Posts From Reinier Macatangay

E3 2017: Sonic Mania seeks to recapture old 16-bit glory

Just over 20 years ago, new Sonic the Hedgehog releases such as Sonic Mania were a special event. The series competed on almost equal terms with Super Mario Bros., and

E3 2017: Everybody’s Golf retains the old Hot Shots Golf charm

Fans of the long-running Hot Shots Golf series in North America should transition to Everybody’s Golf quite well. Basically, Everybody’s Golf is Hot Shots Golf under a different banner. Instead

Bubsy: The Woolies Strike Back could find success in the revival era

What could possibly go wrong? Bubsy, the failed video game mascot from the 1990s, is returning to the scene in Bubsy: The Woolies Strike Back. Black Forest Games is developing

E3 2017: Xbox One X name draws mixed reactions, concerns

Before E3 2017, Microsoft used the Project Scorpio name to describe their upcoming Xbox One S successor. The name Project Scorpio immediately sounded cool, no matter the specifications of the

Nintendo Switch online service pricing revealed, delays implementation until 2018

While a few questions remain, Nintendo just revealed important details about their Nintendo Switch online service. Most importantly, the company unveiled firm pricing options in the form of 1-month, 3-month

E3 2017 could use spark from Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo

Back in 2013, Microsoft made some mistakes in their E3 press conference promoting the Xbox One. For example, the company announced an “always-on” DRM system that locked down discs to

Nintendo deserves credit for not forcing microtransactions in phone apps (opinion)

Nintendo has gained justified criticism over the years for a couple of unconsumer-friendly practices. But when it comes to smartphone apps, the company earns back some credit for avoiding the

FBE’s React Channel brings back full gaming playthroughs

Fine Bros. Entertainment took some criticism over the past months for not doing full playthroughs on certain games. Recently when the React Channel released their first Outlast II episode, followers

FanimeCon 2017: Small tips to remember

FanimeCon falls upon the San Jose Convention Center once again this week from May 26-29. For many attending, this will be another year in a familiar place with friends. Others

Criticism over smartphone app for Nintendo Switch online service remains strong

Specific information on the required smartphone app for the upcoming Nintendo Switch online service is lacking. But it is clear gamers will need to use their smartphone or tablet in

Nintendo bringing Zelda, Animal Crossing and Pokémon to smartphones

With the upcoming slate of big Nintendo franchises heading to smartphones, the company looks set to remain making Android and iOS games for the foreseeable future. At the moment, most

Legacy character confirmed in Star Wars: The Last Jedi?

Fans constantly speculate about a possible “Force Ghost” appearance from one of the old Jedi in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. After all, Master Yoda needed some advice when taking

Sega Saturn celebrates its 22nd anniversary

May 11th marks the 22-year anniversary of the Sega Saturn launch. Time to celebrate? While the Saturn failed horribly after its release, all dead consoles become a little more appreciated

New Nintendo 2DS XL earning positive reviews

Nintendo’s announcement of a New Nintendo 2DS XL possibly came as a surprise to gamers. After all, since the hybrid Switch is picking up steam, few fans would argue if

Emma Watson open to Beauty and the Beast sequel; Disney says no

No one can deny the live-action Beauty and the Beast starring Emma Watson ended up a rousing success. The film has grossed $1.14 billion worldwide at the box office. Will

Nintendo Switch launch shortages and planning explained

Nintendo Switch Launch Shortages and Planning Nintendo critics have long suspected the company creates artificial shortages on purpose. Whenever a new console from it releases, “sold out” headlines dominate gaming

BAMTech can help Disney leave Netflix for their own digital platform

Netflix and Disney go together well. In fact, just about any television show or movie goes well on Netflix. As the leading entertainment service, it is convenient for everyone when

Angry Video Game Nerd fulfills demand for angry Sonic ’06 review

Fans would understand if Cinemassacre‘s top show Angry Video Game Nerd (AVGN) called it a day. After all, it began in 2004 and someone can only go so long before

Should Nintendo make a ‘Mini Switch’?

Nintendo made clear with the Switch launch that the new hybrid console is not a replacement for the 3DS. Of course, years ago Nintendo said the DS would not replace

Original Tamagotchi makes a comeback in Japan

Everything popular from the 1990s returns at some point (at least, it seems that way). Now as seen on Amazon, the original Tamagotchi gets another chance in Japan for its