And just who is this Firefly you may be asking yourself? Well, basically he’s a low-level villain from the comics that likes to fly around setting shit on fire. Not the most compelling adversary for old pointy ears of course, but fortunately Arkham Origins looks as though it will be populated with plenty of other twerps looking to carve out their own piece of Gotham. Joker is an obvious inclusion but seeing guys like Black Mask and Deathstroke running around is enough to make the October 25th release date feel that much farther away. What are you waiting for? Watch this thing already!
That’s right ladies and gentlemen. As of today I’ve reached the ripe old age of
33 22 years young and what better way to celebrate than with my good friends and family in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. Well, specifically Sydney the Koala who threw me a surprise Birthday party upon booting the game up this afternoon. I’ve made it no secret that good old Syd is by far and away my favorite neighbor in Talahomi and he (she?) really pulled out the stops. Let’s have a look…
But the strong reaction to the NES Link design on my tumblr page forced my hand so here you go guys. This image is of course the well known 16-bit sprite from The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. The stone cold classic SNES game that is on most days my favorite entry in the entire franchise and also a precursor to the upcoming 3DS game A Link Between Worlds. I chose a simple white background because it seemed kinda classy so there you have it.
Pink hair and all.
Well if it isn’t one of those sweet little dinosaurs that Mario likes to ride around on! This design is based on his (hers?) pixelated 16-bit appearance in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island also known as the greatest game. The colors pop really well with this image and I’m very pleased with how it turned out, specifically the darker shade of green for the background. Only one day left now, what will tomorrow’s pattern be!?
Hey, mega nerd. Are you still mega flipping the fuck out over the recent recent mega announcement that Mega Man will be mega appearing as a playable fighter in the next Smash Bros. game? Well then have I got the mega Animal Crossing: New Leaf QR code for you! This pattern features the bane of Dr. Wiley’s existence in all of his beautiful 8-bit pixelated glory. I toyed around with various background colors but nothing aside from the baby blue shade seemed to fit. Mega Man is just too damn adorable.
Specifically, it makes for great wallpaper should you choose to take that route with it. The clouds on either side are designed to loop perfectly when placed side by side which is a nice touch if you ask me which I will pretend you just did. A lot of these patterns are ones that I’d made for other Animal Crossing games dating back to the GameCube original and recycled throughout all of the various sequels. Let’s face it:
Good taste never goes out of style.
Just in time for the late Summer/Early Fall, we have this lovely retro design featuring Link from the original Legend of Zelda for the NES. This timeless image will feel right at home on any T-shirt or town flag so be sure and visit the giant ass sewing machine in Mabel and Able’s shop to snag the fancy QR code. I’ve actually been scouring the internet for cool patterns to make in my free time so I can share them all with you and each day this week I’ll be posting a new one. I know, I know…I’m way too good to you. Enjoy!
Kidding. Look, I can’t pretend I’m all that familiar with Earthbound outside of being aware of the cult favorite status its carried around for years. I’ve never actually played it because as you already know, RPG’s are famously synonymous with how little I care about them. But considering the fact that the original instruction booklet alone has fetched over a hundred bucks on various auction sites, its hard to not be excited for you nerds that have been dying to experience this thing for yourself. Well, at a slightly higher than usual price of $9.99 Earthbound is finally available on the Wii U Virtual Console. You may commence with your awkward high-fives now.
Not to be outdone, the 3DS is also now home to a long desired yet historically pricey piece of software. But I’ll go ahead and let my good friend and ward “ANC” fill you in with the details about that over at Nintendorks.net. Now is when you should probably click on that highlighted text.
By now you may already be aware that the Club Nintendo platinum prizes have finally been revealed and somebody pinch me, the selection sucks on an all new level. Nintendo loyalists like myself have a choice between 3 posters that wouldn’t feel out of place stapled into the center of a now dead magazine or the soundtrack to a 15 year old game. Granted, that game is Majora’s Mask which features some truly gorgeous compositions but c’mon. I remember listening to this whole thing on my iPod while standing in line to see Attack of the Clones.
In other news, the castrated NES version of Donkey Kong is also now available for $0.30 on the Wii U as the final part of their 30th anniversary for the Famicom.
Whoopty fucking doo.
And I don’t need to say anything other than that but I guess I will anyway. NES classics Metroid and Super Mario Bros. 2 also hit the Wii U and 3DS’ Virtual Consoles respectively today but so what? There’s a damn Empire Strikes Back themed pinball table awaiting anyone with four hours to kill installing Zen Studio’s shop onto their system and an extra $9.99 lying around.
I know someone else who’s very excited to check this game out don’t I, 8-Bit Vader?
Humble brag or clear sign of the need for some form of deep psychological treatment? You be the judge! So the way this shook out is that I’ve been sitting on registering a lot of games plus not filling out post-play surveys for well over the past 8 months or so. I achieved platinum status before the June 30th reset back in like September I think so this has been coming for a while now. There’s still no word yet on what new prize platinum members have to look forward to but odds are there’s basically no way it can come close to matching the awesome of that statue from a few years back. The set of pins we got in 2011 were cool and all but I think I may have already lost last year’s playing cards in my closet somewhere. Hey Nintendo, how about instead of these cheap ass Chuck-E. Cheese grade rewards, you hook up something I can
potentially beat someone to death with proudly display on the little box that I keep my Wii and Wii U on? Something in a Luigi theme would be very nice, k thanks.
Seriously, what’s the point in even trying to top this? I guess that leaves me never getting married. Unbelievably creative and inspired.
I’m this close to turning Slist into a straight up Animal Crossing fansite.
…but the bad is that it’s the kind that needs to be broken if you want to get back whatever you put into it. I smell a nerdy ass garden gnome on the horizon.
Look at those crazy fingers!