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Hangin' with Mr. Koopman - NintenDaan Wednesday

Time for me to take a break from the computer once again. I'm really looking forward to it today, considering how much time I spent on the phone with Comcast customer service! Let's just say it was hours and nothing was resolved. After all that fun, I'm ready for a bit of relaxing!

Daan is coming in and taking over the site from now until around 10 PM ET. That's when I head back and pick up where he leaves off.

Hope you're all having a great week so far! See you later tonight, gang.

GoNintendo 'End of Day' thought - Last week's video content from GoNintendo

Probably going to be a very quiet week due to the impending holiday. No worries, we'll still be here covering whatever comes our way. I sure hope you guys and gals have some fun stuff planned for the week, holiday celebration or not! See you in a few, short hours.

I'd like to thank you guys for the continued support of our GoNintendo video features. I would certainly love to add more into the running as we roll into 2016! Easier said than done, as this kind of stuff takes time. I don't have a lot of extra time for video content, but I'll make a concerted effort to bring at least one thing new to the table. For now, please enjoy the features we shared last week!

First up is the wonderful video review of Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash that Yoshiller put together. He did a mighty fine job with the feature!

Next, we have the 31st entry in the Parents Play series! My parents had the chance to try and tackle Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts. It was a game a number of you suggested, so I'm very happy to bring it to you!

Last, we have the latest GoNintendo Podcast episode. I had to go this one solo due to family obligations during the weekend. I also apologize for the unusually downtrodden beginning of the show. Friday started out as a rough day, but it was an important topic to cover for the site.

My Parents Play - Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts

My parents have been having it far too easy lately. Games like Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival have made them SOFT! Time to harden them up and bring them back into the real world with Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts! Let's see how they do when they're faced with the sheer terror of running around in your boxers!

GoNintendo Podcast Webisode 536 - live-stream recording

Okay...not right now, but in a few minutes! I have to do a solo show today due to family obligations tomorrow. What kind of grandson would I be if I missed out on my grandmother's 90th birthday? That means I'll be doing our weekly show today! It's going to be all kinds of disjointed, but it should be fun!

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GoNintendo 'End of Day' thought - My Parents Play: Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts

End of the week, boys and girls! I plan on celebrating by attending my grandma's 90th birthday. She likes to get really crazy, so I'm sure the day will be filled with cake and naps. Sounds like a good party to me! See you in a few, short hours.

We reached out to you lovely guys/gals earlier today concerning the latest episode of Parents Play. We wanted to see what ideas you came up with, and a ton of you sent over fantastic suggestions. Emails, tweets and site comments galore! We have all sorts of suggestions to run with, and today we did just that!

Truth be told, I wanted to do Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts for October/Halloween, but my damn sister had to get married. She bumped one of our regular videos and Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts missed out. Thankfully you guys suggested it, so it slipped back into the rotation! Have a watch to see how my parents handle this notoriously challenging game!

Check out the entire Parents Play series here!

Got a suggestion for our Parents Play series? Let's hear it!

As you may have figured out by now, I record the new Parents Play episodes on Thursday. That means I'm recording a new episode later today! I have some game ideas in mind, but I wanted to once again open up the question to you all. Just what should my parents play?

I'd love to have you actually reply via the tweet, but if Twitter isn't your thing, you can always leave a comment right here on GN.

Hangin' with Mr. Koopman - NintenDaan Wednesday

While we didn't have Daan with us last week, the chap has returned to fulfill his duties this time around. You've got yourself another evening with NintenDaan, and what could ever be better than that?! He's got the site from now until around 10 PM, which is when you get stuck with me again.

Hope you all are having a wonderful week so far. I'll see you all later tonight!

GoNintendo 'End of Day' thought - What do you look for in a review?

Middle of the week already? Wow, where is the time going?! These weeks are absolutely flying by. Before I know it, 2015 will be over! Things have to slow down a tad so I can stop and smell the...dead leaves? Damn sleep, always stealing my hours! See you in a few, short hours.

Not a feature in line with our usual End of Day thought topics, but one I wanted to address with you guys. This all stems from two things. We happen to have a wonderful video review of Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash from Yoshiller to share tomorrow. I also had a very long conversation about game reviews earlier today with a friend. All this review chatter swirling around in my head had me thinking I should talk to you guys.

GoNintendo reviews haven't featured review scores for quite some time. That's the one area that I really refuse to budge on. I don't think scores serve any purpose. I think they are quite superficial and they give people a quick way to start feuds. If you want to argue about review scores, that's completely fine. I personally don't want any part of that. I also don't like the way publishers push review score averages on developers, as if they can just create a game that'll pull in an 8 out of 10 average like magic.

I'd rather foster a place where reviews have to be read to glean info. I'd like to think that if you really care about thoughts on a game, you'll be interested in reading a full review, rather than just picking out the score. I'm not knocking anyone that does that. It's just not something that feels right for me. I like to explain how a game makes me feel and where I'm coming from. Giving that feeling a numeric value always makes me feel truly awkward.

With that said, I'd love to hear what you guys and gals want from a review. What kind of content do you want to hear, aside from the usual graphics/gameplay/sound breakdown? How personal do you want the review experience to be? What other areas would you like to have touched on in a review? Would you like some kind of summary that you can quickly glance at? Leave a comment and let us know what you'd like!

GoNintendo 'End of Day' thought - Last week's video content from GoNintendo

The weather is insane in NJ right now. It was pretty cold last week and today it was warm enough to have the windows open. What in the hell is going on?! I wouldn't be surprised if it snowed tomorrow and I had to turn the AC on by the end of the week. Wherever you are right now, I hope your weather is nice and steady! See you in a few, short hours.

Man, what a busy week it was last week. I know you were all on video overload. I know I was as well! There was so much content to take in and process. I mean that in a good way, though! I imagine after you guys/gals watched all that content, you were spent for the week. I don't blame you, so I'm here to harass you with our video content that you might have missed!

We have two videos to share, as usual. We have our regular podcast episode, which is jam-packed with Nintendo Direct chatter. We also have the latest Parents Play, where I join up with my Mom/Dad for a little Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival board game action. Have a look at both below. I hope you enjoy!

GoNintendo Podcast Webisode 535

I don't need to tell you that this is a jam-packed show. We had the first Nintendo Direct in ages AND NPD this week! So much to cover and so little time to do it. We manage to make it happen and STILL get to your Twitter answers to our weekly question AND music! Man, this show is bursting at the seams!

Download the show here!