Wednesday, September 30, 2009

My planned Christmas Wishlist.

As a 10th grader, I shouldn't be doing this, but I don't really care. I also apoligize for being self-centered here, which I do not intend on being. Strangely, it's not even October and I'm doing my wishlist already!

With all that said, here is what I'm planning on getting for Christmas:

Nintendo Wii:

NHL 2K10 (Released already)
Tiger Wood PGA Tour '10 (Released already)
Tatsunko Vs. Capcom (Depending if it's going to be released this holiday, which sounds likely according to IGN) or Muramasa: The Demon Blade. (Available now)
A Wii Point Card (For my Virtual Console games)

Nintendo DS/i:

Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story (Suggested by SuperSonic1990, thanks!)
A Wii Point Card (For my DSiWare games. Did you know that Wii Point Card will work with a DSi?)

That depends if I remain a Wii-only owner this year. If I do receive my brother's 360 (Which I can defindently live without), my wishlist could be like this:

Xbox 360:

Forza Motorsport 3
An Xbox Live Gold subscription (If necessary)

Nintendo Wii:

Tiger Wood PGA Tour '10
A Wii Point Card (For the Virtual Console)

Nintendo DS/i:

Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story

I'm most likely remaining a Wii-only owner this season, so expect the first possible wishlist. Also, once again, I apoligize for being self-centered about this.

Thanks for reading.

First poll in this blog.

Hello there. In case you haven't notice, I have put up a poll in the bottom of my blog. In that poll, you vote to see if you prefer the Wii, the Xbox 360, or neither.

You have four days to vote in this poll, if you wish to vote, please hurry.

Also, after you are done voting, if you wish, you may comment in this section on why you voted for one of the three choices. However, even after the poll ends, you may give out your opinion on why you prefer either the Wii, Xbox 360, or neither.

Thank you for voting if you choose so, I will be looking up on them regularly.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Nintendo references in Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts And Bolts. So Nintendo and Rare aren't completely seperated after all?

Hello there. After a tiring day at school, two tests, and homeworks that seems to last forever (One is incomplete, due on Thursday), I've decided to retire to the computer and search around it.

However, I remember something. At lunch, my friend (Who is a huge fan, maybe even more so then the Wii) were discussing Nintendo related thing and his plans to make Nintendo-type games in college. However, what sparked my interest was that while he has not played Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts And Bolts, he does know a few things that I want to share with you.

First off, he knows that there are Nintendo-related elements in this game, very strange when you think about it, especially since Rare is owned by Microsoft. Now to the point.

Here is some quotes from the game Kazooie said, "Failures? We've been in several games already!"
Log (Lord of Games) said "Oh, ho. But nowhere near as that Italian gentleman, correct?"

In case you don't notice immediately, Kazooie is refering to the previous games he's been in. Lord of Games in his quote is refering to the famous Italian plumber Mario, which is Nintendo's flagship franchise!

More references includes the famous ? block in the Jiggoseum.

On top of that, in a interview, Rare said that despite being owned by Microsoft, they are still friends with Nintendo.

Guys, take this blog serious. This isn't some person rambling out the facts, this could mean something. Maybe Rare doesn't hate Nintendo. Maybe they were friends all this time.

But that's not even the point. The point is that from reading this post, Rare did have a good reason why they hinted a possibility of Virtual Console games coming from there backlog of SNES and N64 titles. What I'm saying is that we should not give up hope for Rare games coming to the Virtual Console. If we're really luck, we may even see Rare making games for Nintendo consoles again, even if just a third-party company.

I have hopes that someday, we can see a non-Donkey Kong Rare game on the Virtual Console. Just a few evidences bumps this from "nearly impossible" to "a slight chance". Don't give up hope for Rare games coming up for the Virtual Console. Prehaps if we do, we'll see them.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Nintendo and Sega, I call bull**** on this Virtual Console week.

This move was not expected and it was complete bull**** made by Nintendo and Sega. Today, the Virtual Console release just the poorly aged Altered Beast on the Virtual Console Arcade. I knew this week was poorly executed. But especially insulting was the fact that it cost 1,000 Wii Points, the same amount as a Nintendo 64 game! All I have to say was what the hell? Why couldn't they release Super Smash Bros. instead?

While the WiiWare and DSiWare week is good, how poorly they treated the Virtual Console this week makes me wish when they put a sub-par game on the Virtual Console, they compliment it with a good game.

And you know what? I was actually looking forward to it. Today after a long day of getting a flu shot and visiting my great-grandmother (Amazing that she's still alive, wouldn't you agree?), I got on my Wii and when the Wii Shop Channel told me to update, I was so excited that it must be something nice that Nintendo is doing. I was so anticapating the update. And guess what we got? Nothing, all we got for the Virtual Console was a sub-par arcade game that really needed a good game with it. I was going to sell four of my Wii games to get a Wii Point Card, but if I do get my brother's Xbox 360, I'll be selling those four Wii games on Burnout Paradise instead.

Shame on you Nintendo and Sega, shame on you.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Thinking of getting rid of four Wii games.

Hello there. Since I'm planning on getting my brother's Xbox 360 (Still haven't told my grandmother yet), I think that's the best time to get rid of four Wii games I have. The four Wii games I'm planning on selling are:

Mario Party 8: Fun for a few weeks, then lost interest.
Mario & Sonic At The Olympic Games: Sequel coming up soon, plus it was a dissapointment.
Tiger Wood PGA Tour '09: All-Play: A dumb-down version of an old game.
Guitar Hero World Tour: Old, plus I'm boycotting Activision.

The main reason why I want to get rid of those four games so I can pay for Burnout Paradise on the Xbox 360. Why do I want a new game shortly after I get my brother's console? Because Halo 3 is rated M (Not sure if my grandmother will let me play, plus it has lots of junk on the disc) and UFC Undisputed 2009 is not from my favorite genre. If I get my brother's Xbox 360, I want to make it into my own, not just my brother's console handed down to me.

If you have any objection on one, two, three, or even all of those games and say that I should keep them, please reply. If you're in favor of me selling all four games mentioned, also reply.

Thank you for reading this.

An introduction to my blog, plus help if I should get my brother's Xbox 360.

Hello there. This is Super Smash Bros. Fan here and I just signed up for this blog. Thank you all for people who see my blog and comment.

The first thing that I want to discuss is if I should get my brother's Xbox 360. I really wanted to go muti-platform this year with the Playstation 3, but it is unaffordable this year, due to the bad economic climate that my family is enduring. Today after church, I brought up that topic again to my grandmother that I would save up for a Playstation 3. However, she had a better suggestion. Why not claim my brother's Xbox 360 as my own? He doesn't play it anymore and I'm really dying to go muti-platform this generation. But there's one thing preventing me from getting an Xbox 360 and that is having to pay for online. The first time my grandmother suggested to have my brother's Xbox 360, I told her that we would have to pay for online and I was sure as hell that I'm not going to do that. But knowing that this could finally be the oppertunity to own my brother's Xbox 360, I really want to get one and know of the risk of owning the system.

In case your wondering, my brother Xbox 360 is the Elite version. He also has only two games for the system, which if possible and high enough, sell for Burnout Paradise. So despite having to pay for online play, is it worth having?