dominates blogs this week thanks to the announcement of the Switch, but there's
plenty of gaming blog goodness for everyone. Read away!
For October 20 – October 26:
My Thoughts on the NX
For StarterPack, appearance is a huge part of what he likes in a console, and
the Switch just does not have the looks. He also does not like the name, and is
afraid it may be flimsy. Considering Nintendo made the original Gameboy Advance
strong enough to run over in a small car or flush in a toilet, it's probably
safe to say that this console will be sturdy. Plus, it will have all of the
Nintendo exclusives. But we won't know how good it is until we have it in front
Thoughts on the Nintendo Switch
When it comes to Rival_M's opinion of the Switch, he can't say enough about the
marketing. (But come on, who plays video game sports after the superior real
sport?) One of his highlights was the fact that you can take your home console
games on the go, and that's a boon for anyone who travels as much as our
blogger does. For people like me, I'm usually doing all the driving, so I'm not
so sold on that aspect. Yet.
Ranking All of the Islands in Wind Waker
The fact that Haley Shipley spent five hours to do this is nuts – and I love
it. I used to love chatting with friends about which islands had cool things to
do or see in Wind Waker, and even bought a strategy guide to visit all of them.
So you can imagine how awesome this list is for me. I thank you for your
Recording Gaming Through Pictures
GerardoExber combines Instagram with gaming, sort of. Now instead of doing it
just on the social media platform he's doing the same for us, sharing some
gaming pics in a visual diary of sorts. While I only show some people, I like
to take shots of meaningful or cool gaming moments on my PS4.
Trying To Care About Nintendo Again
I can relate with Brendon Curzio when it comes to waiting in line for a Wii.
And though I loved mine the entire time I had it (Monster Hunter, Felynes), I
can see why he left the Wii to move on to a PS3. But you know what? The Switch
has Brendon pumped up like Luigi on a Super Mushroom. Well, at least to buy
one. He's not sure about actually being excited to play it, because, let's be
real, we need to see more on the games.
Writing Challenge: Trip Down Memory Lane
StarterPack leads his blog with Super Smash Bros., so you know you're in for
some awesome local-multiplayer storytelling. But it's also very personal and
shows how a video game and a good friend can turn your day around. And don't
even get me going on TimeSplitters!
Writing Challenge: Memorable Multiplayer Games
GerardoExber gives us a pretty robust list of games that he's enjoyed with
a friend or two over the years, and chances are it's similar to many a
childhood. I can't even explain in words how fantastic it was to play local
multiplayer or co-op games with friends growing up – or even with them now.
Quest Builders (PS Vita) Review
Enuo wasn't sure about this game. When he started playing it he found out that
it is not only a lot of fun, but has Dragon Quest's soul. What really sets it
apart, and our blogger explains without spoiling anything major, is the story
and its connection to the first game in the series.
Pet peeves of
gaming culture or video games. I want to read about yours!