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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 Cheetimus Primal

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 01:36 PM

I fail to understand how being an entertainment hub is a bad thing. With teh way the world is today having all of my options in one box makes life so much easier. With voice activation I can walk in the door and get the latest episode of a show, a bluray or a game started while I take all my crap off and get settled into the couch. Everything I would want and need are right there. Great games by great publishers with a great relationship with the console maker, multi medi like Amazon, Hulu and Netflix, communication with Skype which is a big deal in this household. The 360 already does a great job with so many of these things without being built for it. Not the Xbox One IS built for it. And it's not like gaming suffers at all for it.

If the next generation of gaming is going to be super expensive we may as well get the most out of the box we are buying.

Not to be a dick but I'd rather drop $500 and get so much out of this than drop $300 and get so little out of the WiiU.
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Posted 21 May 2013 - 01:36 PM

So who is going to hook up their cable box through an Xbox One? Why not replace the DVR/cable box?

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 01:37 PM

QUOTE(The Predaking @ May 21 2013, 01:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So who is going to hook up their cable box through an Xbox One? Why not replace the DVR/cable box?

cable boxes decrypt the signal.

I imagine it would be a licensing nightmare to make the xbox decrypt them all.
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Posted 21 May 2013 - 01:38 PM

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Don't forget Fantasy Football!


As soon as I saw NFL, I was thinking, "Uh-oh, here's something that might really get me hooked in," but then I realized how stupid it was and came to my senses. I'm sure the Fantasy Football updates will be, at least, behind the XBOX Live paywall and maybe behind it and an NFL paywall.
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Posted 21 May 2013 - 01:38 PM

The backwards-compatibility thing isn't a big deal for me because I'm not tossing my 360. Additionally, it's kind of hard to do well apparently so I'm not surprised it's not there.

But really, this will come down to games on launch day for me.


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Posted 21 May 2013 - 01:38 PM

QUOTE(Steevy Maximus @ May 21 2013, 02:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
While I find the new media initiatives interesting...my Xbox experience has been horrifically curtailed by the poor state of the US internet infrastructure. I can't do Xbox Live NOW (aside from game/content downloads) because my wireless access (less than a a room apart) isn't adequate for the broadband needs. So I'm not sure those nifty new online features are going to matter at all to me if I can't actually USE those features in the CURRENT device.



Your crappy internet is hardly the fault of the console.

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 01:40 PM

I've been saying in the WiiU threads that the system is NOT for me. However I pointed out other reasons I saw for it having trouble in the market place.
If the XboxOne is not for you then that's fine. But to call it a failure because of that is rather ludicrous when the entire system is built around marketplace demand and isn't just trying to do its own thing buyer be damned.
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Posted 21 May 2013 - 01:40 PM

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QUOTE(The Predaking @ May 21 2013, 01:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So who is going to hook up their cable box through an Xbox One? Why not replace the DVR/cable box?

cable boxes decrypt the signal.

I imagine it would be a licensing nightmare to make the xbox decrypt them all.


Also, there's no mention of how it could/would handle over the air broadcasts. Maybe a dongle!
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Posted 21 May 2013 - 01:40 PM

Decent enough press conference. I agree with their decision to leave most of the games and new IP to E3. That'll be a good way to keep momentum up and keep Sony on their toes.

Ugly box, but I'm liking the new controller. We'll see what happens and what gets announced.

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 01:40 PM

Wow, am I ever unimpressed.

Basically the always on thing will be a dev studios choice, and we all know that will mean the publishers will essentially force most to do it. The blocking of used games just sucks, big. If they intend to follow this model, I hope for everyone's sake they will at least lower the prices on games. At least PC users can get the same games for half the cost by waiting a couple of months. Sadly I doubt that will be the case.

And is it me or does the box itself look as big or bigger than the original xbox? Or maybe they shrank the controller down?

I would be skipping this console generation entirely if not for the Halo tv series which will be tied into the game. Even at that, I'm really questioning just how much do I still love Halo? This console just may not be worth while for 2 exclusive series.

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 01:40 PM

QUOTE(skankerzero @ May 21 2013, 01:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(The Predaking @ May 21 2013, 01:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So who is going to hook up their cable box through an Xbox One? Why not replace the DVR/cable box?

cable boxes decrypt the signal.

I imagine it would be a licensing nightmare to make the xbox decrypt them all.


Oh no. I didn't want them to decrypt signal at all. I wanted Microsoft to replace my cable provider with their own subscription service. That would have made me excited for this.

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 01:42 PM

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I fail to understand how being an entertainment hub is a bad thing. With teh way the world is today having all of my options in one box makes life so much easier. With voice activation I can walk in the door and get the latest episode of a show, a bluray or a game started while I take all my crap off and get settled into the couch. Everything I would want and need are right there. Great games by great publishers with a great relationship with the console maker, multi medi like Amazon, Hulu and Netflix, communication with Skype which is a big deal in this household. The 360 already does a great job with so many of these things without being built for it. Not the Xbox One IS built for it. And it's not like gaming suffers at all for it.

If the next generation of gaming is going to be super expensive we may as well get the most out of the box we are buying.

Not to be a dick but I'd rather drop $500 and get so much out of this than drop $300 and get so little out of the WiiU.


but that's the thing. They barely showed us anything about the games at all. Sure, being an entertainment hub is great, but that's only half of the story. What they showed on the games front was absolutely tepid and nothing we haven't seen before.

