Bowling Battle! – Nintendo Switch Sports Live Stream

Bowling league night! PlayerTwoStart, meghanplaysgames, thespacecactus2, jfraptorfan1983, and my wife Steff join me for some epic bowling matches! We put our skills to the test in standard and special bowling!

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[VIDEO] Ranking the Sports in Nintendo Switch Sports from Worst-to-Best

Motion-controlled sports are back in a big way thanks to Nintendo Switch Sports! Which games are your faves? Here is my ranking from worst-to-best!

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Going Pro! – Nintendo Switch Sports Live Stream

Time to party like it’s 2006 with Nintendo Switch Sports! We partake in every sport the game has to offer and even make it into the pro bowling league!

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Ranking the Sports in Nintendo Switch Sports from Worst-to-Best

Nintendo Switch Sports is a blast from the not-too-distant past. Building off of the foundation that Wii Sports established in 2006, the latest motion-controlled sports title from Nintendo benefits tremendously from the inclusion of online play, unlockable cosmetics, and a solid lineup of sports that mostly compliment the motion-controls.

I don’t think any of the six sports are bad, but I do think some are better than others. Here’s how I rank them from worst-to-best!

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Extra Life 24-Hour Marathon – Part 1

Part 1 of our Extra Life marathon includes action from Tetris 99, Mario Party Superstars, Jackbox 8, Exit: The Game, and opening Pokemon card packs!

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Mario Golf: Super Rush Review

From the masterclass that is Mario Golf on the Nintendo 64 to the groundbreaking golf RPG that is Mario Golf on the Game Boy, Nintendo knows how to make a great golf game. Unfortunately, incredible golf games don’t necessarily translate to mass appeal. Prior to the release of Mario Golf: Super Rush, the franchise has only sold about six million units across decades worth of games. That’s roughly half of what their tennis games sell and less than a quarter of what Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games has sold in far less time.

For many, a lack of interest in the sport is a hurdle not worth overcoming to try a video game adaptation. Even for the few that give golf games a shot, the seemingly glacial pace of video game golf may be too much for newcomers to bear.

Enter Mario Golf: Super Rush. As a means of picking up the pace, Super Rush goes all-in on the concept of speed golf. On top of that, the running parts of the game a few fantastical elements akin to Mario Kart. Does this foundational shift towards speed make for a better and more accessible game?

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Long Bombs! – Mario Golf: Super Rush Live Stream

Some of the shots that my fellow golfers and I hit during this Mario Golf: Super Rush session were absolutely nuts! I also go into detail about my history with the Mario Golf franchise and why I have such mixed feelings about this latest entry.

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Knockout City Review

Video game dodgeball has existed since the 80s with the likes of Super Dodge Ball. As a whole though, dodgeball is an underutilized concept. Maybe other game designers didn’t want to step on the toes of the Kunio-Kun universe. Maybe they just didn’t have any ideas to expand on the core concept of hitting people in the face with balls.

Enter Knockout City. Taking cues from team deathmatch shooters, Metroid Prime, and…fighting games(?)…this might be the most ambitious dodgeball game yet.

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Knockout City is a very traditional game (with a fairly unique twist)

Underneath the veneer of fantastical dodgeball, Knockout City is a team deathmatch shooter. Players roam around an enclosed space, hitting each other with projectiles to score points.

In practice, Knockout City feels very different from a traditional shooter. Not because you’re hurling dodgeballs instead of firing bullets. Its unique feel is derived from the absence of a core tenet of shooter design: aiming.

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What The Golf? Review

When it comes to video game golf, I tend to prefer games that are a bit more fantastical rather than realistic. However, I do have my limits. Mario Golf on the Nintendo 64 finds my perfect blend of realism vs. fantasy, but its sequel on the GameCube was completely off-putting for its overly fantastical courses and power shots.

What the Golf? pushes the fantastical elements so far into the realm of silly that it’s only a golf game in the broadest of senses. Though the game bills itself as being a golf game for those that like golf, does it have any appeal for those that do?

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