Tag Archives: Nintendo

It has been so long…

It has been a while since my last post, I am still playing games and collecting as always but holidays, busy season at work and a combination of newfound family and others who have moved much closer have kept our family occupied. My brother now lives close by so the long-promised podcast may see the light of day in the coming months, I am excited about this!

I also found technical issue getting in the way of my updates, my iPhone X is on the latest revision of IOS which uses a high efficiency or HEIF image format, unfortunately for me, I found that my Mac which is still running El Capitan to be incompatible with the format. ./facepalm

But now that I have worked around that kerfuffle, I wanted to get another post up with my acquisitions since the last post, many from around Christmas time. You will see a heavy Nintendo influence as the Switch continues to knock the releases out of the park, Monster Boy amongst those being one of my favorites. So difficult!!

amiibo and Totaku continue to keep trickling in, amiibo are “easy mode” for collecting these days but Totaku is worse than they were in every way, no release dates and constant delays make collecting these more hassle than they are worth in my opinion which is why I will bow out of things shortly unless a particular figure catches my eye. That said, given Gamestops financial issues might the series be doomed for cancellation?

On the streaming front my interest in micro computers, specifically the Raspberry Pi will send me down the road of using that as my platform of choice for my streaming needs, the combination of Volumio and Cherry Music should be the perfect combination for what I do, my current Pi setup using Pihole has been amazing for network wide ad blocking so looking forward to this next low power computing project!

Latest amiibo arrivals! #amiibo #nintendo #animalcrossing #supersmashbros #streetfighter #fireemblem

I was able to grab the latest round of amiibo, the Smash lineup is almost done so it will be interesting to see what Nintendo does moving forward. I doubt that we will see many more Animal Crossing figures (where is Cousteau?) but we will likely see a ton of new Zelda figures when Zelda Wii U launches.

IMG_1492Timmy and Tommy from Animal Crossing!


IMG_1493Kapp’n from Animal Crossing!


IMG_1494Rover from Animal Crossing.


IMG_1495Roy from Fire Emblem and part of the Super Smash Bros. lineup.


IMG_1496Famicom R.O.B, also part of the Super Smash Bros. lineup.


IMG_1497And of course Ryu my favorite character from Street Fighter and part of the Super Smash Bros. lineup.

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,


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.


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!


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


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.


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!



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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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.