Like most twenty-somethings, I have very fond memories of the Game Boy Pokemon games. I remember squinting my way through Pokemon Gold’s early hours whilst waiting for an injection at the doctors, and sitting in the garden over summer with friends, all trying to find the best spot under the sun so they could see their Johto adventure. Ah, youth, ah, the lack of back-lights.
The third version, Crystal, came as I transitioned from primary to high school, and once that transition had been made, no one really cared all that much about Pokemon in my year. We evolved, I guess.
Similar memories abound with the second generation as an adult too, Gold was a game I played last Christmas into January, the game helping me through my big city move, filling in those empty hours without wi-fi or friends. Of course Crystal popped up on the 3DS virtual console once I had both of those absent things… time is a circle. So they say. Continue reading →
For some reason Pikachu is now a detective. He loves coffee as much as Agent Dale Cooper, talks like a chain smoker, and loves seeking clues, and ‘skirt’. Adulthood hits everybody hard, it really does. Continue reading →
With the release of Fire Emblem Warriors on Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo New 3DS/2DS (it’s a little confusing these days), new amiibo are of course also available to coincide with the hack n slash epic. Of course. Welcome Chrom and Tiki to the Fire Emblem plastic figure family! Continue reading →
They’ve really gone all out for the return of Samus, with the new 3DS game released alongside a special edition and two new amiibo. It wasn’t so long ago that fans were setting up a remembrance shrine for our favourite bounty hunter, so all this, yeah this, is kind of beautiful. *sniff* Continue reading →
Well here we are, the end of the Super Smash Bros amiibo line. This is the line that started it all, driving Nintendo fans to fill their rooms full of plastic, at the expense of anything else, and to the displeasure of many partners the world over. And for the grand finale, they’ve gone and released two variations of each character, allowing amiibo fans to pick their favourite design. Or simply buy them both. Sorry, partner. Continue reading →
Nikki’s back with a new free app called Swapdoodle. Many have been lamenting her ‘might as well be dead’ previous app, Nintendo Letter Box, as its online letter sharing feature was ripped from her hands due to too many penis photo attachments doing the rounds. But with her new app, Nikki is seeing 3DS owners share letters across the globe once more, and unsolicited dicks pics aren’t making her sad anymore. Just doodles of them. Continue reading →