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
Guerrrilla Games’ PlayStation 4 exclusive, Horizon: Zero Dawn, the Nintendo Switch console, and the highly anticipated The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild; all became available for purchase last week. Continue reading Horizon: Zero Dawn beats The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild in 1st week launch sales
It is safe to say that open-worlds have become this generation’s defining gameplay feature. Immersive worlds, diverging paths, exploration; these buzzwords and phrases characterize a large portion of the AAA gaming space. Games like The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion and Grand Theft Auto 3 paved the way for The Witcher 3 and Metal Gear Solid V to capture the time and imaginations of the gaming community. The success of these titles has caused the feature to percolate into the rest of the industry, leading to a landscape dotted with sprawling worlds and open air.
With only 10 days left until the Nintendo Switch and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild releasing, wouldn’t it be great to try both of these out beforehand? Lucky for you, ONE store in the country is letting you do exactly this.
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
Last night, Nintendo held a press conference about its new system, Nintendo Switch. It had what everyone wanted to know; price point, date and games coming to the Switch. All of it was answered including a few new surprises. Continue reading Nintendo Switch Details Finally Unveiled
For years the narrative has been the same. “Nintendo is out of touch with its fanbase.” “Nintendo has lost me.” “They care too much about the casual gamer.” “They have no 3rd party support.” The list goes on and on. But this morning, Nintendo proved that it knows exactly what it is doing, and despite recent failures, has built a system that is a perfect fit for the 21st century audience.
Say hello to the Nintendo Switch.
Continue reading Nintendo Switch is the definitive 21st Century console
Fandom can be a crazy thing. While all of us are passionate about something, a select few choose to go above and beyond the usual standards and find themselves driven to do something remarkably creative — all to pay tribute to a video game or series they love. Developers are quick to react to these fan-made projects… but they often do so in the worst way imaginable. Continue reading Fans Create Great Games, Big Companies Handle It Poorly