Nintendo’s GameCube Was A Bust… Pop Culture Trivia.

Q: Mr. Pop – Memories are short. Wii has been such a phenom, but remember when Nintendo was in the dog house??

Mr. Pop History – Yes. It had something called GameCube, but went back to the drawing board after it got clobbered in the market. They were pretty nervous when Wii debuted in November of 2006 – but look at this – just a quick 6 months later – they knew they had something. From May of 2007:

Technology –
U.S. consumers have snapped up 2.5 million Wii consoles since they hit the market in November – a comeback for Nintendo, whose GameCube got wiped out by Sony’s PlayStation 2 and Microsoft’s Xbox.

Mr. Pop Culture Report – November 4 … Taylor’s Swift Rise To #1… Facebook Coupons… New High For Cable’s AMC… Wii Still Love Pac-Man…

Taylor Swift fans have spoken — more than a million times. The country-pop superstar sold more than 1 million copies of her new album “Speak Now” to debut at the top of the Billboard album chart this week. Billboard.com said Wednesday that it’s the biggest debut since 50 Cent’s “The Massacre” five years ago.

Facebook begins offering coupons from various retailers, including a promotion from Gap which will give away 10,000 pairs of jeans. Mobile users can access the partner deals on their smartphones, go to the store and show the virtual coupon to the clerk. Facebook said it is launching a test version of the feature, called Deals, with more than 20 companies, including the Gap, McDonalds, 24 Hour Fitness, American Eagle Outfitters and Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, a chain of movie theaters that serves food and drinks.

AMC’s new zombie drama The Walking Dead debuted to 5.3 million viewers, the largest audience for any original series on the network.

Leading video game publisher and developer NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. announces  that PAC-MAN Party has gone gold for Wii. Set in a birthday party theme, PAC-MAN stars in this new venture packed with dozens of mini-games, challenges and surprises. Utilizing the Wii Remote, the game’s easy to pick-up-and-play controls will have players using their skills and reflexes to compete against one another as they move about unique virtual game boards.

Mr. Pop Culture Report – June 6

What Is Skype? (update) – The latest version of Skype for the iPhone will at last let you make Skype calls over AT&T’s 3G network — meaning free voice calls for everyone, right? Not so fast, say Skype execs. Charges for free-for-now Skype-to-Skype calls are coming, and don’t forget that AT&T is ditching its unlimited data plans. Version 2.0 of the Skype iPhone app came out this week, supporting the long-awaited ability to place Skype calls over AT&T’s 3G data network. Under pressure from federal regulators, AT&T had actually given the green light to Skype calls last year, but the Skype app itself only worked over Wi-Fi until just now. What’s so special about Skype calls over 3G? Theoretically, it means you can bypass AT&T’s voice network altogether — even when you’re out of Wi-Fi range — letting you place unlimited voice calls with fellow Skype users for the low price of nothing. You can also call landlines and non-Skype users worldwide (about 30 countries are included) for about 2 cents a minute. (thanks Gadget Hound).

Top Video Games This Week In 2010 –

Super Mario Galaxy (Wii)

UFC Undisputed 1010 (X360) (PS3)

Red Dead Redemption (X360) (PS3)

Wii Sports

New Super Mario Bros. (Wii)

Will Sports Resort

Will Fit Plus

ModNation Racers (PS3)

Just Dance Wii

Alan Wake (X360)

Halo 3: ODST (x360)