February 8, 2008

The Ending of Portal – “Still Alive”


Was the ending to Portal the best videogame ending of all time? With that song, “Still Alive”, (written by Jonathan Coulton)it was certainly one of the most memorable. Click for the end video plus lyrics!


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…


and Sonic…

at the Olympics!?

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


April 18, 2007

Kamehameha!!!! Shokotan plays Dragon Ball Z on Wii

Filed under: Ayumi Hamasaki, Cats, Hikaru Utada, Japan, Shoko Nakagawa, Shokotan, Wii, YouTube — Daniel @ 7:51 pm


When Shoko Nakagawa isn’t cosplaying, drawing, singing about cats or stuffing their faces into her mouth, she loves playing games or watching anime. So here’s a short video of her playing a game, based on an anime…while wearing a maid outfit.

So that’s Shokotan playing Dragon Ball Z on Wii, Ayumi Hamasaki playing WarioWare on Wii, and Hikaru Utada playing Tetris on the DS. Anyone starting to see a trend here?

Nope. Me neither.


March 8, 2007

Video: NEW Super Mario Galaxy trailer!

There are no words that can describe this. Just watch.


Link to a better quality version, and new screenshots below.


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.


Video: Shoko Nakagawa Likes Cats

Filed under: Cats, Japan, Shoko Nakagawa, Shokotan, WTF, YouTube — Daniel @ 5:50 pm

Shoko NakagawaJapan’s multi-talented Shoko Nakagawa, otherwise known as Shokotan, loves cats. I’m not talking about a passing affection either, this is serious. Check out her video, ‘Cat Life‘…


Video: Ayumi Hamasaki plays WarioWare on Wii

Filed under: Ayumi Hamasaki, Gaming, Japan, TV, Wii, YouTube — Daniel @ 1:15 am

Ayumi HamasakiWho?

Ayumi Hamasaki, that’s who. Apparently she’s known as the ‘Empress of J-Pop’, and has sold over 40 million records, making her the highest selling Japanese female artist of all time in Japan. At least that’s what wikipedia says anyway.

Making an appearance on Japanese TV show, Hey! Hey! Hey! Ayumi is tasked with playing WarioWare: Smooth Moves for the Wii. How will she fare? See the results below…


February 27, 2007

The Angry Video Game Nerd

Filed under: Crap games, Gaming, YouTube — Daniel @ 5:32 pm

The Angry Video Game Nerd (or Angry Nintendo Nerd as he used to be known) is my new hero. The way he mercilessly just rips into these games is priceless. This is his review of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for the NES:

*WARNING – coarse language*

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