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Thread GameXplain |OT| “Let’s see what secrets and hidden details the old Analysis Machine has to find!”
Aww thank you both so much! Crazy that it's been 10 years already...(and that it's enough time to go from high school through medical school!
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Thread If you have an upcoming flight, you might save money by re-booking it
Southwest has extremely friendly policies when it comes to cancelling or rebooking, nearly up to the last minute. I think they're the only major domestic carries that has this by default
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Thread Animal Crossing: New Horizon Hype Thread
It's a series that spans 20 years and nearly 8 since the last installment. Our memories aren't infallible, but I don't think we got that much wrong that wasn't instantly corrected by someone else? I've personally played every one of the games (I had a 2 month long New Leaf series on the channel!), though Daan and Steve are the real superfans of the group.
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Thread Sonic the Hedgehog |OT| The Fast and the Furriest
It's just best to not think about it. Sonic's quicksilver-like powers would completely break most of the movie if he always deployed them. It became especially obvious upon a 2nd viewing where he could have used them to escape any number of seemingly problematic scenarios without them.
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Thread Donkey Kong Country has some of the best soundtracks in videogame history
We actually asked David Wise that very question in the interview posted a bit above :) (as I recall, it was due to the GBA sound hardware not being able to do the original OST justice, but he offers a much more nuanced explanation in the video)
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Thread Disney Parks Veteran Steps Down Amid Sluggish Star Wars Land Attendance
Orlando has TWO Harry Potter lands connected by way of the Hogwarts Express, which is a ride itself. The Hogsmead section (basically the same as the one in Hollywood) just opened an AMAZING new hagrid motorbike coaster. It's so good Edit: Beaten. Badly
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Thread Disney Parks Veteran Steps Down Amid Sluggish Star Wars Land Attendance
I don't want to spoil too much, but it's a blast. You actually feel like you're riding a motorcycle (I say this as an owner of one!) and it has a record-breaking amount of launches, so you never feel like your coaster is losing momentum. It's constantly surprising, is well themed (especially by Universal's usual coaster standards!), and is just a ton of fun. I actually wish I had ridden it after ROTR, as I think the latter felt a bit tame by comparison
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Thread Disney Parks Veteran Steps Down Amid Sluggish Star Wars Land Attendance
Haha it really is like a game genie. And I did! 3 times! Unfortunately no hacks for that one haha, just 1-2 hour waits each time. Amazing ride; I prefer it to Rise of the Resistance!
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Thread Disney Parks Veteran Steps Down Amid Sluggish Star Wars Land Attendance
100% agreed. I'm opposed to the class-based direction the parks seem to be going in, but I agree Universal's model would probably be the option--especially as one who used it a few weeks ago and kind of loved it (even if I felt a little dirty using it!!!)
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Thread Nintendo Direct Speculation |OT4| The Sequel to OT3 is Now in Development.
Just to be clear, we made an intentional effort to cover Zippo first and mentioned that Sabi's Paper Mario statement was in support of the Zippo's claim; if we focused more on Sabi it's purely because they had more to say in relation to both subjects
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Thread places are adopting DRM soda cups to prevent free refills at Coca-Cola Freestyle machines... I hate this
It's not cheaper than the amount of product they're losing (which yes, is negligible), but it's almost certainly cheaper than the loss of potential profit. It's doubtful Disney and others would have implemented it otherwise.
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Thread Resident Evil 4 is 15 years old today!
An RE2 style suggests it needs a fundamental reworking of the game, which I think is very much not the case as it still holds up to this day. What it actually needs is a Shadow of the Colossus style update that retains the fundamentally sound gameplay and only polishes up the visuals and sound
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Thread We're going to see 8K TV's at under $2000 this year.... Selling at places like Costco
You're 100% right, but it's just a matter of time until game consoles and media devices support 8k, creating a tipping point, even if it ends up taking longer than 4k did. It'll happen eventually, unlike 3DTV which went down a different (deadend) path.
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Thread Nintendo Direct Speculation |OT3| Nintendo Direct Speculation Trilogy HD
We report news. If insiders don't want it reported, they are under no obligation to share it on a popular public forum (or whatever their public venue of choice may be.) In any case, we're happy to also consider Emily a good friend of the channel.
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Thread Nintendo Direct Speculation |OT3| Nintendo Direct Speculation Trilogy HD
Why thank you! Looking forward to having a Direct to give predictions on! (we actually give a few early ones in our 2020 predictions today and tomorrow :)D'aww Edit: Replying to later comments here You're very welcome!You're too kind :)
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Thread Nintendo Direct Speculation |OT3| Nintendo Direct Speculation Trilogy HD
Thanks so much Dragoncaine! Really appreciate the kind words and I'm glad you enjoy our videos. Hopefully we'll be able to give you a Direct Predictions sooner rather than later! :)
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Thread Star Wars' Rise of the Resistance ride opens today
Just got back from WDW and managed to ride it 3 times. It's very good, but fell short of the hype for me. The best part might be the queue, which is fantastic, with the "cast members' truly selling the idea of being taken prisoner (and I had some amazing interactions with them). The ride itself didn't quite deliver on the same level and I felt like it was missing something. It consistently does many things very well, but never nails it on a single thing, and it didn't feel completely satisfying as a result. I have to say my favorite new ride of the trip was Hargid's Motorcycle Adventure overall at Universal. Now that's one amazing ride and might be my favorite coaster period. Avatar remains safe as Disney's best ride of the past 10 years.
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Thread Game Awards 2019 sets new record of 45 million live-streams, 73% increase from last year
As I recall, we criticized the reveal itself with the choice of venue, not the venue itself. I don't think the TGA's viewership alone tells us much of anything about the reveal's level of success.
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Thread [CNBC] Disney+ could have 20 million subscribers by year-end, says Credit Suisse in raising its estimate
I have it, but will be cancelling as soon as the Imagineering show if finished. The service is otherwise too too bland and static for me, and the upcoming Marvel shows hold zero appeal
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Thread Disney Reportedly Testing large X-Wing Drone for Use in Galaxy's Edge Media Event
Ooh, if they combined physical sets (ala MiB/Buzz Lightyear) with laser projection to actually "ink" the environment...that could be something amazing. EDIT: (Or maybe if could be done with AR goggles? That way you could actually see the ink shoot out too)
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Thread Disney Reportedly Testing large X-Wing Drone for Use in Galaxy's Edge Media Event
I don't know how they built a "functioning" space port in Star Wars land and included literally zero kinetics. The land needs something like this; it's a shame if this is just a one-off for a media event I wonder if a projection screen, ala the Splatoon concerns, could have worked (perhaps at night?) Give the illusion of some spaceport activity happening
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Thread Frozen 2 |OT| Avatar: The Last Icebender (Open Spoilers)
Am I the only one who found the whole Arendellians vs forest people...weird? Like these two seemingly tiny groups of people couldn't work out their differences across 34 years, yet were able to mostly instantly forgive and forget once the protagonists strolled in? I enjoyed the movie, but it definitely felt undercooked in the setting and story department.
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Thread Trump Jr.'s book "Triggered" reached the best-sellers list in part due to the RNC spending $100,000 buying in bulk.
What's the MSRP? $20? That's only 5000 books if so, 10,000 if the price is half. Does it really take that few to reach the top of the best selling list? (Plus whatever it organically sold, of course)
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Thread Frozen 2 |OT| Avatar: The Last Icebender (Open Spoilers)
The "plastic doll" thing isn't an issue for at all...or at least it wasn't until tonight, because I had that exact same thought several times throughout the movie. It looked weird, like it crossed over into the uncanny valley
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Thread Celebration thread for Donkey Kong Country's 25th anniversary
Thanks so much! I'm thrilled that people seemed to enjoy our coverage, and we had a blast putting it all together. Truly a pleasure to speak to the original staff,
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Thread YouTube’s FTC-Mandated Rules for Kids Content Infuriate Creators
I was addressing the point that it's fucked up, not how the FTC will perceive itGotcha, that's fair. There are definitely YouTubers that exploit that demographic, the rest of us are just concerned of being painted with the same brush
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Thread Impeachment Hearings Day 4 - Amb. Gordon Sondland testifies (Live now). Laura Cooper and David Hale later in afternoon.
Do we know roughly when a major break will be? Wondering when I'll have time to do work lol
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Thread Impeachment Hearings Day 3: Col. Vindman, Williams, Volker and Morrison to testify. Live now.
Do we know how long the hearing is set to go for tomorrow?
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Thread Donkey Kong Country 25 anniversary interview with Gregg Mayles from Rare.
Hopefully it's cool if I self-promote here haha. We posted our 2nd set of interviews this morning, featuring Steve Mayles and Chris Sutherland, the character designer and lead programmer respectively.
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Thread Impeachment Hearings OT - Former US Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch testifying Friday 9AM CST. Livestream links. [Friday hearings live now]
Am i mistaken or was there going to be another public hearing today? I don't see channels covering it
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Thread Impeachment Hearings OT - Former US Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch testifying Friday 9AM CST. Livestream links. [Friday hearings live now]
One more try: did I miss anything big before the last 10 mins?
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Thread Impeachment Hearings OT - Begins 11.13.2019, 9am CST. Livestream links, republican hijinks, and trump distractions inbound.
Thanks y'all for the time estimate!
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Thread Deleted Avengers Endgame scene between Tony and Adult Morgan in the Soul world
That kiss looked like it was going somewhere disturbingly different at first. Awkward scene
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Thread Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Downloadable Contents Discussion Thread 7 | King of Fighters: Dream Match Never Ends - (ERA, ARE YOU OKAY!?)
I argued for modern Ryu dammit! I don't know why Bird keeps ignoring that :P
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Thread Terminator: Dark Fate |OT| (Spoilers) No fate but what Jim & Tim make
It's not the Director's Cut, it's the Special Edition. The theatrical cut is the Director's Cut.
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Thread Can we talk about Terminator Dark Fate's opening scene? (Unmarked spoilers)
I was so confused by the opening scene since I kept expecting Furlong to appear proper at some point based on the early press.
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Thread Luigi's Mansion 3 |OT| ScareBNB
It's annoying that the game punishes you for buying goods along the way, as the money spent isn't factored into the ending rank/reward. Especially since it doesn't warn you of this (and doesn't really make any sense since the money went to Egadd!)
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Thread Terminator: Dark Fate |OT| (Spoilers) No fate but what Jim & Tim make
I was shocked how much fun I enjoyed this. Yeah, it doesn't really add anything to the franchise, but it felt And that's way more than I can say about the last few. Some parts are a bit silly, but on the whole I had a surprisingly good time--probably helped that I expected trash. And for whatever reason, I adored Arnold in this
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Thread Can we talk about Terminator Dark Fate's opening scene? (Unmarked spoilers)
It was the best de-aging effect I've seen yet. Sarah was flawless, at least upon a first viewing.
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Thread Nintendo FY3/2020 Q2 Earnings Release, Switch Hardware 41.67M LTD, new download SW data
It's one of the few times the amiibo implementation made perfect sense; I'd love for it to return
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Thread Nintendo FY3/2020 Q2 Earnings Release, Switch Hardware 41.67M LTD, new download SW data
We'll see. What I've heard hasn't been terribly encouraging and WoM dropped off a cliff compared to Wii U. Maybe updates can breathe new life into it
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Thread Nintendo FY3/2020 Q2 Earnings Release, Switch Hardware 41.67M LTD, new download SW data
Link's Awakening's nearly outsold Super Mario Maker 2 already? Surprising (Edited for emphases)
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Thread Ten years later, what do you think about Resident Evil 5 as a single player experience?
