Welcome to 2021, the year in which we try to release more than one episode every 12 months. On this episode of Radio Active, I talk about life during the COVID-19 pandemic, delve into using exercise and meditation to stay calm, and then geek out with the Nintendo Switch, Animal Crossings: New Horizons, Roll for … Read more
A recap of NuketownSF’s tweets for the week of January 10, 2021. COMICS & COFFEE | Guardians of the Galaxy 1 (2020) – Corrupted, power-mad Greek Gods from another universe invaded our galaxy; it’s up to Nova, Peter Quill, and the Guardians of the Galaxy to stop them. GAMES | STELLARIS – Compelling 4X space … Read more
I have found my all-time favorite portable gaming device: the Nintendo 3DS XL. It’s a larger, more refined version of their 3DS and led to a renaissance of mobile gaming for me. I’ve been mobile Nintendo gamer for a long time, starting with the original Game Boy in 1989 (which, unlike most gamers, was my … Read more
In March 2010 Sega released a game that got us really excited here at Nuketown: It was Infinite Space, a Space Opera JRPG for the DS that promised customizable fleet to fleet combat. Unfortunately, as our Editor lamented about on Radio Active #84, combat isn’t very easy to understand. It looks like a very basic … Read more
“There you go Astro Boy. On your flight into space. Rocket high, through the sky. What adventures soon you will make.” ~Astro Boy theme song
After nearly 50 years what adventures could Astro Boy still make? Astro Boy the Video Game (DS, Wii, PS2, PSP) seeks to discover just that, in a fun little old-school style adventure.
Astro Boy is the story of an advanced robot, named Astro, who is created to replace the deceased son of a brilliant scientist. Unfortunately the scientist discovers his son can never be replaced and rejects Astro. Eventually he is found by another scientist who discovers Astro is more than he seems.
If you’re looking for roleplaying games this generation the Nintendo DS has, without doubt, the largest selection. The latest entry in this list is Dragon Ball Z: Attack of the Saiyans. Based on Akira Toriyama’s works of the same name, the game follows the adventures of the “Z Fighters” from the final chapter of Dragon Ball through the first chapter of Dragon Ball Z with a few additions just for this game.
Blue Dragon Plus is a role-playing game/real-time strategy game mash-up and portable sequel to the Xbox 360 original JRPG. The first Blue Dragon was a game that I’d hoped to check out when it was released in Winter 2007 — I was in a bit of an RPG drought at the time, and it looked … Read more
Home improvement once again takes center stage as my wife and I prepare to re-paint our living room. But it’s not all painting and scraping: I’ve also got two new sites to talk about — GenCon (Almost) Live and Geek Acres — and a run down of my favorite games for the Nintendo DS. And … Read more
A few months ago I picked up Animal Crossing: Wild World for the Nintendo DS, partly because I’d heard good things about it, partly because its a kid-friendly game I can play with my daughter, and partly because I’m always looking for games for my DS that are different from the norm. What surprised me … Read more