Alec Alger known as the Side Quest Gamer, reveals his top 10 favorite Super Mario games. For other reviews, videos, and top 10 lists, visit!

Tyler Hodgkinson from GameFocus has been playing with his toys recently. I am referring to those very popular Amiibo NFC figurines from Nintendo. In this short blog, he expresses his thoughts while trying to answer the very fundamental question What is so special about these figurines?

This week John, Erik and Nathanael talk all about PAX South, Elder Scrolls Online, Windows 10, HoloLens, Jostiq, Dragon Age, Destiny, Grim Fandango, Red Dead and more!

That's right, folks. We'll finally be able to uncover the mysteries surrounding the Exorcist job come next week since an update will be available for the Bravely Second demo that's been available for some time in Japan now. A new AR movie will come with it that'll feature the lovely Pope, Agnès Oblige.

"For those counting at home, Nintendo has released three different versions of its Nintendo 3DS handheld gaming system and is gearing up to release a fourth version, called the New Nintendo 3DS XL. As with each new release, there’s the question of whether the new hardware is worth buying."

Edea will star the new Barter Sub-Scenario System and in it Asterisk Holders from Bravely Default will reappear and start disputes with the other Asterisk Holders. It's Edea's job to stop them, pick a side and make her own judgements. Other details revealed were the Pastry Chef's unique command, Confection and general skills for it and the Astrologer Job.

GG3 writes: "Publisher Nintendo announced the development of Inazuma Eleven GO Chrono Stones: Thunderflash and Inazuma Eleven GO Chrono Stones: Wildfire for Nintendo 3DS.

Nintendo has sent some character and concept art."

"The previously Japan-only Pokémon distribution event for a Serperior with its Hidden Ability of Contrary has now begun for European and Australian owners of Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire.

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Join John, Erik and Nathanael this week where they discuss Nintendo Direct, XB1 price drop again, Rock Band, Borderlands on XB1 and PS4, Resident Evil HD and more!

It’s a new year and a new dawn for those gaming systems on your shelves and hop boy do we have a ton to play this year. Amidst all of the rivalry and the hysteria, BagoGames is here to steer you in the right direction of where you’ll find the biggest bang for your buck. What games are getting our blood pumping, per say? Read on about our great game debate and decide for yourself.

Without the pick up and play ability, Penguins of Madagascar is a poor choice for a mobile gaming platform. I'm not sure if the Wii and Wii U version share the same saving issues or not. What all versions suffer from is a complete lack of voice acting. All of the dialogue is text driven, which is fine for older players but kids who cannot read yet will not understand what's going on. The sound effects and mysterious background music is good though.

Mrgrgrgrgr. Edea Lee, one of the protagonists in Bravely Default, is making a comeback in the sequel. She seems more mature, even taking on the role of the leader of the Imperial Guard Knights. I'm sure a lot of people will be ecstatic with her return since she's one of the most liked characters in the prequel.

Citizens of Earth! The Vice President of the Earth needs your help! A quirky new RPG that honors classic gameplay tropes from games like Earthbound and Pokemon has just arisen. Instead of the stereotypical grizzled war heroes, you control a VP who doesn't want to get his hands dirty, so he enlists the general populace who use their own talents to take down evil.

"With new jobs like the Cat Master, Bravely Second will feature new and less traditional job classes. This week’s issue of Jump magazine revealed the latest, with the new Patissier job. The magazine doesn’t share any details on how the job plays, but it reveals the Asterisk holder, Angelo W. Panettone, a pastry chef who uses the power of sweets to capture the hearts of ladies. It also shows an image of Magnolia in her Patissier form, using an attack called “Pie Meteor”.

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This week the whole crew is back to talk about the new 3DS, Xbox winning an Emmy, Kickstarter, Playstation TV, The Witcher 3 and more! Subscribe on iTunes and Stitcher Radio!

On episode 85 of the Gamers In Beta Podcast, the crew re-assembles for another year of podcasting. This week’s poll question was “What are your favorite gaming accessories?”. This was a popular question as we got a lot of feedback from the community, plus we had a lot of items to share as well.

Yes, you read that right – we’re getting our first bonafide Nintendo Direct of the year almost sooner than you can read this headline.

That sure sounds like an opportune enough time to discuss more than a few ’15 games that’ve on our minds since last year. What could they be? Mario Maker? Splatoon? Surely we’ll see something about Majora’s Mask 3D.

Welcome to the first entry in my new monthly series "Arcade Block Unboxing". For those of you who are not familiar with Arcade Block, it is one of the "Blocks" offered at It is a monthly subscription service in which the company selects random video game themed items and puts them into a cool, NES themed box and ships it to your doorstep.

Fairune is a 2D retro action role playing game that incorporates a bump battle system and Zelda style puzzles. Instead of bombing dungeon walls you have to pay attention to trunkless trees that you can walk through and hidden corridors. There have been times where I have gotten stuck, but there are some helpful walkthroughs available online. Unlike the mobile versions, the 3Ds edition is not free and has some new puzzles.

This week John, Erik and Nathanael are back after a long holiday and we share I thoughts on Playstation Now, Playstation Vue, XB1 gets more power, Guardians of the Galaxy and more!

GG3 writes: "Online service Pornhub has cataloged its lengthy statistics for 2014 in a series of insightful infographics.

Xbox wins the overall stake, as 45.7% of console traffic originated from a Microsoft box, while Sony users came in short with just 40%."

2015 is here. It is going to be a great year for games and as gamers start looking for new games in the next few months, some will carefully weigh trading in their old games. There are a lot of options these days and some are easier than others. The Gamer’s Lounge takes a look at a handful of options and speculates what may be the best deal for gamers looking to get the most bang for their buck.

Castle Conqueror Defender is a 2D tower defense/strategy hybrid that has you building up defenses, but also gives you the ability to move your soldiers around. Fortress fortifications cannot be moved, but they can be sold or upgraded as needed.

Mike Lee writes- In the interest of full disclosure, I should probably point out the fact I’ve got Phoenix Wright’s silhouette, from the logo, tattooed on my forearm. I’ve played (and loved) every game in the series, multiple times. There’s a framed print of the Japanese movie poster on my bedroom wall.

Denis Murphy writes- Too many games, so little time. But don't worry, CeX has you covered for the hottest games of the 2014. Our countdown of the top 10 games of 2014 is in full swing now, as we now bring you games 7 through 5.