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Welcome to Goomba Stomp, a stomping ground for video game enthusiasts and the pop-culture obsessed.We provide smart readers with sharp, entertaining writing on a wide range of topics in pop culture, offering an escape from the usual hype and gossip. Unlike most websites that offer the brief review format, Goomba Stomp features long-form, in-depth coverage, and lengthy, well-researched articles alongside several award-winning podcasts. We believe that within today’s click bait-info-entertainment landscape there is still plenty of room to rigorously discuss the video game industry so that it can continue to flourish and remain an important voice of cultural and artistic expression.
June 18, 2018
Microsoft

The Top 5 Announcements from Microsoft’s E3 Presentation

Now that E3 has come and gone, it’s time to talk about what was (arguably) the best conference this year: Microsoft. Team Xbox came out guns blazing this year, with game after game for an hour and 45 minutes straight. It was honestly hard to keep track of it all, […]
June 18, 2018

‘Sushi Striker’ Review: Sushi is Love, Sushi is Life

Are you looking for an addicting, deep puzzle game that you can really invest some time into? Here's why you should check out Sushi Striker.
June 17, 2018
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NXpress Nintendo Podcast 136: Our Crazy E3 Trip and the Nintendo Direct

Ricky D, Tim Maison, Patrick Murphy and Ryan Kapioski are all back from their E3 2018 trip and have lots of stories to share as well as their general impressions of the video game convention, the city of Los Angeles, and the Nintendo Direct. Ricky shares his unfortunate bad luck […]
June 17, 2018
Starlink

E3 2018 Hands-On: ‘Starlink: Battle for Atlas’ Shows Surface Potential Despite the Empty Space

'Starlink: Battle for Atlas' sets the stage for space exploration. But is there anything out there to find?
June 17, 2018

The Gamer’s Guide to the World Cup – GROUP F

With soccer’s biggest tournament started this week, the world is watching. But what happens if you want to follow the action and know nothing about the “beautiful game” because you spend all your time playing video games? Worry not, because Goomba Stomp’s resident footy-mad, cynical England supporter is here to give you some key info on this year’s contesting teams and how they theoretically relate to the gaming world. We’ll be doing one group every few days, so keep it here and you’ll be come a World Cup expert in no time!
June 17, 2018

Nintendo’s FIFA World Cup XI

There's much football potential at Nintendo, and to help celebrate the World Cup in Russia, here's Nintendo's team for your Panini sticker collection.
June 16, 2018
E3 2018

My First Trip to E3: Exhausting. Underwhelming. Disappointing.

The success of E3 depends on what each studio is bringing to the convention and lately, it seems as if studios aren't putting as much of a focus on E3.
June 16, 2018

The People of Goomba Stomp: What Games Would We Make?

‘The People of Goomba Stomp,’ is a monthly series where our site’s team comes together to discuss a broad or controversial topic and provide multiple unique perspectives. Maybe we’ll make our case for our individual Game of the Show’s from E3, or debate which console has the best exclusives. It’s also a way for you to learn a little more about the individual members of the team. This month several members of Goomba Stomp are pitching what type of game they’d develop if they got the chance, and providing a bit of a background around what their role is on the site.
June 16, 2018

The Remake Dilemma

I hope that the Resident Evil 2 remake carries the spirit of its former self. I’m looking forward to visiting Raccoon City for the first time. But I’ll carry that nagging sense in the back of my mind that what I’m playing is a different experience to those who played it in 1998, hiding under their duvets.
June 16, 2018

The Gamer’s Guide to the World Cup – GROUP E

With soccer’s biggest tournament started this week, the world is watching. But what happens if you want to follow the action and know nothing about the “beautiful game” because you spend all your time playing video games? Worry not, because Goomba Stomp’s resident footy-mad, cynical England supporter is here to give you some key info on this year’s contesting teams and how they theoretically relate to the gaming world. We’ll be doing one group every few days, so keep it here and you’ll be come a World Cup expert in no time!
June 15, 2018

Check the Map: Super Potato of Nagoya

The Osu301 shopping center is the largest outdoor shopping complex in Nagoya. It’s a veritable mishmash of cultures located in the middle of the prefecture. Secondhand clothing stores sell a variety weird and colorful dresses, pants, and jackets. Electronics stores have cases and walls lined with televisions, cell phones, and loose computer parts. The sweet aroma of warm food fills the air. You can find just about anything from rice and ramen to Italian pizza and French pastries.
June 15, 2018

30 Years Later: ‘Bull Durham’ Swings for The Fences and Knocks it Out The Park

A fantastical sports romance that trucks in endless vulgarities, Bull Durham feels both grounded and mystical, ensuring its place as a true American classic.
June 15, 2018
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25 Years Later: ‘Jurassic Park’ Still Towers Over its Sequels in Imagination, Contemplation, and Blockbuster Fun

Looking back at the fantastical adventure film that spurred a franchise As far as directorial triumphs go, the fact that Steven Spielberg released both Schindler’s List (1993) and Jurassic Park (1993) in the same calendar year is quite the feat. Remarkably, it speaks to his testament as a filmmaker that he had the ability to […]
June 15, 2018
Incredibles 2

‘Incredibles 2’ Is a Worthy Sidekick to the Original

Some clumsiness with its messages aside, Incredibles 2 is a sequel that justifies its existence with sharp dialogue and gorgeous visuals.
June 15, 2018

The Gamer’s Guide to the World Cup – GROUP D

Goomba Stomp’s resident footy-mad, cynical England supporter is here to give you some key info on this year’s contesting teams and how they theoretically relate to the gaming world. We’ll be doing one group every few days, so keep it here and you’ll be come a World Cup expert in no time!
June 14, 2018

5 Most Anticipated Indie Games From E3

E3 has handily proven that indies cover a wide range of content, visions, and talent. Whether you're in the mood for a lighthearted romp, action-filled chaos, or somber storytelling, indie games have got you covered.
June 14, 2018
Persona Dancing Game

How ‘Persona’ got a Rhythm Game – A Short Index/ATLUS History

I always felt like Persona 4 was a title that overstayed its welcome. The original RPG was great when it released back in 2009, but everything that’s come out since has felt like a slow grind in the wrong direction. Over the course of a decade since the original game’s release there has been a remake on the Vita, a fighting game with two different iterations, two different anime adaptations, a movie based on the anime, several manga and novel adaptations, and finally a rhythm game with an added story mode to it.
June 14, 2018

Hottest Hero Happenings: All Might’s Shining Hour

My Hero Academia has ignited the fuse for a tremendous clash of gargantuan proportions, but can it deliver upon its bombastic foundations?
June 14, 2018

Counter Attack #4: Ranking The E3 2018 Conferences

there was certainly no runaway "winner" in terms of the conferences this year, with most being good and bad in different ways. Still, that's not going to stop us from ranking them from worst to best for your reading pleasure. So let's talk about how E3 2018 went down, who walked the walked, who talked the talk, and who officially won at trying to get you to buy video games.
June 14, 2018

The Fire Keepers: A Dark Souls Podcast — Ep. 16: The Crystal Method

This week on The Fire Keepers we take a deep dive into The Duke’s Archives and The Crystal Caves. We discuss the lore behind Seath the Scaleless, what exactly he was up to with all of those wacky experiments, and how a dragon so large reads books that are so […]

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