Less than two days until I’ll be at M6. Hooray!
- I should really work on learning how to work my drum machine. I keep saying it, and haven’t actually done it yet. Maybe when I’m on vacation after M6.
- I’m suddenly not that confident on the M6 Challenges, mainly because I haven’t practiced lately.
- To answer the question posed in a comment of a previous entry, pretty much my entire middle school existence was spent in one long temper tantrum.
- The DDR/ITG tournament will be an excellent chance to prove to my girlfriend that, really, I’m not as good at arrowsmashing as she thinks I am.
- Speaking of DDR, what the heck is up with the Difficult steps to Arrabbiata in Supernova 2? Specifically, the steps to the Area H Boss in Hyper Master mode? Those can’t be the official steps, can they? There’s gotta be some challenge mod applied there that isn’t in the actual steps, right?
- Mario and Sonic at the Olympics is actually a very fun game to watch. Seriously.
- On the subject of the Wii in general, I think a lot of the hatred that so-called “hardcore” gamers seem to have for it is the fact that Nintendo hit on a formula for success that, put simply, doesn’t include hardcore gamers. Yes, the main portion of the Wii’s library is effectively comprised of things like Wii Sports and Mario & Sonic–essentially collections of minigames, as opposed to epic experiences along the lines of a Halo 3 or a Final Fantasy XII. And this, despite the hardcore’s protests, is exactly the new model to get people interested in gaming. There was a huge audience out there that craved the sort of thing most Wii games provide–games that can be picked up when you have 20 minutes or so to kill, can be learned easily and put down just as easily.