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General Chat / Re: Obama Stand-up
« on: October 22, 2016, 03:47:48 PM »
After her performance there, I'm definitely more okay with Hillary doing eight of these than I thought I would be.

Trump's Michelle-Melania joke was really good, and the little "it's not her fault! boy am i in trouble!" bit afterward is probably the most human he's seemed all year. His delivery was pretty lousy overall, though; he's not very good at reading. And it definitely got pretty uncomfortable around the halfway point where it went from "slightly edgy political roast" to "Breitbart comment section" and even starting to border on "personal manifesto written by Charlie Sheen" and he started getting booed by a room full of Republican priests.

(Interesting sidenote: this thing has happened pretty much every election for the past few decades, but Bush and Kerry were not invited to the 2004 dinner because the foundation felt that election was too divisive (or it might've been because Kerry was a pro-choice Catholic))

Definitely interesting how Trump seemed to take this one so much better than he took Obama's jokes in 2012. Is it because he knew it was going to be a roast going into it? because he's still technically Hillary's equal? because he got to go first? did his handlers tell him to look happy (doubt it; they clearly don't have that much control over him at this point)? because Hillary's white?

General Chat / Re: Obama Stand-up
« on: October 21, 2016, 09:27:39 PM »
Oh hey here's a thing

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Video Game Chat / Re: Nintendo Switch
« on: October 20, 2016, 12:49:48 PM »
I'm on my phone and I probably should have previewed my post to check how big that picture was, but eh, this thread could use a super hi-res picture.

Video Game Chat / Re: Nintendo Switch
« on: October 20, 2016, 12:33:48 PM »
Much like the Wii Motion Plus made the Wii Remote able to do what most people thought it was always supposed to do, the Switch is what people think the Wii U is once they stop thinking it's a Wii peripheral.

I feel like this image conveys what the Switch is really well -- you can play this big full console game on your TV, and also turn it into a tablet and play it anywhere. Maybe people will get confused and think they snap onto a tablet you already have?

It's really good that it's not a Wii or a DS. Those sold really well last decade, but their naming schemes have gotten way too convoluted for the average consumer (New Nintendo 3DS XL in New Galaxy Purple, or the New Nintendo 3DS (they never came up with a name for the smaller one) or the 2DS which is mostly the same thing, but the Wii U is a completely different thing than the Wii but it uses Wii controllers (I'm betting the Switch will still have Wiimote compatibility because why not if they've got Bluetooth anyway, but they're not going to advertise it)). Also, having a one-syllable console name (and one that's a common word) means you're going to hear "Nintendo Switch" more than you hear "Sony Playstation 4 Pro Slim" or "Microsoft Xbox One S" or "Nintendo Gamecube." With other consoles, using the full formal name makes you sound like a PR guy, but "Nintendo Switch" feels pretty natural to say. That's good for brand recognition.

Also I love that they're called "joy-cons."

Mario Chat / Miyamoto has wanted unnecessary voice clips all along
« on: October 16, 2016, 06:32:21 AM »
Pauline was originally going to say "Nice!" every time you jumped over a barrel, but it was taken out because the pronunciation was weird.


The "help help!" at the start of the level was added in Donkey Kong 94 when it was played on a Super Game Boy, but the "nice!" has sadly never been in.

Mario Chat / Re: Paper Mario: Splatoon
« on: October 14, 2016, 07:36:59 PM »
Most of those are in my backlog too, actually. Warioland 4's really good, though; you're gonna love it.

Mario Chat / Re: Paper Mario: Splatoon
« on: October 12, 2016, 10:23:15 PM »
...I kinda want it. It looks like it's pretty good at being what it's trying to be.

Mario Chat / 1996 Super Mario 64 interview
« on: September 23, 2016, 08:20:07 AM »

Some highlights:
  • Mario is from Brooklyn
  • Miyamoto and Tezuka regret not adding more animal abuse
  • Luigi was removed rather late in development
  • The "trip" move (crouch -> B) is useless
  • Miyamoto expounds a bit on Mario and Zelda actually being the same series

General Chat / Re: The HOPEFUL thread: Be happy here!
« on: September 22, 2016, 11:31:07 AM »
I've ordered myself a second one of these:

One of these just popped up on Amazon for $30 in Used Very Good condition while I was in the bathroom, and I bought it. Hope it works, because it was the only listing, and I can't find it or any other actual six-face-button dual analog controller anywhere else online other than a pre-S-Type original Xbox controller (the S put the black and white buttons in a weird place that would defeat the purpose of using it for N64 and Sega emulation).

(I thought I found one for $10 that looked just like a tiny little Dualshock with 6 face buttons, but the sticks are actually just duplicates of the D-pad and first four face buttons, and there's no Start and Select buttons, so effectively it's just the pre-analog PS1 controller. No one makes controllers like this anywhere as far as I can tell, which is weird because the fact that someone made that $10 one that tricks you into thinking it's one definitely shows there's a demand for it.)

Mario Chat / Re: Paper Mario: Splatoon
« on: September 19, 2016, 10:33:39 AM »
Color Splash opens with Mario getting a letter that's actually a folded-up paint-drained Toad, which motivates him to go check out the island. Maybe Mario still gets requests for help from non-Toad species but he's gotten xenophobic in his old age.

Wahoo! Make the Mushroom Kingdom great again! Build a wall and make Queen Bean pay for it!

Mario Chat / Re: Paper Mario: Splatoon
« on: September 15, 2016, 10:12:14 PM »
It's weird how I wanted Koopalings to come back so bad 10-15 years ago and now they're just Nintendo's symbol for "yeah we still don't feel like coming up with any real bosses."

Latest News / Re: Super Mario Run announced for iOS
« on: September 12, 2016, 08:50:42 PM »
iTunes page

Quote from: iTunes
Your character will behave differently depending on the timing of your taps,
Multiple characters?

Quote from: iTunes
- In the third mode, you can create your own Mushroom Kingdom using coins collected by playing the first two game modes.
This kinda sounds like it could be a level editor, but I'm gonna assume it's not so I'm not disappointed. I'm thinking it's just going to be like you have a little room that you can buy furniture for.

Iunno, it seems fun. Hope the Android version comes out before all the iPhone people stop playing it.

Video Game Chat / Re: New Wii U details - launch date, price, and more!
« on: September 07, 2016, 07:52:44 PM »
Consumers definitely have a responsibility to research what they're buying, but it really behooves companies to make things less obtuse, because once you get into trying to explain what a New 3DS is, a lot of people are just going to throw their hands up and go back to phone games instead of doing that research (the 2DS and the 3DS are the same thing but the DS is a different thing than them, and the 3DS and the New 3DS are not quite the same thing because the New 3DS can play this one game over here where the name of the console is at the top of the box? the difference between the 3DS and the New 3DS is that the New 3DS can play more old games than the Old 3DS (but the old games that you can play only on the New 3DS aren't the oldest games that you can play on the 3DS)?).

The NX should be called the New Nintendo.

Video Game Chat / Re: New Wii U details - launch date, price, and more!
« on: September 07, 2016, 01:26:39 PM »
I guess?

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