How Many Social Media Platforms Do We Really Need?

Much like the brand new term “social distancing,” social media was never something you heard up until the past decade or so.

It all started, as far as I am aware, with the extinct giant called MySpace. This was created, or at least I was made aware of it, the summer between my ninth and tenth grade of high school.

My immediate impressions were something along the lines of “Wow, this is the stupidest thing I have ever seen. Who the hell would waste their time on this crap?”

Well, everyone, as it turns out. Pretty much all anyone talked about was MySpace for the next two years, though there was talk of something else from college students, who often bragged about having their own type of MySpace, but a better, more sophisticated version. In short, they thought they were cooler than all the high school kids and their MySpace.

So naturally, the high school kids strove to be just as cool, and that’s when FaceBook really took over, and continues to rule the world alongside Amazon and Disney today.

Seriously, I can not believe how much time people spend on that website. All my wife does everyday is sit on her phone and read and watch the mindless, stupid crap that filters in non-stop, and then constantly tries to show me stuff she thinks is hilarious.

But guess what…it’s not hilarious. 99.9% of them aren’t, anyway. I’ve gotten a few chuckles here and there, but most of them just baffle my mind that someone would take the time to make/post something so stupid. And that’s just dumb things. That’s not counting all the time people spend posting their every detail about life on it, which really, really baffles me.

So for the last decade, all I hear about is Facebook, and it’s enough to make me hurl.

Well that’s not true. I hear about all sorts of other things as well Twitter, Reddit, Instagram, Snap Chat, Pinterest, Tumblr and a whole slew of other things I can’t think of at the moment. And lately, I keep hearing about the worst named one of all, Tik Tok.

Seriously, who comes up with these names? The first time I heard of Twitter, I was in a college class and some lady was trying to convince me to vote for some political election that was happening around that time for governor or something, and told me he has Twitter.

My response was, “Oh, that sucks,” and she looked at me funny. I thought twitter was some kind of epileptic seizure disease or something. Not a god damn stupid social media thing! Twitter, Tik Tok… come on people.

WTF!?!?!? How many of these do we need though? And the astounding thing is everyone jumps to these platforms immediately.

Truthfully, other than MySpace and FaceBook, I don’t have a clue what all the other ones are or do. I just know people are addicted to many or all of them. And I notice half the reason they join these sites or apps is because they don’t want to be left out. They need to feel connected to everyone else or else be left behind both in the technological and social worlds.

Now that this Tik Tok has come out, my wife now sits and looks at her phone for 15 hours a day instead of 13. Gee, thanks all you useless things out there.

Want to start a successful business? Make a social media website. It’s guaranteed to draw in millions of people!

I must confess that I do use one platform, and that’s YouTube. But only because among the billions of stupid pointless waste of time videos, there is extremely helpful and informative videos. Pretty much everything you need to know can be found on that site. So go YouTube!

Science Fairs…Are They Real, Or A Hollywood Invention??

Seriously, so many TV shows and movies have science fairs. But I am wondering…do science fairs even exist? I’ve never been to one. Heck I’ve never even heard of one happening…anywhere.

And in the film adaptations of science fairs, it’s usually like middle school or elementary school kids participating, and they bust out these ridiculous inventions that you’d likely only find in a senior year engineering course from a college.

science fair volcanoAnd why…WHY can’t these writers come up with something more original than the stupid volcano. It’s the most cliche science fair project ever, and is nearly depicted in every science fair that I’ve seen, (the fictional ones, as I’ve said, I’ve never seen a real one). And somehow they always fascinate people, despite there being on the tables next to it a new energy source and a microwave that can create any food you imagine on the spot from virtually nothing.

 

So I really am curious. Has anyone actually been to a science fair, participant or viewer, or at the very least heard of one? Please let me know!

Tournament of Hotties: Adam Sandler’s Lovely Leading Ladies- Semi-Finals

Adam Sandler has done a lot of movies, most of them romantic comedies, and he typically has a very attractive woman as the person he is romancing, so it’s time to pit all the wives, girlfriends, partners in some way that he has had among all his movies to see who is the ultimate hottie!

