I spent a good half an hour trying to come up with a headline for this review before settling on the one you just clicked on. I spent a lot longer trying to review the game itself — you may notice that we’re coming in rather later with this review than some of our contemporaries. The reason for this is that every time I would try to put The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild down long enough to try and actually write something about it, it would drag me back into its immersive, living world. During these periods, hours would fall off the clock and when I’d finally put the game down and tell myself it was time to work it would be dark outside. It’s been a long time since a game has held my entire life to ransom like this. It’s easy to get lost in Breath of the Wild, which is a good thing because that’s exactly what the game wants you to do. Continue reading Video Games Review: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Switch, 2017) makes the act of discovery itself your greatest reward
For those who grabbed the $99.95 Nintendo Switch Pro controller on Friday, you might be surprised to know that your shiny new controller bears a secret message. Continue reading There is a secret message hidden within your Nintendo Switch Pro Controller
For those who picked up Nintendo Switch yesterday, there was one must-have software purchase — The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. But what about those looking to try something other than Zelda? We know there’s one or two of you, and we want you to know that we hear you. With that in mind, here’s everything else that you can play on your Switch as of right now. Continue reading These are all the games available on the Nintendo Switch eShop right now
Like its predecessors, the Nintendo Switch is a console with an awful lot of potential. Its portable screen and multi-format controllers mean that the door to any number of innovative new game and app design ideas has been flung wide open. Here now, in no particular order, are a ways the Nintendo Switch could innovate in ways no home console ever has before. Continue reading Nintendo Switch: What we’d like to see
Geek and gaming conventions are pretty magical places.
RTX doesn’t have same energy as that of a PAX. It’s a different vibe, cruder, in line with the kind of scatological humour Rooster Teeth excels at. These attendees are rowdier, less patient and a great deal snarkier than your average PAX-goer. This is not to suggest that they are unpleasant, nothing could be further from the truth. On the whole, everyone I met and spoke to was very warm, friendly and having the time of their life. But they worship a group of people known for endlessly busting each other’s balls and so it doesn’t come as a surprise to find that their fanbase deals in the same. Continue reading What’s it like to attend RTX Sydney if you don’t really know that much about Rooster Teeth?
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 have finally announced Australian pricing on their upcoming Switch console, and we’ve got the full list to help you adjust your gaming budget for March 3. Continue reading Nintendo Switch: How much is Nintendo’s newest console actually going to cost you?
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
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?
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.