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Friday, November 29, 2013

(Boss 5-Final) Trayvon Tyson's Punch-Out!! Strategy Guide!

By LUDWIG VON KOOPA - IT'S THE FINAL BOSS.

It's part of Punch-Out!! culture to sit around on the playground exchanging tips to progress further in the game. Because I'm the kid everyone on the playground wants to be around, I'm taking it upon myself to be the definitive source for all things Trayvon Tyson's Punch-Out!!. So there are five bosses in the game, and I'm going to tell you all how to succeed against them. I'll only detail their moves — I don't want to spoil the entire experience for you! 

This article contains massive spoilers.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

The Birds of Gaming on the Festival of Lights

By LUDWIG VON KOOPA - The holiday of turkey meets a Menorah.

It is a very rare occurrence that the first day of Chanukkah is on the same day as Thanksgiving. To commemorate this rare occasion, KoopaTV is going to honour nine birds (for the nine prongs on the Chanukkah Menorah) that made quite an impression on us. From videogames, of course.

Hanukkah Chanukah Chanukkah Thanksgiving Menorah birds Nintendo video game Falco King Dedede Rawk Hawk Squawks Captain Vul Chatot Polly Staraptor Medli
Don't light the candles.


From left to right: Falco Lombardi (Star Fox), King Dedede (Kirby), Rawk Hawk (Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door), Squawks (Donkey Kong Country), Captain Vul (Kirby Super Star), Chatot (Pokémon), Polly (Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney), Staraptor (Pokémon), and Medli (The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker).

Honourable mentions: Kazooie (Banjo-Kazooie) and Dyna Blade (Kirby).


Have a happy Thanksgiving to all of KoopaTV's American readers. Have a cheery Chanukkah to all of our Jewish readers. If you're not in either of those categories, then feel free to look at any other article on the site.


For Thanksgiving in 2014, KoopaTV expresses their thanks.
For Thanksgiving in 2015, it's not even on Thanksgiving.
For Thanksgiving in 2016, Ludwig expresses his thanks.
For Thanksgiving in 2017, KoopaTV gets rid of a staffer.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

KoopaTV's Semi-Live Reactions to Nintendo Direct 11/27/13! (With Pics!)

By LUDWIG VON KOOPA - Going to rob the Louvre to save the company.

Rawk already had watched the Nintendo Direct by this time, but... I didn't! So... Yeah! Nintendo 3DS Guide: Louvre is coming to the Nintendo eShop. I'm Nintendork 13 13, and RawkHawk2010 is... himself. As usual.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Lessons of the New Nintendo Video

By LUDWIG VON KOOPA - Loosening standards.

I have been saying since the 2DS was announced that the system redesign represents Nintendo no longer pressuring developers to incorporate 3D into their games, which saves on development costs. My first and only given example was Pokémon X/Y (which I still don't have yet, so stop asking). I'm here to report another Nintendo-driven example: Nintendo's "Nintendo Video" application on the 3DS.

Monday, November 25, 2013

WINNERS ANNOUNCED: Gotta Catch 'Em All!

By LUDWIG VON KOOPA - Exemplary customer service.
As of November 2nd, the Winner's List in The Pokémon Company International's "Gotta Catch 'Em All" sweepstakes was empty. This is in direct contradiction to the contest's Official Rules PDF, which clearly states that the final winners will be chosen around October 14, and every week for three weeks before that for those previous winners. It also states:
"The winner list will be posted after winner confirmation is complete".

Friday, November 22, 2013

KoopaTV's Live Reactions to GT.TV 11/22/13

By RAWKHAWK2010 - What the hell is Kong Pow?

I've been waiting weeks for Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze news, and this was supposed to be on a week ago on GT.TV. I've been HYPED AS FUCK! I'm Rawk, YoshiRider123 is masteryoshirider, and Ludwig is PrinceOfKoopas. It's also our first live blog for a TV show (on Spike) on our AIM Blast — as usual.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Dual Destinies DLC (Turnabout Reclaimed) Is Out!

By LUDWIG VON KOOPA - Go get it. And the whole game.

