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June 29, 2017 / Jett

ARMS and the Continued Miseducation of Fighting Game Players

I am currently smitten with ARMS. Nintendo’s newest title is a novel take on the fighting game that is one of the most accessible fighters in quite some time. For a brief moment, I thought that maybe this would be the game that magically conquers the genre’s accessibility problem. After browsing online to see the response from players on message boards, Reddit, and Twitter, it was clear that this was not the case.

Just like with any other fighting game, there were complaints about throws being too cheap. About certain characters (coughcoughNinjaracoughcough) being too overpowered. Some were calling the game a mindless waggle-fest or button-masher. ¬†You don’t have to look far to find opinions rooted in conjecture. The reality is that getting a wider audience to understand and enjoy fighting games at a satisfying level far more complicated than just creating a simplified game.

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June 28, 2017 / Jett

5 Great Games Left Off the Super Nintendo Classic

The Super Nintendo Classic is launching with a bevy of timeless classics. It will be well worth the suggested retail price upon it’s release in September. However, I couldn’t help but notice a few large omissions from this list. Wish the following games could have made it on the console!

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June 27, 2017 / Jett

The Super Nintendo Classic Edition is Happening!

Following the success (or at least rampant demand for) the NES Classic, Nintendo returns with the Super Nintendo Classic. Featuring two controllers (with longer cables) and 21 stellar titles (including the unreleased Star Fox 2), this is going to be a must-have item this holiday season.

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June 25, 2017 / Jett

Doom (2016) Single Player Review


Welcome to Hell. On Mars. In the world of Doom, it’s just another day at the office. As a reboot to the seminal shooter of the same name, Doom tries its hardest to make its original formula work in modern times. Somehow, Id and Bethesda pulled it off with flying colours.

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June 23, 2017 / Jett

Tips to Take Your Arms Skills to the Next Level

Nintendo’s latest fighting game is far from a waggle fest. Players who master the ins-and-outs of ARMS will dominate, while button mashing and arm flailing will almost certainly guarantee defeat. These tips may not make you the Daigo of ARMS, but they should get you on the right track to success!

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June 22, 2017 / Jett

Escape Room: The Game Impressions

For the past few years, escape rooms as a social activity have really taken off. Personally, I’ve gone a few times myself, though I’ve only escaped in time once. While the experience of puzzle solving with friends is great, it’s also quite expensive when you account for the admission costs of everyone involved.

Escape Room: The Game aims to capture the thrills of that experience as a cheaper tabletop board game. Do you have what it takes to escape these scenarios in time?

 

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June 21, 2017 / Jett

Nintendo Joy-Con Controllers as a Fashion Accessory

From the different coloured editions of the original Gameboy, to the Pikachu edition of the Nintendo 64, Nintendo is the king of incentivizing the purchase of additional hardware through cosmetic changes. They first got me years ago when I bought a limited edition NES-themed version of the Gameboy Advance SP, even though I already owned a standard edition.

This time, I think Nintendo might have hit the jackpot with its multi-coloured Joy-Con controllers.

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