Nintendo's final cartridge-based home console turns the big two-zero today, and my feelings about it are bittersweet. My first experience with the console was at a friend's house, whose mother used to be my babysitter back in elementary school. The only game he owned as Pilotwings 64, which I tried a few times and thought … Continue reading Happy 20th Anniversary, Nintendo 64!
If you take a look at the list of Nintendo release titles that date back to the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1985/86, you’ll notice that aside from the NES itself there hasn’t been a solid release line-up.. well.. ever. It’s a tough thing to judge a console’s success by its launch, but I understand the … Continue reading Will the Wii U eventually pick up steam or have you already given up on Nintendo?
I waited so long to finally make use of the Wii's virtual console, and I've had a Wii since the year it released. I know, I know, shame on me. Picked up Metroid & The Legend of Zelda for the NES, A Link to the Past and Super Metroid for the SNES, and Ocarina of … Continue reading First time using the Wii’s virtual console opened the floodgates.
Zelda. I fucking love it. I still remember begging my parents to get me the original Legend of Zelda on the NES for Easter. Seriously, what little brat asks for a video game on Easter? This guy! We all know that the Zelda theme is timeless and since its inception, the franchise has put forth … Continue reading The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses 2013 Tour Dates
As a 30 year old gamer that grew up in the Nintendo generation, they've always held a special place in my 8-bit heart. I'll admit that I started to doubt the big N during both the N64 and Gamecube eras, with a majority of the great games being first party and releasing way too few … Continue reading Nintendo Wii: A Disappointment or Just Overlooked by the Hardcore Crowd?