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Tales From The Game Grid #13


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The Reasons I’m Broke Podcast Super Smash Bros. Crossover Event!

The Reasons I'm Broke Podcast

Super Smash Bros. is a game about putting all the best characters into one game. So in the spirit of the game I joined Dainel on The Reasons I’m Broke Podcast and we talked about the lastest Nintendo Direct and the upcoming Super Smash Bros. for WiiU. We also discuss what characters we would love to see in Super Smash Bros. (even if they never get to actually be in it). If you have never heard The Reasons I’m Broke I put the special Smash Bros. episode down below give it a listen. If you enjoy it you can see more at Nerdupmedia.com. You can also listen to The Reasons I’m Broke on Itunes and Stitcher Radio. Please check them out it really is an awesome podcast.

Riding in Style!


Nintendo just keeps bringing us the good news don’t they? Yesterday, Nintendo announced the release date for some free DLC for Mario Kart 8. Which will include three Mercedes-Benz cars: a 2014 GLA,1934 W 25 Silver Arrow, and a 1957 300 SL Roadster. Not only that but it will also update the game with some improvments. The release date is set for August 27th on the WiiU.

For a look at the cars please see the video below!

Mario Kart 8 Review

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This may not be too surprising of a statement but Mario Kart 8 is the must have game for the WiiU. This game pushes the WiiU to it’s limits: graphically, game play wise, and content wise. The graphics are clean and crisp with great locations with beautiful views. Mario and his friends (and some enemies) have never looked so good as each character moves smoothly. Game play wise the core game hasn’t really changed all that much. You race around 32 different tracks using turtle shells and other various items to win the race. However several changes have been added to the game that make this unique. First, not only do you get to choose your character but you get to customize your kart to your unique tastes or strategy. Second unlocking characters, karts, and parts are random so you can’t really tell what you are going unlock once you hit the required conditions. Content wise the game has a lot to keep you busy like online random matches, tournaments, as well as being able to play everything in Co-Op mode. My favorite part is the game records all your races and things you can edit these video easily and you can upload your videos to YouTube. To give you a good example of this below I have added some of my videos including a battle with YouTube personality J-Wittz. All in all if you own a WiiU and you like Mario games you will enjoy Mario Kart 8. It has wonderful graphics, awesome game play, and enough content to keep you busy for a while this is a game that WiiU owners have been waiting for.

Joshua’s rating:  firemario 5out of 

firemario 5

Tales From The Game Grid #4


Tales From The Game Grid #4

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Your wait is over! It is that time again time for a new comic this one was truly ambitious and I thank you for your patience if you were waiting. This is an idea that I have had in my head for three or more years and I promised myself that I would do it if I ever got the chance. Since Mario Kart 8 is coming out for the Wii U next month I that this would be a perfect opportunity to bring this comic out. As an added bonus I have added an audio version of the comic as well so you don’t just read it you can listen to it. Please click at the bottom to listen the comic!


Toad and other Mario characters are trademark of Nintendo. Please support the official release. Tales from the Game Grid and the audio version of the comic is copyright of Joshua Jordan