Newest Harvest Moon Is A Great Intro For Young Players

Longtime fans of Harvest Moon aren’t really going to be that excited about the most recent release in the franchise, Harvest Moon: Lil’ Farmers. The thing is, they’re not really supposed to. It’s not meant for them. It’s meant for, as the title suggests, younger players. My kids, for example. My two youngest are four and five years old. They wouldn’t really begin to be able to play a traditional Harvest Moon game like their older sister does. They enjoy watching her play on PS4, but they can’t really read yet. It’s kinda hard to play those games if you can’t read. Continue reading “Newest Harvest Moon Is A Great Intro For Young Players”

Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers Review (Switch)

If you’re a person of my age, or even a little older, you’ve been playing Street Fighter II for more than 25 years at this point. I have very fond memories of sitting in bowling alley arcades, quarters lined up on the screen playing with a group of regular friends who were always there the same nights I was. Then there were home console versions of the game on the Super Nintendo and the Genesis. The game has evolved over the years and numerous iterations have been released in that time on most platforms available. Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers on Switch is the most recent version of the game to be available and the first since the 2008 release of Hyper Street Fighter II: Turbo HD Remix on the PS3 and Xbox 360.

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Astro Duel Coming to Switch Next Week

The Switch continues to build it’s already growing lineup of games. One way that this is happening is through independent developers releasing their games on the system. One game like this will be released next week on May 30th. It’s called Astro Duel Deluxe and it’s definitely a throwback to classic games like Asteroids, but with a twist. You and up to five of your … Continue reading Astro Duel Coming to Switch Next Week

Global TestPunch Times Announced

Last week during their Direct presentation for ARMS Nintendo announced that there would be an online demo/beta for the game.  They announced the dates, but at the time did not announce when on those days the servers would be available to play.  Today that information has been divulged. Here in North America you’ll be able to try out ARMS for yourself during the following times: … Continue reading Global TestPunch Times Announced

Precision Platformer, Splasher, Coming To Switch

Do you like pixel perfect platforming that borders right on the edge of chaos where you could die at any moment? Yeah? You’ll want to check out this game coming to Switch later this year. It’s called Splasher and it’s brought to you by Splashteam, a group headed up by former Ubisoft Game Designer Romain Claude. The game is similar to games like Super Meat … Continue reading Precision Platformer, Splasher, Coming To Switch

Arms Focused Direct Coming on May 17th

Nintendo has just announced a new Nintendo Direct that is focused on details about the upcoming fighter, ARMS, happening on May 17th.  You can tune in at 5:00pm CST to see the video.  They say they’ll also be showing off a new trailer for Splatoon 2 during the event. You can see the video as it airs by going to http://www.nintendo.com/nintendo-direct.  It will also be available … Continue reading Arms Focused Direct Coming on May 17th

Switch To Get Its First Harvest Moon Title

Natsume is celebrating 20 years of the Harvest Moon series this year and there have been three games already released so far. Two previous games have been released for the PS4 (A Wonderful Life – Special Edition and Save the Homeland) as well as a re-release of Harvest Moon 64 for the Wii U. Today Natsume announced that a new game will be heading to … Continue reading Switch To Get Its First Harvest Moon Title

Minecraft Review (Switch)

It is absolutely impossible to talk about Minecraft in today’s gaming landscape as if it’s a new game. It’s been commercially available since 2011 and it’s been ported to nearly every possible platform available. It would be redundant, then, to talk about this as if it was a new release and I’m just not going to do that. Instead I’m going to talk about the things that are specific to this version of the game, and hopefully by the end of this review you’ll understand why I think this is the best possible console version of the game to date.

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Thumper Brings Rhythm and Violence to Switch

You know what’s really great; music, high speed gameplay, neon lights and really scary bosses (okay, if you know me, I don’t like scary things at all, but this looks great). Thumper is a new rhythm game coming to the Switch on May 18th. The game is being developed by two former Harmonix developers (famous for some other rhythm games you MIGHT have heard of). … Continue reading Thumper Brings Rhythm and Violence to Switch

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Review

I’m going to be completely honest with you. I was very skeptical about the idea of a new version of Mario Kart 8 for Switch and not a completely different game altogether. The stuff I was seeing didn’t seem like it would really justify warranting another purchase for people who already owned the game. Yes, for people who didn’t buy the game on Wii U a purchase of the Switch edition of the game would be a no-brainer, but is there enough to really justify coming back and double dipping on the game if you already own it?

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