Latest Gaming News

Will Assassin’s Creed Fatigue Happen?

assassins-creed-3-image3_596x388 Assassin's Creed is undoubtedly one of the larger franchises in current video games, and can boast being one of the best AND one of the worst franchises to date. Most people were on board for Assassin's Creed when it first launched, and many praised it for the unique gameplay. Collecting flags - at least at that point - was a minor annoyance at best. Assassin's Creed was heralded by many as the next big thing.

 

Nintendo Summer Event: Mario Maker

Super-Mario-Maker When Nintendo does their post E3 event in Toronto, I always look forward to playing the big games that will be coming to market. Usually, the biggest games peak my interest early, but Mario Maker was something I needed to play to really appreciate.

 

Will Nintendo Turn Another Corner?

Nintendo-Header_690x259 The death of Satoru Iwata shocked the video game world. He was an innovator, and rarely ever settled for the norm. After Iwata became president of Nintendo in 2002, he brought about a new era of Nintendo devices. He experimented successfully with motion controlled games via the Wii, and brought a 2 screen handheld to market with outstanding results.

 
 

Nintendo of Canada Summer Event

nintendo-canada_200x200 Nintendo of Canada is once again hosting their post E3 Canadian showcase event today in Toronto. We will have hands on with many of the upcoming titles on Wii U and 3DS.

 

Satoru Iwata Passes Much too Young

satoru-iwata-con-mario-luigi_670x361 Very few individuals have their named stamped on the video game industry; Iwata is one of the few. He was known by almost everyone, whether they owned a Nintendo system or not. While many questioned the direction he was taking Nintendo since the announcement of the WII U, it is still hard to argue that he was not a major innovative player in the video games industry.

 

Although Nintendo is quiet at Retail, Summer fun is here!

nintendo-logo1_690x386 Although Nintendo has been pretty quiet at retail, they want to remind consumers that there is still plenty going on in the Nintendo Universe. Below is an update from Nintendo - provided by their PR company - on a few of the things happening this summer!

 
 

Can consumers continue to pay the high price?

Gamestop The rising price of AAA video games at Canadian retail locations is making me wonder something: how long can consumers continue to pay the high price of games? Best Buy Canada and Amazon Canada have been offering a bunch of pre-order incentives for games announced at E3 2015. With a 5-10$ discount, these retailers are charging 64.99 - 69.99; that means the regular price on these titles is 74.99 - 79.99. With a 13% sales tax in Ontario, that means a brand new AAA tilte at full cost could set ...

 

Nintendo a bit lackluster at E3

Nintendoe3_690x429 Like last year, Nintendo opted to air a 45 minute digital event rather than hold a traditional press conference. To their credit, their use of Muppet-like dolls actually made me chuckle a little bit, and had my son rolling on the flour with laughter. It was a bit odd, but I guess it worked.

 

Nintendo Posts a Special “Short” Nintendo Direct

nintendo_direct_logo_129x129 Nintendo posted a special, yet short, Nintendo Direct today. In it, they outlined a number of current and new games coming to Wii U and 3DS this year. There was even a special amiibo announcement. Here are the details on today's announcements. We will cover each of these titles when they become available. For now, enjoy these few details we have received from a Nintendo Press release today!

 
 

Bill Trinen IS STILL with Nintendo. We have been #Trintroll ‘d

Nintendo-Logo-2-512_129x129 According to his Twitter account, Bill Trinen is no longer an employee of Nintendo of America. In his profile, Tirnen has writte, “Used to work at Nintendo.” Although there has been no official word from Trinen or Nintendo in the form of a press release, all we have to go on for now is Trinen’s own social media comments. His latest Tweet? “I guess nothing can last forever.”   I guess nothing can last for ever. — Bill Trinen (@trintran) May…