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by Ethos

Tingle! Tingle! Kooloo-Limpah!

Friday, January 15th, 2010

After a glorious return to Hey! Look! Listen!s, I thought it would only be fit to follow it up with its gimped brother, the Tingle! Tingle! Kooloo-Limpah! The feature in which I talk about previews, editorials, interviews, and potentially news that I found interesting that Riddles didn’t. Let’s start!

Sands of Destruction has influence -
I touched on this in my latest Scatter Storming, but I wanted to post the only trailer I’ve actually seen for the game. It reminds me a little of Skies of Arcadia with the special moves and hokey one liners, but it seems to have the same charm too. In fact, this trailer gave me the idea for my JRPG Relapse Week. 2010 has already had one great surprise with Darksiders, and a lot of my risks last year paid off, so I’m excited to give this one a try.

We old geezers don’t like 3D -
IGN’s been pumping out the editorials lately, and while some seem to be pure flamebait, most have been a great jumping point for conversation. I hate being an old man when it comes to 3D things, but even after seeing and enjoying Avatar, I still see it as a gimmick. I thought I would have enjoyed that movie just the same in 2D and it wouldn’t have given me a headache like 3D. But from movies to games, I just haven’t been shown how 3D can improve the experience. My roommate disagrees saying, “once 3D becomes glasses-free, if I had the option to play an awesome game or play an awesome game in 3D, I see no reason why I’d choose 2D.” Bah, I say! I am still far from convinced.

This'll make sense...

This'll make sense...

Nintendo’s lazy and we let them continue being lazy -
This is a great read especially considering it’s coming from Matt Casamassina. Whether or not you like him, the guy covered Nintendo for over 10 years, he knows his shit. It’s great to see him simply call Nintendo out on their incredible laziness since the Wii’s runaway success. Anyway, this has been talked to death, so I’ll leave it at that.

We all need a good laugh -
Oh man, if my expectations weren’t low enough already. You all NEED to see this “trailer”. White Knight Chronicles has never been so oversold. Truly a fantastic watch.