Archive for August, 2011
It looks like Nintendo’s arguably last major release for the Wii console will launch in 2 editions. The one pictured above includes the game (obviously), a soundtrack featuring orchestrated selections spanning the Zelda series and a “fancy-pants gold” Wii-mote plus controller (Motion + is required to play). It will retail at $69.99 which isn’t too shabby considering that the non “fancy-pants gold” Wii-motes cost $39.99 by themselves. The other stripped down “value” edition is listed at the standard $49.99 price tag but Nintendo has decided to include the soundtrack at no extra cost during the first run. That’s nice of them.
Sadly, no mention was made as to which version comes with the instruction booklet. I guess we’ll have to wait until November 20th when this thing hits store shelves to find out about that one.
The SNES may have launched in North America during August of 1991 but I didn’t get my hands on one until that Christmas. Somewhere, some relative of mine has a video tape of me excitedly beating the holy hell from several family members after unwrapping that shit. The following 6 days were spent knocking out all 96 levels in Super Mario World just in time for Christmas break to wrap up and after that? Well, let’s just say that the 16-bit war between us SNES adopters and the white-trash Genesis owning dipshits were a dark, dark time for everyone involved. Sides were chosen, names were named. It wasn’t pretty. But the era itself was a golden one conjuring up some of the greatest games ever made. Super Star Wars Trilogy, Super Metroid, Super Legend of Zelda, Super Some Other Shit. So naturally, a lot of websites are doing their “top however many SNES games of all time” lists but here, let’s just cut the crap and get to the top spot:
Here’s the QR code that will allow all of you to add my adorable Mii to your 3DS:
Just point at the screen and snapola!
Along with my friend code…
4382- 2126 – 2435
…for when Mario Kart 3DS finally comes out and I get the urge to hop online and kick some ass. Feel free to drop me a line anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org with your info and we can wait for Nintendo to do something useful with this service together.
…on the 20 free games that Nintendo is offering to 3DS “Ambassadors” that is. If you don’t already know, apparently Wal-Mart has dropped the price early so feasibly you can have your cake and eat it too. But even if you manage to snag one, you better log into the eShop at some point before midnight tonight otherwise your ass is shit out of luck. Me? Yep, I broke down on my Birthday and bought one along with Ocarina of Time so I’m sitting pretty. What can I say? Free games that I have already owned multiple versions of for years was just too tempting to pass up.
Except there’s no cake and I don’t live in a castle.
But fuck it, I’ll dress up like a princess for you.
Our good buddies over at Hardmode.org that is. Tonight those nerds have kicked off yet another 24 hour video-game playing marathon and yes, just like the last few it will mostly likely end in a brutal rape/homicide. This time their charity has something to do with finding hearts for little kids I guess, so that means that all of the games will be medically themed. Dr. Mario’s the no-brainer but they’re also going to get into some Trauma Center and Resident Evil Zero (I can’t remember how that fits in). No word yet on if they plan on whipping out the old Operation board game at some point but I’ve got my fingers crossed. You can witness the debauchery by clicking right here but keep in mind that the event will end tomorrow night (Saturday) at 8pm CST.
Or until the cops show up again.
So there’s this new book all about the rise of Nintendo that hit store shelves today and I’m ashamed to admit that I was completely unaware of its existence. I’d never even heard of it until I came into work this afternoon and saw that one of my lovely co-workers was awesome enough to have a copy waiting for me. I’ve thumbed through it a bit and it looks pretty legit. Fan-service for the most part but who am I to complain about something like that? I subscribe to Nintendo Power fer chrissake. Hopefully once I get a chance to delve deeper into it I’ll find that some of the darker aspects of the company’s history are revealed and thoroughly examined. Y’know, stuff like Miyamoto’s crippling gambling/smoking addiction and former company President Hiroshi Yamauchi’s legendary sexual torture dungeons.