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SwitchCast #055: Dandara, The Longest 5 Minutes and Tachyon Project

It is a time for heroes! So join us for a review of the wall-clinging metroidvania Dandara, and flashback to the future with the accelerated RPG antics of The Longest 5 Minutes for Nintendo Switch! JV also loads up on lasers for arena shooter Tachyon Pulse.

In the community pulse, we ask the listeners to grade Nintendo’s use of DLC on Nintendo Switch this past year, plus take a look at how many of you plan to actually buy Nintendo Labo. (more…)

SwitchCast #054: Inner Space, This is the Police, and Peripheral Pleasures

This is your captain speaking, we’ll be cruising around Inner Space at an altitude of… well, altitude’s pretty relative in here, now that I think about it! If you look out the left side of the ship, you’ll also see a review of This is the Police for Nintendo Switch.

Please notice that the Community Pulse sign has been lit, and that means we’ll be reading to your suggestions for the best peripherals Nintendo could release for the Nintendo Switch too. So sit back and enjoy all that, plus the news, new game releases and more! (more…)

REVIEW: The Escapists 2

By Darrel Wright

Last night, I was thrown in jail. I have no memory of being arrested or standing trial, but here I am, dressed in orange and being escorted to my cell.

The facilities are nice enough, with areas to read, play music, and exercise. The other inmates are okay fellows who are more than willing to offer some cash in exchange for running their errands. They also sell me a selection of useful items. The walls are claustrophobic, though. The daily routine is suffocating, and the guards are… less than friendly. The more time I spend in this place, the more I realize one glaring truth: I have to get out of here! Continue reading “REVIEW: The Escapists 2”

SwitchCast #050: Brawlout, Resident Evil, and the SwitchCast Choice Awards

For our BIG 50th episode, we’re celebrating the best games of 2017 with the SwitchCast Choice Awards! Not only have JV and KC picked their top 5 games from the first year of the Nintendo Switch, but we’ve collected your votes for the best Switch games and Nindies too.

We also launch into a review of Brawlout before taking on a tag team review of Resident Evil Revelations 1 & 2. Of course, we also have all the Nintendo Switch news for the week, new releases and our weekly picks of which Switch games we want to come to the system. (more…)

SwitchCast #047: The Nintendo Switch Holiday Buyer’s Guide

Still looking to buy some Nintendo Switch gear or games for your friends or family members? We run down a complete list of the right stuff to get ’em, whether they’re new to Nintendo Switch, a veteran gamer, or anything in between!

We also have the week’s video game news, and new Nintendo Switch releases to tell you what’s worth playing in the weeks to come!

THE NINTENDO SWITCH HOLIDAY SHOPPING LIST

NEW SWITCH OWNERS
JoyCon Controller – http://amzn.to/2ARwfg9
Pro Controller – http://amzn.to/2ARKNfQ
Dock Sock – http://amzn.to/2yGcZw0

CASUAL PLAYERS
Stardew Valley – http://amzn.to/2yEIGG1
Snipperclips – http://amzn.to/2j9GYXP
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – http://amzn.to/2kzxJke

COMPETITIVE PLAYERS
Pokken Tournament DX – http://amzn.to/2yGjHlX
Rocket League – http://amzn.to/2yFESVd
Fast RMX – http://amzn.to/2CiMor5
Splatoon 2 – http://amzn.to/2yFPEdZ

GAMING ILLITERATE PLAYERS
Puyo Puyo Tetris – http://amzn.to/2BwOHtS
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – http://amzn.to/2kzxJke

YOUNG GAMER’S IN TRAINING
Snipperclips – http://amzn.to/2j9GYXP
Minecraft: Switch Edition – http://amzn.to/2CkdhuU
Lego City Undercover – http://amzn.to/2Bw4oBw
Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 – http://amzn.to/2yFkrrr
Rocket League – http://amzn.to/2BuYMI4

SWITCH VETS
Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle – http://amzn.to/2yFA4ir
Elder Scrolls: Skyrim – http://amzn.to/2yGl1VX
Fire Emblem: Warriors – http://amzn.to/2yFA81F
DOOM – http://amzn.to/2kxwZMy

OLD-SCHOOL GAMERS
Namco Museum – http://amzn.to/2BuaK4x
Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers – http://amzn.to/2yFY6K6
Sonic Mania (Collector’s Edition) – http://amzn.to/2yF9MNz
Cave Story+ – http://amzn.to/2yGL3Ze
Shovel Knight – http://amzn.to/2yGAuVH
Blaster Master Zero – http://amzn.to/2yFvSz6

NARRATIVE-DRIVEN GAMERS
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 – http://amzn.to/2BtUNuZ
I am Setsuna – http://amzn.to/2kAWhtg
L.A. Noire – http://amzn.to/2ClA9dg
Minecraft Story Mode – http://amzn.to/2yFBwBp

PARTY GAMERS
Just Dance 2018 – http://amzn.to/2yFSOyn
Super Bomberman R – http://amzn.to/2BtHJpC

PORTABLE GAMERS
Bluetooth Audio Adapter – http://amzn.to/2BsUpgq
— Velcro Strips – http://amzn.to/2yFcP8q
— Connector Cable – https://tinyurl.com/ybhgf5pe
— How to put the above all together – https://imgur.com/a/rs2LR
Battery Pack – http://amzn.to/2yFccf7
Azure Striker Gunvolt: Striker Pack – http://amzn.to/2yFwbu4 (more…)