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2014 has been a GREAT year for family friendly video games. We have seen new editions of Minecraft. The Toys to Life category is exploding thanks to new editions of Skylanders and Disney Infinity and more competition in the form of Angry Birds Transformers and Nintendo’s amiibo line. Most importantly we have spent the year bearing witness to the phoenix-like resurgence of Nintendo who have slowly started to right the ship with the once maligned WiiU console.

Below is a list of five games for the WiiU that are great for families and will be great gifts even if they aren’t number one of your child’s list. (And you know what… YOU might even enjoy them too!)


1. Mario Kart 8 – (Read our review here!)

Mario Kart 8 is on the short list for Game of the Year here at EFG. It was a must own for anyone with a WiiU at launch, but the promise of new racers and tracks coming down the line makes it a no brainer.

2. Super Smash Brothers for WiiU

You only get one Smash Bros. game per Nintendo console generation and this is it. It has not released yet as of the time of this writing, but it launches on November 21, 2014 and will likely be one of the hottest games of the holiday season.

3. Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze

Nintendo makes really good platformers. DK Tropical Freeze released earlier this year in the Spring of 2014 so it was missed by a lot of families. This holiday is a great opportunity to pick up a very strong game.

4. Hyrule Warriors – (Read our review here!)

Hyrule Warriors was announced this Spring to mixed opinions. Many people were disappointed that is was not a traditional Zelda game. But, it has been released to some stellar reviews.

5. Captain Toad Treasure Tracker

Captain Toad releases on December 6th, 2014 and looks like it might be the most charming game Nintendo has released in a long time. It is based on the Captain Toad puzzle levels in Super Mario 3D World but expands them to an entire game.

Honorable Mention: Shovel Knight – (Read our review here!)

Shovel Knight is just plain amazing. If you, or your child, have any interest in classic Nintendo games then this is a great buy for the WiiU. This is a downloadable title that is available on the Nintendo eShop and its low price (under $20) doesn’t hurt!

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Nintendo is building up for a very strong holiday season this year with two Super Smash Bros. titles coming to market before Christmas. But, those aren’t the only games Big N has up their sleeves. They are also releasing Captain Toad Treasure Tracker on December 5th at a budget-minded price point of $39.99.

We’ve known about the game since E3 this year, but the specifics have been cloudy until now.

Nintendo sent out a press release that finally included story details to help us understand what we’re going to be doing while we play.

In the game, the titular Captain Toad and the pink, pig-tailed Toadette go on a wild adventurer recover a rare and valuable Power Star that was stolen by a giant bird named Wingo. The game play will be based on the Captain Toad puzzle levels that were found in last years wildly successful Super Mario 3D World.

What do you think? Are you on board?

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Nintendo has published a list of games that will be published on the Nintendo eShop for WiiU and 3DS during 2014.

The list of upcoming releases is as follows:

Nintendo eShop on Wii U

Ackk Studios LLC

Chromophore: The Two Brothers Director’s Cut


Arachnid Games

Ballpoint Universe: Infinite



Citizens of Earth


BANDAI NAMCO Games America, Inc.

ONE PIECE Unlimited World Red

July 8

BeautiFun Games SL




STARWHAL: Just the Tip


Curve Digital

Lone Survivor


Curve Digital

Stealth Inc. 2


Digital Lounge

Another World – 20th Anniversary Edition


DrinkBox Studios

Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition


Frima Studio Inc.



Fuzzy Wuzzy Games Inc.






Image & Form

SteamWorld Dig


KnapNok Games

Affordable Space Adventures


Natsume Inc.

Alphadia Genesis


Neko Entertainment

Wooden Sen’SeY



90s Arcade Racer



Cubemen 2


Nyamyam Ltd.



Rain Games



Ronimo Games BV

Swords & Soldiers II


Slightly Mad

Project CARS


Turtle Cream

6180 the moon



Pier Solar and the Great Architects


Yacht Club Games

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Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS


Citizens of Earth


Big John Games

Thorium Wars: Attack of the Skyfighter



Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy


Gaijin Games

Woah Dave!


Goodbye Galaxy Games

Tappingo 2


Hörberg Productions

Gunman Clive 2


Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.

Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL World Duel Carnival


Mojo Bones Ltd.

