Back to the old grind.

Back to blogging. I haven’t had a great chance to play many video games the past few days. With the Turkey Day break and house hunting, I haven’t had much time. We’ve made an offer on a house, but we’re waiting to sell our condo. Fun stuff, but not really video game stuff. (Okay, maybe it is)

Anyway, I missed my last two round ups, so I wanted to comment on some things I’ve come across recently.

Mario 128 was confirmed, which I am extremely excited for. I loved Mario Sunshine, so a new Mario should be great. With a new Zelda and maybe Mario Baseball, it looks like the Gamecube has a lot of life left. This note (link from Kotaku) does dismay me a little. Shigeru is an amazing video game artist, but I think he’s a little off here. I would have backed him up on this, I used to think online console play was a gimmick, but after experiencing Halo 2 on Live I am a believer. I’d love to see some Gamecube games online, but I’ll wait.

I had a chance to play with the Nintendo DS the other night, and I’ve got to hand to Nintendo (yet again). I’m part of the skeptical masses who thought the DS would be swamped by the PSP and go the way of the Virtual Boy. I played the Metroid Demo which impressed me. It looks fabulous. After a few minutes getting used to the touchpad, the game moved pretty well. I doubt I’ll be an early adopter with this one but I’ll eventually end up with one. Nintendo has done it again. I’m not declaring it the winner in the PSP/DS grudge match but I will give it the leg up.

That’s it for now. I picked up ESPN NBA 2K5 tonight but didn’t get a chance to jam with it. I’ll let you know when I do. I think the last good basketball game I’ve owned was Bulls vs. Blazers. Man I loved that game.

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