Remember the Wii Mini?

41XUhfDMEbL._AC_US327_QL65_It was Nintendo’s last model for Their Wii console, and like the later iteration of the original model that dropped everything Gamecube, it too was a down grade. The aforementioned GC support, no wifi, and no SD card slot. It came packaged with The Wii’s Mario Kart, and hey… smaller horizontal design and yeah… it was a thing that exists, and can still be bought from Nintendo’s Amazon store for about $250.

Rnintendo2DSemember The Nintendo 2DS? Nintendo wasn’t selling the Nintendo 3DS and 3DS games like they wanted to. A lot of people saw 3D as a gimmick, so Nintendo released this version of the Nintendo 3DS, and people like me finally bought it for a cheaper price.

Wii_U_Console_and_GamepadRemember The Wii U? Released two different versions of this system with insufficient storage space, and there was never a stripped down version of it. It lasted what, 4 years and despite having awesome games had it’s production line unexpectedly cut early when people expected a price drop. There were a lot of great games for this console that did not rely on the Wii U gamepad that might be quickly forgotten if they do not get ported to The Switch.

switchThe Switch. Ah, Wii U’s popular younger brother that does Zelda… slightly worse than it does? What? Supposedly, Switch has been selling better than even The Wii, but since we are in the 1st month still… wii will see what happens.

What are my obvious predictions for this handheld console hybrid?

Within 3 years, there will be a ‘Switch-less’ version of the hardware that is smaller, has possibly more HDD space, comes with a game, and 1 pro controller as opposed to the joycon controllers. This will be a system that can never go portable as it has no screen, but will be aimed at hardcore audiences who rarely desire to use that feature.

The_Legend_of_Zelda_A_Link_to_the_Past_SNES_Game_CoverI believe that this will happen, because the only one that did not have later iterations that were cheaper to manufacture with less features died.

If this does happen, I will back The Nintendo Switch so hard! Large HDD with no screen… come on Nintendo! Make this happen!

The Disney Afternoon collection

Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers, Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers 2, Darkwing Duck, DuckTales, DuckTales 2, and TailSpin all legally running on your Xbox One, PS4, or PC via Steam. When: April 18th. How much? $19.99

Given that the first DuckTales game was given an HD Remaster a few years back, this comes as a surprise! Perhaps other properties that Capcom has worked on will get a collection of some sort, such as Little Nemo: The Dream MasterWho Framed Roger Rabbit, or Willow.

Hopefully this will be popular enough to warrant another collection so they can release these following Disney Afternoon games as well: Aladdin (Genesis) Aladdin (SNES) Goof Troop (SNES), Bonkers (SNES) Gargoyles (Genesis) and The Little Mermaid (NES).

The Legend of Midna: Twilight Princess

link and midnaMove over Link between World’s Hilda, Midna is still alternate reality waifu. That’s right, I decided to make this a waifu Sunday to celebrate the end of daylight savings.

We first fell in love with this impish character in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, and the below youtube videos of course spoil that game, so be warned.

QueenMidna – Midna’s True Form

MasterEnex – Midna’s Lament

HMK – Zelda Theory: Return of Midna

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Midna was in Hyrule Warriors, but I hope she can come back in another game that Nintendo actually makes. Maybe she will be in Smash Bros. for switch? No? Okay.

 

Not so happy Throwback Thursday

Wb2tfcartoonhat is peace and when was the last time The United States was at peace? I had this philosophical question pop into my mind while at work today. When was the last time we as a country were at peace and how long were we there?

The Gulf War ended in February of 1991 and then we helped during the Iraqi Kurdish Civil War in 96. So for like, 5 years or so, The U.S. was not actively in war or supporting someone in war. That’s kind of depressing.

I’ve been alive for 32 years, and counting the cold war which ended in 89, there have only been 5 years of peace for my country.

But it’s my birthday!

P1150979Once again, I survived another full year since I’ve been born! Suck it fate! Seeing as it’s my birthday,  and a useless Sunday, I figured that I might as well post random stuff today… because I can.

I mean… it’s my BIRTHDAY… right?

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See?! There was no reason to post this very old image of The Pose Off from back in the old days. Do you know why I did it though? Because I could.

Daryl Hannah and Tom HanksWhen we get older, I think it is common to use the anniversary of our birth’s to remember days gone by. First times, last times, and more importantly… special times.

I just got back from a trip to Rhode Island to visit an online friend. this was a first time for me and that was special too. Today at lunch I ate a pickle in a hamburger that my mother couldn’t finish. That’s hopefully the last time I’ve been given the pickle.

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See? I’m just randomly plucking out photos from past articles with no context of why I posted them in the first place. Below are a few more of my favorites for no particular reason.

We all have a lot of regrets in life. One of the biggest ones is typically not doing something. I feel like we owe it to ourselves to fill the short time that we have with as many wild and crazy things/experiences as possible. Go hug an online friend, cosplay for the first time, embrace some weird interest that you are passionate about.

We were born and we will die. Make the best of your time everyone. Be good to everyone, while we are here. See you on Mer-Monday tomorrow! Here’s a sneak peak!

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“Throwback Goodness”

I accidentally won Throwback Thursday with one picture. I took this one just to show that I was drinking the Hi-C Ecto Cooler, not realizing that it was Throwback Thursday. I saved them intentionally for ‘a better time’ and yeah… so what’s all so throwback in my photo, and how sad does it make me about my life?
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Well, The Little Mermaid poster, Sailor Moon Wall Scroll, Simpsons T-Shirt hanging up, No One Lives Forever PC box, Macha from Dot Hack, a little bit of red from my Neo Geo marquee, and that’s about it I suppose, as you can very barely see the power ranger helmets behind my binder that a high school student would have. OH SNAP! Blue Ranger is totally visible but hidden! MLP Fan art doesn’t count nor does Justice League calendar.

So yeah… living in the past because Donald Trump’s Presidency starts tomorrow? Seriously, be safe everyone.

Gargoyles commercials

I miss Gargoyles. A Lot. Apparently one of the reasons it was canceled is because of… toy sales? Wow. Super lame. They didn’t have a lot of great toys though. I thought it would be cool on Throwback Thursday to look at some of the commercials.

Talking about toy sales, here is a guy who reviewed how crappy the toy selection for this series was.

Some more toys, this time from Burger King. I had some of these!

There were more toys than that guy gave credit for

Apparently, there was a Robot Chicken short with two of the toys… *sigh*

Maybe Disney can sell Gargoyles to Marvel or something? Pretty Please? Anyways, Happy Throwback Thursday everyone!