Saturday, November 26, 2016
We also talk Pokemon Sun and Moon. KC has Popplio pride, and declares Sun and Moon the best game to come out of the main line of Pokemon in ages. We both have high hopes for Moon! (Did you know that Pokemon Stars is a possible title for the Switch?) On the other hand, KC has let Pokemon Go on now go walk out the door. The Wolf Doctor fills him in on the newest Ditto craze, even though she hasn't caught one yet! Thanksgiving is also a double XP event, so it's a good time to get back into Pokemon Go if you are feeling it...
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Saturday, November 19, 2016
- Miz Sylver bought the special Amazon Steelbook Pokemon Sun and Moon Set!
- If you buy Sun or Moon before January 11th, you can get a free download of a Munchlax that can evolve into a Snorlax with Pulverizing Pancake!
- Miz Sylver toys with the idea of getting the Z-Ring Bracelet!
- Tomorrow (Sunday November 20th) from 2 to 4pm, Toys'R'Us is having a Sun and Moon launch party event where you can get some really cool freebies, including a Meowth statue! (Check to make sure your local store is having the event!)
- The new season of the Pokemon TV series is set in Alola, and the series is moving over to Disney XD! December 5th sees the launch on the new channel with the movie, Pokémon the Movie: Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel. On the same day, head to Pokemon.com to get the Mythical Pokémon Magearna in Sun or Moon with the new QR Scanner feature.
- The November/December issue of Nintendo Force Magazine has a lot of features on Sun and Moon, including a sweet double cover featuring Solgaleo and Lunala.
- Sailor Moon R - The Movie is coming to theaters January 17th!
- Spirited Away is coming to theaters December 4th! There are a *few* seats left in the Boston area, but not many, so if you want to go, get your tickets now!
- Coming soon to a city near you, it's Defenders of the Triforce - Real Escape Game x The Legend of Zelda. It's sold out in San Francisco, LA, and San Diego, but there are still tickets for Phoenix. The tickets for Seattle, Chicago, Houston, and the New York area will be on sale January 3rd, 2017, so mark your calendar if you want to go!
Thanks for listening! If you have any questions or comments, we want to hear from you. Are you #TeamSun or #TeamMoon? Litten, Rowlett, or Popplio? Would you like a centerfold of Professor Kukui??? Tweet, email, or comment on the blog or Facebook to let us know!
Saturday, November 12, 2016
- Pokemon Go has added dailies! You can get a "First Catch of the Day" and a "First PokeStop of the Day" bonus, and build a streak over seven days (confirmed) and possibly over a month as well (still a rumor, but you might as well try it!). We also speculate about changes in Pokemon appearance rates, egg drop rates, and PokeStop item drop rates!
- Miz Sylver reviews some of the upcoming metagame changes in Pokemon Sun and Moon. The new game sees a lot of changes in movesets, move stats like Power and PP, and hidden abilities too. (And we can't help but talk about Snorlax and awesome Z Moves!)
- Miitomo has just had a huge update! There's a lot of new features, from small things like a new icon, to big things like sidekick Miis, and a lot of promos to celebrate them!
- You can decorate your "room" now. Right now it's mainly flooring and wallpaper. You can get them through new furniture drops, and there's a lot of promo items. You can also do posters! You get one poster spot for free, the rest cost 99 cents a piece! You can choose your poster from your MiiFotos.
- Answer Central and Style Central remind us of the Everybody Votes Channel! You can answer Answer Central questions and see answers from people all over the world! You can submit your outfits to Style Central and view other people's submissions from around the world, too!
- Sideckick Miis are new! You can create additional Miis that you can dress up, put in Miifotos, appear in Style Central for you, and send Messages for you. You can scan Miis using QR codes!
- Speaking of messages, you can now directly message your friends. Your character will send a private message to your friends. You can send one of your sidekicks, too!
- We're going to this coming week's Boston VR Meetup featuring Qualcomm and Michelle Osorio! (Tuesday November 15, starting at 6pm at Laugh Boston.) Maybe we will see you there?
Thanks for listening! If you have any questions or comments, we want to hear from you. Are you going to the Boston VR meetup? Did you successfully score and NES Classic and an extra controller? Have you hatched a Jynx out of a 10 km egg, and cursed the day it was born? Tweet, email, or comment on the blog or Facebook to let us know!
Saturday, November 5, 2016
- The November Pokemon of the Month cards at GameStop didn't arrive on time! They may have them this week... At least the plushes are cute?
- There's new Hyrule Warriors DLC, themed around A Link Between Worlds! Ravio, the Tom Nook of the Zelda Series, is a playable character now!
- If you are an Monster Hunter Generations fan, make sure you get the new DLC! Miz Sylver likes the Devil May Cry Dante and Yu-Gi-Oh Meowgic Felyne gear!
- This weekend is PAX Australia! Of course, lots of stuff is going on, but we can't go :( This year's Pinny Arcade has an awesome Mario World 1-1 Set, which is available at PAX Australia now but will be available on the Penny Arcade Store on November 17th, 2016.
- Mario Party Star Rush just came out! Along with a bunch of new Super Mario amiibo that are compatible with the game! We compare and contrast the new amiibo with the old! The Wolf Doctor is confused about Wario's biker past and is generally disturbed by Waluigi!
- Animal Crossing New Leaf had a huge overhaul! Check out the video about the update Animal Crossing Welcome amiibo! There's so many new features! New items, new ways to get characters to move to town using amiibo and amiibo cards, and the chance to trade in your whole town for bells! (Be careful with that last one, don't delete the town without getting an offer from Tom Nook!)
- The NES Classic (NES Mini? They call it a lot of different things!) is going to be out November 11th, and is already sold out in a few places. If you are getting the US version, make sure you get a second controller, as the system only comes with one! (And the controllers can be connected to WiiMotes!) The Japan version is a Famicom Family Computer version and comes with two controllers! Check out this awesome image made by Andre Ahlgren that compares the games available on the two!
In honor of all this, Nintendo is bringing back the Nintendo Power Line for one weekend! Nov. 11 to Nov. 13, between the hours of 6 am and 7 pm Pacific Time. Call (425) 885-7529! We believe that this is free... It's sadly not live help, just pre-recorded tips and insider stories about the hotline, but we're still gonna be calling!
Thanks for listening! If you have any questions or comments, we want to hear from you. Are you going to sell your town in Animal Crossing New Leaf? Do you think you can best The Wolf Doctor at the newest Mario Party, Star Rush? Did you ever call the original Nintendo Power Line while your parents were asleep like Miz Sylver? Tweet, email, or comment on the blog or Facebook to let us know!