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Nintendo Indie World Showcase – March 17, 2020 March 17, 2020

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Nintendo has just released a look at some of the new and upcoming independent games that are coming to the Nintendo Switch through the eShop. You might notice some of the companies are making games for the Switch that we haven’t seen develop games for the console before.

So take a look at the video below and see for yourselves what Nintendo has in store for us!

All games shown are coming to the Nintendo Switch.

Gaming History You Should Know: The History of Final Fantasy VII March 17, 2020

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I know we typically do these on a Sunday, but right now the schedule is entirely up in the air and we’ve decided to adopt an “anything goes” mentality for the foreseeable future. So, that having been said, welcome back to Gaming History You Should Know, where we feature some of the best independently produced content from across the web focused on telling the story of gaming’s history.

When I was a kid in middle school there was nothing I looked forward to more than snow days. Snow days allowed a break from extremely stressful school time filled with dry lectures, constant bullying, and neverending homework. Let’s be honest, as an adult I can confirm it’s not like I was getting a useful education there anyway. Free from school’s time constraints, I could use the snow day to learn more about things that were actually going to be important to my current career, computers and gaming. On one of those snow days off, I found myself hanging out with my friend and their neighbor, playing a brand-new PlayStation game on their big screen TV, Final Fantasy VII.

I remember thinking Final Fantasy VII looked incredible, but I was a PC-only gamer at the time, and I didn’t have a PlayStation of my own. Because of that, I never started following the Final Fantasy games, but in the years since, I consider that a great regret of mine. Now, Final Fantasy games have seen an incredible resurgence in the past few years, with re-releases of the original games coming to modern systems like the PS4.

We are less than a month away from the release of what is likely the most fan-requested game in history, Final Fantasy VII Remake, a recreation of the original Final Fantasy VII designed to take advantage of the power of today’s consoles with Full HD graphics. But why is that game so beloved by gamers and what is the story of the original Final Fantasy VII?

Final Fantasy Union has been a channel I have been following for some time now. I admit my knowledge of the early history of JRPGs, particularly Final Fantasy games, are limited. Their channel produced incredible history documentaries on many of the classic Final Fantasy games, and even offers insight into developer Square’s history and business decisions. That’s why I’ve been so grateful to have this resource to learn more about this franchise that has been so beloved over the decades. Sit back and relax as they tell that story.

I want to thank Final Fantasy Union for letting me feature them on this website. Now that I can play the original games on today’s consoles, I’ve looked to this channel’s wealth of resources many times for essential information about FF’s history and I recommend everyone check them out.

Final Fantasy VII is out now for PC, PS1, PS3, PS4, iOS, Nintendo Switch, and PSP. Final Fantasy VII Remake is coming April 10th, 2020 to the PS4.

Pokemon: Twilight Wings Episode 3 March 17, 2020

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The third episode of Pokémon: Twilight Wings has been released. This original animated series follows the events of trainers in the Galar region made famous in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield. Give it a watch!

Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield are out now for the Nintendo Switch.