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Nintendo General
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Old thread >193131
Xenoblade Chronicles X is out now, and reception overall seems to be relatively positive. Gameplay is a lot deeper and more fun than the first. Storywise it's more along the veins of Takahashi's older Gears/Saga work than Blade, for better or worse.
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Nintendo General
Also holy shit both of the Ma Non spaceship themes are the greatest thing ever.
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Anonymous
Ah hell, all of the songs I've heard for this game so far are great.
http://music.163.com/#/djradio?id=1060004
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Jumpman
>3DS system sales are down over 28% for the fiscal year ended March 2015, from 12.24m in the previous year to 8.73m.
>WiiU system sales are up over 24% for the fiscal year ended March 2015, from 2.72m in the previous year to 3.38m.
>3DS worldwide LTD hardware: 52.06m, software: 225.66m, tie-ratio: 4.33. http://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/pdf/2015/150507e.pdf …
>WiiU worldwide LTD hardware: 9.54m, software: 56.68m, tie-ratio: 5.94.
>Nintendo's 3DS system sales forecast for this fiscal year: 7.6m, down nearly 13%. WiiU forecast: 3.4m, up 1%.

http://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/pdf/2015/150507e.pdf
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Anonymous
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Holy crap the stuff you can wear in this game.
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Anonymous
>194772
>Very Portal style opening.

I love it.
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Anonymous
>194772
Digging the character designs and punny names for the shopkeepers.
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Anonymous
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If you've played Xenoblade a reasonable enough length of time to have an opinion of it and still value your sanity, do not read Kotaku's reviews for either version of it
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Deon
>194791
Are they being Xenophobic?
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Anonymous
>those singing voices on the Squid sisters
Consider my boner killed.
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Anonymous
>194791
Will do, I don't give a shit about Kotaku anyway.
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Anonymous
>194794
Good.
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Anonymous
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So the first Global Testfire hour for Splatoon came and went. It's a really fun game. Nintendo is right to market it as much as they are. Next one is in about seven hours (4am PDT).
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Anonymous
>194813
How is the lack of voicechat?
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Jumpman
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Anonymous
>194814
Honestly? Didn't feel like that big a deal. Maybe having it would've helped a tiny bit, but not having it didn't ruin it.
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T4 was here
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Cant wait for 21:00!
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Anonymous
>194817
You have pre-set messages mapped to the D-pad that when someone uses, it appears on the TV, causes your teams' Gamepads to rumble and shows you who said it if you want to super jump to them. So it's not like there's no communication.
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Anonymous
sticky thread pls
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Deon
Oh, Splatoon *is* fun.
I think I like the default super soaker the most though.
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Anonymous
>194772
This game came about after someone playing with the Friction Goo in Portal 2. I just know it.
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Jumpman
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>@FarmboyinJapan: Iwata says that Nintendo is thinking internally about what steps need to be taken to make NX region free.

http://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/library/events/150508qa/index.html

Interesting.
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Anonymous
>194831
Hasn't he been saying that he wanted to make things region free for a while now? From what I've heard Iwata is a relatively progress-minded guy and most of the really boneheaded decisions come from the other more old-fashioned Nintendo heads.
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Nøpe
>194831
One does wonder why they decided on region locking in the first place.
What perceived advantage it has.
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Anonymous
>194834
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regional_lockout

>A regional lockout may be enforced for several reasons, such as to stagger the release of a certain product, to hinder grey market imports by enforcing price discrimination, or to prevent users from accessing certain content in their territory because of legal reasons (either due to censorship laws, or because a distributor does not have the rights to certain intellectual property outside of their specified region).
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Anonymous
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Anonymous
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How mad will people be when the Inklings become one of the DLC characters for Smash 4?
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Deon
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Anonymous
>194897
Probably the same amount of mad if literally anyone gets into Smash. There's no satisfying everyone. No matter who gets in, there will be a group of people happy that they did and a group of people absolutely furious that they did and the second group is always louder. The arguments are usually the same too: who cares about this character, they don't deserve it, why not this other character, a wasted spot that could've been this other character, really any form of "not the character I wanted".
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Jumpman
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Well... fuck.
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Jumpman
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>194917
Never fucking mind, then.
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The Sneaky Tiki
>194919
How do you fuck up that bad?
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The Sneaky Tiki
>194921
...oh, it was supposed to be a joke then...yeah that was just poorly thought out, that video is amazing though.
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Anonymous
>194922
>"joke"

Bill is dead

All hail Tanner
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Jumpman
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Virtual Boy matches here we come!
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Deon
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Anonymous
Trinen stole my bike, Trinen stole my brike, Trinen stole my bike...
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Oh right, Splatoon, forgot to talk about it.

Much to love, like when was the last time a shooter had music that you WANT to listen to while playing.
And it feels like you're playing the bad guy in SM:Sunshine, satisfying.

The hard part is to fight the OCD when it comes painting EVERYTHING.
And normal teamplay problems. REALLY hope you can switch load out during matches in the full game.

Happy I pre-ordered for the Green Amiibo.
Hope that other amiibo's will work down the line.
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T4 was here
>194950
>also
Rock > Pop
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Anonymous
So will the championship be custom made carts again? I know it doesn't need to be, but tradition.
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Alpharius
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I never thought that Splatoon would have legit lore.
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Anonymous
Has anyone deciphered all the Squid Runes yet?
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Anonymous
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Read like one of the Japanese animes.
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Anonymous
These comics are adorable.
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Jumpman
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Anonymous
I am completely flabbergasted why Nintendo is pushing this so hard.
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Anonymous
>195032
Because they realize that new IPs need to be pushed hard or people won't be interested.
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Jumpman
>195032
It's essentially Nintendo's Titanfall.
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Nøpe
>195032
Really? Because it's difficult for people to warm up to new IP's from them.
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Deon
>195036
They still have a reputation as a company that all it does is rehash the same ips over and over again even after they've created many new ips by now.
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Anonymous
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>195032
>195034
On top of that, Splatoon is just a fantastic game. It'd be a huge shame if it didn't get the recognition it should.

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Anonymous
>195040
The problem is that few of their original IPs have gained the notoriety that their core IPs have. The last IP to gain any lasting recognition was probably Pikmin (maybe Xenoblade?). So they put out new games from their core IPs because there are a ton of people who will buy them, versus their lesser-known IPs with smaller fan bases. This shouldn't be a surprise to anyone, yet people keep harping that rehash meme despite the relative variety they put in their "rehashes".
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Anonymous
>195043
Xenoblade isn't an original IP. It was created by Square.
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Anonymous
>195045
It was created by Monolith Soft, which is a second party developer owned by Nintendo.
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Anonymous
>195047
Xenoblade is a spinoff of the Xenosaga games, made for PS2, which were a spinoff of Xenogears, created by Square.

