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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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#41 Anonymous X

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Posted 04 July 2015 - 05:39 PM

If they want the hardware power and attractiveness to third-party developers, they're going to have to dump the GameCube-based architecture, with its PowerPC processor and all that, that Nintendo have used the last three generation. However, that would rule out backwards compatibility, and to be honest, I don't think Nintendo can be all that bothered to wonder outside their comfort zone.

I know you're presenting this as a bad thing, but I think backwards compatibility is something that we as consumers should be expecting in this day and age.
Oh, believe me, I really like backwards compatibility, and basically it's a very important feature for me (I still have a launch-model PS3, for example). It's just that I don't see how the NX can incorporate it without sticking to dead-end PowerPC processors, unfortunately.

Anyway, my various NX predictions in order of pessimism:
1. It'll be a Nintendo-branded, ARM-based Android tablet with a built in Amiibo reader. That also connects to televisions.
2. It's actually Quality of Life, some health/lifestyle device rather than a traditional console.
3. It'll be an overlocked Wii U with more RAM, in a different case, with a different gimmick based controller which has a massmarket appeal. (What the Wii was to the GameCube, basically.)
4. It's a competitive console to take on the PS4 and Xbone, but with a jawdropping unexpected twist.
5. It'll be a UFO-shaped decive which hovers over your head while projecting 4K holograms onto special Nintendo wallpaper for your living room.
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Posted 04 July 2015 - 05:51 PM

Uh... I still don't want to use a touch screen to play games.
 
Don't get me wrong, it was innovative, wildly successful, and offered a wide range of "never before conceived" control schemes and methods which let nintendo do stuff that changed how we interfaced with our devices.
 
You still have to touch the screen you use. We were smack in the middle of an age of germaphobia before: and now everyone knows that no matter how hard you try, your hands are never, EVER clean.

I'm honestly confused. In terms of worry about germs, how is a touchscreen worse than buttons, a d-pad, and a joystick? You have to touch those, too.

I will say, though, that while the DS was a great system, some titles did suffer from having touchscreen control be required, rather than optional. For instance, I love Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow. It's an A+, 10/10 title, and very possibly my favorite entry in the whole Castlevania series. Still, the touchscreen-based "magic seal" system you had to use every time you defeated a boss was an enormous pain in the ass. Even worse were the DS Legend of Zelda games. I tried hard to like them, but I couldn't get past my dislike for the mandatory touchscreen controls, and I couldn't (and still don't) understand why they didn't have an option for traditional controls. I think the best examples of highly integrated touchscreen control were games that simply wouldn't have worked without it. Metroid Prime: Hunters, with it's touchscreen-based aiming, is one, as are the Etrian Odyssey games with their focus on mapping.

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Posted 04 July 2015 - 05:58 PM

Honestly backwards compatibility just limits consoles. I'd be perfectly happy without it.

My impression was that the PlayStation 2 and the original DS are, so far, the two most successful dedicated gaming systems of all time, and they're both backwards-compatible with their predecessors. How were they limited by their backwards-compatibility?
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Posted 04 July 2015 - 06:08 PM

 

Uh... I still don't want to use a touch screen to play games.
 
Don't get me wrong, it was innovative, wildly successful, and offered a wide range of "never before conceived" control schemes and methods which let nintendo do stuff that changed how we interfaced with our devices.
 
You still have to touch the screen you use. We were smack in the middle of an age of germaphobia before: and now everyone knows that no matter how hard you try, your hands are never, EVER clean.

I'm honestly confused. In terms of worry about germs, how is a touchscreen worse than buttons, a d-pad, and a joystick? You have to touch those, too.

Cause no matter how many times you wash your hands, or use sanitizer, or just refuse to touch anything else at all... you will ALWAYS leave greasy smears of finger prints on your touch screens.


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Posted 04 July 2015 - 08:09 PM

 

 

Uh... I still don't want to use a touch screen to play games.
 
Don't get me wrong, it was innovative, wildly successful, and offered a wide range of "never before conceived" control schemes and methods which let nintendo do stuff that changed how we interfaced with our devices.
 
You still have to touch the screen you use. We were smack in the middle of an age of germaphobia before: and now everyone knows that no matter how hard you try, your hands are never, EVER clean.

I'm honestly confused. In terms of worry about germs, how is a touchscreen worse than buttons, a d-pad, and a joystick? You have to touch those, too.

Cause no matter how many times you wash your hands, or use sanitizer, or just refuse to touch anything else at all... you will ALWAYS leave greasy smears of finger prints on your touch screens.

 

 

Then... use a stylus?



