#GamingTogether – June 2019

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For those of you who follow us on our other social media accounts (all the links down below!), we’ve been doing #GamingTogether questions for… I dunno, since last October or November? They’ve been pretty fun and today we’re going to do another batch from this month.

Yeah, it’s been almost a year, I think. They’re fun to do and it’s great to engage with other gamers through social media. Here are some rapid-fire questions and answers from this month’s roster.

1: Name a game that came out the year you were born. Have you played it?

Kris: In North America, Nintendo released Super Mario Bros. 3 in the year I was born. And, while I’ve played it, I don’t believe I’ve ever beaten it myself.

Rachel: Star Fox for the SNES came out the year I was born. And, surprisingly, I can say I’ve played it now that we have the SNES Classic.

2: What’s your favorite party game?

Kris: The Mario Party series is great, but I’ve also enjoyed Drawful 2 and Super Smash Bros., if that series counts!

Rachel: Mario Party, of course. No two games are ever the same and it’s extra fun depending on the people you’re playing with.

3: What are your top 3 Legend of Zelda games?

Kris: Breath of the Wild, Twilight Princess, and Four Swords Adventures.

Rachel: My top three are Skyward Sword, Wind Waker, and Four Swords Adventures.

4: Do you prefer the Pokemon gym battles or the contest/dancing competitions?

Kris: The gym battles all the way. I definitely missed those in the Alola region and I’m excited that some version of them seems to be returning for the Galar region!

Rachel: Definitely gym battles! They’re more fun and intense for me.

5: What is your favorite video game soundtrack?

Kris: I could cheat and say the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate soundtrack, considering all the tracks from a plethora of video games, but… I really enjoyed the Fire Emblem Awakening soundtrack as well as Miitopia.

Rachel: Miitopia is fabulous, I agree. This is a tough one, but as of lately, my favorite has been Octopath Traveler.

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Would You Rather: Gamecube Edition

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It’s time for another rousing edition of “Would You Rather!” This time around, our questions are focusing on one of our favorite eras of Nintendo gaming, the GameCube. To kick things off, Rachel, would you rather have a GameCube with a memory card that only has room for your top three GameCube games or a memory card that has ten random games?

Right off the bat we’re starting off with a fairly difficult question… I think I would rather have ten random games. I honestly played a ton of Gamecube games and while I do have a top three list of my favorites, I enjoyed the console as a whole and wouldn’t mind playing a nice variety of them. Kris, would you rather have the Gamecube be the last console Nintendo ever made or have them never had made the Gamecube in the first place?

Oh, shit. What an unfair question! I think… I would rather the GameCube not exist. I love the GameCube’s library, but I think I would definitely miss games from the later consoles more. Alright, if you could only have one of the following two series that started on the GameCube, which would it be — Animal Crossing or Luigi’s Mansion?

Hm… that’s a tough one. I think I would have to go with Animal Crossing. I like story-based games but there’s more to do in Animal Crossing. I mean, the game would last longer for me. Kris, out of all the multiplayer games we have for the Gamecube and have played together, would you rather have only multiplayer games (Four Swords Adventures, Mario Party, etc.) and no single player (Twilight Princess, Starfox Adventures, etc.) or vice versa?

Considering the fun we’ve had with multiplayer games on the GameCube, I would choose those. The single player games were great but the ones I really cared about — such as the Legend of Zelda titles — do get ported later, so I’ll cut my losses with those, haha! Rachel, would you rather have to play future Nintendo games using the GameCube controllers or have the GameCube controllers not exist (such as still using N64 controllers or the Wii controllers for the GameCube console)?

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Ah, that’s an easy one. I would prefer to use the Gamecube controllers for everything. I have baby hands so, aside from the Joy-Con, the Gamecube controllers seem the most “fitting” for me. The Wii controllers weren’t too bad, but definitely were an interesting shape. Last question Kris, would you rather do without the memory cards and have the games save right onto the disc or console or have to use those memory cards and keep buying more for all the Nintendo consoles?

Hmm, I don’t mind the memory cards. Sure, they’re kind of annoying to keep track of, but they do save space, both physically and digitally when it comes to save files for games. That was a fun “Would You Rather,” and I like that we had more technical questions rather than focusing on just the games, haha!

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Best Multiplayer Game: Super Mario Party Vs. Super Smash Brothers Ultimate [Debate]

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2018 was a great year for gamers. Nintendo especially spoiled us at the end of the year with quite a few games. Two of those games being popular multiplayers – Super Mario Party and Super Smash Brother Ultimate. The question is, which is a better multiplayer?

Both the Mario Party and Smash Bros. franchises started off on the Nintendo 64 and probably have been the result of much yelling and backstabbing fun among friends and family. While I’ve greatly enjoyed both games, my pick for the better multiplayer would be Super Mario Party. A big reason for that is the accessibility for non-gamers and casual gamers alike to join right in. We have a friend who loves the game whenever we bring our Switch over to her place, even though she’s not a gamer herself. Smash Brothers Ultimate was definitely a learning curve when she gave it a try, and she was much more at ease when we played Super Mario Party later.

