11 Oct 2018

“Zelda: Living the Life of Luxury” Brings Casual Play to a Classic Game

On October 10, Nintendo released its first major update to its Nintendo Entertainment System app that brought with it NES Open, Solomon’s Key, and Super Dodgeball. And, while that’s pretty cool on its own, the company also added a bit of a surprise: a special edition of The Legend of Zelda that provides a great

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25 Jul 2018

Why We Need More Wii U Ports on the Switch

It shouldn’t come as a revelation to anyone to hear that the Wii U was an anomaly of a console. It was an oddly-innovative successor to the wildly-popular Wii, but the way it was marketed left many confused as to why they needed to buy one. A lot of people

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19 Jul 2018

Nintendo Hasn’t Unveiled their Full 2018 Lineup Just Yet

Nintendo Life recently revealed that outgoing Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima assured shareholders in his final meeting with them in late-June that the company had yet to unveil its full 2018 software lineup. Kimishima, who stepped down on June 28 to allow Shuntara Furukawa to assume the role, was told that Nintendo’s

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19 Jun 2018

“Yoshi” For Nintendo Switch Delayed Until 2019

People couldn’t help but notice that the super cute Yoshi game teased since last year as an upcoming title for the Nintendo Switch was totally absent from this year’s E3. It turns out that there was a good reason for that. In an interview with Polygon, Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime

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18 Jun 2018

A Strong E3 With a Little Disappointment

This year’s E3 was actually a very strong showing overall. With Nintendo finally giving us information about Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Microsoft hinting about a new family of XBOX consoles, and a big list of exciting titles coming in the near future including Fallout 76, Cyberpunk 2077, The Last of Us Part II, Assassin’s

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24 Apr 2017

What the Switch?…A Retail Experience

When the Nintendo Switch was first announced last fall, I thought it was a nifty looking device although I wasn’t sure that I’d rush out to buy one on release day. I made the decision not to pre-order the console, but as March 3 approached I decided I did want

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05 Aug 2016

“Entering the Zelda Sandbox” — August at CB&MR!

This month over at Comic Book & Movie Reviews, I wrote what I hope is a detailed and insightful piece on the Legend of Zelda series and what the series contributed to the whole “sandbox” genre of games. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is in no small part to thank for

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28 Mar 2016

“Zelda: Tale of Lyria” Offers a Fun ZC Adventure!

I’ve joked in the past that if I cared strictly about YouTube views and ad revenue, the main focus of my channel would need to be Zelda and Mega Man fan-games, but all joking aside there’s certainly a strong interested market for those types of videos. I’m an avid appreciator of the fan community

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20 Mar 2016

“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” – A Platforming NES Peril

As a kid, I had this strange love-hate relationship with Ultra’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle game for the original NES. Naturally, like a lot of kids back in 1989, I thought the Turtles cartoon was awesome. I thought it was neat to get to play a game that let me control the

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14 Mar 2016

Stardew Valley’s roots planted by Harvest Moon and Runefactory

Animal Crossing likely had more exposure, but Harvest Moon and Runefactory have long histories that can readily be seen in today’s big-hit Stardew Valley. What’s interesting is the disparity that exists in who knows and who doesn’t know what the heck Harvest Moon and Runefactory even are. On one hand,

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