I wasn't going to post anything about my birthday. within the last couple of years my birthday has been rather blah, and even resulting in some pretty crappy stuff to happen which otherwise ruins it. However yesterday pretty much changed all of that.
When I woke up yesterday morning I checked GoNintendo's VC/Wiiware update and discovered that Castlevania: The Adventure Rebirth was available for purchase and download. Which was just awesome. I was hoping that at least that or Cave Story would grace us with it's appearance on the Wii shop channel. This was just the start of my perfect day of gaming. After calling my brother and talking for a bit he gifted the copy of the game to me, and I proceeded to prepair the Wii for it's new arrival
The second part was the gifts from my mom and brother. I got the gift from my mom in the mail, and didn't expect to get the other, only to find it at the doorstep. which i found out was a copy of Tekken 6 for 360. My brother seems to think that he has a clear advantage over me in Tekken because it's fast paced and easier to master than Street Fighter. I can assure you that is not the case, and it will be my digital foot being broken off in his digital ass for this poor assumption.
The final present, was clearly unexpected. We went driving around downtown Omaha only for us to pull into Family Fun Center, which is one of the last arcades here. FFC isn't just an arcade these days, as it's also home to both a Lazer golf course and a three level based lazer tag course called "Secret Agent Lazer Tag" (The commercials make it highly reminicent of Goldeneye 64).
So we split ninety tokens between the three of us and pretty much have a damn good time. I found the Fist of the Northstar Punchmania arcade game and prepaired to ruin my knuckles playing it. I heart that game so much, and I would easily throw down a couple hundred to purchase the machine. Konami, if you're reading this, you should consider making a version of this game for the Wii!
It was around the time of my last playthrough of KOF as I am crowned by a strange hat and glasses that were won through a serious game of Deal or No Deal. My wife is serious business with that game often coming away with large sums of tickets. The hat was about 500 tickets, the glasses were 200. My amusement of looking like the Arcade Pimp? Priceless.