Author Archives: thewilleffect

Like Echo Chrome? How about Kokoromi’s FEZ

Games like Echo Chrome, Crush, and the latest Paper Mario incarnation are attempting to take gaming in a unusual place where 2d isn’t all that it appears. Kokorami’s FEZ is attempting much of the same mechanics. Which does it best? It’s up to the gamer.

[Via Game Girl Advance]


A Wii Fit Parody at its finest has done it again with this Wii Fit parody. Nothing beats having fun with a videogame, when you can just practice lifting your legs instead.

Mass Exodus of Nintendo Executives: Harrison, Kaplan, And Llewelyn Leaving

Senior Director of Public Relations Beth Llewelyn, Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Affairs Perrin Kaplan, and Senior Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Communications George Harrison will all be leaving Nintendo of America in the near future. The exact date of their departures is unknown.

Ut oh! Where’s Moses when you need him? Trouble in Nintendo PR land?

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Midway “punishes” 1UP for low scores by not giving them games to review

Where’s 1UP’s Mortal Kombat Wii review? Midway has decided to not send 1UP review code at all as some sort of punishment. The message? “Give us better scores, or we won’t support you.” So 1UP’s getting it’s own copy from the store to review.

Ha, this is the downfall of civilization as we know it. 1up not getting a early copy of a game that’s been out for six month’s on older platform’s is pretty much a joke. Even if the new wii-mote controls are actually any good it’s still not worth it for 1up to kiss Midways ass,and for what? To get exposure for there games that will get exposure by 1up’s own will regardless. Give me a break!

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Sony Gamer’s Day 2007


Is there a reason to buy the PS3 for games now? Maybe.

PS3 l33t

Dislike G4 or not, this is pretty funny.

You’ve Gone and Done It Now, SIXAXIS!

Yesterday was the final straw, I can no longer remain silent. In life, I’m a very patient man but when it comes to my games, that’s far from the truth. Last night, my SIXAXIS bugged out on my Wife twice in Go!Sudoku alone and anyone in a relationship knows what that means.

I wonder why Microsoft chose not to use bluetooth? ummmmmm. It’s still 2.4ghz, but I don’t recall my 360 controller having a conniption. SIXAXIS, you fail!

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Sony uses freshly-slaughtered goat to promote sales of God of War II – WTF?

Sony, in another great marketing move, decided to use a freshly slaughtered goat and entice people to reach into its carcass and eat offal hidden within. Yum!

Note to Sony PR and Marketing. YOU FAIL! That is all. This is a shame, because God of War 2 is such a fantastic game. Cory Barlog should defect for this.

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Ken Kutaragi Steps Down From His Position At Sony

Ken Kutaragi, has announced that he is stepping down from his executive position at Sony. Of course, the conspiracy theorists will go nutso over this one, but nomatter what you may think, he is one of the forefathers of modern gaming. The Playstaion 3’s bad numbers we are sure played a part, but whether or not u like him, he will be missed.

He will be missed for sure. No more PR nightmare quotes from Ken. Oh Noes! Remember, we’ll want to work extra hours to get a PS3. Who are we going to look up to at Sony to say idioctic thing’s now. Oh wait, they are plenty of people left.

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Tetris made me do it!

I caught this over on Flickr and a had a sort of epiphany of sorts. After thinking about every bad thing I’ve done over my time on this here Earth, none serious (I’m not a criminal, shish), I finally figured out what caused it all. Yep, it was Tetris. Call me crazy if you want, but if someone can get a way with murder by saying that GTA made them do it, then I can blame Tetris for my petty mistakes.

[via Flickr]