The moment that I knew graphic novel American Born Chinese was something special, and real, was in its second chapter.
Super Mario: plumber... doctor... patriot.
In many places in the United States today, the Independence Day holiday will be marked by solemn speeches and somber remembrances about what it means to be American. Not in Los Santos. Folks in GTA Online have already started driving monster trucks, shooting guns and firing off their fireworks. Looks like fun!
"You won't like me when I'm angry" might make sense as a tagline for an angsty green monster like the incredible hulk. A pudgy little pink one? Not so much.
OK, take your usual cynicism for online petitions and give it a rest for a day. Here's something we can all get behind, even if you're like me and not even an American.
Nintendo's 3D video service for the 3DS goes live in Europe on July 13 joining Japan with region specific content. Meanwhile, there is still no solid release date for America, though it is scheduled for this summer.
In approximately 90 days, walk into any bar in the State of Ohio. If there aren't any signs stating otherwise, feel free to carry your concealed weapon in that watering hole. But don't order a round. You can't legally drink if you are packing heat.
The 3D breasts were inevitable. After Nintendo revealed its glasses-free 3D portable, the Nintendo 3DS, it was only a brief matter of time before gamers in Japan could ogle 3D boobs them. Senran Kagura, the first of what's likely to be many games with that feature, includes a bevy of top-heavy, jiggly ninjas.
Someone once told me, "Half-Japanese kids grow up to either be TV celebrities or porn stars." Flip on television, and there's half-British male model Joy selling Samurai Road 4 or singer Becky promoting her latest CD single. Turn on a dirty movie, and there's half-Brazilian actress and Yakuza star Rio getting naked.
It all started with a middle finger. It was directed firmly at England, and for the next 200-plus years, America's desire to do things its own way hasn't changed. The country's pride hasn't either.
Enjoying your day off, Americans? Why not enjoy it with video games where you fight for your nation's independence. Or the continuation of British rule! It's 2010, we're cool either way.
The first download-only PSP title hits the PlayStation Store this week, along with the PS3 debut of Puzzle Quest: Galactrix and an oddly-priced set of downloadable Disgaea 3 content.
Last night in San Francisco NIS America held a special party for their upcoming PSP game Prinny: Can I Really Be the Hero?, featuring a giant drunken Prinny and the incredibly sexy Prinnymobile.