This week it’s a Turbo/Dana show, and we talk about everything from sick kids, to hair falling out. We also give a touching eulogy to one of the greatest gaming spaces ever know, PS Home. So join us as we talk about that and other games like Mario Kart 8, Minecraft, Diablo III, Destiny, and so much more!
I figured I made 11 Disney Infinity posts in exactly a month, I might as well do one more!
I have this strange feeling you weren’t aware, so I’m letting you know – unboxing (unpackaging?) these power disc packs is totes a thing. There’s some strange pleasure in getting to see what power discs come out of the package. What will it be? A rare? Another duplicate?! The suspense kills me!
Here we go with what is probably the most anticipated of 2.0’s launch – The Guardians of the Galaxy Play Set!
The way Guardians took off is just plain nuts. I don’t think anyone expected it, but I’m glad it happened. Like I’ve been saying since they came out and were instantly loved: the world can always use some more super heroes. I cannot wait to watch it. Yes, I know, I’m the only person in the galaxy who hasn’t seen it yet.
This was the 2nd play set (next to The Avengers) that came bundled in the Amazon Premium Value Pack. Beside the price, this is a huge reason why I went with the bundle. The kid is a huge Spider-Man fan and I knew out of all the play sets he’d want to play this one most. Not to mention the fact that it’s based off of the Ultimate Spider-Man cartoon which we both watch and enjoy.
The play set came with Spider-Man, of course, and Nova.
The day has finally come! Well.. it came.. close to a week ago. But still! Disney Infinity 2.0 launched!
I don’t know if my excitement comes from the actual game, or from my dramatic month long build up leading to it. Or maybe it’s both! ..Yeah, it’s totally both.
I’ve decided, in the interest of organization and easy archiving, I’m going to break this up into a few separate posts. Unlike the Disney Infinity 1.0 Madness post I did when I first picked that up. So without further ado, let’s get on with the unboxing!
As mentioned in the video, we were fortunate enough to be able to pick up the Amazon Premium Value Pack (which by the way is still available!) In that pack we received the Starter Pack, the Spider-Man Play Set, Venom, Captain America, Rocket Racoon, and a pack of Power Discs. It was the best deal as far as I could find, and you know me, I take pride in finding the best deal.
Dana goes solo a few times this week, but Trees is here too! We get a little off topic this week, with things like TV firmware, phone fans, My 600lb Life, school pickups, Disney Infinity characters, and then we really get down into the the hard topics like is Johnny Depp played out? Let’s discuss. We also get around to talking about games. Which ones you ask? Games like Destiny, Diablo III, Rayman Legends and SO much more.
Happy Disney Infinity 2.0 Day! It took a lot of work but I’m finally getting the last installment of EZMU Infinity Corner out. And just in time too!
So now that all the play sets have been talked about, you would think that’s it. Well you are wrong, Kemosabe! (I’m going to start calling everyone that from now on)
When you’re buying into Disney Infinity, the main draw would be the play sets. They’re your levels, your core gameplay and what will probably come up if someone asks you about the game. But in reality, the play sets are only half the game. The other half that makes it a complete package is the Toy Box!
When my girlfriend and I moved in together, we discovered we had 5 gaming consoles between us. That’s right, Five! Two were three-generations old: a PS2 and an Xbox. The other three were two-generations old: an Xbox 360 Elite, a 40GB Playstation 3, and a 120GB Playstation 3 Slim.
We decided to hook up the PS3 Slim not only to use as our blu-ray and DVD-player, but also so we could finish off The Last of Us (which we have yet to do). But what to do with the other, unused, obsolete consoles? Well, I don’t like to throw things away and I couldn’t have them taking up space in a closet somewhere. So, I came up with the idea of displaying them in my computer room. It took me quite a while to find shelves that I liked (at IKEA), but once I found them, I promptly put them up, and I think the results are quite attractive.
The smooth black finish of the shelves complements the computer and their “floating” style is quite eye-catching. Notice also how I organised them by generation — rather than brand — and set the Playstations upright to create a nice frame effect.
A PS2 with a transparent-blue controller and an Xbox with a rather large controller. It’s not the Duke, but it’s still pretty damn big.
The 360 Elite with the chrome faceplate is the same one that I repaired myself and featured in a series of EZMU blogposts, beginning with this one. The PS3 belongs to my girlfriend. Man, those early PS3s were huge.
In the future, I may display a game next to or on top of each console as a way of defining them (e.g., Final Fantasy, Halo, CoD 4, Killzone 2), but for now they’ll stand as silent witnesses to bygone eras as I play games on my kickass PC.