Fire Emblem Fates: Facts Surrounding the Controversy

A couple days ago, a controversy sprung up surrounding content within the game called Fire Emblem Fates. It involves two characters in the game, the male protagonist and a female character named Soleil. She is presented as a lesbian character (at least strongly implied she is one) who is very easily flustered around other women, to the point of fainting. Continue reading

New Super Mario Bros 2 – The Review

There’s a certain formula that almost all Mario games follow. Eight levels. Specific ‘Mario Bros’ music. A boss battle. Coins. Mushrooms. Flowers. A kidnapped Princess. Ghosts. Bowser.  We’ve seen this basic formula since 1985, and Nintendo hasn’t really deviated from it. Rather, they embrace it. They refine it. Continue reading

Sony PlayStation 4 Sells Well During 2015 Holiday Season

Sony announced that more than 5.7 million PlayStation 4 consoles during the 2015 holiday season. This brings the total PS4 consoles to 35.9 million units sold, passing the Nintendo 64 in overall sales to make it the 13th best selling console of all time (the Super Nintendo is the 12th). Continue reading

Nintendo Stockholders Express Growing Concerns (with poll)

At the 74th annual general meeting of shareholders on July 3rd, 2014,  the Nintendo Board of Trustees faced a wide range of difficult questions from from shareholders. Two questions in particular stand out, in light of a recent three month earnings report release on July 30th, 2014. The report showed that Nintendo recorded a -$96 million dollar net income (Nintendo lost $96 million dollars). Also, Nintendo’s net sales dropped by 8.4% in comparison to last year’s sales. Continue reading