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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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Fire Emblem: Three Houses DLC announced
3 months ago

Fire Emblem: Three Houses DLC announced

We’re now just three weeks away from the release of Fire Emblem: Three Houses, and the path to DLC  goodness has been unveiled. Lean when you’ll have access to new characters, items, quests and costumes, and how much it’ll cost.
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Review: Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night (Nintendo Switch)
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3 months ago

Review: Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night (Nintendo Switch)

I imagine there are few readers out there who haven’t suffered a season with a sports team that didn’t live up to expectations—a team that looked fantastic on paper but wallowed in mediocrity. This season, that team is Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night.
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Red Faction Guerilla: Re-Mars-tered now on Switch
3 months ago

Red Faction Guerilla: Re-Mars-tered now on Switch

Originally released for consoles and Windows PC back in 2009, Red Faction: Guerilla is the third installment in the Red Faction series. The Re-Mars-tered version brings its third-person shooter gameplay to a Nintendo console for the first time.
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Hands-on with BurgerTime Party
3 months ago

Hands-on with BurgerTime Party

If my demo experience at E3 proves accurate, BurgerTime Party will be an outstanding multiplayer arcade game for Nintendo Switch even if you’ve never before worn the apron of Peter Pepper.
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Vektor Wars to bring classic arcade action the Switch
3 months ago

Vektor Wars to bring classic arcade action the Switch

Vektor Wars—the first release in the Super Arcade series from Super Icon—will provide Nintendo Switch gamers with vector graphics-inspired “first-person blasting” action ala Battlezone, but with a much more vivid color palette.
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Review: Forest Home (Nintendo Switch)
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3 months ago

Review: Forest Home (Nintendo Switch)

Forest Home is a different, kid-friendly face on a familiar puzzler; you must connect sets of two dots with lines that don’t bisect any other lines. In this case, the dots are animals and their homes, and the lines are leaves, flowers, grass, etc. It’s certainly cute, but is it fun?
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Alder’s Blood will spill onto Nintendo Switch in 2019
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
4 months 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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4 months 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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