27: WHAT’S A WOLFENSTEIN?

The boys talk all things Wolfenstein while Joe eagerly awaits his turn to discuss his super awesome limited edition red Nintendo Switch that he can totally justify spending extra money on because it's Mario red and not "red-red" which is also Jono's favourite colour who can also justify spending extra because it's slightly more red than neon but not neon-red, Mario-red which is different to red-red. Ready? Go listen.

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GAMING WITH THE KIDS: SUPER MARIO MAKER

Let your kids relive your childhood with Super Mario Maker It's a common dream among older gamers to take their kids through gaming history by introducing them to the classics. I've even heard of some parents starting their kids on older consoles and slowly moving up through history one gem at a time. While this sounds like a cool idea, the reality is that once your kids get a taste of the wonders of modern games, many of the classics are really hard to go back to. That said, there are heaps of games that stand the test of time, particularly those where the brilliance lies in the gameplay. The 2D Mario games are perfect examples of this. I highly recommend playing through Super Mario Bros and Super Mario World with your little ones. Bros to show them the brilliance of the original and World as it is gaming perfection. A few years ago I handed my son a SNES controller and we played World together and loved every minute. The stuff of dreams Super Mario Maker for the Wii U and 3DS (and surely eventually the Switch) is a build-it-yourself approach to the Mario franchise, everything we dreamed of when we were kids. The Super Mario Maker games come with already built stages and the ability to play the creations of others (although this is a far simpler and more user-friendly process on…

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BREATH OF THE WILD METACRITIC (updated)

*Update to original Breath of the Wild Metacritic article: The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild Metacritic score has dropped by 1 point since this article was originally published. With 90 critic reviews, 3 being mixed, one score of 84, the rest 90 or above, with 56 of those giving the game a perfect score, there is no doubting this game has really struck a cord with gamers. This includes our very own Jase. You can check out his impressions on Breath of the Wild here. *Original article follows: Has one of the best games of all time just been released? Have you seen the Breath of the Wild Metacritic score? The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is, at the time of writing this, the second highest ranked game of all time on Metacritic with an aggregated score of 98. It's equal with Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 and GTA 4 and only 1 point behind the highest ever ranked game on Metacritic, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. Interestingly, the user scores tell a very different story. Breath of the Wild only has a combined user score of 7.8. We all know to take this with a grain of salt, although some of the negative anti-Nintendo and pro-Horizon Zero Dawn user reviews are hilarious and worth a read. Hear us chat about Breath of the Wild Metacritic score and more Do you agree that…

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NINTENDO SWITCH INDIE GAMES (NINDIES) SHOWCASE

More to play than just Zelda On our latest VERSUS PLAYER podcast, Ghost Recon and Halo Wars 2 Miss the Mark, we spoke about the upcoming Nintendo Switch indie games that were announced during the latest Nintendo Direct. You can watch the whole thing here. Scroll past the video to see the full list of games and their time stamp. https://youtu.be/p-mFODSa2VM 00:10 - SteamWorld Dig 2 02:05 - What the Nindies Are All About 02:52 - Yooka-Laylee 04:09 - Overcooked! 04:49 - The Escapists 2 05:15 - Gonner 05:52 - Dandara 06:23 - Kingdom Two Crowns 06:45 - Runner 3 07:55 - Blaster Master Zero 08:44 - Flipping Death 09:59 - Nintendo Switch's HD Rumble Feature & Graceful Explosion Machine 10:38 - Mr. Shifty 11:06 - TumbleSeed 12:00 - Shakedown: Hawaii 13:29 - Pocket Rumble 14:23 - WarGroove 16:23 - Stardew Valley 17:00 - Looking Forward with Indie Games on Nintendo Switch Have you Switched over? What do you think about this list of upcoming indie games? Let us know in the comments below or email us at podcast@www.versusplayer.com. Happy gaming!

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NINTENDO SWITCH LAUNCH GAMES
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NINTENDO SWITCH LAUNCH GAMES

1-2 (3-4-5 and the) Switch On our latest podcast, Nintendo Switch It Up, we spoke about the Nintendo Switch launch and some of the games that were spoken of at the Nintendo Switch Presentation. In one part of the podcast, Jono read through a list of games that Nintendo have said are coming at launch. We thought we'd pop up the the infographic from the Nintendo website for you, so here it is: Some missing from the list EB Games have other games listed in their coming soon sections for 2017, including Lego City Undercover, Minecraft Story Mode, Yooka-Laylee and Fire Emblem: Warriors. Surely there are more to come There are a whole heap of games that are on the horizon for the Switch. We don't know a great deal about what will be coming to the digital service, particularly what specific older titles will be released on the Switch's version of Virtual Console. For more details on some of the games listed here, check out our coverage on the Nintendo Switch Presentation or listen to our Nintendo Switch It Up podcast. We will be anxiously awaiting the launch of the Switch here at VERSUS PLAYER. We'll be discussing our impressions on our podcast once it's released, so stay tuned! What do you think of this line-up? Let us know in the comments below…

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7: NINTENDO SWITCH IT UP
Nintendo Switch

7: NINTENDO SWITCH IT UP

The one where we talk about all the news from the Switch presentation, video game movies, Nintendo memories, Final Fantasy VII and XV, delicious pizza, Lego Dimensions story packs, more games, life and everything in-between.

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NINTENDO SWITCH PRESENTATION 2017 HIGHLIGHTS
Nintendo Switch

NINTENDO SWITCH PRESENTATION 2017 HIGHLIGHTS

Zelda: Breath of the Wild is a launch game! Nintendo just held the long awaited Nintendo Switch Presentation 2017, which was streamed live from Tokyo. It was a presentation that aimed to, and delivered in, providing a detailed introduction to Nintendo Switch hardware and software. There was more details on a lot of information we've seen before, including how the controllers work, the different ways you can play, the features of the unit and multiplayer gaming with the detachable controllers, which we now know are called Joy-Con. Here are my personal highlights of the presentation. https://youtu.be/zw47_q9wbBE Launch information The Nintendo Switch will be available on March 3 2017 in Japan, US, Canada, Hong Kong and other territories at a suggested retail price - USD$299.99 (approx AUD$400... but we'll probably get ripped off like we tend to always do). They said that "generally" they will not apply region locking to Nintendo Switch software. Here's hoping "generally" means they just won't, but we'll have to wait and see. This could have been just a translation difference. As for online, you'll be able to invite friends, set play appointments and chat online via your Smart device. Online on the Nintendo Switch will be free initially, then it will become a paid service (more info to come at a later date). How we got here In one…

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