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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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Pokémon Rumble Rush is your next smartphone addiction
2 months ago

Pokémon Rumble Rush is your next smartphone addiction

Pokémon Rumble Rush is available now on Android mobile devices in Australia, with an iOS version and full worldwide release coming shortly.
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Nintendo announces E3 2019 schedule
2 months ago

Nintendo announces E3 2019 schedule

Nintendo’s E3 2019 schedule includes two competitions, a Nintendo Direct, and a Nintendo Treehouse live daily stream throughout the event to focus on their recent and upcoming game releases. Excited yet?
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Review: Theatre Tales (Nintendo Switch)
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2 months ago

Review: Theatre Tales (Nintendo Switch)

Playing Theatre Tales is like buying a volume of classic fairy tales with the pages of all but one story glued shut. The presentation is fun, but you’ll feel cheated after Red Riding Hood gets her happily ever after.
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Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night gets a Switch release date
2 months ago

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night gets a Switch release date

It’s been a long time coming—a looooong time coming—but the release of Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is nearly upon us. 505 Games has announced when Switch gamers can expect this side-scrolling action RPG from Koji Igarashi, but it’ll be behind the other console releases.
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Akane will awaken your inner samurai on May 17th
2 months ago

Akane will awaken your inner samurai on May 17th

You’ve got a katana. You face hordes of furious Yakuzas. You’re probably going to die. But that doesn’t mean you can’t first teach a few of them a lesson. Akane, a “brutal arena arcade slasher based on one-hit-one-kill gameplay mechanics,” will be released for Nintendo Switch on May 17th for $4.99.
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MudRunner gets a free update for old-timers
3 months ago

MudRunner gets a free update for old-timers

Saber Interactive and Focus Home Interactive have announced the hardcore driving sim has received a new map, new vehicles, and brand new add-ons as part of the “Old-timers” DLC released yesterday.
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Giga Wrecker Alt. hits the Switch this week with bonus content
3 months ago

Giga Wrecker Alt. hits the Switch this week with bonus content

Rising Star Games has announced that the latest title from Game Freak’s “Gear Project,” Giga Wrecker Alt., will be available digitally for Nintendo Switch on May 2nd, and it comes with plenty of content not offered in its original Steam release.
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Review: Mechstermination Force (Nintendo Switch)
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3 months 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)
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3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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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