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Video Game Chat / Re: Super Smash Bros. 4 Wii U and 3DS
« Last post by BP on October 09, 2014, 03:25:30 PM »
The worst elements from Kirby Air Ride's City Trial? You mean the Dragoon and the Hydra?
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Video Game Chat / Re: Super Smash Bros. 4 Wii U and 3DS
« Last post by Weegee on October 09, 2014, 02:38:36 PM »
Smash Run is awful. It's as though Sakurai took all the worst elements from Kirby Air Ride's City Trial and threw in  disproportionate number of Kid Icarus: Uprising enemies. Most of the time you're given no indication of what kind of challenge to prepare for, and the rewards are meager compared to Classic.
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Latest News / Re: New Super Luigi U coin challenge issued by game director
« Last post by Horatio on October 09, 2014, 03:39:27 AM »
I got 191 the exact same as Masataka Takemoto.

How strange.
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Video Game Chat / Re: Super Smash Bros. 4 Wii U and 3DS
« Last post by Lizard Dude on October 08, 2014, 07:35:24 PM »
I've always seen that gif in the context of Dark Souls, but in hindsight it does fit Smash better.
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Video Game Chat / Re: Super Smash Bros. 4 Wii U and 3DS
« Last post by Weegee on October 08, 2014, 06:56:25 PM »
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Mario Chat / Re: Obscure manga reference?
« Last post by The Chef on October 08, 2014, 04:46:07 PM »
Is there any way you can find out the name of the ancillary character? I was wondering because Pennington's name in Japan is "Powan" and I thought maybe there'd be some sort of reference or pun in his name if your theory ends up being true.
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Mario Chat / Re: Obscure manga reference?
« Last post by Boo Dudley on October 08, 2014, 03:08:48 PM »
Is Billy Puck the name of the ancillary character in question or the name of the detective series he's obsessed with?

I assumed my last lines made it clear that it is the latter (Though, the character in question does go by Billy as a nickname). On that note, Google translate borked up my link. Here's the Yahoo page I meant to link to.

On the topic of if it was a reference, I kinda doubt it. They look similar, but, aside from not being a deerstalker, they also look similar to the famous SH deerstalker. I mean, how many people do you know call it a deerstalker and not a SH hat? Maybe the fact that it's plaid and British-... ish is supposed to evoke a Sherlock Holmes feel.

'Cause people, whether or not they know it's called a deerstalker, know what it looks like without even needing a reference -- two brims and two earflaps (invariably tied at the top). You cannot mess it up even if you're only passingly familiar with SH. It may be that Kawashima intended to evoke SH, but that's not really the point. PM2 gave a character -- a detective wannabe -- a distinctive article (i.e., exact type) of clothing iconic as a cult detective character. For what purpose would they give it to Pennington other than signify his hobby vis-a-vi an establish detective?

FTR, Puck is half-American, half-Japanese (I cannot recall on which matrilineal/patrilineal sides those fall on).
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Mario Chat / Re: Mario Kart 8
« Last post by BriGuy92 on October 08, 2014, 01:13:43 PM »
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Mario Chat / Re: Obscure manga reference?
« Last post by Tavros on October 08, 2014, 12:43:38 PM »
On the topic of if it was a reference, I kinda doubt it. They look similar, but, aside from not being a deerstalker, they also look similar to the famous SH deerstalker. I mean, how many people do you know call it a deerstalker and not a SH hat? Maybe the fact that it's plaid and British-... ish is supposed to evoke a Sherlock Holmes feel.

My two dollars.
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Mario Chat / Re: Mario Kart 8
« Last post by bobbysq1337 on October 08, 2014, 06:20:03 AM »
The Nintendo online store claims that the GameCube adapter will work with this as well as all games that use a Pro Controller.
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