N-No Virtual Console for the Switch?!

Say it ain’t so, Nintendo!  Say it ain’t so! Oh, don’t mind me.  I’m just…a bit upset right now.  It’s fine, really.  But hey, did you hear, Nintendo is apparently not bringing the Virtual Console to the Switch!  What is happening to my life!  I am ill-prepared for this news; why, cruel world, why!  (Oh,…

Sunday Video Round Up: May 13 – 19

Settle in, sit back, and relax because the Video Round Up is here once more! Serving up a helping heaping of new gameplay videos and trailers, it’s the perfect way to spend your Sunday. Here’s a small taste of what’s waiting for you below the break. Love it or hate it, Call of Duty is…

Octopath Traveler Introduces Final Two Characters, Reveals Features

Fans of the classic Final Fantasy games may have something to forward to this July.  See, Square-Enix is releasing a new JRPG on the Switch that both calls back to the classic 2D JRPGs and advances the genre in significant, but somewhat subtle ways. This game is known as Octopath Traveler, an RPG that puts…

Sunday Video Round Up: May 6 – 12

Before the new week begins, let’s revisit the past seven days by taking a look at the best gameplay and trailers in a brand new edition of the Round Up. So kick back, get comfortable, and press play! Here’s a small look at the big list that waits you below the break. Players waiting for…

Nintendo Finally Gives Details About Switch Online Service

Nintendo has finally pulled back the curtain (somewhat) on the online service they’re bringing to the console this September. For starters, this isn’t going to be the same kind of robust online service PlayStation and Xbox users have grown used to over the years. It’s actually rather bare bones compared to PSN and Xbox Live,…

Sunday Video Round Up: April 29 – May 5

Hope you’re having a good weekend so far everyone! Let’s celebrate Sunday with an all new Round Up, showcasing the best trailers and gameplay from around the industry over the past week. Here’s a small glimpse into what’s waiting for you below the jump. It doesn’t get much bigger than Red Dead Redemption 2, now does…

Thoughts on Red Dead Redemption II’s third trailer

A couple days ago, Rockstar released its third trailer for Red Dead Redemption II. I’m firmly planted in the RDRII camp, so of course I had to tune in (multiple times), along with millions of others. If you’ve not yet seen it for yourself, I’m happy to oblige.

Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion Gets Brief Gameplay Trailer

Splatoon fans have been geared up for the series’ first major expansion due out later this year. Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion splatted into Nintendo fan’s consciousness in a big way during the most recent Nintendo Direct. Its known features include a new, mission-based game mode which has players take on some sort of challenge mode….

Saturday Video Round Up: April 22 – 28

Welcome to Sunday everyone, and a new Round Up to go right along with it. As always, I’m bringing you the latest trailers and gameplay from around the industry. A lot of stuff happened this week, so here’s a taste of all the good content waiting for you below the jump. Enjoy! Lara is back!…

It’s our Fifth Anniversary! Ask Us Anything!

Hey everyone! May is almost here, and this year it’s going to be something of a special occasion here at the Virtual Bastion. You see, this May marks the fifth year of online life for our little corner of the internet, and we’re planning a little celebration of sorts. For the next month, we’ll be…

Saturday Video Round Up: April 15 – 21

Another week is in the books (or just beginning for some) and that means it’s time to catch up on all the latest trailers and gameplay you missed from the past week. So let’s get to it, shall we? Here are a few of the videos waiting for you below the jump. Nintendo Labo is the…

Octopath Traveler Details New Characters and ‘Path Actions’

Octopath Traveler is a new JRPG from Square-Enix set to release later this year. The game follows eight travelers, each on their own journeys in pursuit of their own goals. Square-Enix has been drip-feeding info to potential fans for a little while now, and today they introduced two new characters and explained how “path actions”…