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90s Video Game Christmas Commercials ft. Nintendo, Sony, Sega

As a kid Sega, Playstation and Nintendo were the big boys when it came to Christmas presents since those were automatically the “Big” gift of the year that only the latest Megazord from Power Rangers could hope to match. Their holiday commercials for that very reason were quite iconic, so let’s take a look at 3 different commercials that these companies made at different times in the 90s.

Playstation Christmas Commercial Featuring Crash, Lara, and Sweet Tooth

A X-Mas dinner full of political talk and awkward heated discussions seems more relevant than ever and seeing the Playstation gang crashing the party with at the moment super rebellious Crash the Bandicoot man followed by a goofy looking Sweet Tooth from Twisted Metal and a “realistic” unrealistic Lara Croft entering and showing them video games is just all kinds of awesome. There were other commercials around 1998 that featured this same gang of characters crashing various events and it worked for the most part in getting the point accross, it was some great marketing.


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The Problem With.. Fire Emblem Heroes

Fire Emblem went from being an obscure franchise to one of Nintendo’s tops after the 3DS games which it’s mostly attributed to the Waifus. The characters popularity in Super Smash Bros. Melee led to some Fire Emblems getting released here to some success until they added the secret ingredient of waifus which lead to one of Nintendo’s first mobile games being about Fire Emblem. And well the game is full of Waifus and Husbandos, but here are some of the problems with the game.

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Looking back on.. Super Mario Bros Movie 1993

At a video rental store I saw the movie of one of my favorite video games, Super Mario Bros so I decided to rent it. I guess since I was a kid I thought it was ok but I was never interested in watching it again and I didn’t understand what I had really watched. I guess I just thought live action movies were different from their animated counterparts. This movie is seen as fodder but it was a weird one so after watching it again I can honestly say this is an awesome movie.

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Why yes, there’s a Rave scene full of techno punk outfits and in general the whole Dinohattan City is cyber punk inspired and frankly it looks amazing. This grim future you would expect from various movies in the 80s, in fact this movie still feels very well stuck in that decade even if made later. The grim visuals of the movie are nothing like the video game but that doesn’t matter since its visually appealing and unique.
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The Problem With.. Super Mario Run

Nintendo made their debut into mobile games with Miitomo which had a some problems but they rectified this by launching their biggest name not long after with Super Mario Run. I had talked about the game before release but now that the game has been out for along time, it seems to have done rather well initially but still hasn’t met Nintendo’s expectation but at the same time their games are supposed to get people to play in Nintendo platforms. So let’s take a look at the problems with Super Mario run

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I originally downloaded it when it came out and finished the free levels it offered and as a demo I guess it’s ok but it leaves you wanting for more, but you could also see that there wasn’t a lot of content which made you think twice about buying the game. Eventually I bought it with the most recent update since it was also on sale and added plenty of content. It wasn’t the first update as they had already added characters and other things in previous ones, this one was just a bigger update.

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Rampage Video Game History

Rampage is the video game you always wanted to play and maybe didn’t know it existed, the games usually consist of George, Lizzie, and Ralph who are giant kaiju that you control and get to destroy the city as you pass through levels as a giant Gorilla, Lizard or Wolf respectively. Yes, the game is as awesome as it sounds, it can get a bit repetitive but it’s meant for some fun single or multiplayer fun. Sadly it is a somewhat obscure popular franchise that has had scattered releases and forgotten for many years at a time. Let’s take a look at the history of games that this franchise has given us.

Rampage

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LAYTON’S MYSTERY JOURNEY: REAL WORLD PUZZLE SOLVING STORY PART 16

Professor Layton’s live online game of “real” puzzles called Layton’s Mystery Journey: Real World Puzzle Solving or Layton World for short launched to help promote Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires’ Conspiracy is now online. As this is a timed based web based game the story and puzzles will eventually get lost to time; so here we will have an archive of the story. Let’s take a look at the first part of the story, for the previous ones or for the puzzles click here.
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