Hello everyone! Today was a great day. The NY Giants won the SUPERBOWL! And while watching the big game, I was playing Pokémon White and really making some progress in completing my National Pokédex. Huzzah!
Another project I’ve been working on (while anxiously awaiting the release of PokéPark Wii 2 later this month) I decided to give my blog some upgrades. You probably already noticed the new header and background images. It’s still kind of a work in progress but I think it looks pretty cool so far!
In addition to the regular website, I also added a really cool feature! If you have an iPad, you can now download The Glux Blog iPad App. All you have to do is visit gluxbox.wordpress.com using the Safari browser on your iPad, and then click on the little settings button. Choose “Add to Home Screen” and voila! Now you have a really awesome new app! And it’s FREEEEEE!! 🙂 Disclaimer: I don’t know if this also works for iPhones. I didn’t get a chance to try it out on an iPhone to see if it works the same way. But I doubt it would, because the WordPress menu says it’s specifically for iPad. But if someone wants to try it out and let me know, that’d be super! lol
I really hope you’ll check it out. Grab your friend’s iPad if you must! It looks really swanky, like something you’d download from the App Store, or the Newsstand. Yeahhhhh I’m really proud of it hehe!
For those of you who, like me, are Facebook junkies, I also decided to create a Glux Blog Fan Page. Please “like” me on Facebook for random updates, photo shares and other fun Nintendo related stuff! And of course I will be posting my latest blog entries on the Facebook page, so you won’t miss a thing!
Here’s a random bit of games-related news to post. If you don’t have a 3DS you might not know about this, but there’s a feature called Nintendo Zone that allows you to download exclusive content from specific WIFI Hot Spots. One of these Hot Spots is at most Best Buy retail locations. There was a special promotion (although today was the very last day) where you could buy certain 3DS titles at 50% off. JDubz and I went to Best Buy to take advantage of the deal before it expired. We decided to each buy the game “Asphalt 3D” which is a car racing game. Honestly I know nothing about it, but we figured it would be cool because we can race each other and there’s a StreetPass function to it. We are obsessed with StreetPass!
Anyway, so the special 50% off deal required that you present your 3DS, which had a coupon UPC code for the sales associate to scan, at the register. When JDubz and I went to make our purchases, the girls at the counter had NO IDEA what we were doing, they couldn’t scan the codes, and it was an overall headache. Of course we demanded the manager and got our discounts anyway, but seriously… wtf Best Buy? How can they be hosting a Nintendo Zone WIFI coupon, and yet none of the people who work there know anything about the offers? It was really lame. I’m going to call Best Buy tomorrow and let them know that they should keep their workers informed!
Since that offer expires today, that means there could be a new Nintendo Zone coupon or deal starting tomorrow! Also, I heard that there will be downloadable episodes of the Pokémon Animated Series in the February update for Nintendo Zone. Wouldn’t that be cool? I’ll try to get to another Hot Spot soon so I can see what’s new! And of course I’ll keep you all informed. 🙂