The University of Nicosia is researching the effect of Animal Crossing and Video Games on Mental Health
A tidy island is a tidy mind
The University of Nicosia is currently researching the effect of Video Games like Animal Crossing on Mental Health. If you are over the age of 18 and enjoy Animal Crossing, you are free to fill out the 10-minute questionnaire by filling out the following survey.
Loop Hero to receive a New Patch along with a new version for the Switch
New Content! New Content! New Content! New Content!
In a recent interview with Engadget, FourQuarters, the Russian development team behind “Loop Hero”, announced that they are working on a new patch for the game, as well as a completely new version for the Switch.
However, the release of the patch and the new version depends on both the outcome of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and if or when the US and EU plan to drop sanctions. Because of these sanctions, the developers are unable to receive Russian payments. This has lead to the developers encouraging Russian fans to Pirate the game
The Pokémon Company has released another Behind the Scenes look for Pokémon Evolutions. Episode 8, “The Discovery”, brings us to the Kanto region as we see Green in the midst of their adventures
If you missed out on the Pokémon Evolutions series in general, you can catch up on the entire run of episodes Here
Fangamer to release "Shantae: Risky's Revenge" Soundtrack on Vinyl
Music to my ears.
Videogame merchandise company “Fangamer” recently announced that the 2D-Platformer “Shantae: Risky’s Revenge” is receiving a vinyl soundtrack. The 30 tracks will be spread across 2 dual-colored LPs.
The company also announced that the original Game Boy Color game’s vinyl is now back in stock on their website
The Pokémon Company releases a behind the scenes look for Episode 5 of Pokémon Evolutions
Barry is the best, and no one can tell me otherwise
The Pokemon Company has released a behind-the-scenes video for Episode 5 of Pokémon Evolutions. The episode shows Barry’s journey through the Sinnoh region, and the video released earlier today shows the storyboards/rough animatics for the episode.
Super Mario Strikers' platformer origins revealed, and the story behind Waluigi's crotch chop
Running and jumping applies to soccer, right?
In a recent interview with GameXplain, former Next Level games employee Mike Inglehart discussed the early prototype for Mario Strikers. According to the Mario Strikers director, the original build of the game was a traditional platformer, but Nintendo asked them to scrap the prototype.
While discussing the platformer, he mentioned the gameplay mechanics, and how eventually, it didn’t resemble soccer at all.
Inglehart also touched on another infamous part of Super Mario Strikers; Waluigi’s infamous crotch chop. While many thought this was a direct reference to the “suck it” gesture dreamed up by WWE’s D-Generation X, Inglehart says the actual origins have nothing to do with pro wrestling.
“The inspiration for that came from, quite frankly, the shape. Even though it’s a ‘V’, we thought it was a representation of part of the ‘W’, so that’s sort of his way of connecting into his first initial.”
Even more impressive is the fact that this gesture passed through Nintendo as well. When Inglehart’s team showed their progress to Nintendo, including the crotch chop, Nintendo didn’t say a single thing about it. I’m guessing Nintendo wasn’t aware of how close Waluigi’s taunt was to the rather crude WWE gesture, but there’s no doubt they know now!
A Brief History of Advance Wars
It's Fire Emblem, but your Tank units are literal Tanks
Advance Wars is back. After 14 years of radio silence, Nintendo is finally reviving the beloved turn-based strategy series with Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp, a remake of the first two games. The game was most recently set to release on April 8th, 2022, but received an unspecified delay in light of recent world events. Still, with Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp arriving sometime in the near future, let’s celebrate with a brief rundown of the series’ development history. We’ll start at the very beginning, which is always a very good place to start!