I expected the vote to go EA's way with last week's poll question about the proposed acquisition of Take-Two by Electronic Arts, but I really didn't expect much of a showing from the "nobody" option. I tossed that choice into the poll as a last-minute pessimistic thought, but maybe there's something to the gloom and doom rumblings. If nothing else, should this buy-out go through and Take-Two's products are run into the ground at EA's expense, I now have an excuse to run through the streets shouting "The prophecy has been fulfilled!"
Now, I don't know about you all, but I'm getting tired of waiting for Super Smash Bros. to be released for the Nintendo Wii. No, I'm not talking about Brawl's impending release. At least we have a date for that. I'm talking about the the original Nintendo 64 game that started it all and its inevitable release to the Virtual Console. One would think such a thing would have occurred today in North America with just one week to go until the sequel arrives, as Nintendo has used appropriately timed releases of classic games like the original Metroid and Super Mario Bros. 3 to help boost awareness of Metroid Prime 3: Corruption and Super Mario Galaxy. So, with Brawl just one week away, what do we get today? Super Turrican. PTB reader Guy Perfect sums up his frustrations over this sort of thing thusly:
That's a long way to go just to get to this week's poll question, but here it is: which of the original twelve playable Super Smash Bros. characters is your favorite? Are you a Mario man? A Link lady? A Fox fanatic, maybe? Let's hear your thoughts while we wait for either the original game or Brawl (whichever comes first).