2020, what a year. Also what a year for Nintendo, and when we say Nintendo–we are meaning the Nintendo Switch.
Nintendo has a way of integrating itself through a variety of markets. Children, Adults young and old can all enjoy the simplicity and G-rated fun of it’s systems. Whether you want to take a trip down nostalgia lane with Mario Kart or Zelda, or if your a rambunctious 6-year-old with the attention span of a fly, Nintendo has a game for you.
The Wii U was a bit of a let down, especially when you compare it next to it’s older brother the Wii. This has not been the case for the Nintendo Switch. A powerful system in terms of game library and performance, not to mention handheld capabilities which has really set this system apart. Sure the 2020 pandemic may have aided it’s sales, but it was already a very successful product prior.
The days of competing with the Xbox One and PS4 are now over. The new systems of Sony and Microsoft are on the horizon. Although with that being said, this should not completely take out the Nintendo Switch. It will put a dent into their sales, but they have already established themselves as a formidable company, and their strong sales should continue into 2021, especially with the holidays edging every bit closer.
The Switch operates with two main models, the regular model and the Lite (which can only be used as a handheld) which have now combined for 55 million units sold. What makes this number even more staggering is that this year alone they have sold 20 million of these units. One would imagine how incredible these numbers will expand come holiday season.
With a gaming library that continues to expand and strip away titles from it’s competitors, the Nintendo Switch is a force to be reckoned with. Nintendo has done a wonderful job setting itself apart from it’s competitors by not only having their amazing first-party games, but also adding popular titles that are on Sony and Microsoft consoles, it not only has games for everyone, but games for adults as well. If 2020 was the year of Nintendo, it surely will be interesting to see what they have in store for an encore.
Star Wars: Squadrons | Official Trailer – HD
Buckle up, take full control of starfighters such as the X-wing and TIE fighter, and feel the adrenaline of strategic first-person 5v5 multiplayer dogfights alongside your squadron.
Star Wars: Squadrons is an upcoming action video game set in the Star Wars universe developed by Motive Studios and published by Electronic Arts. The game’s story is set after Return of the Jedi.
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Highly Anticipated Games From The “PS5 Reveal” – 2020
Project Athia is the culmination of Luminous Productions’ philosophy to create a completely new and fresh gaming experiences that fuses together the latest technologies with art. With the PlayStation 5, their vision truly comes to life, and with Project Athia you can look forward to being transported to a vast and detailed world filled with beauty and dismay.” -Square Enix
SPIDER-MAN: MILES MORALES
From JAPAN Studio and Bluepoint Games comes a remake of the PlayStation classic, Demon’s Souls™. Entirely rebuilt from the ground up and masterfully enhanced, this remake invites you to experience the unsettling story and ruthless combat of Demon’s Souls in unparalleled visual quality
“Tokyo is overrun by deadly supernatural forces after 99% of the city’s population vanished. Use a powerful arsenal of spectral abilities to fight the paranormal threat and unravel the mystery behind the mass disappearance.
Announcing #Pragmata, a brand new game from Capcom, now in development for PlayStation 5 launching in 2022.
Returnal combines action with roguelike gameplay into a third-person shooter where players fight to survive a hostile planet that changes with every death. Players can switch instinctively between firing modes by using a single adaptive trigger and can get right back into the action after dying.
DEATHLOOP is an innovative first person shooter launching for PlayStation 5 and PC from Arkane Lyon, the award-winning studio behind the critically acclaimed Dishonored franchise. Launching Holiday 2020!
GRAND TURISMO 7
Gran Turismo™ 7 builds on 22 years of experience to bring you the best features from the history of the franchise
Four Shells, four styles. Possess Eredrim and punish.
Are Sports Video Games Worth The Fuss?
Every year I am over the moon once a big sports game release is near. I always have this strange notion that a new iteration of a sports game for the year will do away with issues from old, and provide me with a brand new experience. Yet a week or two after the release, there it sits, the game back in it’s home and soon to collect dust on my gaming coffee table.
We have this imagination as sports fans, whether any of us admit it. We support our teams even through losing seasons and boneheaded moves by front office personnel. Within our minds or now with access to social media, we derive and construct these ideas of how we would run our favorite franchises, or how we would play, and that leads to this fascination with the games.
For every sports fan, we have somewhat of a dream of what it would be like to play within this level with these “sports icons” who we only see on television or view from a distance. Sports games give us this instant access to be within the leagues, the games or run our favorite franchise, or create ourselves to play within the games. This is a fantasy we try to realize every time we purchase these games, but the illusion is better than the actual project.Sports game are a rehash of the game the year before, we are given some roster updates, maybe a few shiny new details like a wrinkle on a jersey, or maybe a couple of new additions, but let’s be honest, is it worth sixty-dollars and tax? I’d say NO. We are bamboozled year after year to purchase these rehashed games, which in turn is also our fault as consumers. Sure the product could be better, but greatness takes time, the best games take years to develop, but we are so hungry for our sports, we need it churned out every year.
So here we are, sitting here waiting on new copies of the sports games this year. Maybe the developers are money hungry souls, who consume our fandom year after year with re-done games, or maybe as sports fans we are impatient fools who demand our sports in any way or form we can get it. The jury is still out on who is really to blame here, but with that being said, who is excited for the new Madden this year?!