Category Archives: Video Games

Get Geek-Chic with Uniqlo’s UTGP 17″ Nintendo Inspired T-Shirts

Popular clothing retailer Uniqlo is continuing to embrace its unique experience not only for buyers but also the artists who’ve contributed over the years to their annual UT Grand Prix! While previous iterations saw a focus on popular anime and gaming from the clothing retailer, this year they managed to stay close to their roots but with a whole new offering: Nintendo. Every summer artists from all over the world get a chance to submit their designs to be featured the following... Read More

Overwatch Celebrates its First Anniversary with More on the Horizon

It’s been a hot week for fans of Blizzard’s Overwatch and all the lore its team has put together since the game’s release. The official celebration saw to a bevy of free DLC newness for all the kiddies, including three new battle arena maps, skins for many popular characters, voice lines that add to your indirect smack talking and, of course, dancing; no party is complete without some dancing! Each character has a rather cool, unique dance move in their personal arsenal of... Read More

nerdslant Plays – Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series (Ep. 1)

Still got that Guardians of the Galaxy itch in need of a scratch after seeing Volume 2 for the umpteenth time in theaters? Telltale Games’ got you covered. From the people who brought you choose-your-own-adventure adaptations of Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, Batman, and Borderlands comes Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series. Episode one, titled “Tangled Up in Blue”, came out back in mid-April but fell under the radar what with all the clamoring... Read More

Activision’s Call of Duty Global Reveal Offers Fans a Mouth-Watering Treat

Game developer Activision announced the global reveal of their latest Call of Duty title with an unexpected twist: The franchise is returning to its original roots, highlighting traditional combat with a historical World War II setting aptly titled Call of Duty: World War II. A vast departure from the futuristic technology, attack drones, wall running, and climbing we’ve seen in recent installments, World War II is taking us back to where it all started in 2003. Fan favorite... Read More

nerdslant Plays: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Mega Battle

For our first nerdslant Plays of the year, we grab our Morphers and refuse to adjust our attitude in Bandai Namco’s Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Mega Battle on the PlayStation 4! A modern re-imagining of such classic side-scroller  beat-em-ups as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles the arcade game with added RPG aspects and non-story game modes, what better choice could there be? Check out our YouTube channel playlist below to watch Shea (David Yost), Rick (Steve... Read More

Pokémon Snap Added To US Wii U Virtual Console Catalog (Finally)

Longtime Pokémon fans, rejoice:  The beloved classic Pokémon game Pokémon Snap has, at last, come to the Wii U Virtual Console for North American players!  Although the game has been playable on Wii U since last year for other markets, it was inexplicably never made available for players in the US, Canada, and Mexico.  As one of their first bits of news for 2017, Nintendo announced the addition of the game to the US Virtual Console library, effective January 5, for $9.99. The 1999 N64... Read More

From the Front Lines: The Pokémon Sun and Moon Midnight Release!

And the big night has finally arrived! I am writing this from my local GameStop, eagerly awaiting my copy of Pokémon Sun. Pokémon is experiencing a huge resurgence following this summer’a release of the mobile game Pokémon Go, and it is clearly evident at this release. I rolled up at 10pm to find a completely packed store. I’m talking about forty or so trainers ready to set out on a new journey in the Alola Region! The atmosphere’s perfect for Pokémon’s 20th... Read More

Pokémon Sun and Moon to Replace Gyms and HMs with New Mechanics, Source Confirms

For the first time in the two-decade run of the Pokémon series, some of the most familiar playthrough components are getting an update. While not explicitly mentioned in the Pokémon Sun and Moon pre-release trailers or the recently-released game demo, astute trainers have noticed zero footage showing players utilizing HM moves in the overworld or battling in Pokémon Gyms. While this could’ve easily been brushed off as conspiracy speculation by rabid fans eagerly awaiting the... Read More

Diablo 4 Rumors Spreading Ahead of Blizzcon 2016

There’s a lot of buzz surrounding Blizzcon next week, but in order to talk about what I’m most excited for we need to take a trip down memory lane. For those of you young folk who grew up playing World of Warcraft, we’re going to step into a time machine and discuss the early days of PC-RPGs, specifically Diablo. Diablo was a hack-and-slash RPG developed by Blizzard North and released by its parent company, Blizzard Entertainment, on New Year’s Eve in 1996; it... Read More

Goodbye NX, Hello Nintendo Switch

Today we got our first look at the system Nintendo’s thrown all of its hopes and dreams into: the Nintendo Switch. Yes, gone is the name “NX” with the video game giant deciding to switch things up a little (Editor-in-Chief’s note: We here at nerdslant fully endorse this pun. Please don’t murder our Bemko.). With a miserably low-performing previous console and a slowing handheld market, Nintendo’s really needed a win they can bank on, and their... Read More