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Jacob Chambers

Old-school gamer with a cheeky tongue that gets me in trouble. When I'm not playing games, I'm writing about them, preferably in the vicinity of a fridge! Oh, and if you're a Justin Bieber fan, I'm afraid we can't be friends!

Zelda: Link’s Awakening PC Port Has HD Graphics And 120fps Scrolling

If you played the Switch remake of The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening and wanted something more authentic, this unofficial PC port may be for you. Link’s Awakening DX HD, created by ‘linksawakeningdxhd’ for itch.io, adds widescreen support, HD graphics, and 120fps scrolling to the Game Boy Color version. According to Digital Foundry’s John Linneman, you can also zoom out ...

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Digital Foundry: GTA 6 on ‘Switch 2’ Would Be “Very Tricky To Pull Off”

In a recent Digital Foundry Q&A video about Grand Theft Auto 6, the team agreed that Nintendo’s next major hardware won’t get the game. Although the ‘Switch 2”s official specs haven’t been confirmed, Digital Foundry has previously provided a comprehensive look at how the console may perform based on Nvidia chip rumors. Richard Leadbetter said it would be “very, very ...

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Disney Illusion Island Releases Free ‘Keeper Up’ Update This Week

Mickey Mouse returned this year in Disney Illusion Island, a stunning 2D platformer. In a recent update, Disney Games and Dlala Studios announced that Switch exclusive owners will receive free new content. The “fast-paced new experience” ‘Keeper Up’ launches this week on December 13, challenging players to beat the clock and show off their parkour skills with new challenges from ...

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All 96 Circuits in New Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Trailer

If, by some freak accident, you haven’t bought Mario Kart 8 Deluxe yet (and its continued presence in the weekly UK charts shows that there are still some), Nintendo’s latest trailer may persuade you. This is circuit-focused. All of them. With the full six waves of DLC tracks, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has 96 courses to race around, and Nintendo ...

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Surprise! UK Smash Bros. Ultimate Sora amiibo Pre-Order

Pre-order the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Sora amiibo from My Nintendo Store UK. This Kingdom Hearts amiibo, the last in the Smash collection, costs £12.99 and releases on February 16, 2024. We expect this little guy to leave soon, based on previous releases. If you’re a Kingdom Hearts fan or want to finish your Smash amiibo collection, now is the ...

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Devolver’s Relaxing Environmental Strategy Game ‘Terra Nil’ Launches Next Week

Terra Nil, an environmental strategy game-meets-city builder, will launch on Switch on December 18 from Devolver Digital and Free Lives. Terra Nil, a “chill, meditative twist on the city-builder genre,” requires you to turn procedurally-generated wastelands into lush ecological biomes. You can plant trees, create rivers, and purify soil before leaving without a trace. The game launched on PC earlier ...

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E3 is permanently canceled

The ESA has declared E3 dead after multiple attempts to revive it. The Washington Post cites new competitors (hi, Summer Game Fest), partner withdrawals, changing consumer habits, and pandemic-era disruptions as causes of the event’s collapse. Nintendo’s Direct presentations, which inspired Sony’s State of Play and Ubisoft’s Forward events, also helped E3 decline. The 2023 in-person E3 event was canceled ...

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Sharpen PSVR2’s Korean Neo-Noir Slasher Tiger Blade This Christmas

Tiger Blade will release on PSVR2 on December 20, just in time for the holidays. The rhythm slasher, set in an alternate Korea, requires you to steal a cat from a rival clan. Our interview explains the developer’s influences. The “sensory thrill ride” game uses PSVR2’s headset rumble and adaptive triggers. It also has a K-hip-hop soundtrack by SINCE, Bryn, ...

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Disney+ Exclusively Airs Hideo Kojima’s Death Stranding Documentary

The streaming rights war continues, and Disney+ appears to have won exclusivity on Hideo Kojima’s highly anticipated documentary. Hideo Kojima: Connecting Worlds, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival this summer, will be released worldwide in spring 2024. The film follows the ex-Konami director as he starts a new company after his public departure from Metal Gear Solid. After signing ...

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