Amiibo Rant: Is Nintendo Incompetent or an Evil Genius?

Super Smash Bros Amiibo

Amiibo, the Ultimate Love to Hate Toy have a confession to make. I am an amiibo collector. It’s shameful I know, but I was raised during the golden age of Pokémon, catching them all is what I do best. I wouldn’t call myself a hardcore collector, as I’m far too cheap to spend my hard-earned rupees on scalper-fueled, exclusive toys. Not to mention, I flat out refuse to deny my body of precious ZZZ’s to check in-stock rumors in the wee hours of the morn. But I will say, amiibo are the driving force behind my first bout of hoarder’s urge since Pokémon cards, Crazy Bones, and Beanie Babies. Let’s...

God of War: Ascension Review

he God of War series made a mark on the gaming landscape by employing over-the-top brutality, colossally epic battles, and of course, an extremely violent protagonist. It’s difficult to imagine any other franchise capturing the essence of one man’s ruthlessness amidst the grand clash between men and gods. Now the Spartan warrior Kratos has returned for another round, and this time his rage is aimed at the keepers of oaths: the Furies. Over the course of numerous titles, the much loved anti-hero has gone toe-to-toe with a wide variety of mythological beasts and omnipotent entities from...

Amiibo Packaging Nightmare: Beware of Retailer Incompetence

Amiibo Store Shelf

Oh you like your amiibo intact? Too bad. A few weeks ago the internet gods blessed me with consumers’ good fortune and I was able to order two Marth amiibo from Walmart with in-store pickup. I’ve ordered Nintendo’s most popular toys from the retailer before through a variety of delivery mediums – shipping to my house, in-store pickup, and simply grabbing one off the shelf. This is what my latest order looked like: Luckily the actual amiibo inside were fairly intact, but really Walmart? In case you haven’t heard, these are COLLECTOR’S ITEMS, the value of the...