New Pokemon Gym Update

I love the new Pokemon gym update. They now function as Pokéstops, have a new battle and reward system. In addition, this new thing called “raids” happen at them occasionally.

I’m more motivated to play the game actively again and to go on more walks. Time to go catch ’em all.

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Collecting Planets and Walking with Walkr

I love games that interact with my Step Count and I almost collected everything in Wokamon. I did a quick search for pedometer games and while there were many, Walkr looked the cutest.

The game uses your steps as energy to explore space and collect fun planets.

It looks like there are a million things to explore and upgrade so this will get me walking for a while!

I Bought Mario Kart!

Let's race 🏁🎮🚗

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I’m excited to delve into Mario Kart on the Nintendo Switch! I bought a pro-controller and the steering wheel thing for the Joy-Cons. They even threw in a pair of Mario socks for free.

Now to sharpen my skills before racing people.

Why I Love the New Zelda

Since I bought the Nintendo Switch, I’ve been hooked on Zelda. The new game is beautiful and satisfying as someone who is an occasional gamer.

The best part about it is you can go at your own pace. I haven’t come across any timers and there are so many puzzles and shrines that help you feel the sense of accomplishment along the way.

The magic of this new Zelda, is that you don’t really have to follow the story. You can wander pretty much in any direction and find something to do. Whether it’s killing a mob, solve puzzles in a shrine or try to boat across a river.

Dying also doesn’t seem like a big deal. You can pick up where you started. Sometimes deaths are funny. I occasionally climb up mountains to be killed by a goat or try too hard to capture a good horse that ends up kicking me in the face.

I’m still nowhere near done the game but I’m having so much fun in it already!

I Finally Found a Nintendo Switch

We may be getting married but I am not sharing #nintendoswitch

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After a super depressing few weeks of search for a Nintendo Switch, I finally got my hands on one (actually two). I bought one for Nash too so we don’t have to share. If you’re lucky the Source at the Eaton’s Centre (by Queen Street subway entrance) had a bunch.

Short blog post today. I’m off to play Zelda.

 

Facebook Messenger Instant Games 

Recently, Facebook announced HTML 5 games that you can play with your friends in Messengser.

When you are playing with one person the competition is friendly.

However, it can get intense in a group chat! It is definitely a bit more heated. I only hope that they will turn off notifications every time someone plays a game. I only want to know if you beat me!

Now time to play some word games.

Can I look like this irl? 

I spent a lot of time in the new Pokémon game perfecting my outfit. I spent $32,000 on shoes. 

Now I am a fashion goth and would totally wear this outfit in real life.

Crossover Crisis

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There was a super sale on Board Game Bliss so I picked up Crossover Crisis, a deck building game by Cryptozoic. It is also compatible with all other Cerebus Engine games that have a similar play style.

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This set had characters from a bunch of Cartoon Network shows including Adventure Time, Dexter, Samurai Jack and Johnny Bravo. The point of the game is to collect as many strong cards as you can to gain the most victory points. This is done by strategically buying the cards in the middle of the table.

It was actually a very easy to pick up game and we can’t wait to try it with more people.

Battling Sausages

Yesterday, I learned from Buzzfeed that there’s a game where you battle sausages, yes you heard that right SAUSAGES. After learning about it’s existence, how could we not try it?

It was actually a lot more fun and weirdly strategic than we thought. It’s also strangely culturally inclusive. There’s sausages from all over the world including the Chinese lap cheung and ones I haven’t even heard of before. They even go at lengths to explain what the sausage is. Each one has special stats and advantages.

The game is weird but bound to be a laugh.

 

 

Collecting Cats

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I joined the recent craze of collecting cats on my iPhone via the app Neko Atsume (available for both iOS and Android). The game is entirely in Japanese but it’s self explanatory if you use common sense. There are also plenty of game guides out there that teach you all the secrets.

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The game isn’t really one you can keep playing for hours at a time. It’s something you can come back to whenever you want to check on your cats (they won’t die). The premise is to lure wild cats with toys, food and more. There’s a diary that keeps track of all the cats you’ve seen and “photos” you’ve taken of them.

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When the cats like you enough they will bring gifts like feathers. In game money is two different kinds of fish. A gold and silver. The gold ones are premium money which you can buy with real money. However, I found it super easy to gain without spending a dime. Money can be used to buy items such as food and toys as well as expand and decorate your house/garden.

So what are you waiting for? Why don’t you start collecting some cats?