Monday, March 19, 2018
More than a year after the Game Boys originally covered it, Pit People has finally exited early access and entered the world of full releases.  What better time to fall back in?  What's changed, what's new, and how does this game...

Pie in the Sky: ‘Super Smash Bros.’ Nintendo Switch Wish List

The Goomba Stomp staff have decided which characters they would love to see make the roster...but probably won't. Get ready to smash and punch your way through these notable Nintendo personalities.

Can Video Games Be a Form of Meditation?

Games aren’t just about killing and action. They can teach us things about our own lives, and provide us with an outlet to deal with our internal issues.

Why is it so Hard to Market Challenging Movies?

Burying them under the Netflix deluge helps no one at all.
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‘Tomb Raider’ Improves on the Angelina Jolie Films — Barely

‘Tomb Raider’ improves on the Angelina Jolie Films — Barely

‘The Future Diary’ Review: What is True Love?

Balancing great storytelling, interesting characters and true tension in a thriller anime can be quite difficult. Impressively, The Future Diary manages to do just that over the course of 26 intensely frightening episodes.

Not so Final Fantasy – The Top 5 ‘FF’ Mini-Games

I recently finished what I would conservatively estimate was my 300th playthrough of Final Fantasy VII. As always, between dealing with the competing threats of a megalomaniacal conglomerate and a genetically enhanced warrior with delusions of Godhood, I spent some time at the Gold Saucer.

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Goomba Stomp Newsletter

Introducing Goomba Stomp’s Newsletter

If you want us to keep you updated with the latest news, reviews, videos, and features on our website, but prefer to have it delivered directly to your inbox, then you're in luck. After two long years we've finally created The Goomba Stomp Newsletter.
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NXpress Nintendo Podcast 127: Interview With ‘Floor Kids’ Composer Kid Koala and the March...

A journey into the making of 'Floor Kids', plus the best of the Nintendo Direct.

‘Lowlife’ – One of the Best Movies You Will See This Year

'Lowlife' is modern exploitation done right, and a film destined to find a cult following. It’s unbelievably entertaining, outlandishly funny, and sincerely touching — and that is what ultimately separates it from Tarantino’s 'Pulp Fiction.'
Intro: 00:00 Dying Light debate: 06:50 Schacht Interview: 48:30 Welcome to Fist Fight, Goombastomp’s newest podcast, made in collaboration with Quiet Stories. There are plenty of podcasts out there that cover the latest news and reviews, so why would we try and...

The Zodiac Rage: My Abusive Relationship with ‘Final Fantasy XII’

It was a very jolly Christmas eve when I opened my copy of Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age. As Cristina - my fiancèe -...

New Video Series Reveals Details about Toy-Con Garage Mode for Nintendo Labo

In the first video of a short series, Nintendo revealed new details about Toy-Con Garage mode, an inventive feature included with the software in each Nintendo Labo kit for the Nintendo Switch system.

Cinema’s Ultimate Jerks #8: Simon (True Lies)

Cinema's Ultimate Jerks is a celebration of the characters we love to hate in the movies we love to love. They're not always the...

‘Cold Hell’ Simmers to a Vengeful Boil

Alternately eerie and exhilarating, 'Cold Hell' doesn't disappoint.

The Sound Design of ‘Hellblade’ Makes you Feel Mentally Ill

Robin Hunicke, Marc LeBlanc, and Robert Zubek describe aesthetic within video games as the desired emotional response a player has to a game’s systems...

Can You Make A Video Game With No Experience? – Pt. 1 Coming up...

I am conducting this experiment. An experiment to see whether someone with no experience, education, or understanding of game development can learn the ropes.

‘Monster Hunter World,”All Walls Must Fall,’ and ‘Dead Island’ Devs using Kickstarter – Fist...

This week on Fist Fight we get heated over Monster Hunter World and then interview some AAA developers who worked on Dead Island 2, but are now focused on their Xcom-like game, All Walls Must Fall.

Goodbye ‘Life is Strange’

Farewell signifies a developer who designed every element to push you toward a specific goal. When focusing on the aesthetics of a game, you want to move past ideas like ‘fun’ and instead consider focus points like; narrative, challenge and expression.
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The Rise of Chain Chomp into ‘Mario Tennis Aces’

Chain Chomp acing the crowds of the Mushroom Kingdom might have been met with immediate bemusement, but was soon followed by acceptance, before a startling approval of grandeur enlightenment.

‘Part Time UFO’ is a Charming, Cute, Challenging and Fun Puzzle Adventure

Review of 'Part Time UFO', the newest mobile puzzle game by the creators of Kirby and BoxBoy!

‘Perception’: Horror Through New Eyes

Perception Developer(s): The Deep End Games Publisher(s): Feardemic Platform(s): PC, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch Reviewed On: PC (Steam) Release Date(s): May 30th, June 6th, October 31st 2017 Like most...

‘Blend-S’ Review: Bubblegum at Its Finest

Blend-S falls perfectly in line with what one might call a "feel-good anime," one that comes packed with bright visuals, cute characters and plenty of laugh-out-loud moments.