Led by former Castlevania series producer, Koji Igarashi, comes the upcoming action-adventure game Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night. The video game is in the style of Metroidvania as you explore, craft new weapons, and of course, find new armor.
I don’t think anyone could read Charlie Hall’s enthusiastic piece about returning to Magic: The Gathering without wanting to get in on the action. MTG has always been super intimidating to me, but I picked up the Mind vs. Might Duel Deck from my local shop this weekend and had a blast. To start building your own deck, grab a Deckbuilder’s Toolkit that has everything you need to get going.
For families with young children, the Switch comes equipped with parental controls. Parents can choose which games the kids have access to, keep track of what they play, and monitor the amount of time their kids play. An alarm can be set to signify the end of screen time, and there is even a game-suspension feature that can be activated remotely.
The Nintendo Switch officially went on sale this past March for $299.99. But it’s been difficult, if not impossible, for gamers to get their hands on the hot new console—especially at the regular price.
Nintendo’s new console is also better suited for entertaining children and guests that may not be as interested in video games. The Switch’s JoyCon controllers can detect motion like the Wii’s remotes, opening up possibilities for more casual party games. The best example of this so far is 1,2 Switch, Nintendo’s launch title for the console, which requires players to compete in wacky challenges against one another using the JoyCon remotes.
With the Nintendo Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, you will be able to hit the road and play anytime, anywhere. The game gives you an opportunity to race with your friends or battle them in a revised battle mode on new and returning battle courses. Ideally, you will be able to play locally in up to 4-palyer multiplayer.
Console bundles have been getting a lot of coverage lately, with Microsoft and Sony in particular offering major deals on Xbox One and PSVR bundles this month. The new Xbox One PUBG bundle is already discounted from $299.99 to $249, after only being on the market for a few days. An Xbox One Madden NFL 18 bundle is down to $229.99 now that football season is over. All PSVR bundles are discounted $100 until March 3. When it comes to Nintendo Switch bundles, pretty much anything you can get is better than nothing. Grab a free travel case when you pick up the Switch at Walmart.
What makes you think only “our enemies” are involved in the drug trade? The US has often found it convenient and expedient to ally with drug lords, your doubts notwithstanding. If there’s actually any eradication going on it’s not having much effect, as Afghanistan’s share of the world opium supply shot up pretty dramatically after the US invasion, just like it did after the US invasion of Vietnam.
But there’s more than just the astonishing Breath of the Wild to enjoy on Nintendo’s home-or-handheld device, and thanks to a mix of ports and sterling new games, the Switch has a rather fantastic lineup less than a year after its release.
Puyo Puyo Tetris is without a doubt one of the best Nintendo switch games in 2018. It allows up to 4 players who decide whether to play the classic Tetris/Puyo modes in order to compete against one other or any of the game’s inventive modes that include one where a player must master both Tetris and Puyo together. This game is full of puzzle actions, and this makes it a must-have.
No matter the platform, Minecraft still stands tall as one of the best games around. Years of updates, free DLC, and oodles of community feedback has polished it into a deep and infinitely replayable sandbox game that we’ll almost certainly still be playing for years to come. Even better, the Switch version of Minecraft can be played multiplayer cross-platform with many other versions, making it a great bridge between playing on the go and on your couch with friends. – Tom Marks
A retro-styled action-platformer inspired by the Nintendo games of its makers’ childhood, Shovel Knight is nostalgia done right. It looks and feels authentic to the period that it reveres, but it’s creative with the source material. The result is a game that feels like a forgotten classic from the early 90s, rather than one of umpteen derivative retro knock-offs.
The Switch is more proof that technology is definitively getting to the convergence of stationary and mobile. It is very delicate balance among portability and performance, Ergonomically, the device is a huge success, I can play for hours and my hands can manage it without any issue, much more comfortable than a 3DS-XL. The joysticks and buttons are at the true minimal size to preserve functionality while ensuring compactness. Screen size is also at the right dimensions to avoid being too small and provide enough detail at 720P. I have played with it mostly on portable mode, once in a while plugged to recharge as playing. A few times played on the TV, going back quickly to portable to enjoy the opportunity to play on bed. My only major concern is the limited battery size, I wish Nintendo could just add a few extra grams and getting a more useful 4-5 hrs playing time.