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February 23, 2024

What A Generational Transition Means For Pokemon SwitchMobi

by Donald Theriault - 8:58 am EST
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For one thing, it means a once-in-a-decade event.

After Nintendo's last financial results release, the latest updates to Pokemon game sales indicated that the mega-franchise has shipped somewhere over 100 million copies on Switch, with “main” games - defined as anything that can move Pokemon into the Home subscription service - being more than... Read more...

February 20, 2024

Why StreetPass Functionality Would Make Sense for the Switch 2

by Carmine Red - 8:14 pm EST
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There's multiple reasons why the Nintendo 3DS StreetPass feature should return in the Nintendo Switch successor.

Until Nintendo reveals the Switch 2 there's plenty of space to speculate about what they'll do for their next act. It'll be a more powerful system on some level - that alone is a prolific topic of speculation - but for a company with such a unique history of hardware innovations/changes, how exactly... Read more...

January 29, 2024

Nintendo's 2024 Lineup Will Be Fine Switch

by Neal Ronaghan - 10:32 am EST
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Sure we only know about some ports, remakes, and a Peach game, but this is year 8 of a console and a new one is coming. Right?

This time last year, we only knew about five video games confirmed to be coming out from Nintendo on the Switch in 2023. Those comprised four games in the first five months and an unidentified Pikmin release. We had all sorts of chatter back then about nothing of importance hitting the Switch after... Read more...

January 2, 2024

2023 In Review: The State Of The Switch eShop Is Fallen Switch

by Donald Theriault - 8:20 am EST
Total comments: 3

Observations from a year that single-handedly proves Sturgeon’s Law to be true.

Early in 2023, author and hot-air balloon resident Cory Doctorow published a piece on how TikTok had shifted value from users to business partners to itself and now was in the process of dying, calling the process “enshittification”. For most of the year, I’ve thought of this as a good explanation... Read more...

December 4, 2023

The Blunder of Mario Wonder Switch

by Justin Berube - 12:24 pm EST
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Justin takes a critical look at one of the year’s most acclaimed titles.

Back in 2006, New Super Mario Bros. released on the Nintendo DS after a 15 year hiatus from the traditional Super Mario Bros. series. The first game in the New series was met with mostly positive reviews, but even back then I was a little let down by the entry. Over time it seems as though more people... Read more...

September 27, 2023

An Explanation, and a Public Shaming: What Are “Things Nintendo Owes Me After Quest for Camelot?” Mobi

by James Jones - 8:13 pm EDT
Total comments: 2

Correct!

I just played the first level of Quest for Camelot, the latest addition to the Nintendo Switch Online's Game Boy Color library, and I'm in pain. This addition was so substantial that Nintendo deemed it worthy of being the only English language NSO game in that batch (other titles: Kirby’s Star Stacker, Joy Mech Fight, Downtown Nekketsu March Super-Awesome Field Day!).

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September 21, 2023

Metroid Prime: Federation Force Is Great, Actually 3DSSwitch

by Neal Ronaghan - 4:34 pm EDT
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Or how not to launch a spinoff.

2015 was a year of transition for Nintendo for a variety of reasons. The Wii U was definitively a sales bomb, regardless of how well received Splatoon and Super Mario Maker were when they launched to critical and fan acclaim that year. The 3DS was doing okay, but as the system entered its fifth year... Read more...

September 12, 2023

Almost A Year Later and Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Still Suck

by Willem Hilhorst - 6:00 pm EDT
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Squandered potential makes for a Paldean mess.

Willem went nuts and made an entire video essay for this editioral, so be sure to give it a watch over on our YouTube-channel!

I’d say that when it comes to faith in the Pokémon series I’ve been on the more positive side over the last decade. I’ve written and made a whole video essay... Read more...

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