This is not the biggest surprise in the world, but it's still new of a heretofore unmentioned Mairo game, so here goes: Mario and Sonic's third contribution to the Olympic minigames is now official. Mario and Sonic at the 2012 Olympic Games is now on like Donkey Kong. (That is, if DK would deign to be in the franchise: he's off doing his thang elsewhere.) Sega is making the wise choice of releasing the game to coincide with next summer's Olympics. New sports include soccer and riding -- so is this Nintendo's way of repackaging Mario Strikes Charged again? We'll find out in a year and change.
I should really run that paragraph by Nintendo's lawyers, seeing as how they filed paperwork to adopt "It's on like Donkey Kong" as their own intellectual-property child. Which should be news to Ice Cube, much less Peyton Manning, who were the Ted Danson and Steve Guttenberg to Nintendo's Tom Selleck.
And wow, this has turned into Dennis Miller writing a Family Guy for sheer tonnage of unrelated pop culture references.