Nintendo Direct Mini Announcements

Nintendo held a mini Direct today, announcing a selection of new titles for the Switch. While none of the announcements was regarding all new first-party games, a disappointment considering Nintendo has no major first-party title planned for release for the rest of the year, Nintendo…

Three Years Later, my Opinion on the Nintendo Switch

Remembering back to the reveal of the Nintendo Switch in late 2016, I was less than optimistic. In truth, I was downright negative. As a huge Nintendo fan, I’ve experienced many ups and downs with the company over the years. I’ve seen the highs of…

James’s Essential JRPGs – EarthBound

Developer: Ape Incorporated and HAL Laboratory Publisher: Nintendo Format: Super Nintendo Entertainment System For many years Nintendo seemed to care little about EarthBound fans in the west. Originally released for the Super Nintendo in North America in 1995, EarthBound was a quirky RPG set in…

James’s Top 10 Consoles

I’ve always found it difficult to narrow down my top ten consoles of all time. I’ve played video games my whole life, and I’ve been lucky to have played more systems than most. When I’ve thought about this in the past I have always struggled…

Samurai Shodown Director Wants to Reboot Another SNK Franchise

Nobuyuki Kuroki, the director of SNK’s quite excellent 2019 reboot of Samurai Shodown, has expressed his desire to revive another classic SNK title. Speaking with Nintendo Life ahead of the release of Samurai Shodown for Nintendo Switch, Kuroki said: “Personally, I wish we can revive…

New Ocarina of Time VHS Beta Footage Found

Over on YouTube the channel Hard4Games, which explores rare and obscure hardware, as well as fan-made mods, hardware prototypes and regularly upload lost or difficult to find footage of old games, has posted a new video showing some beta footage of The Legend of Zelda:…

The Nintendo PlayStation Prototype is Up for Sale

A few years ago the discovery of a prototype for the Nintendo PlayStation console, which is essentially a Super Nintendo system with a CD drive manufactured by Sony, sent collectors and video game historians into meltdown. The fabled system was originally planned to release in…

Nintendo 64 – The Console With a Distorted Legacy

Many people look back upon the Nintendo 64 with adoration. I’ve spoken to many gamers over the years who rank the system as one of their all-time favourites, declaring their love for the many excellent Nintendo and RareWare titles. I used to be one of…

Nintendo and the Video Game Industry’s War on Emulation and Piracy

Notice: This a republication of an article I had originally written on 14th August 2018, for another website I used to run. This article has been reuploaded in its original version, without any new edits. In the last few days the website EMUParadise, one of…