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Patcher: Nintendo Should Ditch Switch’s Hybrid Approach

Wedbush Securities Analyst, Michael Patcher, is probably the most popular professional analyst within the video gaming industry. His popularity isn’t necessarily due to his “good” takes, but rather to his outlandish statements. His most recent statements about Nintendo is guaranteed to draw the ire of some big “N” fans. Nintendo Should Ditch The Original Switch, […]

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Throwback Bit Thursday: Lost Odyssey

Lost Odyssey = The true Final Fantasy XI? Much can be said about the Final Fantasy series in its post Sakaguchi era. The series has gone through a rollercoaster of directors, and the main single player entries have ranged from great but different (Final Fantasy XII), to on rails and non-sensical (Final Fantasy XIII), to […]

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Konami Trademarks Suikoden, and Goemon. Will it Return to Consoles?

Konami, a once upon time powerhouse in console gaming, with massive AAA franchises such as Metal Gear Solid and, Castlevania unders its portfolio made news waves when it pulled out of the console space back in 2015. It was a bit of a shocking move, as the company wanted to redirect its efforts to what […]

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Fallout: New Vegas Turns 10, and Obsidian Has Shown Interest in Sequel

The Elders Scrolls Series is Bethesda’s prime RPG franchise, but the company’s Fallout titles have been well received and commercially successful ventures. Fallout: New Vegas, developed by Obsidian Entertainment (now owned by Microsoft Studios), and published by Bethesda itself, turns 10 today, and the excitement for a sequel has never been more palpable. While Fallout […]

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Elder Scrolls 6 Does Not Need to Appear on PS5 For Microsoft to Recoup Investment

Much has been said, and speculated about Microsoft’s purchase of Bethesda/Zenimax after the company announced the acquisition in late September. Many PlayStation fans hoped for Microsoft to allow Bethesda’s biggest franchises to keep appearing on their platform of choice. Here at the Never Ending Realm, we didn’t think this would be the case, and a […]

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Final Fantasy VII, and VIII Remasters Get Physical Releases

So far, Final Fantasy fans who yearn for the series’ golden days in the 90s have had a few options to enjoy those classics on current gaming platforms. Final Fantasy VII and VIII have been available in Remastered form on all platforms as a digital download. These digital downloads have been ideal for convenience’s sake, […]

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Throwback Bit Thursday: The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask

The late 90s were the most magical years that I experienced as a gamer. The 3-D era was fresh and exciting. The Nintendo 64 kept churning out ground breaking games, and it seemed that every Nintendo and Rare game of the era broke and set some new standard in gaming. The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s […]

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Nintendo’s Legal Team Shuts Down Zelda Fan Project

Nintendo is notoriously difficult to deal with if you are intent on making anything related to its internal properties, even you are not seeking any type of profit from said work. The Legend of Zelda is Nintendo’s golden franchise, and it is one that is rich in lore, and ambiguity. The fact that Link is […]

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Level-5 Leaves North America, Is This the End for Ni No Kuni?

After the 90s – early 2000s the Japanese Role-Playing Game golden age ended, we saw many a great series go the way of the Dinosaur. Suikoden, Grandia, and Wild Arms, to name a few are some of the more beloved series that just went under.  Unfortunately, it now seems that Ni No Kuni is likely […]

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Michael Patcher, Breath of the Wild, And Zelda’s Sales

The Legend of Zelda, is not necessarily the most commercially successful franchise for Nintendo, but it is probably its most respected and revered franchise of all. At least critically speaking, rarely if ever, does a main console Zelda entry score under a 90 Metacritic rating. In fact, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time remains […]