Heart of a Gamer – Remembering Satoru Iwata Five Years On

The death of Satoru Iwata on July 11, 2015, hit me much harder than I imagined the death of an individual I had never met ever possibly could. As someone who grew up playing the games he worked on, upon hearing of his death it…

Advice on How to Tackle Your Backlog

If you are somebody who plays a lot of video games, chances are that you will be all too familiar with the dreaded backlog. With new games releasing on such a regular basis it can be difficult to keep up to track and play every…

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…

E3 2020 Cancelled

Rumours were circling last night that the 2020 E3 trade show was to be cancelled, with Devolver Digital announcing on Twitter “Cancel your E3 flights and hotels, y’all.” But, earlier today, the Entertainment Software Association officially confirmed the event will not take place. The ESA…

Reggie Fils-Aimé Joins Struggling GameStop

Reggie Fils-Aimé, the former President of Nintendo of America and an iconic piece of the Iwata era of Nintendo, has joined the board of directors of the struggling video game retailer GameStop. The announcement was made on Monday via a news release on the company’s…

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:…