Nintendo, Gamestop promotion includes new Pokmon characters

Further evidence that life is not fair: The children of the 1980s did not have a continuing stream of new Voltron products in the same way that children of the 1990s, 2000s and 2010s have a seemingly never-ending supply of Pokmon offerings.

Whine over. Nintendo and Pokmon Company International are promoting the March 6 release of Pokemon: Black and Pokmon: White for Nintendo DS by offering players access to three new characters, Shiny Raikou, Shiny Entei, and Shiny Suicune.

There are doubtless thousands – if not millions – of kids out there who actually know what those words mean, and by writing those previous words, I am now officially old.

There are several rules interested players can read here. Players must already have English-language copies of Pokmon games in their Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, or SoulSilver versions.

And just because, Voltron: