Latest Articles for Author: Thomas Nixon

Mario party: island tour – everything we know

Mario Party: Island Tour – Everything We Know

Never in my life did I ever expect Mario Party to become a touchy subject. That is, until we were “graced” with Mario Party 9 for the Wii. The series had been absent for an awful long time after Mario Party 8 and many fans, like myself, thought that the series was all washed up…

Kickstarter – mighty no. 9

Kickstarter – Mighty No. 9

Kickstarter is a pretty awesome tool these days. Many incredible ideas have been released to people all over and funded by folks from across the globe. And when they come to life? Man, nothing quite beats that. But I’m not some sort of e-professor teaching you Kickstarter 101 or anything, alright? I’m here to talk…

Disney’s toontown online closing on september 19

Disney’s Toontown Online Closing on September 19

It’s been a rather sad time for those of us who are consistently big on playing games to revitalize our childhoods. Recently, Disney announced that it would be closing up shop of probably one of the most charming MMOs out there: Toontown Online. Sure, it’s definitely a kid’s game, but just look at it objectively!…

Wildstar reveals business model

Wildstar Reveals Business Model

Wildstar is a spectacular up and comer in the MMO department and if you know me at all, I’m pretty pumped about it! We’ve heard nothing but good things out of Carbine Studios’ baby, so it’s only natural that we expected a good, solid business model when it was to be unveiled. I’m one of…

Kickstarter – metroid: enemies within

Kickstarter – Metroid: Enemies Within

Do you know who Samus Aran is? Well, when this Kickstarter is done, you will know who she is. If you already know who Samus Aran is and think more people should know about her, then there’s a  Kickstarter you might be interested in. Kickstarter- Metroid: Enemies Within I find that today’s world is increasingly…

Psycho waluigi – review

Psycho Waluigi – Review

So about a year ago, I was browsing this great website known as mfgg.net, which is home to a TON of Mario themed fan games as well as custom sprites and sound effects. One of the top rated games on the site was a little title known as “Psycho Waluigi” made by the same guy…

Nintendo’s packed gamescom lineup

Nintendo’s Packed Gamescom Lineup

Nintendo’s got a lot to prove to me, along with the rest of the world, after the recent statistics showing just how much the Wii U is struggling. Luckily though, Gamescom 2013 is on its way, starting August 21st and Nintendo is promising a whole lot of quality First Party games to hopefully raise our…

Peter Capaldi Announced as the Twelfth Doctor

I think that we can agree that the Internet was not short from imploding or spontaneous combustion when we all heard the news that Doctor Who star Matt Smith would be departing before the show’s eighth season. And then came the predictions. In between all of the lamenting and criticism were various names of actors that…

Can nintendo fix wii u sales by christmas?

Can Nintendo Fix Wii U Sales by Christmas?

It’s certainly been a rough time for Nintendo, there’s no surprise there. On top of a slew of underwhelming releases and Nintendo’s latest home console last fall: the Wii U. I, for one, was super excited about it! But of course, as I’m sure you all know, I’m a bit of a Nintendo fanboy and…

Youtube to celebrate first “geek week”

YouTube to Celebrate First “Geek Week”

Geek culture is everywhere, if it isn’t incredibly obvious yet. I mean, gosh, we’ve got TV shows like “The Big Bang Theory” that celebrates it every other second! Currently, we’re seeing superhero movies rocking the box offices so I think that’s saying something. With Google’s YouTube being one of the most popular websites in the…

Why nintendo will never go mobile

Why Nintendo Will Never Go Mobile

Doesn’t it bug you when you ask someone if they play video games and they respond with, “Oh yeah, TOTALLY! I play Angry Birds all the time!” No. NO. WRONG. Or is it? If you mention Angry Birds to someone, I’m pretty sure that they would respond saying that they knew what it was rather…

Top five doctor who 50th anniversary fan trailers

Top Five Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Fan Trailers

Before I get into anything, I’d like you all to know that this article’s got a handful of SPOILERS in it concerning the Doctor Who series. If you’re not familiar with events in the show or are not willing to have those events spoiled for you, I’d proceed reading with caution. Top Five Doctor Who…

Pokémon x and y: have they revealed too much?

Pokémon X and Y: Have They Revealed Too Much?

Pokémon is quite the legendary series. The franchise dates back all the way to when I was but a wee lad blasting ships away in Space Invaders on the Game Boy Color. Ah, it was such a magical moment getting to choose between those first three starter Pokemon in Blue Version. Every new encounter I…

The new smash bros: who will get the axe?

The New Smash Bros: Who Will Get the Axe?

It’s no breaking news that Masahiro Sakurai has mentioned that some characters from Brawl are going to be cut from Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS. There’s simply not enough time to add them all. The man’s a bit of a perfectionist. We saw Brawl delayed for quite…

Wildstar’s last two character races unveiled

Wildstar’s Last Two Character Races Unveiled

San Diego Comic Con certainly brought the heat this year with tons upon tons of excitement and entertainment. I believe what made me the most excited though, was the announcement of the final two playable races in the upcoming MMORPG Wildstar. Yes, Wildstar! You know, that super exciting game on the way with capabilities to…