Tonight, bhamdan205, catsonroombasalsosharks, and I spend approximately 3 hours of our weeknight playing through 4 worlds of “Super Luigi Wii U”.  (Like Super Mario Bros., but with harder, shorter levels and only 100 seconds to complete.)

Because that is the kind of mature, responsible, awesome, adult-sized people we are.

Splatoon Miiverse Problems

Just want to get this out of the way. There is nothing wrong with the game. This game, in my eyes, is very fun, addicting, and accessible. It’s one of the best games in the Wii U’s lineup.

The only problem I have is how the users of the Splatoon Miiverse community are so sexist and ignorant.

In Miiverse, there are artists who sexualize the girls of Splatoon. Inkling girls and Octolings are the ones who get the large breasts, unrealistic thin bodies, huge butts, and are in erotic poses. The whole purpose of those drawings is to please men/people who are attracted to females.

I’ve called these artists out, and have been saying why these things are wrong, with some very helpful and insightful people by my side, but it’s been rough now. A surprising amount of people have been giving excuses as to why sexualizing young girls is ok, many people are saying insults, and I’m being talked about.

I’m glad that there are people out there who share the same thoughts as me and I’m grateful that they were helping me talk to the users.

If you want to see what I’m talking about, my username in Miiverse is JewelJess, or JewelJessica. I’m getting sick of this. Please help.


This is for Jomar

This game does not suck!!!

This may be the BEST Wii U game of 2015,

and this is the HIGHLY Anticipated game of 2015.

so even with backlash, I will still play this on Twitch

and will play it for 2 Hours, Super Mario Maker Launch Month

2 Hour First Play, only on Twitch

September 17th-19th. :)

Zelda Wii U Vs Skyward Sword: Can The Next Zelda Avoid The Pitfalls Of The Worst Modern Zelda?

Zelda Wii U needs to be the best Zelda game ever. So it better not be like Skyward Sword.

10 of the Best Wii U Games Released So Far

Ever since the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One hit the market, the Wii U seems to have taken a back seat in the minds of the gaming masses. It’s time to change that. We scoured review sites to find the best exclusive games currently available for Nintendo’s premier console. There’s some very good stuff on here, so if you haven’t picked up a Wii U, take a look at these games and see if now might be the time to take the plunge.

10. Splatoon

Leave it to Nintendo to turn the typically R-rated shooting genre into something the whole family can enjoy. In Splatoon you don’t shoot bullets at enemies, you shoot ink. And instead of focusing on your kill count, the goal is to coat as much of the environment as possible in your team’s color of ink. Blasting your opponents is optional, and finding the right balance of defense and offense is loads of fun. Finally, a shooter for players of all ages.

9. Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker

In this endlessly adorable game, the levels are tidy 3-D dioramas with stars and collectibles scattered around them. You play as the diminutive mushroom-capped character Toad, and your job is to collect the stars before the timer runs out. But you can’t jump, so you have to rotate the camera all around, plotting your course through each level, making sure you pick up the goodies along the way. It’s basically a whole lot of laid-back fun.

8. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

Even though he was Nintendo’s first famous creation, Donkey Kong gets a bad rap. Sure, he was a villain in his eponymous arcade game, but he’s also the star of a very good series of ultra-challenging platformers. And yet, for some reason most people don’t think of him next to the leaping Italian plumbers when it comes to Nintendo stars. All of which is to say that Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is an excellently designed game that’s stuffed full of color, creativity, and challenging obstacles. If the standard enemies don’t get you, the bosses will. It’s not easy, but it’s a blast to keep playing the levels until you finally succeed.

7. New Super Mario Bros. U

Nintendo knows what people want — and apparently, they want to run and jump through a digital world as an overweight plumber. Actually, it’s not all that surprising when that digital world is as bursting with creativity as the Mushroom Kingdom is. This side-scrolling platformer recalls the good old days of early Mario games, while adding tons of new gameplay ideas to the mix. For starters, you can play the game with up to four players onscreen at once, while a fifth player uses the gamepad’s touchscreen to stun enemies and draw platforms on the screen. In case you thought there’s nothing new to add to a classic formula, Nintendo comes back with an enormous dose of creativity and shows you how wrong you were.

6. Pikmin 3

The least known Nintendo franchise on this list, Pikmin is a weird, adorable real-time strategy game. You play as three minuscule explorers who crash land on an alien planet called Pikmin and try to use the local plant people to help gather fruit and parts of the ship. Critics loved the game, praising its smart, interlocking gameplay mechanics and overall whimsy. The gamers who have played it enjoy it just as much. If you’re looking for something a little different on Wii U — something that will make you think and smile at the same time – Pikmin 3 is it.

5. Mario Kart 8

Mario Kart games have always been about cartoonishly impossible courses, a wide cast of characters, and shell projectiles you can blast at your friends just as they’re about to cross the finish line. The latest installment remains true to everything fans love about the series, while bringing it into the high-def world of 1080p graphics. The graphics really are incredible, filled with enough bright colors and minute details that it’s a shame Nintendo didn’t make the jump to HD a console generation ago, like Sony and Microsoft did. Nintendo is all caught up now, and just in time: Mario Kart 8 is one of the best games in this highly acclaimed series.

4. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD

Like Mario, the Zelda series dates back 30 years — and this game is an HD remake of the 2003 original for Game Cube. In it, you once again play as Link, a boy clad in green who sails from island to island, conquering dungeons full of enemies, giant bosses, and environmental puzzles. This remake gives the game better lighting effects and a widescreen view, but keeps everything that made the original so special. The most important thing it does, however, is introduce one of the best titles in the series to a whole new generation of gamers. Pick this one up if you’re looking for a terrific, lengthy adventure.

3. Bayonetta 2

Bayonetta 2 is a hyper-violent action game that has you perform fluid sword-and-gun combos to slice your enemies to ribbons. Unlike most Wii U exclusives, the hero is no kid-friendly cartoon character. She’s a butt-kicking female who goes around in skin-tight, shiny leather. Since Nintendo is publishing the game, the developer has also thrown in some unique additions, like the ability to dress as Link from Zelda, Samus from Metroid, and Princess Peach from Mario. In case you never played the original, don’t worry: Bayonetta 2 comes with a port of that game as well.

2. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

In case you’re unfamiliar with this series of off-the-wall brawlers, it’s the only place you can have Mario, Link, Pikachu, and Kirby pound the snot out of each other using special attacks from their own individual games. New modes this time around accommodate players of any experience level, from total newbies to hardened pros. The graphics are better than ever, and the roster spans four decades of Nintendo history. If you want a fighting game for Wii U, look no further. Check out our review for more information.

1. Super Mario 3D World

Of course Mario is number one. The original Super Mario Bros. was so good that it basically jump-started the struggling video game industry in the 1980s, and the big N has yet to take its foot off the accelerator. Even now, some 30 years after the original’s debut, Nintendo has released a brand new game that’s bursting with fun, clever ideas. Set in the brightly colored Mushroom Kingdom, this game has you navigate three-dimensional levels, hopping on enemies, leaping over pits, collecting coins, and engaging in all manner of joyful physical activity. You can play it alone or with up to three friends to participate in some madcap cooperative-meets-competitive play. In case you thought all Mario games were a cinch to beat, this one offers some of the most challenging levels yet.

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The 9 best video games for kids!

The 9 best video games for kids!

We believe that kids should be introduced to gaming as soon as possible so they can start a life long love of all things video games! There are games suitable for all ages and if you can get the time balance right there is no doubt that your child will benefit, and thoroughly enjoy their gaming experience.


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