Spiffing Reads: Nintendo Switch, Tetris and Tomb Raider

It’s been a quiet week on the blog thanks to some crazy work schedules, but as always we’ve got a few Spiffing Reads for you. Of course, the big news this week was a certain console announcement…

Nintendo Switch Reveal – ALL EASTER EGGS, Analysis & Things Missed (IGN)

Everyone everywhere has been writing about the newly revealed Nintendo Switch – and I’ll post my own thoughts on it sometime soon. But my favourite bit of coverage was probably this in-depth video from IGN that digs as much info as it can out of the launch trailer. There are some interesting observations about the new Mario game… Also, it was great to hear a bit of White Denim on the trailer, Nintendo has good music taste!


At home with Tomb Raider’s Lara Croft: ‘There was probably too much murder’ (The Guardian)

This article actually came out last week, but I missed it at the time – and it’s just too good not to share. The wonderful Ellie Gibson interviews Lara Croft for the 20th anniversary of Tomb Raider, and it’s bloody hilarious.


Block ops: How everything fell into place for Tetris (Eurogamer)

Box Brown has written a graphic novel about the origin of Tetris, and it looks darn good. In fact, I’ve had this on pre-order for about six months, so I can’t wait to finally read it!

Spiffing Reads is a regular feature where we pick out the best gaming articles of the week. If you’ve read anything interesting, please let us know in the comments.