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Oct 10, 2012 0

New York Dorks: Nintendo at New York Comic Con (UPDATE: Pokémon meetup event info)

The New York Comic Con starts tomorrow and runs through Sunday, and if you already have a ticket to the sold-out event and read this site then you already know this you’ll probably want to make time to stop by Nintendo’s booth, as today’s press release details quite a few upcoming 3DS and Wii U games that will be playable, as well as competitions to win one of eight 3DS XL systems.

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Sep 14, 2009 Comments Off on DRCs: 09-14-09

DRCs: 09-14-09

Happy September Valentine’s Day!
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Jun 6, 2009 Comments Off on Such a thing that once was Rome: Battle Tanx

Such a thing that once was Rome: Battle Tanx

I’m not going to deny that this article mostly exists so that a Nintendo related item can push down the Xboxy Alan Wake, but this is still a topic near and dear to my heart.

One of the forum members was selling N64 games some months back and I nabbed a few games from them. Over the course of E3 when I was staying at Kevin’s apartment in Los Angeles we played some in an attempt to have fun. One of these games was “BattleTanx” from developer 3DO.

This is the plot of BattleTanx (from wikipedia)

In the year 2001, a virus has killed 99.99% of the females on Earth. Various countries fight over each other’s quarantine zones, and end up engaging in nuclear war, destroying much of civilization. The few remaining females are held by gangs who have taken over small pieces of the world. The main character, Griffin Spade, had his fiancee Madison taken away from Queens, New York by the U.S. Government. Griffin ends up separated from his fiancee, and New York City is destroyed. He claims a tank for his own and sets out to cross America and find her, battling gangs as he reaches his goal. After surviving the ruins of New York City, Griffin heads westward gaining recruits in the countryside, Chicago, Las Vegas, and San Francisco.

Now I know what you’re thinking. This game is already awesome. Yet I know you have many questions. If it is a post apocalyptic world why would Griffin Spade bother having a fiancee when he could marry her right away? How is it that suddenly there are so many tanks still around for gangs to drive and how are these gang members able to do so with no training? Tank manufacturers aren’t exactly as abundant as Ford manufacturers, heck where are they getting munitions? And finally, how the heck could a person be expected to make a cross country trip in a tank. Those things are not fast. I can assure you that these questions are all answered by the fact this title clearly takes place in an alternate 2001 where all of these questions have reasonable answers.

However, I believe Batman said it best when he stated, “Things change.”
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