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January 27, 2014
After the release of Pokemon X & Y, many Pokemon fans grew exited for remakes of Generation III’s Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire. Even without any official word from Nintendo, some trainers have found comfort in the rumors and speculation.
One of the reasons fans expect Gen III remakes is that it would fit a pattern: A little over 10 years have passed since the release of Ruby & Sapphire (anyone starting to feel old yet?), which was about the same amount of time between Gold & Silver and their remakes (because I am). This made sense; children who grew up playing the Generation II games in high school had their own money to buy the remakes when they came out. So the Gen III remakes would make a proportional amount of business were Nintendo to release the Hoenn remakes in the near future. [...]
January 14, 2014
January 13, 2014
The release of the Pokemon Bank caused a lot of excitement last month, until the entire thing flopped. Now, as the “release date” falls off the calendar, Nintendo doesn’t seem any closer to giving us what we want.
Pokemon Bank, along with Poke Transporter, was scheduled to be released worldwide on December 27th on the eShop. With Pokemon fans staying up late in anticipation, it was like a second Christmas. All the Pokemon from the previous generations would finally be available on Pokemon X & Pokemon Y. The cloud storage would keep our precious creatures safe into antiquity!
That is, until Nintendo backed out at the last minute. [...]
December 26, 2013
Today’s the second biggest shopping day of the year, so if you’re looking to exchange some unwanted gifts, there are a few decent buys you can pick up this week.
The most impressive deal is GameStop’s Tearaway offer for Vita at $20. This is a new and really innovative game that I think most Vita owners are going to want in their collection. Though if you’re just looking to throw a couple of bucks at a more simple title, check out Hotline Miami (downloadable version) which is only $2 on Amazon.
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate for 3DS might not be a few months old, but it’s still an amazing load of game for $20 at GameStop right now. If you’re looking for something a bit more laid-back, Hometown Story is only $25 right now, and has all the charm and evergreen gameplay of a Harvest Moon title.
Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth – $17
Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate - $28
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow Mirror Fate – $15
Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl -$28
Project X Zone – $19
Skylanders Giants Portal Owner Pack – $22
Star Fox 64 3D – $27
Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition – $17
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers – $28
Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan – $31
16GB PS Vita Memory Card – $30
Assassins Creed III Liberation – $30
Gravity Rush - $19
Hotline Miami (Download) – $2
LittleBigPlanet - $24
Lumines: Electronic Symphony – $13
PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale – $20
PS Vita Portable Charger – $23
Resistance: Burning Skies – $19
Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time – $10
Soul Sacrifice - $30
Street Fighter X Tekken – $23
Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 – $28
Uncharted: Golden Abyss – $247
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December 17, 2013
Game Freak is finally coming around! Last Tuesday they released a new soundtrack album titled Pokemon FireRed & Pokemon LeafGreen: Super Music Collection internationally on the iTunes store.
This soundtrack seems pretty small compared to Game Freak’s previous release, with only 90 tracks compared to the 212-track behemoth that was Pokemon X & Pokemon Y: Super Music Collection. And $12 for 90 tracks only seems like a bad deal for the same reason. But you can’t blame the remakes of the 8-bit games for having fewer pieces in their scores (whether you want to blame Nintendo for charging more is a different story). [...]
December 15, 2013
December 10, 2013
Minor spoilers ahead. Major spoilers begin at “The Original Story” section.
I finally got around to watching Pokemon: The Origin over the past weekend, and my, what a splendid adaptation of the original Game Boy games it was!
I have never before seen a movie/series that so embraced its video game foundation, yet still managed to adapt it into something watchable for anyone. In fact, it’s probably the only piece of Pokemon media I wouldn’t cringe to watch around my spouse. That’s because this really is a fresh take on Pokemon, completely separate from the series I loved as a kid, but have grown distant from over time. [...]