The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – catchup review

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – catchup review

Mar 20, 2017

Format: Switch (version reviewed), Wii U Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: Nintendo Developer: Nintendo Players: 1 Site: http://www.zelda.com/breath-of-the-wild/ Game cartridge purchased by reviewer The world doesn’t need another Breath of the Wild review, but it’s getting one anyway. There’s a reason – many reasons, in fact – that...

Nintendo Switch sales joy

Nintendo Switch sales joy

Mar 8, 2017

Nintendo’s latest console, the Switch, has had promising start to its life, with its first weekend on sale – as reported at gamesindustry.biz – garnering more units sold than any other Nintendo console in history, including the hugely successful Wii (in the EU and US at least). Nintendo also revealed that the new Legend of Zelda: Breath of...

Grumpy Gurevitz: Can the Nintendo Switch succeed?

Grumpy Gurevitz: Can the Nintendo Switch succeed?

Jan 23, 2017

Let’s be honest; when Nintendo released the Wii, they had no idea it would go on to sell so many units (just over 100 million). Their previous two consoles had achieved 21 million and 32 million units each, which whilst ‘viable’ was hardly in line with their competitors at the time. Hence I do not believe that they thought the Wii was going to kick of the...

Nintendo Switch: The good and the bad [UPDATED]

Nintendo Switch: The good and the bad [UPDATED]

Jan 13, 2017

UPDATE: It seems that the “free” NES and SNES games offered as part of Nintendo’s new online subscription service are each only available to play for a month, after which time you need to buy if you want to keep playing. If true, this is an undeniably stupid move by Nintendo.  Original article below.  Nintendo have finally...

Imagining a better vidyagames industry for 2017

Imagining a better vidyagames industry for 2017

Jan 2, 2017

As we all hold hands and rejoice at the death of 2016, avoiding with all our might recognition of the fact that 2017 will be the year that hands an enormous arsenal of nuclear weapons to a far-right mentally unstable man-baby, let’s take some time to imagine a better world. A world where consumers make the games industry work for them, rather than the other...