Let's suppose you're a new reader to KoopaTV. Well, welcome to KoopaTV. I'm Ludwig. I write here. One of my favourite series is the Ace Attorney series. There's a cool navigational feature on the blog called the Terms Index. If you look at it, perhaps you'll notice all the times I talk about Ace Attorney, especially compared to maybe YOUR favourite series. ...Unless your favourite series is also Ace Attorney. Then you should already know that the promised DLC featuring Phoenix Wright, a pirate, and a killer whale is now out for $5.99. Don't have Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies yet? That's $29.99 for 5 cases. So yeah, the DLC is fairly priced. See more for Capcom's PR about the case.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

(Boss 4) Trayvon Tyson's Punch-Out!! Strategy Guide!

By LUDWIG VON KOOPA - Now republished and rewritten.

It's part of Punch-Out!! culture to sit around on the playground exchanging tips to progress further in the game. Because I'm the kid everyone on the playground wants to be around, I'm taking it upon myself to be the definitive source for all things Trayvon Tyson's Punch-Out!!. So there are five bosses in the game, and I'm going to tell you all how to succeed against them. I'll only detail their moves — I don't want to spoil the entire experience for you! And note, that this article DOES spoil the game.

Congress and Remedial Algebra

By LUDWIG VON KOOPA - Let's see the responses.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Console Wars and Us Vs. Them

By LUDWIG VON KOOPA - How would KoopaTV be back in the SEGA-Nintendo War?

Full disclosure here: This article was inspired by this GameFAQs Top 10 List titled "The Top 10 Things That The Next Generation Of Gamers Won't Get To Experience" by darkknight109. It's a really good read. But to the point: This blog was partially born from the idea of industry events as entertainment and the creation of facetious analysis. However, as that Top 10 list points out,  
“Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft aren't shy about blowing their own horns and touting their successes, as any large corporation is wont to do, but - with only a few notable exceptions - they conspicuously avoid taking more than the occasional pot-shot at one another.”

Monday, November 18, 2013

Happy Birthday, Wii U.

By LUDWIG VON KOOPA - Now stop getting bullied in daycare.

This is it. Nintendo's Wii U is now one-year old in North America: And it launched in North America first. So congratulations! ...I just wish I could list some accomplishments, since sales aren't one. Well, let's list 5 reasons to get a Wii U now. 'cause we'd really love it here at KoopaTV if Nintendo did as well as possible.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

How Long Can Smash Bros. Last?

By LUDWIG VON KOOPA - The brothers are out of a job.

When you really think about it, how can Iwata ask Sakurai to make a sequel to Super Smash Bros. 4 in the future? Look at Nintendo's line-up of games going on. It's all Mario this, Mario that. That plumber is raking in the inflated coins while the rest of the Nintendo cast is out in the cold. There won't be any new F-Zero. Nintendo's new franchise ideas end up bombing. So with a series all about fanservice, how can the fans be serviced if Nintendo franchises are basically becoming discontinued?

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

KoopaTV's 11/13/13 Nintendo Direct LIVE Reactions

By LUDWIG VON KOOPA - All your account integration needs. And MORE, such as the story of NintendoMario123.

It is that time again for KoopaTV to bring you our live reactions of today's Nintendo Direct. I'm Nintendork 13 13, and my colleague RawkHawk2010 is RawkHawk2010. If you'd like to watch the thing yourself, look here! We got on-the-moment analysis that you won't see anywhere else.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Any Updates on Madden Curse?

By LUDWIG VON KOOPA - Yeah, of course not. So more on why EA is the worst company in America.

KoopaTV wants to make sure we're giving our readers the freshest scoop of important news, such as, "What happened to the Madden Curse movie?" Previously,  Elizabeth Brett was fired and killed by Electronic Arts when we asked, and after that we were told that we could return and get a new copy of Madden NFL 25 before it even came out. EA Sports press contact Ritu Sidhu still has her job, so obviously she's doing well in not being dead. She never replied to our last attempt to contact her, however...

Monday, November 11, 2013

KoopaTV's Live Reactions to CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS Cutscenes!

By LUDWIG VON KOOPA - Now we never have to personally involve ourselves with this series ever again.

After watching through the entirety of The Last of Us's story (in three parts), Rawk decided our next project (and because it's Veteran's Day), would be going through Activision and Infinity Ward's Call of Duty: Ghosts. Again, watching cutscenes. The video we chose also has a lot of gameplay action, so we react to that too. Feel free to follow along, but it's quite long. So feel free to take breaks. Rawk is RawkHawk2010, and I'm Nintendork 13 13. As usual, this is from our AIM Blast.