Siesta Fiesta



Blast ’Em Bunnies


Renegade Kid LLC



Renegade Kid LLC

Moon Chronicles (ep. 2)


WayForward Technologies Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse Summer

Yacht Club Games

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Nintendo is banking very heavily on its first party franchises to help motivate players to go out and pick up a WiiU. Mario Kart 8  has already launched this year, and we are quickly approaching the release of  Super Smash Brothers for both the 3DS (October 3rd, 2014) and WiiU (Holiday 2014).

One of the most exciting things about the impending release is that we will start see the final roster additions! Nintendo took advantage of E3 this week and shared more members of the Smash Brothers roster with the public.

They fighters they announced were:

Pac-Man – There were rumors regarding his inclusion for a while, but he has now been confirmed. His inclusion means that players can set up the ultimate grudge match: Mario, Sonic the Hedgehog, Mega Man, and Pac-Man. Insane!

Mii Fighters – This was a bit of a surprise, but it is very cool. Players will select a Mii and then select one of three archetypes: Swordsman, Brawler, or Shooter. Players will then be able to further customize their Mii fighters by choosing each of their special moves. This will give players the ability to include any character they want into the roster so long as they are willing to create the Mii!

Lady Palutena – She is a character that debuted alongside Pit in the most recent Kid Icarus game. She is an impressive addition to the roster with a powerful set of specials. She also helps by bringing another strong female to the roster!

Take a look at the slide show below to see if your favorites are in the roster!

Super Smash Brothers 3DS Box Art
Super Smash Brothers 3DS Box Art
Super Smash Brothers WiiU Box Art
Super Smash Brothers WiiU Box Art
Super Smash Brothers Characters - Pit
Pit - Kid Icarus
Super Smash Brothers Characters - Lady PalutenaSuper Smash Brothers Characters - Lady Palutena
Lady Palutena - Kid Icarus: Uprising
Super Smash Brothers Characters - Pac Man
Pac Man
Super Smash Brothers Characters - Bowser
Bowser - Super Mario Brothers
Super Smash Brothers Characters - Mii Fighters
The newest addition to Super Smash Brothers!
Super Smash Brothers Characters - Ike
Ike - Fire Emblem
Super Smash Brothers Characters - Greninja
Greninja - Pokemon
Super Smash Brothers Characters - Sheik
Sheik - Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Super Smash Brothers Characters - Yoshi
Yoshi - Super Mario World
Super Smash Brothers Characters - Charizard
Charizard - Pokemon
Super Smash Brothers Characters - Zero Suit Samus
Zero Suit Samus - Metroid
Super Smash Brothers Characters - Diddy Kong
Diddy Kong - Donkey Kong Country
Super Smash Brothers Characters - Little Mac
Little Mac - Punch Out (NES)
Super Smash Brothers Characters - Princess Zelda
Princess Zelda - The Legend of Zelda
Super Smash Brothers Characters - King DededeSuper Smash Brothers Characters - King Dedede
Kind Dedede - Kirby
Super Smash Brothers Characters - Lucario
Lucario - Pokemon
Super Smash Brothers Characters - Rosalina and Luma
Rosalina & Luma - Super Mario Galaxy
Super Smash Brothers Characters - Marth
Marth - Fire Emblem
Super Smash Brothers Characters - Sonic the Hedgehog
Sonic the Hedgehog
Super Smash Brothers Characters - Luigi
Luigi - Super Mario Brothers
Super Smash Brothers Characters - Princess Peach
Princess Peach - Super Mario Brothers
Super Smash Brothers Characters - Cartoon Link
Cartoon Link - Legend of Zelda : Windwaker
Super Smash Brothers Characters - Pikmin & Olimar
Pikmin & Olimar - Pikmin
Super Smash Brothers Characters - Villager
Villager - Animal Crossing
Super Smash Brothers Characters - Mega Man
Mega Man
Super Smash Brothers Characters - Mario
Mario - Super Mario Brothers
Super Smash Brothers Characters - Wii Fit Trainer
Wii Fit Trainer - Wii Fit
Super Smash Brothers Characters - Link
Link - The Legend of Zelda
Super Smash Brothers Characters - Samus Aran
Samus Aran - Metroid
Super Smash Brothers Characters - Kirby
Super Smash Brothers Characters - Pikachu
Pikachu - Pokemon
Super Smash Brothers Characters - Fox
Fox - Star Fox
Meta Knight - Kirby series
Shulk - XenoBlade Chronicles
Ness - Earthbound
Robin - Fire Emblem
Dr. Mario - Dr. Mario
Lucina - Fire Emblem
Falco - Star Fox
Captain Falcon - F-Zero
Dark Pit - Kid Icarus: Uprising
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By: Stephen Duetzmann, editor in chief

