Normally, Splatoon matches are nice and chill—I frequently find myself smiling even when I lose. Things are different in ranked mode. Ranked mode is intense. Ranked mode is fierce. Ranked mode is where the kids are separated from the squids. »
On today’s episode of Highlight Reel we have bad archers, good snipes, cheeky NPCs, glitchy celebrations and much more! »
Ever wonder what happens if two teams cover the field with the same amount of paint in Turf Wars? Is there sudden death? A tie-breaker? I wish. »
When you boot up Splatoon for the first time, this is what you see. Girl? Boy? The game doesn’t pick one for you, which is different than how most games approach this decision.
Splatoon was just released in Japan! Loads of people are tweeting about how much fun the game is or how excited they are to get it. And those who aren’t talking are showing their affection with art. Fan art. »
Every year, some new game claims to have revolutionized the art of shooting people in the face. Most of the time, it doesn’t feel true. With Splatoon, it does. »
A ton of Nintendo fans in the UK have been left without the games they pre-ordered after a truck full of copies of Splatoon (and related Splatoon Amiibo) was stolen. »
Starting today, you can download and play a demo of Splatoon on the Wii U e-Shop. I did exactly that, and was greeted with this screen shortly after finishing the game’s tutorial.
You know what? Splatoon is looking pretty great, and I can’t wait to try out the demo (which really sounds like a server stress test) in the next few days. »
We’ve known for a while that Splatoon, Nintendo’s take on a third-person shooter, wouldn’t have voice chat. But we know why they’ve left it out now, and I think it’s the wrong move. »
2014: A wonderful year full of fantastic titles. Everyone on TAY has been singing praises of their best of the year, and after so many great Best Of lists, so I didn't feel like I had much more to say regarding that. Instead I invite you to take a look forward to what will be another great year in gaming. With so many… »
I had a lot of problems with Sunset Overdrive when I first started playing it. As I wrote in my review, the game's humor really rubbed me the wrong way. But I haven't really been able to put it down in spite of that. It's a real challenge trying to stay mad at something so unabashedly joyful and cartoony. »
"We didn't make this game with the idea that we wanted to make a simplified shooter or a dumbed-down shooter or anything like that," Tsubasa Sakaguchi, a developer at Nintendo recently told me. I wasn't expecting to be having this conversation. »