Either way, it's not a new IP. It had an established fanbase before it was even announced.
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Anonymous
>195049
Wait, are the Xenosaga/gears games a lot like /blade? I knew it was a sort of spiritual successor, but I thought that was mainly because it was done by a lot of the same talent.
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Anonymous
>195053
Gameplay-wise, no. Story-wise, also no. Xenogears, Xenosaga, and Xenoblade are not spin-offs of each other but are actually considered in that they are all loosely tied together through being in the same general universe and having close thematic ties to one another. They each play largely different to one another (though -gears and -saga play similarly being more traditional turn-based RPGs each with their own quirks) and all have their own original story and setting. It shouldn't really be considered as an IP in its whole, but more of a titling gimmick that creator Tetsuya Takahashi does for his games (Xenoblade Chronicles was actually titled Monado when it began, but changed for to be added to Takahashi's gaming universe). Even Xenoblade Chronicles X is considered a spiritual successor to Xenoblade Chronicles having almost absolutely nothing to do with each other other than once again being led by Takahashi.

>195049
With the above reasons (and also legal reasons due to company ownership), Xenoblade is in fact a brand new IP, just as Xenosaga is its own IP separate from Xenogears. Having absolutely brand new characters, setting, and gameplay, the established fanbase was more so for Takahashi's work than for looking forward to a sequel/tie-in to an exisiting and established franchise.
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Anonymous
>195049
The only way that Xenoblade is related to Xenosaga or Xenogears is that it had the same team working on it. It's not even called Xeno-anything in Japan. It's "Monado: Beginning of the World." The "Xenoblade" name is something the Western publishers decided to stick on it to put people in mind of Xenogears, but it is an entirely unrelated game with zero overlap in terms of continuity, lore, recurring elements, or philosophy.
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Anonymous
>195059
>Xenogears, Xenosaga, and Xenoblade are not spin-offs of each other but are actually considered spiritual successors
I somehow forgot to type that last bit into that sentence. Kind of the whole point. This is also the tl;dr version, I guess.
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Anonymous
>195060
>It's not even called Xeno-anything in Japan.
Yes it is. It's called "ゼノブレイド" there. The only difference between the Japanese and Western names is we added Chronicles. It's true it started off as "Monado: Beginning of the World", but Nintendo chose to formall rename it to "Xenoblade" midway through development.
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Anonymous
>195059
>Even Xenoblade Chronicles X is considered a spiritual successor to Xenoblade Chronicles having almost absolutely nothing to do with each other other than once again being led by Takahashi.
While X isn't a direct sequel, it's more than a spiritual successor. It's the same team and heavily uses the same game mechanics and some races. Story and characters are completely different, though. It's a sequel in the same way that the core Final Fantasy games are sequels to the prior one.

>195066
>The only difference between the Japanese and Western names is we added Chronicles.
Which, as I understand, was to help differentiate it from Xenogears/Xenosaga further.
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https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3ewBgqfmqeBHxKbJH8-oauMN6ghZb909
Hell yeah!
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Anonymous
>195086
Man what the fuck is up with those title names.
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Anonymous
>195089
Sawano now names all of his songs by buying an expanded-character keyboard and letting two hamsters have frolicking sex on it. Whatever they type out is the name of his song.
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Anonymous
>195089
He likes trying to make puzzles out of his song titles. Don't unscramble the alternating letters for CD 03 Track 13 by the way. It's a spoiler for who the final boss is.
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Anonymous
I'm about half way through listening, and while I enjoy most of the songs there doesn't seem to be enough variety. XC had great variety, from orchestral pieces to heavy blood-pumping guitar when fighting to extremely peaceful themes like Valek Mountain. I think the only music I didn't like from that one were Riki's Theme (it fit the character, but I just didn't like the music) and the single one with lyrics. I'm hoping that CDs 3 and 4 will have more of that, especially the guitar stuff.
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Anonymous
>195108
Part of that has to do with the fact that XC's soundtrack was composed by three separate people/groups with their own specialties. The 3rd CD is mostly environmental songs and 4 is piano remixes/instrumentals of previous tunes so you might be disappointed.
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Anonymous
>195111
You're right, the fourth CD has that variety I wanted for (3rd somewhat less). Still not enough shredding IMO, and too much stupid hip hop, but overall very enjoyable.
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Anonymous
Someone ban Mumbles McGee from doing anymore songs for this guy. Hard enough to hear him struggling to hit the notes in In the Forest, but I'm pretty sure I heard him singing about his mom in one of the lines.
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Anonymous
>195123
If it's anything like the Kill La Kill soundtrack, the lyrics are extremely literal. So whoever's theme that is supposed to be, something happened to their mom.
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Anonymous
>195128
It's basically the sung version of the first song on the OST, so Deus probably has an Oedipus complex if Gears is any indication.
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Anonymous
Some of the songs actually sound very Kajiuran/Xenosaga-ish. So Nah So Fern in particular, especially the instrumental version. Can't find this game's Godzibb/Zanza though, and I don't think NoEx01 counts.
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Anonymous
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Hot tips from Nintendo. I didn't even think about jumping over it. That sounds pretty smart actually.
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Jumpman
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Sonic Boom was never meant to be on Wii U and the system couldn't handle the CryEngine 3. Unfortunately, Sega made that Sonic exclusive deal with Nintendo and gave BRB little time to make the game work on Wii U.
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Anonymous
Oddly enough the second half of Black Tar isn't too bad, in a weird so bad it's kinda good way, compared to the first half.
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Anonymous
>194896
So nobody's going to talk about how utterly retarded this commercial is?
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Anonymous
>195158
Yeah, Nintendo's marketing switches between great and embarrassing all the time. If anything that commercial will probably dissuade some people from getting the game.
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Anonymous
>195158
My favorite part is that this is for a game rated E10+. How many kids over 10 wouldn't find this juvenile?
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Anonymous
>195158
Seems like they're trying for the whole 90's Nickelodeon retro feel, and going overboard with it.
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Nøpe
>195160
>If anything that commercial will probably dissuade some people from getting the game.
I have my doubts.
It's hardly good, but the average nobody won't put much into it.
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Seviper (finally turned on his WiiU)
>195160
I remember Nintendo being really aggressive with marketing to kids back in the early days of Pokemon and the N64 era, though that might just be my memories going wrong, whatever happened to that?

In fact, Video Game advertising in general is nowhere near what it used to be in TV or anything aimed at kids. I guess parents complained too much about it? Like with the whole "Gotta Catch 'em All=Gotta Buy them all" thing?

I don't really watch TV anymore but the only channels that seem to show video game ads are Spike and other shit aimed at an older demographic, and those are mostly PS/Xbox ads.
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Anonymous
>195164
I didn't even notice how bad the jingle was because I was too fixated on the gameplay being shown, and isn't that what matters when you're advertising a game?. No one's going to really give a damn about the jingle, especially when so many worse commercials worm their way onto TV.

Fucking Wendy's and their "memer."
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Anonymous
>195158
For a kid commercial, it's honestly not that bad. Kid marketing is really dumb.
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Anonymous
>195174
The problem is this isn't Mario Party or some random licensed Nickelodeon crap. It's something that was heavily hyped as a hardcore title and a new Nintendo IP. Plus it's rated E10+, so why have a commercial that appeals mostly to young children?

>195173
>I was too fixated on the gameplay being shown, and isn't that what matters when you're advertising a game?

No. If you advertise nothing but gameplay, the average consumer doesn't really know what to make of it and the general reaction is "Huh, ok." Meanwhile, if you show something like the Japanese commercial for this game, it's far more interesting and incites speculation while still giving you everything you need to know about the game.

