Nintendo has had a fabulous last 12 months. One year ago today, the company was on a continuous downward spiral, with yet another quarterly loss to report, and more results falling short of their expectations. After finally bottoming-out, Nintendo is now turning a profit once again for the first time in years, and more importantly, it appears like Nintendo has gotten its swag back. It no longer feels as gloomy when talking about the companies future and overall moral is up among Nintendo fans like myself. I feel that one of the primary reasons why this is the case is that Nintendo has done a heck of a good job selling its brand name and its products, more so than just selling its games.
With the calender now reading January, we take a look at what games we are most looking forward to in 2015. In order to be eligible to make the list, the game must be announced, as well as have a tentative release date of 2015.
Steamworld Dig, a robotic-western-themed indie title, was released just shy of a month ago through the Wii U’s eShop. The game’s developer’s, Image & Form, were kind enough to send us a review copy of the game, which turned out to be a surprisingly fun addition to my Wii U library, and something I’d highly recommend to anyone looking for fun eShop title to download.
Mutton Chop Game Critiques is a show where I look at video games past and and present and grade them as academically as possible based on the narrative, the aesthetics, the gameplay, and how the game make one feel through those three aspects combined. This week, I’m looking at Kingdom Hearts!
Today, Sony Computer Entertainment confirmed the western release date for upcoming title, Bloodborne, as well as revealing a Collector’s Edition for the game. In development at FromSoftware, in collaboration with Sony’s own Japan Studio, the PlayStation 4 exclusive will release on February 6 2015.
This weeks episode of The Pause Menu focuses on the PlayStation 4 and its upcoming lineup. The panel talks about its software, or lack-thereof, for the coming months and whether or not the Xbox One can close the gap this holiday season. The team also discusses the possibility of potential bundles, a future price cut, and the outlook for 2015. Make the jump to check out this weeks panel discussion.
Smartphones take the “pick-up” out of “pick-up and play.”
We live in a society where peoples’ cameras, music-players, maps, e-mails, phones, and pretty much every other electronic task you can think of, are all functions of the one device: smartphones. With games for sale on their app-stores, Android and Apple iOS smartphones are even considered portable gaming consoles to many of our modern generation.
This November marks a decade since the original Nintendo DS model was released. With the 3DS continuing the DS namesake to this day, we are left to wonder what will eventually replace the 3DS, and the DS family. Where will Nintendo take portable gaming from here?
Mojang confirmed that Microsoft is buying the Swedish studio responsible for Minecraft, answering the questions of worried fans in the process.
It has been two days since the release of Super Smash Bros 4 on the Nintendo 3DS in Japan and already there is a glitch in the system. As with fighting games, the online matches are moderated to prevent cheating but for some reason, players who are using Peach online in Smash have been banned.
It has been a long crazy set of weeks for Super Smash Bros 4. First, the game leaks through the internet and the entire roster is revealed. Secondly, the game releases a day early in Japan, confirming said roster and finally, the release date of Smash Bros 4 for the Wii U may have just been revealed.
Club Nintendo sent out a special surprise for those who made Platinum status this past year.
Mutton Chop Game Critiques is a show where I look at video games past and and present and grade them as academically as possible based on the narrative, the aesthetics, the gameplay, and how the game make one feel through those three aspects combined. This week, I’m looking at Shovel Knight!