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Game Blog / Re: Mini Mario is the star of new Mario vs. DK cover art
« Last post by Weegee on March 19, 2015, 04:13:10 AM »
Tipping Zone, you say?
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Mario Chat / Re: Re-written story elements
« Last post by Weegee on March 19, 2015, 04:09:24 AM »
Mario is the mean age of "Captain" Lou Albano and Bob Hoskins.
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Game Blog / Re: Nintendo and DeNA join forces to bring new games to smart devices
« Last post by BP on March 19, 2015, 03:25:42 AM »
I am excited about this. Specifically the mention of PC there. Maybe it won't go anywhere, maybe it will. If nothing else, I take it as a message that they won't be too proud to develop games for other systems if they absolutely have to. I don't mean that with mean spirit, I am relieved that if their baskets all collapse, they won't give up on finding new places to put their eggs. That's what they should be proud of, that their games are too good to stop being made just because the way people want to play them changes.

I'll be frank, though, part of me hopes their ships sink and they focus all their money, effort and creativity on making the best games they can, and those games end up on Steam. I think there are a lot of possibilities... PC gaming is a growing market, Nintendo has a lot of power that can change it, maybe help with some of its weaknesses, even.

Maybe! Nobody knows what'll happen.


Edit: I wonder if Nintendo has thought about how many of their games are being played on PCs already, right now, at HD resolutions and sometimes with widescreen added in where it wasn't before, via illegal emulation. Sure, pirates will be pirates, but a good amount of the reason I do it is for convenience's sake and I probably would make shortcuts to individual games to run via emulation in my Steam library if I weren't afraid that someone with handcuffs would be watching me boot them. With the way the Wii VC is handled on the Wii U I'm expecting to say good-bye forever to that on the next system and possibly good-bye forever to the Wii U eshop on the one after that. How's that backward-to-N64 compatibility going, Wii U? Still 480p only and nothing you don't have to go through the Wii menu to boot? How disappointing. Why not put everything you've got onto a platform that promises nigh eternal backward compatibility for the future? 'Cause it's already on there, you're just not making any money off of it...
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Game Blog / Re: Nintendo is working on a new dedicated game system called 'NX'
« Last post by Toad on March 19, 2015, 01:10:52 AM »
It's clearly Nintendo Xbox.


I have no idea what to think of such news. I just hope they still make quality games for whichever platforms they put games on. I don't think games like Super Mario Brothers will work on a tablet or mobile device though..
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Mario Chat / Re: Re-written story elements
« Last post by Boo Dudley on March 18, 2015, 11:00:00 PM »
Incidentally, Arthur from the G'n'G series is evidently only 28, so I wonder if this is symptomatic of Japan's youth obsession or some kinda esoteric joke. Then both he and Mario share many similarities including G'n'G and SMB being both sidescrollers released in 1985.

Edit: it's probably due to their respective princesses being young. Can't have a creepy age gap!
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Mario Chat / Re: Re-written story elements
« Last post by The Chef on March 18, 2015, 08:31:34 PM »
Honestly, Mario already looks like a little kid wearing a fake mustache. He looked closer to 30 in the DiC cartoon, mostly because they made him a lot flabbier.
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Mario Chat / Re: Re-written story elements
« Last post by CrossEyed7 on March 18, 2015, 07:25:26 PM »
I'm going to be the same age as Mario this year, and whenever I shave (which is a lot because i don't like my facial hair) people ask me what high school I go to.
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Game Blog / Re: Nintendo is working on a new dedicated game system called 'NX'
« Last post by CrossEyed7 on March 18, 2015, 07:21:28 PM »
They won't be saying anything more about it until 2016, so it probably won't come out until at least 2017. The main point of mentioning it now was just to make sure the headline from the DeNA press conference wasn't "Nintendo goes third-party".

The fact that they said "game platform" instead of "console" sounds to me like they're going with the idea Iwata was talking about before about how the difference between the console and the handheld should be more like the difference between an iPad and an iPhone. About 2017 to 2018 would be a logical timing for a new console and a new handheld (five years after the Wii U, two to three years after the New 3DS), and NX could easily stand for Nintendo Cross-Platform (but X could stand for anything really).
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Game Blog / Re: Mini Mario is the star of new Mario vs. DK cover art
« Last post by Boo Dudley on March 18, 2015, 02:41:54 PM »
Has anyone seen the credits for this yet? I'm really interested in what role, if any, Hirokaz Yasuhara played in its development.

And that has to be the most hideous boxart Nintendo has ever put out.
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Game Blog / Re: Nintendo is working on a new dedicated game system called 'NX'
« Last post by BP on March 18, 2015, 02:35:22 PM »
I have no idea what to think.

I only have four retail games for Wii U and seven for 3DS. I'm thinking I'll not get a New 3DS until... well, it proves it's worth it, or way later. I play my PC way more than my consoles now, I have loads of great unfinished games on that, and the sales for things I want just keep coming.

I have no idea what to think that they're thinking or what ends they're trying to accomplish. But, I'm probably going to be more supportive of whatever they put out for PC than anything that calls for more new systems.
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