SAM & FUZZY, by Sam Logan (updates M/W/F)

Happiness, Pt. 3

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Mar 24, 2006

It's-a-me!



So, the Nintendo Revolution will offer downloadable Genesis and TurboGraphx 16 games, as well as games from past Nintendo systems? Hot! I know there are a few similar pay-per-download gaming services out there already, including Microsoft's Live Arcade for the Xbox360, but none of them can really compete with a catalog like this. With thousands of games from multiple consoles, manufacturers and eras, this is starting to sound like a retro-gaming version of iTunes.



I had no idea Nintendo was going to take this Virtual Console business so seriously! Although it does make you wonder... will more retro game studios get on board? Will other consoles be supported as well? Will any brand new titles be offered through the same service? And most importantly, how much are they going to charge per download?



I want to believe that they'll be sensible about the pricing, but we are talking about a company that charges $20 Canadian for a single classic NES title re-released for the Gameboy Advance. But lately, I've been feeling fairly good about Nintendo, especially when I see things like this. I really want to believe that they won't screw this up. Do you hear me, Nintendo? I want to believe!



Sam Logan


Mar 22, 2006

Coming to get you



Today's random humour is a little less random if you've read these strips.



I have a pair of webcomic recommendations for you all today! I'm almost certain that Rob and Elliot will appeal to many Sam and Fuzzy fans... especially those of you who enjoyed the earlier strips. The gags are clever and the artwork is purdy. Meanwhile, the Gloomy Nancy archive is slowly filling up with charming tales from the far-off land of Toronto. It's a great read, provided you read from the beginning!



In other webcomic happenings, Jeff's new Wigu book is finally available! Check out the online archives of Wigu past, and you will soon see why you need to get in on this new print action.



And hey, if you like comics in books, I have a book, too. It amazes me how many of my readers continue to be surprised by its existence. What am I doing wrong? Do I need a gigantic blinking banner ads? Or maybe a flash version, where you have to try and click a frantically moving image of my wallet with a pile-of-money cursor. That would be AWESOME! I'll get my marketing staff on it right away.



Sam Logan


Mar 20, 2006

An evil koala



Do any of the hardcore animation nuts in the audience know when I'll finally be able to buy the 2-disc special edition of Lilo and Stitch? It was originally scheduled to come out alongside the 2005 direct-to-video sequel, but as of today it still hasn't turned up in North America. It is available in Australia and the UK, but I can't find any word -- official or rumoured -- on a release date for my home continent.



Come on, Disney. I don't care about Bambi II: Revenge of Thumper or Lilo and Stitch 2: Electric Direct-to-Video Boogaloo. Give me the original, special edition goods! Also, put out a DVD collection of the Hercules animated series. That show was awesome. James Woods!



Sam Logan