Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Neo Fights: A guide to Pokemon TCG terminology.

Since it's been a long time since the last Neo Fights article....

The helpful folks at the PokeBeach forums are assembling a glossary of Pokemon TCG terminology that may be useful for newcomers and veterans alike. The glossary covers deck and card nicknames, game play, tournaments, and common tournament formats. Well worth a look.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

"She'll be comin' round the (Rugged) Mountain when she comes..."

Well, I'm back from Regionals, and I'll let you know I had a great time. I finished 9th in the pre-top-cuts  standings (out of 182 Masters), but got knocked out in the Top 32. (Curse you, Vileplume and Reuniclus!) Still and all, it was great fun, both ins and out of the tournament hall. (So much has changed in Old Town since last I went there....)

For those of you with the 5th Generation Pokemon games who really love the Dream World (and who doesn't?), a new region has opened up for you to discover! The Rugged Mountain is filled with Rock- Ground- Fighting- and Fire-type Pokemon who'd love to make friends with you. Many of these Pokemon are otherwise hard to find in the regular games: Cacnea, Torkoal, Spinda, Burmy, Machop, and many others. A new mini-game has also been added; in it you have to draw lines to navigate Sableye's mine cart through a tunnel and collect gems. (It's nigh-impossible to play on a laptop, let me tell you that!)

Several new Pokemon have also been added to the Sparkling Sea: Seel, Chinchou, and Shellder.

All in all, it should provide hours of fun for any Pokemon fan. Happy hunting!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

On hiatus for a few days.

From Friday, November 11 to Sunday, November 13, I will be in Orlando during Regionals and thus will be away from my computer. Until then, just sit tight - I'll be back with more exciting Pokemon content!

Friday, November 4, 2011

YouTube of the Whenever: Warmest wishes for the holidays.

For this installment of YouTube of the Whenever, a little something to warm those cold winter nights and get you into the holiday spirit: a virtual fireplace, complete with Christmas music.