A Bathing Ape DS
I kind of hate the idea of Bape (A Bathing Ape), and most hipster labels in general. Just because a Japanese dude slapped a picture of a monkey on a t-shirt does not make the item worth $100. But then again, I wear the same jeans every day and am usually drunk, so what do I know?
But apparently Nintendo, loves Bape, because the company is allowing Nigo’s crew to design a DS featuring their monkey character, Baby Milo, along with a Bape’d version of Mario. Milio?
The Bape DS is out in April, and will be available in white and gold and probably cost you a couple weeks' blow money.
Wii Fit in May
People like the Wii! It’s true! But a lot of those people are flabby and out of shape. Or they are in shape and want to stay that way. Like us! Whatever the status of you gut, Nintendo finally threw out a release date for Wii Fit, its eagerly awaited game-turned-exercise package that gets people to do any number of other activities to help tighten them up–May 19.
For “under $100,” Wii Fit will include a “balance board,” which will measure your weight (up to 330 lbs), center of balance, and even track your body mass index as you do yoga, step aerobics, push ups, and a ski jump.
The balance board won't be a one trick pony either, as Nintendo also mentioned that there are at least 10 other games in development that will use the peripheral device.
Gears of War 2 in November
2006’s Gears of War was pretty good. Not Half-Life 2, mind-bendingly, “science is awesome” good, but still an above average shooter that looked pretty fucking amazing and just happened to sell a bazillion copies. So it should come as a surprise to absolutely no one that Gears of War 2 is on the way!
After months of speculation, Microsoft unveiled a trailer for the game at this week’s Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, and announced that it would be available this November exclusively for the Xbox 360.
No gameplay specifics were mentioned, but we just hope it’s a little more than “Shoot. Hide. Chainsaw. Repeat.” this time around.