If there one flaw in the Pokémon frachise that almost every life-long Pokénerd can agree on, it’s the lack of growth in the anime. First broadcast in 1997, the anime now has 940 episodes and 21 movies under its belt. For all the new people and Pokémon you meet along the way, it is getting a bit repetitive. Each season sees Ash Ketchum and his beloved Pikachu (and maybe one or two old friends, but maybe not) embark upon a new adventure in an unfamiliar region of the Pokémon world. He’ll get at least one, but probably all three, of the starters and build up a new team of five native Pokémon (plus Pikachu) with which to earn eight gym badges and take on that region’s Pokémon League Tournament. (more…)
Apple’s iPhone Event was held earlier today. Yes, the iPhone 7 was announced. The sleeker design and water resistance, faster processing, and a few other features were all met with thunderous applause from the die-hard Apple fans, and a mild “meh” from most everyone else. Apple also unveiled a set of wireless “airpod” headphones, which have already taken to Internet mockery with memes like “Just looking at these and I’ve already lost one”. All-in-all, nothing too remarkably innovative, sans the wireless headphones (which literally cost more than their weight in gold), just another a better-polished piece of tech that everyone (who isn’t an Android user) will need to have. Now, however, more exciting bit of news that came from Apple’s event, was the announcement of Nintendo’s first real mobile game, Super Mario Run, coming first to iOS. (more…)
One of the first things Ash Ketchum of Pallet Town ever achieved was earning the trust of his brand new Pikachu. Following a turblent first impression, he struggled with the mercurial mouse almost half way along Route One. It was so unwilling to give in to the whim of this sloppy ten-year-old that Ash spent the first day dragging it along by a cord. Ash won Pikachu’s trust when they were attacked by a vicious flock of Spearow and Ash threw himself in the way of their fierce beaks and claws to keep his Pokémon safe, proving that he loved it. (more…)
This weekend, Respawn Entertainment launched what they referred to as a “Tech Test” for Titanfall 2 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The test was likely designed to see how the game handles in “the wild”.
Open to anyone with a PS4 and an Xbox One, the test was free and did not require any special membership to any sort of service. This will not be a proper review and will only discuss the impressions of the pre-alpha version of the game that was available. As with any game that has not been officially launched yet, it should be noted that any aspect of the game can be changed by the developer before the game is launched. That means anything discussed could very well become nonexistent. The game could end up looking very different from the build that was played over the weekend. (more…)
Everything comes to an end and Fallout 4‘s last DLC Nuka-World is hitting later this month on August 30th. There’s a new trailer out today and this last DLC looks like a lot of fun. If it holds up to the Far Harbor DLC then Fallout fans should get one last hurrah before the long wait for Fallout 5, and we all know how long that might take. So get ready, there’s new characters, weapons, power armor, and places to see at Nuka-World, and let’s not forget the rides! (more…)
South Park has always pushed the limits on television so it isn’t surprising that the franchise would also push the limits when it came to their video games. The follow-up to incredible humorous and fun to play South Park: The Stick Of Truth is looking to push the boundaries of Virtual Reality to a brand new, never smelt before level with the introduction of the Nosulus Rift. That’s right, when you play South Park: Fractured But Whole with the Nosulus Rift, you won’t just play the game, you’ll smell the game. (more…)
You hear about it all the time: a fan, or team of talented and creative fans, like a property something so much, they band together to create a fan-game. A not-for-profit, totally labor of love style endeavor that should fall into the realm of “fan art”, but always seems to tick off the rights owners of those properties. It’s happened on multiple occasions with Chrono Trigger, the canned fan-remake of Metal Gear, and then there was that weird My Little Pony fighting game that got hit with a cease and desist… almost immediately after raising $200,000 in donations for breast cancer research. Classy move, Hasbro. All in all, it seems like companies don’t like to reward their fans time and effort when it comes to creating fan content in the form of games… and unfortunately, it seems the trend continues with Star Wars. (more…)
Last month, the release of Pokemon Go made people aware of what they were missing in their lives: mindlessly wandering around their town or city looking for pocket monsters, whilst barely being aware of their surroundings. With the kind of unprecedented success that Pokemon Go has enjoyed, not to mention the accompanying media exposure, it would be rather rash for the developer, Niantic, would do anything to jeopardize that good will, and great press, but that seems to be what’s happening as a new update to the game is leaving fans fuming, as well as Niantic’s move to quash other apps trying to piggyback on their success. (more…)
If there’s a video game franchise that epitomizes the so-called “curse” in adapting these games to movies, it’s Uncharted. The globe-trotting adventures of Nathan Drake are ideally constructed to make for an easy transfer from consoles to cinemas as Hollywood has a long tradition of movie heroes chasing MacGuffins from one location to the next. But seven years after Uncharted was first optioned by Sony Pictures, it’s been stuck in development hell as a rotating door of creators and actors have passed through and back out again. So what are they going to do now? Bring in another new creator of course, this time in the person of Joe Carnahan. (more…)
Pokemon Go is so big. How big is it? I dunno, why don’t you ask the bulbous Bulbasaur dildo sitting in your significant others sock drawer. Given the insane popularity and influence Pokemon has on the world right now, leave it to the adult entertainment industry to make some f**k toys out of it.
Called “Pokémoan“, the toys come fashioned after the starter Pokémon available in the game. You can choose either Bulby, Charmy, Squirty or Piky. (more…)