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@  Nevermore : (17 January 2019 - 08:19 PM)

I'm also only reading the trades. So I'm still missing... two volumes that are currently only available as hardcovers? Three?

@  Trpodeca : (17 January 2019 - 06:22 PM)

Astro City is great. Since I only read the trades, there probably won't be a big change for me.

@  ZakuConvoy : (17 January 2019 - 05:34 PM)

I have. Great series. Hopefully the transition to OGNs will be a smooth one.

@  Nevermore : (17 January 2019 - 07:20 AM)

Anyone here reading Kurt Busiek's Astro City?

@  Verity Carlo : (16 January 2019 - 01:12 PM)

https://sites.google...ations---part-1awwwww shit

@  Benbot : (16 January 2019 - 12:36 PM)

Remember the Noid? He steals pizzas!

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 January 2019 - 10:47 AM)

That said, the old "Nester" character from Nintendo Power IS owned by Nintendo, and I could see a homage in there

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 January 2019 - 10:46 AM)

Because technically DiC created the character, Nintendo does not own him.

@  Paladin : (16 January 2019 - 10:28 AM)

sidebar- why is "Captain N" not in Smash yet? that seems like such an easy option.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 January 2019 - 09:18 AM)

The 90's mario cartoons had exactly three character aspects to work with: fat, italian and plumber. He wasn't exactly wrenching pipes in every episode, so they had to do something...

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 January 2019 - 07:31 AM)

It's in another castle.

@  unluckiness : (16 January 2019 - 06:24 AM)

i HOpE sHe mADe LotSA SPAGHETTI

@  Locoman : (16 January 2019 - 06:17 AM)

Mario, wherever you are, HEEEEEEEELP!

@  unluckiness : (16 January 2019 - 06:07 AM)

That's Mama Luigi to you, Mario *wheeze*

@  Pennpenn : (16 January 2019 - 02:24 AM)

It's too hot here.

@  Echowarrior : (15 January 2019 - 11:03 PM)

I liked the Super Mario Brothers Super Show the best myself.

@  Sabrblade : (15 January 2019 - 10:35 PM)

There's always the three Mario cartoons DiC made back in the 80s.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 09:48 PM)

So they could make a show that everyone would scream was an adventure time knockoff? I get what you're saying, but I can't see it being well received.

@  Sean Whitmore : (15 January 2019 - 08:47 PM)

The fact that Adventure Time was on the air for 8 years and at no point did Nintendo hand the creators a large sack of money and say, "Please make a Mario thing for us" will forever anger me.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 07:03 PM)

There was so much awesome put into design and conception of the super mario bros. movie, and it didn't even need the branding: but it wouldn't have made it to the screen without the branding.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 January 2019 - 06:56 PM)

Many aspects of it have stuck in my memory, though. The boots, the devolution ray, the aesthetic of the dinosaur city

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 January 2019 - 06:55 PM)

I had no idea there was another Mario Bros. movie coming out, though. Doubt it'll top the first one, it was just so bizarre

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 January 2019 - 06:55 PM)

They already act a bit like minions; they just aren't stupid

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 05:35 PM)

The trouble is: I honestly can't decide if making them minions would be better or worse than the continuously shrill voices they've used for the last 20 years.

@  Paladin : (15 January 2019 - 05:27 PM)

hope everyone's ready for Toads to look, act & sound like the Minions forever...

@  Lancer : (15 January 2019 - 04:54 PM)

I mean, considering Illumination is making the new Mario movie, Super Mario Bros. 1993 won't be the worst Mario movie anymore

@  Sabrblade : (15 January 2019 - 04:36 PM)

"Sir, your pizza's here." "Not now!"

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 04:28 PM)

Actually, yeah. I think I need to watch it again. Great movie.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 January 2019 - 03:44 PM)

It's a fun movie with amazing sets. As long as you don't try to connect it to anything else Mario, it's fine.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 January 2019 - 03:38 PM)

Damn, I haven't thought about the Super Mario Bros. feature film in forever. Need to watch it again, soon; I can only imagine it gets better with time.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 January 2019 - 03:21 PM)

Re:Zero is a fantastic series.

