Coming Soon: The Bar Mage of the Golden Sea

Coming on the 24th October, is “The Bar Mage of the Golden Sea“. This will be Amazon exclusive, at least for the first few months. While “Bar Mage of the Golden Sea” is set within the Solen Masters world, however this story is totally separate to the other stories in the series. This book was previously mentioned in posts as Gold Detector and was written … Continue reading Coming Soon: The Bar Mage of the Golden Sea


The Great Loss of Pokémon Global Link

Pokémon Global Link has been announced to shut down on November 1st 2016, and the access to obtain certain items also disappears. This is not the first time this has happened. Pokémon’s 5th Generation was slowly shut down over the fourth Quarter of 2013, with the Doors being completely shut by January 2014. (The 5th Generation is Fan term for collective name for Pokémon Black, White, Black 2 and White 2 games for the DS.)

Tathin'sKyogre in Wii game Pokémon Battle Revolution bringing the rain.
Taithin’s Kyogre in the Wii game Pokémon Battle Revolution bringing the rain.

In Generation 5, You lost access to a huge amount of Pokémon that was only available over the PGL website. While all the Pokémon that where found usually could be found in the other games, they had something about them that couldn’t be gotten in the older games. Hidden Abilities. Every Pokémon species in the game has would have an ability that affected them regardless of the move their moves. For example: Kyogre’s unique ability Drizzle made it rain once you brought it out. A Pokémon with a hidden ability, could only be found in certain places. Most of these places happened to be in the Pokémon Dream World, which was attached to the PGL site. For example: A Hidden Ability Politoed would have Drizzle, instead of the Water Absorb. Continue reading “The Great Loss of Pokémon Global Link”

Good Bye “Microphone Sharp♯” – Hello new logo

I think the Joke’s been over for a while.. The “Microphone Sharp♯” Logo while nice, had not been reflecting on what I about. The Microphone was added as I was planning to release 2001 as in Audio form. I kept it as it reflected my name, being Mike Sharpe. The New logo has been designed to reflect several things, which is more about me unlike my … Continue reading Good Bye “Microphone Sharp♯” – Hello new logo

Could Nintendo’s NX be Android?

EDIT: Since this Article was published, a Nintendo Representative made a statement about the Rumour, and has effectively stated that Nintendo will not be using Android for NX. My original article did comment that the news was unconfirmed,  was generally still considered a rumour. I have left the Original Article unedited. 

With recent news/rumour about Nintendo’s NX Console system that could be using Android Operating system. So before you complain about Angry Birds being put on a Nintendo Console. It has been done already.. No, really it has, with a themed version for both 3DS and Wii U. But I think we need to cover what an OS is. According to Oxford Dictionary:

The low-level software that supports a computer’s basic functions, such as scheduling tasks and controlling peripherals.

Well known examples are Android, iOS, Window, OSX and Linux. To be technical, most Modern consoles have their own Operating system. With the Complexity of most gaming and PC hardware the OS is needed to do anything. Continue reading “Could Nintendo’s NX be Android?”


Game Preview: Splatoon

All footage and experiences of this Preview has come from Demo and Press outlets. The Demo was time limited to three separate 1-hour long play sessions over Friday 8th May and Saturday 9th May. As this Demo version is limited please do not use this as a review.

This is a First, a Nintendo-built over the shoulder shooter, that isn’t a demo or minigame. In the past, Rare Studios (Goldeneye & Perfect Dark) and Retro Studios (Metroid Prime trilogy) have made shooters for Nintendo in the past. This is the first that an internal Nintendo team has made a shooter as the primary focus of the game.

This game is very cartoony as they use ink instead of Bullets. As for Weapons use Super Soakers and Ink Rollers instead of guns and swords. Out of all the announced Multi-player modes as of yet, Splatoon does not include a “DeathMatch” Mode that most other Shooter games have.

You play as an Inkling, or humanoid-squid thing. In Squid form you can move around alot and refill your ink, while in Humanoid mode you can shoot with the Super Soaker or use the Ink Roller. Your Inkling has access an ink consuming Sub Weapon, usually a mine or a Paint Bomb of sorts, and also a Super Weapon that must be charged by using the other weapons.

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