I’m working really hard right now on bringing you some great videos, so I haven’t been on my article grind recently. So this spurred me to thinking that when I’m in a crunch week I am going to flood you with all the small news in the world of console gaming and the occasional science article.
LET IT BEGIN!! KOALA’S DAILY DOSE!!! *TRIUMPHANT ROAR*
So lets start it off!
So the Nintendo 3DS just came out 6 months ago and they are dropping the price from 350$ to 270$. What happened Nintendo? If you already have a 3DS you will be getting 10 free NES downloads and 10 free DSi downloads. Fair? Maybe/Maybe not, your call.
Apparantly this price drop will put the 3DS at the same cost as a regular DS, so you really should buy a 3DS if you were thinking of going for its little brother. Nintendo will be losing money on every sale, but methinks they are planning on making it back through downloadable titles so here’s to you Nintendo. Once a vast giant of money-making badasses and now on your hands and knees begging us to buy your software!! Well HA, I wont fall for your ploy…. because I already bought a 3Ds.
Anyways, apparantly it’s a “different market” than Nintendo had expected so they are taking drastic measures to get 3DS’s in our hands this holiday season. I think it isn’t selling as well because of all the great games on my iPhone. Like… uh… Well Infinity Blade is cool? Or maybe it’s because everybody already owns a DS and a Wii. You need some solid 3DS games if you want to attract new buyers. Duh.
Anyways, here’s the list of the free games you can download if you already bought a 3DS. They haven’t released a full list so here it what they have so far.
– Super Mario Bros.
– Donkey Kong Jr.
– Balloon Fight
– Ice Climber
– The Legend of Zelda
– Super Mario Advance 3
– Yoshi’s Island
– Mario Kart: Super Circuit
– Metroid Fusion
– WarioWare, Inc.
– Mega Microgames
– Mario vs. Donkey Kong.
On to Item #2
BORDERLANDS IS GETTING A SEQUEL!! BORDERLANDS IS GETTING A SEQUEL!! BORDERLANDS IS GETTING A… wait I already knew that…. Okay, so what we all knew was going to happen has ALMOST officially been confirmed. Am I grasping at straws here? Nah, rumor on good authority is that 2K Games will be announcing the sequel shortly.
Don’t know what Borderlands is? A game developed by Gearbox studios that is part co-op adventure, part RPG, a whole lot of shooting, and randomly generated guns that almost guarantee you’ll never get the same gun twice. Plus it is fun as hell.
Here’s a trailer from good ol’ IGN, if you missed the game when it first came out.Please enter the url to a YouTube video.
EDIT – IT’S OFFICIAL!! A NEW SITE HAS GONE LIVE TODAY AND GAME INFORMER WILL BE RELEASING MORE DETAILS IN IT’S NEXT ISSUE. WOO HOO! Here’s video footage of Borderlands 2 and it’s all using the game’s engine.Please enter the url to a YouTube video.
And finally, point number 3
The tragedy that took place a week back, that quickly became known as the Oslo massacre has created debate once again over video games and violence. Early reports described the event of a “right wing Christian psychopath”, so naturally a few Christian groups have evaded blame and pointed fingers at video games, despite the fact that this was the act of a mad man and not related to his religion, politics, or his gaming console.
Unfortunately, the killer released a manifesto saying Call of Duty helped him train to kill people and that World of Warcraft is a great excuse to tell people while you are planning murder. This has lead to Coop Norge, a large Norwegian grocery store chain, and Platekompaneit, a large movie/game/music retailer, removing the games from their stores. Coop Norge has stated, “We don’t want them to stumble upon violent video games while buying milk and bread in our stores”, while Platekompaniet declined response.
What do you guys think about these crazy times and video games being blamed for murder? Is it the same thing as when slasher movies first came out and were blown out of proportion as Satanic and grotesque, or is there actually some sense to the claims that video games cause murder?