Author: Tristan Simonian

I'm unabashedly in love with Nintendo; ESPECIALLY Zelda! Spelunky is my jam. Burritos are life.

Sonic Mania Review

The History of Sonic is kind of like a failed marriage. It started off new and colorful, full of excitement and joy (and also blast processing). It was a refreshing change, which brought the SEGA brand into a fierce competition with Nintendo, taking major market share from the once dominant N. The edgy hedgehog was […]

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NBA Playgrounds is a bold attempt at bringing back the long forgotten genre of fast paced, 2 on 2 basketball. Trying its absolute best to step into arcade style sports genre and compete with juggernauts like NBA Jam, it took a backcourt hail mary by trying to maintain arcade style gameplay while also introducing a […]

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EDIT: Official gameplay trailer added. Who doesn’t love talking animals? Escaping the harsh realities of this adult life by engaging with phonetic creatures who walk, talk, start a commercial empire to monopolize all media you consume and sell you churros for 5 bucks a pop. It’s just part of the American way. Sorry, I got […]

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Tokyo 42

Tokyo 42 might look fantastic, but it’s how the game makes you feel that counts.

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Nintendo took everybody by surprise this year with the sheer amount of content they packed into E3. Honestly, this soon after the launch of Switch, I didn’t really expect them to use this E3 as anything more than a marketing platform for games we already knew about. Arms, Splatoon, Xenoblade Chronicles are all big Nintendo […]

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The internet has been pretty harsh on Microsoft lately with jokes about how well their console performs as a Netflix box. Even at Pixelrater, it has become normal to nag on the Xbox One for having nothing to play. Obviously we don’t mean LITERALLY nothing to play. On the contrary, I spend most nights playing […]

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When Mario Kart 8 came out in 2014, it had all the makings to be the best Mario Kart in the series. Thinking back, it probably was the best Mario Kart game ever made at that time. There were a few unfortunate setbacks, though. The omission of multiplayer modes that are a staple of the […]

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