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August 20, 2019

Why My Attitude on Mobile Games has Evolved

by David Lloyd - 8:29 am PDT
Total comments: 2

I still wish mobile games never existed, but I’ve found peace with them.

Ask someone who grew up with a retro console what they think of mobile games and chances are good you’ll receive a negative response. My own personal feeling has been a deep-seated hatred based on the assumption that mobile games are designed to feed an addiction with the intended goal of stealing... Read more...

July 3, 2019

Super Mario Maker 2's Online Multi-Failure

by Jordan Rudek - 12:00 pm PDT
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Nintendo's shoddy online service continues to disappoint.

For years, Nintendo’s online offerings have been at times barebones, inferior, and baffling. But the saving grace was that they didn’t cost anything. There was no membership like Xbox Live Gold or PlayStation Plus required. When Nintendo finally announced a paid membership required for online... Read more...

June 26, 2019

The Quirkiness of Mario Maker Is Muted on Switch SwitchWiiU3DS

by Neal Ronaghan - 8:55 pm PDT
Total comments: 3

The absence of Skinny Mario and the Mystery Mushroom leave a gaping hole in Mario’s creative soul.

Super Mario Maker was a pure delight when it launched on Wii U in 2015. While it was ultimately too late to save the system, the game perfectly used the GamePad as players could make their own levels and check out a slew of creations online. The sublime experience of creating was dotted by so much... Read more...

June 12, 2019

There's No Precedent For Pokemon Sword And Shield Adding Its Missing Pokemon Switch

by Donald Theriault - 11:15 am PDT
Total comments: 19

So the region that restricts immigration of Pokémon from other regions is based on England... too soon.

During the Treehouse Live on day 1 of E3, it was announced that the only Pokémon who can be imported into Sword and Shield via Pokémon Home (once it's live) will be Pokémon in the Galar regional Pokédex. This has upset a great many people and was widely regarded as a bad move. Series producer... Read more...

June 6, 2019

Animal Crossing's Playable Absence at E3 2019 Is No Concern Switch

by Neal Ronaghan - 12:54 pm PDT
Total comments: 3

Though that doesn't mean Nintendo's E3 2019 will be devoid of delays.

This morning, Nintendo shined a light on their playable E3 2019 plans. If you're heading to Los Angeles for E3, you will be able to check out show floor demos of Pokémon Sword and Shield, Luigi's Mansion 3, The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening, Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3, and more. Missing from that list of playable titles is a hotly anticipated 2019 game: Animal Crossing.

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