Friday, January 30, 2015

Ghostbuster Reboot is on the Horizon

We all have waited patiently...... well most of us have waited patiently. I will admit I was not one of the patient fans waiting for a Ghostbusters Sequel by any means. I constantly searched the internet for news of a sequel and my dreams have officially died. We all know that most of the team was ready to sign on, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson had agreed to reprise their characters, Bill Murray was a hold out. Unfortunately Ramis passed away and the whole project fell apart. However Hollywood being what it is today decided to not do a sequel but a reboot. They did not go as far as Steel Magnolias but did go extreme by having an all female cast. 

Melissa McCarthy is signed on. Sony is currently negotiating with Kristen Wigg, Leslie Jones, and Kate McKinnon. They are expected to sign on and start a summer shoot in New York. I guess my question is will Sigourney Weaver make an appearance. That would be nice. I hope that they pay proper respects to the classic and do not disrespect the fans. This is a go to comfort movie for many of us and I fear that in trying to make money they will upset the fans of the franchise. 

I will sit back and wait, sipping my imaginary HI-C EctoCooler like I am Kermit with tea. Hopefully that will be the only meme associated with this and not the ashamed bear.  What are your thoughts on this all female reboot?

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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Life is Strange Launch Trailer Available Now

According to Jmax from DONTNOD the first episode that you’ll play is called Chrysalis and it’s basically an introduction to the world of Life is Strange. You will see Max and Chloe reunite and you will make important choices that will influence their destiny. You will see some of the short-term consequences of those choices but bear in mind that there are also mid and long-term repercussions that will pan out over the course of the later episodes, in a butterfly effect manner. So you might rewind your choices as much as you want in the short term but you will never know what might happen further down the line. And of course we’ll ensure that you always get surprised by unexpected turns of events and that your experience really feels unique and customized by your choices.

This first episode is also an introduction to the general mechanics of the game and although Life is Strange emphasizes story and choice over puzzles, you will also see an evolution over the next episodes in terms of how you need to combine different types of interactions and rewinds.
A free trial mode will be available on PS4, PS3, Xbox One, and Xbox 360 so you can get a feel for the game before you make your first meaningful choice: to buy or not to buy the game! But let’s be honest here: at $4.99 you get 2 to 4 hours of gameplay (depending on how you play)… and it’s cheaper than a beer!

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Fantastic Four (2015) Teaser Trailer Released

The teaser trailer for the Fantastic Four has been released. The movie is set to be released on 08/07/2015. Check out the trailer below and leave your thoughts in the comments. 

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

X-Men: Apocalypse Casts Young Cyclops, Jean Grey, & Storm

In the upcoming movie, X-Men: Apocalpyse, it will take the X-Men into the 1980s and reintroduce younger versions of the characters we all love. Three of the actors have been finally announced.

Director Bryan Singer announced in a tweet that young Scott Summers a.k.a Cyclops will be played by Tye Sheridan, Sophie Turner, will be starring as young Jean Grey, and Alexandra Shipp will take on the role of young Ororo Munroe a.k.a Storm. All three actors have been mentioned before in screen testing rumors and, despite being various shades of newcomer, seem like solid choices to play the part of the fledgling mutants. X-Men: Apocalypse will mark the first time that any of these newcomers have starred in a major studio blockbuster.

What are your thoughts on this casting? Share your thoughts in the comments. 

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Friday, January 23, 2015


CAPTURING OVER 50 YEARS IN THE MARVEL UNIVERSE:  This March 2015, Thunder Bay Press takes fans and first-timers alike through half a century of Avengers history, from the first comic in 1963 to the modern Marvel Cinematic Universe, in Marvel: The Avengers Vault by Peter A. David. A comprehensive guide, this is the perfect way to get up to speed before Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron hits theaters in May 2015!

The handbook is divided into chapters focusing on the core four Avengers: Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, and the Hulk, discussing their origins both behind the scenes and on the page. A complete roster featuring other Avengers who will soon be getting their own blockbuster films - such as Ant-Man, Captain Marvel, and Black Panther - rounds out the collection. Each page features full-color artwork in the comic book style, original panels from the canon, and ten collectible pullouts: a Thor poster, concept art for Iron Man, Captain America's Sentinels of Liberty membership card, original art by Jack Kirby, and more - perfect for the superfan's bedroom wall.

Just in time for the next phase of Marvel Cinematic Universe blockbusters, brush up on your trivia and history with an inside look from long-time Marvel writer Peter A. David. Marvel: The Avengers Vault is ideal for fans of all ages and experience levels.

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THE SYNTHESIZER SUPERSTAR RISES TO THE TOP: Hatsune Miku, the Vocaloid lead of Dark Horse Comics’Unofficial Hatsune Mix, has risen in the charts to the number-one spot on the New York Times manga top-ten list! Following the adventures of global cybercelebrity Miku, Unofficial Hatsune Mix is an omnibus manga by the character’s original illustrator, KEI, detailing the musical stylings and misadventures of Miku and fellow Vocaloids Rin, Len, Luka, and more—all in beautiful black-and-white and incredible color!

Discover why Miku is a worldwide sensation! The second printing of Unofficial Hatsune Mix is currently available through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, IndieBound, and comic shops.

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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Resurrection S2 Ep.12 "Steal Away"

Recap: The "returned" fall into a trance and are guided to Rachael.  James is curious about Margaret making "returned" disappear.  He also presses Henry about being estranged from her.  James convinces Agent Bellamy to try to get him into the government facility.  James tries every angle to get close to Margaret.  When James gets to the facility, he asks Margaret to tell him how to make the "returned" disappear.  In exchange, he will help her get out of there.  James gives all the "returned" in the facility poisoned communion wine.  They all die.  He does this so they can return again outside of the facility.  

