Posts by David Johnson
Two hours with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate prove this might just be the best Smash so far
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By David Johnson on August 25th, 2018 0
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Last week, in a tiny hidden bar typical of Melbourne’s inner east, Nintendo gave us hands-on time with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Nintendo Australia had hoped to get us in...
Nintendo Labo contests in Oceania and Europe invite you to get creative
By David Johnson on August 5th, 2018 0
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Nintendo Australia and Nintendo of Europe want to see you get crazy creative with Nintendo Labo, and they're putting up an epic contest with some unique collector's items up for...
Review: Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is worth playing if you like puzzles
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By David Johnson on July 16th, 2018 0
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Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is a game that you might have missed. Even if you didn't skip over the Wii U console generation, it could have easily fallen to the wayside amongst...
We went hands-on with Smash Ultimate at E3; hear what we thought of it
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By David Johnson on June 22nd, 2018 0
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E3 2018 may be over, but the hype that Nintendo generated for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate remains. Nintendo demoed the game for Smash fans in two different "modes": For Glory and...
Why the CD-i Zelda games failed
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By David Johnson on May 9th, 2018 0
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Spoiler alert: It’s because the CD-i Zelda games aren’t very good. In theory, I could just end this article there and be done with it. After all, in the words of the great...
ColorWare’s retro Switch controllers: You got your NES all over my Nintendo Switch
By David Johnson on March 4th, 2018 0
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Nintendo is very proud to tell everyone about just how much technology they've managed to cram into their Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons. As such, what better way to celebrate them than...
Nintendo’s first game designer Genyo Takeda earns Lifetime Achievement award
By David Johnson on February 26th, 2018 0
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If you had to name a handful of employees at Nintendo, there are several that would come to mind: Reggie, Miyamoto, Iwata, Sakurai, and Koji Kondo are just a few. You might never...
21st annual D.I.C.E. awards shower Nintendo and Zelda with awards
By David Johnson on February 26th, 2018 0
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The early part of each year is a time when most industries reflect upon the previous year and award its outstanding performers with grandiose accolades. The video game industry is...
Here are the winners of the copies of Zelda: Breath of the Wild signed by Eiji Aonuma
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By David Johnson on January 30th, 2018 0
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Recently, we ran a contest for a chance to win a rare collector’s item: one of three copies of Zelda: Breath of the Wild signed by Eiji Aonuma, courtesy of Nintendo Australia....
Video of our Breath of the Wild PAX Australia panel is now online
By David Johnson on November 3rd, 2017 0
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PAX Australia was held over the past weekend, and for the second year in a row we ran a panel dedicated to Zelda. After discussing the 30-year history of the franchise last year,...
Here’s the winning Breath of the Wild art for the AU/NZ Zelda Symphony experience
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By David Johnson on July 30th, 2017 1
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Two weeks ago, we launched an art contest for a chance to win a special AU/NZ Zelda Symphony experience, complete with a pair of tickets to the AU/NZ show of choice, a...
Review: Oceanhorn doesn’t distill Zelda perfectly but still evokes that Zelda spirit
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By David Johnson on July 10th, 2017 4
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Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas, a new adventure game for the Nintendo Switch, is a game that desperately yearns to be called Zelda. The inspiration is clear, and most of its...
What we played at E3 2017 (Spoiler: We all played Mario Odyssey)
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By David Johnson on June 28th, 2017 1
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Whether you're at home or you get to attend, E3 2017 is a Christmas-in-June event for gamers. With so many announcements, trailers, and demos, there's bound to be something for...
Simple complexity: How Breath of the Wild’s simple systems generate infinite fun
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By David Johnson on May 7th, 2017 14
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Spoiler warning This article discusses mechanics and puzzles of Breath of the Wild. While there are no story spoilers, it does reveal at least one puzzle solution as well as...
It takes 57 minutes to cross Hyrule corner to corner in Breath of the Wild
By David Johnson on March 26th, 2017 8
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Breath of the Wild boasts having an insanely big map. In fact, before the game's launch, many used the size of the Great Plateau to estimate the size of Breath of the Wild's...