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.
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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|—||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.
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)
NINTENDO ANNOUNCES DUAL-SCREENED PORTABLE GAME SYSTEM
“Mystery” Product to Launch Later This Year
REDMOND, Wash., Jan 20, 2004 – An unprecedented approach to video game play —holding two separate game screens in the palm of your hand — hits the scene later this year when Nintendo introduces a new portable game system, code-named Nintendo DS.
From information made available today, players can look forward to being able to manage their game progress from two different perspectives, enhancing both the speed and strategy of the challenge. For example in a soccer game, users can view the whole game on one screen while simultaneously focusing on an individual soccer player’s tackle or goal on the other screen.
Players will no longer be forced to interrupt game play to shift perspective, such as moving from a wide shot to a close up, or alternating between a character’s ongoing battle and a map of the environment. Nintendo DS makes it possible to perform the tasks in real time by simply glancing from one screen to the other.
Today’s announcement is but a glimpse of the additional features and benefits that will be shown in full at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles in May. Once fully revealed, players will see innovative advances in game interaction.
"We have developed Nintendo DS based upon a completely different concept from existing game devices in order to provide players with a unique entertainment experience for the 21st century," explains Satoru Iwata, Nintendo president.
Nintendo DS features two separate 3-inch TFT LCD display panels, separate processors, and semiconductor memory of up to 1 Gigabit. It’s scheduled to launch worldwide before the end of 2004.
In addition to Nintendo-developed software, the company is in discussions with third-party game developers around the world.
Nintendo DS will be marketed separately from the company’s existing Nintendo Game Boy® Advance portable system and Nintendo GameCube™ home console.
After having it sit on my 3DS a week or to I finally gave it a whirl.
All it does is confirm to me that I no longer have the time, energy, or taste to make an RPG of this nature worth buying.
Aside from the main Pokémon series and possibly the various Mario RPGs, the only RPGs I find myself having any sort of desire to play are old ones from when I was a kid that are mainly driven by nostalgia.
Plus a lot of those 8 and 16 bit games tended to be a lot simpler.
As for the actual Bravely Default demo, it had beautiful art and excellent music, but the interface was really wonky and inconsistent to me (why does the Circle Pad do some obvious menu select stuff, but requires the D pad to do others?) and as I said, RPGs just don’t get me excited like they used to, even obviously well made ones.
I give them extra credit for making an easy mode SPECIFICALLY for people like me who are more into it for the story than anything else.
|—||A friend, after entering my bedroom for the first time since 2004.|
This was on the cabinet on the sticker of a Jurassic Park arcade machine in which you blow the living hell of rampaging dinosaurs with explosive ammunition.
But they make it sound like you’re giving them hot chocolate and reading them a bedtime story.
Lol that would actually be a better game IMO.
Also, due to the poor use of commas, this came could also be about getting dinosaurs to be quiet, so you can covertly smuggle them off the island where they’re being held captive.
The cabinet is covered in lots of other engrish as well, but I only thought to take a picture of this one.