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Posted 04 July 2015 - 08:34 PM

 

Honestly backwards compatibility just limits consoles. I'd be perfectly happy without it.

My impression was that the PlayStation 2 and the original DS are, so far, the two most successful dedicated gaming systems of all time, and they're both backwards-compatible with their predecessors. How were they limited by their backwards-compatibility?

 

I'm not talking about sales. I'm talking about hardware. It sometimes limits the hardware.

 

You have to retain the old hardware to properly be backwards compatible or else you have to rely on software to do it like XBox. Then you only have a select few titles that work. As Anonymous X said, Nintendo really needs to ditch the Power PC stuff sometime. 


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Posted 04 July 2015 - 09:46 PM

 

 

 

Uh... I still don't want to use a touch screen to play games.
 
Don't get me wrong, it was innovative, wildly successful, and offered a wide range of "never before conceived" control schemes and methods which let nintendo do stuff that changed how we interfaced with our devices.
 
You still have to touch the screen you use. We were smack in the middle of an age of germaphobia before: and now everyone knows that no matter how hard you try, your hands are never, EVER clean.

I'm honestly confused. In terms of worry about germs, how is a touchscreen worse than buttons, a d-pad, and a joystick? You have to touch those, too.

Cause no matter how many times you wash your hands, or use sanitizer, or just refuse to touch anything else at all... you will ALWAYS leave greasy smears of finger prints on your touch screens.

 

 

Then... use a stylus?

 

But it's a toooouuuucccchhh screeeennn.

 

Kidding. I've just yet to find a stylus that actually works as well as a finger. And I find the entire concept of using the same screen you look through as your input to be incredibly silly.



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Posted 04 July 2015 - 09:53 PM

 2. It's actually Quality of Life, some health/lifestyle device rather than a traditional console.

Hasn't Nintendo already confirmed the NX and their QoL device are different things.


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Posted 04 July 2015 - 11:27 PM

http://www.gamespot....c/1100-6428604/

 

I pretty much expect the NX to be like the DS. It was an alternate to the GBA at the time. An experiment. If the NX works then it will become the main console.


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Posted 05 July 2015 - 07:22 PM

All I'll say about the NX is if it's region-locked, I will not buy it nor any other Nintendo hardware again.

 

And if it's not region-locked but NoA continues their shenanigans with not releasing games here, then I will only import games from Europe. I don't care if it will cost more money, I will not give NoA a single cent until they shape up.


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Posted 16 July 2015 - 02:45 AM

How will Iwata's death and opening for CEO affect NX then?


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Posted 16 July 2015 - 12:48 PM

Probably not affect it at all since those wheels are in motion. 

 

The only way it would affect it is if everyone under Iwata was against the NX. Then they could just halt the whole project and go another direction.


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Posted 28 July 2015 - 11:03 AM

I guess Square Enix has revealed that Dragon Quest X and XI are headed to the NX. Odd they would say so with no real idea what the NX is publicly.



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Posted 28 July 2015 - 04:32 PM

I mean, the DQXI reveal doesn't really tell us anything about the NX other than "it's a machine that plays video games."
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Posted 28 July 2015 - 05:01 PM

Does show more support than what SquareEnix has been giving the WiiU, though.



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Posted 03 August 2015 - 03:30 AM

Now that Nintendo lost the ZombiU exclusivity I DEMAND they fund Dead Space 4! I don't care if it's exclusive to Nintendo platforms like say NX I've got to know how it ends! and since EA got carried away with co-op nonsense and that Call of Duty crap, we can trust Nintendo to keep the series on the right track.


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Posted 03 August 2015 - 08:24 AM

It doesn't work that way.

 

The only way Nintendo would have 100% control over it is if it was a first party license. If they paid for Dead Space, EA would be the one designing it.


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Posted 03 August 2015 - 08:48 AM

Nuts.

Too bad about Dead Space and Resident Evil, I dread the day games need to sell ten million copies to make a profit.

By then single players will be rare.


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Posted 03 August 2015 - 02:36 PM

Nuts.

Too bad about Dead Space and Resident Evil, I dread the day games need to sell ten million copies to make a profit.

By then single players will be rare.

Dedicated single player games are already getting rare. Most triple A titles come with either a focus on multiplayer (and thus a seriously gimped single player campaign.) or the company just shoots straight for the rather lucrative MMO market.

 

Course, there are a lot of game makers other than the big name dev studios... even I am sitting here waiting for my birthday to pre-order fallout 4.



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Posted 29 September 2015 - 07:11 AM

That list of supposed NX launch titles smells like bullshit, especially given that they list a title by Rare, which is currently owned by Microsoft.
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