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Jan 11 2018

Nintendo – “Let’s Port Everything To The Switch”

I’m not going to do a full commentary on the Nintendo Direct today:I didn’t watch it and since I don’t have a Nintendo Switch, not much said there has any real direct impact on me. I do however pay attention to what is announced, in general anyway and I, like everyone else, noticed one very …

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Nov 06 2017

The Future Of Nintendo

Ah, Nintendo. The most darling of gaming companies to most any gamer, especially one born between about 1980 and 1995. Nintendo brought gaming back in the United States after the video game crash, and it never really went away. While I’ve, rather hilariously, had people in the past at places I’ve worked seem surprised to …

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Aug 18 2017

The Sonic Mania Review

Sonic Mania is, in many ways, the Sonic game I’ve been waiting for since 1995. That would be the year I got Sonic & Knuckles, which was the last of the “Classic” Sonic the Hedgehog titles. After this, the series would eventually, in 1999, move into 3D with understandably different gameplay and, as games came …

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Mar 23 2017

Of Course The Nintendo Switch Has Had Record-Breaking Sales

The Switch is certainly the hot system we all expected it to be; reports are that the console has sold better for its launch than any other system in Nintendo history, and some say that it is going to outsell the Wii, the top selling console in history, as time passes. Let’s take this in …

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Mar 10 2017

The Bitter Taste Of Nintendo Switch Games

As is well known by now, both through general discussion and via many YouTube videos, the actual game cards for the Nintendo Switch taste terrible. The games are physically tiny, similar to a thick SD card, and would be very easy for a child to swallow. Nintendo’s answer to this problem is to make the …

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Jan 13 2017

Nintendo Switch Presentation 2017 – A Complete Look

So, Nintendo finally told us what we needed to know about the Switch. About damn time, now all the worthless rumors and speculation can end and the real anticipation and hype can begin. I’ve always hated the pre-announcement period of consoles, games, and what have you, since it’s inevitably filled with nonstop speculation of the …

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Oct 25 2016

XadaraCast Episode 2 Is Out Now!

XadaraCast Episode 2 is not only out now, but it has been for several days, and I just now got to writing the official xadara entry about it. Go me! In any case, this is a shorter, more to the point episode than the first one – we focus on 2 more serious subjects in …

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Oct 22 2016

Backwards Compatibility And The Nintendo Switch

So, just as I expected, the Switch is not going to be able to play (at least physically) Wii, WiiU, or 3DS titles. This isn’t surprising, since the console uses a physical cartridge port, rather than an optical drive, for games. What I’m surprised at, although I still expected it, is how upset people are …

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Oct 20 2016

What Do I Mean When I Say The Switch Is Exactly What I Thought It Would Be?

When I wrote earlier about the announcement of the Switch, I said that it was “Exactly what I thought it was going to be.” I didn’t quite explain it well, which happens when I first get writing about something spur-of-the-moment. I thought I should explain myself better. We all knew the NX was going to …

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Oct 20 2016

First Look at Nintendo Switch

Okay, enough of me being excited that I guessed exactly what the Switch would be, let’s take an actual look at the promotional video Nintendo put out today:   So, what do we see here? Let’s break it down. The video starts off with a guy playing a Zelda game at home, on his TV. …

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