Eric Watson

Eric Watson

Eric is a freelance writer who enjoys talking about video games, movies, books and Dallas-based sports teams. Every week he watches a random film from his collection of several hundred DVDs and live tweets about it @RogueWatson. He also makes a mean tuna quesadilla. He lives near Fort Worth, Texas with his wife and daughter, two dogs, two cats, two fish tanks, some hermit crabs and a bookshelf full of Transformers.

Super Mario Maker 2 Review

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Available On: Switch

Super Mario Maker was a clever delight when it launched in 2015 on Wii U. The simple premise – a full editor suite for making and playing Mario levels across multiple eras – was an instant hit, recreating the dreams of many a dreamy kid scratching out level designs in a school notebook. The Switch sequel keeps the same solid editing and classic Mario gameplay, while adding several high quality pieces, a vastly expanded story mode, and online and local multiplayer.

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Learn Math by Playing Mahjong in Math Facts Mahjong

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Indie developer Crave Creative has released Math Facts Mahjong, an educational mobile game designed to teach math using, you guess it, the classic tile-laying game Mahjong. Math Facts Mahjong is available on iOS and Android mobile devices.

The goal in the game is to remove tiles by pairing true math equations, such as “1+ 10” and “11.” Removing tiles will free up more tiles and unlock more possible equations as players try to get rid of as many tiles as they can.

The game features addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division equations on the tiles. It includes 12 different layouts, 15 background pictures, and 15 tile designs. If you get stuck or make a mistake, there’s an easy undo button and hint feature to keep the action moving.

Math Facts Mahjong is designed to be fun for kids while teaching them basic and advanced math equations. The app is a one-time purchase of $1.99, and features an age rating of 4+ on iOS and 6-12 on Android. It’s rated E for Everyone.

Amazon Prime Day Offers Big Gaming Discounts

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Amazon Prime Day has become a bit of a misnomer, as this year the site-wide sale has been expanded to two days, July 15-16. There are a number of solid gaming deals to be found, including a PS4 bundle that includes God of War and Days Gone for $349, and a PS4 Slim with Marvel’s Spider-Man and Horizon Zero Dawn for $249.

We’ve listed some highlights below, but remember that many of Amazon’s best deals are found in limited-time sales. Click here for a full list of all the video game deals for Amazon Prime Day.

Nintendo Switch

  • Sid Meier’s Civilization VI $29
  • Pokémon Let’s Go, Eevee! and Let’s Go, Pikachu! $44
  • Diablo 3 Eternal Collection $39
  • Lego Disney Pixar’s The Incredibles $19
  • Lego DC Super-Villains $24
  • Team Sonic Racing $29
  • Joy-Con controllers $66

PlayStation 4

  • Kingdom Hearts 3 $19
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man $27
  • God of War $24
  • Days Gone $39
  • Diablo 3 Eternal Collection $29
  • Lego Marvel Collection $19
  • Lego Disney Pixar’s The Incredibles $19
  • Lego DC Super-Villains $24
  • Sekiro Shadows Die Twice $47
  • Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition $19
  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider $19
  • Just Cause 4 $25
  • Team Sonic Racing $29
  • PlayStation Plus 12 month subscription $39

Xbox One

  • Kingdom Hearts 3 $19
  • Need for Speed Payback $19
  • Diablo 3 Eternal Collection $29
  • Lego Marvel Collection $19
  • Lego Disney Pixar’s The Incredibles $19
  • Lego DC Super-Villains $24
  • Sekiro Shadows Die Twice $47
  • Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition $19
  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider $19
  • Just Cause 4 $29
  • The Sims 4 Deluxe Party Edition $49
  • Team Sonic Racing $29

If you’re looking to spruce up the gaming PC, there are oodles – oodles! – of keyboards, mice, headsets, and other accessories. Amazon Prime Day lasts through July 16. You can also find competing deals currently at GameStop during their hefty Summer Days Summer Sale. Merry Summer everyone!