World of Warcraft Mists of Pandaria


World of Warcraft Mists of Pandaria

Blizzards trump card to get their millions of lost subscribers back to paying $15 a month is here. The fourth expansion to the famous World of Warcraft is here and yes there will be pandemonium. No release dates have been set but there are multiple preview videos that explain what changes will occur in the new expansion to the World of Warcraft.

Mists of Pandaria World of Warcraft Some of the new features for Mists of Pandaria include; New Pandaren race, New character class Monk, New quests on the continent of Pandaria, level cap raised to 90 mists of pandaria new pandaren race(seriously should be 100 by now), Dungeon Challenge mode, Pet battle system (PokeMon!), and new PvE Scenarios.

The new World of Warcraft Expansion has implemented a Dungeon Challenge mode that allows seasoned dungeon crawlers to choose an extra objective when clearing out an instance. It seems as of right now the Dungeon Challenges will all be time based and the faster your group clears the dungeon and all the bosses the more rewards your group will receive. I would personally like to see more customization to the Dungeon Challenge like 0 deaths throughout the instance, or perhaps pulling a Leroy Jenkins and aggroing an entire dungeon and surviving. There will also be a point system that shows how many medals you have obtained on Dungeon Challenges for bragging rights ;)

New Pandaren Monk class is basically Po from Kung Fu Panda that utilizes ancient Chinese weapons such as Fist Weapons, one-handed axes, staves, one-handed polearms, and one-handed swords. Some of the featured Pandaren Monk abilities are Roll (roll a short distance), Spinning Crane Kick (deals physical damage to all nearby enemies), and Statue of the Jade Serpent (Summons a statue that heals a friendly target every time you deal damage).

Here is a look at the Pet Battle System, Mists of Pandaria Pet Battle System

The new pet-battle system looks and feels like PokeMon but with a World of Warcraft style. You can duel your friends, level up your pet and its abilities, and choose an entire roster!

World of Warcraft Mists of Pandaria Trailer


Lego Star Wars: The Clone Wars

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Lego Star Wars: The Clone Wars has been one of the better games I have gotten the chance to play lately. My boyfriend and I started playing a few weeks ago and have learned that it has quite a lot of action and different areas that you get to experience. Which is awesome because the graphics are amazing and there are many small spoofs or outtakes, if you want to call it that, which are definitely silly little additions to the storyline? Such as in the Prologue, where you are taken to the Geonosian Arena and it shows Padmé, Anakin, and Obi-Wan tied to the pillars. In the beginning it shows a little outtake of the movie where Padmé and Anakin almost kiss and then when she is tied to the pillar she is putting some lipstick on. I thought it was pretty funny, and this continues throughout the game with different characters doing silly little things.


After the Prologue in the Geonosian Arena, there are three main storylines which lead you through many of the different planets following Asajj Ventress, Count Dooku, and General Grievous. Now within each of these different storylines there are six different chapters. This totals out to 18 different planets within just those three storylines, there is also the Prologue and the Epilogue, which together has 4 planets. All together there are about 24 different places you get to go within this game, this includes the Jedi and the Sith bases, which are the giant flagships.
Throughout the game there are also side quests that you can do to get more “studs” which is currency within the game and “gold bricks” which also unlock doors and build the “Stealth Ship, “ which is good for flying around outside the flagships gathering up more studs. There are also “mini-kits” that you can gather throughout the game on the different chapters. These mini-kits create different unlockable characters that are not available through the actual game play; such as Han Solo, Chewbacca, Darth Vader, and more.

Lego star wars the clone wars game play

All in all, this game was definitely worth the rent. I almost have the urge to purchase it just to go back and fully complete all of the side quests and get 100% “true jedi” (gathering a certain amount of studs on each chapter) on each level. It also made me very interested in the other games within the Lego world such as Indiana Jones, Harry Potter, and Pirates of the Caribbean. Shortly after renting this game through gamefly, my boyfriend and I decided to go and check out Legoland in San Diego. Needless to say, there were some rides that we found entertaining, but by entertaining I mean how silly the ride was. It is definitely a place that is geared more for families with children.  It was something that everyone should experience at least once in their life though, because it was pretty crazy seeing all the different things built from Legos.

