Super Mario Odyssey

The Iris’ 2017 Game of the Year Top 10

December 18, 2017

The year’s end is upon us once more and that means yearly wrap pieces. It’s been a pretty amazing year in the games industry. Microsoft launched the most powerful console ever made, and Nintendo released an altogether new one. We saw AAA disasters, runaway indie successes and an combative relationship with microtransactions as publishers figure […]

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Opinion: Is it time to raise the price of video games?

November 14, 2017

In the past few weeks, complaints against microtransactions in AAA games have reached a crescendo, with anger directed towards EA’s Star Wars Battlefront II, Monolith’s Middle-earth:¬†Shadow of War and more recently, Activision’s Call of Duty: WWII for their inclusion of paid loot boxes.

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Games Review: Super Mario Odyssey (Switch, 2017): The good and pure game we need right now

October 26, 2017

Super Mario Odyssey¬†is the good and pure video game that this awful world needs right now. It is the kind of game that gives you hope for the form. It reminds you that AAA games can still be more than pretty window dressing for a microtransaction storefront. That they can actually still be¬†fun. It’s a […]

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Hands On: Super Mario Odyssey (Switch, 2017) is pure, concentrated delight

September 21, 2017

I’ve now played¬†Super Mario Odyssey twice. The first time was at E3 in Los Angeles earlier this year. The second was at Nintendo’s Australian headquarters in Melbourne earlier this week. From these two brief sessions, I can tell you this — I love Super Mario Odyssey¬†so much.

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The Iris’ Favorite Games from E3 2017

June 17, 2017

The Electronic Entertainment Expo is over for another year and before we finally rest our weary heads, we have to sort through our feelings, try and rebuild everything we saw and experienced over the last three days and figure out what we liked the most. The Iris Games team takes you through our favourite titles […]

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E3 2017: Super Mario Odyssey gets a transformative new trailer

June 13, 2017

Nintendo have released our next look at their upcoming platformer Super Mario Odyssey. The trailer shows Mario shifting forms using the power of his new transforming cap.

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E3 2017: Hands On: Super Mario Odyssey (Switch, 2017)

June 13, 2017

Five minutes into my session with¬†Super Mario Odyssey¬†and it felt like coming home. You can’t even call Mario’s first (at least in part) open world adventure a return to form because the truth is, the form never went away. Even now, four months out from release, it is a clear example of Nintendo doing what […]

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Nintendo details preliminary E3 2017 plans

May 12, 2017

Nintendo have opened up a bit about their plans for the 2017 E3 Expo in Los Angeles next month. An important year for the Big N with their newest machine, the Nintendo Switch, tearing up the sales charts, their E3 show will have a focus on Super Mario Odyssey among other 2017 titles.

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Nintendo Switch Broadcast: Launch titles and beyond

January 13, 2017

Nintendo have revealed a few of the titles on the launch lineup for their upcoming Nintendo Switch console during this afternoon’s console-centric livestream, including¬†The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

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The trailer for Super Mario Odyssey is goddamned magical

January 13, 2017

In his first proper 3D open-world outing since Super Mario Sunshine on the Gamecube (apparently Nintendo are not counting the excellent Super Mario Galaxy 1 and 2), Mario will make his debut on the Nintendo Switch in Super Mario Odyssesy. Get your first look at the game in action after the jump.

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