Doom. It was the game of a generation. It was also one of the first first-person shooters I played on my dad’s 486 PC when I was a teenager (a long, long, long, long time ago). That was the days when DOS was a thing and games came on floppy discs (young people: Ask an […]Read More Doom Switch review: Rip & tear on the go
Nintendo 2DS XL ($229) Nintendo’s new 2DS XL could be the best version of its handheld that I’ve ever used. The 2DX XL plays 3DS and DS games (although it won’t display 3DS games in 3D, of course) and also comes with a 4Gb microSD card, which handily means you don’t have to buy one […]Read More Nintendo 2DS XL: Big screens & ditch the 3D
Like it did with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on the Switch, Nintendo has struck gaming gold with pugilism simulator, Arms. As the name suggests, this punching game centres on the arms of the pugilists, which are spring-loaded with one of three different “gloves” providing light, medium and heavy attacks. Take Spring Man, example, his toaster […]Read More Arms: Punching good times on the Nintendo Switch
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo Switch) is a game that can elicit joy and frustration during the same play session. Heck, it can elicit those feelings during the last 100m of a race – and I love it. I can’t stop playing it. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe isn’t a new game. In fact, it’s an […]Read More Mario Kart 8 Deluxe review
I’ve had a Nintendo Switch for about three weeks now and I like it. I like it a lot but I do have some reservations about it (but more on those later). OK, full disclosure first: Nintendo Australia sent me a Switch for long-term loan (I’ve talked about how this came about here) and will […]Read More Nintendo Switch review: If you build it, they will come
A few weeks ago I was invited by Nintendo to attend a hands-on session with its then-yet-to-be released Switch. Sadly, I had to decline the invitation (it was in Auckland and I live in Christchurch, which is in New Zealand’s South Island) but Nintendo’s PR company in Australia kept in touch over the following weeks. […]Read More Oh, look, it’s a Nintendo Switch!