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[nintendoeverything.com] First New Super Mario Bros Review From ONM Score and brief summary available nintendoeverything.com news robio
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[youtube.com] Wii claims another TV on the Home Shopping Network Time 5:00 youtube.com media Yodariquo
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[computerandvideogames.com] OPM mag: Killzone 3 coming next year computerandvideogames.com news gamingeek
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[kotaku.com] 3D Dot Heroes Loading Screen Imagery Sold. Fucking SOLD. kotaku.com media darthhomer
Best Buy Canada giving $40 trade-in credit Trade in games for good return bestbuy.ca news Yodariquo
[yahoo.com] 7 Games That Didn't Meet Expectations Very Solid List Courtesy of Yahoo yahoo.com editorial robio
[gameinformer.com] 5 Page Epic Mickey feature Including 5 videos of the animation gameinformer.com editorial impressions media Foolz
[gamespot.com] Splinter Cell: Conviction Emile Liang interview gamespot.com media Foolz
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[neogaf.com] NPD sales September 2009 PS3 first place?! neogaf.com news Yodariquo
2D Boy Pay-what-you-want sale extended Makers of World of Goo 2dboy.com news Yodariquo
[usatoday.com] Scribblenauts sells 194,000 in September Misses Top 10 by 14,000 usatoday.com news robio
[gamesindustry.biz] "Mod" Warfare Lives Up To Name Infinity Ward removed dedicated servers. gamesindustry.biz news aspro
Bruce Willis Cast for Kane & Lynch Flick Jack Black to play Gerstmann ;) play.tm news aspro
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Pachter Packs In Music Genre No more encores according to analyst. play.tm news aspro
[nintendoworldreport.com] Black Controller / Winning 11 Bundle Launching in Japan. nintendoworldreport.com news aspro
[nintendolife.com] Muscle March Coming to Europe? GG awaits with baby-carrot-like erection nintendolife.com news robio
[kotaku.com] Tatsunoko Vs. Capcom kotaku preview kotaku.com impressions gamingeek
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Japan review details Sin and Punishment 2, Bayonetta, Tekken 6 etc 1up.com impressions gamingeek
[gamasutra.com] Critical Reception: 2K/Gearbox Software's Borderla "a very entertaining shooter and a rather bland RPG." gamasutra.com gamingeek
Famitsu: Bayonetta PS3 has frame rate issues Misses the perfect 40/40 1up.com news gamingeek
[edge-online.com] Dead Space Extraction sells 9000 copies in NPD “Electronic Arts didn’t market Dead Space Extraction as much as it does with other titles. And the success or failure of a Wii title usually correlates directly to marketing spend." edge-online.com news gamingeek
[ign.com] God of War III DLC Plans ign.com news gamingeek
[gamersyde.com] Perfect dark XBLA pics gamersyde.com media gamingeek
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[capcom.com] Capcom selling Resident Evil music album 10 years worth of music capcom.com news gamingeek
[computerandvideogames.com] NOM NSMB review snippets "This is the sort of game you bought a Nintendo console for." computerandvideogames.com media gamingeek
[gonintendo.com] Pokemon Park scans gonintendo.com media gamingeek
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[ign.com] LostWinds: Winter of the Melodias IGN review "Melodias is an excellent sequel to one of WiiWare's must-have games" ign.com impressions gamingeek
[neogaf.com] Castlevania Rebirth: First pic and info neogaf.com news gamingeek
RE Darkside Chronicles pre-order bonus Vader, check this out gamecrazy.com news gamingeek
Wii Fit Plus G4 review g4tv.com impressions gamingeek
[gametrailers.com] Gametrailers preview NSMB Wii gametrailers.com impressions gamingeek
[nintendolife.com] Top 20 WiiWare Games for week ending Oct. 21 Where did LostWinds: Winter of Melodias end up? nintendolife.com news robio
[nintendolife.com] First screenshot of Castlevania Adventure (non-Famitsu) Just one image, but it's nice nintendolife.com media robio
Arc Rise Fantasia Announced For Wii Summer of 2010 examiner.com news robio
[gamasutra.com] New Post-Apocalptic FPS from THQ in 2010 Just what the world needs - Metro 2033 gamasutra.com news aspro
[gamasutra.com] Wii software sales slow in 2009 gamasutra.com news gamingeek
[eurogamer.net] COD World at War DLC nets $70 million eurogamer.net news gamingeek
[youtube.com] No More Heroes 2 Henry trailer youtube.com media gamingeek
[edge-online.com] Japan weekly hardware sales 18th October PS3 wins by 300 units edge-online.com news gamingeek
[computerandvideogames.com] CVG Rachet and Clank ACIT review 8.0 computerandvideogames.com impressions gamingeek
[gonintendo.com] Ignition steal Arc Rise Fantasia from XSEED gonintendo.com news gamingeek
[youtube.com] Rabbids Go Home failed attempt trailer youtube.com media gamingeek
[gonintendo.com] Zombie Panic in Wonderland Media And details gonintendo.com media gamingeek
DSi Speak Channel? error code suggests an upcoming DSi channel gamepro.com news robio
Monster Hunter Tri Officially Ditches Friend Codes pay-to-play fee still up in the air mtv.com news robio
[kotaku.com] SFIV boss will be even cheaper in Super release Super SF IV price might not be though kotaku.com news robio