Like a worse version of RE4 in nearly every conceivable way, except for the co-op (which ironically, was partially its undoing)
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Thread If you could resurrect one theme park ride lost to the annals of time what would you pick?
Thiiiis. So god damn brilliant, from the sharp script, to the animatronics, to the horror. It was one of a kind.
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Thread Tim Miller (Terminator: Dark Fate) discusses why he hated Terminator 2's thumbs-up scene
I feel like this isn't an issue without knowledge of that scene? The movie works perfectly fine as is and I think actually strengths the bond between Jon and the Terminator knowing it didn't mostly just come down to flipping an empathy Switch
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Thread We can all agree Super Mario Sunshine was Charles Martinet best performance as Mario, yes?
Bowser's too
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Thread We can all agree Super Mario Sunshine was Charles Martinet best performance as Mario, yes?
If Sunshine is anything, it's a voice acting extravaganza
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Thread Survivor 39: Island of the Idols |OT| tHe iDOlz aRe fORmEr WiNNerZ
Avoiding spoilers, but is this season worth watching so far? I've waned on Survivor over the years and am curious if this season's worth diving in for
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Thread Ring Fit Adventure |OT| Out-Of-Breath of The Wild
Multi-task mode! You can do reps outside of the game and then, IIRC, donate them back to your profile in the form of XP
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Thread Ring Fit Adventure |OT| Out-Of-Breath of The Wild
Just wait until you unlock the wide squats move. I also have an inkling you'll able to level up earlier attacks later on to make them relevant again, though that's pure speculation.
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Thread Ring Fit Adventure |OT| Out-Of-Breath of The Wild
They generally do, at least up to the point I'm at. It's extremely unlikely you'll be able to maintain the pace of 1 day per world soon, and even less if you're 100%'ing each one
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Thread "Cheap, convenient and almost gone: Uber, DoorDash and similar apps"
I miss Munchery :( It'll be interesting to see how this shakes out. Who will survive and where the prices end up
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Thread Monkey Ball on the Switch will once again highlight Joy Con drift issues!
hahaha it's easy to talk a big game when you don't have a YouTube channel that documents your worst performance :P
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Thread Monkey Ball on the Switch will once again highlight Joy Con drift issues!
Bro, I'll wreck you in Mario Kart any day of the week.
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Thread Ring Fit Adventure Review Thread
Mostly cardio but I've been mixing in some strength training the past few months, though not a ton. It's hard to say definitely of I've noticed an improvement because of the ever changing exercises, but I'm pretty sure I have to some degree, especially since I've been steadily raising the difficulty.
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Thread Luigi's Mansion 3 | Preview Thread
I'll have to finish the game before I can answer that haha. Rest assured it's been enjoyable so far though, but hard to compare to 1 and 2 at this point. So stay tuned for the review :)
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Thread Luigi's Mansion 3 | Preview Thread
The video represents almost exactly how it looks on my TV. There's a brightness setting the game asks you to adjust before playing and I knocked it down a notch to match the game's recommendation
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Thread Luigi's Mansion 3 | Preview Thread
I played it just last year on 3DS and countless times on GCN in the preceding years (as proof, any of our Luigi's Mansion Cool Bits videos basically required a complete playthrough). Yes, Luigi's Mansion is linear in that you unlock each area sequentially, but each individual area comparatively open allowing some freedom of exploration, especially once the areas start layering on top of each other, requiring you to revisit past locations. By comparison, LM3's elevator acts primarily as a glorified level select (fittingly haha), and with most of the floors being corridor focused (naturally, given it's a hotel), there isn't as much room for exploration. To clarify, this isn't necessarily a bad thing; I'm just trying to better explain the distinction. And this is only based on the first half of the game, so it's possible it opens up more later.
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Thread Battle for the ages: Super Mario Galaxy 1 or 2?
Super Mario Galaxy was the better experience, but SMG2 is the better game. Though I might have to give the edge to SMG for its amazing storybook sequence.
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Thread What are your favorite "lands" at Disney Parks?
I think you're really underselling the rest of Animal Kingdom (minus Dinoland, obviously). The attention to detail throughout the park is nuts, though it's obviously more realistic rather than fantastical and is more subtle with its detail.
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Thread China's new 'super camera' can instantly pinpoint specific targets among tens of thousands of people
I'm old enough to know it's going to get far worse than whatever it will be within the next 50 years
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Thread China's new 'super camera' can instantly pinpoint specific targets among tens of thousands of people
I said the "worst" of it, not that it won't be a factor. It's going to get so much worse beyond what we'll see in our lifetimes
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Thread The John Linneman aka Dark1x And DF Appreciation thread
From one content creator to another who has also struggled at times with this: stop reading the comments and take a break from social media. I've been through similar bouts of harassment and just stepping away and disconnecting is the only thing that'll help right now. The flood will eventually subside (it always does), but I've found that focusing less on the feedback in a general sense has had a positive effect overall. I no longer ready every comment or every Twitter interaction, and feel better off for it. Also, I know it's tough to keep in mind, but you do truly fantastic work, and anyone harassing you over that (or for anything, for that matter) doesn't have an opinion that's worth paying credence to. And the easiest way to do that for now is to avoid it entirely. And I mean it: Don't look at it at all; it only takes a single comment to start the downward spiral, and it's not worth subjecting yourself to that.
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Thread Collision Causes People To Be Evacuated Off Disney Skyline Gondolas Days After Opening
Wait what? WDW has air conditioning practically everywhere in my experience and it's generally super cold.
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Thread Collision Causes People To Be Evacuated Off Disney Skyline Gondolas Days After Opening
To specify, that looks to be a $600 value minimum per individual. Of course, it they're not planning on coming back then that doesn't do them a whole lot of good
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Thread Collision Causes People To Be Evacuated Off Disney Skyline Gondolas Days After Opening
Yep! Used to run through the Matterhorn ride.
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Thread Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes will go on trial next summer, faces 20 years in prison
Is it worth listening if I've already read Bad Blood?
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Thread Game worlds that would be extremely interesting if only the writers cared about the story more
I'm not sure if you misunderstood me, or I you right now, because that's what I was saying. H:ZD had a sense of mystery that BotW lacked
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Thread Game worlds that would be extremely interesting if only the writers cared about the story more
Yep. The trailers were steeped in mystery, but the game itself wasn't at all. It needed something deeper than surface-level curiosities, similar to Horizon: Zero Dawn
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Thread Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair review thread
It's pretty varied, though as I noted in my preview, the "village" motif does pop up often that I started to notice haha. But it's usually within the context of a level that otherwise looks and feels distinct, so it isn't too distracting.
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Thread Nintendo uploads unlisted Dragon Quest XI S commercial without any music but with sound effects
Reminds me of last year's Smash Bros. trailer
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Thread Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair review thread
I didn't mention it, but I used the Pro Controller the entire time with the analog stick (just as I also play TF)
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Thread Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair review thread
Hey! I've been banging the TF-is-the-GOAT-platformer drum for the better part of a decade, and I found Impossible Lair to be great
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Thread NYT: Trump also pressed the Australian Prime Minister to help Barr Investigate Mueller's Inquiry Origins
Most Americans didn't vote Trump, and the ones that did mostly dont live anywhere near the places you would actually want to visit as a tourist.
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Thread Very LTTP: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time - 21 years later, does it hold up?
Amazing game for its time that feels dated by today's standards. I agree with pretty much the entirety of
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Thread Very LTTP: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time - 21 years later, does it hold up?
I didn't limit it to just 3D Zeldas.
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Thread China's new 'super camera' can instantly pinpoint specific targets among tens of thousands of people
Tracking mere robbers isn't worthy the loss of privacy and the ways in which this technology will be abused.I'm glad I'll be dead before we see the worst of it.
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Thread “It’s Management Bedlam”: Madness at Fox News as Trump Faces Impeachment
Thanks!
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Thread “It’s Management Bedlam”: Madness at Fox News as Trump Faces Impeachment
Is there video of this?
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Thread Engadget: Nintendo seriously needs to fix multi-Switch game sharing
How does that help those with nearly 3 years worth of digital purchases?
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Thread The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening |OT| Open Your Eyes
That's totally fair, I just think there are better middlegrounds. I didn't much enjoy the process of exploring the much Tower this time. I agree TP is much too hand-holdy
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Thread What small new features would you like Nintendo to add in the remaining WiiU ports?
Star Fox Zero: Add VR support to replace the GamePad. Wind Waker HD: The Option to use a 2nd Switch as a GamePad for inventory management Mario 3D World: Remove having to beat every level as every character for the final special world
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Thread James Cameron relieved that Avengers: Endgame beat Avatar at the box office.
I think you've forgotten the point you were replying to. The original poster said that fact that Avatar made it to the top as a "completely new IP " is what made it so impressive. Then you replied along the lines of "no, sequels usually make less money," making zero mention of the "having to see the previous movie" first argument you're now using for some reason. And I simply asked if your assertion was true, why do we not see more original IP on the Top 50 list?
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Thread James Cameron relieved that Avengers: Endgame beat Avatar at the box office.
If that were the case, wouldn't one expect more than 6 or 7 movies out of the Top 50 to be original? The other 40+ were either a sequel/prequel or remake of an existing IP. The only exceptions I found were Frozen, Jurassic Park, Zootopia, Jumanji, Titanic, and Avatar. So it would seem being an original IP has a much smaller chance of getting anywhere close to the top of the list these days. Edit: Just realized even Jumanji was technically a sequel.
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Thread James Cameron relieved that Avengers: Endgame beat Avatar at the box office.
I literally said "remake" in my post; I don't see why that should get counted as an exception. Point is they were all movies dependent on an existing theatrical IP. But even if we did grant them an arbitrary exception, the list is still dominated by sequels. The fact that you don't "have to any any previous movies" (a questionable assertion) in the series is irrelevant to the original point which was based on "completely new IP"
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Thread James Cameron relieved that Avengers: Endgame beat Avatar at the box office.
Haha oops! I got confused when you extrapolated that to other sequels as well. My mistake The point remains though: if sequels regularly made less, why are they dominating the list?
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Thread Hori Split Pad Pro "Giant Joycons" for the Switch
As he stated in the video, he wanted to showcase it with a game he was familiar with, both because he's not the DXM reviewer, but also because it has application beyond just the one title. Even so, it's possible to offer constructive criticism without coming across as a mecha-sized dickJust like your inability to be civil.
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Thread SNES Switch Online now available!
Oh boy, and you thought I was misinterpreting your position? My stance has always been that the cape exists to be used as a reward by players who are skilled enough to do so in whatever manner they wish. How you twisted it into that bizarre position is beyond me.When you list something as the #1 reason for why one game is better than another, I don't think you should expect it to go unchallenged, especially when the extent it can be 'exploited' is left entirely to the player.As is not having to play that way, which was all I meant. If you don't like cap bouncing, then like, don't do it?
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Thread SNES Switch Online now available!
