Amazon’s Prime Video application discontinued for the Wii-U!!!!

It was recently not too long ago that Amazon has decided to do something which arguably should have been done years ago. For those who currently own a Nintendo Wii-U and still like to utilize various online applications the console has to offer unfortunately you will no longer be able to access Amazon’s Prime Video App for that console. For those who are unaware the Wii-U console was first released back in late 2012 and eventually discontinued back in early 2017 prior to the release of the Nintendo Switch. Some would probably argue that Amazon should have discontinued their application service on the Wii-U sometime between 2016-2017 especially since it was clear that the console ended up flopping in sales during its lifespan.

The discontinuation of Amazon’s Prime Video service is expected to occur this upcoming Fall on September 26th. However, the discontinuation of Amazon’s Prime Video service on the Wii-U is not such a big deal especially since there are various other platforms that people can use to access it. As it currently stands Amazon’s Prime Video application has not yet been confirmed for the Nintendo Switch but seeing how popular the console has been since Spring 2017 its like to appear on the hybrid console sometime in the future.

Upcoming Games- Xenon Racer: (2019)

As far as upcoming games in relation to this year is concerned there are so many titles that many people are looking forward to seeing on various different game consoles. For the Nintendo Switch one of the few video games that has recently been confirmed for a upcoming release this Spring is a futuristic racing title called Xenon Racer. For those who do not know Xenon Racer is a game developed by 3DClouds and published by SOEDESCO and the gameplay looks and resembles the likes of popular futuristic racing titles such as F-Zero and Fast RMX. The setting of Xenon Racer takes place in the near future of 2030 where racers compete against one another in a tournament using electric vehicles.

Xenon Racer is expected to appear on multiple game consoles such as the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Steam and the Nintendo Switch in March 26th. As a racing game Xenon Racer has the potential to become one of the top games within its genre in relation to 2019. It will be interesting to see how much Xenon Racer sells following its release and whether or not it will surpass the likes of V-Rally 4 in popular this year.

Was V-Rally 4 overshadowed by Forza Horizon 4 towards the end of 2018?

When we think about popular racing titles that attracted mainstream attention throughout this past year games such as Forza Horizon 4, Gran Turismo Sport, and Mario Kart 8: Deluxe are ones that come to mind. While Mario Kart 8: Deluxe and Gran Turismo Sport were two games that were initially released back in 2017 games like V-Rally 4 and Horizon Zero Dawn were racing titles that were actually released in 2018. For those who do not know the V-Rally series has been around since 1997 when the very first game appeared on the PS1. Since then many people can make the argument that the series had declined in popularity since then and has never really reached the same level of success as the Gran Turismo or the Forza series on a mainstream level.

To say that V Rally 4 was overshadowed by Forza Horizon 4 in 2018 would be an understatement especially since people were looking forward to Microsoft Studio’s racing title for Xbox One since 2016 when Forza Horizon 3 came out. The Switch version of V Rally 4 is set to appear on February 5th in North America; if Kylotonn and Bigben Interactive has waited until this to release V Rally 4 on the PS4 and Xbox One the game could have possibly have shined more in the racing genre than it did in 2018.

Mortal Kombat XI vs Jump Force which game will be a bigger attraction in 2019?

As fans fighting games are concerned two of the biggest titles that everyone is looking forward to seeing next year are Jump Force and Mortal Kombat XI. The groundbreaking announcement that we received two weeks ago about the upcoming release of Mortal Kombat XI from Warner Bros Interactive Studios was something that caught many people by surprise. As it currently stands we know that both Raiden and Scorpion are confirmed to be playable characters for MK 11 but we still do not know what the full roster looks like just yet. Also, we have yet to learn what the storyline for Mortal Kombat 11 is going to be about but there is no question that the game has many people looking forward to April 2019.

Jump Force on the other hand is a game developed by Spike Chunsoft and published by Namco Bandi Entertainment that people have been looking forward to seeing since E3 2018 back in June. With popular Shōnen Jump characters from Dragonball Z, One Piece, Bleach, Fist of the North Star and the Naruto series Jump Force simply looks amazing. The visuals for Jump Force is out of this world thanks to the Unreal Engine 4 and emphasizes 3 on 3 tag team gameplay which is a main part of this titles overall appeal. As of right now it’s hard to choose one game over the other in terms which is going to be a bigger attraction. But since there is still limited information in relation to Mortal Kombat XI most people would probably lean more towards Jump Force for the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One right now.

Is the Nintendo Switch a more successful game system than the Xbox One?

Ever since, the Nintendo Switch was first released in retail stores worldwide it has become one of the most popular game consoles that we have see so far in the 10’s decade. In fact, in less than two years the Nintendo Switch has sold at least 20 million units worldwide surpassing the likes of the Wii-U and the Sega Dreamcast as far as sales are concerned. As of right now the sales figures for the sales in relation to the Xbox One is unclear but research analysts have speculated that it sold somewhere between 15-20 million units worldwide. Its quite possible that the Xbox One ended up sell more but the fact is the Nintendo Switch definitely ended up selling more in a short period of time than the Xbox One which was released back in late 2013.

Some might argue that high pricing and backwards compatibility were factors in relation to why the Xbox One flopped in sales in comparison to the PlayStation 4 which reached approximately 83 million in sales. In terms of graphics and visual quality along with having more storage space in relation to memory the Xbox One definitely seems like a more superior game console than the Nintendo Switch. However, the $299.99 price tag for the Nintendo Switch was more appealing than what Microsoft was selling the Xbox One for which was $499.99 when it was first released. But there is no question that the Nintendo Switch will most likely end up selling more than the Xbox One has in the past five years or so.

Will Diablo III be a success on the Nintendo Switch?

