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...

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...

Creating the Ultimate Nintendo Console Jul27

Creating the Ultimate Nintendo Console

As a gamer lucky enough to own all three consoles I am able to enjoy all the great games on the other systems while I wait with excited anticipation for the Wii U. As a Nintendo fan I have to hear about what a failure Nintendo has been for “hardcore” gamers over the last 10 years. Those arguments spurred me to create The Ultimate Wii user experience. One of the great things about the system is that it has the ability to not only play Gamecube games, but it has access to the richest back catalog on the market: the Virtual Console. I’ve limited myself to ten Wii games, ten Gamecube games, and ten Virtual Console games. Creating this list...

E3 Impressions: Nintendo’s Press Conference Jun06

E3 Impressions: Nintendo’s Press Conference

As the last of the three big game companies to present, Nintendo had a great chance to win E3. Both Microsoft and Sony were underwhelming and with so much on the line this show, Nintendo needed a blockbuster performance. Let’s see how they did. Pikmin 3: A++ This game looks...

Nintendo World Store Mar21

Nintendo World Store

I’ve had a couple of weeks to ruminate on my trip to the Nintendo World Store and, as promised in my article on my trip to New York, I’d like to share my thoughts with you great readers. Ever since I was a little kid, I’ve loved Nintendo. If you listen to the Loadcasts, you...

Greatest Game of 1990: Super Mario Bros. 3

People often stop me on the street and ask, “Hey, Kevin, you’re an expert on video games and a handsome devil to boot. What’s the best NES game of all time?” My response is always the same: “No doubt. Super Mario 3. What’s not to love about this game? Let’s start with...

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