One thing that becomes clear within minutes of getting your hands on Super Mario Odyssey is that Nintendo is fully embracing the weird with Mario’s next 3D adventure. Much has been made of the new hat possession mechanic, which sees Mario taking control of everything from a frog to a dinosaur in the new trailer Nintendo showed off earlier in the week, but after spending some time messing around with it, I can confidently say that it’s no gimmick. Rather, the whole game feels centered around Mario’s hat and its various functions, and in practice, it feels like what FLUDD should have been back in Super Mario Sunshine — a gameplay system that complements Mario’s core mechanics rather than distracts.
Month: June 2017
Kurt Angle left the WWE a decade ago, partly because they were reluctant to clear him to wrestle after a number of serious injuries (plus his growing problems with addiction when it came to pain pills).
The highlight of any E3 is the trailers and E3 2017 has been no slouch in this department. There are almost too many to keep up with, so we’ve collected the 15 that we feel best represent this year’s show as a whole. Let us know which were your favorites and which ones we missed!
Just when it seemed like gamers were on the verge of a wonderful era of cross-platform compatibility, where people can play online with their friends regardless of what device they use, Sony went and stomped all over it in the worst way possible.
If you’ve been paying attention to the wrestling internet in the past couple of months, you’re probably aware that there is an ongoing legal skirmish between the WWE, Impact Wrestling, and Matt and Jeff Hardy over who, exactly, owns the rights to the intellectual property known as the “Broken Universe” — the Hardy’s wildly strange (yet successful) gimmick in Impact Wrestling that included things like Broken Matt, Brother Nero and the Final Deletion.
Long before the days of games being rated “M for Mature,” Nintendo basically had final say over the contents of any game being played on their consoles. Over the years, dating all the way back to the NES, there have been a number of games that Nintendo has ordered changed, whether censoring content in specific countries or demanding that the game be re-released entirely.
8 NEW Upcoming Games of EA Play (E3 2017) PS4/Xbox One/PC 1 – A Way Out Release Date: Q1 2018
It was a little over a year ago that Cody Rhodes aka Stardust (real name Cody Runnels) stunned the wrestling world by announcing that he had requested his released from the WWE, due to constant displeasure over the way writers were using him and his character. Even more shocking, perhaps, was that the WWE simply let him walk away from his contract. Since then, Rhodes has essentially been his own boss, taking bookings all around the world in promotions both big and small.
These days, A.J. Styles is known as one of the best wrestlers in the world. But 15 years ago he was basically jobbing to people like Gregory “The Hurricane” Helms on WWE Metal, the company’s now-defunct Saturday afternoon show, in a try-out match. Even then, though, he was announced as A.J. Styles.