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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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Nintendo Labo goes VR with new kits…basically
5 years ago

Nintendo Labo goes VR with new kits…basically

The Nintendo Labo: VR Kit will launch on April 12th with the physical and digital gameplay you expect from Labo combined with “basic VR technology” that will allow users to create a simple, family-friendly virtual reality experience.
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Bonds of the Skies RPG coming to Nintendo Switch
5 years ago

Bonds of the Skies RPG coming to Nintendo Switch

When a town is attacked by a demon, a young boy named Eli he will enter into a pact with an Air Grimoa named Nogard in order to seek the demon and find and save other Grimoas is this retro RPG from KEMCO.
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RICO bringing buddy-cop action to Switch this month
5 years ago

RICO bringing buddy-cop action to Switch this month

Mushroom kingdoms and Poké Balls are all well and good, but even Nintendo gamers occasionally want something a little more…visceral. We’ll get that game a little later this month when RICO is released for Nintendo Switch on March 14th.
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Trine 4 coming to Switch, but the Ultimate Collection is not [updated]
5 years ago

Trine 4 coming to Switch, but the Ultimate Collection is not [updated]

Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince is coming to Nintendo Switch this fall when it’ll be available as both a standalone release and as part of the Trine: Ultimate Collection package featuring all four Trine games.
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Fortnite Season 8 erupts onto Nintendo Switch
5 years ago

Fortnite Season 8 erupts onto Nintendo Switch

If you’re looking for a new weapon to try out in Fortnite, a pirate cannon may be the way to go. Fortnite Battle Pass Season 8 is now available on Nintendo Switch, bringing with it new content as over-the-top as the game itself.
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Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield coming to Switch this year
5 years ago

Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield coming to Switch this year

Nintendo announced this morning that Pokémon fans will be able to visit the Galar region and meet Grookey, Scorbunny, and Sobble when Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield are released for Nintendo Switch later this year.
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Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp gets a new interior design mini-game
5 years ago

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp gets a new interior design mini-game

Available now through a major update from Nintendo, Happy Homeroom is a mini-game that allows Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp players to showcase their interior design skills.
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The LEGO Movie 2 Videogame now available digitally for Switch
5 years ago

The LEGO Movie 2 Videogame now available digitally for Switch

If you’ve seen The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part and are looking for a way to return to Apocalypseburg and the Systar System, the Stairgate is now open (digitally) for Nintendo Switch gamers.
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2019 Pokémon North American championship events announced
5 years ago

2019 Pokémon North American championship events announced

Pokémon competitors and spectators alike will be converging on Columbus, Ohio, and Washington D.C. for the Pokémon North America International Championships and the Pokémon World Championships this summer.
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Nintendo eShop “new”s: February 21st, 2019
5 years ago

Nintendo eShop “new”s: February 21st, 2019

Nintendo announced a slate of great new games during their February 13th Nintendo Direct, but what about games you want to play now? The good news is that there’s plenty to keep you occupied until your game of choice is available for purchase.
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Review: Airheart – Tales of Broken Wings (Nintendo Switch)
6.5
5 years ago

Review: Airheart – Tales of Broken Wings (Nintendo Switch)

At its core, Airheart is a game in which you fly around collecting items and shooting down bad guys. Unfortunately, too many other elements get in the way for me to recommend this title to Switch gamers.
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Treasure Stack drops on Nintendo Switch March 1st
5 years ago

Treasure Stack drops on Nintendo Switch March 1st

Treasure Stack is a puzzle-platforming party game from developer PIXELAKES that “…fuses the pulse-pounding pressure of a falling block puzzle game with grapple-powered platforming…” and it’s coming to Nintendo Switch on March 1st.
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Golf Peaks on Nintendo Switch in March
5 years ago

Golf Peaks on Nintendo Switch in March

Golf Peaks for Nintendo Switch is less about walking the fairways and more about conquering a mountain. It’s less about swinging a club and more about using action cards.
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Explore the realm of Alvastia this weekend on Nintendo Switch
5 years ago

Explore the realm of Alvastia this weekend on Nintendo Switch

If you’ve ever thought JRPGs are too-often limited to four to eight adventurers, keep reading; Alvastia Chronicles for Nintendo Switch offers more than 100.
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Nintendo Direct release date recap
5 years ago

Nintendo Direct release date recap

Nintendo Switch gamers certainly have plenty to look forward to throughout the rest of 2019. To help you plan your annual budget we’ve put together this quick list of the games covered in today’s Nintendo Direct, ordered by their projected release date.
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Fire Emblem: Three Houses delayed, but we have an official release date [updated]
5 years ago

Fire Emblem: Three Houses delayed, but we have an official release date [updated]

Today’s Nintendo Direct certainly delivered for Fire Emblem fans, but not all the news was good. Originally planned for release this spring, Fire Emblem: Three Houses for the Nintendo Switch has been delayed until July 26th, 2019.
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Spend Valentine’s Day together with Degrees of Separation
5 years ago

Spend Valentine’s Day together with Degrees of Separation

Perfect for Valentine’s Day gaming, Degrees of Separation for Nintendo Switch weaves in the different stages of a relationship amidst a touching narrative delivered through cooperative gameplay.
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Spring training set to begin with the release of R.B.I. Baseball 19
5 years ago

Spring training set to begin with the release of R.B.I. Baseball 19

Designed to provide “fast arcade baseball fun,” R.B.I. Baseball 19 will allow sports gamers at all levels to spend an afternoon at the ballpark when the game is released on March 5th.
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