Super Train Station H
In a world where Metroid Other M's writing didn't suck...
ADAM MALKOVICH: Samus, be careful. I'm detecting a strong interference that's affecting your suit. You won't be able to turn on your shields for now. Proceed with extreme caution as we can't risk failing this mission by attempting a rescue in the Pyrosphere. I'll try to resolve the interference but try to cross the Pyrosphere as fast as you can in order to minimize damage to your body.
SAMUS ARAN: Roger that, Adam.
Ha ha!

Apparently there are actually people claiming Mario Kart 8’s screenshots are FMV cutscenes, or have been “photoshopped” to look better than the game will actually look.

I can’t believe people are so obsessed with the notion of Wii U having N64 quality graphics that anything resembling “good” graphics just HAS to be faked.

The Wii U is literally selling worse than the Dreamcast, what are you trying to prove at this point?

Play violent videogames: Ugh, what a sociopath! I hope he gets put on some kind of watch list before he shoots up a school or something.

Play nonviolent videogames: Eww, what a pedophile! Only little kids are supposed to play games like that. I hope he gets put on some kind of watch list before he sexually abuses a little kid or something.

You know, in spite of all the “Nintendo killer” and “lol Nintendo DS sux cause cartridges & bad graphics” hype, I really embraced this thing when it came out, even as a Nintendo fan, and I continue to consider it once of the nicest looking and feeling video game machines ever created.
I miss it.
Also, in hind sight its kind of ironic how Sony was basically hoping this would be the iPod Touch in terms of being “the 21st century Walkman that spanned all forms of media”, years before the device that would actually fill that niche ever materialized.
PS I’ll never stop gloating how many gamers and tech/gaming news outlets gave the PSP favor over the DS on the basis that the PSP used optical disks while the DS used “obsolete cartridges”, yet seven years later the PSP’s successor used the exact same cartridge technology as the DS for its games, and ditched optical entirely.

You know, in spite of all the “Nintendo killer” and “lol Nintendo DS sux cause cartridges & bad graphics” hype, I really embraced this thing when it came out, even as a Nintendo fan, and I continue to consider it once of the nicest looking and feeling video game machines ever created.

I miss it.

Also, in hind sight its kind of ironic how Sony was basically hoping this would be the iPod Touch in terms of being “the 21st century Walkman that spanned all forms of media”, years before the device that would actually fill that niche ever materialized.

PS I’ll never stop gloating how many gamers and tech/gaming news outlets gave the PSP favor over the DS on the basis that the PSP used optical disks while the DS used “obsolete cartridges”, yet seven years later the PSP’s successor used the exact same cartridge technology as the DS for its games, and ditched optical entirely.

Super Metroid turns 20 today.

Super Metroid turns 20 today.

Looks like nintendo can now install un-asked for icons to my #3DS desktop to advertise stuff. Kinda dont like that.

Looks like nintendo can now install un-asked for icons to my #3DS desktop to advertise stuff. Kinda dont like that.

Whenever I see the Magnavox Odyssey placed on any “Worst video game consoles of all time” list, I want to punch my freaking computer screen in the hopes that the moron responsible feels it.

Seriously, ODYSSEY WAS THE FIRST GAME CONSOLE EVER.

That’s like saying the Wright Brothers glider was the worst winged aircraft of all time because it only flew for 12 seconds.

So I just saw the Sonic Boom interpretation of Dr. Eggman (who I still call Dr. Robotnik because I’m an old reactionary).

I like how they invoked the character’s original Genesis-era design without simply copying it.

Come to think of it, isn’t this the first major redesign he’s had in the games since Sonic Adventure? I mean they made him look “realistic” in Sonic 06 but it was still the Sonic Adventure style outfit he was wearing.

Anyway, the way they did the jacket with the buttons and everything makes me think of a steampunk or dieselpunk interpretation of the character.

