Video game themed Things: Dad Edition!

Ladies and Gentlemen, Welcome back! Its been a while but your favorite post on the internet at this date and time, Video game themed things from around the Internet…net…net! This week is video game dads!

First up!

Dad recreates Final Fantasy VII Summons….with a swiffer!

He mostly got it…..

Next!

Dad of the Year edits Link to the Past so that Link can be any gender!

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Well done. You can head over here and check out all of the details! 

And the only thing not dad related is The Joy of Mario Making with Bob Ross!

Two thumbs up to this guy. spot on Bob Ross mannerisms!

Thats all i have for you this week in Video Game themed things from around the Internet…net…net! Tune in next week for More!

Pittsburgh Symphony: Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions giveaway!

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On this black friday we are giving away tickets to the January 17th performance of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents: Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions!
You chances to win are below! You can enter every day for the next 20 days to increase your chances of winning!

Good luck!

Congratulations to @keklar(Mark L) the winner of our PSO Pokémon: Symphonic evolutions tickets!

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Thanks to all who participated!

Mobile Monday Review: Sumico!

Lets get educational up in this video game space and do some maths! Not as fun as number cruncher but it’ll work out your brain piece!

Game: Sumico

Developer: Ludomotion

Platforms: Android, iOS

titleObject:

Chain together strings of equations to create one of the sums for the level and the points!

Game play:

Using Addition, Subtraction, Division and Multiplication create an equation to equal the positive or negative goal number. The longer the equation the more points you get, just don’t go too long because you will lose track of the current total.

Two game play modes in Sumico. Endless and Campaign. Campaign mode sets goals for you to reach in order to gain enough trophies and move on to the next stage. As with most puzzle games stages get harder as you move on. Adding more options for equations. Endless is just that. Set the options from the start to include all of the equations, just some or keep it simple with just addition and subtraction.

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Graphics are simple but refined. Bubbles for the numbers with some depth combined the simple animation for equation completion are enough to satisfy the gamers without taking away from the game. Fitting considering that the game doesn’t need more to be enjoyable. The music for the intro is enjoyable for the time that you are making your game selection and the bubble popping noise is enough to make sure there is something there. The sound and graphics for this game are exactly what they need to be.

gp2Overall:

Overall, not a bad game, just not a great one. The game will get boring unless you really love math. Not the type of mind numbing game that you pick up and just play. The ads that pop up in between levels in both modes don’t get annoying at first but there are a few that are hard to close due to size. Just an average game. No real stand out unless once again you really love math. 3 out of 5

3outof5Thanks for tuning in to this week’s Mobile Monday Review: Sumico! Have a game you think I should review? Email me at chachisays@gmail.com, hit me up on twitter @chachisays, or leave a comment below! Tune in again next week for another Mobile Monday Review!

Mobile Monday Review: HipstaFox!

Welcome to this week’s Mobile Monday Review: Hipstafox! This is a game that i was challenged to review by BobbyFJtown, Knowing full well that this game would cause me displeasure. Well, Bobby, here is the review. I dislike you a little for bringing this game to my attention.

Game: HipstaFox

Developer: Fluffy Wiggle

Platforms: Android, iOS

titleObject:
Stay on beat and collect the flowers in order to hipster your fox out and pick up the lady foxes.

Game play:

instructionsThe game play is rather simple. Hit the red button to collect the red flowers, blue button to collect the blue flowers and both buttons to collect the purple flowers. All while staying in time with the music being played. Collect enough flowers and hipster your fox out with various items of hipster clothing. Various hats, glasses(even a monocle) and other accessories all in the attempt to get a lady fox. The only downfall is the delay in reaction to the button press. it comes and goes as the only level in the game progresses.

Sound and Graphics:

clothesThe graphics of this game are pretty well done considering that the game itself is simplistic overall. Well done as far as the look of the game goes. The sounds is a combination of background woodland noises and a well done version of ‘What does the fox say’ which needless to say will get the song stuck in your head as its the only song in the game.

Overall:

flowercountOverall, not a terrible game, however not a great game. The lack of response in the controls and the repetitive nature of the game make the game boring and irritating at the same time. How this game is currently at a 4.5 rating on Google play store is beyond me. This is just another game with no stand out features and no real reason to play once you unlock the monocle, I give this game a 3 out of 5.

Thanks for tuning in to this week’s Mobile Monday Review: HipstaFox ! Have a game you think I should review? Email me at chachisays@gmail.com, hit me up on twitter @chachisays, or leave a comment below! Tune in again next week for another Mobile Monday Review!

 

ps. This has been stuck in my head all week.

Mobile Monday Review: Stick Death!

Welcome to a new week! Here at Insert Coin a new week means a new Mobile Monday Review! So let’s review a game, shall we? Mobile Monday Review: Stick Death!

TitleGame: Stick Death

Developer: VOVO-STUDIO

Platform: iOS and Android

Object:

You are given a room full of stick people and the objective is too kill them all by making it look like an accident. Pressing different objects in the room at the right time will cause a poorly drawn death that most times will trigger another event to cause another death. Simple enough, right? So you’d think!

