All posts tagged 'Misc'

The Legend of Zelda: Art and Artifacts (Book)

I got this book about a year ago and just never got around to writing about it until now.  Just too many games to review and such!  Anyway, it’s a book of official art from the Zelda series and makes a nice companion to the Hyrule Historia book that came out earlier.  I thought I’d just take a quick look at it with you all.

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Hero Realms (Boardgame)

In the Hero Realms card game players alternate between playing cards to fight each other and collecting more cards to be more powerful in the future. This deckbuilder follows in the footsteps of the hugely popular Star Realms but is more than just the same game with a different theme. There are very strong similarities, but in Hero Realms players can begin with a themed starting deck (based around typical RPG character classes) and have the option of playing in a campaign game and/or fighting a specially designed communal boss monster. While Hero Realms feels very similar to Star Realms, the opportunity to play against specific boss monster decks or try out the co-op campaign game makes Hero Realms a unique experience.

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Kung-Fu Zoo (Boardgame)

Kung-Fu Zoo has players flicking animal-themed dice into an arena to score points and/or eliminate other players by knocking them into a corner pocket.  A fast moving game of skill, with a healthy dose of luck, makes for a great game for younger kids even if it won’t have much staying power for older gamers.  

 

 

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Gunnar Computer Eyewear

I’ve been blind in my left eye since birth, so I’m always looking for ways to take better care of my eyes and what vision I have left.  Especially as I get older.  We should all be like that, really, especially if you like playing video games and working on the computer.  So much of the information that we take in is through a digital monitor, be it a phone, computer or TV.  And looking at these devices too much can cause eye strain.  Every year when I go to a show like PAX, I always see a booth for Gunnar Computer Eyewear.  They sell mostly glasses that help protect your eyes while on the computer or gaming.  I’ve always been curious about their products, so I’m so happy that I finally am able to try out a pair of glasses they sent me for review purposes.  Click here and read on to find out more about the glasses Gunnar sells and how they work!

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Button Men: Beat People Up (Boardgame)

Button men has players rolling to capture their opponent’s dice in a sort of alternate reality competitive Yahtzee. Players choose a Button Man that dictates their dice and any special powers and then alternate rolling dice to capture their opponents’ dice. Points are scored for captured dice and half points for one’s own dice that are kept through the end of the game. High score wins and another round is played in a best of three competition. Button Men is a fast playing, fun little game that is extremely portable.

 

 

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Final Fantasy Noodles

Recently I got the fighting game Dissidia Final Fantasy NT.  I’ll probably write a full blog about that game soon, but when I opened the box for the game, there was an advertisement with a special promotion with Cup Noodles, an instant ramen product.  They had Final Fantasy characters on the boxes and everything!  I thought that was kind of weird, so I decided to check it out.  Read on to see what I found!

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Nintendo PEZ Dispensers

Recently I got some Nintendo themed PEZ dispensers so I thought I’d share with you all what they look like.  Click here to see a bigger picture.

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My Animal Crossing Resume

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp is Nintendo’s newest mobile title, and I have been into it ever since it came out!  The Animal Crossing game series is very special to me, so to celebrate just how much fun I’ve been having with Pocket Camp, I thought I’d go over all the games and spinoffs in the series, and rate each one and share my special memories of each.  So let’s get started!

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Cary’s Best Games of 2017 Awards Show!

2017 will probably go down as a very good year in gaming.  We got a new 3-D Zelda game, a new 3-D Mario game, 2-D Sonic and Metroid games…heck, we even technically got a new Animal Crossing game!  Well, we also got a new Bubsy game, but let’s try to stay positive.  It was a way better year in gaming than 2016, anyway.  So now it’s time for my Best Games of 2017 Awards Show!  Keep in mind that no outside opinions went into the making of this list.  It’s just my own picks.  And if a game is missing from my list, it either didn’t appeal to me as much, or I just simply haven’t played it yet.  Can’t play all the games out there, you know!  And I did kind of break the rules with my Game of the Year award, so expect some surprises.  Anyway, let’s get started!

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PAX South 2018

The Penny Arcade Expo, or PAX for short, is one of the largest video game conventions open to the public in the US.  It started out in Seattle, then expanded to another show out East in Boston, and for the past four years, they’ve also had a show in San Antonio with PAX South.  Since that’s only a few hours’ drive from where I live, I decided to go again this year along with my dad.  It felt like a smaller show this year, but I still had a lot of fun, so let’s check out what I saw.

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