News - 2021, Week 22

Sunday6th Jun 2021

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Monday31st May 2021

  • News There's A Surprise New LEGO Game Coming To Switch Next Month

    We're bricking it

    Back in 2019, one of the launch games for Apple Arcade — the technology giant's subscription games service — was LEGO Builder's Journey, an extremely pretty little puzzle game that gives us Monument Valley-meets-LEGO vibes. It's the first game from LEGO's internally-developed game development studio, Light Brick, which is based...

  • Guide Best Game Boy Color (GBC) Games

    The top 50 GBC games, as ranked by you

    It was 1996 in Japan and 1998 in North America (and a year later in Europe) when the ageing Game Boy got an unexpected shot in the arm thanks to a little game named Pokémon. Nintendo's granddaddy of handheld gaming suddenly had a new lease of life, but in the West the release of the game was followed just...

  • Random This Kid Tried To Sell His Prized Pokémon Card Collection To Save A Sick Puppy

    The dog is okay, don't worry

    An eight-year-old named Bryson Kliemann from Virginia, USA was worried about his dog. The puppy, Bruce, was lethargic and acting differently — not like a puppy at all. After taking the poor pup to the vet, he was diagnosed with parvo, a contagious virus mainly seen in canines. Parvo is extremely dangerous, and can lead...

  • Random Fan Project Is Making Super Mario Galaxy DS A Reality

    What sorcery is this?

    Super Mario Galaxy is a classic, and certainly in the conversation when debating the best ever Mario games; it shone on its Wii debut, and more recently looked rather nice as part of the Super Mario 3D All-Stars collection. Imagine, though, if it was playable on Nintendo DS. That's what a group of four talented homebrew...

  • Video Do Faster Micro SD Cards Actually Improve Load Times On Switch?

    Every second counts

    The Switch can be a relatively nippy little system, in particular when it comes to booting up and moving around its user interface. Some games, on the other hand, give you plenty of time to contemplate the meaning of life while they load up. There are ways to speed up game loading though, with micro SD cards being one variable...

  • News Two Point Campus Appears On Microsoft Store, And It Looks Rather Bonkers

    Go get a degree in making giant pizzas

    Two Point Hospital has proven to be quite a success, luring in players with nostalgia for the classic Theme Hospital alongside younger gamers that simply enjoy the goofy customisation and fun times it offers. It also has SEGA on publishing duty, which has no doubt helped developer Two Point Games to keep...

  • Random Can You Spot Your Favourite Pokémon In This Huge Art Piece?

    All 898 Pokémon are here, somewhere

    18-year old artist Foozhochii (AKA Yousuf Hasan) drew every single Pokémon in a week. You know what we got done last week? A lot less than that. But we can't be too bitter, because daaaamn. Just look at it: As a reminder, there are 898 Pokémon in existence at the time of writing, and Foozhochii would have to...

  • News Nier Replicant Datamine Hints At Switch Plans

    There is a 'but', though...

    NieR: Automata is a much praised and loved title, and often pops up on various "Switch port pls" lists. Now the same applies to the snappily titled NieR Replicant Ver. 1.22474487139, which was a recent re-release / remaster - our chums at Push Square describe it as "halfway between" the two descriptions. Though it won't...

  • Talking Point What Do You Think The "Switch Pro" Will Actually Be Called?

    New Super Nintendo Switch Pro XL Ultra Reloaded

    Another day, another ten thousand Switch Pro rumours with not much to add. Trust me, we're as bored of the "BREAKING NEWS: SWITCH PRO TO HAVE BUTTONS????" as you are, but the latest is that the founder of XboxEra on Twitter is predicting Thursday as the announcement, but the more interesting thing is...

  • Talking Point Do You Replay Games?

    Live, die, repeat

    There are some conversations that I had as a kid that, for whatever reason, I still remember clear as day. It's weird to remember discussions I had when I was little, because my brain transplants a very adult version of me into the memory, since that's my perception of myself, and then I'm just a large human talking to a very small...

  • News Premium Edition Games Confirms New Switch Physical Editions, Teases Cathedral

    Some solid games in stylish packages

    There are quite a few limited edition game distributors in the Switch market, with the enthusiasm of the collector's market allowing eShop titles to find an additional audience - and a valued extra source of revenue. There are some well-known big players in this area, but Premium Edition Games is a smaller...

  • Video 100 Amazing Wii Games In 20 Minutes

    We're wagging our remotes like happy dogs

    The Nintendo Wii, now that's a console. No need for HD, 4K, HDR or gigaflops - Nintendo just shrunk and boosted a GameCube, added clever motion controls, then sat back and watched the world have fun. It had some amazing games, and not just the usual contenders but also lesser known titles that are still...

  • News All-Female Tactics RPG Empire Of Angels IV Arrives On Switch This Summer

    No experience of previous games needed, apparently

    When we saw 'Tactics RPG' in a game description for a press release our reaction was to click on it immediately. The game in question turns out to focus on characters that wear ineffective (as in incomplete) armour and in some cases knock clothes off their enemies, which isn't exactly in Battlefield...

  • News Mech-Shooter Wing Of Darkness Soars Onto Switch This Week

    Promises an intriguing story and intense action

    It was way back in October last year that we highlighted Wing of Darkness, a high-octane mech shooter that was originally planned for a February release date. Though it didn't hit that original target it does arrive this week, on 3rd June, and looks like it'll be well worth a look. Developed by...

  • News Nintendo Shares Its May eShop Highlights

    How many have you played?

    We're at the end of another month, and May brought some rather fun games to our charming little Switch systems. A number in our team have been solving the mysteries in both Famicom Detective Club titles, while Miitopia picked up on the strong momentum - and excitement over its Mii creation tools - to have a pretty good...