Yet another week has been and gone, and this one brought the anniversary of the Paper Mario series, stories of legendary industry figures smoking in the dark recesses of the office, yet more pleasant words about Nintendo from Xbox’s boss, and–surely the biggest story of the week–the mysterious disappearance of Mario’s nipples.
Members of Nintendo Life have recounted their plans for this weekend below, and we’d love for you to join in via our poll and comment sections. Enjoy!
Gavin Lane, features editor
I’m currently on a working holiday, meaning I’m continuing as normal, except I’m breathing fresh mountain air instead of stale office oxygen, and my WiFi is approximately one-quarter the speed I’m used to.
I packed my trusty Switch, of course, although I also through 4 AAs, my Game Boy and a handful of classics in my case, so hopefully I’ll get a chance to blast through Donkey Kong, Gargoyle’s Quest and play some more Mole Mania, too. As you can see, I am constantly at the very bleeding edge of gaming, me.
PJ O’Reilly, reviewer
Over the next few days I’m hoping to finish up the absolutely delightful Paper Mario: The Origami King which I’ve been plodding through slowly with my kids in the evenings, definitely one of my favourite Mario games in quite a long while, that one. Elsewhere I’ll be blasting through Minecraft Dungeons‘ Jungle Awakens DLC in preparation for next month’s Creeping Winter content and, if I get time, finishing off Carrion, which I’ve also really been enjoying. There’s just something about slithering up to a room full of terrified humans, observing their futile attempts to hide or prepare pathetic defences, then sweeping in for a gory kill that really relaxes me. Know what I mean? Have a good weekend everyone!
Austin Voigt, contributing writer
This weekend… is fairly similar to most weekends of late, to be quite honest. I’ve been stuck in this rut where I keep jumping around to different games in my backlog – Paper Mario: The Origami King, Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town, and even older titles and DLC like Luigi’s Mansion 3, Pokemon Shield… As always, I’m having difficulty focusing on just one game and completing it, and then I end up feeling overwhelmed and just play Animal Crossing or go korok hunting in Breath of the Wild. If anyone has suggestions to put an end to this video game ADHD, throw them in the comments below – I’m desperate.
Liam Doolan, news reporter
Over the past week, I’ve really found myself getting back into a lot of id Software games, probably because QuakeCon aired last weekend and there were a number of sales on the Switch eShop. As a result, most of my weekend will be spent in DOOM, DOOM II, the DOOM reboot, DOOM 64, and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.
When I’m not in any of these games, I intend to spend some time cleaning up my town in Animal Crossing – it’s got so messy! Apart from this, I might try and unlock some of the themes I missed out on in the latest limited-time Tetris 99 event.
As always, thanks for reading! Make sure to leave a vote in the poll above and a comment below with your gaming choices over the next few days…