Special Event: The Great Minecraft Build-off (2015 Season Application)

So, you think you’re good at building in Minecraft, huh? Do you think you’re good enough to compete in a building competition for prizes… in front of a live audience? Well you best prepare yourselves, because The Great Minecraft Build-off has returned! What is The Great Minecraft Build-off you say? It is a live-streamed Minecraft building competition where builders are given a topic for creation, and they only have a limited time to complete it. The winner after the time expires will move on to the next round in a tournament style contest.

We are currently looking for 16 qualified builders to compete in this special event for a chance at fame, glory, and fabulous prizes. Check out the full post after the jump to view the signup form and more information.


GenGAMEcast 062 for January 15, 2015

This week on the GenGAMEcast we have a full house as Joe Conkling unexpectedly drops in to create the “Pentacast” with Sam Korn, Benny Girard, George Pekar and Trevor Magnani. Nintendo went ahead and laid out their spring lineup, the panel discusses their favorite parts of the event. Twitch showcases a library of music that seems to only interest Trevor and The PC gamers on the panel lament on the delay of GTA V’s PC release date. This Week’s intro song can be found here. Jump past the break to watch this week’s show.


Nintendo is Doing a Great Job Selling the Nintendo Brand, Perhaps More so than the Nintendo Games

Nintendo has had a fabulous last 12 months. One year ago today, the company was on a continuous downward spiral, with yet another quarterly loss to report, and more results falling short of their expectations. After finally bottoming-out, Nintendo is now turning a profit once again for the first time in years, and more importantly, it appears like Nintendo has gotten its swag back. It no longer feels as gloomy when talking about the companies future and overall moral is up among Nintendo fans like myself. I feel that one of the primary reasons why this is the case is that Nintendo has done a heck of a good job selling its brand name and its products, more so than just selling its games.


Steamworld Dig Review

Steamworld Dig, a robotic-western-themed indie title, was released just shy of a month ago through the Wii U’s eShop. The game’s developer’s, Image & Form, were kind enough to send us a review copy of the game, which turned out to be a surprisingly fun addition to my Wii U library, and something I’d highly recommend to anyone looking for fun eShop title to download.


Kingdom Hearts – Mutton Chop Game Critiques

Mutton Chop Game Critiques is a show where I look at video games past and and present and grade them as academically as possible based on the narrative, the aesthetics, the gameplay, and how the game make one feel through those three aspects combined. This week, I’m looking at Kingdom Hearts!


The Pause Menu: PS4 in 2014 and Beyond

This weeks episode of The Pause Menu focuses on the PlayStation 4 and its upcoming lineup. The panel talks about its software, or lack-thereof, for the coming months and whether or not the Xbox One can close the gap this holiday season. The team also discusses the possibility of potential bundles, a future price cut, and the outlook for 2015. Make the jump to check out this weeks panel discussion.


Succeeding the Nintendo 3DS in a Smartphone World

Smartphones take the “pick-up” out of “pick-up and play.”

We live in a society where peoples’ cameras, music-players, maps, e-mails, phones, and pretty much every other electronic task you can think of, are all functions of the one device: smartphones. With games for sale on their app-stores, Android and Apple iOS smartphones are even considered portable gaming consoles to many of our modern generation.

This November marks a decade since the original Nintendo DS model was released. With the 3DS continuing the DS namesake to this day, we are left to wonder what will eventually replace the 3DS, and the DS family. Where will Nintendo take portable gaming from here?


Smash Bros 4 Players Banned Thanks to a Glitch

It has been two days since the release of Super Smash Bros 4 on the Nintendo 3DS in Japan and already there is a glitch in the system. As with fighting games, the online matches are moderated to prevent cheating but for some reason, players who are using Peach online in Smash have been banned.