Saturday, October 1, 2016

Minecraft 1.11: The Ultimate Llama Showcase

Minecraft 1.11 Change Log
Video Showcase #2
The Ultimate Llama Showcase

Comment with #Llama for a Bonus Brick in the Wall of Wiisdom!
Let me know which carpet you think looks best!

In this video we take a look at the 1.11 addition that drew the biggest applause at Minecon, the llama!  We showcase their behavior, hearts, storage potential, convoys, and most importantly their carpeted swag!

Minecraft 1.11 Update: Cartographer, Woodland Mansions, and Illagers

Minecraft 1.11 Change Log
Video Showcase #1
Cartographers, Locate Command, Woodland Mansion, Illagers, Vindicators, Evokers, Vex, and Totem of Undying PLUS Illager vs Villager Battle!

In this video I innocently loaded up a new creative world to showcase llamas from the 1.11 Change Log (Snapshot 16w39b).  However, after spawning in between a Dark Oak Forest and a village with a Cartographer (why do I never get these spawns in solo worlds?), I opted to just jump in relatively blindly and showcase the new Woodland Mansion and accompanying mobs.

We make short work of the journey by using the new /locate command and then do a bit of exploring the mansion before investigating the new mobs and playing with the coveted Totem of Undying, which is dropped every time you kill an Evoker.

And after that, we had a little fun with Villager vs Illager ;)

Monday, September 12, 2016

Skylanders Imaginators Sensei Villains are Up for Pre-Order at a Great Price!

Schwiiing! So, I'd usually make a video on this, but I still can't really this is the next best thing.

 Check this out...If you are itching to get your Villain figures, this may be your hot ticket...You can not only pre-order them, but they all 5 clock in for $59.99!! That means you are saving about 20% vs standard retail pricing!

Up for grabs are:

Hood Sickle
Tae Kwon Crow
Chompy Mage
Dr. Krankcase

I will elaborate on this later, or when I can actually talk again.  

I you want to pre-order, here is a link to Amazon: Villain 5 Pack

Friday, September 9, 2016

Skylanders Imaginators Celebrates Crash Bandicoot's 20th Anniversary

Today, September 9th, 2016 is officially 20 Years since the US launch of Crash Bandicoot on the Sony Playstation! To celebrate, Skylanders has put out two videos:
The first video features 20 ways Crash Bandicoot's legacy is honored in Skylanders Imaginators. 
The second video highlights Crash and Aku Aku.


If you are looking forward to seeing Crash in Skylanders Imaginators, I encourage you to sign up on the Skylander Club Forum and get ready for the blind playthru! Skylander Club Forum:

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Skylanders Imaginators Gamescom Press Release


All-New Crash Bandicoot Level Reveals Dr. Neo Cortex, Crash Bandicoot’s Archnemesis, as Skylander Guest Star

Videogame Supervillains Kaos and Dr. Neo Cortex Arrive as Fully-Playable
 Skylanders Senseis Toys This Fall! Free Kaos Toy with Pre-Order and
Purchase of Starter Pack!

Santa Monica, Calif. –  Aug. 17, 2016 – Portal Masters be on the lookout this October! Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI) is bringing more content and characters to Skylanders® Imaginators– the game lets fans unleash their imaginations like never before in a Skylanders game. Starting today, the villains of Skylands are taking over Gamescom and revealing an all-new dedicated Crash Bandicoot® level, Thumpin’ Wumpa Islands, to fans. Leading the charge is Skylands’ most notorious villain Kaos, who along with the help of new guest star Skylander, Dr. Neo Cortex are sure to add more fun to players’ imagination-to-life gameplay experience. Both supervillains are joining the lineup of Skylanders Sensei characters as fully-playable toys in Skylanders Imaginators, and Kaos will available for free to fans who pre-order and purchase a Skylanders Imaginators starter pack.
“From the moment we received the first fan art, we knew Skylanders was unique in its ability to fuel kids’ imaginations. With Skylanders Imaginators’ powerful character creation tools, we can’t wait to see what amazing Skylanders our fans will bring to life,” said Paul Reiche, president and co-founder, Toys For Bob. “Now fans can create more characters than there are stars in the known universe. These Imaginators join a strong lineup of Sensei characters which include fan-favorite villains, now reformed and fighting for good!”

In North America, fans who pre-order and purchase the Skylanders Imaginators Starter Pack will receive a playable Kaos Sensei toy for free while supplies last between October 16 – 22, 2016.