@  ▲ndrusi : (15 January 2019 - 03:10 PM)

Yeah it's not a bad concept, it's just that lately the term is associated with "I, a Loser Everyman, Woke Up In a Generic Fantasy Setting Where I'm Super Special So Now Girls Orbit Me"

@  Sabrblade : (15 January 2019 - 12:59 PM)

So too is the old Super Mario Bros movie

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 12:28 PM)

I went and looked up the term "isekai"... that's not actually as bad as I thought it was going to be.

@  ▲ndrusi : (15 January 2019 - 12:19 PM)

I'm not sure, but the cartoon segments of The Super Mario Bros. Super Show are.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 January 2019 - 12:12 PM)

Wait. A. Minute. Is Blaster Master an isekai?

@  MEDdMI : (15 January 2019 - 08:49 AM)

*Dragon Slave*

@  Xellos : (15 January 2019 - 06:22 AM)

I used to use a pic like that as my avatar for years, but that... is a secret.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 January 2019 - 02:07 AM)

Is Flatland an isekai?

@  MEDdMI : (14 January 2019 - 11:16 PM)

@Xellos Every time I see you post, I picture Xellos' infuriating smug grin and finger waggling with the "sore wa hi*mi*tsu*desu <3"

@  Waspinator : (14 January 2019 - 09:50 PM)

The Last Starfighter is also one of those

@  Cybersnark : (14 January 2019 - 09:28 PM)

Astronaut gets shot through a wornhole and ends up on a living starship full of escaped alien prisoners.

@  Cybersnark : (14 January 2019 - 09:28 PM)

I realized a few months ago that Farscape is a sci-fi-based Isekai.

@  Sabrblade : (14 January 2019 - 09:03 PM)

The Thor movies and Enchanted, as well.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (14 January 2019 - 08:45 PM)

@xellos We get to many of those in Hollywood movies.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 January 2019 - 08:13 PM)

Re:Creators!

@  Xellos : (14 January 2019 - 07:47 PM)

There is also Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero, where people regularly get summoned to a fantasy world, then eventually sent back with their accumulated powers (and the main character smuggles the demon lord's daugher by his request, which is a no-no)

@  Waspinator : (14 January 2019 - 07:23 PM)

We need more inverse isekais, like The Devil is a Part-Timer

@  ▲ndrusi : (14 January 2019 - 04:11 PM)

I feel like Tron is pushing it but I can't actually come up with an argument to that effect

@  Pennpenn : (14 January 2019 - 03:21 PM)

To Arazyr- I don't see why it wouldn't be.


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Posted 17 March 2015 - 04:35 AM

http://www.siliconer...artphone-games/

 

 

Mobile phone games maker DeNA and Nintendo have entered a “business and capital alliance for the joint development and operation of gaming applications for smart devices” the two companies announced today.

 

The two companies believe they can create new business opportunities by combining their strengths, and will jointly operate new game applications developed specifically for smart devices. These applications will feature Nintendo IP.

 

In addition to developing and operating smartphone games together, DeNA and Nintendo will also develop a new “core system,” which they say will be compatible with a variety of smartphones and tablets, as well as Nintendo’s own dedicated videogame platforms. A new membership service utilizing this system will launch in Fall 2015.

 

As part of their new partnership, DeNA is to allocate 15,081,000 of its treasury shares (corresponding to 10.0% of its issued shares, having a total value of about 22 billion yen) to Nintendo by means of a third-party allocation, and Nintendo is to acquire such shares in DeNa. At the same time, Nintendo is to allocate 1,759,400 of its treasury shares (corresponding to 1.24% of its issues shares, having a total value of about 22 billion yen) to DeNA, and DeNA is to acquire such shares in Nintendo.

 

Nintendo says this new alliance is not expected to have any effect on its business performance for the remainder of the fiscal year, which ends March 31st, 2015. “The expected impact upon future business performance is to be reflected in the forecasts of financial results for the next fiscal year onwards,” the company said in a statement.

 

http://www.siliconer...m-codenamed-nx/

 

 

Nintendo may be teaming up with DeNA to create games for smartphones, but that doesn’t mean they intend to stop creating games for dedicated videogame platforms. In fact, their next dedicated videogame hardware is codenamed “NX,” company president Satoru Iwata revealed at a press event today.

