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What ever happened to Mike Tyson in Punchout?

The wonderkid and I talked about this a little on the podcast, or was it the after podcast party? Anyways, here’s what I found from wikipedia. Seems like convinent timing of all this to go down but if it’s written is it true!?!?!?!?!?!

Punch-Out!! featuring Mr. Dream

Towards the end of the NES’s run, Nintendo’s license to use Mike Tyson as a special Punch-Out!! character expired. Therefore, Nintendo replaced Tyson with a fictional character based on a then-Nintendo tournament champion, Mr. Dream. A popular myth is that Tyson was removed due to his divorce from actress Robin Givens[3], and his conviction for rape, which did not occur until a year after the changeover. It is also believed by some[who?] that because Tyson lost the Heavyweight Championship to James “Buster” Douglas by the contract expiration, Nintendo made no attempt to negotiate a new one with him.[citation needed] In August, 1990, the game was re-released simply as Punch-Out!! (or Punch-Out!! featuring Mr. Dream according to Nintendo Power) only in North America. This version has become the “official” incarnation of the NES Punch-Out!!

May 18, 2009 Posted by | Normal Stuffs | , , , , , | Comments Off on What ever happened to Mike Tyson in Punchout?

Madden 10 (milllllllllllion)

Kotaku posted some screens from the new madden ’10 game. I just have to say that I really dont care about this franchise anymore. That’s just me. I’ve been playing it for a LONG time and taking away features to bring it back does not denote new gameplay (looking square at the hall of fame players subtraction and addition). This is such a beat argument I’m going to save that for the guys who know their stuff better than myself. Just sayin’ k? The screens look great. Boy do I love this gen’s console graphics we still have a ways to go with the grass but, eve’s. Posting a screen of Carson Palmer of the Cincinnati Bengals because this is MY blog people.

May 18, 2009 Posted by | Normal Stuffs | , , , , , , | Comments Off on Madden 10 (milllllllllllion)

Oh XBOX360, I luv U…sometimes you don’t love me back :’-(

The Xbox360, an incredible gaming platform….pretty sweet library, the best online system of any of the consoles…can make any hardcore gamer all warm and tingly inside.  But all is not milk and honey in that land, one of the biggest black eyes to any console ever, the red ring of death has crept up in many a gamer’s lives. Jamie and myself included, microsoft was good enough to extend the original 1yr. warranty to 3yrs, not bad. Ahh, there’s the rub….see, I’ve got my newer 360(with HDMI), and according to microsoft, newer 360s should be fine and reliable, which it has been, so no complaints. But I’ve got an older one that I keep for, ahem, playing some games earlier than most….this keeps me outta warranty, so when that older box eventually red ringed on me, I was able to fix it, more than once. Then I notice this creep up on the blogs a couple months back, something about an error 74….and finally, I get hit with it…some cats are able to get around it, seems most don’t. It’s related to the GPU and the scaler chip in the 360, from what I’ve gathered, one of the two went belly up in my machine…..trust me, I’ve troubleshooted it much. So people’s, make sure your 360 is registered, if you have problems, take advantage of that warranty. Don’t let it discourage you from owning a great platform…I’m just a little depressed right now is all.

Im in ur xbox, stealin yer fun, muahahaha!

I'm in ur xbox, stealin yer fun, muahahaha!

May 18, 2009 Posted by | Normal Stuffs | , , , , | 5 Comments