Author: Michael Fontanini

Michael grew up with and developed a passion for video games from NES, SNES, N64 and PC up to modern consoles. He is also into computer programming and game development. As an animal lover, Michael likes both cats & dogs and spending time outdoors when it's nice out. In the console realm, The Legend of Zelda and Metroid are two of his favorite franchises. On PC, they include Half-Life, horror games like Amnesia: The Dark Descent, and survival crafting games like Minecraft, 7 Days to Die, Factorio, and Satisfactory.

Dying Light 2 Cloud Version Delayed On Nintendo Switch

Dying Light 2 Cloud Version Delayed On Nintendo Switch

In a turn of bad news, Techland has announced that Dying Light 2 - Cloud Version for Nintendo Switch is delayed. A new launch date has not yet been announced but more news on the game is incoming in spite of this. However, it is still plann...

Majora's Mask Is Next In Line For Nintendo Switch Online

Majora’s Mask Is Next In Line For Nintendo Switch Online

Nintendo of America has announced that The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask will arrive next month on Nintendo Switch Online. The land of Termina will once again be stricken by a terrible fate as Switch Online subscribers venture forth to sto...

Underworld Dreams is Coming Soon To Switch and PC

Underworld Dreams is Coming Soon To Switch and PC

Delve into the bowls of an old, abandoned church as you search for answers to the fate of your brother. Underworld Dreams: The False King is coming to Switch and PC sometime this spring. Inspired by HP Lovecraft, the old-school horror adven...

Assassin's Creed: The Ezio Collection Announced for Switch

Assassin’s Creed: The Ezio Collection Announced for Switch

Ubisoft is bringing Assassin's Creed: The Ezio Collection to the Nintendo Switch next month! This is excellent news for fans of the older games in the series, especially if they also happen to be fans of the Switch. The collection includes ...

Pixel Art Adventure, Ocean's Heart, Sails Onto Switch

Pixel Art Adventure, Ocean’s Heart, Sails Onto Switch

Ocean's Heart has just gotten an early February launch date for the Nintendo Switch. The pixel-art adventure is heavily inspired by the Legend of Zelda series. A young girl must embark on a quest to save her father after he was kidnapped by...

Exploration Adventure, Astroneer, Lands on Nintendo Switch

Exploration Adventure, Astroneer, Lands on Nintendo Switch

Astroneer has made first contact with the Nintendo Switch along with a shiny new launch trailer. Expore and survive on mysterious new worlds as you build bases and uncover the secrets of the universe. Team up with friends to tackle even lar...

Survival Space Horror, Syndrome, is Coming to Switch

Survival Space Horror, Syndrome, is Coming to Switch

Brutal survival horror, Syndrome, is coming to the Nintendo Switch sometime later this year. RedDeer Games made the announcement on their website, teasing switch players with a brand new trailer depicting the darkness that is yet to come. T...

Project Zomboid Announces Future Update Plans

Project Zomboid Announces Future Update Plans

Future update plans for Project Zomboid have been announced by developer The Indie Stone. Naturally, the plans are still very fuzzy, but there is plenty of detail for fans to dig into. Their news post on Steam is quite long and detailed and...

Hyrule Warriors Age of Calamity Hits Sales Milestone

Hyrule Warriors Age of Calamity Hits Sales Milestone

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity has reached a new sales milestone for developer Keoi Tecmo. That makes it one of the best-selling of the company's recent games. The game has also received two DLC packs since its launch back in late 2020. A...

Sonic Team Opens 2022 with Special Sonic Frontiers Art

Sonic Team Opens 2022 with Special Sonic Frontiers Art

Sonic Team has released some special Sonic Frontiers art to celebrate the new year. It came with a special message on their Japanese twitter account. The game itself may still be a ways off, but are you ready for the blue blur's next advent...

Leak Suggests N64 Classic GoldenEye May Come to XBox

Leak Suggests N64 Classic GoldenEye May Come to Xbox

GoldenEye 007 appears to be aiming for the Xbox once again. A new GoldenEye achievements leak hints that the classic Nintendo 64 title may be coming to Xbox in some form. However, there was also a rumored Xbox Live Arcade version that never...

Shadow Man Remastered Prepares to Sneak Onto Switch

Shadow Man Remastered Prepares to Sneak Onto Switch

Nightive Studios is preparing to launch Shadow Man Remastered on the Nintendo Switch. The game will arrive on the portable system later this month with a ton of enhancements over the original Shadow Man game. In a few weeks, you’ll be able ...