Agent Bellamy is starting to piece together James' plan and he becomes concerned about Rachael's safety.  He gets Fred to hide her at Henry's house.  James believes Rachael's unborn child is the antichrist.  He wants to make Rachael disappear to prevent the baby from being born.  Margaret refuses to help.  Back at the facility, Angela predicts there will be millions of "returned" worldwide.  Jacob tells Margaret  where Rachael is.  He also tells her he can feel Rachael's baby and it's hurting him.  Margaret changes her mind about helping James.  

Review: Great episode!  What is the deal with Rachael's baby?  Why were all of the "returned" drawn to it?  James is determined to keep this baby from being born.  He did whatever he could to get close to Margaret in hopes of learning how to make "returned" disappear.  Margaret was quick to change her mind about helping him when she realized how the baby was affecting Jacob.  I can't wait to see what happens next. 

Are more "returned" coming?  Will Rachael disappear before her baby can be born?

Please let me know what your comments or thoughts are.

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The conclusion of the main scenario of FINAL FANTASY® XIV: A Realm Reborn ® begins with the release of Patch 2.5, titled “Before the Fall™” Part One, in preparation for the upcoming release of HEAVENSWARD™, the first major expansion releasing in Spring 2015.

New content in Patch 2.5 include:
  • The beginning of the final chapter in the main storyline
  • New high-level dungeons
  • The Keeper of the Lake
  • The Wanderer’s Palace (Hard)
  • Amdapor Keep (Hard)
  • “The World of Darkness,” the conclusion of the 24-player Crystal Tower raid series
  • A new Odin trial that challenges eight players to defeat the elder primal
  • The latest adventures of Hildibrand — agent of enquiry, inspector extraordinaire — featuring the return of Gilgamesh on his ongoing quest for the strongest of swords
  • New rules for the massive 72-player PvP (player versus player) Frontline battle content
The Patch 2.5 promotional website can be found at: HERE

The full Patch 2.5 notes can be found at: HERE

FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn is available for PC, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. A free 30-day trial is included for new FINAL FANTASY XIV accounts, with monthly subscriptions starting at $12.99. The game recently surpassed 2.5 million adventurers worldwide.

For more information on FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn, visit:

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Dark Horse Comics has secured its place in video-game-art history with The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia™, which charted as the number-one best-selling book at Diamond Comic Distributors for 2014! Additionally, Dark Horse Comics’ The Sakai Project, which celebrates thirty years of Stan Sakai’s marvelous samurai-rabbit saga Usagi Yojimbo, charted as the sixth-best-selling book of 2014.

In February 2013, The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia soared to the top of the Nielsen BookScan charts, making it the number-one book in America. The book also reached number one on the Wall Street Journaland New York Times bestseller lists. Dark Horse announced a record print run, and the number continues to grow as The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia dominates orders in the UK, China, Italy, Spain, and Canada.

This handsome hardcover contains never-before-seen concept art, the full history of Hyrule, the official chronology of the games, and much more! Starting with an insightful introduction by the legendary producer and video-game designer of Donkey Kong™, Mario™, and The Legend of Zelda™, Shigeru Miyamoto, this book is crammed full of information about the storied history of Link™’s adventures from the creators themselves! As a bonus, The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia includes an exclusive comic by the foremost creative team of The Legend of Zelda manga—Akira Himekawa!

Look for this highly sought-after release at your local comic shop or bookstore today! Order online through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or Things From Another World!

Diamond Comic Distributors, Inc., is the largest comic book distributor serving North America.

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All New DC Universe Movie: Batman vs Robin

The world is turned upside down when one of the world’s greatest super heroes – Batman – finds himself under attack by his own son in the newest DC Universe Original Movie – Batman vs. Robin. Inspired by the #1 Best-Selling Graphic Novel, Batman: The Court of Owls. This all-new original film arrives April 14, 2015 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Blu-Ray™ Deluxe Edition ($29.96), Blu-Ray™ Combo Pack ($24.98), DVD ($19.98), and Digital HD. The brand-new product offering, Blu-ray™ Deluxe Edition, will include the Blu-Ray™ Combo Pack, along with a Batman figurine in a gift set.

The shadows of Gotham City are no place for a child but Damian Wayne is no ordinary child. Now bearing the mantle of Robin, he blazes a headstrong and sometimes reckless trail alongside his father, Batman. While investigating a crime scene, Robin encounters a mysterious figure, Talon, who leads him on a life-altering course through the depths of Gotham’s secret society, known as The Court of Owls. It’s a dangerous journey that will force Batman and Robin to face their most dangerous adversary, each other! Based on the #1 best-selling graphic novel, Batman: The Court of Owls, this action-packed caper is one that fans won’t want to miss!

Television stars Jason O’Mara (Terra Nova) and Stuart Allan (Son of Batman) reprise their roles as the voices of Batman/Bruce Wayne and Robin/Damian, respectively. Adding to the celebrity-laden voice cast is Jeremy Sisto (Law & Order) as Talon, Sean Maher (Serenity) as Nightwing, and Kevin Conroy (Batman: The Animated Series) as Thomas Wayne.

BLU-RAY AND DVD BONUS CONTENT - The reasons why you need this!!!

