Well those were a few big articles about the TCG but now with the onset of a new Pokemon game we’re about to see a lot of big changes in the Video Game. Today’s article will highlight some of the big new features coming to you in Pokemon X&Y! If these new features aren’t enough to sell you on the new Pokemon game then I don’t know what will. Read more to find out what some of the new changes are!
Well now you know some of the big things about the Pokemon TCG including card types, strategies, and upcoming changes but now you’re asking yourself, what kind of deck does Tony play? Well up until recently I was playing the popular Blastoise/Keldeo deck which revolves around Blastoise’s Deluge Ability to load Keldeo EX with Water Energy. But myself I thought I’d play a deck that was not nearly as played as some of the other decks out there which is why I turned to the Toolbox Trubbish Deck. More on what this deck is after the break!
Now that we’ve gone over some of the basic terminology of the TCG we can finally get into some of the more complex and advance strategies and news bits. One of the biggest changes to come out of the TCG this season is the adjustments to some game mechanics prior to the release of the XY expansion of the set.
Today's article will be a brief overview of the various Trainer cards in the game. If you're going to build a deck to win then you're going to need lots of Trainer cards which is perfectly fine because there are tons of Trainer cards out there and chances are you'll find a good combination of them to help boost your deck!
This week celebrates the introduction to the brand new Pokemon games Pokemon X and Pokemon Y. To celebrate this new game I am dedicated this week to the Week of Pokemon! Now it's no secret that I've rekindled my love for the Pokemon series but I have decided to use this week to bring out one article a day prior to it's release this Saturday. The first few articles will go over the Pokemon TCG including the basic mechanics and rules of the game as well as some basic strategies for you novice trainers out there. I think I'd be best that I start off slow just so I don't throw you into the deep end of the terminology and strategies.
Last Friday Metal Gear, a series to which I hold near and dear to my heart, celebrated it's 26th anniversary. While it isn't quite the milestone mark as it's 25th was, it's still another year. If you remember last year for the 25th anniversary of the Metal Gear series I tried to play all the Metal Gear Solid games back to back to back. If memory serves me right I got to about the middle of Metal Gear Solid 3 before I had to call it quits. That mistake won’t happen again this year because of a few reasons. One we at Barrel Roll News here have something much more special planned in the upcoming months(more on that later), I just don’t have the time to do it this year as Metal Gear’s anniversary falls on a Friday which I will be too preoccupied with work and other activities. This year I've opted to just briefly reminisce about the times I've had with the game.
Ryan Davis, a man who has impacted the internet in such a way that even a complete and random stranger like me knew who he was. His work over the past decade has inspired me not only in my hobby, but as a person as well. Every time I saw him on camera, whether it was back in his old Gamespotting years or even in his more obscure but hilarious work as a Time Trotter, I always had a great time. His humor, wit, and charisma always shone through and I've never seen him have a bad day.
The first time I met Ryan was in Seattle back in 2009 at the first Giant Bomb PAX panel ever. I still remember like it was, 2009, but at the time it was still the skeleton crew of Ryan, Jeff, Vinny, and Brad. We were all stuffed in the corner of the convention center where everyone was walking, probably due to overbooking and Giant Bomb not being overly big at the time. The second time I met Ryan was in the following year again at PAX but this time the Giant Bomb crew actually was given an actual venue to host.
Ryan has left a lasting impression with everyone in the community and he will be missed by family, friends, and fans. Good sir, I hope you’re teaching them up there how to make a proper podcast and till we meet again.
So it’s been a week now since E3 has ended and now that all the dust has settled, what was this year’s big surprise? Who was the ultimate winner between the big three? What should I be spending my (not so) hard earned dollars on this year? Well to answer some of those questions I think I’m going to make a top five list of things that really impressed me this year at E3. Maybe a game trailer, new service or otherwise. But like all good ying there is always going to be a yang and so I will be also including a top five flop list. These things as you can imagine did the opposite of sparking my interest. Things that I couldn’t believe happen. Also I think it would be pretty bias of me so I’m not going to include Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain or Kingdom Hearts 3 because coming from me it would be almost moot with me being a fanboy and all. Let’s get started!