Posts From Reinier Macatangay

GameStop starts a six-month rental program

Video game retail giant GameStop is turning into the old Blockbuster Video, perhaps figuratively and literally. The store is starting a six-month rental program. According to an advertisement shown on

Lindsey Stirling and Mark Ballas earn a perfect score in Dancing with the Stars

Those watching Dancing with the Stars for Lindsey Stirling can breathe a sigh of relief. The popular violin player is doing quite well. In fact, she just scored a perfect

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic now compatible with Xbox One

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic ranks as one of the greatest RPG games of all time. At least, this writer believes it is up there with the best

Online Sega Shop open for business

For about a week, the online Sega Shop has been open to the public. While Sega’s days as a console maker are long gone, the company still remains a major

CND continues to wait outside Nintendo NY (this time for Super Mario Odyssey)

Followers who are not tired of CND waiting outside Nintendo NY could not be more pleased. CND is still waiting outside Nintendo NY. This time, he wants to be first

SNES-themed 3DS XL coming soon

Contrary to those who thought the 3DS would simply wither away after the Switch’s success, Nintendo is still pushing the handheld. Not only did a New Nintendo 2DS XL release

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