Happy 130th birthday to Nintendo!

Categories: Features, Retro

In an anniversary that makes the company well over the age of any human being who’s ever lived, Nintendo celebrates its 130th birthday today, September 23rd! The company was incorporated in 1889 by Fujisaro Yamauchi as a producer of hanafuda trading cards, following a rollicking trajectory — including yakuza dealings…

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Impressions: Fantasy Strike on Switch

Author: Bryan Finch
Categories: Features, Switch

It’s been thrilling to see how many fighting games, both indie and AAA, have been coming to Nintendo Switch. From Mortal Kombat 11 to Pocket Rumble, there is no shortage of content for anyone looking for a competitive fighter. Now, we can add another indie to the list with Fantasy…

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Impressions: Lethal League Blaze

Author: Bryan Finch
Categories: Features, Switch

I’ve always been excited by developers playing around with the basic concept of fighting games. Usually, it consists of two players performing combos to deplete the opponent’s health bar, but plenty of games shake up the formula in ways you may have never thought of. Divekick has all the basics…

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Wire Weekly | Tariffs and Triumphs

Categories: Features, Switch

Welcome back to the Wire Weekly, where I, Ben “Spaghetti-Arms” Fruzzetti, run through the week’s assortment of Nintendo news with what could charitably be referred to as wit, sarcasm, and personality. We begin with a saucy account of corporate promiscuity, as it’s been announced that Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony have…

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E3 2019 Impressions: How did Nintendo fare?

Author: Logan Plant
Categories: Features, Switch

As the other big companies turn towards streaming and the next generation of consoles, Nintendo had to use E3 2019 to prove that the Switch will remain relevant in a time of transition for the video game industry. I believe Nintendo’s E3 Direct did exactly that, and I think that…

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E3 Demo Impressions: Luigi’s Mansion 3

Author: Jaxson Tapp
Categories: Features, Switch

With another E3 rolling around, one thing I always look forward to is the opportunity to spend time with the upcoming games that Nintendo is showing off. Add in the fact that Nintendo is showing off the third installment of Luigi’s Mansion, a game that is very near-and-dear to my…

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