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An Open Letter to Nintendo: What You’re Getting Right

  04April2012 Dear Miyamoto, Iwata, Reggie, Mario, et al: As a lifelong player of Nintendo systems and games, I’ve been with your company through thick and thin.  Some of my earliest memories of gaming include the tabletop versions of Mario’s Cement Factory and Popeye.  I’ve been along for the crazy roller coaster of Nintendo’s ups … Continue reading

Mostly Yay (and a little Nay) regarding Kid Icarus Uprising’s controls

Please note:  This entry was written in response to IGN’s reader question-of-the-week for 26Mar12.  Readers were asked to discuss the recently released Kid Icarus Uprising for Nintendo DS.  My entry was the #1 winning submission and was featured on the front page of IGN’s 3DS column.  Needless to say, I was grateful for this honor.  … Continue reading

First Impressions of Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater 3D

Interesting item of note:  when I booted up the game, it asked me which Metal Gear Solid was my favorite.  Full disclosure—I am a TOTAL MGS newb, so all of my following comments should be taken accordingly.  I’m guessing that the “favorite” question might be designed to let the game know my level of my … Continue reading

31 Swapnotes in 31 Days.

Each year, there is a multi-city, international art project called “Fun A Day”. The goal (or challenge) is for an artist to create one piece of art every day during the month of January. See artclash.com for more information. For my first Fun A Day project, I chose to employ a piece of free software … Continue reading

Monster Tale (DS) (or, why spiritual sequels will always live in the shadow of their ancestors)

This game comes with an unusual caveat/recommendation:  If you haven’t already played/fallen in love with/obsessed over one of my all-time favorite DS titles (see my blog regarding Henry Hatsworth and the Puzzling Adventure), then there is almost no reason to bother with Monster Tale.  Really.  Seems like an odd way to start my review, but … Continue reading

Nintendo Games that DEMAND a sequel (FINAL INSTALLMENT!)

As I said in the previous installment, if I could demand a sequel l for only one of the games in my list, I’d probably go with Henry Hatsworth and the Puzzling Adventure.  HH is a 1 out of 100 kind of game, the sort of perfectly balanced experience that only comes along once or … Continue reading