Bandai Namco Files New Klonoa Trademarks in Canada

Canada Trademarks Hint at Possible New Klonoa Game

Bandai Namco has recently filed new trademarks that may hint at a new Klonoa game in the future. They are not the first ones to surface, but previous ones have not materialized into anything so far. It remains to be seen what if anything wi...

Dragon Quest X Offline Gets Delayed Into 2022

Dragon Quest X Offline Gets Delayed Into 2022

Square Enix has unfortunately made the decision to delay Dragon Quest X Offline. The offline version of the MMORPG was originally supposed to arrive on various platforms early next year. It will now release at an undisclosed date later in t...

Chernobylite Holiday Fan Art Contest Kicks Off

The Chernobylite Holiday Fan Art Contest Kicks Off

The Farm 51 is running the Chernobylite Holiday Fan Art Contest, where players must create holiday works of art. The theme is what the holidays might be like within the Zone. A free new DLC, Ghost Town, has also just launched, adding a new ...

Minecraft Soars Past 1 Trillion Views on YouTube

Minecraft Soars Past 1 Trillion Views on YouTube

In a little over a decade, Minecraft has racked up over 1 trillion YouTube views. Now a bit over a decade old, it is the most-viewed video game on YouTube. In celebration, the video streaming platform has posted a Minecraft stories page and...

Empyrion Galactic Survival v1.7 Update Brings Big Changes

Empyrion Galactic Survival v1.7 Update Brings Big Changes

Eleon Game Studios have just unleashed the Empyrion Galactic Survival v1.7 update. It adds almost 100 new ships, an improved decoration system with 200+ new assets, reworked harvestable plants and status effect/medical system, and more. Ele...

First 4 Figures Opens Zelda Hylian Shield Figurine Pre-Orders

First 4 Figures Opens Zelda Hylian Shield Figurine Pre-Orders

First 4 Figures has opened pre-orders for the next PVC statue, the Zelda Hylian Shield figurine, in their Breath of the Wild series. The well-known figurine company also dropped a trailer showing off the new figurine and its magnetic, LED l...

Daedalic Entertainment Drops New LOTR Gollum Trailer

Daedalic Entertainment Drops New LOTR Gollum Trailer

Daedalic Entertainment has dropped a brand new LOTR Gollum trailer during The Game Awards 2021. We see Gollum accidentally get himself in a bind and rush to bring the situation back under control. Soon his dark side emerges and he ruthlessl...

Elden Ring Gets a Brand New Story Trailer

Elden Ring Gets a Brand New Story Trailer

Bandai Namco and FromSoftware dropped a brand new Elden Ring story trailer during The Game Awards 2021. It unveils some new lore about the fall of its world, and a terrible war called "The Shattering". With only a fractured, broken world le...

Star Trek: Resurgence Announced by Former Telltale Devs

Star Trek: Resurgence Announced by Former Telltale Devs

Dramatic Labs, composed of many former Telltale devs, has announced Star Trek: Resurgence. The new game is a story-driven adventure heavily focused on player choice and narrative. This is rather reminiscent of some of the games Telltale was...

Metroid Prime Dev Discusses Nintendo Prototype Strategy

Metroid Prime Dev Discusses Nintendo Prototype Strategy

Former Metroid Prime Trilogy Lead Tech Engineer, Jack Mathews, discusses the Nintendo prototype strategy, Metroid Prime 4's long development, and more. In general, he says Japanese publishers are more likely to take risks than western ones....

Stardew Valley Future Hinted at by v1.5.5 Change Notes

Stardew Valley Future Hinted at by v1.5.5 Change Notes

Recent patch notes hint at what lies in the future of Stardew Valley. There is definitely some good news if you're a modder of the game. The current v1.5.5 patch also brings good news in terms of quality of life improvements and changes for...

Quake Remaster Update 2 Brings Horde Mode and Honey Addon

Quake Remaster Update 2 Adds Horde Mode + Honey Add-on

The Quake Remaster update 2 has just added Horde Mode to the game, alongside the new Honey add-on. Take on waves of enemies in Horde mode, or venture into a foggy village where a dark secret sleeps in the Honey add-on. The update also adds ...

ZRET Has Reverse-Engineered Zelda 64 Successfully

ZRET Has Reverse-Engineered Zelda 64 Successfully

ZRET (the Zelda Reverse-Engineering Team) successfully reverse-engineered all Zelda 64 source code. This opens new doors for the modding community, and the same happened to Super Mario 64 in 2019. The team’s work is also being done legally....

Nintendo Announces Official Smash Bros. Tournaments

Nintendo Announces Official Smash Bros. Tournaments

Nintendo has announced a new partnership between themselves and Panda Global, a leading organization within the Super Smash Bros. community. Together they are bringing the first official Super Smash Bros. tournament for Smash Ultimate and M...

