NES Power Hour

A couple years ago, Tyler, Chas and I decided it would be a good idea to do a power hour and talk about Nintendo games while we recorded it. That first recording eventually turned into Now Loadin’, the video game site Chas and I ran before Stew Over. In other words, this is the beginning. Tyler went through the effort of syncing up the audio recording with the following video so that you can follow along with us. So go grab a shot glass, eight beers, and enjoy a trip down memory lane with us.

R.I.P. Satoru Iwata Jul13

R.I.P. Satoru Iwata

A sad day for any fan of Nintendo as their CEO, Satoru Iwata passed away over the weekend due to a bile duct growth. Iwata missed this year’s E3 for health reasons but I’m not sure anyone in the public realized how serious his condition was. His contributions to Nintendo...

The Disturbing History of How Much I’ve spent on S...

Before we get started here I need to make one thing clear. No, it’s not that I love Mario. You know that already. And no, it’s not even that I regret what I’m about to lay before you. The one thing you need to know before you read this article is that we’re...

The Top Ten Racing Games of All Time Oct19

The Top Ten Racing Games of All Time

I have a random post for you readers today. I was thinking about my favorite racing games, a genre that has really died off in the last couple of years. I feel like today all you get are super realistic games and the creativity and originality has pretty much disappeared. Regardless,...

Now Loadin’ 3-7: Reggie Fils-Aime is a No Good Shyster and Gabe Newell Eats Plump Children

Reggie Fils-Aime is a no good shyster, Steve Ballmer starts wearing crazy wigs and Gabe Newell lures in fat children so he can roast them in ovens to power Steam (and then eat them).  Those and even more video game facts on this week’s glorious return of Now Loadin’. Valve HQ was personally designed by Gabe Newell (and later consumed by Gabe Newell): Load Up! Subscribe to the Now Loadin’ Podcast   http://stewover.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/nowloadin3.7.mp3Podcast (rss2cat14): Play in new window |...

Board Game Review: Ricochet Robots

Quick description from Board Game Geek: Ricochet Robots is less of a game and more of a puzzle, which explains why there’s such an odd number of solutions possible. There’s a four-piece modular board that forms a large room with walls spread around the board. There are...

Wii U Release Details Sep14

Wii U Release Details

Yesterday, Nintendo released the majority of the details surrounding the launch of their sixth home console, the Wii U. Nintendo’s new system promises HD graphics and the integration of a new tablet controller. As the Stew Over editor who is easliy the most excited about these developments, I’m here to bring you the highlights. Price and Release Date First things first, the release date. You can pick up the Wii U on Sunday, November 18th Next, price. There are two different bundles, but for all intents and purposes, the price is $350. Here are the other details: There is a “Basic” system that you can technically buy...

Board Game Review: Ticket to Ride

Quick description from Board Game Geek: With elegantly simple gameplay, Ticket to Ride can be learned in 3 minutes, while providing players with intense strategic and tactical decisions every turn. Players collect cards of various types of train cars they then use to claim railway...

Board Game Review: Cards Against Humanity

Quick description from Board Game Geek: A card game which involves a judge choosing a black question or fill-in-the-blank card. Each player holds a hand of ten cards at the beginning of each round, and each player contributes card(s) to the “card czar” anonymously. The...

Now Loadin’ 3-6: Nine Huge Questions About Gaming (w/ Ed & Burner)

Ed and Burner stop by Now Loadin’ to answer nine huge video game questions: What was the first video game system you owned? In your house? Bought yourself? What’s your favorite game of all time? Why? What largely overlooked game would you recommend to listeners? What is the greatest console of all time? What will the video game industry look like a decade from now?  Will one of the major console manufacturers be out of the business in 10 years? What’s a legendary video game franchise that you don’t like that much? What is the most important game ever made? Who’s the best video game character of all time? What game...

Now Loadin’ 3-5: Top 25 Games of the Current Generation (w/ Special Guest Ed)

Ed stops by Now Loadin’ to help Dave and Chas determine the top 25 games of the current generation. Unfortunately, after much debate we were only able to agree on 24 games.  Let us know in the comments whether you think Braid or Bastion should win the coveted final spot! Top 25 Games of the Current Generation (listed in alpha order) Alan Wake Assassin’s Creed II Trilogy Batman Arkham Asylum / Arkham City Bioshock 1 & 2 Borderlands Crysis 2 Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Fallout 3 Gears of War Trilogy Grand Theft Auto IV Heavy Rain Left 4 Dead 1 & 2 Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess & Skyward Sword Limbo Mass Effect...

Greatest Games Recap

Back before Stew Over existed, I came up with a unique way to talk about our favorite games of all time. A podcast was scheduled, and Jim, Tyler, Kevin, Chas, and I decided we’d run down every year since 1985 and decide the best game from each particular year. Arguments were had, tough decisions made, copious amounts of beer consumed, and  a pretty ambitious project (27 articles in 27 weeks) finally came to an end last week. The purpose of this post is to put links to all the articles in one place and let you catch up on any you have missed. Let us know your thoughts in the comments! Part I: The 8-bit (NES) Era 1985: Super Mario...

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