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February 13, 2008
Easily the most hotly-anticipated game for the Wii (if not ever), Super Smash Bros. Brawl has topped 1 million sales
in its first two weeks in Japan (U.S. release date is next month [3/9]). Featuring the addition of celebrated video game characters such as Sonic the Hedgehog
and Solid Snake
to its bloated cast, as well as the ability to record fights
, design levels
, single-player storylines penned by Kazushige Nojima
(Final Fantasy VII), and the first SSB game to feature online play, it's no wonder the game has delivered on the hype and become only the 7th game in acclaimed magazine Famitsu's storied history to receive a perfect 40/40 score
. Watch the Japanese intro
, spoil the game for yourself by checking out all leaked in-game secrets
, or simply learn more about all the details that went into the game with this chat
with the head game developer. Finally, if you're hardcore enough to hang with the big boys
, head on over to the Smash Boards
and find yourself a tournament to participate in.
posted by Christ, what an asshole at 4:22 PM PST - 39 comments
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posted by dhammond at 4:20 PM PST - 14 comments
Are you an affected provincial ?
"Affected Provincialism can take many forms, but personally I prefer borrowing heavily from the combined qualities of the naturalist, philomath, dandy and aesthete. Independence, liberality, optimism, playfulness, curiosity, lightness, and generosity are integral to Affected Provincialism; it's modeled loosely on the idea of the eighteenth-century gentleman amateur, as wrongly imagined by a twenty-first-century twit."
posted by vronsky at 3:15 PM PST - 54 comments
Welcome to the BIL Conference
Wish you could go to TED but don't have the money? Try BIL! As described on their site "an open, self-organizing, emergent, and anarchic science and technology conference. Nobody is in charge. If you want to come, just show up." With a number of talks in various categories, the most notable being Aubrey De Gray
. The conference takes place in Monterey, CA on March 1st and 2nd.
posted by LoopyG at 12:50 PM PST - 11 comments
Harvie Krumpet: Part 1
, part 2
, part 3
Good stuff for a cold February wednesday.
(youtube. s'been mentioned in passing here before, but here's the thing itself)
posted by es_de_bah at 10:45 AM PST - 11 comments
Hungry for some retro and slightly offbeat music? Visit Thrift Store DJ
(owned and operated by Metafilter member Otis
) and download or listen to streams of albums from many different genres such as Bossa Nova, Caribbean, Exotica, Flamenco, General Fruitiness, Greek, Hawaiian, Latin, Mambo, and Polka. Via (in a roundabout way)
posted by cog_nate at 9:29 AM PST - 14 comments
"Today there is no eggroll..."
As posted at jewschool
, your best source for hip heeb hype,
Asian restaurants across [Israel]detante went on a one-day spring roll strike on Tuesday in protest over government plans to rid kitchens of foreign chefs, and said sushi and noodles would be the next items off the menu. [more inside]
posted by ericbop at 7:30 AM PST - 87 comments