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A Short Hike – a Compact Yet Beautiful Adventure (Review)

In modern-day video games, open-world design has become synonymous with adventure on a grand scale. As the industry continues to add depth and breadth to these designs, the amount of content has increased exponentially. From open fields to endless side quests, the growing magnitude in games has left many players feeling overwhelmed and drained. After struggling through my own backlog

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My Nintendo Rewards Are Now Surprisingly Good

In recent times, rewards systems have inundated the retail industry. From in-store credit and discounts to points systems and memberships, stores have employed an abundance of rewards systems to increase customer involvement. While this approach is commonplace for brick-and-mortar outlets, the video game industry been slow to adopt rewards systems. Gamestop’s PowerUp program is currently the industry standard; however, Nintendo

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Nintendo Indie Showcase – Every New Game Revealed

Nothing gets the Internet buzzing quite like a Nintendo Direct presentation. While the events have been sporadic over the last 12 months, Nintendo’s cadence of game revelations and updates has steadily increased. On Wednesday, Nintendo hosted a fifteen-minute Indie Showcase, which included many surprises. Below is a list of every game update so let’s dive in. Small But Mighty It

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7 Ways Skyward Sword Influenced Breath of the Wild

Improving upon an established framework is always a challenge. Organizations are more likely to fix problems than change a system that works; however, inaction also has consequences. From lost opportunity to irrelevancy, the status quo is often more dangerous than evolution. For the video game industry, static franchises quickly become stale if developers fail to innovate. The Legend of Zelda

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Animal Crossing Villagers Have Now Invaded The NFL

Most video games lose popularity a few weeks after launch; however, Animal Crossing: New Horizons continues to trend worldwide. From the start of the pandemic, Nintendo’s cutesy social simulation game remains a global phenomenon. With the help of new customization tools, New Horizon players have overcome the depression of social distancing by expressing their innovating sides. From hosting online weddings

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Nintendo Doesn’t Need a Switch Pro Thanks to the Cloud

Despite unprecedented levels of success, the Nintendo Switch is underpowered in comparison to PlayStation and Xbox. While Nintendo has optimized most first-party offerings, third-party developers have struggled with performance issues on the hybrid console. The result is a library graphically inferior games that cannot achieve the most basic level of HD quality at 720p. As Sony and Microsoft prepare to

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How High Will Animal Crossing New Horizons Sales Climb?

While Minecraft stands atop the pantheon of best-selling video games, the widespread availability of the pixelated adventure on nearly every platform is largely responsible for its success. Although console exclusivity severely limits opportunities for certain franchises, one new 2020 release dares to challenge the paradigm. As sales of Animal Crossing New Horizons continue to skyrocket, the industry begins to wonder:

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The 5 Best Wii U Games That Still Need a Switch Port

Few companies have experienced peaks and valleys quite like Nintendo. From the ground-breaking success of the Wii to the disaster of the Wii U, the iconic video game company was on the brink of financial ruin. But Nintendo quickly regained status among the industry’s titans with the release of the Nintendo Switch. As the hybrid console continues to sell at

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Fans Must Calm Down about The Nintendo Switch 4K Rumor

As the video game world anticipates the release of Sony and Microsoft’s next-generation consoles, the Nintendo Switch remains the most popular platform across the industry. On September 9th, Bloomberg published a report indicating that Nintendo increased its annual target of Switch console sales by 120 percent. While the statistics are impressive, Bloomberg revealed another pivotal detail concerning the Switch: Nintendo

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Nintendo Breaths Life into the Switch 2020 Lineup

While Nintendo has provided occasional updates on Twitter, over a year has passed since the last official Nintendo Direct. As Nintendo remained oddly silent throughout the pandemic, fans grew restless about the future of the hybrid console. Critics also began comparing the lackluster Nintendo Switch 2020 lineup to the Wii U era. But after a series of surprise announcements, the

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