Hyped for the Super Nintendo Classic Console

Happy Sunday Everyone!

I was recently able to pre-order the Super Nintendo Classic Console this past Friday (fingers crossed that it won’t be canceled).

I’m sure by now, most of you will know that Nintendo announced that they were releasing a retro Super Nintendo console which is a throwback to the original that was released in the early 90s. With the same idea as the NES console re-release, this version will be smaller and will be pre-loaded with some of the console’s most popular releases. Some examples are Super Mario World, Super Metroid, and Contra III Alien Wars.

Like most Nintendo products, pre-orders are a must. The original NES console re-release was plagued with availability issues; it was and still is a very rare commodity in the wild. I highly suggest everyone to visit Best Buy, Target, Amazon etc and sign up for email notifications. Have your credit card information ready and be ready to make a quick purchase when it becomes available. Utilize twitter and every tool available for you to ensure you have the best chances of finding a pre-order. Nowinstock.net is also a very great tool: you can set email and text notifications for various “rare” products.

I grew up on the Super Nintendo, and many of my fondest memories stem from that console. The Super Nintendo was my first console and I’m very excited to own one again. Check out the pictures for the retail box art and included games!

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Podcasts – An Increased Focus

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Hello Everyone! I’m hoping the weekend was great for everyone. And for those of you who attended EVO in Las Vegas, I hope all the practice you put into the lab perpetuated in your battles! I was actually really hyped to see at least more more American player make it to top 8 versus last year.

I wanted to come in and blog about how I’m really starting to favor creating podcasts versus everything else. I know most of my followers and friends have probably met me through live streaming, which by the way I still plan to do, but podcasts are starting to be my favorite form of media to produce at the moment. It’s really because my schedule is really wonky now. I’m in the middle of a transition for work, and I’ve joined a gym again with some buddies. Podcasts allow me to produce content ahead of time and release them per a schedule, which is great! Technically YouTube videos also allow the same type of flexibility, but they still require more time producing. I’ve actually had a couple videos that were meant to be released, but I held back on them for different reasons. I’ll be working on releasing more content on YouTube in the near future though.

For now, check out my Soundcloud (“Podcast” link on the top of my WordPress), and stand by for when I go live on my stream. Most likely I’ll be streaming on weekends for now. You can also check out my instagram, I’m the most active on there with stories and posts in general.

I hope your summer vacation/classes/jobs are going well. See you next blog post!

We meet again.

Hello everyone! We have so much to catch up on!

I’m going to recording a podcast episode this week to elaborate on what exactly I’ve been up to, but I wanted to take the chance to say hello!

Yes, I still play video games. I am currently in the market for an upgraded capture card as well so that I can stream my… Nintendo Switch! Yes I’ve had one for at least a month now. Breath of the Wild is an amazing game.

I hope everyone is doing well wherever they are. Good luck with your careers and for those on summer break, enjoy freedom!!

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Holidays are over!

Hello Everyone!

Holidays were crazy for me. I had too many events that I was attending; most of my time was spent either prepping or recovering from everything. I hope everyone had a fantastic time too; and that none of you are too exhausted on your first week back at school or work.

Although I have been active on Instagram (IG story, pictures, videos), most of my projects were put on freeze. I’d like to announce that now that the holiday season is over, I am tackling those projects again. First up is a podcast and collection of video clips from Pokemon TCG Regionals that took place last month.

Cheers to the New Years! See you soon.

Pokemon TCG Regionals is finally over!

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Pokemon Regionals is finally over! It was an exhausting weekend, but it was definitely fun. I spent months prepping for this event, just to see if I could perform well. My final placement was 125 out of around 390 or more. Not bad for a beginner!

I recorded video clips and took pictures, but I am organizing them into some content that I will post here and on my other creative platforms. I will also be recording a podcast with my friend on our thoughts of our performances during the tournament.

Stay tuned for more content regarding my trip to Regionals. Happy Holidays everyone! Stay Warm!

More TCG Regionals Practice – Recap

Hello everyone!

Regionals Prep continues with more in person events to practice paper. Grinding Pokemon TCG Online is one thing, but playing with actual cards is a whole other beast.

This past weekend, Danny and I went to two separate events for practice. The first, I played a standard version of my deck (which arguably is the harder format for me). It was a smaller turnout, but I ended up going undefeated, winning my first local tournament. It was exciting, but I feel like I just lucked out and my opponents’ decks locked up or didn’t perform well. I faced Greninja, Marowak/Zygarde, and a Mega Rayquaza deck. Ended up scoring three Steam Siege packs for the victory!

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Later that night, Danny and I ended up participating at another local tournament; this time it was expanded format. I played against Malamar, Volcanion, Mega Gardevoir, and Mega Mewtwo.  I suffered hard losses versus Volcanion (didn’t draw into any of my supporters and my hand locked up) and Mega Mewtwo (tough match up for me every time). For Regionals, I perceive that most of my match ups will be either Dark, Fairy, or Psychic. Anytime I face these on paper, I am happy since it gives me much needed experience.

With only a little over a week left to prepare for Regionals, I am attending an expanded League Challenge this Saturday. I hope that everyone brings out their best decks, because it’ll be the last real practice I’ll have before the big day.

I’ll post after this Saturday’s tournament, wish me luck!

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Also, I hope everyone is enjoying Pokemon Sun and Moon! Still working through the story, so I’ll save my thoughts till after I beat the game.

Pokemon Sun and Moon Promotional Giveaway at Target

This Saturday (November 19th, 2016), trainers can pick up a Promotional Pokemon tcg card featuring Pikachu. They can also pick up a poster featuring Sun and Moon art. The card is pretty usable in my opinion due to Pikachu having 70 hp, which is higher than typical starting basic Pokemon. Its first attack, Thunder Wave, is also pretty decent as it can cause paralysis. Plus it has pretty nice art and sports the franchise mascot, Pikachu. The poster also has superb art, hopefully we will see it on other tcg and video game accessories. They will also have a display of some sort that you can take pictures with. This time it’ll be of the starters from the new Sun and Moon games. If it is anything like the past, it’ll be a cardboard cut out.

If you’re in the area, make sure to check out the giveaway. It is limited to one per person, so take a friend or relative!

Here is the official link on the Pokemon website for reference: http://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/pokemon-sun-and-pokemon-moon-blast-off-at-target/