Friday, March 24, 2017

Petition To Get New Captain Underpants Audio Books Made With Ed Helms As Captain Underpants

I finally got to see the trailer for Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie(which I think might be based on the first four books), and Ed Helms proved himself to be a great Mr. Krupp/Captain Underpants. Sure, imagining his voice while rereading the books sounds good, but what if we got Scholastic Corporation to create new audio books for all the Captain Underpants stories(from the first one to the last one) with Ed Helms voicing Mr. Krupp/Captain Underpants. It should also be noted that the movie is releasing the same year as the book series' 20th anniversary. I originally thought Captain Underpants sounded like that weird voice from "The Upside Down Show" who says, "Shane and David (go to some random thing like "arrive at the ice cream truck") for the very first time!", but when I heard Ed Helms' voice as Mr. Krupp and Captain Underpants, that blew my mind in a positive/magical way, as if he was meant to voice them. I hope you all want these new audio books with Ed Helms as Captain Underpants made as much as I do.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Nintendo Switch: The Good, The Bad, The Great

It's been 10 days since we've learned a lot about Nintendo's newest home console, newest handheld, and first ever tabletop console, basically Nintendo's first Hybrid console, since this beautiful piece of technology is a 3-in-1 console. I'm gonna give you all my thoughts about this new piece of hardware.

The Good

Nintendo gave us a new console that gives us an option on how we play, well, three options, TV Mode(Home console mode), Tabletop Mode, and Handheld Mode. Seeing that the Joy-Cons will have more functionality than we thought, from attached as one controller, using them as Wii Remotes, and using each one like Supped Up versions of the SNES Gamepad. Switch has been confirmed to have a touchscreen, which we'll benefit from for navigating through the eShop, going through the UI, and other functions. It will use MicroSD Cards to expand its memory. It has certainly learned a lot from the Wii U's mistakes, but that doesn't mean certain games that started on Wii U(or other consoles) won't be ported on the Switch. Games like Skylanders Imaginators, Mario Kart 8, and Skyrim are all being ported to Switch, even though the Wii U had no port of Skyrim. The Switch Pro Controller seems to be like a big, chunky gaming controller, something I never got to experience, and, I'll admit, getting the Wii U Pro Controller, was a mistake, but getting one of these bad boys won't be.

The Bad

As awesome as everything sounds, Nintendo, unfortunately, overpriced a few things. Leaving the dock alone at $90, a pair of Joy-Cons at $80, the Switch Pro Controller at $70, and a single Joy-Con at $50. Now some things have been fairly priced, such as the 2 Pack of Switch Wheels for $15, a Charging Grip for $30, and the Switch Straps at $8. If you do the math, that means the Switch tablet console(without the dock, Joy-Cons, and probably the regular grip(which would probably be $15)) would lead to $115, since the whole bundle is $300. Nintendo didn't clarify on their website the maximum size of a MicroSD Card the Switch would take, but it says it'll take up to 2 TB ones, which don't exist, yet. Nintendo didn't say if the eShop will be available at launch, or say if there will be an internet browser, or say if Nintendo Network IDs will be used, but I hope My Nintendo is used. Unfortunately, the system won't come with a My Nintendo point card, like the NES Classic Edition did. The worst thing is that the Switch won't have a game packed in with it. They didn't even tell us how much to expect the paid online membership to cost. They system will only have 32 GB of internal memory, good thing for MicroSD Cards.

The Great

Nintendo has confirmed the five new games shown off in the First Look at Nintendo Switch trailer, which had The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, 3D Mario, Mario Kart, Splatoon, and NBA 2K17. They have now been confirmed as The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim, Super Mario Odyssey, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Splatoon 2, and NBA 2K18. Of all of these, I'm mostly excited for Super Mario Odyssey, the first true Core 3D Mario installment since Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Sunshine. I'm also excited for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, with all its new features, new Battle Mode, new characters, and new Karts. Splatoon 2, a sequel I'm mostly looking forward to this year. I felt bad for getting Splatoon for Wii U seven months after its release, since I missed out on a bunch, this will help me make up for that. I'm also very excited that they're porting Sonic Mania onto the Nintendo Switch, as well as Skylanders Imaginators, Lego City Undercover, Project Sonic 2017, and many more. I have a good feeling this is going to bring back the glory days of Nintendo.

