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The Awesome Mario Kart

The Mario Universe was rocked on its heels!

Mario Kart 8 came out with both guns blazing.  The new release keeps in common with the focus of the brand – after all, this is the 8th game in the franchise! – but it changed things more than a little with a new take on game play.  Avoiding the risk of saying too much, I’ll just say this – anti-gravity.

You’ll know what I mean when you get there.

Mario Kart 8 was released on Wii U Nintendo on May 30, 2014.  New tracks, snazzy graphics, and the word I mentioned before are dazzling gamers the world over.  If you love Mario you owe I to yourself to check out Mario Kart 8.  Play it alone, with friends locally, or online with up to 12 friends at a time.  Whatever you do, just play it and see how fantastic it is.  Mario rules the world!

 

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A Review On Transistor

Transistor is an exciting action role-playing game that features one of the most unique functionalities in game play to date: a voice in the controller.  If you play Transistor on the PS4 console, you can opt to have the voice of the sword wielded by the main character, Red, come through the controller. You read that right.  This gives you the feeling of actually being the transistor and serving as a tool guided by Red, the main character.  If you’re thinking this is pretty cool, you are absolutely right.

The game play in Transistor begins with Red who is a lounge singer that has lost her voice.  The Camerata, under the orders of the main antagonist called the Process, is hunting her.  The first scene shows Red kneeling next to an unknown man with the sword she would come to possess, the Transistor, buried in his chest.  Who is the Process?  Why is he after Red?  Who is the man with the sword in his chest?  Finding out the answers to these questions won’t be easy but you’ll have a blast doing it.

Supergiant went with hand drawn backdrops to compliment classic anime characters.  Noir throughout, Transistor drips with atmosphere.  The game was released on May 20, 2014 on Windows and PS4 and is already getting rave reviews. Find out what all the fuss is about.  Try Transistor yourself.

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The Wolf Among Us

If you’ve been playing video games since you were a kid (i.e. most of us), it can become easy to get bored with new releases. This is especially true as far as the storyline goes. There’s only so many ways to make invading aliens interesting. The same goes for invading alien lands, invading the Middle East, protecting America from the Middle East, going on a crime spree, protecting a town from a crime spree and literally anything to do with aliens. That’s just the tip of the iceberg too.

So The Wolf Among Us has been a welcomed new release and one of the first ones I can remember being excited about in quite some time. Don’t get me wrong, the gameplay deserves attention too, but nothing like this storyline has ever been done in video games as far as I know.

The game takes place in Fabletown. As the name suggests, this fictitious city is populated by other equally fictitious characters, many of whom you’ll probably know from old childhood fables.

Unfortunately, things in Fabletown are anything but a fairytale. Your job is not only to keep the peace, but to solve a terrible crime that has placed Fabletown at odds against itself. You’ll slog through the grungy, dark atmosphere, interrogate characters from your childhood and, of course, beat the hell out of a fair number of them.

Alright, the gameplay needs some attention because it’s actually far different than what you’re used to. If you’ve ever played The Walking Dead, it’s similar to the point and click method they used. While The Wolf Among Us has fine-tuned the method even more, it’s still the basic idea.

Although this may scare many people off the idea, you’ll be doing yourself a real disservice. It’s true that the game’s controls aren’t the most challenging or confusing. But they are all you need to progress through an amazing storyline that will keep you riveted until the very end.

The entire game is broken up into five different episodes meaning that, along the way, you’ll get small portions of closure before continuing on to the next portion go gameplay. However, the entire time, you’ll be working to solve the initial mystery that has you out wandering the dangerous streets of Fabletown in the first place.

I’m not the only one who found this game revolutionary. It’s received a number of “Best of” awards and for good reason. Check this one out if you want a completely unique experience.