All posts tagged 'Misc'

Discover the World of Super Mario in McDonald’s Happy Meals

Looks like McDonald’s is doing Mario toys in their Happy Meals again.  I don’t know when they started or how long this promotion lasts, so I wanted to post this as quickly as possible so it would at least be topical for a little while.  Click on the link to see pictures and read more details.

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Legends of Andor (Boardgame)

Legends of Andor is a cooperative fantasy adventure boardgame, where the players combine efforts to achieve an overarching goal while simultaneously protecting the kingdom from attack. Players range the countryside combatting evil and growing in power. Fully cooperative, the players race against the game clock governed by a deck of cards that slowly ramps up the difficulty of the game until the players ultimately win or lose.

 

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Me and You Love the Wii U

When a brand-new game console comes out, I like to write a blog about the console that came before it, and talk about my favorite games on it.  So now that the Nintendo Switch has been released, I’d like to honor the Wii U and go over my favorite games for that system (not in any particular order).

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Pokémon Easter Egg Decorating Kit

Pokémon has always been popular, but in the past year or so, it’s had a resurgence in popularity thanks to the mobile game Pokémon GO, and successful new titles in the franchise like Pokémon Sun and Moon.  So because of that, here I present to you, the Pokémon Easter Egg Decorating Kit!  I saw it at the store and just had to write about it.  I could’ve sworn I wrote about the same thing a long time ago, but I couldn’t find an article about it so I either must’ve imagined it or it was such a long time ago that it’s not on the Internet anymore.

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Care For Our World (iPad)

Last year I reviewed a game called Buddy & Me, a downloadable 2-D continuous runner for Wii U and mobile devices.  The charming hand-drawn visuals in the game made it look like a children’s picture book come to life.  Ironically, the next game the makers of Buddy & Me have made really is a children’s book!  Care For Our World was originally an award-winning children’s book, and just in time for Earth Day, now it’s an app you can download and read on the iPad!

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A local GameCon for charity (Boardgames)

I attended a local charity game convention Saturday, I thought I’d make a brief post as it may inspire others to do the same. In brief, I had a good time teaching beginner games to a host of new gamers. The star of my day was a 5 player game of the AEG rerelease of The Captain is Dead. A close second place was repeated plays of Escape: The Curse of the Temple with some brand-new to gaming sophomores.

The local game shop, The Sage’s Shoppe  (complete with extra letters) paired with a couple gamer high school teachers to host an all-day gameathon in order to raise money for the school’s summer backpack program. Low income kids often have their only decent meal of the day at school, so they are given backpacks full of food for the weekends so they can have a good meal on Saturday and Sunday, too. The summer program attempts to help with this over the summer months when school is not in session.

 

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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild amiibo Figures!

When I got my Nintendo Switch, I also got all five of the Breath of the Wild amiibo figures!  My wallet was crying that day, but they’re really cool figures so I wanted to show them off to you all.

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G.P. the GamerPuppet Unboxes the Odin Sphere Leifthrasir Storybook Edition

Hey there! G.P. the GamerPuppet here!  How long has it been?  Like…TWO YEARS?!?  Anyway, for Christmas, Cary got the Odin Sphere Left…luft…Leifthrasir (my gosh why is that so hard to spell, much less pronounce) Storybook Edition.  It’s the special edition of the re-release of Odin Sphere on the PS4, and it comes with lots of neat goodies.  So Cary had me unbox it to show you all what’s in it!

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Yarn Poochy Amiibo

Yoshi’s Woolly World was one of the best games on the Wii U in 2015.  And now it’s on the 3DS, too.  They added a few new features to the 3DS version, but not enough to make me want to buy it again.  Don’t get me wrong, I LOVED the game on the Wii U, but I just didn’t see the need to buy it again.  At first I thought I’d have to, since the 3DS version also comes packed with a Yarn Poochy amiibo.  But luckily, I found out that I could just buy the Poochy amiibo separately, so I just did that.  So here are some pictures if you’re interested.

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The Games of Atari Flashback Classics vol. 2, Part 2

ATARILOGO2We’ll wrap up this presentation of the games in Atari Flashback Classics vols. 1 and 2 by looking at the rest of the 2600 games on vol. 2.  Like last time, I’ll only go over each game briefly, because there are so many games here.  And also because I don’t have as many good memories playing 2600 games as a kid because our first gaming systems in our house were an Apple computer and an Atari 5200.

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