A Super Mario Maker 2 Reminder

Good day, dear readers!  I just wanted to remind you all that we’re currently taking requests to play your Super Mario Maker 2 levels on our Virtual Bastion YouTube channel.  If you’re interested in sharing some Mario goodness with us, please limit two Course ID(s) per person and have them in our comments section by…

The Joy-Con Drift Strikes Again

It’s official, the infamous Joy-Con drifting issue so prevalent in recent gaming news has taken yet another victim.  My Nintendo Switch is less than a year old, with a large portion of those months not even spent using the console (I don’t have that many games on it yet).  And my left Joy-Con analog stick…

Want to See Your Super Mario Maker 2 Levels on YouTube?

Good day, everyone!  I recently got a copy of Super Mario Maker 2 and have been spending many hours playing through all kinds of cool and creative stages created by fellow Mario fans all across the globe.  Which got me thinking…it could be really cool to record your Mario Maker stages on our Virtual Bastion…

Who is Your Smash Bros Main?

Now that Super Smash Bros Ultimate has been out for a little over a month, I thought it would be fun to pose a little question to all of my fellow Smash Bros fans out there.  Who is your main and why?  If you want, I can go first….

Special and Collector’s Editions: What Makes You Want to Upgrade?

Last month Rockstar Games announced its special and ultimate editions of Red Dead Redemption 2. If spending your standard sixty dollars on the regular game isn’t enough, for eighty bucks you can get the special edition that includes a side mission that’s not in the regular game (and one that’s not integral to its story,…

An Interview with 2013

This month we’re celebrating Virtual Bastion’s 5-year anniversary by sharing our favorite memories of the site, blogging, gaming, and our online friendships. Join us as we take a trip down memory lane! Any year is a good year to start a gaming blog, but starting one in 2013 was especially good. Maybe it wasn’t obvious…

It’s Not a Game. It’s a Service.

It’s finally taken hold, hasn’t it? This notion of video games as a service. It was only a few years ago that many of us were mocking the idea. “Treating games as a service? Like that would ever happen!” we scoffed. “Nobody will support that” we jeered. Yet, here we are. After years of getting…

My Year with the Elgato Game Capture HD

Almost year ago I stepped into the capture card ring with the Elgato Game Capture HD. It was a crazy idea, frankly…when in the world was I going to find time to make game videos?! But with UWG’s YouTube channel just finding its legs, it seemed like the perfect time to get in on the…

Petitions and Video Games Don’t Mix

Like many series, the Paper Mario games have been caught in a downward spiral from which they don’t yet seem capable of recovering.  While Super Paper Mario was certainly not the most popular game in the franchise, it was not until Sticker Star that I believe the series’ decay became clear.  Not long ago, I…

Why Play Destiny?

Fallout 4 is finally out and we finally have the chance to fulfill our dreams of roaming around the Commonwealth Wasteland! It’s a release that many of us were (perhaps a bit more than) eagerly awaiting, and one of those games that I thought I would immediately get lost in once started. Heck, I was…