As it currently stands one of the most anticipated games for the Nintendo Switch right now is Blizzard’s Diablo III which was initially released for Microsoft Windows back in 2012. The upcoming action RPG has been gaming a ton of mainstream attention as of late and its announcement caught many people by surprise since nobody ever thought that it would ever happen. Diablo III has managed to become one of the top RPG’s of the 10’s since it has managed to sell over 20 million units worldwide on various game systems such as Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 along with Xbox One.

Seeing Diablo 3 on the Nintendo Switch will be a treat for those who are long time fans of the series. However, there are some who question how well a Switch port of Diablo 3 would do in terms of sales. Considering the fact that the Reaper of Souls along with the Rise of the Necromancer expansion packs will also be available for the Switch port of Diablo 3 there is no doubt that sales will do well. In fact if the Switch port of Diablo 3 manages to hit over one million units within a year that would be very impressive.

Upcoming Games- LEGO The Incredibles: (2018)

There are so many exciting games that will be out for the Nintendo Switch this year and one of the many titles that people can look forward to is The Incredibles LEGO game. This upcoming game will be will be released for multiple consoles including the Nintendo Switch, Xbox One along with the PlayStation 4 and Microsoft Windows. This action adventure title is set to be released in America on June 15th. The Incredibles LEGO game is also set to be released in Europe on July 13th as well.

This 2 player co-op title will allow people to play as the game’s main heroes while using their super powers to defeat various villains such as with many different levels to explore through. There is no doubt that The Incredibles LEGO will be one of TT Games biggest titles of 2018. For those who are interested in purchasing the game before its release they can pre-order for $59.99. It will be interesting to see popular The Incredibles LEGO becomes during the summer of 2018.

Was Sonic Adventure a better game than Super Mario 64?

Sonic Adventure and Super Mario Kart 64 were two popular 3D platform titles of the 90’s.  While Sonic Adventure for the Sega Dreamcast arguably had better graphics since it was featured on the 128 bit Sega Dreamcast Super Mario 64 has sold more units worldwide on the N64.  Since its release Super Mario 64 has managed to sell over 11 million units worldwide and is probably the best platform title for the N64.  


Sonic Adventure on the other hand allows people to play as six different characters which each one of them having their own stories with all of them interconnecting towards the end.    Even though, Sonic Adventure allowed people to play as multiple characters Super Mario 64 was far beyond what many fans of the series thought it would be.  The concept of entering painting to enter new worlds along with the level designs, soundtracks and collecting 120 stars to complete the game was mind blowing.  But in terms of actually choosing between which game was better back in the 90’s is tough overall.

Could there have been a Ninja Turtles game for Nintendo 64?

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When we think about classic games for the Nintendo Entertainment System along with the Super Nintendo Entertainment System we think about many game such as the Ninja Turtles series.  The Ninja Turtles series was very popular in the  80’s and early 90’s and the games that were made by Konami were very fun in general.   One of the better TMNT games that Konami had produced was the arcade title known as Turtles in Time which allowed up to four players on a single cabinet.  Even though, many people were satisfied with the fact Turtles in Time was released for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System.  However, the Super Nintendo console had only allowed multiplayer gameplay which could only include two people.

If Konami wanted to make a 2D arcade style video game for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles the Nintendo 64 or Gamecube were the perfect consoles to do so.  The thought of the Nintendo 64  not having a Ninja Turtles game was just at puzzling as the TMNT Gamecube title from 2003 having a two player co-op mode instead of four.  While the Ninja Turtles titles were better in 2D with colorful sprites and graphics Konami could have released a game similar to Turtles in Time for the Nintendo 64 or even Gamecube.  When it comes down to 2D gameplay with the inclusion of colorful sprites and graphics Konami could have definitely pulled it off especially since they did it with Mortal Kombat Trilogy during the mid 90’s.  Looking back at things down Konami had probably missed a chance on delivering an arcade quality Ninja Turtles game for the Nintendo 64 that could of allowed four player gameplay.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: The Manhattan Project (1991)

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: The Manhattan Project is another popular game within the series which was originally released for the Nintendo Entertainment System by Konami in late 1991.  This game just like many of the other Ninja Turtles titles involved all four brothers Michelangelo, Donatello, Raphael, and Leonardo mission to stop Shredder.  In this game Shredder kidnaps April O’Neal again while the turtles are on vacation in Florida;  just like many TMNT games the gang has to travel to Manhattan to save April.  Some people who had played The Manhattan Project would probably argue that it was more fun the original TMNT game for the NES which is highly debatable.  However, many can agree that the Manhattan Project was definitely easier because it included a co-op mode in which two players can complete the game together.  Also, similar to other NES co-op games such as Double Dragon players have the option of selecting the mode which can enable or disable them from attacking one another.

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This game also featured many popular enemies that are included in the animated series such as Krang, Slash, and Leatherhead.  This game consists of eight different stages which players must complete with a limited amount of lives.  Another feature that stands out about this title includes the soundtrack but which is filled with both anticipation and adventure. While the soundtracks for each stage are great some would argue that Stage 7 had the best music and quite possibly the most exciting stage in the whole game.  Many people would probably agree that the final stage was possibly the longest and the most difficult stage whether one played by themselves or with a friend.  But despite how challenging this game was it allowed TMNT fans to spend enough time learning how to complete the game in the most effective way.  Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: The Manhattan Project received positive reviews from gamers and critics alike for making various improvements from its predecessor.  This title had received “Game of the Year” awards from both Electronic Monthly Gaming and Nintendo Power in 1992 while becoming one of the best beat em up games made for the NES console.  Even though, this game was very fun to play for the NES game console it would have been interesting to see what this game would have been like for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System or if had received a remake altogether.