Archive for November, 2007

Re : Webform: Wii > None Selected

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007

If you’re one of the few dozen people that bought Fire Emblem : Radiant Dawn to go along with your copy of Path of Radiance, you might want to give the following a look:

Hello and thank you for contacting Nintendo,

I’m sorry to hear that you’ve encountered a problem transferring your Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance save file to your Wii console for use with Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn. We have determined that the problem is limited to files completed in “Easy” mode. That said, I am pleased to announce that there is a solution for this issue and that it will be ready in mid-December.

This solution will require sending in your Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn game disc in for repair. Once the disc is returned to you, you may then transfer the Path of Radiance save file information into a new Radiant Dawn save file.


Nintendo of America Inc.

L-Block from Tetris Wins Most Popular Character Contest

Tuesday, November 6th, 2007

A while back I linked to a contest in which classic video game characters battled it out in a series of ‘who would win a fight between…’ hypotheticals. Each year GameFAQs does a similar exercise, but it’s for fun and prizes.

In years past, the contest would consist of a single-elimination tournament where two ‘combatants’ would go up for voting and whichever one got the most votes would ‘win’ and move on to the next round. I’ve participated in filling out the brackets and trying to predict who would win the thing in years past, but never actually won anything. This year, though, I decided to pass on the competition. It was changed slightly to feature four characters per day with the two highest performing characters going on to the next round.

Too many variables for me.

Imagine my surprise a couple of weeks later when the voting rolls around to the finals and I see that this venerable icon has made it to the Big Dance:

I checked the poll results and see that not only was it winning, but it was winning by a significant margin. I chuckled, threw another vote on the pile, and went on my way. Today, it’s official. The tetrimino has overcome the odds and beat out heavyweights like Mario and spiky-headed melancholy guy Cloud.

I’m equal parts amazed, saddened, and amused. It’s a bizarre emotion to be sure.