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Monday, October 02, 2006
I'm so over it
I have moved onto a wordpress blog and my own URL. Visit me here, and don't forget to update your bloglines and blogrolls. It's up and running and I'll spend tonight and tomorrow getting caught up on my countdown posts. Sorry for all the confusion and lack of countdown news. Can't wait to see everyone over at the new site. If you have any questions e-mail me at turtleboy81ATgmailDOTcom

Thanks for everyone's patience and understanding. True Gamers UNITE!
 
Sunday, October 01, 2006
I'm still here just working on things
I'm holding off posting as much as possible. I will get back to my countdown as soon as my new site is up and running. I plan on adding a new link to my new site soon also. I will be adding wii-voultion soon. I'm running into a little bit of problems but no worries. Hopefully I will be up and running by this Tuesday If I'm not I'll update everyone and let you know were I'm at. Thanks to everyone.
 
Saturday, September 30, 2006
I'm in the middle of a move
I'm in the process of moving my blog soon. I will no longer be using blogger, because of all the problems I've been having. Once the move is complete and running correctly I will annouce it here with the new URL. Thanks to everyone and sorry for any inconvenience.
 
Friday, September 29, 2006
Character countdown time
Day 50
Who can forget bashing some skulls in with these guys. I found something better than a picture. Watch their video from the snes days. Today we honor those reptiles who were badder than hell. I loved the Battletoads. I would love to see them come back with some killer game n the new consoles. Anyway here's to hoping these guys are on my virtual console soon.



 
Sorry My Mistake
I could go back and just edit my post before this but, it would most likely screw up my movie like bloger likes to do. Anyway I failed to mention that the 7000 Wii units were sold in nine days. I think if Nintendo can go down the war path like this Sony and Xbox will have a hard time against big N . This story only reafirms me that Nintendo soon will be on top of the market again just like old times. I have been saying this for a long time. I have seen Nintendo coming on strong but silent since October of 05. Europe isn't a strong hold for Nintendo ether. This goes without saying I think that this console will take off unlike anything else. I think Nintendo is going to make history again and in a good way. I could be wrong but we shall see.
 
The Wii Kicks some trash.
The Guardian says that Play.com 7,000 units on preorder. This is huge because they say this is the fastest a unit has ever sold like this. Nintendo is already on the war path. I told you Nintendo was going to kick some butt this round. Just wait this is the beginning.

 
Thursday, September 28, 2006
51 days to go

Day 51

Today the characters are Billy and Jimmy. You may remember them from a game called Double Dragon. Billy and Jimmy took to the streets bashing heads and taking names. Theses guys were big in the day. The last game they had appeared on the dreamcast since then Billy and Jimmy haven't been around.
They were even so popular at one time to have their own movie. It wasn't the best but, it wasn't way bad ether. It's hard to find a good video game movie these days. I remember when they screwed up the Mario brothers. Damn Hollywood and their crap they produce. Anyway today we give these guys a thumbs up for beating up the hooligans. This was one game I hope to see make a come back on the virtual console as well. Join me tomorrow as we hit day 50. Dear god is it launch day yet?
 
Reggie in an interview with ABC news
 
Wednesday, September 27, 2006
To help me with the Wii flu
Each day starting today I will post one video game character I love and why. This is my way of helping cope with the Wii flu. Can someone get some drugs and a blanket, I think I have chills?


Day 52 - until launch

"Cough, Cough" I need to get some rest. That is to long to wait. Here is my character for today.

Sad to say this was the best image I could find of the beloved Boogerman. Why do I love him so much? Who couldn't love picking and flicking your way to victory? This was one video game that was crude, gross and funny. He ate peppers and farted fire. He drank milk and spit the gross snot filled mixture at bad dudes. I don't know if we will ever see this game on the virtual downloads but if we do I will be there to buy.
I will annoy and gross my wife out, but that's what guys do. Boogerman was one creative game hero for sure. We honor this guy today as one of my favorites. Tune in tomorrow and find out who or what video game character I pick for day 51. The countdown for Wii will be over before you know it. Ok, not really too soon, but a guy can dream, can't he?
 
Wii flu and you thought ecoli was bad
Here are some of the questions I'm sure you are about to ask; What is the Wii flu? Do I need to stay away from spinach? Is it still safe to eat a salad from McDonald's? Will this kill me? Is that cartoon spinach leaf on crack?

I will answer what I feel is the most important question. Yes, the spinach leaf is on crack. Ok that is all the time I have, come back later.

Are you still reading my blog?............ Ok, I'll get on with it.

The Wii flu is hard to define so let me first define the symptoms.
~ Are you waking up remebering dreams of the Wii instead of (insert hot girl or boy here)?
~ Do you find yourself pointing the remote at the TV and exclaiming aloud bang, bang?
~ Are you making slashing movements with your TV remote every time a sword fight comes on?
~ Are you waving your TV remote around to make things move with nothing happening?
~ Do you find yourself focused on Novemember 19th more then any freaking date?
~ Are you praying to (insert supreme being here) for the Wii to bless nations or to come into your home soon?
~Are you vomiting?

If you are vomiting call 911. What do I look like? A doctor? I feel bad if you're blowing chunks. If you are suffering from one or all of these things though I can't help you there either. I'm not Dr Phil or Laura you know.

