Who Wants a Gold-Plated Wii Made for the Queen?

Not me, I can tell you that. I loved the Nintendo Wii, but who really needs this? I also could care less that it was made for Queen Elizabeth II, but I digress.

The 24-karat gold-plated Wii was created by the original THQ and intended for the Royal Family to promote Big Family Games. However, it was returned to THQ as there is apparently a strict gift policy at Buckingham Palace.

Currently, the bidding is at $2,200 and the auction ends on May 21, 2022. I suppose you could always melt the thing down as gold is crazy valuable right now.

Too bad the Queen decided not to keep it. She could have auctioned it off herself to pay for her piece-of-shit pedophile son’s sexual assault settlement.

[Source: Goldin Auctions]

Boston Logan Airport Evacuated Because the TSA Doesn’t Know What an Original Playstation Looks Like

Air travel these days is rough. I remember when people used to dress up for air travel. Nowadays, flying on an airplane is like taking a greyhound bus with wings, especially if you fly on Spirit.

I get it, after 9/11 security is a priority, but we got to hire people for the TSA that can identify am original Playstation and not confuse it for a bomb. This was the case on Easter Sunday when Boston Logan International Airport was evacuated a suspicious item was discovered. The item was an old Playstation.

“Troopers responded and, after investigation and research, determined that the item was a PlayStation video game console with a degraded condition caused by age or damage.”

MassLive.com
After an investigation from the Boston Bomb Squad, passengers were eventually allowed to re-enter the terminal at about 5 p.m. when police gave the all-clear.

Thank god the authorities didn’t encounter someone traveling with a Sega Genesis or SNES, they probably would have shot the person on sight.

[Source: MassLive.com]

Some N64 Games Look and Play Like Butt on the Nintendo Switch

Yesterday, Nintendo announced that you will be able to play classic N64 and Sega Genesis games on the Nintendo Switch, provided you pony up to the $50-per-year Expansion Pack membership.

I questioned the value of this cost since the libraries are currently limited, but it also appears that some of the better games are suffering from quality issues. This is no bueno.

The Nintendo Switch version looks like ass. Games like Ocarina of Time, Super Mario 64, and Mario Kart 64 are suffering from stuttering, input lag, and framerate issues. Mario Kart 64, which allows you to play online also appears to be suffering from latency issues.

Gamers have also been complaining about the inability to remap Switch controls to mimic those on the N64. The original N64 controller was very unique, so remapping to the Switch is quite the challenge, but it appears that users do not have the ability to reconfigure to their own liking in settings.

I’m sure Nintendo will work on fixing these issues over time, but I can totally understand the disappointment for those who jumped on this early. A lot of this should have been taken care of prior to launch.

[Source: Twitter]

Here’s All the Sega Genesis and N64 Games Coming to Nintendo Switch Online

Nintendo Switch owners will be able to get their mitts on Sega Genesis and Nintendo 64 classics today, provided they pay up for the $50-per-year Expansion Pack membership.

The full lists are below:


Nintendo 64

  • Dr. Mario 64
  • Mario Kart 64
  • Mario Tennis
  • Sin and Punishment
  • Star Fox 64
  • Super Mario 64
  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
  • WinBack: Covert Operations
  • Yoshi’s Story

Sega Genesis

  • Castlevania: Bloodlines
  • Contra: Hard Corps
  • Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine
  • Ecco the Dolphin
  • Golden Axe
  • Gunstar Heroes
  • M.U.S.H.A.
  • Phantasy Star 4: The End of the Millennium
  • Ristar
  • Shining Force
  • Shinobi 3
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2
  • Streets of Rage 2
  • Strider

There’s some good games to be had here, but $50 a year good? That’s a bit of stretch. I’m going to hold off until these libraries expand a bit. It just doesn’t feel like the value is there yet.

[Source: Nintendo]