The black sheep of the ‘Mario’ franchise shines through with its originality and storytelling, and that terrifies players.

Today, Nintendo finally dropped Super Mario 3D All-Stars, a veritable collection of three of the best games in the Mario franchise, if not all of video game-dom itself.

As someone that has nostalgia for all three of these games in different ways, I was excited to crack into the collection. I started with Super Mario 64, not just because it was the first, but also because it was a game I never fully experienced, having never owned a Nintendo 64. Loading it up, the game shows its age for sure—the graphics are outdated and the camera controls are kludgy —…

The death knell sounded for another Marvel Netflix show yesterday. Both companies confirmed that Marvel’s Daredevil wouldn’t be returning for a fourth season. Reasons abound for why this happened: Disney may have wanted to clean house before migrating everything to their upcoming Disney+ subscription service, Netflix may want to instead focus on shows and content that it has full control over, or maybe the show didn’t perform well enough to inspire confidence in a fourth season. Whatever the case, we lost something truly great with Daredevil’s cancellation.

You’ll have to forgive me if I choose to be more mournful about…

Dylan Ilvento

Podcaster and indie game dev. I run Wardcast, a weekly podcast about game development, business dev, socially-minded game news, and more.

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