Monthly Archives: June 2014
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!
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 »
|Mario Kart 8
Release Date: May 30th, 2014
Purchased at: Target (Sunnyvale, CA – $60)
In case you haven’t been reading anything about video games lately, Mario Kart 8 released this Friday for Wii U! With a truly fantastic promotion that nets you a free video game, there hasn’t been a better time to buy the console! After playing with it this weekend, I can say that it is definitely a wonderfully fun racing game, and feels like Mario Kart. The new stages are quite interesting and fun to play, and I’ve only unlocked a few characters and extra stages! So there are plenty more races in my future! And one more note: I’m happy that my first character unlocked was the Koopaling Ludwig!
Release Date: 1995
Purchased at: FanimeCon (San Jose, CA – $8)
You could imagine my surprise when I was attending this year’s FanimeCon and came across a booth selling retro video games! Strangely enough, it was literally the last booth in the hall, so I was really surprised when I got there! They were an online group that happened to set up shop at the con, but the great thing was their selection, prices, and quality. Most everything they had was complete, with only a few loose Game Boy games and Atari classics. There were some other good titles I thought about grabbing, but only Myst and Silent Scope caught my eye.
|Silent Scope 2: Dark Silhouette
Release Date: September 18th, 2001
Purchased at: FanimeCon (San Jose, CA – $5)
The only other game I bought from the booth was Silent Scope 2: Dark Silhouette. After putting up my video review of the original Silent Scope on PS2, I have been looking for copies of this game and the third game to complete the trilogy. While they aren’t very expensive games ($5 is probably on the high end), I haven’t been able to find them in my usual used game stores. It seems the most unlikely of places is where I need to start looking now.