So now we’ve got this walking pile of fail over at Wired predicting MICROSOFTALYPSE this holiday season, just because Nintendo has decided to push back the release of Super Smash Bros: Brawl to January 2008. Three whopping months. Sweet Tree-Topping Jebus, where do I start with this?
How about this approach: I’ll come right out and say it. Halo 3 notwithstanding, there is minuscule-to-no chance whatsoever that Microsoft will catch up to Nintendo, or even beat their sales numbers, in this upcoming season. Super Smash Bros: Brawl’s availability (or lack thereof) will have a less-than-significant impact on performance this Christmas.
Look, I know all the hardcore Wii gamers (myself included) are frothing at the mouth for SSB:B, but you all have to realize that we’re in the minority as highly-connected, hardcore gamers. A whole lot of Nintendo console owners (the clear majority, I’d wager) have never purchased a Super Smash Brothers title in any incarnation. A slightly larger percentage have played someone else’s copy, and many more have heard of it. The negative effect of its absence from the shelves for the next three months can’t begin to compare to the positive effect of the presence of universally appealing titles that everyone has been waiting for. Especially one in particular… Continue reading
Good ol’ Billeh Berghammer over at GameInformer has penned an article expressing his apprehensiveness about the Wii’s launch. An excerpt:
“…the future is made up of many of the same promises and hopes I had when the N64 and GameCube were announced. I just hope I don’t end up being disappointed once again.”
Granted, I had similar concerns about the last Nintendo home console. I also had the same concerns about the DS. I mean, come on, a touch screen? How can *that* be fun?
…Playstation 3 INCLUDING Wi-Fi, memory slots, HDMI for 1080p, and a 60GB HD: $600.00.
Blatantly ripping off your competitor just enough to defuse one of their killer features: priceless.
I can't wait to pay $70.00 for games for the thing! Oh, wait, yes I can.
Leroy’s is better than yours.
One thing I’ve learned from my World-of-Warcraft-playing friends: it’s damned tough to get a raid together. That’s what makes this clip so amazingly funny. You’ve got a couple of people looking at the situation analytically, and one even using a calculator to find the odds of survival. Then, without warning, “LEEROOOOYYY JENNNNKINS!” The reactions are priceless.
This is old enough to have been turned into a question on Jeopardy, but I’m sure there’s enough people who haven’t seen it to make it blog-worthy. Besides, I think it’s one of the funniest damned things I’ve seen in a long time, and I don’t need your approval.
Those who know me know of my love for Slashdot. It’s not perfect, but its moderation/meta-moderation system does tend to keep me saturated with fairly sane commentary from many views of any topic.
Anyway, Nintendo’s PR Strongman, Reginald Fils-Aime (promounced FEES ah-MAY), is at it again, spreading the Revolution (or at least, news about it) to lands far and wide. Below are a few responses from the Slashdot post.