T H E M A G A Z I N E
April 2011 Part 2 of 2 - Issue 36
Hello System Wars!
This is Willy105 writing this, just so you know. Just making sure. As of right two weeks ago, the whole world has now entered the next-generation, thanks to the Nintendo 3DS, the first of the next-gen systems of the next-generation of next-generation consoles, has been released everywhere that matters (you heard me, South Korea). Of course, no one cares.
But people do care about stuff that doesn't cost $250 with $40 games, like Portal 2! Valve has set up an awesome new ARG to make us go around in circles thinking about potatoes, and recording the resulting forum posts for future generations. A new Sonic game has been revealed, and it shows that Sega has completely given up trying to appear like they can take the series in any meaningful direction, and brought back the old Sonic from the Genesis days.
This issue, we are going to review the 3DS, we if you are overrated, and more! Also, if there are any Gamespotters still mad over JodyR getting a boyfriend, I hear KillaTheMonster is still single!!!
This...is....SYSTEM WARS THE MAGAZINE!
RUMOR: NINTENDO'S NEXT GEN CONSOLE COMING AT E3
The successor to the extrememly popular Wii system is rumored to be announced at E3. According to insider sources, the system will run in 1080p, be more powerful than the 360 and PS3, is Backwards Compatible, and have a controller with a built in 'HD' screen.
Sounds interesting enough, but stay tuned.
As we all now, when April Fools comes, so does a number of jokes by the GS users and the GS staff.
Here are some of my picks as the best April Fool jokes on the day....
One of the main things the GS staff did to mess with us is change the names of the boards. As you can see, there were a number of interesting changes, System Wars became 'Zoo Wars' (because we all become animals when we're defending our systems), Off-Topic became On-Topic with a number of sub-categories that we see oh too often on OT, whilst General Games Discussion became General Lack of Interest.
Sticking with the Zoo Wars theme, user kumitekumite made a great thread about which Zoo is best, incluidng Bronx and San Diego Zoo.
Bronx Zoo Ftw.
Another thread, this time following the rules that musicalmac made, Rage010101 makes a thread about the Lemmus Sibiricus he bought.
The cute little Lemmi.
However, there were some funny threads unrelated to the Zoo theme sticking with what the board is really about, here's a thread about Killzone (yes KillZone, not Killzone 2) versus Crysis by MIYAMOTOnext007.
KillZone stomps all over Crysis.
And here's a thread that's slightly harsh by BigBoss255 about the 360's lineup this year.
360 haz got no gaemz.
And my favourite of the lot, creepy obsessive user NickOfTime001 makes a thread about his love for JodyR and his shock at her new boyfriend.
Seems like Jody is liked a little too much...
Of course, like the banning of a moderator last year, this was a thread created by the GS staff, the account was fake and hilariously, had a large number of posts 'deleted by the request of a moderator' other than his posts in the above thread allowing users to catch on early that it was an April Fools joke. Still, good effort GS !
And here's some of Jynxzor's favourite jokes outside of GS.
Shinji Mikami action figure
And wrapping off, WoW now has a Microsoft buddy Craby the Crab, and Unleash the hidden power of your smart phone with the Horadric Cube app.
Hope you enjoyed your April Fool's day, try not to do to many pranks post April 1st, because that's just cruel