Please, never let this happen again!
I’m going to start off with an unusually serious topic. In Canada, many people are given this sombre day off to reflect on the awful wars that have torn across our planet. Remembrance Day is a time to think about the great sacrifices our brave soldiers have made, in order to give us the freedom we take for granted today. The eleventh hour, of the eleventh day, of the eleventh month is a time to silently honor those who have fallen to protect the people they held dear. As horrible as it is thinking about these depressing topics, it’s important to acknowledge the barbaric past, so we can prevent it from warping into a grim future.
Video games tend to glamorize the glory of war, but in reality there is no greater evil to endure. I can’t even begin to imagine how horrific it must have been to live in a soiled trench carved in a dangerous battlefield. With the stench of death in the air, and the crushing sounds of artillery fire raining around. Watching your close friends get killed beside you, while knowing you could easily be the next to fall. I am truly grateful to those who have served, and who continue to serve our great country.
As disturbing recent events have reminded me, evil is still thriving in many parts of our ravaged world. Millions of people are suffering through brutal conflicts, terrible diseases, and god knows what else. It’s so easy to fall down the pit of despair when I think about how powerless I am to solve any of this. With so much darkness clinging around, it’s hard to find any glimmer of light. A big reason why I enjoy video games is that they give me a world I can save. I know it’s not real, but it’s my coping mechanism to escape from harsh reality for a few hours. I’ve learned to focus on helping the people in my life that I can, while hoping that one day the light of humanity can find a way to banish darkness once and for all.
It’s called “stock” Nintendo. You should try building it up some product launch…
I do love big Nintendo. I know I wouldn’t be a gamer today if they hadn’t of pulled younger me in with their awesome IPs. Unfortunately, they don’t seem to get the concept of making enough of their popular products to meet launch demands. The angry internet forum jury is still out on whether it’s to create an artificial demand, or that they just take a stubbornly conservative approach to manufacturing. Short supply combined with the Christmas shopping rush left me with little hope of getting one of the NES Classics. However, the online shopping checkout gods smiled down on me this morning. I managed to snag one in the 3 minute window they were in stock. In my auto-fill haste, I accidentally got it shipped to my parents house, but hey at least its on the way.
I really hope more are pumped into the retail chain soon so that everyone who wants one can get it. I don’t understand the lack of stock. It’s a popular nostalgic item that almost anyone would enjoy having. I don’t see any risk in creating lots of this product. Oh well… I’m not in marketing, but I’m sure there is a silly reason.
I’ve reached full Amiibo capacity, but I still need more!
My Super Mario Brothers Wave 2 Amiibo arrived this week! I am now the proud, but mostly ashamed, owner of Boo, Daisy, Rosalina, DK, Diddy, Wario, and last but certainly not least Waluigi. I am very impressed with the overall quality of these latest additions to the addictive Amiibo line. Boo has the creepy ability to glow in the dark, and the mischievous Diddy Kong looks adorable on the barrel. Unfortunately, the custom shelves my Dad made for me are passed full now. I’ve ordered a simple shoe rack from Amazon to continue piling them on. I keep getting told by my loved ones that there are worse things to waste money on. I keep wanting to believe them…
Bring on the Zelda line next! Oh and Yarn Poochy… I really need that one too. Help me!