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Nintendo New President

Don’t Worry, Nintendo Aren’t Giving Up on the Console Industy

In the last 24 hours, you may have seen a lot of click-baity articles saying that Nintendo are considering dropping their console line and will focus on mobile gaming. These articles were populated by Nintendo’s president, Shuntaro Furukawa’s, interview with...

/ January 6, 2019
Don't Sink

Don’t Sink (Switch) – Review

Don’t Sink is a pirate adventure game with a minimalist but beautiful 2D art approach. Take to the high seas, completing quests to earn loot and attack islands to claim them as your own. Do all the piratey things; find...

/ January 3, 2019
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Has Sold 2 Million Copies in Japan, Outselling Mario Kart 8 Deluxe & Super Mario Odyssey

It hasn’t even been a month since Super Smash Bros. Ultimate launched worldwide and we are already seeing some crazy sales figures for it. As mentioned in the headline, Super Smash Bros. is dominating the sales charts, beating out heavy...

/ December 27, 2018
Game of the Year

Switchaboo Game of the Year Awards

We’re closing in on the end of 2018, so it’s time that we reveal our Game of the Year awards. We have a few listed categories with a whole bunch of nominations. Before we get into it, we would just...

/ December 27, 2018
Horizon Shift '81

Horizon Shift ’81 – Review (Switch)

Horizon Shift ‘81 is a love letter to classic arcade shoot ‘em ups, recreating that feeling of walking up to an arcade machine for the very first time, but with modern twists to pull it into the 21st century. It...

/ December 23, 2018
Charles Martinet

Charles Martinet is in the Guinness World Records for Most Game Voice Over Performances as a Single Character

On Charles Martinet’s Instagram page, the voice of Mario announced that he has been inducted into the Guinness World Records for Most Game Voice Over Performances as a Single Character. This feat was achieved when Martinet voiced Mario in Super Smash...

/ December 15, 2018
Earthbound 64

Shigesato Itoi (Part 3): Earthbound 64 / Mother 3

This article is part three (of four) of the Shigesato article and will be covering the inception and cancellation of Earthbound 64, Mother 3’s release on the Game Boy Advance and its lack of localisation. If you haven’t read part...

/ November 24, 2018
Town Mother 3 Earthbound 64

Is Game Freak’s ‘Town’ the Spiritual Successor to Itoi’s Original Concept for Mother 3?

Lately, I’ve been reading interviews about the initial cancellation of Mother 3 (Earthbound 64) for our article series on Shigesato Itoi and I think I’ve made a connection with Itoi’s ideas and Game Freak’s new upcoming title Town (working title)....

/ November 23, 2018
Shigesato Itoi Giygas

Shigesato Itoi (Part 2): Mother, Earthbound, Giygas and… Fishing?

This article is part two (of three) of the Shigesato article and will be covering the creation of the Mother series, the influence behind Earthbound’s final boss Giygas and Itoi’s little known fishing game. If you haven’t read part 1...

/ November 20, 2018
Shigesato Itoi

Shigesato Itoi (Part 1): The Copywriter Before Earthbound

Today is the 70th birthday of Mother/Earthbound creator Shigesato Itoi, for which he is most commonly known for in the world of video games. However, video games only make up a small portion of Itoi’s professional career. He has delved...

/ November 10, 2018