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Anonymous
>195175
>hyped as a hardcore title
This is very clearly focused as a family friendly game.
When and how was it marketed as a hardcore title?
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Deon
>195176
Don't you know, a shooter is hardcore by definition.
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Anonymous
>195189
Well...yeah, it kinda is. It's not something you can just pick up and play, and it's not something someone's mother would most likely enjoy.
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Deon
>195190
It's been carefully designed to be as casualcore as possible so everyone can enjoy it.
A colorful painting game where you're a kid/you're a squid.
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Nøpe
>195190
>It's not something you can just pick up and play
I'm pretty sure that's actually the point.
Gameplay is extremely quick and simple. It's colorful and bright. The rounds are only about 3 minutes long. This game is centered around being a casual friendly experience.
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Anonymous
>195158
I'm actually bothered by how it starts off with "You're a kid now", just because presumably the commercial is directed towards kids, and "you're a kid *now*" suggests the audience was not in fact a kid before seeing the ad. If it said squid first and then kid, that would confuse me less.
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Nøpe
>195197
Well now you're just over-analyzing it.
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rasputin_zero
People are seriously complaining that a game where you play an anthropomorphised child squid spraying colourful paint around an arena is being marketed towards its target audience? Jesus wept.
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Anonymous
>195200
>target audience

It's rated E10+. Also, the song is cringe-worthy. I would've thought it was stupid even as a kid.
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Anonymous
>195201
>It's rated E10+
Yeah, largely intended for kids, though still enjoyable by most. What's your point?

>195197
That's just silly. You're silly.
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Anonymous
>195202
So Super Smash Bros is largely intended for kids?
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Anonymous
>195204
I'd say so, but there's nothing that's stopping you or anyone above that age group from enjoying it.
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Anonymous
>195204
Yes. Yes it is.
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Deon
I wonder if any of the free DLC modes will end up being a traditional deathmatch.
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Anonymous
>195202
>That's just silly. You're silly.
Well that is entirely accurate.
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rasputin_zero
>195201
Suitable for kids ten and up, and clearly aimed at kids ten and up. I am utterly dumbfounded that anybody's reality filter could fuck up so badly as to look at a game called Splatoon and assume it's aimed at adults.
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Jumpman
https://www.humblebundle.com/

Holy crap, Nintendo. This is actually a very cool thing to do!
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Anonymous
>195257
Just came here to post that. I found it surprisingly unexpected. I think I'll pony up for it, even though I only have a 3DS at the moment, just because it's a cool thing and I want them to do more of it.
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>195257
If I have any money over after Spatoon:SE, sure.
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T4 was here
>195257
Wait... ITS REGION LOCKED TO AMERICA ONLY!
FUCK! ME!
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Deon
>195288
Are you sure? I bought it just fine and I'm in Canada
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Nøpe.
>195290
Canada is in America.
You're thinking of the United States.
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U DUN FUCKD UP GAME THEORY
YOU FORGOT MARIO VS. DONKEY KONG
And maybe Paper Mario, but those can be explained away with an alternate universe.
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Anonymous
>195293
>paying attention to Game Theory
Really?
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Anonymous
>195086
The account that had those soundtracks is now dead, but someone else uploaded the entire thing as one "video": //youtube.com/watch?v=fpFHH_vXVnoyoutube thumb

Hopefully this one isn't taken down anytime soon.
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Anonymous
>195302
Fucking Sony, this shit happened even with the direct game rips.
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T4 was here
And because my local GAME store maybe dying, they did not get in Splatoon...

But they did have one hell of a sale!

Got a vinyl DJ-PON3 figure, Virtua Fighter 5, Bionic Comando the shitty one and some wild berry Skittles for like 150kr.

Also may get it digital because testfire deal... BUT I DONT HAVE THE SPACE! AHHHHH!
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And if this comes to sweden I may skip the specal editon atlest.
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Deon
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ONLY GONNA GET A FEW, I SAID.
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T4 was here
Got Splatoon digitaly, first match had a Matt and Zack in it. what are the odds.
Also Gamestop also did not get any disc copys of it when I got my money codes, strange...
Stay fresh!
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Mario & Sonic is one of my guilty pleasures, so I'm glad to see Rio is confirmed!
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>195358
So any fanart with the RIO birds yet?
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Anonymous
Humble Nindie Bundle has three more games if you pay above the average:
-Sportsball (Wii U)
-Gunman Clive (3DS)
-BIT.TRIP Presents... Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien (Wii U)

If you already purchased the bundle and paid above average at the time, these are already added to your Page.
http://humblebundle.com/
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Deon
>195403
But I already have BTPR2FLoRA!
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http://nintendoeverything.com/splatoon-getting-free-ika-musume-squid-girl-collaboration-costume/
Get ready for free Ika costume in the near future. Hopefully it's also outside of Japan.
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Deon
>realize someone is coming up behind me
>run a corner, ink a wall and squid into it
>an enemy roller goes past
>kid out and kill him from behind
If they ever add a deathmatch mode, it will be very interesting.
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Anonymous
Any idea why I seem to only get Japanese players when I "Call Someone Online" in Pokemon Rumble World?
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Deon
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Lucas is coming out on the 14th.
At that time, the Inkling Mii outfits will also be available to purchase.
http://www.smashbros.com/us/dlc/index.html
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Anonymous
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Gentlemen, you may be a kid now and you may be a squid now. But you will never match the one who is both kid and squid. Feel despair of this fact.
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Anonymous
>195513
But players can totally beef it.
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Mr. StonezWb42fBPMM
>195518

>actually showing the Dale Gribble one

GREAT JOB
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Anonymous
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Anonymous
>195531
Wait, so they won't allow voice chat, but people can use miiverse or something to have drawings above their character?
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Anonymous
>195534
Taking the time to spell out a word still takes more effort than yelling into a mic, making it harder and less convenient to speak thoughtlessly.
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Anonymous
>195536
But I assume it's like an icon, so can't you can write "ur fags" once and then everyone who checks your profile/avatar will see it?
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Deon
>195534
The plaza acts like a splatoon-specific wara wara plaza; other people's inklings wander about saying their miiverse posts.
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T4 was here
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Alpharius
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Fuckin Elevens with their majyyk touch screen skittles.
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MESIAS
I wonder if people are already complaining about the plenty of miiverse stuff on the "this seems kinda inappropriate for kids" from parents or the "eww gross and creepy and problematic" tumblr way.
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Anonymous
>195550
>"Splat Roller da!"
Nice.
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195554
Anonymous
>Is a professional artist.
>Can't draw miiverse stuff for shit.

>195550
Okay, call me what you will, but I can't be the only one who finds it kinda weird how readily they're sexualizing this underage character.
>inb4 its normal in nihon
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Anonymous
>195554
Thing is, I don't think it's really considered "sexualizing" there. Sexualizing would have to actually involve nudity. This is spandex butts and midriffs.
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Anonymous
>195555
With visible 14-year old cameltoes? It's Japan so no amount of impotent Tumblrbabby rage is going to stop it, but it does creep me out when I see it coming from the Western artists who should know better.
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Anonymous
>195555
I dunno, I mean there isn't a sentence that says "Sexualizing is THIS amount of skin, any milimeter less doesn't count." You'd consider Zero Suit Samus a sexually charged design and yet she only shows her face - Sexuality doesn't solely involve nudity in any case.

