The Nintendo Switch Review

Set to launch on March 3, the Nintendo Switch is another attempt by the gaming company to reconcile a console with mobile and home entertainment capabilities. A recent review done by TechCrunch, who were able to get their hands on the device before launch, claims that the hardware from Nintendo is crafty, but limited. Buyers can expect to find a restricted number of game titles upon release, but may be pleasantly surprised by the reliability of the Switch.
The device itself comes equipped with a 6.2-inch screen that can be docked into a charging station which may be plugged into a home theatre system. Using the switch in this fashion allows for multiplayer gaming on a bigger screen using the two “Joy-Con” wireless controllers. With both controllers attached, the system weights approximately .88 pounds.
Going wireless with the Nintendo Switch allows consumers to use the device for up to three hours without charge. Wireless online gaming is available without being plugged into the home charging dock. Among the multiplayer options provided by the Switch include an 8-player home functionality and a parental control standalone application.
Despite the lack of games mentioned by TechCrunch’s review of the Switch, Nintendo lists nine games being available for play on March 3, including the fan favorite, Zelda.
Nonetheless, the Nintendo Switch is a bold attempt at introducing a versatile home gaming system into the market. The ability to take the system on the go makes keeping track of game progress easier than the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One competitors. While the Switch does not have the robust graphics capabilities of these bigger consoles, this new product option by Nintendo will undoubtedly make an impact in the gaming market, especially with the established Nintendo fans.

NBA 2K Continues Excellent Reputation

For the past decade, the most popular professional basketball video game series has been the NBA 2K platform. This basketball game, which is developed every year by EA sports, has always been uploaded or it’s gameplay and realism. According to a recent article (, the most recent version of the game continues the positive reputation.


One of the most innovative advancements to this years game is the enhancement of the MyCareer mode. While the game in the past has had a career mode available to play, it never had much of a story. The NBA 2K17 changes that by throwing the player of the game into the shoes of a budding star. In this mode of the game you will go through the whole development of a player from high school star to NBA player. You will watch as your player chooses a college, develops during his college career, plays in the Olympics, and ultimately gets drafted into the NBA. Along the way you will watch as a player deals with typical challenges such as injuries, poor classroom great, and tougher competition.


While the story mode of the game provides an interesting and entertaining option, those that wish to simply play a typical basketball game will still enjoy it. NBA 2K17 provides a user with excellent gameplay with plenty of strategy options, very clear graphics, and an incredible live action feel to the game. Players who wish to play a game can choose from either playing an individual exhibition game, a tournament, a full season, or even an extended franchise mode. In the franchise mode, you will get to control all aspects of your team including free agency and trades.


A game also has a competitive online platform for both of the major video game systems. On any given day millions of people to and in the play in a competitive online match up. You will be placed with someone in the world that has a similar record and skill set to ensure the game is as competitive as possible. You can play either and individual game or enter a more competitive tournament or league.


New Ad For “Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild” Has Many Fans Talking

A brand new ad for “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild” was released at the Video Game Awards, and it has a lot of fans talking. After watching this ad, many gamers believe this new game will allow Link to time travel and call on kinsmen within the game to fight by his side.


The scene gamers focus on to make the time travel claim is an encounter between Link and an enemy that looks somewhat like a bird. Gamers point out that the Master Sword Link is wielding looks brand new, which directly contrasts a similar scene shown in E3’s 2016 “Breath of the Wild” trailer. In the E3 ad the sword looks more worn than in this latest version.


Another aspect of these two ads fans point out is that in the E3 ad Link had a Sheikah slate, but in the new ad he has no Sheikah slate. This would indicate that time travel was used; at least that’s what a few fans conjecture.


If time travel were to be used in the new Zelda title, it wouldn’t be a first for the series. Time travel was featured prominently in “Majora’s Mask,” and it was also a part of the classic “Ocarina of Time” game.


This new ad also has some people wondering if non-playable characters (NPCs) will be a part of the new Zelda adventure. Viewers can easily see a few NPCs helping Link ward off Bokoblins in the latest ad.


In addition to all these theories, a strange female was partially shown in this new ad. All that could be seen for certain was that this female character was holding a Sheikah slate in front of Link. Many people believe this female must be either Princess Zelda or someone related to the royalty, since Link was kneeling before her.


Nintendo has yet to confirm or deny any of these rumors. Gamers will simply have to wait till they get the game in their hands next year.


Speaking of an official release date, Nintendo has not been specific about when this game will be released for the Wii U and Nintendo Switch. Amazon currently lists the Wii U version of the game for $50.99 and puts the official release date on March 31st of next year. However, some people think that that date is just a placeholder and believe Nintendo will release the game earlier in 2017.



Theories On “The Last Of Us II” Spread All Over The Internet

The biggest surprise at the Playstation Experience 2016 show this year was the reveal of the first official “The Last of Us Part II” ad. Ever since this ad has been released to the general public, there have been thousands of theories sprouting up all over the Internet on what it means. The ad currently has around 3.5 million views on YouTube.


