pokemon Tag

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 10 Sep 2014

Do you want to be the best? The very best, like no one ever was? To catch ‘em all, without needing to drop several hundred bucks in the process? In an age long past, such an option was available to gamers. It was known as “the demo”, a slice of a game that gave players a chance to experience what was in store. Fore free. And now, the new Pokémon remakes are getting into that try it before you buy it idea.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 04 Sep 2014

Pokkén Tournament is not exactly the game that I was expecting to be announced last week. Sure, it’s Pokémon meets Tekken, but at the same time, it’s Pokémon meets Tekken. That was a surprising move to say the least. And even the people behind the game were surprised.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 04 Sep 2014

Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire is easily my favourite incarnation of the franchise. It was a massive step up from Generation 2, the first Pokémon game on the GameBoy Advance and just a massive improvement that created a foundation which current Pokémon games are still using to this day. If you’ve never played them (SHUNUNUNUNUNUN!), then prepare for a quick history lesson.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 01 Sep 2014

I’ve spoken before but how much of a game-changer mega-evolutions were to Pokémon. Now, I’m going to speak about it some more and don’t bother trying to escape, I locked the door and laced the biscuits with paralysing chemicals. Now then, mega-evolutions aren’t just cosmetic changes to your Pokémon. They’re stat-boosting transformations that can give you the edge in battle. And of course, another starter Pokémon is getting one.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 28 Aug 2014

Despite being one of the biggest franchises around, Pokémon ain’t exactly known for releasing collector’s editions of their various games. What you generally get, is a game, a box and a manual if you’re lucky. And I’m fine with that. And I’m also more than fine with falling off the wagon, caving in and buying this special edition of the upcoming Ruby and Sapphire remakes.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 26 Aug 2014

Because nobody asked for it! If there’s one game that fans have been asking for, it’s a proper console version of Pokémon, bringing open world catch ‘em all gameplay to a larger screen. That ain’t happening. Instead, you’re going to get a chance to properly battle with your Pokémon in Pokkén Tournament.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 22 Aug 2014

I’ve never been able to get into DOTA. It’s not the highly complex gameplay, the frequent attacks on my genitals or the fact that my clumsy penguin-hands can barely hit an insane amount of keys every minute in comparison to the players around me that make me avoid the game. It’s that I just find it ridiculously boring. Still, this particular mod for the game may have my attention.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 11 Aug 2014

You have a  team of legendary Pokémon, all maxed out and with ludicrous EV stats? Ha! I scoff at your team! I scoff to the max! For you see, I have a team of common Pokémon in my team…who all happen to be shiny. As far as bragging rights go, shiny Pokémon earn players the most, as the buggers are ridiculously hard to encounter. Hell, in the last three years, I’ve only managed to catch one of them. With the upcoming Pokémon remakes however, expect to get a shiny badass at launch.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 08 Aug 2014

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!

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 07 Aug 2014

You know how awful it was when twitch played Pokemon? It took them ages, spawned a bunch of memes and was finally completed. Now, there's a new player in the seemingly random approach to Pokemon, and it makes us not want to live on this planet anymore.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 29 Jul 2014

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.

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 24 Jul 2014

Pokémon is one of those cultural phenomena  that you either get, or you don’t. Or maybe you’re like me – and you got it when you were younger, but now think the entire thing is a bit of a farce. I embraced having 151 of the critters; now there are over 600 of the bloody things to try and collect. If you fall in to the former category, this is probably for you.

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 24 Jul 2014

Pokémon is one of those cultural phenomena  that you either get, or you don’t. Or maybe you’re like me – and you got it when you were younger, but now think the entire thing is a bit of a farce. I embraced having 151 of the critters; now there are over 600 of the bloody things to try and collect. If you fall in to the former category, this is probably for you.