The 3DS Will Be Replaced by the Switch…Just Not the Switch You’re Playing Today
There’s been a lot of discussion recently about what will become of the 3DS. According to Nintendo, the 3DS will continue on separate and apart from their new console, the Nintendo Switch. However, there’s a noticeable lack of 3DS hardware in stores and sales had already started to slide last year. There’s the other...
My First Two Weeks with the Switch
It’s been quiet here at Jinja Bobot since the Nintendo Switch was released on March 3rd. Overall, I’m blown away by the hybrid console and it’s probably on pace to becoming my favorite system of all time contingent on what the game library looks like over the next few years. I’d like to take some time today...
You Won’t Believe How Beautiful a Full Wii Collection Looks!
I’ve always regarded Wii game collecting as an ugly venture because of the stark-white cases and lack of color it adds to a game room. (Though it’s still better than the putrid appearance of a full PS1 collection.) I was proven wrong by Reddit member NintendoTwizer who not only collects for the Wii but actually completed...
WAGY Podcast #78: Nintendo Switch
Everyone knows Hiram Yates has been sold on the Nintendo Switch since it was nothing more than just a rumor, but did the announcement convince Andrew Counterman that it’s worth buying? Hear their thoughts about the Joycon controllers, the screen, the games, and more! Subscribe on iTunes, follow on Twitter @WAGYPodcast, check them...
My Thoughts on Last Night’s Nintendo Switch Announcement
The night we’ve been waiting for since last October 20th finally came and we got a ton more details on the Switch and a look at many of the (80 or so) games in active development. Nintendo’s presentation was quirky, as we expected, and a little sad as it was the most stark reminder that […]
Who Pissed in Polygon’s Wheaties Over Super Mario Run?
This past week saw the release of Mario’s much-anticipated debut on mobile in Super Mario Run for iOS. For months, we’ve known we’re getting a runner-type game and in recent weeks we’ve seen a lot of looks at the game including Reggie Fils-Aime’s appearance on Jimmy Fallon. We’ve also known that the...
The Day the NES Launched on October 18th, 1985
It’s October 18th, 1985, on a chilly Autumn day in Manhattan, New York City. The mid-80’s made for an interesting time to release a video game console because there’s nothing purposeful about the date at all. Back in those days, to sell a console, Nintendo had to convince retailers to display their product in store...
WAGY Podcast #75: Nintendo Hype
Hiram Yates and Andrew Counterman have a special guest on this week to discuss the hard to find NES Classic. Hear their thoughts on this micro console along with more Switch hype, answers to your Twitter questions, and more! Subscribe on iTunes, follow on Twitter @WAGYPodcast, check them out on Facebook, and keep those questions coming!...
Does The Nintendo Switch Have a Thumb Problem?
I’ve been stoked for the Nintendo Switch since the launch trailer, but one thing — and I mean just one thing — has been bothering me since the announcement: the placement of the right control stick. It looks awfully close to the buttons above it. In fact, I’m not sure how a player is supposed to casually...
WAGY Podcast #73: Nintendo Switch Announcement
After months of speculation and rumors, Nintendo has finally revealed their newest console the Switch! Does it meet Hiram Yates or Andrew Counterman’s expectations or are they disappointed? Also in this episode is an interview with the hosts of Tetris League: Jessie Johnson and Leslie Volkar, answers to your Twitter questions, and...
Nintendo Switch Announced; Console Gaming Changes Forever
After many months of torment, Nintendo finally gave us the first glimpse of the Nintendo NX — now dubbed the Nintendo Switch. Have you seen it yet?  Here…look at it. Look: When I first saw the video this morning, I was a bit underwhelmed. After a few successive viewings though, I’m getting really excited! I...
Sub-Collections
We call ourselves retro game collectors, but what is it that we’re really collecting? With the exception of just a couple of adventurous people I know, nobody collects everything. Aside from the fact that it’s next to impossible financially, it’s too overwhelming to expand our sights to…everything....
Everyone On The Planet Is Playing Pokemon Go, So Why Are Reviews So Average?
Meet Kristin. Kristin is 32 years old and heard about a new game called Pokemon Go the day it was released for her iPhone. That night, she created her character, learned the basics of the game, and then caught her first Pokemon, a Squirtle, before she went to bed. The next morning, she caught some […]
WAGY Podcast 63: Nintendo Vans Shoes
Nintendo and Vans have collaborated to come up with a new line of shoes and apparel. Find out what Hiram Yates and Andrew Counterman think of them along with some news about WAGY. We’re back! No more delays! Subscribe on iTunes, follow on Twitter @WAGYPodcast, check them out on Facebook, and keep those questions coming!...
WHICH IS BEST? Ranking the Mega Man Games on NES
A few months ago, I got the Mega Man Legacy Collection (the one with the shoddy packaging), and for the past few weeks I’ve finally gotten to playing them all consecutively. If I recall correctly, I played the original Mega Man and quite possibly that was it until a few years ago. That’s when I bought […]
Gaming’s Best and Worst Hardware Quirks You May Not Have Known About
We’ve seen 40 years of home gaming hardware and, with each new system, there’s always some wrinkle of innovation to discover. Sometimes, those innovations are obvious and ingenius such as Sony’s Dual Shock controller design. (It’s still incredible to think that it was a controller evolution and not part of the...
What Does Today’s NX News Mean for Nintendo?
Today, we all woke up to an avalanche of news from Nintendo, among it being that the Nintendo NX will be released in March 2017. This is both exciting and shocking at the same time. It’s real. And…IT’S REAL! Let’s break down all the news and what this means over the next 11 months. The NX is […]
Nintendo Should Up Price on NX; Go Full Retro
We’re hearing a lot of Nintendo NX rumors lately. A lot of rumors. I mean, a LOT OF RUMORS. Much of it’s merely speculation such as “It will be as powerful as a PS4.” No, really? They’re going to make it as powerful as a 2+ year old console? No kidding? Personally, I think aside […]
Nintendo’s Link Is Now on Google Maps!
A nice little surprise this morning, as tweeted by Nintendo, is that Link is now starring on Google Maps. Instead of the “yellow guy” everyone is accustomed to, drag a rag-doll Link around to get a closer look at the streets. Link will remain for 5 days, but Google…how about keeping him forever?
Is Nintendo Abusing Their Amiibo Market — Or Do We Take Them Too Seriously?
After a rough first few 7 months of Amiibo collecting, Nintendo seems to have gotten their supply chain all fixed up.  The collecting nightmare culminated in May’s Wave 4 release where nearly every one of them was damn near impossible to find including Lucina, Robin, Ness, Charizard, Splatoon Girl, Splatoon Boy, Splatoon...