Nintendo released one of their, now famous, prerecorded Nintendo Directs last week. A bundle of announcements both surprising and utterly predictable. One such announcement, if you can call it that, left many of the internet simultaneously excited and confused. I am, of course, talking about the ending teaser that shows a Super Smash Bros. game coming to the Nintendo Switch. Yay!?
There have been awful, terrible rumours for a while that American film studios have been very interested in making a Super Mario movie. I, like most people, have pushed these thoughts far to the back of my mind. Because, as we all know; movies based on video games are terrible. Then it happened, no amount of denial was ever going to keep this idea from coming to fruition it seems, and Universal Pictures have apparently secured a deal to make a Super Mario movie. And which Studio is making it? Illumination Entertainment. Yes, that’s right. The people behind the Minions might be making a Mario movie.
Okay, okay. Let’s not jump the gun just yet. In a recent financial Q&A session, Shigeru Miyamoto stated that this project is still in talks and if neither company can agree on a direction for the project then they have no issue canning the entire thing. “Calling it quits” were the words used. Before you think you know where this is going, I’m not exactly against the idea of there being a western made movie based on Nintendo’s mascot. It’s just that when it comes to combining these properties with kid’s movies, things don’t tend to go well for anyone.
You know how I talked up how the Playstation 4 has the better exclusives in comparison to Microsoft and the Xbox One at the beginning of yesterday’s post. Well, again spoilers, yesterday was the only game I played on the PS4 that makes it onto this list. There were other Playstation exclusives I picked up, but it’s not my main console.
It’s just that I’m not really a fan of Uncharted… I picked up Cosmic Star Heroine. That was cool, but I never really started playing it properly became of Overwatch being an all consuming void of time for good portions of the year. Oh, Puyo Puyo Tetris! Very cool game. I mean who doesn’t like Tetris, and it actually taught me how to play Puyo Puyo to a passible standard, so it’s got that going for it. But technically, this game has been out in Japan for ages, so I can’t really put it on my list… Yeah.
So… Back to the list. Please don’t hate me Sony fans.
So I went to EGX again this year. This would be the point in the article where, if I’d have been a real journalist, I’d have given a brief background into EGX. But I honestly can’t be bothered to make that kind of effort right now. All you need to know is that it’s a big video gaming and culture convention that take place in the West Midlands of the U.K. for 4 days a year.
It’s the third time I’ve gone in as many years and it’s pretty standard fare as far as these type of conventions go. A bunch of developers, large and small, show up and pedal their wares, so to speak. On top of that there are plenty of other attractions. People selling niche and retro merchandise based on video games, or other things the type of people who go to this type of event will probably like. Continue reading “My time at EGX 2017”
I ended up doing a lot of shuffling around at this top end of my list, even as I was writing the earlier parts. I’m not giving anything away, but this has been such a strong year for games and I only managed to play half of what I wanted to get my hands on in the end. These top two were very difficult to pick from, but number two doesn’t mean first loser in this case by any means.
While I’m going on opinion here, I’m hoping that nobody can argue with me about this next title deserving its place on the list.