Tag: Nintendo

  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and Quarantine QoL

    Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and Quarantine QoL

    I always find it fascinating when the release of something coincides with a general cultural need. With the COVID-19 quarantine still going on, it was pretty great to see Animal Crossing: New Horizons come out right at a time when anxiety is high and people need something to do.

  • Playing: Ring Fit Adventure

    Playing: Ring Fit Adventure

    I’m ashamed to admit that I’ve fallen prey to my share of fitness gimmicks and failed gym habits. I’m always a sucker for trying again, however, and something about Ring Fit Adventure for the Nintendo Switch caught my eye. The main thing that had me interested is was marketed as an RPG, which is probably […]

  • Voiding warranties and modding a Wii U

    This week, I decided to undertake a project and hack my Wii U. I didn’t really need to; there isn’t really any reason beyond a few tweaks and piracy. To the latter point, I’m at the stage of my life where I can afford paying for my games.

  • The Nintendo Switch and the fallacy of sunk costs

    The Nintendo Switch and the fallacy of sunk costs

    I was worried when I bought my Switch. I got burned by my purchase of the WiiU, which I had primary gotten to play Super Mario Maker and potentially stream it. I kind of fell into a trap I’ve become more cognisant of lately: the “gotta play with friends while the game is still hot” […]

  • On Miitomo – Nintendo’s quirky social network

    On Miitomo – Nintendo’s quirky social network

    Over the last couple days I’ve started to get into Miitomo, which is Nintendo’s first attempt at a mobile app. In wanting to get into that market, Nintendo both have to admit that their handheld line of consoles isn’t getting them everything they want, and they also have to make something cool without driving people […]