Thursday, November 26, 2009

YouTube of the Week: Macy's Thanksgiving Parade Pikachu Balloon

A lot of other blogs seem to have an "X of the Week", so I decided to jump on the bandwagon. Every week, I will (or at least will try to) feature a cool or interesting (and usually family-friendly) YouTube video that most of us might not know about.

Today is Thanksgiving Day, a time for us to thank the deity of our choice - be him Jehovah, Arceus, or the Flying Spaghetti Monster - for all that is good in the world before settling down for an enormous, belly-busting feast. It is also a time for watching football, holiday movies, and, most imprtantly, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Today's YouTube video is that part of the Macy's parade we geeks all wait for: The Pikachu balloon. Enjoy it in all its yellowy goodness.

(Until I find out how to embed a YouTube video into Blogger, a link will have to do. I apologize.)

Friday, November 13, 2009

Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky: Wonder Mail S Special Dungeon Codes

Recently, I've been playing Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky and I can't seem to put it down. If you liked Explorers of Time and Darkness, you'll love Explorers of Sky. There are many more dungeons to explore, items to find, a juice bar to hang out in, an extended storyline, and even the chance to play as certain NPC's in special episodes that deal with the game's backstory.

There is also a new form of Wonder Mail: Wonder Mail S. Unlike Wonder Mail in previous games, Wonder Mail S codes are in a 5-7-5 character format, meaning they are incompatible with previous games. In this post and probably in future posts, I will reval some interesting, cool, and maybe even some bizarre Wonder Mail S codes for you to try.

Our first list of Wonder Mail S codes open up the 7 Special Dungeons that hold the Guardians of the Seven Treasures. As some may already know from Explorers of Time and Darkness, these 7 dungeons are available when your exploration team rescues Scizor, gaining the Secret Rank. Each dungeon holds a Legendary Pokemon and a special item which increases the recruitment rate of Pokemon of a certain type.

The Wonder Mail S codes for the 7 Special Dungeons are as follows:

Shimmer Desert:

1HMTN - PR#MKFX - 4W@5%
=XR0& - N=+NSHX - R7@HJ

Mt. Avalanche:

-QFPM - Y+XFW9X - 8J3@@
5%6+6 - 4M9R6TY - 219J2

World Abyss:

-R9-@ - -8H-H&=0 - #8%3M
H=5MN - QSS884F - -@WXX

Sky Stairway:

=F%@H - - WH&=YN8 - =5k0+
0SMHN - 49CN+N+ - @4%=N

Bottomless Sea:

F#FK- - W1-9+85 - FHWQN
7@87# - 8#4&CWS - =W@WJ

Mystery Jungle:

X3QW% - @T@N0Y1 - 4RTHQ
5W7&3 - F92N0Q - 5821Y

Giant Volcano:

2P#QP - 3PN3Q0R - YJX+R
Q#Y-4 - 1C%R#%6 - X7KS5

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Update on the Arceus event

Pokefans in the Land Down Under, rejoice! From today until November 16, Arceus will be available for download at selected EB Games and K-mart stores across Australia. This will have the same moveset and properties as the American Toys 'R' Us Arceus. Don't miss it, mates!

Why you STILL don't bring Pokemon cards to school....

Wisconsin kid banned from the bus after assaulting girls over Pokemon cards.

When will they ever learn?

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Some notes on future Pokemon releases....

The Platinum: Arceus TCG set comes out tomorrow. It looks to be a pretty exciting set, and the Arceus cards (1 of each type, plus 3 Lv. X) are easier to get than you think. It's a must-have for any Pokemon TCG player!

In video game news, Pokemon Rumble, a real-time action game featuring Pokemon from the 1st and 4th generation games, will come out on WiiWare in the States on November 16. It will probably cost 1500 Wii Points (about $15). A related TCG promo set will be released on December 2.

Finally, this is old news for most of us, but Heart Gold and Soul Silver, the long-anticipated remakes of the 2nd generation games, will come out on April 23, 2010 in the States and in Europe shortly thereafter. I can't wait that long!!