All posts by David Smith

Rocket launcher enthusiast. White-hot grease fire of pure entertainment.

Ubisoft acquires Guitar Hero Live developer FreeStyle Games

Ubisoft have acquired FreeStyle Games, the developer behind Activision music titles DJ Hero and 2015’s Guitar Hero Live. Ubi announced the acquisition overnight in a post on their official blog, along with the developer’s new name, Ubisoft Leamington. Continue reading Ubisoft acquires Guitar Hero Live developer FreeStyle Games

Nintendo Switch: What we’ve actually played so far

During yesterday’s Nintendo Switch hands-on event in Melbourne, we got a chance to spend time with a whole host of different games for the upcoming system. We know you’re curious about how the new system works so let’s break down what we played and how they felt. Continue reading Nintendo Switch: What we’ve actually played so far

Nintendo Switch: Here are all the available tech specs for Nintendo’s newest console

Technical specs for any games console are always one of the first things hardcore players look to when thinking about whether or not to throw down that all-important pre-order. No-one really knew what to expect from the Nintendo Switch in terms of power or useability. The good news is that Nintendo have finally released the system’s final specs so we can hazard a pretty solid guess. Continue reading Nintendo Switch: Here are all the available tech specs for Nintendo’s newest console

Nintendo Switch: What’s it like to use the Joy-Con?

We spoke a little in our hands-on event wrap-up piece about how it felt to actually wield the Joy-Con controllers in their many different configurations, but in this piece we intend to go more in-depth. What works, what doesn’t and where we think there’s room for even more exciting ways to use the Joy-Con. Continue reading Nintendo Switch: What’s it like to use the Joy-Con?

We just spent three hours with the Nintendo Switch. Here’s how it went.

Shortly before Christmas, we at The Iris offices received a very exciting email. Nintendo Australia was inviting us (among a slew of other local games media) to Melbourne to spend some hands-on time with their newest console, the Nintendo Switch. 24 hours after Nintendo gave the world a substantial look at what the new machine can do, we got to see it and try it for ourselves. Continue reading We just spent three hours with the Nintendo Switch. Here’s how it went.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is a Nintendo Switch launch title, drops truly epic new trailer

Nintendo saved their biggest and best trailer for the end of their much-hyped Switch event this afternoon. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was not only the biggest moment of the entire presentation but it closed out the sometimes fun, sometimes odd presentation on a stirring note. See the new trailer for yourself after the jump. Continue reading The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is a Nintendo Switch launch title, drops truly epic new trailer

Splatoon 2 is on the way to Nintendo Switch, here’s your first look

We knew from the moment we played the original Splatoon on the Wii U that it was destined to become Nintendo’s new megafranchise and the Big N is wasting no time getting that ball rolling, announcing Splatoon 2 at their Nintendo Switch live event today. Continue reading Splatoon 2 is on the way to Nintendo Switch, here’s your first look

The trailer for Super Mario Odyssey is goddamned magical

In his first proper 3D open-world outing since Super Mario Sunshine on the Gamecube (apparently Nintendo are not counting the excellent Super Mario Galaxy 1 and 2), Mario will make his debut on the Nintendo Switch in Super Mario Odyssesy. Get your first look at the game in action after the jump. Continue reading The trailer for Super Mario Odyssey is goddamned magical