Paper Mario: The Origami King – So Far, So…So.

The newest Paper Mario, Paper Mario: The Origami King, is finally here, and this time I decided to jump-in right away. I’ve been waiting since Super Paper Mario for the series to get good again, and the pre-release media for this game was encouraging. I haven’t finished it yet, but I’ve got enough for some…

Paper Mario Makes His Tetris Debut

Tetris 99’s 15th Maximus Cup is here, and this time it’s all about Paper Mario. As per usual, the Maximus Cup is open to all Tetris 99 players, and fans only have to play in order to obtain the new Paper Mario: The Origami King theme. See it in action after the jump!

I Wish I Could Be Excited For Paper Mario: The Origami King

I used to be a big fan of the Paper Mario series. Paper Mario and Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door are still two of my all-time favorite games. I even enjoyed Super Paper Mario and its more action-oriented play-style. It’s been 13 years since Super Paper Mario, and Nintendo has yet to make to…

Day 20: Favorite Video Game Genre

Okay, so we’re two-thirds of the way through the 30 days’ worth of video game posts.  And I still haven’t found a more eloquent way of describing that.  Anyway, we’ve got another “what’s your favorite something-or-other” topic to discuss, my favorite game genre.  As usual, I find this to be a pretty difficult question indeed…

Top 5: Food Favorites

Thanksgiving (i.e. today, if you’re celebrating) is a day to honor the three F’s – family, friends, and food! And let’s face it, as much as we enjoy our families and like our friends, food is really where it’s at today. In my household, the day is pretty much defined by festive meals and various…

The Paper Mario Prank That Changed Everything

As we’re talking about video game pranks and foolishness this month, I thought it would be a good time to talk about the most important gaming prank I ever came into contact with. It’s weird thinking of an obnoxious think like a prank as “important,” but that’s what this one wound up being. It’s something…

Favorite Running Gags in Games

It’s April Fool’s Month on Virtual Bastion! Join us as we celebrate all the silly and kooky things we love about games and gaming. My first theme for the month is running gags. There’s so much ridiculousness here, I can hardly contain myself! When it comes to comedy, sometimes a good running gag really hits…

Listmas 2016: Eight of the Chilliest Songs in Gaming

With Listmas taking place in the chilly grip of wintertime, it’s only natural that some of our lists reflect this icy time of year.  We’ve already covered snowy levels and chilly characters in past years, so it’s high time we discussed eight chilly songs that will surely have you buttoning up your coats and seeking…

Saturday Video Round Up: September 25 – October 1

It’s Saturday once again and alongside is a brand new edition of the Video Round Up. This is the weekly series that brings you the biggest and best trailers from the week that was. With the fall release season in full swing, there’s a lot of good stuff to get to, so lets dive right…

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…