Thursday, January 31, 2013
1. Make the MPAA and ESRB federal agencies and make their ratings binding.
2. Revise the ratings system. Remove the PG-13, E10, and T ratings. This streamlines the system. Remove the E rating and replace it with the K-A rating for video games and replace NC17 with NC21 so that the ratings would be as follows:
Movies: General Audiences-Parental Guidance-Restricted-No Children Under 17
Video Games: Early Childhood-Kids to Adults-Mature-Adults Only
Now that you have actual ratings, create selling guidelines:
Movies-G and PG: anyone can see. R: Over 18, and NC 21: Over 21
Video Games-EC and K/A: Anyone can buy, M: Over 18, AO: Over 21
3. Criminalize the sales outside these parameters on both parties. How do we do this? Simple. Create a license to sell entertainment media. Without this, a business cannot legally sell/rent/sell time playing video games or show/sell/rent movies. If they disregard this, they lose their licence to conduct business. Then, require the production of a valid ID to sell. This is proven through the requirement of the cashier to put the license identification number into the computer at the point of purchase. It even would work on Amazon or other online points by requiring that you input it. Identity theft would be prevented by requiring it is inputted through the system each time a purchase is made.
Any comments? Post below.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Other news: Sorry about the lack of review for last week's episode of Adventure Time, there was an issue with the stream from Cartoon Network's website. Power Rangers Megaforce and Pokemon Black and White: Adventures in Unova start this Saturday and reviews will be posted as soon as possible.
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Now, this game's review in its time. In 1998, it was an incredible spin on the traditional RPG game where there were such a wide array of weapons at the player's disposal and even between the same species, gender, level, and move set, they were different. However, the game had its flaws. Out of the 152 Pokemon programmed into the game, only 151 had sprites and 150 were obtainable between the two (with Mew and an unknown Pokemon related to Kangaskhan excluded). The Psychic type is broken as only Bug-type affects it. The game had game breaking glitches to get infinite items, making it easy to get the three birds with Master Balls or level up all your Pokemon to level 100 and destroy the elite four without even trying.
Based on today's games, it is severely lacking. The colors are limited, the front sprites are off and not alike the official artwork. This is most noticeable on Pikachu and Koffing, where Pikachu is fat and the skull is on top of Koffing instead of under it. There are no natures in this game, no breeding, no EVs, and many of the pokemon (roughly 400) are not in it. This would make the game hard to sell. Plus the HM mechanic makes the water type in your party know surf while you always have two HM slaves.
Rating 9/10. Nintendo shouldn't try to sell this game on the eShop. It won't sell.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
2013: Pokemon X and Y (Generation VI)
This is a given because this has been announced.
2014: Pokemon Red/Blue/Green/Yellow Remakes and Pokemon Ranger Game
I believe this because I believe that Gen VI will be known as the Generation of the Remakes. Plus, the genetics theme of X and Y will fit in perfectly with the Mew/Mewtwo arc. However, this will not be a traditional version where it is the same game. I expect a large amount of story development including Mewtwo gaining Exoskeleton form from the movie and the protagonist having to fight and defeat him. Also, Mewtwo could say his famous quote from the movie at the end. The Ranger game will be the last in the series as this will sell as poorly as Guardian Signs did. It will achieve most of its sales from the ability to get an event Pokemon in it such as Meloetta.
2015: Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald Remakes
Continuing the theme of Generation of the Remakes, Ruby Sapphire and Emerald will be remade here. This will be a traditional remake where in Ruby you get Groudon and in Sapphire you get Kyogre but there will be the Rayquaza inclusion of Emerald. Also, the Hoenn Region will retain the changes in Emerald (Battle Frontier, Battle Tents etc.) Due to the hype, they will only release this.
2016: Pokemon X 2 and Pokemon Y 2
Continuing the precedent set by Black 2 and White 2 (and a Z version would not fit the Genetics theme) X 2 and Y 2 will be released here. Some form of Battle Frontier will be introduced somehow and the story will be drastically different.
2017: Pokemon Pinball X/Y and Pokemon TCG 2 (3 in Japan)
This will be done to test the sales of these games, TCG will do better than TCG 1 and Pinball X/Y will sell terribly
2018: Pokemon RPG Wii U, Pokemon Stadium 3, and first indications of Gen VII
A Pokemon RPG set in Orre will be released along with a Pokemon Stadium 3 that will reveal two new Pokemon for the next generation.
