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Nintendo Direct 11/12/15: Back with new friends

Nintendo Direct 11/12/15: Back with new friends

Nintendo aired its first Nintendo Direct since E3 2015, and for those that are taking note–yes, it’s the first Direct since the tragic passing of former Nintendo President and CEO Satoru Iwata. To keep things light-hearted, Nintendo didn’t spend too much talking about the passing of its respected pioneer of a president, but Reggie Fils-Aime did thank Nintendo followers for their patience and really began to hit the ground running with announcement after announcement. Here we keep you looped with […]

“The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes” Review

“The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes” Review

After seventeen titles, does The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes keep the same appeal that has allowed the franchise to be successful, or is the storied franchise running out of new ideas? Four Swords has shown us that having more than one Link can bring new elements to the table if done correctly. Is Tri Force Heroes the adventure the fans have been craving for, or just a gimmick that should be forgotten?

“The Legend of Legacy” Review

“The Legend of Legacy” Review

The quality of a JRPG is oftentimes hard to judge because a lot of them are so similar. It really depends on the player’s individual preferences.  You can have people that live and die by Final Fantasy VI and also claim that Dragon Quest V is the pinnacle of the series, but you also have people who prefer the more modern Final Fantasy VII and the edginess of Persona 4.  Plot, characters, environments, and battle systems are put at the forefront of […]

“Chibi-Robo! Zip-Lash” Review

“Chibi-Robo! Zip-Lash” Review

Titles so unique that they don’t really fall under a category are nothing new to Nintendo, especially when it comes to Chibi-Robo!. Unfortunately, the series has had a hard time getting on its feet despite a solid debut on the GameCube.  A lack of marketing combined with a questionable partnership with Walmart to distribute Chibi Robo! Park Patrol also contributed to its lack of attention, but Nintendo is giving the tiny tidy-upper robot one more shot.  Will Chibi-Robo! finally shine?

SmashPad Live from GameStop Expo 2015

SmashPad Live from GameStop Expo 2015

Tomorrow, retail gaming giant GameStop will be hosting its annual GameStop Expo at The Sands Convention Center in Las Vegas. This year marks the second time they’ve had the Expo in Vegas since 2013, as numbers doubled when they were in the Anaheim Convention Center last year. Though the expo is mostly a chance for the public to try out games and demos they most likely missed out on at E3, considering the fact that we missed E3 this year, we […]

[SDCC 2015] “LBX: Little Battlers Experience” Hands-On

[SDCC 2015] “LBX: Little Battlers Experience” Hands-On

One interesting new title featured at Nintendo’s Gaming Lounge during San Diego Comic-Con was LBX Little Battlers Experience.  Developed by Level-5, the people responsible for the superb Ni no Kuni and Professor Layton games, the build we played was actually quite enjoyable.

[SDCC 2015] “Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash” Hands-On

[SDCC 2015] “Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash” Hands-On

San Diego Comic-Con marked the first time Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash was made playable to the public, and not surprisingly, not many knew the series or what it was about.  From what we played at Nintendo’s Gaming Lounge, that’s about to change.

[SDCC 2015] “Snoopy’s Grand Adventure” Hands-On

[SDCC 2015] “Snoopy’s Grand Adventure” Hands-On

The Peanuts had a pretty prominent presence at Comic-Con this year, highlighted by both its booth at the San Diego Convention Center’s exhibit hall, as well as outside the convention center in a giant balloon shaped like Snoopy’s doghouse.  To the average attendee’s surprise, a video game was playable in the form of Snoopy’s Grand Adventure, coming to almost every platform soon.

[SDCC 2015] “The Legend of Zelda: TriForce Heroes” Hands-On

[SDCC 2015] “The Legend of Zelda: TriForce Heroes” Hands-On

Say what you want about Nintendo constantly rehashing their franchises, but make no mistake about it — they aren’t afraid to take risks, even when it comes to their biggest properties. The Legend of Zelda: Triforce Heroes is another example of Nintendo’s willingness to change things up, and it’s definitely something engaging so far.

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