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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Image & Form’s Engine Room Talks Relationship With Nintendo

Image & Form recently announced a new entry in the Steamworld series would be coming to Nintendo Switch.  In the most recent episode of their behind the scenes series, The Engine Room, the developers talk about a possible physical release of Steamworld Dig 2 on Switch, their relationship with Nintendo, and you get to meet the lead designer of the game, Robert Olsén. Continue reading Image & Form’s Engine Room Talks Relationship With Nintendo

Disgaea 5 Opening Cinematic

Disgaea 5 Complete launches here in the United States on May 23rd and in Europe on May 26th for the Switch.  The game will be available at retail and digitally through the eShop.  Here you can check out the opening cinematic of the game and some new screenshots.  The game is currently available through the Japanese eShop and includes an English language option if you … Continue reading Disgaea 5 Opening Cinematic

Nintendo Download: Week of March 23rd

This week see Android getting the release of Super Mario Run, after iOS having the exlusive for approximately six months. Also Has Been Heroes drops on Switch, and Mario Sports Superstars hits 3DS. If you’re a fan of Kid Icarus: Uprising, and the animated shorts that came out around the time of that release you’ll be happy as you can now redeem some of your precious Platinum My Nintendo coins to obtain those shorts for yourself. For the rest of the releases head past the break.

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Go! Go! Kokopolo 3D Review (3DS)

All the way back in 2011 I reviewed a little DSiWare game from UK developer Tanukii Studios called Go! Go! Kokopolo. I called the game a mix between Pac-Man and Cat and Mouse, a description I thought was very fitting. In April of 2012 we showed off some of the first character art for the game’s sequel Go! Go! Kokopolo 3D. Now, nearly four years later the game has finally been released and if you liked that first game you’ll love this one.

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Bloodstained No Longer Coming to Wii U

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is the newest game from Castlevania creator Koji Igarashi.  The game was originally scheduled to come to Wii U, but in an announcement made on Kickstarter the developer has announced that version of the game will no longer be coming.  They have said that the environment became such that they’ve decided to shift all development to the Switch version.  Refunds … Continue reading Bloodstained No Longer Coming to Wii U

Details For Upcoming Fire Emblem Limited Edition

Nintendo just wants my money it would seem. Today the company has announced a new Limited Edition Bundle for the upcoming Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia. The game, which is a remake of the previously Japan only Fire Emblem Gaiden, is set to release on May 19th and will come with a packed Limited Edition. The set, which will retail for $59.99, will include … Continue reading Details For Upcoming Fire Emblem Limited Edition

Don’t Mess With Hylian Gardeners

I’m nearly 40 hours into my playing of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. I’ve learned so much about the history of Hyrule, the story of Calamity Ganon, the four heroes and Princess Zelda herself. This game is all about the experiences that we all have, the characters we meet and the stories we get to share. Everyone’s experience will vary based on … Continue reading Don’t Mess With Hylian Gardeners

Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment Review (Switch)

Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment is the second expansion to the original game from Yacht Club Games and shows that they’re not willing to rest on their laurels and just recycle old content for new games. They’ve taken many of the lessons learned in the two years since Shovel Knight’s original release and crafted a prequel that worth any player’s time to play.

The game takes place before the events of the original Shovel Knight and you play as Specter Knight, one of the eight members of the ‘Order of No Quarter’. In the game you are tasked by the villainous Enchantress to seek out the other members of the Order and recruit them to her cause. You’ll also learn the back story of Specter Knight and just how he became a member of the Order in a series of flashback levels, essentially a mini-prequel inside the prequel, if you will.

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In Breath of the Wild It’s All About the Discovery, Not the Icons

The best thing about Breath of the Wild is the fact there is so much to do and the game doesn’t tell you any of it. I’m not the biggest fan of open world games. I like some of them. Assassin’s Creed, for example. One of the biggest problems with them is that they cram so much stuff into the world and then tell you all about it. One only has to look as the maps in some of the more recent Assassin’s Creed, Watch Dogs or Far Cry games to know what I’m talking about. Those maps are so filled with icons where there is something the developer wants to tell you to do that you can’t even see the actual map you’re wanting to look at. They’re so eager to tell you where every little thing you can do is.

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