Alrighty people time for some news. Nintendo 3DS, while a miracle of modern engineering, has not been sailing as high as Nintendo corporate had hoped so on Aug. 12 they decided to reduce the retail price from $250 to $170 here in the USA. Now this doesn’t come as a surprise to me because this isn’t 1997 where people have money to burn; also add to the fact that Nintendo tried to be greedy and mass produce new versions of the same DS system (DSi , XL, DSi LL). Only for when the 3DS came out people would (or couldn’t) buy it because they already has a DS clone not even a year old. These are the only reasons, and not because of the iPhone and iTouch app games. Don’t get me wrong, there are a few diamonds in the rough (Angry Birds, Baseball Superstars II, etc.) but gaming on iDevices are ether limiting, repetitive, or stupid (in some cases all three and offensive). If there one thing Nintendo always had a lock on is the handheld gaming market, this price drop will only make it easier for highly leverage folks to buy one during the holidays. But don’t worry 3DS vets; this won’t be a case of an MMO going f2p and leaving subscribers with a bad taste in their mouths, no, all early buyers of this original price will get ten free Gameboy Advance games and 10 free NES games in the virtual console shop starting on Sept. 1 and going to the end of the year.
In more crunchier news: ladies, did you know, according to Doritos online poll, you enjoy playing online games (weather’s its WoW, CoD or Farmville) more than the following:
- Taking a bath
- Working out and other activities
- Making love
Yeah… So we try to keep things PG-13 here at Armada so I’m going to make only two statements
Ok, first off, duh. Games are awesome, and men haven’t been doing the follow above since their creation. Second please take this piece of news with a grain of cool ranch style powder; because what does all those things above have in common? You can’t eat Doritos while doing them (and please don’t try, I don’t want a bunch of George Costanza trifectas running around); however gaming is another story. They already got a lock on grimy, out of style, fat gaming males out there with only Doritos as their only source of nourishment – do you think it’s too much of a stretch they aim for the ladies as well? I think not.
Well comic con has run its course and the native nerd populations returned to their local environments. While we here at the Armada weren’t able to go this year, we were there in spirit, while our bodies decided to check out the biggest comic book movie of the year – Captain America. How well did it do, did it live up to the hype, press play and find out.
(Note: We did see this movie much sooner, and I was planning to post this much sooner too, but the whole Mano A Mano in el Bano thing happen and I got caught up in the whole majesty of it all)
Thanks BC at Highmark for the Pic
Move over Hollywood because there’s another place in America to film movies – and that’s Pittsburgh, PA. For over 60 years movies have been filmed in the city of the three rivers; some famous, others not so much. However the most resent (and most exciting) is “The Dark Knight Rises” the latest in the Batman series of movies. There was a press conference where Christopher Nolan and Christian Bale said good things about the city itself and promise not to get into the hair of the people there. Well trust me when I say this, for Batman, the city itself will not get in ‘your’ way – at all. It’s not every day one becomes Gotham now is it?
In honor of the Mano A Mano in el Bano pretty boy war, I’m adding a new word in the Armada-pedia tab. Those who have been watching shouldn’t be surprised, but those you haven’t are in for quite a treat. I apology in advance for any sides spilt or guts busted – Enjoy.
So after two day of straight you tube video competitions and trickery; where everything came to a head in hand to prop combat which unlike we’ve never seen before or ever again, I winner has been decided: Isaiah Mustafa, once again defeats call comers and retains his reign as ‘Old Spice guy’. Not to take away from Fabio in anyway, shape, or form. He came out swing using everything at his disposal to win. Never the less the people have spoken and the Old Spice guy is victorious – at least for now. Something tells me a new challenger will be right around the corner, someday.
Now a few words from our champion.