The Evolution of Mario: The Birth of a Hero Pt. 2

In 1990, Nintendo released Super Mario World, which would become the best selling game of its generation. In this game, Mario and his brother Luigi must travel to Dinosaur Land to save Princess Toadstool from Bowser and his evil children. Along the way Mario meets a dinosaur who becomes his friend and helps them on the mission to save the Princess, you may recognize the character as Yoshi.

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Monster Hunter: World Sells 7.5 Million Copies in 2 Months

Monster Hunter: World has now shipped 7.5 million copies of their latest game, Monster Hunter: World. In a press release today by Capcom, they announced that their newest action RPG is now the best selling game in Capcom history. This is quite an accomplishment considering the game was only released on January 26, 2018.

Happy 1 Year Anniversary to the Nintendo Switch!

Today marks the 1 year anniversary of the Nintendo Switch, the latest console from Nintendo. This console has brought us great games like Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Odyssey and a bunch of other fantastic games. The first year for the Switch has been nothing but successful with 14.86 million units sold as of January 2018, on track to be one of Nintendo's most popular consoles ever!

PS Plus Lineup for March 2018 and More

Sony has announced their PS Plus lineup for March 2018. If you are unfamiliar with what this is, those who have a Playstation Plus membership will have access to free games, chosen by Sony for the month of March. The main games that are being featured are Bloodborne and Ratchet & Clank.

The Evolution of Mario: The Birth of a Hero Pt. 1

Everyone, even people who have never played a video game, know tales of a little red plumber named Mario. He has been etched in the Mt. Rushmore of video game history and likely will be for the rest of time. But where did he come from and how did he evolve into the hero we know today?

ESRB to Regulate In-Game-Purchases

The ESRB has announced that they are going to begin requiring game makers to label their games with a warning label if they contain in-game purchases. This will apply to any game with any type of in-purchase whatsoever.

The State of Microtransactions

Microtransactions are in game purchases that allow you to pay extra, real life money, for some type of good or service in a game. There are two different kinds of microtransactions: cosmetic and in-game advantage microtransactions. For example, a cosmetic microtransaction would be like buying new clothes for you character/avatar or paying to change their look, but it does not give you any type of advantage whatsoever (besides being stylish of course). While in-game advantage microtransactions may allow you to purchase a special, powerful weapon, potion or something along those lines that you can only get through real money purchases and thus give you an advantage over those who did not to pay.

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