Super Mario Odyssey

Hey look, another Mario platformer… Super Mario Odyssey is the Switch’s obligatory tribute to the fat plumber that Nintendo pumps out every console generation. If you’ve played any Mario game since video games went out of 2D mode, you probably have a pretty good idea of what Odyssey is. You probably read that and think I do not like Super Mario Odyssey, but you would be wrong. The game is engaging and entertaining, but while its new game play mechanic is interesting and adds some new elements to the series, it is still just a Mario game. If you liked

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M19 Standard First Look

It’s here! It’s finally here! The core set is back and we finally have the release valve we need to keep Standard healthy! Magic Core Set 2019 has been released to much fanfare as people are clamoring for Wizards to “fix” Standard. Many are claiming Core Sets will be the avenue for printing silver bullet cards to keep the dominant strategies in check. After the first Magic Online Standard Competitive League 5-0 Decklist dump on July 9, we see a whole lot of not much has changed.  Mono-Red and Black-Red aggro are still there. GB Constrictor and Gx Stompy are still there.

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The Fires of Heaven – The Wheel of Time, Book 5

Man, the Aiel really don’t like Cairhien… The Fires of Heaven continues Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time epic immediately after The Shadow Rising. Rand has secured most of the Aiel clans’ loyalty and found a teacher for the One Power, Nynaeve fought one of the dreaded Forsaken to a stalemate and the White Tower has split. Fires has a lot happening and starts off pretty quickly, but ends with some major bangs. Rand’s group has to contend at first with the rogue Shaido clan of Aiel, who followed what they believe to be the true Aiel leader in Couladin into

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Metal Machine Music

Hello everyone, and welcome back to Strictly Average for another Modern article. For those of you following along at home yes the title is a reference to the Industrial Metal band Die Krupps who happen to be one of my favorites. I always try to reference things in my articles to put a little unique twist on things, and provide an overall theme to what I am about to write. Today will be no different as we take a look at one of my favorite planeswalkers ever printed: . (Yes it’s true. John Travolta can be cast as me in the

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