Nintendo is announcing quite a few new and exclusive titles from Mario Maker 2 to Zelda: Link’s Awakening. This title is a beloved Gameboy classic and many fans are ecstatic to hear it is being remade for the Switch this year.
I grew up playing Zelda on the first ever released Nintendo. What I love about Zelda is the music, the gameplay and the story. It brings back memories of childhood, even just by listening to this trailer I’m transported back 30 years.
It looks at if Nintendo has made some major improvements, especially graphically. Which is to be expected since at the time of its original release the gaming community was honestly just a fledgling.
Zelda: Links Awakening basically tells the story of Link being stranded on Koholint Island. It came out in 1993, (yes 26 years ago) but Zelda, Link, those are timeless characters with storylines that are engaging and this will definitely be a game that I, along with many other people will be playing.
Mario Maker 2 is making it’s way to the Nintendo Switch sometime near June 2019. We haven’t seen a Mario Maker since 2015. There aren’t many details, just a tentative release date and a trailer. Will you be playing?
Could Captain Marvels cat, Goose be a Flerken? Don’t know what a Flerken is exactly, let me give you a quick run down. Flerken look like cats that inhabit earth. Seem normal right? Well the thing about Flerken’s are they also have the ability to lay 117 eggs and have an amazing amount of tentacles that can reach out of their mouths. It is also said that their bodies hold pocket realities, bubbles of space and time that could extend to other worlds. Together with Captain Marvel, this could be a good recipe for success.
I know, I know, it’s a long shot, but it is a shot. If you don’t know what
I’ll touch a bit more about Flerken since if Goose the cat is one, it could hold the key to this whole Infinity War dibacle. Here’s a few things that are pretty cool about them. They may have the ability to hold entire universes in their mouths, and they can enter and access them whenever they want or need to access them.
They also have tentacles, I know, sounds crazy. A cat with tentacles in their mouth? Well, Flerken do, and I’m not saying that Goose is a Flerken, but he could be and that is all that matters. Flerken primarily use these tentacles for support postures or offensive attacks. Seems pretty low key? They have nestled mouths which can indeed spew out maws which is where we see their fury. They have no mercy when biting down and gobbling up just about anything.
Flerken do have dimensional travel which can make quite the mess. It is useful though however for instantaneous travel. In this universe we could use that, and right about now would be perfect in my opinion.
Now Flerken do have the ability to understand humans. They can understand conversations between them.
The only thing that can hold a Flerken back is a muzzle. If their olfactory space is inaccessible, they are rendered useless. We wouldn’t want that now, would we? Rocket Raccoon once tried to defeat “Chewie”, Goose and the kittens. Obviously that didn’t go quite well. Then again not much does go well for Good Ol’Rocket.
Whether or not Goose, who yes is named after the Top Gun Goose, is or isn’t a Flerken, they did take the time to make a poster of his own for the stand alone Captain Marvel movie.
Not all trips I make to San Diego are for San Diego Comic Con. I do make some trips ahead of time to check out some hotels that may or may not be in the hotel lotto. If its off season, you can usually get a reasonable price.
This week I spent some time at The Moxyhotel. This was a hotel that I came across while scrolling for a deal on Expedia. This hotel caught my eye. With its eye catching logo, and proximity to the convention center, I decided to click on it. The rooms looked nice, the lobby looked fun, and the price was right.
The Moxy is part of the Marriott family of hotels. Which usually are pretty comfy hotels with great amenities. This was no different. The Moxy seemed to cater to those who wanted a fun get away. I checked in at the bar where I was offered a complimentary cocktail. Yes, check in was at the bar. I arrived at about 7pm on a Sunday, and it was a very simple check in process. The staff was nice and friendly. Feeling like a guest makes a huge difference, especially when trying out a new hotel. Did I mention this is literally a new hotel? Many of you may not have heard of it or seen it while you were at SDCC.
From what I could tell just from the lobby, it was a nautical theme, with two floors, games to play and a full bar. It was very eye catching. Here are some photos I took from the lobby area.
This is really just a snap shot of how awesome we found the lobby. Not only was there shuffle board, there was a giant game of Connect 4 to play, Tic Tac Toe as well as some old school video games. I personally played Pac Man. I couldn’t resist.
The rooms all are the same, queen beds only, so these rooms may not be for the crowd that like to all stay in the same room together. Perhaps 2 people, 3 if you don’t mind a bit of being cramped. The view was just of the city. It wasn’t anything spectacular. So if you plan on coming to SDCC or just visiting San Diego, CA I would indeed recommend checking out The Moxy. I wouldn’t call it luxury, but definitely fun, and hey, if you’re at Comic Con or vacation, you should be trying to have some fun right?