LOL MARIO
INTERNET GUYS: I can't wait to see the new 3D Mario game at E3 2013! :D I loved all the previous 3D Mario games and I hope this one is just as fun! :D
NINTENDO: E3's here! Check out our new game, "Super Mario 3D World"!
INTERNET GUYS: OMGWTF NINTENDO THIS IS BULLSHIT IT LOOKS EXACTLY LIKE ALL THE OTHER MARIO GAMES ALL YOU DID WAS TAKE THE 3DS GAME AND ADD FOUR PLAYER AND A GIMMICKY CAT SUIT WHATS WITH ALL THESE STUPID ANIMAL COSTUMES IN MARIO GAMES NOWADAYS WERE NOT FIVE ANYMORE NINTENDO AND WHATS WITH ALL THE LEVELS ENDING WITH FLAGPOLES THAT ISN'T THE MARIO I GREW UP WITH I REMEMBER BACK IN THE DAY WHEN MARIO GAME LEVELS ALWAYS ENDED WITH MARIO GRABBING A STAR WHY IS NINTENDO BEING DUMB BY BREAKING THAT TRADITION AND PUTTING IN THESE STUPID FLAGPOLES FROM THE NSMB GAMES WHY DONT YOU DO SOMETHING CREATIVE FOR A CHANGE INSTEAD OF PUMPING OUT SEQUELS AND REHASHING THE SAME SHIT OVER AND OVER BY THE WAY WHY DOESN'T NINTENDO GET THEIR SHIT STRAIGHT AND MAKE "SUPER MARIO GALAXY 3" GODDAMNIT >:(
ME: What the hell did you guys expect, you asked for a new 3D Mario game and Nintendo showed you one, why are you mad? :/
INTERNET GUYS: OMFG STOP APOLOGIZING AND DAMAGE CONTROLLING FOR NINTENDO YOUR THE REASON THEY KEEP DOING THIS.
OTHER INTERNET GUYS: Don't worry guys, this is obviously just a filler game until Nintendo comes out with the REAL new 3D Mario... I hope...
INTERNET GUYS: ALSO LOOK AT THE LEVEL DESIGNS ITS JUST A BUNCH OF GENERIC BLOCKS AND CYLINDERS THEY THREW TOGETHER AND THE GRAPHICS LOOK LIKE UPREZED 3DS TEXTURES AND THE MUSIC IS ATROCIOUS LISTEN TO THAT CRAPPY MUSIC IN THE TRAILER ITS NOTHING LIKE THE ORCHESTRATED MASTERPIECES IN THE GALAXY GAMES
NINTENDO: Okay guys its release day here's the game! I hope you enjoy it. Also, here are some trailers that literally spoil EVERYTHING in the game to convince you it isn't a HD remake of the 3DS Mario game! Enjoy :D
INTERNET GUYS: OMFG THIS IS AMAZING I LOVE THIS GAME AND THE GRAPHICS AND LIGHTING ARE BEAUTIFUL AND THE FULLY ORCHESTRATED SOUNDTRACK IS INCREDIBLE AND THE POWERUPS ARE SO MUCH FUN TO USE AND THE MULTIPLAYER IS AWESOME!!!!! :D :D :D
ME: I wish I could play it. :<
Note the highlighted part.
Someone didn&#8217;t do their research. :P

Note the highlighted part.

Someone didn’t do their research. :P

 - Angry Gamer Calls Nintendo Tech Support
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Someone got pissed that Super Mario 3 isn’t out on the Wii U Virtual Console in the US, so he called Nintendo tech support and subjected the operator to a self entitled hissy fit about how Nintendo “lied” to him.

The person making this sounds like its a kid, but he’s not the only one by far who thinks and acts like this.

I have seen this behavior IN PERSON and from FROM GROWN ADULTS.

At the E3 2013 event at the Nintendo World Store, from ADULTS, bitching and passionately angry that Nintendo was “fucking them over” and “lying to them” for things as trivial as having to wait in a line to play a video game demo.

I witnessed so much of this spoiled, wrongful entitlement and unfounded outrage from more than a few of the guests in the store that there were times were I literally felt personally embarrassed to be at the event, and to this day question whether or not I feel like going there for E3 2014.

I know it was only a minority of people acting up, but imagine having to be subjected to watching something like this phone call unfold RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOU. Its super uncomfortable and embarrassing.

I also know this is a general problem with human misbehavior, but stuff like this makes gamers look bad, and makes Nintendo fans look bad. :/

(I’m not linking to the source of this audio, as the original version as published by the caller himself reveals the his name and phone number)

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Video games contain no conveyance of ideas, expression, or anything else that could possibly amount to speech.
US District Judge Stephen Limbaugh, in a non-binding resolution declaring that video games are exempt from 1st Amendment protection from government censorship.

Excuse me, just laughing at more of the kneejerk negative reactions to the announcement of the Nintendo DS a decade back.

From this thread.

See these?
We need THESE in Zelda games from now on for grottos and so on.
Because they make a hell of a lot more sense than believing that Link would jump into a deep hole in a remote location with no rope or later to escape from and absolutely no reason to expect to be able to get out.

(also, ain&#8217;t this a pretty photograph)

See these?

We need THESE in Zelda games from now on for grottos and so on.

Because they make a hell of a lot more sense than believing that Link would jump into a deep hole in a remote location with no rope or later to escape from and absolutely no reason to expect to be able to get out.

(also, ain’t this a pretty photograph)