March 17, 2017 – Let’s play something dark this week!

The Nintendo Switch eShop received a handful of ported games this week, and they all seem to have one thing in common: being dark and atmospheric. Instead of choosing just one, we thought we would let you lovely folks choose your own featured game this week!

Play one or more of Tomorrow Corporation’s trio of quirky titles: World of Goo, Little Inferno, or Human Resource Machine. Or try out the dark dungeon crawler The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+, which is also available in physical format. Whatever you decide to play, use #letsplaydark on social media to let us know your thoughts!

Spoiler-Free Tips for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Community Post)

Read all the descriptions for items and be creative! So much is possible.

Mike J.

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March 10, 2017 – Let’s play Blaster Master Zero this week!

It’s time to spotlight and play another freshly released game for the week! If you plan on playing Blaster Master Zero, which is now available for download on Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS, let us know your thoughts and impressions on social media using the new hashtag #letsplayblastermaster!

If you’ve been playing The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild this past week, we are still open to taking your impressions and comments to add to a community post. If you fancy going the extra mile, send us an entire review! We’ll receive any and all of this in an email to contact@intonintendo.com.

Have fun this week, friends!

Something is rotten in the state of…

…Switzerland. Not really, but I was really confused with the pricing of some games on Nintendo Switch in Switzerland. The Nintendo Switch is region free and all consumers are thankful that Nintendo finally listened to their fans. It’s possible to play Japanese cartridges on your European or American Switch. It’s also possible to create an American account on a European Switch and buy games digitally.

Without all these borders, it should be logical that the pricing of the games should come closer all around the world. But at the start of the Nintendo Switch, this wasn’t the case in Switzerland. Maybe in your country as well. So please let us know in the comments below. Continue reading “Something is rotten in the state of…”

Nintendo Switch Buyer’s Guide

Nintendo’s newest console, the Nintendo Switch, is available now. It’s a brand-new, dedicated video game console designed to give you the freedom to play games at home on the TV or on the go with its tablet-like main body and detachable controllers. There are several Nintendo Switch games available now and dozens more to come.

If you’re in the market for a Nintendo Switch, then keep reading to discover what “level” of purchasing you might be best suited to! And keep an eye out for the times I specify the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP), as it’s important to avoid what we call “scalpers”, who sell hard-to-find consoles and accessories at significantly inflated prices. Continue reading “Nintendo Switch Buyer’s Guide”

Interview with DrinkBox Studios

This interview was published at nindie.ch on October 6, 2016:


We had the chance to interview Chris McQuinn, Designer/PR from DrinkBox Studios:

Many gamers loved the unused Mexican myth setting behind Guacamelee. It was so fresh to me as well and combined with the graphics, music and controls it was one of the best games I played in 2014 on my Wii U. Please tell us from the early beginnings how the idea behind Guacamelee began.juan_aguacate

The genesis of Guacamelee! originated from a few ideas that came from a “pitch” meeting a long time ago in the basement of our old office. One idea presented was a platformer where your traversal moves also served as combat moves. Another idea pitched was setting a game based on Mexican folklore, with the main character being a luchador. I also believe there was a dimension swapping idea for a platformer – that worked nicely  in with the Mexican folklore idea with the Day of the Dead dimension. A real mix and match of ideas. Continue reading “Interview with DrinkBox Studios”

UPDATED! March 3, 2017 – Let’s play The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild this week!

UPDATE: I thought the hashtag thing over, and I think we can do with having a different one each week, so please use #letsplaybotw this week!

ORIGINAL POST:

With the Nintendo Switch out now, we’re primed to begin our new series of community-driven posts: “Let’s play ______ this week!”

Think of it has “suggested playing” for the week. If you decide to play with us, feel free to send your thoughts and impressions in an email to contact@intonintendo.com or use #letsplayblank #letsplaybotw on social media (awesome hashtag, right?). If we get enough of a response, we’ll compile your lovely words into a community post at the end of the week!

Anyway, all that’s left for me to say is, let’s have fun playing The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild this week!