Fire Emblem: Awakening

Posted on 9, Jul

As a perennial Nintendo fan, I’ve always wanted to play through a Fire Emblem game. Seeing as how they usually cost an arm and a leg to get one however, I’ve never really had the chance. You could say I was late to the game. As you might guess, I was excited to receive another chance at getting into the series when Fire Emblem: Awakening was released in early 2013. After playing it, my only regret is not playing a Fire Emblem game sooner.

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Frozen Splash

Frozen

Posted on 19, Jun

Frozen is the latest Disney movie, released quite appropriately in a typically frigid November. Disney has out done itself yet again by creating a fun, entertaining, and musical adventure for children and people of all ages to enjoy. Frozen is about two sisters, Anna and Elsa, who grow up together, yet separated due to an accident during their childhood. They live in the same castle, yet never speak, until the older sister Elsa becomes queen. It is then that Anna learns of her sister’s secret powers to control ice and snow, and when Elsa runs away, Anna must find her and return her so that Elsa can end the eternal winter she accidentally sets off.

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50 Cent – Animal Ambition

Posted on 19, Jun

Remember back to the year 2007. Mainstream hip-hop was a different industry, still reeling from the massive changes brought on by albums like 50 Cent’s Get Rich Or Die Tryin’. The focus had shifted from socially motivated hip-hop to hedonistic braggadocio, and 50 believed he was still on the forefront when he swore to retire from making solo albums if Kanye West’s Graduation outsold his new album, Curtis.

Well, we all know how that story ended.

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Mario Kart 8

Posted on 11, Jun

Another quarter in the fiscal year, and another powerhouse Nintendo release. Just this past month, Nintendo unleashed Mario Kart 8 for the struggling Wii U. With sharp visuals, tight gameplay and an impressive coat of polish, could this be the system seller Nintendo has been looking for since the launch of the system? Not only is this a must own for hardcore gamers, Mario Kart 8 is a must-have title for literally anyone with electricity surging in their house.

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Stoker

Posted on 11, Jun

After watching this film, you will most likely feel disturbed and uncomfortable. Stoker is about a young girl named India Stoker, whose father dies on her eighteenth birthday. Her uncle Charlie, whom she never knew existed, comes to stay with her and her mother, Evelyn. Soon after Charlie’s arrival, people begin disappearing, family secrets are revealed, and India finds herself stepping into her uncle’s shoes. There’s some big star power in this film; Mia Wasikowska plays India Stoker, Nicole Kidman stars as her mother, Matthew Goode plays Uncle Charlie, and we also see Dermot Mulroney briefly.

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Nintendo has quite the selection of marquee characters from Mario, Link, Yoshi, and Samus but most people forget about poor Donkey Kong. Even Luigi had his own year in 2013! It’s a shame because the Donkey Kong franchise has had some of the best Nintendo titles in the past 20 years. With Nintendo’s new title in the DK Country series, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, we have one of the best titles for the Wii U to date.

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