Playing Animal Crossing: New Leaf with Mother Duck

Ever since its origin on the GameCube, Animal Crossing has always been one of those few games that both Mother Duck and I enjoy playing.  While she prefers more peaceful games like Animal Crossing and Harvest Moon, it is rare for me to play a game that doesn’t involve some grand adventure, platforming, RPG, or…

Don’t Forget About ‘Gooigi’

The Luigi’s Mansion remake for the Nintendo 3DS has been out for a couple weeks now and it’s actually pretty good. Aside from the somewhat wonky controls required by the 3DS, the game plays well and even adds some extra challenge for players who’ve already mastered the Gamecube original. Upon completing the game, players can…

Metroid Is Back!

It’s been a long wait, but our day has finally come my fellow Metroid fans! Nintendo has announced not just one but two upcoming Metroid games! After the seeing nothing of substance released for the series since 2010’s Metroid: Other M, holding out hope for a new game was starting to become difficult. Here we…

Mighty Gunvolt Burst Coming to Nintendo Switch and 3DS

It turns out that even though Mighty No. 9 may be dead in the water, it’s characters can still find homes in other, better games. That’s right, “Beck” and “Call” from Mighty No. 9 will still be living on thanks to a new game titles Mighty Gunvolt Burst. (video from Youtube channel: INTI CREATES) Based on…

The Smash Ballot

You may or may not have heard of the Smash Ballot, a site that’s letting people vote for which character they would like added to the current Super Smash Bros.  (As DLC, I believe.)  I was pretty excited when I heard about this, as I definitely have some characters in mind that I would love…

I Finally Appreciate Handhelds

You may or may not be aware of this, but the Duck has never had a great relationship with handheld video games.  They’re just so tiny and cramped and often lack controls sticks, and I just never got along with them very well.  Nevertheless, I still have a good number of handheld consoles, largely thanks…

Breaking Up is Hard to Do

*Our scene opens with the writer, a tall bearded 20-something with glasses, sitting in a booth at a local diner.  He appears nervous, checking his watch, obviously waiting for someone.  A copy of the handheld hit Bravely Default walks through the door and takes a seat across from the writer.* Hey BD, thanks for meeting me…

Yoshi Needs New Ideas, Not Sequels

(Image by Flickr User: walknboston) Yoshi has been my Nintendo character of choice for a long time. Be it Super Smash Bros., Mario Kart, Mario Golf, Mario Tennis, or Mario Party, Yoshi is my dinosaur. I know I’m not the only Yoshi fan out there, why else would Nintendo treat his inclusion in games like…

News Byte: New Zelda-styled 3DS

According to a leaked scan of Gamestop’s deals for Black Friday this  year, the US may also be getting the Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds version of the 3DS XL that was officially announced for the UK earlier this week. It hasn’t been confirmed by Nintendo yet, but here’s hoping that the rumors…