All posts tagged 'Television'

Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric (Wii U)

SONICWIIU_BOXOne day, Sonic the Hedgehog and his friends were being chased by the villainous Dr. Eggman and Metal Sonic.  To escape, they hid in some ancient ruins, and unwittingly freed an evil cybernetic snake named Lyric from his 1,000 year slumber.  Now Sonic, Tails, Amy, and Knuckles must work together to stop Lyric from taking over the world!  Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric is based on the new computer animated Sonic cartoon airing on Cartoon Network.

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Skylanders Balloon to Appear at this Year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade!

PARADEThe best-selling Skylanders video game and toy line has made over 2 billion in sales and is about to make another milestone as well.  There will be a Skylanders balloon featured at this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade!  The Skylander that’ll be in balloon form is Eruptor, a fire-based warrior who came from the depths of a volcano.  Skylanders is a pretty big deal here at GamerDad, so I wanted to make sure fans will know so you can tune in Thanksgiving morning.  I’m only disappointed that Spyro the Dragon wasn’t picked to be the Skylanders balloon instead.  Oh yes, and there will be a new Pikachu balloon as well.  Click here to see a bigger picture of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade ad.  Happy Thanksgiving!

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Digimon: All-Star Rumble (360, PS3)

DIGIMON_BOXOver the years, Pokemon has had many imitators.  One of the best and most prolific is Digimon.  Like Pokemon, Digimon has had several games and even a pretty good cartoon.  Now Digimon is back on the Xbox 360 and PS3 with an arena style battle fighting action game (reviewed on 360 here).  The Digital World has been at peace for a long time, and the Digimon monsters are getting bored.  So to keep them in top fighting shape, they hold a battle tournament to see who is the best Digimon of them all!

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Danger of the Ooze (360, PS3, 3DS)

TMNT_BOXTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have been famous with kids since, well, I was young.  And now there is a popular new TMNT computer animated TV series on Nickelodeon.  This game is based on that series.  When Donatello picks up traces of a new super mutagen, it’s up to the four heroes in a half shell to find it before Shredder and the Kraang aliens do!  Danger of the Ooze is a single player 2-D platformer/beat em up that plays quite a bit like an old school Metroid game!  It’s available on Xbox 360, PS3, and 3DS, but reviewed on 360 here.

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Cary’s Favorite Weekday Afternoon Cartoons!

A week or two ago I wrote a blog about my favorite Saturday morning cartoons.  That got me to thinking about cartoons during the week that I watched and liked, so I decided to write a blog about my favorite weekday afternoon cartoons as well.

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Cary’s Top Ten Favorite Saturday Morning Cartoons!

Lately I’ve been reading things about major networks taking off their Saturday morning cartoon lineup and whatnot. I don’t really know the details about all of it because news about Saturday morning cartoons just isn’t at the top of my radar anymore.  But it got me to thinking about my favorite Saturday morning cartoons as a kid, so I decided to list my top ten.  I think I did a blog like this before, but it’s been quite a while so I think it’s worth revisiting.

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Power Rangers: Super Megaforce (3DS)

POWER_BOXPower Rangers have been delighting kids and fans of campy action on television and movies ever since the 90’s! And the basis for the show has been around much longer, as it originated in Japan in the 70’s!  I can’t believe Power Rangers is still on TV, but apparently it is.  And now you can join the adventures with Power Rangers: Super Megaforce, a simple arcade action brawler for Nintendo 3DS.

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The Legend of Korra (360, Xbox One, PS4, PS3, PC)

KORRA_BOXThe Legend of Korra is a popular action-adventure cartoon on Nickelodeon. The animated series is a follow-up to the equally popular Avatar: The Last Airbender show on Nick.  The Legend of Korra takes place many years after the original series and stars a young woman who has elemental-bending powers just like the original hero.  Now you can join in the adventures with Korra in a game that takes place between the second and third seasons of the show.  It’s available to download for many of today’s consoles, but reviewed on Xbox 360 here.

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Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures 2 (360, PS3, Wii U, 3DS)

PAC2_BOXOne of the most popular video game icons, Pac-Man, is still going strong after all these years. There is even a computer animated cartoon on the Disney XD cable channel, and it even has a second season!  I’m surprised at that, because the cartoon itself isn’t that good.  Last year, Bandai Namco Games made a video game based on Pac-Man’s new cartoon adventures, and despite being based on a lackluster cartoon license, the game itself was actually pretty good.  So now it’s a year later and we have a sequel to Pac-Man’s cartoon 3-D platforming romp, and while it’s more of the same, it’s still a fun little game.  They just added some characters from the end of the first season and into the second.

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Tenkai Knights: Brave Battle (3DS)

TENKAI_BOXTenkai Knights is a toy line and anime series on Cartoon Network. The story goes that in a parallel universe exists a cube-shaped planet, and its inhabitants can shapeshift from blocks into robotic warriors.  The denizens of this planet have endured a centuries-long war over their Tenkai energy source.  When it seemed like evil was about to take over the planet, a group of four brave robotic warriors called Tenkai Knights appeared and drove away the bad guys.  Now the evil is back and stronger than before, and a new generation of Tenkai Knights is needed.  For some reason, four teenage boys from Earth are transported to the war-torn planet to become the next batch of robotic fighter Tenkai Knights.  And now you can relive the action of the cartoon with Tenkai Knights: Brave Battle for Nintendo 3DS.

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