Marty Sliva - It’s easy to become bitter when you’re submerged in the world of video games. Media scandals, studio closings, and juvenile shenanigans have a tendency to capture a bulk of our attention on a daily basis. So yeah, sometimes sourness creeps up.
That’s why I was so damn happy to spend an hour at Nintendo’s Comic-Con lounge and remember why I love games in the first place. The two in particular that helped melt away any of that black ice away from my heart were Super Mario 3D World and Donkey Kong Country Returns: Tropical Freeze. I didn’t get a chance to see either one at E3 (check out what the other IGN folks thought back in June), so I was excited to finally get a crack at the two of them.