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  1. "Touch the bottom rectangle, you might like it!" ***For a general introduction to what the N-E Game Club is about click here. If you are unable to participate this round, but want to join in the future, then go ahead and post your ideas in that thread as well.*** For the glorious return of the N-E Game Club, it's time to dust of your good old Nintendo DS Phat/Lite and start scratching that bottom screen, because the theme for this round is touch-heavy Nintendo DS games. The dawn of the Nintendo DS led to two major things. First, the trend for publishers to come up with game titles that had DS in it (Deadly Silence, Dawn of Sorrow, Dual Strike...), and second, heavy reliance of the touch screen. Plenty of games went for a touch-only, or mostly touch approach and these are the games that will star in this month's poll. The biggest problem here is that a bunch of these titles are not widely available, so I hope we can still get some participants. Anyway, here is the shortlist: Elite Beat Agents (available on Nintendo DS) 2 votes Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective (available on Nintendo DS, Apple iOS) 2 votes Kirby: Power Paintbrush (available on Nintendo DS, WiiU virtual console) 3 votes Ninja Gaiden: Dragon Sword (available on Nintendo DS) 0 votes The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks (available on Nintendo DS, WiiU virtual console) 2 votes Get your votes up, I'll leave the poll open for a week so we can decide the winner on Monday August 9. Be sure to vote and declare yourself in or out! UPDATE: The game that rolled out as the winner is Kirby: Power Paintbrush. Let us know below if you are going to join in. Let's aim for September 1st to round this off and give your opinions if Kirby touched your heart (again).
  2. Big Brain Academy: Brain vs. Brain (3rd Dec)

    Probably, yeah. Although, when they're playing on the TV you see the reflections of the persons in it. But you don't see that in the touchscreen bit so probably edited in. Still, looks like a missed opportunity to side-promote the OLED.
  3. I'm almost done with my first listen, it takes a while but that's not a bad thing. So far the songs that stand out are The Writing On The Wall, Days Of Future Past and Death Of The Celts. But with these new Maiden songs they definitely need to sink in a bit. Interesting to see A Matter Of Life And Death at the top of your modern Maiden list! Something you don't see very often. My list would be (leaving out Senjutsu): The Final Frontier (When The Wild Winds Blow is indeed one of the best newer Maiden songs) Dance of Death Book of Souls A Matter Of Life And Death Brave New World (I got into Maiden around the time of Dance of Death, so this album always went by me a bit and is one of the reasons I rank Dance of Death quite high)
  4. After 6 years the new Iron Maiden album is finally here! It always feels like a special day when they release a new album. First single (came out some weeks ago): And the full album can be found on Spotify/YouTube as well.
  5. Big Brain Academy: Brain vs. Brain (3rd Dec)

    It's strange how they are not using the Switch OLED in this commercial. Sure, it's not out yet, but especially the 1vs1 touchscreen game would look better on a bigger, bezel-less screen.
  6. Big Brain Academy: Brain vs. Brain (3rd Dec)

    Well... okay. A logical casual title to make a comeback after Worldwide Games I guess? Not doing anything for me though.
  7. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Online Thread

    Wasn't it time format last week as well? Anyway, may join again this week as my Thursday night plans are cancelled once more.
  8. I can imagine the final boss being a challenge with 4 hearts! It already was for me with 6. Anyway, credits rolled here as well so I'll write up a short impression here soon, and after your input I'll throw it all into the blender for a Throwback Thursday article!
  9. Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania

    Get ready for a modern HD remaster of Super Monkey Ball 1, Super Monkey Ball 2, and Super Monkey Ball Deluxe releasing on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam on October 5, 2021.
  10. Yes, because I haven't finished the game yet myself.
  11. Nintendo Switch OLED model

    Nintendo Switch (OLED Model) includes a vibrant 7-inch OLED screen with a slimmer bezel. The large screen's vivid colours and high contrast deliver a rich handheld and tabletop gaming experience, bringing games to life whether you're racing at top speed or squaring off against enemies.
  12. Cruis'n Blast

    The arcade hit Cruis’n Blast is speeding onto Nintendo Switch™! Blast your way through nearly 30 over-the-top tracks. Grab the wheel of 23 custom rides from licensed supercars to monster trucks and unicorns! Up to four players can race together, so pick your favorite vehicle and hit the road!
  13. WarioWare: Get It Together!

    Wario and co. return with a madcap mashup of multiplayer microgames in WarioWare: Get It Together! for Nintendo Switch. This time, two players can team up to tackle hundreds of quick and quirky microgames together.* Whether it‘s yanking armpit hairs or busting out of bin bags, you’ll need lightning fast reflexes to best these off-the-wall challenges!
  14. The Wonderful 101

    Last Friday a 90 eurocents/80 pence bit of DLC launched for The Wonderful 101 Remastered, adding Prince Vorkken as playable character: For that price I may give it a go. I'm kind of wondering though when they will share more news of the promised Kickstarter stretch goal modes.
  15. Metroid Dread

