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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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E3 2019: Hands-on with Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month 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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1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month 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
2 months 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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Review: Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons (Nintendo Switch)
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2 months ago

Review: Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons (Nintendo Switch)

If you’ve already played the adventure game Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons on another platform there’s not much in the story or in-game achievements to warrant another trip. Playing with a partner on the Nintendo Switch, however, creates a whole new experience that’s certainly worth sharing.
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Review: Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age (Nintendo Switch)
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2 months ago

Review: Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age (Nintendo Switch)

Within the first 15 minutes of Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age we get a majestic wedding, an epic battle, some sadness, some control instructions, and a betrayal. The game certainly starts with a bang, but can the remaster of this 13 year old game keep up the momentum on the Nintendo Switch?
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Pre-order Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night for Nintendo Switch
2 months ago

Pre-order Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night for Nintendo Switch

The night that Igavania fans have been waiting for since May of 2015 is finally upon us. 505 Games announced today that digital and retail pre-orders are now being accepted for Koji Igarashi’s side-scrolling RPG Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night…with a nice perk for early buyers.
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Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons is coming to Nintendo Switch
2 months ago

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons is coming to Nintendo Switch

505 Games and Turn Me Up Games have announced that Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons will be released for Nintendo Switch on May 28th, and for the first time will include a two-player local cooperative mode.
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Review: Sephirothic Stories (Nintendo Switch)
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2 months ago

Review: Sephirothic Stories (Nintendo Switch)

Sephirothic Stories is a JRPG published by KEMCO, and that means retro graphics, derivative stories, and terms such as “world tree,” “verge of destruction” and “unlikely band” written right there in the game’s description. Is it still an adventure worth taking on the Nintendo Switch?
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Survive the horrors of Darkwood on Nintendo Switch
2 months ago

Survive the horrors of Darkwood on Nintendo Switch

Fans of survival horror games (particularly those who aren’t fans of jump scares) may want to add Darkwood to their list of new games to check out this weekend. Set in “… a bizarre version of mid-80s Poland,” Darkwood is a story-driven horror game that places the player in a forest possessed by evil forces.
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Project Nimbus now available on Nintendo Switch
2 months ago

Project Nimbus now available on Nintendo Switch

Fans of mech combat (think Macross and Gundam) should ready their Nintendo Switch for Project Nimbus: Complete Editon, now available for Nintendo Switch. Even better, its $19.99 asking price is being reduced by 10%.
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