Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime attended my wedding. His date was Piper Chapman, the main character from Orange is the New Black, who's also really good friends with my one-and-a-half year old daughter Charlotte. My kid lives on her own, in an apartment that looks like the bottom of the ocean, and just this morning she got really excited when I gave her a rhino horn to wear on her head.

Tomodachi Life for the Nintendo 3DS is the kind of game that's hard to explain. Even calling it a “game” seems wrong. It looks a bit like The Sims starring your Mii avatar, but really it's a mixture of a virtual pet and a toy — sort of like a Tamagotchi filled with tiny humans that like to play games. It’s also unlike anything you’ve ever played. Nintendo is typically a conservative company that relies on sequels to known franchises like Mario Kart and The Legend of Zelda. But it’s also a developer that knows how to get weird with games like WarioWare, and Tomodachi Life might just be the weirdest thing it's ever made.