Update 2: Congratulations to Kurifurisan, Mr. Scolex, Oro, and Jennifer for successfully completing the ARG! The clues are explained below.
Clue 1: As you can see below, the word Wii
and the numbers 10
are highlighted in bold. This obviously
refers to the Wii Fanboy blog in particular, on the date October 29th. Only one article was published on this date: Toys R' Us nonsense
Clue 2: In this post, we can immediately see that the post picture has been altered. It features four DS games: Spyro: A New Beginning
, and Nintendogs
(presumably the newer Dalmatian
Edition). These games were all released on the same week, and thus, should have led you to the DS Fanboy post DS Releases for the Week of October 16th
Clue 3: This post had an extra final line added: "4 leaves take 5 4 good, 6 feet under. A shame, really." Silly numbers games aside, the death and departure of four leaves refers to the untimely dissolution of Clover Studios, makers of such fine games as Viewtiful Joe
. This should have referred you to the final destination post, Clover Studios Goes Six Feet Under
on Nintendo Wii Fanboy. If you found the cross-linked post on DS Fanboy, there was a message saying you had the wrong blog.
We hope you enjoyed the game, and if you failed to complete it, you'll have some chances next year to prove your mettle. If you gain any, that is. Hah!
For the uninformed, ARG stands for "Alternate Reality Gaming". That's really just a silly hype-word, we think, but here we go. Your task: follow the sequence of clues to various past posts in both Nintendo Wii Fanboy
and DS Fanboy
. Should you manage to defeat our ingenious riddles, post a comment on the final post to declare your victory to the world. Heck, we'll even go back and give you a star for doing it, too ... the feature is temporarily out of service, but our tech guys should have it back up and running soon.
Below are the sales figures for this week, and contained therein, the first clue.
- DS Lite: 319,708 10
- PS3: 70,942
- PSP: 48,962
- PS2: 37,730
- Xbox 360: 17,168
- GBA SP: 1,867 29
- Game Boy Micro: 1,491
- Gamecube: 1,152
- DS Phat: 158
- GBA: 42
- Xbox: 3
[Source: Media Create