I will admit, I was a bit underwhelmed by Nintendo’s E3 2011 showing of the Wii U. I wasn’t apart of the many confused people who believed the Wii U was an add on tablet for the original Wii, I was apart of the people who liked what they saw but felt it wasn’t enough to get them excited for the new console. But the rumors that are pouring out from then up until now is why I am so excited for the Wii U. In categories, I am going to tell all of the rumors I have heard so far, and you’ll see why I am so excited.

The Games

I can tell that one of the things Nintendo wanted to do for the unveiling of the Wii U at E3 2011, was show that the Wii U had full third party support. What they showed may have been games that’s coming out soon on current generation consoles, and running on the engine of current consoles like PlayStation 3. I know alot of people were pissed about that, but I loved it. To me, it was the highlight of the Wii U showcase.  Seeing that big names like Ubisoft, Namco Bandai, EA, and etc having games already in the making for the console was a very good sign. And I don’t want to forget to mention that games like Dragon Quest X, Pikmin 3, and a new Smash Bros have been confirmed for the Wii U. For a full list of all announced Wii U games, please click the following link: IGN’s Wii U Games List.

There have also been rumors going around that several games are currently in the works for Wii U, one being a Teenaged Mutant Ninja Turtles game from the makers of Batman: Arkham city (ROCKSTEADY Games). Built around the story of the 90’s cartoon, with Shredder, Krang, Bebop, and Rocksteady (Pun) included. Also based on an recent acticle, it looks like Retro Studios maybe working on a new StarFox game for the Wii U. Retro Studio’s last games were the Metriod Prime Series and Donkey Kong Returns, and those games were amazing, so I’m hoping ths rumor is true. And the big rumor is that Shigeru Miyamoto, creator of the Mario and Zelda games, is working on a new original game, which he is pretty much calling Nintendo’s next “big hit”.

The Online

The online features for the Wii U is the number one thing I was worried about since Nintendo announced the console. But all those worries were dead and gone when I heard about Nintendo Network.  This is not a rumor, it has been confirmed that Nintendo Network is Nintendo’s very own service similar to X-Box Live and PSN, but made for the 3DS and Wii U. So far, what has been announced is that it will support individual accounts, and it will be possible to download full games on either 3DS or Wii U. What’s really amazing is that months before this information was released, there were rumors saying that Nintendo may partner with Valve’s Steam or EA’s Origin to help with Nintendo’s online features. And the fact that Nintendo is talking about downloadable game distribution, makes me think their maybe a little truth to those rumors. A Steam powered Nintendo service, oh my yes!

The Controller

Gaming wise, I do not like the Wii U’s tablet like controller. Even with all of the news thats coming in about it, I still do not like it, it looks too fat to comfortably game with. Maybe when I finally get my hands on the controller, my opinion on it will change, but for now I am hoping Nintendo has a secondary controller option, similar to the Wii’s Classic Controller Pro but with a wireless feature. But I am very excited about the application side for the controller. It was rumored that the controller will have it’s very own app store, and it was confirmed that it will have NFC (Near Field Communications) capabilities. Meaning the controller can read and write data from cards, figurines, and other compatable devices.

The Surprises

More than anything, I can’t wait to see what surprises Nintendo has up there sleeves. There was a recent article with Yoshinori Ono, producer of the Street Fighter games, who has had time working with the Wii U’s developing kit. He was quoted saying “What we saw last E3 is not a reflection of everything this console is able to offer,” he also says “We have been trying development kits and some of its new characteristics will improve its possibilities.  It isn’t something like Kinect or other similar accessories, it’s something different.” I honestly can’t wait to see what Nintendo has in store. If it’s anything like what the 3DS has been doing lately, which have been impressing me more and more, then I expect only good things.

Also, there are still rumors and other reports still popping up concerning the Wii U. I suggest keeping an eye on MyNintendoNews.com, it’s a great source for Nintendo news.

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I know I am very late in doing this, but you know, better late than never.

The leaked video was for a teaser trailer for PlayStation 3 “Long Live Play” Commercial. There are no surprises to be made from this, it’s just a commercial. There was no end to my disappointment, which explains why it took me this long to do an update (Well, not really).

For your viewing pleasure, I added the full commercial below:

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If you were a 90’s kid like me, you might have watched a little cartoon called Rugrats. A Nickelodeon cartoon that follows the crazy lifes that babies live, and explores what fun adventures they get into. You would think this cartoon was nothing but happy-go-lucky fun right? Wrong! Okay, let me bring your childhood to hell.

This was found, and it might have a little truth to it:

The Rugrats really were a figment of Angelica’s imagination.

Chucky died a long time ago along with this mother; that’s why Chaz is a nervous wreck all the time.

Tommy was a stillborn; that’s why Stu is constantly in the basement making toys for the son who never had a chance to live.

The DeVilles had an abortion. Angelica couldn’t figure whether it would be a boy or a girl, thus creating the twins.