Here was my issue: there is nothing preventing you from playing Super Mario World the way you want as is, yet implementing an unnecessary limitation would restrict how others may want to play the game themselves. Limits come at the expense freedom, and while that isn't necessarily a negative of course, I think it would be in Super Mario World's case. A game which, in many ways, was the forerunner to the nearly boundary-less evolution seen in Super Mario 64. It was largely the unparalleled level of freedom that made Super Mario World what it is and I enjoyed the process of mastering the cape's controls and being rewarded with the option to skip portions of some levels, if I desired. I felt it necessary to point out that you can play the game exactly how you want to as is because your stance seemed so utterly to me otherwise. I didn't expect for it to get this heated, which I think is partially due to us both talking past each other and perhaps not fully grasping the other's position.
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Thread SNES Switch Online now available!
Not at all. You've just taken an extremely narrow viewpoint that I'm illustrating hardly matters in a slightly broader context. You can subvert the challenge in both games easily enough if one is so inclined, though I disagree using the cape in that way is as easy or obvious as you seem to think. But even if it were, it doesn't take much restraint to avoid abusing it.My point was it's a game that similarly provides a different toolset to moderate difficulty at the user's discretion. If you prefer we stick to Mario, NSMBW had an option in which it plays the game for you. 3D Land would give you a power-up that made you invincible for the level's duration. Are those not essentially the same "problem"?It's not a matter of caring, it's a matter of fact. If you don't like playing a game a certain way, then perhaps you shouldn't play it in that way?
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Thread SNES Switch Online now available!
Nothing's forcing you to use the cape to that extent though? This just seems like a non-issue, analogous to complaining that you can fly in the Kirby games. You can play both however you want.
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Thread SNES Switch Online now available!
They were both items that removed the need to platform. I think the analogy was pretty apt; one just takes longer and is harder to exploit to the same extent. There are options to get around much of the platforming in both games. Using the cape to skip most of a level is something that's pretty difficult to do and is more of a reward for experienced players. If it were a common problem or something that's easy to do, it probably would have been mentioned in reviews at the time.Mario 3 had the P-Wing.
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Thread The inclusion of Super Mario World and Yoshi's Island to Nintendo Online made the idea of buying NSMB DX from a tentative to a definitive no.
Everyone I've seen cite NSMB burnout as a factor for NSMBU and/or Wii U's relative failure did so in the context of NSMB2 being a recent release at the time. The quality gap (however much that or little that may be) isn't a meaningful factor. And even if it were, times change, especially when those periods are 30 years apart
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Thread The inclusion of Super Mario World and Yoshi's Island to Nintendo Online made the idea of buying NSMB DX from a tentative to a definitive no.
The demographic was Mario fans. There was a ton of crossover
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Thread The inclusion of Super Mario World and Yoshi's Island to Nintendo Online made the idea of buying NSMB DX from a tentative to a definitive no.
The gap between NSMBU and its immediate predecessor, NSMB2, was 4 months
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Thread Aladdin (2019) Review Thread
Very snake like indeed! I totally agreed, I think Jafar gets unfairly compared to the over-the-top (but also great) original, when the live-action version offered a very different take.
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Thread Arlo: Nintendo's Hardware Quality Is Starting to Drift...
I'm familiar; I worked in Nintendo CS during the DS hinge debacle :P Too far back? The person I replied to said it's "always" been cheap, and I was pointing out it hadn't been.
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Thread Arlo: Nintendo's Hardware Quality Is Starting to Drift...
Cheap when it came to technology, not build quality. Nintendium became a thing for a reason. The original Game Boy was basically a black box which is why one that survived a bombing in the Gulf War is still on display at the Nintendo World Store.
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Thread Just played and beat my first Resident Evil, which ones should i bother playing?
Pretty much. I adore 4, but felt 5 was a step back in nearly every facet, besides graphics and the co-op gameplay (even if that's partly responsible for RE5's comparative missteps)
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Thread Just played and beat my first Resident Evil, which ones should i bother playing?
I don't even recall the story, which to be fair, I don't know if that's a point in your favor or mine.
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Thread Just played and beat my first Resident Evil, which ones should i bother playing?
Just because we disagree doesn't mitigate the value of either of our opinions. RE4's story isn't nearly as dependent on the rest of the series, which is pertinent in a thread where the OP has no prior experience outside of 4 and is actively seeking feedback to determine what to play next, which as a reminder, is the person my post was directly addressing that you replied to
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Thread Yoshi's Island vs Super Mario world
I think both are great games, but Super Mario World is a tighter experience that holds up better.That describes most of YI's castle levels for me. Bland, meandering, AND long. There's way too many castles, and unlike many of Mario World's levels, there's no way around them.
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Thread GI Show | Matt Booty on Halo Infinite: Excited How 343 Is Expanding the World but Wouldn't Go as Far as to Call It a Sandbox (Too Overloaded a Term)
I'm pretty sure Hyrule is supposed to be more than a few miles across too :P
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Thread Let's Talk About the Awesomeness of Beetle Adventure Racing
Brilliant game that looked astonishing at the time, with some amazing secrets. Also Beetle Battle ftw
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Thread GI Show | Matt Booty on Halo Infinite: Excited How 343 Is Expanding the World but Wouldn't Go as Far as to Call It a Sandbox (Too Overloaded a Term)
No, it's a ring silly. Seriously, I think an open-world concept could be extremely interesting on a ring-world given you could see any point on at most any time. Across-world sniper shots anyone?
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Thread I firmly believe if Kid Icarus: Uprising was a Wii U release instead of 3DS, it’d be viewed as one of the greatest games of all time.
I wish it were just a rail shooter instead of 1/3 of one as those were the best parts!
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Thread Samsung spent years trolling Apple in commercials. Now it's cloning an iPhone feature it mocked and has deleted the ads.
Remember when Apple said no one's going to buy a bigger phone during the iPhone 4 era? It's not exactly news that companies are hypocritical when it comes to promoting their own products and will perform a 180 when it suits them.
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Thread Trump says he may commute sentence of ex-IL Gov. Rod Blagojevich and pardon...Martha Stewart?
Trump finally got over his Celebrity Apprentice feud with Martha Steward huh?
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Thread Universal's Epic Universe announced (new Universal Studios Orlando park)
Gotta compete with Disney's amazing Avatar ride somehow! (Seriously, do we have any idea what the HTTYD ride is going to be?)
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Thread Universal's Epic Universe announced (new Universal Studios Orlando park)
Hmm? There are already several hotels connected to parks that exist, such as at DCA, Tokyo DL, and Paris DL. They all have entrances outside of the park as well
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Thread Universal's Epic Universe announced (new Universal Studios Orlando park)
Looks like a flat version of USH's series of escalators lol
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Thread It’s fucking crazy how much our world has turned upside down in the past 20 years
Meh. We adapt and it ceases to be special. Progress is a hamster wheel
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Thread The Original DOOM, DOOM II, And DOOM 3 Have All Surprise Launched On Nintendo Switch, PS4, and Xbox One [see threadmarks for FAQ]
Whoa! Now that's a shotgun blast from the past!
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Thread NPD Mat: "Xbox 360 sold more than Wii lifetime in the US, only behind PS2"
Region, you mean? Even the OG Xbox was DOA in Japan and it seemed there was little the 360 could do to reverse that, so the only major region that it meaningfully outperformed was Europe, and in that context, I don't think there's enough there to say it was strange? The Xbox's greatest strength in the US was that it was made by a US company, and had one of the top FPS IPs (at the time) as an exclusive. They were just in-tune with the US demographic for its era. As I'm not European and didn't follow overseas coverage much at the time, I can't speak to why it apparently didn't resonate as well there
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Thread Do any of you have experience introducing your parents to gaming?
Yep! My Dad hadn't played a game since the 70s or 80s, but came home from work and saw me playing RE4 when it was brand new. It blew him away, both visually and gameplay wise, and he sat down and watched me play through the entire game every day until I beat it, knowing he wouldn't be able to himself, due to how complicated the controls were. Cue the Wii rerelease. I figured he might be able to handle it with the pointer & waggle controls, and though it was rough to start--super rough--he slowly got a handle on them and eventually managed to play through the entire game...dozens and dozens and dozens of times over the subsequent 10 years. I finally decided to push the bar a couple of years ago with Breath of the Wild on Switch and he found himself hooked on that game too (after getting used to a standard controller), having also finished it multiple times since. I just recently got him a PS4 and he's currently obsessed with The Last of Us Remastered. It's pretty amazing that he went from a complete non gamer to actually starting in our Father's Day video to chat about games. I never would have expected this growing up
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Thread I regret buying so much physical media
I happily tossed my entire collection of DVDs, books, etc years ago and haven't regretted it once. (Games are the only exception since I need them for work and many don't exist elsewhere legally, although Ido buy purely digital these days)
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Thread Special Counsel Robert Mueller testifies before Congress |OT|
Why does it always sound like Trump always give interviews next to a PS4? Can barely hear the reporters
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Thread Special Counsel Robert Mueller testifies before Congress |OT|
I just woke up and trying to catch up. Did I miss anything or can I skip ahead to the live feed?
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Thread Here’s How Employee Pay Stacks Up against CEO Wages at America’s Most Beloved Companies
That $300 would have a much more meaningful impact on the 200,000 individuals currently employed by Disney than the absurd salary of a single individual, which likely isn't even reflective of his entire compensation. Especially when you consider that a ton of workers are likely making less than that "average" salary, in which case an extra $300 would be even more impactful.
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Thread Deadline: Avengers Endgame Will Overtake Avatar, Becoming The Highest Grossing Film of All Time
...until Avatar rereleases
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Thread So Midsommar was once again a horror movie where the first scene in the movie is so far above the rest (spoilers for midsommar and hereditary)
I disagree with the specific example, but the idea is interesting to explore. I'd submit Us as a better example. The slow zoom out of the caged rabbits slowly revealing more of the area combined with the haunting music--so damn good and instantly engrossing. Then the rest of the movie happened. I thought Midsommar was pretty great though and thought it did a fantastic job pulling me into its weird world beyond the opening scene. (Even if it started to drag a bit past the halfway point)
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Thread Disneyland's Star Wars Themed Bar in Galaxy's Edge Could Be Making Up To $200k a Day
Cool; I wish the others were of a similar caliber
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Thread Disneyland's Star Wars Themed Bar in Galaxy's Edge Could Be Making Up To $200k a Day
Disappointed with the drink names (and souvenir mugs). They sound like gimmicky nonsense you'd find at a Star Wars pop-up, and not authentic mixtures as part of a hyper-themed environment. Looks like they missed the mark compared to Harry Potter or even Avatar.
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Thread Disneyland's Star Wars Themed Bar in Galaxy's Edge Could Be Making Up To $200k a Day
I don't think the drink names are the draw. It's a weird misstep in a land that's supposed to be been hyped as devout to immersive detail.
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Thread Wkd Box Office - 7•5-7•19 - Mysterio sets holiday record. Toys keep kung fu grip on box office. Audiences still believe in Yesterday.
nm wrong thread
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Thread Wkd Box Office - 7•5-7•19 - Mysterio sets holiday record. Toys keep kung fu grip on box office. Audiences still believe in Yesterday.
I always picture it as the Russos dragging Thano''s headless corpse by the shoulders across the finish line.
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Thread I’ve been told to watch Man in the High Castle. Is it good?
