Category Archives: Handheld Gaming
“Because every gamer is a true gamer: motion gamers, sitting gamers, everyone. And though we may pledge fanboy allegiances to different flags, deep down inside we all serve one master, one king, and his name is gaming. Forever may he reign!”
– Excerpt from the Kevin Butler speech at Sony’s E3 presscon.
Scans of CoroCoro magazine were recently leaked onto the internet, giving internet denizens with a love for pokemon their first look at the new generation’s set of starter Pokemon.
According to the information gleaned from the article in CoroCoro, the new starters appear to be a Fire Pig named Pokabu, a Grass Lizard named Tsutaja, and a Water Otter named Mijimaru.
Given the looks of these new Pokemon, I’m inclined to pick Pokabu, the Fire Pig, just so I can call him Bacon. Cheers!
When I was a kid, there was a certain tradition I had during Christmas that I did for around five years straight till the PlayStation 2 came out. On Christmas Eve, I would play a Parasite Eve game from start to finish by Christmas day. For the most part, I played Parasite Eve 2 when that happened, and each victory run through the game would make the game progressively more difficult.
These days, I don’t do that anymore. I seem to not even have the compulsion to finish a game when it gets boring. However, I do miss the days when I’d spend playing the same game over and find myself getting better at playing it or seeing a new monster come up in a different place.
With the advent of MMORPGs though, I have to wonder if I still want to go through the same content, knowing very little of it will change unless I choose a different starting point. Everquest 2 has tons of different places to go through to progress, though going through the older content would be time-consuming and probably not as fun as would be expected. LOTRO doesn’t have that luxury since there’s a certain amount of railroading through specific zones. WoW… well, I don’t feel like talking about WoW as I could never bring myself to really level up a new character past a certain point.
In any event, that brings me to a point of reflection: what makes you replay games? Do you have any traditions associated with it?
So I play Pokemon on off-days. Sue me.
Apparently, Game Freak and Nintendo know that I play Pokemon, so they decided to drive me up the freaking wall with yet another Pokemon game, and this time, it’s not a remake of an older game like Heart Gold and Soul Silver was.
Destructoid found out that the new games will be called Pokemon Black and Pokemon White, and further information on the two titles will be made available on April 15. One good piece of news is that this new generation of Pokemon game will still be available for playing on DS units around the world, which is definitely a good thing, as I don’t really want to shell out money for a 3DS.
In other news, the above picture reminds me of an optical illusion, because I keep thinking the black side is larger than the white side.