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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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Switch gamers can soon join the Sniper Elite
5 months 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 months 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 months 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)
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6 months 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
6 months 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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Nintendo Labo goes VR with new kits…basically
6 months 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
6 months 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
6 months 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]
6 months 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
6 months 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
6 months 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
6 months 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
6 months 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
6 months 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
6 months 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
6 months 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
6 months 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
6 months 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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