Editorials

April 13, 2017

The NES Classic and the Company that Misunderstood Basic Economics NES

by Andy Goergen - 2:36 pm PDT
Total comments: 24

Remember that time Nintendo launched a popular product and then immediately ceased production?

Nintendo has ceased production of the incredibly hard to find NES Classic, and I can't stop laughing. I should be mad at a company that made it very difficult to find a product that I absolutely wanted, but instead I'm so beyond incredulous that I can't be mad. Nintendo has made possibly the most Nintendo-like move of all time in ceasing production of probably its best-received product since the original Wii.

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December 15, 2015

Should You Buy Minecraft? WiiU

by Andy Goergen - 8:31 am PST
Total comments: 19

Or just play one of the seven other versions you already have?

When Minecraft launches on Wii U on December 17th, it will serve as something of a victory lap for Mojang, its parent company Microsoft, and 4J Studios who have handled the console ports for the iconic exploration/crafting/digging/creating simulator. Before heading to Nintendo's embattled console,... Read more...

October 30, 2015

A Journey Through Modern Zelda WiiGC

by Andy Goergen - 11:31 am PDT
Total comments: 4

How does the GameCube crown jewel hold up?

I get the itch a few times a year; you know the one. The one where you forget about the lengthy tutorials and the boring fetch quests and just get that seriously strong urge to go explore Hyrule again. In recent iterations, Zelda games are substantial undertakings; while you can breeze through Link... Read more...

May 15, 2015

Cutting Out The Middle Man

by Andy Goergen - 8:03 am PDT
Total comments: 7

Andy takes a look at Leaptrade, a new game trading service.

Everyone’s done it: you take your copy of that Madden game from 2 years back over to GameStop or hoping to knock $10 off the cost of the more recent edition, only to find out that they’re willing to give you, at most, $0.50. How can this game really be worth so little? Well, the obvious answer... Read more...

September 1, 2014

New 3DS, It Can't Be Worse than the Old 3DS 3DS

by Andy Goergen - 8:58 pm PDT
Total comments: 43

I’ve been waiting for the day.

The 3DS is garbage. Okay, maybe that's a bit strong, but hear me out: it has some of the best Nintendo games of the past 10 years in The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds and Super Mario 3D Land. It is the home of the first fully mature digital storefront for Nintendo’s games, and the first... Read more...

September 24, 2012

All of the Wii U Critics Are Right (and I Don't Care) WiiU

by Andy Goergen - 6:21 pm PDT
Total comments: 35

Dear enthusiast media: games trump features.

I consider myself to be a rational person. When I start to get the feeling that I’m surrounded by fanboys, I lash out. I have spent more hours than I’d care to admit arguing in comment threads, bulletin boards, and even at the dinner table. Whenever someone comes at me with a hard and fast opinion,... Read more...

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