We are going to be shown some of the battle mechanics in the upcoming Wii U exclusive, Xenoblade X.
Mario Kart 8 got off to a stellar opening weekend, moving 1.2 million units worldwide. Hopefully it will be the spark that starts the Wii U motor running!
It's incredible how easy it is to share replays to Youtube, here's one of my recent races with the family:
I've been remiss. I've forgotten to talk about Extra Life here on the blog until now! Whoops! Well, it's time to fix that.
This year will be the first time I'm taking part in Extra Life, a 24 hour game marathon to raise money for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. I will be raising money for Sick Kids Foundation here in Toronto.
I'm streaming the entire thing at www.twitch.tv/gamerparent so please drop by anytime during the event and see what I'm up to. My schedule is as follows:
Nov.2 Schedule [all times ET]
8:00 Rayman Legends
10:00 Zelda Wind Waker HD
12:00 Wonderful 101
14:00 Disney Infinity
16:00 Wii Retrospective
18:00 Pikmin 3
22:00 Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
Nov.3 Schedule [crazy time]
NFS Most Wanted
Mark of the Ninja
5:00 Kids choice
It's going to be a little crazy as I get into the wee hours, but hopefully I'll make it for the whole thing. The fun thing about being a Dad is that my kids are now old enough to play with me, and they'll be helping me out through the whole day. They've promised that they'll wake up early on Sunday to relieve me for the last few hours, so that should be interesting!
To donate, go to www.extra-life.org/participant/gamerparent and help me reach my goal of $500!
Nintendo released Legend of Zelda Wind Waker HD to the Wii U eShop at midnight. I got my download on, and I'm looking forward to experiencing Wind Waker FOR THE FIRST TIME sometime this evening.
I'll be streaming my play through, so come check out my twitch channel around 9pm EST!
So Monday night I teamed up with a couple of Dads from the teamworkcast site to get to the next level in Monster Hunter (I'm now HR 4). I fought Brachydios for the first time, that was entertaining! (Jump to 1:54:30 to watch it) But for some reason Tuesday morning I woke up with a fever and ended up being sick all day. Coincidence?
Last night I participated in a teamworkcast community hunt, featuring mostly dads like myself. GamingCthulhu, clembk, Tomcattt and I banded together to take down a wide range of monsters. Here is GamingCthulhu's stream from the hunt! Check it out, you can watch me trying not to die!
I've assembled all the videos I've made so far into one playlist, and will keep adding more as I make them. Check it out, I hope you like it! Thanks.
Well, Happy New Years everybody. Hope you had a good time last night counting down from 10, but for me, I was asleep. Got to get my rest, because I've got a big job in 2013. Tackling my pile.
With the help of the gamerswithjobs forum and a site called backloggery, I've embarked on a journey, one that will see me finish all the games in my pile, and not buy too many new ones. You can see my backlog here, and see the games I'm working on currently. There are 35 unfinished games in my backlog, 6 of which are unplayed.
Right now I'm playing New Super Mario Bros. U, Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, and very shortly I'll be starting The Last Story. I'm planning on live streaming The Last Story, if you're interested you can catch it on twitch.tv/gamerparent, or click on the TV tab right at the top of the site, and watch this excellent JRPG as I play through it for the first time.
I am committed to buying 4 games in 2013, Rayman Legends, Pikmin 3, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, and Mass Effect 3 Wii U Edition. Anything else is contingent on my finishing the pile.
So wish me luck as I plow through the pile this year, and I look forward to sharing my experiences with you for each of these games.
My first download game for the Wii U was Shin'en's Nano Assault Neo, a twin stick shooter set in a microscopic world of cells and viruses. It's a lot of fun, and I made a playthrough video of the Omicron cluster.
Hope you like it, and thanks for watching!
Please enjoy responsibly.