There's the interface, sure. Great, fine, looks impressive. But they spent the rest of the conference gave us EA Sports' next round of regurgitation, a racing game, a partially live action trailer for a game we dunnow anything about, and CALL OF DUTY HAS DOGS NOW.

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 01:42 PM

QUOTE(The Predaking @ May 21 2013, 12:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(skankerzero @ May 21 2013, 01:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(The Predaking @ May 21 2013, 01:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So who is going to hook up their cable box through an Xbox One? Why not replace the DVR/cable box?

cable boxes decrypt the signal.

I imagine it would be a licensing nightmare to make the xbox decrypt them all.


Oh no. I didn't want them to decrypt signal at all. I wanted Microsoft to replace my cable provider with their own subscription service. That would have made me excited for this.

If they did you'd get ESPN and 300 channels of ads. Maybe Speed TV or whatever they call that these days.
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Posted 21 May 2013 - 01:42 PM

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QUOTE(The Predaking @ May 21 2013, 01:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So who is going to hook up their cable box through an Xbox One? Why not replace the DVR/cable box?

cable boxes decrypt the signal.

I imagine it would be a licensing nightmare to make the xbox decrypt them all.


Oh no. I didn't want them to decrypt signal at all. I wanted Microsoft to replace my cable provider with their own subscription service. That would have made me excited for this.

Yeah, same here. I'd love some iptv, but I won't expect that for a while.
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Posted 21 May 2013 - 01:44 PM

I have to compliment Microsoft on managing to choose the most confusing name possible, since a lot of people refer to the original Xbox as the Xbox 1.

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 01:45 PM

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but that's the thing. They barely showed us anything about the games at all.


It was a console announcement not the E3 presentation.

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 01:45 PM

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QUOTE(Cheetimus Primal @ May 21 2013, 06:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I fail to understand how being an entertainment hub is a bad thing. With teh way the world is today having all of my options in one box makes life so much easier. With voice activation I can walk in the door and get the latest episode of a show, a bluray or a game started while I take all my crap off and get settled into the couch. Everything I would want and need are right there. Great games by great publishers with a great relationship with the console maker, multi medi like Amazon, Hulu and Netflix, communication with Skype which is a big deal in this household. The 360 already does a great job with so many of these things without being built for it. Not the Xbox One IS built for it. And it's not like gaming suffers at all for it.

If the next generation of gaming is going to be super expensive we may as well get the most out of the box we are buying.

Not to be a dick but I'd rather drop $500 and get so much out of this than drop $300 and get so little out of the WiiU.


but that's the thing. They barely showed us anything about the games at all. Sure, being an entertainment hub is great, but that's only half of the story. What they showed on the games front was absolutely tepid and nothing we haven't seen before.

There's the interface, sure. Great, fine, looks impressive. But they spent the rest of the conference gave us EA Sports' next round of regurgitation, a racing game, a partially live action trailer for a game we dunnow anything about, and CALL OF DUTY HAS DOGS NOW.

The games show is right around the corner. This was a hardware show that didn't go on for five hours like the Sony reveal.
These boxes stopped being just about video games last gen. I think it's time for people to accept that.
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Posted 21 May 2013 - 01:47 PM

I'm not saying they should be just about games. I'm saying that they shouldn't be de-emphasized to such an extent, and that's what this press conference did.

EDIT - and I don't care if E3 is tomorrow. The first press conference sends a message about what they're focusing on, their priorities. Combined with killing backwards compatibility and charging a 2nd fee to reinstall a game... I'm sorry. I think those priorities are in exactly the wrong place.

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 01:49 PM

QUOTE(Cheetimus Primal @ May 21 2013, 01:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I fail to understand how being an entertainment hub is a bad thing. With teh way the world is today having all of my options in one box makes life so much easier. With voice activation I can walk in the door and get the latest episode of a show, a bluray or a game started while I take all my crap off and get settled into the couch. Everything I would want and need are right there. Great games by great publishers with a great relationship with the console maker, multi medi like Amazon, Hulu and Netflix, communication with Skype which is a big deal in this household. The 360 already does a great job with so many of these things without being built for it. Not the Xbox One IS built for it. And it's not like gaming suffers at all for it.

If the next generation of gaming is going to be super expensive we may as well get the most out of the box we are buying.

Not to be a dick but I'd rather drop $500 and get so much out of this than drop $300 and get so little out of the WiiU.


And I also find the multimedia features compelling...assuming internet speeds improve enough around here for me to US those features. I find it odd to see so much emphasis on these "general consumer" features on a device that would (traditionally anyway) sell to "hardcore gamers" first and the general consumers jumping in as the price came down.

Makes me wonder how pricing will work (I'm half expecting MS to wait until Sony announces a price for PS4, just to price theirs $50-150 LESS. Or REALLY play up the contract deals that the Xbox360 has seen).

I'm also not seeing the lack of backwards compatibility a HUGE issue. The PS3 dumped BWC after a year to reduce the console's price, and the PS4 is NOT slated to have "hardware" backwards compatibility either (and we'll see how the digital thing plays). In all reality, I expect most consumers to keep their Xbox360 for another year and use XboxOne as a new media hub that happens to play some nifty new games.

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 01:49 PM

QUOTE(Razorsaw @ May 21 2013, 01:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm not saying they should be just about games. I'm saying that they shouldn't be de-emphasized to such an extent, and that's what this press conference did.

i dunno. this announcement had what? 6 games? If those games didn't interest you is aside the point.

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