We're BACK! Join Grubdog, Bill, Deguello and Matto for some hype and speculation about the Nintendo Switch. With the official event approaching next week (January 12-13), we thought we'd get together to talk about the build-up, games, third party support, and the hardware itself. It's been a while since the last podcast, so we made … Continue reading Pietriots Radio – Episode 4 (Switchmas Eve Speculation!)
The release of Super Mario Run on iPhone has sent shockwaves through the mobile gaming community. Lattes have been spilled all over the world and sideways caps have been adjusted forward, as hipsters are faced with the social dilemma of paying money for a videogame. Super Mario Run offers the first 3 levels free of … Continue reading Super Mario Run – RUN AWAY, IT COSTS MONEY!
Shortly after the launch of Super Mario Maker I did a write-up to share my experience with the game after the first week. It was an exciting time as we all learned the tools and discovered how much fun the concept is. However, it has evolved a lot since then with new tools added, some … Continue reading Super Mario Maker – 6 Months Later
This scan is from the back of E3 Show Daily: Day 3 from E3 2000. It's not a product ad, but a departing statement from Hiroshi Yamauchi just before he retired (maybe). Almost 13 years later (that's more than TWO Wii generations duct-taped together), does it still apply today? ... a little unbelievable in today's … Continue reading A Message From Nintendo: Gotta Have Game
The what awards? Black Betty select who? I asked the same questions the day before the event. On Friday IGN AU held an event at the Maritime Museum in Sydney to announce the best games of 2012 sponsored by Mountain Dew. It sounded like the last place you'd ever expect to see a Pietriot, but … Continue reading IGN Black Beta Select Awards – Pietriots Style
Mario used to be fun, about 50 years ago. Since then the franchise has slowly milked it's way into creative bankruptcy, and here we have New Super Mario Bros U - possibly the least effort Nintendo has ever put into a game. We should all just buy it because it's a Mario game right? It's … Continue reading New Super Mario Bros U – Ugly, Uninspired, Unfun
Which actually never happened… After New Super Mario Bros. 2, gaming journalists complained Nintendo was releasing too many Mario games (and then they beg for more 3D ones afterwards), and is now a yearly franchise with hardly any difference and therefore sucks. This thought process further solidifies the fact gaming journalists are retarded, but why … Continue reading One Hundred Mario Games In This Generation!
Recently, I decided to take a break from modern gaming; there's only so many ads and achievements I can take. I've gone back to New Super Mario Bros. 2 on my 3DS Micro for some classic fun, and man this game has aged well! Why can't Nintendo go back to this style? I'm sick of … Continue reading New Super Mario Bros 2 – Review from 2022
It's New to him, at least, and all the game reviews in the world can't take that away. Somehow people are convinced that Mario has nothing to do with new generations of new customers, and bringing smiles to brand new players. Apparently it's all about "ME - the vocal aging gamer who's forced to buy … Continue reading Positive NinPal – New Super Mario Bros
Casual, hardcore, non-gamer, casual-gamer. What do all these mean? What language am I speaking? If you've read any "insightful" feature articles on videogames in the past 5 years, you'll know these terms pretty well. Let's start with where these popular phrases originated, and how these words became "categories". The release of Nintendo DS in 2004 … Continue reading What Is Casual?