All posts tagged 'Misc'

The Fighters of Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late

WALDSTEINRecently I reviewed a one-on-one 2-D fighting game called Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late.  That’s a really long name!  When I first started playing it, I thought the characters weren’t that interesting, because they all looked like typical anime stereotypes.  But as I kept playing, some of the characters ended up being a little more interesting than I thought.  And since I sometimes like to write about fighting game characters in blogs, I’ll do just that with this game right now.  Plus I don’t have any other blog ideas anyway.

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Lucky Charms St. Paddy’s Day Edition (Cereal)

CEREAL1Holiday themed cereals are nothing new.  I think it all started with Cap’n Crunch’s Christmas Crunch.  I remember that as a kid.  It was just Crunch Berries with red and green pieces.  Later on, other cereals followed suit with Christmas and Halloween editions of cereals like Rice Krispies and, well, I know there are others, I just can’t think of them.  Well the next holiday has gotten the cereal treatment and it’s St. Patrick’s Day.  And naturally, the cereal that goes along with it is Lucky Charms!  So here’s a look at the Lucky Charms St. Paddy’s Day Edition box! (shouldn’t it be St. Patty’s Day?)

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Hola! Amiibos! (Wave 3)

AMIIBO_LOGOWell, I finally managed to get all of the Wave 3 Amiibo figures (well, almost all of them), so here’s a blog about them!  Amiibos are Nintendo’s answer to Skylanders and Disney Infinity, but since the Amiibos are based on characters that I actually like, I’ve made more of an effort to collect them.  So check them out!

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Unplugged: Dice Masters (Boardgame)

Dice Masters Faerun boxDice Masters Battle for Faerûn
Designers: Mike Elliott, Eric M. Lang
Publisher: WizKids Games
Ages: 14+
Players: 2
Time: 60 mins (I found it to be closer to 30 min)
(Review copy provided by WizKids)

Dice Masters is a line of collectible games based on rolling dice to get monsters and then using those monsters to attack one’s opponent. Dice provide both “energy” (a form of currency) and monsters which (when paid for with energy) are sent out to battle one’s opponent. Perhaps more importantly, energy can be used to purchase additional dice (from a pool in the center of the board) to be used later in the game. The newest release (just arrived) is based around Dungeons and Dragons. Previous editions, based on Marvel superheros, sold out repeatedly so the game is quite popular. Dice rolling (and the randomness that implies) is often fun, but the game also provides options for strategic decisions preventing it from becoming too random. While random rolls of the dice can sway the game in favor of one player, there is some strategy in choosing which dice to bring to the table. The result is a nice mix of chance and challenge. It is only a two player game but is a great fit for parents with kids or even a game between “grownups.”

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Cary’s Top PlayStation Games

klonoaiconIt’s the 20th Anniversary of the original PlayStation!  Well, technically 2014 was, since it was released in Japan in 1994.  BUT, I’m counting the US release, which was 20 year ago.  So in honor of that, here is a list of my favorite original PlayStation games!  Keep in mind that list this isn’t in any particular order, though.  All right, let’s begin!

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Cary’s Top Five LEAST Favorite Kirby Games

KIRBYCLAYA new Kirby game is being released this week: Kirby and the Rainbow Curse.  I’m always excited when a new Kirby game comes out.  I like Kirby games better than Mario titles!  And usually when a new Kirby game comes out, I like to write a blog about Kirby.  So this time I’m going to write about my LEAST favorite Kirby games.  Why so negative?  Well, Kirby and the Rainbow Curse is actually a sequel to Kirby Canvas Curse, one of the games on this list.  But don’t worry.  None of the games on my list are BAD games.  There’s no such thing as a bad Kirby game.  I just like these games less than others.  And this list isn’t in any particular order either.  So let’s roll!

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Unplugged: Poop: the Game

POOP_BOXPoop: The Game is a simple to learn card game that has some similarities to other popular card titles like UNO. And believe it or not, it’s fun for both adults and kids to play!  How?!?  Read on to find out!

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PAX South 2015: Part 2: Costumed Crazies & Eager Beavers

CLAPTRAPAt PAX as well as other gaming and cartoon conventions, many people like to dress as their favorite characters.  So for Part 2 of my PAX South article, we’ll take a look at my favorite costumes that I was able to take a picture of (and could recognize who they were).  And we’ll also look at some other things I did around San Antonio when I wasn’t at PAX.  There’s a lot of stuff to do there in the city, too!

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PAX South 2015: Part 1: Gaming in the Lone Star State

PAXSOUTHLOGOThe Penny Arcade Expo, or PAX for short, is one of the biggest gaming conventions open to the public.  It’s been around for a good while, but at first it was only limited to being in Seattle.  Over the past few years, that’s changed as there have been PAX conventions in Boston and even Australia!  And now, for the first time ever, they had a PAX South convention located in San Antonio, TX last weekend!  I live near Dallas, TX, so I thought that was cool that they had one so close to where I am!  Usually when I go to PAX in Seattle, I only bring one or two people with me.  But for PAX South, I had a whole crowd including both my parents, almost all of my little brothers, and a few of my good friends, too!  Keep reading to find out everything I did at the show last weekend!

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G.P. the GamerPuppet Unboxes the Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD Remix Collector’s Edition!

KH_BOXHey folks!  G.P. the GamerPuppet here!  For Christmas, Cary got the Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD Remix Collector’s Edition, and he let me unbox it for you!  This game has an HD version of Kingdom Hearts 2 for play on PS3, as well as a PS3 version of Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep, which was previously only playable on PSP. So let’s take a look at all the neat goodies you get inside!

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