LevelOverviewGame play:

Each level you are given 5 or 6 stick people that have important meetings with their makers. You click different parts of the environment to cause “accidents” and eliminate the people on the level. There are some deaths that can only be triggered by an earlier one. For example, when a guy gets crushed sliding door, another will get up to go get help and gets crushed by a ceiling fan. The game itself seems simple, but triggering the other deaths or figuring out how the stick people die creates an entertaining puzzle to figure out.

SuccessThe bad part of this game is that the simplistic nature meant that the developers of the game probably didn’t put as much time into the game as it required. The timing mechanism and the touch response is off, so that it takes several attempts to get it right when you actually did it right the first time. They also skimped on the other aspects of the game, such as a save function. So every time you go to play the game, it’s from the beginning.

Graphics and Sound:

The graphics and sound of this game (as you can imagine) are extremely simplistic. As you can tell by the artwork in the pictures, there isn’t much to it. However, you can’t expect a game called Stick Death to have top of the line graphics and music. The sound matches the graphics: super simplistic. Not really necessary for the game since you don’t play it for very long.

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Overall, it’s a simple game that doesn’t take up much space. The replay value of the game isn’t very high. Starting over from the beginning each time is enough for any player to grow bored of the first few levels. By the time you get to the later levels you don’t really have a desire to play the game anymore. The almost non-existent graphics and sound are too minor to even account for anything in the game. Its not a bad game if you are looking for something quick to play in the line at the store or the bank. However, it’s not the type of game that you put a long of time into. It’s a middle-of-the-road game. Not outstanding, Not overly terrible. I give it a 2.5 out of 5.

2,5outof5Thank you for checking out Mobile Monday Review: Stick Death! If you have a mobile game that you would like me to play and review, you can hit me up on Twitter: @chachisays or email: Chachisays@gmail.com Tune in next week!

Games You Should Be Made Aware Of: Action Arcade Wrestling 2

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Welcome to the first installment of Games You Should Be Made Aware Of, in which I play various games and tell you whether they’re a waste of time, or whether you should check them out.  The first game I played was Action Arcade Wrestling 2…So without further ado…

 

So to wrap up my experience, I think it’s worth a download, not sure if it’s worth a purchase at the 240msp price point but if you’re into wrestling games check it out.

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Gamers give back.

If you are aware of who i am and what i do…… http://chachiplays.com so i’m a fan of when gamers give back to those who need it. so here is a couple of give back situations that caught my eye.

First up is the most recent Humble Bundle called the Double Fine bundle:

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Pay what you want for the beloved and hilarious platformer Psychonauts, the matryoshka doll epic adventure Stacking, and the adorable adventure/RPG Costume Quest. If you pay over the average, you’ll also get the heavy metal action/adventure/RTS rocker Brütal Legend!

That’s not all though. With a 35 dollar donation you become a backer for a kickstarter to help create a Click and Point game called Broken Age. 70 dollars will get you all of the above and a limited edition T shirt. Also, as always with the Humble Bundle you pick the price, pay more than the average and unlock more! You get the soundtracks with the games and they are DRM free. Bundle buyers can also benefit two amazing charities: the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Child’s Play Charity Go over to Humblebundle.com and get yours today!

And then theres this:

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So two great events for a few great charities!

Metal Gear Ground Zeroes Demo Trailer: Sorry to keep you waiting.

This weekend at PAX gaming convention new details emerged about a new Metal Gear game.  Not only is this game an open world Metal Gear game, it is also the prequel to Metal Gear 5.  So this game fits in right where it’s supposed to be.  Instead of a small game Konami is going all out for a prequel to a Metal Gear game by making it a huge open world.  The demo is 14 minutes long and takes you through what may be the beginning sequence of the game.  (thanks to IGN for the video)

 

Some impressions I got from the video,  I think the game looks beautiful, dynamic weather systems, animals, driving.  I could go on and on about the graphics of this game.  Another thing that I noticed is Hideo Kojima’s knod to the audience on how long it’s been since we last played a brand new Metal Gear game for a console system.

You did, but we don’t mind the wait.

Could this be Volgin, or someone else? 

Another thing that was noticed was the man that was badly burned and scarred, I believe Volgin was electrocuted on the tank in Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater.  I for one hope it is Vulgin.  Another person it could be is The Fury but he wasn’t as big of a character as Volgun was.  Another thing worth mentioning, who is the character in the first picture, and what does he have to do with the entire Metal Gear universe? Is he with Fox as well? We’ll find out soon enough.  I just hope that Metal Gear has all the cool tech, and boss battles that we’ve grown to love in the series.  It wouldn’t be a Metal Gear game without them.

THE LAST OF US!!! Gamescom Gameplay Trailer!

I don’t know if you’re as excited as me about this game but I can’t wait till it comes out in 2013.  It’s probably my most anticipated since Skyrim.  The sad thing is we have to wait a long time to see this game on our PS3.  This game was the reason I bought a PS3.  It’s set in Pittsburgh which is the home base of InsertCoinToBegin.com and home to awesomeness.  So gaze upon the glory that is this trailer and please clean up the drool after you exit this page.  Thanks.

 

The song on this trailer sets the mood perfectly as the game looks like it’s set the creepy factor to 11, also the new footage is amazing, brutal, and violent, with a pinch of post apocalyptic beauty throw into the scenery.    Are you excited for the Last of Us?