I watched up to the end of S2. Is S3 worth it or am I good calling it quits? I enjoyed it enough, but haven't felt compelled to watch the rest
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Thread FBI, ICE find state driver’s license photos are a gold mine for facial-recognition searches
How can he not see the contradiction there? Get Fucked Mr. "We have to violate your liberties to protect them."
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Thread I had a Lucid Dream where all the people inside were aware of thier own existance. WTF?
That's some Link's Awakening shit right there.
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Thread Jurassic Park: The Ride closing in Universal Studios Hollywood, to be converted into Jurassic World (UPDATE: new video)
Is the Mickey Hat gone too?!?
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Thread Galaxy's Edge crowds at Disneyland lower than anticipated
I love Captain Rex (from the cockpit) but I dig the idea of him handling the music between bands
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Thread Jurassic Park: The Ride closing in Universal Studios Hollywood, to be converted into Jurassic World (UPDATE: new video)
There's no reason that the ride has to begin at ground level, thematically. Hell, you already descend hundreds of feet into the lower lot anyway for the ride entrance. Regardless, it's not like much of anything makes any damn sense in Jurassic World anyway. Despite that, I wasn't proposing strictly putting it upstairs, but as part of the lifthill or as an extension of the building leading up to it onIt's only possibly superior now. The 2x T-Rex encounter and falling Jeep effect (when it worked, granted) made USH's version the standout imo.
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Thread Zelda Tech Demo (Wii U) - Will we ever see a Zelda with a similar visual style?
You might want to rewatch it because your memory seems a bit faulty, as is that isn't at all a fair assessment of the review. I vividly remember going out of my way to try and consider the 3 main demographics for that game. I'm also reasonably confident I never called it a "bad game" in the video, though I very much did deliver my authentic feelings on it (which I do believe is how reviews should be done).
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Thread Galaxy's Edge crowds at Disneyland lower than anticipated
As one of my friends said, Flights of Passage is practically a religious experience. It's just absolutely perfect in its execution. Hell, one of the best parts is when almost nothing is happening at all? How many theme part attractions can you say that about haha
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Thread Jurassic Park: The Ride closing in Universal Studios Hollywood, to be converted into Jurassic World (UPDATE: new video)
I'm avoiding watching the video, but yeah, wouldn't the aquarium make way more sense to have as part of the GIANT show building? (or the lead-up to it?) I'm shocked that isn't where they put it.
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Thread Regal's Movie Subscription service's details have seemingly leaked.
Isn't it just a wait time between the start of both showings, or am I mistaken?
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Thread 20 years ago South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut came out
Also at least one (maybe a few?) somewhat impressive CG sequences for the era, when Kenny goes to hell
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Thread Super Mario Maker 2 |OT| Make Your Own Witty OT Title | Competition submissions open, see threadmark
Fiiiine
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Thread Super Mario Maker 2 |OT| Make Your Own Witty OT Title | Competition submissions open, see threadmark
Oof. I know your pain only too well. Hopefully you're able to finish your level regardless :)
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Thread Super Mario Maker 2 |OT| Make Your Own Witty OT Title | Competition submissions open, see threadmark
My You vs Boo course is here: 24G-5X3-D2H I think Jon's courses were both made on the media servers and he hasn't rebuilt them yet for the public version, unfortunately.
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Thread Super Mario Maker 2 |OT| Make Your Own Witty OT Title | Competition submissions open, see threadmark
Maaaaybe ;) I just posted my first this morning! You vs Boo: 24G-5X3-D2H
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Thread Super Mario Maker 2 | Review Thread
These were all relegated to a sub-section at the very end of the review as part of a larger point about the presentation. How is that an issue?Did you stop to think about why that might be, or are you proposing I made it up?I'm human too, as it turns out and the vitriol gets grating. But I'm guessing you'll brush it brush as another defensive reaction, huh?
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Thread Zelda: Link’s Awakening footage showing Mr. Write, Dampé, Tal Tal Heights
It's definitely against the spirit of the demo, which is set to end after you beat the Cavern, in which you found Roc's Feather. Hence why there was, afaik, no footage of it until nowCheck the post above lol
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Thread NYPD on Twitter: "We regret to inform that Desmond Amofah aka Etika has been found deceased." (See guidelines before posting)
I'm not just sad. I'm fucking furious. Furious that he had been showing signs of mental health issues for months, if not longer, and yet was being clowned on constantly by an ignorant fanbase with memes and shitposts, including here on Era. Society failed Etika. We failed Etika. Fuck this.
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Thread I dislike react videos and yet I really love these ones by VFX artists
The trick is they're not actually Reaction videos; they're analysis videos, just branded for clicks
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Thread Regal's Movie Subscription service's details have seemingly leaked.
I mean, I addressed that. If one doesn't care about Premium, it's a potentially substanially better
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Thread Regal's Movie Subscription service's details have seemingly leaked.
This is pretty damn fantastic and bests A-List in terms of price (especially if in AMC's more expensive markets) and frequency, minus the premium surcharge. But if you don't care about this, this might be the way to go. #ThanksMoviePass
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Thread Google says bye to tablets but swears they are still committed to Android tablets
This annoys me, because the OG Pixel 7 was bloody fantastic. It seems everyone loved it. Perfect size, comfortable form factor, and a great price, yet Google abandoned it for some reason. Ugh
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Thread Google says bye to tablets but swears they are still committed to Android tablets
Not everyone likes iOS. I have an iPad Pro collecting dust because I actively dislike using it
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Thread Toy Story 4 reviews - 99% with 136 reviews
Sort of. You could pick up enough without it, especially since so much revolves around new characters, but you'll get more out of it by having a recollection of it (and I say this as one who's not even the biggest fan of 3)
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Thread Toy Story 4 reviews - 99% with 136 reviews
Just got back. A slow start and it really beat that Forky joke into the ground, but it picks way the hell up with Bo Peep--who is absolutely fantastic. Woody also gets the proper conclusion that I didn't realize he needed. But as others have said, it's unfortunate it came at the expense of the supporting case who were sidelined the entire adventure. Overall, I'd rank it behind 1 and 2, but ahead of 3. Oh, and that post credits gag was sooooo satisfying.
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Thread Super Mario Maker 2 Hype Check (Launch trailer released)
I had thought you were a fan, but your last few messages were making me think that had changed! I know only too well that the way one presents themselves doesn't always match-up 1:1 with their overall feelings. Anyways, I appreciate the clarification, and you for being a fan. Cheers :)
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Thread Super Mario Maker 2 Hype Check (Launch trailer released)
Thanks for the info, Dyle! I'm hoping that despite their not being mentioned they may still be in the game. , any chance you can confirm for us whether the levels in story mode are one-and-done runthroughs or if they have optional additional challenges like in SMM 3DSS? Thank you! [/QUOTE] One and done
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Thread Super Mario Maker 2 Hype Check (Launch trailer released)
I don't think this is a fair comparison, and neither is the "paraphrased" summary you replied to a fair representation. This isn't about an unlocking process; hell, I was a proponent of ditching it entirely for Smash. Our larger point was that the first game felt magical, whereas now it's much more utilitarian. You don't have to agree with it, but it'd be nice if you tried to understand it instead of shitting all over us both here and in our own YT comments for largely unrelated reasons.
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Thread Super Mario Maker 2 Hype Check (Launch trailer released)
True, we did only spend at least a third of the video talking about how designing levels were impacted by the interface
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Thread Super Mario Maker 2 Hype Check (Launch trailer released)
Our complaint was about the comparative lacking sense of experimentation and exploration, not that the inputs had to remain the same. A fun solution could have been to only unlock the shortcuts upon discovery. In any case, I'm pretty sure I said in the video it wasn't a big deal. I actually do enjoy the ease-of-use, even if it came at a price
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Thread People who stare down the tunnel/tracks waiting for your train to arrive, why do you do this?
People who ask rhetorical questions on message boards, why do you do this?
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Thread Tokyo Disney Resort offers glimpse of their unique take on Soarin’: “Soaring: Fantastic Flight”
Animal Kingdom is right up there with it imo...as long as we ignore the terrible dinosaur area lol
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Thread Universal - Volcano Bay water park guests felt shocks hours before park was closed, OSHA investigating
Should have gone to Typhoon Lagoon, where the disaster is only a theme
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Thread Universal - Volcano Bay water park guests felt shocks hours before park was closed, OSHA investigating
I thought it was reasonably straight-forward, unless there were some details that were left out?
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Thread YouTube blatantly says anti-gay slurs and targeted harassment don't break its rules
I'm not disagreeing! I'm only pointing out that demonetizing his platform is taking a serious toll--likely north of a million dollars annually. But yes, YouTube's trying to have their cake and eat it too with this weird half-measure.
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Thread YouTube blatantly says anti-gay slurs and targeted harassment don't break its rules
Yep, looking at his channel's stats, he's making bank off those view counts (or was.) It's pretty much impossible for merchandise sales to come anywhere even close to approaching what he's been making off ads.
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Thread U-Haul Rates Suggest Migration from California to Texas Is Accelerating
By that logic, you shouldn't live in a country that voted Donald Fucking Trump either. Texas is totally fine if you stick to the cities.
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Thread Smash Ultimate to get VR support in update (today)
I'm excited. I love what VR added to BotW's, elevating the entire experience. And while I doubt that'll be the same case for Smash, I'm intrigued to see what it does add
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Thread New Easy Allies Show 'Achieve It Yourself' shows how much fun people are missing out on without Achievments
Achievements are more fun when they're community-sourced and performed within a group setting with the explicit goal to entertain. My personal experience with actual achievements has not been reflective of this video. Fun video series, though! It's arguably the best thing to come of achievements (or the lack thereof)
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Thread Super Mario Sunshine's Unexplained Downgrade From 60FPS to 30FPS.
It's even more impressive that they made an even better game in even less time!
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Thread Super Mario Sunshine's Unexplained Downgrade From 60FPS to 30FPS.
You're right. I remember asking Nintendo about this at E3 2001 during a booth tour, which is where they revealed the final tech specs. As I recall, the CPU did get a slight boost though.
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Thread Super Mario Sunshine's Unexplained Downgrade From 60FPS to 30FPS.
The game clearly struggles at points, most obviously during the final boss fight. As the game was notoriously under a tight deadline, it seems they just didn't have time to optimize is across the board and settled with 30, which was the right decision if the trade-off was increased stability.
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Thread Rumor: Marvel is Exploring Ways of Introducing Deadpool Into the MCU
They should pull a Mr. Poopy Butthole and pretend he was there the entire time, inserting him into classic MCU scenes.
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Thread Mario Kart Tour Beta Impressions Thread
No worries! I think they did it to be more transparent, to make it clear it may not always be free. But yeah, it is confusing since they're the only company doing it haha.
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Thread Aladdin (2019) |OT| Let Me Share This New Reboot With You
Just got back from another viewing and I enjoyed it even more the 2nd time. Still found it hilarious and the music sequences seemed less abrupt now that I'm not directly comparing it to the original. I think I actually prefer it, even
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Thread Aladdin (2019) |OT| Let Me Share This New Reboot With You
I expected to hate it, but really enjoyed it. Will Smith was great as the genie and I actually rather like some of the changes and additions.
