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Monday, April 4, 2016

Dark Souls 3 Review

Head over to GamerHub.TV to see my Dark Souls III review. The game is really tough and you will perish quite often. Here's the link to the review and while you're there, check out the rest of the site

Friday, February 19, 2016

Nintendo NY Store Reopening pictures

 Check out my pictures from the Grand Reopening at the Nintendo Store, now known as the Nintendo NY Store. A grand opening wouldn't be grand without the man himself, Super Mario- Charles Martinet! I'm there too but I felt I don't need an introduction!

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

April Showers Bring Fire Flowers

There has been a lot of Nintendo news recently and I haven't been able to report on it as I have been feeling pretty sick. I feel better now so it's time to recap what has been going on! I'm sure everyone knows by now that the Legend of Zelda for Wii U game has been bumped from this years E3 as well as 2015 all together. It now will show up sometime in 2016 and that bums me out. I understand that the developers didn't want to give the fans a weak product but its gonna be a whole year before anymore Wii U Zelda info hits the outside world. I really wanted to play it at E3 this year but I guess Star Fox will have to keep me entertained, as long as Ninty doesn't pull it from E3 as well.

There will be a new Nintendo Direct soon and the date is April 1st. No, really the next Nintendo Direct is coming April 1st. Even when Nintendo isn't trying to make things more complicated, they go and make things more complicated. All they had to do was have it on the 2nd and no one would have thought it was a joke or even have that idea pop into their heads. It would be nice to hear that they are making more of the Amiibo that no one could get and can't get unless they put a second mortage on their house and buy them on eBay. Anyway, it would also be nice to hear if there will be any preorder bonus for Splatoon and some new titles that we haven't heard about before.

Lastly, the next system for Nintendo was announced, the NX. that could be read as N-X or N-Cross or N-ext. It will be interesting to see what Nintendo does for the next gen of gaming. Will the new "NX" connect the mobile and home systems, which is a popular trend going around the internet. Will it allow players to play whenever and whererever they want, like the GamePad wanted to do. If it allows me to play handheld games on my TV a la Super Game Boy, I'm sold.

One more thing for the Nintendo Direct on April Fools Day, Pokemon Blue/Red with classic graphics and WI-Fi trading. It's a win-win for Nintendo. The old school fans get to relive the classic Kanto region in classic GB graphics and the new school get to live the Kanto region for the first time. Everyone is happy, especially me and my Squirtle!

Friday, February 20, 2015

Nintendo having Fun with Their Oscar Picks

The Academy Awards is this weekend and Nintendo has decided to give the awards show the Nintendo twist. They have created their own award categories, complete with a Nintendo twist. It goes to show that Nintendo is all about having a good time and having fun! Now, give me more Villager Amiibo at some point or now that I thing about it, more Amiibo availability in general would be fine!

Without delay lets get to the picks!

The Princess Peach Award, for best female costume in a movie - Maleficent

The Samus Aran Award, for strongest female character – Olivia Evans - Boyhood

The Smash Award, for best fight scene of the year – Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

The Dragonite Award, for best film featuring a dragon – How To Train Your Dragon 2

The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time Award, for best music scene in a film - Whiplash

The Star Fox Best Barrel Roll in a movie – Guardians of the Galaxy

Honorary Birdo Award, for best film with the word 'Bird' in its name – Birdman

I’m glad that The Legend of Zelda was used for best music because lets be honest, LOZ has some of, if not the best music in gaming! Samus for best female was a good choice but how could you not have Donkey Kong be the Big Ape for a category with Planet of the Apes winning!

How long until Nintendo does their own Awards Show and winners receive the Golden Mario Amiibo trophy? Only time will tell on that one!

Also more Squirtle! That is all.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

AmiiBLOWN Opportunity

"My name is Steve and I have a problem, an Amiibo problem!"

I didn't think I was going to get caught up in the Amiibo hype when they were first released for sale. I also didn't think they would take off as much as they did. I grabbed my Mario and Pikachu amiibo from GameStop when I picked up my Super Smash Brothers for Wii U with the gamecube adapter. Had I figured it was going to be difficult to get my hands on the Villager or Marth for example, I would have grabbed all of them at the time. This mistake won't be made again and I have been caught up in the juggernaugt that is Amiibo Hunting.

Never did I think I would get caught up in Amiibo Hunting and the next thing you notice you're checking stores for toy supply and going to stores before they open. It reminds me of trying to get a Super Soaker water gun from Childworld from when my brother and I were little kids. This won't be the first time a company creates hype by under supplying the stores and it won't be the last time.

Importing from a foreign country is the next step. Don't say you it won't happen to you because people like that will read this and then jump right on an import site, like Amazon France or something, and then they buy the tough ones like Lucario or Meta Knight, both pretty much impossible in the States.

