Posts in the Video Games Category

13 Pokémon Coffee Blend Labels: Gotta Brew ‘em All! [Printables]

13 Pokemon Coffee Labels to Print

 

As with any long-running pop culture phenomenon, as a franchise gets older, so do its fans. Pokémon trainers have grown up since 1996, the year that Nintendo and Game Freak released Pokémon Red and Blue, and they’ve evolved a lot in the past 20 years. They’ve graduated from high school and college, started careers, and even families. There are plenty of adult Poké-fans now, who instead of drinking juice boxes after school, drink coffee before work. (Full disclosure: we are those fans. Surprise!) Sooo, to combine our love of Game Boy and caffeine, ideally together, we’ve designed 13 different coffee blends featuring some of our favorite Pokémon on the labels.

 

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LEGO BLOCKbusters: Top 10 Best-Selling Movie LEGO Video Games [Infographic]

Best Selling LEGO Video Games

 

LEGO has been around since 1949, but the library of movie-influenced video games created by the toy company didn’t come into being until the early 2000s. There were two Harry Potter-themed LEGO Creator games in ‘01 and ‘02, but the action-adventure series that we’re most familiar with hit the shelves in 2005 with LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game. Since then, millions upon millions of copies of games from this series have been sold worldwide, including more Star Wars entries, as well as games based on superhero films, Indiana Jones, and Lord of the Rings. Sure, we know that these were POPULAR games, but just how popular? In this infographic, we, ahem, stack each title up against one another to see which movie-themed LEGO video game was the most successful. Which game was the biggest BLOCK-buster?

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Final Fantasy: Behind the Bestiary [Infographic]

Final Fantasy: Behind the Bestiary

 

Final Fantasy is a wildly successful series of games and other media developed by Square Enix. The franchise began as a role-playing video game for the Famicom—later released on the Nintendo Entertainment System in the U.S.—drawing from Asian, European, and Middle-Eastern fantasy along with time travel and futuristic elements. Successive games have pushed the boundaries of futurism and also dabbled in steampunk and the post-apocalypse. Square Enix has taken a similar approach with their media: in addition to the dozens of video games, they have developed films and television series, manga and novels, and soundtracks.

Even through ever-changing genres and media forms, Final Fantasy is perhaps most well-known for its recurring cast of monsters that serve to hinder and test the heroes. Enjoy this "museum tour" through six of those monsters, their etymology and backgrounds, and a glimpse at how their appearances have evolved...

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Top 10 Bosses from the Super Star Wars Video Game Trilogy

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Released in1992, 1993, and 1994 for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, the Super Star Wars trilogy of games is not known for its strict adherence to the films they are based on. And in many ways, that's a good thing. Straying from the films allows players to do the unimaginable, with fun and exciting results. Did you ever dream what it would be like if Chewbacca squared up against bounty hunter Boba Fett? How about Han Solo defending Princess Leia’s honor by personally taking on Jabba the Hutt? These sort of scenarios are possible in video games. The artwork and run-and-gun style of the three Super Star Wars games for the Super Nintendo have aged surprisingly well, which is why it’s no surprise they were re-released on the Nintendo eShop in 2009. Take a trip with us through the mid-90s as we look at the ten most memorable bosses from the Super Star Wars series.

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The Legend of Zelda: Quest Items Through the Ages [Infographic]

The Legend of Zelda Quest Items Infographic

 

With scant news about a new The Legend of Zelda title for the Wii U at the most recent E3 Expo, many Zelda fans were left wondering what is in store for the future of the franchise. A new Nintendo 3DS game was announced, Tri Force Heroes, but it appears to be more of a stop-gap release (and spiritual sequel to the somewhat lackluster Four Swords Adventures), as opposed to a true, epic Zelda tale. While fans wait, take a trip through nearly 30 years of Zelda releases and the important quest items needed to complete each game. See how the way we played Zelda has changed through the years, from CRT televisions to handheld devices, to widescreens and high definition. No matter how you play Zelda, remember, it's dangerous to go alone.

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Which Batman Are You? [Quiz]

Which Batman Are You?

 

Batman was created by Bob Kane in 1939, and since then, the character has appeared in hundreds of stories, in and out of comics. Dozens of people have provided his voice, from radio dramas to animated series to video games. And 8 actors (soon to be 9) have portrayed him on film. All of these writers and actors have developed the character in some way, but how many of them are truly iconic? And more importantly, which one of them are you most similar to? Are you a Christian Bale Batman, dark and gritty? Or are you more of an Adam West Batman, a fan of campy humor and spandex? Make your Bat-way through this Bat-flowchart and Bat-find out!

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