 

Iwata said it is currently too early to reveal details on NX, but that more details on this device will be shared next year. He did not provide any further details regarding what shape the device would take, but has said in the past that Nintendo’s next home console and handheld will both share a similar architecture and operating system.

 

During the joint press conference with DeNA, Iwata clarified that Nintendo will not port videogames created for dedicated consoles to smart devices. He went on to say that Nintendo intends to use smartphone games to draw consumers to their dedicated videogame platforms, and that the company maintains its passion for dedicated game devices and game experiences that offer good value to customers.

 

Update: During a Q&A session, Iwata was asked why the company chose to announce its next dedicated videogame console during a press conference about their partnership with DeNA. He replied that Nintendo chose to make the NX announcement so people would understand that Nintendo are not exiting the dedicated videogame business, and that the company “will be progressing with dedicated videogame devices with passion”.

 

 

My first reaction was that this is too early but actually the Wii U's been around for a while.

 

The console generations are kind of messed up now, though.

 

On the other hand, mobile Nintendo titles! Money money money!


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Posted 17 March 2015 - 04:50 AM

I am really interested to see what Nintendo does on mobile, they've always been so good at developing with their platform's strengths and needs in mind and it'll be interesting to see how they tackle this environment. New hardware seems like a smart move, the Wii U has great games and all but it's had a few years and hasn't got the staying power for many more.

...Am I too optimistic to think this "new membership service" might lead to Nintendo actually having a proper account system for their digital stores? Them not having one certainly hasn't stopped me buying tons of games digitally, but it'd be nice.
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Posted 17 March 2015 - 05:25 AM

Well, of course Nintendo is making something new, just like Sony and Microsoft already are working on their next thing. :)

 

Honestly I would not expect anything before late 2016 or even 2017 though, at the earliest. By then the Wii U has been out for 4 - 5 years, so its probably time.

 

As for the system itself, going by the info we have so far, I sense that cloud gaming is a huge part of this. Maybe streaming games to the different platforms, workload being 50 - 100% handled by dedicated rigs hosted by Nintendo? 


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Posted 17 March 2015 - 06:06 AM

will this finally give us a proper account system


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Posted 17 March 2015 - 07:58 AM

DeNA?  The company that makes these crappy "pay to win" games for my phone?  This makes me...concerned.  "Free" app mobile gaming is the worst thing to happen to games since EA.



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Posted 17 March 2015 - 08:19 AM

Can't wait for Mario Legends and Metroid Battle Tactics.




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Posted 17 March 2015 - 08:26 AM

From what I've been hearing from GDC, the NX should be what I've been predicting. It will be a home console that you can plug you mobile device into to extend your mobile games to your television. The basic idea is that you can buy the next Zelda game (for example) play it on your home console. Unplug the mobile portion and take the game with you or at least take a portion of the game with you. Very similar but more advanced (obviously) than the Dreamcast memory card game things.

 

It's the next logical step for our industry.


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Posted 17 March 2015 - 08:53 AM

I'm not sure I understand this much... but it does offer an interesting option.

 

For example.. my mom loves puzzle games. Now imagine a Wii u RTS *hey.. wouldn't be that hard with the gamepad honestly* where she could play the puzzle game on her own, plug it into the game, and I get resources.

 

Or a Zelda game where you need to decode maps. *kinda like windwaker* You could either pay rupees to do it, or do it yourself in your free time on your phone.

 

Or.... possibly the best idea ever. Streetpass. -EVERYONE- has phones. People don't want to carry around their 3DS's, send the street pass data to their phone!



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Posted 17 March 2015 - 10:52 AM

Eh. I'm holding out for the Constitution class.

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Posted 17 March 2015 - 12:39 PM

I wouldn't want to see a freemium model for things like Zelda puzzles, or anything...but I could definitely see some of that mobile swappability.  Play on your home console, then pick it up on your phone during your commute - almost like the WiiU tablet, but on a mobile network instead of just being in the same room.

