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That Time I Wrote ‘The Versace Murder’ Movie Nobody Saw

A recent <i>Entertainment Weekly</i> piece looking at the upcoming TV season had me smiling, but not in an, “Oh, how interesting!” kind of way. More the way …

Gianni Versace

Overwatch League – Does anyone stand a chance against Korea?

This week marked the long-awaited launch of <i>Overwatch</i> League’s Inaugural Season, a 6-month-long tournament pitting 12 teams against one another for …

South Korea

Top 10 Games with Staff Writer, George Cheese

<i>Top 10 Games is a new, semi-regular series that hopes to offer a bit of insight into the twisted minds of Goomba Stomp’s writers, editors, and</i> …

Red Dead Redemption

Review: ‘Super Meat Boy’ on Nintendo Switch

<i>Super Meat Boy</i><br>Developer/Publisher: Team Meat<br>Reviewed on: Nintendo Switch<br>Released: 01/11/2018<br>Also available on: PC, Xbox 360, PS4, PS Vita and Wii …

Nintendo Switch

Is ‘Xenoblade Chroicles 2’ Hurt by its Anime Aesthetic?

One of the biggest games to release in the first year of the Nintendo Switch was <i>Xenoblade Chronicles 2</i>, and one of the biggest issues people had upon …

Xenoblade Chronicles

Talking Point: Did the Nintendo Direct Mini Meet Expectations?

<i>Talking Point is a series that posits a question concerning the gaming industry. We encourage readers, as well as our writers, to offer their</i> …

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle

‘Furi’ Registers on the Senses Like a Pointillist Work of Art

<i>Furi</i><br>Developers: The Game Bakers<br>Publishers: The Game Bakers<br>Genre: Action, shoot ’em up<br>Reviewed on: Nintendo Switch<p>“Abused patience turns to fury.”<p>– …

Philip K. Dick

Classically Refreshing: A Review of ‘Arcade Archives: VS. Super Mario Bros.’

<i>Arcade Archives: VS. Super Mario Bros</i> <i><br>Developer: Hamster</i> <i><br>Publisher: Nintendo</i> <i><br>Available on Switch eShop<br>Released: December 22, 2017</i><p>The <i>Arcade Archives</i> …

Gaming

‘Super Mario Odyssey’: All Style, No Substance

<i>Super Mario Odyssey</i> is a grandiose vacation from what has made the main series an innovative success the past 35-years. But, I’m getting a bit ahead …

Super Mario Odyssey

Paul Thomas Anderson's Exquisite 'Phantom Thread'

<i>Phantom Thread</i><br>Written & Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson<br>2017/USA<p>Before it had even been released, Paul Thomas Anderson’s <i>Phantom Thread</i> became the …

Phantom Thread

‘Super Mario Odyssey’ Level by Level: Darker Side

Already among the most positively received games of all time, <i>Super Mario Odyssey</i> expands upon the open, flexible design philosophy of <i>Super Mario 64</i> …

Super Mario Odyssey

‘A Sister’s All You Need’, And All You Need To Do Is Watch It

<i>A Sister’s All You Need</i> does absolutely everything in its power to deter you from giving it an honest shot. The title may as well read <i>Life Chronicles</i> …

Dungeons and Dragons

‘Dark Souls’, ‘Donkey Kong’, ‘Kirby’, ‘Mario Tennis’ Coming to Nintendo Switch

REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Nintendo debuted a new Nintendo Direct Mini video presentation today spotlighting a selection of first- and …

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle

NXpress Nintendo Podcast 121: Our Favorite Nintendo Characters From 2017

2018 has arrived, but we’re not quite done looking back at the previous year’s plethora of amazing games. This week Rick, Tim, and Patrick give their …

Gaming

‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Enters Uncharted Territory With "Vaulting Ambitions"

The first half of <i>Star Trek: Discovery’</i>s first season saw the United Federations of Planets’ war with the Klingons reach its climax, with the <i>USS</i> …

Star Trek

‘Super Mario Odyssey’ Level by Level: Dark Side

Already among the most positively received games of all time, <i>Super Mario Odyssey</i> expands upon the open, flexible design philosophy of <i>Super Mario 64</i> …

Super Mario Odyssey

2018 Nintendo Predictions Month-by-Month

With Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima anticipating 20 million Switch sales in 2018, it’s fair to say Nintendo <i>might</i> be hiding some big guns up …

Xenoblade Chronicles

‘The X-Files: Fight The Future’ and the Bigness of Cinema

Very few hit television shows make the transition to the big screen. Even fewer make it while the show is still on the air. The <i>X-Files</i> had that …

TV

For The X-Files, "Home" Is Where the Horror Is

As many kids who grew up in the 90s will attest, <i>The X-Files</i> was never a show that lacked for scares. Being the show that popularized the so-called …

TV

How and Why the Nintendo Switch is the Fastest Selling Console

Nintendo announced early yesterday morning that the Nintendo Switch has become the fastest-selling home video game system in U.S. history. According …

Gaming

The Trouble with Recreating The Myth and Magic of ‘Star Wars’

In the past couple weeks we’ve seen <i>The Last Jedi</i> divide <i>Star Wars</i> fans down bitterly conflicting lines. <i>Slate</i> called it “a film of genuine beauty” …

Star Wars

2017: The Best New Nintendo Characters

Nintendo is famous for creating some of the most memorable video game characters of all time. Naturally, the company itself is largely responsible …

Xenoblade Chronicles

2017

2017 has been a busy year for Nintendo, which has made it an equally busy year for the staff at Goomba Stomp covering Nintendo. Goomba Stomp has …

Super Mario Odyssey

2017

2017 brought many changes to Goomba Stomp, but perhaps the biggest was the addition of Sordid Cinema, our film and TV section. Many of this site’s …

TV

Top 10 Games with Staff Writer, Zack Rezak

<i>Top 10 Games is a new, semi-regular series that hopes to offer a bit of insight into the twisted minds of Goomba Stomp’s writers, editors, and</i> …

Super Mario Odyssey

The Best Movies of 2017

It’s not easy coming up with a list of the ten best movies of any year, let alone one as rich in worthies as 2017. Still, nothing gets a good film …

Michael Stuhlbarg

The 35 Best TV Shows of 2017 (Part 1)

With nearly 500 scripted series available to watch in 2017, television officially exited the Peak TV era, nestling firmly into its new identity, …

TV

PT Anderson Kills His Idols in 'There Will Be Blood

It seems counterintuitive, but the best way to understand <i>There Will Be Blood</i> — and its special position in Paul Thomas Anderson’s oeuvre — is to …

Violin

Goomba Stomp’s Top 20 Indie Games of 2017

2017 was a fantastic year to be an indie gamer. It seems like there was something for every kind of gamer out there, from gamers who are really into …

Chrono Trigger

NXpress Nintendo Podcast 120: Was 2017 Nintendo’s Best Year?

On the very last NXpress Nintendo Podcast episode of 2017, the crew looks back at Nintendo’s hugely successful year and debates if this was indeed …

Gaming