2019: Generation VII (Pokemon Night and Pokemon Day)
Generation VII will be released with a theme of Life/Death (illustrated by the names Night and Day). It will cause much controversy and will be the first generation rated "T"
2020: Pokemon Snap 2 Wii U/Pokemon Trozei 2
After enough fan pestering, NOA will relent and create a Pokemon Snap 2 for Wii U. This will fail miserably as the gimmick of being able to take pictures on your own is lost to the current generation of children (at this point would be born between 2010 and 2015) causing the decision to NEVER do this again. Pokemon Trozei 2 will be released despite NO ONE requesting it. This will be the worst year for sales in franchise history.
2021: Pokemon Diamond/Pearl/Platinum Remakes
Because they can, these games will be remade. Despite the "15th Anniversary hype" the sales will be lower than remakes of Gold/Silver/Crystal.
2022: Pokemon Dawn and Pokemon Twilight and Pokemon Mystery Dungeon
Continuing the theme of Life/Death, these games will be sequels to Night/Day. These games will be reviewed horribly by fans and critics alike for the lack of originality that Black 2/White 2 had. Mystery Dungeon 4 will sell terribly as the gimmick of being able to play as a Pokemon will be lost. That series will end.
2023: Pokemon Company will put the entire collection of Game Boy games on the Virtual Console in an attempt to save them from bankruptcy. Due to the fact that the graphics will not be up to par, many of the Pokemon fans have come to know and love will be gone, abilities will be lost, natures will be lost, breeding will be missing etc. these will be received well by critics but horribly by fans. One last effort to save the franchise will be lost and that will be a new stadium fighter for the Wii U (or what ever the home console is) to attempt to create support for a Gen VIII. This will not work and the last thing released will be Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald for virtual console.
I will be playing loyally to the end.
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Monday, January 21, 2013
This was an alright episode until the end. I believe that this will open up a new arc with Fionna and Cake allowing for the story lines there to gain more traction.
Final Rating: 8.75/10
Sorry about the length, I feel like death.
Sunday, January 20, 2013
Tune in to Nickelodeon on February 2nd at 1 PM for the premier episode of Power Rangers Megaforce!
Thursday, January 10, 2013
For those of you who don't know, today at roughly 12 pm local time, a 16 year old student in California shot a classmate in school with a 12 Gauge shotgun. He attempted to shoot another student and accidentally got a teacher instead. I say for those of you who don't know because this story is not a headline on the local news by me (I cannot testify for the local news markets outside of New York City) and was shown 15 minutes into a news broadcast. This leads me to this weeks question of the week. For those of you who don't know, the question of the week will be a question about something in the news that will lead into a full article about it the following Wednesday.
This week's question: Which is worse for children to watch on television, violent shows based in fantasy such as Dragon Ball Z or Avatar: the Last Airbender or shows for kids rooted in reality where the protagonists are rude and borderline bullies such as on Victorious or Hannah Montana? Leave your response in the comments section.
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
At this point, the games look good, but that is to be expected from a reveal trailer. As a huge fan of Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald, I find this as good news because I hope to see the Hoenn Region rendered to full 3D. Now, it is time to buy a 3DS and wait the 10 long months for the game to come out.
Monday, January 7, 2013
I feel that it was a good episode, with a small reference to the three episode Lich arc a few months ago with the barn being the same as the one in the Farmworld (correct me if I am wrong). I think that this wrapped up the pregnancy line too soon and removed what would have been an interesting dynamic on the show. It could have been written as the pups would be cared for by the Candy Kingdom or Lady herself, but aging them to the point where they can take care of themselves removes them as a factor.
I rate this episode 8.5 out of 10 because the episode itself was good, however if they ended them still as pups it would have made a longer story.
Final Rating: 8.5/10
Tune in next week at 7:30 for "Davey."
Sunday, January 6, 2013
Due to family circumstances, I will be unable to make fairly regular posts. I will still do weekly Adventure Time reviews starting this week with "Jake the Dad" and I will review every episode of Power Rangers Megaforce. Just a quick note, Pokemon of America and Japan are both having big announcements on Tuesday. Considering international syndication I think it is most likely to be Red/Blue/Green/Yellow on virtual console or a Pokemon Snap Sequel. It is possible but unlikely to be a generation 6 Pokemon/game or Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald remakes. I will post news as it comes.