Also, he smells funny.
Even after resolving only to talk about the releases I personally find interesting (because, after all, the news itself isn’t that hard to find,) and even with the Virtual Console actually seeing a new old title released last week, I failed to mention anything at all. I could blame the shock of Nintendo’s stellar E3 lineup, but their conference didn’t take place until Tuesday. (I’ll blame Microsoft’s blatant Wii-cloning audacity instead.) Here’s a look at the downloadable games that caught my eye for the last two weeks.
I had a conversation a few years ago with a good friend about this flick. His argument was that the original Jaws was so good that it can barely be called a horror movie, standing on its own as just a great drama. While I agree that yes Jaws is fucking awesome, I’m sorry: I can’t get behind the idea that horror movies in general come off as some bastard genre not worthy of legitimate praise (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is pure cinema in the best possible way and in my top ten of all time). So what does Jaws have to do with Nintendo? Well, there just so happened to be an NES adaptation and it turned out so shitty it can barely be called a game.
Let’s take a breather from all of this 3DS excitement for a moment and look back at Nintendo during the not so glorious GameCube days. Now back then my friend and I came up with an insane amount of ideas for Animal Crossing commercials. They just seemed to write themselves and I can’t bring myself to go into them in detail because I firmly believe that the potential is still there for them to make us rich someday.
No, I didn’t make it to E3 this year (our invitations must have been lost in the mail) but that doesn’t mean that I didn’t wake my tired ass up at the ungodly hour of 9am to watch the show from the comfort of my own chonies. There were a lot of surprises so let’s jump right into it shall we?
It’s that time of year again. Time for all of the big guns in the video game industry to whip out their sales figures and software announcements for the coming year and compare them with each other without getting their dicks caught in the zipper. This Tuesday you can catch each of the shows from Microsoft, Nintendo and that other company by following the appropriate links here (or you can save yourself some time and just click this direct link to Nintendo’s conference that goes live at 9am Pacific time). Meantime, lets take a look at a few clips from E3’s past that caused Nintendo fans everywhere to lose their minds (for various reasons):
Blame Wario for turning MBF into WBF.
That’s a joke, you see. Really I’m just lazy, and no Virtual Console game came out this week, and regardless of what else may have come out that’s always a quick way to get me to not care.
Anyway, here are the things that caught my eye on DSiWare and WiiWare this week: