Nov 032014
 

Years ago, a small child looked at the back of a Lunchables box during a kindergarten lunch period. He saw a black-haired youth surrounded by unrecognizable, brightly colored creatures. A friend glances over and yells “I’ve heard of that!”

“It’s called Pokemon

Pokemon - TRAVIS - 5

This begins a lifelong addiction to one of history’s most successful instances of marketing and merchandising.

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Jul 272014
 

What was that other Pokemon that could use the Thunderstone besides Eevee?
You mean Eelektrik?
Yeah! That guy!

Raichu official

The world of video games is a harsh one. For every Mario there’s a Luigi. For every Sonic vs Shadow rivalry, there was once an echidna who used to mean something. Pokemon is no different a case, especially as we investigate the poor tale of  Raichu.

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May 112014
 

It’s like sailing in an endless ocean with a brass quintet

Pokemon Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire initial box art

It was only a matter of time, and lo and behold they are finally here, remakes for Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire. What’s on the wishlist for the Inverseman in anticipation for these games? Find out! Continue reading »

Apr 272014
 

In before… 

FF X HD box arts

Ah yes, the remake, when a game is so good you gotta release it again. Tonight the Inverseman investigates the nature of the remake, where it excels and where it falters and more. Read on!

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Mar 022014
 

All hail Helix

twitch plays pokemon ms paint

So for the past week or so, the internet has been abuzz with the completion of a very bold social experiment: what would happen if thousands of people tried playing a single playthrough Pokemon generation 1 all at once. Tonight, I the Inverseman will be giving my thoughts on this breaking phenomenon in gaming.

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Jan 312014
 
This is awkward...

This is awkward…

On the heels of last month’s reveal of Rosalina, Nintendo announced that Lucario would be making his return to Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U and 3DS. That brings the total number of combatants to 22. Check out some screenshots below. Continue reading »