There’s nothing quite like the anniversary of the release of a machine that you vividly remember buying, to remind you of your own futile mortality and constant visions and nagging in your head that you have accomplished nothing and really should have done more with your life.
Let me make myself perfectly clear.
I have never completed The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask. I have played it before but never beaten it.
I’ve tried to commit myself to seeing it through many times. First on the Nintendo 64, after my brother and I purchased it from a pawnbroker near where we lived.
Nintendo have announced that they will be announcing a new fighter entering the roster for Super Smash Bros. on 3DS and Wii U. The announcement will be live-streamed instead of just thrown upon us randomly.
My prediction for who this character will be is pretty obvious. It wont be a third party character as there were a few of those announced during E3. Also there aren’t many big first party Nintendo franchises left to pick from.
2005 comes along and I’ve been out of school for a few years. I was working, so I wasn’t short a buck and Nintendo were about to release the handheld innovation, the Nintendo DS. After hearing rumours from an announcement that the new system would have two screens, reading about it in magazines, searching everyday on the internet and finally seeing the thing unveiled at E3, you could say I was a little bit excited.
Ryan and I both had pre-orders at EB Games in the city. I’m 99% certain I was meant to be at TAFE the day the machine came out, but I decided that this was far more important than doing what I was meant to be doing… Working on a website and video promotional package for Camp Quality… A charity foundation for kids with cancer…