Monday, December 29, 2008

Nintendo Wiiiiiiiiii!!!

Typing "Wii for Christmas" into YouTube generates a number of entertaining and charming results, though none as awesome as this, the spiritual successor to the N64 kid:

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Nice! II

Another blog post here worth reading. Don't miss the comments, either.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Prototypical Holidays

Happy holidays from Prototype! Man, this game looks cool. I saw people playing it at GDC and thought it was fantastic. And I loved that "Hulk" game. But Prototype has been what's going on? Don't put a lump of coal in our consoles, guys!!

How About That?

My city wants to make an MMO. Who knew? Thanks, Taylor!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Club Nintendo Is Go

You've probably already heard the news that Club Nintendo has finally launched in the USA. It's basically a brand loyalty program that rewards fans with exclusive trinkets and merchandise. (It's also an awesome direct marketing application for Nintendo!) All you have to do is register your official N merchandise and games to redeem points, which can in turn be redeemed for gifts. Some of the stuff is pretty schweet, including the Game & Watch Collection for the DS. Speaking of, I bought a copy of that for my friend Greg when I was in Japan a few years ago. There was only one copy, so I didn't get one for myself. See how much I love Greg? Did he ever play the damn thing? I need to ask him! It will truly help us to determine if Club Nintendo is really worth the trouble. Well, the traditional Hanafuda cards are pretty hardcore.

The site still seems a little buggy. I can log in, but I can't see my games or coin balance. Will have to try later.

Sunday, December 14, 2008


A recent blog post endorsing the merits of FusionFall can be found here. Hooray!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Nintendo Pisses on the Comptetition

Looking for a great gag gift for the gamer in your life? Then look no further than Super Pii Pii Brothers for the Wii, available from the fine folks at Think Geek and probably from other fine import retailers. (Although I believe Think Geek now sells through Amazon, a nice plus for them.) From the description: "Super Pii Pii Brothers promotes good bathroom skills and allows women to experience for the first time the pleasure of urinating while standing." I know I certainly find peeing while standing immensely pleasurable. Am I right, guys? Am I right?

On a side note, Kotaku has posted the November console sales numbers, and the Wii continues to dominate...despite the fact that the Wii's holiday software offerings are pretty wiik! And lest we forget, Nintendo is the only player that actually makes a profit on every console sold. It turns out that the only think more pleasurable than urinating while standing is making gobs of moolah.

Thursday, December 11, 2008


Bloo's voice: This game is gonna be awesome!

Dude, use your knife more!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Dragon Quest Overload!

So I finished Dragon Quest IV (40 hours of awesome), and can't wait for Dragon Quest V to come out next year. Oh, and then there's that all-new entry, Dragon Quest IX for the DS, which hits Japan in March.

Now Kotaku reports that Dragon Quest X will be coming out some day for the Wii. Kazing! My slime cup runneth over!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008


Over at my personal blog, this post from nearly two years ago is suddenly getting lots of comments. I wonder why?

Monday, December 1, 2008

Buy, Buy, Buy

Amazon has launched their "Cyber Monday" deals, and if you are a fan of Atlus games, it appears that many of their recent PS2 releases are on sale. Most notable is the Persona 3 FES bundle, which comes with a CD soundtrack and art book, for $19.95. Wow, I bought the game by itself for $39.95, and I've put less than ten hours into it. Shame!

As always, Cheap Ass Gamer has a really good consolidated list of Amazon's deals, but it seems that a few might be missing. For example, you can pick up God of War 2 for ten bucks. Tempting! I never had a chance to play that one.

On a side note, Joystiq has posted a list of the best-reviewed games of the year, which might help spark your memory if there's an older title that you wanted to pick up and forgot about it.