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About Kirk Hiner

Raised on Intellivision and Star Frontiers, I've been a gamer since I was old enough to say, "There's nothing on TV." There's still nothing on TV so I'm still playing games, and I likely will be until I'm able to retire to Wuhu Island.
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505 Games announces product showcase, Switch release for Hundred Heroes
11 hours ago

505 Games announces product showcase, Switch release for Hundred Heroes

505 Games will be holding their first-ever digital products showcase on May 17th at 9am EDT. Oh, and they’d also like you to know that Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes has been officially confirmed for the Nintendo Switch.
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Nintendo Release Reader – May 13, 2022
2 days ago

Nintendo Release Reader – May 13, 2022

One week and a day late means we’ve got a lot to cover, especially considering this week’s Indie World Showcase. So, let’s get right to it, shall we?
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Review: Bush Hockey League (Nintendo Switch)
5.5
6 days ago

Review: Bush Hockey League (Nintendo Switch)

Just like a real bush hockey league, the quality of this sim leaves quite a bit to be desired. But despite its faults, the game’s love for the look and attitude of ’70s-era minor league hockey culture may be enough to win over fans.
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Review: RiffTrax: The Game (Nintendo Switch)
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2 weeks ago

Review: RiffTrax: The Game (Nintendo Switch)

RiffTrax: The Games is basically an updated and licensed version of What the Dub?!, which was originally a knockoff of RiffTrax to begin with. Both games are developed by Wide Right Interactive, and both can be a lot of fun with the crowd…or beverages.
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Roguelike Rogue Lords ready for Switch gamers
2 weeks ago

Roguelike Rogue Lords ready for Switch gamers

Ever watched any of the myriad shows about demon hunting and though that maybe the demons are getting the short end of the stick? Well, so does the Devil, and he’s out to exact some 18th century revenge.
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Nintendo Release Reader – April 22, 2022
3 weeks ago

Nintendo Release Reader – April 22, 2022

We’ve got release dates for upcoming Nintendo Switch games bearing the names of Contra, Gravitar, RiffTrax, Sonic, and TMNT, and those aren’t even the ones I’m most excited about? It’s somehow true, thanks to a new release window for…
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Review: The House of the Dead: Remake (Nintendo Switch)
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4 weeks ago

Review: The House of the Dead: Remake (Nintendo Switch)

The House of the Dead is a game I played in much the same way that the Whopper is a burger I ate. It was there when no better options were available. Now I’m playing it again on the Nintendo Switch as The House of the Dead: Remake, and I pretty much feel the same way about it.
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Xenoblade Chronicles 3 release pushed up to July 29th
4 weeks ago

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 release pushed up to July 29th

Get on that work calendar and make sure you’ve claimed July 29th for PTO. That’s when Nintendo will release Xenoblade Chronicles 3, moved up two months from its initially anticipated September release.
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Nintendo Release Reader – April 15, 2022
1 month ago

Nintendo Release Reader – April 15, 2022

Did I neglect to post an upcoming Nintendo Switch release article last week? Yes, I did, and my apology video is forthcoming. I’m told that’s a thing these days. Until then, we’ve got two weeks of game announcements for you to add to your wishlist.
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Review: TAITO Milestones (Nintendo Switch)
6.5
1 month ago

Review: TAITO Milestones (Nintendo Switch)

TAITO Milestones provides a sugar shot of nostalgia with its diverse collection of ten ’80s arcade games. But considering that most of the included games are already available separately in the eShop, is this package worth the full investment?
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Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising kicks off the series in May
1 month ago

Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising kicks off the series in May

After a wildly successful Kickstarter campaign in 2020, the Suikoden “spiritual successor” Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes was delayed until 2023. It’s companion prequel, however, is now just a month away. Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising for Nintendo Switch is scheduled for release on May 10th, 2022.
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Review: The Last Cube (Nintendo Switch)
7.5
1 month ago

Review: The Last Cube (Nintendo Switch)

Well, here we are, and we’ve got no one but ourselves to blame. Despite all the advanced warnings, we’re down to the last cube. After this one’s gone, it’s nothing but cones and cylinders for the rest of our days. But this cube is not going gently into that good night.
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Nintendo Release Reader – April 1, 2022
2 months ago

Nintendo Release Reader – April 1, 2022

Should we include an April Fools’ Day prank here? Maybe announce a Metroid 4 release date? That’d be too obvious. Hey, how about a new Trauma Center game? Nah, too cruel. While we debate this internally, here are upcoming releases that aren’t April Fools’ jokes.
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Review: Triangle Strategy (Nintendo Switch)
8.5
2 months ago

Review: Triangle Strategy (Nintendo Switch)

Triangle Strategy’s story is complex, the characters are likable, and there’s plenty of variety in the combat missions and in the soldiers you’ll use to complete them. The game will keep you occupied for a long time if you let it. The story, longer.
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Nintendo Release Reader: March 25, 2022
2 months ago

Nintendo Release Reader: March 25, 2022

The list of upcoming and newly announced Switch games is a bit shorter than usual, but does that matter when one of the games is Kung Fury: Street Rage? Featuring Hackerman and Hasselhoff?
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Review: Dark Deity (Nintendo Switch)
7.5
2 months ago

Review: Dark Deity (Nintendo Switch)

I’m an old-school Fire Emblem fan, and it’s impossible not to see Fire Emblem in Dark Deity’s DNA. It has the best pacing and focus of any FE-style game since Shadow Dragon, but does it do more than just ride the coattails of its forebears?
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Nintendo Release Reader – March 20, 2022
2 months ago

Nintendo Release Reader – March 20, 2022

Yes, we’re a couple days late with this week’s roundup of upcoming releases for the Nintendo Switch. But the good is this means you’ll have to wait two days less for games about burger farms, vengeful hearts, and…MST3K? Yeah, kind of…
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Review: Indiana Jones: The Pinball Adventure (Nintendo Switch)
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2 months ago

Review: Indiana Jones: The Pinball Adventure (Nintendo Switch)

Indiana Jones: The Pinball Adventure was released in 1993 by Williams. It doesn’t stack up with my favorite Williams machines, but it’s a good one, and Zen Studios has done their typically solid (state) job of bringing it to digital gamers.
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