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Call of Duty Black Ops 3

6 days ago i picked this game up at my local gamestop. I thought oh this going to be another bad game like call of duty ghost but oh was I wrong. They had the awesome supply drop system for advanced warfare and the “exo ability” was nerfed and now you can wall run, dive underwater, and have special weapons based on the player you select. My favorite character probably is the character with the bow because the bow is so much fun to use and its accuracy is incredible. Now we are going to talk about the scorestreaks in this game, the ones i recommend you put on your class is the mothership and the ship that drops the spike balls and they chase enemies around the map. Finally the best part of call of duty where Treyarch never goes wrong, Zombies so black ops 3 zombies is so much fun like I never had so much playing zombies with my friends besides the fact that my brother was raging in the background but thats not the point, in my history of playing call of duty I never experienced a call of duty zombies that had almost as much to do as the normal multiplayer did. and this is why call of duty black ops 3 is my new favorite game.

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Minecraft…. 2!

Yes it is a new Minecraft game. But it uis not the same as the original Minecraft. This is

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Here is the trailer:

Minecraft story mode will add new characters and will have a new animation to it but this game doesn’t have Steve or Alex in it.

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The main character that you play as is Jesse. You can choose the look of the Jesse. Here are the looks that you can change Jesse to:

The other main characters are Petra, Axel, Olivia, Rueben (Jesse’s Pig), and Lukas

The Main Characters

The game is released in Episodes each being released at different times. Episode one already has been released and Episode two is coming around Thanksgiving. The other Episode haven’t been announced when their releasing them.

A Chart of the 5 Episodes provided by the Minecraft Wiki
A Chart of the 5 Episodes provided by the Minecraft Wiki

This game has a feature where you get to choose between certain choices. This will affect the plot line a bit and change how player act.

A part where you get to choose
A part where you get to choose

Here is the Basic Plot (Warning: Spoiler):

Plot

Petra finds a wither skull in the nether and trades it with a guy called Ivor in the alley for a diamond. But Petra Realizes that she got scammed for a lapis lazuli. So the gang goes to try to take back the wither skull and realizes that Ivor is trying to create a wither and destroy the Endercon. Then Ivor releases the wither. The Wither Consumes a command block and attacks. All the gang except Petra fall into a nether portal and they try to escape back out. Then they find a way out and are on a cliff side. Jesse’s friends find the temple, where it is revealed that Ivor was one of the members of the Order of the Stone, but was kicked out as he distrusted Gabriel. They then use the amulet to find out where the rest of the Order is, and the player chooses whether to find Magnus with Axel, or find Ellegaard with Olivia.

Minecraft Story Mode is available on IOS, Android, Fire OS For $5 For the first Story then it will cost $15 For the rest. It also available on Steam for $25. And is on these consoles: Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4 for $30. Minecraft Story mode will be on PS Vita and Wii U but hasn’t been announced when yet.

-Skeeter

Nintendo first game for mobile devices

It is here! Nintendo first mobile device game. Nintendo has released Pokémon Shuffle for Phone and Tablets

Pokémon Shuffle is also for 3Ds on the Nintendo eShop. Both version are free to download but contains in app purchases.

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For people who don’t know what Pokémon Shuffle is Pokémon Shuffle is a Pokémon Puzzle game where you match Pokémon in rows of 3 or more to do damage to the wild Pokémon to defeat it within a certain amount of moves.

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Then catch the Pokémon after the battle to build a level up your team. Each wild Pokémon is one stage. To play a stage it requires one heart which takes 30 mins. to recharge one heart.

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But you can use jewels to get more hearts or coins but jewel are hard you get. To get a jewel you can ether buy them for real money or you receive them after compete an area. Also you can earn jewels in a event battle.

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-Skeeter

The New 3DS

Nintendo’s latest system: THE NEW 3DS!!!! The New 3Ds has some differences from the 3Ds.

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The New 3Ds

Better 3D!

 

First of all it has face tracing 3D! You can move the 3Ds and the 3D follows you. It traces where you face is with the inner camera then show the 3D in that area. This makes the 3D a lot easier to see.

How you see the 3D
How you see the 3D

Amiibos!

Next the Amiibos NFC Reader is on the New 3Ds. It is on the Lower screen. While there will be an Accessory for the 3Ds that let’s you use Amiibos coming out later.

