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This Q&A about the Nintendo Switch will answer all the question you have

This video was originally recorded live on GameXplain on Youtube.

Good stuff right here. Lots of in-depth looks and information about the Switch. If you can’t wait a week to find out this stuff for yourself, like me, then this video is perfect for you.

-Matt

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Captain Nintendo Dude is waiting in line for a MONTH for the Switch

For those of you who don’t know Captain Nintendo Dude (CND), he is a YouTuber who makes content around Nintendo and Nintendo games. He’s an all-around pleasant dude who makes quality content that he is legitimately passionate about. I just discovered his channel about a month ago, so I had no idea what he is capable of when it comes to his beloved Nintendo….until now.

That’s right, this crazy Mofo (in the most endearing way possible) is waiting outside the Nintendo Store in New York for the launch of the Nintendo Switch. At eye-level that’s not too crazy. I once waited overnight for the Wii, so I get it. But the Switch doesn’t come out until March 3. For those of you reading this in the future, that’s one month away from the date this blog was posted. Kind of crazy, but I’m not going to hate on this level of passion.

Oh, and he’s not alone. Read the rest of this entry

First Look at The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

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With all the new hardware being thrown around at E3 this year, it’s easy to say Nintendo’s presentation was a little dissapointing.

Nintendo, you pulled the NX rug right out from underneath us, deprived us of a new handheld console and then you do something like giving us gameplay footage and a trailer for the brand new Zelda game….

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To be fair, they also gave us a handful of new Pokemon that will be on Sun and Moon, but ZELDA MAN, ZELDA!

First Impressions

Visuals

When I first saw the trailer (embedded above), I was pleasantly surprised to see that the Wind Waker-esque cell shaded graphics were being brought back into the fold. Not that this game is a reproduction of The Wind Waker, far from it, but it’s cool to see this hybrid of visuals that make up Breath of the Wild.

Landscape

People are calling this an “open-world” Zelda game, which is confusing to me. I recall my days streaking across Hyrule field with Epona, wasn’t this open-world? Sailing across the open seas in my tiny wooden boat, wasn’t this open-world? Hell, side scrolling through landscapes and throwing my sword around, wasn’t this open-world? The landscapes in Breath of the Wild are vast. They seem to be truly grande than any installment previous, but everyone being caught on this “open-world” tagline needs to chill. More RPG-like? Yeah sure. Am I missing something on this?

The Jump Button

I Don’t like it. There, I said it.

Style

Style is than visuals in that I am solely talking about Link’s clothes when I talk about “Style”. My verdict…I like it. Kind of tribe-chic.

Bottom Line

This is a Zelda game, people. No matter what tiny little things we can nitpick about it, even a JUMP button, it’s still the next installment in one of the greatest video game franchises ever. I’m going to buy it, you’re going to buy it, what a time to be alive!

-Matt

Let’s Talk about the Nintendo Wii U

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If you haven’t been privy to the latest news coming from Nintendo, here’s the summary: Nintendo is set to release a new console, codename NX, in March of 2017. Besides it’s codename, and the disclosure of a new Zelda game to accompany it, we know very little else about the new Nintendo hardware. I’m excited because I love Nintendo. I’ve played the majority of their first-party titles (which are second to none) and i’ve owned pretty much every piece of hardware they’ve release since the SNES. And yes, that includes their current generation home console the Wii U. Which brings me to the point of this article. Let’s talk about the Wii U.

In my eyes the Wii U was a home run. Maybe it does’t show it on Nintendo’s bottom line, but in my experience with it, and it’s games, it’s a great console. The Wii U gamepad is unlike anything to come to home console’s and it’s functionality was just as unique. Being able to play Mario Kart 8 while my brother watched a movie on the TV? Awesome. Changing the channel, adjusting volume and surfing the web with the gamepad? Futuristic shit right there. I feel I’m sitting at the helm of the Enterprise every time I use that piece of tech.

14114218317_3ed24c6ae2Nintendo gets who’s playing their games. Again, this might not show with all the internet heroes trashing it left and right, but ask anyone who has put significant time into the Wii U’s library. They will tell you how great the experience is. Case and point, the launch of Super Smash Brothers for the Wii U. Everyone knows that Super Smash is one of Nintendo’s strongest recurring title. It has been for some time. Nintendo knew that they out some hardcore fans during the Wii version, so what did they do? They did exactly what the fans were asking for; They released a game that uses Gamecube controllers! Getting an updated game with traditional controls is just what Super Smash needed.

With additional titles like Mario Make and the two Zelda HD remakes, The Wii U has really put out quality games. Could the third-party support be better? Yeah, but that’s not why I buy a Nintendo system.

The bottom line here is that more people need to find games that they enjoy, rather than comparing numbers and online reviews. My Wii U will have purpose in my TV entertainment center far past the NX’s debut.

-Matt

Tech Tuesday – Super Mario Meets Link Meets Star Fox Meets…

Whoever made this….thank you. It captures the sights and sounds of my childhood.

DO A BARREL ROLL!

-MattyV

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