Ore Creative Becomes Nindie Developer, Bringing Ira to Switch

“A child reaches for the stars, burdened by circumstance. Folks chained by debt, indentured to the powers at large. The year is 1930, mankind is thrust to the stars following after a signal spanning the void of space and time itself.” Yep. That’s enough to get me interested in your game. That’s the description of a new, upcoming game called Ira, from Chicago based developer … Continue reading Ore Creative Becomes Nindie Developer, Bringing Ira to Switch

Lady Layton Gets New Name / Release Date

The newest entry in the Layton series from Level 5 was, up until this point, known as Lady Layton: The Millionare Ariadne’s Conspiracy. Well, today it gets a new name alongside a global release date. The game will now be called Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaire’s Conspiracy. It also will be releasing worldwide on July 20th for iOS and Android. The game will … Continue reading Lady Layton Gets New Name / Release Date

Mr. Shifty Review (Switch)

Let me sum this up for you. You’re a master thief who’s been tasked with stealing a plutonium core for a corrupt corporation led by a man named Chairman Stone. You have the power to shift (i.e. teleport) short distances. You have to sneak and many times fight your way through dozens of hired goons to accomplish this task while also avoiding clever traps that Stone has set for you. Sounds pretty cool, right? That’s the premise behind Mr. Shifty, a top down brawler in the vein of games like Hotline Miami.

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Jackbox Party Pack 3 Review (Switch)

Just about everybody on the planet has some sort of internet connected device these days. whether it’s a phone, iPod, tablet, laptop, or a Wii U GamePad. That’s also all it takes for people who are interested in playing the Jackbox Party Pack. These bundle of trivia games will also leave everyone in the room laughing for hours. The Switch just received the third set of this series, Jackbox Party Pack 3. While it’s a hefty price $25 for what amounts to five different trivia games it’s well worth the asking price.

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Nintendo Okie Podcast – Episode 360

As Shannon might say we’ve come full circle from last week.  Huge thanks to Ethan and Leng for holding things down while we were all out last week.  We’re all back this week and we talk more Breath of the Wild, get into Jackbox a little, more Persona 5 talk and Micah reveals his shame. Episode 360 Hosts: Tony, Shelby, Micah, Shannon Run Time: 2:19:50 … Continue reading Nintendo Okie Podcast – Episode 360

Image & Form Talk Steamworld Ambassador

Would you like to play Steamworld Dig 2 before anyone else?  Would you like to name a robot in the upcoming game?  Well, if you are named as a Steamworld Ambassador you could do just that. Watch this video for all of the details.  You can visit http://imageform.se/how-to-play-steamworld-dig-2-before-anyone-else/ to submit your entry in their comments section.     Continue reading Image & Form Talk Steamworld Ambassador

Dragon Quest Heroes II Demo: PS4 vs. Switch

Dragon Quest Heroes II is easily one of my most anticipated games of the year so when I heard that there was a demo available on the Japanese eShop on Switch I immediately went to download it and play through it. If you played the first game then you’ll know exactly what to expect. You, and a party of three other people run around various environments killing horde up horde of enemies. There are different objectives, that usually revolve around defending a specific point or taking down a specific monster, that you need to complete along the way. The first game was available on PS4 here in the US and the Switch is getting a bundle of the first and second games in one package, though a release date for the US has not yet been announced.

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Snake Pass Review (Switch)

We’ve all played platformers over the years and many of them have to do something to stand out from the rest. Most platforming games have you jumping from place to place to place trying to collect everything in sight. Snake Pass, the latest game from Sumo Digital, is a platformer, with light puzzle elements and plenty of things collect. Unlike most games in the genre, however, this one stands out from the crowd in how you move around the world and explore.

You play as a snake named Noodle and you’re accompanied by your friend Doodle, a hummingbird. Someone is threatening the peace of their world and it’s up to you to play through the game’s 15 levels to bring peace and beauty back to the world. You slither around the world in a way that most platformers have never really asked you to do before. You can’t jump. You’re a snake. So you must navigate around the world using no arms, and no legs. Only your slippery, serpentine body and the motions that would allow a snake to move. The story is there, but it’s not the reason you’re going to want to go through the game. This puzzle platformer is unlike anything you’ve probably played before.

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HyperX Cloud Stinger Headset Review

I’m not exactly what you’d call an audiophile. My criteria for a set of headphones has generally been “does it cost $15 or less”, “will it play music or game audio”, “will it not break on day one?”. That’s not to say that I don’t appreciate good audio, just that when it comes to day to day use I’m not as picky about the sound quality as I am ease of use. However, this new headset that I received has changed that.

With the release of Switch, Kingston Technology reached out to us to see if we’d be interested in taking a look at some of their products and test them out with the system. We agreed and they sent along a very nice, budget friendly pair of headphones for us to test out.

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