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A Wii Restrospective: Why I’m An Asshole

Max

Fanboy: 1) a flattened child used to cool one’s face down 2) a Nintendo fan.  I’ve been dubious about the Wii U – I don’t think it’s going to go the way of the Dreamcast, but I do think it will go the way of the Wii.  After the recent Nintendo Direct announcement [this article was written a while back – Ed], I’ve tilted my head to one side like a curious dog.  It’s the promise of new Mario and Zelda games that have suckered me in again.  I guess this fanboy will eventually buy the glorified DS.  And it will have 5 ‘great’ games on it, within the barrage of ‘Dance, Dance, Super Fire Pony’ and the like.  So – with that to inspire me – I decided to see what remaining Wii games were left on my shelf…

The Rise and Fall of Rare

Max

My claim to fame revolves around 2 things: the first is meeting Terry Pratchett for the book signing of Jingo.  The second is a bit more obscure, as I didn’t meet them directly.  My old English teacher was married to a man named Chris Marlow.  Great, but who’s Chris Marlow?  Those familiar with Conker’s Bad Fur Day will know that – not only was he a senior programmer – but also the voice of the operatic (and sloperatic) Great Mighty Poo.  Basically, I had insider info for Rare’s up-and-coming games, namely Perfect Dark, Dinosaur Planet, Banjo Tooie and Conker’s Bad Fur Day.  Did this breach confidentiality?  Almost certainly.  So, bragging aside, I will be taking a look at the gaming history of a once glorious company (and now sadly a corporate corpse).  Welcome to the rise and fall of Rare.

The Top 10 moments in The Legend of Zelda series

Max

Chances are, if you’ve ever attacked a chicken (and consequently been mauled by several other chickens) you’ve been playing a Legend of Zelda game.  If you haven’t, I would get yourself assessed.  The following article is a top 10 list of the best moments in The Legend of Zelda series.  Make that a top 11 list, if you count the chickens.