Disney Infinity: Marvel Superheroes Comes Out On September 23

The next game in the Disney Infinity series hits store shelves a little while after school starts, just in time for teachers to start confiscating figures from kids who won’t stop talking about the game in class.

What If Sega Were Still Rivalling Nintendo?

I’m no nostalgist when it comes to gaming. I believe that what we’re playing now, and what we will be tomorrow, surpasses the reality behind any rosy memories of previous-generation mainstays.

Making Nintendo Games Literally Pop Out Of The Screen

Jonathan Roulston makes dioramas. He precisely cuts out iconic screenshots from iconic games and then he painstakingly puts together some truly gorgeous looking looking works of art. I want one of these. I would pay good money for these! Jonathan — open up a store. TAKE MY MONEY!

A Decent Showing By A Supposedly Bad Smash Bros. Character

Just about nobody is playing as Ness today in today’s Super Smash Bros. Melee competition at Evo 2014. Good reason. The Earthbound hero is considered a bottom-tier character for competitive play. But a guy named Vrud played him. He even dressed the part.

The Best Games Of 2014 So Far

So far, 2014 has felt like a year of surprises. Some of them have been good, while others — like the growing crop of games that have been pushed to next year — are bummers. But there have been standouts among the games that have come out. Let’s talk about them, shall we?

The New Super Smash Bros. Theme On Eight Kazoos

Video: Delightful childhood memories, or your brain being devoured by incredibly dramatic bees? The theme music for Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS on kazoo delivers a different gift to every listener. Having already recreated the Isaac battle theme from Golden Sun and “Big Blue” from F-Zero on the kazoo, YouTube artist Tsuko G. sets his sights on a game that isn’t at least 13-years old already.

The Most Unlucky Mario Kart Player

This, folks, is the very essence of “get wrecked.” Watch as Daisy is completely unable to catch a break in this video by HowBoutGaming. I think my favourite part is at the end, when she clearly just stops trying to move forward. I don’t blame you, Daisy.

The Shovel Knight Soundtrack Is Great

Shovel Knight, the game, is really good. Shovel Knight, the soundtrack, is even better. Composed by Jake ‘Virt’ Kaufman along with contributions from Mega Man composer Manami Matsumae, the Shovel Knight OST is a collection of anthemic chiptune compositions that, like the game it’s attached to, both recalls the classic games of the past and leaves its own imprint.

Soul Blazer, An RPG Where You Play God's Servant

Earlier this month I spent a whole bunch of time playing Soul Blazer, a video game about mermaids and talking plants. Hopefully you did too. Soul Blazer is the first game in what is affectionately referred to as the “Quintet trilogy”, named after the long-defunct Japanese studio known for making some pretty great action-role-playing games. The next two games in the series, Illusion of Gaia and Terranigma, are far more interesting. Soul Blazer is the worst of the three.

The Best Smash Bros. Mod Around Just Keeps Getting Better

Six years after its release, Super Smash Bros. Brawl is kept alive by hardcore fans that mod the game. In particular, fan-made Project M continues to add stuff that keeps the ageing game feeling fresh.