Friday, September 30, 2011

Gizmondo or N-Gage: Either Way You Don't Win

Here are some videos of arguably the two worst game systems of all time. First the Gizmondo:

There were a few major problems with the Gizmondo. Two of the most notable ones is that it was way to expensive. You could get it for either $400, or $229 and be forced to watch three advertisements a day on it. If you were a poor soul who bought the system for the $400 there was no point since the advertisements never appeared. Also for some reason the service was called Smart Adds with ads spelled wrong. The other major issue was that one of the executives behind the system was involved with a mafia in Sweden. To be fair to the Gizmondo the N-Gage was also an incredibly terrible system. It was made by Nokia and was shaped like a taco. There was the problem of a weird screen and having to remove the battery to change the game.

So both were not so great. Lets just be thankful that there is the 3DS and the upcoming PlayStation Vita.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Better Late Then Never: Cars 2 on 3DS

Cars 2 Is coming to the Nintendo 3DS. It is somewhat odd it took so long but it is the same deal with the Captain America game. From the press release:

"BURBANK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Disney Interactive Studios today announced that Disney•Pixar’s Cars 2: The Video Game is fast on its way to becoming the ultimate spy adventure. Since the game’s release on June 21, 2011, game critics have praised the title for its widespread appeal to both a younger and older audience, stunning visuals, and action racing gameplay fueled by multiplayer capabilities for up to four players. The next addition to this international game of espionage is expected to come this holiday with Cars 2: The Video Game for Nintendo 3DS™."


"Available this holiday, Cars 2: The Video Game for Nintendo 3DS will offer the very best in eye-popping gameplay through the system’s stereoscopic 3D display. The game will take advantage of StreetPass™ communication, allowing players to unlock and share new skins. Multiplayer action with up to four players will also be available."

You can read the original story here and here.

15 Years of Nintendo 64

Today marks the 15th anniversary of the Nintendo 64 being released in the United States. You can read more after the break.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Come On Leave A Comment!

I really wanted to encourage all of you to start leaving comments. It is really easy, there is none of the CAPTCHA crap, you do not have to sign up for any sort of account, and it helps the site grow. I know there are a lot of lurkers here and I want you to stop hiding and share your thoughts. I respond to all comments. Also vote on the poll to the right. So until next time...

Here Comes the Muppets

I just wanted to share a video of one of the coolest shows in Walt Disney World History, Here Comes the Muppets:

According to the Muppet Wiki it was replaced by Muppets on Location: Days of Swine and Roses.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Star Fox 64 3D Review

Run, don't walk, and get a copy today!

Star Fox 64 3D is a great remake of a great game. To read the full review look after the break.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Wow! Play the "Virtual Boy" at Epcot!

Just a great Epcot commercial I found online that features a device the looks very similar to the Virtual Boy:

You also may have noticed the big Sonic the Hedgehog.

Poll Results: Do You Like Marvel Comics?

So do you like Marvel Comics? The results are in and the answer is yes. Indifferent came in 2nd and no in 3rd. Now go vote on the new poll to the right.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Opinion of the Week: Why Disney Should Not Get Rid of Free Trick-or-Treating

Yesterday it was revealed in the Orlando Sentinel that there will be no more free trick-or-treating at Downtown Disney. I understand the reasons stated in the article that "The event has become so popular-and crowded-that it has outgrown being a good guest experience, said Zoraya Suarez, a Disney World media relations manager." The thing about it is, is that the free trick-or-treating made residents of the area have an even better outlook on Disney. By getting rid of this, it seems like that it is big old Disney ruining all the fun. I believe what the representative says though. Disney has always been about costumer service. Their concern is not the cost of candy. If they were concerned about the cost of candy we would not be getting a new Fantasyland. I do not have a solution for this problem though. What do you think? Leave a comment and share your opinion with the world.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Nintendo turns 122 Today

Today is the 122nd anniversary of Nintendo. They sure have come along way. From taxi company and trading card maker to a video game company. You can read more about their anniversary at an article over at nintendolife which you can read here.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Toy Story 2: Buzz Lightyear to the Rescue Review

