All posts tagged 'Television'

Family Feud (PS4, Switch, Xbox One, Stadia)

There are countless TV game shows out there, but most don’t last very long.  Sometimes you might get a remake of one, such as Press Your Luck (one of my guilty pleasures).  But there are some game shows that seem to have been on TV forever!  Or at least as long as I can remember.  Some of these include Jeopardy!, Wheel of Fortune, and The Price is Right.  Another one is Family Feud, and any time it’s on, me and whoever I’m watching it with like to try and guess the survey answers.  And now you can play a video game version of it on most current consoles, but it’s reviewed on PS4 here.

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Video Game Themed Hallmark Keepsake Christmas Ornaments 2020

Hallmark always has a wide annual selection of new Christmas ornaments and series, and in the past few years they’ve even done video game related ones!  This year they had more than ever, and I got most of them, so I thought I’d share them with you here.  Most are from Nintendo games.

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Funko Pop Blitz (Mobile)

Those big-headed, soulless black eyed Funko Pop figurines are EVERYWHERE!  And pretty much any movie, TV, comic book, even food commercial characters have their own figure.  I’ve tried to stay away from them, myself, since I’m already so bad with amiibo figures, but even I have a few of them.  I had to have all the Pac-Man ones, because you know I would.  Plus I’ve got a couple of other video game related ones I’ve found on sale.  And now there is a match three puzzle game on mobile devices featuring Funko Pop characters!

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Nickelodeon Kart Racers 2: Grand Prix (PS4, Switch, Xbox One)

A couple of years ago I reviewed Nickelodeon Kart Racers, a kart racing game featuring characters and tracks from multiple generations of cartoons from kids’ cable channel Nickelodeon.  Now it’s back with a sequel with more characters, more tracks, and just more stuff in general.  It’s available on all current consoles but reviewed on PS4 here.

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WWE 2K Battlegrounds (PS4, Switch, Xbox One, Stadia, PC)

Personally, I’ve never been able to get into professional wrestling on TV.  Don’t get me wrong, I certainly have respect for the athletes and performers, but it’s just not something that has kept my interest.  Although I do have a bunch of friends and family members who like wrestling on TV.  One of my online friends suggested I review the new WWE 2K Battlegrounds game, as it’s a game that might appeal to kids and younger fans.  Many kids do like TV wrestling, and who can blame them?  It’s all about super cool, strong and athletic guys and gals performing over the top moves on each other.  So I decided to step out of my comfort zone and give this one a try.  It’s available on all current consoles and PC, but reviewed on PS4 here.

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High Score: A Review and Retrospective on the Netflix Series

Recently, Netflix launched High Score, a new documentary series on the history of video games.  I thought it was entertaining enough that I wanted to discuss and review it here on this blog.  So here’s my thoughts on the six episode series!

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Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time (PS4, Switch, Xbox One, PC, Apple Arcade)

Samurai Jack was one of Cartoon Network’s most unique, artful, and beloved action cartoons.  A heroic samurai from feudal Japan battles a shapeshifting demon named Aku.  But Aku sends the samurai into a time portal to the future where Aku reigns supreme.  The first person who sees the samurai in the future calls him “Jack,” so that’s the name he goes by here.  Now Samurai Jack must find a way back to the past so he can defeat Aku for good.  The cool thing about the cartoon is that it actually had an ending, although it took it long enough to get there.  Nearly two decades after the initial run, they added one last season on Adult Swim that was a bit darker and bloodier, but Jack FINALLY beat Aku!  This new video game takes place when Jack and his love interest Ashi are in the portal going to the past.  Aku has one final trick up his sleeve and grabs Jack and sends him to a place between time and space where he must fight familiar foes.  Flimsy story aside, it’s a great way for fans to relive their favorite scenes, enemies, and friends in this 3-D action game.  Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time is available on nearly anything you can play a game on, but reviewed on PS4 here.

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Kandagawa Jet Girls (PS4, PC)

In Kandagawa Jet Girls, you race futuristic water jet bikes around rivers in Tokyo.  Your drivers are two young anime ladies, one steers and the other shoots a water gun at other racers to slow them down.  Kind of reminds me of Mario Kart: Double Dash in a way.  Apparently this game is based on an anime cartoon as well.  Huh, I didn’t know that.  Learn something new every day.  Anyway, this game is available on PS4 and PC, but reviewed on PS4 here.

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Pokémon Café Mix (Switch, Mobile)

You’re about to open up a café that serves food especially for Pokémon!  And the waiters and cooks are Pokémon as well!  Help prepare delicious dishes for your Poke-pals in this free-to-start puzzle game for Switch and mobile devices (reviewed on Switch here).  Stir around Pokémon head icons to match them and make them disappear.  It kind of reminds me of other action puzzle games on mobile like Yo-Kai Watch Wibble Wobble or the Disney Tsum Tsum game.

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Pokémon Smile (Mobile)

Pokémon has delighted and entertained kids for generations, and now the little pocket monsters are helping make brushing teeth a little more fun.  Pokémon Smile is a brushing app for mobile devices (reviewed on iPhone here) geared towards very young children.  Best of all, it’s completely free with no in-game ads or purchases.  Not sure how it makes money, but good for them!  But will it make kids excited to brush their teeth?  You’ll just have to read on to find out!

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