The WiiU has struggled to move consoles recently because of a lack of games. It doesn’t have a strong enough general lineup to excite “core” gamers and get them to buy the machine. Families, on the other hand, have plenty of games to choose from. The list below includes the best options available to parents this year when they are shopping for games. However, one of the strengths of the system is the catalog of classic titles on the WiiU eShop. Don’t underestimate the cool factor of giving your kids an eShop card and letting them choose their own classic titles to play.

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD – E 10+

This is a high definition remake of one of the best games in the Zelda franchise. It may have met resistance from fans when it was originally released on the GameCube all those years ago, but the cartoon graphics have aged very well and look stunning and vibrant in HD. If you remember trying to rescue Zelda when you were a kid and long for the chance to introduce your own kids to the series this is an amazing start.

New Super Mario Bros. U – E

Many of us hold fond memories in our hearts for our first trip through the mushroom kingdom on the NES. Super Mario Brothers U shows respect to those fond memories and catapults the entire experience into HD. I won’t lie. I was skeptical at first. I didn’t see the value in the upgraded graphics, but the subtle touches to the look (and sound) of the game will make this a favorite in your house.

New Super Luigi U – E

Read above. Super Luigi U is all of that, but it also adds in some tweaks to add additional challenge. This is a budget priced game that can stand alone, but, like Luigi, it is best appreciated when paired with its older brother.

Super Mario 3D World – (Rating pending, but presumably E or E 10+)

Super Mario 3D world launches on 11/22/2013 and, by all accounts, looks like it might be the strongest game on the console so far. Super Mario 64 is one of the most beloved games of all time, and this appears to take all of the magic that made it special and injects it with multiplayer fun.

Lego City: Undercover – E10+

LEGO City Undercover takes a lot of the open world variety available in the Grand Theft Auto Series and gives it a kid friendly veneer. If you have kids who have been begging you to buy them Grand Theft Auto, have them give this game a try. Its age appropriate, funny, and a great warm-up for when they are old enough to play,

Rayman Legends – E10+

Rayman is a game mascot that was left forgotten by gamers for years until he was resurrected by Ubisoft with the surprise hit Rayman Origins.

Rayman Legends improves on virtually every aspect of its predecessor. The hand drawn art and animations are a joy to look at and the use of licensed music makes this game a treat.

It is on the challenging side, so you should make sure you know your child’s skill level before you buy it. But, this is an excellent gift.for children who love platforming games.

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes – E10+

LEGO branded games have been the surprise hit of this console generation and LEGO Marvel Super Heroes looks like it is one of the best. It is lower priced than other games on the market ($50) and is loaded with super heroes. Your child favorite is all but guaranteed to be playable. This is an excellent gift for the Marvel fan on your list!

Game & Wario – E

Game  & Wario is less of a traditional “game” than it is a collection of interesting ways to use the WiiU’s gamepad. You’ll be asked to do all sorts of things like block suction cup arrows and blow up aliens and all of it will be done to crazy beat.

If your family likes rhythm games and is looking for a multiplayer experience that will make you laugh out loud, then this is the game for you.

The Wonderful 101 – T

The Wonderful 101 is rated T, so it is meant for older kids. But, this is a humorous take on Japanese “sentai” shows like Power Rangers. The characters are over the top and the story is just crazy enough to be followed.

If your child loves Power Rangers and is looking for something new to play, this is a good choice.




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Nintendo did not hold a press briefing at E3 2013. Instead they posted a 38 minute Nintendo Direct video on their E3 website showing off the new titles that are on the way.

They showed a number of new and exciting titles, but things didn’t really pick up steam until the end of the presentation where they closed with game play details for Super Smash Brothers.