In this brand new ad, a much older Ellie is seen in a house with a bunch of dead bodies around her. She picks up a guitar and starts singing the song “Through the Valley” by Shawn James. Joel slowly enters the house and then asks Ellie is she is going to go through with her “plans.” After a long pause, Ellie says she is determined to “find and kill every single one of them.”


One theory gaining a great deal of traction online now is that Joel has actually been killed by the Fireflies and is only a figment in Ellie’s mind. The “them” Ellie referred to might be the Firefly organization. This would explain why the Firefly symbol was seen at the start of the ad on a stop sign, and also why all the dead bodies around Ellie don’t appear to be infected.


As many gamers are already aware, Ellie is immune from the zombie infestation that ravages the USA in this post-apocalyptic game. “The Last of Us” was all about trying to bring Ellie to the Firefly’s medical headquarters in order to find a vaccine. Unfortunately, the Fireflies would have to kill Ellie to get the vaccine from her. When Joel discovered this, he went on a rampage to save Ellie’s life. At the end of the first game, Joel lied to Ellie by telling her the Fireflies didn’t need her for the vaccine.


Some darker theories on this ad posit that Ellie actually killed Joel and is only imagining him in order to justify her rage. Some other theories suggest that Ellie might not be immune to the zombies anymore, and that the big gash on her neck is a new bite that’s now taking hold of her brain.


Certainly, the use of a song riffing on the 23rd Psalm signals that themes of religion will be more prominent in this new title. Also, if gamers will experience “The Last of Us Part II” from the perspective of Ellie, this might make her a classic unreliable narrator.


Of course, these are all speculations for right now. Gamers will just have to wait for Naughty Dog to release more ads and information to get a better sense of the plot line and release date for “The Last of Us Part II.”



Delivery Drones Are on Their Way

In the midst of the holiday season many of us are scrambling to find the perfect last minute gift for that special someone in our lives, and trying to find a way to balance the struggles of holiday shopping and arranging for package deliveries within our busy schedules. Now it seems that Amazon has recently come one step closer to making those types of stresses a thing of the past. On December 07 the company took a step toward forever changing the way we shop as it completed its first fully drone-powered delivery in Cambridge, England.


The order, which took only 13 mins from submission to delivery, was the first of its kind and a very early indicator of what the future of online shopping will hold for customers and businesses. Currently, Amazon is only servicing a few local Cambridge residents during this beta program, but there is Amazon Prime Air laboratories already located in the United States, Australia, and Israel as well.


Although they are still working out the logistics of implementing such a system on a large scale, Amazon has cleared up many early concerns in the FAQ section of their website. According to them, there should be no concerns over the drones interfering with other crafts in the same airspace because the drones will be flying at around 400 feet, a level of airspace where only small unmanned craft can operate. They have also stated that the drones will only be in service during clear, daylight conditions and any signs of rain, snow, or ice would leave them grounded.


While the success of this initial test is very encouraging for Amazon and the potential that it promises, we are still a long way out from seeing large scale implementation of this type of system. The Prime Air lab still has a lot of obstacles to work through, such as how this kind of delivery system would be feasible in urban areas and large cities. So, while for now we must continue to brave the cold on our way to shopping malls and wait patiently for our packages to appear on the porch, the future holds exciting possibilities for us all.



No Man’s Sky: An Innovative, Exploratory, Science Fiction Gaming Experience

Space… The final frontier; and that means even on your game consoles, folks! With over a quintillion star systems to explore and catalogue, No Man’s Sky has definitely achieved the record for longest overall playtime in the history of gaming. Heralded and hyped for almost two years before its release, No Man’s Sky flew onto, and quickly off of, store shelves promising an entire universe for sci-fi gaming fans to enjoy. This exploration, combat, mining, and essentially space slice-of-life game allows players to mix elements to create fuel for their spacecrafts, battle sentinels in the forests of back water planets, and fly through thousands of different galaxies in some pretty awesome ships.



No Man’s Sky is the brainchild of Sean Murray and had been in development for just over three years by a small team of a dozen developers at Hello Games before its release this year. In No Man’s Sky the player takes the role of The Traveler beginning near a crashed spacecraft on a random planet in the procedurally generated universe. From there, after repairing the ship, the player can traverse the universe using their exosuit and multitool to mine resources and defend against hostile alien creatures and other non-friendly entities. All the while the player is being guided to the center of the universe by a mysterious force known as the Atlas.



At its core No Man’s Sky is a game of exploration and the incredibly beautiful planets filled with extraordinary flora and fauna give you some pretty incredible sights to behold as you’re making your way through the universe. Based on the optimism of classic science fiction writers No Man’s Sky comes through in providing the player with all the action, visuals, and style of classic authors of the genre such as Asimov, Clarke, and Heinlein. However, many players have been less than satisfied with the game’s overall performance and have said that Hello Games made promises during development that they didn’t deliver.