Sure, Super Mario Party may be easier and slightly more casual for everyone to jump right in, but do you typically have game nights with friends who are “non-gamers?” If you’re going to have play a game with a group, my pick would be Super Smash Brothers Ultimate. Speaking of having game nights, Smash allows up to eight players at a time, whereas only four people can play Super Mario Party at a time. Smash takes a few minutes so others aren’t wait long for a turn while Super Mario Party takes at least an hour.

For Smash, it depends on the mode, your personal rules, and the skill of people playing. If you decide to do a stock match among eight players, those who get lost in the chaos — not to mention potential lag from dropped frames with everyone attacking each other — and get out of the match early will have to sit and wait anyway. With Super Mario Party, half of the game is luck, giving everyone playing even footing right from the get-go. Even if the traditional Mario Party game takes at least an hour, I assume you’re committing some time to hang out with said friends and won’t mind waiting and watching other people’s turns. After all, despite the luck, Super Mario Party takes some strategy too, and your friends’ turns may affect your character.

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The lag is really just in the online mode. Despite that, the online mode for Smash is better than Mario Party anyway. There’s so much more you can do. But Smash is faced paced and it doesn’t matter if people get out of the match early. They’re still not waiting too long for the next match. Speaking of the modes, there’s a whole lot more you can do in Smash. You can customize games to everyone’s liking and even set up challenges for yourself. Super Mario Party has only a handful of modes and you have to play by the rules no matter what.

There are more modes in Smash, one of the biggest ones which is only single-player. While I enjoy World of Light, I would have loved a co-op mode for it. As for the online mode, we haven’t heard too many great things about it. What’s the point of being able to fight online if the lag is awful? Yes, you can do more challenges in Smash, but with Super Mario Party it’s simple to just play. Pick your character, pick the mode, and buckle up for the ride. The modes in Super Mario Party may be few, but they are diverse — co-op, music and rhythm, traditional boards, and mini games.

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Despite your points, I still think Super Smash Brothers Ultimate is the better multiplayer game. It’s quick and easy to pick up, fun to button-mash, and great with a large group of friends. There’s always something new to try as well. Super Smash Brothers Ultimate definitely has my vote.

Super Mario Party is arguably even easier to pick up to play, with great mini games incorporated into the bigger modes, and brings everyone together with it’s simple premise, even with the strategy and luck that goes with it. While you brought up fantastic points for Super Smash Brothers Ultimate, I’m going to go with Super Mario Party.

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#GamingTogether – December 2018


We’re still doing #GamingTogether on Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr during the weekdays! This time around, we decided to answer a couple of questions together. These questions were a few picked from the first half of December.

We’re having fun coming up with the questions and seeing what other people have for answers. We don’t answer them often though, so here are just a few answers.

1: Who’s your favorite female video game character?

Kris: My first instinct would be to say Princess Zelda (and Sheik) from the Legend of Zelda series. However, I’ve always liked the various versions of Impa as well, and Urbosa is near the top of my list from Breath of the Wild. For a non-Zelda character, I like Robin from Fire Emblem Awakening and Mia Fey from the Ace Attorney original trilogy.

Rachel: I have to be kind of cliche and go with Princess Zelda here. But also, totally forgot about Ace Attorney and I second Mia Fey.

2: Who’s your favorite male video game character?

Kris: Geno (if he counts, ya know, being a doll and all) from Super Mario RPG, Link from the Legend of Zelda series, and Professor Layton from his own series.

Rachel: Miles Edgeworth. Yes.

3: Are you typically Player One or Player Two?

Kris: Player one! When I was younger and our older sister used to play once in while, I was player two.

Rachel: Player two, duh.

4: What’s your favorite movie or TV show based on a video game?

Kris: I have fond memories of a few episodes of the Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog from when I was much younger. The Super Mario Bros. movie was also great!

Rachel: Pokemon, forever and always!

5: Have you ever forgotten to save your game and had to start all over (or your file was corrupted)?

Kris: Not really corrupted, but my copy of the original Fire Emblem game for the GameBoy Advance was a used copy that my parents found for me for Christmas. I was so excited to play it, only to beat Lyn’s story twice before realizing that the save battery was dead. I couldn’t save my progress at all. For a while, I even left my GameBoy Advance plugged in and on 24/7 to try to complete the game. I believe I was almost done with Eliwood’s story before finally calling it quits and giving my handheld a rest.

Rachel: Yes… During my first play through of Pokemon Crystal, I had gotten about four or five badges in one sitting and never thought to save. I turned it off, went back to the game the next day, and was so disappointed when I only had one badge. It was a sad day.

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This month on Monday through Friday, we started doing a new hashtag called #GamingTogether on Twitter. Each day poses a new question to start up some more fun conversations about video games with fellow like-minded people and friends. We’re about halfway through the month and decided it was time to share our own answers for the questions.

