What was I up to this week? #Zelda #Ocarinaoftime #Sagacomic @TokyoGhoul

I am currently playing through Ocarina of Time on the 3DS, I just cleared the Fire Temple and am about to enter the Ice Cavern. I can totally see why everyone loves this game, it really changed the game (no pun intended) for open world adventure games and I have found myself spending more time exploring and collecting items such as Gold Skulltula’s than I originally thought I would.

That said I need to focus and make my way through the game at a quicker pace if I ever plan on proceeding with Majora’s Mask, Wind Waker etc..

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Right after getting Epona, thank goodness for the extra speed!

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A little Fire Temple action, notice the Biggoron sword?

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We finally sat down and put together the Majora’s Mask puzzle that I got from Club Nintendo awhile back, I am waiting on the puzzle glue to arrive but it is framed for the time being to keep it together and out of the way.

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We enjoyed putting together the Majora’s Mask puzzle so much that we grabbed this Wind Waker puzzle from GameStop, I would like to grab the rest of them overtime and get them framed.

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Saga volume three arrived damaged so I had to wait for another shipment, now that I have one in good shape I can continue on with the series.

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After finishing Preacher volume 1 I started reading Tokyo Ghoul to fill the void while waiting on Saga as mentioned above, I have some complaints about the first volume such as the slow pace and the over reliance on “over acting” that is commonly found in most Anime but perhaps that is the norm for Manga.

Not all is bad though as I found myself getting interested in the story towards the end of the first volume and will start reading volume 2 this week.

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December & January… so far.

The last two months so far have been really busy for me due to a new position at work, that however has not kept me from the hunt as seen below but first an update on things.

I will make an effort this year to post more frequently because that makes more sense than posting these giant image updates every 2-4 months, if I post more frequently you the reader have more reason to frequent the site and smaller updates do not take several hours of taking pictures, editing and posting like these larger posts tend to take. I also plan to be more active on social media like my Twitter page and have created an Instagram account to post to, most people prefer that type of medium for sharing images rather than the old blog style approach. :)

Nothing new to report on the Game Music stream but I did manage to track down a server stability issue related to a faulty video card that finally died, the new card has shown that the previous oddities experienced were not in fact driver related but instead faulty hardware that was causing the random restarts.

Additionally the internet connection should be more stable, after experiencing some connectivity problems the provider came out and replaced all of the Fiber equipment as well as correcting a problem with the termination of the main connections cabling that could have been causing micro stutters in the stream due to an inconsistent link between the main terminal and the router.

And now the recent pickups,

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The Shovel Knight Amiibo, I was excited to hear that this would be the first true third party Amiibo release and it also unlocks some cool features for what is in my opinion the best “old” new game to come from the resurgence of classic styled newer games.

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One of the games I got for Christmas, I am ashamed to admit that I have not completed a Zelda game since A Link to the Past, I plan to change this and have started this classic and am having a lot of fun. Once completed I plan to play them in order up through the release of Zelda for the WiiU, hopefully I can stay on track and get it done!

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Another Christmas gift, I really should start this soon as I have read that the main campaign is rather long but fantastic.

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I had been waiting to get this but decided to jump in once the SSB announcement made it clear that this now out of print game would be scarce and before the rumored re release that lacks the original game hit the shelves making the first release that much harder to find.

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The recently released McDonalds Pokemon set, I was lucky enough to get the entire set in one visit as they uncharacteristically had gotten all figures in a single shipment instead of being spread out across weeks of deliveries!

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I finally got my Mario Maker 7 button pin set from Best Buy which was part of a promotion they had last year, this was a no-brainer since I buy all of my new games from Best Buy anyway for the Gamers Club discount.

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I can’t believe that I got this rare Animal Crossing Amiibo card binder from our local Nintendo rep, this and the other Nintendo related items below were picked up at a local Best Buy during the “Sunday Funday” event to promote Yo-Kai Watch and Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash.

