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E3 2017: The Best and Worst of the Big Show

E3 might best be described as a land of contrasts, and it was Sunday night--just ahead of E3--that illustrated the dichotomy perfectly. The night led off with Microsoft's press conference, showing off the new Xbox One X, an unfortunately-named system...

The First Switch Chat Headset Isn't Going Well

The Nintendo Switch is starting to show that it's got some real potential going forward to pull Nintendo out of its Wii U morass and put it back on solid ground. However, some problems are beginning to emerge, and perhaps...

Ark: Survival Evolved, I've Had It With You

This is a development I've talked about some time ago, but this is a development that's gone too far. So now, I use my bully pulpit in gaming to talk about one game in particular, Ark: Survival Evolved. I deleted...

EA Changes its Mind on Nintendo Switch Support

There's some good news for Nintendo recently emerged as the company announced that its level of support for the Nintendo Switch system was going up. Originally pegged as "cautious," it's now gone clear to "bullish", and that likely means more...

Nintendo Set to Carry On Proud Tradition of Ducking E3

Nintendo's carrying on a now-long-standing tradition, as for the fourth year running, it will not have a presence at E3. Rather, reports note, it will do as it's long done and broadcast a Nintendo Direct to run at the same...

PS4 Shipments on the March, Pushing on PS3 Levels

The PlayStation 4 has delivered a lot of value for Sony over the years, giving it a significant wedge in the console wars and letting it recover from the losses of the PS3 generation in a big way. With a...

Democratizing Development: What if the Tools Were More Accessible?

Back in the nineties--1994, more specifically--a bit of software was released I'm personally acquainted with. It was called "Klik & Play," a game development software system that allowed users to assemble their own video games and play the results of...

File Under "What?" Nintendo Shuts Down the Classic Edition

Some business decisions look positively ludicrous on their face, and Nintendo recently made one of these itself. Starting this month, Nintendo will shut down production on the Classic Edition and, with that, take a major revenue stream out of the...

Bad News for Switch Fans: Your Game Data Isn't Safe

A new report emerged recently to suggest potential bad news ahead for fans of the Nintendo Switch. While there were plenty of reasons to like the Nintendo Switch, there was one significant problem that emerged: there's no way to save...

Gamestop Expects Shaky Supply of Switch for the Year

Say what you will about the Nintendo Switch, but it's not only selling well, but it's still selling well. Gamestop reports that, by and large, when a shipment is received it sells out within hours. That's unusual in and of...

High Hopes: Nintendo Set to Ramp Up Switch Production

Though the launch of the Nintendo Switch hasn't been without its problems, there's no denying that sales have been brisk. Nintendo's expecting some very big things, though, and is already set to double Switch production for 2017, making sure there's...

Everything Old is New Again at PAX East

The recently-concluded Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) East event in Boston brought with it an odd, unexpected bit of theme. While there was no doubt that there were new items in attendance, there was also some unexpected touches of retro at...

Nintendo's Switch Bracing for Non-Gaming Apps' Arrival

It was probably, in retrospect, one of those things that's really only a matter of time away. New reports suggest that the Nintendo Switch is set to get a slate of non-gaming applications, which will come "in time" and include...

The Wii U: Less a Virtual Boy, More a Dreamcast?

Over the weekend I saw a great report from Ars Technica that did a post-mortem of sorts on the Wii U, which will soon be Nintendo's last generation console model thanks to the release of the Switch. This is a...

My Terrible Luck with Indie Games

Normally I like to talk about the news when I handle End Game pieces, but today I figured I'd take the opportunity to talk about an issue fairly dear to my heart. It's about indie games, and why so many...

Nintendo Switch Offers Value in Online Connection

Nintendo's outings in the console market have been less than well received lately, with the company's fates collapsing ever since the release of the groundbreaking Wii system. Now, Nintendo will have to compete against systems commonly regarded as more powerful...

PS4 Pro's Boost Mode May Give it a Market Edge

We're coming to a very strange time in the console gaming market, with a new version of the PS4--the PS4 Pro--already on hand and the Xbox Project Scorpio poised for launch. Even Nintendo's bringing out a new console in the...

Nintendo Switch Likely to Widely Outsell the Wii U

With the Wii U now pretty much a dead stick, having provided about as many games in its lifetime as Sony and Microsoft might bring out in a couple months, all eyes are on the Nintendo Switch. But will this...

2017 in Gaming: What to Look Forward To

The great thing about every new year in gaming is that it brings with it lots of new opportunities. Exciting new titles, new developments, and even some stuff that we couldn't see coming even if we wanted to. Which for...

Could Nintendo Have Beaten Notch to the Minecraft Punch?

Minecraft is well known as one of the biggest names in construction kit games out there, and ever since, there have been a multitude of imitators and homages as Minecraft-style elements have even been added to some major triple-A titles...

And That's It For the Wii U, Reports Say

Well, stick a fork in one entrant in the newest generation of the console wars. New reports out of several directions suggest that Nintendo is planning to stop production of the Wii U this year, getting Nintendo almost completely out...

Want to Game for Money? Jetpack Joyride Might Help

The idea of being a professional gamer may seem out of line, and with good reason. This field represents some of the best talent in gaming, and most of us are not the best. That's just the way it goes...

Coming Soon: The 2016 Game Awards

Good news, folks; those looking forward to the Game Awards and the new game trailers that inevitably follow may now rest a bit easier knowing that the days of our wait have been numbered. The show goes live December 1,...

Why Sonic Mania is So Important to Sega

Admittedly, when I first heard about Sonic Mania, I rolled my eyes sufficiently hard that they landed in the next room. It's not pleasant fishing your eyes out of the kitchen sink. A bit of hyperbole, yes, but the eye-rolling...

Mobile Gaming Ahabs Beware: Why Hunting Whales is a Bad Idea

It wasn't so long ago when it was revealed that the gamers getting in on Game of War spent an absolutely staggering amount of cash on their game of choice, spending about $549.69 per user per year. So it's clear...
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