EGLX 2018 Merch Haul

For our trip to Canada, we went to one of our banks to do a little currency exchange, thinking that we may need some Canadian cash for tips and food for the hotel, perhaps taxis. Considering that everything was just charged to our credit cards, we used all that cash at the artist alley at EGLX.

There were so many skilled artists in their own booths at the expo, and we were delighted to help support them. One of our first stops was Pixel Parasite by Daryl Santos.

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He recreates iconic video game characters and items from perler beads. As soon as I spotted Geno from Super Mario RPG, I had to nab it. Rachel chose the Charmander to bring home and, the next day, we returned for a couple of key chains. Rachel grabbed Boo while I opted for the ocarina from the Legend of Zelda. We had also gotten key chains of Yoshi and Pikachu for our younger cousins, but we gave the gifts to them before we had gotten a picture

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We had also gotten a couple of Batman lanyards (along with a Fenniken plush for Rachel) from a booth, and the lanyards became the home to pins and key chains that we collected throughout the weekend.

Other key chains came from gyoGUTS and Geek @ ❤. Rachel got a double-sided key chain of Breath of the Wild’s Link and Zelda, while my key chain had Urbosa from the same game and Sans from Undertale from gyoGUTS. From Geek @ ❤ came the hand-crafted Wonder Woman symbol and Gameboy icon.

Geek @ ❤ also made these gorgeous prints from all sorts of fandoms, looking like they were painted sketches over book pages or music sheets. I have to say, I believe these prints are some of my favorite treasures from the expo:

We also got plenty of other posters from Game Room Posters (at the time of this posting, the website is pending):

All in all, we got a pretty good haul from our first expo. The only question now is…. where do we put all this?

What do you think of our haul? What kind of merchandise would or have you picked up at a convention? Let us know in the comments below!

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Friday (Least) Favorites: Super Smash Bros Stages

Double Jump Kris MiiHappy Friday, everyone!

The Internet nearly lost its mind when Nintendo announced Smash 5 for the Switch recently. Since then, there’s been plenty of speculation about characters, stages, and assist trophies that will be in the next installment of the series. This is a list of stages that I will be happy not to see again.


WarioWare, Inc.

Aside from the fact that I am not a fan of the WarioWare games in general, this stage was not a favorite a mine due to the microgames. I understand they’re supposed to be distracting, but I am not interested in trying to “win” a microgame when I want to focus on the fight.


I disliked how small this stage seemed. It appeared to be too busy with the city-like setting, with not much room to perform many combos when trying to fight your opponents.

Rumble Falls

Rumble Falls was the type of stage that moved vertically, forcing the players to keep up with the scrolling while also trying to focus on fighting the other players. I would much rather end up losing lives due to my opponents instead of missing small ledges and falling behind the scrolling platforms.

What are your least favorite Super Smash Bros. stages?

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Detective Pikachu Is Almost Here!

Rachel Mii | DoubleJump.comHappy Thursday!

I’m a little out of my routine. I thought I had a post scheduled for today and I didn’t.

The only reason I noticed it was because I had decided to impulsively buy a couple video games.

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Detective Pikachu is being released next week! I was iffy on getting it only because I’m trying to save my money. But I haven’t bought any games in a while, so I thought… why not?

I don’t think I’ve been this excited about a game in a while. Not since the last Pokemon game, I don’t think… Or Breath of the Wild.

I was torn to download it from the eShop because I would have gotten a free home theme but I ended up getting it through Amazon because I was able to get it $10 cheaper. See? I was being a little smart with my money.

After going to EGLX and seeing the Pokken Tournament show I had the urge to get that game as well. It was always on my list, but other games – like Breath of the Wild and Odyssey – ended up coming in first.

Pokken Tournament DX was on sale for $10 less. So I got it.

I saved $20! I spent $85… but I saved $20!

I’ll have fun though. That’s all that matters.

Have you pre-ordered Detective Pikachu? Are you looking forward to the game? Let me know in the comments below!

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Canada’s EGLX 2018

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Alright, where to begin?

This past weekend we had jetted off to Canada for their Enthusiastic Gaming Live Expo, or EGLX. It set our nerves on fire, as neither one of us have ever gotten the chance to go to a video game expo before, let alone fly out of the country!

Our main reason for going, aside from video games (duh), was due to the majority of our favorite YouTubers being guests at the expo. We figured that this kind of opportunity wouldn’t present itself very often, so we braved through whatever anxiety we had when it came to airplanes, hotels, passports, and whatever general adulting we needed to do to travel to a different country and went.

It was one of the best things we’ve ever done.

We had gotten a weekend pass to fully enjoy the experience. The place was packed, especially on Saturday. In the middle of the hall was a giant stage with four sides, each with a jumbo television to broadcast the tournaments and shows, such as Super Smash Bros, Halo, and Hearthstone. A screen for speedruns of games was set up in the back, rows of computers took up a side of the room for Rocket League and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, and the other side of the room was filled with booths for artists and indie game developers. Right down the middle were old arcade cabinets and televisions set up with games from Nintendo 64, the GameCube, and the NES.

We spent a lot of our time in the retro gaming area, having tons of fun with the old games like Mario Kart 64 and Double Dash. The artist alley was also a great time, and we’ll be showing off all the cool merchandise that we got from there.

