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Game and console sales drop as Japan braces for Switch impact

Before a tsunami comes ashore, water recedes back into the ocean to feed the coming wave. If Japanese consumers are shoreline water, then they are pulling back as all console sales have dropped a significant amount from last week, many havi...   read

 
 
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20 minutes with Breath of the Wild left me wanting more

I didn't have to get up at 6:00am on a Saturday morning to go out in the freezing cold, sit on a train for two hours and spend 2000 yen each way to get my hands on the Nintendo Switch. But I did. I wanted to see what Nintendo's new toy had ...   read

 
 
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Yooka-Laylee has...multiplayer?

Wait, Yooka-Laylee has multiplayer? Rextro the raptor has an arcade for you and three of your friends to visit and play together both co-operatively and competitively. If you don't have any friends that's OK, Rextro will be your friend as ...   read

 
 
 

Can I change my vote for 2016 character of the year? Jogger dude from FF15 Brotherhood is a bro. It can be embarassing to exercise outside if out of shape, so when I saw this guy I was like "oh no poor Prompto..." but then he roots him on like an Fn champ


 
 
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Hands-on: Nintendo Switch won't blow you away but will satisfy core gamers

Boy, what a doozy! If there was an award for most complicated game system, Nintendo's Switch would win in a landslide. The simple name really betrays the true complexity of the system given its seemly uncountable number of ways to play game...   read

 
 
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Swery65 is back! Opens new studio White Owls

After taking time away from Access games for health reasons and to become a Buddhist priest, Hidetaka "Swery" Suehiro ultimately left Access Games in October 2016. Now he's back to making games after starting his own development studio call...   read

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Switch event!! Almost time to break, err play this thing already


 
 
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It's not quite F-Zero, but Fast RMX will do for now

I was tempted to make the title "Fast RMX is the next best thing," but it would actually be the next next best thing, after a Wipeout game (shout-out to Team Harimau!). Successor to highly rated Fast Racing Neo, Fast RMX by G...   read

 
 
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No wait really, the Nintendo Switch parental controls video is hilarious

I was late to the Switch party, but I found the best video of the lot! Nintendo's video guide to parental settings on the Switch is hilarious for a multitude of reasons and also pretty cute. In it Bowser imposes restrictions on poor ole Bo...   read

 
 
 

Japanese gamers seems to think the new Zelda is ugly, citing her thick eyebrows. I don't know, she doesn't live up to my waifu Tetra but she ain't too bad.


 
 
 

No offense to Laura Kate Dale, but here's a real leak https://t.co/37LnxSw8Bz


 
 
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Gamestop is taking pre-orders for Nintendo Switch

Along with Amazon, Gamestop is quick on the Nintendo Switch draw. You can pre-order at their website here, or in-store by putting down $50 that will go towards the cost of the system. Here's hoping they don't undersell like they did with th...   read

 
 
 
 
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Live action Gravity Rush 2 trailer featuring anti-gravity cat is wild

Talk about going out of your way to make something cool to promote your game. SIE Japan released a four minute live action trailer about two Japanese sisters and their pet cat. We view an everyday apartment from the first-person perspectiv...   read

 
 
 
 
 
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Ever wondered how Gravity Rush's Kat gets dressed? You're in luck!

Do you have black cloth, scissors, and some ornate golden bands to wrap around both your legs and torso? Then you can follow these ten easy steps to dress like Gravity Rush hero Kat. You might need red contact lenses to complete the lo...   read

 
 
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Brilliantly colored Night in the Woods gets new release date

Artful platforming adventure game Night in the Woods was apparently supposed to release yesterday on January 10, but was delayed several weeks ago to an unknown fate. But as of today, it's slated to release on February 21, 2017 for PS4...   read

 
 
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Super Mario Maker for 3DS tops Sun & Moon in weekly sales

Without any new releases or major events, the sales charts in Japan haven't moved much the past two weeks. The one interesting note is that Pokémon Sun & Moon have finally been dethroned in weekly sales by a game that isn't ...   read

 
 
 


About Cory Arnoldone of us since 11:17 AM on 08.07.2016

Definitely-not-a-weaboo Japan-based Destructoid writer.
Just a dude in his 20's trying to accomplish his dreams:
-Move in Japan: Check
-Attain fluency in Japanese: Preparing to smash the N2
-Travel the World. Next in mind: Russia, India, Germany, Israel, Eastern Europe
-Complete my massive backlog of movies and games: In progress
-Become a game journalist: Initiated



I like to tell myself I have OCD, which is one reason I obsessively try to visit as many countries around the world as possible and want to play every significant or at least well-received game out there (same goes for movies). I spend most of my free-time trying to clear those backlogs while also trying to obsessively learn as much about games in particular through various sources.



When I'm not busy overloading my brain with game stuff I'm watching (college) sports, traveling, and trying quirky new things in Japan like visiting owl cafes. I also contribute at Gematsu.