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Why Are People Still Fighting Over Wii?

As you could see on the DToid homepage, Amazon sold out of 1,400 Wii's in ten minutes. How is this possible? I still don't understand. I am a Wii owner. If you look through the halls of "The Internets" you will find many Wii owners. And, t...


Rock Band Availability: Extreme

The new blog system ate the last upload, so this one will be much less eloquent. Walmart. Central Illinois. Noon. Black Friday. 50ish Rock Band bundles. I wouldn't start believing the unavailability hype on this. Seems like people are sti...


Enemy Voice Chat DISABLED in Halo 3 Ranked Matches

Uh oh. Looks like anti-Halo fanboy response #2--"I don't want to get called names by 12 year olds"--just flew out the window. A solid decision by the Bungie team. "In addition, enemy player voice is disabled in game in Ranked Playlists. Th...


4 Game Marketing Decisions Worse Than Halo 3

Frankly, I've had it up to here with people jumping on the "I hate Halo because of the marketing" bandwagon. I get it. You are a cool hipster who shops at thrift stores, hates capitalism, and liked "[insert form of entertainment] before it ...


3-Day Gaming Binge Ends In Death, No Loot Dropped

Another Chinese death in a gaming cafe. After the man slumped over, the 100 other patrons apparently fled the cafe, probably to head to another cafe that wouldn't be shut down. That gold's not going to farm itself. I'd really like to know ...


Devil's Advocate: What's Wrong With Bioshock

I've been thinking about doing some posts about some of the hotter, better reviewed titles that have been released... and then saying why they suck. Not that they are bad games, but many times as gamers we tend to overlook the flaws in our ...


*Spoiler Alert*? Is This Ad Really Ruining Halo 3?

People have been flipping balls over recent Halo 3 "Believe" ads, claiming they are ruining the ending of the game for them. Enough people have freaked out that Bungie has come out and said the creators of the advertisement do not have acce...


A Coalition of Straight Up Ballers

Apparently the international language of sport (basketball in this case), isn't all that international. The NBA LIVE 08 demo just made it to Xbox Live, unless you live in one of the following strangely decided countries -- Austria, Belgium,...


Next Gen Castlevania In The Works?

Koji Igarashi talks about the future of the Castlevania series over on Game Trailers. He hints at his next project for next gen consoles, including the Wii. Please god don't let that wii motion whip control throw out my shoulder.


Smash Bros. Dojo Just As Confused As You Are

Frankly, I've lost all faith in these updates after these two shots and descriptions: It's Meta Knight, whose introduction was delayed for some reason. He's Kirby's...rival? Uhm, ok, I guess? Playing up the mystery, maybe? You recove...


And We've Reached A New Low

BAM! Along with the complete obliteration of the letter S, you can look forward to this: Bratz Ponyz sees you arrive on the Ponyz archipelago to participate in the prestigious Ponyz Town beauty pageant, ‘Passion for Fashion'. The compet...


Imagine: The Worst Video Game Box Of The Year

The Ubisoft Imagine series has created a dead heat for the worst video game box of the year, creating a tie with... themselves. I'm guessing this is some sort of first person shooter, given they spelled it with a friggin' Z. The look on ...


Lemonade Stand Management Stress

"These sugar prices are breaking my balls! I'm going to have to sell my white sweater at this rate!" Ah, the old school macintosh. The joys of playing Lemonade Stand were brought back to mind from Peter Merholz's blog where he scanned th...


Call of Duty 4: Modern Flame Warfare?

For those of us in the beta who have actually given, you know, "feedback" on the game, we have been subjected to what is quickly becoming one of the worst forums on all the intertoobs. After Infinity Ward completely screwed up their beta t...


Hate Space Giraffe? Then You Must Be Retarded... Jonathon Blow said over at his blog. He didn't say it in so many words, but when he compared the game to James Joyce's Ulysses you know the word "retarded" is coming soon or at least implied. Space Giraffe, for those of you who don...



That title graphic sure does look like shit. An animated gif just doesn't look that great stretched out all to hell, but you just gotta have that star wipe! Right? Right!?


About Catalystone of us since 5:55 PM on 06.08.2007

Catalyst's Blog
Who: Catalyst
What: Blog
When: Now
Where: University of Illinois
Why: *shrug*

Rather than bitch in everyone else's comments, I figured I'd start my own, so people could bitch at it instead. Riding the wave of my last year of law school before getting a "real" job, with suits and ties and same-sex bathrooms perhaps.

GT: Katalysis
Wii Friend Code: I'll look that up and get back to you