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Patrick Sounds Off: Nintendo’s (Long) Road to Next-Gen

author image by Patrick Mifflin | Patrick Sounds Off Videos | 0 Comments | 18 Feb 2023

I deal in realism, not hype. There’s a lot of buzz about a Nintendo Switch successor at the moment, but not a lot of reasonable expectations surrounding it. I guess that’s where I come in.

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Patrick Sounds Off: Postmortem

author image by Patrick Mifflin | Patrick Sounds Off Videos | 0 Comments | 16 Feb 2023

Now that we know $70 is a thing for the Nintendo Switch moving forward, it’s time to examine some of the real likely causes and implications.

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Patrick Sounds Off: The Lengths We Go

author image by Patrick Mifflin | Patrick Sounds Off Videos | 0 Comments | 10 Feb 2023

Back to system launch commentaries. Wasn’t planning to take part in this one, but Nintendo was insistent and knew exactly how to bring me around.

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Patrick Sounds Off: Virtua Renaissance

author image by Patrick Mifflin | Patrick Sounds Off Videos | 0 Comments | 08 Feb 2023

I love that a new Virtua Fighter looks inevitable with Virtua Fighter 5: Ultimate Showdown headlining EVO Japan 2023, but upwards of a decade is a long wait for a new game in any series, and I can’t help wondering…

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Patrick Sounds Off: The Smokeless Fire of E3 2023

author image by Patrick Mifflin | Patrick Sounds Off Videos | 0 Comments | 06 Feb 2023

The news that E3 is back this year, but that the big three aren’t participating, is being spun every which way by news outlets and content creators. Either it’s treated as a declaration of E3’s irrelevance or a sign that…

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Patrick Sounds Off: Buyer Beware

author image by Patrick Mifflin | Patrick Sounds Off Videos | 0 Comments | 23 Jan 2023

Being an early adopter comes with some implicit risks. The first of anything to come off of the production line could be especially faulty, and I ran face-first into that reality on November 15, 2001…and the weeks that followed.

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Patrick Sounds Off: Sometimes Your Best Move is Not Making One

author image by Patrick Mifflin | Patrick Sounds Off Videos | 0 Comments | 21 Jan 2023

You know me, I see poorly-founded hype and I just can’t resist pouring cold water on it and telling the world to cool its jets. There’s no reason to suggest a next-gen Nintendo platform is conversation-worthy in 2023. Digital Foundry…

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Patrick Sounds Off: They Can’t All Be Winners

author image by Patrick Mifflin | Patrick Sounds Off Videos | 0 Comments | 18 Jan 2023

Ah, the GBA launch. The screen was terrible and I’m not good with kids.

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Patrick Sounds Off: Racing Genre Inventory

author image by Patrick Mifflin | Patrick Sounds Off Videos | 0 Comments | 06 Jan 2023

We need more arcade racers in the world. It just doesn’t seem that way because a lot of what gets classified as arcade racers, aren’t.

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Patrick Sounds Off: Failure To Launch

author image by Patrick Mifflin | Patrick Sounds Off Videos | 0 Comments | 31 Dec 2022

Ninth-gen platforms have a relevancy problem. They just don’t have a discernible identity from their predecessors because virtually all of their games are shared with them. Now that supply woes can’t be used as an excuse, let’s address this.

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Patrick Sounds Off: The Day That Changed Everything

author image by Patrick Mifflin | Patrick Sounds Off Videos | 0 Comments | 30 Dec 2022

The Dreamcast brought me to the very quick decision that I would never miss another system launch if I could help it. I had no idea what I was walking into the very next year.

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Patrick Sounds Off: 9/9/99

author image by Patrick Mifflin | Patrick Sounds Off Videos | 0 Comments | 29 Dec 2022

As a gamer, you’ll have experiences that you immediately know will be foundational memories and formative moments. You’ll always look back on them and you’ll always be informed by them. Join me as I reflect on one of the biggest…

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