With the Nintendo Switch release earlier this month, I figured I'd talk about my experience with another Nintendo console launch, the Wii. Now to preface, I didn't actually get the console at launch. It was five days after on Black Friday. I was 14 at the time, and a family tradition of ours was to … Continue reading Gaming Memories: The Nintendo Wii
The reports are in, and the Nintendo Switch is the fastest selling launch system ever for the Mario makers, while The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is equally their fastest selling launch title ever. Surpassing the juggernaut launch sales of the original Wii, there's no way the Switch is destined for failure, right? … Continue reading Was I Wrong About The Nintendo Switch?
Here are some examples of the randomly generated names for the simulated college players you can draft in Madden's franchise mode. Raise any eyebrows?
Nintendo tried to capitalize off the massive success of the Wii by striking first in the Eighth generation console war, releasing the Wii U a full year before the PS4 and Xbox One. With minimal graphical improvements from the original Wii, and still lightyears behind the competitors, other than the Wii U Gamepad which was … Continue reading Is It Time to Buy a Wii U?
For years, I had heard about the fabled Persona series that many called one of the best RPG series ever. It wasn't until last year that I finally took the plunge and played Persona 4, and then Persona 3 Portable. A combined 100+ hours later, it's abundantly clear why those games are so lauded over. … Continue reading Why I Love: The Persona Series
When the recession hit in the late 00's, gaming was seen as the best entertainment value in comparison to money spent. Buy a game for $60 and get 20-30 hours worth of enjoyment, 50-60 hours if you buy a Japanese RPG. Compare that with $15 for a two hour movie, or $40 for a night … Continue reading Gaming Pet Peeves: Season Passes
Growing up, there were few things more exciting than getting a game that you had your eyes on for weeks, months even. You looked at all of the trailers, read all of the preview articles in EGM or Game Informer magazine, and watched all of the review to see if it was worth your hard … Continue reading Gaming Pet Peeves: Game Installations
In the early 90's, Sega was at the height of its popularity. They were the only competitor to truly challenge Nintendo for home console dominance, beating them in Christmas sales from 1992-1994, and holding 55% percent of the market going into 1995. There were few mistakes that Sega could make to falter from the throne, … Continue reading Game Over – Mistakes in Gaming: The Sega Saturn Launch
Some of my fondest memories as a gaming lad, was getting a new game, ripping open the plastic wrap, and reading that big juicy manual on the car ride home. Most of the time, in my case, my mom would stop at seemingly a million places before I could finally get back home and pop … Continue reading Gaming Memories: Game Manuals
Nintendo recently had a press conference unveiling a plethora of details regarding their new console, the Nintendo Switch. Launching on March 3rd, the Switch has taken the gaming community by storm, with pre-orders sold out across all major U.S. retailers. While many are stoked about the new system, there are also many tell tale signs that … Continue reading Why The Nintendo Switch Will Fail