Friday, November 8, 2013

(Boss 3) Trayvon Tyson's Punch-Out!! Strategy Guide!

By LUDWIG VON KOOPA - Fight in the Denny's.

It's part of Punch-Out!! culture to sit around on the playground exchanging tips to progress further in the game. Because I'm the kid everyone on the playground wants to be around, I'm taking it upon myself to be the definitive source for all things Trayvon Tyson's Punch-Out!!. So there are five bosses in the game, and I'm going to tell you all how to succeed against them. I'll only detail their moves — I don't want to spoil the entire experience for you!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Iwata's Concept of Price Value Vs. Ace Attorney

By LUDWIG VON KOOPA - Making connections.

Very recently, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata explained why games like Pokémon XY are the same price in a retail outlet as they are in the eShop. In his words,
" we decided that, since the contents are the same, the company would offer the software at the same price, be it the packaged version or the digital version. This is because we want consumers to value software as highly as possible and because we have been trying to heighten the value of our software whenever we produce it."
So, what does this really mean?

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

A Battlefield of Health Care

By LUDWIG VON KOOPA - Who is the lesser of two evils?

So on one hand, we have Electronic Arts, a declared enemy of KoopaTV and the public at large. On the other hand, we have the Barack Hussein Obama administration, another declared enemy of KoopaTV and the public at large. So what happens when those two clash? I really don't know, but let's expose the lies and evils of both. Because KoopaTV is all about transparency. EA CEO Andrew Wilson claimed that Obamacare's implementation could've learned lessons from Battlefield 4's roll-out. But... that wasn't good either, was it?

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Call of Duty: Smashed Edition!

By LUDWIG VON KOOPA - Not your brother, but property. ...Probably someone else's brother too, though.

KoopaTV has analyzed the type of people that are fans of Activision's widely popular Call of Duty franchise before. I described them in that article as "dudebros", "pathetic mongrels", "openly hostile and unappreciative", "DANGEROUS", and "active losers". Only "DANGEROUS" comes close to describing what that fanbase has done recently.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Give Me Liberty, Or Give Me Swapnote

By RAWKHAWK2010 - Nintendo: "Because you can't have both!"

Ah, Swapnote.

As some of you may remember, we early Nintendo 3DS owners endured a very dark and desolate age. An age where we were taunted by this new-age hocus-pocus of having an always/mostly-online Nintendo system with a legitimate friends list. A friends list that could hold up to 100 dudes! A friends list where you could see what your friends were actually doing!

Friday, November 1, 2013

KoopaTV's October Afterthoughts

By LUDWIG VON KOOPA - What will these titles look like when KoopaTV is a year old?

Let's start this recap article by looking at what I wrote last month. I said KoopaTV had great growth in September and it'd be great if it kept up in October. Unfortunately, September was an anomaly. Still, KoopaTV is trying out new things to shake the scene up, such as now having Twitter support in addition to Facebook. And that's not all: We have some things in planning. Not gonna disclose 'em 'cause that ruins surprises.

Well one of the things I'm going to do is make the site slightly easier to navigate, which will include things like links to the previous/next part in articles divided into parts or those that are obvious sequels. Those will be rolled out sometime soon.

On another note, some traditionally ignored categories of articles got attention this month. I'm looking at you, General! As for non-ignored, November will contain KoopaTV's 100th "Game Commentary" article! Stay tuned.

Anyway, it's about time for my Top 5 recommended articles from the month of October. Remember, they're all worth reading. Certain types of articles are automatically excluded from this list, such as logs. These are in chronological order.

  1. Facebook's Mobile Game Publishing
  2. Cities and Pokémon Mascots — Full Explanation!
  3. Map Screens — Lost The Way
  4. Shut Them Up By Shutting Them Down!
  5. I'm Sick of Charizard
If you'd like to see more than just my lovely visage (you see the influences of my colleagues within those articles, right?) on KoopaTV's main page, then feel free to submit some Guest Posts! If you want more information, comment anywhere on the site! I'll know...!


Ludwig's NNID is PrinceOfKoopas. Hit him up on Miiverse. Hitting him up on his 3DS is stupid now because of the loss of social features, but that'll be the subject of a later article.


To see September's recap article linked again, you're looking at it now.
For next month's recap article, see here.
We now know what the article titles look like a year from now, because here is this article a year from now.
That later article happens to be this one. Click here!