Just when the depression from not being able to afford a 3DS was seriously making me weigh the pros and cons of armed robbery, along comes Nintendo and a package that they sent from out of the blue today. A large white box wrapped in a pink bow showed up with a tiny card taped on top that read:
Well, the big weekend is right around the corner. Nintendo’s revolutionary new “glasses free” 3D hand-held will hit North American store shelves on Sunday and they’ve slapped together a fancy new commercial that I have to admit is pretty awesome. I really didn’t think anything could make me even more jealous of those with the means to nab it on day one, but that goddamned ad did it. See, despite the fact that I want one more than I want to someday be a father, I just can’t justify the fairly steep $249.99 price tag, let alone afford it. Nope, instead I think I’ll probably end up celebrating launch day by dropping 20 bucks on beer and extra batteries so I can finally show my Virtual Boy some love. That little guy has been giving me the sad eyes from across the room for long enough.
Wow, never saw that one coming. President of Japan, Satoru Iwata announced today at Nintendo’s GDC keynote that the no-brainer platformer simply titled (at least for now) Super Mario is indeed on the way. Developed by the boys and girls who birthed Super Mario Galaxy and its sequel, the game will apparently be playable at this year’s E3 – Wait. What the fuck is that? Is that a damn tail? As in the same tail worn by Raccoon Mario in Super Mario Bros. 3 !?