Tag: video games

Sly Cooper Gang Green Lantern Variants

Sly Cooper Gang Green Lantern Variants

Here are some pictures that I’ve made for fun. They are the Cooper gang, only as Green Lanterns. I’m going to also make a Dimitri Green Lantern, I just need to find a good quality picture. Here is a link that you can get to each of their pages. I might need to change some of the backstory, depending on how Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time ends.

LittleBigPlanet Karting BETA, Wii U, and Google: Project Glass

LittleBigPlanet Karting BETA, Wii U, and Google: Project Glass

I haven’t updated this website in a while, so I decided to do one BIG post about all of the things that I’ve been meaning to post.

LittleBigPlanet Karting BETA!!!
I applied for LBP Karting Beta a while back, and I got excepted! The game stays true to the other LBP games in that you can still decorate your pod, create and publish levels, and decorate your earth and moon. There are still minigames, and the level select is the same. It uses similar controls to Modnation Racers, the reason being because it is made by the Modnation company, United Front Games. The vehicles are either things from LBP, or just funny ideas. Below are pictures from the game.

 

Sackboy Blasting off
Sackboy Blasting off

Cool Picture of Sacks racing
A Cool Picture of Sacks racing, with me smiling for being invited in.

 
Wii U
My dad took me to a developer meet-up where they let us play the Wii U before anybody else! Wii U is the second version of the Wii. It comes with a Gamepad that has 2 analog sticks, a camera, a microphone, a gyroscope, and can also control your TV. The buttons are the four action buttons, (X, Y, A, and B.) the +control pad, the +start and -select buttons, The L, R, ZL, and ZR buttons, and the home button. It ALSO comes with a screen and a stylus. The Wii U system is compatible with the old Wii accessories, including the remotes.

 

Wii U Details
Wii U Details

The Gamepad being used as a remote.
The Gamepad being used as a remote.

 

Here are my favorite games that I played at the meet-up:

Donkey Kong Crash Course – In this game, the object is to roll your vehicle through the course to Princess Peach. Easy, right? WRONG. I’m 99% sure that nobody was able to get to the princess in their 3 tries. Why, you ask? Simple. You can’t got too fast, because you’ll collide with the wall. You also can’t go too slow, or you’ll topple over. on top of that, you have to move platforms with the analog sticks, and ZR and ZL. The gyroscope in the new controller senses when you tilt it back and forth, and the vehicle moves accordingly. I’m assuming that the level that was playable was NOT the first level, so by the time you get to that level, it probably isn’t as hard. (I couldn’t find any pictures for this game.)

New Super Mario Bros. U – In this sequel to the NSMBros. series, there are some new features. The first one is the Flying Squirrel suit, which allows Mario and his friends to glide once the also-new Acorn Mushroom is obtained. The next one is my favorite. Baby Yoshis appear, and have three different abilities. To inflate like a balloon, glow in darkness, and to blow bubbles to cause Koopas to float away. All three can eat guards when they are carried. The Gamepad is able to make platforms appear for the player to jump on in a certain mode. The final new feature is that you can play as your Mii in the game. The only problem that I had with it was that It didn’t have much use for the Gamepad.

Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition – This is an add-onto the original Arkham City game. It uses the Gamepad in many different ways, including controlling a RC Batarang, and investigating a crime scene. It was VERY fun to play, but I had a problem with it. My problem was that it was WAY too easy to fight. All you have to do is keep hitting Y, and he will automatically launch and attack nearby guards. I hadn’t ever played it before, and I don’t think I took any damage. But it was still an Awesome game.

Google: Project Glass
There is a project that google is working on called “Project Glass”. It is the idea that a small machine can connect to glasses to make them into a type of smartphone. It uses voice command, and can take pictures, make phone-calls, text, give directions, show news, give the weather, and so much more. Of course, you don’t have to have glasses to use them. It will be a little bit expensive, but is still very cool. Bellow is a video, showing the features I’ve said and more.

Big Sly Cooper: Thieves In Time News

Big Sly Cooper: Thieves In Time News

I have come across some news that the moderator of the Sly Cooper wiki posted. He posted a screenshot of all of the Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time episode titles. By looking at the titles, I could figure out which of Sly’s ancestors are going to be featured in the game. This is all subject to change, and I am not 100% sure that these are the right ancestors.

Here are the episode names:

  • Paris Prologue
  • Turning Japanese
  • Go West Young Raccoon
  • Clan of the Cave Raccoon
  • Holy Grail Robin!
  • Forty Thieves
  • Paris Epilogue
  • Minigamnes

Here are the ancestors that I think are going to be featured in the game:

  • Rioichi Cooper
  • Tennessee “Kid” Cooper
  • Slaigh MacCooper
  • Sir Galleth
  • Salim al Kupar of Arabia
  • Sly’s Father cameo appearance

This answers a lot of questions that were on the Sly Cooper Wiki and I hope it answers some of your questions about Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time.

Sly Cooper 4 Thieves In Time: NEW PS Vita Trailer

Sly Cooper 4 Thieves In Time: NEW PS Vita Trailer

I was very excited when I found out that Sly Cooper Thieves In Time will be playable on the PS Vita. Not only is it playable on the PS Vita, but you can start the game on the PS Vita and continue on the PS3, or vice versa! Also, you only have to buy the game for one of the systems to be able to play on both. I don’t have a Vita but I hope to get one someday. Here is the trailer:

 

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

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!

 

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.

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