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Mario Strikers: Battle League


When reviewing a piece of art, you can split up your determination into objective and subjective. Some forms of art are mostly subjective–an abstract painting has very little appeal to it that can be qualified as “objective”, for instance. Some … Continue reading

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The Nuclear Family in EarthBound


Two years ago, I wrote about nuclear families in video games. In case you don’t remember the conclusions or want to read some 10,000 words on the subject, I went through every game I owned and asked a simple question: … Continue reading

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Q&A: Under a Ladder, Over the Moon!


It’s been three years since the last Q&A press release–I don’t think that’s how the Barenaked Ladies song goes. And it’s been two years since they finished their most recent Q&A mix CD. Because of, uh, supply chain issues, yes, … Continue reading

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Oh, This Guy is a Gamer!


On virtual tour yet again, standup comedian Johnny Junkland is back with another rip-roaring set of 8-bit comedy that blows all that other 2-bit comedy out of the pixelated water. This time around, Peacock spent the big bucks to acquire … Continue reading

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Mario Strikers: Battle League Overanalysis


On February 9th, Nintendo put out a trailer for the upcoming Mario Strikers: Battle League, coming out June 10th, 2022. It is the third Mario Strikers game in the series, and first one since Mario Strikers Charged in 2007. If … Continue reading

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Local Man Has Started Calling Life a “Metroidvania”


Local man Jayden Schwartz has been on a binge of Metroidvanias lately. For those not in the know, a “Metroidvania” is a portmanteau of the names of two video game series: “Metroid”, and “Castlevania”. Generally, these games have you explore … Continue reading

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Pokémon Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl Adds New “Grand Underground Railroad” Feature


Nintendo’s V1.13 patch of Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, the remakes of Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, adds a whole host of minor fixes and a few new things to the games, including the previously unknown “Grand Underground Railroad” feature, … Continue reading

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Music of the Spheres


I don’t know why I ever doubt Coldplay. Well, alright, I know specifically why I was doubting Music of the Spheres, the band’s ninth studio album. It was extremely easy to find reasons to think Music of the Spheres would … Continue reading

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Metroid Dread


Metroid Dread is the type of game you wish you could forget everything about and play again with no knowledge. It is also the type of game that is perfect for replaying over and over again. How is this possible? … Continue reading

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What Can Spyro 4 Learn From Crash 4?


Longtime readers of Pungry, as in, me, will remember me as someone who is a big fan of the Spyro the Dragon franchise. With Crash Bandicoot making its grand revival with Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time last year, the … Continue reading

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