Drew’s Walkthroughs! Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars – Crocodile Hunting (Episode 2)

June 30, 2011

Greetings!

I hope everyone is doing well! I’m back with another episode and to talk about some of the mechanics of this game.

Last video, we met a lively young tadpole (who didn’t quite look like one) by the name of Mallow from Tadpole Pond. He currently is on an errand for his Grandfather, but that journey was hampered when a purple, speedy crocodile snatched an important coin from him.

Mario decides to assist Mallow in retrieving his coin from the speedy croc. Chasing that thief down isn’t going to be easy with him being so fast. Will Mario and Mallow be able to retrieve the coin?

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Kevin’s Let’s Play Korner #2 – Dune 2000

June 29, 2011

This week we continue my Let’s Play series of the classic Westwood strategy game Dune 2000.  It took me a few tries to beat this next mission, but with some practice I figured out the proper strategy to get through it.

More videos after the jump.

Part 5 (attempt 1)

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Why do we have Pikachu?

June 27, 2011

A question occurred to me a few days ago when I started to play Pokémon blue. Normally I play Pokémon in English – so I hadn’t thought that it would have been possible that the franchise would not translate all of the names. The fundamental thing to know would be that the names in Japanese are different. For example: Dragonite was Kairyu etc. So, the question is “Why?”

 

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Cool Down Your Summer with Music

June 20, 2011

Well folks, summer is here and it’s not getting any cooler. Well personally I think it probably would, maybe with some pop and beer stashed inside – but nevertheless, I thought why not make a compilation of some chill, refreshing water themes to fight against the increasing summer heat, which I hear is cracking the 90s in a lot of places. y(es that was one sentence!)

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State of the (Yggdra) Union – JRPGs and modern gaming

June 15, 2011

Because Square-Enix hasn't been for a while now.

The Japanese Role Playing Game. A genre that’s been with us since the 80’s as Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy led the charge for stat-building, NPC tropes, and epic tales on our consoles from across the sea.

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All Hail Captain Nintendo

June 13, 2011

Don’t you always want to know the inside story? It’s always fascinating to get a behind the scenes look at your favorite video games or maybe see interviews with the actors of your favorite movies. Well how would you like a behind the scenes look at one of the biggest companies in video game history? I’ll give you a hint: It starts with an N. Even more interesting is the man telling all of the information, a nameless figure except for the title: Captain Nintendo. So who is he, and what could he possible tell us?

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Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri Now on Good Old Games!

June 10, 2011

Everyone’s favorite sci-fi variation on Sid Meier’s classic Civilization formula is finally available as a digital download on the online store Good Old Games.  Manage the first human colonies on an alien planet!  Defend your colony from hostile monsters!  Battle economically, politically and militarily against rival colonies!  Customize all of your units at an unparalleled level of detail!  Design your own civilization from the ground up in an extraterrestrial setting!

Do you need to hear more reasons why this is one of the finest 4X turn-based games ever built?  Go check out a true PC classic from 1999!