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Thread Digital Foundry: Resident Evil 4 Switch + Resident Evil Zero + Resident Evil Remake Analysis!
And yet it's somehow still missing effects from the GameCube game *cries*
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Thread Mario Kart and Sonic Racing Feature a Frustrating Accessibility Issue
IIRC the VS option in more recent MK games separates the AI difficulty from the game speed (cc) Edit:
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Thread Oculus Quest |OT| There Are No Strings On Me!
If it's in conjunction with the screen tearing, that might indeed be it then! It's so quick it's hard to tell exactly what's going on, but it's annoying all the same. Hopefully it is the same issue then so it gets addressed for ya!
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Thread Oculus Quest |OT| There Are No Strings On Me!
Yep, that's it. I'm wondering if the people who aren't reporting it simply don't have it, or they're just not seeing it, since it is pretty subtle.
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Thread Oculus Quest |OT| There Are No Strings On Me!
Hmm, actually I don't think that's what the rest of us are seeing, assuming it looks the same in motion. What I'm seeing is a weird graphical glitch for only a few frames, almost like a screen-tearing type thing
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Thread Oculus Quest |OT| There Are No Strings On Me!
Similar, I suppose? But more localized; it's in the middle of the display and only happens intermittently. I've seen a few others mention it now in the thread. Is everyone experiencing this?
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Thread Oculus Quest |OT| There Are No Strings On Me!
Is anyone else's screen exhibiting some odd horizontal artifacting, especially during quick movements? I've noticed it in a few games now and I'm wondering if it's a problem with my headset
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Thread Resident Evil 0, 1, 4 |Switch-OT| Ah, i'll buy it at a high price!
The Wii's pointer is what enabled my dad to play it. Normal controllers were too complex
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Thread Resident Evil 0, 1, 4 |Switch-OT| Ah, i'll buy it at a high price!
Sometimes! The biggest issue with gyro is having to recalibrate it every few minutes. But RE4's unique gameplay is actually pretty much perfect for the cursor could just reset every time you lifted the gun to aim, which would offer something truer to how the original GNC game controlled, starting off from a neutral position.
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Thread Gamexplain Super Mario Maker 2 Direct Analysis Series
Thanks so much! It surprises even us at times! I honestly expected there to be nothing there, but then two loooong days later...
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Thread Gamexplain Super Mario Maker 2 Direct Analysis Series
Well, it seems you'll still be able to get this via local wireless and online at least! But there's something about playing together on the same screen that can't quite be matched
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Thread Tokyo Disney Resort offers glimpse of their unique take on Soarin’: “Soaring: Fantastic Flight”
Arguably, Soarin' IS the IP haha Seriously, I agree it is nice to see something original again. It'd be nice if Disney focused even more on Everest-caliber non-IP driven attractions
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Thread Tokyo Disney Resort offers glimpse of their unique take on Soarin’: “Soaring: Fantastic Flight”
I don't know if I'd consider a moderately better themed version of a nearly 20 year old ride system as "showing off," when it's already been bested several times over by Avatar. I'm sure it'll be neat though; Soarin' 1.0 was great, but the ride system is starting to show its age
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Thread Tokyo Disney Resort offers glimpse of their unique take on Soarin’: “Soaring: Fantastic Flight”
I'm fairly certain that's just for promotional purposes as it seems to be the same ride system as Soarin.
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Thread Best intro to a game (from a story standpoint)
Link to the Past. You're awakened by a mysterious telepathic message on a dark and stormy night, that sets into motion an epic story where you have to sneak into a castle via a hidden passage and rescue the Princess and escort her to safety--all within the first 15 minutes. Brilliant stuff.
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Thread Final Fantasy VII Remake State of Play 2019 Trailer; More to come in June
Thanks so much, hopefully won't keep you waiting for too long :)
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Thread So what did you think of that one late-game song from Mario Odyssey(Spoilers)
Games rarely delight me to the point of tears, but Odyssey pulled it off 3 times. Basically at the exact beginning, middle, and end points too.
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Thread So what did you think of that one late-game song from Mario Odyssey(Spoilers)
A super surprising and delightful way to end the game, resulting in one of Mario's most memorable climaxes.Word.
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Thread Fan recreates Smash Bros Melee's opening cinematic using Smash Ultimate's video editor (Gamexplain)
Sass killed it with this. An insane amount of effort that paid off with equally insane results
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Thread Do you think Endgame dethroned The Dark Knight as the best comic book movie?
Rather, Dark Night didn't even dethrone Begins.
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Thread Carpet-less done by a human in real time in Mario 64 without save states for the first time.
What the shit
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Thread Detective Pikachu - Review Thread
The anime beat it by a couple of weeks in the US, but mostly as a way to promote the game. I still remember the Nintendo Power VHS tape that had a preview of an episode
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Thread Detective Pikachu - Review Thread
Zootopia has many of the same types of jokes DP does with the nature of each creature being the crux of the joke; the only real difference is that everyone is familiar with animals, whereas that clearly isn't the case with Pokemon.
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Thread Detective Pikachu - Review Thread
It does seem if you have no history with the games/characters, it'll definitely make less of an impact. As a fan of the original games, I found it endearing. And I really don't even care about Pokemon all that much these days.
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Thread Detective Pikachu Social Media Impressions: The First Good Video Game Movie?
Not to self promote, but I don't think I can talk about it any other way due to the embargo haha, sooo:
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Thread Detective Pikachu Social Media Impressions: The First Good Video Game Movie?
There were critic screenings elsewhere too; I saw it in Seattle the following day
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Thread Nintendo has never reused the same primary display aspect ratio between Handheld families
Except for the resolution, which is 480p for the Gamepad (
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Thread Nintendo has never reused the same primary display aspect ratio between Handheld families
I just remember Super Mario Advance making a big deal about the larger screen in the opening cutscene
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Thread Labo VR Updates for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey are now available
I initially wrote Zelda off from my initial impression, but after spending more time with it, I have fucking goosebumps. It feels like a whole new experience in VR and I almost don't want to play it any other way now
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Thread Labo VR |OT| Switch is now Virtual, Boy!
As one who's been playing a ton of it so far (and even burned through a few extra rubberbands for the Blaster), I'm pretty sure you'll tire of the games before the cardboard wears out
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Thread Labo VR |OT| Switch is now Virtual, Boy!
Not too much. I don't suspect I'll be using the headset enough by itself (without toy-cons) to warrant adding one. But hey, maybe Zelda will convince me otherwise
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Thread Why aren't the Sony gaming franchises as iconic as Nintendo's?
Nintendo's IPs are (generally) more family friendly and thus wider reaching. And since they skew younger, they probably make a larger impact. Having a decade+ on Sony doesn't hurt either, of course
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Thread What’s The Best Tetris?
This! It introduced the Hold Block function! In addition, it had the brilliant brick-making mechanic to boost your score and attacks in multiplayer, which btw, was fun as hell with 4 players. PLUS it had an amazing soundtrack Shoutouts to Tetrisphere and Tetris DS as well
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Thread Internet celebrity Etika may be losing it again [WARNING: RASCIST AND HOMOPHOBIC SLURS]
YouTubers are people. Some people are assholes. Consider the thousands of YouTubers you don't hear about. I doubt the percentage of assholes in the community differs significantly from the general populace. This isn't commentary on Etika. I truly hope he gets the help he needs
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Thread Labo VR |OT| Switch is now Virtual, Boy!
Same thing happened to mine: it's a snapped band inside the barrel of the Toy-Con. I was considering putting together a video about it, but the Labo game itself will walk you through it in the Arts & Crafts section
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Thread Labo VR |OT| Switch is now Virtual, Boy!
Just follow the instructions and don't skip ahead and you'll be fine. Seriously, sometimes they'll throw in a backwards fold which can screw you if you don't follow along!
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Thread I miss Dunkaroos (what are your favorite discontinued snacks from the 90s/00s?)
Dunkaroos still exist! I know because my now ex-girlfriend bought me a me a massive crate's worth for my bday after having very same discussion a few years back. Then we broke up a week later for unrelated reasons. It was the saddest box of Dunkaroos ever :(
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Thread Labo VR |OT| Switch is now Virtual, Boy!
It only uses the IR elephant face for calibration relative to your body, like the Wii sensor bar in Skyward Sword. You can see for yourself by covering up the camera and watch as it still tracks with the same precision (heck, the camera can't even see the face most of the time anyway, as you tell by the blinking light on the "gun" in game.) It's because it uses the tilt of the Joy-Cons to tell where they are relative to each other since they're locked in place within the trunk. It's brilliant stuff
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Thread The ambitious Sonic game from 2009 that you will never, ever get to play
Found a pretty decent video of it on YouTube for those interested Performance doesn't look great, but I'm not sure if that was specific to the machine recording it
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Thread Nintendo Labo VR | Review Thread
Is this actually new? The LA Noire VR was announced at the same time as the Switch version, so I'm inclined to think it's just an asset mix-up, especially since if you clickthrough to the product page, it's for the standard version
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Thread Mortal Kombat 11 on Switch will be 22.53GB
We have often, when it's warranted. I'm not sure why you think we wouldn't? In our impressions, we even noted how at least one of the characters models looked a bit goofy during at least one point.
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Thread RTTP: Came back to BotW, it’s like a fine wine, still GOAT
Hell yeah, turning off the HUD was the first thing I did in Master Mode! ...then I promptly died
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Thread RTTP: Came back to BotW, it’s like a fine wine, still GOAT
That's exactly how I've been playing on my Master Mode file, the point I'm not even allowing myself to quick-travel anywhere.
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Thread RTTP: Came back to BotW, it’s like a fine wine, still GOAT
I started replaying it recently and feel pretty similar to how I did at launch. I consistently have a very good time, but the highs never get close to my favorite gaming experiences, Zelda or otherwise. I eagerly await what Nintendo does with the next one, using the lessons they've learned since BotW.
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Thread Ars Technica: Valve’s long-rumored VR headset is finally real: the Valve Index, coming in May
Came here to read the hot VR scoops and now I'm blushing! You're much too kind!
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Thread I said GODDAMN. Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom is the best Metroidvania I've played in years.
AndreofSeattle agrees. Although he's only like 30 minutes in, so maybe his opinion will change
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Thread DF Retro: Killzone 2 Ten Years On - An Iconic PS3 Tech Showcase
Visually superb game that drove me bonkers due to a tragic amount of input lag. I had forgotten how dynamic those levels were though. Great stuff (and I have no idea how you completed this video in just 2 or 3 days!)
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Thread Guys,watch Black Panther on 4DX if you can !
This looks similar to D-Box. And D-Box is pure garbage. Not a fan of gimmicks layered on top of an experience that weren't intended by the director
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Thread Restaurant owner closes shop to take all employees, families to Disney World
She wanted them to have a good time, not spend the entire vacation in line :P
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Thread Jurassic Park: The Ride closing in Universal Studios Hollywood, to be converted into Jurassic World
The theme is a huge part of the appeal of Disney/Universal rides. It's what elevates them above other parks, which otherwise have far superior attractions if you only care about thrills. So I don't think it's shocking that some would be turned off by changing the theme from one of the most iconic movies of all time to an inferior reboot.
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Thread Jurassic Park: The Ride closing in Universal Studios Hollywood, to be converted into Jurassic World
IOA's version has always been vastly inferior to the Hollywood version too; I'm surprised they didn't target the refresh there first. In any case, I wish they would just update the rides without retheming them.
