Wednesday, December 23, 2009

early Christmas fisticuffs

had some friends over last night.

exchanged a couple Christmas gifts.

one of my buddies gave me DBZ Budokai Tenkaichi 3!!

the games is awesome!

I am looking forward to playing it extensively after the holidays settle down.

any of you already open any early Christmas goodness?

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Jantak brings the pain.

so we're well in the middle of our Pokemon tourney.

quick recap:

-CrashMan beats BwrJim! in a clooooose nail-biter!
-Jantak beats Maxi.

so then it was time for Jantak and I to get the round robin going.

let's just say: "ouch."

I won't ruin any of Jantak's surprises. but let's just say I'm excited to see what he can do in the rest of the Tourney!

...btw, I got beat. in case that wasn't clear =P

so what are you doing this weekend? Christmas party? wrapping presents? some last-minute shopping?

will you be playing a game that you associate w/ Christmas? (like Christmas nights or Kingdom Hearts for me!!)

make a Comment and let me know!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

stop. read this.

another guy who gets it... shame they are so few and far between.

Wii Love Negativity-Can The Wii ever be defended? - [link]

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

The Revolution - Episode 6: the redundant gaming journalist


Episode 6 is live!

click the iTunes icon above or listen [right here].

then, talk it up in either the comments below or the forums - [forum link]


Saturday, December 12, 2009

Christmas rawks!

so the holidays are fast approaching or already upon us (depending on your particular faith) and that got me thinking....

for me, Christmas has always been my favorite time of year (I know, I'm so unique, right?) - and I really love the giving (and receiving!!) of gifts.

I'd say that Christmas was more magical as a child, but I'd like to think I've kept my youth mentally as I get closer to that ancient age of 30 =P

but I'm wondering, aside from perhaps yourselves, whose Christmas are you particularly excited to brighten this year? do you have any children your giving a game to? friends? spouses?

I know my nephew wants Assassin's Creed II for the 360 and I'm very pleased to be the one getting it for him (don't worry, he doesn't even know about this site! =P )

I'm looking forward to watching him open it and sprinkling a little stealthy mayhem on his holiday season =P

so what about you? who's getting something sweet from you this year?

feel free to reply here or in the forums... =D

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

MegaMan 10 announced!!

rejoice, MegaMan fans, Nintendo Power has announced MegaMan 10 will soon be coming to a WiiWare service near you!!

here's a sneak peak: link

and ProtoMan will be selectable from the beginning of the game. oh yes, it will Rock,Man.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Pokémon Tourney is underway!!

hello hello.

I have used the random number generator from to determine the first round of our next WiiAreDeep tourney.

the match-ups and rules have been posted in the Tournies section.

good luck and may the best trainer win!!

be sure to post your results on the forum when you have 'em!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

REMINDER: Pokemon Tourney

brackets will be posted and open for battle starting on Tuesday!

get your teams ready!! =D

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Tournies & LBPerspective updated!

check 'em out.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


the About the Author section has been updated to be a little more user-friendly.

I have a bunch of new content for the Little Big Perspective.

expect to see that live sometime in the next week.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

which console runs on smiles?

so, we've started playing through the Kingdom Hearts games (I never beat the 2nd game - no spoilers!) and a thought keeps crossing my mind.

let's pretend no Kingdom Hearts games were ever released until the Wii.

let's pretend the first KH game was on the Wii.


"wtf!! why did Nintendo f*** up my Square games with f***ing Mickey Mouse bullsh*t?!"

"oh yea, Haley Joel Osment, that's who I want to play as... way to go, Nintendo!

"they gave Aerith's voice to Mandy Moore!?"

"they gave SEPHIROTH's voice to LANCE BASS!?!?!?"

I just got done playing the first part of the game. it ends with Sora looking sad before embarking on his quest. but Donald informs him that this will not do because "this ship runs on smiles."

could you even imagine if this franchise debuted on the Wii?? the gaming villagers would be at Nintendo's door with torches and pitch-forks.

but somehow, in the PS2 era (not so long ago) this was acceptable. in fact, it was (and is) downright awesome!!

so what the hell happened, gamers!?


