The Curious Case of the Crossover Caper – Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney

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Like any fan, I’ve been anxiously awaiting the North American release of Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney ever since it made its Japanese debut in 2012. Both series, which masterfully combine the niche visual novel format with the (slightly) more accepted form of the themed adventure puzzler, were standouts on the Nintendo DS, and the thought of seeing them all mashed-up on my current favorite handheld, the 3DS, made me positively giddy. Continue reading

Back to School With Thermos Brand

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It’s a new school year, and that means acquiring new gear for both my children. Sure, in most cases they could keep their previous backpacks and lunchboxes, but picking out new stuff for the upcoming educational journey is part of our annual ritual. (Also, I won’t discount the theory that my kids have inherited my predilection for accessories.) Continue reading

Shout Factory Brings Home Your Favorite Robots

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I’ve come to rely on Shout Factory for a lot entertainment-wise, most specifically for my robot-related home video needs. Their most recent offerings are particularly noteworthy, especially to the geekily inclined. Continue reading

Weekend Pokémon Round-Up: Championship Stream, Upcoming Distribution and New Handbook

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When it Poké-rains it Poké-pours! And as such, I’m back with another proper passel of Pokémon news items. Continue reading