Well, I guess now I’ve gone from being late with my movie awards to just plain procrastinating. But better late than never, I suppose. I did most of my movie awards in March, but here are my top 5 movies of 2012. I was going to do a full-on top 10 like previous years, but found ordering most of them to be pretty tedious. It can be hard to choose between great movies, but I selected my top 5 based primarily on how much I saw them, how much I think I’ll be watching them in the future (never underestimate the power of rewatchability), and how much I think I’ll be talking/thinking about them down the road. As such, this list may appear a bit…nerdish. But oh well. I know I usually mix in some blockbusters with award-winners with some obscurities in-between. But this year it’s pretty consistent from me.
With that said, let me give some very strong honorable mentions in Argo, Lincoln, and Skyfall. I’m sure I’m even forgetting some great ones, but those ones definitely stand out.
Anyway, here are my top five favorite films of 2012 (about time). Read more
So gamers everywhere are in an uproar (when aren’t they?) that Nintendo has issued a copyright on the countless “Let’s Play” videos of their games on YouTube. People are saying things like “Nintendo is stealing the income of Let’s Players” and that Nintendo’s decision to claim the copyright is “baffling.” While I can perfectly understand some disappointment on the part of players who would want to make some money on their videos, is this vilification really necessary?
EA was recently voted the “most hated” company for the second straight year. And now everyone has even more reason to hate them. Read more
Today, May 13 2013, marks the seventeenth anniversary of Super Mario RPG’s release in North America! How cool is that? Let’s give a round of applause for this awesome game.
…Yeah, I know last year I did a whole “top 10 Mario RPG characters” thing. Sorry I don’t have something like that here now… Maybe in not too long I can whip something up though? Maybe.
Anyway, happy anniversary, you awesome game you!
But of course I was going to post an Earthbound/Mother 2 pic. It’s an obvious joke.
I also couldn’t pass up this Ni no Kuni pic. It’s too precious. Happy Mothers’ Day, everybody!
Nintendo confirmed a few months back that the Wii U Virtual Console will see the addition of games from the GameBoy Advance handheld, which can only make the VC library richer than ever.
Continuing with my “most wanted” lists regarding the Wii U’s recently launched Virtual Console, here are the top five games from the GameBoy Advance that I would love to see make their way to Wii U. Keep in mind that I’m only including games that were originally on GBA. So the various Super Nintendo remakes from the handheld won’t be here, even if they were remakes of some of the best games ever.
With that out of the way, here are my top 5 most wanted GBA games for the Wii U Virtual Console!
I already wrote about what games I’d like to see return from Wii’s Virtual Console library onto Nintendo’s next-gen Wii U, and now I thought I’d list the consoles I’d like to see added to the Wii U’s Virtual Console lineup. Now, I’m being realistic here, so you won’t see anything like Playstation or the original Xbox here (although it would be interesting to see some standalone games from various consoles added if possible. Symphony of the Night please!). But there’s a number of Sega’s old consoles that sorely deserve a comeback, and one Nintendo console that would make a great addition to Wii U’s downloadable service. I was going to make this in the form of a top five, but I was having trouble thinking of a fifth console that means as much to me as the four here. And since a “top 4″ list just sounds too whacky, this is basically a non-numbered list.
Anyway, these are the consoles I’d love to see make a return on the Wii U Virtual Console!
May the fourth be with you…Always.
The Wii U’s Virtual Console has officially launched, and with it opens the doors to revisit (or discover, for you youngsters) many of gaming’s greatest games. With the announcement of Earthbound making its Virtual Console debut later this year on Wii U, we now know that we’ll be seeing some new additions to Nintendo’s downloadable service along with classics making a return visit (such as Super Mario World). Now, I’ll deal with what other ‘new’ games (and consoles) I’d like to see added to the Virtual Console some other time. For now, I’m listing 10 different games that found their way on the Wii’s Virtual Console that deserve another hoorah on the Wii U. Keep in mind that only games that haven’t been officially confirmed yet are here (so despite Super Metroid being one of Nintendo’s most heralded titles, it’s not included here because it’s already scheduled for a May release. Mega Man has also been announced, which basically confirms all its sequels as well, so no Mega Man games here either).
So without further introduction, here are 10 Virtual Console games that need another comeback on Wii U. Read more
A strange melancholy swept over me the other day. The Wii U had just launched its iteration of Nintendo’s Virtual Console service, and I no longer had an excuse to procrastinate transfering all my Wii data and downloads over to the Wii U. I’ll surely download all my favorite Virtual Console games (once again) on Wii U, and with the generous discount provided by having the Wii-downloaded version transfered to the Wii U ahead of time, it was finally time to move six years of gaming memories from one generation to the next. Read more