The NFC Symbol on the bottom screen
The NFC Symbol on the bottom screen
What the Amiibo Accessory will look like
What the Amiibo Accessory will look like

New Buttons and Controls!

Nintendo has added 2 new buttons: ZR and LR. They are located near the L and R Buttons. They have nothing too special.

The New buttons
The New buttons

Also Nintendo added the C Stick. The C Stick is right above the Y button. It is a pressure sensor and is mostly used for moving the camera view around. It also help viewing with the Internet browsing.

The C stick is circled in red
The C stick is circled in red

Faster Loading and Better Camera!

The New 3ds has much faster loading. It is over 2/3 faster at some points. It is great for people who don’t want to wait too long. Also the camera is also better.

New 3Ds and the 3Ds camera compared
New 3Ds and the 3Ds camera compared

Data Sharing!

You can transfer Data like photos and music between your PC and your systems microSDHC card via a wireless network. But is only compatible with Windows only 🙁data-share

 

Games!

While The New 3Ds can play DS and 3Ds it will be able to play games made only for the New 3Ds.

The 3Ds and DS game Cartridges
The 3Ds and DS game Cartridges

 

-Skeeter

 

Source: http://www.nintendo.com/3ds/new-nintendo-3ds/

Amiibos

Amiibos are a new Nintendo product. They are figures that you put on the Wii U Gamepad and it works with your game.

You put the Amiibo in the area circled red
You put the Amiibo in the area circled red

 

How to find if the game has is compatible with Amiibos

Games will have a symbol on it showing if it is compatible

The symbol is circled in red
The symbol is circled in red

Here is a list of games that Amiibos are compatible with or will be compatible with:

Super Smash Bros. For the Wii U

Super Smash Bros. For the 3DS

Mario Kart 8

Hyrule Warriors

Kirby and The Rainbow Curse

Mario Party 10

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker

Code Name: S.T.E.A.M

Yoshi’s Woolly World

What Amiibos do

Some make it so it gives you items (Like Hyrule Warriors) but some do something else. The only one right now that does something else is Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U. The Smash Bros. for the Wii U lets you train you Amiibo. You can level it up to level 50 by fight it.

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You can battle Ambiio by placing one on the square at the Select you character screen.

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-Skeeter

 

For More detail go to http://www.nintendo.com/amiibo/

Super Smash Bros. Wii U

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Super Smash Bros. fro the Wii U is very similar to Super Smash Bros for 3ds. I will just cover the new features of the Wii U version.

Stages
I would say the first main difference are the stages. I won’t explain them, but they feature stages from home console games, like Mario Circuit from Mario Kart 8, or Skyloft from Skyward Sword. You get the point.

Smash Tour
Smash tour is a new game mode for Smash. You play as your Mii, but not a Mii fighter. you go around a board and collect “fighters,” which are different playable characters. You will battle other players as one of the fighters you collected. There are board items and Battle items, but I won’t go into detail on that.

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8 Player Smash
8 player smash is for people who think 4 people aren’t enough. with up to 8 players, this mode can sometimes be insanely hard and competitive. only some stages are available, but surprisingly Final Destination is not on the list. They added a stage called Big Battlefield, which is battlefield with more platforms and is wider.

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SUPER SMASH BROS 3DS

YES finally we have been waiting so long for this game. anyway. super smash bros 3ds is the 4th game in the super smash bros series. the Wii u version will come in the holiday season.

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the is the first Portable smash bros. game out there. there is solo smash, local multiplayer, smash run, classic, all-star, and stadium. i will first explain Smash

Smash

Smash really is just normal smash. you choose a character, and by default battle 2 lvl3 cpu’s. the levels are 1-9 with 1 being the easiest and 9 being the hardest. also you and 3 other cpu’s or other people can play at once. here is the character selection screen (SPOILER ALERT: this has hidden character’s as well.)

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you can choose a stage as well. (SPOILER ALERT: this has all the stages as well

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Smash Run

Smash run is where 4 people (you and cpu’s or you and other people) are dropped on a map and have to defeat enemies from different game series to collect power ups and use those power ups in a battle (can be a climb battle or Run battle.)The power ups are attack (increase normal attack) defense (increase normal defense) Special (increase special attack) Arms (increase defense on special attacks) Speed (increase speed on ground and in air) and Jump (increase jump height). Also you can unlock powers that can attack, heal, and even warp items to you. here are some pic’s

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(Here Mario is attacking a Bullet Bill which is dropping mainly Attack stat, or the fist.)

