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Why are all the OLR listeners tweeting about President Cat? PDF Print E-mail
Written by skie   
Sunday, 18 October 2009 22:19
presidentcat150Episode 341 of our show was happening like any other show usually does. "How was your gaming week?", some housekeeping... a funny in-joke developing over the Daytona USA song, and so forth. Then, when going over the release dates for Japan, we came across a title called Sukeban Shachou Rena Wii. We clicked over to some more info on the game to find it was a game all about CATS. However this was not just simply nintentcats or some other type of typical Wii shovelware. The screenshots of this game showed EXTREME CUTENESS. Cats wearing cat ears. Cats dancing. CATS PLAYING THE PIANO. To hell with Uncharted 2, this was our new obsession.

Let's face it, America has an obsession with LOLcats. Who reading this site hasn't ever heard of the site icanhascheezburger? And how many views does keyboard cat have at this point? Heck, Keyboard Cat made it's way into the game scribblenauts. In trying to figure out what this game was all about, we loosely translated the title to mean "President". A-HA "President Cat" must be the english name of the game! What a catchy name for an absolutley adorable game. Of course, we have no idea what you DO in the game. Or what the controls are. Or what the object is. However, it doesn't matter. It's CATS. Playing the PIANO. And ADORABLE. Thus, a twitter topic was soon born.

Our calls to tweet the publisher about localizing this game for the US we figured would fall upon deaf ears. After all, we're just some indepent podcast on the internet. Most people don't care we've been on for seven years or that we've won some awards from our peers. We have no TV network or magazine to back us up, so it makes it tough for us to land exclusives and interviews.

But they HEARD US... and they RESPONDED while we were on break that night. Our listeners couldn't get enough of "Rena", also known a little more literally translated as "Boss Cat" or "Queen Cat". Rena couldn't understand why she suddenly had all these new english speakers and followers. They were truly humbled, and we were impressed with the power of social networking.

Amongst all the wii garbage and shovelware we read about in release days week after week, there has to be room for a little bit of cute, a little bit of LOLZ... a whole lot of cat.

Help support our cause to get "President Cat" in the US. If we can show the executives that enough people outside of Japan would "get it", it just might work. Post to twitter, follow the developers at @renawii and send your fan art and love to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for our picture feed.

Togther, we can get this game released. YES WE CAN.

Episode 341 will be on the feed Monday night.

More information:
http://rena-wii.jp/
http://www.twitter.com/renawii
 

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+3 #1 darksakura 2009-10-18 22:29
I did also make a post on my LJ about this event! Here's icons for whoever might want them. Just credit my hard Photoshop labor!

 
 
0 #2 darktetsuya 2009-10-19 09:32
Sent a tip to the 'big 3' (kotaku/joystiq/dtoid), so hopefully we ca get the word out!
 
 
+3 #3 Deekman 2009-10-19 09:56


My fellow Americans, today is a fluffy day. You have shown the world that "hope" is not just another word for "Cat", and that "change" is not only something we can believe in again, but something we can actually scratch.

Today we celebrate, but let there be no mistake – America faces Furry and Pretty challenges like never before. Our economy is Fuzzy. Americans can barely afford their mortgages, let alone have enough money left over for Kittens. Our healthcare system is Sleepy. If your Paws are sick and you don't have insurance, you might as well call a Feline. And America's image overseas is tarnished like a Mouse Party. But Napping together we can right this ship, and set a course for Catsville.

Finally, I must thank my Big family, my Soft campaign volunteers, but most of all, I want to thank C.A.T for making this historic occasion possible. Of course, I must also thank you, President Bush, for years of Purring the American people. Without your purrrrfect efforts, none of this would have been possible.
 
 
+2 #4 Deekman 2009-10-19 11:23

President cat with transparency. Get creative OLR!
 
 
+5 #5 loki 2009-10-19 12:30
 

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