Smash Brothers is a fighting game that pits iconic Nintendo characters against each other in 4-player battles has been on of the most successful franchises Nintendo has to offer. It really couldn’t be coming at a better time as the Nintendo WiiU has been struggling on account of a lack of killer games. The reality is that Smash Brothers might be just what the doctor ordered.

They confirmed the return of several longstanding characters like Mario, Pikachu, Samus Aran, Link and Donkey Kong. They also have announce three new characters so far at E3.

The first new character was “The Villager” from Animal Crossing. He appears to be an interesting character with a lot of defensive moves. For example he can dig holes to prevent opponents from charging in on him. He can also catch projectiles in mid air and pocket them.

The second character announced is quite possibly the biggest news of the entire event (Yes. I mean all of E3… ALL OF IT). Capcom’s Mega Man will be making a guest appearance in Smash Brothers this time around complete with mega-buster, a whole pile of robot master weapons, and his trusty dog Rush. This is a huge deal because Mega Man is among the most popular characters in video games and has, sadly, been left out of the spotlight in recent years.

The third character was announce after the Nintendo Direct presentation went off the air. The “Wii Fit Trainer” is going to be stomping all over some Nintendo characters with her yoga moves.

We, sadly, don’t have a release date for this game right now, but Nintendo indicated that it would be releasing for the 3DS and Nintendo WiiU in 2014. I expect that we will have a lot more character announcements between now and then.

Stay tuned!

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By: Lara Murray

Staff Writer

Nintendo struck gold when they released the Wii in November of 2006. A revolutionary system that used motion controls in its games, it became a success due to the simple fact that anyone could enjoy it, regardless of gender, age or experience in gaming. Following its success, Nintendo launched the Wii U in November 2012 to similar acclaim.

If a family doesn’t own the Wii, then the Wii U is a gaming must. Keeping with its predecessor by inheriting the motion control feature, the Wii U also introduced a separate handheld gamepad that functions similar to a tablet. The game pad works like an interface for controlling the Wii U’s menu, but it can also control the television while the system is on. The game pad also works like a second monitor, making it possible to switch the display of certain games from the television to the gamepad. Play can then be resumed, freeing up the television for family use. Multiple user accounts can exist on the same system, but game save data is shared among all accessible accounts.

Unlike the Playstion 3 or the X Box 360, the Wii U cannot play DVDs or Blu-Rays, but it has access to stream media from Netflix. Parental controls on the Wii U allow concerned moms and dads to restrict certain content from children’s accounts like games based on their ratings as well as other modes of entertainment like the aforementioned Netflix and YouTube, purchasing software from the Shop Channel, posting or accessing the MiiVerse (a social media outlet where Wii U users can comment on their favorite games), and overall Internet access.

The Wii U is backwards compatible with Wii games, meaning that a family can play any Wii game on their Wii U system in addition to the games available for the Wii U, but Wii U games cannot be played on a Wii console. The Wii U’s catalog of exclusive games is small at this time, as is the case with any new console, but over the next few years it’s expected that game releases will fade out on the Wii in favor of exclusive releases on the Wii U. The Wii U also has a “Virtual Console”, which is an emulator that plays classic games from former Nintendo systems and some Sega systems after they are purchased from the Shop Channel.

At a price of ~$350 for the deluxe bundle packaged with goodies like a 32GB hard drive and the game Nintendoland, or ~$300 for the just the system with an 8GB hard drive, parents on a budget may opt to fill a home’s console vacancy with an original Wii, which retails at about half the price of the Wii U but comes with the cost of missing out on worthwhile exclusives, specifically Nintendoland and New Super Mario Bros. U which are both available now. With a reputable back catalog, the Wii U is a favorable option for a family looking for a next-generation gaming console with something everyone in the family can enjoy.

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The Nintendo Switch launched in March 2017 and has gone on to become one of the best-selling consoles of all time. Part of that success is thanks to the quality of its library of games. The rest of that success stems from Nintendo releasing multiple iterations of the console.

This is nothing new. Nintendo has done this with their handheld systems ever since the wild success of the Game Boy Color in 1998. (Other console manufacturers have done it as well. The PlayStation 2 had several different versions over its life cycle.) This is great for Nintendo’s bottom line. But it is super confusing for parents who want to buy a Nintendo for their kids. 

