Weekly European Nintendo eShop Update – 16/08/18

It’s Thursday, which means that the Nintendo eShop is dropping some more digital goodies on the Nintendo eShops.

This week, prepare for the hunt in Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate Demo Version, help your friends defuse a bomb in Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes, and much more!

Find out what’s new after the break!

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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe DLC that we need

Recently, Nintendo made a statement that they haven’t finished updating Mario Kart 8 Deluxe quite yet. The company proved that they were dead serious when they dropped the new Breath of the Wild update a couple weeks ago. This got me thinking though, we’ve yet to receive any additional premium content for Deluxe compared to the original Wii U version.

You could say that Mario Kart 8 Deluxe already has so much content, so why do we need more. Quite simply put, we’re a greedy bunch, and savour the idea for more content when we’ve already logged 100 or so hours on the title.

So what other ventures could Mario Kart 8 Deluxe make? Find out some of our ideas, after the break!

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By |2018-08-13T13:02:47+00:00August 13th, 2018|Features, Nintendo, Nintendo Switch|0 Comments

Weekly European Nintendo eShop Update – (09/08/18)

It’s Thursday (well technicaly Sunday), which means that Nintendo are dropping some more digital goodies on the Nintendo eShops.

This week, get cooking in Overcooked 2, take the role of a Japanese Sun Goddess in Okaimi HD, and more!

Find out what’s new after the break!

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct Summary (08/08/18)

Wow, that Nintendo Direct was exhausting, but in the you just exercised feel good for yourself kind of way. Sakurai talked about enough to keep people excited, but left enough secrets to keep us wanting more, he even left a very big reveal for the end which fans have been wanting for a while.

If you have been living under a rock the past week, or if, like Sam, you only had a five minute break at college, don’t you worry, I have written a rather spiffing summary for your convenience. If you aren’t the reading type, then I’ve conveniently embedded the recording below just for you. Even though it will not get me an extra click, I still think it is a very generous trade-off for reader satisfaction!

…but you do get subtitles MWAHAHAHAHA!

Now, for you linguists out there,  our written summary of the event can be found right after the break!

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By |2018-08-08T18:43:42+00:00August 8th, 2018|Features, Nintendo, Nintendo Direct, Nintendo Switch|0 Comments

Five remakes we want for the Nintendo Switch

It’s no secret that the Nintendo Switch has seen various remakes in it’s first 16 months on the market. Most of the remakes happened to be of Wii U games, which brought some of the consoles best games to those who never owned a Wii U. It got me thinking however, what other games would (re)make a perfect fit for the Nintendo Switch, not just Wii U games, but games from other Nintendo consoles!

Check out the top five Nintendo games we want remade for the Nintendo Switch after the break.

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By |2018-08-08T12:06:45+00:00August 8th, 2018|Features, Nintendo, Nintendo Switch|0 Comments

NintyBeats – July’s Sizzling Summer Soirée

The music of Nintendo games make them truly remarkable and memorable. To show our love of the music, every Friday we share a selection of tracks from various Nintendo titles, new and old.

If you’ve been in England recently, you’ll probably know that it’s been, as Ruby Rhod would put it, hot hot HOT! Some places haven’t even had rain since May (Please note… a day after I wrote this intro, we got torrential rain). In this edition of NintyBeats, we’ll be showcasing some Nintendo music which will cool your heart in this scorching sun… or at least make it easier to imagine you’re somewhere nicer.

Check out our refreshing selection after the break!

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By |2018-08-03T10:53:48+00:00August 3rd, 2018|Features, Nintendo, Weekend NintyBeats|0 Comments

“Let’s-a Go!” Why are Nintendo games so attractive to speed runners?

My latest Nintendo addiction, in the absence of the ability to afford a switch, has been watching speed runs of Nintendo games online. Something fascinates me about why people feel the need to time trial Paper Mario like it’s Rainbow Road over and over again. It was during my time watching that I noticed something that set Nintendo games apart from most of the other speed running staples.

Nintendo makes challenging games (insert Dark Souls meme here) that somehow consistently manage to strike a balance where good players can finish a game but great players can finish it plus all the secrets and in half the time. Of course, speed running isn’t all skill, the famous Zelda barrier skip is a prime example of the many glitches required to achieve that world record time.

However, even outside of glitch-less runs, the majority of a players time in speed runs is spent showing off their talents. And nothing feels better than blitzing through a level of SMB2 or Metroid. The release of Odyssey has only reinvigorated the passion for Nintendo speed runs.

Let’s get to the important question of ‘Why?’ though… right after the break

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By |2018-07-18T18:02:41+00:00July 18th, 2018|Features, Opinion|0 Comments
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