Channel Gaming’s 2017 List Of Shiny New Games That Were Kind Of Fun To Play

Despite a constant flow of unboxings and plastic, not a lot of games end up finished here at Channel Gaming, at least not any new ones, anyway. So rather than a best of 2017, here we have five games which were kind of fun to play. I kind of like this idea, don’t you? And also, these five games are all kind of Nintendo releases… kind of.

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Nintendo Switch Play Stand

There was once a real useful piece of plastic available for the Nintendo 3DS. For those who purchased Kid Icarus Uprising, a stand was included so you could use your hands for better things than holding the game system, such as offering a hands free way to watch YouTube on your phone. Or playing Candy Crush for hours on those hefty tablets. Or maybe even for your actual 3DS to tackle Kid Icarus’s unorthodox control scheme. Yes, maybe even that.  Continue reading

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Collector’s Edition Unboxing

A new Xenoblade has arrived on the Nintendo Switch just in time for Christmas, and look at the size of that box! As far as Nintendo collector’s editions go, this one is a monster, and all I can think is where I’m going to store it. Maybe on the side to admire, maybe under the bed when anyone comes over… I guess that solves that conundrum. With that out the way I can safely say ‘I’m really feeling this unboxing!’ Continue reading

Pokemon Ultra Sun Fan Edition Unboxing

Pokemon Sun and Moon have gone Ultra this year! It used to be that an updated Pokemon game was released as a third version (Yellow for Red & Blue, Crystal for Gold & Silver, Emerald for Ruby & Sapphire, Platinum for Diamond & Pearl) but things went a little loopy at the end of the DS era. Black & White saw third and fourth versions with a 2 stuck to the end, and now here we are again with a new Sun & Moon with an Ultra bolted to the front. It’s not all that big a difference having two suped up games rather than one, but it does lead to the question: if I had Sun, do I go for Ultra Sun or Ultra Moon? As you can see my god is still the sun, and maybe that was the wrong choice. I don’t know!  Continue reading