All posts tagged 'Misc'

Pac-Man Red Bull

I don’t really like canned energy drinks, so I don’t even look at them when I’m at the grocery store.  Luckily a relative saw these (good eye, Mom), and got me a couple of these cans of Red Bull with Pac-Man on them, so I’m going to show them to you all here and explain why they have Pac-Man on them in the first place!

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Nintendo Hallmark Christmas Ornaments

Christmas is almost here, and what better way to celebrate than with some Nintendo themed Christmas ornaments you can get at Hallmark!  I managed to get them all, and there’s a nice variety of them, so let’s check them out!

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The Legend of Zelda Astro Gaming Headset

Astro Gaming is one of the leading makers of gaming headphones, and now they’ve made one featuring The Legend of Zelda.  Let’s take a look at it, as well as another headset celebrating the 10th anniversary of Astro Gaming’s A40 model, too!

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Catacombs (3rd Edition) (Boardgame)

Catacombs takes the basic idea of flicking wooden discs around a game board and transforms it into a competitive role playing game of players vs a game master. Played over a series of boards, players journey into a dungeon in hopes of becoming powerful enough to beat the final boss in the game. A fun mix of disc-flicking, tactics, and a fantasy theme create a very unique, and enjoyable, boardgame. The newest edition (with fancy new rubber playmats rather than cardboard) is currently finishing up a Kickstarter campaign.

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4 Dudes on a Couch: Switch Co-Op Games

Videogaming with your friends in the living room has never been so good. When the Nintendo Switch was released, the detachable controllers meant that two player multiplayer gaming was ready out of the box. Buy a second set and now you have controllers for four. True multiplayer games were slow to start, but soon after Mario Kart was released a flood of indie titles were ported over or released onto the console. While cramming four people around a single Switch display may be asking too much, but the system is portable enough to carry over to a friend’s house for some fine multiplayer gaming. As a fan of 4PLG (four player local gaming) on a single system, I’ve kept my eye open for good quality multiplayer titles and I thought I’d share them here with you. Some are big-name indie titles ported over to the Switch while others are far less famous. There are many quality options out there, so consider this the beginning of what may be an ongoing series. Each of the following games allow four player local play on the same screen and (unless noted) can be played with just four JoyCons.

 

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G.P. the GamerPuppet Unboxes the Soul Calibur VI Collector’s Edition

Hey there!  G.P. the GamerPuppet here.  You know Cary, right?  He reviews a lot of stuff here.  Mostly, he prefers playing family friendly, silly colorful titles like Kirby, Mega Man, or Mario.  That’s why he’s a great fit for reviewing games on this site!  But sometimes he likes to play games that are a little more grown up, like Phoenix Wright or Metroid.  Another more ‘adult’ series that Cary likes is Soul Calibur from Namco.  It’s a 3-D fighter that looks great and is very accessible to newbies and pros.  Recently Soul Calibur VI came out and Cary got the Collector’s Edition, so here’s pictures of me unboxing it!

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Dark Souls amiibo

I got a new amiibo figure that I thought I’d share with you all.  It’s the Dark Souls amiibo!  This one proved to be one of the hardest for me to get, as it was a GameStop exclusive.  I hate it when they do that!  Also, I’ve never played a Dark Souls game, nor do I plan to, so I got this amiibo simply for collection purposes.  So I don’t have much to say about it either.

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G.P. the GamerPuppet Unboxes the Mega Man 11 amiibo Edition!

Hey there! G.P. the GamerPuppet here!  You know Cary, who writes a lot of reviews here?  Well he’s a big Mega Man fan.  He even likes the series more than Mario games, and has been playing them ever since the NES days.  To celebrate Mega Man’s 30th anniversary (wow, Cary’s old), Capcom released a special version of the newest game in the series, Mega Man 11, on Switch with a special amiibo and other goodies included.  Cary was lucky enough to get it, so here are pictures of me unboxing it for him!

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Make Friends With the Blade Strangers

There’s a new fighting game starring all sorts of video game characters, and no it’s not Smash Bros.  If you were upset that Shovel Knight is just an assist trophy in the new Smash, well this may be the game for you.  Blade Strangers is a 2-D one-on-one fighter featuring characters from games like Shovel Knight, Code of Princess, Cave Story, The Binding of Isaac, and Umihara Kawase.  Since the characters are interesting enough, here’s a blog about them!

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Ticket to Ride: New York (Boardgame)

Arguably the best-selling modern boardgame is Ticket to Ride and its sequels.  Players collect sets of train cards (like sets in Rummy), and use them to occupy routes on a game board map of the United States. Players earn points for placing large sets of trains as well as bonus points for managing to connect cities shown on their personal “ticket” cards.  Many versions have been released which change the map (Europe, Asia, the UK, etc…) and each add in some small twist to make the version unique. Ticket to Ride: New York is the newest release and it takes most of what is best about the game and distills it down to a small box game, playable in less than 20 minutes (closer to 30-45 minutes if playing with new players.)  While the “large box” games tend to allow more long-term grand strategy, New York serves as both a great introduction to the game and a fully playable version when you have less than an hour to spare.

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