scrub. My familiarity with the series amounts to little more than “I think Digimon has the better cartoon and monster designs,” and a few hours with Fire Red half a dozen years ago. But when I recently acquired a New 3DS XL, my first Nintendo handheld, I decided to try last year’s … » 4/30/15 11:00am Thursday 11:00am

Rodea's Multiplayer Is Kinda Like Sonic Adventure 2's Battle Races

While many consider the 3D Sonic games uniformly inferior to the 2D ones, many of my best Sonic memories come from Sonic Adventure 2—and not just the game’s single player. I can’t count the hours I spent doing racing battles with my friends—which is probably why I find the multiplayer of Rodea the Sky Soldier so… » 4/28/15 5:30am Tuesday 5:30am

Mario Kart 8's 200CC Mode Makes Fire Hopping Useless

Ever since Mario Kart 8’s second DLC pack arrived last week, fans and players have been deliberating on just how game-changing the new high-speed 200CC difficulty mode truly is. Apparently, it changes things up enough to render “fire hopping,” the game’s most controversial exploit, effectively inert. » 4/27/15 2:35pm 4/27/15 2:35pm

Weed And A Nintendo Game Taught Me A Valuable Lesson About Parenting

I imagine that parents get struck with a revelation in the process of rearing a child that helps them appreciate the enormity of the task before them. I say “imagine” because I’ve never had a child. At least, a real one. But I was struck by that revelation recently thanks to a small, weird Nintendo game of all things. » 4/20/15 2:20pm 4/20/15 2:20pm