Monday 23 March 2015

Saturday 26 July 2014

RIP Jigglypuff

There's a great shirt worth checking out at featuring a design that was on the Super Smash Pros, Youtube show. It looks like the image below. 

It's a clever joke and as someone pointed out to me, would make a great tombstone. 

If you like SSB and even more specifically like HungryBox the player who's infamous for his use of Jigglypuff, go check out the shirt!

$16 for T-shirt

$19 for long sleeve 

Dragon Age Delayed

Dragon Age Inquisition was announced originally to be released on October 7th. Now due to a need for added improvements the game has been pushed by a few weeks to November 21st, as stated by executive producer Mark Darrah.1

Once the game actually gets to you it will be available on quite a lot of gaming options: PlayStation 3/4, Xbox 360/One, and PC.2

There are quite a few games that were going to be released on the 7th of October: NBA 2K15, Alien: Isolation, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, and Driveclub.3 Basically a list of games from all sorts of genres so there is probably something for everyone being released that day. Even without Dragon Age, the wait by no means makes it a worse game. Unless we look at Watch Dogs... but delays usually mean a game will be improved. Let's hope for the best.

Sources: Joystiq [1] [3], Polygon [2]

Tuesday 10 June 2014

SSB Demo!

Tomorrow there will be a playable demo of the upcoming Super Smash Brothers for the WiiU.

Go to a select Best Buy in North America (you'll have to check if your local Best Buy is participating [see blow]) and get your first chance to try the most thrilling multiplayer fighter on Nintendo's consoles.

The event is scheduled for 2 days.
"June 11 from 4-9 PM and  June 14 from 12-5 PM"

To check if a Best Buy near you is a part of this, here is the list for USA, and here is the list for Canada.

Be advised that some of these lists differ between the two days. This means if you are interested you should check which day your store will have the demo playable.


Source: Digital Trends, Event HubsBest BuyBest Buy

Sunday 8 June 2014

Biggest Game Collection In The World, For Sale!

The person that Guinness World Records has been able to find with the biggest collection of video game titles in the world is Michael Thomasson.

This man has 11,000 + games. And he's selling them, all, in one big bundle.

Spanning 21 consoles this collection has been put up for auction. Some might think that this is due to him losing interest but that is far from the case. Thomasson made it clear that he had an immediate family issue that require lots of money; he's decided to sell the collection to help them out.

The amazing part about this collection is that he had sold it twice before but always rebuilt it. I can imagine even after making it to this size he won't stop buying games.

The current bid as of typing this article is "Current Bid: $98,500.00 by bigman107."

I'm sure he'll be able to reach a 100K milestone. 

If you've got a lot of money that you have no idea what to do with and love games... well I guess you could offer your bid! Then never stop playing games again...

Happy buying!

Source: Polygon and GameGavel 

Tuesday 22 April 2014

Character Creation

Final Fantasy 9 had some beautiful characters. I remember them being like nothing I'd ever seen before. As the first RPG I ever got to play, the detail in that game (growing up with the Playstation) blew me away. They all had so much care to their detail, each one very unique from the last.

Often I find myself enjoying games with good character design more than ones with character creation. The simple reason, the limitations when implemented in game make for a much less satisfying character. Usually not meeting the level of creativity my imagination wants to put behind a character. It becomes a compromise when making choices for how to design the character.

The time that someone else has put into the design of a full fleshed out character with the proper style and detail that someone had in mind can often be achieved now a days. Something like this had a whole other level of limitation:

In early games one had to deal with the technology getting in the way of the developers wanted. Now that technology has greatly improved, it seems that the greatest limitation is when someone has to develop user interface that truly gives a person freedom in creature creation.

Many games seem to implement the idea that giving a person character creation options are a way to please the player even if the options are few. It gives a sort of illusion of freedom that a player has control when it's in truth a sort of lazy way out for the developer to just not put effort into designing.

In terms of character design

Good examples:

Bad example:

 I bring this all up because I've been waiting for a long time for a game that can produce a character creation system that matches the quality of characters I'm so used too seeing in pre-designed characters like shown above.

Today I was linked by a friend an amazing video that shows the character creation I've been waiting for. The game is Black Desert and it's the first time I've seen it. I can't wait to see what else comes from this.

Monday 14 April 2014

Birthday Party!

After having a birthday party with a bunch of my friends I realized how much I wanted to have access to more quality party games. There are many fun mulitplayer games but games that are designed for a bunch of friends that have low learning curves are quite wonderful gems.

These gems are not the easiest to find. There may be quite a bit of cheap party games but I'm looking for content that is worth getting and replaying over and over.


  • Two player 
  • 2D combat game
  • Quick matches 
  • Good tournament system.
  • Lots of modes

Super Smash Brothers series

  • Up to 4 players
  • Fighting game
  • Match time varies
  • Lots of characters
  • Lots of stages
  • Custom stages
  • Lots of items

Mariokart series (I prefer CTR but I don't believe it has multitab capability [which isn't a common accessory for most people]

  • Up to 4 players
  • Racing game
  • Matches usually no longer than 5 minutes
  • One can change the player per race
  • Change in character and vehicles is mostly aesthetic, minor changes in gameplay

Worms series
Depending on which version one gets the features vary but most of them are all great. I personally own World Party and highly recommend it.

  • Up to 16 players hotseat
  • Turn based combat game
  • Lots of weapons/ item variety
  • Lots of modes
  • Custom stages
Chu-Chu Rocket
  • Up to 4 players
  • Puzzle game, but it can get really fast paced and hectic
  • A crazy amount of levels
  • Custom levels
  • Some extra modes
Wii Sports
Not actually a bad series of games. I'm quite a fan of the bowling game since it games the none skilled bowlers feel amazingly talented. 

Super Monkey Ball

  • Tons of levels to try
  • Time challenges 

Little Big Planet

  • endless amount of levels
  • up to 4 players
  • offline and online 

Zen Pinball

  • The best pinball game I know of w a bunch of neat machines
  • Play up to 4 people as well I believe
  • There is a hot seat option
  • You can play for highest score (last time I did this I broke my high score)
Burnout Paradise 

  • The most satisfying race you'll ever have
  • destroy your friends
  • get destroyed
  • and in the end, just keep racing and breaking your car.

The Yawhg

  • Up to 4 players
  • If you like DnD it's like that but w/ out the combat
  • Very personally story driven (all about your choices).
  • Replayability
  • 15-20 minute matches max  

Things I need to look at

Samurai Gunn

Tower Fall