[gamasutra.com] Fallujah dev making Wii shooter gamasutra.com news gamingeek
Assasins Creed 2 pics 9 in one click gfdata.de media gamingeek
Natal confirmed for Fable 3 Will Milo make an appearance? 1up.com news gamingeek
[gizmodo.com] Blu-ray add-on coming to 360 gizmodo.com news gamingeek
[gamasutra.com] Gamasutra NPD In Depth gamasutra.com editorial news gamingeek
TGS: Japanese devs sound off 1up.com editorial impressions news gamingeek
[gonintendo.com] Sexy black Wii bundle box Once you go black, Steel never goes back gonintendo.com media gamingeek
[gonintendo.com] Ridiculously cool Pumpkins gonintendo.com media gamingeek
A Boy and His Blob Gamepro review gamepro.com impressions gamingeek
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Resident Evil: Darkside Chronicles - preview G4TV g4tv.com impressions media gamingeek
[neogaf.com] Japan Software sales Oct 12th-18th Uncharted 2 at no 5 neogaf.com news gamingeek
[kotaku.com] Toyota make absolutely WTF statement about games And cars kotaku.com news gamingeek
Australia Only Gets Edited Version of Left 4 Dead Toned down version refused classification oflc.gov.au news darthhomer
Atlus: Demon Soul's Deluxe Sold Out Deluxe is discontinued. atlus.com news aspro
[gamesradar.com] Games Radar: 18 Awesome Games That Didn't Sell Some surprises. gamesradar.com editorial aspro
Earthworm Jim Drills into Apple (iPhone) $5 macworld.com news aspro
Sonic & SEGA All Star Racing Screens "winning is only part of the fun" gameinfowire.com news aspro
[yahoo.com] OFFICIAL: 360 Has Better Graphics Says Microsoft. yahoo.com news aspro
EA 2D to Bring out Browser Based Game Tactical-RPG "Dragon Age Journies" gamepro.com news aspro
History in Videogames - A Closer Look History IN not history OF criticalgamer.co.uk editorial Yodariquo
Are Game Publishers a Necessary Evil? gamesetwatch.com editorial Yodariquo
[neogaf.com] Castlevania the Rebirth screens More than one this time! neogaf.com media gamingeek
[gonintendo.com] NOM review scores NSMB, Super Star wars and more gonintendo.com impressions gamingeek
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Sony patent one handed controller 1up.com media news gamingeek
[edge-online.com] EDGE mag reviews Forza 3 9/10 edge-online.com impressions gamingeek
[gamesindustry.biz] Microsoft Q1 sales show decline gamesindustry.biz news gamingeek
[ign.com] Marines: Modern Urban Combat Screens ign.com media gamingeek
[ign.com] Okami Hits Top Ten in Japan ign.com news gamingeek
[computerandvideogames.com] The Making of Uncharted 2 computerandvideogames.com media gamingeek
[gamasutra.com] Saling the world sales charts Gamasutra looks at amazon worldwide sales gamasutra.com news gamingeek
[eurogamer.net] Eurogamer hands on Okamiden eurogamer.net impressions gamingeek
[eurogamer.net] Ballmer was wrong: No Blu Ray for 360 eurogamer.net news gamingeek
[eurogamer.net] Epic tease Unreal reveal eurogamer.net media news gamingeek
[gametrailers.com] Bioshock 2 video: New enemies gametrailers.com media gamingeek
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[destructoid.com] FFCC Crystal Bearers interview 15hrs to complete destructoid.com impressions news gamingeek
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[gametrailers.com] Ratchet and Clank Future: A Crack in Time GT Revie 8.9 gametrailers.com impressions media Foolz
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[gamespot.com] Shadow of Destiny For PSP in 2010 gamespot.com media news Foolz
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[gamespot.com] Metro 2033 Announcement Trailer (I hope it stays underground.) :P gamespot.com impressions media Foolz
[gamespot.com] Borderlands GS Review 8.5 gamespot.com impressions Foolz
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2K Gets Into Point & Click Scene Axel & Pixel reviewed (XBLA) avault.com editorial aspro
Uncharted "Web" Comic Launches Today FREE PSN features voice actors. 1up.com news aspro
FF13 No Mandatory Install Score one for the little guy. 1up.com news aspro
New Atari Lynx Game You read it right, now click the link. zaku-lynx.com news aspro
Oblivion Sequel Tipped? Novel spills the beans, "bridges the gap to the next game." 1up.com news aspro
[gizmodo.com.au] MUST SEE. Oil-Cooled XBOX Trust an Australian. gizmodo.com.au editorial aspro
[wired.com] Dante's Inferno Impressions on PSP so far, it's pretty good wired.com impressions robio
[destructoid.com] BIT.TRIP 4 And other future plans from Gaijin Games destructoid.com news robio
[ign.com] Modern Warfare 2 Hardware Interview ign.com impressions news gamingeek
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[eurogamer.net] Eurogamer: NG2 vs NG Sigma 2 eurogamer.net impressions gamingeek
[gamekyo.com] An Avalanche of FFXIII media gamekyo.com media gamingeek
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[nintendolife.com] Hudson talk Bonk Brink of Extinction Early 2010, and 800MS points or $10 (1000 Wii Points). nintendolife.com news gamingeek
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[gametrailers.com] Nostalgia launch trailer gametrailers.com media Foolz
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EGM Returns! Mass Effect 2 gets cover. gamesetwatch.com news aspro
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Yahoo! offers lapdances at hack event

