New Super Wii Are Fanboys, Featuring Okami, Listen

July 14, 2010

Oh Cammy, as in how a lovely southern dame would say Okami. We also lush about Sin & Punishment 2 and Retro Game Challenge. Plus, I sound like a robot on a Walkie Talkie.


Episode 007

June 26, 2010

Episode 007 of Wii Are Fanboys is up and running on iTunes, and we didn’t even talk about the upcoming Goldeneye remake.

Above is the reason I first bought a Nintendo DS.

Now with 20% more E3. Nintendo brought all the fanboys to the yard like no one else could, and we finally talk about it after taking a week vacation. Episode 007, Bring It On: Nintendo You Di’int.

Listen Here, enjoy, comment. Or find Wii Are Fanboys on iTunes.


No Word From Nintendo Japan

June 16, 2010

I am very happy to see all that I did from Nintendo today, Kirby’s Epic Yarn, Donkey Kong Country Returns, 3DS and all that this wonderful new system entails on the software side. With that said, it makes me a little sad to not hear any news on US releases for The Last Story, Xenoblade, The Last Window, or Zangeki no Reginleiv.

With E3 going on I have a lot to digest and will start posting up my measly opinions on my likes and dislikes in the coming days, just like everyone else. Be sure to check out my weekly Nintendo podcast, Wii Are Fanboys on iTunes.


Who Are You? Wii Are Fanboys

June 15, 2010

If you are a fan of Nintendo like I am you surely remember the Who Are You? ads from Nintendo. Now I want to know, Who Are You?

watch this, it is awesome

You might not know this, but I help make one of the few, and in my skewed view point, the best Nintendo themed podcast in all of the intertubes. My co-host Brad Guise and myself, Adam Scott Prenger, are huge fans of Nintendo, Wii Are Fanboys, if you will. And yes I realized exactly how lame that is. Not only in the way I conveyed it but also in how it is perceived by a large group of today’s gaming community. But we have good reason to be Nintendo fanboys; Nintendo makes some of the highest caliber games of all time and is one of the most consistent developers in the gaming business. They have part in some of my fondest memories and have never stopped stimulating my imagination.

I ask you: If you are a fan of Nintendo, and it doesn’t have to be at the level of my fandom, please listen to our podcast, Wii Are Fanboys. Find us on iTunes, and hopefully soon,  the Zune market place. If you enjoy stomping on Goombas, knocking out Dedede, exploring Zebes, or prefer paper RPG’s that don’t require a pencil, gives us a try. We are new at this. Currently we are just doing this for fun, in our own free time. We originally got the idea to make a Nintendo themed podcast because we both like Nintendo, listen to podcast, and didn’t feel like there was a good podcast that focused enough on Nintendo games and games on Nintendo platforms.

Haruri Suzumiya even likes Nintendo

When you listen to the Wii Are Fanboys podcast and you like it, tell us. Subscribe to the Wii Are Fanboys podcast. Shoot us an email at WRFcast@gmail.com and let us know what you think. Make suggestions, we open to ideas and want to make the best podcast we can. If you don’t like it, we’d both like it if you’d still contacted us and let us know why not, so that maybe we could become a podcast you’d like to listen to. For instance, Do you think I say “Awesome” too much?

Our newest podcast is HERE!

It’s an E3 preview and will quickly be outdated after tomorrows Nintendo press conference, but will also be shortly after be followed up with an after press conference episode where Brad and I will put on out jammies and gush about Nintendo while on our beds kicking our feet in the air.

I’m going to go play some Monster Hunter Tri, I have some farming to do. Have a good night.


At 120+ Star in Super Mario Galaxy 2

May 31, 2010

Tonight I beat Super Mario Galaxy 2 with 120 stars and then only started towards the 240 mark before ending my gaming tonight. It’s not really a surprise, but Galaxy 2 is a great game so far, one of the best on the Wii. The challenge was almost always there for me but it was never so overwhelming that I ever felt like I couldn’t get a single star. Most of my deaths were simply error on my behalf and sometime continuous error for 10 or 20 lives. Because lives are so plentiful I never Game Over-ed for the first 100 or so stars. It was only at the tail end of the first 120 stars that I saw the game over screen more than a few times because lives don’t carry over from play session to play session, so if you turn off the game you start back with 5 lives. I could have easily farmed a whole bushel of lives at what I call Starship Mario’s Casino, but I was too lazy and focused of getting those last few stars. Frankly, I wasn’t expecting to use as many lives as I did to get the last 7 stars I needed tonight.

As far as game particulars; Super Mario Galaxy 2 is one of the most visually stunning and appealing games I have ever played even when compared to HD games.

Power-Ups

Fire Flower: Wish it wasn’t timed.

Rock Mushroom: I like this one a lot too. Bowling with this was a nice touch.

Bee Mushroom:  Still a little lame.

Drill Bit: Drilling though the ground was fun, nice change in gameplay.

Cloud Flower: Great, really like how it makes Mario a little floaty.

Spring Mushroom: Difficult to control, maybe too difficult, would rather have a Boot.

Boo Mushroom: Pretty much pointless, only used once and not interesting.

Luigi is back, I tend to use him a lot just because I like him.

Yoshi is new to the Galaxy series and more useful than ever. His power ups are gained by eating different fruits and are all implemented well.

Most of the levels were great, some just good. The only galaxy I didn’t like was the Sunshine Galaxy, I thought it was boring. I also would rather have the Jibberjay gliding galaxies and the Star Ball galaxies be parts of other galaxies and not stand-alone, but they are still fun.

Now, the only question is…

Now that I finished the first 120 stars, do I take a break from Super Mario Galaxy 2 and play one of my many other games that are waiting to be played, or do I keep going and get the second 120 stars?

And as always, be sure to check out my Nintendo themed podcast on iTunes, Wii Are Fanboys.


A Better Mario Bros. 2

May 29, 2010

The newest episode of Wii Are Fanboys is up!

Brad and Adam meet each other in a dream world to discuss Super Mario Bros. 2 and Bit.Trip Runner. Adam brings up Xenoblade, again. Brad talks about one of sexiest games ever made, Product Number 03. This weeks awesome music come from games such as: Super Mario Brothers 2, Ninja Gaiden, and Bubble Bobble Plus.

LISTEN HERE!


Models

May 19, 2010

Around the turn of the millennium I was in High School and among my interests were things like downloading MIDI files (because my internet was too slow to realistically download MP3s at the time), and playing Super Smash Bros. 64 and Perfect Dark. I also collected pictures of models; I obviously didn’t have a girlfriend at the time. My hobby of collecting model photographs started as just a means to look at attractive women but started me along the path of seeing the female body at a beautiful work of art, and an appreciation for fashion photography.

I have been getting ready for a podcast about Super Mario Bros. 2 by figuring out what music would be best for the break. On the same disk I keep my NSF files (NES music) I have a small portion of the pictures I collected over that time period of my life, I thought that I would share some of them.

Wow, is the quality of these images terrible by the way.

Aurelie Claudel

Karen Ferrari

My favorite, Anouck Lepere

Adriana Lima

Angela Lindvall

Strangely one of the few pictures of Kate Moss the I had at the time.

Sharon Van Der Knapp