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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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Alder’s Blood will spill onto Nintendo Switch in 2019
15 hours ago

Alder’s Blood will spill onto Nintendo Switch in 2019

In Alder’s Blood, Nintendo Switch gamers will join the Hunters, a group of highly skilled, professional monster slayers attempting to preserve humans that have been abandoned by their god and planet.
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Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night has begun on Switch
2 days ago

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night has begun on Switch

Nintendo Switch gamers can finally grab a physical or digital copy of Koji Igarashi’s action RPG, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, but there’s something extremely important to do first…
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E3 2019: Hands-on with Asphalt 9: Legends
6 days ago

E3 2019: Hands-on with Asphalt 9: Legends

Asphalt 9: Legends is due out this summer on Nintendo Switch, and it’s definitely worth checking out if you’re a fan of arcade racers. It looks great, there are numerous controls to suit your play style, and it’s free for as long as you want it to be.
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Find your Forest Home today on Nintendo Switch
7 days ago

Find your Forest Home today on Nintendo Switch

The Switch may have replaced your mobile device or iPad for portable gaming, but that doesn’t mean you need to sacrifice all those charming puzzle games. Your latest example? Forest Home, which was released today for Nintendo Switch.
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E3 2019: Hands-on with Harvest Moon: Mad Dash
7 days ago

E3 2019: Hands-on with Harvest Moon: Mad Dash

Natsume’s E3 booth is always a fun one to visit, and that was no different this year when we get to try out three games they have coming to the Nintendo Switch. One of those was Harvest Moon: Mad Dash, coming this fall.
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Dr. Mario World coming to iOS and Android in July
1 week ago

Dr. Mario World coming to iOS and Android in July

Dr. Mario World will allow iOS and Android gamers to share stamina-giving hearts for use in Stage Mode. Players can also challenge others to a real-time, one-on-one showdown in Versus Mode.
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E3 2019: Hands-on with Sayonara Wild Hearts
2 weeks ago

E3 2019: Hands-on with Sayonara Wild Hearts

Sayonara Wild Hearts is a graphical mash-up of ’80s neon city-scapes and the “Just Dance” games with the soundtrack to match. The game pops like an album cover by Patrick Nagel and sticks with you like the songs on the vinyl contained therein.
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E3 2019: Hands-on with Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince
2 weeks ago

E3 2019: Hands-on with Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince

Having seen a demo presentation from Frozenbyte and having spent some time playing through a level, I can confirm that Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince is shaping up to be best Trine game yet.
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E3 2019: Hands-on with Contra: Rogue Corps
2 weeks ago

E3 2019: Hands-on with Contra: Rogue Corps

Konami understands what its fans want out of Contra games. If there’s going to be a new one, they want it to include all of the over-the-top action of its predecessors with a healthy dose of mature humor thrown in. Check.
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E3 2019: Hands-on with Killer Queen Black
2 weeks ago

E3 2019: Hands-on with Killer Queen Black

One of the cooler places to hang out at E3 is the IndieCade. This was evidenced once again when I played through a round of Killer Queen Black from Liquid Bit and BumbleBear Games.
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For E3 2019 travel, Nintendo’s 3DS is still our system of choice
2 weeks ago

For E3 2019 travel, Nintendo’s 3DS is still our system of choice

By  •  E3, Potpourri

E3 2019 kicks off this week in Los Angeles, and I’ll be heading back to cover it for the first time in four years. Nintendo gaming has changed since then, so is the Nintendo 3DS still the most valuable travel companion for gamers? It is if you ask Pure Nintendo.
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Review: ZARA the Fastest Fairy (New Nintendo 3DS/2DS)
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3 weeks ago

Review: ZARA the Fastest Fairy (New Nintendo 3DS/2DS)

By  •  Reviews, 3DS

Imagine the Death Star trench run with no ultimate target, just you in the trench trying not to crash as you pick up speed. Would that be worth 99 cents? Trick question, because ZARA the Fastest Fairy for New Nintendo 3DS and 2DS only costs 98 cents.
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XSEED’s E3 2019 lineup includes a trio of new Switch titles
3 weeks ago

XSEED’s E3 2019 lineup includes a trio of new Switch titles

XSEED Games will have a diverse lineup of titles to check out at E3 2019, including three newly announced games for Nintendo Switch: Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin, Heroland, and BurgerTime Party.
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Gameloft bringing Asphalt mobile racing series to Switch
3 weeks ago

Gameloft bringing Asphalt mobile racing series to Switch

Gameloft has announced the latest entry in their award-winning racing franchise—Asphalt 9: Legends—is coming to Nintendo Switch later this summer, complete with some features unique to the Switch version.
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Solomon’s Key joins the Arcade Archives
3 weeks ago

Solomon’s Key joins the Arcade Archives

Those planning to stop by HAMSTER’s Arcade Archives today are going to be greeted by a new machine. Satoshi HAMADA has announced that Solomon’s Key is now available for download on Nintendo Switch.
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Nintendo’s E3 Warp Pipe Pass registration opens today
3 weeks ago

Nintendo’s E3 Warp Pipe Pass registration opens today

Nintendo’s free Warp Pipe Pass will provide E3 attendees priority access to line up and play games such as Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, Luigi’s Mansion 3, The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening, and MARVEL ULTIMATE ALLIANCE 3: The Black Order, but you’ll have to hurry to get one.
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2019 Into the Pixel Video Game Art Collection revealed
3 weeks ago

2019 Into the Pixel Video Game Art Collection revealed

By  •  E3

The Into the Pixel art exhibit honors the best artistic works of the year from video game artists. The 2019 ITP collection has now been announced, and it includes a couple of games that are on their way to the Nintendo Switch.
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Natsume reveals Switch-friendly E3 2019 lineup
4 weeks ago

Natsume reveals Switch-friendly E3 2019 lineup

Natsume likes to remind you that they’re all about Serious Fun®, and this year they’re be bringing that fun to the Nintendo Switch. That includes a new Harvest Moon spinoff.
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