Overall

I'm so getting the Nintendo Switch on launch day. I'm mostly excited for Tabletop Mode and Handheld mode. I'm not sure if I'll be getting the Pro Controller yet, but if I do, I'm hoping to have fun with it, for I've heard it's a lot better than the GameCube controller.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Two of Video Game History's Video Game Icons' New Games Taking From Their Classic TV Series'

As you could imagine, I'm talking about Mario and Sonic. As their newest games, Super Mario Odyssey and Project Sonic 2017, are due this holiday season, some might not have noticed that these games have taken elements from their famous cartoons from the 90s. I'll list some examples.

Super Mario Odyssey:
In this game, Bowser plans to force Princess Peach to marry him, but what modern fans may not know is the fact that in the TV series, The Super Mario Bros. Super Show, King "Bowser" Koopa has tried to force Princess "Peach" Toadstool to marry him. Also, Mario's official exploration into the real world wasn't a first time for Mario, as Mario has visited the real world in both The Super Mario Bros. Super Show and The New Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3. Mario has also explored outside the Mushroom Kingdom to places like Earth, a Jungle, a Food Themed Place(where he could throw turnips, like in Super Mario Bros. 2(which is also what The Super Mario Bros. Super Show was based on)), which Mario has explored outside the Mushroom Kingdom in The Super Mario Bros. Super Show, The New Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3, and The New Adventures of Super Mario World.

Project Sonic 2017:
As we saw in the teaser, Sonic is once again teaming up with Classic Sonic, but this might not be the same Classic Sonic. I say this, because we see Classic Sonic do the boost with Modern Sonic. I know he did this in the 3DS Ending, but the only Classic Sonic I know that is capable of boosting is the one in Sonic SatAM(Sonic the Hedgehog(TV Series)), and the amount of destruction in the teaser is basically equal to that of Sonic SatAM, because Crisis City was caused by a bad future(I think, I haven't played the game), while the destruction in the teaser was caused by Death Egg Robot-like Robots, something Dr. Robotnik would do in Sonic SatAM, and in somewhat related information, I the last game, Sonic Lost World, the Robotitizer existed, so it might return in this game, so Sonic must have been pulled into the universe of Sonic SatAM.

Do you think I'm correct about these games being linked to the TV Shows from the 90s? Let me know what you think in the comments below.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Make All Those Games We All Saw On The Nintendo Switch Trailer A Reality!!! Petition

I've noticed how Nintendo claimed that the gameplay footage on the Nintendo Switch reveal trailer did not reflect on any confirmed games, and I'm normally a guy who wants everyone to be happy, meaning get games they want from the trailer in this case. So I figured, how could I convince Nintendo to actually make Skyrim, Super Mario Switch, Mario Kart Switch, Splatoon Switch, and that EA Basketball Game actually come to the Switch, and that's when I remembered my(unfortunately failed) petition to bring Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure for Wii U into other countries, and I thought to my self, maybe if I did a petition about something really cool that people actually will care about, they might give it attention. So, here's the deal. I'm now making a petition to bring those games to life on the Switch. If you want to show your support, comment on this post, like it, and share it so it will get a lot of attention, and Nintendo might just bring those games to life.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

My Thoughts On Nintendo Switch

It has been 3 weeks since the reveal of the Nintendo Switch(formerly known has Codename NX), and I have to say that this device is pretty freaking amazing. So amazing, in fact, that it seemed to have made time go slower just waiting for its presentation in January of 2017, but we all get through these kinds of waits in our own way. Anyway, here's a list of things about the Switch that impressed me.

1. Its mobility and its power of a home console.
2. Its return to cartridges(first Nintendo Home Console to do so since Nintendo 64).
3. Detachable controllers that can act like a supped up version of the SNES Controller.
4. Its ability to go from handheld to TV Console.
5. Its Pro-Controller that actually looks like a traditional gamer controller.
6. Its kickstand that makes it easier to play.
7. Its own unique variety of local play(could probably be used for Game Nights with friends).
8. Its mysterious mysteries that still lie ahead(like its mysterious square button on the left).

