September 2019


Knights And Bikes Review

Even the most mundane, everyday things can seem full of mystery and adventure when you’re a kid. Especially when you have a like-minded friend to bounce ideas off and encourage your flights of fancy.

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The girls may have a treasure map to guide them, but things aren’t quite so straightforward as realizing X marks the spot. Getting around town is a challenge. Nessa and Demelza can run–and if you hold down the run button they’ll do that thing kids do where they spread their arms like wings and yell “Vrrrrrrrmmmm!” like they’re a plane …read more


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The Outer Worlds’ New Trailer Shows Off Corporate Life…and Death

You have to figure, space is a really big, really deadly place, so it only makes sense that when corporations take over and start building new societies, they’re going to make it seem as pleasant as possible. That’s the gist of the new trailer from The Outer Worlds, which shows off all the fun little diversions you as the player can get up to, and lots of death and dismemberment you’ll need to avoid.

Though we’ve seen a lot of these locations before, the newest trailer offers up a new perspective on things, all from the eyes of the corporate overlords that run most of the Outer Worlds’ planets. We can see the various ways corporations have influenced society, pushing people into work, and making it so every aspect of their life revolves around company-approved lifestyle choices.

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The Next Smash Bros Ultimate Character May Be From an SNK Game

The next DLC Character for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate may be an SNK character, according to a new file uploaded to Nintendo’s UK website.

First noticed by Twitter user @PushDustin and shared by Twitter user @Nibellion, the text is fairly standard legalese explaining ownership rights over Smash Ultimate’s fourth DLC Challenger Pack. At the bottom, however, is a copyright from the SNK Corporation.

Challenge Pack 4 in #SmashBrosUltimate will apparently be a character from SNK.

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PAX West 2019: ‘Cat Quest 2’ Continues to Look Great Ahead of Steam Launch this Month

In May of last year, developer The Gentlebros announced Cat Quest 2, a full sequel to their popular action RPG Cat Quest ($4.99) which originally launched in the second half of 2017 on iOS, Android, desktop, Nintendo Switch, and PlayStation 4. We adored Cat Quest in our 5 star review from back then, and picked it as our runner-up for Game of the Year 2017. It’s one of those games that does just about everything right and is just a lot of fun. For the sequel The Gentlebros are focusing on the desktop and console versions first, with a mobile version coming sometime down the line. Just a couple of weeks ago it was announced that the Steam version of Cat Quest 2 will be arriving September 24th, and the console version will come before the end of the year. As for the mobile version The Gentlebros will have more to announce about it soon. In the meantime we dropped by the Cat Quest 2 booth at PAX West 2019 to scope out the playable demo, check out the video of it in action below and as always we’ll let you know when any more …read more


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Reggie Fils-Aimé to Teach at Cornell University

Reggie Fils-Aimé, who retired from his position as CEO and president of Nintendo of America only about six months ago, is returning to school. Fils-Aimé will be teaching at Cornell University’s Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management in Ithaca, New York later this year.

Fils-Aimé announced the new pursuit on Twitter this past Thursday. He previously graduated from Cornell University in 1983.

Regginator is going back to school! @CornellDyson just announced that I will be their inaugural Leader in Residence. Looking forward to teaching and mentoring during this upcoming academic year. Great way for me to give back to @Cornell and @CALS.

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PAX West 2019: Here’s a Quick Look at the Nintendo Switch Lite

After months and months of rumors that Nintendo was going to release some sort of hardware revision of their mega successful hybrid console the Switch, they finally did officially announce the Switch Lite back in July. It’s in a slightly smaller form factor than the OG Switch, and more importantly it does not have detachable Joy-Con controllers and instead is housed in a plastic body that’s all one piece. This means it can ONLY be played in handheld mode; no docking to a TV, no tabletop mode. On the one hand, many people I see predominantly play their Switch in handheld mode anyway, so losing those features is no big loss. On the other hand, the ability to “switch” is literally the entire core design of the Switch, so it’s kind of odd to remove those core features.

Anyway, I’ve been perfectly happy with my launch Switch and while the Lite model does seem tempting with its slightly smaller footprint, I didn’t think it was enough to make me want to go out and buy a whole new console. But they have the Switch Lite on display here at PAX West 2019, and well, these suckers are absolutely beautiful in …read more


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PAX West 2019: Dungeon Crawler Puzzler ‘Plunge’ Out Now on Switch and PC, Mobile Port Possible

Two years ago at PAX West 2017 a quirky-looking dungeon crawler caught our eye at one of the little kiosks in the PAX Rising section of the show floor. The game was called Plunge from developer Spooky Buns, and it more or less combined a tile-sliding puzzler with a rogue-lite dungeon crawler. It’s a really cool formula, and at that time we were able to go hands-on with Plunge on a tablet and enjoyed it a ton. Since then Spooky Buns focused their efforts on releasing the game for desktop and consoles, and just over a week ago that’s exactly what happened when Plunge launched on Steam, on Itch.io, and on the eShop for Nintendo Switch. That launch has gone well so far, but it will still be some time before Spooky Buns will know if it was successful enough to put the time and resources needed into finishing up and releasing a mobile version. The game plays great on the touchscreen and the nature of the game is very well-suited to mobile, but a mobile port isn’t a 100% lock just yet. However, Spooky Buns does seem hopeful and definitely would love to put out …read more