 

Or if you play games on the phone, bring them home and pick up on the TV.  Or have the same games on the phone, but have a universal controller that works with all of them instead of the stupid and confusing and glitchy and inaccurate and accursed on-screen soft keys for mobile versions of "real" games.

 

Basically, Nintendo could take control of the mobile game market with some very smart integrations, partnerships (which they're apparently on top of!) and innovations.


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Posted 17 March 2015 - 12:44 PM

Everything I'm reading says that the mobile marketed games will be completely separate from what theyre doing on the main hardware.

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Posted 17 March 2015 - 01:05 PM

I can see the NX being a joint successor to the Wii U and 3DS, a unified handheld and TV-based console while being more of the latter, while mobile development replaces Nintendo's dedicated handhelds. I wouldn't count on it having any sort of backwards compatibility, unfortunately.
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Posted 17 March 2015 - 02:42 PM

Everything I'm reading says that the mobile marketed games will be completely separate from what theyre doing on the main hardware.

 

http://www.siliconer...artphone-games/

 

In addition to developing and operating smartphone games together, DeNA and Nintendo will also develop a new “core system,” which they say will be compatible with a variety of smartphones and tablets, as well as Nintendo’s own dedicated videogame platforms. A new membership service utilizing this system will launch in Fall 2015.

 

Iwata said it is currently too early to reveal details on NX, but that more details on this device will be shared next year. He did not provide any further details regarding what shape the device would take, but has said in the past that Nintendo’s next home console and handheld will both share a similar architecture and operating system.

 

During the joint press conference with DeNA, Iwata clarified that Nintendo will not port videogames created for dedicated consoles to smart devices. He went on to say that Nintendo intends to use smartphone games to draw consumers to their dedicated videogame platforms, and that the company maintains its passion for dedicated game devices and game experiences that offer good value to customers.

 

Looks pretty interconnected to me.



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Posted 17 March 2015 - 06:52 PM

That's referring to their network and Club Nintendo infrastructure. They're pretty adamant that a mobile device's games and a console's games should be treated differently.


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Posted 17 March 2015 - 06:55 PM

From what I've been hearing from GDC, the NX should be what I've been predicting. It will be a home console that you can plug you mobile device into to extend your mobile games to your television. The basic idea is that you can buy the next Zelda game (for example) play it on your home console. Unplug the mobile portion and take the game with you or at least take a portion of the game with you. Very similar but more advanced (obviously) than the Dreamcast memory card game things.

 

It's the next logical step for our industry.

but hasn't nintendo said that they're specifically not going to be doing that?


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Posted 17 March 2015 - 07:51 PM

 

From what I've been hearing from GDC, the NX should be what I've been predicting. It will be a home console that you can plug you mobile device into to extend your mobile games to your television. The basic idea is that you can buy the next Zelda game (for example) play it on your home console. Unplug the mobile portion and take the game with you or at least take a portion of the game with you. Very similar but more advanced (obviously) than the Dreamcast memory card game things.

 

It's the next logical step for our industry.

but hasn't nintendo said that they're specifically not going to be doing that?

 

From what I'm currently reading, these games are a bit different. They're small mobile games meant to advertise Nintendo's ips and hardware. What I'm hearing from GDC is that the next consoles from Nintendo will be able to connect together in a fashion like I explained above.


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Posted 17 March 2015 - 10:38 PM

So basically major title on the system, mobile companion title on the phone with additional functionality unlocked on both by owning/linking the hardware and your mobile device?

 

I also realize that if Nintendo releases mobile games that takes advantage of Amiibo support they will likely be literally printing money. Amiibos are already ridiculously successful with their own customer base, expanding that to a wider audience that won't even require them to first buy Nintendo Hardware and are used to the concept with Skylanders/Infinity?

 

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Posted 18 March 2015 - 02:20 AM

Reminds me of an article a few years back about what Super Mario Brothers 3 would look like as a free to play mobile app.

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Posted 18 March 2015 - 02:44 AM

I would love to be able to SimCity a Kakariko Village, then take it home and play Zelda with it.

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Posted 01 June 2015 - 09:03 AM

This works with some of the rumors I've been hearing.

 

 

http://www.engadget....ndo-nx-android/


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