Smash run Powers
(Some Powers you can use in smash run. the slower your character is, the more powers they can hold.)

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(all stat boost’s that Mario got on this particular round)

I think you get the point. the Powers that raise your stats bring me to another thing Customization.

Customization

Customization is a big thing in the new super smash bros. there are 2 other forms of the four special attacks for each character. meaning each character has 12 different special attacks. even though they still are similar. You still have to unlock the other specials for each character (Which is challenging).

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Mario’s fireball variations

also you can put up to 3 different pieces of equipment to boost attack, defense, or speed.

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Solo

in Solo, you can play Classic, All-star, and Stadium. In classic, you battle different enemies to finally reach master hand. In All-star you battle other playable character’s in order of when they were first introduced. and finally, in stadium yo can do multi-man smash, home run contest, and target smash.

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The Solo menu.

So, super smash bros 3ds is the first version of the new smash bros series. super smash bros Wii u is coming soon

Mariokart 8

Mariokart 8 is the 8th Mariokart game in the franchise. with the new anti-gravity, gliding, and the underwater modes, this game is one of the most fun, fast, and twisted game yet.

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Karts
Karts are now customizable like in Mariokart 7. you can choose the frame, wheels, and glider. because, who doesn’t like a teddy bear ATV with Red monster truck wheels and a cloud glider. there are 3 types of frames. Karts, bikes, and ATVs.

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Drifting and Drafting
Drifting is the process of pressing the ZR button on the Gamepad or the B button on the Wii remote or the Z button on the Nunchuck controller. drifting gives you a sharper turn and gives your wheels some sparks. the longer you drift, the more likely you get a red spark. a blue spark gives you a small boost when the drift button is let go and a red spark gives you a longer boost. Drafting is when you follow behind an opponent and then you get a good boost to pass them.

New Items
The new items are the boomerang which can be thrown p to 3 times. the Pirranah Plant which chomps opponents and gives you a speed boost. The Super horn, which once used, a sound wave surrounds you and anyone within range spins out.

Wii U

The Wii U is a system that has a gamepad and with the a system that is on your TV. You can set you Wii U up so you can use it as a TV remote! But you can’t even go out of the room with the gamepad because it needs to be near the system.B009AGXH64hardware

 

Using the Wii U

Some games are the same on both screens, one screen is the TV, the other is the Gamepad. like Super Mario 3D World. But some times the screens are different like in Lego City Undercover.  For the ones that the screens are the same you can play your games while other people watch TV or something. You can even you the Wii U as a TV remote!

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  The Wii U also can play Wii games. It has a icon that will send you to the Wii home screen. Which is very cool. Like most of Nintendo’s new game systems The Wii U does have a Nintendo eShop.

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The Wii U can go up to 5 Players! 1 gamepad and 4 Wii remotes. The Wii u does connect with Wii remotes. But you need a motion plus with it to play most games. Or you could play one player with a Wii remote.wiiu

What Wii U to get.

There is two types of Wii U’s.  The difference is 1.) they have different colors. 2.) They have different amounts of space. One has 32 GB. The other one has 8 GB. 3.) One cost $50 more then the other one (the deluxe set). The deluxe set has more GB and come with alot of other stuff then the other Wii U has so I suggest the Wii U deluxe set.

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Making a Mii

If you don’t know what a Mii it is a Guy you make to look like somebody or something by make the face. Shape the face, choose the eyes, mouth, eyebrows, nose, and other thing. You even change the height of the Mii. Then you name it.

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One new thing is that you can get the Mii from you 3Ds and put it on you Wii U. So if you want to have a cool me you got in you 3Ds you can put in you Wii U so you don’t have to bother making a new one.

 

-Skeeter

Xbox1 vs PS4

In November Two new gaming consoles came out. The Xbox1 and PS4. The question is which one is better? Personally if I had to choose it would be the PS4. Not only does it have a cheaper price tag it offers a lot of features. such as suspending your game so you can play music and watch TV. It also has cloud memory (a cloud memory is like endless memory) . But unlike the Xbox1 you can’t hook it up to your TV. the Xbox One is Microsoft’s while the PS4 is Sony’s

Post a comment in which one you think is better?

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