This is the comic I had planned for Friday. It's a gift for Rob over at Good Times Comics. It was his birthday this month so Happy Birthday man. Go give him a few Birthday "hits" to his site. His link is close to the top of the link section since he's an old school link buddy. By the way his site is also going through some major changes right now so broken links and what not are to be expected. I also heard on the down low that Rob is getting a domain name for a birthday present.
I know I said I wasn't going to make it back from my trip to Redmond back in time to update today but through the combined efforts of me driving my ass off I made it back Sunday night instead of Monday. So here I be.
Now for my News. Nintendo RULES. I had a go with Mario Sunshine and Star Fox Adventures. I've been whining about these games for a while and I finally got my hands on them. I can now say with absolute positive ness, they are perfect. The voice they have for Fox was dead on how I thought Fox should sound. By the way you can have nearly the exact same experience at any Kiosk at KB. But do I win since I was in the Nintendo of America building? I think so.
Another great thing that happened at Nintendo is they had on display the famous (only to me) burnt Game Boy. If you've been reading Nintendo Power for the majority of your life, you might remember a reader sending in his old Game Boy in to the magazine staff. The Game Boy was melted horribly from the fire and amazingly still worked. Well I saw the Game Boy for myself and it does indeed work. When I say Game Boy I'm talking about the original not these new fangled Game Boy Pockets or Color or Advance or SNES wannabe.
I also saw not one but two Lugia Pokemon cars. Did I waste nearly a whole role of film on these cars alone? No, but I do have pictures.
Microsoft was fun but not even on the same level of Nintendo. Even in Microsoft's own Museum one of the X-boxes was displaying the famous "Error Screen." I played Crazy Taxi 3 for a while and then watched some movies for Vexx. Vexx looks Sweet. But of course I'll be getting it for Cube instead. Sorry Bill.
After Microsoft I headed over to Digipen, which is the only Video Game college on our continent. Digipen was awesome. I watched a bunch of computer graphic clips that the students made. Some were drop dead amazing and others were entertaining, a few were even funny. Quite the place. Digipen had just built on another wing to the building so the whole place was in a bit of disorder from the construction. Oh and the tour instructor was hot… and married. Damn it all.
Oh and Seattle nearly killed me twice. Damn the town. I've never been on crappier roads.
After my little visit to Washington I went through British Columbia. It was the most green mountainous region I've ever seen. I don't think I saw the sun the entire time. I was quite surprised to see how much fruit was grown up in Canada. I thought fruit was a more tropical environment type of thing but I guess I was wrong. Over all I give my Canada experience a nine out of ten. Only a nine since I only heard one person say "aye".
This of course isn't my entire trip, but I'm tired and it's late and I've been driving for what seems like weeks. So more Wednesday.
My e-mail didn't quite get full so thanks to everyone who held off but it's official you can now bombard (and should… please) me with e-mails again. Also it was fun to come back to the forums and be able to respond to like half of them. By the way, what did everyone think of the Guest Strip by Aric? If you have anything to say there is a string in the forum for just that. Aric also is a frequent visitor. So if conversation with me isn't enough surely Aric will make you give it a try.
New Links today. Jayhoo and Jawhoo. It's quite possibly the perfect college comic. I originally planned my comic to be much like this one but since changed me mind (read forgot I go to school too.) Maybe someday I'll throw in some college comics again but I easily have weeks worth of video game comic ideas after visiting Nintendo. The second new link is Mrrr. This one has a great drawing style with good characters and interesting strips. Besides there is a fencing comic and that might quite possibly be the best sport ever. After Tennis. I was going to link to these people on Friday but I got sucked away by Nintendo's tempting lure. So please go to these two sites so I don't feel like a complete ass for not updating Friday.