Sunday, April 29, 2012

5 Things You May Not Know About Pikachu

Pikachu is known as the mascot for the entire Pokemon franchise, but do you know these things about him?
Pikachu Pokemon

1. Pikachu is an electric rodent Pokemon

2. Pikachu was the main attraction to Pokemon Yellow

3. Their have been two different Pikachu balloons for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

4. Pikachu are only native to the Kanto region, although they have been introduced in other select areas

5. Their are 63 non-reprint Pikachu Pokemon cards in the Pokemon TCG

Friday, April 27, 2012

Top 5 Favorite Chapters in Kid Icarus Uprising

Top 5 Kid Icarus Uprising Chapters

Kid Icarus Uprising for the 3DS is an amazing game. With great levels and some good voice acting, yes a Nintendo title with good voice acting, it’s currently my most favorite game. Now with so many great levels, called chapters, it was tough picking my top 5 favorite ones, but I managed in the end. So let's get to the countdown.

Warning, Spoiler Alert!!!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

New Super Mario Bros 2 For 3DS

New Super Mario Bros 2

It seems that the Super Mario title coming to the 3DS is going to be a sidescroller called New Super
Mario Bros 2. This bit of news is from Nintendo UK and Nintendo Europe, but it still kind of surprises me. I thought the 3DS title would be a 3D roaming like Super Mario 3D Land and not a sidescroller. This one could actually be the one based on the Super Mario Bros Mii Demo shown last year for the Wii U
New Super Mario Bros 2

New Super Mario Bros 2 is a bit of a strange title to me as it's actually the third in the series behind New Super Mario Bros Wii.

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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Someday Miyamoto Will Retire

Shigeru Miyamoto

It’s not a question of whether or not gaming legend Shigeru Miyamoto will retire it’s a question of when. He’s had a great career, but he’s now 60 and Nintendo must prepare for when he finally retires.  He’s still working hard on games but he’s letting others try and show what they can do, for its these people who will take over when he leaves.

It’s gonna be a sad day when Miyamoto retires, but it’s not only Nintendo that has to prepare. We gamers have to prepare for this as well. I just hope someone new will rise to fill the gap he’ll leave behind.

Two Mario Games Confirmed

Mario Wii U, Mario 3DS, Super Mario 4
So we now have it confirmed by Nintendo that two Mario games are in development, one for the Wii U and one for the 3DS. It’s also been confirmed that the Wii U one will be based on the Super Mario Bros. Mii demo shown at last year’s E3 2011.

We also know that one of them will probably be named Super Mario 4, but it’s only announced so the title may change, and it hasn’t been announced to be shown at E3 2012 but it probably will. However I don’t know why they would choose that title as I can only imagine it referencing the old Super Mario Brothers series on the NES. I doubt it’s the Wii U Mario as that one would be the third in the New Super Mario Brothers series.

So Super Mario 4 could be the 3DS Mario title but I still don’t follow the title. Something I noticed that other sites did not is that it’s Super Mario 4 not Super Mario Bros. 4 so this might not even have much to do with the NES series. 

Anyways, since it’s looking like the Wii U will be having a side scrolling Mario the 3DS will probably be a 3D free roaming Mario.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Wii U Rumored To Cost $300

Wii U Controller, Wii U Console

I recent saw an article that says that Nintendo’s upcoming home console could cost about $300 dollars. This info comes from an anonymous source with close ties to Nintendo and believes to know how much the console will cost to manufacture.

The total estimated manufacturing cost of the Wii U console (includes cost of controller) is about $180. This seems pretty decent to me, but I know many people want to know how much they would have to pay for a second controller if theirs gets busted. Well the bill to manufacture the controller is no more than $50, but that’s not its retail price so we’ll just have to guess that price for now, maybe around $70-$80 in stores.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

List of 3DS Games I own

    I currently have 9 Nintendo 3DS titles in my video game library. Let’s take a quick look at them.

Pilotwings Resort
    This was one of the games released with the handheld and the first game I got for it. It’s a simple flying game using different means to transverse the skies. These methods include a plane, a jetpack, and a hang glider.
    It’s an okay game but I would have preferred more locations than just Wuhu Island to explore. The graphics are pretty good and the 3D effect comes out nicely, but if you already flew around the island in Wii Sports Resort then there isn’t much to see and explore. I actually prefer the Nintendo 64 version over this one.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Adorable Pikachu Plush Toy

Today I bring you an adorably cute Pikachu plush toy. The Pokemon plush is being sold by on their website. If you don’t have a cute Pikachu plush then why not take this opportunity to get one of the cutest Pokemon plush on the market.

This Pikachu plush is 6 inches tall and is one of the cutest things you may ever see.

                                                   Pokemon Pikachu Plush 6"
                                                                                        Check out this adorable mini Pikachu plush.

Pikachu plush, Pokemon Plush

Every one loves a Pikachu Plush, so why not own a Pikachu Plush?

They have more then just the Pikachu plush so don't forget to look around their store.

Monday, April 2, 2012

When Do Video Games Stop Being Owned By Their Companies

I’ve recently been hearing about people raging about the end of a certain popular series. This game called Mass Effect is from what I heard it’s a game where the decisions you make will determine what will happen in the game, sort of like those old choose your own adventure books.

The complaints seem to come from their not being enough different endings or something like that, and people want to make their own. The problem with that is that the only way to do that is to do the coding and everything else to do so. As games can only do what their coded to do and every single possibility has to be coded differently, it’s impossible to make a ending for every person who buys the game.

But people are still raging even starting fundraisers to protest, they say that since they played through the 3 games and made their own decisions that they should have their own endings the way they want!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Kid Icarus: Uprising Prototype Gameplay Video

I'm the kind of person who like to see how video games are created, so looking at concept art and beta gameplay is very interesting to me.

Today while searching though the gaming news on Digg, I came across this prototypes version of Kid Icarus: Uprising.

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