Wii U

Japan: Dissidia Final Fantasy Pushes PS4 Sales Over Nintendo Switch

Final Fantasy Will Always Drive Numbers<p>Media Create is back from its holiday hiatus to bring us the numbers for software and hardware sales in Japan. …

Nintendo Switch

Nintendo Switch Maintenance Taking Place This Week, Here's When

Nintendo Switch owners may find themselves unable to use some of the console's online services for a few hours this week. Nintendo is performing maintenance on its servers over the next couple of days, which may affect your ability to play certain Switch, 3DS, and Wii U games online.<p>The first round …

Nintendo Switch

How One of Horizon Zero Dawn’s Most Powerful Scenes Connects Aloy's Childhood With Her Future

I’m blown away by <i>Horizon Zero Dawn’s</i> breathtaking landscapes, dinosaur-mecha battles, and its emotionally powerful story.<p>In my closing article for …

Horizon Zero Dawn

Is ‘Xenoblade Chronicles 2’ Hurt by its Anime Aesthetic?

One of the biggest games to release in the first year of the Nintendo Switch was <i>Xenoblade Chronicles 2</i>, and one of the biggest issues people had upon …

Xenoblade Chronicles

Escapists 2 review: A mischievous take on life behind bars

Being stuck in prison is not something I would want to experience. I don’t think it’s something anyone aspires to but <i>The Escapists 2</i> – with its …

Xenoblade Chronicles

Today’s Best Game Deals: Assassin’s Creed Origins $32, Call of Duty WWII $36, more

In today’s best game deals, Best Buy is offering Assassin’s Creed Origins on Xbox One and PS4 for <b>$39.99</b>. That means GCU members can grab it for just <b>$31.99</b>. It sells for over $44 on Amazon and this is matching the best price we have tracked since Black Friday.<p>More game/console deals:<p>Call of Duty: …

Nintendo Switch

‘Accounting +’ is pure VR fun

<b>Accounting +</b> <b><br>Developed by:</b> Crows, Crows, Crows & Squanch Games <b><br>Published by:</b> Crows, Crows, Crows & Squanch Games <b><br>Available on:</b> PlayStation VR<p>So, I’m standing in the middle of a woodsy-looking area holding a battery that I plucked from a climate- control machine in one hand and, in my other, the …

Entertainment

Zelda, Mario Kart And Xenoblade Selling Like Hot Cakes In Japan As Nintendo Struggles To Meet Switch Demand

Nintendo Switch has already proved it's a monster seller in terms of console units in Japan, but with all that hardware flying off shelves the demand …

Mario Kart

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana wants you to play more RPGs on the Switch

Credit: NIS America<p>If somehow you’ve already finished the hours and hours required to beat Xenoblade Chronicles 2, then Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana …

Xenoblade Chronicles

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 makes journey to best Nintendo Switch games

Nintendo<p>Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is the first exclusive epic RPG adventure for the Nintendo Switch and is one of the best games on the system out right …

Xenoblade Chronicles

The Gaming Match Game

The global revenue of the electronic game industry is approaching $100 billion. One reason for that number is that there are so many ways to game: …

Diversity

Blog: How Splatoon 2 encourages movement

Breaking down how the Splatoon series encourages movement, and makes strategic motion critical to winning matches. ...

Game Design

What is one game you know will never leave your backlog?

Besides all of them<p>Last week I asked what everybody's gaming resolution for 2018 was and more than few Destructoid readers responded with some idea …

Moby Dick

'Xenoblade Chronicles 2' Review: A Great Game But With A Few Performance Issues

Way back in 1998, the original PlayStation was graced with the first <i>Xenogears</i> game and it was a masterful piece of gaming. Nearly twenty years later, we now have the new <i>Xenoblade Chronicles 2</i> on the Nintendo Switch and it is genuinely brilliant.<p><i>Xenoblade Chronicles 2</i> is set within the world of …

Xenoblade Chronicles

The 3 Best and 3 Worst Games From December 2017

3 Up, 3 Down – December 2017 Edition<p>With the new year upon us, it is time to look back at the three best and three worst games from December 2017. …

