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Let’s Talk #45: What are you playing? – April 2016

A new month is here! We entered April last week, so that means we want to know what you’ve been playing. Have you started up something entirely new for the month? Or maybe you’re continuing something you started a little while back? Whatever the case, let us know in the comments below!

Highlights from last week’s topic: Early Miitomo and My Nintendo thoughts

We’re back with another weekend comic! It’s Pokemon-themed again, but this one is a bit special. We’re seeking input from all of you to help continue this “mini-series”.

Here’s today’s comic (click for full size):


As you can see in the last panel of the comic, the Pokemon inside Teddy’s Pokeball is currently a mystery. We’re leaving up to one of you to decide where we take things next. Should it be an existing Pokemon? Or maybe a new kind of creature? Heck, maybe something crazy like a Goomba or even Reggie?!

You can tell us what you want to see in the comments below. Even a drawing or any other way of sharing input works! We’ll end up picking a winner, which will be featured in the next part of this comic. We’re looking forward to seeing what ideas everyone has in mind!

Let’s Talk #44: Early Miitomo and My Nintendo thoughts

Nintendo launched two important things outside of Japan this week: Miitomo and My Nintendo. For the uninitiated, Miitomo is Nintendo’s very first mobile app while My Nintendo is the company’s brand new rewards service.

Both of these have been out for a few days now. Have you had a chance to try either of them out? If so, what are your thoughts thus far? No matter how you feel, let us know in the comments below!

Highlights from last week’s topic: What do you think of Pokemon GO?

We’re back with a new weekly comic for you! With Pokémon Sun/Moon buzz in the air, we felt now would be a perfect time to feature this upcoming 3DS release.

Here’s today’s comic (click for full size):

Nintendo Everything comic #3 (2)

Don and I have been talking about some potentially neat ways to involve the community with some of our comics. Hopefully we’ll have something to share on that front very soon!

No April Fools’ Day news story from us, but we do have something that fits in with the festivities…

The Donkey Kong Country series is well known for the high quality of its music. With the atmospheric score of David Wise, the quirky tunes of Eveline Fischer and the unforgettable melodies of that other guy, it’s a franchise full of famous songs. So with that in mind, it’s worth highlighting the finest tracks that formed the soundtrack to our childhoods. Here are ten of the best tracks inspired by the hit video game:

Let’s Talk #43: What do you think of Pokemon GO?

Pokemon GO was announced about a year ago. But just within the past week, we’ve seen the first off-screen footage and some gameplay screenshots. Niantic and The Pokemon Company divulged new information as well.

Based on what we’ve seen over the past few days, how do you feel about Pokemon GO? Are you less interested compared to the initial reveal, or maybe more? Are you still planning on giving it a shot upon release? Let us know in the comments below.

Highlights from last week’s topic: What are you playing? – March 2016

We kicked off our new comic series last week, and we now have a new one to share with you today. If all goes well, you’ll hopefully see a new entry at around this time every Saturday. You can also get a look at our new banner above that we’ll be using from here on out!

While last week was a one-shot based on Zelda, today we’re introducing our two new characters who will be featured in many of our comics. The strip below pokes a bit of fun at some of the backlash Metroid Prime: Federation Force has been receiving, and some of the petitions that have stemmed from that.

Here’s the new comic (click for full size):


Let us know what you think! Just like last week, we’ll be taking a look at all comments. As we keep this feature going, we’re hoping that the writing will continue to become easier, and hopefully we can incorporate feedback in different ways.

[Review] Hyrule Warriors Legends

Posted on 2 years ago by in 3DS, Reviews | 6 Comments | 1 Likes

System: 3DS (review of Wii U original here)
Release date: March 25, 2016
Developer: Koei Tecmo
Publisher Nintendo

When I first reviewed Hyrule Warriors on the Wii U back in 2014, I fell in love with its epic battles and large scope surrounded by Zelda references and throwbacks galore. Now that Nintendo and the folks at Koei Tecmo have decided to dive back into the Zelda world by porting the game into Hyrule Warriors Legends on the 3DS, will sacrificing a bit of the scope for more content help this game become the definitive version, or will it just become a legend of the past?

We’re kicking off something very, very exciting on Nintendo Everything today. That’s right – as the title says, we’re starting our own line of comics!

Comics are something we’ve tinkered around before (years ago), but only in extremely early stages. We’ve also never had anything materialize from early discussions until now.

For Nintendo Everything’s official comics, we’ve teamed up with Don O’Herlihy who runs Wind-up Dog Animation. Don approached me about working together last year, though it wasn’t until recently that we began putting our plan into action.

It’s true that there are a lot of web comics out there. That being said, I felt like I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to work with Don. I sincerely believe that he’s an extremely talented individual, and I’m a big fan of his art style.

So without further ado, here’s our very first comic (click to see a larger version):

Nintendo Everything comic-1

As you can see, our debut comic is seven panels long. Most would probably be about half of that – we’re estimating four panels. The tentative plan is to have a new comic ready every Saturday. Although most will feature our own original characters that tie into Nintendo in different ways, we’ll be sprinkling in other things from time to time like this one-shot Zelda comic. Don may also prepare some other goodies aside from comics for the site down the road, but that’s a topic for another day.

With the explanations out of the way, let us know what you think about our first comic! All feedback will be taken into consideration from here on out. We’re sort of in a “beta” stage right now, so comments may influence where we take the comic from here.

System: 3DS
Release date: March 18, 2016
Developer: SEGA
Publisher Nintendo

The Mario & Sonic series first began in 2008 to commemorate the Summer Olympics in Beijing. Since then, Mario, Sonic, and friends have continued duking it out at each edition of the Olympics, now leading up to this summer’s festivities in Rio de Janeiro. But how does Mario and Sonic’s newest foray into traditional sporting events on the 3DS stack up against their previous ventures?