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Not working is overrated.

^Its not everyday I win things...

^Sarhara and the Mayor looking at me for 2 reasons. A)Where'd he get that shirt? B)Why does he have a watering can in the middle of winter?

^She just beat Mario 64.

^No Jitters, it was the LSD, which you thought would help you focus during your workout.

Nintendo Gaming / Re: Animal Crossing: City Folk
« on: August 24, 2009, 11:37:05 PM »
Check your town Maxi, there's a kitteh somewhere. Let me know when you can come by.

Sure thing!

^Some good coffee.

^Me and Maxi visiting one of his departing neighbors. :'( I hope she didn't get stopped at the border...

^Hey Maxi, what's in this coffee anyway that makes so good?

^Find another Mongoose in Animal Crossing and...I'm still her favorite Mongoose! ;D

General Gaming / Re: Who is going to buy a PS3 Slim?
« on: August 21, 2009, 02:47:25 AM »
Still not censorship, especially since the game could have appeared on the Wii as long as they managed a different publisher.

They already had a different publisher:Themselves! Someone please show me the Wii Ware content guidelines in their entirety.

# Developer: JV Games
# Publisher: JV Games

Boldface mine. This straight from NWR's game sheet. Dictating ("Change the game yourself, or its not coming out!") what a crappy game should not have, despite being within ESRB limits? Sounds like censorship.
[/last time I go off topic, really]

Back to the PS3Slim Love/Hate fest. No Little Big Planet love? Or are people going to hate on that too?

Nintendo Gaming / Re: Toshinden Wii
« on: August 21, 2009, 01:22:37 AM »
My memory of Toshinden was when the Saturn and PS1 launched. It was a fun mindless button masher, but where's Sofia, the dominatrix babe?

Apparently Takara Tomy is reviving that ancient brand. Didn't it have a pretty bad reputation?

Battle Arena Toshinden was awarded Best Fighting Game of 1995 by Electronic Gaming Monthly.[1] However, during their 200th issue leadup, they also would list Battle Arena Toshinden as their single most overrated game and when asked if it was still a good game, replied with "Oh hell no."


So that's where Infernal Monkey's been...

Nintendo Gaming / Re: Animal Crossing: City Folk
« on: August 21, 2009, 01:14:02 AM »
M'kay, just drop it off when you see my gate open.

Gave the clover a test run, and it works as advertised. Many rare bugs, but no sharks this time around. Made about 150k, so like Real LifeTM, you can't rely on luck all the time...

Maxi, get those shoes down. Wear something brown, then go to the city and have the skunk match your color. It'll complete the ensemble.

TalkBack / Re: Namco Bandai Announces More Virtual Console Arcade Games
« on: August 21, 2009, 01:06:38 AM »
You have to make sure all the core Wii functionality works fine without destroying the system. 

I would love to hear some horror stories. Have you found a bug that you brought attention to your supervisor, but shrugged it off? If you can't talk about it directly, that's fine.

For me, when it comes to Mad Catz cables, are a mixed bag. Their S-video cables are a miss (It had the Gamestop brand all over it, but upon closer inspection they are made by Mad Catz), since after 2 years of use, the red jack outer plated thingy (the circular thing) went undone. Its a chore to pull out.

that's what she said.

The component cables on the other hand...

Anyone here try Mad Catz controllers?

Nintendo Gaming / Re: Animal Crossing: City Folk
« on: August 20, 2009, 05:31:08 PM »
ooo vacation time... that sounds nice  ;D

Anyway, gate's open, won't you be my neighbor for a little while?

General Gaming / Re: Who is going to buy a PS3 Slim?
« on: August 20, 2009, 05:10:52 AM »
I'm not trolling.

I wouldn't buy it even if it were $100.

If anything, the only thing I think they deserve credit for is making things worse.

And Blu-ray can suck an egg.

This horse was dead in 1996.

Rise from your gwaaave...

