Tag Archives: Video Games

Ring Fit Adventure (October 18th)


Are you looking to get back into shape?  Do you enjoy playing lots of video games?  Ever wanted to play a game AND get healthier at the same time?

Well folks – there is a video game like that coming out real soon.  Nintendo recently announced an exciting title for the Nintendo Switch called Ring Fit Adventure.

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Ring Fit Adventure is a new fitness game for the Nintendo Switch.  It is an platform-adventure RPG game where you play as a hero dressed as a gym rat who is partnered up with a sentient ring named Ring.  You go through different levels, defeating various bosses along the way.  The main objective is to defeat a muscular purple dragon in a leotard.

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You control your character by using the ring and leg strap for the game.  Throughout each level, you conduct different physical exercises to fight off various enemies.  Moves such as squats or yoga poses are used to attack foes during each fight.

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Not only are you getting fit from the different poses, but you level up as you progress through the game as well.  Each new level will feature tougher enemies each time.  As you level up throughout, the moves will even become much harder too.

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To put it bluntly, Ring Fit Adventure plays as a cross between Wii Fit and Final Fantasy.  You’re fighting off enemies with various attacks and getting healthier at the same time.  It’s the perfect combination that makes for a truly innovative game.

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With that, Ring Fit Adventure looks like another exciting title to play this holiday season.  This is the kind of game that combines an interesting RPG storyline with some healthy exercise.  Ring Fit Adventure will surely get you into shape.

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Be sure to get Ring Fit Adventure when it releases on October 18th.

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MakeSandcastlesNotWar Meme Introduction


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Hello folks!  It’s time to introduce something a little different for MakeSandcastlesNotWar.  Over the past few years, there have been daily quotes during the weekends.  These quotes can be inspiring, showcasing a new way of thinking about the world around us.  As mesmerizing as some of these ideas may be, I figured it was time to add a spark of entertainment with the mix.

Instead of the daily inspiring quotes on the weekends, MakeSandcastlesNotWar will start implementing its own memes.

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What exactly is a meme?  A meme is an idea, behavior, or style that spreads from person to person within a particular culture.  These memes are usually spread humorous images, videos, or even pieces of text that is often copied and spread rapidly by internet users.

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Memes have been spreading around the internet for decades.  They stem from certain moments of pop culture such as television, movies, literature, music, fashion, and other areas of entertainment.  With each new entertainment release comes forms of memes that audiences make based on their favorite element.

Each week, MakeSandcastlesNotWar will create its own memes that will be incorporated with one or more topics that was recently discussed.  Whether it be a TV series or a recent PR nightmare, these memes will bring us a little closer to the main idea.  The memes first kicked off last Friday.

Every now and then there may be quote in place on a certain day.  Better yet, there could be a meme ON the quote recently posted!

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Fall is coming soon, which means it’s a time for a change in season.  That new season only brings in new and innovative ideas for MakeSandcastlesNotWar.

With that, let’s take time to welcome MakeSandcastlesNotWar memes this week.

Nintendo Switch PR News Highlights


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It has been a glorious week for Nintendo lately.  They provided some amazing news from the Nintendo Direct event earlier, highlighting some of the best games coming out.  This will surely add more hype about the holiday season, especially for Nintendo.

Let’s recap on Nintendo’s best releases featured this week:

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Dream Vacation

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We first learned that Animal Crossing: New Horizons wants to take us on a dream vacation.  The latest video release resembled a travel agent pitch presentation featuring some of the best aspects of the game itself (the NookPhone, changing seasons, the whole nine yards).  Animal Crossing: New Horizons may not be released until March 2020, but his video only makes that dream vacation seem closer than you think.

Banjo-Kazooie joins Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

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Banjo-Kazooie, the infamous bear-and-bird duo, joins Super Smash Bros. Ultimate in the latest downloadable content (DLC).  Both Banjo and Kazooie come packed with superb moves that will surely knock your opponents out.  Download the latest DLC to play Banjo-Kazooie in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

SNES Game Release

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SNES games are now out for the Nintendo Switch (with MORE games coming as well!).  Games like Super Mario World and The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past are available to play now.  Twenty titles are already out, but more will be out in the future.

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That’s all for today’s highlights from Nintendo Direct.  Three great PR miracles all with one popular gaming console.  This will only drive Nintendo’s brand further in popularity, just in time for the holiday season.

Nintendo Switch SNES Experience


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Ok folks, Nintendo has been KILLING it with the PR miracles this week.  First there was that timeless dream vacation video of Animal Crossing: New Horizons that featured all of the best elements of the game.  Then there was the exciting news that Banjo-Kazooie would now be a playable character for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (through the downloadable content, that is).  There has been a lot of hype surrounding the news featured within the latest Nintendo Direct announcements.

And for the record, the good news just keeps on coming.  Nintendo will offer another unique feature of the Nintendo Switch that will allow gamers to play games from… the SNES console.

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That’s right folks – SNES games are finally released to the Nintendo Switch!  Twenty games are out for the Nintendo Switch, including such popular titles like Super Mario World and The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past.

Here is the full list of what is out for the Nintendo Switch:

  • Super Mario World
  • Super Mario Kart
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
  • Super Metroid
  • Stunt Race FX
  • Kirby’s Dream Land 3
  • Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island
  • Star Fox
  • F-Zero
  • Pilotwings
  • Kirby’s Dream Course
  • Brawl Brothers
  • Breath of Fire Demon’s Crest
  • Joe & Mac 2: Lost in the Tropics
  • Super E.D.F. Earth Defense Force
  • Super Ghouls ’n Ghosts
  • Super Puyo Puyo 2
  • Super Soccer Super Tennis

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Twenty titles are out now and other titles plan to be released in the near future.  Not only that, but there is also a wireless SNES controller you can get as well.  For $29.99, this SNES controller will only add more to the nostalgic experience.

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This is such incredible news for Nintendo fans.  Nintendo always has a hint of nostalgia in their gaming experience.  By offering SNES titles for the Nintendo Switch, audiences (old and new) will be able to play some of the best games ever.  It has been merely decades since the release of the SNES; and yet, people keep coming back to these classic titles.

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All of these games are available to play on the Nintendo Switch.  Definitely check out one of these games for an incredible nostalgic Nintendo experience.