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We Nintendo fans always have a blast talking about what kinds of things we'd like to see in future installments of Mario Kart, and now that Mario Kart 8 brings DLC expansions and even other Nintendo crossovers into the mix, our imaginations are blown wide open. On this week's episode of Nintendo Week, our Nintendo-themed podcast here at Gamnesia, we took it upon ourselves to talk about everything we'd love to see if Nintendo makes a third DLC pack for Mario Kart 8, and if I do say so myself, we came up with some amazing ideas.

The discussion was a whopping forty minutes long, so we've broken it down into two twenty-minute chunks for YouTube—available now is the second half of the discussion, where we talk about what courses (both new and old) we'd like to see added to the Mario Kart 8 lineup, as well as what bonus features we'd like to see. Check out the video after the jump for the full discussion, or skim the list down below to get a brief overview of everything we discussed in text format.

Kevin James plays the President of the United States in this movie. Knowing that, you now have an idea of the heights that Pixels aspires to. Perhaps I was naive in my hopes that this film would be decent, if not passable. I’ve never enjoyed a movie from Happy Madison Productions, what with their one-trick pony punchlines and recurring utilization of dull and rangeless actors. However, I hoped that a concept as simple as “video games attack Earth” would be impossible to fumble.

I was wrong.

Nintendo fans always have a blast talking about what kinds of things we'd like to see in future installments of Mario Kart, and now that Mario Kart 8 brings DLC expansions and even other Nintendo crossovers into the mix, our imaginations are blown wide open. On this week's episode of Nintendo Week, our Nintendo-themed podcast here at Gamnesia, we took it upon ourselves to talk about everything we'd love to see if Nintendo makes a third DLC pack for Mario Kart 8, and if I do say so myself, we came up with some amazing ideas.

The discussion was a whopping forty minutes long, so we've broken it down into two twenty-minute chunks for YouTube—available now is the first half of the discussion, where we talk about what new characters and crossover content we'd like to see. Head inside to check out our ideas, and keep reading to get the full list in text!

There are tons of gaming enthusiast podcasts out in the wild, but almost none of the top-tier podcasts are made specifically for Nintendo fans. That's where we come in! We here at Gamnesia are bringing you a new episode of "Nintendo Week," a podcast made for Nintendo fans by Nintendo fans.

This week, join Alex Plant, Ben Lamoreux, and host Colin McIsaac as they discuss recent Nintendo news, including the fiasco behind Devil's Third, the Avengers-inspired future for the Metroid universe, the absurdity that is the Skylanders Amiibo bundles, and plenty of other news. After the break, buckle up for a Mario Kart discussion, as the Nintendo Week crew discusses what they'd like to see if Mario Kart 8 ever gets more DLC. Give it a listen below, and head inside if you'd like to learn more on this week's stories!


As I'm sure many of you have noticed, a lot of us here at Gamnesia, including myself, are pretty hardcore Nintendo fans. While Nintendo is generally always on point when it comes to both their new and established IPs, they are not the only company that has developed exciting and original content. Therefore, for this Top Ten, I'm going to be counting down some of my favorite IPs that don't come from Nintendo!

Head inside to check it out!

There are tons of gaming enthusiast podcasts out in the wild, but almost none of the top-tier podcasts are made specifically for Nintendo fans. That's where we come in! We here at Gamnesia are bringing you a new episode of "Nintendo Week," a podcast made for Nintendo fans by Nintendo fans.

This week, join host Colin McIsaac, alongside Alex Plant and Ben Lamoreux, to reflect on the life, memories, and legacy of the late Satoru Iwata, President and CEO of Nintendo. "Please have a listen."

Recently, I got the chance to talk to pianist and composer Kyle Landry, one of the biggest up-and-coming musicians on the Internet.

Kyle Landry is most famous for his YouTube channel, which reached 400,000 subscribers just last week. Since March of 2006, when he was just a teenager, Kyle has uploaded hundreds upon hundreds of videos of himself playing the piano, mostly improvisations of tons of pieces from video games, movies, and anime. His piano arrangements for these songs are some of the most popular in the world, and he has become one of the most popular musicians on the site. Some of his most viewed videos are his arrangements of "Passion" and "Dearly Beloved" from Kingdom Hearts, and "Time" from the movie Inception. His videos have gained over 110 million views and have inspired thousands of young musicians around the world to follow his lead.

