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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

TheScore: Mariners Look to Complete Nintendo+Television Combination for Maximum Fun

The Seattle Mariners already purchased one of the largest televisions in the world and are owned by a company best known for creating some of the most popular video games in history. Why not complete the entertainment trifecta and buy up the company which current owns the team’s broadcasting rights?
The good people at Seattle Mariners Inc are going to do just that, as reports indicate the Mariners ownership group will buy a controlling interest in ROOT Sports, the regional sports network that broadcasts the Mariners and partner with DirectTV to create a new regional sports network partnership. The Mariners deal with ROOT features an opt out clause after the 2015, at which point the new DirecTV partnership will take over, one can only assume.

 

BTW, Nintendo just announced a new sequel to the Zelda: Link to the Past on the 3DS coming out during Winter 2013.

Tripon Posted: April 17, 2013 at 10:51 AM | 7 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: seattle, seattle mariners, video games

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   1. Heinie Mantush (Krusty) Posted: April 17, 2013 at 11:41 AM (#4416768)
I'm totally torn on the Wii U. I have a Wii, and while it was a great system through 2009 or so, I eventually grew weary of it. The Wiimote didn't work well enough for sports games, there was a paucity of third party titles, and I generally lost interest on some level.

That having been said, I'm a Nintendo fanboy through and through and I need mah Mario/SSB/everything but Pikmin. Pikmin sucks.
   2. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: April 17, 2013 at 11:41 AM (#4416769)
Why not complete the entertainment trifecta and buy up the company which current owns the team’s broadcasting rights?


That is quite the tri-force.
   3. Gamingboy Posted: April 17, 2013 at 11:54 AM (#4416795)
I like the Wii U. Very underrated. Feel like it will find it's feet once, as Krusty said, the Mario/SSB comes around. And I like Pikmin. Pikmin rules.

It'll be nowhere close to the level of sales the Wii got, but I think it'll do okay, especially since Microsoft apparently will shoot itself in the foot making their next console always-plugged-in-to-play and I refuse to believe that Sony won't shoot itself in the foot with pricing again based on what I've heard the components are going to cost for the PS4.


That is quite the tri-force.


Well played, sir.

...

Also... HOLY ############# HELl, EARTHBOUND IS COMING TO THE VIRTUAL CONSOLE!

(Nerdgasms)
   4. Shazbot Posted: April 17, 2013 at 12:06 PM (#4416810)
Also... HOLY ############# HELl, EARTHBOUND IS COMING TO THE VIRTUAL CONSOLE!


Serious? No Way!
   5. Esoteric Posted: April 17, 2013 at 12:14 PM (#4416822)
Also... HOLY ############# HELl, EARTHBOUND IS COMING TO THE VIRTUAL CONSOLE!
Meh. Unless it has new features, I'm not that excited. I can just play the OLD Earthbound using an emulator (and I do!).

The unofficial translation of Mother 3 (or Earthbound 2, whatever) for the GBA is a masterpiece, by the way. Anyone who hasn't played it is missing out.
   6. zack Posted: April 17, 2013 at 12:58 PM (#4416882)
The Wii was terrible, I know because I own one. There were maybe 15 good games over the six years of its life. All of them were first party, and all of them were continuations in series or remakes of earlier games. Unless you like VG exercising, the thing was a waste of money.
   7. Blastin Posted: April 17, 2013 at 01:59 PM (#4416965)
I do like getting a bunch of my family together and trying (and failing) to do all the dances to the Michael Jackson game.

At the senior center where I work, we have an XBox Kinect, and the seniors really enjoy the sports.

So I've found the systems fun for social stuff. I haven't played a real video game since college, when everyone used to beat me at Halo.

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