How to make your own Pokémon game!

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Right off the bat, this was a tutorial I wish existed back when I was eight. Or eighteen. I’m almost twenty-eight and I’m still pretty hype to see it. Today we’re going to plough through how to make your own Pokémon title in the most convenient way possible!

Some of the gamer-savvy folk out there might remember a lot of hype last year surrounding a fan-game called Pokémon Uranium said to contain all new monsters, regions and storylines. People got pretty pumped for its eventual release after NINE years in development! And once it hit the web it took less than an week for Nintendo to send the Mushroom Kingdom’s legal department to shut it down. Of course, once it’s on the internet, it’s always on the internet…

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So what exactly was Uranium if it wasn’t an official Nintendo release? Continue reading “How to make your own Pokémon game!”

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What Is The Best Trading Card Game (Ever) ?

Being a geek implies many things. You still like cartoons even though you pay taxes, video games are a qualified form of art, and lords have mercy if you try and discuss your hobbies at the water cooler. You’re also required by law to think Star Wars is cool or they come and take your badge away.

Being a geek from the 80’s or 90’s also has one more commandment. When you were growing up you played trading card games! These things were everywhere, you couldn’t visit the supermarket without being awed by the colourful shiny wrappers for things your parents KNEW were a waste of money but you couldn’t be talked out of it. My younger days, like so many, were surrounded in the most addictive drug sold to children… cardboard.
But man did we love it. I played anything I could get my hands on and (tried) to be a collector. Of course having no disposable income at the time did make that a damn sight harder.

Why did I get so hooked? Well a part of me blames that on my fascination with toys and board games. Another part of me thinks back to that first pack of cards I ever opened, and just so happened to pull out a Shiny Charizard card. Which I still have to this day packed away somewhere.

So the real question for today; Which IS the best collectable trading card game? Continue reading “What Is The Best Trading Card Game (Ever) ?”

Rise of the Pokemon Nuzlocke

2016 has been the biggest year for Pokémon since the fabled 1997. Which is the year that the television anime started airing in the west!

Everywhere you look right now the ‘mons have flooded popular culture. McDonald’s has just signed a sponsoring agreement with Niantic to turn every restaurant into a Pokéstop for their mobile app game… which has now become so popular it’s trumped ‘Porn’ on google search (I’m dead serious).
Hype is also boiling for the upcoming ‘Sun and Moon’ games for 3DS which are breathing strange new life into the videogames and has the fanbase chattering like its recess at school. Not to mention the anime, where the latest Kalos season has been touted as the best to air yet. Could it be called a second Goldén Age?

This year Pokémon celebrates its 20th anniversary. But something else has risen the top of the Monster food chain, something that old Nintendo never had a hand in to begin with.
I’m here today to talk about something special to me- and to many who walked away from Pokémon before. Something that brought us back during our adult years in large numbers.

I’m here to talk about the Nuzlocke.

Continue reading “Rise of the Pokemon Nuzlocke”