Poor marketing and Nintendo go hand in hand these days. It started with the Wii U having people not knowing the system is different than the Wii. Now, the Amiibo supply has been horrible since the start of the Amiibo State. It's only going to get worse when the Wave 4 Amiibo go on the market and then preorders sell out in about ten minutes. Like season tickets to sport teams, people will be leaving their Amiibo in their will for future generations of Amiibo Hunters!

Different variations of Amiibo, like Mario being gold and silver( potentially) and then the Mario Party amiibo show me one thing. The craze that is Amiibo has gotten out of hand!

Friday the 13th-Nintendo Style

It feels weird having Friday the 13th being the day before Valentine's Day but whatever, lets go with it. Nintendo is used to having multiple releases on the same day. I remember having the Legend of Zelda and Super Mario getting new games on the same day. This time around, the Legend of Zelda is at it again and Monster Hunter is joining in on the fun this time around. The two games are also going to have New 3DS XL's based on them but it's going to take some time to get your hands on one of those. The preorders went pretty quick for the Majora's Mask 3DS with stores cancelling them at the last minute.

The Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate 3DS was around for a little bit longer but then that sold out too. Don't expect to get a New 3DS at GameStop for a few weeks because they were only getting preorder numbers at their stores for release day. They were chasing people away who wanted to preorder the new system the day before. I was there preordering the second batch of Shulk Amiibo. I don't mind waiting until May, the potential release date for Shulk 2.0 but I wasn't going to get one without this method so I'm ok with this.

My Sonic Amiibo showed up in the mail on Friday the 13th and I picked up my Majora's Mask 3D game so Friday the 13th was a good day for me. I'm going to wait for the New 3DS for a variation that is more my style or the black one in the future but only time will tell on that one!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Amiibo Exclusive Issues

It looks that everyone has bought into the Amiibo craze from Nintendo, myself included. However, in a turn of events that can only be done by Nintendo, that first they weren't sure if they were going to discontinue the less popular Amiibo. For those who don't know, the less popular Amiibo from Wave 1 is the Villager, Wii Fit Trainer, and Marth. Nintendo couldn't decide if they were discontinued or weren't. They finally came out and said that there will be less popular Amiibo phased out after their innitial sales window. Then Nintendo stated that these less popular Amiibo might be brought back into the fold and not be discontinued after-all. It looks like in typical Nintendo fashion, Nintendo didn't realize the want for these Amiibo. Surely, they wouldn't have this trouble again, would they?

There are certain Amiibo that will be store exclusive figures, which could be seen as a good thing as well as a bad thing. It could be seen as a good thing for the stores that will get people into said stores and buy other things in addition to the Amiibo figures. The issues I have is that some of these stores have already sold out on their pre-orders online and won't get anymore or won't allow anymore pre-orders. They could do what GameStop is rumored to be doing with the Shulk figure where they will only get the pre-orders and jack up the price on the next batch, not cool GameStop!

I'm not sure how I feel about store exclusives which is nothing new to the toy store game. When you used to actually get physical pre-order bonuses( how long ago was that, ha) each store used to have different things. This is still done with the likes of Toys R Us and Target as examples but not nearly as much as it used to be done,  in the good old days.

I really want to get my hands on a Villager Amiibo and would have grabbed it at the start if I wasn't sleeping at the wheel on that one. Stay tuned for Game of the Year 2014 from Nintentofive and this year is gonna be tough!( in terms of game selections)

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Nintendo holiday plans

It will be Thanksgiving soon and everyone knows what that means, Black Friday shopping. Nintendo isn't wasting anytime with their holiday plans. They're going to have a mall tour at select malls across the country where people can play the up-and-coming games. Smash Bros for Wii U and Amiibo will be out soon and those are going to make a killing for the Big N. Not only will the Amiibo interact with Nintendo games, the figures look really cool too.

There will be plenty of games from Nintendo on kids Christmas lists this year. It gets underway with Super Smash Bros for 3DS being out for awhile now. Smash-Vember hits its peak with Super Smash Bros for Wii U and the Amiibo hitting store shelves November 21st. That same day, the return to the Hoenn region becomes a reality for Pokemon trainers in Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire. Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker comes out in December, so Nintendo should do just fine in the holiday/winter months.

Now, all I ask is the original Pokemon Red and Blue on the eShop with Wi-Fi trading/classic graphics. I know it was revealed recently that Game Freak wants to work on the newer games right now and give the current games their all. Personally, I think a ton of people, who grew up with the original games would love to play them again in their old school glory.

Lets start something like "Codename: Vermilion" to get the original Red and Blue games on the eShop for 3DS with Wi-Fi trading. It worked for Majora's Mask and the Ruby/Sapphire Remakes, so why not classic Red/Blue remakes.