The Unboxening – Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Collector’s Edition

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Arms – The Greatest Arena Fighter EVER

ARMs rosterArena fighters are the bastard cousin of fighting games. They can be fun, if you’re babysitting 4 year olds and the parents don’t have the Sprout network, but they have a relatively low ceiling in terms of psychology, nuance, creativity, and establishing a set of rules that puts them in the upper tier that traditional fighting games. Their straightforward appeal (probably unintentionally) has placed them in an unofficial category, “party games”. You can pick up and play them, generally with other human players to maximize their enjoyment. But why not ingratiate a deeper element to these? It may not be broke, but it can certainly be improved upon. Nintendo’s Arms is the first to successfully craft an arena fighter from the ground up to establish its unique set of rules to stand out from the pack and appeal to fighting game fans and casual players without dumbing down your senses or skill level.¬† Continue reading

The Nintendo Switch Presentation! Make or Break?

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Less than 24 hours ago,¬†Nintendo¬†unveiled in great detail the anticipated Nintendo Switch. After the commercial failure of the Wii U (a console that I was very fond of), Big N felt they needed to correct the wrongs of the previous home device and make a big splash. Was the presentation that big splash Nintendo needed? Well, I’ll answer my own rhetorical question I wrote for myself. A bit of yes AND no. Continue reading