Real life is never quite as entertaining as a video game. Going to court is a great example. There are no loud-mouthed, eccentric lawyers with anime hair, instead there are groups of miserable people with traffic violations uncomfortably watching disgusting burn-outs appear in court for the 25th time.
Next-gen is officially in full effect with the launch of the Xbox One. The “Big Three” have released their new consoles. Sony and Microsoft are obviously more in than the spotlight than Nintendo right now and for good reasons. The Xbox One and PS4 were both welcomed with phenomenal releases and both consoles sold over 1 million units in 24 hours. The Wii U hasn’t even hit 4 million units sold since it’s launch over a year ago… We love Nintendo and wish them the best in all their endeavors, but seeing such massive sales numbers from your is never something investors like to see. If this were a zombie apocalypse, Nintendo would be the weak, vulnerable guy we leave behind to be eaten by the undead.
A new Legend of Zelda is soon upon us and it’s a sequel to one of our all time favorites, A Link to the Past. The game features a new mechanic whereby Link can transform into a drawing on a wall and move about in an LSD freak out. It got us thinking about how What’s Your Tag’s global HQ needed a little sprucing up. Hopefully Link has some captured fairies to survive our home improvements.
At this point I think most of us have beaten the Elite Four and began the arduous task of “catching ‘em all.” With a total of 718 known Pokemon, this is no easy task. The Friend Safari is an amazing way to expand your Pokedex and even your social circle. I want to use this post as a public forum for anyone to come and share their 3Ds friend codes. Remember what they say? The more the merrier! Continue Reading
“Chaining” will be the death of me. If you’ve played Pokemon, you’re probably familiar with the illusive “shiny” Pokemon. These super rare creatures give your a Pokemon a shiny new color scheme and are eagerly hunted by many. What you may not know is that the odds of finding a shiny Pokemon in the wild is 1/8192. Through the magic of “chaining” you can drop your odds to 1/200, which is still less than a 1% chance. I’ve spent the last week tirelessly hunting for a shiny of my very own. No luck so far…. If you feel like sending your life into a downward spiral, Kotaku has an amazing diagram explaining the basics of chaining.
And yeah, I turned the name of the villain in X/Y into an adjective, that’s just how I roll.
Happy Halloween everyone! We wish you a merry, scary, and even hairy Halloween! Be sure to eat enough candy to make yourself sick and then wash it down with the cheapest liquor you can possible find! Oh and by the way, this broom isn’t completely random. It’s our arch nemesis Stephanie Meyer Luck from such comics as Year One and Cashing In.
So I think we’ve all had plenty of time to sink numerous hours into Pokemon X and Y. Many of you have already conquered the elite four and have moved on to the daunting task of catching them all. In your journey, I’m sure you’ve formed special bonds with certain Pokemon and for this week’s round of Nerd Wars! we want to know who’s in your Poke party. Continue Reading
Your imagination is a very powerful thing. You can create anything your mind can think up. This isn’t always a good thing, but in the case of awesome Pokemon charactuers of yourself, it’s totally a good thing. This is a throwback to one of our favorite comics, Kirby in Imagination Land.
The video game industry is ever-growing and ever-changing, but there always seemed to be noticeable trends between the bigger companies. They spend most of their time trying to figure out the best way to copy their competitors and that leaves limited resources to create new technology. Maybe these companies need to go back to basics and try something simple, you know, like bread.
Alright folks, a new generation of Pokemon is nearly upon us. In just three short days we’ll all be able to experience the glory of Pokemon X and Y. In honor of this monumental release, we’d like to host a special Poke-themed round of Nerd Wars!. We just have one simple question for you; are you going with Pokemon X or Pokemon Y? Continue Reading