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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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Review: Mechstermination Force (Nintendo Switch)
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5 years ago

Review: Mechstermination Force (Nintendo Switch)

Full disclosure: I have not finished Mechstermination Force. I will, but it’s going to take some time. I’ve played more than enough, however, to tell you to get this game, get a partner if you can, and get ready to save the world. You’re going to frequently die trying, but the process will be a blast.
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Review: Silence (Nintendo Switch)
7
5 years ago

Review: Silence (Nintendo Switch)

Daedalic Entertainment has been championing point-and-click adventures for quite some time, and they’ve now brought 2016’s Silence: The Whispered World 2 to the Nintendo Switch as, simply, Silence. Adventure fans will be delighted, although perhaps for not as long as they’d like.
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Review: Lyrica (Nintendo Switch)
6.5
5 years ago

Review: Lyrica (Nintendo Switch)

Lyrica for Nintendo Switch comes together quite well in presentation and gameplay, but its focus on Chinese poetry and literature is going to limit its audience. Whether you fit into that will largely depend upon what you ultimately want out of a rhythm game.
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Muse Dash set for a Switch release in June with free DLC
5 years ago

Muse Dash set for a Switch release in June with free DLC

Nintendo Switch gamers will get a limited-release skin and free DLC when the side-scrolling rhythm/action game Muse Dash arrives this June.
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Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Champions now available for Nintendo Switch
5 years ago

Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Champions now available for Nintendo Switch

We’re a couple of days late on this news, but want to make sure fans of the physical Warhammer Age of Sigmar trading card game know they now have cross-play capabilities with the newly released Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Champions video game on Nintendo Switch.
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Leisure Suit Larry gets physical in Europe
5 years ago

Leisure Suit Larry gets physical in Europe

Leisure Suit Larry – Wet Dreams Don’t Dry for Nintendo Switch arrives in stores this summer…in Europe, anyway. For now, at least, U.S. gamers are stuck with a digital download.
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Masquerada: Songs and Shadows emerges on Switch in May
5 years ago

Masquerada: Songs and Shadows emerges on Switch in May

Masquerada features Baldur’s Gate style gameplay in a fantasy world inspired by Renaissance-era Venice, presented in a vibrant, hand-drawn art style that looks to be a good match for both docked and portable play on the Nintendo Switch.
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Call of Cthulhu and Vampyr coming to Nintendo Switch
5 years ago

Call of Cthulhu and Vampyr coming to Nintendo Switch

Saber Interactive and Focus Home Interactive have announced that they will “strengthen their collaboration,” and that bodes well for Nintendo Switch gamers. Along with starting up two ambitious new projects, the studios will work together to develop Switch ports of Call of Cthulhu and Vampyr.
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Artifex Mundi reveals what’s behind the Irony Curtain
5 years ago

Artifex Mundi reveals what’s behind the Irony Curtain

Artifex Mundi has reannounced their forthcoming cold war, communist, comedy adventure game, Irony Curtain: From Matryoshka With Love with a new trailer.
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Let’s meet up at VA-11 HALL-A on Nintendo Switch
5 years ago

Let’s meet up at VA-11 HALL-A on Nintendo Switch

The genre you never knew you wanted will hit the Switch on May 2nd when Ysbryd Games and developer Sukeban Games release VA-11 HALL-A, a “… booze em’up about waifus, technology, and post-dystopia life.”
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Review: The Liar Princess and the Blind Prince (Nintendo Switch)
6.5
5 years ago

Review: The Liar Princess and the Blind Prince (Nintendo Switch)

The Liar Princess and the Blind Prince tells a somewhat gentle fable of love and adventure with the underlying darkness you’d expect from a fairy tale, but your overall enjoyment will depend upon whether you prefer story or gameplay.
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Warhammer Age of Sigmar dawns on Switch on April 16th
5 years ago

Warhammer Age of Sigmar dawns on Switch on April 16th

PlayFusion and Games Workshop are bringing their modern take on collectible card games to Nintendo Switch, and they’re doing it in the form of Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Champions. The popular TCG will launch on April 16th.
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Review: Golf Peaks (Nintendo Switch)
8
5 years ago

Review: Golf Peaks (Nintendo Switch)

Golf Peaks is not a golf game. I point that out early because I imagine it’ll affect whether some of you bother to continue reading. It’s a puzzle game for Nintendo Switch that uses a golf ball and a hole. And cards. And a good portion of your brain.
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Switch gamers can soon join the Sniper Elite
5 years ago

Switch gamers can soon join the Sniper Elite

If you’re that type of gamer who generally likes to “participate” from a distance, Rebellion’s announcement yesterday should be of interest. The independent developer and publisher unveiled multiple Sniper Elite projects, two of which are heading to Nintendo Switch.
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Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker DLC arrives March 14th
5 years ago

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker DLC arrives March 14th

It would appear that Captain Toad is a bit of a miser, as the treasure he’s already amassed is not enough. That’s good news for owners of Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, however, as the puzzle game is scheduled to get 18 new levels on March 14th.
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Nintendo announces PAX East lineup
5 years ago

Nintendo announces PAX East lineup

Gamers of all sorts will be descending upon Boston at the end of this month for PAX East, and those of the Nintendo persuasion will be happy to know the Switch will be well-represented in both playable games and events.
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Review: Degrees of Separation (Nintendo Switch)
7
5 years ago

Review: Degrees of Separation (Nintendo Switch)

If you’re looking for a good way to share some quality gaming time with someone, the co-op puzzle/platformer Degrees of Separation is an engaging, colorful way to do it. It’s certainly more productive than binging yet another boring show on Hulu.
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Review: Aragami: Shadow Edition (Nintendo Switch)
7.5
5 years ago

Review: Aragami: Shadow Edition (Nintendo Switch)

With its methodical, unforgiving gameplay, Aragami: Shadow Edition is not for everyone. However, it doesn’t try to be. It’s aimed squarely at fans of precise, stealth-based gameplay, with whom it should be a solid hit.
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