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Video Games First Impressions: Pokemon GO (Mobile, 2016)

Earlier this week, Nintendo kicked off a soft-rollout of their second major mobile game release, Pokémon GO. The altered reality game, which allows players to hunt and capture using the camera on their smartphones has already become a worldwide sensation. Everyone in The Iris offices has been playing it almost non-stop since it dropped and, in a herculean display of self control, we have dragged ourselves away from it long enough to provide our initial thoughts. Continue reading Video Games First Impressions: Pokemon GO (Mobile, 2016)

E3 2016: Here’s your complete livestream guide (in local time!) **UPDATED**

It’s almost time for the greatest show in video games, the video game Christmas in June, the great yearly pilgrimage of our people. E3 2016 is just around the corner, is what we’re saying. Want to catch all the action live, as it happens? Look no further. Hit the jump to see every single livestream in local Australian time.

Pro tip: Be prepared for a few early starts. Also, we’ll be updating this list as the big week approaches.

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Video Games Review: Star Fox Zero (Wii U, 2016)

It’s been a while since I went back and forth on a game the way I have with Star Fox Zero. For those who would consider themselves veterans of the series, it’s a confusing experience from the moment it begins. It looks like the Star Fox you know and love. It sounds like the Star Fox you know and love. It does not play like the Star Fox you know and love. Continue reading Video Games Review: Star Fox Zero (Wii U, 2016)

BREAKING: Nintendo confirms new NX console will ship in March 2017, Zelda Wii U delayed

Nintendo of Japan have officially confirmed that their next console, codenamed “NX” is slated to ship in March 2017. The news was quickly followed by the announcement that the forthcoming Legend of Zelda game for Wii U has also been delayed into 2017.

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Video Games Review: Hyrule Warriors Legends (3DS, 2016)

Hyrule Warriors Legends brings the brawling, button-mashing, horde-slaying action of its Wii U counter part into the realm of the handheld. It’s an impressive mixture of gameplay elements, modes and beloved characters with one glaring flaw — if you are playing it on anything other than a New 3DS console, you’re going to have a bad time. Continue reading Video Games Review: Hyrule Warriors Legends (3DS, 2016)

Video Games Review: Pokkén Tournament (Wii U, 2016)

Pokkén Tournament has got to be one of the strangest fighting games I’ve ever played. It stitches together many of the genre’s more traditional elements with a number of more modern design philosophies. It’s trying to please a lot of people at once, Pokémon  and Tekken fans chief among them. It pulls from Bandai Namco’s ongoing Naruto and Dragonball Z fighting game franchises, and there aer blink-and-you’ll miss it nods to Street Fighter and even Marvel vs. Capcom and Guilty Gear.  It’s a Frankenstein’s monster of a fighting game and somehow, miraculously, it works. Continue reading Video Games Review: Pokkén Tournament (Wii U, 2016)