The Politics of Esports and Blizzard’s Blitzchung Debacle

There tends to be very little politics involved in video game culture, but after Blizzard harshly punished an esports player for supporting Hong Kong protestors, it shook the entire gaming industry to its core.  Ng Wai Chung, a competitive Hearthstone player from Hong Kong, who goes by the name “Blitzchung,” called for the liberation ofContinue reading “The Politics of Esports and Blizzard’s Blitzchung Debacle”

Nintendo reveals a brand new exercise RPG titled, ‘Ring Fit Adventure’

Nintendo is being weird again, and their cryptic video which released a couple of weeks ago depicting groups of people playing with a strange ring-like controller has finally been revealed as Ring Fit Adventure.  This game will mark another attempt for Nintendo at creating a fitness game, with the first significant success being Wii FitContinue reading “Nintendo reveals a brand new exercise RPG titled, ‘Ring Fit Adventure’”

A Hat in Time for the Nintendo Switch Finally Gets a Release Date

A Hat in Time, the adorable 3D platformer, which initially released back in 2017, has finally gotten a confirmed release date for the upcoming Nintendo Switch version.  The Switch version was originally announced back in 2018, and now has a confirmed release date of October 18th, 2019. The developer, Gears for Breakfast, created A HatContinue reading “A Hat in Time for the Nintendo Switch Finally Gets a Release Date”

Dragon Quest’s Hero Joins Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Nearly two months after Nintendo revealed the Hero from the Dragon Quest series would be joining the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate roster at E3 2019, he has finally joined the fight. On Tuesday, July 30, Nintendo revealed that the heavily rumored fighter would be joining the battle by the end of the day when MasahiroContinue reading “Dragon Quest’s Hero Joins Super Smash Bros. Ultimate”

Someone has recreated ‘Super Mario Maker 2’ in ‘LittleBigPlanet 3’

Fans are really enjoying Super Mario Maker 2 so far. Being able to create and play thousands of different Mario levels is a dream come true for so many people.  Unfortunately, not everyone has a Nintendo Switch to get in on the action, but thanks to user ClapTrap9, people with a PlayStation 3 or 4 canContinue reading “Someone has recreated ‘Super Mario Maker 2’ in ‘LittleBigPlanet 3’”

Everything Announced in Nintendo’s E3 2019 Direct

As the last company to give a presentation at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), all eyes were on Nintendo to deliver a stellar presentation.  Before the show, Nintendo revealed that their direct would focus only on software for the Nintendo Switch.  Sorry, 3DS! Fans were treated to several surprises and well as received moreContinue reading “Everything Announced in Nintendo’s E3 2019 Direct”

Phil Spencer Makes Big Promises Ahead of E3 2019 Show

With big name companies like PlayStation and Activision being absent from the Electronic Entertainment Expo this year, all eyes are on Microsoft and Nintendo to deliver great presentations. Xbox head, Phil Spencer, is aware of the pressure on his company’s shoulders and took to Twitter to promise fans one of the biggest and most excitingContinue reading “Phil Spencer Makes Big Promises Ahead of E3 2019 Show”

The World Health Organization adds “Gaming Disorder” to its list of diseases

The World Health Organization (WHO) announced that it is officially recognizing “Gaming Disorder” as a disease. It was added as the 11th revision to the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems and recognized this new disorder as “addictive behavior.” According to the WHO’s ICD-11, this is the definition and characterization of theContinue reading “The World Health Organization adds “Gaming Disorder” to its list of diseases”

All the New Features Coming to Super Mario Maker 2

Nintendo recently streamed a direct for Super Mario Maker 2, which was roughly 15 minutes long and took a deep dive into new details about the game. Compared to the first game, which launched in 2015, this sequel appears to be adding a slew of new features and customization options.  One of the most significantContinue reading “All the New Features Coming to Super Mario Maker 2”

Persona 5R and Persona 5S Finally Revealed by Atlus

After months of waiting and teasers that tease more teasers, Atlus finally revealed what exactly Persona 5R and Persona 5S will be. On April 24, Atlus released a Japanese trailer showing Persona 5 Royal, an updated deluxe version of the original hit JRPG. The very next day, they revealed that Persona 5S is in factContinue reading “Persona 5R and Persona 5S Finally Revealed by Atlus”

Eight Potential Improvements for the Rumored Switches Coming in 2019

Ever since I first got my hands on the Nintendo Switch when it launched on March 3, 2017, I instantly fell in love with the console. It has very quickly become one of my favorite game systems of all time. I have dozens of games and have sunk hundreds of hours into my little hybridContinue reading “Eight Potential Improvements for the Rumored Switches Coming in 2019”

Two of Nintendo’s Biggest Exclusives Will Soon Be Getting Labo VR Support

  Nintendo recently announced on Twitter that its Nintendo Labo VR Kit will support Super Mario Odyssey and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, two of the biggest exclusives on the Nintendo Switch.  For Super Mario Odyssey, Nintendo announced that they will be adding a handful of “bite-sized” mini-games from the main campaignContinue reading “Two of Nintendo’s Biggest Exclusives Will Soon Be Getting Labo VR Support”