Yoshi’s Island FINALLY comes to the Virtual Console!

Well, it’s been a long time coming, but Yoshi’s Island is finally available on a home console again, as it was released on the Wii U Virtual Console today. Strangely, Nintendo chose to rerelease the Gameboy Advance remake from 2002 as opposed to the 1995 SNES original, but beggers can’t be choosers I suppose. Let’s just all be happy that we can once again play one of the greatest platformers ever.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier Review

Captain America: The Winter Soldier is the latest addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but after a duo of rather uneventful movies with the forgettable Thor: The Dark World and the pretty-darn terrible Iron Man 3, does Captain America’s second go have what it takes to get the Marvel Cinematic Universe back on track? Read more

Working on some Stuff

Yeah, I haven’t exactly had a whole lot of reviews or anything lately, I know. But I promise I’ll do my best to try to attempt to rectify that soon. Expect some movie reviews soon as I work on that list of greatest video games of all time. Patience is a virtue.

Happy 25th Birthday Game Boy!

Today marks the 25th anniversary of the release of the original Game Boy in Japan! 25 years later, and Nintendo’s handhelds are still an unstoppable force, largely due to the success of the original Game Boy. Read more

Happy Easter!

Here’s some colored eggs!

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Well, it’s been over a week now since Wrestlemania 30, which was admittedly the best Wrestlemania of the past few years overall. But while WM30 was an entertaining show overall, the biggest news coming out of the event was that the Undertaker suffered his first loss at Wrestlemania, thus ending the long-revered ’streak.’ I’ve always been on the “the streak never should have ended” boat, so suffice to say I was a bit baffled when the streak ended at WM30 (and to Brock Lesnar of all people). But after giving it a week, do I still feel the same way? Read more

Thoughts on the Super Smash Bros. Nintendo Direct

Well, the Smash Bros. Nintendo Direct went pretty much how I thought it would, but managed to throw in a good surprise or two. Read more

6th Year Anniversary! Also Big News!

April 6th, 2014 marks the sixth anniversary of Sloganyams.com! On April 6th 2008 I started blogging and whatnot (okay, so it kinda actually started Christmas 2007, but that was more like a test version of the site that I barely updated). Although this site began a lot more ‘jokey’ with the way I wrote reviews, I slowly but surely began taking things (relatively) more seriously. And now here we are, six years later, and I have achieved levels of half-decency!

But this sixth anniversary blog isn’t just here to give myself a pat on the back (though that’s definitely most of it), but I also have two big (again, relative) announcements to make.

The first is that my “Best Video Games” survey is finally complete! After nearly two years, I’ve finally tallied enough people’s lists of favorite games to begin work on my second “Best Video Games of All Time” list. I may not be able to give an exact date as to when I’ll finish writing up said list, but expect to see the results of my survey in the not-too-distant future!

The other big news is that I soon plan on making an additional site! That’s right, a brand new website! Starting over, hopefully smarter and wiser (but probably not), and most likely bigger than ever before! I can’t say when this new site will be up, or even give out its planned named at the moment. But hopefully in not too long you’ll be seeing a (relatively) more professional site from yours truly.

But what does this mean for this site, you may ask? Well, I still plan on updating this site. But obviously there might be a bit of an emphasis on the new site for a while. But don’t fret, I don’t plan on letting Sloganyams go anywhere. It’s done me a lot of good through these six years, and I’d never just abandon it. But it is time I branched out a little more with something a little fancier (cue the words “relatively speaking”).

I would now like to take this time (err…blog) to thank my faithful readers for reading this junk these past six years. And I hope I can continue to entertain you for many years to come, whether through this site or another (or something else entirely). It’s been a fun six years and I don’t plan on stopping anytime soon.

Here’s to animated movies and video games!

Game of the Month: March 2014

The ‘Souls’ series is renowned for its tight gameplay, dark atmosphere, and brutal difficulty. And Dark Souls 2 (the strangely-named third entry in the series) carries the series mantle proudly. Read more

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