Nintendo of Europe released details about Happy Home Designer, the latest title in the Animal Crossing Franchise. In Happy Home Designer, players get to play - in more detail - a very specific part of past Animal Crossing games: decorating homes! Nintendo announced a while ago that they would be using amiibo cards with this title; today, Nintendo of Europe detailed bundles that will be available for purchase. The details are below.Read More
Nintendo of Europe Details Animal Crossing Happy Home Designer
Nintendo Summer Event: 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.Read More
Nintendo Summer Event: Blastball
I think everyone understands that Nintendo's E3 event was a little disappointing. I also believe that everyone thinks Nintendo is holding on to the really good announcements for the NX. After attending the Nintendo Summer Event in Toronto, Ontario this week, I've realized that some games need to be played to be appreciated. Blastball was one of those titles.Read More
Will Nintendo Turn Another Corner?
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.Read More
What Sort of Gamer Are You?
Approximately 58% of Americans play video games regularly, but the people who play them have varying personality traits. Some people are cool and collected while others become aggressive when gaming. You might find certain gamers concentrate on specific types of games, where some will look to consumes as many games as humanly possible. So, when you get down to it, there are loads of potential classifications of gamers that have been pigeonholed over the years.Read More
Hello Games Shows a Glimpse of the No Man’s Sky Universe at E3 2015
I think many of you have been waiting for this day for a long time - the 2015 edition of the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) - to see what new additions to the gaming world we can spot. One of the games I was expecting the most was No Man's Sky - a virtually infinite universe filled with billions of worlds waiting to be explored.Read More
Satoru Iwata Passes Much too Young
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.Read More
Although Nintendo is quiet at Retail, Summer fun is here!
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!Read More
Can consumers continue to pay the high price?
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 back consumers 90.00, or roughly 1/5 the price of an Xbox One or PS4.Read More
Xbox Backwards Compatibility: Marketing Tool or Consumer Demand?
Go ahead and place me in the crowd of folks happy to see backwards compatibility come to the Xbox One. I fully believe it should have been there from the beginning, and now that it is here, my available game library has grown by a few titles. There is just one, general problem: is backwards compatibility merely a great marketing tool for Microsoft going forward, or will people take advantage of this when it launches in December?Read More