Saturday, June 26, 2010

Nintendo's Portables

Nintendo has had a lot of portable systems. Starting with the game boy they were always pushing the envelope of what you could do with a system that fits in the palm of you're hand, and they always seemed to pull it off. Well, almost always... I'm looking at you Virtual Boy. So, today I'm going to write about all of Nintendo's portable systems.

The GameBoy.

The GameBoy is the grandfather of all gaming systems. There had been ones before it but none of them did it like GameBoy. The GameBoy was actually somewhat comparable to a game console and was a lot of fun. 

The GameBoy Color

This one is pretty self explanatory, it's a GameBoy... in color.

The GameBoy Advance (SP)

I like the gameboy advance and the Gameboy Advance, But I certainly don't think it's Nintendo's best system. Still, I got a GameBoy Advance for free and enjoy playing it a lot.           

Thats part one of Nintendo's Portables, check back soon for part two.

Friday, June 18, 2010

And so concludes E3


It might take me a few days to recover from my E3 hangover but it was great. I now have the 3DS to look forward to, the new Zelda game, Donkey Kong Country, Goldeneye, Gran Turismo 5, and a lot more. Anyway, back to regular blogging.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


Well. Quite the presentation at E3 today. Quite the presentation. First of all you have some wicked looking games like Goldeneye and Donkey Kong Country, which were really cool. Second, you have the new Zelda game. And third, the 3DS!!! If you haven't already watched the presentation just click right here. And trust me, you want to watch the presentation before reading some fourteen year old kid blog about it.

Okay. Goldeneye is a little iffy. It looks pretty cool, don't get me wrong. But I just hope they don't change too much and keep it's gameplay, and over all feel, somewhat close to the original. The new Donkey Kong Country looks good. I think New Super Mario Bros. Wii. Has really started a trend of games with retro gameplay, but updated graphics. Both of these games look like they're going to be great and I'm very excited.

Ah. the new Zelda game. I am actually... Kind of skeptical. For me the Zelda franchise has been getting bland for me. I liked the original, I thought A Link To The Past was an absolute masterpiece, and I loved Ocarina of Time. But what did we have after that? Majora's mask? Meh. Wind Waker? Decent, but kind of lacking. Twilight Princess? Yuck. Apparently some people really enjoyed it. I was not one of those people. It's just so unoriginal! I hope they put more effort into the story for this one. The graphics for this one are nice looking too. Kind of cartoonie.

The 3DS looks awesome. Really awesome. I was blown away. I love the fact that you'll be able to watch 3D movies and take 3D pictures. Still. 3D games are definitely the coolest feature. Apparently there is going to be a Mario Cart 3D, an Ocarina of Time rerelease, Resident Evil, Assassins Creed, and a bunch more awesome games. It seems like it's going to do everything! I just hope that it doesn't mess with you're eyes.

The last thing I want to talk about today is the Kid Icarus game coming to the 3DS. I never really got into the kid Icarus game for NES but this one looks good. I think it's cool that they're releasing another game even though the last Kid Icarus game came out in 1986. Bottom line is I was really impressed with Nintendo's presentation this year and I'm really psyched for most of this stuff.

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Well... It was alright. A little boring. Nuff' said.

Monday, June 14, 2010


So I just finished watching the Ubisoft conference. I'm pretty impressed. I'm excited for "The raving rabbits travel time" mainly. Shawn Whites skateboarding looks pretty cool too.


So I just watched EA's presentation and it looks pretty cool. Need For Speed Hot Pursuit looks pretty cool. Great graphics and it looks fun. Dead space two looks really freaky. The rest didn't really interest me. Still, I enjoyed watching it. Now if you'll excuse me, Ubisoft's conference is starting.

Move so far.

Here's another video from IGN.

Natal is... Kinect?

So... Project Natal... I must say, I am a little disappointed. I mean. It looks cool but not as cool as it looked before. Just kind of underwhelming... Sigh...

Anyway. If you want to check out some of the videos of Nata- I mean Kinect they're right underneath.

Thanks for reading! I'll be putting up a bunch of E3 posts so stay tuned.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

A few announcement-type-thingies

Hello my MILLIONS of readers :D. Just saying that my blog title is switching to Games In General since all that I seem to be writing about now. I'll also be doing game reviews with actual ratings and stuff.

Get N or get out

So yesterday I went out and purchased a Nintendo 64. I now have the three must have (in my opinion) Nintendo consoles and rests proudly next to my SNES and NES. I got it mainly for Goldeneye, Ocarina of time, Super Mario 64, and Mario Kart 64. So far I'm liking it a lot. I feel like it was the biggest graphical leap Nintendo has ever taken. Don't get me wrong, NES to SNES is a pretty big leap. Same with N64 to Gamecube, but SNES to N64 seems to be the biggest.

The controllers... I think everyone has a strong
opinion about them. I personally love those messed up, three handled chunks of deformed plastic. Besides the cheap Joysticks, that is. There's really no right way, or wrong way to hold them, and the D-pad is the perfect size.

Anyway, that's all for my somewhat short post. Just felt like writing quickly about my N64. This also means I'll write about some N64 games.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Super Mario World

This game is really, really, really good. When I first tried it I didn't really like it. I was used to the NES versions and had a bit of trouble getting used to the 16-bit transition. After just thirty minutes of playing, however, I discovered it to be a great game. Once I beat it it became my favourite Mario title.

What made it so great? First, The sixteen bit graphics. Not just the way it looked, but it could also handle more enemies on the screen without blinking like crazy. Second, the controller. With A, B, X, and Y there were a lot more things you could do. Like Mario's spinnie move. The shoulder buttons also served there small, but useful purpose of allowing you to move the camera angle ahead of you and behind you. Third. YOSHI!! He is a great addition to the Mario series. I don't think the game would have been half as good if it wasn't for him. It was a brilliant way to keep the gameplay fresh while still maintaining the classic Mario stile.

