Game Time

Two well-known video games series offer exciting updates in latest installments

Pokémon Timeline- Gameboy to 3DS

9/30/1998 – Pokémon Red & Pokémon Blue – 1st generation

10/19/1999- Pokémon Yellow – special Pikachu edition

10/15/2000- Pokémon Gold & Silver – 2nd generation

7/29/2001- Pokémon Crystal – 2nd generation 

3/17/2003- Pokémon Ruby & Sapphire -3rd generation

9/7/2004- Pokémon FireRed & LeafGreen -remakes and 3rd generation

5/1/2005- Pokémon Emerald – 3rd generation

4/22/2007- Pokémon Diamond & Pearl -4th generation 

3/22/2009- Pokémon Platinum -4th generation

3/14/2010- Pokémon HeartGold & SoulSilver -remakes and 4th generation

3/6/2011- Pokémon Black & White – 5th generation

10/7/2012- Pokemon Black 2 & White 2  -5th generation sequels

10/12/2013- Soon to come Pokémon X & Y -6th generation

It’s time to start saving up some money because these games are definitely going to be worth buying.

First, I’d like to talk about Pokémon Generation VI, X and Y on 3DS. Coming out Oct. 12, this generation brings you brand new starters, and all of us fire trainers are just hoping that this time the starter isn’t a fire-fighting type. The makers have decided that in addition to the new starters, they will be giving you the choice of either Squirtle, Charmander or Bulbasaur.

Pokémon X’s legendary Pokémon is a fairy type named Xerneas, a new type of Pokémon that is very effective against dragon and ice types. However, it’s weak against ghost and dark types. Pokémon Y’s legendary is Yveltol, a dark flying type.

Something I think will be awesome about the new games is the fact that they have made mega evolutions. Mega evolutions are only for specific Pokémon in the game; when you’re in battle you can mega evolve your Pokémon, which makes its appearance change and its stats change as well.

Now you evee lovers will love that there will be two new eveelutions: a poison evee and a fairy evee. The new game also features hordes — you can be walking through tall grass and instead of just one wild Pokémon attacking you, you could be attacked by five Pokémon at the same time.

A new feature called sky battles allows Pokémon to fly or levitate, allowing players to battle with others in the sky. Another thing they are doing to the battles that I’m excited about is the Pokémon will now have emotions. When hit, their face will actually show that they are in pain or angry. They are also putting in a mini game, allowing you to pet, feed and play with the Pokémon in your party. I’m really excited about it because it means that you can feel closer to your Pokémon. Overall, Pokémon the 6th generation, and all the new things they’re doing in it has lots of promise.

Grand Theft Auto 5 recently came out on Xbox 360 and PS3. In the new game you get to choose three different characters instead of just one. You can play as Franklin, Michael or Trevor. You get to skip from character to character and know what’s going on in all sides of the story. It’s easy to get lost in the map for GTA4, but in GTA5 the map is much, much bigger — if you look at the picture, you can see the difference. Also, the entire world is open from the very beginning of the game, so no more unlocking areas. You can play golf and do some yoga, or you can try parachuting over the city or maybe racing somebody in the streets.

All new types of people are seen on the streets of GTA5, even celebrities. If you want a brand new car that’s not in the game, you can buy some new cars online. You can even customize cars in LS Customs to make a car unique and awesome. There are also new helicopters and planes/jets.

In the new game, instead of just swimming through the ocean or boating, you can scuba dive down to the ocean floor. Just make sure you don’t go swimming after a storm when the runoff is toxic.

I’m really excited to get both Pokémon X & Y and GTA5. I can’t wait to play them and see all of the differences and play through the new stories myself. The games look promising and worthwhile.

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