Monday, July 21, 2014

Miracle Gears: The Aftermath

Wow, what a weekend.  From the beginning, we set out to basically do the impossible.  But you know what? We did it!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

It's the Final Countdown! Miracle Gears is coming!

It's the calm before the storm, here at my house.  I'm getting as much cleaning done as I can, getting ready for the big setup tomorrow night.  Thus far, Miracle Gears has raised $270 as of the time of the writing.  That's awesome!  I can only hope that this is a sign of things to come.

Now, only one person has written in as to what we're going to do at the start of the drive.  We may get the decision based on one vote alone...

If you're going to donate before the drive starts, know that you can determine our fate when we begin on Friday.  Put "do the tutorial" or "don't do the tutorial" in the comment field of your donation.  The one that earns the most money decides our fate.  The clock is ticking...

And with that, I'm off.  I'll see you soon!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Friday, June 27, 2014

Friday, June 13, 2014

...In with the New!

Last week, I looked at the successes and failures of the Wii.  It's time to take off the rose tinted glasses, and look at what Nintendo learn from the Wii to improve the Wii U.  Here's what Nintendo can do to improve their market share and get the Wii U to be a big player in the console arena.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Out with the Old...

As support for the Wii comes to a close and Nintendo looks forward to the Wii U, it's time to look back on the upstart white box that took everyone by surprise.


Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Hipster Anime Fans! Anime Detour 2014 in review

Once again, Anime Detour takes over the Doubletree by Hilton in Bloomington, MN.  Last weekend, 5,000 people descended upon the hapless hotel staff to party, congregate, and discuss the intricacies of "the manga was better."  This year was awesome, in so, so many ways.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Five Under the Radar Games

Holy cow.  There's a lot of games out there that most people overlook.  Too many people follow the advice of this guy, and it's a real shame.  If you follow Extra Credits on youtube, you've probably seen their series of games you might not have tried.  They are a great resource of options, and I've found a handful of good examples, as well.  All of the games that I mention have their share of fans, just not many.  For some, this is a perfect time to try them out.  Either way, you'll be hard pressed to find games in here that aren't worth your time.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Whoa! Something new!

I just added my Twitch.tv stream as an additional page to Treasure Bin.  Whenever I'm playing a game I can stream, I will probably be doing that.  It might be fun, it might be boring as all get out.  But either way, I'm up on there!

Also, I'm going to have some big news coming up in the next month or so, something big that I've got planned.  Stick around, and I promise you'll like what you see!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Review: Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate

Developer: Capcom

Publisher: Capcom

Players: 1-4 (ad hoc on 3DS, online on Wii U)

Rating: Teen (Blood, Crude Humor, Fantasy Violence)

Platform Reviewed:  3DS



Monster Hunter is a fairly well known series by this point.  It has seen 12 releases across six different platforms, and a 13th game is on the way.  Even Japan's "Samurai Blue" Soccer Team played Monster Hunter in their downtime before their big win over Australia to take the Asian Cup in 2011.  So it's a pretty well known and well established franchise.  Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate came out in time to be a part of the Wii U launch lineup, and included a release for its handheld sibling, the 3DS.  But how does it hold up in the realm of giant monsters?