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Minecraft DLC Dangers

When Minecraft Bedrock Edition was announced for Switch, there was one question a lot of people had. What about all my DLC from Minecraft: Switch edition? We were assured that all of our Minecraft DLC would be compatible with the new version, just like our old worlds. When Bedrock came out originally, almost all of the Minecraft DLC was broken. Sure, all the skins you had purchased worked fine, bu...

Intelligently Incorporating Adaptive Difficulty

or, How to Make Boss Battles More Challenging Without Punishing the Player If you’ve been following Infendo on YouTube, or listening to our weekly podcast, you’d already know that a couple months ago, I restarted The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild in Master Mode. This was the first time I’ve started the game from scratch since day one, and the only time I’ve ever playe...

Capcom’s Shady Business Practices – Building A Legacy of Mistrust

Yesterday one of my co-hosts on Infendo Radio wrote a rather brilliant article about gaming culture and entitlement, a topic which deserves more attention because, let’s face it, we gamers are an entitled bunch. We’re the same gamers who are willing to wait an extra year for $10 off Yooka Laylee, just because it took too long to come out. However, one of the examples used in that artic...

Nintendo Fans Are Too Entitled, And It’s Time to Change the Culture

There is an underlying truth amongst those of us who call ourselves gamers that no one really wants to talk about, we are quite the entitled bunch; doubly so when it comes to Nintendo fans. We complain about absolutely everything, and the time is nigh that this comes to an end.

Minecraft Realms: The Feature I Didn’t Know I Needed

Minecraft on Nintendo Switch got a major update this last week. And with my strange history with Minecraft, it is no surprise I am ecstatic. It received the 1.5.0 update to the Bedrock Codebase, which was the second half of the Update Aquatic. With it, came new mobs such as Turtles and Drowned (Sorry Phantoms, you are part of 1.6, not Update Aquatic). But with it, came one feature I either glossed...

Skyrim’s Political Landscape Is Starting To Look Familiar…

One of the first things I always ask when a person starts playing Skyrim is “which side of the civil war are you fighting for”? The civil war in Skyrim has always interested me – it isn’t very impacting in regards to the overall plot – but there’s something about it that feels compelling to me, and I’m realizing that it mirrors our own American government ...

Pokemon Go isn’t going anywhere

This past weekend weekend (July 6th to be exact), marked the 2 year anniversary of Pokémon GO, and the question always asked when discussing IVs and evolution tables out in public is 'Are there even still people playing that game?'

Minecraft And Me: A Story

For everyone that follows Infendo Radio, you all know I absolutely love Minecraft. On Nintendo consoles alone, I have put 25 hours into Bedrock, 145 into Nintendo Switch Edition, 15 into Wii U edition, and 1 solid hour in New 3DS Edition. That’s also not counting what I have put into Minecraft: PS4 Edition, PS3 Edition, and PS Vita Edition. That’s a lot of Minecraft. But, there is one ...

The Nintendo Switch UI sucks. Here’s how to fix it.

The Wii U was forced to play catch up, as Nintendo was lambasted for the sluggishness of the console amongst other issues. After Nintendo was able to fix many of the issues of the console, it was much too late for many gamers as new consoles were on the horizon in the Xbox One and PS4. As the Switch is already miles ahead of its predecessor, and Nintendo clearly has a hit on their hands, now sh...

A Trip Inside My Mind Part 2: Crash Bandicoot

I was out to lunch this week with my good friend Coby this week at work. As we were talking about things, I happened to mention my Donkey Kong article, and then the Switch came up in conversation. I told him I was picking up the Crash Bandicoot ‘N Sane Trilogy for Switch, and how crazy it was that Crash Bandicoot was coming to Switch. He said “Wow! I remember Crash Bandicoot”. Th...

The Best (And Worst) Eeveelutions In Pokemon History

Eevee’s a pretty popular Pokemon. Heck, it’s popular enough to sit aloungside Pikachu in the upcoming Switch title Pokemon Let’s Go Eevee. Over the years, Eevee has had a number of evolutions, and fan demand is still high for some new forms. For those of you who don’t know, Eevee’s popularity stems from the fact that it can evolve into a number of different forms, bas...

A Trip Inside My Mind Part 1: Donkey Kong

For a while now I've contemplated writing an article about why certain game series have stuck with me over the years, and what they really mean to me. Then I got thinking about the list of games that are truly important that I would want to spotlight. There's a lot of games on that list. So many, in fact, I have decided to change the format of this article. If I was to write the article as it orig...