Follow after the jump to check out the full interview with Kyle!

Historically, PC games have always played second-fiddle to those on consoles. The NES sold over 60 million units, and its successor, the SNES, was not far behind. Sony entered the game in 1994 with the PlayStation, and each of its consoles has sold by the truckload since then, with the PlayStation 2 ruling as the uncontested champion with well over 150 million units sold. In the handheld market, Nintendo reigns supreme, its only fear being the ever-growing mobile market.

However, sometime after the turn of the millennium, things started to change. I remember very vividly the day our 56K modem was supplanted with a proper broadband connection, which was nothing if not a game-changer. Indeed, the era of online games was well on its way, and with it came the rise of PC gaming, with Firaxis creative director Jake Solomon going as far as to claim that “PC is in a golden age.”

During a recent interview with PC Gamer, XCOM 2's creative director Jake Solomon made a statement saying PC Gaming was in its "golden age." Though PC gaming has risen back into popularity due to things such as Steam, streaming, and massive communities around MOBAs and modding, console gaming still seems to loom over it as the industry's super giant. PC gaming is at large again, and this year's E3 PC Gaming Show proved that. However, the numbers of console gamers and the numerous game studios moving development from PC-focused games to console seems to display that console gaming is where the masses and new ideas are going.

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On July 11th, the world lost a wonderful soul, as Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata passed away at the young age of 55. Iwata's passing has had a profound effect on millions, as friends and co-workers, industry rivals, loving fans, our own Editor-in-Chief, and many more are all paying their respects.

In these sad times, we'd like to focus not only on his death, but on all the joy he brought to gamers in life. Whether it was hosting Nintendo Direct presentations, voluntarily slashing his salary in half as a show of good faith in tough financial times, or lending his programming skills to help create incredible games like EarthBound, Super Smash Bros., and Pokémon, Iwata's actions touched the lives of millions. In that spirit, we'd like to hear your stories. How has Satoru Iwata affected your life? Leave your thoughts, feelings, and tributes in the comment section below.

On the 4th of July, Splatoon finally had its first North American Splatfest, Cats vs. Dogs. The next morning we got to see the results, and to my admitted surprise, my dogs just barely snagged an overall victory! But when all was said and done, was Splatfest’s final scoring system, which took into account more than a simple majority of victories, justified? Head inside to share your thoughts.

Friendship is an important aspect of our day-to-day lives. From the little things they do to make us smile to the most major crises we encounter in our lives, a good friend can really change how people approach life. As important as friendship is in real life, it also plays a huge role in developing characters in video games. Video game friendships can also teach us a lot about what friendships can and should be. In honor of these connections, I'm going to run down my favorite friendships in gaming!

For many people, music can play a large role in what kind of impression a game leaves on them. Music is one of the key aspects in setting up a game's atmosphere, and this is especially the case in the RPG genre. The right kind of song can get a player more engaged in what's going on; whether it's emphasizing how grandiose the overworld is or expressing the scale of a boss' power, a well-composed soundtrack can be a crucial part of a game's memorability. From catchy melodies to subtle ambient tracks, the RPG genre has seen all manner of soundtracks, with some being the perfect fit for the game at hand.

What's your favorite soundtrack in an RPG? Join in on the discussion after the jump!

We at Gamnesia are always looking to grow both our staff and our audience—and wouldn't you know it, here we are growing our staff! We're looking for volunteers to help run the show here, from writing to editing and more. If you've ever wanted to join the gaming industry as a journalist, now's your chance to start! We have no age requirement, nor do we care whether or not you have past experience working in games media; all we want you to bring to the table is a talent for writing and a genuine love of the game.

Head inside to see the positions we're hiring for, and what you can do to apply!

There are tons of gaming enthusiast podcasts out in the wild, but almost none of the top-tier podcasts are made specifically for Nintendo fans. That's where we come in! We here at Gamnesia are bringing you a new episode of "Nintendo Week," a podcast made for Nintendo fans by Nintendo fans.

This week we sit down to discuss a slew of recent Nintendo news, including some of the content cut from the latest Smash games, the upcoming overhaul of Miiverse, Nintendo's long-time-coming partnership with Skylanders, a ton of recent comments from Nintendo's executives on which we call shenanigans, and new reports surfacing about the NX. Check it out below to give it a listen, and head inside if you'd like to learn more on this week's stories.