When to Buy an HD Rerelease and When to Pass

It’s come to that point in the gaming industry that, much like hollywood, the familiar sells far better than the new and original. In video games, this used to manifest itself in countless sequels to popular franchises, but since the God of War HD Collection last generation, there has been an explosion of HD remasters…

Nintendo’s amiibos – Genius Marketing

I hate to make two Nintendo-centric posts in a row, but I’ve been meaning to talk about amiibos for too long. Of course, amiibos aren’t a novel item. They were inspired by the Skylander craze – a bunch of toys that could interact with a video game in ways that drove kids nuts. In my…

How Nintendo is Set to Bounce Back in 2015

Sorry for the long absence everybody, but we’re back to the regular update schedule. Nintendo has been really interesting to watch this generation.┬áThe Wii U started off mildly strong, then sunk really, really deep. The longer it was out, the worse things got. Whether it was the abandonment of many third parties, or the huge…