Pokemon Movies Retrospective: Dialga vs. Palkia vs. Darkrai (2007)

This is an entry in the Pokemon Movies Retrospective Movie #10: The Rise of Darkrai “Stop! This garden is a place for everyone!” – Darkrai, as he blocks Dialga’s Roar of Time and Palkia’s Spacial Rend attacks (Japanese dub) Our tenth film, The Rise of Darkrai, known in Japan as 「ディアルガVSパルキアVSダークライ」(lit. “Dialga vs. Palkia vs. Darkrai”) premiered…

Dan’s Top 100 Everything: #47 Peggle

Whoa! Bet you didn’t expect a PopCap casual game to crack the top fifty, did you? But here it is. And frankly, it deserves it. Three times I’ve gotten sucked into Peggle, become totally obsessed, and emerged about a week later wondering if I’m what’s wrong with America. Can you really blame me, though? Peggle…

Pokemon Movies Retrospective: Deoxys the Visitor (2004)

This is an entry in the Pokemon Movies Retrospective Movie #7: Destiny Deoxys “That Pokemon came from space. Four years ago, a meteorite struck near the North Pole. From that meteorite, a new Pokemon was born. Professor Rondo named that Pokemon Deoxys. At that moment, Rayquaza suddenly appeared and began to attack. Rayquaza believed its territory…

Dan’s Top 100 Everything: #54 Portal

Chances are, if you’ve had an Internet connection at any point during the six years, you are familiar with Portal. Created by the Internet-beloved Valve and shipped with a set of games called The Orange Box back in 2007, Portal took the gaming world by storm. Three years later, Valve released the eagerly awaited sequel,…

Dan’s Top 100 Everything: #56 Final Fantasy

I am writing this while the internet is down in my house, so this will be probably be short and contain factual errors. I apologize in advance. Final Fantasy is one of those cultural touchstones for people my age (mid-twenties males). So many of us experienced the series at one point or another, often spreading…

Pokemon Movies Retrospective: The Guardians of Alto Mare (2002)

This is an entry in the Pokemon Movies Retrospective Movie #5: Pokemon Heroes – Latios & Latias “If the Soul Dew should be used for evil, its power will be tainted, and the Soul Dew will disappear along with the island.” – Legend of the Soul Dew (Japanese Dub) Pokemon Heroes – Latios & Latias, 「水の都の護神 ラティアスとラティオス」(lit.…