I don't even wanna make a beef out of this but I just find it odd that they're so readily shining and emphasizing little girl butts. Which is a shame because I really like pretty much all that art otherwise.
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Anonymous
>195557
I don't consider Zero Suit Samus a sexualized design. I don't understand people that do, unless it's just because it's tight enough to show her buttcrack. Now, ass-shots of Samus in it? That's another story, but the entire concept behind the suit itself actually makes more sense than what she wore under the suit before.
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Anonymous
>195558
Zero Suit Samus seems to have been invented purely to put Samus in situations where you could see her figure. You can make arguments about exactly how egregiously sexualized it is if you like, but if the only reason ZSS exists is so you can see her butt and boobs, it doesn't matter that it doesn't show much skin--it was invented to allow her to be sexier. People can handle Master Chief keeping his armor on all the time, but with Samus it was apparently REALLY IMPORTANT that the audience know how big her tits are. Important enough to justify plot additions.

And yes, I'm aware that Samus has run around in outfits that showed more skin. That doesn't really matter though, because it's still the same situation. Getting Samus in increasing states of undress has always been a "reward" for especially good players. The fact that it doesn't reach the level of softcore porn doesn't mean it's not being done purely for titillation.
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Anonymous
ARE WE GETTING AN NX REVEAL THIS E3?!

http://www.polygon.com/2015/6/7/8743629/the-nintendo-e3-2015-rumor-generator-seems-legit
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Anonymous
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>195558
>the entire concept behind the suit itself actually makes more sense than what she wore under the suit before.
Shit, then lets just equip every space marine with a pair of pumps.
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>195562
Could you strawman any harder? That's a concept made by Other M. The original design (Zero Mission, Brawl) had normal-ass shoes.
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Anonymous
>195563
>Strawman.
I don't think that word means what you think it means.
That said, its still canon. Painfully and regretably. But still canon.
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Anonymous
>195563
How can you see a suit that hugs her figure THAT tightly and not think it's intentionally being sexualized? She's basically wearing nothing but body paint.
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Anonymous
So.
Our conclusion seems to be, absolutely no female character is safe from being in a sexuality-related situation within their games, even if they're kids.
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Anonymous
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>195563
YOUR WAIFU A SHIT, ANON.

A SHIIIIIIIIIT.
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Anonymous
>195567
Even that pose, which is an official image, has her turning her torso in a way that allows you to see her ass and boobs at the same time.
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Anonymous
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instead of being uselessly mad about what ninty has done to Samus' character, let's post cute Samus art
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Anonymous
>195562
Completely irrelevant but god I fucking hate wedge heels. I hate how they look, I hate how they feel, and I also hate how people assume I'm a man whenever I say so (I'm guessing because of this http://thestir.cafemom.com/beauty_style/157898/Men_Hate_Wedge_Shoes_So).
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Anonymous
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Anonymous
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>195583

shit man better go start a thread on fullchan about how the tumblr feminazis ruined gaming forever
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Anonymous
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>195584
shit man better go start trending on tumblr about how video games encourage rape
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spoiler
And to make shit even weirder!

Yes you read that right, they dont haveany bones!

Add that shit to the "is it okay" debate.
(Or just look at whats going on in /pco/ and give up taking about this here...)

My Two cents, they cant ALL be fucking 14.
There are just to many of them to all be the same.
Unless~
>To be continued
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Anonymous
>195583
Is hating the zero suit really tumblr now? I thought that was near-universally loathed outside of the obvious porn. Centaur art has been mocked far before tumblr was ever a thing too.
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Anonymous
>195587
It was loathed for its gratuitous use in Other M, and the redesign with the retarded heels. Before that, most were cool with it. Because outside of a small playable section of Zero Mission and Brawl, it wasn't really a big deal.
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rasputin_zero
>195588
I didn't like the Zero Suit cuz it seemed kinda redundant, y'know? The way I conceptualised the Metroid universe in my head, the environments Samus ventured through should have been so intrinsically hostile to human habitation that one whiff of the atmosphere would make her body explode. So in that sense, what Samus wore under the suit should have been utterly irrelevant, a tank top and a pair of boxers maybe, because once the suit was compromised death instantly followed. Having the Zero Suit as a backup lessened the universe's atmosphere in my mind.
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Deon
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>195589
The way I saw it was of course she's wearing a teal skintight suit under her armour because clearly that's what the fusion suit is fused to.
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Anonymous
>195587
Anything that criticizes a video game's handling of a female character in any way shape or form is Tumblr now. Didn't you get the memo? Criticism of how things like that are handled has been outlawed by Anonymous. The only thing you're allowed to criticize a video game for without being called a Tumblr puppet is being too anime or not having enough polygons.
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Anonymous
>195593
>female characters should NEVER LOOK SEXY EVER

Yeah I'm sorry anon, but that's blatant tumblr bait.
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Anonymous
>195594
No, you're trying to interpret what was said in a way that allows you to be offended. Which is exactly what you complain about Tumblr doing.

What was said was that the Zero Suit is sexualized, and that many of the drawings we've been seeing of the Inklings are also sexualized. We didn't say you're not allowed to enjoy it, we didn't say any game that includes it should be set on fire, we said that it is clearly sexualized and designed for titillation. There is not really any way to seriously make the argument that the Zero Suit was not introduced to give teenagers boners, nor that many of those drawings people have been complaining about regarding Inklings were not drawn with the intention of giving people boners for fourteen year old girls.

You can choose how to react to that. You can choose not to be concerned about it. But standing in denial of the reality here is completely retarded and shows how much this subject has become a tribal warfare bullshit for people like you. You are refusing to actually think critically about things that are put in front of you because you want to belong to the tribe and want to make sure no one thinks you might sympathize with Tumblr.
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Anonymous
I just find it weird how any opinion is instantly Tumblr now.
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Anonymous
>195596
It's not that weird, sadly. Accusing someone of being a Tumblrina, regardless of whether it's true or not, has in the past successfully shut down the conversation and made people stop saying things that make you uncomfortable but that you might not be prepared to make arguments against. Tumblr has become the boogeyman for Anonymous, and because of that Tumblr Witch Hunts have started working like any other Witch Hunt--they allow people to silence and demonize their opposition without having to actually engage any points or put any effort or thought into it.

It's incredibly stupid, but it's also tragically predictable behavior.
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Anonymous
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>mfw porn websites are now sponsoring Melee teams in tournaments
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Anonymous
>195599
Fakku's getting in on it too.
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Anonymous
>195584
>195593
Actually, it's about ethics in videogame journalism. #pravda
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Anonymous
>#skub
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Alpharius
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>195601
>195605
Hashtags don't work here.
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Anonymous
>195607
Better to complain about them trying to stir up shit in completely unrelated threads >195604.
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Deon
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Every time!
I thought I liked shooters the most in the demo, but now I find I'm all about roller or charger, depending on stage rotation.
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Anonymous
http://www.digitaltrends.com/gaming/nintendo-world-championship-2015-splatoon/

More details, Eight Titles with Legend of Zelda and Splatoon being two of those.
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Sharkman Jhones
>195589

I thought Zebes was the home planet of the Chozo, where Samus grew up after being orphaned. Leaving aside places filled with Lava, Samus could have taken off her helmet at any time and been fine. SR388 might also be breathable/livable for humans as well, if the space station in Fusion didn't require special suites to walk into the various eco-system stations. Then again, the cinematic of Samus getting infected by the X Parasite showed scientists in powered armor. Not sure if that was for breathing or for protetion.

