Looking back at: Pokémon Trading Card Game (Gameboy)

The Pokémon Trading Card Game is huge. It might be the biggest physical card game around right now, selling around 2 billion cards a year on average. Not to mention the major tournaments held on an annual basis that the Pokémon Company stream on their Youtube channel.

It’s also nigh unrecognisable from how it looked back when it first popped up in the early 2000s. Back then, most kids I knew just collected the cards, but very few of them actually played the game. I was one of the losers with an actual interest in playing the game properly, an opportunity that never really presented itself to me outside of a game on the Gameboy Color.

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My Initial Reactions to: Destiny Warmind

Bungie and Destiny haven’t been in the best place these past few months. As much damage control as it seems the developers have been running, they can’t really seem to catch a break. After the release of Destiny 2’s first expansion; The Curse of Osiris, many were questioning how game could continue when it seemed to be losing players at a rapid pace.

Bungie seem determined to learn from their “mistakes” and have been very vocal in broadcasting their future plans and direction. I mistakes ion quotes because, for better or for worse, they’ve taken the vocal criticism of the fan base very seriously. At face value though, Destiny’s second expansion; Warmind, appears to be taking the game in a direction fans seem to be… less critical of.

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Why I can’t connect with Twitch

Twitch is the biggest broadcasting format on the internet right now, specifically, but not exclusively, when it comes to video game content. Once upon a time, Youtube was the haven for video game focused content creators. But, by their own hand, that’s not really the case any longer.

As much as I continue to watch and enjoy content on Youtube, many creators I enjoyed have started to split their attention between it and Twitch, some making a more permanent move there that I don’t feel like I can’t follow.

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10 Biggest Questions Infinity War Left us With

I’m still thinking about Infinity War, it’s been rattling around in my brain since I saw it and it won’t go away. There are so many lingering questions, desperate to be answered. So much so that I need to ask them, if not to a person who can answer them, then at least to the internet at large. I’m aware that’s like farting into a wind tunnel, but damn it this is important and I don’t see anyone posing this kind of speculation.

So, I pose to you fair reader; 10 questions I’ve been left with after Infinity War in preparation for the follow up coming out next year. Some serious, some not so much. But questions are questions and I would like to know. Also, spoilers, obviously. If you want to see the movie still I’d come back afterwards.

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Looking Back At : Digimon World

Back in 2001 there was a war. One between two titans of children’s entertainment, both trying to outdo one another. This was, of course, the war between Digimon and Pokémon. Okay, let’s be honest, it was less of a war and more of Bandai desperately trying to keep up with Pokémon huge success. And right in the middle of this war was me, happily enjoying both franchises simultaneously, because even back then I knew that brand loyalty was dumb.

Spawned from the Tamagotchi-like virtual pets, Namco decided to make a game to compete with the likes of Pokémon Red/Blue/Green, which gave us a game I was both fascinated and flummoxed by; Digimon World. To this day, have such fond memories of the game, and going back to it always felt like something I needed to do sooner or later. Would it be something I’d end up regretting?

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