Yes, all of my favorite childhood video game rags have officially bitten the dust, with the news that Nintendo Power is officially cancelled, joining both Electronic Gaming Monthly & Gamepro in the great wood pulper in the sky. While I dropped NP fairly early on (not by choice, my subscription ran out), I still remember the day that the first issue arrived. A friend of mine from school, Mike (who I used to refer to by both his first and last name for years) was over at my house when my Mom stopped by to drop the magazine off (by the way, how awesome was getting stuff in the mail?). I proceeded to ignore Mike while I read Nintendo Power cover to cover. Alas, another one bites the dust. DAMN YOU APPLE (shakes fist clutching iPhone at heavens).
But never fear, even as one beloved thing dies off another one reappears in interesting new clothes. Behold, the Mega Man NES and the Yoshi SNES!
When was the last time you’ve played a legit, non-emulator NES? Personally, it was about 4 years ago for me, when my old roommate broke his out. I’ve still got Punch-Out!!! chops. (Via Multiplayer)
Outside of the trailer (below) from about nine months ago, the only info regarding Grand Theft Auto V has been the odd still here or there. This is the second batch of three released this week, this time under the heading, “Leisure”. Hopefully there’ll be another set on Friday, entitled “Chaos”.
As if I needed another reason to stay indoors.
Update 08.16.12, 01:18pm: It is with some excitement and some trepidation that I’m announcing the first ever Modern Borefare Game Club! The idea is that, much like a book club, a group of us (myself a.k.a the Mighty Mighty Impervious Rex, One Neck/Two Chains Vicious PjuraHead and you, Extra Handsome/Super Pretty Reader) will play the same game then start a running dialogue on it, most likely through further posts and comment section discussion. In the meantime, to get you jazzed about our digital foray into the seamy underbelly of Hong Kong:
Denis Medri returns with even more killer re-designs (see his previous attempts at Batman & his gang as ’50’s greasers and a steampunk Spider-Man!), this time re-imagining the cast of Star Wars as members of an ’80’s high school film. Star Wars: Losin’ It? Return of Weird Science? Heathers Strike Back?