The Nintendo Switch is Already Well Equipped For Cloud Gaming

Cloud gaming is considered to be the future of gaming by many industry leaders. Tech giants Google even threw their hat into the ring recently with the unveiling of Google Stadia. Whilst Microsoft has been attempting to pioneer the venture for PC and Xbox gamers. Another of the industry leaders, Nintendo, may have had cloud gaming on the backburner when producing the Switch. Word is getting over from Japan of the consoles amazing capabilities for running cloud gaming software. It would explain Nintendo’s current lack of third party AAA titles and the reason they didn’t attempt to match the PS4 […]

The New Nintendo Switch

Let’s be honest here: everyone knew that it was only a matter of time before Nintendo decided to announce that a new version of their coveted Switch was on the way. Now, with more credible rumours bubbling that Nintendo is going to release a newer model, it’s time to take a look at just what that could mean for both the publishing giant and the everyday consumer. The current model of the Nintendo Switch is almost perfect. The game library is increasingly solid, the on-the-fly swapping between TV mode and handheld mode is a feature that is unmatched by any […]

What’s Next for Mario Kart         

Decades in the making and multitudes of iterations later, it feels as if we’ve finally reached the pinnacle of Mario Kart. Nintendo’s party-romp approach to Motorsport has always been one of the most enduring video game legacies ever since we first booted up our rudimentary consoles way back in yesteryear. Now, with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe released on the Switch, we have what is arguably the most fleshed-out version of Mario Kart to date. But we can’t help but wonder – what else could Ninty come up with? So far, we’ve seen everything from double-racer karts to anti-gravity tires to […]

Four Reasons You Should be Interested in Box Boy! and Box Girl!

Box Boy! made it’s console debut on Nintendo Switch last month. One of Nintendo’s newer and less recognisable franchises but one that’s worthy of your attention. Box Boy! and Box Girl! will be the fourth instalment in the franchise but will provide a perfect entry point to the series. Here are four reasons why the charming puzzle-platformer would make the perfect addition to any Switch library. It’s a New Series from HAL Laboratory Nintendo frequently outsources their prized franchises to smaller studios under the one banner of quality. And one of the most significant of those studios is HAL Laboratory […]

The Cadence of Hyrule

If you haven’t gotten around to playing Crypt of the Necrodancer, stop what you’re doing right now and get on it. For if you want to fully appreciate what’s coming this way, you need to experience its origin. Back already? Good. Because it’s time to say hello to Cadence of Hyrule. Released in 2015, Crypt of the Necrodancer offered up an ingenious way of combing rhythm games and procedurally-generated dungeon dwellers. A good genre-fusion can be tricky to pull off. It requires cherry-picking the most successful elements from established criteria and hoping that the prototype fleshes out into something formidable. Thankfully, […]

Nintendo Launch Mario Kart Tour Beta Ahead of E3

Nintendo recently opened up applications to a private beta for Mario Kart Tour. The game will be the latest in a line of mobile releases as Nintendo extends their reach into the emerging platform. Mobile gaming is a huge business and enjoys a significant crossover with the casual gaming demographic that Nintendo already targets. According to marketing agency Mediakix, there are an estimated 2.2 billion active mobile gamers. 56% of that demographic access games on their phones more than 10 times per week. Nintendo already had huge success in the market with the release of Pokemon Go, which became the […]

Are Nintendo Gearing Up to Replace Peach in the Mario Series?

Princess Peach has been a long staple of the Super Mario franchise. The perennial damsel in distress has been kidnapped more times than we can count. Providing the basis for the multiple adventures in a franchise that’s admittedly short of story. For some, it’s a plot device that’s grown tiresome and that represents an overuse of narrative cliches. There’s been increasing pressure on Nintendo since the mid-00s’ to switch up the beloved fairytale formula. So far the Japanese gaming giant has remained quiet on the matter, or have they? In a narrative nod more reminiscent of series like Pokemon or […]

Can Nintendo’s Budget Labo VR System Prove a Real Contender?

Nintendo Labo was probably an afterthought for most gamers. The system was primarily aimed at younger gamers and initial sales figures weren’t anything to write home about. Nintendo isn’t giving up on their latest peripheral venture just yet though and the upcoming kit could be a gamechanger. Introducing Labo VR which is set to hit shelves this month. Immediately the aesthetic is less pleasing than a lot of the competitors on the market. But considering packs retail for as little as £35, it could yet prove a marketing masterstroke. What is Nintendo Labo? Nintendo Labo is Switch peripheral that comes […]

Everything You Need to Know About the PlayStation 5

The internet is once again awash with rumours about the impending release of the PlayStation 5. There have been whispers PlayStation intended to steal a march on the competition in the impending console generation. A majority of fans considered the PS4 Pro to be a lacklustre mid-tier upgrade. Especially in comparison to the far superior Xbox One X. This led to rumours that Sony was holding off on a lot of bells and whistles as they were close to launching the PS5. Sony will also, interestingly, be absent from this year’s E3 for the first time in the exhibition’s history. […]

Cuphead On Nintendo Switch – A Match Made In Heaven

The Nintendo Switch has scored an excellent addition to its library in tough as nails action-platformer Cuphead. The Xbox exclusive joins a collection of top platformers on the console.   It’s been a tough console generation for Xbox. They abandoned their unique Kinect peripheral due to the fact that it largely never worked. And a significant drop off in landmark exclusives has seen the Xbox One fall far behind the competition. The PlayStation 4 has sold an estimated 54 million more units than the Xbox One. The Nintendo Switch meanwhile is projected to overtake it’s sales this year, despite being a […]