Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – You Live, You Die, You Live Again

With a brand-new console comes a brand-new wave of quick-and-dirty ports, ready to fill in the gap between the big titles. In need of a really definitive multiplayer game (Puyo Puyo Tetris doesn’t count), how will the Switch form an online userbase before Splatoon 2 comes out? With one of those quick-and-dirty ports, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

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Ruining friendships, one Blue Shell at a time.

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Batman: Return to Arkham – A Serious Case of Serious Contrasts

Yeah yeah, it’s been a while, between a move and finding a new job. Let’s get this show back on the road, aye?

Very recently, yet another “updated compendium” came out that brings some of the best games of the previous generation kicking and screaming into the current one. Some of these updated compendiums have been absolutely excellent – see Uncharted: The Nathan Drake collection, for example – while others, ehhhhh, not so much. This one is one of the latter, as we take a look at Batman: Return to Arkham.

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Rise of Nations – On Top of the World

When I was younger, I’d spend a lot of time hanging out at a particular friend’s house. Said friend introduced me to LAN play – and the game he introduced me to it with was Age of Mythology. It was the first time I’d ever played a game like it – and I was hooked on it something fierce. That all changed, however, when I went over one day and he said, “No, we’re not playing that. We’re playing something better.”

That something better… was Rise of Nations.

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Hot damn, do I love this game.

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F-Zero GX – You Lose

Gamers seem to often have a slight masochistic bend to them. What with the popularity of games like Dark Souls and the like, which sell themselves on the fact that you will die, and you will die a lot. While F-Zero GX didn’t really sell itself on that, it is quite possibly the Dark Souls of racing games.

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Are you prepared to play the game? The dare’s the only price for fame…

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Shank – A Bloody Good Time

This is a game I got from a friend on Steam. I believe he gifted to me for Christmas or my birthday or something and I am such a terrible person I never repaid him for it (also – I had no money but I’m really sorry Ultramario I didn’t mean it). I am, however, eternally grateful to said friend because Shank is an awesome game.

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A story about love, revenge, and chainsaws.

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Metroid: Other M – Killed In Action

I can’t really avoid it anymore, can I? The time has finally come.

Alas, we must end the March of Metroid on a low note. The lowest note of the whole series. Because as great as the Metroid series is, not even it survived the shot in the foot that is Metroid: Other M. Abandon all hope, ye who play this game, for it is bad. Unspeakably bad.

Get ready. You’re in for a long ride.

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Objections? Ehhhh, I’ve got a few maybe…

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Metroid Fusion – All Good Things

This is a very special episode of March of Metroid. We’re taking a look at the fourth game in the series, which, along with Metroid Prime, were the very first Metroid games I ever played. I had got them both together one fateful Christmas. They weren’t even on my Christmas list, but somehow, my parents must have known that these were a pair of games that would become very important to me. It is thanks to Metroid Prime, and this game, Metroid Fusion, that we’re even having this March of Metroid.

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Also known as Metroid IV.

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