Great Job, Internet!: People are reviewing Nintendo Switch games, and they apparently taste terrible

Video game reviewing is a weird gig, forcing writers to distill everything meaningful about a massive entertainment product, the work of sometimes thousands of people, down into a salient couple hundred of words. Miss even one key detail, and you’re sure to hear about it, either from editors, or from the rabid fans following the games with cult-like fervor.

Which might explain why several video game reviewers—faced with the daunting task of coming to terms with Nintendo’s new Switch console and its library of games—have resorted to just sticking the damn things in their mouths to weigh the system’s merits. The gustatory verdict, per Kotaku, Giant Bomb, IGN, The Verge, and more: They taste, very, very bad.

Giant Bomb’s Jeff Gerstmann kicked off gaming’s latest, coolest fad with a tweet a few days ago.

I put that Switch cart in my mouth and …

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