Last year at PAX East, one of my favorite games of the show was a rhythm hell violence game called Thumper. This show favorite carried over to one of my favorite full titles of the year, where I couldn’t put the game down while reviewing it. My only qualm was that it was for PC, and my gaming laptop couldn’t run it perfectly. (Yes I know it is also out for PS4, but I don’t have one.) This Spring, ...[Read More]
So as a few of us here at Marooners’ Rock are finally getting some time with the new Nintendo Switch, there are a handful of games that many probably forgot to look for. Sure, Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is probably the best reason to own the new console, but there are some awesome games available now on the E-Shop.
Recently some leaked images have been surfacing of the products launching alongside Nintendo’s long awaited portable hybrid, the Switch. This includes the usual fair of extra controllers, cables, and such, but also shares a blue, Zelda-themed starter kit that looks pretty interesting. Maybe Nintendo Switch’s launch isn’t so barren after all. Some of these accessories definitely s...[Read More]
Nintendo held a little hands on convention in Chicago yesterday for the upcoming Nintendo Switch. Open to the public, the event was on a first-come, first-served basis. Here, I got some hands-on time to test out the most notable features that the new console has to offer. From the seamless hand-held capabilities to the comfortable Joy-Con controllers, I can say this new innovative console may actu...[Read More]
Alright, so the internet has been a buzz with that video posted by the NeoGaf user, hiphoptherobot, which showcased setting up the Nintendo Switch and utilizing its touch interface. At the time, hiphoptherobot told people that the unit had come from an unnamed retailer who broke the street date. Come to find out, the unit was more than likely stolen by an employee and has been caught, terminated f...[Read More]
Back on the N64 and PSOne, there was a trend in the 3D platforming genre. Oftentimes players had to collect all sorts of trinkets in order to progress, with levels having multiple tiers of things to grab while exploring. A great example of this is Banjo Kazooie, a game that can only be progressed by getting so many Jiggies. Spyro the Dragon had elements of this as well, as the last boss battle was...[Read More]
I asked everyone in the queue line what they were running to, what they wanted to see first. The obvious answer was the Nintendo Switch, which is definitely what most were waiting patiently for. The same thing was true of most of the press at the show. It was more orderly, but both sides of the booth were packed with a line and I took the shorter route to try out multiple games over trying The Leg...[Read More]
Many of us have been skeptical to say the least about paying for an online service that Nintendo has been providing for free for the past two consoles. Although, having some revenue come in for these services could increase the overall quality of playing online with a Nintendo console, which has been sorely lacking compared to efforts by Sony and Microsoft. A new tidbit shared on Twitter suggests ...[Read More]
While there are plenty of consumers that are skeptic about the Nintendo Switch, I’m one of the people who stood in the freezing cold outside of a mall waiting for the doors to open well before the sun rose. It was a magical time, I bonded with a couple other guys, peed on a bush, it was magical. Yet, one area that does have me bummed out is the prices and lack of variety in the official Nint...[Read More]
Back in 2011, prominent indie game designers Ed McMillen and Florian Himsl came together for a week long game jam to make a game like they used to. With the goals of making a Legend of Zelda (NES) inspired rogue-like that also touched on McMillen’s conflicting ideas about religion, the two created the game in Flash and it quickly became a phenomenon. Now, Nicalis brings us a new expansion, A...[Read More]
During the Fire Emblem Nintendo Direct it was announced the another game in the Fire Emblem will be coming to the Nintendo Switch. What’s this game you ask? Well that’s a good question since it’s the title is a work in progress. More information will be updated on this post when Nintendo provides the email with fully detailed information.
Not that this is a huge surprise, but a statement was released by the American video game retail giant GameStop in regards to the recent pre-ordering of the new Nintendo Switch. While many are still skeptical about the new system, the turn out to pre-order the Switch was overwhelming, with many of our local GameStop stores selling out within an hour or so after opening. I got to witness the excite...[Read More]