So Nintendo learned there are other powerful words that begin with "Ni" and by that I don't mean nickel, nor "nimrod," though one surely was fired following this week’s Animal Crossing racial epithet grabass.
The ghetto salutation/extremely foul word made it out in copies of Animal Crossing sent out to 14 game journalists, who are prone to overlook such things. I've gone ahead and substituted in my own happier word that begins with those magic letters. There, all better.
Elsewhere in the originals report, reviews of both Prince of Persia and Wrath of the Lich King dominated much of the workweek (or month, in Fahey's case). Crecente also managed to write a mood-piece about criticism and journalism that eerily presaged the announcement of the sale (and some say imminent closing) of the paper where he and I started work within a week of each other, nearly eight years ago. Thanks for the buzzkill, boss.
Here's a full accounting of how we earned our dough this week:
Nintendo Responds To Animal Crossing Racial Epithet Issue, Blames Internet
Prince Of Persia Review: Like Sands Through The Hourglass
Wrath Of The Lich King Review: We Come From The Land Of The Ice And Snow
Midway Cleared Of Psi-Ops Copyright Infringement
The Death of (Video Game) Criticism
Bashcraft And Arcade Mania On Your Japanese Network TV
Dr. Awesome, Microsurgeon M.D. Brings Qix to the iPhone
LIPS Mic Will Work With Rock Band 2... Eventually
The PS3 Wireless Keypad, In My Cold, Cold Hands
Gears Of War Gets Political
The Mysterious Project Origin Case Opens
Freakish GTAIV Fingers Fixed? Finally!
Tim Schafer Caught Wearing A Brutal Legend Shirt
Interested In Microchip Implants For Gaming? SEGA's Yu Suzuki Is...
Tap Tap Transforms from iGame Into iMusic Platform
Metal Slug 7 Review: Once More Into The Tank
DDR, The Musical, The Pictures
Behold, Japan's Winning LittleBigPlanet Costume
GameStop Makes Chrono Trigger Sound More Like Napoleon Dynamite
LocoRoco 2 Review: Arming The Mui Mui
Custom Headcrab Zombie Lovingly Detailed in Gore
These Are The 2008 PlayStation Award Winners
Kotaku's Favorite Lara Croft Is...
Personal Trainer: Cooking Review: Gotta Eat Them All
You’re in the Movies – Wanna Go to Ninja School?