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A Few Characters I’d Love To See In Smash!

Published June 12, 2018 by Amanda B. Greene

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Super Smash Bros. 5 is rumored to be an entirely new game for the Nintendo Switch, and if that is true, I hope we get to see many of the changes and improvements and perhaps start seeing character reveal trailers to fuel the hype train all over again. We already know that the Inklings will join in on the fight, but who else will smash their way in? GameInformer has already done their suggestions among many others, so why not add to the conversation? Here are a few of my character ideas…

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E3 2018 Is Here!

Published June 12, 2018 by Amanda B. Greene

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It’s that time of the year again and I’m excited for all the news and announcements to be revealed. I haven’t been able to watch and catch myself up with everything due to my lackluster internet, but I’ll definitely be talking about it a lot over the course of two weeks. Bethesda recently had their press conference and Sony is starting to show off more of their surprises like the new gameplay footage of The Last of Us: Part II.

Nintendo is about to have their Direct at 12 p.m. (EST), so I can’t wait to hear what they have to say. My biggest hopes are that they actually tell us about the next main series entry of Fire Emblem as well as what will hopefully be a new Animal Crossing game.

What are you most excited for? Tell me in the comments or on this blog’s Facebook page. See you again soon and have a nice day! 😉

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Special: Starting A Gamer Collection

Published May 26, 2018 by Amanda B. Greene

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Recently, I’ve bought myself the Traveler’s Shield Backpack and some other things from ThinkGeek because I’m a big fan of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. I’d like to take some pictures soon of what I have so far  in my small collection for fun. GameInformer did a poll on what everyone’s favorite gaming merchandise is, which kind of inspired me to talk about the topic.

In this article, I’ll give you some of my own tips and advice on how to best start a collection if you are interested in having one of your own and how to grow it without throwing your wallet away. Let’s get started!

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News On Fire Emblem (As of 5/7/18)

Published May 8, 2018 by Amanda B. Greene

Fire Emblem Switch is one of the highest anticipated games of this year (or at least for me anyways), but there are still sparse details on what the next installment will entail. However, it is still confirmed to release in 2018, according to multiple articles like US Gamer.

For Fire Emblem Warriors, there was an interview with the game director from Koei Tecmo saying that while they would like to do a sequel, it is not going to happen any time soon for multiple reasons. If you would like to read about it, click on the article by Destructoid.

Fire Emblem Heroes will be getting a big update starting tomorrow on May 8th, 2018. You can read Siliconera’s summary of the added or updated content right here.

That is all for now for current news on the franchise, but I hope that we will get more information soon on Fire Emblem Switch. June is coming up, so expect some E3 announcements in the next couple of weeks. Nintendo will be largely focused on Super Smash Bros., which is exciting. Thanks for reading!

Review: Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Spirit Of Justice

Published April 25, 2018 by Amanda B. Greene

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Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Spirit Of Justice came out on September 8th, 2016 on the Nintendo 3DS. It has also since been released on iOS and Android devices on September 21st, 2017. I played it on the Nintendo 3DS when it launched, finishing it weeks later. I meant to do a review around that time, but simply forgot about it. It may be late, but for those who are still interested and would like some insight, here it is. There is no need for a Divination Séance for this verdict.

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Special: The Atmosphere Of Monster Hunter World

Published April 14, 2018 by Amanda B. Greene

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For my birthday on April 6th, I was gifted with Monster Hunter World for the PS4 and I have been enjoying it ever since, playing it whenever I get the chance.

Instead of doing another “First Impressions,” I thought about how it would be interesting to talk about how Capcom was successful in creating a certain feel or atmosphere that engages players to get excited about hunting giant monsters. So, here we are at the Canteen… let’s get started.

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First Impressions: Okami HD

Published April 9, 2018 by Amanda B. Greene

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Okami HD is a high-definition remaster of a classic that was originally released on the Playstation 2. I will be talking about the Playstation 4 version, but you can also get the game on Microsoft Windows and Xbox One right now. Over the summer, you will also be able to play it on the Nintendo Switch. Okami is considered to be one of the best video games of all time due to its critical acclaim and artistic expression.

I am a few hours or so into the game now and I agree that it is great, especially for its timeless art style resembling what is called ink wash painting through cel-shading. If you’re interested, click the link to learn more.

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