Archives for April 2006


Okay, I have resisted the “Pun Siren’s” call long enough. I don’t really know what to say about The Nintendo Wii. I could join the internet meme and say funny things that rhyme with “we” but I just won’t do it. But I did talk to some Nintendo fans about the new name and Wii just don’t buy it. Surely this is a joke. That can’t possibly be what Nintendo is going to call their next (and possibly most fabulous) console. That just isn’t riight.

Speaking of memes, Simon mentioned an E3 predictions meme. My one and only prediction is that Zelda Twilight Princess will not be a Gamecube game. I predict they will announce that it is going to be a Wii launch title. Complete with collector edition sword and shield Wii controllers. And a weekly visit from the neighborhood bully to kick your butt because you bought a console called “Wii.”

That’s what he’ll say as he delivers his pummeling.

Carnival is on its way!

Holy smokes, I just realized that the Carnival is one week away! It will be held here at Buttonmashing, in commemoration of the start of the second year of the Carnival. What a wild trip it’s been!

I’ll be sending out an email to past participants, inviting them to join the Carnival, but you can get the jump on that and submit something now! Head over to the Carnival HQ page for more info. I’m looking forward to hearing from you!

My doom is nigh

Tonight I take on Corvus from Man Bytes Blog in the Spring Tournament of Bloggers, playing some Metroid Prime Hunters.

I AM DOOMED. I just checked my Wi-Fi stats and I’ve logged a whopping 4 minutes 59 seconds online. Whatever MPH skills I had have atrophied due to my constant playing of EVE-Online. I haven’t even unlocked any of the other hunters yet. Like I said, I AM DOOMED.

No matter, I’ll give it my best shot. But for now, I’m off to cram for my exam.

I mean seriously. How can I hope to survive against this?

Update: I’ve received a temporary reprieve, as Corvus is having technical issues. We’ll be trying again later.

Post Match Update: Well, the first match for the Tonester did not get off on a good foot. Corvus took me to school, winning big, 5-1. In my defense, I did have him up against the ropes in the beginning but blew myself up with my own missile to start off -1 – 0. He then put a beat down on me and I was humbled. We played a second game “off the record,” but I’d rather not talk about that.

GG, Corvus.

Remind me again…

Who was the one playing video games?

A Mercenaries sequel?

Ermac over at Error Macro links to some interesting pages on Pandemics “Projects” web site. The links lead to this page, with images of bombers and tanks with titles like “Candygram” and “Taxi” and picture of a map with the title “Playground.” Like Ermac said, this is speculation, but it’s fun speculation.

Mercenaries was one of my favorite games of 2005 and a sequel would be awesome. Here’s to hoping.