Will somebody please tell DMX that he ceased being a human being some years ago and now exists solely as a sketch comedy parody of himself? Actually, please don't, we don't want him to get self-conscious about it and ruin the whole thing. The X Man gave an absolutely peerless interview with the Breakfast Club on New York's Power 105.1 this morning, proving once and for all that when it comes to pure, unfiltered hip-hop lunacy, ain't nobody Gon' Give It To Ya like X Gon' Give It To Ya. Here are his ten best quotes from the 23-minute discussion—and believe us, there's plenty more where that came from.
15. "You'd be surprised what can be considered a drug." (On whether he's still on drugs.)
14. "Rick Ross looks more like Biggie." (On Charlemagne's comparison of Young Jeezy to 2Pac and Rick Ross to Notorious B.I.G.)
13. "Yeah...a whole bunch of random letters." (On being diagnosed with ADHD.)
12. "I don't do none of that. I don't even know how to use a computer." (On whether he engages in social media.)
11. "I been using condoms! Those are the ones that broke! Clearly you misunderstanding how much pussy I get! I GETS IT IN!" (On being advised to use condoms.)
10. "Well, uh…me…" (On what rappers out right now he considers "nice".)
9. "I got too many cars to not drive 'em, man." (On whether he'll drive again despite his perpetually suspended license.)
8. "Who's MMG?" (On whether or not rumors of him signing to MMG were true.)
7. "I trust them to stab you in the back. I trust a snake to be a snake. You know what I mean?….I'm trusting more now." (On whether or not he trusts women.)
6. "I got ten kids. What do you think?" (On whether or not he's addicted to sex.)
5. "My dick stay hard when I'm sleeping. I woke up plenty of times, Wifey just on me, just gettin' it. But you know, that's Wifey. All right, woman, do what you gonna do…then just go back to sleep." (On the practical implications of how a woman could steal his semen against his will.)
4. "He was just totally disrespecting my authority! Not that I HAD the authority…but what if I really did have the authority?" (On flipping out at a guy while pretending to be a cop.)
3. "I don't like anything about Drake. I don't like his voice, I don't like what he talks about, I don't like his face, I don't like the way he walks, I don't like his haircut. I might just…Let me shut up. I'll just stop right there." (On Drake.)
2. "Priorities!" (On why he interrupted filming Cradle 2 the Grave with Jet Li to go fly remote-control helicopters for four hours.)
1. "It was just a beautiful place, man…we come from the studio one day, and we just pulled over on the highway, just watch the sunrise…it's like, yo, it's crazy. And you can carry guns! I went out there with eight felonies and I can carry a gun?! You serious? What do you mean, 'Why did I go to Arizona'?" (On why he went to Arizona.)
Nintendo sinks into the red for first half
AP Online October 28, 2010 | YURI KAGEYAMA TOKYO (AP) ?�� Nintendo sank to a first-half loss, its first in seven years, as a rising yen and long-delayed release of its 3-D gaming machine set the scene for a weak full-year result. this web site paper mario 3ds
Kyoto-based Nintendo Co., which makes Pokemon and Super Mario video games, said Thursday it posted a 2.01 billion yen ($24.7 million) loss for the six months through September. First-half sales dropped nearly 34 percent to 363.2 billion yen ($4.46 billion).
Nintendo last month shocked the gaming world by announcing its much awaited 3DS, a handheld packed with glasses-free 3-D technology, wouldn't be ready for the year-end shopping season when Nintendo rakes in about two-thirds of its earnings.
It will be released in February in Japan ?�� missing Christmas and then January, a key sales month because of the New Year's gifts Japanese children get. Releases for Europe and the U.S. will follow in March.
The half-year loss is the first for the maker of the Wii home console and DS handheld since 2003.
Nintendo did not break down quarterly numbers. It posted a 69.5 billion yen profit for April-September 2009.
Nintendo spokesman Yasuhiro Minagawa said the yen's strength against the dollar, which reduces earnings brought back to Japan, drove down first-half sales by 28.1 billion yen ($345 million).
Because of 3DS delay, Nintendo last month slashed its full-year earnings forecast to 90 billion yen ($1 billion) profit from 200 billion yen ($2.4 billion) profit. That would represent a 61 percent plunge in profit from the previous year.
It is expecting full year sales to drop 23.3 percent year-on-year to 1.1 trillion yen ($13.5 billion).
Nintendo had promised the 3DS for sometime before April next year, and so the announcement is not technically a delay. But its forecasts had assumed the machine would go on sale sooner.
Yuta Sakurai, analyst with Nomura Securities Co. in Tokyo, remained upbeat about 3DS, praising its 3-D feature, smooth Internet accessibility and solid game software lineup including developers outside Nintendo.
"There were no surprises in today's results," he said. "The losses from currency are in a way just on paper." Sales in April-September of the Nintendo DS handheld, the Wii and game software were all down.
Global DS sales declined 42 percent to 6.69 million units, while those for the Wii, which has a wandlike remote controller, fell 13.5 percent to 4.97 million. this web site paper mario 3ds
Lower hardware sales also dragged down game software sales for the period, Nintendo said, despite the Japan success of new Pokemon games and "Wii Party" centering around tailor-made avatars. "Super Mario Galaxy 2" was a hit, selling 5.1 million worldwide.
Nintendo has now sold a cumulative 135.6 million DS machines, and 75.9 million Wii machines.
Nintendo is expecting to sell 23.5 million DS machines and 17.5 million Wii consoles in the fiscal year ending March 2011.
Like other major Japanese exporters, Nintendo has been slammed by the plunging dollar. It said the hammering was expected to continue in the coming months.
Nintendo said the dollar had averaged 88.90 yen in April-September last year, but had dropped to 83.82 yen during the latest six months. It expects the dollar to average 85 yen for the full fiscal year.
By area, Nintendo sales were down across the board, including the U.S., Japan and Europe.
It is common for sales of even hit machines like the Wii, which went on sale in 2006, to trail off after the novelty wears off, and manufacturers have to keep introducing new machines to woo game fans.
Nintendo's Wii will face similar offerings from rivals this Christmas with Sony Corp. introducing a baton-like wireless remote controller called PlayStation Move for its PlayStation 3 console. Microsoft Corp. is introducing the Kinect controller for its Xbox 360.
Nintendo shares inched down 0.7 percent to 21,290 yen. Earnings were announced after trading closed in Tokyo.