Nintendo Gaming / Re: Animal Crossing: City Folk
« on: August 20, 2009, 03:56:09 AM »
I'll be on sometime in the afternoon, as I've completed the upstairs with LUXURY. Also, the basement now has a consistent theme instead of gyroids and junk lying around.

I'll see about nighttime, though it might be 11 pm or so before I get on. I'll put on my clover to verify that the magic is real.

General Gaming / Re: Who is going to buy a PS3 Slim?
« on: August 19, 2009, 09:00:36 PM »
I always forget the order of events of those SNES CD-based add-ons. I didn't think what I said was exactly right but I didn't feel like looking it up.

If you're going to troll threads with half baked allegations, some fact checking is in order. Otherwise, people will call you out on it. :P

Nintendo's censorship policies were eventually dropped because of the ESRB.

Old habits die hard. :-*
Also, this thing happened.

Following Ganondorf’s de-bloodening, Nintendo also opted to take out a couple of references that could’ve potentially angered the forever angry Islamic community. In addition to removing a song featuring a Muslim chant from the Fire Temple, Link’s Mirror shield was adorned with a crescent moon symbol synonymous with a Hyrulian desert tribe known as the Gerudo… and yeah, the Islamic faith. Whoopsy! Majora’s Mask introduced a new Gerudo symbol, and the Mirror Shield would reflect that (HAR HAR) in Ocarina’s later iterations.

Stop Trollin'.... from the people who brought you Stop Snitchin'  8)

[/ridiculously off topic]

General Gaming / Re: Who is going to buy a PS3 Slim?
« on: August 19, 2009, 01:57:44 AM »
And I think it's ridiculous to suggest that Sony "grew" gaming more than Nintendo did. Sony would have never even entered the gaming industry if it weren't for Nintendo. They created a partnership to develop a CD-system add-on for the Super Nintendo, but Nintendo backed out of the deal when Sega's CD add-on failed.

A history lesson.

The SNES-CD was to be announced at the June 1991 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). However, when Hiroshi Yamauchi read the original 1988 contract between Sony and Nintendo, he realized that the earlier agreement essentially handed Sony complete control over any and all titles written on the SNES CD-ROM format. Yamauchi decided that the contract was totally unacceptable and he secretly canceled all plans for the joint Nintendo-Sony SNES CD attachment. Instead of announcing a partnership between Sony and Nintendo, at 9 a.m. the day of the CES, Nintendo chairman Howard Lincoln stepped onto the stage and revealed that Nintendo was now allied with Philips, and Nintendo was planning on abandoning all the previous work Nintendo and Sony had accomplished. Lincoln and Minoru Arakawa had, unbeknownst to Sony, flown to Philips headquarters in Europe and formed an alliance of a decidedly different nature—one that would give Nintendo total control over its licenses on Philips machines.

By the end of 1992, Sony and Nintendo reached a deal whereby the "Sony Play Station" would still have a port for SNES games, but Nintendo would own the rights and receive the bulk of the profits from the games, and the SNES would continue to use the Sony-designed audio chip.

Its a story of greed vs greed. In this case, I think Sony won that round. Why?

Nintendo backed this. And they allowed these abominations to exist, no matter how much Bill (RIP) denied it.

On Final Fantasy VI:

In a January 1995 interview with Super Play magazine, translator Ted Woolsey explained that "there's a certain level of playfulness and ... sexuality in Japanese games that just doesn't exist here [in the USA], basically because of Nintendo of America's rules and guidelines".[41] Consequently, objectionable graphics (e.g. nudity) were censored and building signs in towns were changed, as well as religious allusions (e.g. the spell Holy was renamed Pearl).

Boldface mine.

On Chrono Trigger:

Lacking the help of a modern translation team, he memorized scenarios and looked at drafts of commercial player's guides to put dialogue in context.[39] Woolsey later reflected that he would have preferred two-and-a-half months, and blames his rushed schedule on the prevailing attitude in Japan that games were children's toys rather than serious works.[39] Some of his work was cut due to space constraints, though he still considered Trigger "one of the most satisfying games I ever worked on or played."[40][39] Nintendo of America censored certain dialogue, including references to breastfeeding, consumption of alcohol, and religion.[38] Square shipped Trigger with two world maps, and Japanese buyers who preordered received holographic foil cards.

