While I have been critical of a couple of releases (Star Wars Jedi Outcast and Wolfenstein Youngblood in particular), in general, last year was an excellent time for PC gamers who were looking to get in some modern portable console gaming.
Point and click adventure games had a heyday back in the 1990s with Monkey Island, Sam & Max, Grim Fandango, Broken Sword and more. Then about a decade ago we saw a resurgence as TellTale games brought us a renewed look at Sam & Max, and many other excellent adventures followed.
It has been nearly eighteen years since release and almost a decade since my ‘Netbook Gamer’ retro-reviews here, but my love for the Jedi Knight games from Raven Software has not waned and I replay them at least annually. Now I will have to make more time for these playthroughs because Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast and Jedi Academy are coming to the Nintendo Switch!
This week is QuakeCon, and aside from the usual huge sales at every PC game shop we got two big surprises! First, on the iOS store the classic DOOM has been updated for the first time in 6 years, released on Google Play for Android, and DOOM II has been released on both stores.
I have been a fan of Mahjong games since 1986 when I played Shanghai on the Apple Mac Plus, and so have been thrilled over the past several years to see many high-quality mahjong games released for smartphones, tablets and handheld game systems. Now the Nintendo Switch has been added to the list with the release of Pure Mahjong.
For the last month, we’ve been hearing rumors about the Nintendo Switch Lite, and now Nintendo has made it official! Releasing September 20th and costing $199 – a full hundred dollars less than the current price of the original Switch – the Switch Lite is the handheld-only gaming system fans have been clamoring for since the release of the Switch!
Bummed you missed out on Mar10 Day (March 10th)? Fear not, because Bumkins has you covered with their line of Nintendo themed children’s merchandise. They’ve got everything from throwback Mario teethers to NES controller bibs. Now your kids can grow up on Mario just like you did back in the 80s. Starting at $5.95, your baby can be indoctrinated early.
The best thing about the Nintendo Switch, in my mind, is its portability and versatility. You can play it on the couch with your HDTV or you can play it on the bus or on a plane. Snakebyte’s Nintendo Switch accessories help you keep your Switch safe while you’re on the go; their line of Switch accessories starts at $9.99.
Remember when people were sling-shotting Angry Birds, and we thought it was the best game in the world? Well, it was, then. But Pokémon Go is literally the best thing that’s happened to my smartphone since Instagram changed their icon.
Have you tried Pokemon Go yet? Players of this augmented reality game have almost taken over my town and judging by the numbers of people I see walking after dark the popularity isn’t subsiding. One of the questions I’ve heard players ask is if there is a way to get a map of the various Pokestops and Pokemon Gyms.
There are some parts of your childhood that you always remember. For me, it was Michael Jordan and Pokémon. So it was no surprise that I INSTANTLY installed Pokémon Go! on my iPhone as soon as it was available in the app store.
It’s never too early in the year to think about amusement parks. This year Six Flags Entertainment Corporation will partner with Capcom to theme their Magic Mountain park with elements from the Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate video game, exclusively available on Nintendo 3DS.
Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. owners the first public tournament titled “Medal March” today until end of Sunday, March 22. This action-packed, turn-based video game has already made a big impression for the historical, eclectic characters led by President Abraham Lincoln in a single-player campaign missions and challenge online battles in versus mode and is exclusive to the handheld Nintendo 3DS console.
The Dark Knight still has more downloadable content (DLC) for the popular all ages action video game LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham that’s full of famous DC Comic characters like Deadshot, Deathstroke, Harley Quinn, Captain Boomerang and others.
The arcade shooters Titan Attacks! and IronFall: Invasion invade the world in Nintendo eShop for hours of fun action-shooting gameplay on the Nintendo 3DS. The one-player action-adventure shooter Titan Attacks! has 5 unique worlds and 100 levels and costs $9.99. Previously released versions on PlayStation 3, PC, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita. See description below from publisher Curve Digital and developer Carbon / Puppygames. As the last surviving tank commander…
Go for the Gold on March 20 with the new Super Mario amiibo—Gold Edition and new Wii U game Mario Party 10.
SEGA (short for SErvice GAmes) recently encountered a setback in their continuing video game production, as their mainstay franchise didn’t make a big sales boom and instead lost some gold rings in the market.
Nintendo has totally boosted their game cache and physical rewards as the Club Nintendo Rewards program (North America) winds down. Members can also find their free appreciation download code for Flipnote Studio 3D. All worldwide program will end by September 30, 2015 to make way for a new loyalty program.
Club Nintendo gave gamers extra real-life items (with free shipping) for their purchases when entering/registering codes as members in this Nintendo customer loyalty program for about six years. Now, Nintendo has informed U.S.A. and Canadian members that they can earn more “coin” amounts before Tuesday, March 31, 2015 and spend their remaining amounts before Tuesday, June 30, 2015.
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is the perfect term for this fun platformer where players scour every inch of the environments as Nintendo expands the Mario world again on the Wii U with the dialogue free Toad characters. This Wii U exclusive, one-player, puzzle-strategy game also features eclectic characters like Toadette, the Toad Bridage, Wingo, and Draggadon along with the familiar Goombas and Shy Guys.
Duck Hunt, the game that help launched their Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) in 1985 into the game stratosphere, will finally be released for Wii U this Christmas Day (December 25) in time for new players to discover this mainstay shooting game while veterans get to relive the memories all over again.