Check out the past parts here, then get ready for the final four hotties!

 

Holly Sullivan (The Wedding Singer)

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This woman is truly beautiful. She’s hot, cute, sexy, innocent, wild…everything you’d want in a woman wrapped up in one wonderful package.

Young or old, this woman is gorgeous. It’s really a shame she never became a model. That would have made a lot of people very happy…

 

VS

Pam Dawson (Mr. Deeds)

Mr. Deeds (2002) - Winona Ryder

Interesting that an alter-ego has made it this far. But when your as pretty as she is, it’s not surprising.

So in addition to being sometimes hot and sexy, and sometimes not, she also appears to be flat-chested in some pictures, and others she’s clearly holding in some massive knockers. What a mystery woman.

Both of these women are very attractive in their films, but one is far more so, mainly due to her sexy attitude and cute attire.

 

Victor

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Holly Sullivan (The Wedding Singer)

We have our first finalist! And we couldn’t ask for a hotter woman!

 

Palmer Dodge (Just Go With It)

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I don’t even need to say anything.

Perfection.

 

VS

Katherine Murphy (Just Go With It)

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At last, the two fierce hotties from the same movie face off!

 

Both of these women are extremely hot in this movie. As I said in an earlier round, Jennifer Aniston was never that eye-catching to me, but in this movie, she had me drooling. How could she not when she looks like this…

katherine murphy just go with it 5

 

So who will make it to the finals? The mature, gorgeous Katherine, or the youthful perfection that is Palmer?

 

Victor

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Palmer Dodge (Just Go With It)

 

That was a good clean fight ladies, now shake hands!

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Well, there you have it! Holly and Palmer will face off in the finals! See you there!

 

 

Tournament of Hotties: Adam Sandler’s Lovely Leading Ladies- Round 3

Adam Sandler has done a lot of movies, most of them romantic comedies, and he typically has a very attractive woman as the person he is romancing, so it’s time to pit all the wives, girlfriends, partners in some way that he has had among all his movies to see who is the ultimate hottie!

Check out the past parts here, and now let’s get into some true hotties!

 

Holly Sullivan (The Wedding Singer)

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She is super sexy, and seems to be pretty easy. Definitely easy on the eyes in any case.

She’s so beautiful. Unfortunately, she doesn’t seem to have ever taken up modeling. What a waste.

 

VS

Vanessa (Big Daddy)

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The queen of red bras returns! Let’s see how she looks in other scant clothing!

Yeah…she’s hot. Her body is quite amazing.

So this battle of the blonds is a tough one, as both of these women are gorgeous, but one stands out regardless.

Victor

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Holly Sullivan (The Wedding Singer)

 

 

Pam Dawson (Mr. Deeds)

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This beautiful alter ego is totally worth being tricked by, as long as you get a little action before she betrays you.

She’s an odd case. Sometimes she looks beautiful and sexy, other times not so much. She often looks kind of scary, like the real Wednesday from the Adam’s Family.

 

VS

Linda (Anger Management)

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She’s a good looking woman, but nothing mind-blowing. Let’s see if that changes in real life.

Interesting, both women in this bout can be meh or very hot. But which is hotter in their movie? This is an easy one.

 

Victor

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Aw, she’s so beautiful in this picture with that cute smile.

Pam Dawson (Mr. Deeds)

 

Alex Mcdonough

(I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry)

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Is there anything that can stop this beautiful woman? She’s already taken down two of the hottest women in the tournament. Let’s see why!

What a sexy gal!

 

VS

Palmer Dodge (Just Go With It)

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Wow. Alex has her hands full with another stunning woman. (I wish she had her hands full of Palmer, am I right?)

What a body. What a mother fluffin body.

Alex has beaten some tough girls, not simply because she’s really hot, but also because she wears super sexy things in her movie. Palmer does also, like all the time. She’s in a tropical paradise and unfortunately, looks far more amazing in a bikini than Alex does in underwear. Alex, I’m sorry, but Palmer is better looking in every way.

