Isle Delfino: Annexed Police State?

Super_mario_sunshineIn 2002, Nintendo released Super Mario Sunshine for the GameCube. The game was set on the tropical Isle Delfino, where Mario and Princess Peach are planning to take a vacation, whilst accompanied by her steward Toadsworth and five unnamed Toads on the Toad Express.

Luigi is notably absent, but considering the release date and the to references to Professor Elvin Gadd, we can assume that Luigi is comfortably relaxing at his new and now un-haunted mansion.

Of course the vacation is halted whilst Mario must deal with Shadow Mario (Bowser Jr.) with the assistant of Professor Gadd’s artificial intelligence and multipurpose water pack F.L.U.D.D. (Flash Liquidiser Ultra Dousing Device), whilst collecting all 120 Shine Sprites.

Of course Mario is successful and in the end gets to enjoy his much deserved vacation.

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Simple enough really.

However, perhaps we should look more towards the political state of the tropical Isle Delfino, as something is rather amiss.

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Stop Pre-Orders They Are Getting Ridiculous

With the recent announcement of Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon, there isn’t a Nintendo fan alive who doesn’t desire to own these latest instalments so unsurprisingly most retailers have jump onto that opportunity.

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Mortal Kombat X – The Alien’s Fatality, X-Ray & Brutality

The fine folks at IGN have uploaded the full roster of the Xenomorph’s ferocious kills. The Xenomorph, better known as the titular Alien recently joined the lineup of NetherRealm Studios‘ current  iteration of the Mortal Kombat franchise as DLC for Mortal Kombat X, joining the likes of other DLC characters for this instalment such as the Yautja (better known colloquially as the Predator), Jason Voorhees from the Friday The 13th film series and Leatherface from the Texas Chain Saw Massacre film franchise.

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Pokémon Moon/Sun & Norse Mythology?

With the recent leak of information concerning Nintendo’s recent copyright of the title of Pokémon Moon and Pokémon Sun, the internet is all a blaze with questions and theories, so why not throw my own into the mix.

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My Kleptomaniac Motivation: “That there is one damn fine coat you’re wearin'”

Morality in video games is a fickle creature, it provides us with the potential to demonstrate great levels of care and protective love towards the various AIs, one only needs to look towards the likes of XCOM and Fire Emblem to see players who can be heartbroken at losing one of their characters; on the other hand however, we also have the option for a great level of cruelty and sadism, simple put how many of you readers have designed houses to torture your residents in The Sims…most of us have, at some point.

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Game Boy Game Cases

Collecting old games is a brilliant hobby, either because you get to experience games you never played before or it allows you to rebuild the collection of your childhood that may have been lost over the years…a pain I know to well, I have lost so many games from when I was a kid.

However, there are of course various challenges with this hobby. Most commonly these challenges are centred on the cost, as it can be pricey and some people do just list ridiculous prices for old games and its annoying; one of the other concerns is getting the whole package.

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The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion – Hidden Bosses

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Bethesda’s Oblivion is their fourth instalment in their popular and three time Game of the Year award wining series called The Elder Scrolls. Now Oblivion has been available worldwide since March 2006 and with its DLC expansions Knights of the Nine (2006) and Shivering Isles (2007) being released not long after.

So it can be safely assumed that most people have played and completed the game, which does leave the simple question of…What now?

What do you do post-game, well here is a little suggestion, tackle the optional and bonus hidden bosses.

So lets introduce the three hidden bonus bosses of Oblivion.

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Fallout: New Vegas – Legionnaire Ron Perlman

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The American actor Ron Perlman is famous among video gamers for his voice work most commonly as the Narrator for the Fallout Series, since the start with Fallout in 1997 to the most recent instalment of Fallout 4 in 2015.

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