Posts From Reinier Macatangay

Nintendo Switch eShop adds ‘Games on Sale’ category

Most Switch owners expected this move. Nintendo finally added a “Games on Sale” category recently to the Switch eShop. Only two games are shown at the moment, but the addition

Mass Effect: Andromeda now available in Origin Access

Mass Effect: Andromeda ended up as one of the more criticized games in the long-respected RPG series from BioWare and EA. Despite the negativity, many others brushed off the low

Five ways to attend conventions for free

Unfortunately, most great nerd conventions are expensive. From skyhigh hotel fees to the actual badge cost itself, the average teenager or college kid cannot easily attend a high-quality con without

Did Nintendo file a Game Boy Classic patent?

Retro consoles became a cash cow for Nintendo. The Big N released the wildly successful SNES Classic and NES Classic. Most people expect a Nintendo 64 Classic to appear soon

Nintendo-licensed Super Mario Bros. makeup is on sale

Earlier, Nintendo posted an Instagram picture plugging their official Super Mario Bros. makeup from Shu Uemura. It should come as little surprise that these products exist. After all, Star Wars

Nintendo harming itself with restrictive YouTube policies (opinion)

In addition to its backwards logic on online gaming, Nintendo is also making some mistakes with YouTube. For one, it just seems like a needless hassle to sign up for

Gamers learn faster according to one German study

Playing video games pays off in life. According to one German study done at Ruhr-Universität Bochum, participants who played games over a set period of time performed better in a

Wii Shop to close in January 2019

Nintendo’s best retro console might not be the NES or SNES Classic. For instance, the old Wii still offers a functional Wii Shop and Virtual Console. Many mini-NES and SNES

Sony not planning a PS Vita successor or hybrid console

No one can blame Sony for not wanting to challenge the hybrid Nintendo Switch. When the hyped PSP came out in 2005, everyone expected the portable hardware to topple the

Did Nintendo design the SNES Classic to be customizable by hackers?

One theory floating around is that Nintendo let the SNES Classic be vulnerable to hacking on purpose. This idea sounds crazy at first, given Nintendo’s iron fist over its products.

Nintendo home consoles ranked from best to worst

Nintendo’s place in history as one of the most important video game companies cannot be denied. With the industry in a downward spiral at the start of the 1980s, the

Top 5 reasons the Olsen Twins need to guest star in Fuller House

Fuller House Season 3 is currently available for streaming on Netflix, and surprisingly Nerd Reactor covers the series. Unfortunately, the Olsen Twins are not going to make an appearance as

Super Mario Run to receive a new update this month

Super Mario Run is not one of Nintendo’s better games. But, it is an important one. Most people assumed Nintendo would never get into the phone gaming arena. Why risk

Ian McDiarmid not ruling out a Star Wars return as Emperor Palpatine

Anyone who follows Star Wars knows Emperor Palpatine needs some creative writing to make a comeback in the modern trilogy. But Ian McDiarmid does not believe all hope is lost

Top 5 reasons the SNES Classic is worth purchasing

Time to get excited. Nintendo’s Super Nintendo Classic Edition (or SNES Classic) is set to release on September 29th, and eager purchasers will be waiting at stores to get their

Lindsey Stirling shines in Dancing with the Stars season premiere

Stirlingites are breathing a sigh of relief. Lindsey Stirling and professional dance partner Mark Ballas passed through the season premiere of Dancing with the Stars with flying colors. Just check

NES Golf hidden inside every Switch

Nintendo might be taking forever to provide a proper Virtual Console service on the Switch. But apparently, an original 8-bit NES game is already inside the hybrid console – Golf.

What are three great horror-themed Board James episodes?

Cinemassacre is best known for the Angry Video Game Nerd series, starring James Rolfe. But longtime channel followers also loved Board James, where Rolfe took viewers back to the past

Reggie Fils-Aimé tells public not to pay scalpers for SNES Classic

Trusting Nintendo can be difficult at times. While the House of Mario has brought gamers countless hours of joy with its entertainment products, it also disappoints its followers. When the

Nintendo planning an achievement system for the Switch

Despite the Switch’s success, it lacks a few things other consoles offer. Most notably, the online infrastructure is just not the same as in the Xbox One and PS4. Plus,