#GamingTogether is meant to bring out a fun community for gamers to get to know one and another and connect. It can be found on our Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr. Today, we’ll answer questions from the first two weeks!

Day 1: Do you have a gaming buddy or someone special to play games with?

Kris: I feel as if the answer to this question is obvious to those who know us, haha! Rachel is my closest gaming buddy, and I’m lucky she started playing video games with me all those years ago.

Rachel: I feel obligated to say Kris. But no, really, Kris is my gaming buddy. Always has been, always will be.

Day 2: What’s your favorite home console?

Kris: At the moment, probably the Nintendo Switch, but I do have a lot of fond memories of the Nintendo 64.

Rachel: Echoing Kris, my favorite right now is the Nintendo Switch. But before that it was the Nintendo Gamecube. Though it’s hard to choose between that and the Nintendo 64.

Day 3: What’s your all-time favorite game?

Kris: Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars for the SNES.

Rachel: Paper Mario for the Nintendo 64.

Day 4: If you could live in any video game world, which would it be and why?

Kris: I’m torn between Pokemon and Hyrule from the Legend of Zelda series. Each would be an awesome adventure, with Pokemon definitely focused more on exploring and growing while Hyrule would be beautiful. For Hyrule, it would also depend on the timeline, I’m sure!

Rachel: I actually wrote a blog post about this more in depth. My short answer though would be Pokemon.

Day 5: In Pokemon, if Grass, Fire, and Water were not an option, what type would you like your starter to be?

Kris: I’d choose Flying or Ground as my starting type. Both have an abundance of weaknesses, yes, but they have some of my favorite moves and I enjoy the strategies I can come up with for them.

Rachel: I would choose to have a Ghost-type Pokemon. They’re my favorite type aside from Fire.

Day 6: Which piece of The Legend of Zelda’s Triforce would you wield — Power, Courage, or Wisdom?

Kris: Honestly… I like Power. Unlike Ganondorf, I’d use my Power for good to help the world. Courage would probably be second.

Rachel: I think Wisdom would be my best bet. I’m kind of a coward and I don’t think I’d handle the courage badge so well. Power? I just can’t see myself wielding that either.

Day 7: What class in Fire Emblem would you be?

Kris: My favorite classes are the rogue and sniper classes, but I totally wouldn’t mind being a wyvern rider. Having a giant dragon-like flying mount would be amazing!

Rachel: Being a wyvern rider would be awesome, but my go-to would be a Mage. I like magic and fire!

Day 8: What is your favorite piece of gaming merch that you own?

Kris: There’s so many to choose from… I have a little Jolteon plush, a Koopa Troopa plush from Rachel, and a perler bead Geno that I bought from a talented artist back in March at Canada’s EGLX that are all at the top of my list.

Rachel: My Pokemon card collection. Hands down. I love all my figurines, art, plushies, etc., but my Pokemon card collection just keeps growing and growing.

Day 9: Who is your preferred Mario brother — Mario or Luigi?

Kris: I’m probably leaning more towards Luigi as the underdog, but I don’t mind Mario.

Rachel: Luigi! I don’t even really have much of a reason why… I’ve just always gravitated towards him. Maybe it’s because I’m always second player too.

Day 10: Who is your favorite character on the Super Smash Bros Ultimate roster (so far)?

Kris: Sheik is my absolute favorite, but I’m excited to see Chrom there as well! Robin is also one of my favorite fighters.

Rachel: Zelda, of course. She’s always been a go-to. But I’m super excited to get the chance to play as Young Link and Roy again. They were always my favorites back in the day. And while I’ve never been a huge fan of Villager, I’m interested to see what Isabelle can do.

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Day 4 Of #GamingTogether

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Kris and I are doing something fun and different on our social media platforms this month. We’ve come up with a hashtag game called #GamingTogether. Each day asks a question about gaming. The point is for gamers near and far to answer the questions and make connections with other gamers.

Today’s question is an easy one, but I thought I’d add a little more to my answer in a blog post.

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Today’s question is, “If you could live in any video game world, which would it be and why?”

Well, there are a lot of video game worlds I’d love to live in – The Legend of Zelda, Ace Attorney, Super Mario, and so much more. However, there is one that sticks out in my mind and I don’t think any of your will be surprised.

I would love to live in the world of Pokemon. I love the idea of having Pokemon as companionship or even as pets. I’m not entirely sure if I would battle with my Pokemon, get my badges, and go through the Pokemon League… okay, well I absolutely love collecting things, so I probably would try to get all the badges.

However, I think I would just try to collect as many Pokemon as I can, you know catch ’em all and all that. I’d love to have a ranch or farm similar to the Wii Ware game Pokemon Ranch. Then we could all just live in peace and harmony.

One of my goals in life is to move out and adopt as many animals as I can and give them all great homes and happy, healthy lives. If I lived in the Pokemon world, I would for sure do that.

Plus, another reason I’d love to live in the Pokemon world, would be to explore. I’d have to get the Pokemon from somewhere and exploring the different regions and areas within them would be so much fun and cool.

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