Playing With My Weiner

Gaming at the mercy of miniature daschunds.

WeinerCast Wednesday! GVGA Edition December 31, 2008

The Weinercast is go! This week: Gwyddia Hosts The 2008 Gnome Video Game Awards.

As always, the Weinercast is available on Gwyddia - Weinercast

Please leave us a review or a comment/question, and we’ll address it on air next week!

A non-iTunes link if you need it.

 

I’m Blind December 29, 2008

Filed under: DS,Industry,Nintendo,Other Folks,Wii — Gwyddia @ 3:42 pm
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The folks at Joystiq used this image today in their daily commentary about Nintendo printing money. The story isn’t news, but the picture made me want to cry. So I decided to share. “Enjoy”.

My EYES...

My EYES...

 

Star Tropics on VC!

Filed under: Games,Nintendo,Wii — Gwyddia @ 3:39 pm
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startropics2OK, the original Star Tropics has been on the Wii’s Virtual Console for a while, but today you can get the sequel to complete the set. If you never had the chance as a kid to check out this (for its time) amazing action-adventure title about a boy and his yo-yo, deeew eeet.

 

Oh Boy, More Sonic Crap December 1, 2008

Filed under: Games,Kotaku,Previews,Wii — Gwyddia @ 7:31 pm
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Continuing their cavalcade of “We Don’t Care If You Like It, We’re Just Going To Put Out A New Game Every Month Instead of Doing What The Fans Want And Doing An Actual Retro Game”, Sonic Team has released new screenshots from the upcoming Wii game Sonic and the Black Knight. You can check those shots out over at Kotaku if you like, I’m not wasting space with them here.

 

In the last few years Sonic has gone to Pseudo-Arabia to make it with a human chick, spun off a gun-toting Shadow, searched deep into his RPG roots, and become a freakin’ werewolf – excuse me, werehog. In fact, he’s done everything but run around really damn fast for 4 hours and collect rings while freeing cute bunnies and saving Chaos Emeralds! For the love of Ceiling Cat and all that is HOLY, Team Sonic, make a damned SONIC game!

 

Thank you. That is all.

 

It Was Nearly Two Years Ago Today . . . November 18, 2008

Filed under: Hardware,PS3,Wii — Gwyddia @ 2:17 pm
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That the Weiner Daddy and I slept outside on the sidewalk outside a Las Vegas Target for a Wii. Two years later, you still can’t get one easily, and that’s a damn shame to all of us who have enjoyed the five or six fine games for it.

This is also the PS3’s 2nd birthday. We didn’t stand out for that one, though – we just capitulated when Sony threatened to take away our Emotion Engine and make our PS2 library obsolete. It’s a damn fine Blu-Ray player, that system.

Not to be left out, the XBox 360 celebrates its third birthday next week.

Happy Birthday, hardware!

 

Mega Man 9 DLC is Go! October 7, 2008

Filed under: Games,PS3,Wii,XBox 360 — Gwyddia @ 5:14 pm
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Not content to merely talk about downloadable content, Capcom this week released not one but two DLC packs this week for the well-received Mega Man 9.  The first is an endless level, which is sort of a brutal Mega Man Le Mans sort of trial.  Go and go and go until you inevitably die.  The second is playable Proto Man!  This MM upgrade gives you a slide, a charged shot, and a forcefield, but doubles damage taken and knockback distance when hit.  

 

The Wii folk are enjoying this already.  360 people can get it Wednesday.  Poor PS3 users have to wait until Wednesday.  But hey, at least its definite!

 

Club Nintendo For The Rest Of Us! October 2, 2008

Filed under: DS,Wii — Gwyddia @ 11:18 pm
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Praise Ceiling Cat!

 

Only 14,000 points!

Only 14,000 points! Really.

Club Nintendo, the long-standing, much-vaunted Japanese Nintendo fan club, is finally coming to the rest of the world.  Fans will be able to earn points through product registration and surveys and will be able to turn these points in for fabulous prizes!  Look for Club Nintendo coming to a country near you this holiday season!