Victor

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Palmer Dodge (Just Go With It)

 

We’ve got yet another threesome going on here!

 

Katherine Murphy (Just Go With It)

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Another woman who viewers benefit for her being in a paradise.

Very beautiful!

 

VS

Violet Van Patten (Pixels)

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Another gorgeous woman, but how much so?

This woman is all kinds of sexy, what with her tight and toned body. Mmm…

 

VS

Julia De Fiore

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Julia has defeated more women in this tournament than any other, as she has come out on top of two other three-ways. Can she repeat this for her third?

 

So all three of these women are truly stunning. Believe it or not, Violet is the first to get knocked out.

And in second…Julia! While she dresses very sexy a lot in her movie, she just can’t compare to Katherine in a hula outfit. Well, actually, her lingerie scene is pretty incredible. But Katherine is better looking all around. Better face, hair, body, smile, all the works. Though Julia undoubtedly takes the cake for best butt in the tournament!

Victor

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Katherine Murphy (Just Go With It)

 

We’ve got the hottest girls lined up for the semi-finals, so be sure to check it out!

Tournament of Hotties: Adam Sandler’s Lovely Leading Ladies- Round 1, Part 2

Adam Sandler has done a lot of movies, most of them romantic comedies, and he typically has a very attractive woman as the person he is romancing, so it’s time to pit all the wives, girlfriends, partners in some way that he has had among all his movies to see who is the ultimate hottie!

I can’t make any promises that I didn’t miss any, for there’s quite a few and it’s been years (like in the decades) since I’ve seen a lot of these, or I’ve only seen them once and don’t remember, but I’ll do my best to find them all!

Note that I will be judging the women as their characters, and not the actresses themselves, for we will likely see them before and after their films were made.

Check out round 1 before looking on to see the next batch of (hopefully) beautiful women!

 

Bout #6

This next bout is sort of interesting, as it is actually the same woman, but in two personas. But she looks so different in each that I thought it prudent to put both in here.

 

Babe Bennett (Mr. Deeds)

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Of the two, Babe is the real one, and she’s sexy…very sexy, and seems to have a kind of slutty reputation. She has an assertive, “I get what I want” attitude, so her rep isn’t all that surprising. She looks incredible in that low cut black dress, making us want to see more and more.

 

VS

Pam Dawson (Mr. Deeds)

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Babe has taken on the alter-ego of Pam Dawson. She’s a little more made-up, her hair color is lighter, and she’s much more conservative, bashful, kind, and innocent. Not only is this woman much more girlfriend material, but actually better looking, despite her not showing off a good bit of cleavage.

babe pam

They are both beautiful as shown here, but only one can go on. Heck, it’s a win-win for the actress at least.

 

Victor

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Pam Dawson (Mr. Deeds)

 

Bout #7

Jennifer (Eight Crazy Nights)

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You know…I had to be thorough.

I’ve never seen this movie so I don’t have much to comment on.

 

VS

Linda (Anger Management)

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Linda is a very good looking woman who seemingly just wants to be banged in public. Most people would oblige to this, for she is very attractive.

Certainly mores so than that cartoon woman.

 

Victor

2

Linda (Anger Management)

Bout #8

Lucy Whitman (50 First Dates)

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She’s meh, and has serious baggage.

 

VS

Deborah Clasky (Spanglish)

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I’ve only seen this movie once, and that was like 15 years ago, so I don’t recall a thing. But as far as Deborah goes, she looks to be a very beautiful woman.

Two blonds battling here, but one is clearly much hotter than the other.

Victor

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Deborah Clasky (Spanglish)

 

Bout #9

Flor Moreno (Spanglish)

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What do you do when your hot blond wife cheats on you? Bang the nanny of course! Even if she kind of looks like a man…

 

VS

Donna Newman (Click)

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This woman is gorgeous. Click is probably my second-favorite Adam Sandler movie, and the fact that this woman is so sexy adds a lot to it.

This is the easiest decision so far…

Victor

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Donna Newman (Click)

 

Bout #10

Alex McDonough

(I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry)

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Well…

Damn.

