Nintendo Switch - ninty direct edition



Poor Waluigi


Guys… this was in the washington post


“Waluigi is a wronged, strangely sexual antihero who suffers one injustice after another.”

Fucking hell :joy:


This is an oldie but a goodie

I, We, Waluigi: a Post-Modern analysis of Waluigi by Franck Ribery

Waluigi is the ultimate example of the individual shaped by the signifier. Waluigi is a man seen only in mirror images; lost in a hall of mirrors he is a reflection of a reflection of a reflection. You start with Mario – the wholesome all Italian plumbing superman, you reflect him to create Luigi – the same thing but slightly less. You invert Mario to create Wario – Mario turned septic and libertarian – then you reflect the inversion in the reflection: you create a being who can only exist in reference to others. Waluigi is the true nowhere man, without the other characters he reflects, inverts and parodies he has no reason to exist. Waluigi’s identity only comes from what and who he isn’t – without a wider frame of reference he is nothing. He is not his own man. In a world where our identities are shaped by our warped relationships to brands and commerce we are all Waluigi.


Nice to see he’s keeping his mind active post international retirement. Good for him.


Had a few games of that there Fortnite. Feels horribly cheap, don’t it? Like it was made in the PS2 era and got bung on a disc before it was done. Really reminds me of playing Twisted Metal or Syphon Filter where it’s all a bit janky, but fairly likeable despite that.

Played a few 50 v 50 and won those by just not dying, so I used that tactic too in Solo and placed 5th on my second go.

So Fortnite then. Not sure I get it. But it’s seems kinda fun.


Just got my first kill on Fortnite. Spend most of my games wandering alone hoping not to get killed. Now excuse me whilst I have another go!


I may have overpackaged my joycon.


So nothing exciting came of the further Treehouses right? Or did I miss something?


Got Tumblestone for £3.59 and don’t feel that it was even worth that.


Treehouses just give you more game footage and details right?

Only watched bits of the Pokemon one. The game looks fine. Pretty much the bare minimum you would expect from a console Pokemon, which is a basic 3D remake of the first games. Seems like it’ll be a decent reason to replay the games, but the Pokemon catching looks like it could become really tedious really quickly. A Pokemon battle is a bit more varied and entertaining than just flicking your wrist to throw a ball at it. Feel like that was left over from a concept for a game designed for Wii, where every game needed some motion thing, no matter if it actually added to the gameplay.


They announced Samus Returns in the Treehouse last year so people were hoping there would be another small surprise.


I really like Tumblestone. The levels get much more interesting as you progress and the various arcade modes add some variety.
Wouldn’t have wanted to pay full price mind.


It’s straight out of Pokémon Go.

In other news, my Switch is now stuck in Fallout Shelter until my joycon is returned as I have no menu button. (Not quite true, but I’m going to pretend it is. Fortunately you can “play” (for all the playing you do in that) with touchscreen only.


Going to be a 3DS centric direct soon, I’d reckon.


Its not finished yet. Its still in early access


Octoblast expansion is out now


They update it weekly and it feels better every month. They only really began work on it last year


Ah right.

Not feeling the pressing need to pump hours into it, like I did with Counter Strike, Splatoon and Goldeneye over the years, but I’ll give it a few more goes. I’ve bought a ton of indies in the sale so now have Severed, The Sexy Brutale, Golf Story and Wulverblade queued up.


yeah, i know. i just mean that it hearkens back to the Wii days in terms of pointless tacked on motion bits. also it’s a little bit different what’s acceptable on a £60 game vs a free mobile spin off