Paul Farrell

Super Mario Odyssey: First Impressions

With the Nintendo Switch nearing pre-order date, it’s time we look at the new Mario title made for the innovative console. The Super Mario Bros. are probably some of the most famous video game characters in existence and this latest instalment sees Mario moving away from the mushroom kingdom to embark on a huge open world […]

 Ryan Prentice

KingCons bring Game of Thrones stars, Super Mario and more to the Stadium of Light

KingCons bring Game of Thrones stars, Super Mario and more to the Stadium of Light

King Con’s first year in Sunderland turns out to be a success as thousands flood to see special guests at the Stadium of Light.  

    After outgrowing their previous venue in Durham, King Con was confirmed to be at the Stadium of Light this year, and spread over a weekend full of panels, competitions and more. Arriving on Saturday I was met by some of the latest and classic characters, first of all a Storm Trooper followed by […]

 Northern Lights

We look back at how Mario has grown for Super Mario Day

We look back at how Mario has grown for Super Mario Day

Mario Day (March 10) is the day of celebrating the extremely popular pizza loving plumber guy we have came to know throughout the years. Since his introduction in the game Donkey Kong in 1981, Mario (created by Shigeru Miyamoto), has became Nintendo’s main mascot, which already shows how popular the Mario universe has become; successfully […]

 Jonathan 'Kit' Shaw

Nintendo Direct

Nintendo Direct

Much joy has arisen after the recent Nintendo Direct as it has been announced that the Generation 1 Pokemon games Red, Blue, Yellow and the Japanese only Green are being released for both the 3DS and Wii U virtual console. Originally released back in 1996 (1999 in the UK) the games were revealed to be […]