Nintendo fans rejoice, for the Nintendo Direct showcase has delivered Mario Soccer and Mario Kart
- Mario Strikers: Battle League returns Mario to the soccer pitch for the first time since the Wii
- A 4v4 soccer battle game featuring all your favorite Mario characters
- Mario Kart 8 for the Switch is getting 48 new maps
- Maps will be rolled out over the next 2 years for a one time $25 price
- Some other cool games are coming to the Switch, including Portal 1&2, Assassin’s Creed 1-3, and No Man’s Sky
Even though the metaverse is stupid, VR is still a hot trend in 2022
- Over 3 million VR headset users on Steam alone in January of this year
- 67% of those are owned by Facebook, while other headset makers are losing share
- With the PlayStation VR2 for the PS5 on the horizon, VR isn’t going anywhere, except the metaverse
Something you may not have heard of is the Valve Steam Deck, a handheld gaming device that puts the power of a gaming PC in your hands.
- Runs AAA games at relatively high specs, with 2+ hours of battery life and a comfortable controller, all for $400
- A great option for a mobile gamer who might have other ways into PC gaming
- You can even 3D print your own shells for the device!
One video game everyone with a computer should buy is Vampire Survivors, a silly $3 that’s far more addictive than it has any right to be.
- Despite being made for less than $1,000, the game has likely sold over 100,000 copies in the last couple of weeks
- The game’s only control is a single stick that you use to walk around the map avoiding enemies while your weapons fire automatically
- Skip around this video to get an idea of how the gameplay evolves