Nintendo has been around for a long time; since September 23, 1889, when it was founded as Nintendo Koppai. This company has existed for a much longer period than what is commonly considered their competition. Sony, a fellow Japanese company, was started in 1946, and Mircosoft has only been around since 1975. You could easily look at these much younger companies and applaud them for all they have been able to accomplish is a shorter time, but it is Nintendo’s humbleness that sets them apart from so many other companies and is one of the things that I believe will keep Nintendo around for generations to come. Nintendo has been successful in bringing joy to people’s lives and creating its own unique culture. Nintendo is more than just a company and it has a legacy.
I am not a fan of flappy bird, but one of my favorite game makers, Terry Cavanagh, has made a pretty cool clone. It actually has an original art style, it looks awesome. The music. The Music. The Maverick.
I think having an actual button to press makes this type of game more enjoyable.
You can play it HERE!
I wanted to bring to light the original games that started it all for 2 of the most famous video game franchises of all time – Streetfighter and Punchout. The reason is simply because many gamers nowadays know little of their existence. While I tend to be more biased towards retro games, I still believe these 2 games to be the best ever in their respective franchises. Its unfortunate many never got to experience them. Hit the jump for more details.
Just a few game tunes stuck in my head recently that I thought I’d share. Enjoy.
I went into Gamestop about a month ago, looking to preorder the Wii U. I was turned down. They said they couldn’t handle anymore Wii U preorders. I wanted to shell out my hard earned cash and they wouldn’t take it. Wow. I didn’t have a whole lot of money to blow anyway, so I pretty much at that point had given up on going for the Wii U (atleast for 2012).
Lately I had been reading about Wii U alot online, watching online video reviews, and just started getting really hyped for the machine. First off, that Wii U Game Pad is beautiful, sleek, and black. The screen is beautiful. Way back when I had no reason to believe that the GBA third pillar would fall, I had envisioned then what the next gen Game Boy would be, and that image in my head looks very similar to the Game Pad we see before us today. My guess at the time was that it would play Game Cube discs; not stream video from a console. In any case, I had gotten myself so hyped, that I figured I owed it to myself to go to Gamestop and play the demo unit there. I figured they must have a demo unit set up by now. I had some errands to run, so I decided I would do those after I checked out the Wii U. So I arrived there, messed with the demo unit, and figured what have I got to lose by asking if they had any. I went over, and my question went something like “you guys don’t have the Wii U, don’t you?” The response was “We do today, but not yesterday. You are lucky.” My heart went beating fast. Hold on boy. Remember you don’t have a whole lot of money here. You are gonna regret it later. I pulled the trigger, and my heart beated fast. I put all my errands on hold and went home quickly. That is my story for the day. Seeing that it is Christmas season, I figured it wouldn’t be easy to get one, but I did today. Lucky me.