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Thread Jurassic Park: The Ride closing in Universal Studios Hollywood, to be converted into Jurassic World
Much appreciated!
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Thread Jurassic Park: The Ride closing in Universal Studios Hollywood, to be converted into Jurassic World
Got a link? I had no hope for this makeover from the start though. The Jurassic World movies are hot trash and it sucks they're influencing the direction of the land. Even the new raptor coaster coming to JP in IOA sounds super lame as far as being an immersive, thematically consistent experience goes
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Thread Jurassic Park: The Ride closing in Universal Studios Hollywood, to be converted into Jurassic World
Any ride these days with more than 3 animatronics is a great animatronic ride
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Thread Jurassic Park: The Ride closing in Universal Studios Hollywood, to be converted into Jurassic World
Nothing yet. And look, even Universal Orlando is happy about it!
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Thread Jurassic Park: The Ride closing in Universal Studios Hollywood, to be converted into Jurassic World
Oh! And I just thought of the worst possible addition from the movie: Jimmy Fallon But yes, I'll hope for the best, but expect the worst. At least it'll be hard to be disappointed then
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Thread Jurassic Park: The Ride closing in Universal Studios Hollywood, to be converted into Jurassic World
God dammit!
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Thread Jurassic Park: The Ride closing in Universal Studios Hollywood, to be converted into Jurassic World
There's any number of ways an "upgrade" can make for a lesser experience: losing the JP gate, the music, the falling Jeep, the Mickey hat, the T-Rex in favor of the stupid new dino, or the addition of Universal's favorite thing: screens
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Thread Jurassic Park: The Ride closing in Universal Studios Hollywood, to be converted into Jurassic World
Indeed, but none of these things needed Jurassic World as an excuse. It's unfortunate Universal didn't better maintain one of their best rides
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Thread Jurassic Park: The Ride closing in Universal Studios Hollywood, to be converted into Jurassic World
It's been an on and off thing for the past decade at least. They probably just haven't bothered to fix it the last time it broke knowing the update was coming
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Thread Jurassic Park: The Ride closing in Universal Studios Hollywood, to be converted into Jurassic World
Well I guess this is the excuse they need to finally get rid of the ternperamental (but amazing) falling Jeep effect :(
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Thread Gamexplain's Super Mario Maker 2 trailer analysis (one hour and a half long video for a 1m28 trailer)
The Donkey Kong games are their own weird things lol
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Thread Gamexplain's Super Mario Maker 2 trailer analysis (one hour and a half long video for a 1m28 trailer)
Just to clarify, our video was 100% scripted, which is quite a bit different from a more casual discussion style approach (which would be a LOT faster and less soul crushing for us to put together :)
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Thread Gamexplain's Super Mario Maker 2 trailer analysis (one hour and a half long video for a 1m28 trailer)
I legitimately love comments like this. I've spent so long looking at this footage that it all started to feel "old" to me and I was worried that it wouldn't be that interesting to people. So, thanks :)
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Thread Watch live on Washington Post's Twitch stream: Michael Cohen testifies on Capitol Hill (on NOW)
No
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Thread RUMOR: Microsoft Preparing Xbox App & GamePass for Nintendo Switch (Direct-Feed Games)
You're quite right, it won't work on public transit. Much like how Resident Evil 7 and Assassin's Creed work on the Switch in Japan right now. You'll need a fast, solid internet connection
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Thread RUMOR: Microsoft Preparing Xbox App & GamePass for Nintendo Switch (Direct-Feed Games)
Thanks for the welcome! When and where was that?! (Maybe DM me haha)
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Thread RUMOR: Microsoft Preparing Xbox App & GamePass for Nintendo Switch (Direct-Feed Games)
Thanks! I moved in the day of haha. Was an experience
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Thread RUMOR: Microsoft Preparing Xbox App & GamePass for Nintendo Switch (Direct-Feed Games)
Haha, I should clarify! I used to work there 12 years ago. I have no plans to every leave GX, despite just moving to Seattle :)
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Thread RUMOR: Microsoft Preparing Xbox App & GamePass for Nintendo Switch (Direct-Feed Games)
They quite literally are. You can see Microsoft from NOA's office widows Source: Me, from my time working there Edited to clarify I do not currently work there
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Thread Disney unveils new ‘play pavilion’ and park entrance remodel for Epcot
Nooo, my Leave a Legacy picture!!!!!! This looks good tho
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Thread GameXplain called X-Files an "older tv show" to the "younger folks in the audience"
I know. I cry myself to sleep about it every night
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Thread GameXplain called X-Files an "older tv show" to the "younger folks in the audience"
Matrix is 20 years old in like a month. SLEEP WELL TONIGHT
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Thread James Cameron talks taking the Avatar sequels to dark places in new 30 minute Empire podcast
So since the Avatar body was designed for Jake's brother, does that biologically make it his bro's kid?
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Thread Is this scene by Mickey Rourke from The Wrestler one of the greatest moments of acting?
This movie is so god damn good. Instantly became one of my all-time favorites the moment I watched it. Even if it wrecked me It wasn't something i had any interest in initially either, but I came home to my roommate watching it during the deli scene and was instantly sold.
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Thread Was Majora's Mask 3D a bad remake? (Youtube video)
It's worth trying the original if you can handle 64 era visuals. That best represents the original vision for the game imo and is my preferred way of playing.
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Thread 53 percent of Californians want to leave the state, according to new survey
Literally just moved out of SF 5 days ago. Feels good
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Thread Is Shrek 2's "I Need A Hero" the best filmatic climax of all time?
SC2's is great, but Shrek's is better. Especially with how it's actually being sung in-universe
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Thread Sr. ERA--Remember these 80's handhelds? When I was in school, everyone had them..........
What year were you 8? These were rad when there were no alternatives
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Thread Trump relishes role as WH tour guide (and has choice words about Obama of course)
And they both end with a big baby
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Thread Super Smash Bros. Ultimate: What is the gender of Piranha Plant? Him? Her? It? Or both?
Whichever it prefers.
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Thread Even eleven years later, Super Smash Bros. Brawl remains my favorite in the franchise.
I was considerably older than the OP, but it too was the most fun entry for me. It represented the biggest step forward for the franchise imo, and whether it was "broken" or not didn't affect how much damn fun it was to play with friends. While the core gameplay of Ultimate might be more refined, it wasn't the relative advancement that Brawl was.
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Thread Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes |OT| Directed by Suda51
Sorry about that. We've updated the title and thumbnail. We try to be super careful with spoilers, but we missed the mark with this one.
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Thread TMZ: “To Catch a Predator” Chris Hansen arrested for writing bad checks
To Catch a Debitor Edit: DAMMIT
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Thread Super Mario Sunshine or Super Mario Odyssey: Which is the weirder game?
Mario Odyssey is a good weird, Mario Sunshine's a bad weird.
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Thread Avatar 4 and 5: James Cameron still waiting for go-ahead for filming
The Avatar ride is transcendent. I'd never bet against Cameron...in any medium.
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Thread For those that have a work desk, do you decorate it in any way?
Nope. I had nothing on my desk that wasn't provided by the company. I desired zero personal attachment to any desk job and I've held and I didn't want to have to collect anything upon leaving. Perhaps it isn't shocking that I work for myself now
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Thread GameXplain: 10 Lessons that 2D Mario can learn from Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze
I remember the days when everyone WANTED the Koopalings back! How times have changed...
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Thread GameXplain: 10 Lessons that 2D Mario can learn from Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze
Get out of my head! I literally wrote this as a note about 30 minutes ago for a potential video: "Crossover! Mario + Donkey Kong. Start in Mario’s world, go to Donkey Kong’s. Mario rides on DK’s back "
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Thread GameXplain: 10 Lessons that 2D Mario can learn from Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze
It took Jon just more than 3 hours to make the video, I assure you.
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Thread Why all the praise for DKTF
Psh. This is the only platformer where I'm disappointed to reach the end. Every level is a delightful, gorgeous splendor that feels as fun to play as it is beautiful to look at and listen to. It's more than earned its place as one of the best platformers ever made.
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Thread Datamined Upcoming Nintendo Switch Online SNES games
It also has multiplayer games that I actually WANT to play online. Hook me up with that Super Mario Kart battle mode, baby!
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Thread Resident Evil 2 Demo Impressions Thread [Demo Spoilers Only]
Just checking, but I assume each PS4 profile can play for 30 minutes and it's not a general system limit, right?
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Thread New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe | OT | New Year, New U
All the characters handle identically without power-ups (except swimming, in which Nabbit & Toadette control like the Penguin suit), so it seems you may just not like how NSMB handles. I'm not a huge fan of it either myself, but it's also the least of the game's issues. You might want to try New Super Luigi U though, as the characters do jump higher and are a little slipper, which you might prefer (it's better than NSMBU in general as well)
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Thread Maximillian dropped by Youtube MCN after 10 years for music licensing issues
I can only speak from my own experience, but it seems recent YouTube policy changes (within the last year or so) have made MCNs much more cautious than before. It seems Strikes are now just as damaging for networks as they are for individual channels. I know our own network was actively trying to kick Managed channels back down to affiliate and I had to fight for our own preservation.
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Thread New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe | OT | New Year, New U
The NES controllers still have the shoulder buttons though. I think Nintendo just wanted to simplify the controls across the board, but in the process made it trickier for those used to the games
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Thread Digital Foundry: New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe on Switch: A Basic Port or Something Better?
That site was mistaken and they've updated their review to reflect such.
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Thread New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe | OT | New Year, New U
It's not just a "hardcore" mode, it's a universal problem in NSMBUDX that didn't exist in the previous version, or any mainline 2D Mario in its entire history. It's punishing you now for performing an action a frame or two early when that clearly isn't the intended behavior and has ramifications beyond what the video shows, such as timing a high-bounce from a short hop. The video just happened to be a particularly apt example
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Thread Pachter: Nintendo Will Release Handheld-Only Switch Model In 2019; PS4, Xbox One To Receive Price Cuts
Removing the dock (or video out) may not save Nintendo much immediately at the time of purchase, but you're forgetting they'll make a decent amount off some of those same people who eventually do buy a dock at $100 (or whatever it ends up being if they lower the price.) They can just include a charger in the box.
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Thread LTTP: Celeste | One of the Most Important Games I've Ever Played (Spoliers)
Bingo! It reminded me of MGS4's microwave tunnel, just on a much greater scale. Brilliant stuff
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Thread Netflix's Castlevania is a goddamned 10/10 masterpiece (mark your spoilers)
I'm so glad this was the first post I saw in a thread titled "mark your spoilers"
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Thread Video game music arrangement/mashup channel SiIvaGunner taken down for copyright (again)
Noooo, the GameXplain remix?!?!?
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Thread Any word on folders for the Switch OS?
Forget folders. NES/SNES Classic style pre-built filters would be a much more elegant solution imo, as long as it also allowed the ability to make custom ones.
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Thread DKC Returns or DKC Tropical Freeze? Which one did you like better?
That was fixed in the 3DS version at the least, but it came at the cost of half the framerate.
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Thread DKC Returns or DKC Tropical Freeze? Which one did you like better?
