Yesterday, Nintendo announced the SNES Classic, a console that resembles the Super Nintendo Entertainment System that comes with 21 pre-installed classic games for the system and two controllers all set up for modern televisions for $79.99. I posted my quick initial thoughts on the announcement of the SNES Classic on Twitter and Facebook. However, I think I need to express my thoughts a bit more thoroughly as well as update my thoughts a little. More information has been released in the 24 hours following its initial announcement. I’m going to break this up in positive and negative categories, starting with the positives. Continue reading “Thoughts on the SNES Classic Announcement”
My second and final stream of me playing Super Mario World for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System via the SNES9x emulator. Streamed originally on Monday, March 27th, 2017. Also available on Twitch. Continue reading “Super Mario World [2nd FINAL session]”
Finally, after months of teasing, the Nintendo Switch has been officially revealed. Nintendo held a conference on Thursday, January 12th, and had an event showcasing the games and console the following day. My initial response to the console was abrupt, and a lot of the following information seemed to confirmed that. However, after digesting all of the information that we have over the weekend, here are my final thoughts on the Switch before the console is released. This will be based on information from the conference, the Treehouse stream, and various press releases, and news stories published around the same time. I won’t be talking about every detail about the console in depth, as this is primarily about my opinion, but I will give details and sources for the info where I feel applicable. I’ll break down my thoughts into four categories: the hardware, the service, the games, and the marketing. Without further ado, let’s get into this. Continue reading “Colorwind Reacts: The Nintendo Switch Reveal”
The Nintendo Entertainment System is 30 years old. My, my, my, am I getting old. In honor of the console’s 30th anniversary, I thought I would talk about my memories with the NES.
For Middle of Nowhere Gaming
When you talk about underappreciated video games, Earthbound is sure to be in the conversation. Earthbound is actually called Mother 2 in Japan, as it’s the second game in the Mother series, and is the only title from the series to see an official releases in the US. Initially, Earthbound was a commercial and critical failure in America, but over time has gained a loyal following. This fan base has created art, music, translations of Mother 1 and 3, petitions to get the games official re-releases in America, and more. They have lifted the game from failure to one of the biggest cult classics in video game history. It’s an infamous game, one that even today feels a little off-kilter when compared to other titles in its genre. However, Earthbound is not an game that should be missed, especially if you’re looking for something different and ahead of its time.