For a few years now I’ve been posting a monthly thread (with a few hiccups) in the forums for people to list the games they played in the previous month and reflect upon/say something about them. It’s actually provided an interesting insight into everyone’s playing habits over time, like the fact that I often play a shitload of games for brief moments, leading to a staggering ADD-addled playlist that doesn’t reflect how most of my time was probably spent on 2 of them. This wasn’t one of those months. Anyway, from now on I’m UPGRADING this feature to the front page, since comments go directly to the forum anyway. Have fun, children!
Welcome dear nerds! Throughout the next few weeks, we here at Nintendorks will be celebrating this wonderful time of year by indulging in an age old tradition we just made up: The Holidork Musical Advent Calendar! Yes, that’s right: Each day in December leading up to the 25th, you’ll check in to the site and after reading a few words, hit the jump and be greeted with a video game theme of our choosing. The goal with these selections is all about capturing the mood of the season. Some will be upbeat, cheery and clearly festive while others perhaps a bit more melancholy and “Winter-ish.” They’ll span everything from the original NES up to and including current consoles, so let’s begin shall we?
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This former Ndork staffer desperately needs our help: At the moment, Mr. Delbango is competing in a contest where first prize is a writing position at Gawker.com! It kinda makes you wonder what the losers receive now doesn’t it? He’s written and contributed two pieces which can be read by clicking here and here. I guess the idea is to try and whip up conversation in the “talkbacks” of each article so clearly Scott’s come to the right place for assistance. Hop on over and give them a star or snarky comment! I guess you don’t even technically have to read anything!
Nintendo will reveal footage of a new 3D Mario game. It will be called “Super Mario 64 2: This Time Luigi.” Holiday 2013.
The vitality sensor will make a return. The pulse rates it collects will be shared with the US Government.
A brand new Legend of Zelda for the Wii U will be unveiled. It will be given an official release date: TBA.
Here is a brief history of events:
Due to technical issues, the Nintendorks forums as you know them have to be shut down. I took this as a pretty good opportunity to (finally) host the forums on the same server as the website so everything would be under one roof. Click here to read more about the forum stuff
The Super Star Wars series of children’s video games for the SNES are just 3 of many countless reasons why I was never destined to become a world class athlete. In this 16-bit sidescrolling arcade action platforming series, players are given the chance to pick their favorite characters from George Lucas’ imagination and run through that galaxy far, far away recreating scenes that for the most part never even happened in any of the movies. Featuring detailed animation, incredibly authentic sound effects/music, fancy mode-7 graphics and a challenge level that could turn a 12 year old kid bald, these games were very popular in their time. I’ve been meaning to go back and review them for a while but now that the holidays are over with and I just survived the flu, I guess I’ve run out of excuses to keep putting it off. Ah, well let’s get this over with.
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Hey everyone, remember Johnny O’Neal? He used to write for Nintendorks? Went to E3? Had that awesome dog named Atari? Went on to work at some cool job involving Nintendo, or toys, or both? He contacted me this morning to let me know about a Kickstarter he’s involved in that I, and probably you, will be interested in.
Boss Monster is a 2 to 4 player “dungeon-building” card game with artwork based on the 8-bit videogame era. You play as a randomly chosen dungeon boss with unique powers, and on each turn you build a side-scrolling dungeon to lure heroes to their doom. If your rooms (cards) kill the hero, you get their soul. If the hero makes it through to your boss, you get a wound. 10 souls and you win, 5 wounds and you’re out.