jump to navigation

Mind of Maniac – What to Put in a Pokemon Theme Park Land June 4, 2020

Posted by Maniac in Mind of Maniac, Site Videos.
add a comment

Recently, we’ve been inspired by the work of David Ganssel, better known to the internet as Doggans, and his new series “Armchair Imagineering”. In that series, he gives his ideas for the biggest most elaborate (and expensive) ways to develop theme park rides based on recognizable intellectual property. Today, we decided to throw our hat into the ring and submit our own ideas for that very subject.

Later this summer (pending delays) Universal Studios Japan is expected to launch the very first Super Nintendo World, a full theme-park land devoted to Nintendo’s classic games and characters. Officially, we know next to nothing about what to expect when it does open, although rumors have persisted for some time about what is being constructed. US citizens unable to travel to Japan will be happy to learn it is all but certain that portions of Super Nintendo Land will open in Universal’s bi-coastal theme parks including the new one opening in Orlando, Florida, Epic Universe.

However, while we have heard rumors Mario, Yoshi and Donkey Kong will be coming to Universal’s parks nobody has mentioned anything about Nintendo’s actual biggest franchise, Pokémon. As of the time this article is being written, Pokémon is the number one selling franchise of our time, and yet Universal Studios has not hinted any Pokémon content is coming to their parks. That could mean that Pokémon themed lands might be getting saved for later expansions of Epic Universe, but we have no way to confirm that.

So if you had access to the latest technology, the smartest minds in engineering, unlimited funds and only the limitations of reality to deal with, what would you create if you were told to design a Pokémon-themed land for a major theme park? What do you say we talk about it. There will be rides, there will be shows, there will be food and there will be merch. Please watch and enjoy.

Pokémon games are out now on various platforms including the Nintendo Switch.

The Last of Us Part II Extended TV Commercial June 4, 2020

Posted by Maniac in Game News.
add a comment

The hottest PS4 exclusive of this summer is lining up to be The Last of Us Part II and now the game has started to get commercials aired on television. In case you haven’t seen it yet or want to see it again, here’s the full extended commercial.

The Last of Us Part II is coming June 19th, 2020 exclusively to the PS4.

Liberated Out Today on Nintendo Switch June 2, 2020

Posted by Maniac in Game News.
add a comment

A few months ago, Nintendo revealed the new game Liberated as part of their regular Nintendo update video series. Something about this game just grabs me from its noir punk art aesthetic to its stealth gameplay reminiscent of Metal Gear Solid. Now, I’m happy to announce the game is finally out. Here’s the launch trailer.

Liberated is out now for the Nintendo Switch.

iOS and iPadOS 13.5.1 Released June 2, 2020

Posted by Maniac in Game News.
add a comment

Well the release of iOS 13.5 didn’t last long, Apple has just released an incremental update for the iPhone and iPad today. The new update weighs in at around 45MB and has non descriptive bug fixes and improvements.

Things to Do While Waiting for Pokemon Go to Come Back June 1, 2020

Posted by Maniac in Editorials.
add a comment

If you’re reading this as of the time it is being posted, you’ll know that Pokémon Go is currently down for scheduled maintenance. It isn’t expected to come back online until 9PM EST (6PM PST). Seven whole hours of downtime! What do we do until that happens?

Here are some things you can do while you wait for the service to come back online. These are in no particular order.

  • If you have a copy of Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield you can obtain a free Galarian Ponyata right now through the game’s Mystery Gift function. Here’s how to do it.
  • Download the Pokémon TV app to your smart device. It is a free application. A bunch of great Pokémon animated films are currently up for free viewing on it. If you have an Apple TV or Google Chromecast you can also watch the films on your television.
  • If you have a Nintendo Switch, a PokéBall Plus and a copy of Sword, Shield, or either of the Let’s Go games you can still transfer Pokémon into the ball. While you won’t be able to use them in Pokémon Go while the service is down, the PokéBall Plus can still track your steps and respond to your training gestures on its own.
  • Look up some hilarious Pokémon Memes, or make some of your own.
  • Watch Pokémon: Detective Pikachu on HBO if you haven’t already seen it. If you have already seen the film and own a copy of the movie on disc or digital services you should totally watch the film in Detective Mode! It offers a picture-in-picture filmmaker commentary throughout the film that provides a behind the scenes look into the making of the film.

So those were just some of our ideas. If you think there’s any we missed post a comment below and we might add them! Stay safe out there, and Train On!

Pokémon Go is out now for iOS and Android devices. Pokémon TV is out for iOS, Android and Apple TV devices. Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield are out now exclusively for the Nintendo Switch.

Pokemon Go Getting Maintenance Today June 1, 2020

Posted by Maniac in Game News.
add a comment

If you’re reading this you’re probably wondering why you can’t log in to Pokémon Go. Don’t worry, you’ll be okay. Niantic has announced they will be bringing Pokémon Go down today (intentionally) between the times of 11am-6pm PST. It is just for routine maintenance. We will update the post if there’s any further information.

UPDATE: Game is back up!

Pokémon Go is out now for iOS and Android devices.

The Last of Us Part II – Inside the Details May 31, 2020

Posted by Maniac in Game News.
add a comment

For those of you who may still be reeling from the incredible State of Play preview, a new behind the scenes video for The Last of Us Part II was released earlier this week. They talk about the artificial intelligence, what is graphically possible with this game, and what we will need to do to survive. Check it out.

The Last of Us Part II is coming June 19th, 2020 exclusively for the PS4.

PS5 Reveal June 4th May 31, 2020

Posted by Maniac in Game News.
add a comment

UPDATE: Sony has delayed this event, it will not be happening on June 4th.

Just a quick reminder for people interested in something for the next Sony game console, the PlayStation 5.

Sony will reveal more about the PS5 on June 4th, 2020 at 4PM EST.

Second Pokemon Distribution Now Live This Week May 31, 2020

Posted by Maniac in Game News.
add a comment

The Pokémon Company is still celebrating the impending launch of their very first DLC for Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield and because of that, they’re giving away some free Pokémon every week for the next two weeks.

Last week we received a very special Mr Mime. This week, it’ll be a special Ponyta. If you don’t know how to get it, connect your Nintendo Switch to the internet and follow this video:

Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield are out now exclusively for the Nintendo Switch.

Preorder Stories – Enter The Matrix May 28, 2020

Posted by Maniac in Preorder Stories, Site Videos.
add a comment

In the year 2003, the world was gearing up to finally receive new content from the world of The Matrix. While most people remember The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revelations, most people don’t remember the filmmakers actually made three projects. The third was a video game called Enter The Matrix.

Enter the Matrix was planned to be more than a licensed video game adaptation but a canonical tie-in that continued plot moments that could not be included in the two Matrix sequels. It released during E3 2003, the first ever E3 I attended. Oh and did I mention, I got to meet the game’s developer just before picking it up?

Enter the Matrix was released on PC, Xbox, PS2 and GameCube.