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‘ARMS’: A Leg Up on the Competition

| VIEWS 61<p>Nintendo has certainly had an interesting history with fighting games. <i>Super Smash Brothers</i> took off later on in the Nintendo 64’s life …

‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ is a sublime exhaustion of repugnant digital decadence

<i>Transformers: The Last Knight</i><br>Directed by Michael Bay<br>Written by Art Marcum, Matt Holloway, and Ken Nolan<br>2018/USA<p>A Dionysian billow from the wellspring …

Movies

Halfway Mark: The Best Comics of 2017 (So Far)

| VIEWS 59<p>Here are some of the best comics of 2017. They range from traditional superhero stories to slice of life and compelling crime and urban …

The 10 Best Uses of Music in Edgar Wright Films

| VIEWS 37<p>Edgar Wright’s eclectic – yet very British – taste in music has played an integral role adding humor and color into the films and …

E3 2017: Best in Show According to GS’ E3 Attendees

| VIEWS 105<p>Attending E3 2017 was an incredible opportunity, especially for a smaller media source like ours. In many ways, Goomba Stomp is still in …

By Embracing the Physical Format, Nintendo Would Give Fans an Incentive to Buy More

| VIEWS 99<p>Digital or physical? It’s a topic that has come up on the NXpress podcast quite a few times over the past year. Both options have pros and …

Buffyversed #16: "Inca Mummy Girl" Provides Another Reason for Xander to Stay Single

Buffyversed #16: “Inca Mummy Girl” Provides Another Reason for Xander to Stay Single<p>| VIEWS 87<p><i>Buffyversed is a week by week, episode by episode,</i> …

The Lodgers | A Twin Peaks Podcast, Episode 18: This Podcast Contains a Coded Message

| VIEWS 133<p>“Part 7” marks a huge turning point in <i>The Return</i>…or does it? Guest Byron Davies joins us to dive deep into some fresh philosophical …

Days of High Adventure: ‘Ator 2: The Blademaster’ Is Best Enjoyed With Company and Alcohol

| VIEWS 89<p>Director Joe D’Amato probably isn’t one of the more recognizable names you’d see attached to an Italian B-movie – not quite at the same …

The Best E3 2017 Video Game Trailers

| VIEWS 21<p>Last year more than a billion trailers were viewed on YouTube and as these numbers continue to grow, studios spend more money advertising …

‘Scott Pilgrim vs. the World’ Is Still The Best Video Game Movie That Isn’t About Video Games

| VIEWS 67<p><i>Scott Pilgrim vs. the World</i> turns seven this year, and while normally that would seem like an odd anniversary to celebrate, for <i>Scott …

Where ‘Super Mario Maker’ Fails

| VIEWS 61<p><i>Super Mario Maker</i> is a fantastic game. Very few would argue against that, despite its shortcomings. Sure, the menus outside of the level …

Game Design

New ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7 Trailer Promises the Biggest Battle Yet

| VIEWS 23<p>Today is the first day of summer, and we already have winter to look forward to. Of course, I mean that in a good way since the second …

Take to the Skies: ‘Marvel’s Spider-Man’ and Exhilarating Movement in Gaming

| VIEWS 149<p>Continuing their home-run streak of great conferences in recent years, Sony’s E3 2017 press conference was a big success. Long-standing …

Gaming

RuPaul’s Drag Race remains a courageous and fierce achievement in reality television

| VIEWS 69<p>This week (Friday at 8pm EST on VH1, to be exact), the 9th season of <i>RuPaul’s Drag Race</i> comes to an end. As is expected from the most …

RuPaul's Drag Race

E3 Hands-On: ‘Star Wars Battlefront II’ Taking Us Back to the Front, Back to Basics

| VIEWS 101<p>Despite being the sequel to Dice’s gorgeous but deeply divisive <i>Star Wars Battlefront</i>, <i>Star Wars Battlefront II</i> feels more akin to…well, <i>Star</i> …

Boba Fett

NXpress Nintendo Podcast 98: Live from E3 2017 (Part Two)

| VIEWS 21<p>The NXpress crew is back with their second part discussion of Nintendo’s E3 events and this week most of us were on the show floor to give …

Gaming

Game Boys, Ep. 67: E3 2017 Episode Part One – Sony

| VIEWS 137<p>The Game Boys are back from E3, and with plenty of new co-op and multiplayer games revealed and demoed in L.A., there’s several episodes …

Sordid Cinema Podcast #521: ‘It Comes At Night’ and ‘The Witch’

| VIEWS 41<p>This week Goomba Stomps indie games editor Katrina Lind joins us to discuss <i>It Comes at Night</i>, Trey Edward Shults’s sophomore effort. …

Film Adaptations of Story-driven Video Games Undermine the Medium

| VIEWS 149<p>Despite the tainted history of film adaptations of video games, there is movement yet again to capitalize on the rising popularity of …

Gaming

American Gods’ ends a bumpy freshman run in gloriously grandiose fashion

| VIEWS 17<p>The first season of <i>American Gods</i> has been both fascinating and frustrating, a show filled with gorgeous imagery and enigmatic characters, …

American Gods

15 Years Later, ‘The Wire’s’ Genre Filmmaking is Still Unmatched (Part 4)

| VIEWS 19<p><b>Season 5: The Absurdity of Reality</b><p>Those who lauded <i>The Wire</i> for its strict realism over four seasons often dismissed more adventurous turns …

TV

E3 2017 Hands-On: ‘Sonic Mania’ Makes the New Feel Old Again

| VIEWS 137<p>In a franchise where rings are the source of all life, it was inevitable that Sonic would eventually come full circle. <i>Sonic Mania</i> is a …

Gaming

‘Drifting Lands’ Review: A Flawed but Enjoyable Shmup

| VIEWS 69<p><i>Drifting Lands</i> <br>Developer(s): Alkemi<br>Publisher(s): Alkemi<br>Platform(s): PC<br>Release Date: June 5, 2017<p>It wasn’t until I’d delved halfway through …

Gaming

‘Pokémon RPG’: The Eighth Revolution

| VIEWS 57<p>Tsunekazu Ishihara announced at E3 that the Pokémon Company was working on an RPG for the Nintendo Switch. Without revealing any …

Gaming

The Bat, the Cat, and the Penguin: ‘Batman Returns’ 25 Years Later

| VIEWS 547<p>12 min read<p>In the summer of 1992, perhaps one of DC Comics’ greatest cinematic epics was released, a movie that doesn’t typically get a …

Give Your Heart: ‘Attack on Titan’ Season 2, Pt. 2

| VIEWS 59<p><i>Warning: This article contains spoilers for the entirety of Attack on Titan’s second season, including the recently-aired finale.</i><p>While the …

Anime

‘Shadow of Colossus’ and ‘Spider-Man’: The Greatest Takeaways from Sony’s E3 2017

| VIEWS 25<p>With the greatest week in video games of the year coming to a close, it has come time to reflect on the rollercoaster ride of emotions that …

Gaming

E3 2017: Microsoft’s Biggest Takeaways

| VIEWS 87<p>The dust has settled and with E3 wrapping up, now would be a good time to reflect on what the Electronic Entertainment Expo of 2017 …

Top 5 Most Anticipated Nintendo Games From E3 2017

| VIEWS 33<p>Nintendo stepped up to E3 2017 with typically low expectations. They appeared to keep the expectations low right up until the Nintendo …

Gaming