As for the other games, such as the Prime series, I'm honestly not sure, but anything taking place on Zebes wouldn't require the power armor just for survival.
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Anonymous
>195664
Oh shit, I thought the whole world championships thing was fake and just for the promo video. You're telling me it's a real thing and actually happening?
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Deon
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Its so open I don't even know what strategy to use!!
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rasputin_zero
>195665
I dunno, the idea of Samus escaping in her lil'-explorer-spacesuit and having to fashion larger protective suits as she got older sounds kind of adorable.
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Anonymous
>195664
>http://www.digitaltrends.com/gaming/nintendo-world-championship-2015-splatoon/

Needs more Celebrity Guests. Specifically, Fred Savage, Beau Bridges, Christian Slater and musical guest Jenny Lewis.
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Anonymous
>195688
will the people the game is targeted at even know who half those people are?
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Alpharius
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The Rice vs. Bread War.
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Anonymous
>195724
Bread is better than rice. My opinion as a Westerner might be a bit biased there, though.
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Anonymous
>195724
Going with rice because you can literally eat it with almost anything, but since I'm Chinese American I might be biased too.
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Jumpman
Mother 1 finally localized.

//youtube.com/watch?v=ttKkiEKqwukyoutube thumb
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Mr. StonezWb42fBPMM
>195782

Well, more like finally released. Nintendo has been sitting on that localization for a looooooooong while.

This does make me wonder if Mother 3 will be joining E:B soon.
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Deon
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NUMBERS NUMBERS NUMBERS
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Mr. StonezWb42fBPMM
>195790

Dem Mario Maker stages. The Treehouse is filled with sadists.

Also, glad they got Shiggy to show up at the end, given that they ended with Mario Maker.
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Mr. StonezWb42fBPMM
>195792

I loved that immediate "FUCK NO"-style reaction from the crowd. Even they wanted him to get out as quick as possible.
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Anonymous
Man I fucking love that Ryu remix. Shimomura's still got it after all these years.
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Deon
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They said I could be anything, so I became everything.
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Anonymous
Worst E3 for Nintendo since Ravi-drums.

D minus.
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Anonymous
I got my X release date, that's all I really cared for. Muppets were amusing at first, but once they showed SF0 the muppets didn't matter at all.
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Anonymous
>195945
Same. X or bust.
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Jumpman
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Nintendo is aware of the E3 backlash.
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Nøpe
>195960
It's good to know that they acknowledge it.
They could stand to branch out from their bubble and think more about what their fans actually want to see.
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Anonymous
>195977
I think you should look at that pic again.
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Anonymous
>195979
Oh wait it's a translation, pls delete
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The Sneaky Tiki
>195960
They'd better goddamn get their shit together quick, I've never watched an E3 that made people this angry or disappointed, well Microsoft 2013 was waaaay worse but holy shit is this a contender.
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Anonymous
>195985
This isn't even one of Nintendo's worst E3's. It's just not amazing.
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Mr. StonezWb42fBPMM
>195986

Yeah, it was just mediocre. (Except for the whole Metroid thing. That pissed people off on a HOLY SHITSNACKS level—as well it should’ve.) I think what killed it for a lot of people is that Nintendo didn't really follow up with a lot of the bigger games they showed off last year and didn’t show off anything new/super-huge this year. I understand them waiting to talk about the NX, but maybe they should’ve dropped that bomb.
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Anonymous
>195985
>195987
Yeah, basically I feel like Nintendo didn't even try this time around, probably because they knew they could just hold a number of smaller directs throughout the year instead.
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Mr. StonezWb42fBPMM
>195990

And I get that logic and all, but E3 is where companies go to make a big splash and get people super-excited about the future. Nintendo just kinda stepped in a puddle when compared to Sony and even Microsoft. (At least they didn’t bellyflop into a kiddie pool like EA did.)
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T4 was here
I liked it!
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Jumpman
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Ha ha ha?

http://www.ign.com/articles/2015/06/16/e3-2015-disney-wants-to-see-mickey-mouse-meet-mario
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Mr. StonezWb42fBPMM
>195993

Jokes aside (and God I hope that was a joke), a Disney/Nintendo crossover would make so much sense. Hell, Disney is maybe the only film studio I’d trust with a film license for pretty much any “E-rated” Nintendo franchise.
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Nøpe
>195987
Nintendo is always working on their next platforms. The only reason we even know about the NX is because they wanted to reassure people they weren't just switching to mobile only.

conservative estimate, it won't even be available to us till fall 2018. That's too big a gap to ignore Wii U releases. Which they still have games (of varying size and scope) coming out each month starting September.

I'm not convinced they're moving over just yet. They're just relying on smaller releases to fill the gaps they're known for having. Unfortunately it looks like they missed the mark in general interest. Especially with Metroid.
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Anonymous
Nintendo hasn't really given a shit about E3 for years. I don't know why people are still surprised every E3 when Nintendo phones it in. They do all their big announcements at TGS, or on Nintendo Directs.
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Anonymous
>196008
Their E3 last year was fantastic though.
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Anonymous
>196008
>Consistently puts on a good show with a great response from fans.
>Drop the ball once.
>"lol they never cared they were always awful"
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Anonymous
>196011
Mostly because of Zelda, which was also supposed to be the lynchpin of THIS E3, Splatoon (and of course they won't have a Splatoon-sized IP every year), and a bunch of games that came out to little fanfare or are still being made. Their big game for the year got delayed, so they don't have a big game: we're in a lull where all their big plans haven't finished yet enough to be shown off. We got some interesting games, so calling it terrible/awful comes off as hyperbole when we went through years of things like Wii Music.
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Anonymous
>196012
It's not that they were always awful. It's that E3 is a show for investors, not for fans, and MOST companies have really reduced their showings. Plus E3 is a lot more about the western "hardcore gamer" crowd that Nintendo doesn't traditionally do well with. So Nintendo's been holding back all their best stuff till TGS, and that's been true for years now.
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Anonymous
>196014
To be fair, the definition of "hardcore gamer" is very different from what it was a few years ago, so the crowd varies between people.
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Nøpe
>196008
That is true, but you still expect something big for the E3 event.
Last year it was splattoon. This year it was a game we already knew about with a lukewarm presentation.
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Mr. StonezWb42fBPMM
>196014

>E3 is a lot more about the western "hardcore gamer" crowd that Nintendo doesn't traditionally do well with

And maybe part of the reason they don’t do well with that crowd is because that crowd feels ignored by Nintendo. I’m not saying Ninty has to go full-tilt M-rated blood-and-tits-everywhere with how it makes games or advertises them or whatever; that isn’t the “hardcore gamer” definition I’m using. But for gamers my age—who are still gamers, anyway—we grew up playing Nintendo games and being enthralled by Nintendo games, but it doesn’t really feel like Nintendo wants to return that love these days.

