What a year it has been, filled with ups and downs as we prepare for 2018. So I figured I would crap out some typical “Best/Worst of 2017” post for all of you to bitch about my choices later. So without further ado, here are… MATTO'S FAVORITE AND LEAST FAVORITE MOMENTS OF 2017! FAVORITE GAMES/MOMENTS … Continue reading 2017!
Depending on the circumstances, I am fine with being wrong. Can’t always be right about things, but much to my shock it turns out Nintendo had two new Metroid games in the works. One, which is coming out soon (September 15th!), is a full reimagining of the Game Boy title Metroid 2 for the 3DS. … Continue reading Why I am excited for Metroid: Samus Returns
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9IksC8QCNw With Kirby celebrating his twenty-fifth anniversary this year, let’s take a short trip through his very first Game Boy adventure. In case you are wondering why I cut out the boss rush, they are exactly the same fights and you really don’t need to watch them a second time.
In only a couple of days Splatoon 2 will be out and I will be playing it immensely, because what I played of the recent Splatfest was awesome. However, with that said, Nintendo released the Nintendo Switch Online phone app and everyone on the internet is having a meltdown over it being terrible and shitmonglers … Continue reading So I heard you don’t like Switch’s voice chat app…
What was originally a series done by fellow Pietriot Bill Aurion now has my filthy hands all over it. Filthy Canadian hands, no less. So let’s get one thing out of the way first; my respect for major Third Party Publishers, and their developers, who I will call out of disrespect “Thirds” is at an … Continue reading “Durp!”: Cliffy B – “Switch doesn’t have enough buttons!”
The other week I achieved something I hadn't since I was 12 years old; I completed the Pokédex, I caught them all. Technically though, it wasn't them all. It was only the 301 available in the latest game. Nintendo long ago realised the insanity of capturing now 802 Pokémon and dropped "Gotta Catch 'Em All" … Continue reading Completing the Pokédex: Manaphy
I was disgusted today to see that the remaster no one asked for, Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, had sold out of pre-orders at some stores. As someone who played a lot of video games in the late 90's, I can tell you that these three games are shit. Outside of Japan, there were precisely … Continue reading Crash Bandicoot was shit 20 years ago and is still shit today.
E3 is next month, so how about Uncle Matto treats you to E3 predictions I pulled out my ass? No? Well shit. YOSHIAKI KOIZUMI WILL HOST THE SPOTLIGHT IN SOME FORM I absolutely loved Koizumi hosting the Switch reveal in January and the first real Nintendo Direct of 2017. While Reggie and Bill have proven … Continue reading Stupid E3 Predictions
A fellow user by the name of Travis Touchdown on VG Facts recently brought to my attention and others this fan comic. Besides the not-so-obvious fact this is a Metroid comic strip, that is Samus with a punchline that makes absolutely no sense, but the comment she makes Samus say at the end is actually … Continue reading Short-Sighted Ignorance
I like talking about video games, but I also like talking about hilarious and/or stupid bullshit that you sometimes don’t think is important, but actually is. Today, I am putting on my gaming historian glasses to talk in-depth about an aspect of video games we sometimes think is always a good thing, and it is! … Continue reading The MGS2 Effect
I figured Grubdog can’t have all the fun with talking about first impressions of the Nintendo Switch, but while he has fancy pictures he took himself, my impressions are going to be picture-less. Unlike Grub, my local EB Games did not have a midnight launch. It did open at 8:30 a.m. local time, and there … Continue reading Switch Impressions – Matto Edition
A few days ago I received a package from a mysterious company named Nodens Enterprises. It addressed me as Grubdog so I knew it had to be gaming related, but how did they know my address? Inside was an interesting art book with characters and locations, but no writing or context. Looked cool, but I … Continue reading My trip to Nodens Enterprises