Editorials

January 14, 2017

The Nintendo Switch: A Mixed Bag Switch

by Alex Culafi - 7:40 pm PST
Total comments: 15

Thoughts on the Switch from a guy who played it.

Let me apologize for that title immediately. The phrase “a mixed bag” has long been considered the laziest phrase a reviewer can use when talking about a video game, but man, is it accurate here. The Nintendo Switch is the most mixed bag that ever did mix.

I say this as someone who played... Read more...

January 13, 2017

In Defense Of Small Launch Lineups

by Donald Theriault - 4:23 pm PST
Total comments: 14

Or how the only launch game Donald buys is from Konami.

Nintendo of America has finally confirmed the launch lineup for the Switch for March 3, and compared to their last console launch, the quantities are slim. 1-2-Switch, Breath of the Wild, Super Bomberman R, Skylanders Imaginators and Just Dance 2017 is the entire Day One lineup. The Wii U, for comparison,... Read more...

November 29, 2016

Gigantic Piranha Plants Set The Tone For What Nintendo's Universal Parks Could Be

by Neal Ronaghan - 7:59 am PST
Total comments: 1

Specifics are still scarce, but the vision is becoming clearer.

While we’ve known about Nintendo’s plans to work with Universal Parks & Resorts to make Nintendo-themed attractions for the Universal Studios parks for a while now, today we got the first concrete information of the intention to bring that Nintendo magic to the parks in Florida, California, and Japan. And that’s about all the concrete information we know.

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November 15, 2016

Pokémon Sun and Moon Finally Changes Up The Formula 3DS

by Neal Ronaghan - 7:57 am PST
Total comments: 1

By refining and redefining what makes a Pokémon game, Game Freak seems to have made a truly fresh entry in the series.

For 20 years, the main Pokémon games all followed a very familiar structure. Start in a quiet town, pick a starter Pokémon, and then travel the world to defeat all eight gym leaders and the Elite Four. That tried-and-true structure certainly produced some absolutely fantastic games, but after six... Read more...

November 14, 2016

The Rumored Switch Pricing Is Just Crazy Enough To Work Switch

by Donald Theriault - 1:58 pm PST
Total comments: 6

Nintendo said they’d listen to the conversation, and it seems to be a positive one.

The Nintendo Switch could retail for $250 USD if some leaks and rumors that circulated this weekend are accurate.

First, a page on the Canadian branch of Toys”R”Us (since removed) was discovered showing the price of the system at $329.99 CAD (approximately $242.91 USD). Later, a report from... Read more...

November 3, 2016

How Nintendo Can Sell a New Handheld Alongside Switch

by Justin Berube - 9:24 am PDT
Total comments: 14

Who says the true portable line needs to go extinct?

Nintendo recently unveiled their new game console called Switch. One of the selling points of this new home console is the ability to play games on the go at the player's will. But does this functionality mark the end of Nintendo's dedicated portable platforms? Maybe not.

Many people who argue... Read more...

October 26, 2016

Nintendo's Mobile Apoc-Go-Lypse

by Neal Ronaghan - 11:35 am PDT
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We portend the future with startling results.

The latest Nintendo investor meeting showed that Nintendo’s profit-focused financiers aren’t too plussed by the Nintendo Switch and really want Nintendo to go full mobile, especially on the heels of Pokémon Go and the celebrated reveal of Super Mario Run. We decided to go our future-predicting machine - The Future Go Plus - to gaze into the coming years of Nintendo’s Apoc-Go-Lypse.

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August 4, 2016

No Man's Sky Meets European Space Agency

by Karlie Yeung - 2:20 pm PDT
Total comments: 5

Worlds collide as gaming comes to the European Space Agency as No Man's Sky begins its pre-release tour.

Today there was a press event for No Man's Sky held at the European Space Operations Centre (ESOC) in Germany, part of the European Space Agency. It just so happens to be my workplace of the past seven years. After I had finished processing my disbelief and confusion that ESOC security would allow... Read more...

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