AniMinneapolis 2015: Magical Girls Are Better than Mudkip

mudkip cosplayRecently, our senior editor, Mandi, decided to make a big deal about my disdain for Mudkip. Apparently, she got up in arms because she thought I dismissed an innocent Mudkip cosplayer. That would be fine — because I did totally dismiss an innocent Mudkip cosplayer — but she had to take her accusations even further. She implied that I would be a Pokémon trainer with a team of all Magikarp.

She called me a Bidoof.

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AniMinneapolis 2015 Gave Me a Sense of Purpose

AniMinneapolis 2014 - Alcoholic Luigi Takes Advantage of Free HugsAs I’ve said before, Alcoholic Luigi is a character. Occasionally, I break character in order to talk about something that’s actually genuine and sincere. This is one of those times.

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I’m Getting Better at Don’t Starve

Don't Starve Is the Very First Game I'll Be Getting for the PS4After hours of toiling away in Don’t Starve, I’m finally starting to get a bit better.

Of course, I should preface this by saying “better” doesn’t necessarily mean “good.” I’m still having a lot of trouble with the game, because it’s unlike any other survival title I’ve ever played. It will treat you harshly, because fuck you, that’s why.

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My First Death in Don’t Starve Was Due to Frogs

Don't Starve BronyBeing a veteran of Minecraft, I figured out the very basics of Don’t Starve fairly quickly. Collect things until you have enough things to make tools, with which to collect more things. So I fairly quickly managed to make an axe and a pickaxe, as well as a trap.

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I Just Bought Don’t Starve

Don't Starve Angry FaceEven though I’m the sort of person who really hates games that punish you for existing, I just set down my hard earned money on Don’t Starve, as well as the DLC for it. Why? Because it was on sale on Steam.

Also, because it sounds vaguely like Minecraft, but with Lovecraftian creatures. That sounds genuinely interesting.

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Guitar Hero and I Both Applaud Activision’s Originality and Courage

Guitar Hero LiveIn case you haven’t heard, Activision is bringing out a new Guitar Hero game. This is obviously a great step forward in the realm of computerized air guitar, and I applaud them for it.

They clearly took a look at the market and, completely unaided by anything else that any other video game company was doing, decided on their own that the time was right to release yet another game in the series that could reasonably be called “Re-Purchase All Your Favorite Songs.”

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I’m Totally Not Jealous of All the PS4 Owners on Staff

Alcoholic LuigiAs you’ve probably noticed, there are at least two PS4s here in the GeekParty Mansion. One is owned by Josh W., our Editor in Chief. The other is owned by one of the lesser writers, Julian. I just want to take this opportunity to express my opinion of this.

I am not at all jealous, and I couldn’t care less.

When Josh W. talks about playing Diablo III with some of the other staffers, I don’t sit there and remember how much fun I had with Diablo II. And I certainly don’t sit there and wish I could join him in that fun.

BagAnd just because Minecraft looks absolutely amazing on the PS4 doesn’t mean I give half a shit when Josh and Julian talk about playing it together. I mean, I have Minecraft on the only console it’s really designed to be played on: the PC.

In fact, I so don’t care about all the PS4 fun that’s happening around the GeekParty Mansion that I felt the need to write this article, which explains exactly how much I don’t care.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go cry forever.

 

MewTwo Joins the Smash Bros. Roster (But Not Mallow or Geno)

mewtwoYesterday’s Nintendo Direct unleashed a few fantastic bits of news. Amongst them was the fact that MewTwo will finally be a playable character in Super Smash Brothers for 3DS and Wii U.

But I have a question: Why no Geno or Mallow?

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Nintendo Releases yet Another Game Where Princess Peach Is Kidnapped

Peach

There’s a new Mario game coming to the 3DS: A Super Mario themed edition of Puzzle & Dragons. Technically speaking, it’s part of a two game set that also includes Puzzle Dragons Z.

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BoxBoy Looks Genuinely Interesting

Box BoyOne of the reasons I absolutely adore using my PC as my main gaming platform is that there are always plenty of interesting indie games available. I have nothing against console games, but they have a tendency to take fewer risks. I don’t want to argue that they should or shouldn’t be taking risks.

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