Bold face mine.

About the ESRB

On topic, PS3Slim for $299? I'll put it on the Christmas list...

General Gaming / Re: The PATHETIC state of the gaming 'media'
« on: August 19, 2009, 01:02:29 AM »
The fact that Infernal Monkey responded made it worthwhile  ;D

To be fair, the author is an equal opportunity offender as D Average mentioned earlier.

On Sony:

Sony has conducted itself with an arrogance and smugness that it simply doesn't deserve. We should have been clued in to just how bad Sony's mouth was going to **** the PlayStation 3 when it dragged forth its notoriously awful 2006 E3 press conference. The one where Kaz Hirai shouted "RIIIIIDGE RACER," to a silent audience, and announced the PS3 price point of "599 US Dollars" as if he were doing the world a favor. Before the PlayStation 3 was even given life, Sony had managed to make it memorable for a series of running jokes more than anything else.

Then there are just the generally inane and pathetic things that Sony executives have said over the years. How about the time Kaz Hirai said that Sony was still the "official" industry leader? Sure, it sounds delusional, but he certainly backed up his claim ... by pretending that Nintendo didn't exist and ignoring Microsoft completely:

On Microsoft:

The most important bit of baggage is one we all know about by now, the fact that the Xbox 360 is a technical piece of ****, as far as hardware goes. Not even mentioning the red ring of death, the Xbox 360 is home to all manner of technical errors and random crashes. Every major update seems to bring with it a fresh slew of reports from gamers who now have a glorified brick sitting underneath their televisions. Be it red rings, E74 errors, or any other number of things that could go wrong, Xbox 360 ownership has been ruled by one dominant emotion -- fear.

Italics his. Our own board has its horror stories...

The Xbox 360 platform apparently revels in its own greed, rubbing it in the faces of consumers. Nothing makes that more clear than the fact that Xbox Live is apparently ad supported, even though gamers are charged a subscription fee for the privilege of playing games online.

Microsoft has made it clear that it wants to be as mainstream as Nintendo, but has given no indication that it knows how to do it, instead trying to awkwardly reach out to a market Nintendo cornered, while alienating the market MS already has.

In short, it sounds like its the typical ZOMG teh non-gamerz are $#@(*%# gaming for us argument!

Yay for filtering!

Nintendo Gaming / Re: Animal Crossing: City Folk
« on: August 19, 2009, 12:33:59 AM »
Protip: Wear a four leaf clover. I had the Scuba Leaguers over this evening, and one of them had it on his head. Rare bugs and fishes just began popping up on the regular. I made 200k.

I guess this time of year is the dry season. It hasn't rained in weeks, and watering all my flowers is tedious...

TalkBack / Re: The NWR Mailbag Talkback Thread
« on: August 19, 2009, 12:27:27 AM »
    "The quality [of Sonic] is something that will be fixed over time. It's not something where you wake up one morning and say, 'You know what, we're going to improve our quality on this franchise,' and it magically happens."

Resident Evil 4 says hi.

At some point they will have to produce a Wii title with some substance, if only to stay profitable.

Unfortunately, 3rd parties still think Nintendo has cooties...

Whatever floats their boats.

Star bright, star light:

^Rodeo shares his recipe for extra crunchy cookies.

^Super shiny. To be fair, I don't know what the constellation on the right is, I picked it up at another town and it made for good scenery.

Ursa Major, in reverse.

General Gaming / Re: The PATHETIC state of the gaming 'media'
« on: August 16, 2009, 11:43:42 PM »
I was thinking of putting this in the funhouse, but I figure it would do better here.

An interesting editorial

As always, some choice bits:

Nintendo is a man telling you he's your friend while he's steadily kicking you in the groin. For that, Nintendo definitely needs to STFU.