Xenoblade Chronicles

Top 10 Most Wanted Games of 2018

SETTINGS<p>OFF<p>HD<p>HQ<p>SD<p>LO<p>UP NEXTJanuary 2018 Xbox One and 360 Free Games with Gold<p>2018 looks to be shaping up to be a great year for gaming! Welcome to …

Xenoblade Chronicles

Plenty Of Cheap Switch And 3DS Games Discounted Right Now In Nintendo UK Sale

If you hadn't noticed, it is no longer 2017. And you know what that means: cheap video games! To celebrate the new year, Nintendo UK is discounting a number of Eshop titles on both Switch and 3DS.<p>Some big Switch games are included in the Happy New Year sale, including Nintendo's fighting game, …

Nintendo Switch

‘Life is Strange: Before the Storm’ is a rare occurrence — a game built around a relatable young woman

<b>Life is Strange: Before the Storm</b> <b><br>Developed by:</b> Deck Nine <b><br>Published by:</b> Square Enix <b><br>Available on:</b> PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox one<p>I’ve long believed that over time the emotional reach of video games would increase, just as it did from the inception of film to Expressionism, Neorealism, and beyond. When I …

Entertainment

Game of the Year 2017 Awards - The Best Game of the Year

COGconnected’s Best Game of the Year: Top Ten Countdown<p>Here we are at the end of the year! 2017 has been one of the most monumental years in the …

Super Mario Odyssey

Nintendo's Switch is proving to be a home run for the company — in more ways than one

Nintendo clearly has a hit on its hands with its new Switch console. As we can see in this chart from Statista, initial sales of the video game machine, which the Japanese company launched in March, are not only outpacing its last console, the woeful Wii-U, but also the fabled Wii, its last big …

Gaming

Feature: Nintendo Is Finally Taking One Of The World's Biggest Countries Seriously

Last summer, most of the world was surprised to see a <b>Mario Kart 8 Deluxe</b> Nintendo Switch bundle releasing in Russia and <i>nowhere else</i> – to this day, it …

Nintendo Switch

NBA Playgrounds gets 'Enhanced Edition' on Switch, free for existing owners

Read More<p>NBA Playgrounds gets ‘Enhanced Edition’ on Switch, free for existing owners<p>Read More<p>Nintendo puts ARMS, 1-2 Switch and Flip Wars on sale for …

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Nintendo Declares The Switch The Fastest-Selling Home Console In U.S. History

Nintendo has dubbed the Switch as the fastest-selling home console in U.S. history, with 4.8 million units sold in 10 months. According to the …

Gaming

Soup for the gamer's soul

For those of you living in the United Kingdom, you can now pre-order the retail release of Pokemon Crystal from the official Nintendo UK store.<p>A new …

Legend of Zelda

RPGs: the genre for all seasons

You can’t get more old school than a role-playing game, yet RPGs still dominate the world of games. We look at why RPGs will always rule.<p>Only a …

RPGs

Today’s Best Game Deals: NieR Automata $30, Mortal Kombat XL $20, more

In today’s best game deals, GameStop is offering NieR: Automata for <b>$29.99 shipped</b> using code <b>SAVER</b>. That’s about $15 under the going rate and the best we can find. NieR: Automata won best score/music at the 2017 Game Awards.<p>More game/console deals:<p>Mortal Kombat XL <b>$20</b> (Reg. $27+) | GameStop<br>• Xbox One S …

Nintendo Switch

GI Show – God Of War, Top 10 Games From 2017

Welcome back to The Game Informer Show! On this week's episode, we talk all about our new cover story on God of War. Joe Juba and Ben Hanson spent a …

Xenoblade Chronicles

Future Zelda Games Will Also Offer "Freedom" Like Breath Of The Wild

Part of what makes The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild so great is how open-ended and non-linear it is. If you enjoyed this, you may be happy to learn that series producer Eiji Anonuma has come forward to say Nintendo is committed to this strategy, suggesting the next entry in the series will …

Gaming

2018 Will Be the Year of the Switch Port

When Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aimes appeared during The Video Game Awards to announce a port of Bayonetta 1 and 2 for the Switch, he …

Nintendo Switch

6 Video Games You'll Want to Buy in January

The New Year starts off strong with six hot new games to try out this month.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate …

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