So it’s been about a week and a half since it was first announced that Bayonetta 2 would be a Wii U exclusive. In that time, we’ve seen a fair amount of outrage from the fans directed primarily at Nintendo. To nobody’s surprise, we’ve also seen plenty of journalistic outcry against the fans who are against Nintendo. Plenty of arguments about the topic have popped up, so I thought I’d take a chance at analyzing a few. F#$% You Nintendo for making Bayonetta a Wii Exclusive. I want the game for _________ (insert any system here) Now,Read More
Let it be clear that I do not hate the sudden flashes of light that brilliantly fill the sky on a stormy night. Those are actually pretty sick, especially the giant forked ones that tear through a cloudless sky… I enjoy those quite a bit. What I have recently come to despise is Lightning the character from the Final Fantasy series. I didn’t always hate Lightning the character. There was actually a point in time before the original Final Fantasy 13 when I was actually really, really pumped to get my hands on the game with theRead More
It happened again… That is to say another one of the video game publications from my childhood has died. First it was EGM, then it was Gamepro, and now it’s Nintendo Power. It’s strange because no matter how many times it happens, it still surprises me. I’m well aware of the current state of the global economy and that many businesses (much less ones in the business of advertisement having trouble advertising) continue to have trouble staying afloat. It’s true that no business is safe, but this is Nintendo effin’ Power. It’s probably one of the first piecesRead More
So over the last few days, I’ve been trying to figure out how exactly the new look Dante made the cast of Playstation All-stars. After some deliberation, I’ve come up with one scenario that fully explains how it went down. I find it extremely hard to believe Ninja Theory could sum up the courage to explicitly request the commercial rights to the new-look Dante character from Capcom. No, Capcom went to them, and this is exactly how it happened… allegedly. I picture a bunch of suits in a sprawling conference room all huddled together, when one guy says aloud.
This is an input Write-up for my Magneto Combo Video for UMvC3 above. As always, the titles given to these combos are for fun, and are not official. 1 – “900K” The first part of the combo is just a random BnB, the second part is really where the damage comes from. The only thing this really requires is an uppercut assist to set up the opponent for the Up-fly combo in the top corner. You will need an OTG assist in order to get a Magnetic Tempest off at the end. The timing on the up-flyRead More
This guy out to be ashamed of himself. Aside from the obvious fail at missing out on a cool $7,000, he’ll also have to live with the fact that somewhere out there, someone is trolling him; Be it Youtube, reddit, Kotatku, or 4chan, people will see this and will ridicule him accordingly. Seriously though, who doesn’t know the Konami Code? I had to come up with a list of all the people (at least that I’m aware of) who know about it. The following people know about the Konami Code 1. Me 2. EVERY single one of myRead More
Oh lag, you are the bane of my existence. / The thought of you fills me with a rage that cannot be disarmed. / I don’t know much but I know I hate you, / and that may be all I need to know. “Latency Sonata #587” – by me We all hate it, and everyone here has multiple stories on how lag caused them to “break their hand, not knowing there was concrete behind that drywall” or how they turned a “$60 dollar wireless controller into a flying projectile 10 times more dangerous than a bullet.” I haveRead More
This Kickstarter craze is getting out of hand. The economy is in the dump yet people are lining up to throw their money at projects that could very well fizzle out of existence. I’m half wondering if Kickstarter is just a random idea from some federal reserve chairman to get poor people (and apparently rich people) to give money to not poor people.
Let me first say that I am, and always will be biased when it comes to the Super Smash Bros series. I had a lot of good times playing Super Smash Bros Melee competitively and casually, and it will always hold a special place in my heart. I went to many tournaments, I studied all the frame data, I knew what every character was capable of, I knew all the glitches, I unlocked every secret, and even with all that knowledge of the game, it was never enough. In short, Super Smash Bros Melee was my quest to Mordor, myRead More
Call it Nintendo fanboyism, but I really like it when my video game characters stay the same. Take Mario for example. For the better part of 20-something years, that little dude has consistently stayed a short, pudgy, Italian plumber, and I love him for that. You’re never going to see him suddenly become ripped, double his height, grow a beard, and trade in his fireflower for an AK-47. Not gonna happen. Now. I completely understand the need to change as a result of evolving to become a better self. After all, adaptation is a tool for survival. What IRead More
Another segment of “New Video Games” aired and this time Team Coco takes on a few classics, a couple sport franchises, and Skyrim. Now I love seeing a fat, diabetes-ridden Mario lose his foot as much as the next person, but I can’t help but feel these video game segments are just easy ways of nabbing young eyeballs. It’s almost as if some producer is forcing Conan to feign appeal to something he’s obviously not passionate about, sort of in the same way a hot girl would try to convince nerds that she is a gamer – you know,Read More
So there was a rather amusing pic going around during E3 of Iwata holding some Bananas and… I just couldn’t help myself. Iwata can be quite cruel sometimes.