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Just a quick Pokemon update. I'm slowly but methodically building a proper team now. No more I-guess-these-Pokemon-are-strong-lets-dump-them-together teams. Like, I'm filling actual positions like lead, mega, staller, late sweeper, etc.



And you know what brought this on? I've lost to Charizard and his mega evolutions twice. A third loss from another mega evolution, Mega Mawile. All because my teams weren't prepared to play off each other's strengths and chisel into my enemy's weaknesses.

Here's something: Charizard evolves into Mega Charizard Y. He brings Drought in and his speed is pretty good. Without a proper check, he's just sweeping the team. This time around, when his ball starts rolling, I'll bring in Klefki after a sacrifice and cripple it with paralysis. Then Barbaracle comes in to Shell Smash and hope for the best. But really, I'm planning a Sticky Web team where a Galvantula lays it down on a suicide run and two to three Pokemon on my team run hopefully unopposed against slowed opponents like Bisharp or Mega Blastoise. Or maybe later I'll raise that Espeon with Magic Bounce to be an anti-lead: a Pokemon meant specifically to counter whatever leads come its way thanks to its ability to bounce whatever set ups it tosses back at it. You want Stealth Rocks so bad? Why not keep it over on your side?

No, the real story this week is the return of the blue defense attorney himself, Phoenix Wright in Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies. It's the sequel I've been hoping for. Apollo returns still fresh Ace Attorney 4, but Wright also returns as a more mature defense attorney ready to come back to a rapidly changing world of law. Plus, Athena Cykes is an appreciated nostalgic image for fans of Maya Fey.

The stories and characters seem more mature. Phoenix will still freak out out the surreal surprises but overall, he's completely adopted a persona as mentor to Apollo and Athena. Apollo is still fresh out of 4 and keeps that classic fish out of water character we're all used to. Athena on the other hand is like what would happen if Maya Feye was like her sister in being a defense attorney with an extra bit of uncontrollable outburst and energy. Detective Fullbright is a new take on the classic Gumshoe position. While Gumshoe was a lovable but bumbling fop, Fullbright dives headfirst into his work, proclaiming mantras of justice and righteousness all the way. Meanwhile, I loved Edgeworth and Godot a lot but feel Simon Blackquill is a worthy number 3 to the list of Ace Attorney prosecutors. Sorry Franchizka Von Karma. You're just violent.

The localization team made a miracle in having Simon Blackquill make sense in the west. America knows what a samurai is but not a ronin per se. Blackquill talks in an old fashion manner that a samurai would say but his dark demeanor and the fact that he's still in shackles as a convict give him a cool edge that makes him distinct like so many other prosecutors. Edgeworth is regal and dignified, Godot is smooth and noir-ish, and Blackquill sharp and dark.


Or he's a massive weeaboo.

I've only finished two cases so far and they were exhaustive. Even the first case, while lacking investigative phases, had two court sessions to push through. And they put an extra special touch on panning out on the criminals' freak out.

Keep in mind that Dual Destinies is digital only on the 3DS eShop. They need to know that we love Ace Attorney so be sure to download it if you have any inkling as an AA fan.


* - Decay winds you up tight and keeps you wound until you can't bear it anymore

* - Seymour FUNcan and his top 10 video games to ignore Halloween

* - Who do you think you are? VagrantHige?

* - Top 10 Spoopiest Pokemon


A - Tzara doesn't like many press outlets. I'm a communist.

A - What if Caffy told you the world within video games was(n't) real?

A - Years later, we come back to a game and realize we are better people for being patient. But seriously, Money waited a long time t finish Skies of Arcadia





S - Skiddie's got no money but mo problems with Xbox Live

D - AlphaDeus stirs up some interesting comments as he looks for scenes to inspire his music


N - Play Outlast. It's on GOG. Thanks Pedro!

R - Dupree experiences the two games of the Humbie Doongie Bundie 4: Spoopy Double Entendre

T - Jorgellie waxes Zelda on Link's Awakening








F - I appreciate the offer to expand my Friend Safari but I'll see you in the Pokemon thread


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"What am I going to wear?"

Costumes are, after all, at the very heart of Halloween's fun. Whether you're playing a game with a canon character like Lara Croft, Spider-Man or a customized character in Monster Hunter World or an MMO, you're still faced with the question of what are you going to look like. Sometimes you even have stat bonuses to further complicate things, while other games have made it so you can have all the lovely stat bonuses and still make something that looks nice to you. Some folks even take this all huge step further and will realize such costumes for real-life cosplay.

As someone that posts often about Final Fantasy XIV, I have spent countless hours obtaining all kinds of armor, weapons and accessories from various corners of the game and only for the reason of it looking cool. In fact, once I have a job at 50, I feel obligated to give each of my jobs a fanciful glowing weapon before I press forward.

And then I give each job their own little pet sidekick, because I have decided my character is a Disney princess. Then I write macros that give them a blend of super sentai/Sailor Moon transformations because henshin a-go-go, baby!

But, if I'm honest, my one true love in regards to outfits in the game is the Invalician Samurai set, which I got from the Rabanastre raid. The design is pulled right from the Final Fantasy Tactics' art concept of the female samurai and is wonderfully realized.

But sometimes looking good comes at a price, too. I remember my favorite look for my Corsair in Final Fantasy XI required me wearing pants that reduced my movement speed by twenty percent and some of the best stat-based builds in Monster Hunter can make you look silly.

So this month's topic for Bloggers Wanted is costumes. Whether the costume is realized in-game or in real-life, we'd like for you to to discuss your favorite creations or tributes to characters, whether it's a custom look, a canon character or even a character skin like you'd find in Overwatch or Fortnite. You can discuss cosplays you've done, or cosplayers you admire. You can even talk about the plights of stat-based function over fashion.

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