 

VS

 

Dalia Hakbarah

(You Don’t Mess With The Zohan)

dalia

Wow, another gorgeous woman. Her tanned skin, slim body, long dark hair, woo, it gives me the chills just looking at her.

This is the hardest bout in the tournament at this point by far. Both of these woman are extremely hot and look super sexy in their pictures.

But looking over some pictures, I’d say this one is hotter.

 

Victor

alex cat

Alex McDonough

(I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry)

I mean, it’s hard to compete with someone in bra and panties and this ridiculously sexy cat costume.

 

But I would like to show off Dalia a bit, since she’s so gosh darn hot.

I wish you didn’t have to end so soon…

 

Anyway, that’s it for round 1, part 2. See you back for part 3!

My Top 10 Years In Gaming

Over the years I have created top 10 lists for my favorite games on most of the systems I own. Then I did a best of the best list, and a top 10 developer/publisher list. Now, I am going to take a look at all the games that made those lists release years, and see which years happened to produce my favorite games the most often, so I can find out my top 10 favorite years in gaming!

Okay, so as predicted, this one is like the development list, and there is a whole lot of ties. So every year that produced some of my favorite games will be honored in this list…at least for now!

#10

There are three years that tied for the lowestspot, with one game from each year.

1989

1990

1999

#9

Two years tied for the number nine spot with two games from each of these years.

2015

1987

#8

A three-way tie here, three games from these years.

2006

1988

2016

#7

Five-way tie for the number seven spot, four games from each.

2008

1991

1998

1993

2014

#6

Wow! Six years tie for the six spot, with five games from each year!

1992

1996

2004

2001

2003

2007

#5

Pulling back with a smaller three-way tie here, six games from each.

1995

2009

2012

#4

Three years tied for the number four spot, seven games each.

1994

1997

2010

#3

2000

All on it’s own!!

#2

Three years fight for second place with 9 games from each year!

2013

2011

2002

#1

2005

Woo! We have a clear winner folks! 2005 is officially the best year in gaming (judging by my top 10 lists) with a rounded 10 games making the lists.

That’s all for now. Maybe one day this list will become more clear cut.

Sylvester Stallone- I Thank You For A Lifetime of Entertainment

This guy. This crazy action star. This crazy not action star as well. He is an amazing writer, fairly decent actor, and master of the entertainment biz.

I grew up in the 90’s, and what I watched was the usual Nickelodeon shows, Hercules and Xena, and FRIGGIN AWESOME 80’s ACTION MOVIES!!!!!

Stallone, Schwarzenegger (thank god that’s in spell check, cuz didn’t know how to begin spelling that), Steven Seagal, Mel Gibson, whatever other movies that involved machine guns that never ran out of ammo and enormous explosions. Though oddly, I’ve never seen a single Die Hard movie.

But it was the Stallone movies that were always my favorite. Demolition Man, The Specialist, Tango & Cash, Cobra. It didn’t matter what, I just love them. But above all, I absolutely love the Rambo series. I still consider them some of the best action movies ever made. Seeing the fourth one opening night was the best movie-going experience I have ever been to. The sold out theater was so full of energy, some of the crowd in red bandanas, everyone in love with the same series as myself. We cheered at the awesome parts, shouted quotes from the older movies; it was like going to a convention all about Rambo.

Then, when I thought his career was over, he brings us a truly incredible trilogy. I am of course talking about the Expendables. Again, these are some of the best action movies out there…all three of them. And what’s more, he gave us something every 80’s and 90’s kid always hoped for. A movie with Stallone and Arnold (not trying to spell his last name again) kicking butt side by side. But he didn’t stop there. He brought in all these action stars from over several decades and actually did a great job balancing screen time for them all. Stallone and Jason Statham are the main characters, so they get the most obviously, but there is plenty of other time for everyone else.

Did you ever think you would see Jet Li fight Dolph Lundgren? How about Steve Austin beat the hell out of Stallone? This is a dream come true, and all done in the style of 80’s action with modern cinematics.

