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It’s official: Toy Day is the best! And so are all the different snowpeople! Basically, I’m going to be super upset when winter is over! Summer just can’t compare!
I also had a change of pace this week when I got a letter from my dad instead of my mom. It read: “Dear sweet Chris, Remember when I dressed up as Santa to give you your Toy Day presents? I always got a kick out of seeing you smile. Happy Toy Day! – Dad” Awwww, right?
Happy Holidays, everyone! I hope you get the games you wanted… but I really hope I get the games I put on my list! And if I don’t, I guess then I can finally just go buy them for myself! Though I did get to play a couple new games this week, one awesome and one… well, the jury’s still out. But it was free, so whatever!
But the big news this week is the PAX Diversity Lounge reveal, and naturally I have some thoughts. They’re conflicted, but what are you going to do? That seems to be par for the course when it comes to PAX! Make the jump for the full vidcast!
Honestly, as much as I loved the first season of The Walking Dead, there was a part of me that was disappointed to discover that Telltale Games was planning to continue Clem’s journey in the second season. Leaving her off camera let me imagine that she lived happily ever after… or as happily as you can in a world ravaged by a zombie apocalypse.
Another worry was that the series would fall victim to a sophomore slump and wouldn’t live up to the quality of the first season. But with the release of The Walking Dead: Season Two – Episode One: “All That Remains”, we can safely put to rest all of our fears. (Well, except for the ones about Clem’s future prospects!) Make the jump for my full thoughts! (I’ll try to avoid spoilers, too!)
Well, winter is in full effect, and there are snowmen (and women and boys) everywhere! Well, not everywhere, but you know what I mean. I’m trying!
I also feel like I’m finally ready for Toy Day, which is good because it’s next week! Not sure about my mom, though, who sent me a perfect orange with a letter that read: “I keep thinking I really need to get out there and do my holiday shopping. But at the same time, staying under my blanket feels really good. I’ll do it eventually. – Mom” So I think Dad might be out of luck this year!
Make the jump for all the excitement of this week in Geneva!
This morning Nintendo released their latest Nintendo Direct video, this time focusing on upcoming 3DS and Wii U releases for 2014.
The video begins with quite the unexpected surprise, the tentatively titled Hyrule Warriors. This collaboration with Tecmo Koei brings together the hack and slash fun of Dynasty Warriors with the world of Zelda. Link slashes his way through hordes of enemies, and one can only hope that the likes of Zelda, Ganon, and perhaps even Tingle will get their playable day in the sun. After all Dynasty Warriors are known for their expansive casts.
Satoru Iwata is sure to point out that this is not a new entry in the main Zelda franchise, meaning the long awaited Wii U Zelda title is still awaiting a proper reveal.
The video’s surprises don’t end there, though.
With a new Chibi-Robo coming to the Nintendo 3DS e-shop, Nintendo-crossover DLC levels (for free!) in Sonic Lost World, Cranky Kong coming to Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, and one more Luigi-themed title to end the Year of Luigi (Dr. Luigi), all on top of new and already announced titles, Nintendo has plenty to make this Nintendo Direct one worth trending.
But then they go and drop one final surprise: The first new playable character to come to join the cast of Super Smash Bros. in 2014.
Now we see if Telltale Games will fall into a sophomore slump… That’s right, The Walking Dead: Season Two has begun! Episode One: All That Remains is releasing this week on all the various platforms.
The first episode of season two is available now for $4.99 (as will be the subsequent episodes unless you opt for the season pass discount) on Steam (worldwide), the PlayStation Network for PlayStation 3 (US only) and Xbox LIVE for the Xbox 360 (worldwide). It will also be released worldwide for iOS at some point this week, and is “coming soon” to the PS3 in Europe. (Sorry!)
Obviously at this point, a release schedule for the following four episodes of Season Two aren’t known, but I feel like the wait between episodes of Season One wasn’t too bad! I’m just bracing myself for something absolutely horrible to happen to Clementine… I worry she won’t make it through this season!
Sorry about the slight delay in posting this episode, but the holidays have taken over my life and time has gotten away from me. This also means that the only gaming I’ve got time to do is portable gaming. But I still have thoughts on that! So make the jump and listen to me rant about Miiverse on the 3DS, praise Animal Crossing: New Leaf‘s snowpeople and bitch about Pokemon!