Retro Review: R.O.B. Games (NES)

Robotic Operating Buddy? You’re not my buddy, guy! Release Date: October 1985 Developer: Nintendo Publisher: Nintendo When you’re trying to differentiate yourself, you’re bound to take some chances. The Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) had that issue from the onset. In an attempt to differentiate itself from the video games than had crashed before it, however, it may have tried too hard. ...[Read More]

How Nintendo Can Rule the World: Nintendo Now

Or…Why Nintendo is not from this planet! Sometimes, a story hits you and short-circuits everything in your brain. I have spent the last week struggling to write an article that summed up my feelings about Xbox’s Project Scorpio. I watched Digital Foundry’s summation of the upcoming console’s specs, then toiled about how I would express my feelings about the console, its specs, and its place in the...[Read More]

The Digital Revolution of Media and How it Affects Gamers

Sooner or later, EVERYTHING is going to go digital! Variety recently posted an article on their website that started an interesting discussion between the crew here at Digital Crack. The article spoke about the desire of six of the biggest movie studios to offer new-release movies for home viewing. This is not new. Last year, the proposal would offer first-run movies to home viewers who have a spe...[Read More]

Retro Review: Life Force (NES)

30 Lives, Excessive Force Release Date: August 1988 Developer: Konami Publisher: Konami There is a term I bring up whenever I hear someone raised on Xbox and PlayStation complain about the difficulty of a game nowadays. My daughter is one who has complained as such. My response to her is the same as it is to anyone who never played a game on a system older than the Nintendo 64. There are three kin...[Read More]

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Impressions after 10 Hours

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Impressions after 10 Hours DISCLAIMER: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is a gigantic game, and while my amount of play time might not justify a ‘proper’ review, I have a decent idea and feel of its world, mechanics, and gameplay. While there are mild spoilers about situations I’ve encountered, there are no mentions of specif...[Read More]

Retro Review: River City Ransom (NES)

Release Date: April 25, 1989 Developer: Technos Japan Corp. Publisher: Technos Japan Corp. When I wanna wind down from a day of stress, I often look to video games to help me unwind. Recently, I’ve been using The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on my Wii U. I have a review coming up on it. Here’s a small spoiler: it is AWESOME! Back in the day, I would turn to beat-‘em-up games to soothe my fr...[Read More]

The Nintendo Switch Launch in Review

The launch of any new console is big news for the gaming community, and the release of the Nintendo Switch is no different. The hybrid home/portable console released on Friday and the majority of gaming news predictably centered on it. Since this is the first legitimately new console release since I joined Digital Crack (the PS4 Pro and Xbox One S does NOT count!), I decided to talk about the posi...[Read More]

Nintendo Switch Launch Garners Well Wishes from Video Game Industry

The Nintendo Switch has officially launched worldwide today. I then stumbled upon a GameSpot article that left me dumbfounded for a good second before I recovered my senses: “PlayStation, Xbox, And More Congratulate Nintendo On Switch Launch.” The article mentions how some big names in gaming – including its two erstwhile not-really-competitors – took to Twitter to congratulate Nintendo on the lau...[Read More]

Retro Review: Final Fantasy III (SNES)

 Release Date: April 2, 1994 Developer: Square Co., Ltd. Publisher: Square Co., Ltd. This Retro Review felt like a cop-out when I decided to write this. I love this game, and it is one of my all-time favorite games. But it’s also a game many 16-bit JRPG lovers already hold in high regard. I had to write it, though, because Final Fantasy XV stuck it in my head. Because of the newer game, I re...[Read More]

Nintendo Switch Will Be Available for Walk-Up Customers

With the Nintendo Switch set to launch this Friday, March 3rd, there are bound to be quite a few people who are afraid they’ll miss out. After all, Nintendo’s notorious penchant for the under-allocating of product to build up artificial hype (read: being dicks!) is known. For those who haven’t or won’t pre-order, it may seem like scoring the hybrid console. Fortunately, some retailers are announci...[Read More]

Nintendo Fans are Fueling the Hype Train with Joy Cons of Desire

After January’s ‘underwhelming’ and – at times – vague presentation, Nintendo Switch followers are picking up the slack for the new home console. They are making mockups of controller colour schemes worthy of store shelf space and players’ cash. Just highlighting the aesthetic potential is enough to send a shudder down parents’ spines.  For veterans, whether it be the...[Read More]

Nintendo’s Odyssey Part 1 – The Tokyo Presentation

Since the October reveal of the Switch, consumers and journalists alike have been more than eager to get their hands on Nintendo’s new hardware. With the triple headed announcement of a live presentation, in-house demonstrations, and even a huge world tour of public hands on events, the message to the masses certainly appears to be on the right track to lay the foundations for a successful 2017. W...[Read More]

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