But there is one franchise that sits above all Stallone’s feats. You know I am talking about the Rocky movies. The film that made Stallone world renowned. This movie and it’s five sequels are just phenomenal. I actually have a post where I rank them all.

They are my favorite films of all time. And having him in the Creed movies is just as wonderful, again all these years later, he is still giving us the characters we grew up with, that we love. They age as we age, making it easier to connect with them. We get to watch them deal with struggles throughout these characters lives. We grow and learn with them. It’s just a fascinating experience.

And Stallone, on the downhill slope to 80, is doing it to us again. I am of course talking about Rambo 5, or rather Rambo: Last Blood. When my brother told me that he was making this, I went through the roof. Then the trailer came out, and I went through the clouds. Right away, I gasped, “This looks like it was going to be the best one.” The second trailer solidified that feeling.

I of course will reserve judgement until I see the movie, but damn. What a way to go out. Though I assume Stallone will give us more, and maybe even a Rambo 6 when he gets bored in his late 80’s.

It scares me to say that. If you are like me, you worry about when actors you love get old. I have now lived through this with all my favorite action heroes now senior citizens. But I can’t imagine a world without Sylvester Stallone in it. The movies he comes with out with are always my cup of tea. When he dies, it will be like losing a family member. I know that sounds weird, but it’s the truth. I felt the same way when Han Solo died. I was upset over that for like three days! Stallone will take me a lot longer to get over, because we will lose the actor himself, Barney Ross, Rocky Balboa, and John Rambo. All of them, dead. I have never met the actor and it’s pretty safe to say I never will, but all the characters he’s played, I feel like I know so well. It is going to be a devastating time.

But anyway, that’s kind of depressing talk, so for now, I am going to be anxiously waiting for Last Blood to come out on Sep. 20.

But I just want to say thank you Sylvester Stallone. My life would literally not be the same without you in it.

My Top Video Games: The Best of the Best

Over the past few years, I have been ranking the top 10 games on most of the systems I own. Now it is time to rank the game that I chose as number 1 game from each of these, to find out who the best of the best is! I’ve already talked about each game, so I will just attach a link to their respective original posts if you are interested in the games they beat out and such.

 

#15

Sonic & Knuckles

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Sega Genesis

Sonic Team/ Sega

1994

 

 

#14

Metroid II: Return of Samus

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Game Boy

Nintendo

1991

 

#13

Mega Man X4

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PlayStation

Capcom

1997

 

#12

Transformers: War for Cybertron

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PC

Activision/ High Moon Studios

2010

 

#11

inFAMOUS

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PlayStation 3

SUCKER PUNCH/ SCEA

2009

 

#10

Super Mario Bros. 3

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NES

Nintendo

1990

 

#9

Metroid: Zero Mission

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Game Boy Advance

Nintendo

2004

 

#8

Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story

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DS

Alphadream Corporation/ Nintendo

2009

 

#7

Super Mario World

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SNES

Nintendo

1991

 

#6

Super Mario 3D World

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Wii U

Nintendo

2013

 

#5

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

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Wii

Game Arts/ Nintendo

2008

 

 

#4

Super Smash Bros. For 3DS

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3DS

Bandai Namco Games/ Nintendo

2014

 

#3

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

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N64

Nintendo

1998

#2

Kingdom Hearts II

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PlayStation 2

Square Enix

2006

 

 

#1

Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door

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GameCube

Intelligent Systems/ Nintendo

2004

 

 

And there you have it!

This isn’t a list of my favorite games of all time, but just my favorite game from each system.

My Top Ten Wii Games

I did not realize how many good games are on this console until I looked at everything I have.

Ahh…the good ol’ Wii. Terrible name, but man did it get people excited. It took me over a year to actually get one for it was selling like crazy. But anywho, when I finally did manage to get my hands on one, I have been building up a library that now consists of 69 games…though I have only played 59, so actually not too bad compared to most of my other systems. There are a lot of games I want to put on this list, but these are the 10 I came up with.

 

#10

Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition

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Capcom, 2007

 

I played the crap out of the Gamecube game, so when an improved version came out, I was all over it. Still a great game. The motion controls made it so much more satisfying as well.