Batman vs. Robin Blu-rayTM and Blu-rayTM Deluxe Edition contain the following special features:
  • Gotham’s City Secret: The Mythic Court of Owls - The Court of Owls is the secret society that directly connects the past of Gotham to the current city. Are they silent guardians that are the noble benefactors or are they the malevolent force that manipulates a city toward their grand design?
  • Talons of the Owl – If the Owls are the masterminds, their instruments of destruction are their assassins. Appropriately called The Talons, these warriors are designed to carry out the will of the Owls.
  • Batman Vs. Robin Audio Commentary
  • A Sneak Peak at Justice League: Gods & Monsters – An advance look at the next DC Universe Original Movie with the creators and cast.
  • Bonus cartoons from the DC Comics Vault

FYI: Batman vs. Robin will be available for streaming and download to watch anywhere in high definition and standard definition on their favorite devices from select digital retailers including Amazon, CinemaNow, Flixster, iTunes, PlayStation, Target Ticket, Vudu, Xbox and others. Starting April 14, Batman vs. Robin will also be available digitally on Video On Demand services from cable and satellite providers, and on select gaming consoles.

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Remastered Resident Evil is Available Now!

It’s time to return to the infamous Mansion that launched the survival horror genre. The definitive version of the critically acclaimed masterpiece Resident Evil is available for digital download across North America for $19.99. The game is available on PlayStation(R)4 computer entertainment system, PlayStation(R)3, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft, and PC.

This remastered version of the fan favorite GameCube “remake” features enhanced graphics, 5.1 surround sound, widescreen mode option, alternate control option and a Very Easy Mode for novice players.

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Nintendo Debuts New Nintendo 3DS XL During PAX South

New Nintendo 3DS XL! During the first PAX South event in San Antonio, Texas, from Jan. 23 to Jan. 25, Nintendo is giving fans a chance to get some hands-on time with the New Nintendo 3DS XL system before it launches in the U.S. on Feb. 13. Upcoming Nintendo 3DS games The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D and Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, which both use the enhanced features of New Nintendo 3DS XL, will also be available to play. During the first PAX South event in San Antonio, Texas, Nintendo is giving fans a chance to get some hands-on time with the New Nintendo 3DS XL system before it launches. (Photo: Business Wire)

New Nintendo 3DS XL provides a number of new enhancements designed to offer the smoothest and most engrossing portable gaming experience possible. The system features a wider range of controls with the addition of a C Stick and ZL/ZR buttons, beautifully enhanced super-stable 3D via face-tracking technology and built-in NFC functionality that allows for communication with amiibo figures. The system also has faster processing power than the Nintendo 3DS system, which allows some software to start up faster. The increase in CPU power also allows improved download speeds and smoother transitions when switching between software and when using Miiverse. (Download speeds may vary depending on Internet connections.)

PAX South runs for three days, and fans of The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Maskdefinitely know the importance of a 72-hour timeline within the game. To celebrate the upcoming launch of The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D on Feb. 13, Nintendo is hosting a “72-Hour Mask Challenge,” which asks fans to create their own personalized masks. For more details, stay tuned to the Nintendo of America Twitter account (@NintendoAmerica).

In addition to playing New Nintendo 3DS XL and many fun games, visitors to the Nintendo booth (#1234) at PAX South will have the opportunity to take photos with a real-life replica of the Majora’s Mask and receive paper versions to wear around the convention (while supplies last). Fans that come dressed in costumes inspired by The Legend of Zelda will be able to bypass lines to get hands-on time with The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D.

Nintendo 3DS games scheduled to be shown include:

• The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D from Nintendo

• Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate from Capcom

• Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS from Nintendo

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Nintendo Prepares to Discontinue Club Nintendo Rewards Program

New Loyalty Program to be Announced at a Later Date; Flipnote Studio 3D Offered to Club Nintendo Members

After more than six years of delivering fun Nintendo-themed rewards to its members, Club Nintendo is preparing to shut down. Nintendo’s loyalty-rewards program rewarded members with a variety of items, such as downloadable games, Nintendo posters or character figures in exchange for Coins that members earned by registering products or completing surveys. Club Nintendo members in the United States and Canada can earn additional Coins through the end of March, and can redeem those Coins through the end of June. Nintendo of America will be announcing a new customer loyalty program at a later date.

“We thank all Club Nintendo members for their dedication to Nintendo games and their ongoing love for our systems and characters,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “We want to make this time of transition as easy as possible for our loyal Club Nintendo members, so we are going to add dozens of new rewards and downloadable games to help members clear out their Coin balances.”

Nintendo will add a number of physical reward options for members in February. Members will also be able to choose from a lineup of many downloadable games. As a gift to Club Nintendo members, the Flipnote Studio 3D software will be available to download for free in February. This software will allow users to create unique three-dimensional animations and to exchange their creations via local wireless with others who also own Flipnote Studio 3D. Users who uploaded creations to Flipnote Hatena will be able to download their personal animations from the Nintendo DSi Library menu in Flipnote Studio 3D software. Flipnote Studio 3D will be available to Club Nintendo members until June 30. The ability to create a new Club Nintendo account will end on March 31. All users who register to Club Nintendo before registration closes will be eligible to receive Flipnote Studio 3D.

For more information about Club Nintendo, visit For more information on Flipnote Studio 3D, visit

What are your thoughts on this?

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Friday, January 16, 2015

Epic Battle: Lord Voldermort vs Darth Vader

Hello Everyone,

It's that time again! Another epic battle. This week's epic battle we have Lord Voldemort vs Darth Vader. Like always I will list strengths, things to think about, and my opinion on who would win.

First up is the ultimate father! Darth Vader
  • Name: Anakin Skywalker
  • Titles: Sith Lord, Supreme Commander of the Imperial Fleet, Jedi Knight, General in the Grand Army of the Republic
  • Voice - James Earl Jones "nuff said" that alone makes him badass
  • Armor - Mobile Support System, Uses Sith Alchemy, See in dark, Defense against Sonic Attacks
  • Weapon - Light Saber (Red Beam)
  • The Force - Dark Force Mastery Level
Those are the important aspects of Vader now we move on to Voldemort. 

