October 2nd, 2008

Games: Katamari

This is how i roll

Crazy idea for the morning that i'm sure someone else has already come up with: Katamari Damacracy

You start out picking up fliers and newspapers, then radios and TVs, then people, then houses, billboards, etc, then towns and cities, then counties, and finally, possibly, whole states. Your goal is to try and get 270 Electoral Votes in as little time as possible. The "possibly, whole states" bit is because once you start picking up states the game is going to end pretty darn quickly. It might be more interesting to make the player continue to pick up individual counties, scoring a state when they've picked up the "majority" of the counties in it, though that would get easier and easier as the katamari got bigger. It might make sense to give counties a weight based on their population, so there would be big rural counties that would be light and easy to pick up but do awkward things to your shape, and the smaller, denser, high scoring urban counties. Presumably if you did this the majority required would be based on weight/population rather than just the simple number of counties.

This game needs to be distinguished from Katamari Nationalism or Katamari Corporatism of course, in which after you roll up all the counties/states in your own country, you then proceed to start rolling up neighboring countries.
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    silly silly
Games: Consoles (Nintendo)

Video game stuff

Nintendo had a conference or something today/yesterday and announced a whole lot of new stuff. The most important of which is probably the new revision of the DS, called the "DSi". The new version adds a somewhat bigger screen, a SD card slot, two cameras (although there still seems to be some disagreement about whether they're both 0.3 megapixels or whether one of them is actually 3 megapixels) a web browser, better WiFi, and a few other improvements. It does lose the GBA slot though, which apparently makes some people very sad.

There's also two video montages of upcoming games for both the Wii and DS which are kind of interesting. The DS lineup is here and the wii lineup is here.

I kinda suspect that everyone who really cares already knew about all that though :)