From lackluster E3 presentations to middling rehashes of old franchises, it feels (at least to me) that Nintendo would rather stay isolated in its own protective bubble than look at the broader gaming industry. They could learn lessons from studying the wider industry and use those lesson to adjust how it approaches the “hardcore” audience. It might even help lure back third-party devs who feel pushed away by Nintendo's insular (and at times backwards) approach to gaming in the 21st Century.

I know people have said this a lot about Nintendo, but this year's E3 really kinda confirmed it in my mind. Its audience isn’t just Japan and “casual” audiences, and if it wants the NX to be as big a success as the Wii or the 3DS, it’s gotta learn to get out of that bubble and listen to both its fans and its detractors. Nintendo will be around for a long time, but it’s not helping itself by making itself feel largely irrelevant to the gaming world of today.
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Anonymous
>196019
Okay, but your argument is sort of ridiculous? Because Nintendo consistently makes much higher profits than Sony or Microsoft, or pretty much any other video game company. So clearly they *don't* have to do the things you're saying to be successful. Like I see this argument from gamers a lot, that Nintendo "needs to" do this or that to "continue to be relevant," and it's always advice about how they can be more like the other companies which demonstrably struggle a lot harder to make profits than Nintendo and whose fans tend to be much less loyal.

These things you're saying about what Nintendo has to do to make the NX a big success are the same arguments people made about the Wii and the 3DS. That Nintendo was never going to survive if they didn't do (x) or (y) and Nintendo didn't do (x) or (y) and made a zillion dollars off of it. These aren't really things Nintendo needs to do to be good at their jobs. They're things you want Nintendo to do to cater to you.
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Anonymous
>196019
nintendo isn't for you or anyone else who feels "abandoned" or "betrayed" by them

people need to accept it and grow up
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Mr. StonezWb42fBPMM
>196021

I was gonna write a whole response to this and all but then I realized what a fucking asshole I am for making that post and decided better of it.
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Anonymous
>196032
Well when you cut it like that, that looks far more entertaining than any other company's demonstration.
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Anonymous
Looking at the Star Fox footage... Guess the Bayo 2 sequence was some sort of pitch!
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Anonymous
That Miyamoto Puppet could very easily be a Neil Gaiman puppet.
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Anonymous
http://www.ign.com/articles/2015/06/17/e3-2015-what-metroid-primes-producer-wants-in-the-next-sequel

Keep pushing Sylux. Samus could use a nemesis other than Ridley.
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Anonymous
The people on the Nintendo Treehouse thing really suck at these games.
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Anonymous
>196051
Don't they always? I don't recall any games presentation where the demo player was actually good.
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Anonymous
Nintendo's E3 may have been shit overall, but I feel the NWC made up for it, combined with the muppets.

Man fuck, once I think about it, I really really really want a Wii U. It may not be the best in terms of sales, but they have software bursting at the seams.
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Anonymous
No, I'm still angry over Metroid Prime Tonka Toys.
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Deon
>196068
What if I told you it was a prequel to the sequel to Metroid Fusion and in the end it turns out they are hunting down Samus, who is now a wanted war criminal for destroying that research station and blowing up a planet?
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Anonymous
>196068
Where you this mad over pinball or hunters?
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Jumpman
If a new Metroid game was made, it won't be for the Wii U.

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2015-06-17-next-proper-metroid-prime-would-likely-now-be-on-nx
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Anonymous
>196076
I'm assuming that this is their mulligan on the WiiU's general failure.
Hopefully they realize they need to at least consider more modern concepts like online chat and the fact that the hardcore audience still exists.

I also want backwards compatibility with the U simply because only just now was I thinking of buying one.
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Nøpe
>196073
People would probably be fine with it if we didn't leave off on Other M.
The combination of Nintendo only showing spinoffs instead of main series entries certainly didn't help.

People like to complain about rehashes, but the alternative seems to be pretty devastating on its own.
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Anonymous
>Little Battlers Xperience in the Treehouse

This looks like a mix of Custom Robo, Virtual On, and Gotcha Force.
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Anonymous
>196073
Hunters was good, man. It was more shooter-focused but it was still a freakin metroid game. And pinball was fine too. It looks more true to the universe than My Little Halo. At the very least when that came out we were still getting another game in the series.
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Anonymous
And apparently Fire Emblem Fates is gonna be shipped as two games in the west as well.

I'm dead inside.
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RodyleCljnc/gZnM
>196108

Hello and welcome to the Bitter Ex-Fire Emblem Fan Society, your membership card and free t-shirt will be in the mail shortly.
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Anonymous
So if I understand this right, you two are upset because if you decided to buy this new Fire Emblem game, you would get a single Fire Emblem game, much like you would have any time you bought a Fire Emblem game in the past, but since they're releasing another Fire Emblem game at the same time with several different levels and a different take on the same story, you are throwing a whiny tantrum about it.

Don't get me wrong, I know everyone's going to pile in on me and argue how they deserve to get both games for the price of one because they made them at the same time and therefore they should get both even if they're only planning to play through one scenario, but I just feel the desire to point out that you have the attitudes of spoiled children.
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RodyleCljnc/gZnM
>196121
Oh you misunderstand me. I've been a society member for 3 installments (soon to be 6!) straight. The pokemonizing is bizarre but I don't particularly care about it by itself.
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>196121
I'm not denying I'm being an entitled dick about it. But there's nothing about the game that seems appealing to me anymore at this point. Not the story, nor characters, nor all the additions I tolerated from Awakening being cranked up to 11.

I liked to 100% FE games. And if I have to buy two games to do that, yknow, that's just the final nail. Its not just a budget thing, either. I've just realized they're not making this game for me.
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Anonymous
It's really not Pokemonizing. From what I've heard about the two games, the split was done to appease the influx of new fans after Awakening. Naturally the weeaboo country is aimed towards the Awakeningbabbies while the European country is a lot harder and geared towards classic FE fans, though I think it's still got the same waifu/husbandoshit baggage.
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RodyleCljnc/gZnM
SMTxFE being Omega Quintet is a lot more infuriating than Fates being Awakening 2 if I'm being honest.
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RodyleCljnc/gZnM
>196125

FE is weird because like, the good games aren't actually classic FE. Classic FE is complete trash aside of the first half of Genealogy of the Holy War, good FE doesn't start until Sword of Seals. So IntSys has to please 3 audiences, the insane old Japanese fans that still think FE3 is a totally cool game, the larger but still core international fanbase that's really into Burning Blade and PoR, and then the GOTTA BREED DEM ANIMES crew that hopped on Awakening.
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Anonymous
>196127
What made the classic games so bad?
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Anonymous
>196133
Based on Shadow Dragon? Boring ass shit which requires some dumb decisions to get the best outcomes, like intentionally sacrificing units. And not in any way that makes sense, just in a random way that more or less requires a guide or luck to figure out most of the time.
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>196127
FE12 which was a remake of FE3 wasn't half bad.
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Still pi-- you know what, no. I'm not pissed about new metroid.

Just slowly coming to terms we're never actually getting a new one.
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Anonymous
I'm pretty sure this isn't meant to be a permanent change in the Metroid series, but rather an offshoot of the Nintendoland game which takes a closer look at the goings on of the Federation, especially for anyone who doesn't want Other M to define them. I kinda don't get why the word Prime is in there when it's more like Blast, though. Federation Force as the only subtitle would make it sound more like something that stands on it's own.

