Review: The Council: Episode 5: Checkmate
Jul20

Review: The Council: Episode 5: Checkmate

For those who have not been following along on the community side of things, Destructoid user Soulbow has been consistently pestering me, for over a year now, to keep writing these reviews for The Council. I mean, this episode came out like forever ago, and I’ve been putting this off forever because my mental health is struggling enough as it is! Luckily, Soulbow did his own reviews for each episode, which you can read here. If...

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Promoted: Cblogs of June 2019: Ethics of Leaking
Jul20

Promoted: Cblogs of June 2019: Ethics of Leaking

Before this year’s E3 conference, there were a bunch of major leaks of the announcements expected in the show. Particularly affected was Bandai Namco who had all of its surprise announcements revealed. The effectiveness of these leakers and their accuracy have no doubt prompted companies like Nintendo to pre-emptively threaten leakers with legal action. This entire situation has prompted a debate about the value of leaks, the place of...

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The original Ninja Warriors is back on Nintendo Switch
Jul20

The original Ninja Warriors is back on Nintendo Switch

In a very timely bit of marketing, retro-fans Hamster have released classic scrolling brawler The Ninja Warriors on Nintendo Switch, just one week before the launch of re-remake The Ninja Saviors, which hits PS4 and Switch July 25. Released in arcades in 1987, before being ported to numerous home consoles and computers, Taito’s The Ninja Warriors saw one or two players control the characters of “Kunoichi” and...

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Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Switch fixes in the works

505 Games is preparing to release at patch for the Switch version of Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night. An upcoming patch for Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night will be released soon, as it’s just waiting on the a-okay from Nintendo. Additional changes and improvements not contained in the patch notes are also in the works. The team hopes to release the patch next week. The team is also continuing to work on additional issues with...

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Indie games in cars getting emotional
Jul20

Indie games in cars getting emotional

Do you ever want to play games where you’re just….driving? Soaking in the environment, having conversations, and listening to whatever pops on the radio? Well, I’ve got three games lined up based on that premise on this week’s episode of Scratching that itch.io. Northbound is a road trip game with some chill vibes, laid back indie tunes, and heavy themes of friendship in adulthood.  The Shadows that Run...

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Wolfenstein: Youngblood – PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One pre-load times

Switch owners who have pre-purchased Wolfenstein: Youngblood digitally from the eshop can now pre-load the game. Pre-loading for PC and Xbox One will be an option for Wolfenstein: Youngblood on July 23. PlayStation 4 users can pre-load the game 48 hours ahead of its release – which is July 26. This is the same day Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot releases for VR. Switch owners can pre-load from today (thanks, Nintendo Everything). The game...

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