On Super Mario Run

So I’ve been playing Super Mario Run fairly regularly since it came out, and by fairly regularly I mean like at least an hour a day (most days). Yes, I paid the $10 US for the full version, and I certainly got my money’s worth out of it. If you follow me on twitter you’ve maybe seen me posting screenshots of it from my phone denoting various landmarks in the game such as hitting a certain kingdom level or finishing up some arduous task. If you haven’t played the game the basic gist of it is that it is a Mario game where it automatically runs in a direction for you and you tap the screen to make whichever character you’re playing as jump. The goal is like every other Mario game that has ever come out, collect coins, finish the level, save the princess once you get to the … Read more…

On Wii U – Some Thoughts

Yesterday I mentioned that I got a Wii U which, admittedly, was a spur of the moment decision. I’ve always intended to buy one, but had been waiting for a new Zelda game to come out. I know there is one in the works, but with watching Mario Maker videos really got me excited and is ultimately why I made the purchase. It did present one problem that was going to come up sooner or later… I didn’t have enough space on my surge protector, well mostly. The one I was using has 14 plugs on it, but they are all bunched together and several of the things plugged in to it were wide, or long, just generally not the size of a standard plug. This meant that I didn’t have anywhere to put something new. So last night on the way home from work I stopped and got two … Read more…

On Wii’s and Wii U’s

So, I finally did it. I broke down and bought a Wii U. It probably wasn’t the best decision from a financial point of view, but I’ve been wanting one for a long time and with the release of Mario Maker coming up soon I felt like it was a good time to make the purchase. Now, as I’m typing this I haven’t hooked it up yet because, well, I’m still at work. I have 1 1/2 hours left till I can leave, and I’m ready to just go home and hook it up and play some Mario. I’ve mentioned it before but I have always had a love for Nintendo. I might not buy a lot of their games, but the 8 bit console was the first console I ever had. Growing up we always had the latest Nintendo system, which was usually a x-mas gift given as something … Read more…

On Okay Nintendo, You Win

Today’s post is going to be a bit short. I actually almost forgot to write anything at all to be honest. As things usually go today was a fairly busy day at work starting off with a nice long meeting that almost put me to sleep followed by a mad rush to do a few code changes and lots of SQL scripts. So as I mentioned previously, this week is E3 week and all sorts of announcements are coming out and game trailers are being released. One of the games that I’ve been waiting a long time to hear about is the new Zelda title on the Wii U. Now, here’s the thing, I don’t own a Wii U. Up until now I have not felt like there has been enough of a reason to buy the system. I know there are some great Mario titles out there, but that … Read more…