…but this is badass.
Back when I was a kid I was apparently well behaved enough at a Toys ‘R Us to “earn” this Nintendo “trophy”. It had a sticker attached on the lower-right hand corner where you could write your initials and top score in Super Mario Bros.
I’m pretty sure I’m still undefeated at 999,999,999,999 points.
For reasons mysterious to everyone including myself, I’ve been on a serious GameCube kick for a while now. Lately, every spare second has been spent face first in front of the TV with that sweet, sweet controller firmly in the grip of my sweat-drenched palms. Specifically, I’ve been going back and giving second chances to the games that didn’t do much for me the first time around. So it was a huge and totally pleasant surprise for me when I decided to toss in Metroid Prime 2: Echoes and ended up completely hooked. This was a game that at one point in my life I’d sworn to never play again, but there I found myself: Hours deep and loving it.
I think about him.
But dammit I’ve got to draw the line somewhere, right? RIGHT!? Nintendo teamed up with Converse to produce these Chuck’s in celebration of the 25th anniversary of that Super Mario Bros. video game. You know, the one with the fatass plumber and the mushrooms and shit.
It’s not in 3D or anything but trust me, that doesn’t matter. This tricked out re-make of the arcade classic features over 100 stages of pure platforming bliss. And at a measly 4 bucks to download, this thing is a no-brainer. Do it. Do it now.
Insert that warm, fuzzy feeling right here.
Thanks to Nintendorks for the heads up on this one.
I’ve worked at a used books and records store for the last half decade now. And in that time, I’ve been treated to a lot of random shit found inside of boxes and bags that people bring in to sell to us. An old Nintendo Power here and occasionally even a game or two there. Today I walked into work and was greeted by a co-worker who had this sitting on the counter waiting for me:
Ahh, Mondays. I can still remember when they were my favorite day of the week. That’s right…fuck you Garfield, Mondays arrived with the promise of new retro video games to download on the Virtual Console. The excitement of the unknown was overwhelming. What will today bring? Super Metroid? A Link to the Past? The pain of muscling through a brutal hangover in order to find out what would be added to the Virtual Console at 10 in the morning could potentially become pure pleasure.
That was a good time.
Especially around the 1:25 mark. Also, for the love of God this is going to be in 3D.
I’m not sure where or when I first saw this image online, let alone remember who’s responsible for the artwork.
But I love it.
Shit, how could I forget!? Yesterday’s Super Mario 3DS trailer revealed that the tail in the logo belongs to none other than Tanooki Mario and not Racoon Mario* as was the general assumption. Which is fine by me, because this suit is hands down my favorite Mario costume of all time. Just look at how frickin’ adorable he is running around in that thing! My God. And that little Yoshi-style mid-jump kick for extra air? Ridiculous.
*Smacks lips, scratches ass*
Whoo, boy. I’m now waking up for the second time today. I crashed pretty hard after this morning’s presentation, so I’m still not totally clear about everything that I saw. I know Nintendo spent a good amount of time showing off a lot of games for the 3DS that we’ve already known about for close to a year now. They also did that thing they love to do where they go on about the “expanded market” for a while. In my opinion, this bit has taken up far too much time at each conference for the last half decade. We get it, guys – Old people and housewives like to bowl and play tennis. Anyway, then at the end and almost as an afterthought, they finally unveiled what we’ve all been waiting for:
This is it. Nintendo’s long awaited eShop for the 3DS goes live this evening! Kicking off the service, owners of the new portable can now download several vintage Game Boy games as well as a (free for the next month) 3-D enhanced version of Excitebike for the NES. If that weren’t enough, there’s also access to most (but not all) DSi Ware games, an internet browser and even a fancy (and also free) interactive Pokémon character and stat viewer.
Oh yeah, and tonight also happens to be the eve of that tiny little E3 press conference thingie. Y’know, that event where a new Nintendo home console and all of their major software for the next year will be announced. It starts tomorrow bright and early at 9am PDT, so go ahead and save this link to finally see an end put to all of this bitching/speculation about the new controller.
Well, maybe not the bitching part.