I absolutely shudder to think what the Cammy Dunaway photoshop jobs would look like if the line "this ship runs on smiles" debuted on the Nintendo Wii.


bear in mind, I friggin' love Kingdom Hearts and see nothing wrong with any of the above factoids about the game.

but it floors me to think about the double standard for the Wii in terms of gaming content.

ok, you guys discuss.....

Monday, November 16, 2009

know your Toads!

meet the new guys: [link]

SuperPhillip? yes, he is.

check it out: [link]

Sunday, November 15, 2009

this is why the site exists.

so we're in GameStop again this morning. just perusing the used games to see if any deals have trickled in.

having found none, we were on our way out when I see some pictures from Epic Mickey pasted on the counter-top. "wwwwait a minute" I said to Amy "I haven't seen some of these before."

so I stopped and started leafing through the pictures. the GameStop employee comes up to us. it's the same employee that asked if I had any PS3 games to pre-order when I pre-ordered Muramasa and Metroid Prime Trilogy. so she sees I'm looking at Epic Mickey and goes "yea, looks like they might make a good Wii game for once."

I just laughed to myself and said "yea... I like good Wii games."

in my head I thought "if I can go grab a dozen indisputably good Wii games off that shelf right now, will you promise to never say that again?"

but arguing with one GameStop employee will only make things worse. we can do more good here.

so, let's spread the word, and let's make some changes so this doesn't have to happen anymore.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

almost moved in.

let me know if/when you come across anymore ".tk"s in any corner of the site I've forgotten.

the information that surrounds the podcasts should change as soon as iTunes refreshes on their end.

same deal with a couple little details on the new host server's end. (we should finally have a custom browser navbar icon! yay!

whew... this is a lot of effort for a little more respectability. =)

Monday, November 9, 2009

a clue...

trauma center: second opinion
castlevania rebirth
overlord: dark legend
megaman 9

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Arkia wins Bomber Tourney!

congrats to Arkia!

his obvious skill at online gaming didn't get him a badge at the N64Brawl Tourney, but today was his day!!

Mop and I tied for second and needed a one-on-one round of tie-breaker matches to get me a silver badge and Mop a highly-customized bronze.

rock on my deep comrades.

Monday, November 2, 2009


hell yea!

it's time for some Bomberman!

the next Tourney is Bomberman Blast on the 5th @ 6PM EST. check the Tournies page for details.

we're gonna have some practice matches tomorrow (Tuesday) at 6PM EST.

meet in the site's Chat to coordinate matches!! see you all then!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Adam Sessler? 95% wrong. =(



I tried to make this post but it kept telling me to "refrain from profanity" ... I don't... see... any profanity. so anyway, i guess I'll just preach to the choir and share it with you guys!


I.... I just don't get it.

what has Nintendo done to make you folks at G4 so .... bitter?

I mean, first you make it look ever-so-painfully to have to suffer the buuuuurden of discussing the Wii.

you quickly "get that out of the way" to discuss what I presume you consider the "real" consoles, am I right?

and in doing so, you show footage of Wii Fit Plus.

let's assume for a minute that you're soooo above the Wii because that's what your audience demands. .... well then why would that "hardcore" audience want to see Wii Fit Plus!? why not show A Boy and his Blob? Muramasa? Darkside Chronicles? NSMBWii? there are plenty of other candidates for new/forthcoming Wii games that your audience WOULD enjoy if they even knew about them.

you talk about the Wii audience being "uninformed" - when I talk to """hardcore""" gamers about the Wii, they have no idea about the GOOD games available on the system! why? it ain't cuz they don't exist. it's because of videos like this that don't even mention them!!

ok, that's my first point.

my second point of utter confusion is how once you complete the seemingly arduous task of discussing the Wii and saying how the only reason it doesn't need a successor is because its audience is too "uninformed" to "know what it's missing" - you then go on to say how the forthcoming MOTION CONTROL from Sony/MS has you all excited for the future!!

hello!? if that's your deal then the future is now, my man! go buy a motion plus - it's a whole lot cheaper than the Sony [name here] will be. and trust me, they've got swordplay.

lastly, you say how proud you are that devs can focus on the GAMES instead of just making things pretty and calling it a new experience. isn't that exactly why we have games like ABAHBlob and Muramasa on the Wii? because those devs have already matured to that ideal?

have you really become that chained to HD? are you really operating under the short-sightedness that PS3/60 graphics will never grow stale but that the Wii already has?

