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This Week’s Purchase: Nintendo Switch

Nintendo Switch 01I realised yesterday that I’ve been blindly purchasing Nintendo consoles on launch day for sixteen years now. More specifically this has been happening since the Nintendo GameCube came out back in May 2002. However the journey hasn’t always been smooth; I was flat-out disappointed with the Wii and the Wii U spend most of day one installing a system update. The newest addition is of course the Nintendo Switch, and the good news is that my initial impressions are really very positive. With that in mind I though I’d take a quick break from playing Zelda to write about why that is.

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The Ultimate SEGA Saturn Guide Part II: The 20 must-have Saturn games

Albert OdysseyThe SGEA Saturn has a varied library of games, and it’s surprisingly great – especially if you’re including the many Japan-only titles (which I am) that are well worth importing. There’s so much choice that a top twenty was the absolute minimum I could refine my favourites down to, and today I’ll be detailing these games and explaining why I’d consider them to be the must-have games for any Saturn owner.

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EGX 2015 – Things I learned and upcoming games

EGXLast Sunday I went to EGX, the UK’s biggest videogame show. As someone who likes videogames quite a lot I enjoyed this chance to play all the ones that aren’t out yet, and after a few days recovering from all the free energy drinks I’m just about ready to recount my experience in full.

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15 Underrated Classics for the Nintendo Wii

Pandoras TowerThe Nintendo Wii was a strange console, with experimental motion controls, lots of controllers, and a varied library of games. Overall there was a large rift in the quality of these titles, a divide also seen on the GameCube that was exaggerated by the Wii’s strong sales; the good games were really good and the bad games were really bad. There was also a lot of them, perhaps explaining why a few hidden gems slipped by unnoticed. It’s fifteen of these lesser-know classics that I’ll be recommending today.

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Rosetta and Chiko: apprehended at customs (or ‘are too many people buying amiibos?’)

amiiboIt’s 8.15 in the morning and I’m driving around the back streets of the town where I live looking for the Royal Mail Delivery office. It’s only open till 1pm meaning now is the only time I can go before I have to be at work, but I’m lost and soon I’m going to be late. Rosetta and Chiko (or to use their English names, Rosalina and Luma) must be around here somewhere.

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F-Zero: When will Captain Falcon return?

F-Zero SNESF-Zero is one of my favourite videogame series. Like both Mario and Zelda, this Nintendo masterpiece started as a 2D classic and successfully reinvented itself in 3D, transitioning well with the evolving videogame climate. But whilst the other two series include modern titles that live up to their heritage, it’s now been eleven years since the last F-Zero. Will Captain Falcon be returning any time soon? I’m hopeful, here’s why.

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Top 10 Christmas games (2014 edition)

Persona 4 ChristmasChristmas is almost here again, and what better way to celebrate it than with festive themed videogames? Last year I composed a small list of holiday favourites, which today returns bigger and better than before with five additional recommendations. Here’s my list of games that are perfect for getting into the Christmas spirit, 2014 edition.

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