New 2DS Designs Incoming

Remember when most electronics had the option of a translucent case that was tinged one color but still let you see the inner workings? Well Nintendo does and has decided to bring it back with two new 2DS options starting on 11/21/2014 at an MSRP of $99.99.

This will launch along side (but separately) of Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire this month and will make a great gift for this holiday season. And for those that are not sure, yes these are compatible with any 3DS game

Amiibos are coming

Amiibos are coming

Lets admit one thing, as geeks we tend to start collecting things. It tends to be limited to one type of thing or related to something specific, but we do collect. For some it is DVD's, others Gundum models. A recent trend as been the introduction of NFC models that work with video games. Both Skylanders and Disney Infinity have been really successful with this. So now Nintendo is getting in the game with Amiibo, figurines that resemble characters either owned by or licensed to Nintendo. The initial run is set to work with Super Smash Bros Wii and Super Smash Bros 3DS (requires dongle that has not been released yet), Mario Kart 8, and Hyrule Warriors.

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StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void

You know what StarCraft II has been missing? Some single player Protoss love. The Terrans and the Zerg has both gotten their time in the sun, but not the Protoss. Thankfully that has finally changed with the announcement of "Starcraft II: Legacy of the Void" in which the Protoss aim to take back their homeworld of Aiur that was lost to the Zerg so many years ago. But there is more at play here, and the whole of creation may stand at the brink of destruction unless things change.

10 Years of WoW

A decade is a long time for anything to last. Most things start to fade at the 4 year mark. While not completely forgetting these things do tend to wane in popularity. Therefore for World of Warcraft to still have 7.4 million subscribers (source) after 10 years is pretty amazing. In order celebrate this a new documentary called "World of Warcraft: Looking for Group Documentary" was recently released. Here they talk about the inception of MMO's that spawned the idea of WoW, the pitfalls they ran into, and what they do to try and please the players. It is just over an hour, but is pretty entertaining.

The Professional Gamer - November 7, 2014

Hello everyone! I'm back from Calgary and really happy to have more than 10 hours of daylight again.  On the other hand, I was enjoying the coffee and treats at Tim Horton's.  Regardless, I spent a good amount of time away from home this week, so I couldn't spend much time playing Hyrule Warriors.  Instead, I spent some time reading and playing Bravely Default.  Read on to learn more about the rest of my geeky week.

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Overwatch Annouced

For the first time in 17 years Blizzard announced their first actual new franchise, Overwatch. A game set 60 years in the future and 30 years after a robot uprising. When the robot uprising over whelmed individual government armies they formed the world wide peacekeeping force, Overwatch. Here is the trailer to set the stage.

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Hearthstone Expansion: Goblins vs Gnomes

Hearthstone Expansion: Goblins vs Gnomes

Do you like card games? Do you like World of Warcraft? Then chances are you have played Hearthstone. Then there is great news for you! Blizzard announced at Blizzcon today they first actual expansion to the popular virtual card game, Goblins vs Gnomes. Looks like we will get all sorts of mechanical contraptions to add to our decks. There are cards such as the the Unstable Portal, Dr. Boom, and Explosive Sheep.

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