Hidden Block and Normal Boots are the YouTubers who headlined the main shows on Saturday, with the two groups of friends going against each other then pro player Allister Singh in Pokken Tournament DX. The two groups then played a hilarious Family Feud-style game using answers from a survey that had been put out to fans a couple of weeks before the expo.

Hidden Block and Normal Boots each had a Q & A panel throughout the weekend, and we went to both of them, enjoying the banter between the guys as they listened to and answered questions from fans. They were all delights, and very nice whenever we got the chance to speak or see them. We didn’t talk to many of them for long, not with how many other fans they had, but we did get a couple of pictures with a few of them.

Then, of course, there was the hotel and the room service that we got used to over the weekend, haha! It was an utterly fantastic weekend, a trip that we certainly wouldn’t mind taking again.

Have you ever been to a gaming expo? Which ones would you like to go to?

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The Best Nintendo Direct Ever

Rachel Mii | DoubleJump.comHappy Tuesday!

It’s weird to get back into the swing of things after a weekend away at EGLX. Something excited happened over the weekend though and that would be the latest Nintendo Direct.

Nintendo put on a Direct on Friday, March 8, 2018. I always get excited about the Directs and, like most people, I get my hopes up for certain games and features. Then the Direct happens and nothing I wanted was announced.

I have to say, however, this Direct was the best one so far.

I was hoping for my usual:

  • A brand new mainstream Animal Crossing game
  • Luigi’s Mansion 3
  • A brand new mainstream Pokemon game
  • Super Smash Brothers
  • A new (good) Paper Mario
  • A new (good) Mario Party
  • Virtual Console features
  • YouTube, Twitch, and Netflix

Did we get all that? No, of course not. But I was still super excited for what they announced this Direct. It was filled with fist-pumping and excitement rather than disappointment.

My favorite highlights for the Nintendo 3DS:

Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story

I still haven’t played this game or any of the Mario & Luigi games. I still hope to though. It seems this game as the same as the last with some newly added features. I’ll be getting it at some point to finally play.

Detective Pikachu

We all knew about this one, but I can’t wait for it to come out. This isn’t a mainstream Pokemon game, but I’ll take any new Pokemon game at this time. Plus, we know they’re working on something else anyway.

Luigi’s Mansion remake

It’s not Luigi’s Mansion 3, but at least Nintendo hears us when we all say we love Luigi’s Mansion. While I love the Gamecube graphics (sue me) I look forward to playing this old classic on the 3DS. I’m still keeping my hopes up for a third game though… maybe they’re working on one for the Switch and this, in a way, is like a teaser.

My favorite highlights for the Nintendo Switch:

Octopath Traveler

We finally got a release date! I’ve played the demo and have been eagerly awaiting more information about this game. They added two new characters and it’ll be out July 2018.

Captain Toad

I loved this game for the Wii U. However, it was too short for me. I wanted more. This seems like a remake with a few extra levels built in. I’ll be getting it. I just hope there’s a good amount of new features added.


I’ve never played Undertale, though I’ve seen play-throughs and have heard great things. Kris just downloaded it from Steam and have started playing through it herself. I’ll be getting a copy of this for the Switch though. I’d love to see it on the big screen.

Last, but not least:

Mario Tennis Aces

I was never much into the Mario sports games. I have a couple of them but never really played them that often. This game looks good though. I’m excited to give it a try.

Super Smash Brothers

I don’t think I need to explain this one. People are wondering if it’s a port, remake, or a brain new game. I believe it’s a brand new game with it’s “working title” and also new added characters (such as Splatoon) and Link’s silhouette looks like BOTW Link. It’s a new one, people. We’re excited.

Did you watch the Direct? Did you love it as much as I did? What are you looking forward to the most? Let me know in the comments below!

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Japan’s Pokemon Cafe

Double Jump Kris MiiI totally wanna go here!

I recently heard of a certain cafe that just recently opened in Japan, dedicated to a certain franchise… Pokemon!


Japan tends to have some cool-themed cafes, and the latest one to join the craze is the Pokemon Cafe.

The pictures of the place look clean and fun, with plenty of Pikachu images adorning the cafe and menu. The menu itself looks adorable (and tasty!) that star mostly Pikachu, with a few Eevee, Mimikyu, Jigglypuff, and Gengar-themed items. Along with food, sweets, and drinks, there is also merchandise available, like coffee cups and plushies of a Pikachu dressed as a waiter or chef.

If I ever make it to Japan one day, you can bet that the Pokemon Cafe will be on my list of places to visit! Apparently, though, you can only get in with a reservation. Right now, they’re taking reservations until the beginning of April. I presume they do reservations on a monthly basis.

What do you think? Would you ever visit a Pokemon Cafe? What other games would make good themed cafes?

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Settle It in Smash – Yungtown and Garrett Williamson

To continue to celebrate some of our favorite gamers on YouTube, this month’s music video is a Super Smash Bros. tribute called, “Settle It in Smash.”

This energetic song was written and performed by Luke Sizemore, also known as Yungtown, and Garrett Williamson. The video was uploaded three years ago, but it is still one of our favorites to jam to! The video below was uploaded by Yungtown, while Garrett also has a version on his channel.

We hope you guys enjoy the song as much as we have!

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