Posts Tagged ‘Wynaut? Magazine’

Nicknames for Seel and Dewgong!

Sunday, January 11th, 2015

Like before, following the Pokémon Analysis article we wrote for the Seel line, we’re asking for your nicknames for these water dwellers! The Name Rater will weigh in with his rates of your nicknames as well. Let’s just hope he doesn’t try and nickname the nicknames, as that’d start to get confusing.

Leave a comment suggesting a name or few for Seel and Dewgong, and perhaps why you came up with those names as well. Maybe other readers will like your suggestions and use them in their games! You have at least a week to do so before the Name Rater casts his opinion, so get them in before then!

From RSE to ORAS – what has improved?

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

Before the Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald (RSE) remakes in the Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire (ORAS) games were released, I wrote an article on what I would have liked to have seen improved upon in these new 3DS games. Today, we look back on that list and see how impressed or disappointed I am by each change, from the number of bikes we can use and (Super) Secret Bases, to how the rivals fare now! We’ll also review a few other aspects of ORAS here and there, such as brand new additions it received, what has remained or gone missing from X&Y, and discuss why.

Needless to say, there are spoilers within this article.

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Dude, where’s my Game Corner?

Sunday, December 14th, 2014

Players of RSE and ORAS would have noticed that the city of Mauville got a makeover, transformed from a small city to a multi-stored complex of shops, parks and apartments. And between that revamp, the Game Corner building that hosted slot machines and a roulette minigame got…

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Closed!?

It’s a disappointment, but not that big a surprise, especially considering that the previous three main Pokémon games did not have a Game Corner of any sort. Why has the Game Corner been removed? Here we look back at the Game Corner history, and review why you’re no longer allowed to gamble coins in a minigame (but yet still tell creatures to beat others up… and win money from doing that).

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Top Five Silliest NPC Roadblocks

Sunday, December 7th, 2014

The Pokémon games are full of NPC roadblocks. These are cases when a non-playable character will stand in your way, preventing you from continuing until you complete a different objective. For example, every game has at least one person standing by the entrance to the next route who won’t let you take a step further until you take on that Gym and win. Other times, people are standing in front of buildings, and demand that you go elsewhere first before they mysteriously disappear down the nearest plot hole and allow you to continue your quest.

But some of the cases of this in Pokémon are just plain weird or silly. Here is a sample of what I feel are the five most notable of these.
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The Coffee Guy’s Rants: Remakes, Get Off My Lawn

Saturday, October 25th, 2014

Cover your ears, for the famed Coffee Guy from Viridian City has a rant to share!

BY GUM, I SAY THERE’S TOO MANY OF THESE REMAKES THESE DAYS! I CAN’T UNDERSTAND WHY, BUT IT SEEMS WE’RE TO REVISIT THIS HOENN PLACE AGAIN! AND I FOR ONE COULD NOT BE MORE OUTRAGED ABOUT THIS! WHY ARE YOU ALL FLOCKING TO BUY THESE NEW GAMES IS BEYOND ME. WHERE IS THE APPEAL? DID EVERYONE’S GAMES BREAK AGAIN? AND WHY CAN’T WE GO CHECK OUT A NEW PLACE INSTEAD?

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Cheating? In my VGC?

Sunday, August 10th, 2014

Pokémon has always been one of those games where players have access to cheat codes and devices, going all the way back to the first two generations. The Game Shark and Action Replay were staples and made you the cool kid of any school playground. After all, what kid wasn’t amused by the idea of a Sunkern with 999 stats and moves like Flamethrower? 

But there’s the other side of it. People don’t exactly like it when you beat them up with hacked Pokémon, and that can be a fair enough viewpoint. Throw in a recent event in this year’s Pokémon VGCs (Video Game Competition) in America, and you get an interesting topic of discussion. Here we look at both sides of the debate on how ‘right’ it may be to use the newest of the external devices – the Power Save – to help you prepare for a Pokémon competition, and let you weigh up both sides of the debate. Warning – a few battling terms exist in this article.

