2/28/2016 Update: For the 20th anniversary, I have updated this article (originally posted on March 21st, 2012) with improved names. Now that Red, Blue, and Yellow have been re-released for 3DS, it is an even better time to use this list of ideas or inspiration.
One of the most rewarding experiences in the Pokémon series is giving your newly obtained companion a good nickname. However, this can often require much thought, to the point of just wanting to move on. To help the creatively challenged (or those with little time on their hands) I have compiled a list of my favorite nicknames for the original 151 Pokémon. Keep in mind that I am only including the fully evolved forms. Now then… The following is a list of some of the coolest and funniest nicknames for the first generation Pokémon. I even made sure that they fit within the 10 character limit, resulting in some intentional misspellings.
If you’ve been on the internet as long as I have, you might have heard of a little fangame called Legend of Smelda: Macarena of Time. This game was created by Tim WInsky and his then company, TatsuSoft. Although WInsky is still making games, his new company, TwinSky Games, has taken over the website that used to host both this game and another parody fangame, Super Smashed Bros. Maybe he will reupload these titles in the future. In the mean time, I was able to search the catacombs of the internet to find working download links for both of these games. They are silly and oozing with 90s nostalgia. If this sounds like something you would enjoy, please click away. I assure you that the gameplay is actually decent.
My first RPG, Dangit Quest, is now finished. You can download it from ‘https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/67858944/Dangit%20Quest.exe‘.
Short Description: In this comical fantasy RPG, a perverted king goes on a quest to conquer boredom and slay the Demon Lord. He is joined by his sarcastic queen, their naive prince, and the royal horse.
I don’t mean that every individual in the world is a gamer or even plays games on a semi-regular basis. Rather, I mean that every type of person can find a piece of electronic entertainment to fit their interests. This thought crossed my mind today when I was sitting in a doctor’s office waiting room. I overheard a senior citizen woman playing a CSI game on her tablet. Continue Reading
So, I finally beat EarthBound for the first time. WOW! What an amazing game. If you’re looking for a review, there are thousands out there on the Internet. Rather than focusing on the gameplay elements, this article will explore just how crazy the world of Shigesato Itoi can get.
*Beware of spoilers!
As I am sure you are aware, the next Xbox console is all but confirmed to be only usable online. Likewise, I am most definitely not the first to tell you that this poses a problem for the many people in the world without high-speed Internet. In the U.S. alone, approximately one third of people lack broadband. However, even if you ignore these figures, requiring an Internet connection to play your single and multiplayer games will still be problematic. Consider the recent SimCity debacle. Now, imagine your entire console game system acting in the same manner. Having trouble? Here’s a picture to help.
Earlier today, at a local pawn shop, I purchased Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for the Nintendo Entertainment System. Much to my dismay, the game would not work. I even cleaned the connectors four times. This is a very rare problem. Only twice have I seen 100% dead video game cartridges. The other was Kirby’s Star Stacker for the GameBoy.
Instead of chucking the game to the moon, I channeled my frustration into something positive. Using Photoshop, I transformed the shell of a Ninja Turtles cartridge into The Wizard for the NES. Every retro video game fan should know what the deal is with this movie. If not, click here. Below is the label if anyone wants to undertake a similar endeavor. Either print it onto a real label for sticking or follow my cheapo example by covering it with clear packing tape. Now your broken or unwanted NES cartridges can become faux pieces of gaming history.