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Squadaloo Squadaloo Jul 02, 2019. 16 comments

Make Amongst Yourselves - Share Your Super Mario Maker 2 Creations!

Make Amongst Yourselves - Share Your Super Mario Maker 2 Creations!

Got Super Mario Maker 2? Want to play some levels or see what your fellow TAY users share creations? Let’s do it here!

Instructions

Post a comment with your Maker ID and I’ll add it to the list at the end of this post.

You can also post level IDs in the comments as well. It’s highly recommended you post the name of the level as well as a brief description. Giving feedback on levels is highly...

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Squadaloo Squadaloo Jun 13, 2019. 1 comments

Well, That Happened

Well, That Happened

It shouldn’t have happened, yet somehow it has. 19 years after their last big Nintendo console adventure, 17 years after Rare was bought by Microsoft, 14 years after the last time they appeared on any Nintendo platform, and 11 years after their last game of any kind, Banjo-Kazooie are back in Super Smash Bros.

After the release of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, I had talked to friends about who...

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Squadaloo Squadaloo Jun 07, 2019.

Going on an Oculus Quest - Journey of the Gods

Going on an Oculus Quest - Journey of the Gods

Welcome to the third installment of Going on an Oculus Quest, a series which covers the Oculus Quest standalone VR headset. If you’re interested in a more in-depth review of the headset itself along with setting it up, check out part 1 by clicking here .

Last time, we took a look at one of the Quest’s exclusive (for now) games, Vader Immortal . While it made for a nice experience, this time,...

Squadaloo Squadaloo Jun 03, 2019.

Going on an Oculus Quest - Vader Immortal

Going on an Oculus Quest - Vader Immortal

Welcome to the second installment of Going on an Oculus Quest, a series which covers the Oculus Quest standalone VR headset. If you’re interested in a more in-depth review of the headset itself along with setting it up, check out part 1 by clicking here .

In its original reveal trailer of the Oculus Quest, Oculus took a few shots at the Nintendo Switch making it clear that they see the Quest...

Squadaloo Squadaloo May 26, 2019. 11 comments

Going on an Oculus Quest - Initial Setup and First Impressions

Going on an Oculus Quest - Initial Setup and First Impressions

A brand new game console launched this past week, but you’d be forgiven for having missed it. On May 21st, Oculus released the Oculus Quest, a new VR Headset/Console which it hopes will finally be the VR headset for the masses. It’s received relatively little coverage on gaming websites for understandable reasons: VR has largely been a niche product for a few reasons, but among the most...

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Squadaloo Squadaloo Feb 11, 2019. 2 comments

Revisiting Pikmin 3: A Series Best With Room For Improvement

Revisiting Pikmin 3: A Series Best With Room For Improvement

In my previous Pikmin retrospectives, I talked a lot about how important multitasking is to the series and how Pikmin 2 went too far to bend over backwards to fix complaints about the original by decreasing the emphasis on it. These aren’t just my opinions: we know for a fact they’re the opinion of Shigeru Miyamoto himself, and they had a heavy influence on the direction of Pikmin 3.

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Squadaloo Squadaloo Feb 08, 2019. 7 comments

Revisiting Pikmin 2: A Childhood Favorite That's Lost Some Luster

Revisiting Pikmin 2: A Childhood Favorite That's Lost Some Luster

As a kid, I adored Pikmin 2. I had enjoyed the original, sure, but the second game to me was a perfect sequel. It added tons of new content, gave me as much time as I needed to do anything, and removed all of the issues I had with the original game. In fact, I considered it one of the best games of all time.

That’s why it came to me as a shock to me when I replayed both it and the original...

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Squadaloo Squadaloo Feb 01, 2019. 4 comments

Revisiting Pikmin in a New Way

Revisiting Pikmin in a New Way

A couple weeks ago, I found myself randomly watching a ton of Pikmin videos on YouTube. Just a couple of days later, Kotaku’s Stephen Totilo posted an article on what made the series special . I took this as a sign that I should hop in and revisit the series again, so on my day off due to the extreme cold air in the Midwest US, I bought the Wii New Play Control version of the original Pikmin...

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Squadaloo Squadaloo Jan 20, 2019. 3 comments

Squadaloo's 2018 In Gaming

Squadaloo's 2018 In Gaming

As of this writing, it is now January 19th, 2019 which means it’s now well past time for retrospectives on the year that was 2018. Oh well, let’s do it anyways!

Inspired by Stephen Totillo’s yearly write-ups , I started tracking which games I’ve played over the course of a year and jotting down a few thoughts on each. Like his list, not all of these games were released in 2018: they’re just...

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Squadaloo Squadaloo Dec 22, 2018. 6 comments

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is Gaming's Greatest Love Letter to Itself

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is Gaming's Greatest Love Letter to Itself

As a Nintendo fan, I’ve naturally always enjoyed the Super Smash Bros. series, but I’ve never quite loved it. Sure, it was always great seeing a bunch of characters from games I love all thrown together, and things only got better when legendary third party characters like Sonic and Mega Man joined the battle, but for some reason it just felt like something was missing. Thus, while I was...

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Squadaloo Squadaloo Nov 24, 2018.

How Not to Update a Game

How Not to Update a Game

This summer, Oculus Studios and Sanzaru Games released Marvel: Powers United VR for the Oculus Rift. I wrote a post with my conflicted initial impressions , but after writing the article and spending more time with the game learning some of the characters more, I found that despite its repetitive nature it was a very fun game that kept me engaged for weeks due to its relatively laid back...

Squadaloo Squadaloo Aug 04, 2018. 9 comments

If A Mediocre Game Is Fun, Is It Still A Mediocre Game? Thoughts on Marvel: Powers United VR

If A Mediocre Game Is Fun, Is It Still A Mediocre Game? Thoughts on Marvel: Powers United VR

Last week, Oculus Studios and Sanzaru Games released Marvel: Powers United VR exclusively for the Oculus Rift. Oculus had noted it was one of the their largest investments in a single game yet and it was to my knowledge their first with an IP. The game, however, was met with mixed reviews with critics calling the game out for its extremely repetitive nature and lack of depth.

I’m not exactly a...

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Squadaloo Squadaloo Apr 28, 2018. 13 comments

Wipeout is PSVR's Best Game and Barely Anyone Will Know

Wipeout is PSVR's Best Game and Barely Anyone Will Know

Originally released in June 2017 for Playstation 4, Wipeout Omega Collection is a compilation of two previous Wipeout games for PSVita and PS3 and an expansion for the latter. Wipeout, for those of you who don’t know, is a futuristic arcade-like racing game with anti-gravity cars flying at top speed around fiendish tracks while shooting each other with powerful weapons. There are fans of the...

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