Sunday, February 25, 2007

animal crossing for wii ?!

Nintendo Lists Major Wii Games for 2007
* Dairantou Smash Brothers X (Super Smash Bros. Brawl) * Disaster: Day of Crisis * Donkey Kong Taru Jet Race (DK Bongo Blast) * Doubutsu no Mori [Animal Crossing] * Forever Blue * Hoshi no Kirby (Kirby Adventure) * Mario Party 8 * Mario Strikers Charged * Metroid Prime 3: Corruption * Project H.A.M.M.E.R. * Super Mario Galaxy * Totsugeki Famicom Wars (Battalion Wars II) * Wii Health Pack * Wii Music

i've been shopping on line for a e-reader for animal crossing and was happy to see that nintendo still has series 1 and 4 e-reader packs. but maybe i should hold off if the game is coming to the wii.

oh, and it looks like i'm going to have to send my wii in. the optical drive is having problems and since i already downloaded a VC game (mario cart), they can't just exchange it for another unit.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

game auction

this sunday is rainy day games' yearly game auction.

correction: the auction is half yearly.

update: sold my copy of Rail Baron for $50.

Monday, February 19, 2007

Review: My super ex-girlfriend

terrible, terrible movie. i'm writing this to warn you to not waste your time on this movie, even if you get the chance to see it for free. you know how some trailers give away the best part of a movie? this one gives away the only joke in the movie. i rented it figuring it would be dumb and funny. it was just dumb. i can't see how Ivan Reitman didn't get his name removed from this movie.

amimal crossing (GC)

so i had played animal crossings years ago as a rental and recently decided to buy it since it was on sale and by buying it, you get a memory card with a NES game included. animal crossing is like the sims, with cute animals. you deliver packages, pay off your house, collect fossils, insects and fish and try to decorate your house with the proper feng shui principals. furthermore, it has a real time calendar aspect to the game. some animals only appear during certian months and holidays are celebrated in the game. i started my new town on the new card and then tried to visit my old town. so my old town is on a third party card i bought and it's been kinda flaky. it seems to only work on my gamecube and i can read it only on the second slot on the wii. unfortunately, animal crossing, like many games will only read the first slot and furthermore, it won't allow me to copy the data to a new card. well, when i tried to travel to my old town, the wii would no longer read the the card. i tried reinserting the card a few times, wiggling this way and that. it read it enough to start a trip and then failed. i reset the machine and tried again. this time it reported that the old town data was corrupt and surprise, as a result i lost all the items i had "on me" including the letter with the NES game and money.
I'm never buying third party hardware again.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

MST3K + Star Wars episode 1

Seems the people from MST3K are releasing commentary mp3s that you can play along with newer movies.


for those of you that might have missed the post on boingboing, the grasshut in portland has a show featuring art from the up coming fanagraphics book Beasts.

GRASSHUT 811 East Burnside, Portland OR 97214 / Thursday-Sunday 12-7pm / 503-445-9924