As for “All Grown Up,” Angelica was a bipolar schizophrenic, who, as a teenager, became addicted to various narcotics, bringing her back to her childhood, thus creating a world in her mind that she obsessed over. Because of the time lapse between the present and the last time she interacted with her imaginary world, she made them older. Angelica was constantally taking hits of acid so she would never have to live without her creations. To her, her creations were her only company in a judgemental world.

Angelica’s mom actually died of a heroin overdose. Angelica was schizophrenic/bipolar because she was a crack baby. Additionaly, Drew, in his depression, married a gold digging whore that Angelica idolized because she fooled herself into thinking it was her real mom. However, she always had a concept of her mom, Cynthia. She used a barbie doll to mirror her birth mother’s image–wearing an unwashed orange dress and jacked up hair–which is why she was so attached to it. Later in life she followed in her mother’s footsteps, dying of overdose at age 13 when All Grown Up! was “canceled.”

The only rugrat not to be fictional however, was unborn Tommy’s brother, Dil. However, Angelica didn’t know the differace between Dil and her creations. Dil didnt follow her commands, and after endless crying and a refusal to disapear like the others did when Angelica was angry with them, so she hit him. After she hit him, he screamed a screaching tune, and Stu ran in and pulled his neice off of his only child, but it was too late. Dil had a brain hemmorage, which resulted in a deformation. As he grew up, his damage only became more evident, and by the time he was 9 in All Grown Up! he lived as an outcast, being ridiculed for his weirdness, and retardation. The immense guilt over this is what caused Angelica to start using drugs, and to un-create the rugrats breifly, until her expericance with hallucinogenics.

Chaz lost his mind after the death of his first wife and was in denial that she was ever prostitue. On a trip to Paris to find love, Chaz fell in love with a hooker named Kira (He was originally going to marry a different hooker, but she just wanted him for his money). Kira once had a daughter named Kimi, but the baby was torn from her by law due to her cocaine addiction. (Angelica imagined Kimi from Kira’s stories.) Upon return to America, Chaz and Kira married and she got her greencard. It was a surprisingly happy/romantic story. Kira continually stuggled with addiction, but was relatively happy with her new life with Chaz.

Suzie was Angelica’s only friend, who entertained the thought of Angelica’s creations because they seemed to make her happy. She later became a phycologist and teamed up with Nickelodeon to make the Rugrats. When Angelica died of the overdose, Suzie helped arrange her funeral. Because of her addictions and her mental state, Angelica was expelled from society, which lead to a break with reality, and her eventual death. She spent the last days of her life in the back of the school cafeteria, imagining friends around her, and playing with the lives of her creations.

My God!!

There is even a video to go with this done by , it’s a Japanese AMV with English subtitles. Link to the video is provided below:

Rugrats Theory – FULL VERSION

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TWILIGHT

Okay X-Box fanboys and girls, before you put on your rage hats, let me say that this is not a rant nor am I bashing on X-Box. I am just telling my reasons why I haven’t and why I don’t plan on getting an X-Box; 360 or otherwise.

NEW MOON

It used to be that the only current generation gaming console I owned was the Nintendo Wii, and at a time, I was content with that. But then I noticed that updates to my favorite fighting games were coming out (games like Street Fighter 4, and Tekken 6), and I could clearly see that they would never see the light of day on the Nintendo Wii. So I thought, like many other Wii only owners I bet, it was about time to get an HD console, but which one? I believe it was sometime during 2010, I looked at what both X-Box and PS3 had to offer.

ECLIPSE

Both systems were appealing, and even though many PS3 owners bad mouth the fact that you have to pay for online on X-Box (X-Box LIVE), it didn’t really bother me. I think it’s 60 dollars a year; that’s really not that bad to me, it’s pretty low and what you get for it is well worth it. What made me in the end make me end up getting the PlayStation 3 is it’s exclusive games. The very first games I got when I bought my PS3 (other than StreetFighter 4 , and Tekken 6) was Infamous, Ratchet and Clank: FCIT, and Uncharted 2. And I completely loved them.

BREAKING DAWN

I’m not saying that X-Box doesn’t have anything to offer, it’s just that I wasn’t really interested in them. To me, Dead or Alive was the only game that really had my interest as a game could play on an X-Box. I will admit, the bouncy physics in that game was one of the reasons why I liked that game. Hey, I’m a guy, can you blame me? Some of the other games like Project Gotham Racing, Gears of War, and Halo are games I really didn’t care for.

To me, X-Box doesn’t really give me that unique experience kind of feeling in it’s games. That kind of feeling that when you play a game you can say “I can only get this while playing on this system.” Nor does it have any stand out charaters from X-Box original games, which is sad because it has a develper like Rare on it side. I hate to hear when X-Box get a chance to have an exclusive character on a multiplatform game, and the only name people can think of is Master Chief.  But I will admit, Alan Wake is a step in the right direction. The look and style of that game seems like something unique and could be only found on the X-Box. If the X-Box keeps bringing games like this, I might reconsider getting one, but not until then. Tell Rare to get off thier asses and make magic again like they did in the golden N days.

Oh, if your wondering what’s with the Twilight headers? Inception.

