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.
Coincidentally, I nicknamed my dorm room 'Project Sex Zone'... it never earned the title.
Look, it’s not like I really expected this thing to be a white-knuckle survival horror game… but maybe I was hoping just the littlest bit. No, the mysterious 3DS collaboration between Capcom, Namco and Sega is a strategy-RPG called Project X Zone. According to Famitsu, the game is about 50% completed, aiming for a 2012 release in Japan. Even though the game is being billed as a strategy-RPG, I’d be lying if I said it doesn’t still look a hell of a lot like a Marvel vs Capcom-style tournament fighter:
Combo counters, flashy moves and life-meters all seem to hint that at least a little inspiration was taken from the cross-over beat-’em-ups that paved the way for this weird new mash-up. READ MORE
We all know the sound of Mario’s trademark whoo-hoos and yahoos, but if you’re anything like me you never really expected to hear Nintendo’s iconic Italian speak full sentences, let alone deliver a five-and-a-half minute monologue. But that’s exactly what he does in Nintendo’s unusual 3DS tour! READ MORE
Mario Kart 7 is just a few short weeks away from gliding onto North American shores, and the warm, sticky preview videos just keep on gushing forth. This time we take a look at the steamy Star Cup, the luscious Leaf Cup and the bodacious Battle Tracks. READ MORE
The Mario Bros. made a special appearance at the LA Auto Show, complete with life-size, game accurate replicas of their crazy, cartoony karts. Mario rolled in with his signature red kart, and Luigi pulled up in a sick bumblebee kart, with Reggie presumably there kicking names and taking ass. I think I got that last part right. READ MORE
Mario Kart 7 is shaping up to be the best entry in the series, even for us bitter, black-hearted old farts that have been playing these games since they included Donkey Kong Jr. and Mode 7 graphics. Just take a look at the Mushroom and Shell Cups: READ MORE
Just when the depression from not being able to afford a 3DS was seriously making me weigh the pros and cons of armed robbery, along comes Nintendo and a package that they sent from out of the blue today. A large white box wrapped in a pink bow showed up with a tiny card taped on top that read:
Well, the big weekend is right around the corner. Nintendo’s revolutionary new “glasses free” 3D hand-held will hit North American store shelves on Sunday and they’ve slapped together a fancy new commercial that I have to admit is pretty awesome. I really didn’t think anything could make me even more jealous of those with the means to nab it on day one, but that goddamned ad did it. See, despite the fact that I want one more than I want to someday be a father, I just can’t justify the fairly steep $249.99 price tag, let alone afford it. Nope, instead I think I’ll probably end up celebrating launch day by dropping 20 bucks on beer and extra batteries so I can finally show my Virtual Boy some love. That little guy has been giving me the sad eyes from across the room for long enough.