Kong Off II

The Kong Off II was this weekend and there are quite a few surprises.

Jeff Willms came through with the victory over rough field that included last year’s winner and current arcade record holder Hank Chien and last year’s runner-up Steve Wiebe. Dean Saglio ended the weekend in second place.

There aren’t many documentaries that star either Willms nor Saglio, but I suppose that will change soon.

To get the full results go to: http://donkeykongblog.blogspot.com.

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The Wii U Launch

As some may already know, I was at the Wii U midnight launch at Nintendo World. It was by far my favorite Nintendo launch. There were dancing Mii characters, A dancing Mario Luigi, a cosplay contest (wish Zadra was in it), and hot apple cider and grilled cheese. Great times.

There was a great deal of press coverage. CNN, was there. CNET was there. I got interviewed by a Japanese press team. I even heard that iJustine was nearby. But I missed her. Sad face.

The first purchase was bananas. It took Nintendo World quite a while to ring Triforce up. And after the purchase they kept him in the store so more press could talk to him. It was madness overall.

Triforce invited me to play back at his place. I took a crack at New Super Mario Bros. U. The game is pure insanity in 2-4 players, but still fun.

There is a small documentary from Polygon.com that covers Triforce’s quest to buy the Wii U. I know the guy with the Adidas cap is cute, ladies but please ignore him for the time being. This is about Triforce.

It was a great time witnessing the launch for myself. Expect to see some videos from the launch soon!

Review: Wreck-It Ralph (Android)

Title: Wreck-It Ralph
Publisher: Disney Interactive
Platform: Android

There are a lot of movie-based games that are often churned out quickly and poorly designed. Fortunately, Disney Interactive has blessed us with a three games in one app based on the newest Disney movie Wreck-It Ralph. While the games on the app are inspired by some classics, none of the three games have (fourth one to be unlocked) are to be confused with the sub-par knockoffs out there. Continue reading

The Wii U: One More Week

It will its we are a week away from the launch of the Nintendo Wii U. Now tell me you’re not exited.

The first Wii came out with motion control features that competition laughed at but wound up copying for themselves. The Wii U’s new controller with the touch screen will surely get the gear moving with game designers. It may not be as powerful what Sony and Microsoft may put out in the next few years, but when did that stop a Nintendo system?

The game I look forward to is Rayman Legends. I haven’t played to many Rayman games but I played the demo that was at Nintendo World. I like how the implemented the new Wii U controller. This would make a fun game to play co-op.

There will be a midnight launch for the Wii you next Saturday night at Nintendo World. I might stop by to check it out. Say hi if you see me!

Movie Review: Wreck-It Ralph

Q*Bert Sign Pic

When you hear the term “Video Game” next to the word “movie”, bad things tend to happen. Fortunately, that is not the case for Disney’s (not Disney Pixar, Just Disney) latest computer animated movie, “Wreck-It-Ralph”. In fact, it’s one of the better video game movies out there. Continue reading