Next up, Lord Voldemort
  • Name: Tom Marvolo Riddle
  • Titles: The Dark Lord, You Know Who, Heir of Slytherin
  • Parselmouth - Ability to speak with serpents
  • Horcruxes - Broke up soul through dark magic to ensure immortality
  • Weapon - Wand (Yew, Phoenix Feather Core, 13 1/2 inches)
  • Magic - Dark Magic Mastery Level 
There now you know about Voldemort as well. Here are some things to consider before choosing the winner. 
  • Does The Force trump Magic?
  • Can The Force stop/deflect a spell?
  • Can the Protego Spell stop The Force?
  • Can Legilimens stop The Force mind control?
  • Imperius Curse vs The Force mind control, which one is stronger?
  • Can The Force stop Avada Kedavra?
Okay now make your decision. You have enough knowledge to decide. I personally think that Voldemort will win the duel because he overall has the blood thirsty mentality without remorse and will go the distance to kill. He was willing to murder a baby, he would do anything. His sheer will power of destruction will win. I do not think Vader will do what is necessary to win no matter what. 

What are you thoughts? Leave your thoughts in the comments?

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This May, time has run out and Secret Wars, the landmark 8-issue event, is ready to shake the very foundations of the Marvel Universe as you know it. But first, on Tuesday, January 20th 2015 at 3 p.m. Eastern, They're hosting the ground breaking SECRET WARSLIVE KICKOFF! Streaming live from New York City’s own Midtown Comics next week, fans can head to to get their very first Secret Wars info straight from Marvel’s Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso and SVP, Executive Editor Tom Brevoort! Prepare for the coming of a new Battleworld and learn the first details of the strange, patchwork realm playing host to countless separate realities! 

The road to the biggest comic event of the year has begun, and you will not want to miss the first Earth shattering revelations that will have everyone talking! What will happen when Time Runs Out? What secrets does Battleworld hold? Tune in on 1/20 for the answers to those questions and more. A unique collaboration with Midtown Comics, the SECRET WARS LIVE KICKOFF can be viewed on at 3 p.m. EST on Tuesday, 1/20/2015. For more details, keep your eyes peeled to and join in the conversation on social media using the hashtag #SecretWars.

Be prepared for the epic event. 

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Thursday, January 15, 2015

Resurrection S2 Ep.11 "True Believer"

Recap: Agent Bellamy has dreams about Preacher James.  Jenny reveals  that he performed "miracles" and always had a collection plate at his church.  James starts preaching to people outside and appears to bring a woman's dead husband back as a "returned."  It is the same man that was in Agent Bellamy's dream.  Nevertheless, Agent Bellamy thinks he is a con artist trying to rip people off.  At the government facility, Margaret helps a woman against a bully.  The woman expresses her gratitude, but Margaret isn't interested in making friends.  Rachael comes back and rents a room from Elaine. 

Henry comes to Agent Bellamy in a vision, thanking him for bringing Jacob to his family.  Moments later, Agent Bellamy and Fred find that Henry has died from cardiac arrest while at a stop light.  Lucille asks James to bring Henry back.  He tells her he needs Agent Bellamy in order to do it.  James tells Fred and Agent Bellamy that one of them has to kill him so he can go where Henry is to get him back.  He already has a grave ready for his body.  Agent Bellamy refuses, but Fred shoots him and kills him.  They can't seem to find James "returned" after searching for hours.  Fred calls Margaret to break the news about Henry.  She breaks down when she thinks no one is around.  James finally comes back with Henry the next day.  James later admits to Agent Bellamy that in his previous life he was a horrible man, but he feels that he has "returned" for a reason and that the two of them are connected.  Fred sends Margaret a message about how Henry "returned."

Review: So, James can just bring people back??  I did not expect this show to take this type of turn.  I'm still not sure if this is totally a good thing though.  I would be interested in learning what is was like for Henry while he was gone.  Where did he go?  How exactly did James bring him back?  So many questions that this show leaves unanswered.  I still enjoy this show, but at the same time it's a little frustrating. I will say it keeps me guessing because it is unpredictable most of the time. 

On another note, it was quite funny how Fred did not hesitate to shoot James.  James barely got his complete thought out before Fred shot him dead. 

Who else is James going to bring back?  What's next for Agent Bellamy?

Please let me know what your comments or thoughts are.

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Wii U Closes 2014 with Biggest Month of Sales in Its History

Wii U established new benchmarks for hardware and software sales in a single month in December. This helped total hardware and software sales in 2014 increase by more than 29 percent and more than 75 percent, respectively, over sales in 2013. Nintendo 3DS also had a strong December, including its largest month ever for first-party software sales. This was primarily fueled by Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, which has already surpassed 2 million combined physical and digital units sold in a little more than three months, and Pokémon Omega Rubyand Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, which have combined to sell over 2.6 million physical and digital units in their first six weeks.

“Wii U had its strongest year yet thanks to the highly anticipated software lineup and the introduction of the amiibo platform,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “Fans can anticipate another strong year for 2015, especially with more highly anticipated games likeSplatoon and The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D, as well as New Nintendo 3DS XL, arriving in the first half of 2015.”

Other Nintendo highlights from the full 2014 year include:

Wii U:
  • Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U sold over 1.7 million physical and digital units and 1.3 million physical and digital units, respectively, in 2014.
  • Total sales of amiibo figures in 2014 are nearly twice the sales of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

Nintendo 3DS:
  • In 2014, 16 Nintendo 3DS titles sold at least 250,000 units. Of those titles, eight sold more than 500,000 units and three sold over 1 million units.
  • In 2014, the top 15 best-selling hand-held titles were all released on the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.
Nintendo is looking to ride the wave of momentum into 2015, with the launches of Splatoon, Yoshi’s Woolly World, Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. and Mario Party 10. On Feb. 13, Nintendo will also launch the New Nintendo 3DS XL in the United States alongside The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D.

