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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Square Enix promises to fix its broken Chrono Trigger Steam port by adding SNES graphics

Square Enix promises to fix its broken Chrono Trigger Steam port by adding SNES graphics

Ron Duwell

You would think that Chrono Trigger on Steam should be a no-brainer. Take one of the most beloved video games in history, put it on the most accessible gaming platform in history, and the fans should droll in by the thousands to play their longtime favorite classic. Well, as it goes with Super Nintendo games and Square Enix, the exact opposite happened. When Chrono Trigger launched on...

Nintendo announces three more indies for the Switch, including an oft-requested classic

Nintendo announces three more indies for the Switch, including an oft-requested classic

Ron Duwell

Nintendo rolled out a celebration this week for indie games, proclaiming that the Switch has become a bastion for up-and-coming developers and hinting that there is still plenty more to come. Sales are strong, the library is huge, and in addition to pointing out the ten best-selling indie games in the console, Nintendo also introduced three more indie favorites that will be added to the...

Sega Genesis Classics has over 50 games and is (hopefully) the last compilation you'll ever need to buy

Sega Genesis Classics has over 50 games and is (hopefully) the last compilation you'll ever need to buy

Ron Duwell

Admit it! You've bought SEGA Genesis compilations more times than you care to admit. I know I have, and each time I get one, a game I want to play is missing or something is just outside of my reach that keeps me on the lookout for the next. Well, not anymore. Thanks to a leaked Twitter post and a batch of screenshots, we now know that SEGA Genesis Classics will be released for the...

PlayStation Sale - Treat yourself to some classic JRPG action with Breath of Fire III and IV

PlayStation Sale - Treat yourself to some classic JRPG action with Breath of Fire III and IV

Ron Duwell

As winter comes to a close and the weather starts to improve, Sony's decision to throw a Great Indoors Sale to keep you firmly planted in your houses is an odd one. Gotta drag out the profitable winter months as long as they can, I suppose. However, my recommendation is to resist the urge to play on your home consoles this weekend and instead take your Vita out for a spin with some...

One year later, where do you rank the Switch in the history of Nintendo's handhelds?

One year later, where do you rank the Switch in the history of Nintendo's handhelds?

Ron Duwell

Recently we took a look at the first year of the Nintendo Switch and placed it roughly in step with the Nintendo 64 and GameCube in terms of ranking the best of Nintendo’s home consoles. With the sky being the limit and the potential that lies ahead, we also guessed that it wouldn’t end up in its ranking and would surpass both of those consoles before the end of its lifetime. The NES...

Joyous day! Another excellent Kickstarter game has come to me via the Nintendo Switch!

Joyous day! Another excellent Kickstarter game has come to me via the Nintendo Switch!

Ron Duwell

Owlboy headlines the Nintendo Switch’s releases this past week, but it’s not the only anime-influenced platformer worth your time. GUTS Department finally published its long-awaited tactical platformer, Aegis Defenders, to a crowd of hungry backers, and so far, the reception has been strong. Aegis Defenders is available for the PlayStation 4, PC, and the Nintendo Switch, so naturally,...

One year later, where do you rank the Switch in the history of Nintendo's home consoles?

One year later, where do you rank the Switch in the history of Nintendo's home consoles?

Ron Duwell

The Nintendo Switch had a pretty killer 2017, didn’t it? Nintendo started off the year as a footnote of the gaming industry, and many wrote off the company as a lost cause that would never gain enough ground to fight back against Sony or Microsoft. Those people obviously have never read up on their history because it’s when Nintendo is seemingly down and out that it roars back into the...