Back By Personal Demand
Due to the overwhelming number of requests I made to myself, I have brought back two beloved characters for another performance. My Game Cube (aka GCN) hasn't seen much use lately. I poured about 40 or 50 hours into Tales of Symphonia before the siren song of NFL 2K5 lured me back to my X. It's not even like I have to unhook one console to play the other, either. I can push two buttons and be back in Cubeland. However, Nintendo seems to be in its software slump for the time being. Where is that big N that I saw at E3? Glancing at the upcoming releases I see such tour-de-forces as Jimmy Neutron: Attack of the Twonkies, Carmen Sandiego: The Secret of the Stolen Drums, PSO Episode I & II Plus (again?), Bad Boys: Miami, Power Rangers: Dino Thunder. BTW, what's up with the requisite colon in all videogame titles? Remember when the colon used to be the most feared object of punctuation? Nobody really knew how to use it. All you knew was when you dropped a colon into a sentence you had to chuck in a few semicolons to keep it fed. Now it's used as the divider between a franchise about which you don't care and a plot-line that probably should have been left unexplored. Where was I? Oh yeah, I need to buy Pikmin 2.