Month: February 2017

Unboxing: Gloomhaven by Isaac Childres

He’s been! He’s been! Kickstarter Santa has been! My copy of Gloomhaven arrived this morning, and has been taunting me all day until I could finally open it up after work. Naturally, I videoed the heck out of it. There’s an excellent guide on sleeving here. Also, in the creator’s own unboxing video, he runs through the best way to sleeve (or not) the cards and still make use of the...

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Why the Nintendo Switch is going to succeed

We’re less than a month away from the arrival of Nintendo’s newest condole, the Switch. It’s been ten years since Nintendo’s last new home console was launched – yet the Switch is, thankfully, very similar. It’s also very different. And it’s going to be a big hit. Why the Wii worked In 2006, the Xbox and Xbox 360, along with the PS2 and imminent PS3, were the consoles of choice for “gamers”. Nintendo’s Wii ignored that market, and targeted the “casual” demographic – people who normally couldn’t care less about gaming on their TV were suddenly fighting over the...

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