amiibo is apparently compatible with Moscow’s subway system

In Soviet Russia, Amiibo pays for you

[Update: Our Russian friends in the comments are reporting that the people in the video are saying that the Samus Amiibo doesn’t work with the Moscow Subway. I guess in Soviet Russia, green means stop and red means go.]

Like this trailer for Star Wars Episode VII, it’s possible that this video of someone using the Samus Amiibo to gain access to Moscow’s subway system could be an elaborate fake. It’s pretty convincing though. It it’s real, chances are either Moscow or Nintendo are going to have to change the way their NFC systems work in the near future. 

If this leads to an official press conference between Vladimir Putin and Satoru Iwata on Amiibo politics and the right to freedom of near field communication speech, I will literally die and go to heaven that very instant. The only way it could get better is if Pussy Riot reforms as an all Amiibo punk band with a new album called Settle it in Smash

RUMOR – Amiibo used to hop a free ride on the Metro [GoNintendo]

Jonathan Holmes
"Where do dreams end and reality begin? Videogames, I suppose."- Gainax, FLCL Vol. 1 "The beach, the trees, even the clouds in the sky... everything is build from little tiny pieces of stuff. Just like in a Gameboy game... a nice tight little world... and all its inhabitants... made out of little building blocks... Why can't these little pixels be the building blocks for love..? For loss... for understanding"- James Kochalka, Reinventing Everything part 1 "I wonder if James Kolchalka has played Mother 3 yet?" Jonathan Holmes