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Cover of a Great Game

Toy Story 2: Buzz Lightyear to the Rescue was a pretty awesome video game. Available on the N64, PS1, and Sega Dreamcast, along with a Game Boy Color version. The game was plenty of fun. I'm reviewing the PlayStation version though the only difference from the N64 was that it had full motion video, a novelty at the time. I remember driving my self crazy with this game. Here is an example of the game play that made me scream at the TV from a walk through found on the wonderful world of YouTube:

To a little kid, and even a big kid going back and playing it, it can become quite difficult. I would always keep playing though because the game was so great. You played as Buzz Lightyear loosely following the events of Toy Story 2. The game mixed platforming, shooting with Buzz's Laser, and going on different types of fetch quests for all your Toy Story friends. The graphics were nice and colorful and captured the feeling of Toy Story really well. It also had great music like this:

I recommend you play this game, it can be bought on the PlayStation Network for a great $5.99.

My Rating: 7.5/10

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

My Game Review Archive and Site Favicon

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Starting sometime tonight, a new page is being added to the blog that will give easy access to all my game reviews. I plan on doing more in the future. You may have noticed that the sight has its own favicon now, but I might change it to something better. As always leave a comment, it is easy and I set it up so there is no CAPTCHA. So leave a comment, vote on the poll, and just visit every day for more updates. 

Kirby Box Art Opinion

North America

Here is the box art for Kirby Mass Attack for North America and Japan. In my opinion, I like the Japanese version more because it captures the fun of playing with 10 Kirbys. The North America one shows those Kirbys in action. What Do you think of the box art? Leave a comment and I'll respond.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Kirby Mass Attack is Available Now

Kirby Mass Attack was released today. You can visit the official website here. in honor of the release, I temporarily changed the banner for the site.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

DuckTales Premieres... 24 Years Ago

This day 24 years ago the animated series DuckTales premieres. Read after the break to find out more.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Dreamfinder on South Park

This was from a special/movie episode/s a few years back. South Park is great and it is awesome to see Epcot stuff in South Park or anything for that matter. Though warning, South Park is Not For Kids.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Kirby's Adventure Review

Kirby's Adventure was the second Kirby game released and the only one on the NES. Released in 1992 it is one of the best looking games on the system. It is the second game in the Kirby series with it following Kirby's Dreamland on the Game Boy.  It is the first game in the Kirby series to feature the pink guys distinct ability to copy his enemies abilities. The story of the game is that Kirby must restore dreams to Dreamland after King Dedede breaks the star rod into seven pieces. The game itself is great. The game play is the smooth like you would expect from current Kirby games. This game has some of the best music in any game, take the theme for example:

If anything makes this game better then his original Game Boy outing is the graphics. Seeing Kirby being pink for the first time was great and the Kirby games since then have always been visually appealing. In total I would recommend this game. It is available for 500 points on the Wii Shop

My Rating 8/10

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Waiting For the Zelda Symphony

I simply can not wait for this. Announced in June at E3 the excitement keeps building for the symphony along with Skyward Sword. You can visit the official site here. Here is a video of the performance at E3:


Tuesday, September 13, 2011

3DS Circle Pad Add-On Looking Spiffy

Looking Spiffy.

Some new pictures coming from Nintendo Everything have come out of this add-on. I gotta say that I actually like it. It looks like it will add a nice grip and it is made by Nintendo so it will feel good and not like some cheap 3rd party peripheral. Read after the Jump to see more pictures.

Awsome Nintendo News from Tokyo Game Show

There is way to much news to cover but here are some bulletpoints from nintendolife and ign:
  • Super Mario 3D Land Releases  November 13th in North America: link
  • Mario Kart 7 Releases December 4th in North America: link
  • Four Swords Releases September 28th and has single player mode: link
  • Pink 3DS: link
  • Mario Kart 7 News: link
  • Monster Hunter 4 for 3DS: link
  • Games that use extra circle pad: link
  • Kid Icarus Delayed: link
  • Mario Tennis for 3DS: link
  • Fire Emblem 3DS: link
  • More Skyward Sword details: link
More Nintendo News includes an official press release from Nintendo of America which you can read at GONintendo

