Nintendo Club to close this September 2015

Say it isn’t so!  but if this is the motivation you need to cash in those coins you’ve collected though out the years!   Then you better motivate quick!

Don’t believe me?  Well check the front page of the website at https://club.nintendo.com/

Here is all the details you’ll need below:

Important information about the discontinuation of Club Nintendo

Nintendo’s first loyalty programmes, VIP 24:7 and Club Member, started in May 2002, and were combined in December 2007 to become Club Nintendo. Over the years, players have enjoyed the Game Boy Advance, Nintendo GameCube, Nintendo DS, Wii, Nintendo 3DS and Wii U platforms, and countless software titles across them all. We’ve also heard the feedback and opinions of around six million Club Nintendo members across Europe and South Africa, which we have used to help shape our business.

We’re working hard to create a new programme, which we plan to launch later this year. And as a special offer, users who sign up to the new programme during the launch period will be able to downloadFlipnote Studio 3D to a Nintendo 3DS system for free. Please stay tuned to the Nintendo website for further details.

This new membership programme will replace Club Nintendo, so we will discontinue Club Nintendo according to the schedule given below. Thank you for all your support.

As Stars in your account will expire on September 30th 2015, please make sure you use them before this date. There are plenty of unique and exclusive items already available in the Stars Catalogue, and we’ll keep adding more over the coming months, so there’s plenty to spend your Stars on before September 30th 2015.

Please stay tuned for more information about the new membership programme, including its launch date.

Club Nintendo Discontinuation Schedule

  • April 1st 2015: From this date, Nintendo will no longer include product registration cards with its packaged games, so such products cannot be registered in Club Nintendo. You may still find product registration cards in games that were in stock before this date, however.
  • April 20th 2015: Termination of the registration of digital products downloaded from Nintendo eShop. Digital products obtained from Nintendo eShop after this date will no longer appear in the My Registered Games & Systems page in Club Nintendo. In addition, surveys for download software titles will no longer be available.
  • September 30th 2015: End of Club Nintendo programme. All Club Nintendo features, such as signing up as a new member, logging in as a registered member, earning Stars, and exchanging Stars for items from the Stars Catalogue will no longer be possible from this date.

So even though this is horrible news… it is good that they give us till September to order our items… just remember when one door closes… another opens… oh #*%@ it!  I’m pissed!  This is yet another bad sign that Nintendo is feeling the pressure!  I hope they can keep it together!  Nintendo falls and us as gamers loose!

Try to stay positive but more on this soon!
Brent
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NES Club Nintendo Quest the video game!

The New Kick Starter stretch goal!  25,000 bucks will get us a Nintendo Quest the video game on NES!  How awesome is that… So awesome it inspired me to make this video…

Watch the video below:

Make sure you pledge at least 65 bucks (dvd, extras, and shipping)  and you will be eligible for this NES Nintendo Quest video game https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/pyreusa/nintendo-quest-an-unofficial-nintendo-and-nes-docu

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Brent
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NES Club aka Nintendo Quest the video game? Wait… what what?

Wait what?  It is possible for us to see a NES Club or aka Nintendo Quest the video game? Say it is so!  please say it is!… Well it is possible if and if and it is a big big if!  They reach 25,000 dollar Kickstarter Goal!   They are over 10,000 now but need to reach 25,000 smack-a-roos!   Lets do this fellow video game dudes!    I think you have to at least pledge the 65 bucks to qualify for this video game feature or aka “stretch goal” … So much fun…

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Brent
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Oregon trail PC game can now be played for free on your internet browser! Wait what?

I just spent this morning playing a game that I never had the chance to ever… I mean ever play! It is… The Oregon Trail from (1990)… developed and Published by MEC.

I know what you are thinking… “Brent, how’d you never get a chance to play this game” well I didn’t have a Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Macintosh, Windows, Windows 3.x …. all I had at that time was a C64 and it wasn’t available on that console (if I dare call it a console)… but low and behold!  I got to play this game this morning… Due to the fact a ton of these old Classic PC games are now playable in your computer’s internet browser… FREE!   yes it is free awesomeness!

Visit this link https://archive.org/details/msdos_Oregon_Trail_The_1990

And thank me later!
more on this soon
Brent
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Game Over 2014

Game over to 2014 and welcome 2015 to endless gaming possibilities!   Or something like that… I hope everyone had a great 2014 Holiday season and Happy New Year to you!   In my house hold we played Galaga as our “Game of the night”…   It is actually my neighbor’s favorite game and for a guy that doesn’t ever play it much (once or twice a year) he’s pretty damn good at it…  He won with the high score of the night of 135,000.   I couldn’t even come close with my 68,000 or so score… it was a lot of fun… Below his him schooling me on getting a perfect bonus stage 40 for 40!

