Kirby’s Dream Sport

November 25, 2012 at 8:32 am | Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment
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Nintendo recently celebrated 20 years of Kirby adventures with a Wii compilation that features his main conquests through Dream Land.  Kirby’s gaming catalog extends far past his canonical platformers and these ancillary games could fill their own compilation disc.  He’s been the headliner in multiple puzzle games, a pinball title and a Breakout-style block-busting game.  Kirby has had a racing spin-off and has dueled with his Nintendo peers in the Super Smash Bros. series.  Even though Kirby has clearly been able to handle yielding a sword or spear in his own games, he has never been invited to one of Mario’s golf or tennis outings.  Despite his multi-genre flexibility, the pink puffball has only had one appearance in a sports-themed game.  When King Dedede stole all the stars in Dream Land, Kirby shook off his non-sporty stereotype to do mini-golf battle in Kirby’s Dream Course for the Super Nintendo.

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TIME Magazine’s All-Time 100 Greatest Video Games

November 18, 2012 at 3:43 pm | Posted in News | 1 Comment
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All-time lists are always subjective but at times can be purposefully confrontational or downright lacking in thoroughness.  The TIME tech staff that put together their list did an amazing job and I absolutely recommend reading their work.  You can never please everyone with these type of lists but there is a terrific blend of appealing to both casual and hardcore gamers with their selections.  How did the sports genre fare?

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WWE ’13 and the Attitude Era: ThatSportsGamer Show Episode 35

November 15, 2012 at 11:36 pm | Posted in Podcasts | Leave a comment
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I’m really enjoying WWE ’13, especially the ability to replay storylines from the Attitude Era.  If you liked wrestling from 1997 to 2000, this feature is what you’ve been waiting for since WWF No Mercy on the Nintendo 64.  Keep your eye out for great sales this holiday season to pick the game up at a discount (we’re playing on PS3).  Then you can use that saved money to purchase the Fan Axxess pass for all the game’s DLC plus much more.

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