As for the plot... There really isn't one. Bowser captures princess, Mario saves her. That's it. Zero creativity points but you don't play a Mario game for it's story line. If I felt like playing a game with a story line I would pop Final Fantasy VII into my playstation.

So in conclusion... buy this game. Honestly. Buy it. If you don't have an SNES the buy one and this game. It's also on Wii's virtual console if you want to do that. Honestly though. I don't care if you've never played a 2-D sidescrolling platformer before. You will love this game.

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Saturday, June 5, 2010

Top 5 Mario Games

Well, Super Mario Galaxy Two was just released and I figured to celebrate I would make a top five list.

5: Super Mario Galaxy.

Why? Mario in space?! How is that not awesome?!

4: Super Mario Bros. three.

Why? Somehow a leaf turns you into a racoon and somehow a racoon can fly... what?

3: Super Mario Kart.

Why? When the letter "C" is replaced with a "K" you know you're in for a good time.

2: Super Mario Bros.:

Why? Well, it's kind of obvious.

1: Super Mario World:

Why? I'll write about it tomorrow.

Friday, June 4, 2010

The Legend Of Zelda: A Link To The Past

This game is EPIC! Honestly, it is a fantastic video game. It remains one the best games of all time in my opinion. It started the classic Zelda formula (Get three things, then unlock seven dungeons). It also brought back the top-looking-down perspective to for those who were mad about the second game switching to a side scroller.

So what happens in A Link To The Past? The real question is really what doesn't happen in a link to the past? This plot is all over the place. But, basically you start as young Link. You get three pendulums, then the master sword, then princess Zelda get's kidnapped. You then get sucked into the Dark world and need to find seven christals.

Thats a breif summary, but so much other stuff happens. I can't even begin to explain all of the other twists and turns, in conclusion, this game is a lot of fun and I think it's the best release for SNES I've played so far.

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Thursday, June 3, 2010

The iPad

Yesterday I tried out an iPad for the first time. I know it came out like two months ago in the States but I'm from Canada so it just came out for us. Now that we have that out of the way, I will continue.

When I heard Apple was coming out with a touch screen tablet I was really excited, reeeally excited. I was hoping it would look something like these.

Then they presented it and it was... a big iPod touch. Don't get me wrong, sometimes I wish my ipod touch had a bigger screen but really? This was supposed to be epic! I really didn't see the point in getting one. Still, like I said, yesterday I tried one, and it was decent. No more no less. I loved the web browser, I though the e-book reader was alright but I would need to test it for more than ten minutes to really see how much it would strain your eyes, but over all I liked it. I wouldn't buy one, but I liked it. It someone walked up to me and said "Want a free iPad?" I would definitely say yes.
As for gaming on the iPad... well, I didn't love it. I believe I played RealRacing HD and Touch Grind. Now once again, I'm only writing this on about a ten minute test but it was not very good in my opinion. First of all, that whole tilt to steer thing works fine on an iPod, but on the iPad it's just awkward. Touch Grind wasn't bad, quite good actually. That being said, not at one point in playing did I think "This is almost as good as playing a Nintendo DS or PSP!". Puzzle games I imagine could be good, but that is about all I would actually like playing. 

Well that's all I felt like writing today, thanks for reading!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010


So. Today I'll talk about the beginning. Well, kind of the beginning. The NES. I have a collection of NES games and like playing them just as much as any newer generation consoles. If you don't know what the NES is, it was Nintendo's first real gaming console to be released in North America. It single handedly revived the gaming industry. It was accompanied by some accessories like R.O.B. and the Light gun. R.O.B. Stands for Robotic Operating Buddy.
It was a robot that played video games with you. And no. It is not as awesome as it sounds. You press a button, the screen flashes, and you wait for your slow buddy to rotate, and finally press a button. The light gun was a gun (obviously) that you pointed at your T.V. to shoot things like Ducks, if you're playing duck hunt. It actually works quite well.

There were some fantastic games that were released too. First you have good games like Super Mario Bros. or Legend of Zelda, and Bad games like Hydlide or Back to the Future. You have great games that weren't made by Nintendo like Blades of Steel, the Castlevania series, or Ninja Gaiden. Then there are games that didn't have Nintendo's seal of approval like Tengen's version of Tetris or Sunday Funday by Wisdom tree. Usually these games were horrible.

In my opinion, the NES is one of the best video game consoles of all time. I feel like it's the Beatles of gaming. Anyway. That's all I feel like writing about.
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Tuesday, June 1, 2010


Hello! My name is Micah and I am fourteen years old and this is my first post.

So yesterday I was googling E3 and getting pretty excited. Mainly to see what Nintendo has up it's sleeve. I mean, 3DS, vitality sensor, AND a new Zelda game?! I'm definitely expecting an awesome overload.

There is also Metroid: Other M That there going to show a bit more of. I've never really liked Metroid games that much but this one looks pretty good. I'm interested how to see if they can really pull off a first person shooter and side scroller in the same game.

Of course there are some pretty awesome things by Microsoft and Sony. Obviously Natal and Move. I am a little skeptical about Project Natal though, I mean, if it works the way they say it will I'll be blown away. If it turns out to be like the eye-toy, well, then let's just say I won't be blown away. As for the Move, I think it should be pretty cool. 

Sure it obviously copy's the Wii but once you can get over that it'll probably be like having a Wii with 1080p capabilities. You still wouldn't have any of the awesome Nintendo exclusive titles though.

In conclusion, I've started writing this blog because, maybe one day, if this blog becomes kind of popular-ish, I will be able to go to E3. I know that's crazy but hey, I can dream right?