Retro

Nintendo Announces the Super NES Classic Edition

I never did get the NES Classic Edition. Nintendo released a limited stock of those systems and they sold out as fast as they came in. And now Nintendo is doing it again. The Super NES (SNES) Classic Edition has been announced. We have more details, including what games will be in the system, below. The Super NES Classic Edition has been announced. Nintendo of America has priced the system at $79.99, and the system will retail in Canada for…

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Nintendo Announces Switch Paid Service Plan

Nintendo announced the Switch’s online paid service plan today. We have all the details! Nintendo has officially announced their plan for the Switch’s online paid service today. According to their official website, the paid service will not launch until 2018. When it does launch, there will be three ways to pay. It should be noted that the following prices are for the U.S. For one month, subscribers would be paying $3.99 USD, for seven months they would be paying $7.99…

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Nintendo Announces Their E3 2017 Plans

Nintendo announced their E3 2017 plans today. We thought there might be a video for this announcement but instead they just released a press release with all the details. Check out the press release below and along with my thoughts on their plans! Nintendo released a press release today detailing their E3 plans. We can expect a video spotlight, Nintendo Treehouse Live, and two tournaments at E3! Here’s the press release with all the details: “REDMOND, Wash., May 11, 2017…

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More Thoughts From Me #68: The Gaming Historian

What’s the story behind the Super Mario Bros. movie? Did Nintendo really take on video game stores? Who invented the D-Pad? Want to know more about Donkey Kong, Mega Man, or the Power Glove? If any of these topics interest you, then the Gaming Historian videos on YouTube are the place you should be heading to right after this article. Let me tell you more about the Gaming Historian! The About page for the Gaming Historian YouTube videos reads: “The…

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More Thoughts From Me #67: Master of the Blaster

I never played the original Blaster Master. I had heard of the game, but I didn’t know anything about it. Skip ahead to years later and I hear the franchise is coming back in a new game, Blaster Master Zero, for the 3DS and Nintendo Switch eshops! I do not have a Switch yet, however I play my 3DS a lot and so that was the version I was interested in. I’ve played Blaster Master Zero for a bit now…

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Dragon Sinker Review

Just because something is "retro inspired" doesn't always make it good. I've played some good retro inspired games and some pretty bad ones too. For me, a retro inspired game should be like an old game but doesn't have to completely ignore modern conveniences like "save anywhere" and multiple modes of difficulty.

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Kouli Kollector Pac-man amiibo Giveaway

Have you ever wanted a Pac-man amiibo for free?! Well, now’s your chance! Check out the following video from Kouli Kollector for all the details. This giveaway sounds really cool! A free amiibo! And its Pac-man, you can’t beat that. Make sure to watch the video, follow the instructions, and good luck to all of you.…

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More Thoughts From Me #65: “Gordon? Gordon Freeman?!”

After all these years, people are still wondering if Gordon Freemen will ever return. First introduced in Half-Life, Gordon was sent into an underground complex with nothing but a crowbar and his wits. Then came Half-Life 2, where Gordon had to survive City 17 with a crowbar and his wits. Oh sure you could get other weapons in both games, but come on, the crowbar was your most important tool. Short episodes, 1 and 2, were released to expand on…

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Nintendo Direct 4/12/17 (Video)

A new Nintendo Direct aired tonight. Check out the video below and stay tuned for more coverage of this Direct tomorrow. Nintendo announced a lot of dates and seasons for games coming this year for 3DS and Nintendo Switch. I will have a special More Thoughts From Me tomorrow covering this Nintendo Direct. I’ll let you know which games I like and must have! Also, please stay tuned tomorrow for my first impressions of the new free-to-start Kirby game, Team…

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The Disney Afternoon Collection Is Coming In April

When I was a kid, I was watched all of the Disney Afternoon cartoons: Ducktales, Chip N’Dale, Talespin, Darkwing Duck, and more. I never did play the NES games that were released based on them. Years later, I got to play the Ducktales Remastered game on Wii U and loved it. And now a collection of the NES games has been revealed and it looks very cool. Please take a look at the following trailer and then come back for…

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