In a cute move to promote their newest Donkey Kong Country game, Nintendo handed the reigns (so to speak) of their Twitter feed to series curmudgeon Cranky Kong. In a self-aware nod, Cranky is just as out of touch as most corporate entities who try to pull social media stunts.
~~Fun Fact~~ Did you know that canonically Cranky is the original DK from the classic arcade game? Fun times. Anyway, here are some more tweets:
Hopefully we'll get some more good Q+A as the day goes on:
If you watch Regular Show on Cartoon Network, you're probably aware of a character that goes by the name of GBF, an acronym for Garrett Bobby Ferguson or Giant Bearded Face.
The character is a giant head with tiny arms and legs that cheats at video games and explodes when he loses.
What you might not know is that this character is based on a real-life person, and he's not happy about this portrayal.
According to Eurogamer, actual Garrett Bobby Ferguson, who holds the world record on Donkey Kong and was the first to reach 1 million points on Ms. Pacman, had his lawsuit against Cartoon Network thrown out.
Mitchell objected to this portrayal and so launched a lawsuit against Cartoon Network for damages.
But the legal challenge has now been thrown out by New Jersey Federal District Judge Anne Thompson.
"The television character does not match the plaintiff in appearance," Thompson ruled (via AP). "GBF appears as a non-human creature, a giant floating head with no body from outer space, while Plaintiff is a human being.
"And when GBF loses his title, the character literally explodes, unlike Plaintiff."
According to Nintendo's sales figures, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze sold more than 130,000 copies in its first eight days on the market. Wii U sales have increased by more than 180% compared to the same month last year. Bravely Default has sold 200,00 copies in three weeks, and 3DS sales have gone up 25%.