Month: August 2015

A look at “Satoru Iwata’s Life Story” by George Weidman

Satoru Iwata died almost a month ago, and while we tried to talk about it on some occasions, I’ve never been quite happy with the way we did. I didn’t grow up with a Nintendo. My first Nintendo home console was actually the Wii. I knew him and his work mostly from those lovely Nintendo Direct conferences, but those never painted the whole picture, especially his roots and motivations. Read more

Weekly Webcomic Wrapup: Panic Edition

We are a day late with the Weekly Webcomic Wrapup, and I’m sorry, but life is busy with the new site and Gamescom now being very, very close (14 Hours until lift-off). Still, enjoy this fine selection of Comics, brought to you by a healthy dose of coffee and look forward to next week. Why? Because Andrew will do the Weekly Webcomic Wrapup and he’s probably on time. Read more

New Steam Store Releases: Legend of Kay

10-year-old PlayStation 2 platformer Legend of Kay has come to the Steam Store this week. Nordic Games has rereleased the game for modern platforms as a remastered anniversary edition. For those unaware, Legend of Kay is a martial arts themed action adventure game that takes place in a world of anthropomorphic animals.

Also out this week, the video game adaptation of a terrible 49-year-old B movie (developed by the same studio that made Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures), a Steam port of a 15-year-old PlayStation 1/PC World War I game in which anthropomorphic pigs take turns battling it out, and a brand-new shoot 'em up game with a puzzle twist. Everything old is new again. Proceed further to see more of this week's new releases. Read more

Billy C Plays Magic Duels: Origins

We've just added a new video to our Let's Play channel on YouTube, and this time it's me playing Magic Duels: Origins. It's a Magic the Gathering game in every way, think Magic: The Gathering: Duels of the Planeswalkers mixed with Hearthstone for its free to play model. This video is just some PVE Story Mode content, as will be the next video, but never fear as we'll be getting to the PVP stuff real soon! Jump past the break for the video. And if you're interested in watching more, I'll be streaming live tomorrow, Sunday 02AUG2015, at 10:00am Pacific time on my Hitbox channel.

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New Nintendo eShop Releases: Happy Birthday Kirby!

Today was Kirby's 23rd birthday (in North America, anyways). Nintendo is marking the occasion this week with a triple shot of Kirby titles. First up is Kirby 64 for the Wii U Nintendo 64 Virtual Console. Next, there's Kirby: Squeak Squad for the Nintendo DS Virtual Console. And, finally, Kirby's Return to Dream Land for the Wii U Wii (try saying that three times fast) Virtual Console.

Also out this week, the Wii U game of the year edition of Badland, and a new cross buy game from the creators of Mutant Mudds. Ingest your enemies to gain their strength, celebrate your 23rd birthday, then jump past the break to view this list of new releases. Read more

It’s Friday Night, Do You Know Where Your WRUP Is?

Another Friday, another WRUP, but there have been some exciting changes for Twinstiq, as I'm sure you can guess just from visiting the site to read this. Dr. S did a fantastic job with the new site, and he continues to work on it to improve and update. Bear with us as we make Twinstiq the site we know it can be, the site it will be. In the meantime, check past the break to see what we're doing this weekend, and make sure to tell us what your plans are in the comments below.

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