For more information about Nintendo, visit

*Data regarding physical sales of games in December are from the NPD Group. Data regarding digital downloads of games and combined physical/digital life-to-date numbers are from Nintendo’s internal sales figures. All numbers, unless otherwise stated, are specific to the United States only.

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Kicking off an exciting new year for fans of FINAL FANTASY ® XIV, Square Enix, Inc. released a new trailer for the upcoming Patch 2.5 for FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn ®, titled Before the Fall™. Before the Fall offers the conclusion to the popular game’s main storyline in preparation for the upcoming release of HEAVENSWARD™, the first major expansion releasing in Spring 2015. This spectacular finale will be split into two updates, with part one set for release on January 20th.

The trailer offers a glimpse at three new dungeons, as well as the final chapter of the Crystal Tower storyline that sees adventurers traveling to the World of Darkness. Additionally, the Manderville Gold Saucer attractions include chocobo racing and the Triple Triad card mini-game. Adventurers will also be able to test their mettle against Odin, the elder primal, in a brand-new challenge built for a full party, and to discover what prompted Gilgamesh to return.

FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn is available for PC, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. A free 30-day trial is included for new FINAL FANTASY XIV accounts, with monthly subscriptions starting at $12.99. The game recently surpassed 2.5 million adventurers worldwide.

For more information on FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn, visit:

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Z-Nation Now on Netflix!

Citizens of Z Nation, rejoice! Season 1 of Syfy’s hit show comes to Netflix. All 13 episodes of the first season are available now! The series revolves around a group of survivors three years after the devastating ZN1 virus has gutted the country, when a team of everyday heroes must transport the only known survivor of a zombie attack—and humanity’s last hope of developing a vaccine—from New York to California.

Z Nation launched as Syfy’s highest-rated acquired scripted series premiere since Dr. Who in 2006 and was the network’s most social acquisition ever. The pilot, “Puppies and Kittens,” won the 10pm timeslot for Syfy, outperforming AMC’s Turn and Halt and Catch Fire as well as TNT’s Legends, WGNA’s Salem, andOutlander on Starz. The second episode drew more viewers than the first in both the US and Canada (where it airs on Space), and the show drew high viewerships and young-skewing audiences throughout its first season, hitting a season high in the adults 18-49 demographic during the eleventh episode. Z Nation has been renewed for a second season, which is set to premiere in fall 2015.

Mega-fans should also keep the DVD in mind: Season 1, available from Universal Home Entertainment February 10th, contains bonus features and exclusive content that won’t be on Netflix or anywhere else. Z Nation airs on Syfy. Starring DJ Qualls (LOST, SMALLVILLE), Kellita Smith (THE BERNIE MAC SHOW), Nat Zang, Pisay Pao, and Keith Allan. Created by Karl Schaefer (EUREKA, EERIE INDIANA) and Craig Engler.

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Nintendo Direct Overview 01/14/2015

Hi Everyone,

I am sure you have had a chance to check out the Nintendo Direct that was released on 01/14/2015. Here is a comprehensive overview of what was discussed. Nintendo announced that the New Nintendo 3DS XL system will launch in the U.S. on Feb. 13 at a suggested retail price of $199.99. New Nintendo 3DS XL offers a number of new enhancements designed to offer the smoothest and most engrossing portable gaming possible. New Nintendo 3DS XL features a wider range of controls with the addition of a C Stick and ZL/ZR buttons, super-stable 3D via face-tracking technology and built-in NFC functionality that allows for communication with amiibo figures.

In addition to the New Nintendo 3DS XL news, Nintendo also revealed the Feb. 13 launch date of The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D, a new game in the Fire Emblem series, a line of amiibo featuring classic characters from the Super Mario series, the arrival of amiibo compatibility in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and many details about upcoming Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games, including Code Name: S.T.E.A.M., Splatoon, Kirby and the Rainbow Curse and Mario Party 10. All of the new features of New Nintendo 3DS XL make it the ideal way to experience upcoming portable games like The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate and Code Name: S.T.E.A.M., as well as all other existing Nintendo 3DS software. The system also enhances certain games like Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS with amiibo functionality, faster processing speeds and more control options when compared to the Nintendo 3DS system. In addition to the standard hardware in New Red and New Black, two other New Nintendo 3DS XL designs will be available at launch: a system featuring artwork inspired by The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3Dand one based on Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate available exclusively at GameStop with the game pre-installed. The three stand-alone New Nintendo 3DS XL models and the Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate bundle will all be available on Feb. 13 at suggested retail prices of $199.99 and $229.99, respectively.

To view the Nintendo Direct video in its entirety, visit

Some of the other highlights revealed in the video include:

Nintendo 3DS:

  • New Fire Emblem Game: The latest game in the Fire Emblem series is coming exclusively to the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. Developed by the same team that created Fire Emblem Awakening, the new adventure adds challenges never before seen in the series and asks players to make decisions that will affect the game’s world in new ways.
  • Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate from Capcom: Play alone in a robust single-player experience, join up to three other players locally or, for the first time on a portable system, play online using a wireless broadband Internet connection. Starting soon, select players will receive early access to a demo for the game that includes both single- and multiplayer options. A special-edition New Nintendo 3DS XL bundle, which includes a slick custom-designed system and a copy of the game, launches on Feb. 13 alongside the game’s release.
  • Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS amiibo Compatibility: In February, a new system update will allow amiibo support for Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS using the Super Smash Bros. series of amiibo and the NFC technology built in to the New Nintendo 3DS XL system. The previously announced NFC adapter for amiibo support on Nintendo 3DS will launch in the future.

