2013 Week 17: @ Chicago Bears
Morgan Burnett, Micah Hyde, Evan Dietrich-Smith
Go Pack Go!
2013 Week 16: Pittsburgh Steelers
Sam Shields, John Kuhn, Jarrett Boykin
With the Nintendo World Report’s end-of-year planning is going on, I’ve whittled down my personal Top 15 for the year.
- Link Between Worlds (3DS)
- Wind Waker HD (Wii U)
- Tearaway (Vita)
- Super Mario 3D World (Wii U)
- Runner2 (Wii U)
- Fire Emblem Awakening (3DS)
- Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon (3DS)
- Pikmin 3 (Wii U)
- Hotline Miami (Vita/PS3)
- Pokémon X/Y (3DS)
- Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS)
- Divekick (Vita/PS3)
- Shin Megami Tensei IV (3DS)
- Etrian Odyssey IV (3DS)
- Spelunky (Vita/PS3),
2013 Week 15: @ Dallas Cowboys
A.J. Hawk, Sean Richardson*, Don Barclay
* Update: Sean Richardson is #28, NOT Casey Hayward (#29) as originally posted. Thanks for the correction!
2013 Week 14: Atlanta Falcons
Clay Matthews, Jarret Bush, James Jones
This time there was a win involved!
Tearaway is beautiful. When the world clicks together in a harmony of platforming, touch screen interaction, AR functionality, and sheer delight, it’s breathtaking. Some of it is gimmicky, especially when the internal camera is used to put your dumb face on the screen, but it’s so earnest and charming that who gives a crap. You could be humorless and decry how you have to use the microphone to recreate the cry of a pumpkin, or you could stop being an asshole and just enjoy a fun thing. Even when the interaction is minimal, Tearaway succeeds by just giving you a delightful world to roam around in and explore.
Tearaway isn’t just one of my favorite games of the year, but it is one of my favorite games on Vita. It just works on a level that I didn’t expect it to when it was unveiled in mid-2012. I’m not a fan of LittleBigPlanet, but Tearaway reaffirmed my belief that if Media Molecule creates a game with good controls, I’d love it. I love Tearaway. I think it loves me back. I mean, I did get to dress up a pig, make a penis crown, and create snowflakes that look like a crudely drawn version of the Green Bay Packers logo.
2013 Week 13: @ Detroit Lions
Ryan Taylor, Ryan Pickett, T.J. Lang
At least the captains photo was a classic.
|—||Aaron Rodgers on mustaches and Super Bowls.|
2013 Week 12: Minnesota Vikings
Mike Daniels, Eddie Lacy, Tim Masthay
Aaron Rodgers is the best.