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HunterXHunter, an anime series that ended in 2004 (Well that’s what I got from Wikipedia); currently has a new anime with new animation, music, and other bells and whistles. And while watching the new series, I couldn’t help but notice that they toned down the violence. Brutal death scenes; that I am now being re-introduced to by reading the manga, is now being censored with a mass reduction of blood being shown. It’s not blatantly censored, they cleverly hide the gore and death scenes in a way that if you never seen the show before, you wouldn’t notice. But it will be obvious if you’re like me and looking forward to those scenes.

At first I thought this was being done to speed the anime along so they can get to the good parts. Kinda like what happened in the beginning of Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood (Another good show. If you haven’t already, get on that!). And once they reach a good point of the show, a switch is flipped, and all the gore in it’s entirety will start to be shown. But so far, that does not look to be the case. On a past episode, a character reveals a trait about himself by… Let’s just say he pulls a Kano. A scene that I was looking forward to seeing, but what was actually shown left me with a “WTF!” As you can tell, I’m trying really hard not to be spoilery, because this is a really good show and I don’t won’t to ruin it for you. But for me, that last scene was my breaking point, and I’m currently only reading the managa of the series.

Right now, can’t really reccommend the new series of HunterXHunter, I suggest watching the older series that came out before 2004, or just reading the manga. But who knows, there maybe is a switch planned for the new series, that they don’t plan on flipping until way later in the show. But I plan on relying on The Unofficial Hunter x Hunter Podcast for letting me know when and if that ever happens, and until then, I will be just reading the manga. And if you are interested in HunterXHunter or just a big fan or the show, I also reccommend you listening to their podcast.

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It has just been brought to my attention that there is an internet censorship bill; which consist of S.O.P.A (Stop Online Piracy Act) and Protect IP. And if either passes, we could see a lot of our favorite websites end up being shut down. Not only that, it would become a felony with a potential 5 year sentence to stream a copyrighted work that would cost more than $2,500 to license, even if you are an ordinary noncommercial user. Now I don’t won’t to pretend like I know whats going on with this. I’m still trying to wrap my head around it. But what I do know is that many of my favorite blogs, podcasts, web-videos, web-comics, etc could end up censored or just shut down. And that is something I will not stand for, and that’s why I’m doing what I can to stop this from happening, and you can too.

Here is a video explaining the situation:

And because I am terrible at explaining politics, the following text has been taken from ThatGuyWithTheGlasses.com‘s Nostalgia Critic:

[So what can you do?
If you’re a citizen of the United States, call your local representatives.  Calling and letter writing will always work better than email.  If you don’t know their number , use this site:
http://www.contactingthecongress.org/

Read up on the law so you can be informed of what is going on:
American Censorship
http://americancensorship.org/infographic.html
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/10/sopa-hollywood-finally-gets-chance-break-internet
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2011/10/house-takes-senates-bad-internet-censorship-bill-makes-it-worse.ars
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2011/05/sen-ron-wyden-to-place-a-hold-on-the-protect-ip-act.ars
http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-h3261/show
http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-s968/show

Also, on a closing note, please don’t think that these bills have no chance of passing, because they do.  They have some powerful people backing it, and they’re trying to push it through as quickly as possible. Even if these bills are only used to target ‘rogue’ foreign sites as it states, it will establish a precedent for future bills. If we don’t stop these bills now, how can we ever hope to stop them in the future?

Would you rather possibly overreact now, or have to worry about the possibility of these laws passing and what it could do to many of your favorite sites down the line?]

The previous text was taken from the following link: http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/thatguywiththeglasses/nostalgia-critic/33243-top-11-reasons-he-wont-review-digimon

By spreading the word, I feel I’ve helped bring this whole thing closer to coming to an end. Because the more people who know, the more people who can fight it. And fight it I will.

 

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Dear Rockstar Games,

I am a big fan of the Grand Theft Auto series, I’ve been one ever since the release of Grand Theft Auto 3 on the PS2. I use to always play it with my friends, and during those times, all our conversations began and ended with GTA. I love the free roaming, the multiple weapons available, and all the things you can do in the world. But what really makes GTA the shining star it is to me, is the crazy ass moments to be had when you unlock certain codes. Old ladies toting rocket launchers could blast nearby pedestrians, enraged/scared drivers fly off in their cars and then crash them in the far distance, tanks dive bombing from the heavens, and literally having it you against the world. These were things all capable in GTA’s preceding GTA3 when you unlocked the codes, and with each iteration of the series came more and craziness to be had. That is, until GTA4. And I have to say, the game (GTA4) looked great. But the lack of any of these codes was a deal breaker for me, which lead me to not even consider purchasing it.

Now that GTA5 is on it way, I beg you, please bring the craziness back with GTA5. Bring back “all cars fly,” “all pedestrians carry weapons”, “riots,” etc.  To me, and I bet many others, GTA is a shell of itself without these codes. If these words come off as harsh, I’m sorry, that was not my intention. I am only a fan hoping and trying to bring back the series he once loved. Hoping that this gets to the right people so it can be heard.

Thanks for all years of crazy ass fun.

Weckyboy
Warren Collins
A fan

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