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June 2
2014

Wootini’s Weekly Video Podcast #175

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The gaming community is all atwitter about the newly-released Mario Kart game, but not me.

Sadly, this is just another reminder of a section of the gaming community that I will never be a part of. Make the jump and watch this week’s vidcast and I’ll explain…

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About Chris Eades

(Writer) I love Animal Crossing, music games (even though I can't sing or play instruments) and adventure games. And the occasional 40+ hr JRPG when I can find the time! I live in Brooklyn, NY with my husband and our hamster, Ch'p.

3 Responses

  1. avatar CPFace says:

    Yeah, everything you said here sounds like me. I played the first few Mario Kart games, and I remember liking them well enough, but I think around the third one it just started feeling like, well, this is just the same game over and over, and when I tried playing the DS version online and found out how much I sucked at it, yeah, I was pretty much done with the series. And multiplayer in general — not a fan, for the reasons you’ve mentioned.

    The only difference is that I do find Smash Brothers satisfying as a single-player game. I find the simpler control scheme makes it more approachable than most fighting games, and being a huge Nintendo dork, it is fun for me just to set up my own battles against my favorite characters. And I do look forward to seeing how the Villager and the Wii Fit Trainer play.

    But even then, I’m less excited about these upcoming versions because it sounds like they’re cutting out the Adventure mode that the last two games had. I dunno, I guess I’m just the only person who really loved The Subspace Emissary. I’ll probably end up getting the 3DS version just to have a portable version.

    As far as feeling left out? For the most part, I only own Nintendo systems, so by now I’m well used to being left out of discussions about the newest games. :) It doesn’t bother me. I have other games to play, and other things to do besides play video games.

  2. avatar Elmonoisy says:

    Hey Wootini. Although I did buy Mario Kart 8, I completely agree with your thoughts about multi-player games, especially on-line. I’m a solitary gamer and don’t feel the need to be on-line with a group of strangers. However, maybe you should give Mario Kart 8 a go – my boyfriend doesn’t like driving games, didn’t like Mario Kart Wii and is loving Mario Kart 8 at the minute. Makes a change for us to play together.

  3. avatar Andreas says:

    Chris the purpose of playing online is to hang out with friend or make new ones. Honestly for me I am there to hang out with people. If they are competitive that is another thing. But if they are true friends spending time together is what matters. You need to keep playing the game to get better. Asking for help also matters, so if you’re stuck, ask for help! I think your friends would agree, you’re worth it. I don’t think you play Second Life but if you ever do, look me up, Aeschylus Shepherd :)

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