Flash Week – Virtual NES

6 03 2009

Today, I bring you the motherlode of flash technology…in my opinion, the reason flash was meant to exist.  (Okay, not really, but it’s really cool!)  Virtual NES!  Being the last day of Flash Week, I thought it would be good to go out on a bang, and give you the opportunity to not only play just one game, but over 100 games, all released on the Nintendo Entertainment System we know and love.

Some games are a little buggy, but it’s a great way to enjoy your old favorites (and try some games that you never heard of before) from any browser, anywhere.  So thanks for following me during the first Flash Week of 2009, and I’m already looking forward to the next!





Christmas in February. 8-Bit Christmas, at least…

20 02 2009

8-Bit Jesus CD CaseSo I just got my physical copy of Dr. Octoroc’s 8-Bit Christmas and I’m loving the design of the case and the detail put into the artwork.  Excellent work all around.  You know I love the music, so I won’t go too much into that, but seriously, if you like chiptunes at all, or if you’re just a huge fan of the old NES days, you should get this album to dork out during the Christmas season.  

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Nintendo Scrambling to Get Back Animal Crossing Games With Offensive Content

7 12 2008

 

Wild World sent to various media outlets with offensive save content like the above.

Nintendo is quickly trying to retreive copies of Animal Crossing: Wild World for the DS, sent to various media outlets with offensive save content like the above.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Per a story over at WIRED.com, Nintendo apparently sent out copies of Animal Crossing: Wild World, it’s new DS game in the series, to push media support for its new content-sharing system.  Unfortunately, Nintendo didn’t screen the content well enough, as the sad word shown in the picture above was still shown.  

(In the Animal Crossing series, players can teach the various animals words to say in the game, which means that whoever Nintendo hired to play the game to add the save content to the media packages sent out, taught “Baarbara” the sheep to say the N-word.  Childish and sad, yet true.)

Of course, Japan isn’t known for its racial sensitivity, but this is still not something the family-friendly console maker needs, going into the holiday shopping season.  

Personally, I can’t believe that this slipped through.  I would think that Nintendo, usually known for it’s tight-lipped nature with the media, showing only what they darn-well want to, when they want to… So why in the world wouldn’t they have someone play through the save file, to ensure it was “on message”?   Very sloppy work, Nintendo, very sloppy.





For Those About to “BARF!” We Salute You

19 11 2008

So today was another Rock Band day with friends Justin, as well as Natalie.  We had a great time, and like always, rocked it hard. 

However, after friends left, and kids were put to bed, I didn’t quite want to end my gaming night.  So I turned on the Wii, and loaded up the Virtual Console game (originally on the Nintendo Entertainment System):

River City Ransom.  

And while I remember playing it as a kid, I don’t think I had ANY idea what I was doing.  Tonight, however, was a different story.  I beat it.  (YAY!!!)  Which was a very cool experience.  The whole game took me probably about 3 hours to beat.  (Although knowing what I’m doing now, I’m pretty sure I could get that under one hour a next time.)

But it brought back many nostalgic memories, playing an old NES game that I had as a kid… What about you peeps?  Any games that you never finished that you feel should be dusted off at some point?  What game makes you wax nostalgic?





For Those About to "BARF!" We Salute You

19 11 2008

So today was another Rock Band day with friends Justin, as well as Natalie.  We had a great time, and like always, rocked it hard. 

However, after friends left, and kids were put to bed, I didn’t quite want to end my gaming night.  So I turned on the Wii, and loaded up the Virtual Console game (originally on the Nintendo Entertainment System):

River City Ransom.  

And while I remember playing it as a kid, I don’t think I had ANY idea what I was doing.  Tonight, however, was a different story.  I beat it.  (YAY!!!)  Which was a very cool experience.  The whole game took me probably about 3 hours to beat.  (Although knowing what I’m doing now, I’m pretty sure I could get that under one hour a next time.)

But it brought back many nostalgic memories, playing an old NES game that I had as a kid… What about you peeps?  Any games that you never finished that you feel should be dusted off at some point?  What game makes you wax nostalgic?