    Join bounty hunter Samus Aran as she escapes a deadly alien world plagued by a mechanical menace in Metroid Dread for Nintendo Switch. Samus’ story continues after the events of Metroid Fusion when she descends upon planet ZDR to investigate a mysterious transmission sent to the Galactic Federation. The remote planet has become overrun by vicious alien lifeforms and chilling mechanical menaces. Samus is more agile and capable than ever, but can she overcome the inhuman threat stalking the depths of ZDR? Once DNA-extracting research machines, the imposing E.M.M.I. are now hunting Samus down. Tensions are high as you evade these E.M.M.I. to avoid a cruel death while finding a way to take them down. Find out what turned these robotic wonders into the scourge of ZDR and escape with your life. Acquire new and familiar abilities as you traverse the many environments of this dangerous world. Parkour over obstacles, slide through tight spaces, counter enemies, and battle your way through the planet. Return to areas and use your new abilities to find upgrades, alternate paths, and a way forward. Explore the sprawling map, evade and destroy E.M.M.I. robots, and overcome the dread plaguing ZDR.
  16. Metroid Dread

    Looks better and better with every trailer. I'm glad it looks to be a lot more than just EMMI chase scenarios.
  17. Update time! Finished quite a few books since my last post: Haruki Murakami - Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World. Not my favourite from Murakami, but still a great read. Again, the story tells the tale of two interwoven worlds (as is pretty common in Murakami books). It's as vague as always and I won't even try to explain, but it's a great read and how the story slowly unfolds and the two stories come together in typical Murakami fashion is well executed. The Fork, the Witch and the Worm - Christopher Paolini. A book with three short stories set in the world of Alagaesia (the world from the Inheritance series). For those not familiar, it's the tale of Eragon the dragon rider, I really enjoyed the 4 books from the main series. This has two pretty good side stories and one lesser one (which is written by Christopher's sister but it just misses the point). A quick and decent read if you want more Alagaesia. Face It - Debbie Harry. The biography of Debbie Harry, singer of Blondie but also solo artist, and actress. It's always great to read about the start of popular bands, rock and punk music, and this does a good job highlighting the early Blondie days, and the New York City vibe of the 70s/80s. There are some dark bits in there as well, about sexual assault and criminality that fell on her, those were some heavy bits to read. It's a bit less structured than other bios I've read, so it goes a bit all over the place sometimes. Difficult to recommend if you're not into Blondie or the punk from the early days, but if that is your cup of tea it paints an interesting picture. It's also the first bio I read from a female artist. Godendrank - Ilja Gort. A Dutch book from a guy who owns a winery in France (his wines are pretty nice!). The book is also about a hippie who sells his record shop in Amsterdam to buy a winery estate. Naturally, it's not all fun and games so he has to go through quite some hoops to make his winery work (such as starting a cannabis plantation in his vineyard). Very tongue in cheek, not literary at all and it's more like watching a comedy movie than reading a book. Perfect for a quick summer read. And now I've started The Subtle Knife, book 2 in the His Dark Materials series.
  18. Axiom Verge 2 (2021)

    After a good 10 hours credits have rolled on Axiom Verge 2. I'm going to throw it into spoiler tags just to be safe. Won't spoiler too much,but will mention some of the upgrades and if you want to go in completely blind better not read the next part. Conclusion: Good game, not as good as the first one, but with plenty of interesting moments, plays well and sounds well, and a bold move to take quite a different approach compared to the first game.
  19. Pokèmon Prèsents 18/08/2021

    ...much better!
  20. Pokèmon Prèsents 18/08/2021

    28 minutes long apparently, that's hefty! Wonder if they'll show anything else outside of the remakes and Arceus. Or maybe another Pokémon 25 years reel or something. Also, Pokemon in the topic title, that hurts almost as much as people saying Pokémons! Plus, Pokemon somehow sounds dirty.
  21. General Switch Discussion

    Never saw this before: a status about what you are doing in a game. Quite a funny feature, I wonder what other games use this?
  22. Axiom Verge 2 (2021)

    Perfect timing for this one. Just finished Immortals Fenyx Rising, and I was considering what to play next, and then the Indie Direct was shown, and then Axiom Verge 2 dropped. So yeah, picked it up, only a 450Mb download, and played about an hour. Plays super smooth, vague stuff happening, soundtrack sounds great. This is going to be good! @Sméagol: Limited Run pre-orders for the physical start October 1st. Don't know how long they usual take between pre-orders and actual shipping but October is already quite soon.
  23. Great showing yesterday. Bomb Rush Cyberfunk looks cool, a spiritual successor to Jet Set Radio. TOEM looks interesting as well, the black and white photography one. Really happy that Metal Slug Tactics is coming to the Switch, prefer to play it there instead of on the PC. Tetris Effect is a nice addition, although I had my share of Tetris games. Axiom Verge 2 drop was the highlight, I don't remember when the last time was that I picked up a new indiegame instead of waiting for a sale, but for this I made an exception. Put about an hour into it and I feel it's going to be good! @S.C.G: The first game has been on sale numerous times, with discounts of at least 50% (maybe more). So if you are interested I'd say wait a bit longer for a bigger sale. Part 2 is also 10% off now.
  24. Updated the opening post, for those who want to join in post a reaction here, and let's aim for September 1 to gather up our thoughts. I'll take them into account later and make a front-page forum user infused Throwback Thursday out of it.
  25. Indie Directs are always fun, curious to see what gets shown. Hoping for an Axiom Verge 2 date (he tweeted it will be ready and in time to finish it before Metroid Dread drops so can't be too long). Maybe Fall Guys, maybe Silksong? Did OlliOlli World already have a launch date?
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