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Hey, before we close out Friday, I need to speak with you guys. As a Jigglypuff Witness, I want to ask you if you’ve accepted the teachings of Professor Oak into your life, and got Wigglytuff with it? Ignore all this nonsense about Mega-Evolution! Only the mighty Arceus is fit to evolve certain Pokémon, and they most certainly aren’t mega! Join the Jigglypuff Witnesses today!
The console market really is a strange thing. I think back to last generation, where the Wii caused all sorts of havoc, outselling it’s competitors even though the console could never keep up in the pixel pushing department. This generation however, we have the Wii U, and It is barely struggling along. This seems to be really hurting Nintendo, as they have lost a whopping $97 million in the last quarter alone.
Yo yo yo son! I see you got a Pokémon there that is about to evolve. But would you like to see it mega-evolve? I gots a couple of Pokémon that might interest you then. I has a Mega-Garchomp, a Mega-Scizor, a Mega-Charizard. I even have a Mega-Chansey, which isn’t a regular Chansey that I’ve been inflating with a bicycle pump! What’s that? You want something more Ruby/Sapphire flavoured? I can hook you up.
Gaming isn’t exactly the cheapest hobby. Whether you are PC or Console, it still requires an investment of a few thousand Rands just to get started. What about the games? Forget sales and discounts, full priced titles are a rip off, A RIP OFF I TELL YOU! Are they really though? This 90’s Toys ‘R” Us advert certainly puts things into perspective.
I don’t think there’ll ever be another game development studio like Platinum games. And that’s a good thing. This is a studio that even when it fires a dud, manages to turn the mundane into a galaxy-level extinction event. Bayonetta was one such game that went over the top, came back around, and did several more loops through the insanity wheel. And the sequel wants you to share that madness with friends.
E3 is such a strange experience. At its core, it's still a trade show designed to show off the goods that publishers will be pushing in the coming months and years. While journalists and distributors seem to think about E3 the most when planning their calendars, it's also a big deal for consumers, and helps to formulate buying patterns. This year's E3 shook things up a bit.
This cosmic dance of bursting decadence and withheld permissions twists all our arms collectively, but if sweetness can win, and it can - then I'll still be here tomorrow to high-five you yesterday, my friend. Peace.
We were chatting the other day about how October has an insane amount of high profile games coming out. I honestly have no idea how we’re going to even review them all. But we would most certainly try. And then I remembered. We had forgotten about Pokémon. The handheld behemoth of an adventure series that can take easily 20 hours to finish properly for a review. I’m already crying. But at least I’ll have a ‘secret base’ when the game arrives.
During E3, I was invited to a special Nintendo round table during which time they revealed Code Name S.T.E.A.M. - a new strategy game for the 3DS. Now Nintendo has released a very condensed version of that event, and you can see some of the gameplay.
Last year’s Pokémon X and Y shook things up a bit in the battle department with Mega-Evolutions. Tremendous boosts of power that could be activated during a fight, the game had many a player yelling out “OVER 9000”. But that was last year. Say hello to the in-season precursor of that system, Primal Reversion.
Hyrule Warriors is on its way. In fact, a bunch of games are coming to the Wii U that will make me dust off that console - Nintendo came out strong for E3 and I have a good feeling about their new offerings. Of course interest is piqued for the new Zelda game, and it just might have a feature you all have wanted for a long time.
Nintendo announced a new IP during their Nintendo direct, making many gamers pay attention. This isn't another Mario game, but it certainly is a ton of fun, and may just make you need a Wii U.