#9

New Super Mario Bros Wii

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Nintendo, 2009

 

While still not nearly as good as SMB 3 or World, this is an excellent platformer that is way better than the first in the “new” series.

 

#8

Kirby’s Return to Dreamland

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HAL Labs/ Nintendo, 2011

Kirby was hit or miss for me, I really only liked the old game boy games for the most part. Just as I thought they were done making good games for the series, I bought this and was completely blown away. I believe this to be my favorite game in the series.

 

#7

Mario Kart Wii

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Nintendo, 2008

I have always loved Mario Kart, but none as much as this. I played the fudge out of this game. I did everything you could possibly do in it and I got really stinking good at it. Alas, I haven’t played it in years and am terrible now…

 

#6

Xenoblade Chronicles

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Monolith Soft/ Nintendo, 2012

I had never heard of the Xeno series before this. I thought it looked cool and then suddenly it became super rare and prices online were enormous. I happened to come across it at a GameStop in the middle of nowhere and bought it for the heck of it.

I was blown away. When I thought I was 10 hours in, I was 30. I beat it in 67 hours which felt like maybe 25-30 hours. I just got lost in the story, characters, environments and gameplay. Absolutely superb game.

 

#5

Metroid Prime 3: Corruption

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Retro Studios/ Nintendo, 2007

 

This game is phenomenal. The Wii controls make you really feel like you are in Samus’ armor. Great environments, new items and cool boss fights make this one to remember.

 

#4

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

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Nintendo, 2011

 

As shown in my series ranked of Zelda games, this is my favorite game in the series (of the ones I have played). Once you mastered the motion controls, the gameplay was quite satisfying. I liked the setting and story of the game quite a bit as well.

 

#3

Super Mario Galaxy 2

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Nintendo, 2010

What a magnificent game. So creative and fun. This was a big surprise when they announced it. The fact that they make a sequel just to throw in all the ideas they couldn’t fit into the first game is just awesome. This leads us to #2…

 

#2

Super Mario Galaxy

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Nintendo, 2007

This game is better than the 2nd only because it was a brand new idea and was just insane fun from beginning to end. I literally could not stop playing it. I got all stars for Mario and then immediately did the same for Luigi, which 100% games is something I never take the time to do, especially back to back like that. I just love this game so much.

 

And my favorite game for the Nintendo Wii is…

 

#1

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

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Game Arts/ Nintendo, 2008

 

I love this series ridiculously. This is actually the first game I ever preordered. I got to a mall 2 hours before it opened just to be first in line to get the game too…which was a little silly, but whatever. I took it home and have not stopped playing it since. This is the first game in the series that really showed us what the franchise could be. Tons of different modes, crazy stages that you had to watch out for just as much as the characters you are fighting…and a huge roster of said characters and stages. A full blown single player campaign, which stunk but still…and to top it off it gave me nearly all of my most wanted characters at the time.

 

 

I Must Contest The Term “Metroidvania”

Metroidvania, for those who don’t know, refers to any video game that resembles the basic formula/ set up of your basic old school Metroid or Castlevania title. More specifically, any non-linear platformer that has an emphasis on item collecting, traversing with the use of a map if needed, exploring, unlocking secrets with your new items to open new paths or find more items…etc. That’s basically the gist of a Metroidvania game.

My issue with this term comes from this…Castlevania basically ripped this formula from Metroid. So wouldn’t it just be considered a Metroid-like game?

Now I haven’t played many of the older Castlevania titles. I played 1-4, and then Symphony of the Night only like a year ago (as far as the older ones go). That is when I realized why people had been saying “Metroidvania” for so long. The game was set up just like Super Metroid, except you use a sword. So the only reason I can see “vania” being tagged on is for games that use close ranged weapons rather than a gun.

I don’t know, it’s really not relevant in the slightest, but hey, I thought I’d just point it out. It’s almost like Castlevania is riding on the coat tails of Metroid’s more successful type of platforming, not that Castlevania needed any help I guess…