For our little website, that is. One of my main goals for Shigeru’s List was to find a way to get us press passes to attend E3 in San Diego this June but it looks like that just aint gonna happen. You see, those *elitist, snob pricks have instituted a bullshit new rule this year that requires any website applying to have at least 8,000 unique hits per month and I hate to admit it, but we’re not exactly anywhere close to that number (yet). I’m not gonna lie, I’m pretty pissed. From a playable Mario 3DS to a new home console unveiling, this year has so much speculation circling Nintendo specifically, that the chances of the company’s presentation being one of their best ever are extremely strong.
Archive for April, 2011
Did you know that A Boy and His Blob for the Nintendo Wii features a button that is dedicated solely to planting your arms around the little guy? It’s easily the cutest thing I’ve ever seen in a video game.
Also, nobody bought the damn thing which is too bad because it’s a lot of fun and it features gorgeous hand drawn graphics and is really cheap and you get to hug a blob and what are you waiting for already?
Me? I think that there just might be a chance that this mock up is the real deal. But even if it does turn out to be a fake, it’s a damn good one. Rumors have been swelling for a few days now about the controller having a built-in 6 inch screen that would allow for all kinds of cool shit. Players could potentially download a VC game and get into Super Mario Bros. while someone else is using the T.V. to browse the internet. I even read somewhere about the possibility to download your console game onto your controller for play on the go (but I seriously doubt that one). We’ll have a better idea as E3 approaches, but for now it sure is fun to speculate.
True story: I took a trip out of town this past weekend which meant that I’d have to sit on a train for a few hours. So I decide, “Hey, what the hell…I’ll bring my Game Boy Color and run through a few stages of Super Mario Land 2: Six Golden Coins to pass the time.” I hop on board and get settled in, fire up the game and we’re off and rolling. A few minutes later I can’t help but notice the sound of laughter and the occasional “holy shit!” coming from the seat behind me. So of course I turn my head to check out what’s goin’ on and am greeted by the sight of the biggest fucking nerd on the planet having the time of his life with a shiny new 3DS system. I turn back, slink into my seat, switch off my Game Boy and slide it back into my bag. It was the longest train ride of my entire life.
Check out these just released fancy pants screenshots of the Ocarina of Time 3DS remake while I go and question all of my life decisions:
The internet was was lit up today with gaming sites everywhere confirming that Nintendo will indeed be making some sort of announcement regarding their next home console very soon. The system (that we’re just going to go ahead and call Nintendo Wii 2: The Revenge around here) is rumored to finally offer players a chance to kick Bowser’s ass in HD as well as likely provide an upgrade to their so far fairly lackluster efforts with online gaming.
Let’s just hope it gets here before that whole end of the world thing.
I am currently caught in the grasp of Pocket Monsters White and three or four other Pocket Monsters games, attempting to accrue the lot. This is possible due to a ridiculous variety of connectivity methods available between the various games across four hardware platforms, possibly more including ancillary peripherals (though I am uncertain on this last point having relevance to the above mentioned goal.) It is a glorious daisy chain from Hell, somewhat reminiscent of this beauty in conception, if not actual appearance. Furthermore, this one is Internet connected.
2010 marked the 25th anniversary of Super Mario Bros. for the NES and fans were understandably underwhelmed when Nintendo kinda, sorta, didn’t really go all out for the occasion. Sure, that limited edition red Wii system was snazzy, but the software “celebratory” release was sadly lacking. A fancy red box turned out to be little more than a shallow shell housing a 15 year old SNES port and a book/cd combo that offered barely even a slight glance at Super Mario’s rich platform history.
It’s a secret to no one that both Kinect for the XBox360 and Move for Playstation 3 have helped their respective companies carve larger slices out of the console sales charts recently. Nintendo Wii’s stranglehold on the industry appears to be loosening and motion control is no longer unique to the system. It’s with that in mind that we here at Shigeru’s List have decided that it’s time. Time to take the site multi-platform and feature reviews, news and memories not only for Nintendo products but those of the competition as well.