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Review: New StreetPass Games

New StreetPass PlazaThe Nintendo 3DS has a basket full of features: it can display stereoscopic 3D images without the use of glasses, the system is capable of handling software that is visually comparable to the Wii, and it fits in your pocket. Perhaps the most underused (?) but most awesome features the system has is StreetPass. Tagging someone with the system’s detection ability and then playing a game with that person’s Mii character has always been fun, and getting bonus content in select 3DS games is even cooler. But with the addition of four brand new downloadable StreetPass games to play, Nintendo has made carrying your handheld with you even more exciting! Not all the bonus games are incredibly fun, but there’s enough content and enjoyment to be had to easily warrant a purchase. (more…)

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A World of Games: Arcade Tokens and Tickets

It has been a hobby of mine for the last several years to collect arcade tokens and tickets. When ever I am out and happen to see an arcade, I try to stop in to first see what they have to offer, and second to see if they have any tickets or tokens to add to my collection. After more than 10 years of doing this, I was surprised both by the variety in coins/tickets I’ve found, and also the rise of the game card as arcade currency. I finally got around to photographing my collection and even created a Tumblr account to house all my pics. But I wanted to share with you all what I’ve got so far, and to open up your eyes to the strangely beautiful world of video arcade memorabilia.

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The Angry Birds Card Game

I’ve never actually bought the Angry Birds game(s) on the iPhone even though I’ve had the phone for over two years now. Even if you don’t have the game, or an iPhone, you’ve undoubtedly heard about Angry Birds. They’re everywhere, infecting every store, advertisement, clothes, and nearly everything in between. My nine year old nephew, who doesn’t have an iPod, iPad, or iPhone, still is in love with the game (he plays on my parents iPad), and he loves everything Angry Birds. Needless to say, it was an avian Christmas this year for him, and one gift he received was the Angry Birds card game. I’ve played the game a few times with him and our family and thought to myself, “You know who should know about this game? Anyone that reads my blog, that’s who!” Here’s a review of the card game that is surprisingly fun and easy to play.

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Now Playing: The Sims Social (Part 2!)

I blogged a few weeks ago about how I couldn’t believe I was playing a Facebook game, and as fate, or luck, or whatever the hell it is would have it, I am still playing the game some time later. And, well, I actually like the game. A good deal. I’ve improved upon just about everything in in the game since I last wrote about it, and have some new pics and details to share with you all.

 

 

 

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