Few things in the gaming industry get me more excited than a Nintendo Direct. I'm 36, a bit jaded, and the feeling of elation often eludes me with game announcements... with the exception of Nintendo. Blind nostalgia? Sure. But hey, it makes me happy. Yesterday's Nintendo Direct presentation spent a little over thirty minutes running … Continue reading So That Was One Hell of a Nintendo Direct, Yeah? Let’s Talk About It!
Nintendo's Fire Emblem Direct presentation lasted just shy of 20 minutes, but what it managed to detail in such a small amount of time was pretty astounding. It's clear that Nintendo now sees the once unheard of strategy role-playing series as a mainstay, and as long as you own a smart device, a 3DS, a New 3DS, … Continue reading Nintendo’s Fire Emblem Direct was Clear, Concise, and Alienated No One*
After reading through a EuroGamer post stating the Nintendo Switch may potentially include GameCube games in its Virtual Console lineup, I started thinking back to all of the incredible experiences and overlooked gems that graced my favorite boxy-shaped console that doubled as a melee weapon in times of need. That's what the handle was for, right? According to EuroGamer's … Continue reading 10 GameCube Games I Want to See on the Switch’s Virtual Console
Now that I've had a few days to digest the recent Nintendo Switch presentation, I'd like to discuss its ups and downs as a core console gamer. One that grew up playing NES and SNES, felt a little burned by the Wii U, and wants nothing more than The Big N to return to form … Continue reading Nintendo Remains Innovative, Imaginative, and Out of Touch with the Switch
It appears all of the rumors for the NX were true, as the hybrid home console-slash-portable handheld was officially unveiled today as the Nintendo Switch. Nintendo's upcoming play-anywhere device seems all set to release in March 2017. As shown in the trailer, the core of the Nintendo Switch is the cartridge supported tablet-like display screen, not … Continue reading NX is Officially the Nintendo Switch. Thoughts?
Beginning August 26th, The Big N will be expanding their list of Nintendo Selects games across both Wii U and 3DS platforms. Just like before, these games will have their MSRP reduced to the more affordable price of $19.99. Entering the Nintendo Selects program: Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS) Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon (3DS) Tomodachi … Continue reading Nintendo Expanding List of $19.99 ‘Selects’ on Wii U and 3DS
Let's begin by stating the obvious: Rumors are just that -- a rumor. None of this information has since been verified by Nintendo, though the source (EuroGamer) and other media outlets have been beating this drum for months now. As things stand, the Nintendo NX will be pulling double duty as both a home console and a … Continue reading Let’s Discuss the Recent Nintendo NX Rumors, Shall We?
The 3DS Metroid that nobody asked for, Federation Force, received a free demo today for its 3-on-3 Rocket League mode, Blast Ball. And it's not good. Similar to Rocket League, two teams of three compete to sink a large glowing ball in to the opposing team's goal. There's also the option to play with 5 … Continue reading Metroid Prime: Federation Force – Blast Ball Mode Gets Free Demo. It’s Not Good.
Pokemon Go breaking mobile records isn't the only newsworthy Nintendo tidbit today, as The Big N confirms the launch of the Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition for November 11th. This smaller scale NES console will run you $59.99, plugs directly in to your HDTV via HDMI, and comes pre-installed with 30 NES classics. That's not … Continue reading Nintendo Focusing on NEStalgia This November
I was born in 1981, so it goes without saying that the NES was a significant part of my childhood. The original Super Mario Bros. was my gateway drug (of sorts) in to the world of gaming, which spawned an obsession with Super Mario Bros. 2 USA, Super Mario Bros. 3, Super Mario World, and Yoshi's Island … Continue reading LTTP: Super Mario Maker