Wow, what an amazing week! It was my birthday on Thursday, and Laura picked up a few great titles for me to add to the collection. Not only that, she thought about the ones that we could play together and grabbed a few of those as well! My brother actually delivered a few games as well, both of which were very unexpected! Lastly, I checked out a GameStop I hadn’t been to in several months and found two awesome Wii games. I took a couple days off from work, so I was actually able to play some of these games as well. One of the game’s wasn’t as good as I was hoping, but I knew it wouldn’t be great to begin with, and the other really makes me want to play more.
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Nintendo’s Mii characters have been around since the onset of the Wii console back in 2006. The super-deformed versions of you, your friends, or really anyone that you want to put into the game usually show up as characters to represent your profile when playing certain video games, or make cameo appearances in the background of some titles. Occasionally you’ll be able to play as your Mii (like in the recent Mario Kart games as well as the upcoming Super Smash Bros.), but they’re usually just added on as a fun diversion from the main protagonists. Tomodachi Life puts your Mii characters into the leading role, as you get to witness and interact with their daily happenings. Who knew the Miis lived such insane lives! Read the rest of this entry »
Tags: 3DS, Animal Crossing, Mii, Nintendo, Review, The Sims, Tomodachi Life, video game, video games
You’ve been playing Mario Kart 8 for a few weeks now and have been having a great time. The 50cc races were a piece of cake, and the 100cc races weren’t too challenging, but the 150cc trails were tough. Harder yet, securing top honors while playing online seems near impossible with some players clocking in nearly 30 seconds ahead of you! I know; I’ve been there. Without a doubt I’m still there, but I have been steadily getting better with each passing day. Practice most definitely makes perfect, even in the world of Mario Kart 8, but there are some bonus tips you can use to better your odds of winning in every scenario. Read the rest of this entry »
Tags: Advice, Coins, Drifting, Handling, Mario Kart 8, Nintendo, Powersliding, tips, Traction, video game, video games, Walkthrough, Wii U
There’s a local place that sells used video games that I’ve mentioned before on the blog. The store owner picked up shop and moved to a bigger (better?) location, but still within reasonable driving distance to our place. I ventured there this week to see how his new digs were doing. To find the directions however, I had to look up his Facebook page. When I was there I noticed a link to another, much further away, used game shop that will be closing down later this month. I had a day off and I was in a video game buying mood, so I decided to check out both places. Though the drive was long and the selection wasn’t as wondrous as I hoped, there were plenty of great finds! Read the rest of this entry »
Tags: 8-Bit Gamers, Arkanoid DS, Clubhouse Games, Collecting, Collection, Gamers Clique, Maximum Force, Pokemon, Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Darkness, Sunday Roundup, Tetris DS, video game, video games
At this year’s Fanime Convention in San Jose, California, a few friends of mine decided we needed to take our liking of the Animal Crossing: Sweet Day game in Nintendo Land for Wii U to the next level. Read the rest of this entry »
Tags: 2014, Animal Crossing, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Cosplay, Costume, Fanime, FanimeCon, Nintendo, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Land, Sweet Day, video game, video games, Wii U
The 2014 Electronic Entertainment Expo has officially come and gone, and left in it’s wake are mountains of exciting games to play, systems that look a hell of a lot better, and gamers who are proud to pronounce their hobby to any and all. Last year’s show was filled with announcements about the next generation consoles, the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4, so this year it was expected that Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo would put out plenty of new software to go with that shiny new hardware. These ten moments were the defining times of E3 2014, and the games I am most excited to play. Read the rest of this entry »
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If you frequent Target stores, specifically the electronics section of Target stores, you may have come across one of these special pre-paid Nintendo Points cards.
They look like this
They’re $10 Nintendo eShop cards that also come with a small bonus: an AR card that can be used with the Photos With Mario app. Read the rest of this entry »
Tags: 3DS, AR Cards, Augmented Reality, Goomba, Mario, Nintendo, Peach, Photos With Mario, Pre-Paid Cards, Target, video game, video games, Wii U
Release Date: June 6th, 2014
Purchased at: Online (Amazon – $35)
Once I got excited for this game to come out, I started having high hopes that it would be everything I wanted it to be: wacky fun with my friends’ Miis, lots of creativity to work with, and worth the asking price for what essentially boils down to a sim/dating application. Thankfully these first few days with Tomodachi Life have been great! I am having a blast creating my friends and watching them interact with one another. I bought a copy for my girlfriend as well and she’s loving it too! Hopefully it’ll have the same staying power as Animal Crossing: New Leaf!
|Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games
Release Date: November 6th, 2007
Purchased at: Garage Sale (Cupertino, CA – $5)
Laura and I randomly passed by a garage sale and I happened to glance a few board games sitting on a table. Since we were literally just picking up board games at her dad’s house, we decided we may as well look here since we had the time. Lo and behold they had some Wii games sitting out for sale as well. Though this one wasn’t in the best condition (a bit dirty, and no manual), the price was decent. I would have bought some of the other games the kid was selling (yes, it was just a maybe-14 year old boy selling the games) but I already owned them. Aside from picking up this game, the stop here has made me want to go garage sale shopping yet again! And it’s becoming the perfect season to do so!
Tags: Collecting, Collection, Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games, Sunday Roundup, Tomodachi Life, video game, video games
In what might be the only tradition I have here at SlickGaming, we are one week away from the 2014 Electronics Entertainment Expo, which means it’s time for some dream predictions! I’ve come to realize that while these are mostly in good fun, they are all actually things I really would like to see come out of the show. Interestingly enough, some of these predictions have come true (more or less): Nintendo has actually made significant progress in the online gaming department, and the PS4 and, more recently, the Kinect-Free Xbox One do indeed retail for under $400! Two out of twenty isn’t that bad, right?
Without delay, here are my predictions for this year’s show! Read the rest of this entry »
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