However I can share the pain with you. I am suffering from all of these (except the puking). My friends this is what I call the Wii flu.

I feel like the days are forever. The time for the Wii to get here is like waiting for Christmas as a kid. I've always hated waiting. During December I can at least sneak my presents out from under the tree and unwrap them to know what is coming. My wife loves how impatient I can be. I hope all of you are suffering like I am. The anticipation for the Wii is killing me.

I find myself surfing the net, blood thirsty for something new. I don't care what it is; a new game, a screenshot, a video, or even new info. I even found myself with a round plastic container in one hand and the TV remote in the other pretending I'm playing a game on my new system.
Then my wife yells at me "will you please stop pressing buttons on the remote! I was watching that!"
My reply is always "sorry, but don't you mean Wiimote?" I am very very sick. I'm also enjoying it also to be honest. So check yourself into my clinic. Are you as sick with the Wii flu as me?
 
My soapbox against those who say Sony will win just because of Hd
I normally wouldn't bore you guys with this but articles just keep pumping out Sony will do better then Nintendo because of this poll. What has really stirred my blood is this nut job non gamer that has had two articles come up on gonintendo.com. I just want to point out the other side for everyone why the Wii could win all over again. I know I have done this several times but let me rehash since some non gamer is boiling my blood and is pushing me to express my opinion. I'm a blogger anyway sharing my opinion is what I do. homeboy non gamer states that people would have lined up for the Wii no matter what because it was new. You haven't been to an e3 then pal.

point one: Nintendo was surprised themselves at how well the Wii did at e3. Read Nintendo power I think issue 206 in the editors letter. The magzine cover says Wii came and Wii conquered. Anyway the editor expressed that even Nintendo didn't expect that kind of showing. People didn't line up for the Wii on day one ether. The word got out and by day two and three of E3 people lined up because they heard this was hot. Sony was to be the big show at E3 just like they were when they showed the ps2 before it launched. This didn't happen because the ps3 simply didn't deliver what people thought it would. Nintendo came in as an underdog. The only people that were talking about them way positive before E3 was fanboys like me. No one excepected the Wii to take E3 like it did.

point two: I did a post awhile ago on how Nintendo is repeating the history of the playstation one. Read that sometime. I really believe in a lot of ways they are repeating history. People didn't believe in them at first. They came to E3 and took the show. Just check out the facts man.

point three: Nintendo appeared in TIME magazine as one of the five products that would blow your mind. That was in October of 05. Nongamers like TIME saw that this was going to be the bomb.

point four: Nintendo has been having stocks climb. Sony is watching stocks drop. The stcok market speaks. I work for GM for my full time job and when gas prices where bad we watched our stocks drop because our sales dropped. Most analysts see the Wii having a positive outcome. Sony is another story.

point five: This being my last point because if you don't get it by now you won't ever get it. You will be just a poor dumb consumer. I swear some people are just a bunch of knotheads. Ok homeboy non gamer claims all these polls show the ps3 comming out on top. Big whoop de doo. There are plenty of polls that show the Wii coming out on top also. Everyone thought John freaking Kerry was going to be our president because of polls. Here we are with Bush so take your poll and stick it. The Wii is on Cnet.com as the number one most wanted product. The ps3 is number 12 or 13 I don't remember it's not up there on the list like the Wii is and that's my point. The Wii is also the hot item on Toys'r us list. A video game machine hasn't been on there for sometime. If the ps3 is all that how come it isn't on Toys'r us list? How come it isn't number one on cnet.com? Who cares if the ps3 is a hot item anyway it's not like you can get one on launch day. They will be all claimed and sold out due to there blue ray they are forcing onto their consumers. The Wii is launching with huge numbers. You keep flapping your mouth about ps3 though. The rest of us will be playing our system on day one of launch. That's just because Nintendo is doing things right.
 
Tuesday, September 26, 2006
Will Wii sell out?
We all want this lovely interface to pop up on our TV's launch day don't we?Some of us may not preoder though. Will the system still be there for you to by launch day. Let's look at the ds lite for example. It sold out in Japan. In the USA it did well there were just a few left in some stores.
I know portables are not the same market though. My opinion on the matter is I think if you want one you better throw down your cash for a preorder. With the strong buzz eversince E3 Nintendo is looking like a hot item. Just yesterday I found on Cnet.com that the Wii was ranked number one most wanted product on their list. The ps3 was number 12 or 13. I haven't seen a system with this much buzz coming forth. The Wii already seems to be a big hit and it's not even here yet. I feel Nintendo has seen the buzz and they are launching big numbers for a reason. Supply for the Wii needs to be big considering the demand for it.I feel the Wii just could sell out. If the Ds lite could sell out in Japan why not the Wii here? I think you still have a good chance of finding one to buy launch day but I do think you may be rushing around from store to store. My advise to anyone who wants to buy one launch day is this. Buy from a big retailer like Wal-mart or Target. I think Gamestop, EB games, and Gamecrazy stores will have all their preorders filled. Maybe I'm wrong but the buzz is quite big for this product. We shall see come launch day. Look forward to my post that Sunday it's coming soon.