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Nintendo’s Amiibo Are Worse Than DLC Season Passes

Nintendo’s Amiibo have been hugely successful since day one, with the game maker raking in tons of cash from these small, plastic collectibles with NFC tags embedded within them. Clearly this benefits Nintendo nicely, but are these figures good for the customer? As it turns out, no — and it may even be worse than downloadable content (DLC). Continue reading Nintendo’s Amiibo Are Worse Than DLC Season Passes

New Pokémon Figures Gleaming With Cuteness – NY Toy Fair 2017

During the New York Toy Fair this weekend, TOMY has revealed a slew of Pokémon figures, plushies, and costume accessories. By far the cutest and most adorable items at the Pokémon corner were these tiny giant-headed new line of figures and playsets arriving later this year.  Continue reading New Pokémon Figures Gleaming With Cuteness – NY Toy Fair 2017

Geekend Update 01/27/2017

As the start of 2017 is in full swing, the old January lull is a thing of the past. Check out what some of the Middle of Nowhere Gaming crew is up to this weekend: Continue reading Geekend Update 01/27/2017

Hands-On Impressions of Snipperclips for Switch

As one of a select few Nintendo fans who were able to get hands-on time with the Nintendo Switch, I knew that I wanted to try the big three: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and Splatoon 2. Once I demoed those, I began exploring the lesser known titles. To my absolute delight, Snipperclips – Cut It Out, Together! quickly turned this not-so-known title into a top-tier demo experience.

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Hands-On Impressions of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on The Switch

With a release date finally announced for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, fans and sceptics alike have a renewed sense of curiosity in the latest iteration of the series. As a lucky Club Nintendo member, I was fortunate enough to attend a private New York City event hosted by Nintendo. My first endeavor – check out The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Happily, as the door for the event opened and a slew of endorphins pumped me up, I finally got my hands on this game, and with it, some fascinating thoughts on it. Continue reading Hands-On Impressions of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on The Switch

Final Fantasy XV and the power of friendship

From its opening moments, Final Fantasy XV is a game that is completely built upon the bond of its four protagonists. The game drops players into a relationship that has been seasoned and seared over many years and experiences. While supplemental material, namely the Brotherhood anime, fleshes out the individual characters and their relationships with player character Prince Noctis, the game is designed in a way that even those with no prior knowledge can sense their deep connections through mechanics and acting. The result is the most real friendship that I have ever seen in gaming.

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4 Reasons To Be Excited For Dead Rising 4

Dead Rising 4 is nearly upon us, bringing with it an all-new explosion of zombie gore and zany gameplay antics. Before it launches in a couple of days, let’s take a look at four reasons to be jazzed about this latest title!  Continue reading 4 Reasons To Be Excited For Dead Rising 4

Long Live Resident Evil

Back in June I proclaimed Resident Evil is dead, primarily because of the identity crisis the series went through starting with Resident Evil 4. That later led to the insulting mess that was Resident Evil 6, and now a seemingly drastic new direction for Resident Evil 7. Thus, the series as we knew it seemed doomed, but… maybe there’s still some life left in this old zombie after all? Continue reading Long Live Resident Evil