Pokémon GO Turns One, Mario Will Never Die, and the Rest of This Week's Headlines

Pokémon GO Turns One, Mario Will Never Die, and the Rest of This Week's Headlines

ENDING CREDITS | Taking a look a back at this week's headlines and everything else you might have missed on USgamer.

Ahh. There's nothing like being clasped to summer's warm bosom.

Provided you have air conditioning.

We've ambled into the hottest part of the year, and what's typically a slow time for games. Think of it as the dog days of gaming.

Just be careful who you use the term "dog days" around. Some folks find it offensive.

That doesn't mean we here at USgamer took it easy all week. No, sir. We believe in a firm work ethic 'round these pages. Hey, does anyone know if I can mix Fireball whisky with Coke, or will that make the Tooth Fairy scream in horror? I'm asking for a friend who doesn't have a firm work ethic.

Here's what made headlines this week:

Today's End Credits theme isn't an actual ending tune. Rather, it's just … a tune. But what a tune. Nothing reminds me of summer like Skate or Die, primarily because when I was a kid I stayed indoors and played the game instead of going outside. Ech. Sunilght.

Some people swear by the Commodore 64 version of the Skate or Die theme. I don't – I think it sounds like a kindle of agonized cats screaming into a cheap microphone – but hey, I'm not an agitator. Let's just put it here for parity's sake.

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Nadia Oxford

Staff Writer

Nadia has been writing about games for so long, only the wind and the rain (or the digital facsimiles thereof) remember her true name. She's written for Nerve, About.com, Gamepro, IGN, 1UP, PlayStation Official Magazine, and other sites and magazines that sling words about video games. She co-hosts the Axe of the Blood God podcast, where she mostly screams about Dragon Quest.

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