Monday, June 28, 2010

Triple Threat

Yesterday in Japan, a recent trailer for the upcoming games Pokémon Black and Pokémon White was revealed, and it showed quite a lot. Firstly, it seems that cut scenes will be even more detailed and dynamic and the prospect of talking with characters up close based on various Japanese games is introduced. Secondly, even more Pokémon were revealed, but of course English names are coming way later. Thirdly, a new style of battle makes it debut, as Pokémon trainers will now be able to engage in triple battles, meaning up to three Pokémon on both sides can duke it out, bringing the world of Pokémon into a true RPG experience! Finally, the games are scheduled for release in Japan on September 18, 2010. Looks like a ton of development is going into the fifth generation of Pokémon! Fans will definitely be looking forward to this!

...I still want Pokémon Black...

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

To Abuse a Position of Power

Last night, Phineas and Ferb made a comeback with two new episodes after a few months of reruns. In the first segment, Candace is elected town mayor for a day as a result of an essay she wrote on (you guessed it) busting her brothers. But due to her status of no apparent knowledge of politics, she lets her status as mayor get to her head and eventually uses her position as her latest attempt to chew out her brothers, Phineas and Ferb, who have used modern tools to recreate a pioneer town in their backyard. Meanwhile, the real mayor, Roger Doofenshmirtz, takes his time off to play golf with his brother, the evil Heinz Doofenshmirtz. Since the good doctor finds golf tedious, he creates a device capable of speeding up time, apparently well aware of the drawbacks, but for his sake anything to finish the game faster. As usual, his inventions coincidentally clash with Phineas and Ferb's activities, so for those of you who haven't seen the episode, your prediction of what will happen is not a bad guess. What happened in the end was actually what I guessed would happen.

And in the second portion, when Phineas and Ferb decide on what to do for another fun day, Stacy feels neglected by Candace's persistence of wasting her time trying to rat them out and makes Candace choose between her as a best friend or continue her futile efforts to bust her brothers. Candace chooses the latter while Phineas and Ferb build a seemingly simple lemonade stand, but decide to expand their franchise and Candace does not notice at first, having been bummed by her decision. Ultimately, her friendship with Stacy is put to the test near the end of the episode and after the outcome... well, let's just say that one can only hope she'll stop wasting her summer away and let things come naturally.

So, there we have it. One of the greatest TV shows of all time has finally bounced back with new episodes. Now, what about that summer 2010 event that was said to come?

Sunday, June 6, 2010

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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Reshiram and Zekrom

Evidently, according to the official Pokémon site, not only is an English release date for Pokémon Black and Pokémon White expected for Spring 2011, but it appears that their cover Pokémon have had their English names revealed as well... Reshiram and Zekrom. In that case, these two legendary creatures have the honors of being the first fifth generation Pokémon to have their English names revealed, which are pretty much the same as their original Japanese names. Now here's the twist. Reshiram, the white-colored angelic-looking Pokémon is currently the cover of Pokémon Black, while Zekrom, the black-colored demonic-looking Pokémon is currently the cover of Pokémon White. If this holds true, then for the first time ever, we've got us some Pokémon games named for the color of the background instead of the cover Pokémon, leading to something you don't see every day! Odd, isn't it?

...I still want
Pokémon Black...