LOL I don't think that's what he meant when he said he had a problem with his harddrive head.

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Thu, 22 Oct 2009 18:46:52

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i'm at 53 bells Sad  nook is getting back at me for having been gone for 7 weeks

Damnit.

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Thu, 22 Oct 2009 19:16:47
RUMOR - more details on the incoming Nintendo game announcement

Remember back when IGN said that they knew of a new game from Nintendo that was pretty unexpected, and wasn't a B-level game? Things have been pretty quiet since then, but we do have a few rumors we can share with you.

- not related to the Charles Martinet Twitter comments
- revealed last Friday to some outlets
- from established I.P.
- not related to Pikachu's Great Adventure
- IGN says that 'no one will ever guess it'
- another rumored editor quote - "less cool in concept (thank Pikachu's Great Adventure), but most likely a better game when it’s all said and done. There is one interesting aspect to the title that hasn’t been fully revealed yet. The ultimate quality of this title may hinge on how well this aspect is executed. I don’t think anyone will be able to guess what this game is. I never would have expected this title to be in the works. I was actually excited about it when I first heard what it was, but after more details made it my way, it no longer seemed nearly as appealing. It’s still a cool idea, just not one that anyone asked for or expected."

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Thu, 22 Oct 2009 19:28:51

DSi again took the top spot on the Japanese hardware sales chart during the week ended October 18, as PSP slipped further behind its rival.

Weekly DSi sales fell 999 units to 49,145, according to data from Media Create. In comparison, PSP sales dropped 6,500 units, leaving Sony’s platform around 15,500 units behind Nintendo’s. The gap between the pair was just 2,000 units two weeks previously following the introduction of a 15 per cent PSP price cut, although some consumers are no doubt saving their cash for the Japanese release of PSPgo on November 1.

Elsewhere, sales of PS3 and Wii remained pretty much neck and neck, with Sony’s console winning out by just 300 units. During September PS3 outsold Wii in Japan for the first time on a monthly basis.

Total hardware sales declined from 162,794 units the previous week to 151,210. DS Lite sales fell by almost 3,000 units, Xbox 360 sales were up 330, while PS2 sales were flat.

DSi - 49,145
PSP - 33,508
PS3 - 30,231
Wii - 29,965
360 - 3,662
DS Lite - 2,590
PS2 - 2,109

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Thu, 22 Oct 2009 19:46:08

Analysis: Wii Software Sales Slow Down In 2009

[In this NPD analysis, part of our monthly extended look at U.S. console retail sales, Gamasutra examines software sales to date for all three major consoles, and finds Wii software sales have slowed in 2009.]

