Certainly you all remember Nintendogs. Right? We went all crazy about it back when everyone else was going crazy about it, but in the end it was found to be not as compelling as we had hoped, and unable to tear us away from our routine of napping at inappropriate times and being much too greedy when it comes to torrenting files over the internet (example: the entire NTSC/U Sega Saturn library– too bad our Saturn is lying in pieces on the floor from a failed modchipping attempt).

Sadly, we would not mind having this machine in the basement
But through good old fashioned “journalism” we have found that one of the key components of Nintendogs, the incredibly boring part where you have to walk your dog around the city lest it go CRAZY on you (or something like that, we really don’t remember), appears to have been SHAMELESSLY RIPPED OFF from a Sega arcade machine from 2001.
Crap screenshot #1
Don’t worry, you’ve never played it. If you have, please email us and tell us if it was fun or not and if you had to clean up virtual dog shit in a noisy arcade full of people playing REAL GAMES. And then be prepared for our offer to be a Yahoo Auctions Japan proxy for us, though we will require no charge for your services.
Crap screenshot #2
Go here for MORE damning screenshots. (We apologize for linking to IGN) Surely this will cause an immediate uproar and letter-writing campaign to Nintendo of Japan which will cause Shigeru Miyamoto’s resignation, and development of the Mario franchise will be handed to Sonic Team.
Actually… never mind.