What do All-Around Olympian gymnast Gabrielle Douglas, “Glee”‘s Diana Agron, and “Modern Family”‘s Sarah Hyland have in common? They’re just a a few of the celebrity names to appear in Nintendo‘s new female-targeted ad campaign for their 3DS and 3DSXL hand-held systems. The campaign, called “Play As You Are” is using talented, visible women to draw in players who might otherwise be turned off to gaming. Read more…
Like so many stars who score big at the Academy Awards, Uggie — from Oscar Best Picture winner “The Artist” — is trying to cash in on his fame. I mean, Reese Witherspoon made “Just Like Heaven” after winning the Best Actress Oscar for “Walk the Line,” and stars like Brad Pitt and George Clooney have tons of endorsement deals. So why not, Uggie? Go ahead and get yours, buddy. [YouTube]
When I think of how many hours I sunk into playing Super Mario Land on my Nintendo Game Boy, and what other, more productive things I could have been doing with those hours, I feel a little ill. (And that was only a few years ago, when I toted the game to Italy with me and played it at night before bed instead of having sex with my boyfriend!) I’ve since lost my Game Boy and the guy, but occasionally I get a little nostalgic and wish I could get sucked down pipes into other worlds, where I stomp mushrooms and avoid nasty piranha plants. But because I am an adult, I think I will just wear these earrings and go about my business.
The triumvirate of teen queen movies: Pretty In Pink, Mean Girls, and Clueless — are all getting remade into Broadway musicals. Sike! Although we’re sure some of the score will be watered down into electronic bleeps, they’re actually turning the dramas into full on games. Paramount Pictures, who owns all the movies, is creating digital downloads and low-cost “casual” ones for consoles like Wii, Playstation, and eventually Nintendo DS. Finally girl gamers will have some video games all to ourselves, without our boyfriends trying to swoop in and beat our high score! Read on for more details… Keep reading »
Beer Pong, Pong, Beirut. Just a few names for that ever-popular drinking game consisting of plastic Solo cups, beer, and pong balls. Anyone who has ever played will inform you that the point of the game is not only to win but to increase your overall level of intoxication, as well. Due to the level of popularity among young adults, Nintendo are releasing a new game for Wii called “Pong Toss.” Everything about the game is the same as the original — you shoot the pong ball at a pyramid of cups and try to eliminate them before your competitor does – the only thing Nintendo left out was the beer. Obviously this is creating controversy. New York psychologist Eva Levine believes that there will be a rise in underage drinking since the game is recommended for ages 13 and up. But then again there hasn’t really been an outrage of car-jackings and pimping since the creation of Grand Theft Auto. Being able to play Wii Pong Toss alone will definitely help you work on your shooting skills for that next party, but you’ll also have to justify how drinking alone while playing Wii isn’t alcoholism. [ABC News] Keep reading »
When you find a girl that loves her Nintendo DS as much as you, even a gamer knows not to play games — that is, unless youâ€™re trying to propose. Bernie Peng knew the way to his womanâ€™s heart was through her favorite video game, Bejeweled, so it seemed fitting that he recreate the game to flash his marriage proposal on screen. And she said yes! Aw, they go together like Yoshi and Birdo. [Gimundo] Keep reading »
When we heard the Wii was coming with its own aerobics/fitness program, we were kind of excited because it combined something we love (the TV!) with something we hate (fitness!). We haven’t started our Wii Fit routine yet, but there’s already something potentially more enticing on the way. A company called Peekaboo, which makes stripper poles, is in talks with Nintendo to bring “strip-aerobics” to the Wii. A “game” the men in our lives won’t mind us playing, no doubt. [ABC News] Keep reading »