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Miyamoto Has Had Enough of Casual Gamers
No, he didn’t flat out say that. His comments may have been even less tactful. An exerpt from an interview with EDGE magazine:
“[These are] the sort of people who, for example, might want to watch a movie. They might want to go to Disneyland. Their attitude is, ‘okay, I am the customer. You are supposed to entertain me.’ It’s kind of a passive attitude they’re taking, and to me it’s kind of a pathetic thing. They do not know how interesting it is if you move one step further and try to challenge yourself [with more advanced games].
He called them pathetic! Even I wouldn’t go that far.
Whether we’re to believe that Nintendo is going 100% hardcore remains to be seen. There’s a Starfox game in the works, but Metroid is still dead and buried and F-Zero hasn’t seen the light outside of Smash Bros. for almost two gaming generations now. [❤]
"Power of the Glove" is Exactly What You Think It’s About
Okay, maybe it’s not. Maybe you think “Power of the Glove” is a documentary about foppish magicians. It’s not. It’s about the greatest peripheral known to man. A blurb from the project’s Kickstarter page:
The Power Glove was a 1989 Nintendo controller that promised to forever change the way humankind interacted with technology. Originally released by Mattel, the Power Glove was the first mass-marketed, gesture-based video game controller, and its hype was immense.
Immediately after its release, however, gamers were disappointed by the Power Glove, and critics panned it as a worthless gimmick. Yet unlike many gimmicks and critical failures of the past, the Power Glove has not been simply swept under the rug. Over two decades after its release, the Power Glove continues to resonate with video gaming and technology fans, becoming the focus of art pieces, songs, videos, hacking projects, and other forms of cultural repurposing.
The Power of Glove is the story behind the legend and legacy of the Power Glove.
The story of the Power Glove is certainly one that needs to be told, and at the team making it is asking for a measly 15k to make the project a reality.
There’s only seven days to go for the project to reach it’s goal. Toss them a few bucks if you can and support video game documentaries, will ya? [❤]
Europe Getting Some Seriously Sexy Pokemon ORAS Steelboxes
Those lucky ducks.
And if you preorder your game from the official Nintendo UK Store, you get a Primal Groudon or a Primal Kyogre figurine depending on which version you get.
No word on a stateside release of these steelbook editions. Cross your fingers and pray to Arceus that we’re graced with them come November. [❤]
Preorder: Pokemon ORAS, Pokemon 24 figure set $ $8
Smash Bros. Daily Screen: Customization! [❤]
Earthbound Turns 20 Today
Celebrate by blowing up a Porky statue!
To commemorate his baby, Shigesato Itoi put out a special message that reads:
It’s been 20 years now since MOTHER 2 came out.
…Are you happy?
・Yes → Me too.
・No → Be happy!!
(And Mr. Saturn proceeds to use untranslatable Japanese of course)
(meaning in English: Nothing. It’s just two different options of what comes at the end of a sentence, put together for further gibberish.)
(Then there are some Mr. Saturn icons)
Gotta love Itoi’s unwavering glee, especially given the fact that his games have taken so long to get a fair shake in the west. I mean, Mother 3 still hasn’t been officially released.
Still, this is a great milestone. Happy Birthday to Ness and Co. Here’s to 20 years more! [❤]
Buy: Earthbound, Mother 3, SNES Retro System