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The Super Mario Bros. Movie Looks Great, Sounds Terrible

The first teaser trailer for the big budget, animated Super Mario Bros. movie arrived on the internet yesterday and it looks phenomenal. I love almost every visual this movie has to offer. But watch out for Chris Pratt’s weird accent for Mario…

I just sounds so bad. I think I’d prefer if he was just his normal Chris Pratt voice instead of whatever weird little slight accent he’s trying to give it. So bad! Also, clearly Mario looks like Fix-It Felix, right? It’s in the eyes. Those aren’t Mario’s eyes. Those are standard animated movie eyes.

Anyway, looking past the weird Mario choices, the rest of this trailer is gorgeous. The slow, serious build-up to a truly powerful Bowser is a great choice! I love the balance between serious and some comedy. I’m so glad to see this isn’t some slapstick nonsense. It looks awesome!

It just sounds weird. But we’ll find out for sure how the voicework works when it comes to theaters next year!

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How About a Big, Long Look at Pokemon Violent and Scarlet?

Pokemon Violet and Scarlet are a month away, which means we might as well take a big, long, new look at the game in this extended preview video! Even though I have given in and started playing TemTem, I am definitely still looking forward to Pokemon Violet next month!

All of this still looks pretty great to me! I hope the big, open world doesn’t feel too barren. I’m looking forward to the character designer, as always. The new pokemon all look fine, though the red motorcycle one still looks super dumb while it’s running. That solidified my getting Violet, because at least the purple motorcycle one uses its wheels.

Picnics seem like a natural evolution of the various play-with-the-pokemon stuff they’ve had in past games, so that’s fine. Crafting TMs sounds neat. Crafting sandwiches? Alright, whatever! Adding a photography mode is smart. Pokemon Snap is a great game series. They should have ported in a lot more Snap features, like getting photos rated or something.

I like the look of all of this. Pokemon Violet is a Day 1 buy for me next month, on Nov. 18!

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First Last of Us Trailer Picked a Great Song

The Last of Us is going to be a TV show on HBO, and now we’ve got the first ever trailer! It looks great and they picked a great song to go along with it. This trailer does a great job of setting the mood and setting up all we know about the Last of Us world.

I have high hopes for this show. I loved both games, including The Last of Us 2, and I’m sure HBO can do a good job. There have been a lot of good adaptations of books and comics and games that have crashed and burned lately. So I’m going to remain hopeful and positive, especially after this first look.

And you can always count on Alone and Forsaken by Hank Williams to be a kickass doomsday song.

The Last of Us comes to HBO next year.

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Pokemon or Tem Tem?

I’m once again at a video game crossroads. I’ve been playing the heck out of Total War: Warhammer 3, and I might just keep playing that. The next new video game I want to get doesn’t come out until the end of October, and I probably need a Playstation 5 to play it (which I might not get). Then God of War: Ragnarok in early November, which can be played on a PS4, but should it?

Finally, Pokemon Violet and Scarlet come out in mid-November. I definitely have the Nintendo Switch to play it. But what do I play until then?

I’ve really been eyeing this game Tem Tem on Steam. It’s a pretty solid Pokemon knock-off that seems pretty fun. Might that last me until mid-November? I haven’t done much research at all into that game, unlike the research I do playing new Pokemon games. So for the first time ever, I could go into a monster catching game with no knowledge of what monsters I’ll encounter or their final evolutions.

It’s very tempting…I just gotta be willing to spend that money…

Oh yeah, and all the new stuff introduced in that new Pokemon trailer looks neat. It’s more of the basic Pokemon stuff, but that’s exactly what I want in the new open world playstyle. Give me the open world, but the normal Pokemon track, and hopefully that should be really fun.

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I’m Probably Gonna Need to Get a Playstation 5 for God of War: Ragnarok

The time has come, once again, in my unfortunate life, wherein I’ll probably need to buy a new gaming console. My PC is getting old and all the new games need the fancy new generation. But Playstation 5s are still hard to find! Why is that?! It’s been, like, three years? Why can’t I just go to Best Buy and get a Playstation 5? Stupid world.

Anyway, check out this awesome new trailer for God of War: Ragnarok.

Looks great. But it also looks great on a Playstation 5! How else am I going to play this? I know I can get it for my Playstation 4…but should I? Shouldn’t I just upgrade? Gotham Knights isn’t going to have a Playstation 4 version. Or maybe I’ll just wait. Pokemon Violet comes out that same month and I’ve got a Nintendo Switch that works.

I guess I’m just going to have to wait and see what fate has in store for me on Nov. 9.

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