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I am not quite done with series 1 but plan to trade to bring in the cards that I am missing in the set.

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Nice posters, most of which are double sided. I need to pick up some frames for the game room and plan to rotate similarly sized posters in a single frame to provide some variety.

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Saga Volume Two really picked up and fleshed out the characters back story’s, I am looking forward to Volume Three.

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Really interesting read if not a bit too bleak at times, definitely not for everyone or those who are squeamish, Volume 2 starts a new story centered around a family that runs a horse ranch.

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I am almost done with Preacher Book One, defiantly an interesting story however I feel that things won’t truly pick up until Books Two or Three, a lot of build up in this one.

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Nintendo World Store NYC 2015

This year we made another trip to NYC so of course we had to stop by (at least 5 times) the Nintendo World Store in Rockefeller Center, during our many trips we picked up a few items as shown below. The store as always was awesome and really makes me look forward to whatever is offered by the upcoming Nintendo park in Universal Studios.

I was able to take some pictures of the windows displays from outside the store, I will apologize in advance for my poor photography.

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The big case upstairs that previously contained a museum of Nintendo hardware and games now displays a Yoshi’s Wooly World diorama that is amazing to look at!

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The round case that the giant Fire Mario stands on top of now contains current and future Amiibo.

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A giant version of the Mario Bros. 30th Anniversary poster that they were handing out with purchases.

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The big back wall case now displaying Splatoon concept images and artwork.

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Back wall of the upstairs demo area!

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Display cases that were setup near the entrance of the store.

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A couple random shots.

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A handful of items we purchased during our trips, shirts, plushies, Amiibo and Christmas ornaments!

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The smaller version of the poster shown above that was given to people at checkout!

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We spotted some large figures of popular characters at Midtown Comics.

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Some of the usual suspects were in the parade again this year!

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My first graphic novel Saga volume 1, I finished the volume in just a few short days and it was fantastic, now to just wait for Volume 2 to arrive.

I am also looking to start Preacher and Crossed soon, stories that Hollywood would never touch…

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More additions to the recent Nintendo avalanche!

It has been ages since I posted last so here is a giant image dump of Amiibo and other assorted gaming goodness. Forgive the quality of some of the pictures, my photography game is weak.

Tomorrow I head to NYC so expect more images of the Nintendo World Store and the like soon, you will see more frequent updates via Twitter and then a blog post after I get back.

 

Chibi Robo, great character with sometimes not so great games.

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Seriously reason enough to own a WiiU!

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Lots of Yoshi!! Wooly World is fantastic!

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This is my first Animal Crossing game, enjoying the atmosphere quite a bit!

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The Animal Crossing line of Amiibo, some of the best Nintendo has done.

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Mew Who?

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So far I have been able to find 5 of the 6 30th Anniversary Mario Hot Wheels, hope to find the final one soon.

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The official Pier Solar guide finally arrived, worth the wait as the quality of the book is way up there!

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Walmart has Galaxy 2 for $19.99 and NG3 was $5.00.

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Cross eyed derpy Princess Peach, for the lawls.

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Wave 5B, 6A and 8-bit Mario Amiibo arrived! #Amiibo #Nintendo

Another round of Amiibo has arrived and we are one step closer to completing the Super Smash Bros. lineup, once Nintendo has completed that line I hope there will be a breather with the occasional releases to coincide with a game. :)

As of now I have decided not to get into the Animal Crossing cards nor if Nintendo decides to do it.. the possible avalanche of Pokemon characters.

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Amiibo update! #Amiibo #WorldofNintendo #Nintendo

My latest pickup was Dark Pit the Best Buy exclusive, I was also able to pre-order the Game Stop 3-pack exclusive which will include R.O.B, Mr. Game & Watch and the Duck Hunt dog.

Below are updated pictures of the cabinet that holds both my Amiibo and World of Nintendo figures, you will see that there is no real organization to how things are displayed currently but they will likely change at least after the Smash Bros lineup has completed.

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