Fear not though because we’ve got the solution! Below is a handy guide to the three different versions of the Nintendo Switch console and our thoughts on each one!

What is the Nintendo Switch?

The Nintendo Switch is a hybrid video game console that can serve as both a handheld device (like the Nintendo 3DS) and as a home console (like the Nintendo WiiU).

The console itself is a tablet that features detachable controllers that Nintendo called “Joy-Cons.” Most versions of the console come with a special dock. You can use the Switch dock to charge the tablet OR use it to display your game on the TV.

This was completely unheard of when Nintendo announced and, while there have been some competitors on the market since then, it has remained a market leader.

Why is the Switch so Popular?

Nintendo handhelds are almost always popular. Families have more than thirty years of experience buying Game Boys and the like. for their kids. The Switch may not be a traditional handheld, but it does fit that bill. I can’t help but think that momentum plays at least a small part in that.

There can be no doubt though that the Nintendo Switch has a fantastic library of great games helping it along as well. The Switch’s launch year included The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (which is one of the best games ever made) and Super Mario Odyssey. They are both on our EFG Essentials list five years later.

The Three Current Switch Models

Nintendo has released a new Switch model every other year since 2017 so we’ll probably need to update this article in 2023. Until then… here are the details on the three existing models.

The Original Nintendo Switch

MRSP: $299.99

Release Date: March 3, 2017 Weight: .66 lbs or .88 /w Joy-Cons Screen: 6.2 in LCD Screen @ 1280 x 720 pixels Resolution: 1080 p resolution to TV // Up to 720 p in handheld mode

Battery Life: 4.5 – 9 Hours /w up to 3 hours max charge time

The original model of the Nintendo Switch is still available and is a great system. Generally speaking, the OLED edition (listed below) is the better option for new adoptees. But, this is worth grabbing if it is available!

Nintendo Switch Lite

MRSP: $199.99

Release Date: September 20, 2019 Weight: .61 lbs (integrated Joy-Cons) Screen: 5.5 in LCD Screen @ 1280 x 720 pixels Resolution: (Implied up to 720 p in handheld mode but not listed on the site)

Battery Life: 3 – 7 Hours /w up to 3 hours max charge time

The Switch Lite is interesting because it doesn’t “Switch.” This is a handheld-only version of the console. It eschews the dock and TV gameplay for longer battery life, a lower price, and a smaller form factor.

It is lighter, less expensive, and perfect for younger kids who are looking for a replacement for a 3DS. It plays almost all the same games with less of an investment. 

Nintendo Switch OLED Edition

MRSP: $349.99

Release Date: October 8, 2021 Weight: .71 lbs or .93 /w Joy-Cons Screen: 7 in OLED Screen @ 1280 x 720 pixels Resolution: 1080 p resolution to TV // Up to 720 p in handheld mode Battery Life: 4.5 – 9 Hours /w up to 3 hours max charge time

The most recent edition to the Switch line is the OLED model that was released in 2021.

It functions similarly to the original model in that it can be used both handheld and docked to play on the TV. This newer model includes an OLED screen that is brighter and clearer so playing games in handheld mode looks better. 

I’m not sure what market niche Nintendo was hoping to move into with this model, but this is NOT a “pro” version of the Switch that some fans have been asking for.

That isn’t necessarily a problem. But, it is something to keep in mind while making purchasing decisions.

What Are Joy-Cons Again?

Joy-Cons are what Nintendo calls the proprietary controllers that attach to the side of the Nintendo Switch tablet. They come in a wide variety of colors and you can even mix/match them.

It’s worth noting for parents that they are relatively small and expensive so you’ll want to have a plan for keeping track of them when you buy a Switch.

Our Official Switch Recommendations

The Switch is approaching the end of its life cycle. Industry insiders have been talking about the arrival of a Switch successor for years. We don’t have it yet (we don’t even have an announcement yet), so we can’t recommend waiting for a new system just yet.

All three models have value right now, but the real decision is between the OLED version and the Switch Lite.

If you are buying a new Switch, then the OLED model has better battery life and a slightly larger screen that is MUCH brighter.

Parents buying a Switch for younger gamers should consider the Switch Lite. It is less costly than other models and is smaller and lighter for smaller hands.

