ESH | Ultimate Chicken Horse Review

Grow­ing up in a highly com­pet­i­tive house, I’ve grown into a fair bit of anx­i­ety when it comes to com­pet­i­tive games. Find­ing one that man­ages to feel just as fun whether you win or lose is rare, but Ulti­mate Chicken Horse nails it. I can’t tell you the num­ber of times play ses­sions devolved into the entire room laugh­ing as the ridicu­lous­ness of the stages grow each round. Com­ing newly to the PS4, Ulti­mate Chicken Horse is one of the best couch com­pet­i­tive expe­ri­ences avail­able on the con­sole which can be enjoyed by the whole family.


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GOTY 2015 | Number 4 — Super Mario Maker

Build­ing cus­tom Super Mario Bros. lev­els sounds like a great idea on paper, but there was plenty of room for doubt as to whether Nin­tendo would nail it in prac­tice. Thank­fully for Super Mario Maker, Nin­tendo did the fran­chise jus­tice with their level builder and cre­ated a game I still boot up on a daily basis. Let’s face it, the Super Mario games are fun and hav­ing a nearly unlim­ited sup­ply of new stages to try can only be a good thing. From the ter­ri­ble lev­els to the clever and devi­ous ones, I enjoy hop­ping into Super Mario Maker every time.

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Smashed Rook Live | Expert 100 Mario Challenge Part 2

Now that my Metal Gear Solid V: The Phan­tom Pain review is done, I cel­e­brated by attempt­ing the sec­ond half of my Expert run on the 100 Mario Chal­lenge. Will I be able to make tall the way through with the mea­ger amount of lives I have left, or will I fall just short of vic­tory? Check out the thrilling con­clu­sion here to find out!

Smashed Rook Live | Expert 100 Mario Challenge Part 1

In lieu of the stream tonight, I recorded myself play­ing through expert mode on the 100 Mario Chal­lenge in Super Mario Maker. Silly me, I thought I might be able to do the whole thing in one sit­ting, but it is actu­ally a huge time com­mit­ment. As such, this is only the first half and I will be doing the sec­ond at a later date. Enjoy!

ESH | The Best of the Big Ones

Now that a lit­tle time has passed since E3 2015, I’ve had some time to reflect back on some of the awe­some titles from the big devel­op­ers. A few of them we’ve seen before and there were even some that are brand new, but all of them are going to rock my socks off when they finally come out. You might be sick of hear­ing about them by now, but I just wanted to take a minute to give props to all of the big games that excite me most from E3 2015.


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