You know what? To Hell with an official review of Mario Kart 8. I’d been writing that thing on and off since the game’s release date and I just can’t look at it anymore. Long story short: I LOVE this fucker, and outside of tending to very basic survival behavior it is all I do anymore. All cups have been three starred, all ghostly time trial records shattered and plenty of ass-whipping has been administered and received online. So to inject a little life into Shigeru’s List here (which I have big plans for soon), I’ve decided to share with you some of my favorite personal highlight reels from the past couple of months.
And I promise I’ll start posting again as soon as possible! Real life has been super hectic since the holidays and I haven’t had much time left over to play any video games let alone sit down and try/fail to come up with snarky jokes about them. That poor Link Between Worlds cartridge has been sitting in my 3DS untouched for weeks now! AYE, I’m so out of the loop. Nintendo is still cool right? In the meantime thank you for all of the support this past near half decade.
This is all for you <3
Of course you are! So please, hop on over to Nintendorks where you can read my full review of Nintendo’s biggest holiday release for the Wii U. Spoilers: I liked it quite a bit!
And I plan on celebrating this glorious milestone by…
By continuing to use it as a Netflix player while I wait for Super Mario 3D World.
I couldn’t help myself. Physical copies of the The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD hit store shelves today but the digital version has been available through the Wii U’s eShop for a couple weeks now. As much as I can appreciate owning an actual disc, there’s no way I ever plan on reselling this and downloading it spared me the “experience” of “engaging” with my “community.” Enjoy your little Ganondorf toy you bastards. So at the stroke of midnight on September 20th, my Wii U welcomed into its tiny little baby hard drive this once highly divisive, now univerally acclaimed installment in the franchise. After 2 weeks of playing it pretty much nonstop, how well does the gameplay hold up? What’s been improved? Does it really look that much better? Is Tingle a convicted pedophile? Well, easy does it because I’m here to address most of that as well as force you to wade through a LOT of pics that I snapped through Miiverse!
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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!
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.
Whoa, hold on. In case you haven’t already read my massive Mega Man X review over at Nintendorks stop right here, click this link and check it out. Go on…I’ll wait.
Back? Good stuff, huh? Ok well as you can tell, what’s quickly becoming one of my favorite aspects of the Wii U is the ability to freeze games and post cool moments to Miiverse. In fact, you should probably just go ahead and get used to seeing a lot of these pics on Shigeru’s List because they feel so right here.
Let’s dive in shall we?
Of course the big news today is that Luigi’s sidescrolling solo adventure is now available on the Wii U for a measly twenty bucks (I already threw my cash at it this morning before heading into work). But before players are allowed to dive right in, there’s a software patch for New Super Mario U that must be installed first. In fact, it isn’t even possible to download Luigi U without NSMBU already on your console. Once the patch is finished you’ll be happy to learn that the massive oversight of not including Wii U Pro Controller support for this game has been corrected and it’s now compatible with both games! Isn’t this so cool?
I’m not sure if this will be the case with those of you that own the disc version though. Hmmmmm.
Oh I seeeee. Well that’s too bad because we missed you. Yeah, yeah, I know what I wrote in my sweet little “farewell” post earlier in the year but HERE WE ARE ANYWAY. The truth is that I’ve come across all kinds of random-assed Nintendo related gif’s and videos and whatever these past few months and have shit to say about them that wouldn’t necessarily work as actual articles on Nintendorks. I know this sounds like I’m planning on using this site the way I originally intended and that’s largely because it is. All I can say is that I’m sorry I tried to leave you. I truly have no idea what I was thinking but I’m here now, tanooki tail between my legs asking you to take us back. If for whatever reason you decide it’s too late for a second chance…well, that’s cool too. I’ll be posting here again anyway.
I love the internet.