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  • The Grind (Part 5): The Rise of Nerd

    The Grind (Part 5): The Rise of Nerd

    It seems like it wasn’t that long ago when being a gamer or a nerd wasn’t quite as cool as it is today. I remember sitting alone at lunch in middle school because I was the only girl I knew who was interested in playing Pokémon. My mother would worry […]

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  • Mario Kart: On Track (Vol.2-2 Mario Kart 64: Flower Cup)

    Mario Kart: On Track (Vol.2-2 Mario Kart 64: Flower Cup)

    Volume 2-2: The Flower Cup Traditionally, the Flower Cup only offers a slight increase in difficulty following the Mushroom Cup, whilst also serving to introduce players to some of either the general gimmicks or intricacies that a Mario Kart game has to offer. The Flower Cup in Mario Kart 64 […]

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  • The Grind (Part 4): Health, Happiness, and Heroics

    The Grind (Part 4): Health, Happiness, and Heroics

    Every day, teenagers and adults around the world suffer from the crippling effects of depression. Even worse, doctors are continuously failing to give them the right kind of support and medication they need. Whether it be lack of services and support from those around them (parents, teachers, etc), the growing […]

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  • Mario Kart: On Track (Vol.2-1 Mario Kart 64: Mushroom Cup)

    Mario Kart: On Track (Vol.2-1 Mario Kart 64: Mushroom Cup)

    Vol. 2-1: The Mushroom Cup After the success of Super Mario Kart back in 1992, a sequel was inevitable for Nintendo. Taking what they had accomplished with the original game, and building on it to an extensive degree, the franchise was brought into the realm of 3D gaming as well […]

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  • Mech Riot Remembers Gaming in 2005

    Mech Riot Remembers Gaming in 2005

    Note: The following was made possible thanks to contributions from the awesome Cary “Veelia” Lambert! Be sure to check out her articles on the site! The past ten years in gaming culture have unquestionably been some of the weirdest and wildest since video games became a pop-culture institution. Nearly every […]

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  • Mario Kart: On Track (Vol.1 Super Mario Kart)

    Mario Kart: On Track (Vol.1 Super Mario Kart)

    Volume 1: Super Mario Kart This is the first volume of, and introductory piece, to a new series of reviewer articles for MechRiot called Mario Kart: On Track. In this series, I will be critiquing each track across the Mario Kart franchise, and going over the very best and the […]

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