We are nearing the end of an era as the Switch draws near with Splatoon 2 in hand. All the squids are growing up. Yet still here I am, playing Splatoon on Wii U and enjoying it like it's the first day of release. This game changed my life in such a positive way. I … Continue reading Thank You Japan – Keeping Splatoon Fresh!
Amidst all the Zelda cheering and Joy-Con rumbling, Nintendo slipped a less exciting piece of news into their Switch event. There will now be a yearly fee if you want to play games online, a new service for Nintendo. It's a tough pill to swallow for a userbase used to playing online for free. Now … Continue reading Nintendo Dollars – Where Are They Going?
Right, so. Nintendo had it’s big Switch reveal, and most of the Pietriots, myself included, were there to watch it. So while everyone is busy trying to downplay the positive reception to the reveal (ie selfish YouTubers, Game Jounalists, and those scared of motion controls still), I decided to list some of my favorite moments … Continue reading Matto’s Favorite Switch Presentation Moments
We're BACK! Join Grubdog, Bill, Deguello and Matto for some hype and speculation about the Nintendo Switch. With the official event approaching next week (January 12-13), we thought we'd get together to talk about the build-up, games, third party support, and the hardware itself. It's been a while since the last podcast, so we made … Continue reading Pietriots Radio – Episode 4 (Switchmas Eve Speculation!)
After 1000 hours of intense Splatoon play, my left analog stick was getting old and losing its freshness. It would start to do its own thing in the middle of games, randomly not responding, going down, right, wherever it wanted. This is not a common console problem related to calibration, but a problem with the … Continue reading Wii U GamePad analog stick surgery – SUCCESS!
A new Splatfest is upon us, but there's something different about this one. Normally announced by Callie and Marie, this one came in the form of an invitation. This is the Miiverse message I received from a user named ???. Dear SuperChris, we are holding a Splatfest on May 14. You can either wear Formal … Continue reading Splatfest – Black Tie Conspiracy (Japan/Worldwide)
I'll tell you what I'd do, man... Two squids at the same time, man. HEY CHRIS, MAN! Check out Channel 9, check out this squit! Help yourselves to some wallpaper, made from actual Google searches. (1920x1080 for all)
Night has fallen, for the first time in weeks. That means it's finally time to slee- no, it's time for SPLATFEST! I made my way to the plaza and couldn't believe my Inkling eyes. Hoverboards! In the sky! WHAT YEAR IS IT?! I jumped down to the Ballot Box to see what was going on. … Continue reading Splatfest – Splat to the Future (EU/AUS)
I wanna be the very best, like no one ever was To splat them is my real test, to claim the turf wars I will travel across the ink, letting off inkstrikes Teach Pokemon to understand, the freshness that's insiiiiiiiiiide POKEMON, GOTTA SPLAT THEM ALL!! Yeah!! The humans may have been useless, dumb and weak, … Continue reading Splatfest – Gotta Splat ‘Em All! (Pokemon Blue vs Pokemon Red)
HYARRGHHH!! ROOOAAAARRR!! HNNNNNNNN!! Splat what? What fest? GO AWAY, I DON'T CARE!! Wait, what's this Ninja crap? Ninjas vs Barbarians sounds like a joke. Do ninjas even do anything? They sit around and hide while the real players take all the Turf and slam down the Rainmaker. These players are the bane of every team. … Continue reading Splatfest – Barbarians vs Ninjas (EU/AUS)
A New Year is upon us and every Inkling is keen to make a fresh start to 2016. Today's Splatfest is a war over riches and fitness as Team Money and Team Fitness battle it out. I have chosen Team Fitness because I am an honest fighter. The goal of "getting rich" has no personal … Continue reading Splatfest – Get Fresh Or Die Trying (EU/AUS)
It's a debate that's raged for centuries. Wars have been fought over it. Entire civilisations have fallen. Since the dawn of time, squids have fought over whether or not pineapple belongs on pizza. That's right, the age old question. Does pineapple belong on pizza? Ancient drawings from million year old squid civilisations depict a pizza … Continue reading Splatfest – Pineapple Liberation (EU/AUS)