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The Dangerous Logic of Children Becoming Pokemon Trainers…

Yup, sounds safe to me…

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Sonic Forces Lets You Create Your Own Sonic Character; Excuse Me While I “SQWEEEEEEEEE”…

It’s probably not a secret that I’m a huge fan of Sonic the Hedgehog (here’s the damning proof, itself), so hearing that in one of the upcoming new Sonic games (other than the retro-tastic Sonic Mania, which, YES, I DID pre-order because I’m a sucker), you’d be able to create your own character to fight the forces of evil with Modern Sonic and Classic Sonic. Continue reading Sonic Forces Lets You Create Your Own Sonic Character; Excuse Me While I “SQWEEEEEEEEE”…

Genyo Takeda, Nintendo Game And Hardware Designer, Is Retiring

Genyo Takeda, known for working on some of Nintendo’s most iconic games, consoles, and tech, will be stepping down from the company this June. Takeda, 68, was hired in 1971 by future Game Boy creator Gunpei Yokoi, and got started by creating the gun game that nearly sunk Nintendo (not by his doing, but due to the oil crisis of the late-1970s). However, he would go on to produce and direct classic games (like Punch-Out!!, Pilotwings 64, and Dr. Mario 64) and technology (like tapping the NES cart’s RAM to back up save data, the N64 controller’s analog stick and headed up the Wii’s development) as he had long been part of Nintendo’s technology brain trust.

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New Trailer and Release Date for ‘Reservoir Dogs: Bloody Days’

If you’ve ever felt the eagerness to hop into the world of any movie from Quentin Tarantino, than you might enjoy this bit of news. A new cinematic-style trailer and release date has been announced for Reservoir Dogs: Bloody Days, which will be out on PC and Steam on May 18  (that’s NEXT month!). The game centers around the bank robbery plot of the classic Quentin Tarantino film and turns it into a top-down shooter, similar to the popular Hotline Miami (one of my favorite games) with the stylized 3D graphics a’la Team Fortress 2, and a unique time-rewind mechanic. There’s currently no final price for the game, however you can get a quick look at the game with a new trailer posted above.

 

Castle of Illusion: starring Mickey Mouse – Doc’D #63

In this video game-themed episode of PractitioNERD Documented, or “Doc’D”, host Montez McCrary will be discussing the Sega Game Gear and Master System classic, Castle of Illusion, starring Mickey Mouse.

1) Genesis “Illusion” Series of Games: Amazon [http://amzn.to/2oek7L8], eBay [https://goo.gl/JbMZMs]
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3) Master System “Illusion” Series of Games: eBay [https://goo.gl/FY7UoZ]
4) Mega Drive “Illusion” Series of Games: eBay [https://goo.gl/2KfaEh]
5) “Castle of Illusion” (2013):  PS3 [https://goo.gl/lt7WId], Xbox 360 [https://goo.gl/EnYba6], PC/Steam [https://goo.gl/MX7tfN], Android [http://amzn.to/2oe0rqG], iOS [https://goo.gl/I6rUu6]

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A Grim Warning from the 1980s About the Black Magic in “Final Fantasy”…

I want to preface this post with a brief look at my background:

  1. I am a Christian with a spiritual relationship with Jesus Christ and follower of his teachings, especially John 13:34-35, asking us to “love one another as I (Christ) have loved you” and my favorite books in The Bible are Exodus (overcoming external and internal captivity) and Proverbs (a book of wisdom & justice);
  2. I’m a supporter of science and technology (in case you cannot tell by this website’s existence) because I enjoy learning how things work, how things came to be and what could happen next based on research, discovery, experimentation and fact-based evidence resulting from the scientific method;
  3. I’m a consumer of various types of media, ranging from architecture, video games, pro wrestling (in case, well, you know…), books, music, podcasts, comics, board games, etc., and I’d like to think that I have enough of a perspective (based on a combination of parenting, mentorships and experiences) to differentiate between fantasy and reality to make informed decisions.

I say this because there are stories like the one I’m about to mention that tend to grind my gears. Religious fundamentalists utilizing scare tactics toward a growing/popular medium for the sake of self-promotion is nothing new (i.e. Teletubbies, Pokemon, Magic the Gathering, Dungeons & Dragons, reading, yoga, the Jitterbug, Harry Potter, new music genres, skirts, chess, etc.), but this one from the 1980s is especially sad, mainly due to its aforementioned shallow intentions and its resulting unintended hilarity.  Continue reading A Grim Warning from the 1980s About the Black Magic in “Final Fantasy”…

Who Wants to See A Pro Wrestler Dressed as Pikachu do a Perfect Moonsault? (It Should be EVERYONE…)

Performing acrobatic moves in the course of a professional wrestling match is risky and — in some cases — dangerous, but to some wrestlers it’s a second-nature thing. Now, think about performing a move like the moonsault, which involves flipping backwards from the top rope onto your grounded opponent while landing chest first. Now, think about doing a moonsault while dressed in a full mascot costume; those things make everyday tasks like walking and running difficult, and you’ll do/see these tasks in EVERY wrestling match.  Well, nobody told that to this guy dressed as Pikachu… Continue reading Who Wants to See A Pro Wrestler Dressed as Pikachu do a Perfect Moonsault? (It Should be EVERYONE…)

Bless You ‘Mass Effect: Andromeda’ for Gifting Us These Frightening Custom Characters…

Don’t worry, dudes and dudettes; no spoilers to Mass Effect: Andromeda here.  Anyway, the story of Mass Effect: Andromeda involves humanity journeying out to populate new home worlds in the Andromeda Galaxy as part of  the “Andromeda Initiative”. The player assumes the role of either Scott or Sara Ryder, an inexperienced military recruit who joins the Initiative and wakes up in Andromeda after a 600+ year voyage. As with the other main Mass Effect games, the player can create a custom character using the features of the game’s robust creation system, which can lead to amazing or hideous character creations. This post — and the following images after the break — celebrates the latter. Enjoy the show. Continue reading Bless You ‘Mass Effect: Andromeda’ for Gifting Us These Frightening Custom Characters…

“Steven Universe: Save the Light” RPG to be Released on Consoles THIS SUMMER!

FINALLY, THE ROCK, HAS COME BACK… uh… whoa… wait a minute, what I meant to say is that FINALLY, a game based on the Cartoon Network animated series Steven Universe is going to be released on consoles. Steven Universe: Save the Light, developed by Grumpyface Studios, will launch this summer, Cartoon Network announced. Save the Light is a sequel to 2015’s Attack the Light, an action role-playing game which was well-received by fans and non-fans of the television series. Continue reading “Steven Universe: Save the Light” RPG to be Released on Consoles THIS SUMMER!

Hyperkin’s Game Gear/Master System/Master System Card Adapter for the Retron 5 to be released February 28th!

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I love my Retron 5. At its core, the Hyperkin-made system is able to play video game cartridges for the NES, SNES, Genesis, Famicom, Super Famicom, Mega Drive, Game Boy, Game Boy Color and Game Boy Advance. Essentially, the Retron 5 plays an emulated ROM dumped from the original cartridge on a HD television via HD-friendly visual filters to select from. PLUS, you can save your game, take screenshots and add language translations for imports as patches! SCORE. But it seems Hyperkin isn’t settling with the Retron 5 being a 9-in-one system (or 10 if you have a Master System converter of some type), as this next announcement instantly caught my attention. Continue reading Hyperkin’s Game Gear/Master System/Master System Card Adapter for the Retron 5 to be released February 28th!