It is no secret that the most storied company in gaming’s relatively brief history is under fire. The most recent console generation is the culprit.
Gamers no longer pine for the same types of experiences that once ruled the market.
Nintendo has been reeling from the terrible performance of their newest console, the Wii U. Their stock has been falling as they continue to drop estimates for console sales and continue to dart from idea to idea.
But this article isn’t about Nintendo’s stock level, rather it is about how often their games are infamously out of stock at physical retailers and how it doesn’t add up when you look at their digital strategy.
Standing straight out, firm and unwavering, it points towards a glorious future! A shining finger, it’s glorious light banishing all lies and darkness before it! His voice is clear, his conviction loud! The struggle isn’t over yet! No, in fact he has only begun to turn it around!
WARNING: THE FOLLOWING CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR THE ACE ATTORNEY SERIES
Any Zelda fan remembers that big moment in history. That tech demo prior to the Gamecube’s launch featuring an epic battle between a “fully realized” and “mature” Ganondorf and Link in a dark cathedral. What they remember even more vividly is the haunting realization a year later that the next Zelda game would in fact be a departure from the norm.
Fans were given The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, and it created a division in the thought process of what made a Zelda game a “Zelda game.”
Here we are ten years later, and The Wind Waker is more polished than ever? Should you buy The Wind Waker HD if you already played the original? Find out.
Reviewing Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds is hard to do.
The nostalgia glasses I wear for a Link to the Past, the 1991 Super Nintendo classic, are rose-colored and of the strongest prescription. Can a game marketed as the spiritual sequel to one of my favorite games possibly live up to any amount of hype?
Link Between Worlds is a world imagined over two decades ago, reborn with a second opinion — an extra dimension. It is a 22-year reunion that you attend while babysitting your eight-year-old.
The “link between worlds” references the generational bridge of the game’s design just as much as it does the bonds of scenic Hyrule and decrepit Lorule.
So here is the start of something new: a weekly article in which I can vent in a controlled format about anything gaming that earns my ire. I will take multiple shots at video game rage inducers (each followed by a short explanation) and attempt not to froth at the mouth in the process. Without further ado, here goes the inaugural Rim(ithel) Shots!
With a rather slow week in games (it is the summer after all), the guys look at an oldie-but-goodie, Half-Life 2. While Dan has a decade of playing experience, it is the first time at the rodeo for Patrick and Ryan. So what do they think about the “classic”?
Vivendi is no longer owner of Activision-Blizzard, as the dynamic duo has gone independent. Find out how this effects games like Warcraft, Call of Duty, and Destiny (published by the giant). Also, what happened to Neversoft and Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater?
Music, in order of appearance:
Lana Del Rey – Blue Jeans
Kanye West – Bound 2
When I first arrived at the town of “Hi-Rule”, the name of the fictional town I invented within the first minutes of starting Animal Crossing: New Leaf, I did not know what to expect.
I have never played an Animal Crossing game before, despite the urging of friends and fans. Since the first game was released in 2002, I have always avoided what I instinctively believed to be a “gamier” version of The Sims for the PC. I personally have never been a major fan of titles that have no ultimate goal. So naturally, a game like Animal Crossing never exactly got my blood pumping, from the conceptual level.
I was as surprised as my avatar, “Zick”, when I discovered that I was to be the new mayor of Hi-Rule. And like Zick, I was just as astonished to find myself thoroughly enjoying my time in this cuddly world.