And I’m Done with Ni no Kuni: A Response Post

It is always a shame when one of our favorite gaming franchises either dies or is reduced to a shadow of its former self.  Not long ago, Hatm0nster published a post on how he was finally done with the Paper Mario franchise (as am I), due to the sad fact that the series has lost…

I Think I’m Done with New Paper Mario Games

There was a time when Paper Mario was one of my absolute favorite series. I loved just about everything about them. I loved the aesthetic; I loved the characters; I loved the writing, the combat system, and the way they made Mario’s world feel bigger than the same old Mushroom Kingdom we’ve seen time and…

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…