According to exclusive data provided to Gamasutra by the NPD Group, Microsoft's Xbox 360 has improved its tie ratio to 8.8 titles per system as of September 2009, up from 8.6 titles per system three months ago. The Nintendo Wii's tie ratio also increased in that period, from 6.4 to 6.5 titles per system.

Only the PlayStation 3 held its tie ratio essentially constant in the last quarter. According to NPD Group data 6.8 titles have been sold for each system. The tie ratio for the PS3 may remain constant, or even decline, as its hardware sales pick up and a commensurate jump in software sales lags a month or more behind.

Note that these figures are for software sold at retail only. Software sold on each system's online storefront are not included in NPD Group retail figures, although the firm does separately track such sales. Those figures are not publicly available.

Utilizing these new tie ratio data and the installed base of each system, we can determine the total software sales for each system. When we last checked these figures at mid-year, the Wii was within two million software units of overtaking the Xbox 360.

In the intervening period Wii software sales appear to have slowed somewhat, and the Xbox 360 still has a lead of about 3 million software units over Nintendo's Wii. In 47 months on the market around 143 million units of Xbox 360 software have been sold through U.S. retailers.

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In just 35 months the Nintendo Wii has sold nearly as much software. To put this in perspective, the Wii has sold nearly 50 million more units of software than the Xbox 360 had at the comparable point in its lifetime.

The PlayStation 3 has been selling software at a slightly higher rate than the Wii, but on a much smaller installed base. With only 59 million units of software sold to date, the PlayStation 3 not only lags the Wii (which launched simultaneously) but also the Xbox 360 at the same point in its lifetime.

The year-to-date software totals for these consoles provides a very interesting perspective on the state of the software market.

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As the graph above shows, both the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 have seen about 20% growth in software unit sales over the first three quarters of 2008. During the same period, however, Wii software sales have been flat. Even though Wii software sales are still higher than either of the other platforms, there is clearly something amiss.

One possibility is that Wii software sales were extraordinarily high during the first three quarters of 2008. Certainly Nintendo's first-party software dominated during that period with titles like Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Mario Kart Wii, and Wii Fit launching while Wii Play continued to appear in the all-format top 10 software chart month after month.

However, a closer look at the underlying figures suggests that Wii software sales really have slowed down throughout 2009, precisely in the period during which Wii hardware sales have also shown declines. It is also notable that Nintendo has not had a truly big first-party software release on the Wii this year.

Even with the price cut stimulating hardware sales and New Super Mario Bros. Wii, due out in November, it will probably be quite difficult for Nintendo to demonstrate growth of software for the year. According to our figures, over 36 million units of Wii software were sold in just the fourth quarter of 2008.

(Note: While tie ratio and attach rate are commonly used interchangeably by some, they are indeed quite different. As indicated above, a tie ratio is a measurement of the number of titles sold on average to system owners. By contrast, an attach rate is the percentage of a system's installed base which own a particular title or accessory.)

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Thu, 22 Oct 2009 20:05:53
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Remember back when IGN said that they knew of a new game from Nintendo that was pretty unexpected, and wasn't a B-level game?

 Shiek platformer.  You heard it here, first.

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Thu, 22 Oct 2009 20:07:58

Still waiting on Animal Crossing turnip prices:

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Thu, 22 Oct 2009 20:09:31
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Thu, 22 Oct 2009 20:10:20

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RUMOR - more details on the incoming Nintendo game announcement


- IGN says that 'no one will ever guess it'

- another rumored editor quote - "less cool in concept (thank Pikachu's Great Adventure), but most likely a better game when it’s all said and done. There is one interesting aspect to the title that hasn’t been fully revealed yet. The ultimate quality of this title may hinge on how well this aspect is executed. I don’t think anyone will be able to guess what this game is. I never would have expected this title to be in the works. I was actually excited about it when I first heard what it was, but after more details made it my way, it no longer seemed nearly as appealing. It’s still a cool idea, just not one that anyone asked for or expected."

Link's Crossbow Adventure 2?

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Thu, 22 Oct 2009 20:26:59

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Avatar check!

A bit LQ

Hey what are these tags Yo and Aspro have?

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Thu, 22 Oct 2009 20:43:06
Sigs to put in on your other gaming sites to promote this one.

Select Change Signature under the Profile Menu to get the code for yours.

GG - what game do you think Ninty is going to announce? Kid Icarus (Reggie's comment last month)?
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Thu, 22 Oct 2009 20:45:39

aspro said:
Sigs to put in on your other gaming sites to promote this one.

http://thevgpress.com/sigs/rank.php?id=4 is yours.


