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Wii Weather Channel: Yet another porn gateway

From GameSetWatch: Japanmanship has a really fun post about the Wii weather channel, most specifically: “There is an island in the Pacific, south of Port Vila, called Erromango; it’s the southern-most province of Vanuatu and formerly known as Martyr’s.” But the odd translation has it as “Ero-manga island”, and: “For the benefit of those who don’t spe...

More from the Perrin Kaplan show

Perrin Kaplan needs her own sitcom. Or comic strip. Or something. At DICE this week, Kaplan did as Kaplan does and tossed out a few verbal gems to the gaming community. Kaplan says of the two system launches in November: “Well, we didn’t have anyone in line that got shot waiting for our system. So there’s one sign of the different approaches between our two companies … I th...

Sonic’s future is on rails

A quick confession: I don’t think I’ve played a Sonic title since the days of Game Gear. Well, strike that, I asked for Sonic Rush for Christmas in 2005, played it once and never progressed past the first stage. Some may think that’s a act of gross negligence (Sonic is a gaming icon, right?), but I see it as a silver lining of sorts — by not playing Sonic for so long, I mis...

Penny Arcade pounces on Fox 6 Milwaukee

I’d love to pretend that little ol’ me here at Infendo influences what Penny Arcade puts up on their web site, but that’d be pathetic. As we all know, I am only slightly pathetic, and I am not quite ready to make the plunge 100% just yet. The PS3 game library is doing just fine in that department all on its own. Anyway, PA has a comic up today ridiculing Fox 6 Milwaukee and any o...

Wii weights

If the tide of cheesy peripherals hasn’t started to rise for the Wii already, it is now: The concept is actually just a prototype for the time being, but since the Wii is rapidly becoming a mass-market fad much like the exercise craze of the ’80s, we wouldn’t be surprised to see it become a reality. Each pocket is designed to hold a pound of sand for up to a total of 4-lbs. Whoa....

Mario Music – manualism version

Jack, I’ll see your flautist and raise you a manualist. [Special thanks to the maestro, UnderHero5]

DS PictoChat opens pedophile doorway

First it was the Wii and its Opera Browser. Now it’s the DS and PictoChat. Fox News 6 “we need Advertising dollars mad quick” Milwaukee is reporting that PictoChat encourages child molesters to contact your children through their DS. This “story” ranks right up there with my local FOX 25 news at 10, which ran a story two weeks ago about Guitar Hero and how kids were h...

Beatboxing flutist playing Mario makes the flute cool again

Again, Jack? Was it cool to begin with?

J Allard does Japanese homework on DS (with stand)

No, that’s not J Allard. Simma down now. The reason I posted this today was really to ask this question: Who amongst us uses or plans on using their DS for “other” activities outside gaming (Brain Age, Electroplankton, learning Japanese)? Is this something we’d see predominantly in Japan, or do you think the DS can become a multifaceted device in the North America and Europ...

Dissected Wiimote graces t-shirt

“Use the wrist strap so the only place you’ll have to see the insides of the beloved Wii Remote is on this t-shirt.” Add this to the growing list of kick ass Wii-related clothing. [Via Wire and Twine]

Nintendo Spotting: LEGO Bowser

Ew, look at those jaggies. What ever happened to a good rendering? (Does that even make any sense?) Honestly.

Intense Wii demand persists (in Boston area)

Having waited in a Toys R Us line myself here in the Boston area for a second time in recent months (a second console for the fam), I can attest to this posting from ars technica about the continued demand for everyone’s favorite console of the moment, the Wii. Love it or hate it, the Wii is “it” right now, in spite of whatever flaws currently exist. Here it is, Sunday February 4...