If you only want to play one, play TF. If you want to enjoy both, play DKCR first since it'll be hard to go back after TF
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Thread WaPo: A video of Ocasio-Cortez dancing in college leaked to smear her. Instead, the Internet finds it adorable.
Try watching it?
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Thread WaPo: A video of Ocasio-Cortez dancing in college leaked to smear her. Instead, the Internet finds it adorable.
That's a pretty long-winded way of saying "No."
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Thread First on CNN: Hundreds of TSA screeners, working without pay, calling out sick at major airports
"The mass call outs could inevitably mean air travel is less secure," That's cute
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Thread Resident Evil 4 will appear on future systems. How should Capcom go about it: simple port, remaster or remake?
Well, there is an actual laser gun with unlimited ammo in the game, sooo :p
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Thread Resident Evil 4 will appear on future systems. How should Capcom go about it: simple port, remaster or remake?
I'm only 90% certain this is sarcasm...
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Thread Resident Evil 4 will appear on future systems. How should Capcom go about it: simple port, remaster or remake?
This. To change the controls and/or gameplay is to deny Resident Evil 4 of what made it renowned for in the first place. It would fundamentally be a different game.
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Thread Should Games Journalists talk about the 'Red Dead | Killzone Effect' in their reviews?
Reminded of how well it went the last time I complained about input lag for a major release on a major website...
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Thread This Is Why Costco's Pizza Is So Delicious (video)
Didn't you have to show your membership to get in? In either case, I got kicked out of a Costco for just that some years ago, so YMMV. As far as I can tell, your experience is not official policy, but I'd be happy to be shown otherwise
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Thread Does Resident Evil 4 still hold up?
Worst? It's one of the few escort missions to get it right. Ashley exhibits actual intelligence compared to most brain dead escortees, with how she responds to the environment and the player. She follows closely behind Leon rather than following a scripted path and she'll actively work to get out of the way of your shots. And that's all only when you don't drop her in a dumpster to get her out of the combat zone entirely.
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Thread Nintendo's online service is a dumpster fire and it needs to change ASAP.
It lets me do all I need it to: play Smash and Mario Kart online at a reasonable price. That doesn't mean I don't think it couldn't be better--it certainly could be--I'm just not outraged that it's not. Totally fine if your experience and opinions differ.We don't shape our impressions to fit your expectations and I'm confused as to why you think we should. It's not like there's any shortage of outrage going around as is.
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Thread Nintendo's online service is a dumpster fire and it needs to change ASAP.
I'm not sure why "liar" is your default assumption when I was critical of Smash Wii U's online to the point of not using it. Ultinate's online has been overall pleasant got me, with some hiccups; I wish it were for you too. As for NSO, I just can't get worked up about it. It does what I need it to just well enough that it doesn't make make me vehemently angry as it seems to for others. We don't look to other outlets to determine how we should feel.
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Thread How do we feel about some retail stores checking bags for receipts at the exit door?
I always say "no thanks" and continue on my way. The goods are legally mine and they don't have any right to mandate searching my property (excluding membership stores, which I don't shop at)
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Thread How do we feel about some retail stores checking bags for receipts at the exit door?
What a weird way of perceiving a polite "no thank you" when they were the one who asked to search property that isn't theirs. Who has made it out to be a personal vendetta? As one who also has social anxiety, I owe you nothing more than a polite decline of something that isn't legally required and that I do not approve of.
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Thread How do we feel about some retail stores checking bags for receipts at the exit door?
And their actions have a simiar impact (as big or small as it might be) on their customers, but you don't seem too concerned with that? And sure, the store "has the right" to make the request just as the customers have the right to decline the request. It's a rebuke of the policy, not you as a person.
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Thread Is there a diet soda with little to no aftertaste?
Oh boy do I have the soda for you: Boylan Diet Cane Soda. I find it has no discernable aftertaste and I actually prefer it to the non-diet versions!
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Thread Do you say 'Super Smash Bros' or 'Super Smash Brothers'?
Yeah, I can totally see how one might hear that (particularly given the voice sample quality), but it's pretty clear to my ear
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Thread First look at the Beauty and the Beast ride under construction in Tokyo Disneyland
This looks great! Looks like they're using techniques learned from the Frozen Norway ride, but on a grander scale (and no projection faces!). God I wish this would come to New Fantasyland in WDW. Bulldoze Little Mermaid if you have to.They're great, but Animal Kingdom is right up there with them. Especially now that it what might be the best land/ride in the world with Avatar.
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Thread RttP: Seinfeld
Seinfeld is indeed fantastic. It holds up remarkably well.This isn't true in the slightest, and you should be well aware of this as one who's arguing the opposite stance for a game that holds a similarly respected position in its medium.
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Thread Epcot Replacing IllumiNations with more Disney Bullshit
Finding Nemo doesn't belong there either. Living Seas used to be so much cooler *sigh* As for branding, I agree, but they're generally locked into multi-year, if not a full 10-year sponsorship contract, to my understanding.
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Thread Epcot Replacing IllumiNations with more Disney Bullshit
Indeed, Cars Land doesn't even take place in California (though I guess it has the route 66 connection at least?). But the more recent changes have been a clear step back from the enhancements they made just a few years ago to strengthen the park and the theme, such as Buena Vista Blvd.
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Thread Epcot Replacing IllumiNations with more Disney Bullshit
^ This. Animal Kingdom might be Disney's best part in the world (or at the least, right up there with DisneySea), It's been impressively spared of Disney's "put characters everywhere" mandate. And I'm betting this has a lot to do with Joe Rohde, who was the lead Imagineer on both Animal Kingdom and Pandora as well. God help us once he retires... They really do need to bulldoze that dinosaur roadside carnival section though...
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Thread Epcot Replacing IllumiNations with more Disney Bullshit
Yep, that's exactly what I mean. They went through all the effort to strengthen the park's theme, only then to immediately undermine it with the changes you mentioned. I do find it funny that in "upgrading" Sorain, they made it a far better fit at Epcot, while a far worse fit at DCA.
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Thread Epcot Replacing IllumiNations with more Disney Bullshit
Even most Epcot fans would agree, but shoehorning Disney's IP into every corner of the park isn't the appropriate way to go about a decade or two of neglect But that's Iger's MO.
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Thread Epcot Replacing IllumiNations with more Disney Bullshit
You don't think both of them being two decades+ old with no meaningful updates before then had anything to do with it? Disney can drive traffic without relying solely on IP as a crutch and compromising what made the parks unique in the first place. The Bob leadership just doesn't give a shit
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Thread Epcot Replacing IllumiNations with more Disney Bullshit
In case you haven't seen it, IllumiNations is an award-winning nightshow at Epcot in Walt Disney World and is considered by many to be one of the best night shows in the world. Taking place in the World Showcase Lagoon, it celebrates the creation of Earth and the eventual rise of the nations that brought, as the recreations of the nations light up around the lagoon itself. It's a show unlike any other. And now it's being replaced with What better way to celebrate the nations and cultures of the world than by showing how Disney's central to it all, right? At least we get a fitting funeral for the park's concept out of it: The new show may be quite good! But what it won't be is an appropriate replacement for a defining show that once upheld higher ideals. I realize IllumiNations wouldn't have lasted forever, but that doesn't mean it couldn't have been updated or replaced without shoehorning Disney IP where it doesn't belong. Oh, I can also exclusively reveal the original working title for the new show:
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Thread Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DT13 | News, Site Updates, and Speculation | Reawaken the Undying Hype
In a hypothetical world where I could answer questions about the game, I probably wouldn't be able to address anything about online :)
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Thread 20 years ago today, the first trailer for Star Wars: The Phantom Menace came out
I could have sworn there was a trailer (teaser?) before this that started out silently looking up at the grassy hill of Naboo as the droid-transportation ships rolled over. Am I misremembering? Or did that come out after?
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Thread Feels weird that in Smash Bros, there hasn't been a new Zelda rep since Melee
Especially when 2 of those characters have been consistently updated to match one of their most recent appearances (and like I said earlier, are technically different characters for that reason).
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Thread AMC A-List going up in price in 15 states to $21.95/23.95
I disagree. MoviePass in its prime was unbeatable. $10 for the freedom to see unlimited movies practically anywhere. Unfortunately its prime was short lived, but it was something magical during that brief time.
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Thread Thoughts on ResetEra's reputation getting negative receptions in the gaming community
Perhaps only tangentially related, but thate mbaraessing Grinch leak thread certainly wasnt a good look for this community.
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Thread Reetae reviews the ending of LOST by comprehensively reviewing the series.
I don't think anyone is arguing that plans can't change. What they are arguing is that, as the video series demonstrates over and over and over, the producers not only change plans constantly, but then argue that those plans despite evidence the video creator provides showing otherwise. An impasse of your own creation. No one's forcing you to keep replying here, yet you do.
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Thread Reetae reviews the ending of LOST by comprehensively reviewing the series.
I wasn't asking you to watch 10 hours. I linked to one specific hour long video, even at the exact timestamp of one of the examples/lies. No, because it is arguing in bad faith. . You shouldn't be arguing against points in a thread for which you refuse to look at the evidence
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Thread Reetae reviews the ending of LOST by comprehensively reviewing the series.
There are instances of them deliberately lying over and over, many in that same video I already linked to! But since you refuse to watch it...
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Thread Reetae reviews the ending of LOST by comprehensively reviewing the series.
Many of us watched the series ago. I actually rewatched that segment to pull out those examples earlier for a very similar reason. You denied there was any malicious attempt to deceive. A malicious intent to deceive is then pointed out, which you're handwaving away because it goes against your narrative. It shouldn't matter how many examples we have, as you didn't mention needing a specific number before (as if takes more than one to prove the point)
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Thread Reetae reviews the ending of LOST by comprehensively reviewing the series.
Did you even the video? There is no way the segment at 41:26 is anything but a deliberate attempt by the producers to mislead, by making up a story out of whole cloth.
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Thread Reetae reviews the ending of LOST by comprehensively reviewing the series.
Bucko? If you're going to argue without even attempting to watch the videos in the OP, you could be a little less patronizing about it. Your original post that spawned all this merely said That doesn't sound like you needed a specific number to me. You were trying to paint everyone here as twisting the facts, when it's been demonstrated that is not what happened.
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Thread Reetae reviews the ending of LOST by comprehensively reviewing the series.
The original context was about the writers, which is what I was replying to. (I'm not sure why the source of who published the words of the producers matters. They were saying stuff like that everywhere, as the review also shows.) Regardless, did you see my edit? I think that 2nd example covers both perspectives. The show is filled with contradicting elements, as the review points out over and over. But this one in particular the producers decided to concoct an elaborate lie over, for whatever reason.
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Thread Reetae reviews the ending of LOST by comprehensively reviewing the series.
Part 5 of the review has a bunch of them. The time travel contradiction around 12:00 is a good example Edit: Another example is where they lied and threw an actress under the bus about a mistake in the show, and only later conceded they lied when she called them out @ 41:26
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Thread Reetae reviews the ending of LOST by comprehensively reviewing the series.
And no one cared, because it worked. The key difference being that they didn't tease bullshit mysterious and then lie to their audience for the show's entire duration.
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Thread Reetae reviews the ending of LOST by comprehensively reviewing the series.
