Wednesday, February 23, 2005 10:12 AM
It has been announced that the Play-Yan is going to be released with downloadable scrap mini-games named "garage games."
"Garage" games? Downloadable?
Is Nintendo trying to affiliate itself with us? Some crazy notion...but not too taxing that Nintendo would try to "value-justify" downloadable games as "mini" and create a brand that cashes in on our good will for the hacker/cracker community? After all - why buy from the store when you could download from the net?
There's no denying the bad-boy coolness of those modders riding the DS with a saddle of gumption... but as long as Nintendo runs a closed system they don't get to be outlaw cool. They can be neat or fun but not cool.
You do, though. Keep reading.