Features: An Important Letter From The Always Nintendo Editor-In-Chief

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Friday, March 31, 2017

Thanks for Playing!

Always Nintendo has been a daily regiment of my writing career since November 2014. Now after two years as Editor-in-Chief, I am leaving the site, having accepted a new writing opportunity elsewhere. It's been the longest to date I've been a part of a video game news site, and it's had some high highs and some low lows. My goals as...

Features: Comparing The Launches Of Wii U And Nintendo Switch

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Clash of the Consoles

And thus the Nintendo Switch has launched worldwide to much fanfare. The excitement is palpable as fans around the world finally got their hands on Nintendo's hybrid portable-console, and games like the incomparable Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Sounds win-win, does it not? Then again, the Wii U launch back in 2012 was kind of exciting,...

Features: Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Review Round-Up

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Praise be to Link

The review embargo for the highly-anticipated Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has lifted today, and the prognostication is that it's a masterpiece (with a capital 'M'). With a 98 aggregate on Metacritic as of publication, it's safe to say that Breath of the Wild is the Switch's must-have at launch, and the Wii U's final masterpiece. Here's...

Features: Here’s Everything From The Switch Nindies Broadcast

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Lots of indies going on around here

In case you missed it, Nintendo just aired their Nindies Showcase just ahead of the Switch launch on Friday. The de-facto Nintendo Direct brought a battery of independent games; some that are new, some previously announced, and some indies that have timed exclusivity for the hybrid console. The broadcast is right below, followed by all pertinent...

Features: Nintendo Confirms Switch Units Stolen From Distributor

Monday, February 20, 2017

The long and strange story

Last week, you may have caught wind of an earlier-than-expected shipment of a Nintendo Switch console to Neogaf user hiphoptherobot. In his words, his unit had arrived from a retailer two weeks in advance of the March 3rd launch. This premature purchase gave the world its first unboxing of the system (in a very straightforward package compared...

Features: Everything Announced From The The Fire Emblem Direct

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

New games on 3DS, mobile, and Switch

As promised by Nintendo, the recent Fire Emblem-themed Nintendo Direct brought news of multiple new titles in the franchise. Not limited to the previously-announced mobile release, new Fire Emblem games were confirmed for the Nintendo 3DS and the Switch. Below is an embed of the Direct (if you missed it) and all the announcements with individual...

Features: Analyzing Our Nintendo Switch Presentation Predictions

Friday, January 13, 2017

How accurate were we?

The Switch Presentation has come and gone, and with it comes the time to fact check ourselves. We published a predictions piece prior to the event on January 12th, and in looking back, it was mostly accurate. Here's how the whole event stacks up to our modest expectations, with the Switch Presentation embedded below for a...

Features: Predicting The Nintendo Switch Live Stream Event

Thursday, January 12, 2017

The ol' bait and Switch

The moment is night: the Nintendo Switch live event is happening in a matter of hours, tonight at 11 PM Eastern/8 PM Pacific. With a live stream featuring Nintendo CEO Tatsumi Kimishima and 55 minutes to spare, anything could happen. That said, we've had months of rumors and speculation building up to tonight, shaping our hopes and expectations...

Features: Everything We Know About Nintendo Switch

Sunday, January 8, 2017

All the facts and rumors fit to print

The big day is almost here: the Nintendo Switch live event from Tokyo is inching towards its January 12th day. Ever since the October reveal trailer, leaks and rumors have been coming out of the woodwork, to an unprecedented degree. There's been too many rumors to count, frankly, which is why it's been hard to constantly keep up with it through...

Features: Your Guide To 2017’s Nintendo Releases: Real, Rumored, Unconfirmed

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

From the Switch to the 3DS

The calendar has officially turned over to 2017, and with a new year brings many fresh releases to Nintendo platforms. The big news of the moment is the worldwide March release of the Nintendo Switch, Nintendo's home console/portable hybrid. The Nintendo 3DS is also still alive and kicking into its autumn years. So what can fans expect to play...