Editorials

February 20, 2015

Trying to Understand Monster Hunter: Why the Insect Glaive Is Super Rad 3DS

by Neal Ronaghan - 6:40 am PST
Total comments: 5

You want to mount monsters? You can do that easily with this weapon.

Every so often, I poke around to see what other people are saying about Monster Hunter 4. There are some people that are experienced with the series that seem to be speaking a different language. While I'm totally gripped by the single-player campaign in Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, my knowledge of... Read more...

February 17, 2015

Searching for Amiibo in America 3DSWiiU

by Neal Ronaghan - 7:32 am PST
Total comments: 6

So far, trying to get Amiibo in North America has been a volatile, bumpy ride.

When Amiibo launched alongside Super Smash Bros. for Wii U on November 21, I expected a good, fun time looking for the figures over the next few months. That was mostly my experience with the early days of Skylanders, even if some of those early figures were very hard to find. Much like I had a good time searching for Skylanders, I had a blast on my journey through different retail stores on Amiibo launch day.

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February 12, 2015

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Is the Perfect Entry Point for the Series 3DS

by Neal Ronaghan - 1:46 pm PST
Total comments: 7

It’s never been easier to get into the Monster Hunter series than with the latest 3DS game.

After spending a dozen hours with Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, the celebrated series finally has its hooks in me. The crazy thing is that, after trying to get sucked into Monster Hunter 3 a few times and failing, I was immediately impressed with the fourth mainline entry. I went from zero to hooked... Read more...

February 7, 2015

How to Make the Best Zelda TV Show

by Scott Thompson - 2:03 am PST
Total comments: 28

Hint: leave Link out of it.

In the past few months, it’s become clear that Nintendo is very interested in once again branching out into TV and film. The recent Sony hacks revealed discussion about producing an animated Mario movie, while the Wall Street Journal reported Friday that a live-action Zelda series is in the works... Read more...

February 4, 2015

Splatoon Upholds Nintendo’s Tradition of Being a Step Behind WiiU

by Scott Thompson - 1:15 pm PST
Total comments: 20

Two generations after it was popularized, Nintendo still won’t implement full voice chat in its games.

I will never forget the two or so years that I obsessed over Halo 2. Late at night, after work, school, and other non-galaxy saving tasks were completed, I went over to my friend Adam’s house so we could play Halo 2 online via split-screen. With our headsets on at all times, we coordinated plans... Read more...

February 3, 2015

The Unfortunate Fate of Xenoblade Chronicles WiiUWii

by Scott Thompson - 1:14 pm PST
Total comments: 14

Xenoblade Chronicles can’t catch a break in North America.

Let’s get right to it: Xenoblade Chronicles is the best RPG of the last console generation. Expertly combining mechanics from MMOs with both Western and Japanese RPG design, Xenoblade’s nearly 100-hour long campaign (give or take depending on your side quest obsession) that stretches across a... Read more...

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