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Suck It up, Cupcake

Hi Guys,

If you have been reading my blogs, thank you. It is an honor to have each and every one of you here. About 2 years ago I quit my job as a Fitness Manager at 24 Hour Fitness because I realized there was something bigger I wanted to do. I wanted to share fitness with everyone–for free. I kept getting asked the same questions in the gym and I realized there was a big need to “make fitness simple”. That’s when I first came up with the idea of Suck it Up, Cupcake. I went through many iterations such as first blogging about it. After much trial and error, I am happy to present Suck it Up, Cupcake. It’s for everyone who wants to understand the basics of fitness.

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My reflections on Smash…

Super Smash Bros


I’m a nerd. I fully admit it. I like my Super Smash bros and I usually get in 1-2 matches before I go to bed.

What do I think of it so far? It’s absolutely amazing. The first night I got it I stayed up until 6 in the morning playing. The real testament to how great it is, is that this game is known to be a multiplayer game, but yet has a lot of content to keep a single player happy for hours on end. As a 26 year old, most of my friends have full time careers and live at least an hour away. It’s not like the college days when I could peer my head out of the dorm room, yell “SMASH!” and have 8 players come running into my room… last one in had the gimp controller. This means many times I will be on my couch playing by myself until my friends can come over on a weekend and we can be guys together by playing games, drinking beer and laughing at each other’s farts.  

So how does this have so much content to play multiplayer with my friends and keep me coming back even when my buddies are an hour away?

1. Gold

The game has introduced something that makes each match matter… gold. Every time before I play most matches, I can weigh how much gold I want to use toward the match. The more I risk, the greater the reward. You can really feel the intensity rise as you weigh more of your gold towards one play through. Now when you want to play a harder match, it will cost you some of the precious metal that took you so long to collect on easier modes.

Now, the gold wouldn’t really matter if it could not be used towards anything. I wouldn’t have a reason to fight so hard for every match I risk it. Gold can be used to play higher difficulties (with higher rewards), special matches, and earn trophies if you like to collect those. My favorite thing to fight for is un-lockable move sets. Yes, each character has more than just one side special or up special–they have 4.

2. Customization

With 4 possible move sets for each direction comes lots of personalization. Now, if I choose to play Bowser against my friend, he could have a whole different take on his Bowser making for a fun match. Many times after I unlock new move sets, I get really excited like a little boy on Christmas morning, rushing over to the customization screen to see the new possible move for my character (I know… I get way to excited about these things).  This has unlocked a whole new layer of depth to each character which adds replay value to this game. This doesn’t even include how much tweaking I can do to to make my character my own.

3. Lastly, Multiplayer…

This is what the game was made for–and it shines doing it. From 4 to now 8 player battles, no one who comes over has to wait to be “Bottom out” (which means the player who did the worst last match has to give up their controller to the 5th or 6th player also wanting to play).

Don’t worry, it doesn’t stop there. They also added a game board mode which allows another way to play this already multi-layered layered game.

They even made single player mode able to be played with 2 players if you want to tackle on the great master hand (the final boss for all smash games) with a buddy.

Honestly, this is a great buy. To prove it, this game has sold 3 Wii U consoles to people around me. People actually picked up the console just to play this game! If you want a Wii U, now is the time to jump on board. SSB, Beyonetta 2, The Wonderful 101, and Monster Hunter are some of the games I would recommend for this console. It’s the cheapest “Next gen” console out there, and honestly, it’s getting the most play time on my shelf.

I only have one complaint about this game, one complaint… and it’s probably the only thing that bothers me. Ganandorf, the evil villain from the famous Zelda games, is still only a clone character. A clone is a character that was basically “cloned” from another character and tweaked to be called a whole different character, Now I don’t mind clones, but being the main villain from a major Nintendo Brand, I was hoping he would get a bit more love and a custom move set. But, if that is my only complaint, this game has a lot going for it.


Worth every penny

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