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Recap: E3 2019

After a bit of hibernation to recover from the excitement of E3 2019, here’s some of the amazing things we got to experience at this year’s E3, featuring some of my personal favorites! So obviously, there were some games that many people were excited for that really hit the news, especially after the conferences that premiered on the weekend leading […]

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Have Some Humanity, Nerds: The Nintendo Direct Delay and the Earthquake in Japan

By Brandon Williams  Fandom can be an interesting thing. It can bring people together, unite culture, deliver concepts, bridge gaps, and promote an understanding of acceptance and identity formation. It can also lead to rabid and zealous supporters, the enforcement of outdated and archaic gender norms, pigeonholing, gatekeeping and apathy towards the struggles of the very creators of the content […]

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Will Bring Back Every Character Ever Featured

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the first Super Smash Bros. game for Nintendo Switch, will feature on screen more than 60 fighters, which will include every single character that has appeared in the franchise. During the Nintendo Direct presentation at E3, the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate section kicked off by showing various characters,  from Mario to Bayonetta, passing through cut fighters, like […]

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Nintendo Officially Announces ‘Pokemon: Let’s Go!’

After months of speculation and rumors, Game Freak has just confirmed that Pokemon: Let’s Go! Pikachu and Pokemon: Let’s Go! Eevee are real and coming to Switch consoles this year. The game is a full, core RPG, though it won’t be a main line Pokemon game – however, Game Freak did announce that we’ll be getting a new main line installment in the second […]

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‘The Banner Saga’ Review: A Pleasant Blending of Genres

The Banner Saga immediately drew my attention with its stunning hand-drawn animations, then quickly captivated me with its surprisingly engaging mechanics. Although I’m no rookie to the top-down, grid-based, tactical genre, Banner Saga spoke to me in an entirely unique way, combing a Fire Emblem-like combat system with the traveling mechanics of Oregon Trail. Following the death of the gods, […]

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‘Resident Evil 7’ Is Coming to the Japanese Nintendo eShop

In a surprise announcement, Capcom has revealed that Resident Evil 7 will be streaming to the Nintendo Switch – so far, on the Japanese eShop only. The release, surprisingly enough, is coming at the end of this week. The game file itself will be only 45 MB (a blessing for the Switch’s limited capacity), because players will be required to […]

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Tide Over Your Fire Emblem Craving with the Banner Saga, Out Now on Nintendo Switch

The award-winning, BAFTA nominated, indie sensation The Banner Saga is available now in the Nintendo Switch eShop. The Norse-themed tactical RPG puts players in complete control of the story, with each decision having a meaningful effect on how the story unfolds. Every battle is an engaging tactical experience where even in victory you may have to sacrifice a beloved character. […]

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Nintendo Switch’s Long-Awaited Online Service Brings Free Games and Cloud Saves

Nintendo Switch Online is launching September with a base price of $19.99 per year. The subscription-based online service will come with three separate pricing plans. For individual membership plans, players can pay $3.99, $7.99, or $19.99 for 1, 3, or 12 months of service. For Nintendo families, a family membership will also be offered for $34.99. This family membership will […]

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Original 151 Designers Unveil Pikachu’s Devilish 3rd Evolution

Designers and illustrators of the original 151 recently gathered together for an interview with the Japanese publication Yomiuri to discuss the creation of Pikachu. The interview featured Ken Sugimori, Atsuko Nishida, and Koji Nishino who discussed all things from the pocket monsters origin to who else they think deserves the spotlight. After a request from the development team for cuter […]

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Random House Is Publishing Children’s Books Based on Several Nintendo Characters

Have you ever wanted to own “interactive” books based on your favourite Nintendo characters? Well, now you can thanks to Random House Books for Young Readers partnership with Nintendo in order to publish a string of children’s colouring and activity books – mazes, puzzles, stickers, and trivia – based on Nintendo characters and universes, like Super Mario, The Legend of Zelda, […]

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Focus For This Year’s Nintendo E3 Plans Is Super Smash Bros. For Switch

The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) will soon be upon gamers and consumers alike. This year is packing a summer of entertainment hype like never before. Whether this excitement comes from huge summer blockbusters or conventions like E3 and San Diego Comic-Con, one thing can be agreed on. The great amount of various hype is going to make time fly by quickly. One […]

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46-Year-Old Shuntaro Furukawa Is Stepping up as Nintendo’s New President

After a brief two and a half years, Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima will be stepping down from his leadership position over the company. Kimishima was granted the position following the unfortunate passing of Satoru Iwata in 2015, a man beloved for his work in reigning in the modern Nintendo era. Claiming the position of Nintendo’s sixth president will be the […]

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The Original ‘Punch-Out!!’ is Coming to the Nintendo Switch

The original, distressingly tough Punch-Out!! will be coming to the Nintendo Switch as part of Nintendo’s Arcade Archives line. So far, there’s only an announced Japanese release for March 30, but previous Arcade Archives releases indicate that there might be an American version to expect in the future. Punch-Out!!, which has appeared in multiple variations since its debut in 1983, […]