Ron Duwell

Ron has been living it up in Japan for the last decade, and he has no intention of leaving this technical wonderland any time soon. When he's not battling giant ninja sea monsters from the cockpit of his mecha robot, he pursues the elusive dream of Japanese fluency and plays an unhealthy amount of video games.

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Pokémon GO trading guide - The how, when, where, and who of trading your Pokémon

Pokémon GO trading guide - The how, when, where, and who of trading your Pokémon

Ron Duwell

Two years after the game’s original launch, Niantic has introduced an oft-requested Pokémon trading mechanic to Pokémon GO.  The update is all but guaranteed to help the game’s recuperating active player count. However, logging in and simply giving away your excess Mewtwos to desperate friends is not an option. There is a process to trading Pokémon, one that could take weeks if not...

Final Fantasy VII Remake and Kingdom Hearts III were announced too early, admits director

Final Fantasy VII Remake and Kingdom Hearts III were announced too early, admits director

Ron Duwell

When Final Fantasy VII Remake and Kingdom Hearts III were both announced by Square Enix, its large fanbase erupted with applause. Two long-awaited projects were now within grasp, and it would only be a matter of time before they were playable. …an exceptionally long period of time, perhaps half a decade or more. Director Tetsuya Nomura has a reputation for extended development phases...

Valkyria Chronicles 4 dated for North American release, Valkyria Chronicles Remastered coming to Switch

Valkyria Chronicles 4 dated for North American release, Valkyria Chronicles Remastered coming to Switch

Ron Duwell

Valkyria Chronicles 4, the latest in SEGA’s universally loved strategy RPG series, has secured a release date on Sept. 25 for the PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. Naturally, those who pre-order or buy from the first wave of physical products will be receiving a free controller skin for the console of their choice. And it features an adorable puppy on it named Ragnarok...

Nintendo credits marketing for the success of the Switch, Sony and Microsoft ignore young gamers

Nintendo credits marketing for the success of the Switch, Sony and Microsoft ignore young gamers

Ron Duwell

The Nintendo Switch is doing very well for itself entering its second year of existence. While it might not have had the best showing at E3 2018, there is still a lot to be excited about in the coming months. This goes double for Nintendo, which is enjoying the profits, momentum, and name recognition that the successful console is bringing to the company. Unlike the Wii U, which...

WHO recognizes 'gaming disorder' as a mental health condition, industry fights back

WHO recognizes 'gaming disorder' as a mental health condition, industry fights back

Ron Duwell

The World Health Organization (WHO) has followed up on plans to include “gaming disorder” as a mental health condition in the 11th edition of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11). The condition falls under “disorders due to addictive behaviors,”and it is already meeting resistance from lobbyist groups within the gaming industry. According to the WHO, “gaming disorder”...