It’s going to be a little quiet around here for the next week because as of today I am officially on vacation. That’s right, I’m taking a long overdue break from the real world and am diving head first into my ever expanding backlog of video games. I still have a bit more Wind Waker to muscle through and I recently downloaded Chrono Trigger at the uh, insistence of several friends. Also I re-bought Metroid Prime 2: Echoes the other day and plan on yapping about it in an upcoming edition of Video Replay, so stay tuned!
I swear to God. Not until after I finally own a fucking 3DS of my own and am actually staring at the title screen. This clip shows off some fancy new features that I want to enjoy now. So, no more. Seriously. I’m not looking at or reading anything else about it. Done. Over. I’m out. SHIT.
I’m starting to think that all this talk about the next Nintendo console having a screen built into the controller is absolutely legit. Just look closely at this early Nintendo 64 controller/console prototype from the mid 90’s (at the time dubbed the Ultra 64). Notice anything that didn’t make it into the final design? Also, there’s the fact that Nintendo has made a habit over the years of trying out some seemingly crazy ideas that maybe at the time didn’t initially live up to their full potential (Virtual Boy) – Only to return a generation or two later once technology and cost had caught up to truly deliver a quality product (3DS). Thankfully, the time of speculating will soon be over.
This fucking awesome remix of the Mute City stage music from F-Zero. Stephen Millis (the composing person) somehow managed to take this classic 16-bit tune and make it even more relentlessly badass. The track is featured in a night club scene (complete with a candy raving Kid Icarus) from the multi-part online series There Will Be Brawl. A gritty murder mystery starring dark and nasty versions of pretty much every Nintendo icon you can think of. The quality of the acting and storyline itself is definitely all over the place but I’d say it’s worth checking out if only for the cool bits like this (and if you happen to run out of stuff to do on the internet) .
So I just bought this shit again after having not played it since I rage-resold it for store credit 8 years ago and y’know what? It’s really not as terrible as I remember. I don’t hate it nearly as much now as my 22 year old jackass self did back when it came out in 2003. I don’t know what my deal was: I was living in San Francisco, had a cool job, awesome roommates and was in my youthful prime. I was pretty fuckin’ happy. But for some reason, I really had it in for this game. I mean, don’t get me wrong: there’s still plenty about it that makes me want to snap my controller clean in half, but the time away from it all these years has helped me appreciate all of the things that it got right. READ MORE
Because even though today’s update to the Virtual Console is a pretty big deal for a lot of dorks out there, it’s not like the service in general hasn’t been on life support for a while now. Ever since Nintendo’s focus shifted more heavily towards WiiWare (wholly original games/remakes of certain titles), the VC’s cheese has been left to dry out in the wind. My good buddy ANC even used to run a semi-regular article on this site called Monday Bloody Funday, which offered a heads up as to what retro games were made available to download each week. But as time went on, sadly there just wasn’t much to report. READ MORE
Yeah, I’ve been trying to erase her from my memory too ever since her pterodactyl-like screeching declared war on my ear drums a couple of E3’s ago. Nintendo just announced that she recently left the company in order to pursue a job “outside the gaming industry” (for her sake, I hope she finds something that doesn’t require her to speak). READ MORE
First off, this old Nintendo commercial reminds me of Money For Nothing by Dire Straits. This is not a bad thing because I used to love that video and would watch it approximately 37 times a day back when MTV had it in full rotation. Second, Does the whole “You cannot beat us” line kinda scare the shit out of anyone else?
It turns out that Nintendo actually does have some sense of what they’re doing because they’ve tossed aside Wii Sports as the pack-in title in favor of Mario Kart Wii. Hooraaay, pack-in titles! READ MORE
That’s them, folks: Animal Crossing: City Folk, Mario Super Sluggers, Wii Sports and The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. Overall, not such a bad star-wait, what the fuck is Wii Sports, a game that’s packed in with the system doing for standalone sale and for 19.99 at that? READ MORE