Great Fox in Minecraft

Player Creates the Great Fox to Scale in Minecraft

A very busy player has spent an entire year creating the Great Fox in Minecraft. Not only that, but they built Team Star Fox’s mothership to scale. The huge starship is complete with an interior and plenty of redstone for the functional can...

Minecraft Caves and Cliffs Part II Gets Release Date

Minecraft Caves and Cliffs Part II Gets Release Date

Mojang has announced the Minecraft Caves and Cliffs Part II release date. It is set to close out the month of November with a bang for Minecrafters! Mountains and caves are reborn as candles provide a new light source to pierce the shadows....

Modder Creates Skyrim VR Brain-Powered Mod

Modder Creates Skyrim VR Brain-Powered Mod

A modder by the name Cangar has created the Skyrim VR brain-powered mod. This means the player must focus their mind to do magic in the game. The mod uses a brain-computer interface to measure the player's brain activity, heart rate, and mo...

Xbox Gaming Chief Wants Industry-Wide Game Preservation

Xbox Gaming Chief Wants Industry-Wide Game Preservation

Xbox's Gaming Chief Phil Spencer talked to Axios about game preservation. He talked about how the gaming industry needs to preserve older games better. Often they are tied to obsolete hardware, and legal copies of such titles can be very di...

The Zelda Game & Watch Arrives With a Launch Trailer

The Zelda Game & Watch Lands With a Launch Trailer

Nintendo has unleashed the Legend of Zelda Game & Watch along with a quick launch trailer to show it off. The little handheld collectible device includes three games from the legendary series. Of course, there are also a few other modes in ...

Minecraft Caves and Cliffs Part 2 First Pre-Release Arrives

Minecraft Caves and Cliffs Part 2 First Pre-Release Arrives

The first Minecraft Caves and Cliffs part 2 pre-release has arrived. It signifies that the full release of Minecraft's next major update may not be too far off now. Of course, it also brings with it the towering new mountains and labyrinthi...

Twitch Comes to Nintendo Switch

Twitch Comes to Nintendo Switch

Nintendo Switch owners can now watch Twitch streamers on the hybrid console. The new Twitch app for the Switch is quite small and easy to use, though also not without some flaws. Even so, it is still a great addition to the Switch library. ...

Producer Yoshio Sakamoto Hopes For Metroid Movie

Yoshio Sakamoto Hopes For Metroid Movie in CNET Interview

Metroid Dread producer, Yoshio Sakamoto, recently did an interview with CNET. He was asked a number of questions like whether there should be a Metroid movie or not. Other questions posed relate to the game, the series, and some other thing...

Pokémon TCG Live Gets Delayed to Next Year

Pokémon TCG Live Gets Delayed to Next Year

It seems that The Pokémon Company has decided to announce that Pokémon Trading Card Game Live is delayed for a bit now. They need more time in order to release a more polished and enjoyable experience for the fans. The game will be better f...

Skyward Sword HD Sales Milestone Tops Wii Lifetime Sales

Skyward Sword HD Sales Milestone Tops Wii Lifetime Sales

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD is now surpassing the lifetime sales of the original Wii version. It reached this milestone in just a few short months after launching on July 16th. The remake brought with it a number of quality of lif...

Super Sami Rolls Comes to Switch This Week

Super Sami Roll Comes to Switch This Week

Developer Sonzai Games and publisher X Plus are bringing Super Sami Roll to the Nintendo Switch later this week. Sami must roll, grapple with his tongue, and jump to save his friend Vera. Explore dozens of vibrant worlds in this homage to c...

Nintendo Unleashes Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity DLC 2

Nintendo Unleashes Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity DLC 2

The Hyrule Warriors: Age of Camality Wave 2 DLC has arrived. It adds Robby & Purrah, one other character, and new stages to battle on. It's time to walk into the fires of war and fight in the name of Hyrule! Are you ready to defend it along...

Nintendo Drops Pikmin Bloom Launch Trailer

Nintendo Drops Pikmin Bloom Launch Trailer

Nintendo and Niantic have dropped the launch trailer for Pikmin Bloom. This is the first time we've heard the name for the previously announced mobile game. You’ll encounter seven types of Pikmin in your travels, each of which has its own a...

A Boy And His Blob Gets Launch Date For Switch

A Boy And His Blob Gets Launch Date For Switch

The HD port of A Boy and His Blob for the Nintendo Switch just got a launch date. It will be arriving very early next month. The game is a reimagining of a much older NES title, resulting in a vibrant, adorable puzzle platformer. In fact, t...

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