Pokémon Black Version 2 Friend Code

I told you I’d update you once I got my friend code, so here it is: 1077-8713-0967. I’m mainly a collector of Pokémon and items, but if you want to link up for any reason; just post a comment, send an email, or message me on any of my profiles.

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IGN’s PokéDex

IGN recently released a web based PokéDex that gives users essential information regarding the many creatures in the games. It’s in the beginning process and there is much to be added for it to be relied upon completely, but it’s a great resource nonetheless. I normally use Bulbapedia for these instances and will continue to do so, but what I love about IGN’s PokéDex is that it has a great mobile friendly version. Since I started paying Pokémon Black Version 2, I’ve used it a few times to look up attack learnsets from my phone. It’s very convenient. Once Nintendo releases a 3DS based game, this will become even more convenient when you consider that you can start the 3DS web browser at any time during a game. I’d recommend checking it out if you’re always searching up information on the fly.

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Pokémon Black Version 2

Cover art for Pokemon Black Version 2

I had to get my ID renewed, so I went to the RMV yesterday with a friend who gave me a ride; which is located in a mall. Since I had a long wait before I would be serviced, we did some other things. The first thing we did was go to Best Buy. While there, I figured I’d pick up a copy of Pokémon Black Version 2. I wanted to make sure to pick it up by November 12th because there is an ongoing event to obtain Genesect that ends on that date. I became surprised though that I couldn’t find it. I don’t know if they had a separate place for it, but it wasn’t anywhere near the other DS and 3DS games. Conveniently, there’s also a GameStop close by, so we headed there and was able to get it. I don’t have a friend code yet, but when I do, I’ll post it in case anyone is interested.

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IGN’s New Video Player Is Horrible (So Far)

IGN has changed their video player again and it is full of bugs. It looks like they are using a custom video player to view videos they upload to YouTube, which is a very good idea because it removes stress from their servers. For whatever reason though, it freezes the browser. I’m not sure if anyone else has been going through that, but it doesn’t matter what browser I try it with, it freezes. I tried it in Chromium, Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Opera. The issue seems to happen when going out of fullscreen. I’m not sure if the browser still freezes when when not in fullscreen because I’ve only tested it in that mode. I hope it gets fixed soon because it is very annoying. Until then, I’ll watch any videos I really need to watch directly from their YouTube account.

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Game Updates: Twilight Princess, Pokémon Black

A few weeks ago I went to Walmart not expecting to get anything, but I decided to check out their video game section just to see what they had and of course to play any of the demos they had on display. The first thing I played was a demo for Asphalt 3D for the Nintendo 3DS. It was pretty cool and only increased my desire to get a 3DS; especially with the upcoming price cut. Next I went to try out the Xbox 360, but nothing interested me there. The funny thing is that the right analog stick was completely off. I then checked out the Playstation 3 and tried out a demo of MotorStorm: Apocalypse. I couldn’t tell if I liked it, but that could have been caused by the fact that its right analog stick was broken too. It was still there, but it would always lean in one direction.

When I was done playing the systems they had on display, My eye caught a copy of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess for the Nintendo Wii for only $20. The reason it was so cheap was because it’s a part of the Nintendo Select line up and all Nintendo Select titles are $20. It was great to finally see that game at such a low price. Whenever I went to GameStop to pick up a game, a used copy was always around $45. I never understood why that never went down at least a little bit before it’s inclusion to the Nintendo Select line up.

I’ve played Twilight Princess before shortly after it’s original release in 2006, but that was the GameCube version a friend lent me and my brother. There were two things I was curious about regarding the two versions. The first was the difference in how they control. The GameCube uses a traditional gamepad, but the Wii uses motion controls. The second thing I was curious about was the orientation of the map. This one is the biggest difference as far as I’m concerned. Twilight Princess was originally going to be a GameCube exclusive. At some point during its development, Nintendo decided to delay its release so they could add could content and port it to the Wii. They went back and forth between using motion controls or just button presses and when they finally decided to use motion controls, it was very late in its development.  The problem with that is that the games main character, Link, holds his sword with his left hand, but players would be swinging the Wii controller with their right hand. The only way they could fix this problem so late in its development was to flip everything around, so that the GameCube version and the Wii version are mirror images of each other.

After some time playing it, it’s been very good. I like the controls and because I haven’t played the GameCube version in about four years, the orientation differences haven’t bothered me much. It’s been great replaying this game and will help aid in my anticipation for The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, due out later this year.

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It’s a bit late, but I wanted to also write a little about Pokémon Black Version. I got it at the end of April, just in time before Victini’s Wi-Fi event ended. Some of the new creatures are odd, but I found it a great game overall. I especially love the Dream World service they created for this generation of Pokémon games. If you want to add me to your Pal Pad, my friend code is 5200-2936-3375. I completed my National Pokédex, so I may be able to help you out with things you need.

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