  • Xenoblade Chronicles 3D: In April, a remake of the well-received Xenoblade Chronicles game for the Wii system is launching exclusively for New Nintendo 3DS XL. The new version offers 3D visuals and allows players to view the maps and character stats on the bottom screen. An additional bonus mode lets players view 3D models of the characters and listen to music tracks from the game.
  • Puzzle & Dragons Z / Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition: Based on the popularPuzzle & Dragons game – a game with RPG and strategy elements that previously launched in Japan – Puzzle & Dragons Z and Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition will launch as one package for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems in May. Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition features characters and worlds from the Super Mario Bros. series.
  • Code Name: S.T.E.A.M.: A month after the launch of New Nintendo 3DS XL, Abraham Lincoln will bring together heroes from classic literature and American folklore to fend off an alien invasion. Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. launches for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems on March 13and is one of the first Nintendo 3DS games to use amiibo. By tapping an existing Fire Emblemamiibo character like Marth or Ike, or an upcoming one like Robin or Lucina, on the touch screen of the New Nintendo 3DS XL system, players can enlist their help in battle as playable characters.
  • Etrian Mystery Dungeon: From ATLUS and Spike Chunsoft comes a Nintendo 3DS exclusive that combines the game play of the Etrian Odyssey and Mystery Dungeon RPG series. The game launches this spring and gives players the freedom to create their own party of heroes and then embark on a near-infinite loot-hunting quest.
  • Story of Seasons from Marvelous USA and XSEED Games: Combining farming and life simulation, Story of Seasons connects players with other lands across the in-game world and with other players online. The game launches exclusively for Nintendo 3DS in March.
  • Pokémon Shuffle: Launching exclusively in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS in February,Pokémon Shuffle finds players putting their puzzle-solving skills to the test by matching three or more Pokémon in the Puzzle Area to deal damage as they battle wild Pokémon across a variety of stages. Clearing Pokémon efficiently is the key to success. Players can download and start the game for free and purchase in-game items using Nintendo eShop funds.
  • ACE COMBAT ASSAULT HORIZON LEGACY+ from BANDAI NAMCO Games America Inc.: The high-flying Ace Combat series is back with an improved 3D view and added C Stick and ZR/ZL button controls that make playing on New Nintendo 3DS XL the ideal way to experience the game. Players can even tap select amiibo figures to the New Nintendo 3DS XL system to unlock special aircraft skins. The game launches for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems on Feb. 13.
  • Fossil Fighters: Frontier: A new entry in the Fossil Fighters series is stomping its way onto the Nintendo 3DS family of systems on March 20. Fossil Fighters: Frontier lets two to six players team up and battle each other’s Vivosaurs in local or online tournaments.

Wii U

  • Splatoon: A central “plaza” that connects to all the different modes in the game also grants access to a shopping center that lets players customize their weapons and outfits with in-game currency. Splatoon launches exclusively for Wii U in May.
  • Hyrule Warriors DLC: New “Majora’s Mask Pack” DLC will launch for Hyrule Warriors on Feb. 5for $7.99. The content includes two new characters (Tingle and Young Link), a new Adventure Mode map and three additional costumes.
  • Kirby and the Rainbow Curse: Kirby, King Dedede and Meta Knight amiibo are compatible with the game. Once a day, players can tap Kirby, King Dedede or Meta Knight amiibo to the GamePad to power up Kirby. Kirby and the Rainbow Curse launches for Wii U on Feb. 20.
  • Mario Party 10: The new “amiibo Party Mode” brings amiibo compatibility to the classic party-game series. Select amiibo from both the Super Smash Bros. and Super Mario series will work with the game: Mario, Luigi, Peach, Toad, Yoshi, Bowser, Rosalina, Donkey Kong and Wario. While at least one amiibo is required to play, amiibo Party Mode lets players tap an amiibo to the GamePad to use that character as a game piece, as well as play on a game board themed to that classic character. Mario Party 10 and a limited-edition Mario Party 10 bundle including a Mario amiibo figure launch for Wii U on March 20.
  • Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker: A new update on March 20 will add amiibo support to the charming Wii U game. Tapping the Toad amiibo on the GamePad will make Pixel Toad appear in a stage, waiting to be found by the player.
  • Xenoblade Chronicles X: The upcoming Wii U game is an open-world RPG that allows seamless access to anywhere in the massive world. Xenoblade Chronicles X is planned for launch in 2015.
  • Wii Games Coming to Wii U: Starting today, players can purchase and download Wii games directly to their Wii U HOME Menus via the Nintendo eShop on Wii U – no need to access Wii Mode. The first game that is now available is Super Mario Galaxy 2. The future lineup includesPunch-Out!! (Jan. 22) and Metroid Prime: Trilogy (Jan. 29). The Wii U GamePad can be used to control Wii games that were compatible with the Wii Classic Controller. The games will be on sale for an introductory price of $9.99 each during their first week of availability, and $19.99 after.


  • Super Mario Series amiibo: A line of amiibo figures inspired by the characters of the Super Mario series will launch on March 20. The lineup includes new models of Mario, Luigi, Peach, Yoshi and Bowser, as well as the introduction of Toad. Crossover amiibo characters from theSuper Smash Bros. and Super Mario lines like Mario, Luigi, Peach and Bowser will have the same functionality in all compatible games, so players can choose which design they like best!

  • Additional amiibo Figures: Robin, Lucina, PAC-MAN, Wario, Ness and Charizard amiibo figures, which are all compatible with Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, will launch this spring.