Monday, September 12, 2011

3DS Event Tomorrow

Big News Coming Soon
As I mentioned in a previous post which you can read here. Nintendo is having a big 3DS press conference at TGS (Tokyo Game Show) 2011. There is not anything specific know but it is almost definite they will have the second circle pad peripheral. The conference starts tomorrow or today at 8 o'clock PST tomorrow I'll be reporting on whats happening, even though I'm not anywhere near Tokyo.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Friday, September 9, 2011

The Worst Show in Walt Disney World History: Memories of Stitch's Super Sonic Celebration

Remember Stitch's Super Sonic Celebration? Its alright If you don't the show only lasted for six weeks. Being a sub par show that was closed on July 27th 2009 why am I writing about it? Well, I was thinking how could it be that bad that it only lasted six weeks? Was it the lack of shade? Was it the sun glaring on the screen so you could not see Stitch? Or was it the lack of entertainment? Whatever it was let us all take a laugh at what might have been the worst show in Disney Parks History.

The Fantastic Mr. Star Fox

In honor of Star Fox 64 3D's release here is a really funny video from College Humor:

Thursday, September 8, 2011

New 3DS Add-On Second Analogue Stick

There had be rumors about this for awhile now about this add-on but I really can't believe it is true! I don't have an opinion on it since I have not used it but hopefully this is just a prototype or it looks much better in person. You can read more about it here at nintendolife.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Kirby Mini Games

Cool minigames come as unlockables with Kirby Mass Attack, check the trailer out to see what they are:

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Opinion of the Week: Why Mission Space Needs to Go

Mission Space, it was supposed to be the end all be all of thrill rides. Replacing Horizons it made its mark on Epcot history by making Disney fans really upset. Mission Space is very intense, a few people died but it was due to prior heart problems, and not the ride. It did not help the attraction from a PR standpoint though. I have never been on this ride. Now you are probably thinking "Who are you to say they should get rid of this ride?" I'm a person who does not want to get sick, but also wants be entertained. See, what they did was add in a less intense version. If I go on that I know I'm not going to have that good of a time since I'm essentially just watching a movie on some TV right next to my face. If I go on the other version I know I will get sick and not enjoy the rest of the day. So what am I supposed to do? Well I could just not go on it. Sure but why should I miss out on something, even if said thing is not that great. I know it is to late to bring Horizons back, but I wish they would just replace Mission Space. I know Disney wanted to simulate the experience of space travel, but not everyone can handle that thrill. I realize some attractions will not be accessible to all people, there are so many great ideas Disney Imagineers have and Mission Space feels like a waste, of well, space.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Playing GameCube on Splash Mountain

The picture does not seem to be real since the GameCube has no power source, there is no way someone could hold a T.V. on the drop, and the screenshot looks to be from the N64 Super Smash Bros. The picture is still awesome though.

I wonder what they do on Space Mountain?

Sunday, September 4, 2011

What Do You Want to See?

I am asking you to leave a comment and tell me what you want to read on my blog. I want to also encourage everyone to leave comments on past posts and upcoming posts. If you leave a question I will answer either through another comment or a full post. So leave a comment. If you are think Oh someone else will leave a comment think again and leave one yourself! Until next time...

Dug Mii

This week I wanted to show you guys a Mii made of my favorite character from Up, Dug. You can get the intructions on how to make it for the wii or scan the qr code for the 3DS here and vist  for more.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Qix Review

Qix (pronounced kicks) on the Game Boy is a simple game. That is not a bad thing though since it is also really fun. Read on after the break to read my thoughts on the game 

Friday, September 2, 2011

Star Fox Command

In case you didn't realize it from some of my previous posts, I am super excited for Star Fox 64 3D. While waiting for this game I have been playing through the only Star Fox game on the DS; Star Fox Command. The game is fun and it controls well, but the controls feel awkward because it is all touch based. Is a good game though and I recommend it. A Bonus is that you can play it on your 3DS because of backwards compatibility. So what are you waiting for? Go do a barrel roll on to your local game store and pick up a copy, though it may be hard to find.

Thursday, September 1, 2011