MeepleMorph

July 16, 2007

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games screens and video

Filed under: DS Lite, Gaming, Mario, Nintendo, Sega, Sonic the Hedgehog, Wii, YouTube — Daniel @ 8:50 pm

Mario and SonicHere are the first set of images from the Wii version of the gaming equivalent of the Twilight Zone. As I’ve said before, this would have been unthinkable 15 years ago…hell, it’d probably be unthinkable just 1 year ago, I mean…

Mario…

and Sonic…

at the Olympics!?

I hope SEGA get this right. Click for more screens and a trailer.

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April 18, 2007

4 Days until the Poké-bomb hits America – 533,000 pre-orders taken

Filed under: DS Lite, Gaming, Nintendo, Pokemon — Daniel @ 6:47 pm

Mission Impossible CharizardPokemon Diamond and Pokemon Pearl finally make their appearance in North America this Sunday, April 22nd.

Today, Nintendo announced that over 500,000 pre-orders have been taken for the games in the United States alone. So much for Pokemon being ‘just a fad’…

Apparently, the figure is more than double the amount taken for the last main games in the series, FireRed and LeafGreen, which have gone on to sell over 3.4 million units in America alone. Now that’s pretty damn impressive.

Link (GoNintendo)

March 28, 2007

The day Hell froze over

Filed under: Cool stuff, DS Lite, Gaming, Mario, Nintendo, Sega, Sonic the Hedgehog, Wii, WTF — Daniel @ 6:49 pm

mariosonic.jpg

Don’t you love that feeling you get when good yet totally unexpected things just hit you from out of nowhere? Like today for example, I was just minding my own business, surfing the ‘net, when suddenly, I was smacked in the face by Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games.

15 years ago, the idea of Mario and Sonic being in the same game together was unthinkable. People used to argue for hours on end over which was better: Nintendo or Sega? Mario or Sonic? Heck, wars have been started over lesser disagreements. (more…)

March 4, 2007

Video: Hikaru Utada will pwn you at Tetris

Filed under: Cool stuff, DS Lite, Gaming, Hikaru Utada, Japan, Nintendo, YouTube — Daniel @ 10:06 pm

Hikaru Utada24 year old American-born Japanese songstress, Hikaru Utada (or Utada Hikaru if you’re gonna go all Japanese on me) is a Tetris demon! (She claims her high score in Endless Mode is 99,999,999. She’d crush you before you even drop your first Tetrimino). In 2006, ‘Hikki’ participated in a special Tetris event organised by Nintendo, as part of a promotion for Tetris DS for the Nintendo DS. Competitors from all over Japan took turns attempting to defeat her. As you can see from the videos, most failed miserably: (more…)

February 28, 2007

Nintendo DS: Japanese Cultural Phenomenon

Filed under: Cool stuff, DS Lite, Gaming, Japan, Nintendo, Thoughts, YouTube — Daniel @ 11:12 pm

Japan Lines up for DS

Should you ever take a trip to Japan, chances are you’ll see more than a few Nintendo DS portable game systems being played. Not just by children or gaming adults, but by anyone, young or old. They’re everywhere. It’s common to see people playing them on the train on their way to work, during lunch breaks, or, ironically, in the long queues that form when another shipment of DS Lites arrive at a store. That’s right. Such is the success and widespread appeal of Nintendo’s portable, it’s almost impossible to purchase one without lining up for hours in advance, even now, 2 years after they were officially launched.

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