Sure, the American economy continues to crumble as the nation’s capitalistic, democratic and socialist institutions all go tits-up simultaneously. But hey! That’s no reason not to squander your money on stupid things you don’t need, like movies and video games. Enjoy ’em now, while you can afford to buy non-food items. After all, currently staple food costs are merely double what they were a year ago, rather than the five-fold increase we’ll likely see a year from now. Enjoy!
New Game + | Weekly Game Releases
Since I decided to write up weekly imports at 1UP after debuting it here, I debated whether or not to continue providing import write-ups for New Game + — and then I realized that writing here affords me the freedom to be a complete jerk lacking in my professional endeavors. More importantly, the kids picked Shiren as game of the week over God of War. I’m seriously moved.
Add to Queue | Weekly DVD Releases
I haven’t seen any of this week’s flicks, unsurprisingly, but based on trailers I’m pretty sure that watching Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium would make me fall out of love with Natalie Portman. But that’s undoubtedly why she accepted that project. It was her way of letting me down gently. Pure class all the way — that’s my Natalie.
P.S., I resuscitated Retro Roundup. Just in time to mark Nintendo effectively giving up on the service, too! At this point I suspect Nintendo’s not making much money on downloads that don’t have “Mario,” “Sonic” or “Zelda” in the title, and since they’re just about out of eligible Mario, Sonic and Zelda games to port over I suspect we’ll see them content to rest on the laurels of the big-name back-catalog titles which are already extant on the service without putting any real effort into future releases. I could be wrong, of course! But probably not.
Isn’t it nice to start the week with so much optimism?