Make sure to keep your eyes on Engaged Family Gaming for all of the latest news and reviews you need to Get Your Family Game On!

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Nintendo specializes in family-friendly games and 2021 is no exception. They released a LOT of great games this year AND a new edition of the Nintendo Switch. Below is a list of some of the best!

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond + Shining Pearl

Pokemon Diamond and Pearl launched for the Nintendo DS back in 2006. Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl bring the originals into the modern era including new features and quality of life improvements while maintaining the same story, Pokemon, and overworld map as the original. These games feature a familiar chibi art style while exploring and switch to battle animations akin to Pokemon Sword and Shield. These are must-haves for the Pokemon fans in your home. 

Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury

The 2020 release of this exceptional WiiU title is a fantastic addition to your Switch library. This title includes the original Super Mario 3D World and adds in a whole new adventure with the Bowser’s Fury add-on. The addition of Bowser’s Fury, an open-world type Mario Game, is something that people of all ages can enjoy. If you have a little one, you can even have them play along with Mario as Bowser Jr.  If you know someone that loves Mario games, this would be a great addition to any library.

Mario Party Super Stars

Mario Party Super Stars is the 12th home console installment in the Mario Party that has entertained fans for more than two decades. This version contains 100 mini-games that pull from the previous versions of the game and also includes 5 boards from the N64 versions of Mario Party.  If you know someone who enjoys party games this is going to be the one on their list.

Bravely Default II

This turn-based JRPG is the third installment in the Bravely series from Square Enix.  Unlike the previous two installments, this is a completely new storyline with new characters and a new world.  It features several new classes, including a “cat-o-mancer”, and also has a feature that encourages you to take a break from the game in order for your minions to bring back rewards while you get up and move around.  This would be a great addition to someone’s JRPG library.


Miitopia is an RPG where you build a team using Miis (Remember those things we used to make on the Wii and 3DS?). The story is simple and the mechanics are accessible. This is a great introduction to the genre for younger gamers and an opportunity to tell some really funny stories. (Bonus points if you ad Shaq to your team!)

New Pokemon Snap

Released in April 2021 New Pokemon Snap is an on-rails photography game that is the sequel to the 1999 N64 game.  Travel the Lental region and take photos of your favorite Pokemon and add them to your Photodex.  Any Pokemon fans will enjoy this installment and it is a must-have in any collection. 

Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pass

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Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pass is getting a little more expensive this year. So the Nintendo fan in your life will appreciate getting this service as a gift. Don’t fret though. This isn’t just a subscription to play games online. It will give them access to some of the best games Nintendo has ever made!

EFG Essentials

If you are looking for more recommendations than what we list here, then check out our Switch essentials list. 

What do you think? Sound off in the comments and let us know your thoughts!

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Every week the EFG staff will be defining a gaming term that is either confusing or ill-defined. Please leave a comment with any terms you are confused by and we will try to include them in future editions!

The gaming definition this week is a term that is applicable to many video games: PvE/PvP

PvE/PvP: Shorthand for Player Versus Environment and Player Versus Player. The phrases describe the type of interaction players will experience in the game and where they receive feedback and interaction from. Many games have both PvE and PvP components to their experience, each gaining benefits to the other.


Player Versus Environment (PvE) interactions are situations in which one or more players collaborate to interact/overcome a computer-controlled threat or problem.

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Tower Control – one of the game modes in the ranked battles!


Player versus Player (PvP) puts players in competition with each other, often providing a direct threat or problem to each other. PvP often provides a short play experience for players, but since they involve other people they cannot be paused or stopped early without disrupting the experience for other players.

Entire PvE narratives have been designed as tutorials to bring players into the PvP experiences (eg. th story mode for many first-person shooters ).


  • Splatoon is PvP: Players are shooting other players with paint and trying to send them back to start point for your team.
  • Super Mario Odyssey is PvE: Your challenges in the game come from the environment not other players.
  • World of Warcraft contains both PvE and PvP: most of the content in the game is PvE, but players can opt into a PvP experience or enter specific PvP battlegrounds.

What do you think? Sound off in the comments and let us know your thoughts!

You can also look at our other video game definitions from previous weeks here!

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