NINTENDO DIRECT: DC SUPER HERO GIRLS: TEEN POWER COMING TO SWITCH

Nintendo just put off their first Direct in quite some time, and snuggled in nicely among announcements regarding big properties like Zelda, Splatoon and Animal Crossing was a cute and unexpected super heroine game. Based on the animated series which has crossed over into toys and other media, DC Super Hero Girls: Teen Power allows…

REVIEW: XIII (2020)

DEVELOPER: PlayMagic PUBLISHER: Microids REVIEWED ON: PlayStation 4 (Slim) from a copy purchased by the author. Ubisoft dominated the fall of 2003 with hits and cult favorites like Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time and Beyond Good & Evil, the former of which is getting a reboot due early next year while the latter’s…

CHAPTER 11: POKÉMON

A co-worker and I at a former job I once held mutually agreed that we wouldn’t want to be born at any other time. This came from sharing stories about being a kid when the NES came out and growing up with classics like The Legend of Zelda, Super Mario Bros. and countless other games…

CHAPTER 10: NINTENDO 64

In 1996, Nintendo released their third home console to the market, the Nintendo 64, a system four times more powerful than the measly 16-bit Super Nintendo. We argued a lot about numbers a lot back in the day like we knew what we were talking about or it actually meant something. “The PlayStation’s only 32-bit,…

CHAPTER 9: MORTAL KOMBAT

Violence. Blood and gore. Martial arts. Ninjas. Cyborgs. Sorcerers. Four-armed half-dragon men. If this combination of words were presented as a clue on Jeopardy!, the correct response would be “What’s everything a kid in the ‘90’-s thought was totally rad?”. All of this and so much more were part of what endeared me to the…

CHAPTER 7: THE 16-BIT ERA

As someone whose first console was an NES and didn’t have a PC at home until 1996, the concept of upgrading to a better, newer console was something that didn’t really cross my mind. But, suddenly I started seeing commercials on television for something called a Genesis – doing what Nintendon’t – and pieces in…

CHAPTER 6: GAME BOY

In Canada we have a holiday called Victoria Day, also referred to as the May 24th weekend or affectionately May 2-4, even though it often happens a week or so before the twenty-fourth of the month. In any case, it marks the start of the camping season, and people will tow their campers to RV…

CHAPTER 4: CARBONEAR

Where I’m from, there are a lot of interconnected towns with very little to mark that you crossed over into a new one other than a sign welcoming you to a new place. A hub of sorts, though not that much larger than Harbour Grace, is Carbonear, a place where many come to get their…