That was just my impression with the console, the games, however, are still a complete mystery. The three games on the trailer that I was fascinated with were the 3D Mario game, the Mario Kart 8 style Mario Kart game, and a supped up version of Splatoon. Though Nintendo confirmed that these games were just chosen to show off the Switch, but these were just a simulation, and they don't reflect any confirmed titles that were planned, same goes for two others. I've heard a rumor(which will be referenced again later in this post) that the Mario Kart game and the Splatoon game are Director's Cut versions of the Wii U versions of those games, but this rumor was created by Mobipicker(who seemingly credited it to Laura Kate Dale, who has confirmed that she never said anything in the rumor to be true), and I'm not even sure if this rumor is real or not. As for the Mario game, I've heard it has been in production for a very long time, and it might be a launch game.

So far, I've heard it's supposed to have a multi-touch 720p 6.2 inch screen, which I have no idea how big that's really gonna make the Switch, but I've heard it will use Unreal Engine 4, and will have 4 RAM, which is supposed to be twice the amount of the Wii U, and half the amount of PS4 and XBOX ONE. I've also heard it may or may not be using microSD cards, which I'm hoping it will, considering the fact that I like games, and I'm hoping to play as many as possible on the Switch.

Anyway, back to the rumor. This rumor states that Mario Kart 8, Splatoon, and even Super Smash Bros. for Wii U are getting Director's Cut versions on the Switch, and speaking of Smash Bros., there's another rumor that states the amiibo figures of Cloud, Corrin, and Bayonetta are being delayed for the Switch version of Super Smash Bros.. Anyway, the main rumor that rumored these Director's Cut games also claims that the Switch will have NFC ID Cards that will let you transfer data from your Switch to another, permanently or temporarily, and that you can but more of them for $10 or make a customized one on Nintendo.com. The rumor also claims that the Switch will come in three bundle packs: A Basic Bundle Pack for $260, A Mario Bundle Pack that has the console and the 3D Mario game for $300, and A Deluxe Zelda Bundle Pack that will have the console, the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild game, and the Switch Pro Controller for $340. These prices seem generally fair, considering this system can be used for any kind of gaming, Classic Style or Modern Style. I just hope these rumors do turn out to be true, but what Laura Dale did say is that the Nintendo Switch might be releasing in the PAL regions on March 17, 2017, and the rest of the world will get it the week of the 17th. But for the director's cut games, I hope they are real.

Thank you for taking time to read my thoughts on this next-gen home console.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Here's A Thought: Skylanders Creator

Recently, the Skylanders Creator app has come to Android, but there's a lot more you can do with character creation than just make random characters, with that said, I mean you can put yourself in the game, but not literally. We may have dreamed about going inside the game once in our lives, but, as Glumshanks said, "Portal Masters aren't supposed to use the Portal of Power on themselves", with that also been said, we could never achieve that goal. But, I've been able to take advantage of the Creator app, and I was able to make a somewhat accurate, but much better and more super heroic version of myself in the app, and this was the end result.

I call him, Super Dillon Wright, and his motto is, "Here that? Sounds like my power!" with a cool and magical voice. I know it's not too accurate, but please be nice to it. I can't wait to turn this into a figure with the 3D Printed Skylander option that costs $49.99.

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Bring Skylanders Spyro's Adventure for Wii U to the Rest of the World (Petition)(Now with related video and tweet)

Calling all fans of Skylanders and Nintendo, it has come to my attention that the first Skylanders game, Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure, has been released on Wii U in Japan in 2013. I have recently gotten into the Skylanders games, and I have not yet played Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure, and I'm not that willing to use the Wii Remote and Nunchuck to play Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure. I'm wanting there to be a Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure for Wii U to be released to the rest of the world someday, and I need all you Skylanders fans' help. Nintendo says that some people wouldn't accept or enjoy the Wii U version in other markets, but I say we make a difference, and I mean we show them how much we want Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure for Wii U. If Nintendo wants to have a percentage of money for the future, they should convince people to buy Wii U and offer Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure for Wii U to woo back Skylanders/Nintendo fans to buy Wii U again, at least until NX comes. All I'm asking is for people who want Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure for Wii U to show how much they want it. Here's how you can show how much you want Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure for Wii U in your country. Just share this blog post to anyone, but also post a comment, telling Nintendo, Activision, and Toys for Bob(and anyone else who worked on Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure) why you want Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure for Wii U in your country. Please help me, and everyone else who would want Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure for Wii U, get the Wii U version of Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure released to the rest of the world. Please, the future of the Wii U version of Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure rests in the palm of your hands.

P.S. If you don't believe the Wii U version exists, look it up.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CONF5zaG5jg

https://twitter.com/DillonWright4/status/758774804115619840