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9:17 PM on 01.22.2014

My Response to The Bad News About The Wii-U

[font='lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif]A few days ago Nintendo fans got bad news - the Wii-U is doing really really bad.  Like... REALLY bad. Much worse than even I thought, as a $50 price drop, a new 3D Mario game and an HD remake of one of the most fondly remembered Zelda titles ALL failed to the needle for the system going through the holidays.  So naturally, I made a video talking about this, and, naturally, the video became way to long so, naturally, I split it up into parts.[/font]

[font='lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif]Part 1, in which I discuss how I think Nintendo got into this mess:[/font]
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[font='lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif] [/font][font='lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif]Part 2, in which I speculate on how Nintendo can still make the most of the Wii-U:[/font]
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[color=#333333][size=1][font='lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif]Part 3, in which I speculate on where Nintendo might go from here:
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4:45 PM on 07.04.2013

Video Game Hip Hop

Exciting news people!  If you scroll way back through my blogs, you will find the very first one links to a song I wrote called "Real Hardcore OGs (Orignal Gamers)".  Now, after much delay, and back and forth and so on, I have finally finished several other songs and set up a bandcamp page for the stuff.  Please check it out - on bandcamp you can listen to the whole song for free.  I also made the songs and the album "name your price" meaning you can download it for free or throw me a buck or two if you'd like (it would be appreciated!). In addition to the lyrics I did all the production myself as well.  It was quite a project and I've got several more songs in the works, so if you like what you find here, stay tuned.   read

8:43 AM on 06.20.2013

XBox One reversal - WHAAAAT?

We all know what happened.  Here's my video:


10:09 PM on 06.18.2013

Have You Played "Crisis Force"?

Late into the NES life cycle Konami released a shmup.  It wasn't Gradius or anything related to it.  It was Crisis Force.  And actually I mislead you, because it wasn't an NES game - it was Famicom game.  Crisis Force never left Japan and let me tell you - American gamers of the era missed out.  See why in my new video - as always, comments and feedback welcome!


9:26 PM on 06.15.2013

Cliff Bleszinski Doesn't Get It

[font='lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif]The other day legendary game designer Cliff Bleszinski defended Microsoft. Apparently the AAA game development model doesn't work, therefore we should change the entire structure of the market and trample on consumer's rights. Naturally, I had something to say about this.  Enjoy![/font]

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6:40 PM on 06.14.2013

E3 Reaction - Nintendo is, well, Nintendo.

So another E3 has come and gone. In the glut of news and game announcements we learned a few things. We learned Microsoft has screwed itself and we learned Sony's got our back. But what about Nintendo? Definitely the most debatable issue of E3 to me is whether or not Nintendo's strategy to ditch a conference worked, whether the games they showed were adequate and whether the company's future looks rosy and bright or as bleak as the view from Mt. Doom. So here I am talking about all of that. Enjoy!


10:42 PM on 06.12.2013

Have You Played "Super Mario Bros. 2 USA"?

Hey Paisanos, Mikki Saturn here.  Well, I finally finished and uploaded my American Mario 2 video.  You know how I was promising this video Monday night?  Yeah... sorry about that (you can't tell but I wrote that in the voice of the Resident Evil 2 gun shop owner).  I had the video all recorded but I got busy and couldn't get it finished on time.  Well, maybe it's for the best because as it happens a very important element of this game made it into the new 3D Mario title, Mario 3D World.  See for yourself below!  Also, please comment, like, share, subscribe, etc!  Whatever you feel like!  Most of all, enjoy!  


10:22 AM on 06.10.2013

Have You Played "Super Mario World"?

Okay, so it's this morning instead of last night... but that's okay!  Here's the slightly delayed Super Mario World video and this evening will be the final video showing the 2 main Mario games that aren't actually a Mario game... if you know what I mean.  Enjoy!


1:13 AM on 06.10.2013

E3 Predictions/Wishlist

Okay, so, due to an overambitious schedule for this weekend and technical issue that delayed me a couple of days these videos are basically too late to do any good.  But gosh darnit I made them so I'm uploading the suckers!  

It's my E3 prediction/wishlist videos, in which I ask the basic question "What announcements, within the realm of the possible, would get you most excited?"  I broke them up by subject so that you can ignore the ones you don't care about, and hopefully at least some people will see them before the conference make them moot later today!  


Part 1: Microsoft

Part 2: Sony

Part 3: Third Parties (FYI I only talk about Japanese 3rd parties - I guess I find them the most interesting)

Part 4: Nintendo (Last but by no means least!)

There you have it!  Please comment if you're inclined.  And by the way, if anyone is wondering about a certain Super Mario World video they were promised, let me just assure you that sucker is exporting right now!   read

11:17 PM on 06.08.2013

Have You Played "Super Mario Bros. 3"?

Next up, Super Mario Bros. 3!  Still barely on track to get the videos out before the Nintendo Direct.  Tomorrow, Super Mario World and Monday we've got Mario Bros. 2 USA and Yoshi's Island (I consider these the odd ones out).  Enjoy!


7:40 PM on 06.07.2013

Have You Played "Super Mario Bros. 2: The Lost Levels"

My new youtube video exists - part 2 of my series looking at the 2D Mario games!  I'm going to try to get through all of them before E3!  Better hurry! Please like and share and comment and enjoy!  


11:02 AM on 06.07.2013

XBox 1 Online-Used-Game-BS Rant

When I read the details of Microsoft's used game restrictions it pissed me off.  I made this video without any preparation, completely extemporaneously, and honestly I feel that it shows a little bit.  But hopefully my passion makes up for the rambling!  Comments and feedback and things welcome!


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