I watched the entire thing a while ago, and I'm glad to see it getting more attention. The videos deserve far more views for the amount of effort that went into them. A fantastic watch (well, listen in my case) that explains the trainwreck the series turned into.
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Thread Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DT11 | News, Site Updates, and Speculation | It's A Thread About Nothing
Thanks! I spend a stupid amount of time trying to find the perfect music for every segment of every video :)
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Thread RUMOR: Massive potential Smash Ultimate leak allegedly reveals every character
We never that. What we did was point out possible evidence for the idea, while also saying we ourselves didn't think there'd only be 4 levels Jesus
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Thread Do you care that physical confrontation is the primary form of conflict in almost every video game?
I just appreciate that even the OP's avatar is from one of the very few non "physical confrontation" games
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Thread Marvel Land details revealed
It doesn't really affect it at all. Universal has the rights to their current attractions and those characters in perpetuity east of the Mississippi. Disney would have to buy them back if they want to make any Marvel attractions of their own in WDW, besides some characters that are apparently excluded, such as GotG which is getting a ride in Epcot
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Thread Marvel Land details revealed
Comparing Spiderman to Toy Story Mania has to be one of the least exciting descriptions for a superhero ride ever. Hopefully these details are either inaccurate or extremely incomplete, because a glorified shooting gallery doesn't sound especially exciting--and it has a high pedigree to live up to with its east coast cousin. There's also a certain irony to demolishing Bugs Land to replace it with Ant Man.
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Thread I miss when people talked in multiplayer instead of everyone segregating into Discord servers
It's ironic that Nintendo of all companies made an effort to bring this back with MK8D's recent update, allowing voice chat with strangers.
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Thread I just want to take this opportunity to gush about Kung-Fu Panda
First was brilliant and beautiful, the rest were decent. There was actually a fantastic thread on Reddit just a few days ago about the movie's clever central message
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Thread Starlink: Battle for Atlas |OT| DO A BARR-- No, you do NOT need to buy the toys!
That was my primary issue. Each planet is just a new (albeit beautiful) skin. Repetition sets in fast, but the way it's all tied together does help to offset it a bit The good news is, if you're 10 hours in, you're very likely past the halfway mark.
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Thread Check your emails: Nintendo is sending some interesting Switch stats about you via newsletter
There's no way the "most played game this year" is accurate. Claims Splatoon 2, which I've barely touched
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Thread I think that there’s a case for Tropical Freeze being (one of) the greatest platformer ever made
It''s a bloody brilliant game in nearly every aspect. The way the world reacts to you makes it feel alive like few platformer before, which the fantastic music also contributes to (and is one of the biggest improvements over DKCR.) Even the water levels were thoroughly enjoyable NSMBUD is going to be hard to go back to after TF twice over.
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Thread Super Nintendo World construction has begun at Universal Hollywood Studios (CA)
We're fortunate USH is getting anything at all! That place is essentially landlocked and they've had to demolish soundstages to make room. Even USH's Harry Potter had to be downsized from the original USO one (and they did an admirable job) My Super Nintendo World sense was tingling :)
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Thread Fran Mirabella has left IGN after 18 years
WIld! It felt like Fran had already been at IGN when I started working there--and that was TWELVE YEARS AGO. And his hair is still just as amazing (it's truly glorious in person) Fran's a great guy and I wish him the best in his new endeavor
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Thread AMC theaters offers $19.99 subscription plan
Uhh, when did this happen? I'm still "on about it" because it was a "misunderstanding" you invented, and then you tried to turn it around on me as if calling you out for that is an "attack."
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Thread AMC theaters offers $19.99 subscription plan
What? I never attacked you dude. Pointing out your baseless assumptions and dismissals is not an "attack." I was talking exclusively about traditional IMAX and not LieMAX; apologies if that wasn't clear.
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Thread AMC theaters offers $19.99 subscription plan
Well, for one, you never asked me to elaborate, probably because you were too busy throwing around baseless accusations like this one But since you're curious, I don't find the bigger screen to be any more immersive--in fact, I find it to be a hindrance. I'm not a fan of being close to the action, especially with how the range of what I'd consider to be a decent seat with a non-distorted view seems greatly reduced. Furthermore, I've found the actual seats at the Dolby theaters I've been to be much more comfortable than IMAX's offerings, and I would probably opt for the comfortable seating regardless, even if I did prefer how IMAX looks.
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Thread Luigi's Mansion (3DS) |OT| The Gamecube's Impossible Dream Realised
You're very welcome, and thanks so much! Yeah, it's a good port--just probably not a necessary one if you still have the GCN one (unless you want a harder Hidden Mansion, assuming you played an NA copy)
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Thread Luigi's Mansion (3DS) |OT| The Gamecube's Impossible Dream Realised
It's better and worse, as I state in my review. The mansion itself looks much improved, with more detailed textures and better colors. Particle effects took a hit though
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Thread Woman calls cops on...whales
She didn't "call the"cops," she called 911. She wasn't reporting the whales, she was reporting her location if something were to happen. Ovreaction? Probably. But this thread is even more so. She was in an unfamiliar situation and was just thinking of her family first. I don't understand how that's worthy of the pile-on calling her stupid in this thread.
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Thread Long running tv series that turns a character in a joke
Every non-straightman sitcom character in a show 5 seasons deep or more. Yep. The show changed dramatically around the halfway point, which is why I don't understand all the love for it. It started brilliant, but by the end it was a mess.
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Thread Is Paper Mario: Color Splash the worst selling game in the Mario franchise?
It truly is; the game just oozes charm and absolutely evokes memories of TTYD at points. Plus it has, bar none, the Color Splash deserved better. And I Sticker Star, FTR.
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Thread Richard Dreyfuss: 'Jaws' should be touched up with CGI and re-released
To be fair, it was in response to an idea floated by Deadline. It's the most passive form of advocacy possible, and I'd rather him give his true opinion rather than lying or ignoring it simply because it's "not his place" (and why isn't it? We all suggest tweaks to media we had even less say in)
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Thread Luigi's Mansion 3 announced for Switch (2019)
Just got off Tower of Terror at Disney World so it's pretty fitting the first thread i check was for a thread about a haunted hotel. That "padding" was context--without it, not a whole lot of came after would make sense (and I thought we were pretty brisk with it!) I love Arlo, but I think it's pretty clear we made two entirely different videos, so I'm not quite sure the need to compare or rank them
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Thread What's your favorite park at Walt Disney World?
There's a few: WDW's Splash and Pooh are almost categorically superior, and others are debatably, such as Haunted Mansion, Jungle Cruise, and Big Thunder. Also, I'm totally in Disney World right now and having a blast haha.
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Thread GameXplain |OT| “Let’s see what secrets and hidden details the old Analysis Machine has to find!”
That was a super nice shoutout! Thanks for sharing :)
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Thread GameXplain: Switch Game Sharing Exploit
You have to force the 2nd console offline for it to work. I don't see how that isn't an exploit since it's clearly not the intended behavior as it won't work otherwise. Whether or not that also occurs on other platforms is irreverent
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Thread Labo Vehicle Kit's first week Japan numbers are 1/8th of Labo Variety Kit's.
Good call. Unbundle the Variety Kit Toy-Cons, but flesh out those experiences a bit and sell them for $15-20--perhaps with a discount for the others to incentive picking up the others. The Toy-Con Piano could easily stand as its own experience. It just needs a lower barrier of entry price.
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Thread Labo Vehicle Kit's first week Japan numbers are 1/8th of Labo Variety Kit's.
I agree, it feels like something broke down somewhere. I wonder if it had released the same week it was announced, it might have performed better. By launch, it already felt like many had forgotten about it. Were it up to me, I would have released the same trailer, but just before the holiday season. There'd be Labo workshop kiosks in every major mall with the finished Toy-Cons on display for kids to play with, and everyone who stops by gets a free sample Toy-Con RC Car to make themselves right there on the spot.
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Thread Gamexplain's 27 minutes analysis of Luigi's Mansion 3 reveal (trailer was 38 seconds long)
That would be a a pretty cool reference! But I don't think they're quite similar enough to be intentional
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Thread Gamexplain's 27 minutes analysis of Luigi's Mansion 3 reveal (trailer was 38 seconds long)
It's an interesting thought and entirely possible! Personally speaking, I really like the idea of the entire thing being a hotel with themed wings, but it really could go either way
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Thread Gamexplain's 27 minutes analysis of Luigi's Mansion 3 reveal (trailer was 38 seconds long)
Aww, thank you so much! You clearly have some great taste there :) I'll never forget it either...but probably for very different reasons hahaha.
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Thread Gamexplain's 27 minutes analysis of Luigi's Mansion 3 reveal (trailer was 38 seconds long)
Cool story bro. And to everyone else that seemed to enjoy it--thanks! It was a labor of love that pretty much consumed the last 3 days of my life, but it was all worth it...to make that Super Mario Bros. Super Show reference.
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Thread Stories that can only work in one medium
Cloverfield. And not just because of the "found footage" angle, but specifically how old footage that had been recorded over would seep through between cut in the action, acting almost as flashbacks in a way. Brilliant stuff. Also, Metal Gear Solid 4's microwave tunnel.
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Thread Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DT7 | News, Site Updates, and Speculation | Welcome to Hard Lock Cafe!
To clarify, we the box theory. In our discussion, we all expected more than 2 more characters--but that has no bearing on the legitimacy of the Box Theory.
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Thread Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DT7 | News, Site Updates, and Speculation | Welcome to Hard Lock Cafe!
After talking about it during this week's discussion, I think there's a decent chance that the overall design of the box is final (minus the two slots that will be filled in), but that it won't include the newcomers beyond these next 2, in order prevent leaks during the manufacturing process that will likely have to start before every character is officially announced.
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Thread Nintendo NA: We are unable to guarantee cloud saves will be retained after canceling
I don't consider wanting a clearly defined and reasonable grace period for a service in which losing it through unintentional means can undo its entire purpose up to that point as "entitled," especially when that's exactly what most similar services already do.
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Thread Nintendo NA: We are unable to guarantee cloud saves will be retained after canceling
The very concept of cloud saves is to protect you against realistic worst case scenarios. So when Nintendo's may not protect you in a realistic worst case scenario (barring further Nintendo clarification) that undermines the point of the service in the first place. Exactly
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Thread Nintendo NA: We are unable to guarantee cloud saves will be retained after canceling
Any number of companies have better policies, including those that don't sell your data. "You can access photos, videos, and documents for 30 days after you delete or disable iCloud Photo Library and iCloud Drive." You misunderstood my point. It was never about losing the ability to pay for the service in any form. It was that reporting your card as lost or stolen would automatically prevent it from being renewed the following month thus cancelling the service (which they might not even realize), putting their save files in serious jeopardy if their Switch were lost, stolen, or broken.
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Thread Nintendo NA: We are unable to guarantee cloud saves will be retained after canceling
Yes, because I'm sure everything will think to renew their Switch Online subscription as one of their top priorities in the given scenario. Especially when there's a good chance that they won't even be aware that any of this could happen, on top of the fact that not having a Switch might complicate the renewal process (can you even renew without a Switch?) The entire point of Cloud Saving is that
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Thread Nintendo NA: We are unable to guarantee cloud saves will be retained after canceling
Switch breaks, is stolen, or lost shortly after reporting your credit card is lost, stolen or cancelled for whatever reason.