Nintendon’t use product placement

Nintendon’t use product placement

Apr 14, 2014

The Miiverse is a boundless landscape of fun activities; ranging from the discussion of the games you love, fan art and even the Dafoeverse. However the Miiverse has it’s own dark side and therefore its own enforcement squad, which has had to strike down Sony’s Shuhei Yoshida with the moderators banhammer. The cuddly titan (not in height but...

Pikachu is Japan’s 2014 World Cup mascot. No, really.

Pikachu is Japan’s 2014 World Cup mascot. No, really.

Mar 17, 2014

Yes, this is a thing which has actually happened in the real world. It’s easy to forget that teams even have mascots in the World Cup, but that has changed forever thanks to Pikachu lending his/her/its support to the Japanese team in an official capacity. This announcement may be ‘shocking’ (just sit back and enjoy the ride, folks) but it...

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze – review

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze – review

Mar 1, 2014

Format: Wii U Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: Nintendo Developer: Retro Studios Players: 1-2 Site: http://donkeykong.nintendo.com/tropical-freeze/ Donkey Kong Country is a series that many feel an affinity for after the original Rare-developed trilogy, yet it’s one of the few that some agree doesn’t need nostalgia to appreciate it. After the...

Fixing Nintendo after the fall

Fixing Nintendo after the fall

Feb 5, 2014

While Nintendo have had a lot of success with the 3DS, they are struggling to sell the Wii U, even with the release of a top notch Super Mario game. So where did it all go so wrong, and what can they do to help turn things around? After the success of the Wii, Nintendo have banked a lot of cash, but then just sat on it like a grumpy old miser. If I were in...

Bravely Default: review

Bravely Default: review

Jan 31, 2014

Format: 3DS Unleashed: Out Now (UK), 7th February (USA) Publisher: Nintendo Developer: Silicon Studio & Square Enix Players: 1 Site: www.bravelydefault.nintendo.com/ It’s no accident that Bravely Default’s Japanese subtitle, Flying Fairy, is shortened to FF; the game is essentially an outsourced Final Fantasy, published by Square Enix in Japan...

Critical Gamer’s best of gen (so far)

Critical Gamer’s best of gen (so far)

Dec 2, 2013

Which console generation we’re on about should be obvious; peek at the picture above for the machines we’re including. Although the poor ol’ Vita qualifies, none of its games made the list. Persona 4 Golden almost did but, ultimately, it’s at least 80% identical to the PS2 original. Believe us though – if you own this young...