I really liked the first US commercial for Mario Galaxy 2, but this one is better. This is how I would want a Mario movie to feel. Like the US commercial for New Super Mario Bros Wii, I'd want a new Mario movie to fully embrace the weirdness of the Mario Universe, integrate it into regular life, and show how the people of the world find it all to be totally normal.
The Mario games are really weird; more surreal than most videogames, let alone movies or TV shows. Even most Pixar movies, often filled with talking bugs and toys, don't really come close to Mario. Despite being so distanced from reality, Mario and his unique form of videogame logic have managed to find acceptance from mainstream American culture. That's no small feat.
I think it's about time that Nintendo capitalized on that acceptance with a live-action movie, one that doesn't try to constantly prove to the viewer that there was a logical explanation for everything. If the original Super Mario Bros. movie had spent more time reveling in "Mario-logic", and less time trying to makes us OK with the fact that it didn't make any sense, maybe it would have been just effective as this 30 second commercial at evoking that unique Mario-feeling.
Super Mario Galaxy 2 Planets TV Commercial- [Genmega, thanks J S!]
So, dear reader, you endured my week-long rhapsody on the charms of Monster Hunter Tri, and you wised up and bought the game. Congratulations, Bunky, but now you have a problem. You're eager to slay oversized beasts with others of your kind, but "Wii online multiplayer" are three words you've never seen appear in the same sentence. How can you find a fun group of people to play with?
Well, you can always take your chances, join three other random folks, and probably enjoy a positive experience. Most of the strangers I've played with have been pleasant and helpful.
Or you can play with other lunatics who read Brainy Gamer!
I thought it might be useful to collect names and IDs of players looking for people to add to their MH3 friends list. If you're interested and willing, feel free to share yours below. I'll periodically collect IDs and update this post to save you the trouble of sorting through the comments.
I'll get things started by sharing mine. Look me up, and let's hunt!
ZOE - 89KH2B
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Just look at that. A skull with Mario's hat and a pair of zappers. That's hardcore. And, for one day only, you can purchase a shirt featuring the art on it.
The design, called "Original Gamer," was created by Dann Matthews and will be available from TeeFury.com until midnight (EDT) tonight.
I might buy the shirt, but I really think that this belongs permanently inked into the human body. Perhaps not mine, but I'll consider it. Hell, I'm considering it right now. Damn, that's sweet.
Missing Blue Items 5 is fifth episode of Missing Blue Items point and click hidden object game series from Rotuc. This time there are bunch of blue items you must find to complete the game. Can you able to find all the blue items? Good luck and have fun!Play This Game
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According to industry analyst Anita Frazier of NPD the DS is pretty much set to surpass the PlayStation 2 in lifetime sales some time "by early October or November." This would make the DS the best selling system ever in the history of all things that have ever happened pertaining to the selling of systems.
While the PS2 actually still sells surprisingly well for a system as old as it is and the DS's sales have declined in the past month, the dual-screened handheld should still reach this mark pretty easily seeing as it is often the top selling console on a month to month basis. In fact, according to Nintendo's numbers it should have around 129 million units sold already and that puts it pretty close to the PS2's current number of somewhere over 140 million units.
We can all gripe about Nintendo's approach to gaming and opening the market to new/casual gamers, but in 5 1/2 years the DS is going to reach a number it took the most popular gaming machine ever a decade to reach. I don't care who what system you like the best, that accomplishment deserves some respect.
There's a big secret at Dr. Hugo's Factory for Making Robots. When the inventors aren't looking, their tiny robots go on big adventures! It all starts when Zander - possibly the world's most absent-minded inventor - trips over a metal box buried outside the factory. When no-one can figure out how to open it, the robots sneak out and try it for themselves in Puzzle Bots, a fun and exciting Puzzle game.
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Join Julia on her Mysterious Travel! After winning a free vacation, Julia finds an exciting adventure in this Hidden Object game! Explore the hotel and find a Magic Diary full of mysterious directions, and clever hints. Find valuable clues as you explore the area and become entangled in the mystery! Dive into Mysterious Travel: The Magic Diary and become immersed in an awesome world.
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Help put together five different theaters and create your very own Megaplex! Each of these theaters has its own unique theme, complete with decorations and catchy music. Use your profits to upgrade each cinema, and keep your customers happy in this exciting Time Management game. Take a break form the action and play addicting minigames in the arcade. Predict which customers will arrive, keep a cool head, and survive Megaplex Mania: Summer Blockbuster !
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I saw The OneUps perform live today down at Microsoft's campus and it was a blast. TheOneUps are one of the best videogame cover bands around and you need to experience their stuff live.
The Videogame Show What I've Done has returned, Activision registered a bunch of new domains for Call of Duty, Treyarch got some advisement from the military on their next war game and more happened over the weekend.
The Videogame Show What I've Done: Final Fantasy VII
Weekend Destructainment: Strike a pose
Games of the week for 05/16/10: Transformers edition
Community blogs of 05/15/10 & 05/16/10
Forum of the day: Forum Current Events
Win Lost Planet 2 games and swag right now
Win Dementium II by making it more kid friendly!
Call of Duty domains look into the future, way into it
Zelda Marathon raising money for Child's Play
Nintendo and the AHA to make an announcement May 17
EVE Online expansion delayed
ModNation Racers demo zooming in on May 18
Bit.Trip SPERM confirmed
Sony opens its E3 page
LocoRoco plushies in the wild, not for you
Bungie is moving, you can help
We're going to need a bigger boat for Naughty Bear
AC: Brotherhood pre-order bon... GAH! GET IT AWAY!
No more famous people in GH, and other details
Kula fills out the full King of Fighters XIII roster
Treyarch advised by military types for Black Ops
Pre-order Sin and Punishment and get 500 Wii points
Who's that fake Pokemon?
Animated Pokemon Black/White fights, now in blur-o-vision
Singularity shows off what makes it singular