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Top 10 Most Annoying NPCs

Monday, June 9th, 2014
Pokémon has reached its 6th generation, and with 22 mainstream games alone, there’s a wide variety of characters. We’ve gotten really cool NPC’s, like Lance and Cynthia. We’ve been introduced to truly kind NPC’s, like Roark or Lanette. We’ve seen some really interesting recurring characters, like Bill and Red. But, of course, as far as characters go, we’ve also seen some really annoying ones.

Being annoying is not always a bad thing. After all, there are annoying people in real life, too, so it can add a layer of realism. Some of the annoying characters in Pokémon are annoying in this way, intentionally and for a good reason, and we love them for it. Who didn’t love beating Silver time after time, as he continued to be a total jerk? So, this list is not about those characters.

This list is dedicated to those NPC’s who drive us nuts, and not in a good way. They shake us away from the game, make us irritated, make us dread the next time we may have to interact with them in the game. In some ways, their presence – or at least their behavior – almost takes away from the experience. But hey, at least it makes for good stories later!

Here’s my top list of 10 Most Annoying NPCs in the world of Pokémon.

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Nicknames for Spinarak and Ariados!

Saturday, March 22nd, 2014

As usual, following the Pokémon Analysis article we wrote for the Spinarak line, we’re asking for your nicknames for these spiders! The Name Rater wants to hear them as well. Poor guy was found in the Poké Mart trying to come up with alternate names for every single product again. He even came up with names for the policemen called to escort him back home.

Leave a comment suggesting a name or few for Spinarak and Ariados, and perhaps why you came up with those names as well. Maybe other readers will like your suggestions and use them in their games! You have at least a week to do so before the Name Rater casts his judgement, so get them in while you can!
And now you can read the rates here! But you can still submit if you’d like.

Interview with AE Games Lead Developer

Saturday, March 8th, 2014

Hello, everyone! Today we’ve got a special treat for you – an interview with the lead developer of a new game development company, AE Games! AE Games is a company that’s sick of the way that the majority of third parties treat the Wii U, something they had stated publicly and which has garnered a fair bit of attention. If you’d like to see their full statement regarding the Wii U’s treatment and what they want to do about it, you can read it here.

AE Games has started development on a new Wii U exclusive called “Mad Men Football!”! Mad Men Football is a game where various historical figures play american football, in stark contrast to most modern sports games. There are very few third party Wii U exclusives, so in my opinion, the more new games coming to the system, the better! Enjoy the interview!

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It’s Super Effective! …Why?

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

The main feature of Pokémon is the battles. Whether it’s the games, anime or manga medium, it is the main attraction. People resolve differences through yelling at their creatures to defeat the other, and even the Pokémon seem happy about it.

But sometimes the system on which battling works upon appears strange. We can accept that a Squirtle will beat Charmander – after all, Water beats Fire. And Pikachu is great to have when going into Misty’s gym. Making sense of some of the stranger relationships however can require some abstract thinking. Why can Bugs beat Psychics? Ice struggles against Water, but not the other way around? And what’s the deal with Fairy types? This article is an attempt to explain the logic behind some of these (or at least point out how odd some typing relationships are), and even provide a background to the newest type of them all, the Fairy type.


We can’t explain this logic, however. No Ash, Electric types can’t hurt Ground types!
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Conspiracy: Hats Make the Hero

Monday, December 30th, 2013

You’ve got to listen to me. I mean it this time too. I found out the reason for the successes for all those new Champions that have cropped up of late. And it’s not some secret training regieme or techniques. These aren’t a bunch of child geniuses that just happened to spring up these last few years.

It’s the fact that they all wear headwear. And I believe it’s the reason why they’re so- hey, don’t click away now!

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Such terrible power is contained here. Really.
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Pokémeme Extravaganza!

Sunday, December 8th, 2013

When it comes to memes, the Pokemon fandom reigns supreme. Not only is the Pokemon fandom one of the biggest fandoms out there, but there are a lot of reasons to poke fun at the franchise. One way many people do this is by the use of memes. From Ash’s weird ability to never learn anything to empty Pokedexes, the range of topics for these memes are enormous. Much too broad for the scope of one simple article. Instead, we’ll be diving into some of the more popular trends and just how these exactly came to be.

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