Wii U

Super Mario Maker

‘Mario Maker’ Player Has Now Spent 2,500 Hours Trying to Beat His Own Level

Braden Moor has been fighting this fight since 2016, but he's still going.
Patrick Klepek
1.24.19
Mario

Watching Someone Beat a Mario Game Without Pressing Right Is F'ing Wild

'New Super Mario Bros. U,' like most Mario games, asks you to move right to win. But what if you don't want to? That's where it gets tricky.
Patrick Klepek
1.10.19
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
1.24.18
Super Mario Maker

Nearly 2,000 Hours Later, Player Still Can't Beat Their 'Mario Maker' Level

Braden Moor has been trying to beat his own nightmare, Trials of Death, since December 2015. He still hasn't.
Patrick Klepek
1.10.18
nintendo

Nintendo’s Miiverse Is Dead, But Someone’s Archived Everything

One of the company’s more interesting experiments isn’t fully gone.
Patrick Klepek
1.3.18
Podcasts

We Praise ‘Battle Chef Brigade,’ ‘ZombiU,’ And More on Waypoint Radio

With our bellies full, the group looks back at a few days stuffed with video games. And robot cleaners.
Patrick Klepek
11.28.17
Wii U

Nintendo Shutting Down One of Its Best Ideas, Miiverse, on November 8

A place full of beautiful drawings and endless shitposting, Miiverse will be missed.
Patrick Klepek
8.29.17
Guide To Games

'Wind Waker' is the Happiest and Most Hopeful Zelda Adventure

With its colorful visuals and swashbuckling exploration, 'Wind Waker' is still a joy to play.
Danielle Riendeau
8.23.17
The Pick-Me-Up

‘Captain Toad’ Remains the Epitome of Nintendo’s Toymaker Ethos

AKA: Look, Nintendo, this game is sweet, and we need it on Switch, okay?
Chris Schilling
7.20.17
Splatoon 2

'Splatoon 2' Is More of the Same Because 'Splatoon' Was Already Excellent

Nintendo's take on the competitive shooter remains as fresh as its debut two years ago. There's just more of it.
Patrick Klepek
7.18.17
open thread

Why's It Matter if Someone Wants to Play One Game for Thousands of Hours?

If a guy decides they want to spend 1,500 hours with a 'Mario Maker' level, let 'em.
Patrick Klepek
7.13.17
Tennis

Mario Tennis Is the Best Kind of Tennis

It’s Wimbledon, so here’s a little love letter to the best virtual version of the famous racquet sport.
Mike Diver
7.10.17
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