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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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Solomon’s Key joins the Arcade Archives
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
4 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)
8.5
4 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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4 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
4 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
4 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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4 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
4 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
4 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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Pokémon Rumble Rush is your next smartphone addiction
4 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
4 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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4 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
5 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
5 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
5 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
5 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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