Virtua Racing on Switch is what you thought Virtua Racing looked like

The Switch conversion of Virtua Racing quickly achieved almost legendary status on its Japanese release, but its UK release this week rather snuck up on me. After throwing a very reasonable £5.99 at the Nintendo eShop, I got straight into very definitely the best version of Virtua Racing I’ve played. But in this case, a …

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Six months in Hyrule

After 75 hours, on and off over six months, I finally completed The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. But I still can’t decide what I think of it. It must have done something right: I’m not sure I’ve ever played a game for 75 hours. Super Mario 64, maybe? I really loved that …

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How Switch Got My Groove Back

For a few years I stopped gaming. There were a few reasons. A new relationship meant that I just didn’t have much alone time anymore (and my other half didn’t really care about any game that wasn’t Zuma), I’d started getting into modern boardgames instead, but mainly I just fell out of love with games. …

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Nintendo need to reseal

There are a few different origin stories for the ‘Nintendo Seal of Quality’ found on Nintendo games. One of the theories states that after the American video games ‘crash’ of 1983, Nintendo wanted to reassure purchasers that what they would receive would work. Too many games on other consoles failed to meet the basics of …

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Six consoles that launched with fewer games than the Switch

The Nintendo Switch’s launch line-up has come under scrutiny. Not only does it show a lack of faith from publishers, but it’s also far from ideal for consumers – a tiny assortment of games on store shelves sends out a negative image to those thinking of buying a Switch on a whim. While the line-up …

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Nintendo reveals the Switch – a home console you can take anywhere

Nintendo has finally ended months of rumours and speculation – their next console is officially known as the Nintendo Switch, and it has a targeted release date of March 2017. Nintendo is marketing the Switch as a home console that can be taken out of the home, rather than a handheld that can be played …

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