Let’s Review: Nintendo Direct E3 2018 Press Conference

 

And finally… Nintendo – bring it all home.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Games and Gear (of 2016): Pokken Tournament

 

Pokemon battles aren’t rare things, I’m watch one right now (not really). However with Pokken Tournament, it turns those battles into straight up fights. Leave your Pokedexs at home they won’t be needed.

The Top 5 Super Bowl Commercials

 

 

Ah commercialism at its best, the only time you don’t go to the bathroom on the break. While this year didn’t blow us away, there were some advertised gems to be enjoyed. Here’s our top five!

Gameroween 2014: Video Game Characters that make good costumes (Pikachu)

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Pokemon – Gotta to check them all. Pikachu, hands down the most popular Pokemon of them all (although I’m more of a Mew man myself). Costumes for this little guy is easy, in fact it might be an over-saturation of Pikachus this year. The small electric mouse Pokemon can fit anyone: men, women, children, babies, pets – heck anything living really. You don’t even have to wear anything heavy just put on some yellow make-up on your face and orange dots on your cheeks and -BAM- instance Pikachu. The only down side in going as Pikachu is would-be trainers always trying to catch you, and if you tell them your not a Pokemon they’ll try to catch you even more because they’ll believe you’re a rare talking Pokemon now. Oh well going as the perfectly popular Pokemon Pikachu for one day is worth the risk of being a 10 year old’s pit fighting slaves forever, or is that just me.

 

 

 

That’s Gamertainment – The top five fools of April

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April Fool’s day is great! It’s the one day of the year where you can openly deceive anyone you want without being labeled a jerk afterward. Usually I try to create an original April Fools post for the site, but this year I decided to post the top five April 1st ‘announcements’ I found on the internet because they’re way funnier than anything I could come up with. Enjoy!

 

 

5. Super Duper Street Fighter 4

 

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Street Fighter 4 is easily Capcom’s greatest IP since they gave Mega Man the ol’ heave ho for some odd reason. As such they try to keep it going as long as possible by releasing ‘new’ versions like Super Street Fighter 4 or the upcoming Ultra Street Fighter 4. Even though fans like myself will always buy the new version because, ‘Hey! It’s Street Fighter!’, but we all know that their doing. Well Capcom isn’t going to let the fan base stop their roll as they just announced the next Street Fighter 4 title – all I got to say its Duper.

 

 

 

 

4. Titanfall: Optimus Prime DLC

 

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Titanfall, for all my nitpicks, is still holding strong as a multiplayer title to while away the hours; so naturally they’re going to strike while the iron is hot with some DLC that is just prime. That’s right, the leader of the heroic Autobots will be players next Titan. Now although Optimus is a peaceful, diplomatic being when the freedoms of all sentient live forms are bring threaten he’ll throwdown like any giant death machine. My only complaint is where’s Megatron?! It ain’t a true metal on metal warfare without the brutal master of the Decepticons. Oh well – I guess we’ll have to wait til the next DLC for meggsy.

 

 

 

3. Blizzard Outcasts: Vengeance of the Vanquished

 

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Ah Blizzard, if there’s one gaming developer that’s willing to give supporting and butt monkey characters there time in the sun it’s them. Blizzard Outcasts: Vengeance of the Vanquished is a new fighting (a la Divekick) game in development where it takes those oh so sorry background extras and gives them a chance at the impossible: meaning a crap. From motivational dead wives to magic addicted wannabe rulers Vengeance of the Vanquished has a wide, varied cast of losers to pick from. The stages are as familiar as the bland characters they’re based from, and moves set so broken that you’ll be asking your money back in record time. Want to play a game so bad it’s bad in a bad way, then Blizzard Outcasts: Vengeance of the Vanquished will give you all that and less this holiday season.

 

 

 

 

 

2. Google Maps: Pokémon Challenge

 

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Let’s see, Google has:

 

  • Email
  • Maps
  • Apps
  • Calendars
  • Web Browsers
  • Tablets
  • Translators
  • Finance stuff
  • Google + no one uses

 

So why not Pokémon Masters? Yep Google announced yesterday (to throughout today) that they are looking for a Pokémon Master to work for Google. Using the Google map app on your smartphone they want applicants to get as many Pokémon entries as they can by exploring all over the world through forests, deserts, icecaps and yes grasslands. For many this is a once in a life time opportunity to not only to work for Google but to be an official Pokémon Master with business cards and everything. I myself would love to take the challenge but I already have a sweet gig exploring the nature of Pokémon’s dreams with Professor Burnet. I think we’re close to a breakthrough.

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. Will Smith NCR

 

 

Who doesn’t like Will Smith? That’s right nobody, a skilled TV and Movie actor most of the things he’s in are at least entertaining. However did you know he was a rapper back in the day, bet you didn’t. Well he decided to get back into his roots and release a new album called NCR. It’s not ready yet, but he was nice enough to put on YouTube one completed track as an audio appetizer for the things to come. It’s not bad in my humble opinion but we’ll see how the rest sounds when NCR is completed.

 

 

 

 

Gift guide for great gamers: Pokémon X & Y

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Its Pokémon; do I really have to say anything else? Ok, a few things: this latest game will be the first Pokémon title to be both in 3D & on a handheld at the same time. It also marks the return of legacy Pokémon like Bulbasaur, Charmander, & Squirtle to the Pokémon franchise.  Depth of the world of Pokémon has never been deeper as there’s more to do than ever – both in single player and online. I could go on, but really, its Pokémon, and Pokémon’s record speaks for itself.

 

 

 

 

Gameroween (Game Review): Pokémon X & Y

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Pokémon has evolved. And I’m not just saying that to be a play on words of the evolution of Pokémon in general (although that was totally intended). No, out of all the games in the series, Pokémon X & Y is the one that truly broke the mold of the pocket monsters legacy.

 

 

Well don’t get me wrong the tried and true story still reminds: you start as a young boy or girl who just arrived in a new town and as it so happens to get an invited by the assistants of a Pokémon professor to, of course, become a Pokémon trainer. Which leads to gotta catch them all, to be the best (like no one ever was), and defeating the evil Team (insert name here (this year it’s Flare)). That stuff will never change, however after you re-familiarized yourself with the premise of Pokémon that when the game truly opens up: with the options. Actually, that’s a lie, the options are almost apparent when you choose your gender, and keeps going from there. And what are the options I keep talking about? Why the options are to maximize and customize your play style, no longer are you stuck with the straight forward:  grass > town > gym leader > repeat formula. From various clothes shoppe to dress your character in unique ways (you’re not stuck with the start Pokémon trainer template, I know I’m shocked too), Pokémon-aime and super training to empower your Pokémon and play mini games with them a la virtual pet, berry farming to supplement your supplies, random battle cafes and battle mansions to keep your skills up, exploring the landscape for rare treasures and Pokémon, to outright anytime (if you have a wifi connection of course) connect your 2/3DS to the internet and communicate, trade or battle with any other player at demand. The future is now people and it began with Pokémon, and I’ve only told you all few of the details of awesomeness here there are still plenty more to do. As much as I hate to say it, the game does have some flaws, hardware ones it fact. There is some choppiness during the battle panning shots, and when you close the 3DS it logs you out of the internet if you’re online – which is annoying. Really though, those flaws don’t even dull the awesome shininess that is Pokémon X & Y and every Pokémon fan, if not every RPG, no, if not every 2/3DS owner should buy this game as soon as possible.

 

 

Rating

 

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