Sly Cooper Thieves in Time Treasure Competition

Sly Cooper Thieves in Time Treasure Competition

There is a contest going on right now for the new Sly Cooper Thieves in Time game, made by Sanzaru Games. The contest is a treasure design for an artifact for Sly to be able to steal in the game. The winners will get a PS Vita and their treasures will be featured in the game. I was going to enter, but I am not eligible because I live in the United States and the contest is only available to people outside of the US. I decided to go ahead and finish my drawing anyway and I emailed it to Sanzaru Games anyway. I hope they view it. Obviously I won’t win but I wanted them to see it anyway. Here it is:

Mysterious Monkey Statue

The Mysterious Monkey statue is actually Sanzaru’s mascot I guess since it is part of their logo. I have seen some video previews of the game and it looks really cool. I think they have done a good job taking over the Sly Cooper series. I hope it is even better than the originals.

Here is a link to a video that shows some Sly 4 gameplay. Sorry I couldn’t embed the video itself.

http://kotaku.com/5902974/sly-cooper-4-wont-be-having-any-wardrobe-malfunctions-with-these-clever-costume-changes

New podcast all about BIG LittleBigPlanet news!

New podcast all about BIG LittleBigPlanet news!

We recorded another podcast! This one is about LittleBigPlanet, which is tied with Sly Cooper for my favorite video game series. I just wanted to say that LittleBigPlanet is so cool and Media Molecule (The game creator) is a company full of geniuses! I can’t wait to play the upcoming LBP games. Here is the trailer for the LittleBigPlanet Karting game. Listen to the podcast to find out more about them. You can download it here or subscribe through iTunes.

 

 
Here are two more links for more great information about LBP Karting:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Big_Planet_karting

http://littlebigplanet.wikia.com/wiki/LittleBigPlanet_Karting

 
Here is a link showing a video preview for LBP Vita:
http://www.littlebigplanet.com/en/vita/

 
Here are some cool LBP images:

Sackboy Peace
Sackboy

 

Some prototypes of Sackboy
Some prototypes of Sackboy

 

The Crown
The Crown

 

Sackboy and Sackgirl
Sackboy and Sackgirl

 

LittleBigPlanet Sackboy
LittleBigPlanet Sackboy

The Joy Of Books Stop Motion animation

The Joy Of Books Stop Motion animation

Here is a cool stop motion video of books moving around after the store is closed. I’ve done some stop motion animations before and I bet this took a long time to make! The video was made by Type Books, a Toronto bookstore. Their website looks awesome too!

 
I am also making a stop motion video for a school project myself. Stay tuned for that!

 

How to run Gamecube and Wii games on the mac

How to run Gamecube and Wii games on the mac

Sonic Adventure 2: Battle
Sonic Adventure 2: Battle
Recently, I wanted to play Sonic Adventure 2: Battle on my Mac computer. Sonic Adventure 2: Battle is an old Nintendo Gamecube game that was released in 2002. If you have a Wii, you can play old Gamecube games as long as you have a Gamecube controller and memory card. I had to do some research to find out if there was a way to play the game on my Mac too.

 
I had heard of a site called Emuparadise somewhere, so that is where I looked to find the game. You can download the Sonic Adventure 2: Battle and A LOT of other games from that site. The games you can download are called ROMs and the programs you need to play them are called Emulators. Here is a link to the Emuparadise site, which has links to the ROMs and a lot of good information about emulators:

http://www.emuparadise.me

 
Once you go to Emuparadise, click on “ROMs, ISOs & Games” from the site navigation. From that page, choose the console type you want to find games for. I chose “Nintendo Gamecube ISOs”. After you choose your console, you are taken to a page where you can either pick from the top games or search for a specific game listed in alphabetical order. I clicked “S” to search for the Sonic The Hedgehog games and then I clicked on the link for the Sonic Adventure 2: Battle game. The game page gives you a description of the game and some screenshots. Scroll down on that page and click the “Direct Download Link”. This might be a little confusing because clicking that link doesn’t download the game, but it takes you to another page where you can actually find the link to the game file. The actual game file will be under the “Direct Download” section of that page. Be very patient while the ROM is downloading. Some games can actually take hours to download from that site.

 
The file you will download will be a compressed file like a .rar or .7z file. Some emulators will uncompress the game when you want to play it, but the emulator I am going to write about makes you uncompress the file first. I use The Unarchiver or UnRarX to uncompress files.

 
Once you download the file and uncompress it, you will have a .iso file. This is the file that the emulator needs to be able to play the game. All of this sounds complicated, but it really isn’t. You can delete the compressed file once you have uncompressed it and have your .iso file.

