Posts by Michael Laverty
Campaign success for terminal cancer patient to play Smash Bros. Ultimate
By Michael Laverty on September 24th, 2018 0
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Many gamers have already marked December 7, 2018 in their calendars, preparing for the release of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Mashiro Sakurai and his team seem to have poured...
Wireless Zelda-themed Switch controller on the way by PowerA
By Michael Laverty on September 24th, 2018 0
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October 15 will mark the release of a PowerA Enhanced Wireless Controller for Nintendo Switch. PowerA have packed in motion controls and LED lights to indicate player number and...
Switch your Joy-Cons for NES-style controllers to enjoy online NES games
By Michael Laverty on September 14th, 2018 0
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Following a recent announcement from Nintendo, you can now change up your Joy-Cons for NES controllers that snap onto your Switch and charge up. The preorders will be just in...
Nintendo eShop introduced in Argentina, Peru, and Chile
By Michael Laverty on September 12th, 2018 0
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If you are a gamer situated in Argentina, Peru, or Chile, you will now be able to access a native Nintendo eShop to buy games digitally. While it isn’t the full throttle...
Nintendo most seen on TV over any other gaming brand in August 2018
By Michael Laverty on September 11th, 2018 0
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It has not been uncommon to see Nintendo sprawled across TV, and that is simply because they have pushed hard with their marketing ever since the Switch launched -- a stark...
Here’s how SNES music was crafted onto a memory-tight console
By Michael Laverty on August 16th, 2018 0
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Any gamer who grew up with a Nintendo console, whether it was the NES, SNES, N64, GameCube or the Wii, will no doubt be flooded with memories at the sheer mention of these...
Get a glimpse of The Legend of Zelda Summer Play Day at the Nintendo NY Store
By Michael Laverty on August 15th, 2018 0
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Over the past weekend, the Nintendo NY Store hosted a Summer Play Day themed on The Legend of Zelda. Attendees were invited to cosplay as their favorite character from the series...
Link slays Bongo Bongo in Ocarina of Time Unreal Engine 4 fan project (Updated)
By Michael Laverty on August 15th, 2018 0
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The Hero of Time has been well acquainted with Unreal Engine 4 for a while now, with an assortment of footage which might have only been daringly dreamt of back in 1998, when...
Nintendo’s all-time console sales surpass 700 million
By Michael Laverty on August 15th, 2018 0
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Nintendo’s most recent financial report detailed a historic accolade for the company. They have sold a resounding 727.65 million consoles since it entered the console market...
Video game discounts are no more for UK Amazon Prime customers
By Michael Laverty on July 25th, 2018 0
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August 7, 2018 is the day that Amazon UK will no longer offer a discount on video games for Prime members. Prior to this date, customer could enjoy a £2 discount on physical...
ROM-hosting websites to be hit by legal action of up to $100m by Nintendo
By Michael Laverty on July 24th, 2018 0
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Nintendo could claim up to $100m in damages for copyright and trademark infringement by two Arizona-based websites, which offered a multitude of ROMS of Nintendo titles. Nintendo...
HORI announce GameCube-style controllers for Nintendo Switch
By Michael Laverty on July 24th, 2018 0
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In preparation for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's release, HORI will be releasing three controllers for Nintendo Switch in Japan, all in that familiar GameCube style. The three...
8-Player Smash among newly uncovered, unused modes in Super Smash Bros. Melee
By Michael Laverty on July 24th, 2018 0
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Between 2001 and 2002, the world welcomed the illustrious Super Smash Bros. Melee on the GameCube. A set of new, interesting modes have recently been unearthed, including the...
Appearance evolution: Zelda characters in Super Smash Bros.
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By Michael Laverty on July 6th, 2018 0
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As console generations pass by and art styles change with game releases, so too do the appearances of some characters in the Super Smash Bros. franchise. Some of the biggest...
Nintendo commits to strong balance of multiplayer/single-player experiences
By Michael Laverty on June 30th, 2018 0
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Nintendo have been focused on multiplayer-laden games recently, with upcoming titles such as Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Mario Tennis Aces and Super Mario Party announced this...