All posts tagged 'Misc'

Minecraft amiibo

Minecraft has got to be one of the most popular video games of all time.  But believe it or not, I’ve never played it!  Oh sure, I’ve watched my brothers play it, and I’ve reviewed Minecraft Story Mode and even ate the cereal!  But I’ve stayed away from the main game.  Mainly because it looks too addictive!  I’m bad enough as it is with Animal Crossing!  But Minecraft is so popular that the characters are in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, so of course they made amiibo figures out of them.  And I just got them so let’s take a look!

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Pizza Pixel Podcast Episode 11: Top Five Favorite Racing Games

Start your engines!  For this episode we have a listener suggestion.  So my brother Jeff and I talk about our top five favorite racing games!  There’s some on here you can probably expect and guess, but I bet you’ll find a few surprises as well!  So let’s put the pedal to the metal and dash to the finish line!  Ready, set, GO!

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Pizza Pixel Podcast Episode 10: Our Favorite Music/Rhythm Games

We’re celebrating a couple of milestones with this podcast!  First, it’s our one-year anniversary since we started doing this podcast.  And second, this is our tenth episode!  So to celebrate, here’s a special episode where my brother Jeff and I talk about our favorite music/rhythm games!

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Sonic the Hedgehog Fruit Snacks

Hey everyone!  Guess what I found at the grocery store the other day?  Sonic the Hedgehog fruit snacks.  Now the speedy blue blur can grace your kids’ lunchboxes this school year!  I got a press release a few months ago saying that they were going to come out with Sonic fruit snacks plus a Sonic cereal.  So I guess the fruit snacks finally came out. I haven’t seen the cereal yet but if I do, you’ll know I’ll buy it and definitely write about it!  You’d think they would’ve had this kind of Sonic foodstuffs before now, but they haven’t.  So let’s take a quick look at the fruit snacks!

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Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak amiibo

Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak is an expansion to Capcom’s popular Monster Hunter Rise game.  I hear it’s a pretty big addition, too.  So much so that it got three new amiibo figures!  I had to import these, as I never saw where I could get them in the US.  Actually I think Capcom USA had a special edition of the game that came with one of the amiibo figures (the dragon), but I wasn’t about to pay hundreds of dollars for that plus a game I’d never play.  But luckily, importing these wasn’t very costly at all!  I was surprised.  So let’s take a look at them!

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LEGO Super Mario Starter Set

When I was a kid back in the early 80s, I loved going to arcades.  But I didn’t always have easy access to them or the games.  I might be able to see or play a game at a gas station or in front of a grocery store, but going to an actual arcade was a rare treat.  So sometimes when I was at home, I’d play ‘pretend’ arcade games.  One time I got a bunch of my dad’s dot matrix printer paper and spread it out from the front door to the back door.  On one side of the paper I drew a Xevious map, and on the other side I drew a Zaxxon map.  Then I got out my toy spaceships and played ‘pretend’ Xevious and Zaxxon with them.  Of course I got in a little bit of trouble for using so much of my dad’s printer paper!  Another time I cut out a paper chef’s hat and pepper shaker and played ‘pretend’ Burgertime around the house!  And I think that aspect of pretend play is the main inspiration for the LEGO Super Mario sets.  A couple of years ago, LEGO and Nintendo teamed up to make these, and there are tons of sets and expansions for them.  I got the LEGO Super Mario Starter Set for Christmas and finally got around to putting it together with my brother Jeff, so let’s take a look at it!

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Pizza Pixel Podcast Episode 9: Top Five Favorite Sports Games

On this episode of the Pizza Pixel Podcast, my brother Jeff returns and we talk about our favorite sports video games.  Neither of us are really into sports, but we do have our favorite sports video games here and there.  There’s some unusual picks, so it should be an interesting discussion to listen to!  So please check it out with the link provided below!

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Pizza Pixel Podcast Episode 8: Top Five Favorite Comic Book Characters

On this episode of the Pizza Pixel Podcast, my youngest brother Caleb and I talk about our favorite comic book characters.  Should be interesting since I don’t really get into comic books much.  So please excuse my lack of knowledge and feel free to correct my errors in the comments section.  Click on the link below and check it out!

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Cary’s Best Games of 2022 SO FAR Awards Show!

Around this time of year, I like to make a list of my best games SO FAR, because usually the AAA titles are released later in the year during the holiday season, and the titles that came out earlier tend to be forgotten.  So here’s when those games get their due.  Keep in mind that this is my list only and no other outside opinions contributed.  And if a game isn’t on this list, it either just didn’t appeal to me as much or I haven’t had a chance to play it yet.  Ok with that out of the way, let’s begin!

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Welcome to the Pocky and Rocky Shrine!

You may not know about the Pocky and Rocky game series, but they’ve had four titles under their belt with a new one that just came out!  They’re 2-D shooters, but they don’t auto-scroll (think Ikari Warriors or Commando), but it’s the theme that makes them stand out.  The games have a Japanese myths and legends motif.  They’re really fun games, but also really hard!  Or maybe I just suck at them, I dunno.  Anyway, since the new game just came out, I thought I’d be your tour guide in this shrine featuring all the games in the series!  So let’s begin!

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