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What’s Killing My Social Life This Week – Lego Marvel Super Heroes

I would never label myself a gamer. Hell, most modern consoles scare me. I’m only 30 years old but there was a point where I needed to adapt or die and lord knows I never made that jump. It didn’t matter though, because retro games and systems were more my speed anyway and are still what I enjoy playing the most. One day on a whim I decided to buy a Wii U, yea the controller looked stupid and cumbersome but I knew that if anything this console would be home to the new Mario Kart, Zelda, Smash Brothers and those deliciously retro styled Mario Brothers games they’ve been putting out recently. Even if those were the only games I ever bought it would be worth it. When I heard about Lego Marvel Super Heroes I thought I’d give it a try.

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Being the Evil Geeks resident Lego fanatic and a Marvel zombie I had figured that this would at least be entertaining.  The only Lego video game I had previously played was one of the Star Wars games years ago which historically was a very early licensed property game for them. I remember thinking it was ok and the concept was cool enough, but it ultimately didn’t do much for me. While those thoughts were in the back of my mind, the idea that I could use a roster of marvel heroes was too much for me to pass up.

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Nintendo: By the Numbers!

Hey Geeks!

So I was just perusing the Inter-webs (aka killing time!) and found this really interesting study on Nintendo. It’s about a year old, but I believe that it still holds up pretty well. It seems that anytime a large company launches a new product there seems to be speculation whether it will be a hit or a flop and the same can be said for the Wii U.
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