Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Nintendo Direct December 18: Nintendo Insanity Edition

Nintendo had another fantastic Nintendo Direct today.  And while I say fantastic, I also think Nintendo has started to lose their mind.  I mean that in the best possible way, too.

Here is a quick list of things that were announced and shown today:
  • Hyrule Warriors (a.k.a. Dynasty Warriors Zelda, made by Tecmo Koei )
  • Yoshi's Island DLC for Sonic Lost World (available now for free), with Legend of Zelda DLC heavily hinted at
  • NES Remix (like WarioWare for classic NES games)
  • Yoshi's New Island
  • Kirby Triple Deluxe (sounds like a very delicious burger)
  • Chibi-Robo: Photo Finder (on 3DS on January 9)
  • Information on Pokemon Bank and Poke Transfer (like the fact that if you try the service, you get a free Celebi)
  • An outstanding trailer for Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze with Cranky Kong
  • Bravely Default getting a demo on January 2 that counts as a side-story to the main game
  • Golf is now available for Wii Sports Club, and with it, another free 24 hour trial of all three games
  • Dr. Luigi (for the Year of Luigi)

To see some of the insanity for yourself, you can watch the entire Nintendo Direct below.

Monday, December 16, 2013

The Peanut Butter And Awesome White Elephant Party

On Saturday, we had our first ever Peanut Butter And Awesome White Elephant Party, and it turned out to be a rousing success!  Even with the terrible road conditions, everyone came, had fun, and got some truly terrible gifts.  And just as I had predicted, my gift won the Best Worst Gift award.

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You can check out the full list of gifts below!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

The White Elephant in the Room

Things have been extremely busy around here the past week and a half.  Not only was I busy with work, but my mother was in town to celebrate my grandmother's ninetieth birthday.  That meant every day for the entire week was spent away from home.  I have hardly sat in front of my computer at all, let alone been able to try and prepare something to post.

However, there is something I have been preparing for: Peanut Butter and Awesome's White Elephant Party.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Dum Dums Holiday Pops Ranked By Flavor

Dum Dums Holiday Pops

Back in October, while looking through Christmas items at a store (the name of which currently escapes me), I found something I wasn't expecting: Dum Dums Holiday Pops.  I tried a few as soon as I got home from the store... who am I kidding, I opened the bag in the car... and I put them away, waiting until the proper time to talk about them here.

Actually, I was planning on posting about them sometime in November, but I forgot I had them until tonight.  Therefore, the proper time to talk about them is now. 

There are eight holiday flavors in this series: Hot Chocolate, Green Apple Grinch, Apple Cider, Gingerbread, Sugar Cookie, Merry Cherry, Sugar Plum, and Polar Punch.  I am going to tell you which flavors are good, and which flavors suck, starting with the worst.