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS and Wii U

  • Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars: In this puzzle/platformer hybrid, players guide Mario Minis to the exit door using touch control. As with previous games in the series, players can create their own levels and share them with other players online. In this game, players can “tip” the creators of the user-generated puzzles with stars, which can be used to buy new parts in the robust level creator. Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars will launch exclusively in the Nintendo eShop on both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS on March 5. As a bonus, players who buy one version will receive a free download code for the other version!
  • IronFall: Invasion from VD-Dev: Created by a small team of talented indie developers,IronFall: Invasion brings fast-paced 60-fps shooting action to the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS with six-player local and online multiplayer and a dedicated single-player campaign. While playable on Nintendo 3DS or Nintendo 2DS, the C Stick on New Nintendo 3DS XL enhances the control options. IronFall: Invasion launches exclusively in the Nintendo eShop on the Nintendo 3DS family of systems in early 2015.
  • Third-Party Games: Many great third-party games are coming soon to the Nintendo eShop, including the following:
    • Elliot Quest from PlayEveryWare, Blek from Broken Rules & kunabi brother, andCitizens of Earth from ATLUS for Wii U.
    • Gunman Clive 2 from Hörberg Productions, Moon Chronicles (eps. 2, 3, 4) from Renegade Kid, Citizens of Earth from ATLUS and SEGA 3D Classics from SEGA for Nintendo 3DS.
    • Project Treasure: A new four-player co-op game from BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT and Tekken director Katsuhiro Harada is currently in development for Wii U.
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01/14/2014 sees the launch of a new community show hosted by EA’s Dan Sheridan AKA @EA_ActionMan and special guests. Battlefield Weekly will live stream on Twitch ( each Wednesday, between 6pm and 10pm GMT, for the next 10 weeks and will feature all the latest intel from the Battlefield and classic gameplay on PC, PlayStation 4. and Xbox One.

Battlefield players can sign up in advance each week at for one of 60 spaces per platform that will be available for the live stream. Everyone who signs up will also have the chance to win Battlefield-themed prizes.

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NES Remix Pack Review

Game Overview: Try your hand at an onslaught of rapid-fire challenges and mash-ups of the greatest retro games from the NES™ era! Improve your scores by reattempting stages, then share your replays with other players online. Start out by completing simple challenges like collecting coins in the original Super Mario Bros. ™ game or reaching the finish line in one race of Excitebike™. Then, test your skills by taking on increasingly difficult challenges, like attempting to complete one level of the original Donkey Kong™ game with only a spotlight on your character!  Earn high scores to unlock more challenges, and experience Super Luigi Bros., the reverse-oriented version of the original Super Mario Bros. game featuring none other than Luigi™ himself! NES Remix II gives you the chance to try your hand at challenges from Super Mario Bros 3, Zelda II, and Kid Icarus among others. 

My Thoughts: This game hits all the NES nostalgia buttons. You get a chance to play the classic games you loved playing as a kid but modified. I like that there are different challenges you must complete and as you go further in the levels the harder the challenges become. Each level lets you play the classic game and you attempt to receive 3 stars for a perfect score. I was not able to unlock an additional game until I received 100 stars and then it appears I unlock a new game ever 30 stars after that. 

There were many times where I would become frustrated and just because you make it through the challenge without losing a life or being hit, you may not get those coveted 3 stars because it is also timed. Check this game out. I highly recommend it. I have the Wii U version but the game is also available on 3DS. I am sure this will be a great game to bring along when you are bored somewhere. Check the game out and share your thoughts in the comments. 

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015


There’s more laughs, chases and races when everyone’s favorite cat and mouse duo storm back on the scene in The Tom and Jerry Show Season 1 Part 2: Funny Side Up, available on DVD January 13, 2015 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE).The Tom and Jerry Show, which premiered number one in its time slot on basic cable in April, brings the legendary antics of Tom and Jerry to an all-new animated TV series. The Tom and Jerry Show Season 1 Part 2: Funny Side Up is comprised of 13 episodes and will retail for $19.97 SRP.

The timeless adventures of Tom and Jerry are back in a brand-new TV show the whole family can enjoy! The Tom and Jerry Show Season 1 Part 2: Funny Side Up features 13 exciting escapades featuring Tom and Jerry and their favorite pals, including Spike and Tuffy. The pursuit takes off as Tom, Jerry and the gang fly through unfriendly skies in Just Plane Nuts. Detectives Tom and Jerry are on the case to find Spike’s missing dog bones in Bone Dry. Love is in the air when a mad scientist transports Tom and Jerry to Paris to meet a girl cat and a girl mouse in Molecular Break Up. Jerry and Tuffy cause havoc on a luxury cruise liner in Cruisin’ for a Bruisin’. These and several other hilarious episodes are featured in this entertaining set.

Originally created by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, Tom and Jerry emerged during Hollywood’s golden age of animation and became one of the most popular cartoon series in existence. The shorts focus on the never-ending rivalry between Tom the cat and Jerry the mouse. The plots of each short usually center on Tom’s attempts to capture Jerry. Jerry however, is clever and quick on his feet so Tom hardly ever manages to catch him.

Check out this awesome show that is now available on DVD. Check back for a review of what the DVD has to offer. 

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Life is Strange Specs Released

DONTNOD Entertainment has released their first Life is Strange developer diary titled, “A New Beginning”. The films were shot at DONTNOD Entertainment’s studio in Paris with the aim to provide a behind the scenes view of the game and the team working on it. In this first video, the developers introduce to you the origins of the game and describe the story, themes and characters you will encounter as you play through the first chapter of this episodic series.

In other Life Is Strange news, we have the system requirements for the PC version below.

