Worlds Tagged Articles RSS Feed | Worlds RSS Feed on en Launch Media Network Kingdom Hearts 3: Sword in the Stone World Confirmed? Fri, 20 Jan 2017 06:08:07 -0500 Unclepulky

There are many Disney worlds that people would like to see make an appearance in Kingdom Hearts 3. Some of the most popular requests are a Toy Story world, a Frozen world, and worlds based off of the Marvel and Star Wars universes.

As of now, the Disney worlds which are 100% confirmed to be in the game include a Tangled world, a Big Hero 6 world, and the return of Hercules' world as well. Thanks to end of Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth By Sleep - A Fragmentary Passage, we know that Sora, Donald, and Goofy's first destination on their new adventure will indeed be Olympus Coliseum.

However, it's possible that KH 0.2 also revealed an entirely new world that we haven't seen yet -- the world of Sword in the Stone.

When Kairi is speaking with Master Yensid, he tells her that she'll be training in the way of the keyblade alongside Lea...under the tutelage of the wizard, Merlin.

Merlin was one of the main characters in Disney's The Sword in the Stone. So should we get the privilege to play as Kairi or Lea, then odds are we'll get to explore a world based on this movie.

While this is currently all we have to go on, there is a live-action Sword in the Stone film currently in pre-production. If that's a project that Disney cares about, the big mouse may want to promote it by putting a Sword in the Stone world in Kingdom Hearts 3.

Do you think we'll see an Arthurian world in Kingdom Hearts 3? What other worlds would you like to see? Let me know in the comments!

ROX Tigers Waive Clauses For Pray, Kuro And GorillA Fri, 25 Nov 2016 05:43:20 -0500 KonradGamez

ROX Tigers, a team that everyone thought would stick together, has given us hints that suggest otherwise.

Since they achieved so much during both of the 2016 LCK Splits and played what is arguably the best semi-final match of all time against SKT T1 which earned them a 3rd place finish at the 2016 World Championships, everyone was under the impression that they would not separate. 

Earlier today, released an article stating that coaches NoFe and SSONG waived clauses in the contracts of ADC Pray, Mid Laner Kuro and Support GorillA.

These clauses prevented the players from speaking to other teams until November 30th, however their contracts end on November 25th.

The ROX organization have not extended the same offers to Top Laner Smeb, Jungler Peanut or substitute Cry -- their respective contracts end on November 30th.

Despite the potential changes that may occur to the roster in the following weeks, the ROX Tigers have just won the Kespa Cup.

No official roster moves have yet been announced.

Revisiting 5 Banjo-Kazooie Worlds to Hype You Up for Yooka-Laylee Mon, 29 Aug 2016 09:53:16 -0400 Craig Snyder

When the Yooka-Laylee trailer dropped at E3, people were absolutely thrilled to explore a new platforming adventure from the same team that worked on the Banjo-Kazooie and Donkey Kong Country games. It's being released on practically every platform and it looks stunning.

While it has been made clear that—despite the naming convention—Yooka-Laylee is no extension of the Banjo-Kazooie series, it will have its similarities. That's great news for anyone who loves platformers, because Banjo-Kazooie is unquestionably one of (if not the) best platformers that we've ever been graced with.

That being said, here are five worlds from the classic N64 platformer that Yooka-Laylee would be a better game for having!

Treasure Trove Cove

Everyone who played Banjo-Kazooie remembers this level -- even the quitters! That's because it's the second world in the game after the game's very vanilla opener, Mumbo's Mountain.

Treasure Trove Cove is when you first discover what an enthusiastic, vibrant, and fun game Banjo-Kazooie is going to be. It isn't until you hear this world music and get thrown onto this beach that it hits you that you're playing a really special game.

This world also brings us Nipper's Private Beach and Sharkfood Island, two of the earliest side locations that put you on edge and has you fearful of losing your precious Honeycombs. Although it's the second world, it's the first world that really gives you the full Banjo experience.

Clanker's Cavern

Banjo-Kazooie took us from the highest of highs to the lowest of lows, following up Treasure Trove Cove with Clanker's Cavern. Here, we're taken from strolling through a sunny beach to passing through a drainage pipe.

Clanker's Cavern is the first world with lots of significant things to do underwater. The level wraps around a huge mechanical fish that has been trapped there by the game's antagonist, Gruntilda. That fish is Clanker, and you can hop through the blowhole on the top of his head or go through his gills for some very dark encounters.

While Banjo-Kazooie has this very cheerful and bright aura to it, Clanker's Cavern pivots completely and shows some versatility.  You thought you knew the game you were playing, and then they drop something like this on you. I really hope Yooka-Laylee brings us something like this early on in the game!

Bubblegoop Swamp

I'll be honest. I hated this world as a kid, but I've really developed an appreciation for it on my most recent playthrough.

This world follows the darker atmosphere that came with Clanker's Cavern, but the upbeat tune of it doesn't leave you feeling down in the dumps. Bubblegoop Swamp features some of the best parkour-style platforming gameplay in Banjo-Kazooie, and The Tiptup Choir is one of my favorite minigames.

Bubblegoop Swamp shows that you can put a flavorful spin on a cliché platforming theme, like a swamp, that doesn't leave it feeling dull and expected.

Click Clock Wood

The last main world of Banjo-Kazooie has a lot to offer in terms of content. Part of that content is some of the best and most memorable music in the game -- and that's saying a lot, because Banjo-Kazooie has one of the best OSTs that Nintendo has ever put together.