As for the NX, I'm hoping if it's a console or portable that it's at least two years before release. Just because previous releases seemed too soon anyway. I'm not saying it's dooming them financially, but I feel it's better for developers and players to let a game platform have more time to have things developed for it.
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Anonymous
The problem I see is that nobody fucking cares about the federation. They're like the army in Godzilla. Or political leaders in Star Wars. They add so little to the core enjoyment that you can take them out entirely and it'd still be good.
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Nøpe
>196149
Oh hush. We had an 8 year gap between Super and Fusion. The series isn't dead. This is just a tonedeaf spin-off.
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Jumpman
Animal Crossing: Home Happy Designer finally introduces skin tone options to the series.

http://animalcrossingworld.com/2015/06/skin-tone-options-finally-come-to-the-animal-crossing-series-in-happy-home-designer/
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Anonymous
>196162
Wait what, I haven't played since the original, could you really never be black or whatever? That's kind of strange.
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Anonymous
>196163
I definitely remember seeing dark Villagers in old games, but apparently you have to tan to get that way.
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Anonymous
>196154
To be honest, this game came so close to getting so many thing of what I wanted from metroid right. I DID want to see the Federation Forces and I DO want a mission-based metroid with an emphasis on bounty hunting. But its just... they missed the mark so bad.

I just don't see this game doing good. And when it doesn't, they'll shelve the metroid name, deeming it "sales poison."
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Anonymous
I'm disappointed as fuck. But the game does look good. As, y'know, not a Metroid.
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Anonymous
>196149
Do you really think this is supposed to be their flagship game for the franchise now, or that the future of the franchise rests on this handheld spinoff
The game that didn't even get a lead-in, just a tiny trailer out of nowhere that was quickly glossed over

For fuck's sake why are Metroid fans so fucking dumb
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Anonymous
>196171
Eight years without a good main series game will make you cynical.
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Anonymous
They've already responded to these complaints and said that if they were doing a new main series Metroid game, it would be on NX. So they've confirmed that this is not a flagship game for the series and by acknowledging that I think it makes it clear that the success of this game wouldn't determine the future fate of the series.

And really, given how Nintendo doesn't like to announce games until they've got a lot to show "If we were going to do that it would be for NX" isn't EXACTLY saying "We're working on a flagship title for NX," but it's not a big leap to think they probably are.
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Seviper
I'm gonna laugh super hard if the game ends up selling really well.

It's a cashgrab, yes, but it's a cashgrab aimed at kids who already own a 3DS and probably want *some* kind of shooter on it. It's not for Metroid fans. This isn't the first time Nintendo has whored out their IP's for a quick buck and it won't be the last.

And I think the game might have been better received if they had called it "Federation Force: A Metroid Prime adventure" instead of the other way around.
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>196175
>This isn't the first time Nintendo has whored out their IP's for a quick buck
People don't seem to realize there hasn't been a metroid prime for almost a decade.
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>196176
No, we realize. That just doesn't change that this is a small spinoff, and it didn't get made instead of a new Metroid game. Its existence doesn't threaten Samus in any way.
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Anonymous
>196177
>and it didn't get made instead of a new Metroid game.
Its cute how optimistic you are.
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Anonymous
>196172
Speaking of long times with no main series game, I was hoping for some F-Zero.
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F-ing
>196187
No yeah I've absolutely given up on ever seeing F-Zero again so you can't even let me down at this point.
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Anonymous
Oh what could have been
https://youtu.be/TQRYr6-a1aE
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Anonymous
Xenoblade X's dub is as predictably boring as I expected, but at they don't sound terrible either.
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Anonymous
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>Watch Giant Bomb Nintendo digital event coverage.
>"Yoshi is just mudering its unborn children."
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T4 was here
>196193
Thats why shipping "him" with Birdo is so perfect.
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Jumpman
Reggie is also calling the NX as a new home console.

>We’ve also said publicly that we are already hard at work on our next home console and that’s another element we’ll be talking about much later.

http://nintendoenthusiast.com/news/did-reggie-just-confirm-that-nintendo-nx-is-a-home-console/
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Anonymous
>196203
Why do I have a feeling that when I buy a WiiU this Christmas there will be an announcement two months later revealing the new console?
I'm honestly considering just continuing to not buy it and wait for the new (hopefully better) system and keep my fingers crossed for backwards compatibility.

Releasing a new game for a series that hasn't had one in almost a decade on a soon to be dead system should be considered a sin.
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Nøpe
>196203
Least now we have an idea on what it is.

>196207
I'm still not convinced we'll see it before 2017. We still have quite a few WiiU games coming out this year after all. It's just we've known about most of them for a long time. And the new ones announced where underwhelming.
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Anonymous
>196207
You can buy a refurbished WiiU from Ninty's website right now for like 200. It's what I did.
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Anonymous
Yeah, I'll be purchasing a used Wii U when Xenoblade Chronicles X is released (assuming no Xenoblade chronicles bundle is announced, which I highly doubt.)
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Deon
>196207
The NX gambit is a really loaded one.
If they didn't say it existed when they announced mobile support, people would have lost faith in them and assumed they were dying.
But now that they did, people are losing faith in them and are assuming that the Wii U is dying in favour for that.
It seems like when you're Nintendo, every option is lose-lose.
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Anonymous
>196208
>I'm still not convinced we'll see it before 2017.
I think we'll get a big NX showcase next E3. This one was all about what's coming out 2015 and 2016 with a Direct probably coming later in the year for a few more announcements. Hopefully.

NX is getting a good ol' reveal plus some game announcements and by god I do not doubt its gonna be another Twilight Princess situation with Zelda U.
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Anonymous
I may not be into the last couple of Fire Emblem games but... this looks good?
//youtube.com/watch?v=ZXxzkgEZGz0youtube thumb

Its animu as hell. But it looks good. Also maybe I'm crazy but I think two characters there are wearing the Splatoon Sisters outfits.
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>196212
Or they could have just done things the right way the first time.
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Anonymous
>196213
>I do not doubt its gonna be another Twilight Princess situation with Zelda U.
They've addressed that already--they said Zelda U is still scheduled for the Wii U and is not intended to be on NX, but it's not going to be out before the next E3 and their current policy is to keep E3 for things that are almost out.
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Anonymous
Has there been anything more on the game. Sucker looked pretty ambitious last year.
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Anonymous
http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2015/06/16/a-star-fox-zero-conversation-with-shigeru-miyamoto-and-his-team.aspx

>"In terms of what you saw in Star Fox 64, with the actual map with the different planets and lots of different branches, this time it will be simpler, but more variety in terms of different missions on the same planet,"
>This also impacts difficulty, as there won't be an option to take different paths through the galaxy
>"With Star Fox, what I wanted to achieve was having players actually aim at things themselves. It was very important to me, and I'm happy to see that even beginners are able to aim at things and shoot them. The biggest thing this time is that there are no bombs this time. You have to aim."
>In this game, we have a point system like we had in Star Fox 64. But in Star Fox 64, taking out every single enemy in a stage was kind of impossible. Now with these new controls and being able to look around, it's actually an achievable goal to shoot down every enemy."
>likely no multiplayer non-line or not
>no nova bombs any more
>no alternate difficulties
Literally Star Fox for casuals.