Thanks and Happy New Year!
Brent
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Destiny Glacier White PS4 Bundle Limited Edition and my first ever Midnight Launch

Last night September 8th 2014… I went to a midnight launch for the first time in my life!  It only took me 40 years to do so… but I am proud to say “i’ve done one” in my life… Will it be my last… ummm I’m not sure…

The story begins with me heading into Gamestop on a Wednesday (the week before) to see what I could get for a PS3 Slim model I just wasn’t using… I don’t use ebay for video games anymore due to all the scams and what not… So Gamestop and selling to friends is my only option… The super helpful guy told me there was a deal going on for the new Destiny game or even the regular PS4.   I’d get 150 bucks for my ps3 slim if I put it towards a new PS4 system… I asked him if I could bring in two systems and get 300 bucks and he said “sure, what do you have?”    I told him I could trade in a xbox 360 i am not using… He said “as long as it is the 250 gig you will get 150 for that one as well”    That means I get 300 bucks off a brand new PS4….   I had a few days to think about it… Well at least I thought I did…

I brought the little flyer home and stared at it… I was thinking to myself… Do I really need another system?  I have the Xbone and Wii U already… Will I even have time to play it…  It kept me up all night stewing over it…

The Next morning I woke up (because I like to sleep on decisions like this) and decided what the hell… I’m going for it… and I want the PS4 Destiny bundle with the Limited Edition Glacier white PS4...

I head to the Gamestop after work… We take care of all the bizness and we hit a road block… It was to late to Pre Order the PS4 Destiny Bundle…   Well the super cool gamestop guy Will totally got on the phone and made some calls to find out what he could do for me… So he figured it out… I picked up the regular ps4 that day… brought it home and couldn’t use it or open it!   I had to call first thing Monday morning to find out if I could return the ps4 and get the PS4 Destiny Bundle…   Will answered the call and said… Yes, but get here by 6pm today (Monday 8th, 2014).

So when I left work… I was hoping for no traffic and I was in luck!   Go there at 5:45 and was the 3rd person there… They had one… I mean 1 ps4 Glacier Model in stock and the rest where pre orders…  I snagged that $h!t up but couldn’t go home with it… I had to come back at midnight to get it… If I didn’t they won’t hold it for me… Because technically I pre paid for it and already owned it… But they couldn’t give it to me till September 9th 12:00 am…

So that left me forced to go to my first ever Midnight launch!    It wasn’t what I was expected… it was a lot more fun then I could imagine.. It felt a lot like Christmas!   Everyone was in a super cool mood… guys where tossing a football in the parking lot… tailgating and everyone was eating Wendy’s burgers…

I did a little video of recapping the night so check it out below… and will I ever do another Midnight launch?  As much fun as it was… I will go with a definitely maybe?

Brent
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Just a PS.  My buddy Rob McCallum from the NES Club Movie just posted his Midnight Release adventure in Vegas!   Check out the video below…  or click on this link to go to youtube to watch…. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWoRUXGTxOk

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Super Mario Bros Hidden 1up Trick fro the NES

See video below…  It just blows my mind after decades have past that people are still finding hidden power ups in Super Mario Bros. for the NES    it looks like it is 100% legit… you have to beat the game first… then your 2nd quest around follow these moves… pretty damn cool if you ask me… What else could be out there?
Brent
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Mario Kart 8 for Wii U unboxing video

Check out my newest quick video on the Wii U pick up… I unbox Mario Kart 8 for the Wii U… I believe this is their best selling game to date and will be a system sell for them… Hopefully it will get Nintendo back on track to making some great games…  Make an HD remake of Donkey Kong 2 please!?!?   and some Hockey games too!   Mario Hockey?     Watch the video below

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Brent
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Worms for Xbox One and PS4 is coming…

 

One of my favourite childhood PC games is finally coming to next-gen console! Worms Battlegrounds, featuring familiar favourites such as the Concrete Donkey, Old Woman and Super Sheep are all set to make their debut on Xbox One and PS4 on the 30th of May.

Worms Battlegrounds is an outrageously entertaining game that’s going to be available as a digital download and as a physical release in specific retailers. It’s been almost 20 years since the franchise first debuted in 1995… and it’s about time it made the leap to next-gen console.

I’ve always been a huge fan of this humorous battle game and it’s pretty much guaranteed to be fun for the whole family, especially as the Fort and Death match modes are multiplayer and can accommodate up to 4 players online or locally. It’s a great game to play with kids and you can keep the online roulette on the back burner until you’ve put them to bed…and still have fun in the interim.

The release features 5 environments, 10 Worm-Ops time attack missions and 25 single-player story missions. If you are a fan of the franchise-and really who isn’t? – You’ll notice many similarities to the series classic editions, and many familiar weapons are making a comeback. There are 65 weapons and utilities included in total, and 10 new items that sound just as enjoyable as earlier features. The Worm Charm, Bovine Blitz, Whoopsie cushion and Mega Mortar are just some of the games additions, and they all seem like they going to be perfectly suited to the worm-blasting war theme.

Those playing the PS4 version of Worms Battlegrounds can make use of the DualShock 4’s touch pad and will be able to assign and change weapons in single swipe. The colour of the light in the controller’s colour bar will also change to reflect your worm’s status immediately after a strike. The Xbox version of the game will include SmartGlass companion app support so you can keep tabs of your stats on your phone.

I don’t know about you… but I’m ready for Worms Battlegrounds to enter the next-gen arena and I can’t wait till the end of May!

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