In my opinion though, No Man’s Sky not only delivered, and continues to develop on those concepts through updates and bug fixes, but is possibly the greatest Science Fiction video game released in modern history. With so many games featuring variations of the same old concepts, No Man’s Sky dares to provide an experience fresh and innovative that I feel may be far ahead of their time for many gamers stuck in the same old rut. Regardless, No Man’s Sky is a game that can be enjoyed for hours on end without seeing something you’ve already seen previously during play and is certainly not a game to be slept on. For more information, news, and play throughs, visit No Man’s Sky’s official website at



Watch Dogs 2 is an open world game that focuses on the San Francisco Bay area. The details of every building, street, car, person etc. is awesome. The visual is beautiful and realistic. The story line in the game is really exciting. The protagonist of the game is Marcus Hollow. He is a hacker from Oakland who has had many unfortunate things happen to him including being accused of a crime he didn’t commit. This is what provokes Marcus to go against the system. What makes Marcus more interesting is that he is very smart and a tech genius. He’s quirky and expressive. There are various characters in the story that have their very own attitude and personality. There’s The Wrench, Sitara, and Josh. Marcus is looking for restitution. Your text to link…


In the game a player can hack vehicles, characters and most electronic in the city. There are many devices the Marcus uses. There are cool weapons he uses that are made by a 3D printer. One of the smaller devices Marcus uses is the RC Jumper. The RC Jumper has the ability to unplug things and take out screws with a robotic arm. Marcus also enjoys his quadcopter. The quadcopter is his eyes around the city.


As the game player you decide how you want to play the game. You can play the game with the lethal 3D printer made weapons or go for the less violent options like the stun gun. The non-main characters react to each other and you the player, which makes the game more lifelike. There is also something called cross path in the game, This is where you are playing in the single player mode and a friend from your friend’s list is also playing in single player mode then you paths in the game. You can get out of your car and say hello to the other player. In order to form co-op teams all you have to do is walk up to each other and press a button. The gameplay is not the same for each player, which is a great feature. You can make your very own unique moments in the game. This is truly an exciting and innovative action packed simulation game.




The Reality with No Man’s Sky Refunds

No Man’s Sky has seen a lot of backlash in the last couple of weeks due to features not being included in the game upon launch. The space exploration game’s Steam page is rife with negative reviews already as people share their bad experiences with No Man’s Sky. The controversy led a recent rumor Steam, Amazon, and Sony respectively offering refunds for the game. The reality is each respective company is offering refunds, but they are not unconditional as previously rumored.

What’s Really Going On with the Refunds?

Consumers who have purchased No Man’s Sky may have experienced several in-game technical issues upon purchase. While a few patches have been released since the game’s launch, with promises of more content down the line, gamers are still grumbling about the game’s $60 price tag. These technical issues have led to consumers requesting refunds, but there is a catch before one can be issued.

One of the first requirements is consumers who have been experiencing in-game issues may request a refund. Gamers have to go through several troubleshooting options with a customer service representative to fix these issues with the game. When the issues cannot be resolved, their case is passed on to the investigation team at PlayStation. The team will then make the decision whether the case justifies a full refund or pass it over.
Amazon has not released any criteria for issuing refunds for the game, but they are offering a case by case basis. This is good news for consumers who purchased the game through Amazon who may have a chance to receive a full refund for the sub-par space exploration game.

Steam has caught quite a bit of attention in terms of issuing refunds for No Man’s Sky. Steam has a very strict refund policy for their company. Their policy is the game must be purchased within in the last fourteen days with only two hours or less of playtime. They even posted an orange box on the purchase page of No Man’s Sky stating the following:

“The standard Steam refund policy applies to No Man’s Sky. There are no special exemptions available. Click here for more detail on the Steam refund policy.”

Consumers looking for a refund for the game should contact customer support for the respective company they purchased the game from.

New Video Game Gets Chilling Reviews

As just reported by GQ, a new video game for Xbox One has been created by Playdead. The new game is called Inside, and it has raised plenty of eyebrows among curios video game enthusiasts because of the mystery surrounding its release. Very little has been made public from Playdead about the premise or features of the game. In fact, the creators have not even provided a summary of what the video game is about. All of the trailers for the video game only provide short clips of small vignettes that do not really give the viewer any idea about the general story line of the video game.

As described in the article, the game takes the player into a sorrowful world where a boy is trying to escape the people who are chasing him. It does not include any dialogue or narration. Instead of inundating the player with too much stimuli, Inside has very few functions for the player to perform. There are only jumping and grabbing options to perform in this game, as players try to outrun their pursuers. There are also puzzles to solve throughout the game, which are simple yet engaging to unpack.

Even though there is no dialogue throughout the game, the ominous combination of the soundtrack and visuals tells a compelling story. Reviews of the game so far confirm that it maintains a melancholy tone throughout the entire game and does a great job of pulling the player deep into its dark, disturbing world.