As part of our ongoing celebration of Women’s History Month, we’re spotlighting some very special ladies from the world of geek culture. Although she may be fictional, Samus Aran of the Metroid franchise has had a huge and real impact on both Nintendo and video games at large. So strap on your shiny orange power armor and curl up into a ball for this warrior woman. … [Read more...] about A Tribute to Samus Aran, Leading Lady of Metroid, Nintendo, and All Video Games
The latest Nintendo Direct announcement video ended with a monstrous bang, as Nintendo finally confirmed what fighting-game fans have been hoping to hear: the Super Smash Bros. series is coming to the Nintendo Switch. Even better, fans won't have long to wait, as the new game's trailer ended with a promise of "2018." The trailer showed Splatoon characters, known as … [Read more...] about Nintendo announces a bunch of 2018 games, but none as big as Switch Smash Bros.
Facebook this week announced its new Women in Gaming Initiative, dedicated to encouraging more women to join the games industry. The social media company focuses on providing role models and success stories, and it’s actually a pleasant approach. Though gender and diversity in gaming is a sensitive topic at times, Facebook’s approach is relatively non-judgmental. … [Read more...] about Women in gaming have a powerful new ally: Facebook
When the Nintendo Switch first launched back in March, the snarky joke was that the only game worth playing on the console/handheld hybrid was the undeniably phenomenal The Legend of Zelda: Breath of Wild. While we loved that game, we also loved a bunch of smaller Nintendo Switch games that were getting ignored. So we launched the ongoing column Switch Games That … [Read more...] about Play These Nintendo Switch Indie Games After Super Mario Odyssey
I still remember the day my friend and I beat Super Metroid. It was autumn and our yard that was basically a dumping ground for leaves. Raking, blowing, and sucking the foliage up with our heavy duty Cub Cadet riding lawn mower was a never-ending war, and full-family affair. Right as we were approaching the giant Metroid that I (Samus Aran) had been searching for, I was … [Read more...] about Now You Can Relive All Your Super Nintendo Memories in HD