Click Clock Wood is a world with four seasonal stages, all that come with unique world experiences and tunes. It's atmospheric and beautiful in all four of its seasons. There are too many notable things to visit in this world: The Large Tree, Gnawty's House, The Bramble Field, The Zubba's Nest, Click Clock Wood Pond, and so much more.

Climbing through that monstrous tree at Click Clock Wood in each of the four seasonal levels is a joy. I really hope Yooka-Laylee manages to pull something off that plays into the way Banjo-Kazooie was able to effectively cram four worlds into one, because it's really the cherry on top of an amazing game.

Grunty's Furnace Fun

This is not technically a world, but it is a part of the game so large and interactive that it could be treated like one.

Grunty's Furnace Fun is a trivia game show hosted by Gruntilda, the witch you've been chasing through the entire game. The rules are very simple. Gruntilda asks you a series of questions related to Banjo-Kazooie and the many worlds you play through. Answering correctly will let you advance one square and answer another question, and answering incorrectly will lose you a Honeycomb. Answer incorrectly on one of the skull spaces and you're hurled into a pit of lava and have to start over.

I love that the game wrapped up like this. It's a refresher course that allows you to reminisce on the how you've just played through one of the best titles in Nintendo history. Yooka-Laylee, watch and learn. I'd really love to see something like this top of one more great platformer.

What are you expecting out of Yooka-Laylee? While it's certainly a game with a very different look and feel to it, I'm expecting they go in the right direction and either revisit or touch up on similar themes that we've seen in the original Banjo-Kazooie and maybe even Banjo-Tooie.

Leave me a comment and let me know what you're looking for in Yooka-Laylee and which Banjo-Kazooie world was your favorite!

A Brand New Twist on Iconic Video Game Characters Fri, 14 Nov 2014 04:13:18 -0500 Lauren "Beleen" Blanset

I was an Air Bender well before Aang came along.

Besides developing games at Artix Entertainment, I am also a balloon artist, capable of twisting up squeaky colorful creations of anything that I (or eager onlookers) can imagine.

After 10 years of being a professional airhead, I’ve made balloon creations of just about every animal, every princess, every superhero—everything. I am always up for a challenge, and in order to keep my hands busy with something else besides Battle Gems, I decided to make some video game character balloon art.

Let’s play!

Nintendo Balloon Animals

More popular than Nerf Guns and Tamagotchis and the little gray weasel that rolled around on a ball, the Super Nintendo was hailed as the most beloved toy during my childhood. And for good reason too—Nintendo created some of my most memorable memories, and now I get to create tangible visual representations!


From NES to N64 and beyond, Mario has always been my favorite plumber with questionable eating habits.


Don’t let that face fool you. This Goomba is not a fun guy. 


BWAAHA! *pulls out needle* Now I get to have my revenge!


Oh yeah, I just made a Kirby balloon animal. Sneaking this in to see if anyone notices...

Final Fantasy Balloon Animals

It is undisputable fact that Final Fantasy X is the best RPG ever created, but not enough balloon animals have been created in its honor. I am here to change that.


What’s the best thing about Balloon Cactuar? It can’t attack with 10,000 needles!

Black Mage

Okay, so he’s not from FF X, but a classic character nonetheless. I’ve always loved Kazuko Shibuya’s Black Mage from the original Final Fantasy games—and here’s my 3D version!


And last but not least… it’s not Final Fantasy without Chocobos! Unless it’s FF 1, because they didn’t flock onto the scene until FF II. /history lesson

World of Warcraft Balloon Animal

So tell me… who else took the day off to play Warlords of Draenor? *shifty eyes* Well. I couldn’t, because I spent way too long trying to design a World of Warcraft-themed balloon animal.


This guy *started off* as Thrall… but do you have any idea how difficult his facial hair is? To create out of balloons nonetheless? And there’s like NO WAY I could make his armor set. Geeze, I’m just a balloon artist, not a magician.

Artix Entertainment Balloon Animals

And now to plug in some shameless self-promotion! I’ve worked at Artix Entertainment for the past 5 years, and I’ve twisted some AdventureQuest Worlds-themed balloons here and there, but… I never took photos of my work! Screenshot or it didn’t happen, amirite?

 Artix the Paladin

This paladin is so popular that an entire video game studio was named after him! Also helps that he’s the CEO’s avatar.

Drawing on balloons with sharpies and paint markers is just as insanely difficult as it sounds. And the face is what really makes the balloon creation pop—figuratively, of course. I attempted drawing Artix’s Battle Gems expression, and… well… it kinda makes him look a bit too happy.

So I gave him some plastic surgery and planted a new face on the Artix balloon. And now he looks a bit too Anime!

But I am still a bit partial to the first Artix face… so I gave the real-life Artix action-figure a face-lift, too. 

Hehe, they’re all so silly, aren’t they? And they are a foolproof way to guarantee that no real work will get done the rest of the day (unless Vines and Tweets count as work).  

 Twilly the Moglin

No, no, this isn’t a shiny red Pikachu; it’s actually a little red healing Moglin named Twilly. He’s been around since Artix’s first RPG AdventureQuest at, and is always there to offer a helping hand… um, paw.

Zorbak the Moglin

Meh heh heh! Zorbak is the most evil Moglin in all of AQ Worlds. I mean, that kind of goes without saying—just look at that diabolical staff. #StraightUpEvil


And there you have it – my hands and lungs have been exhausted for your amusement. I hope you have enjoyed everything, and I would love to hear your comments below as to what new video game character balloon animals I should twist up next!

P.S. I also made a balloon version of my 2014 Dragon Slayer Awards Trophy! But with a pink sword. Because we gatta have a little bit of Beleen flair in there!