OS: Windows Vista
Processor: Dual Core 2.0GHz or equivalent
Memory: 2 GB RAM
Graphics: ATI or NVidia card w/ 512 MB RAM (not recommended for Intel HD Graphics cards)
DirectX: Version 9.0
Hard Drive: 3 GB available space

OS: Windows 7
Processor: Dual Core 3.0GHz or equivalent
Memory: 2 GB RAM
Graphics: ATI or NVidia card w/ 1024 MB RAM (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 or ATI HD 4890)
DirectX: Version 9.0
Hard Drive: 3 GB available space

Life is Strange will be released on January 30, 2015 on PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4.. You can pick up the first episode for $4.99 or alternatively purchase a season pass for $19.99.

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Friday, January 9, 2015

Resurrection S2 Ep.10 "Prophecy"

Recap: The episode starts with a man praying, then getting struck by lightening.  He has a strange marking on his back that looks like a tree.  He wanders around town looking for someone.  Jacob is missing with Margaret during the storm.  Lucille has flashbacks of when the old Jacob was missing and he died.  Henry and Fred go out looking for Jacob.  Margaret and Jacob are hiding out in a barn.  Margaret tells Jacob about her arranged marriage.  She believes the Langston family is cursed.  Jacob tells her that he wants to disappear with her.  Henry, Fred, and Agent Bellamy find Margaret and Jacob.  Agent Bellamy takes Jacob.  Margaret tells Fred and Henry that she has always hated them.  Jacob is angry about being taken away from Margaret.

Agent Bellamy tells Jenny he is her brother.  She is going to live with him now.  Jacob changes his mind about wanting to disappear.  Henry and Lucille argue about how Margaret has affected Jacob.  Lucille tells Henry to leave the house.  Fred takes Margaret away to turn her in to the government.  She tells him how she watched the factory workers disappear when she was 10 years old. The wanderer turns out to be Preacher James and he is "returned."  He tells Agent Bellamy that he died trying to save him from the flood.  He has been looking for him since he returned.  In a field with a crescent burn mark in the ground they see insects fly into the sky, then disappear.  Preacher James tells Agent Bellamy they need to heal the town.

Review: What an episode.  Margaret has caused so much trouble.  Everyone is sick of her.  She always kept the show interesting.   Lucille seems to have been upset with the way Margaret has controlled Henry's life for a long time.  Preacher James seems a little strange, but I can't wait to learn more about him.  

What's the deal with the insects?  Should Agent Bellamy trust Preacher James?

Please let me know what your comments or thoughts are.

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Thursday, January 8, 2015

Nintendo and CrunchyRoll Unite

Thousands of episodes of anime shows are headed to Nintendo’s Wii U home console. Wii U owners with a broadband Internet connection can access the Crunchyroll application, a leading global destination and platform for anime, manga and Asian dramas. Now Wii U owners have access to more than 25,000 episodes and 15,000 hours of hit licensed content, including the most popular current and classic shows like Naruto Shippuden, One Piece, Sword Art Online and Hunter x Hunter.

To access Crunchyroll, Wii U owners can download the free application in the Nintendo eShop, which will allow premium Crunchyroll members to begin watching immediately. Crunchyroll premium members have access to the newest episodes of currently airing shows as soon as one hour after they air in Japan, all ad-free. Wii U owners who aren’t yet Crunchyroll members can sign up for a 14-day free trial of premium membership via the application or at the Crunchyroll site.

For more information about Wii U, visit

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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Majora’s Mask 3D Limited-Edition Bundle Announced

Now fans can own a beautiful collectible Skull Kid figurine to accompany them on their adventures by purchasing the limited-editionThe Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D bundle at select retailers at a suggested retail price of $49.99. The bundle launches on the same day as the game and includes both The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D game and the detailed Skull Kid figurine. The launch date will be announced at a future time.

There is a reason The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask is loved by fans all over the world. It is one of the most unique and suspenseful entries in The Legend of Zelda series, one that critics and fans have called a true masterpiece. The game finds players solving puzzles, battling enemies, and controlling time itself to help Link save the mysterious world of Termina and its terrified inhabitants from being crushed by the moon. By releasing this one-of-a-kind adventure for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, a new generation of fans can experience the dark, twisted, fantastic adventure for the first time.

For more information about The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D, visit

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Epic Battle: Harry Potter vs Harry Dresden

It is time for another Epic Battle. I realize that I know of two wizards with the name Harry. Therefore I must make them battle it out to see who is the ultimate Harry!

Harry Dresden: He was thought up by the author Jim Butcher. His full name is Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden. He works as a supernatural private investigator and tends to run into danger to save friends.

Title: Warden, Winter Knight
Powers: Significant Magical Strength compared to others
Strengths: Elemental Fire, Kinetic Force, and Wind Spells
Other: Utilizes Earth, Lightening, Water, Ice/Cold Magic
Skills: Tracking Spells, Summoning and Entrapment spells
Weapons: Blasting Rod, Staff, Shield Bracelet, Force Rings, Duster, Silver Pentacle
Specials: Soulfire, The Sight, SoulGaze, Slow Self-Healing

Harry Potter: He was created by J.K. Rowling. His full name is Harry James Potter. He is the Head of the Auror office and Part-time Lecturer. He too likes running into danger to save his friends.

Title: The Boy Who Lived, TriWizard Champion
Powers: Significant Magical Strength compared to others
Other: Survivor of Killing Curse
Skills: Potions, Defense Against the Dark Arts, Broom Flying, Apparition 
Weapons: Wand, Invisibility Cloak, Sword of Gryffindor  

Specials: Patronus - Stag, Parselmouth

Who do you think would win? I personally would pick Harry Dresden. He has overall better training and more options. It appears as though the wizards in Potter World are stilted in their abilities. Dresden also will have more tools up his sleeve in which Potter will not be able to counter. Share your thoughts in the comments. 

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