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Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King Review (3DS)

There are few franchises that cause me to clear my calendar of every other video game I’m playing than Dragon Quest. January was a very busy month for game releases (thanks, Sega), but I knew I had to have time to devote all my attention to Dragon Quest VIII, and I did. For good reason. The game is fantastic.

In the game you play as a nameless Hero (that you get to give a name) who is a member of the Royal Guard for King Trode. The King and his daughter have been cursed by a jester named Dhoulmagus and turned into a troll and a horse respectively. You accompany the king, along with a friend named Yangus, to discover the whereabouts of Dhoulmagus, defeat him and lift the curse on the king.

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WaterField Is Taking Input On Switch Cases!

WaterField is making not one, not two but three different cases for the Nintendo Switch and I’m pumped because they’re taking input from their customers on how to design them! For those of you who haven’t heard about WaterField, they’re a San Francisco based company that makes durable, high-quality bags, cases, sleeves and other accessories for all types of tech. I personally own two of … Continue reading WaterField Is Taking Input On Switch Cases!

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Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World Demo Shows Off Solid Port

The 3DS has steadily been receiving its share of games that were originally featured on the Wii U. Games like Hyrule Warriors, Rhythm Heaven, Xenoblade Chronicles and Super Mario Maker are showing the system is capable of handling the same experiences as its bigger brother. The next game to get that treatment will be released on February 3rd in the form of Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World.

Nintendo released a demo of the game yesterday that gives you access to two of the game’s early levels. While they’re not pixel perfect remakes of the previous game they do show off that the port is very faithful to the original while making changes and adjustments where needed.

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Nintendo UK Releases New Trailer for Yoshi

Nintendo UK has shown off a new trailer with more information about the upcoming release of Yoshi and Poochy’s Woolly World. The game, which was first released on Wii U, will be seeing release on 3DS on February 3rd. This new trailer shows off some of the 3DS exclusive functionality featured. In this game you’ll be able to design your own woolly Yoshi that can … Continue reading Nintendo UK Releases New Trailer for Yoshi

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Dragon Quest VIII Introductory Trailer

Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King originally came out way back in 2005 on the Playstation 2 here in North America. Bonus fact: it was the first game in the series to feature the Dragon Quest name as all the previous entries in the franchise here featured the Dragon Warrior title that was originally used to get around a copyright issue. As such … Continue reading Dragon Quest VIII Introductory Trailer

Mini Golf Resort Release Date Next Week

Who doesn’t like a good game of mini golf? I know I certainly do. Teyon has announced that their newest mini-golf game, Mini Golf Resort, will be heading to the 3DS next week, just in time for Christmas. The game features more than 1000 holes set across 56 different courses and four separate worlds. There will be a number of customization options including clubs, clothes … Continue reading Mini Golf Resort Release Date Next Week

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Super Mario Maker Review (3DS)

Super Mario Maker was a video game fan’s dream come true when it released on the Nintendo Wii U last year. People finally had the chance to make their own levels without having to resort to ROM hacks or learning to code. Everyone who’s ever played a Mario game in the past dreamed of being able to create their own levels and share them with other people. Nintendo made that pretty easy to do. Now they’re giving you the chance to take your creativity with you on the go thanks to Super Mario Maker for 3DS. Unfortunately it seems that the tools have taken a step backwards in the move to a handheld platform, but all is not lost.

For those of you that may not know what Super Mario Maker is let me give you a brief run down. You use the 3DS touch screen to add elements from four different Super Mario titles to create your own levels. Add platforms, populate your levels with enemies, obstacles and other challenges to get past as you make your way to the end goal of the level, the flag pole. It’s an incredibly easy tool to use, just drag and drop anything from the rather sizable library of assets to where you want them in the level. You can then hop in, test those elements out, and makes tweaks as needed until the level is finally perfect. It’s an incredibly simple system to use and takes the old graph paper that you used to use and puts it right in your hands.

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Nintendo Announces Big Cyber Sale For 3DS & Wii U

  Nintendo has just announced a huge Cyber Deal sale online that begins today. You can get a number of titles for up to 50% off. These apply to the downloadable versions of these games only. Some of the games on sale include Hyrule Warriors Legends on 3DS for $28. Fire Emblem Awakening is $20, as is Mario & Luigi: Dream Team. On Wii U … Continue reading Nintendo Announces Big Cyber Sale For 3DS & Wii U

Save Glitches Ruining Pokemon Sun & Moon For Some

There are a lot of copies floating around out there of the newest Pokemon release.  However, it’s not all going as well as some players would look.  A number of people are reporting through social media that the game is being corrupted when they save in Pokemon Centers.  There’s no real pattern to it or reason for it as of now and it’s not happening … Continue reading Save Glitches Ruining Pokemon Sun & Moon For Some

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My Three Year Old, Pokemon, and Me

I started playing Pokemon Moon last night. I’m just two or three hours in and I have eight Pokemon in my collection so far. This is the first game in the series I’ve played since Pokemon Black back in 2010. I’ve gone on record in the past saying that the mainline games aren’t my favorite in the Pokemon franchise. I actually really prefer the Mystery Dungeon series to the RPGs. I definitely see the appeal of them, especially for younger players, but with so many RPGs to play it was always further down my list than games like Dragon Quest or Final Fantasy.

What I have discovered, however, is that my three year old daughter loves this game. I booted the game up right after dinner to just mess around for a few minutes. I hadn’t planned on really getting into the game at that point. My daughter saw that I was playing something and she crawled up into my lap and watched me play. She curled up with her head on my shoulder so she could be comfortable and still see the screen. I had already made the choice as to who my starter was going to be, but once I got to that point, before I could even choose the Pokemon to accompany me she said, ‘Oh, look at that blue one, he’s so cute.’ Now you have to imagine that in the voice of a three year old girl. I had no choice. Little did she know that was who I was going to choose anyway. It made the choice crystal clear. Popplio was my starter.

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