20 Years of Donkey Kong Country

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Twenty years ago today, Donkey Kong Country was released on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. It was a landmark title for Nintendo due to its then-revolutionary visuals (which still hold up, for the most part), as well as turning the tide in Nintendo’s favor during their rivalry with Sega. It’s still one of the most fun platformers out there. Read more

Happy Super Nintendo Day!

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Today marks the 24th anniversary of the release of the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, and Super Mario World, in Japan. Cheers to the greatest of gaming consoles and the finest of launch titles.

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Out Now!

 

Say goodbye to your social life and productivity.

Happy Birthday Shigeru Miyamoto!

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The Incredibles Turns 10!

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Ten years ago today, Pixar’s The Incredibles was released in US theaters. Many (self included) still argue it’s Pixar’s finest achievement. Ten years later, it’s still incredible. Happy Incredi-day!

The 50 Greatest Video Games of All Time!!

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At long last, here we are.

After over a year and a half of surveying people all across the internet about their favorite video games of all time, here at last are the results. Keep in mind that this list was created based on my survey, this is not my personal list of favorite games (I plan to make that at a later date), but is instead a list based on the collective opinions of many people. I’m just writing the descriptions. So if you have any problems with the games that made the cut, the games that didn’t, and the overall placements, that’s just too bad. The only say-so in this list are the collective opinions of everyone who participated. If you still have a problem with it, calm down and make your own list or something.

Also keep in mind that this is actually the second time I have done this. If you would like to compare this list with my first such list, click here to take a trip back to 2011.

I would like to thank the many people who participated in this little endeavor of mine. Thanks for your tolerance and for helping add a little something to my nonsense.

So now, without further ado, the 50 greatest video games of all time, as chosen by you!

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Happy Halloween!

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Merry Halloween, everybody!

Coming Soon(ish): A New Site/Blog from Me!

For those who read my nonsense, you may remember in my sixth anniversary blog that I mentioned I was planning on making a new site. That was some months ago now, but rest assured that I still plan on doing just that… Making a new site. I can’t make any promises as to when that will be exactly, I’m still planning things out. But a new site is coming.

 

But you may be wondering what will become of Sloganyams? Well, you may have noticed that my blogs have slowed down the past few months, and that is an indicator of… nothing in particular. Life gets busy sometimes, I unfortunately can’t always update things regularly. Okay, so admittedly some of this is due to me reserving some things for the new site. And I do have to confess, once I do launch the new site, I may have to prioritize it for a while, and this site may suffer a little from it.

 

BUT, I will never just abandon this site. The new site may shove this one to the side for a time, maybe even bite it’s leg and kick it in the groin. But much like the Goonies, this site will never say die.

 

So like everything in life, look forward to the future, but always enjoy what you have now.

An Update

*Dusts off cobwebs*

 

Long time no update… So I figured I’d do an update now. Of course, this post is nothing special. Just a reminder that I’m still alive. My apologies for the absence, I’ve been trying to get that “Greatest Video Games” list together and it’s taking longer than expected. It should be up in not too much longer, and hopefully I can get cracking on some reviews as well. So yeah, an update.

Super Smash Bros. 3DS Demo Impressions

I downloaded the Super Smash Bros. for 3DS demo a few days ago, and have already poured a few hours into it. So I figured I’d give some thoughts on it (even though there’s only so much to the demo and I probably experienced more of the game at E3). The demo only allows you to play as five characters (Mario, Link and Pikachu from previous games, plus newcomers Villager and Mega Man), and only the Battlefield stage is available. But even with these limitations, the demo proves that the Super Smash Bros. formula makes a great transition to the 3DS. Read more