Saturday, 11 May 2013

Pokemon X and Y CoroCoro Leaks: Gogoat, a Panda and Character Customization

In the run up to most major games, you can expect rumours, leaks and fakes. Pokémon is certainly no exception, and probably exceeds most in the sheer hype that surrounds new Pokémon games. For those of you who don't know about the new Pokémon games thus far (or possibly even that Pokémon was still a big thing), then here is a brief catch up. So far we know 6 new Pokémon, the three new starters, Froakie, Fennekin and Chespin. As well as the two title legendaries called Xerneas and Yveltal, one of which looks like a bad Studio Ghibli knock-off, and finally a controversial Eeveelution whose type can be charitably described as unknown. Anyway, now you are up to speed, to the leaks!

  • We now have confirmed concept arts of the Male and Female protagonist, though they are still nameless. They both have strange devices on their wrists which look like they are Pokégears of sort. Also, the guy looks pretty lame.
  • The map is clearly France, in combination with the tower, palace and arc, then hopefully this will put an end to the debate as to where this is set. Also, on the PokeFrance map, you can see a city where PokéParis should be. I believe PokéParis to be called Miare City. It is also interesting to note that PokéFrance looks much more mountaenous than regular France.

Friday, 10 May 2013

Pokémon booster pack Grand opening!

So since Poke'mon the card game booster openings are so lucrative on the Youtubes, us here at WAC thought we'd throw our hat into the ring... And by hat I mean penis... And by ring I mean... well this "joke" pretty much writes itself...

Is the video a satire on the whole "card opening" Youtube fad? Is it a response to those who criticize said fad? Is it social commentary on our throw-away culture, or on how marketing gets innocent children addicted to the sweet smell of a freshly opened booster pack?...

...I pretty much just wanted a reason to buy Team Rocket boosters...

UKIP - The Rise Of Xenophobia?

Having had a question relating to UKIP policies, it led us to have a realisation that a majority to all of our conversations consisted of games and films and comics, with dick jokes thrown in to spare. Although these conversation topics are all interesting and fun, maybe it was time to tread into unknown lands, where we could explore other avenues of interest. Maybe we could even take politics for a spin.

As you'll see, this didn't go that brilliantly, but at least we tried.

Anyway, enjoy our chat about how the success of UKIP during the May local council elections could spell trouble if their popularity continues. We also chat about how confused we are at their popularity. 

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

What About Cynics Podcast #5 - GTA V Trailers and The Copyright Case of The Nyan Cat

Weekly and on time as always, it's the podcast again. And this week we have a special guest of SemenGobla, so even more people talk, for even longer. Could life get any sweeter? I don't even want to find out, because if I did, I think I'd become horribly depressed and wish for death.

But as long as that's not happening, then check out the podcast. This week we talk about the new trailers for the GTA V characters, the Ratchet and Clank movie announcement and the controversial Man of Steel plot details.


Tuesday, 7 May 2013

News: Possible Hotline Miami 2 Update, Possibly Solved?

Now Hotline Miami is still something I've yet to go into detailed writing about, but trust me, I will, it deserves it. With that praise in mind, here is a cryptic story pertaining to the self-confessed 2012 "Fuck-em up", which itself blended blaring House music, ultra-violence and psychedelic hazes to create a sense of mystery.

 So almost 24 hours ago, the Hotline Miami Twitter posted this message, which wasn't given any context, but the nature of the game (in which you also have to collect random letters at one point to make a (semi) coherent sentence) made it very likely that this was an attempt to tell us something.