Eclipse is 食 (Shoku)
Friday, August 31, 2012
Lugia is a legendary pokemon from the 2nd generation of games, and one of my favorites during my time with Pokemon Silver. Ever since he graced the cover of my cartridge, I couldn't wait to get him on my team.
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Dalmatians have a rather unique fur coat for a dog. It's short, fine, and dense properties makes it distinct for it's species. Because of this, many people are recommended the breed if they are allergic to other dogs since many people who suffer from allergies are unaffected by the Dalmatian.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
While Nintendo didn't invent Picross exactly (their version of nonogram puzzles) it wasn't until 1995 that they started their Picross series. Obviously the idea of Picross alone isn't enough to draw people in, so they used Mario as the star.
Brassica oleracea, known simply as Wild Cabbage is the ancestor to many vegetables in your produce department. Not only did modern cabbage evolve from it but so did broccoli, cauliflower, kohlrabi, Brussels sprouts, kale, and collard greens.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
The 4th incarnation of Zelda appeared in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. My personal favorite Princess Zelda of the series.
Monday, August 27, 2012
Viewtiful Joe: Double Trouble! was the first portable game in the series released in 2005. While I loved the first game in the series, I didn't get this sequel.
In 1642, King Charles I broke into the House of Commons with armed men to arrest five of it's members. After all was said and done, the House overruled Charles I that he had no right to do so. After that a tradition started that no monarch may step foot in the House of Commons. Which stands to this day.
Sunday, August 26, 2012
The 3rd incarnation of Princess Zelda appeared in the SNES' The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. While her role was generally the same as the original, I really liked this Zelda.
Saturday, August 25, 2012
While Street Fighter: The Movie itself was a bad idea, the idea for Capcom and Acclaim to make a video game version of the movie was downright idiotic. They first made the game in the arcades, and then ports to Sega Saturn and PlayStation followed later.
Friday, August 24, 2012
By the time my girlfriend introduced me to the series, this was the latest movie available. Luckily it was on DVD by the time we got finished with the first five films. I read the book later on and loved it even more.
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Super Monkey Ball Adventure was Sega's 3rd console entry to the series in 2006 on PS2 and Gamecube with an addition release for PSP. While the series was gaining decent popularity, Sega decided to hand the project off to Traveler's Tales which was quite the mistake.
The county of Liechtenstein's name is derived from the German words meaning "light stone". The name itself is borrowed from the Liechtenstein dynasty which united two former nations in it's internal history.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
While Zelda II: Adventure of Link was a direct sequel to the original NES game, the plot featured a brand-new princess Zelda despite having the same hero named Link. According to the plot, a wizard put her into eternal slumber because she failed to speak of the secret location of her father's triforce piece. So to revive the ancient maiden from mystical nap-time, Link must go find that lost triforce piece.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
I remember watching this cartoon series in middle school. It was good mix of light-hearted humor and mythical action. Jackie Chan even had his fictional (I hope so) cartoon family along for the ride. Like his niece Jade who actually was a decent character.
Monday, August 20, 2012
While it was originally suppose to be a PS1 game, Malice gained some hype by becoming one of the first revealed games for the original Xbox. It was originally suppose to be a launch game for the system, however development issues pushed the game far-back. Malice was finally released in 2004 on both Xbox and PS2. The results weren't as promising as the original screenshots had given hope.
Sunday, August 19, 2012
The original Princess Zelda (not to the actual series timeline) in the first NES game was not really seen by the player until the very end. Ganon holds her hostage, and Link must overcome all the dungeons before even thinking about reaching the fair maiden. And you must defeat Ganon as your final test.
Saturday, August 18, 2012
It didn't take Nintendo long to use Mario's popularity to crank out all kind of spin-off games. While Mario and Luigi were suppose to plumbers, they apparently switch careers (I guess turtle-hating adventures is volunteer work) to the demolition team. Or maybe there just awful plumbers.
In the ocean, there's a flesh-eating animal species (which looks like a plant) called anemones which prey on many fish. However they make an exception for clown-fish. The clownfish eats it's leftovers, dead tentacles, circulate the water around them which aids them greatly. Anemones in return protect the clownfish from other fish with it's poisonous tentacles.
Friday, August 17, 2012
While Spider-Man might of had many video game adventures, his self-titled Atari 2600 version was his first video-game outing. Parker Brothers released Marvel's favorite superhero's Atari 2600 game back in 1982.
Thursday, August 16, 2012
ChuChu Rocket! was a puzzle game released by Sega's Sonic Team for the Sega Dreamcast in 2000 (1999 in Japan). While it never hit mega-popular status like Tetris or Lumines, it received decent appeal from Sega's faithful.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Pac-Pix was a Pac-Man spinoff released in 2005 for the Nintendo DS. While the DS had a very lackluster first year, there were some interesting spin-offs and unique games for the platform. Pac-Pix was certainly one of them, and it's probably the most distinctive of the franchise.
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Monday, August 13, 2012
Panzer Dragoon Saga was the last game in the original trilogy on the Sega Saturn. While the first two Panzer Dragoon games were simple rail-shooters, Saga was something a bit more epic.
Unlike their brown or black bear counterparts, polar bears don't hibernate during winter time. The only exception is a pregnant mother polar bear who will enter her den and stay during her cub's early infancy.
Sunday, August 12, 2012
As a gamer I played my fair share of racing games. However when it came to a series like Gran Turismo, I never really cared for it. I came in optimistic but would soon lose my motivation to keep playing. In real life, I never would consider myself a car nut, and I always drive the speed limit. So driving sports cars in races isn't exactly my first idea of a good time either in real life or in a video game. But I got a decent deal for Forza Motorsport 2 (Microsoft's answer to Sony's Gran Turismo), and felt that if I couldn't get into it then I might as well give up the racing-simulation genre forever.