Tuesday, December 8, 2020
Thursday, August 13, 2020
The Paper Mario series has gone through a number of iterations through the years. Starting with Paper Mario on the Nintendo 64, we were introduced to Mario in a new format - paper. Literally the entire world is made of paper including the characters. The games were a hit and the enhancements that were implemented over the years really breathed new life into the series. It's been almost 20 years since the first was released and now Nintendo drops Paper Mario: The Origami King on us. Does it have the same magic of it's predecessors or has this series become paper thin? Let's find out...
Monday, July 6, 2020
Friday, April 3, 2020
The world is kind of in a crazy place right now with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. In Maryland, we are in a state of lockdown as is much of the country right now. It's really tough to figure out how to keep yourself occupied or what exactly to do, especially if you have kids. Gone are the days of being able to hop in the car and go to a farm or some event with the kids, instead each day is met with school work at home, followed by some screen time, and then a neighborhood walk if the weather is up for it. The monotony can kick it real hard, real fast and if you don't mix things up a bit and exercise your brain, the kids can get a little stir crazy. That's a lose lose for everyone involved. Thankfully, we found a way to go on adventures while not even leaving our houses thanks to our trusty ol' Nintendo Switch.
Friday, January 31, 2020
Standing desks. You've heard about them, heck you probably have seen a few if you work in an office environment. For a long time they have always seemed like a novel idea, but either way too expensive or way too difficult to setup to be ideal for a home office. I thought the same thing, and as a result, largely ignored them while secretly wanting to try them out one day. Recently, I was given the chance to test out the ErgoSpring Standing Desk Converter - Extra Wide from AnthroDesk. I used the device for about 2 weeks for both work and gaming and I'm here to report on my findings. So, without further adieu, my review of the AnthroDesk: ErgoSpring Standing Desk Converter - Extra Wide.
Wednesday, December 18, 2019
The Pokemon series has been around since I was a kid. At this point in it's life, it's a household name with kids either playing the handheld games or taking their Pokemon cards to school and battling against friends. To say it's a juggernaut of an IP is an understatement. With all of the releases over the years though, one thing has never happened - we never got a true Pokemon game on a home console that connects to the TV. That all changed with Pokemon Sword and Shield this year. With the upgrade to the big screen, is there enough here to warrant a purchase and does it retain the same charm parents and children love? Let's find out.
Thursday, December 5, 2019
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
The Nintendo Switch has been nothing if not reliable with it's first party titles since release. Link and Mario have had their time to shine and they both did admirably well, but there are others waiting in the wings for their turn. Next up? Luigi and his anxiety ridden trek through a haunted hotel in Luigi's Mansion 3. Fans of the originals will know what to expect on it's surface, but is there enough here to differentiate it from it's predecessors and does the new coat of paint on the new system add that extra layer of polish? Let's find out.
Friday, October 18, 2019
If there was ever a game that could have benefited from a larger budget, A Knight's Quest is it. Upon booting up the game for the first time, you wouldn't be remiss to immediately remember the days of Zelda on the N64. The style, the look, the gameplay; it's all there but on a next gen system. Is there enough here to warrant a $25 purchase or is this just another example of a cash grab on your nostalgia?