Opinion – How the Nintendo Switch Online Lounge could be improved

Nintendo recently released the Nintendo Switch Online Lounge app for iOS and Android. The app is supposed to make matchmaking with friends easier, and gives you the ability to voice chat too, as well as offering companion services to select titles.

Unfortunately, many gamers feel that it is an unnecessary method to what should generally be a feature built into the Switch itself, and I would have to agree. However, I do see some potential with the app if handled correctly. So much so, I’ve come up with five ways Nintendo could improve the service!

Check them out after the break!

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By | 2017-07-21T08:56:04+00:00 July 21st, 2017|Nintendo, Nintendo Switch|0 Comments

REVIEW – Splatoon 2

It’s been just over two years since Nintendo graced us with the inkredible Splatoon. The title gave a fresh new experience for the third person shooter genre. Though it was initially scampi on content, frequent updates kept the game fresh. Nintendo are now ready to release the next entry into the franchise, onto the Nintendo Switch, with Splatoon 2.

Is Splatoon 2 completely off the hook, or are you batter off skipping it entirely? Find out in our review after the break… along with even more terrible puns!

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By | 2017-07-21T01:35:09+00:00 July 20th, 2017|Nintendo, Nintendo Switch, Review|0 Comments

WIN – The Travelling Hylian

UPDATE – It seems I made a mistake while setting this giveaway up as no-one actually had permission to reply to the entry thread. This has now been fixed and I’ve also extended the deadline to the 24th July. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Link has been trekking the huge world of Hyrule for the past couple months, and he has ended up in some fairly interesting locations as of late.

To celebrate the recent release of The Master Trials DLC pack for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, we are giving away one lucky reader a download code for the Expansion Pass Bundle for the Nintendo Switch. This bundle includes access to both The Master Trials (Out Now) and The Champion’s Ballad (Coming Soon) DLC packs.

For you chance to win, just reply to the entry thread thread (click here) where you think Link is at the moment. If you don’t remember the name of the area, just plot a point on the map in the thread with an X (the middle of the X will be your entry), and we will pick someone from random who guessed correctly to win the code!

Please note that although the code only works for European accounts, you are still able to create your own European Switch account for free to redeem the code.

Check out where Link has been for your chance to win after the break!

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REVIEW – Flip Wars

Flip Wars (or Battle Sports Mekuru as it’s known in Japan) essentially borrows elements from Orthello (Reversi), Bomberman, and Splatoon to create a new concept of ‘battle sport’. On paper, it may seem like a very bizarre combination, but in practice it turns out to be a fairly neat new concept, for a fairly reasonable price.

Does Flip Wars have what it takes to win over that that £9 pocket money, or is it not even worth flipping off? Find out in our review, after the break!

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By | 2017-07-09T15:05:05+00:00 July 9th, 2017|Nintendo, Nintendo Switch, Review|0 Comments

Note from the Editor – June 2017

Hello buzzer’s, thought I’d quickly fill you all in with my recent weird activity. As you may have noticed, I was full on on the lead up to E3 and during the Nintendo E3 Spotlight, then all of a sudden I went quiet yet again.

Don’t worry (I’m sure at least one of you s worrying), I haven’t been in some horrible accident or anything, I’ve just been rather busy. I was finishing up exams, and then I had to move out from student accommodation at the end of E3 week, which was quite busy, I had a few billing issues with my hoping provider (I’m very strapped for cash right now), then my grandmother also had a stroke last week so I needed to help support her with my family. I will also be on a research project with my University from the 29th June (tomorrow) to the 14th July, so there will be even more little activity from me during those weeks. Quite a hectic Summer if you ask me.

While I am here, I want to announce that I have a fun little giveaway planned to begin over the next few days, keep an eye on your inboxes as it will be announced in advance exclusively for newsletter subscribers, if you are a member of the forums and did no unsubscribe, you are already a subscriber. You will also be able to subscribe manually soon once I get the time to create the form.

I also have a sort of newish feature which I believe will be a bit exciting, as well as a few new editorials drafted in my head. Just need to finalise a few things, and plan things out properly before I roll it out.

Finally… we turned three only a couple days ago (about seven years forum-side). I would quickly like to thank each and every reader and member of the community who still visit to this very day. Without you guys and gals, I’d probably be breaking into people’s homes and breaking all there pots… while in my boxer shorts!

Now, before I go, even though I try to keep the begging to a minimum, money is running a bit in the red for what I can put towards NintyBuzz’s hosting, so I would greatly appreciate it if anyone would be able to donate a few quid here and there. I could put out more intrusive advertising, but let’s be honest, no-one wants constant pop-ups on every link you click. If you have any coins to spare, feel free to put them in the kitty by clicking here.

Until next time, Keep on buzzin’!
Leon

By | 2017-06-28T22:09:20+00:00 June 28th, 2017|NintyBuzz|0 Comments

REVIEW – ARMS

Nintendo has platforming down, they have adventure RPGs down, and they have 2D fighting down, they even have third person shooters down. In comes ARMS, Nintendo’s latest new IP to take on the 3D fighter genre. Think Tekken cross between Stretch Armstrong, with that little added extra Nintendo flair, and you get ARMS.

Set in the not-so-distant future, fighters with extendable arms compete in boxing matches with an extra twist, to claim victorious in the ARMS Grand Pix. Will ARMS stretch its way to victory, or is it just a tangled mess? Find out in our review, after the break!

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By | 2017-06-19T16:13:50+00:00 June 19th, 2017|Nintendo, Nintendo Switch, Review|0 Comments

FALSE – Metroid Prime 2 for Nintendo Switch?

UPDATE – The listing has updated from Metroid Prime 2 to Metroid Prime 4 so, as expected, the listing was clearly a mistake, though why they mocked up a Prime 2 tentative box shot is beyond me. I’ve attached a screenshot of the previous listing after the break

Something very interesting has popped up while I was looking for pre-orders for Metroid: Samus Returns Special Edition. It seems like the UK retailer, ShopTo, has Metroid Prime 2 listed for preorder on the Nintendo Switch.

It is most likely some sort of error, perhaps mistaken for the reveal of Metroid Prime 4. However, considering the timing, I wouldn’t be too surprised if previous Prime games were brought over to the Switch. Not only would it serve as Metroid filler between now and the release of Prime 4, but seeing how the Trilogy compilation was released eight years ago, it would make sense to bring them to the Switch for those who never played it on the Wii, or the Wii U Virtual Console.

Most likely a mistake, though it still could be a possibility. I will update this post if any more information surfaces

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By | 2017-06-19T12:05:40+00:00 June 16th, 2017|E3 2017, Nintendo, Nintendo Switch|0 Comments
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