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Cblog Recaps of 6/12 and Mayor Striderisms


Next week is my last grad night. Of course these Striderisms are coming after another load of pissy teenagers. What's different about the lateness is that I also went to Culver City Best Buy to see the so-called Nintendo Experience.

I went in knowing I was only interested in the free stuff and went away... with a fist full of free stuff. Yup, not all that impressed with the Nintendo Experience. In addition to the game we saw announced that morning being available (being all the familiar faces) but there was only one, HD kiosk. One. In the whole Best Buy which was advertised as having the E3 experience all over the internet. The line stretched so far back, traffic was disrupted. I was smart enough to arrive an hour early and even then it was an hour wait for my turn. I didn't care what I played though as the employees took names and game preferences. Hell, I picked Donkey Kong Country Jungle Freeze because I knew it would jump me forward in the line. I just wanted swag. Hell, let me pull out my TF2 response: I got a hat!

They were definitely games, yup. And enjoyable. Yes, video games are to be enjoyable. Checked that tick mark. This is good news indeed. I guess the only other thing to note is the Nintendo employees who were walking around and how they're fucking ranked my Pikmin badges holy crap someone help me I cannot even deal with this.

Level one clearance

Of course, anyone who knows me knows I've been balls deep in Animal Crossing. I even got an old neighbor in my town of Harbor, Hopper! It's been slow going but that's Animal Crossing for you. It draws you in until before you realize it, you've developed a daily routine: digging fossils, checking daily items, hunting for wildlife, talking to citizens, rinse and repeat. Only a lot of important features are actually locked for days until you reach them as mayor. Streetpass? You need a house first jackass, and that's at least two days of wait. Use the Dream Suite to visit people's towns anonymously on the Internet? Several days bro, cause you need to build it as a public works project. The island? Wait for Tortimor to give you the ok as long as you've received your development permit.

And you know what? I can't stop playing.

I've developed my own headcanon, which is 50% of the reason why I can't stop playing. Sure, Lolly the cat is the peppy type of neighbor. You can only have so many combinations of animal neighbors and personality types. But Lolly loves to go to Main Street and the museum. She loves browsing the unfortunately bare exhibits. Or Jeremaiah, the sleepy frog? He looks sleepy but every time we talk, he talks business. Bells for items, requests for bells, items for items. Jeremaiah is a saavy consumer and he knows I'm the guy who can get him what he wants. And Hopper once asked me to deliver a present to Lolly. You think I won't notice, you sly dog you?

Also, I had no idea the Nintendo Direct was so spotty. I was too busy fangasming over Smash and Mega Man. Plus these Villager memes are downright hilarious.

* - Yo I'mma let you finish, but Wii Fit Trainer was the best part off Nintendo's E3 presence

* - Did you know Elsa is totally cool-headed and awesome at stuff? Like taking a step back on the PS4/Xbox1 decision? It's true!

* - Ninjapresident is living A LIE

* - Manchild hits you about the Sony conference with COLD, HARD, REALITY.

A - Jason "Statham" Venter weighs in on the big three's E3 presence

A - Para Espanol, marque dos

A - There's some worry going on with Nintendo for crackedbat

A - They should totally put wasps in the Xbox One

A - While consoles were flying around E3, Charging Chuck was at peace with PC

A - I mean, pretty much Ronin. That poem is pretty much E3

A - nabokov predicts the future

H - Popey boy tells us how his new PS3 is settling in


T - qlum played Metroid Prime

T - The cry for Banjo-Kazooie in Smash is falling on deaf ears

R - Pope Revolution tries Tekken Revolution and gets... meh?


D - SpicyBuns made an RPG game. I can't make an RPG game.

N - The Battlefield 4 livestream was good apparently

V - I like it because Mikki opens up with, "Hey paisanos."

L - I mean, just lol. Fly Pro is pretty blind on the Xbox One

F - Snowman needs to realize people besides gamers have heard of the Xbox One

F - You're not even trying

~ StriderHoang

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