Nintendo has made the best version of the Playstation Vita so far. Except this one has games to play. After the relative fail of the WiiU (which still sold more units that the last two Sega consoles), Nintendo has come out with a combined home console and portable device that nobody uses as a home console. Not that we care, because the Nintendo exclusives are enough to keep us happy. You could go through life playing only Nintendo games and be a very satisfied gamer.

June 15, 2018

We have reached the end of another Electronic Entertainment Expo. Relive the highs and lows of this year's E3 publisher presentations with our recaps. EA: [Click here] Xbox: [Click here] Bethesda: [Click here] Ubisoft: [Click here] Playstation: [Click here] Nintendo: [Click here]

June 13, 2018

58.8% Smash: A Recap of the E3 2018 Nintendo Direct.

This year's Nintendo E3 Direct brought us Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Super Mario Party, and more details for Super Smash Bros Ultimate including the new character Ridley (believe it or not).

June 13, 2018

After some great and not so impressive conferences at this year’s E3, Nintendo was highly anticipated to bring us some juicy news. With the potential for some much wanted first-party titles for Switch, I stayed up until past 2am with high hopes for news on Pokémon, Animal Crossing, and more. With caffeine and sugar in my system, my body was ready. Like previous years, this year’s presentation followed the Nintendo Direct format,. The show began starting on a less colourful note with Demon X Machina, a mecha game for the Switch. Following this was Xenoblade 2 Story DLC ‘Torna –...

June 13, 2018

A PSA for Fortnite players trying out the newly released Switch version: You will not be able to log in using an Epic Account created on the Playstation 4. You can create a new account, but this will mean starting without your progress or cosmetics. The Switch version otherwise supports cross-play between Xbox, PC, Mac and mobile.

June 12, 2018

Ubisoft is one of the few gaming monoliths that can still surprise us. Who would’ve thought that Assassin’s Creed: Origins would mark the franchise’s return to form? Who could’ve predicted  the critical successes of Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle? This was reflected in previous years through Ubisoft’s E3 presentations, which were always the most interesting and unpredictable, backed by an sincerity unmatched by any other company. It’s curious, then, to see Ubisoft pump the brakes with this year’s showing. Beyond Good and Evil 2 closed off last year’s show, so it’s fitting ...

June 11, 2018

Bethesda had an interesting 2017. Despite a lacklustre trip to Bethesdaland and reports that several of its games didn’t meet sales targets, the company was still the number one publisher on Metacritic, a fact proudly claimed by Senior VP of Global Marketing Pete Hines. Though if this year’s E3 press conference is any indication, 2018 and beyond are going to be very big and important years for the publisher. The show kicked off quite literally with a bang as inspirational speaker Andrew W.K. and his band introduced us to to the recently unveiled Rage 2, as well as endless shots of aud...

May 31, 2018

Over the years, I’ve had the Shin Megami Tensei series recommended to me a lot by my friends. I’m weak for an in-depth game with a good challenge, and I’m (shamefully) partial to grinding in RPGs. I’d played through a few of the Persona games and enjoyed them immensely, so I was curious to see how I would enjoy the gameplay of a mainline Shin Megami Tensei title. Maybe I also wanted the opportunity to hang out with Jack Frost and Mothman, the most adorable demons, but that’s another story for another day. Regardless of the reason, it was time for me to finally play a real Shin Megami...

May 16, 2018

Something Funky comes this way... We review Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze for the Switch, and Dragon’s Crown Pro. All this and more on tonight’s episode of New Game Plus: 9:30pm on C31 Melbourne and Geelong, digital channel 44 or online at [Click here]

May 16, 2018

On a brand new episode of New Game Plus: We return to be kingdom of Hydeland with Dragon’s Crown Pro; get funky with Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze for the Switch; and take a look at how big data is influencing the world around us. Tune into C31 Melbourne and Geelong tonight from 9:30pm!

May 8, 2018

Nintendo has revealed details of its upcoming Switch Online service. From September, subscribers will have access to a library of 20 NES games with added online play, as well as cloud backup of saves. More details: [Click here]

May 7, 2018

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze REVIEW!

Does Tropical Freeze hold up on Nintendo's hottest new hybrid? Watch our review to find out!

May 1, 2018

Welcome to May! It's a month full of re-releases and a bunch of hotly anticipated titles! Such as: - Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze (Switch, May 4th) - Pillars of Eternity II (PC, May 9th) - Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition (Switch, May 18th) - State of Decay 2 (PC/Xbox One, May 18th) - Runner3 (Bit.Trip) (PC/Switch, May 22nd) - Tennis World Tour (PC/Switch/PS4/Xbox One, May 22nd) - Persona 3: Dancing Moon Night / Persona 5: Dancing Star Night (PS4/PS Vita, May 24th, JAPAN ONLY) - Dark Souls Remastered (PC/PS4/Xbox One, May 25th) - Detroit: Become Human (PS4, May 25th) What are you looking forward to?

April 26, 2018

Breaking News: Nintendo's Tatsumi Kimishima has stepped down as Interim President of Nintendo, and has been succeeded by Shuntaro Furukawa, 46 years old.

March 23, 2018

Kids (and grownups) can even learn how to code with #NintendoLabo using the built in Discovery Studio. Amazing.

March 23, 2018

OMG ROBOTS #NintendoLabo

March 23, 2018

You can make a house with a hamster in it, a piano with cats in it, a motorbike, a robot you can wear.... what has Nintendo done? #NintendoLabo

March 23, 2018

Children being quiet and creating things. Nintendo just made a lot of parents very happy. #NintendoLabo

March 23, 2018

Time to make racing cars! #NintendoLabo

March 23, 2018

Thanks to Nintendo Australia we're at Scienceworks for the #NintenoLabo workshop this morning. We bought some children to see what they think of it.

February 10, 2018

In September 2017, during a particularly exciting Nintendo Direct (Super Mario Odyssey, anyone?), there was a title that you might not have noticed: That game was New Style Boutique 3: Styling Star for Nintendo 3DS. Known as Girls Mode in Japan and Style Savvy in North America, it’s understandable if you’re confused or you’ve never heard of this series before. Even the name may make you think of all the female-oriented shovelware games you see at EB, but the New Style Boutique games are an underrated gem; their longevity, and the fact that it’s a series that continues to get sequels, ...