Is Bowser’s Fury the Future of Super Mario?

Bowser’s Fury is odd. Despite being packed in with Super Mario 3D World on the Nintendo Switch, Bowser’s Fury shares little relation beyond its protagonist and antagonist. Gone is the four-player co-op and linear level design. Heck, Bowser’s Fury doesn’t quite fit with anything in the Super Mario universe…and that’s what makes it fascinating.

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The Guilty Gear -Strive- Beta Is a Mess, But One Aspect of the Experience Deserves Rave Reviews

During the last Guilty Gear -Strive- beta, I flagged a number of major complaints with the game’s online experience.

  1. The beta was wildly unstable. Outages happened for hours at a time, leaving many anxious fans out in the cold.
  2. The Habbo Hotel inspired lobby system was an absolutely horrible way of connecting with other players.
  3. Combat was driven by inferior delay-based netcode. Fights suffered from inputs getting delayed, which compromised the integrity of battle.

This time around, things are…different.

  1. The beta is again, wildly unstable. Arc System Works extended the beta to compensate for lost time.
  2. Despite overwhelming negative feedback from the community regarding the Hobbo Hotel style lobby system, Arc System Works kept it in the game. At least you can matchmake through training mode in the beta.
  3. Delay-based netcode was replaced with rollback netcode. And…

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U Mad, Bowser? Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury Live Stream!

Bowser is BIG mad! Corrupted by goop, Bowser Jr. turns to Mario in hopes that he can free Bowser from this demonic spell! During this session, I play both Super Mario 3D World and Bowser’s Fury!

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Love and Garbage Blocks for All! – Tetris 99 Live Stream

 

Love (and junk blocks) are in the air throughout this Valentine’s Day edition of Tetris 99! Between hotly-contested matches, we discover what our primary love language is, check out an alternative to diamond engagement rings, and showcase the latest in snacks!

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Take Your OBS Streams to the Next Level With These Third-Party Plugins

As is, OBS is an incredibly powerful tool for streaming. But you can really take your stream to the next level with an assortment of third-party plugins. Much of what I do on-stream is powered by third-party plugins that allow you to zoom into my face as math equations swirl around my head, censor my screen, and even blow the Poke Flute for a shot at a shiny Snorlax!

You can do all of this and more by implementing third-party plugins in your OBS setup. Here are some of my favourite third-party plugins for OBS!

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Nintendo Direct News That Has Got Me EXCITED

Yesterday, Nintendo finally stepped forward with its first full Nintendo Direct in over a year. It was great to see so many announcements jam-packed in a 50-minute presentation. Though I won’t cover everything here, I will highlight a few trailers that really caught my attention!

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My Eternal Rival! – Street Fighter V Live Stream

Matchmaking keeps pairing me up with a specific Ken player and I struggle mightily to defeat him across multiple sets. Do I manage to finally take this demon down? We also run a little Street Fighter 101 and teach the value of normal moves!

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Sayonara Wild Hearts Review

Sayonara Wild Hearts is a stylish rhythm action game in the same vein as Rez and Child of Eden. With so few games of this ilk in existence, it’s good to see others exploring what’s possible within this space. But is this latest take on the genre a bop or a flop? Continue reading

Animal Crossing: New Horizons and its Gray-Market for Nook Miles Tickets

Animal Crossing: New Horizons does not have in-game microtransactions. Even so, that has not stopped some players from buying in-game items with real money. In particular, Nook Miles Tickets are a hot commodity, with players buying tickets in the hundreds – or thousands – for just a few real-life dollars. Even my wife has purchased Nook Miles Tickets from an online vendor and found the experience to be a better way of securing tickets rather than playing the game as intended.

What’s going on here?

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50 Nook Miles Tickets Later, Can I Find Bob in Animal Crossing: New Horizons?

With Zell moving out, we go out on another villager hunt to find Bob in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Is today the day when I finally bring my favourite villager home?

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