A new Metroid, Mario and the teased new Zelda (Pikmin 3 appears to have been forgotten by this point) do not exactly make for a killer lineup, especially considering the fact that it's been a year since E3 08. Yet Nintendo fans will justify the company's attitude by actually beinggrateful for it. As if Nintendo has done an amazing thing. Really, Nintendo has done what it's always done: Made a big show of being "sorry" for its arrogance, tossed a mere handful of interesting videogames our way, then gone back to its usual embrace of soccer moms and grandmothers. The fact that Nintendo fans lap that &*!# up like starving dogs is kind of pathetic, really.

Italics are his, the word that was blocked because we can't say, is mine.

It's the half-measures that irk me more than anything else. If Nintendo wants to be an arrogant, condescending *(#!, then that's fine. That's fantastic, in fact. However, it never wants to go all the way...Maybe it's simply because it realizes it can still make plenty of money out of a demographic it's shown public disdain for. Not many companies can laugh in the face of its consumers on a public stage and still command their loyalty...

In short, I find it to be a rehash of old arguments, with some colorful langauge and imagery.

u can haz moar pix:

^Tangy decided to take a correspondence course in Spanish.

^That (#!# is sooo real son...word...

^I promptly left his crib to give him some alone time  :D

^Cool constellations, cool moon, and a shooting star. Yep....

NWR Forums Discord / Re: Learn Something New Today!!!!
« on: August 12, 2009, 01:38:47 AM »
A small, practical guide to making video game characters.

Some choice bits:

Before designing a videogame character, always see what the marketing department needs at the moment. Don't worry – they know what they're doing. Keeping their finger on the pulse of what was popular last year, marketers have the tools and the unpaid interns to help your characters seamlessly fit in with the world's most lucrative brands while keeping open all merchandizing options.

Female character should also look like they have daddy issues. You want your women's clothes to say, "My Dad left my Mom when I was seven and now I spend every waking moment trying to impress men in the desperate hope to have some sort of male authority figure in my life."

In the long tradition of bad art, the shorthand for depth is to give your character a cool name. Since videogames are well established as a bad art form, an awesome name is entirely necessary when creating your hero.

TalkBack / Re: Star Wars Content Hitting the Wii
« on: August 10, 2009, 11:29:18 PM »
Man, I remember the Star Wars games on SNES being on the tough side. I couldn't beat the level which has Luke on his skyhopper thingy... :'(

I wonder what brought on this sudden wave of cashing in on nostalgia?

Unlike EB they actually have good prices for used games and they lower the price if the manual is missing.

For the love of looneys, keep shopping there! All the local shops in my area were crushed years ago when GS/EB merged.

Either way its a Win Win situation for us consumers. So let the price/match wars begin.

Yay for free markets working the way they should!

Keep the party the going:

^When I put it in the basement, it was infested with boos. It had to go...

^I guess there are some things we can't live without...

^Another hockey reference with another pop-culture reference.

EDIT: Seems like my pics are out of whack. The top pic doesn't show up, and when I move one to the top, it disappears. Hmmm...

NWR Forums Discord / Re: High Fructose Corn Syrup
« on: August 05, 2009, 12:38:47 AM »
Le bump!

So I did do a taste by taking some Green tea with HFCS, and some that was made with cane sugar, from Whole Foods. More specifically, organic cane sugar if that makes a difference.

The HFCS has a more watery taste, while the other one, not so much.

However, the one with no HFCS came in 16 oz bottles, though they were on sale for 5 for 5 dollars, whereas the one with HFCS was 3.49 for 128. So I guess that cane sugar really is expensive...

Maybe I should do a taste test with my friends, see if they can tell the difference...

Nintendo Gaming / Re: Animal Crossing: City Folk
« on: August 05, 2009, 12:26:14 AM »
Played with some other friends I know, but for some reason, my internet choked for like a half hour  :'(

Gave them the tour and everything. They enjoyed the LUXURIOUS house, then it cut out.

I'm usually on during the evenings with my gate open, unless Real LifeTM happens. Its up to you to walk through it...

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