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A Magic Wallet for Games

December 19, 2008

In the midst of this economic downward spiral, corners must be cut to accommodate the financial pinch. Folks are still spending, but spending more carefully. They are doubtless clipping coupons, buying in bulk, and digging up their couch coins and heading for the Coinstar machines.

But while the auto industry and electronics chains start to go belly-up, one industry chugs along full steam in spite of the economic woes— the video game industry.

Incredibly, despite all the other financial malady, video game sales are outpacing sales from the previous year in 2008. In other words, people are still buying games no matter how budget conscious they have become with their other expenditures. Personally, I haven’t been buying very many games lately, but that’s only because I have no job to afford them with. But I’ll blame the recession, why not.

Do you have a recession-proof ‘magic wallet’ for your gaming purchases? Is it too much of a sacrifice for you to make? Or have you had to reluctantly restrict your gaming obsession to pay your rent?

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Intendo last minute holiday guide – Mario DS Holder

December 16, 2008
DS not included

DS not included

I haven’t been to the R*Zone in probably years, but me and the woman had business in Toys R Us (42nd) the other day and afterwards i just had to check in on that old poorly lit gaming dungeon.

Big mistake, too, cause this is what i find. Apart from the ubiquitous mess of people and boxes for this time of year, beside an unused register, stands this thing: A Super Mario DS holder. Dude stands there and, i swear to god, holds your DS.

I’m sorry, i’ve never understood the practicality or usefulness of [thing] holders. Like those table rests meant for resting a laptop upon. At this rate, you’ll never be able to pitch a new accessory or peripheral by saying “For the Fanman who has everything…” cause the bastard sure as hell does not have one of these yet.

Peter Frampton is a casual gamer. At least he would be.

December 9, 2008

While i get re-assimilated with WordPress, watch these videos and pretend this is still a blog.

Mario Kart France is bananas

December 7, 2008

Absolutely, positively, francophone-y bananas.

For the Gypsy fanman in you

December 6, 2008

Watch this man play the SMB 2 song. He’s good. Just look at his facial expression.


December 6, 2008

Headed for the PSN next year.

Can’t make your own money, Nin.

December 3, 2008
Oh no!

Oh no!

The feds’ll getcha.