Nintendo has claimed that next weekend is National StreetPass Weekend. On Saturday, December 14, they’ll be mixing up Nintendo Zones so that if you pass one while you have your 3DS on, you can get StreetPass hits from different regions! To take advantage of this event, the North Dallas/Plano, TX StreetPass meetup group will have a get together at the same GameStop next Saturday at the same time as always. For more information, click here.
It’s time once again for me to preach to the masses to encourage more face-to-face time together. Last year’s run-down of recommended boardgames was a great success. Here again are some great examples of boardgames to get you and your family gaming. You might not find all these titles at your local mega-mart but many can be found online or in a friendly local game store. Those new to the world of boardgaming may find a bit of a sticker shock as some games are pricier than new release video games, but good boardgames will provide many more hours of entertainment than most video games. Boardgames are also relatively timeless so they can be pulled out years from now and provide the same level of enjoyment. In that vein, feel free to delve into some past year’s guides for 2010 , 2009, and 2008. For each game I’ve provided the number of players, retail price, and expected time for one game. Note that often these games can be found for 20-30% less than the MSRP.
Now that the PS4 is out, I always like to take a look back at the previous console and honor it by listing my favorite games for it. Last time we looked at my favorite PS3 disc-based games that you have to buy at retail. Now we’ll look at my favorite games I downloaded on PSN!
Whenever a new console comes out, there’s a lot of excitement centered around it. That’s why whenever that happens, I like to take a look back and honor that console’s predecessor. So in this two-part blog series, we’re going to take a look at my favorite PS3 disc-based games.
Look what I found at the store? Super Mario Spaghetti-O’s! You’d think with Mario’s perchance for pasta that they’d have this stuff before now, though. Oh well, at any rate, click here to see pictures and descriptions of the stuff if you’re interested.
If you were lucky enough to get an Xbox One, one of the games you’re probably enjoying right now is Dead Rising 3. In the first game, you explored a zombie-filled shopping mall, in the second, a group of casinos and resorts. And in the third game, now you get to explore an entire zombie infected city! If that seems a bit daunting, luckily BradyGames has a strategy guide for you! Let’s take a look:
For the third year in a row, the hybrid videogame-collectible figurine game Skylanders has come out with yet another cross-platform title. The Skylanders line of miniatures used in a video game no longer stands alone in this category, as Disney’s Infinity has now swept onto the scene drawing on its vast wealth of proprietary characters and environments to create a similar, but different game experience. Both games are designed to encourage gamers (parents) to purchase additional figurines to use within the game. With most gamers (and parents) having limited reserves with which to purchase games and toys this holiday season, which is the better game? We take a look at the two games in a head to head matchup to help you decide which game is the right one for you. In both cases, the 3DS version of the games differ significantly from the main titles, so we’ll focus in on the console versions here.
Pokemon battles and Shadow Link standoffs will fly at November’s 3DS StreetPass Meetup for the North Dallas/Plano, TX Area. It’s Saturday, November 30 at the same GameStop as always. For more info, click here.
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds is being released soon, and I’m really excited about it. As a big fan of classic top down Zelda titles, I’m super happy for this one since it’s a sequel to the SNES A Link to the Past. So in honor of the release of this new Zelda title, here are my top five favorite Zelda characters, just for fun!
The Batman Arkham games have become quite a sensation in the past couple of years. And now you can play the newest in the series: Batman: Arkham Origins. So in honor of that, here’s a quick review of the strategy guide that goes along with it. Hey, even Batman needs help every now and then, right?