Super Mario Odyssey

Nintendo Switch

The Switch Succeeds on Nintendo's Historic "Toys Over Tech" Approach

The company isn't always good at intuiting the desires of players, but when it does…
Jeremy Parish
open thread

I Loved 'Mario Odyssey,' But This Thoughtful Takedown Gave Me Pause

YouTube Critic Joseph Anderson thinks the plumber can do better.
Danielle Riendeau
The Pantheon of Games

We Made Our Own Myths in 2017's Photo Modes

Armed with our virtual cameras in our virtual worlds, we can create the images we want to believe in.
Dia Lacina
The Pantheon of Games

Patrick Klepek's Top 10 Games of 2017

2017 was a year of bullshit. But it was ALSO a year of sad robots, horrifying monsters, and chicken dinners.
Patrick Klepek
GOTY 2017

Danielle Riendeau's Top Ten Games of 2017

It was a great year for immersive sims and space lesbians!
Danielle Riendeau

The Tiny Touches of 'Super Mario Odyssey' Extend to Even the Sound Effects

This subtle easter egg gives players a whole new reason to explore the soundtrack in every world.
Janine Hawkins
Puerto Rico

A Light in the Darkness: Portable Gaming in Hurricane-Wrecked Puerto Rico

Falmung hasn't had power for months. It's unclear when he'll get power back. For now, he focuses on charging his devices.
Patrick Klepek
Super Mario Galaxy

'Super Mario Galaxy' Was Brilliant, But Motion Controls Ruined It

The Wii was ostensibly designed to be more accessible to more kinds of players. But motion controls don’t work for everyone.
Danielle Riendeau
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It’s Almost Game of the Year Time, Are You Ready?

November means it’s time for me to get my GOTY in order.
Danielle Riendeau
Super Mario Odyssey

Controller-Passing Co-Op Is the Ultimate Way to Play 'Mario Odyssey'

You only need one controller, and a willing partner.
Danielle Riendeau

We Discuss Memorable Video Game Intros on Waypoint Radio

Every one of this week’s big games have interesting introductions for wildly different reasons.
Patrick Klepek
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Unlike Many Games, Modern Mario Games Are a Delight to 100% Complete

They're one of the few games who genuinely reward you for the effort.
Patrick Klepek