Enough with the laziness already!
I’m not a particularly angry person. Oh sure, stuff gets me upset every now and again, but when it comes to games I don’t see the point in getting out-and-out angry over stuff. I mean these are games, right? Sometimes though, things just collide in such a way where my honest reaction is anger; and right now I’m there.
Bust out your headphones, this one’s for the music fans.
Great news! Well, for me anyway - I’m on vacation. What this means is we won’t be talking about Darksiders this week. Instead, I’ve decided to solo this podcast and talk about one of my favorite things about modern gaming: the music.
Can we get one of these in real life?
Upon picking up my Wii U, getting Nintendo Land was something of an inevitability. I can’t say I was particularly excited for it, but I knew it was coming part and parcel with my Deluxe system. Surely New Super Mario Bros. U was going to get the bulk of my attention because, well, it’s Mario. But on a whim, I decided to break the system out of its box and try this flagship title first. While I can’t ask New Super Mario Bros. U how it feels (being a game and all), I can only assume it’s pretty upset as it has spent most of its life in its box thus far. Yes, Nintendo Land is that good.
A unique user interface that stood the test of time and provided some fresh ideas about content on a game console.
Now that we’re just waiting around for our Wii U pre-orders to be fulfilled, we’ve started thinking back on our Wii experience. There were great games and there were stupid, gimmicky games. There was the much maligned 480p output and the long wait for external storage. There were also the channels.
Kids are, in fact, able to discern a quality title from a middling one.
A while ago, I made the decision, as most parents do, to involve my children in my hobbies. I did this by playing catch with them in the backyard, going to baseball games, playing video games, and most recently, writing a co-op review for PixlBit. If there’s one thing I’ve learned from the experience, it’s that kids will surprise you with just how mature their perspective can be, even if they aren’t able to properly articulate it yet.
AKA Nintendo Circus, depending on who you ask
Like many of you out there, I wasn’t terribly impressed by Nintendo’s press conference at this year’s E3. One of the things they touted as being a major showpiece was a game called Nintendo Land. Much like Wii Sports, the aim of this title is to introduce players to a new controller--in this case the Wii U GamePad--through a virtual theme park bursting with references to classic Nintendo franchises. At each attraction, your mii will don an appropriate costume and partake in a challenge that teaches the player a new way to use the Wii U GamePad. Nintendo’s hope is that this game will do for the Wii U what Wii Sports did for the Wii, and explain to new players exactly what the Wii U is all about.
Almost as easy as catching a bug with a butterfly net.
We previously reported a game breaking bug in Link's newest adventure, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. We can now report that a fix is available for download in the form of a Wii channel called the "Zelda Data Restoration Channel."
Apparently Mario and Zelda games sell really, really well.
Nintendo hasn’t been doing so well in the sales department lately. Wii sales are stagnant, the 3DS got off to a rough start and new titles have been few and far between for both systems. But even with all that considered, when things look bleak for Nintendo they can always count on Link and Mario to do some heavy lifting and they did just that this past “Black Friday” setting records along the way.
Leaked before by Black Friday Ads, Nintendo confirms two new 3DS bundles
Black Friday ads from Gamestop to Sears have mentioned a 3DS bundle with Super Mario 3D Land and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D. These bundles came with a model of the 3DS not previously seen. These are not special to the shoppers holiday, though, as Nintendo has now confirmed.