Kotaku is Wrong on Emulation, But Where’s the Line?

Emulation is a hot topic these days. Some people think you should never emulate games, but others believe that it is excusable in specific circumstances.  That begs the question, where’s the line between “bad” emulation and “good” emulation? Recently, Kotaku stumbled into the topic and touched off a bit of a firestorm, stoking the conversation around emulation. It’s a complex issue to be sure, and … Continue reading Kotaku is Wrong on Emulation, But Where’s the Line?

The Steam Deck is NOT a Threat to Nintendo

Valve’s latest foray into the unforgiving world of gaming hardware is their impressive Steam Deck. I’m sure you know all about it, but for the sake of the uninformed (and Google’s search algorithm), let’s talk briefly about what the Deck is, what it does, and why so many gamers are calling it a “Nintendo Switch Killer.” Nintendo has always dominated the handheld market. Ever since … Continue reading The Steam Deck is NOT a Threat to Nintendo

The REAL Reason We Can’t Have a Switch Pro (Maybe)

Everyone grab your fancy suits and Sunday dresses because a new Switch is coming to town! Wow, it looks so amazing I can’t wait to see what’s inside! Oh, wait…. Is that? Is that the same Switch I have now with a fancier shirt on? False alarm everyone. Grab the sweatpants and liquor, we’re sitting this one out.  It’s an Avocado….. Thaaaanks When Nintendo said … Continue reading The REAL Reason We Can’t Have a Switch Pro (Maybe)

What Is the Best Console for RPGs?

Role-playing games (RPGs) are some of the most popular games released by video game developers. They tend to have elaborate stories, give players a sense of immersiveness that isn’t present in other genres, and give the player freedom in a digital world. Also, RPGs are a great measurement of a video game console’s capabilities. These games push the limits of sound, graphics quality, and developer … Continue reading What Is the Best Console for RPGs?

Mario 35 is Dead. Fill the Void with these Switch Retro Games.

The Nintendo Gods giveth, and the Nintendo Gods taketh away. And apparently the Nintendo Gods hateth money, because a lot of people were enjoying Super Mario 35 and were willing to pay to play. Myself included. The good news is that Super Mario 35 was just one of Nintendo’s nostalgic offerings, albeit a good one. But there are tons of other retro games on Switch. … Continue reading Mario 35 is Dead. Fill the Void with these Switch Retro Games.

Super Mario 35 is Still Koopa-Stomping into Our Hearts

I’m old enough to remember playing the original Super Mario Bros. My siblings and I would fire up the old school Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) and spend our evenings stomping Goombas, dodging flying fishes, and kicking Koopa shells while trying to rescue the princess (who for some reason was always in another castle). Super Mario Bros 35 brings back this old favorite and a bit of … Continue reading Super Mario 35 is Still Koopa-Stomping into Our Hearts

Switch Remakes for 2021: The Ultimate Fan Wish List

In the 1980s, Nintendo ruled the home video gaming market. For you youngsters, that’s the “home market” as opposed to the out-of-home “arcade market” which was kabooming back then. If your parents loved you, you had a NES. Even if they were poor, there were plenty of second-hand consoles to go around, as Nintendo was nowhere near the scalper fodder it has since become.   So … Continue reading Switch Remakes for 2021: The Ultimate Fan Wish List

Why should I be excited for Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity?

Don’t get me wrong; I’m not unexcited about Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity. I’m just not $60 excited. Whenever Nintendo announces a new Legend of Zelda game, it’s a big deal. I mean, it’s a huuuuge deal! Nintendo’s treatment of the Zelda franchise differs wildly from that of Super Mario. While Mario only gets a major release a few times (at most) per console, he also gets … Continue reading Why should I be excited for Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity?

Not Everyone Loves Animal Crossing’s Summer Update

Nintendo spiced up island life this July by adding a brand-new area to explore right off your own island’s coast. Like so many others stuck in quarantine this year, I found myself in dire need of a distraction, and since I was already in the market for a new console, I treated myself to a Nintendo Switch Lite. I’m so glad I did, because that … Continue reading Not Everyone Loves Animal Crossing’s Summer Update

Leap until you Puke with Jump King – for Switch, PS4, and XBox

If you think you’re good at games, try Jump King. There’s a Smoking Hot Babe at the top! The promotional email I received for Jump King promised “a comically vicious vertical platformer.” My thought was, “Oh, I love platformers. Watch me eat this little game for breakfast.” But in the end, I was the breakfast. But Jump King is the kind of game that takes … Continue reading Leap until you Puke with Jump King – for Switch, PS4, and XBox

Little Briar Rose Switch Review

Little Briar Rose is an adventure game that based on the tale of Sleeping Beauty. The game follows the story of Prince Stephen I, or a variety of other princes, depending on your puzzle solving skills, as he journey’s to a cursed kingdom to save Princess Aurora.  This game was developed and published by Elf Games for a variety of platforms. For this review, I’ll … Continue reading Little Briar Rose Switch Review