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Unfortunately, March 9th is almost here.

And Smash Bros. Brawl will soon be here.

Now, I'm not saying that I won't be in line 9:00 PM on the 8th for the midnight launch, I most definitely will. Nor am I saying that I fear I won't like the game and will feel let down for the year or so of intense anticipation that's been going, I'm certain it's an excellent title.

What I AM depressed about is that soon the game will be out, and the wait will be over. What's so bad about that, you ask? I remember back to as far as last May when I discovered they were doing daily updates, and ever since then I was one of those who stayed up all night to see the newest update before bed. The anticipation of seeing what every update brought, be it a new stage, a new character (veteran AND newcomer), or finding out how to recover. The explosions of the internets over the revelation of Sonic or the anger at having a whole week of controller updates. The building of anticipation and expectations. Wonders about new characters and their playing styles/moves.

I remember pre-ordering Halo 3, getting the collectors edition. Gradually, as the game came closer to release, the hype built and speculation and false spoilers ran rampant. I'm not that big of a Halo fan, but I got jammed right in the hype machine and upgraded to the Legendary edition. I watched that G4 launch day special. I was having a great time waiting for the game.

When I actually played the game, I played all day that day for 18 hours, played it heavily for a week, then traded between it and orange box, then waned rapidly. I still enjoy playing it (in fact, it's the only game i have every achievement in), and the game itself met my personal expectations, but the coming was better than the arrival. Looking at (and subsequently mocking) topics about how Master Chief will reveal her face, or some kind of implied homosexual super soldier X alien ending scene, or whatever. It was like hanging with friends trying to come up with the craziest scenarios. Same kind of thing with Brawl. It felt like hanging out with the dudes and dudettes, even with people I didn't know at all, when we were all going bonkers over this stage or shitting all over that character.

Of course, at launch the game will be the hottest thing ever. And, as with everything, it will cool over time until it just seems like the same old. The game won't suddenly stop being fun, but the collective orgasm will wear off, and everyone will move on, leaving all the great memories with it behind.

I've had a great time pouring over every major update and even some of the lesser ones. I know I'll have an absolute ball smashing faces online or in subspace. But, be it the fact that its so close and I really am just kind of in a funk because it's so close but I don't have it yet, or if it's because all the big secrets are now known, or what, but now that theres little much left but to play the game, the big part of the fun is over. That's not to say that I want another delay, because that won't help at all. But I just had such a good time getting here that a part of me dosen't want it to be over.

I'm rambling by now, so I'll just stop myself here.
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About MPHtailsone of us since 1:55 PM on 09.18.2007


This is basically my game collection (minus N64, SNES, Xbox 1, and Game Boy games):

See more of my puny, meager collection (in image sizes that can be read) at:

Well, if your lazy and don't want to read the whole sidebar, I'll save you some time and tell you that all you need to know about me is in this image:

That aside, lets do some lists, because I enjoy lists.

Honorable Mentions:Zombies ate my Neighbors , Super Mario World
12.Sonic 3 & Knuckles
11.Tetris Attack
10.Sonic CD
9.Popful Mail
8.Bubble Bobble
7.Chrono Trigger
6.River City Ransom
5.Tecmo Super Bowl (NES)
4.Jet Grind Radio
2.NiGHTS into Dreams
1.Cave Story

I'm a really slow player. I rarely blast through games, regardless of genre or my own skill of it. Final Fantasy VII, for example, took me 8 years, 4 new files, 2 memory cards, and two copies to beat, even with a strategy guide.
Also, I cant frigging beat Chrono Trigger because my PS2 wont read the damn disc, same with Popful mail. This pisses me off.

UPDATE 5/3/08: I R WINRAR. Now to do the same with Popful Mail

As far as favorite bands go, I like more or less any song that catches my ear, regardless of genre or even quality (something thats also with every type of entertainment, I tend to enjoy lesser things). So, lets list, but with less numbers this time:

Smash mouth I reguard as my favorite band currently, but thats quite a changing area.
Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Duran Duran
and some others that I forgot.

As far as individual songs go, some of the ones that I favor due to memories or just general enjoyability are:

Fallen Horses- Smash Mouth
Waste- Smash Mouth
Then the Morning Comes- Smash Mouth
Eye of the Tiger- Survivor
16 bit vs PS3- Prinz Pi
Geto Highlites- Coolio
Flagpole Sitta- Harvey Danger
Rio-Duran Duran
Last Dinosaur- the pillows
Little Busters- the pillows
Scar Tissue- Red Hot Chilli Peppers

And of course, the rock prayer:
IN the name of the [Bohemian] Rhapsody, the Freebird, and the Holy Diver, May we all ascend the Stairway to Heaven.

Of course, theres more, but i just feel like stopping there.

Movies, well, theres Rocky III, IV and Balboa , Spaceballs, Snakes on a plane, Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller, the View Askewniverse movies and the like, but my all time favorite is BASEketball. SO many underrated one liners.

Television, lets see. Red vs Blue, House, WWE Raw (yes, imma rasslin guy yee haw), Chappelle's Show, like over nine thousand 80's and 90's toons, Saved by the Bell, Fresh Prince, Psyche, Full House (i was raised on it, so it dosen't count), Simpsons, KING OF THE HILL, Shin Chan, FLCL, and such, but as far as favorites go it's gotta be Mystery Science Theater 3000. Dont let anyone tell you different, Red Zone Cuba is the best episode, even if it's not Final Sacrifice with ZAP ROWSDOWER.

My Systems, let me show you them.
-Sega CD
-Xbox 1
-GB Pocket
-GB Brick

I like more under the radar.cult games like Earthbound, Popful Mail, Mr. Bones, and such, but usually due to their rarity they are a little pricy and thus I haven't played a truckload of them. I used to be a huge Sonic nut (even going so far as to read./collect the Archie Sonic comics even far after i stopped enjoying them), but thats since waned considerably. Though forever loyal to Sega in my heart (and, to a lesser extent, Nintendo), I can't survive on Shmups alone, and therefore branched myself out to accept all makes and models of vidja games and vidja game accessorries.

Well, if I think of anyting more, I'll be sure to add it so noone will ever read it.
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