Now Playing: 01/01/08


My Christmas vacation this year was mostly spent running around trying to spend as much time with different family members and friends as possible. When I wasn’t doing that I was trying to finally finish Persona 3. My game has over 100 hours logged on it (granted, I would say at least 10 hours of that is from me pausing the gaming and going to do something else, I left it on one day for some reason) and I’m into the last month of the game with all the mini bosses cleared. I think I started the vacation at 80 hours, so that’s a pretty good amount of time put in over 8 days. I really was aiming to finish Persona 3 because there are a lot of new games to try to finish now…
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Galaxy Vs. Sunshine: They Look the Same to Me


I can’t really tell if there is a huge difference between the two, graphically. Obviously Galaxy looks somewhat better, I’m just commenting on the fact that there isn’t a massive difference between the two. Not that the graphics matters to me that much, I’m sure it’s an amazing game. Graphics aside, since Galaxy doesn’t revolve around Mario cleaning graffiti off of walls it’s instantly ten times better…I was not a big fan of Sunshine.

The thing that doesn’t make sense to me is why Nintendo would not want to focus on making improvements in graphics as well as innovations in game play. I understand where Nintendo stands on the issue, game play first, graphics second, but why couldn’t the Wii have both and make everyone happy?
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Super Mario Galaxy: Top Rated Game of All Time

Super Mario Galaxy Top Rated Game of All Time

GameRankings, a website that combines all the ratings given to a game and then averages the total to get a more balanced score, is showing that Super Mario Galaxy is now the top rated game of all time. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time was the previous leader, holding the top place for nine years now. Good job Mario, you are totally awesome and radical.
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Super Mario Galaxy Launch Party

Super Mario Galaxy Launch Party

The Nintendo World Store will be having a lunch party this Sunday to celebrate the release of Super Mario Galaxy. The party will go from 8 PM – 12 AM, at which point everyone can pick up a copy of the game. Here are all the details: Continue reading Super Mario Galaxy Launch Party

Super Mario Galaxy Mini Boss Fight Video

Super Mario Galaxy is almost here and to hold you over IGN has released some new gameplay videos, such as this mini boss fight. I really like how this fight is designed. You can sort of feel just how much the game is polished watching the multi part battle (and this is only a mini boss battle). The other interesting thing, to me, was the music (when Mario destroys all the rocks around the boss). I don’t remember any other Mario music sounding as…techno-like, I guess. It just struck me as new and interesting.

Anyway, Super Mario Galaxy is going to be totally awesome and radical.

Secret Playable Character Revealed for Super Mario Galaxy

That’s right, a super hidden second playable character has been revealed for Super Mario Galaxy. The character isn’t playable from the start of the game, and it will take some work to unlock them. Before you can play as the character you have to get all 120 stars. Don’t click if you don’t want to know… Continue reading Secret Playable Character Revealed for Super Mario Galaxy