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HD Report | August 19, 2017

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Does Console Gaming Have a Frame Rate Problem?

August 1, 2017 | 1

More powerful gaming consoles have historically been a good thing. That might seem like an incredibly obvious statement, but it’s worth pointing out that many of most revolutionary games of all-time earned that status because they were released on … Read More

It’s Time to Rethink Premium Online Gaming Services

July 29, 2017 | 4

While Xbox Live wasn’t the first online game service for a console (that honor goes to a short-lived modem device for the Famicom) or the most revolutionary console online service (that goes to the Dreamcast and SegaNet) it was the … Read More

Does the Nintendo Switch Need to Be More than Just a Game Device?

July 18, 2017 |

Some say that the appeal of the Nintendo Switch becomes immediately apparent the first time you take it out into the world and experience what it’s like to play console games on the go. However, the appeal of the … Read More

The Switch’s Lack of Virtual Console is Still Concerning

June 29, 2017 |

Today, Nintendo released two new games for the Wii U’s Virtual Console retro game service. The games, Bok 3 and Devil’s Crush, aren’t exactly all-time classics. In fact, this news may have gone entirely unnoticed were it not for … Read More

The Nintendo Switch Shortage is Officially Embarrassing

June 17, 2017 | 8

Congratulations Nintendo, you just won E3.

Against all odds, Nintendo stole the show from one major studio who was debuting a new console and another that is at the top of their game and brought an army of major … Read More

Has The Nintendo Switch Killed Handheld Gaming?

April 30, 2017 |

Don’t look now, but the Nintendo Switch is rapidly becoming a must-have console.

While some thought that the Nintendo Switch might be successful, the general consensus was that Nintendo was going to probably have to rely on their dedicated … Read More

Is the NES Classic Edition Really A Collector’s Item?

April 24, 2017 |

When Nintendo announced that they were discontinuing the NES Classic Edition, fans everywhere began desperately searching for one of the remaining consoles in the hopes of getting one at a retail price. Otherwise, they knew they were going to … Read More

Is Microsoft The Most Consumer Friendly Game Company?

April 16, 2017 | 14

Many people attribute the PlayStation 4’s early lead in the console sales race to the fact that Microsoft botched the reveal of the Xbox One.

The original Xbox One was expensive, dependent on the controversial Kinect, and built around … Read More

You Should Forgive Nintendo For Ending the NES Classic Edition

April 14, 2017 |

In a stunning move, Nintendo recently confirmed they are ending production of the NES Classic Edition.

Since it launched in November, the NES Classic Edition has garnered a level of consumer demand Nintendo hasn’t really seen since the release … Read More

Did Microsoft Invest in the Wrong Exclusives?

March 23, 2017 | 1

Let’s get one thing out of the way right now. Microsoft is not in financial trouble. Microsoft is very richer. They are richer than you, richer than me, and richer than several fine countries in the world. It’s hard … Read More

Should Microsoft and Sony Invest in Portable Consoles?

March 11, 2017 |

What is the last handheld gaming device you owned? Statistically, the most popular answer to that question would be either the Nintendo DS or something even older. Since the release of the Nintendo DS, the portable gaming industry has changed. … Read More

Breath of the Wild Proves Games Still Sell Systems

March 8, 2017 |

A funny thing happened last week. Well…not funny, so much as slightly unexpected.

See, Nintendo launched a little console named the Switch. This console lacks 4K capabilities, multimedia functionality, and many technical niceties that we’ve come associate with modern … Read More

Why The Nintendo Switch’s Magic Sales Number is 25 Million

February 18, 2017 | 2

Defining the success of a video game console as a fan can actually be a somewhat difficult process.

The problem is that individuals can define success in so many different ways. If a console featured their favorite game of all-time, … Read More

Who Has the Most to Prove at E3 2017?

February 16, 2017 |

As companies like Microsoft and Bethesda announce their E3 2017 presentation dates, it’s becoming clear that the biggest gaming event in the world is going to be bigger this year than it’s ever been.

In fact, it’s hard to think … Read More

Are Nintendo’s “Shortages” Shady?

February 13, 2017 | 1

GameStop recently ran a promotion that allowed 1,000 lucky fans to pre-order the sold-out Nintendo Switch from their local stores.

No wait…that doesn’t sound right. Let’s try this:

GameStop recently ran a “promotion” that allowed for 1,000 “lucky” fans … Read More

Why the Nintendo Switch is Already a Success

January 31, 2017 |

Today, Nintendo confirmed that they are ending production of the Wii U across the globe. While developers may choose to release new titles for the system, this announcement effectively marks the end of the less than five years old … Read More

The Nintendo Switch Can’t Survive Without Multimedia

January 18, 2017 | 1

Nintendo is a very strange company. As we’ve previously discussed, they’re a studio that likes to do things a very particular way even when conventional wisdom says they should change their thinking. While this stubborn mindset has led to some … Read More

The Switch Proves Nintendo is Out of Touch

January 14, 2017 |

Late last year, Nintendo released the NES Classic Edition; a system best described as streamlined nostalgia. Even though the NES Classic came with 30 games, a short controller cord, and no official way to improve either of those shortcomings, … Read More

Super Mario Run Can Save Mobile Gaming

December 16, 2016 |

Super Mario Run is a lot like those imitation cereals you might have grown up with. No matter how good they taste, you can’t get over the fact that they’re not the real thing.

Unlike those imitation cereals, Super Mario RunRead More

2016 In Gaming: It Was A Bad Year For…

November 25, 2016 |

With the good comes the bad. It may have been a great year to be a gamer, but these were things that threatened to bring 2016 down.

It was a bad year for…

No Man’s Sky

It feels … Read More