With Kaos having discovered the power of Mind Magic to create Doomlanders, one of his first creations was none other than a clone of himself!  Figuring that no one in the universe, including the Skylanders, could ever stand up to more than one Kaos, he unleashed his clone in his quest to take over Skylands.  But to Kaos’ surprise, the clone – also being Kaos – wanted victory for himself!  As a result, he fights against his creator, in turn helping the Skylanders in their endeavor to defeat the real Kaos!

At Gamescom, Skylanders Imaginators will introduce fans to the return of Dr. Neo Cortex as a Sensei Skylander and reveal an all-new level, Thumpin’ Wumpa Islands, that’s steeped in nostalgic Crash Bandicoot® gameplay. The level includes special Crash Zones that bring back the classic massive boulder chases from the original games. And, as with any Skylanders level, there are secrets and hidden areas all along the way.  In paying homage to this iconic character on his 20th anniversary, the level is packed with TNT boxes, crabs, hazards, temple ruins, Wumpa Fruit, exploding crates and many more elements from the original Crash. But it all takes place in the Skylands - which means a new twist of Skylanders combat and action brought into the world of the Wumpa Islands.

"You can’t have Crash Bandicoot as a guest star Skylander without his arch-nemesis,
Dr. Neo Cortex,” said Jen Oneal, studio head, Vicarious Visions. “We approached the level as a way for us to bring the best parts of Skylanders and the best parts of Crash together into one epic adventure. Players are going to enjoy how we’ve honored the heritage of traditional Crash games in the musically-themed, TNT crate-filled level. For fans of Crash this is going to feel like going back to the old world of Crash Bandicoot -- but in gorgeous 1080p.”

In the game, a “Synchronization Celebration” has aligned the world of Skylands with the Wumpa Islands. Upon arriving, Spyro and Mags discover that Dr. Neo Cortex (voiced by Lex Lang) has created a terrible machine to harness the rhythmic power of the island’s celebration for his newest evil scheme! When the machine goes awry, something occurs that throws the whole party out of sync. Crash (voiced by Jess Harnell) must team up with the Skylanders and his old enemy Neo Cortex to restore the celebration before the Wumpa Islands are syncopated right out of existence!

The Thumpin’ Wumpa Islands level will be available to players who purchase the Skylanders Imaginators Starter Pack featuring Crash Bandicoot for PlayStation consoles at launch. The level will also be available to all platforms via purchase of the Skylanders Imaginators Thumpin’ Wumpa Islands Adventure Pack this holiday for the suggested retail price of $29.99. The Skylanders Imaginators Thumpin’ Wumpa Islands Adventure pack also will include Crash Bandicoot and Dr. Neo Cortex as fully playable toys.
Last but not least, Portal Masters will soon be able to collect Imaginite Mystery Chests.  These chests will unlock new creation pieces, such as gear, weapons, and parts for players’ Imaginator characters.

Skylanders Imaginators empowers players to unleash their imaginations by giving them the freedom to create their own Skylander. Portal Masters will enjoy the immense possibilities  available in the game -- including appearance, powers, abilities, names, catchphrases, musical themes and much more -- to create the wildest Skylanders imaginable. Developed by Toys For Bob, Skylanders Imaginators supports all 300+ Skylanders from previous games and will launch on October 16, 2016 in North America. The Skylanders Imaginators Starter Pack will be available for the suggested retail price of $74.99.

About the Skylanders® Franchise
The award-winning, $3 billion Skylanders® franchise has sold through more than 250 million toys1 since pioneering the toys-to-life category in 2011 with the debut of Skylanders® Spyro’s Adventure. The game originated a play pattern that seamlessly bridged physical and virtual worlds across multiple platforms. In 2012, Skylanders® Giants further evolved the genre and added LightCore® characters to the collection of interaction figures. Skylanders® SWAP Force™, which launched in 2013, introduced an all new play pattern – swapability. In 2014, Skylanders® Trap Team reversed the magic of bringing toys to life by allowing players to pull characters out of the digital world into the physical world and became the number 1 kids’ console game globally1. Skylanders® SuperChargers launched on September 20, 2015 and expanded upon the franchise’s signature gameplay to introduce vehicles-to-life for the first time.
About Activision Publishing
Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision Publishing, Inc. is a leading global producer and publisher of interactive entertainment. Activision maintains operations throughout the world. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company's website, or by following @Activision.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Stardew Valley E67 - Stardew Valley Fair Part 1: Perfect Fishing

In E67 we frantically work to water the crops AND gather up our grange items, which we aren't even sure what qualifies...However, after getting to the fair, it is very cool with lots of fun games. We visit the townsfolks and tourists and get started earning Star Tokens!

Animal Crossing amiibo Cards Pack Opening #9