Post Hype Nintendo Direct 9.13.17

I haven’t been too excited about Nintendo Directs for a long while, in fact the last time I actually wrote about a Nintendo Direct was a year ago. I had also previously written why I was no longer hyped about Nintendo directs, but I likely have to re-edit that one to add a few more reasons. But I had a special feeling about this one since I felt it had to show what Nintendo’s plans for the future were and let’s have a quick look at what this direct means for Nintendo in 2018
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Layton World Puzzles Upper Case S – T – U

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 puzzles will eventually get lost to time; so here we will have an archive of the puzzles as well as hints and solutions for those stuck in any specific puzzle. The puzzles are not that difficult so I would suggest only looking at the answer if you’re completely stumped. Here we will take a look at Puzzles S – T – U.


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3 Music Videos recommendations Fall Mix Music Match Vol. 12

In today’s fall mix a little something from 3 different decades and different genres to expand our musical tastes, nothing too obscure here but maybe it’s something you haven’t heard.

Eve – Let Me Blow Ya Mind ft. Gwen Stefani

Eve and Gwen Stefani are street thgus and become friends randomly in a stop light and decide to crash a fancy dinner party. This song is one of those times that the collaboration works really well, I can also totally buy Gwen’s character that she plays int he video. It’s a little of a dream situation of showing the 1%s they don’t run the place but whatever, awesome song from the past.
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Looking back on.. Bubsy’s Cartoon Pilot

Bubsy was marketed as the next big video game mascot in the 90s and contrary to revisionist history, he was actually popular, fairly liked and well reviewed. Seen as a joke now thanks to many ‘angry’ reviewers at least he has the honor of being propped up as the a worthy rival of both Mario and Sonic the Hedgehog, and just like those two Bubsy had a cartoon, well a pilot.

Bubsy no modals

The show never got a full run so it’s hard to judge form a pilot that sometimes just want to implement every idea they want to eventually flesh out on the show. The actual pilot is alright for the time, sure if you try to look at it as an adult now it might not seem that way but looking it with the context of the time it really wasn’t bad by any means and it was just more of what we were getting in the early 90s.

Bubsy Pervert

It might not have done anything particularly interesting nor new but it’s alright, I’m not sure if the character really had the potential to be the next iconic mascot and compete with the Mario and Sonic cartoons or video games as he was billed to be he did have the ‘tude to get my attention as a little kid.

Bubsy Virtual Reality

The catchphrase What Could possibly go wrong?” is indeed said many times but it’s far from annoying, we get to see them use that “new” technology which is Virtual Reality and well after a few roadkill armadillo jokes you’re left with a piece of gaming history. In some ways Bubsy actually succeeded in feeling more like a cartoon than Sonic The Hedgehog and the Mario trilogy cartoons ever did.

Bubsy cartoon pilot

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Looking back on.. The Adventures of Pete and Pete

The Adventures of Pete and Pete was a staple for Nickelodeon in the early 90s which I guess most of us watched day after day and enjoyed. The show isn’t that long and I can’t find any information on why it was cancelled but there’s just something special about the show that stays in your mind. I loved it as a kid but looking back on it now was it really any good?

Pete and Pete nick

Before it was ever a show it started off as a series of shorts that are about a minute long with two specials being about 5 minutes. It’s actually somewhat hard to find these shorts and I was only able to watch about half of them. They really do feel like in the show even if only a minute long. Everyone from the show is much younger and Ellen is actually featured alongside Pete and Pete in the intro. Many of the things from the TV show like origins of stuff are actually from these shorts so its weird they didn’t keep airing them or bundled them as a special. You can also see some dialog and ideas that later became full episodes.
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