That's cool. The url needs to be more prominent though. Shame you cant put sigs on GAF.

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Thu, 22 Oct 2009 20:48:41

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GG - what game do you think Ninty is going to announce? Kid Icarus (Reggie's comment last month)?

Eh, cool but not great, interesting concept. Uses existing franchise/character. Could be anything but I doubt it will be anything people anticipate greatly. Maybe a Warioland type game or Sin and Punishment type jobbie. A niche nerd game I guess.

I have no real idea, but if it was important they would have shown it at E3 and so far no one in the press who has seen it has exploded with excitement.

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Thu, 22 Oct 2009 20:49:08

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aspro said:
Sigs to put in on your other gaming sites to promote this one.

http://thevgpress.com/sigs/rank.php?id=4 is yours.


That's cool. The url needs to be more prominent though. Shame you cant put sigs on GAF.

Note the EDIT above. Yeah, maybe the url could replace the user name and the user name go somewhere else.

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Thu, 22 Oct 2009 20:50:47

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aspro said:

GG - what game do you think Ninty is going to announce? Kid Icarus (Reggie's comment last month)?

Eh, cool but not great, interesting concept. Uses existing franchise/character. Could be anything but I doubt it will be anything people anticipate greatly. Maybe a Warioland type game or Sin and Punishment type jobbie. A niche nerd game I guess.

I have no real idea, but if it was important they would have shown it at E3 and so far no one in the press who has seen it has exploded with excitement.

Yeah, well the gaming community being what it is these days, no doubt there will be initial dissapointment (followed by rampant interest).

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Thu, 22 Oct 2009 20:53:17

aspro said:

gamingeek said:

aspro said:

GG - what game do you think Ninty is going to announce? Kid Icarus (Reggie's comment last month)?

Eh, cool but not great, interesting concept. Uses existing franchise/character. Could be anything but I doubt it will be anything people anticipate greatly. Maybe a Warioland type game or Sin and Punishment type jobbie. A niche nerd game I guess.

I have no real idea, but if it was important they would have shown it at E3 and so far no one in the press who has seen it has exploded with excitement.

Yeah, well the gaming community being what it is these days, no doubt there will be initial dissapointment (followed by rampant interest).

The rumour surrounds a concept so maybe it will use motionplus.

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Thu, 22 Oct 2009 20:53:50

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RUMOR - more details on the incoming Nintendo game announcement

Remember back when IGN said that they knew of a new game from Nintendo that was pretty unexpected, and wasn't a B-level game? Things have been pretty quiet since then, but we do have a few rumors we can share with you.

- not related to the Charles Martinet Twitter comments
- revealed last Friday to some outlets
- from established I.P.

Yesterday Miyamoto and I went out to a pumpkin patch to pick out out pumpkins for Halloween.  He's got a great design for his jack'o lantern.  It's Olimar with a bunch of Pikmin around him, and he has a special rotating light for the inside of it so that the shadows it casts dance around the room.  It's pretty neat.  He also sprays it with a candy corn aroma spray.  It's all very festive.

So as we were roasting the pumpkin seeds the topic of this game came up.  And he told me that I could come right out with it.  It's the new Star Tropics game.  They're bringing it back.  He wouldn't come right out and say it, but I think it's going to be a retooling of the original.  You see, Nintendo wants to release more Zelda kind of games, but they don't want to whore out the Zelda name.  So they looked into the catalog and the game seemed like an obvious choice.  

He showed me a couple screenshots and it does look good.  He had more to show me, but he and I got into a disagreement when I wouldn't let him use my good carving knife, and he thought it'd be funny to hold a grudge.  He can be a little douchey like that from time to time.  Oh well, more will be revealed soon.

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Thu, 22 Oct 2009 21:03:54
aspro said:

gamingeek said:

aspro said:
Sigs to put in on your other gaming sites to promote this one.

http://thevgpress.com/sigs/rank.php?id=4 is yours.


That's cool. The url needs to be more prominent though. Shame you cant put sigs on GAF.

Note the EDIT above. Yeah, maybe the url could replace the user name and the user name go somewhere else.

The goal is clickthrough.  Telling people thevgpress.com doesn't really do much.  There are two thoughts that work for generating interest -- "What is that?" and "I want that."  Honestly I would have liked the URL a little clearer, but this was the best balance I could find.

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I think the "rank" thing is a nice addition but I'm so used to most everything with a rank attached to it the numbers go up so seeing this seems a bit strange.

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