In the third round between the Atlanta Hawks and Washington Wizards in the 2017 NBA Playoffs, viewers may have been surprised to see Mario from Super Mario Bros. 3 around the shoulder of Hawk, Mike Muscala. It sparked an unlikely conversation between announcers Ian Eagle and Greg Anthony.
This has spoilers.
Mark Serris recently wrote an article on the trickiness of making good games for kids. He found that Super Mario 3D World was a good game, which surprised me, because even Kirby’s Epic Yarn seemed too restricting from when I watched my nephew play it.
“But what we’re meant to be doing is bringing fun to the world. So rather than focusing on competition, I feel it’s my job to go up on stage and show how I can bring fun to the world by having fun myself.” Shigeru Miyamoto, representative director of Nintendo, in an interview with IGN.
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Aside from being the first Fire Emblem game on the cell phone, Fire Emblem Heroes breaks new ground in another way: it gives us English lyrics to the operatic theme song. There have been lyrics in Latin, generously translated into English on the Super Smash Bros. Brawl promotional website, but hearing the words belted…