 

Dolphin
Dolphin
Now that you have the .iso file, you need to download the emulator, which is called Dolphin. As far as I can tell, this is the best Gamecube or Wii emulator for the Mac. Dolphin is also available for Windows computers too. You can download it here:

https://dolphin-emu.org/download/

 
Once you have installed Dolphin, run the program. The first time I ran it, it did not automatically find my Sonic Adventure 2: Battle .iso file. I had to click “Open” and find the .iso file. Since then though, every time I open Dolphin, my game is listed in the home screen. Here is a tip – to make your game full screen, press Command-F (Ctrl-F for PC). Otherwise your game plays in a small window. Another tip – some of the game files are very big, so you might want to only download the ones you want most. The Sonic Adventure 2: Battle file is over 1GB.

 

Sonic Wiki Logo
Sonic Wiki Logo
If you want more information about Sonic Adventure 2: Battle, you can read more on the Sonic Wiki. Here is a link to the Sonic Adventure 2 / Sonic Adventure 2: Battle page:

http://sonic.wikia.com/wiki/Sonic_Adventure_2. Spoiler alert! That page tells the story of the game if you want to play it before you read about it!

 

Avengers Assemble Trailer

Avengers Assemble Trailer

Here is another trailer for The Avengers movie that shows a little bit more than the first. I like the clip where the Hulk catches Iron Man in mid-air and slides down a building. I was very surprised when I saw the serpent-like creature chasing Iron Man because I hadn’t seen anything like that in the last trailer. I can’t wait to see this movie!

This trailer is for the UK release, which is titled “Avengers Assemble”. The UK release date is also different than the US release date. The UK release date is April 26, 2012 and the US release date is May 4, 2012.

Wiki profile page update

Wiki profile page update

I know that I said that I wouldn’t keep posting updates about the Sly Cooper Wiki, but I am making an exception because I have updated my profile page with fan art and links to other pages that I’ve made. I have the links at the bottom to the other pages that I’ve made on the wiki. One of the links on the page is to a story I wrote about me and my sister secretly being in the Sly Cooper Series. I’m known as Ty the Wolf in the story, and my sister is known as Ash the Leopard. I have pages for both of them too, but as of right now, I have only given a picture and basic info on the pages. Here are some pictures that I posted:

 

Ty the Wolf
Ty the Wolf

 

Ash the Leopard
Ash the Leopard

 

Ty Gliding
Ty Gliding

 

P.S. I’ve already reached 200 edits to the Sly Cooper Wiki! My 200th edit was the creation of the My Part in the Sly Cooper Story page.

Dark Knight Rises trailer

Dark Knight Rises trailer

Here is another movie that I can’t wait to see either. I have seen the first and second Batman movies and the third looks like it is better than Batman Begins, the first movie in the series. I’m not sure it can get better than The Dark Knight (the second Batman movie) though. I have been a Batman fan ever since I can remember.

 

Avengers Trailer

Avengers Trailer

Here is the trailer for the new Avengers movie that comes out April 27. I cannot wait to see the movie! It looks so cool. My favorite part in the trailer is when Loki says, “I have an army” and Tony Stark replies, “We have a Hulk”. I have seen almost all the Marvel movies so far but I hope this one is the best. After seeing hints for the next Marvel movie in each of their previous movies, I am guessing that Spiderman will be hinted at the end of The Avengers. I’m guessing this because I heard that the Spiderman series of movies is restarting.

 

More Sly Cooper Wiki updates

More Sly Cooper Wiki updates

I made EVEN more updates to the Sly Cooper Wiki. There are a lot of things I added, so I will post the link to my page. I added pictures to the Bentley, Murray, Penelope, Clockwerk, Clues, Cooper Van, and Clockwerk Eyes pages. I am going to add more, so check out this link to my profile page to see any other updates I make. I probably won’t post here whenever I make more updates because I don’t want this to turn into the Sly Cooper blog. Then again …

 

The Cooper Van
The Cooper Van

 

Happy Murray
Murray In The Sly 4 Safehouse

 

Murray The Muscle
Murray Freaking Out

 
P.S. I have crossed the “100 Edits” mark for the wiki. I hope to get more and get a higher status on the site.

Sly Cooper Artwork 3

Sly Cooper Artwork 3

Here is the third photo of my Sly Cooper Color Blanks. This is the second scene where Sly, Bentley, and Murray are about to make their getaway with the loot on top of their van. There is also Inspector Carmelita Fox in the scene, who is trying to arrest the Cooper Gang, namely Sly. There is also the mechanical villain, Clockwerk, hiding off to the side. I colored all of the Color Blanks with sharpie markers, including my latest color blank, the Cooper van. Here it is:

 

Sly Cooper Artwork 3
Sly Cooper Artwork 3