The Ultimate Ryu Figurine

What is the coolest toy you can think of? Well, don't waste the brain power, it is right here.

This limited piece can still be obtained here.

The Most Beautiful Nintendo 3DS Cover Plates

1. The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask

A character from Majora's Mask staring at the mask

Majora's Mask is special in way too many ways and even after more than a decade after it's original release, the title's art direction still shines. A 3D remake is coming to the New Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 2DS on February 13th. The Cover Plate seen above is pure Nintendo magic and claims the top of the list.

Majora's Mask Cover Plate from Play Asia

2. Old School Mario

Mario on red background

Almost a Super Mario Bros. 3 classic throwback reminds us of everything that's good about Nintendo. It's-a-me-Mario brings distinct red vibe to the New Nintendo 3DS and make's it look a tad like the NES or SNES. It also fits extremely well with the SNES style button colours.

Mario Cover Plate from Play Asia

3. Mighty Stompin Goomba

Goomba on a brown background

It is hard to talk about one, without mentioning the other. Goombas have become as iconic as Space Invaders and it is no wonder. Typical tread of the mill bad guys that deserve nothing but to be stomped on. As with the Mario Cover Plate, this one will let everybody know where you stand on the new games / retro debate.

Goomba Cover Plate from Play Asia

4.Question Block ... What?

A well known question block from the super mario series

We are not too much in favor of Mario here, the series has just produced way too many iconic symbols. Question Block Cover Plate makes you totally mysterious on a date, let's you clearly express your sense of fashion and even get away with hitting people on the head with your New Nintendo 3DS (which, by the way, we don't recommend). Or you can just get 8 of these are hang them randomly around the walls in your apartment.

Question Block Cover Plate from Play Asia

5. Kirby

Many different Kirby figures, portraying different emotions

One fluffy ball of many faces. It is hard not to love Kirby and his adventures and this Cover Plate is nicely reflective of his adventures. Also it looks like wood, which is stylish and unique. With new Kirby title coming in 2015, this is a way to make your New Nitnendo 3DS stand out.

Kirby Cover Plate from Play Asia

Where to Buy a Gamecube Controller Adapter for Super Smash Bros. Wii U

When Nintendo announced the official Gamecube Controller Adapter for Wii U alongisde the release of Super Smash Bros. Wii U, excitement knew no limits. While both the Wii and Wii U support wireless controller technology, there is an amount of input lag, that casual gamers won't notice. It is actually small enough not to have an impact, unless you play a game just like Super Smash Bros. Wii U, where miliseconds matter and if you are not spot on, your hits will not only not connect, but your opponent is going to retailate.

For some reason, though, the official Nintendo stock of Gamecube Controller Adapters has dissapeared almost instantly and it remains to be seen, when more stock is going to be available and if it will be sufficient to meet the demand.

The good news is Mayflash have quickly come up with their own piece of hardware which, although not officially licensed by Nintendo, works just as well as the original and is regularly restocked. You can order one over on the Play Asia  site, where you can also read user reviews. Seems to work like a charm. The fact that it currently sits at the top of one of the largest on-line videogame vendors best-selling list is an indicative that throngs of gamers chose to remedy the lack of official stock this way.

Oh, and while you are at it, you might want to grab a couple of Gamecube controllers as well.

Best Spider-Man Game

What is the best Spider-man game? Great question, brought about just recently by my subscription to Marvel Unlimited (I finally know the story of the black suit, yay!).

Truth be told, I have not played that many webslinging video games, as the movies pretty much did Peter Parker in for me. But luckily, here comes Marvel with couple thousand issues I have yet to read. True love is easy to reignite, I guess. If you are a fan of the amazing Spider-man, you might want to take a look at any of the following titles:

Lego Marvel Super Heroes

Some time ago I browsed a LOTR fanpage and one of the questions on there was "What is the best LOTR videogame?" The best and most true answer: "Lego Lord of the Rings and I am not even kidding."

Well, here you go. Marvel Super Heroes lets you control a vast number of Marvel super heroes and villains, including your friendly neighbourhood Spider-man. And while the brawling controls probably don't do our favorite hero much justice, the web swinging mechanic is probably the best video-game implementation so far.

Marvel Ultimate Alliance

Another game not centered specifically on Spider-man let's you control Marvel Heroes in an over the top comics adventure. Personally, I found some moments a bit dull and the story daunting, but the characters and boss battles are well worth it.

Spider Man and Venom: Maximum Carnage

Plain old beat'em up that you will probably have to run via emulator. I can't remember a 16bit brawler that ain't fun.

Spider-man 64

This mus be my all-time favourite Spider-man game. Great controls, ton of generic mob enemies, great stealth action and overall an accurate protrayal of Spidey make this a blast to play. 

Should I Play League of Legends or DOTA 2

What is the difference?

I have played League of Legends since the release and have had a DOTA 2 beta access for a long time. 

League of Legends is much more accessible. Not only are things well explained to new players, controls are also very friendly and every part of the game, such as shopping is tailored to support casual play. The matches in League of Legends tend to be shorter and a team can cast a surrender vote after some time if things are not going well, thus saving time. 

DOTA 2 is less polished of the two, more chaotic, less structured and games tend to be longer. There is no surrender mechanics, although you are allowed to leave a match early if there are people disconnecting and such. One thing that stands out about DOTA 2 is the true diversity of its heroes. No two heroes are alike and a lot of them feature some sort of interesting exception to gameplay formula.

Both games are free to play, thus sporting no barrier to entry. Downside of both is how hugely time consuming they are and how immature and aggresive the people you meet in the game tend to be. This particular fact is bringing the gameplay experience down by a large margin.