Monday, November 29, 2010

NCS 11/29 - FUCK YES!

Two words: YES! YES!

I had been flopping like a fish about whether I should give Konami another chance or not. I thought "eh, one pack couldn't hurt" since I had a dream about YGO last night/this morning. Flipped my British pound coin until it approved of a pack, and check out the result! (For those unaware, the Secret Rare of the pack, Naturia Beast, is worth twenty bucks upwards.)

The other reason I gave Konami a chance is because of something that will be coming out December 7th. More on that when it happens, but let's just say that Duel Disks are getting closer and closer.

Did the same thing with Pokemon. That little binder is cool; I love the Legendary Beasts so much! It's also getting to the point where I can feel whether a pack will have a holofoil or not. Love the coin and a personal little secret of mine. Hint: It's not a pocket scale!

Also got my brother the Marik deck. I don't know why his wife will not let him spend money on one of Konami's better moves, especially since the whole family is hooked on games. Mirror Force needed to be a common a LONG time ago.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Reshriam and Zekrom in the Macy's Parade.

This year's Thanksgiving Day parade featured the usual Pikachu, but also sported balloons of Reshriam and Zekrom, the two cover Pokemon for the upcoming Black and White versions. Pikachu's nothing new; Reshiram and Zekrom have me worried.

To the one YouTube commenter who said that "they must have done this for Palkia and Dialga," I looked around. It does not look like they did. This means that Pokemon Black and White are getting some very special treatment; those balloons have to cost somewhere in the 6 digit range, if not more. Getting put in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is a lot of publicity; that's some major money that went into advertising the two new games.

Having been a diehard Pokemon supporter (for a while, it was the only game on my GBC/GBASP/DS) since Gen I, I know how Nintendo moves. They have always teased us with a few of the new Pokemon before releasing the games. They have never made as massive a move as this before.

Nintendo has been acting waaayyyy too bitchy about Pokemon Black/White. First they isolated Isshu completely from the other regions; then they made the declaration that only Isshu Pokemon could be used in the next World Championship. They have wounded and PokeBeach for making money off of their images; while slightly true, why have they never complained before? Given how anal they are being about these two games, one really has to wonder:

Are they worth it?

Monday, November 1, 2010

So...Let me get this straight...

Jack Atlas is fighting a bad Monferno knockoff. He and Yusei summon the miraculous power of evil-looking Quetzalcoatl (really, subbers? You couldn't catch that reference in a series about Aztec art?) to create an "impossible" monster not only of immense power, but using the power of his enemy. Said monster consists of horrible CGI on par with that of the Battle Spirits anime, only doing something remotely cool when summoned or attacking. Then, deus ex machina dragon gets them both out of the crumbling building...or something.

Now I remember why I stopped watching Yu-Gi-Oh!. No, that Scar-Red Nova Dragon really doesn't look any cooler animated, but at least I got a better view of its four wings. (What? I like wings.)

(I was going to do something on why dragon advertising nauseates me, but this works, too.)