Nothing too big here, but I made a bit of an oversight in my “Building a Better Mario Kart” article from a couple of days ago, and I have just finished adding it in.
If you wanted to know without reading (or re-reading the whole thing), I added two items to the end: One is for the allowance of single races against the other seven characters without having to play an entire cup. I can’t remember which games do or don’t have it, but Mario Kart 7 doesn’t, so there we go.
The other, much more important thing (in my opinion) is individual endings and character victory themes. Super Mario Kart had them, simple as they were, so why not newer installments? They make a great motivation to go back and use each character to win a cup.
Check out both items explained in more detail (and with some video!) here.
I just wanted to take a moment to let you all know about my latest project and the newest addition to the Nyteworks family, The Pre-Order Blog!
The Pre-Order Blog is a place to follow all the latest news on pre-order bonuses– and not just for video games, either. Ideally, it will also host news of any bonuses for DVDs and other such things from all over the world. Of course, for that to happen, I’ll need tips from readers, which you can submit to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I will say that it will be a little slow-going at first, as there are already a lot of active pre-order offers already out there. As time goes on and games are released, however, keeping up with them as they come should become a much simpler matter, so please bear with me during this initial rough period as I try to get everything squared away.
And for information about following The Pre-Order Blog across various social media outlets, feel free to click here.
I would just like to take the opportunity to let everyone know that I have started up a new website called Mario’s Hat.
Mario’s Hat is focused on video game news from across Canada, and despite the title, is not strictly about Mario or Nintendo. If you want to know why it’s called “Mario’s Hat,” then just click here (though one look at the image at right may just explain everything).
To kick things off, I have coverage of Nintendo of Canada’s post-E3 event, where I was able to try out several new games for the Nintendo 3DS and upcoming Wii U consoles. As of the time of this post, we already have previews of New Super Mario Bros. 2 and “Project P-100” (working title) available, and Rayman Legends will be coming shortly. And that’s just the first day!
Also, be sure to expect interviews, game reviews, weekly deals from across Canada, and more as we move forward!
It took far longer than I imagined, but here, during the week of E3, PoisonMushroom.Org is finally back!
Well, mostly. We’re still fine-tuning a few things here and there, making some tweaks, adding some new stuff, but this is more or less the new site. Snazzy, huh? A hundred thanks each to both Tabby and LanceHeart for helping bring this together so that I can write as recreational once again.
Okay, so it’s been a little while since I last updated here, and as you may have noticed, Twitter digest updates have ceased as well. And, if you can see this, I figure that perhaps I owe you a little bit of an explanation.
The past few months have been something of a whirlwind of activity for me, including quite a number of video game reviews and trying to work to get other projects off the ground. On top of all that, I’m looking at something of a revamp for PoisonMushroom.Org. The Twitter thing was meant to help augment the content here in a way reminiscent of the way things used to be run here, rather than effectively supplant it (links to my work on other sites notwithstanding).
So, following the eventual relaunch of PMO, I hope to focus more on fewer topics, but with more depth than has been seen as of late. At least, that’s the plan. Updates may be fewer (though hopefully not as rare as this), but I hope the content will be worth coming for.
And for those following the Twitter feed… well, I have to wonder: Should I continue to retweet things which catch my eye there? Other than posting updates from the site (which themselves were often accumulations of stuff posted to Twitter), that is more or less all the Twitter feed has been. I wouldn’t mind keeping that up– though the digests would either no longer appear here, or appear less frequently– but I wouldn’t be posting as many tweets, either. To put it another way, I’d post stuff there more casually than before, rather than grabbing virtually everything which comes across my feed.
That’s pretty much it for now. Hopefully the new design will be ready before the New Year! And if not…
Okay, clearly, this thing is pulling from the wrong Twitter feed. Yet the new posts go to the new account. Not sure what’s going on here…
Good news, everyone!
Those of you who are sick of my inane chatter filling Twitter posts on PMO no longer have to worry; I’ve opened a Twitter account specifically for PMO, where I’ll stick to posting links to whatever crazy and interesting news and articles I come across.
Sorry it took so long, but now we’re ready. Of course, if you wish, you can always follow my personal account @LBD_Nytetrayn on Twitter as well.
Just wanted to let you all know that the Twitter set-up isn’t quite working out how I’d envisioned, between retweets not showing and my own responses to other people piling up. As such, I’m going to see if I can put together a separate Twitter feed specifically for PMO, which will feed to the site interesting links, and nothing else (at the moment– no plans for personal stuff, at least).
Things have been a little slow around here, and I felt I should just offer an explanation. Been dealing with a kidney stone since Monday morning, and it hasn’t exactly been very conducive to writing.
Hopefully I’ll soon have that behind me, be able to sort some other stuff out, and be back with more updates than just the Twitter feed soon.
Alright, it’s finally done. I’ve spent all day updating the site, and it’s finally done.
First, I’ve brought over some posts I’ve made to Kombo in the past, whose statute of limitations has expired. Now added to the Features section are Building Excite-ment, part 1: Excitebike, part 2: Excitebike 64, and part 3: Excite Truck.
“Building Excite-ment” was a three-part series written in anticipation of the then-upcoming Wii title Excitebots: Trick Racing. Since the time it was posted, not only has Excitebots been released, but also the WiiWare sequel/remake of the original game, Excitebike: World Rally. Perhaps another part or two should be added to the series…?
Other additions include The Miz: “I’m a Casual Gamer, and I’m Awesome”, an interview with the WWE United States Champion, and Tails and Sonic 2 Turn 17, a brief blog post which looks back at my favorite two-tailed fox friend.
Next up, you might notice a different set-up for the Amazon ads on the left sidebar. This new widget allows for an easier, more regular rotation of items, and more of them. Do note that by following one of those links, even if you buy something else from Amazon, you’re helping support PMO.
And last, but certainly not least, I’ve added some new links to the aptly-named Links section. I’ve added some webcomics, moved some others, and added a new sub-section for a favorite genre of website, the retro/nostalgia site. I’ll touch on those more in another post.
…and that’s enough for today. Cheers.