NintyBuzz Awards 2016

The NintyBuzz Awards 2016 – The Results

My, my, my, what an unfortunate couple weeks it has been. First the Baudelaires have been chased down by an untalented fiend, a narcissistic Tango Orange addict is running the United States, and I may have quite possibly failed my Geography exam. But let us move on from the tragic, and onto the triumphant. Yes, it is finally time to announce the results of the NintyBuzz Awards 2016!

The community has voted, and the results are in. Find out which games have won NintyBuzz Awards… after the break!

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NintyBuzz Awards 2016

WIN – The NintyBuzz Awards 2016 – Nominations

UPDATE – You have just over 24 hours to submit your nominations!

Another year is nearly over, and even though Nintendo has been a bit quieter with big releases compared to previous years, there were still a fair amount of games that deserve recognition.

The NintyBuzz Awards are back for 2016, and they are bigger than ever. There are now four new categories to vote in, and by nominating, you have a chance to win $50/£50 to spend on the Nintendo eShop!

Check out the categories and rules after the break!

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The Big E3 Round Up [Strong Language]

It’s happened again, the big corporate circle jerk that is E3, and all consumers can do is hope a bit of errant spunk flies from the circle and pleases them with a bit of salty distraction from the inexorable journey to the grave.
Maybe it’s just that I’ve turned incredibly cynical over the years of exposure to the games industry’s shit but I find it very difficult to be in any way excited for E3 since almost everything shown is either years off, hyped to the balls and could never live up to it or will look considerably more shit that in the carefully choreographed “gameplay trailer”. And even as the first conference started I felt myself thinking “Oh why did I say I’d do this.” A feeling that is never a positive thing, nor one that abated throughout the whole ordeal.
Nevertheless, here I am on the other side of the conferences feeling a mix of relief and mild disappointment that I wasn’t proven wrong in my thoughts. So for what it’s worth, here is my round up of the E3 conferences and my thoughts on the shit that it’s spawned (that may have given the game away…)

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Rocket League – Review

*Strong Language Warning*

Let’s start out with this statement: I can’t stand football. I find the whole concept of rude idiots (mostly, some of them are nice and intelligent) kicking a ball around a field and falling over like they’ve been on the receiving end of a tactical carpet bombing getting paid enormously vast sums of money for it to be completely baffling. Not that professional sport shouldn’t be a thing, but the money involved in professional football is vastly disproportionate to almost any other sport, excluding motorsport because the science behind that stuff cost a shit load of money.

Now I could go on about this subject, in fact I did on the first draft of this, but that’s not why you’re here. The purpose of the above paragraph was to show the point that I really like Rocket League means. Continue reading


The ‘Batman: Arkham Knight’ Fiasco

In case you’ve been living as a nomad for the last few years, you might have realised that it’s 2015 and that this year has been a great one for gaming, with the release of games like Kerbal Space Program (after 3 years in Early Access), GTA V for the PC & Cities: Skylines, a better city builder than the 2013 Sim City ever could be. This run of great games has given me cause for annoyance with the release of the PC version of Batman: Arkham Knight.

Check out my rant of the situation after the break! (And yes, this is a PC article on a Nintendo blog… go figure!)

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The Big E3 Round-Up [Strong Language]

Well thank Christ it’s over. This shouldn’t have been my reaction to the end of the biggest gaming conference on the world, but it was… The bad and mediocre vastly outweighed the good, but what was good, was on the whole a very positive thing for the industry. So in case you missed it here is a round-up of the E3 conference.

EDITOR’S NOTE – Be warned, our new writer does not withhold any punches and can be very… uhh, vocal about it. If you are a sensitive fanboy and dislike the use of some explicit language, turn away now. If you feel you are strong enough, check out Snowy’s brilliant write-up after the break!

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We’re back… sorta

Could this be? Am I finally making another post on the moderately dusty NintyBuzz? Why yes, it is and I am! I apologise greatly for the inactivity over the past few months, I’ll be honest, I was starting to think maybe I should close shop, however I recently changed my mind and have decided to keep the site going, though I will be changing NintyBuzz’s focus to try and make it easier to reduce the inactivity.

Unfortunately, I have decided that NintyBuzz will no longer be a Nintendo news site. Let’s face it, there are way too many news sites out there on the world wide web which, frankly, do a much better job covering news than I do. I may post some news articles if something huge is announced (say if Nintendo release a Zelda movie… DO IT NINTENDO!) or articles on E3 however.

If I’m not posting news, then what will I post? Good question. I have decided that I will focus NintyBuzz’s efforts on publishing reviews, tournaments, competitions and features (I hope to bring back NintyBeats very soon).

Finally, every once in a while, crazy as it may sound, I will also post features and reviews on gaming outside of Nintendo, though this will be to a limited extent for now.

Before I finish up, I would just like to apologise again for the delay of articles and I would also like to thank anyone who have been coming back, awaiting for my return… YOU GUYS ARE AWESOME!