I... I just really struggle with the logic, G4.

and do you know why I struggle? do ya know why I make these silly posts instead of just ignoring you all together? it's because I used to REALLY love your programming!! before E3'08 I could look forward to an evening of X-Play, AOTS and my video game of choice.

but ever since E3'08, watching those shows just feels like I'm being mocked because I'm not welcome in your elitist club w/o a PS3/60.

I have an HDTV.
I've been a passionate gamer since Atari (not jaguar).
I genuinely enjoy the Wii and its library of games.
let me - and those like me - back in to your club, Adam! we want to be friends again.... =\


Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Morgan Webb? 100% wrong.

this is just beyond comprehension. check out Morgan's report on Ratchet&Clank and her evaluation of Super Mario Galaxy by comparison.


watched it? good. let's summarize:

R&C - has shooting and belching fish gun - thus - it's for adults.
SMG - is on the Wii, thus it is insulting for adults and just for kids.

G4 used to be for gamers. now it's for fratboys that play PS3/60s. that's sad, and I believe it will eventually kill their ratings until their doors close for good.

just imagine if they could tap into Nintendo's audience... shouldn't THAT be part of their marketing strategy!?

Monday, October 26, 2009

this guy gets it

great article on why the Wii deserves equal respect from ALL gamers.


Friday, October 23, 2009


in case you hadn't noticed, things have been upgraded around here. (clear your cache and hit reload if things just look broken!)

two things to keep in mind for now:

1. there are still some tweaks being made. don't panic if something seems amiss.

2. join our Pokemon team =D

Monday, October 19, 2009

thank you, Classic Controller!!!

so when I first got the Wii, I downloaded a VC title that I had always wanted to play but never did: Beyond Oasis for the Sega Genesis.

I found the normal wiimote was a little less than ideal for the game, so I went out and purchased a Classic Controller. problem solved. it felt great.

long after completing the game, I was a little sad with my purchase of the CC. since Beyond Oasis, I had only used it for one other game, Gyrostarr. and while it did feel better, I found that the normal wiimote is fine for Gyrostarr if the CC isn't within arms reach =P

fast forward again and I am playing Muramasa. I'm absolutely loving the game, but I'm a little frustrated with the "push up to jump" function. at first I thought I would love it because it feels like you're playing a fighting game (ala Street Fighter) but you aren't just limited to one opponent. even the direction + attack mechanic is reminiscent of a fighting game.

however, the analog nature of the analog stick made it kind of cumbersome. especially since the game relies heavily on carefully aimed jumps and DOUBLE jumps. (note: I had similar frustration with the GC controller's stick.)

enter, my forgotten savior, the CLASSIC CONTROLLER!! THANK YOU CLASSIC CONTROLLER!!! that thing gave an awesome game awesome controls. the d-pad on that puppy is big and comfy and my enjoyment of Muramasa was increased exponentially.

so, I just wanted to take this opportunity to remind everyone... maybe you have a Nyko Perfect Shot, or a WiiZapper, or a turbo GC controller... and maybe they aren't seeming like the great buys they were on day one. but don't forget about them. they are just tools, and someday, they might be just the one you need!!

ps - Muramasa rocks my socks off. I still need to get one of the characters "best" endings, but the first one is soooooooo sweet. =)

discuss this on the Forum - [link]
leave a comment below...

Thursday, October 8, 2009

The Revolution - Episode 5: one hundred percent

are YOU a gaming completionist?? take a listen and think about it.

listen to Episode 5 by clicking on the iTunes icon above, or downloading the MP3 from the link in the episode's forum topic - [forum topic here]

ps - it sometimes takes iTunes multiple hours to update. so if you're reading this shortly after I've posted it, either be patient or just grab the mp3! either way... listen and discuss =D

if you're good you'll get a treat!

I'll have the next episode of The Revolution on iTunes & MP3 tomorrow.

...but only if you're good! =P

now? it's time for bed. sweet dreams.

Friday, October 2, 2009


hey all.

I'm curious what your results would be for this gameplay style test.

take the test here:

and discuss your results ON THE FORUM or in the comments of this post!

get to it!!

Thursday, October 1, 2009


*ahem* ... sorry.

this new version of the homepage should really allow me to provide new content faster'n'furious-er.

I'm excited.

Sunday, September 20, 2009