Lego Star Wars: The Clone Wars Rates
Gameplay 8/10 This game is a lot of fun if your a star wars or Lego fan. It does get repetitive after a while though so keep that in mind.
Graphics 7/10 The graphics are meant to look like Legos so they don’t really matter much in this game.
Audio 8/10 The background music is from all the old star wars sound tracks and definitely fit well into the game.
Replay Value 6/10 I wouldn’t go through this game again because of the repetitiveness but it would be fun to play as some other characters.

Cartoon Network: Punch Time Explosion Review

cartoon network punch time explosion game play

Cartoon Network: Punch Time Explosion for the Nintendo 3DS is a nostalgic super smash brothers type fighting game that uses all the popular characters from Cartoon Network television shows. Finally, Cartoon Network brought back some of its classic cartoon characters such as Samurai Jack, Dexter, and the Powerpuff Girls (basically all Genndy Tartavosky cartoons). Playing through the story mode in this game will definitely bring back the memories of coming home from school and watching the classic cartoons for hours.

Cartoon Network punch time explosion Dexter The Story mode is narrated by George Lowe the famous voice from the Powerpuff Girls, and moves the story along as if the player is watching an epic television episode that travels through different dimensions (t.v. shows) to save the world from turning evil. It’s basically the concept of the Justice League but for Cartoon Network characters.

There are a total of 18 playable characters in this game and 24 different levels. The characters list include; Blossom, Bubbles, Buttercup, Ben 10, Chowder and Kimchi (idk what they are from), Vilgax, Dexter, Monkey, Mojo Jojo, Flapjack, Captain K’nuckles, Samurai Jack, Numbuh one, Father, Mac and bloo (stupid show), Billy and Mandy, Grim, and Captain Planet (I wonder what attacks he uses..).

The story starts you out as Ben Tennyson reading a newspaper saying that his arch nemesis Vilgax has returned. Ben is then transported to Chowders world and realizes that Chowder has been corrupted and turned evil. After defeating the evil Chowder and freeing him from being corrupted Ben is met up by Dexter. Dexter informs Ben and Chowder that the corruption is happening to all the Cartoon Network t.v. shows and they must travel through  his dimension traveling machine to save the others.

Ben Tennyson Cartoon Network Punch Time ExpolosionThe fighting style is very similar to Super Smash Brothers titles where you have normal punching and kicking attacks by mashing the B button. Each character has a special attack and a super jump as well. The more damage you deal to an enemy the higher chance they will have of flying or falling off the stage and therefore losing a life. There are also items that can be utilized such as ray guns, val halla’s guitar, and similar things you would see in Super Smash Brothers (I have no idea how they got away with copying almost everything in smash).
Cartoon Network: Punch Time Explosion Rates:

Graphics 7/10 Not bad graphics for a handheld, but I have seen better 3D effects on the Nintendo 3DS before so I know they could have done a bit better. One thing I do like is the graphics stay true to the cartoonish look of each of the characters.

Game Play 6/10 The game play is a more dull version of Super Smash Bros and gets very tedious after a while. The special moves are fun for a bit but once you have seen them all they can get annoying to use because of the long cut scenes.

Audio 8/10 George Lowe lends his voice on this game and makes it a very fun feeling as if you are watching a Cartoon Network marathon. The sounds are all similar to the sound effects you would hear on the shows.

Replay Value 5/10 Other than trying to battle your friends through the wireless network I highly don’t you will want to run through the tedious button mashing storyline again.

Overall Cartoon Network: Punch Time Explosion for the Nintendo 3DS is definitely worth a rent, but beware this game will bring back memories of your favorite cartoons and make you want to watch them all over again.