How do you drop the fucking ball this hard?
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Anonymous
>196220
...What?

>likely no multiplayer non-line or not
Multiplayer in SF has always sucked. The strong singleplayer was what mattered.

>no nova bombs any more
Boo hoo, you lost a screen nuke and have to actually kill enemies yourself.

>Now with these new controls and being able to look around, it's actually an achievable goal to shoot down every enemy.
For completionists like me this is actually good news.
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Anonymous
>196220
Its made by Platinum. Those changes are probably for the better.
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Anonymous
>196220
//youtube.com/watch?v=oi6KUacWHGAyoutube thumb
http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/news/40513/star-fox-zero-gyro-controls-will-be-optional
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Anonymous
>196221
>bitches about nova bombs being easy but then congratulates Nintendo only putting 3 enemies on screen that can be shot down with little effort
Christ
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Anonymous
>congratulates Nintendo only putting 3 enemies on screen that can be shot down with little effort
Pretty sure he didn't say that.
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Anonymous
>196226
Watch the gameplay
There are barely any enemies on screen
He's patting Nintendo on the back because he can use easy mode controls to point and click the small handful of things away even easier, but bitching about nova bombs being easy screen cleaners (even though they are a limited resource).

StarFox is an arcade shooter. It's about getting a good score and blasting as much as you can. That is what it has always been outside of Adventures. Now there are barely any enemies to shoot and you no longer have to commit to a trajectory, like a pilot, to shoot the few enemies they throw you.

And as far as multiplayer goes, yes it's imbalanced, but it's fun with friends. You know those other people you hang out with sometimes (maybe not) yes it is fun to play games with them.
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Anonymous
>196228
You seem to be confused. /v/ is that way >>>>
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Anonymous
>196229
What an epic response well memed my friend
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The Sneaky Tiki
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About right.
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>196232
Between that and StarFox and Animal Crossing: DLC edition they are just taking beatings like a dog in a PETA shelter.
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The new map has an asymmetrical splat zone layout in ranked.
Not fully sure of the implications...
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Anonymous
>inb4 re leddit

http://www.reddit.com/r/Metroid/comments/3aao9r/rumour_semiconfirmed_nlg_insider_leaks/
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Anonymous
>196238
Few here care about the reddit rivalry I'm sure.
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Also the splatfest was delayed because it didn't work right in Japan.
I'll assume they were trying to fix it the whole time because they didn't cancel it until the minute it was supposed to start.
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>196238
this makes me happy
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Anonymous
http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2015/06/first_impressions_our_maiden_flight_in_star_fox_zero_prompts_mixed_emotions

>My vehicle kept crashing into the water as I continually made my Arwing transform, by accident. My reticle was off centered perpetually, which became recentered only by pressing in the left stick. Lasers were fired with the back Z triggers, not the face buttons. L and R did nothing – rolling was instead done with the right stick

>As I continued to fly by, I couldn't help but notice something that I genuinely wish I didn't have to speak up about, but would be remiss if I didn't mention: the graphics are simply not good[...]the water effects and textures look as if they were pulled straight out of a GameCube title. In fact, they look worse
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Anonymous
>196277
First paragraph just seems like player error. They weren't used to controls at first (tends to happen with WiiU motion games, but I find gets better pretty quickly) and using the right stick is different, but doesn't seem like a problem. They'll probably even add options to the final game to change those controls. The second paragraph just seems super harsh. Yeah, it's a first impression, but it's also of a still very much in development game. And to say they look worse than Gamecube might be a bit extreme. Watching HD videos of it, the textures looked fine. Nothing to write home about it, but not less than Gamecube level.

To not be impressed with it is fine, but this seems to be needlessly nit-picky at spots.
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Anonymous
http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2015/06/16/a-star-fox-zero-conversation-with-shigeru-miyamoto-and-his-team.aspx

>"In terms of what you saw in Star Fox 64, with the actual map with the different planets and lots of different branches, this time it will be simpler, but more variety in terms of different missions on the same planet," Miyamoto says. "We want it to be that you can complete the course of the game in the same amount of time you would spend watching a movie, so it's a cinematic experience. While there are still some branching paths, the main thing we are focusing on is having second and third missions available for each planet."

>This also impacts difficulty, as there won't be an option to take different paths through the galaxy. There also won't be an option to tweak the game's difficulty in either direction. What you see is what you get, so it might be a good idea to practice if you're having trouble. While Nintendo wants to keep things simple, there is also a focus on bringing this type of shooter back to its roots.
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Anonymous
http://www.npr.org/sections/alltechconsidered/2015/06/19/415568892/q-a-shigeru-miyamoto-on-the-origins-of-nintendos-famous-characters

>So I don't think it's just price, because if the system is appealing enough, people will buy it even if the price is a little bit high. I think with Wii U, our challenge was that perhaps people didn't understand the system. But also I think that we had a system that's very unique — and, particularly with video game systems, typically it takes the game system a while to boot up. And we thought that with a tablet-type functionality connected to the system, you could have the rapid boot-up of tablet-type functionality, you could have the convenience of having that touch control with you there on the couch while you're playing on a device that's connected to the TV, and it would be a very unique system that could introduce some unique styles of play.

>I think unfortunately what ended up happening was that tablets themselves appeared in the marketplace and evolved very, very rapidly, and unfortunately the Wii system launched at a time where the uniqueness of those features were perhaps not as strong as they were when we had first begun developing them. So what I think is unique about Nintendo is we're constantly trying to do unique and different things. Sometimes they work, and sometimes they're not as big of a hit as we would like to hope. After Wii U, we're hoping that next time it will be a very big hit.
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Anonymous
>196319
I love Nintendo games but it bugs me that you never hear anyone in Nintendo admit to the company making a mistake.

This shit
>I think with Wii U, our challenge was that perhaps people didn't understand the system
is ridiculous. People understood the system. They understood the tablet. They didn't want the tablet and they didn't want the system.

Then again Miyamoto has said the reason the Virtual Boy didn't sell well was marketing. I have no idea if Nintendo just has a policy against admitting obvious mistakes for whatever reason, or if they really just don't get it.
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Anonymous
http://www.polygon.com/2015/6/23/8836513/fire-emblem-fates-same-sex-relationships-nintendo
In b4 "my family wanted to get together to play some nice cartoon games on the teevee but we were taken aback by this immoral man hitting on my son's male character! Won't somebody think of the children?"

>196321
Eh. Its the same story with pretty much any publicly traded company in the market. And knowing Japanese politics in terms of business, doubly so. Simply put its just "we musn't show weakness."
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>196347
Yeah, I know it's a problem that extends far beyond Nintendo. I just can't get over how stupid it is. If I were an investor I'd feel much more confident investing in a company that shows they understand the errors they've made and how to correct them and avoid them in the future.
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Anonymous
Speaking of the new Fire Emblem, you know those Severa and Inigo clones shown a while back? Turns out they literally are those two, also the slutty blonde dark mage guy is actually Owain.
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Anonymous
New thread when?
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What even is that?
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