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I'd love to see the other Game & Watch titles come. Its been my most played game on the service from the GB/GBA line so far. I had the first couple but none of the later ones so its familiar but new at the same time for me.

Also the GB James Bond game was one I never tried and was quite popular so hopefully since it was an original story without the likeness of any actors it could come as well.

Before I watched the trailer I thought this was going to be jacking the premise from the parody trailer from a long while ago.

Actually the Burton Schumacher anthology is actually something to look at for reboots. They kept on Alfred and Commisioner Gordon, and Robin for the second set, but the villains changed, even batman changed, and it really didn't matter. Not great movies, but the general public were a lot more capable of moving on with new casting at the time.

The general movie-going public absolutely can move on with new actors. That is how movies used to be done (and in a few cases still are). James Bond and Dr Who still make a bit of a deal about new actors taking on the mantle of the old. It was generally expected there would be changing of the guard when it came to actors. I think the dawn of the "franchise film series" with the likes of Lord of the Rings and especially Harry Potter where it grew to be expected that the actors would stick around. I remember the behind the scenes interviews for Potter had multiple creators of the series saying it was a pipe dream that the core actors would stick around and that still happened.

Now with major series like the MCU and Star Wars making such a deal of the actor equaling the character to the point they decided to never recast T'Challa or Princess Leia, they will back themselves into an awkward corner either requiring even more acrobatic multi-dimentional logic or pure reboots to allow certain stories to happen in the future.

Nintendo Gaming / Re: Official Sales Thread
« on: February 14, 2023, 02:46:19 AM »
Maybe the sales could have always been this good if it weren't for the persistent chip shortages in previous years?

I don't see why they couldn't drop Batgirl on a streaming service or something. If it truly flopped there they could still write off the difference.

What's wrong with just blocking you from concurrently watching from multiple devices? Say you get two "real times views" for a basic account, and if a third device under your account tunes in to Netflix block it with a message you have too many running at once? Even giving an option for your "primary device" that you select to kick another viewer off their show.

Pretty sure that is close to how Hulu does it because we used to go in with another family member on the Disney/Hulu/ESPN bundle until they kept getting blocked and I had to reset the password to let them back on (they were in another state).

It just feels like Netflix is trying to cut back on free perks at a club and doing it with the poorest amount of tact possible.

I am super excited to try playing Alone in the Dark again with modern things like save states xD The huge pixel FMV always facinated me. It's like an accidental impressionist game

This is also one of the more fascinating titles for me on the system. I remember reading about this game and never trying it and seeing something trying to be this ambitious is quite a neat ride.

Also playing a ton of Game & Watch. I loved the old ones on GameBoy and played a ton of the ones I did have so seeing one I missed is really great.

Wondering where Mario Land 1 is since we got the second off the bat.

Nintendo Gaming / Re: What's Next For The N64 Expansion Pack?
« on: February 12, 2023, 05:10:35 PM »
Well I had some extra eShop credit and saw you could upgrade your plan in-store now instead of calling so I went ahead and upgraded to the expansion pass family plan. I kinda wish I didn't play Goldeneye on it because it feels awful going back. The controls are nigh unplayable for me. I hear you can fix them through a few methods so I'll play around with them.

TalkBack / Re: Splatoon 3, Mario Kart 8 Announce New Paid Expansion Details
« on: February 12, 2023, 05:07:42 PM »
This should please Mop it up. The multi-colored Birdo's are an interesting touch.

TalkBack / Re: Metroid Prime Remastered (Switch) Review
« on: February 12, 2023, 01:04:31 PM »
I think the only thing I am disappointed about this release is that it is not the whole trilogy. Hopefully they do the other two and don't leave it as this one before Prime 4 drops.

Whatever you choose I'm confident it will be a blast to play, so make sure you are ready to go before diving in. Don't rush quality.

Movies & TV / Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
« on: January 21, 2023, 10:27:40 PM »
I actually didn't like how they handled Toph. I always hate the "this is your battle young one" angle. It would have been a fitting parallel if she came back to support like how Bumi rejoined the military to help in the final battles of TLA. No reason she can't come back and help in some capacity.

In terms of newer shows, I'm not seeing any mention of Andor. Did I miss that conversation a few pages back? Its great. Some of the best Star Wars material in recent years I'd say. Can't wait to see where it goes.

Nintendo Gaming / Re: What will Nintendo release in 2023?
« on: January 07, 2023, 08:54:03 PM »
Jeez I screwed myself out of points last year once again by going into too much detail.  Seriously, need to be brief this year to get the win.

Don't feel too bad, I forgot to make ANY predictions last year so really blew my lifetime score.

Nintendo Gaming / Re: What will Nintendo release in 2023?
« on: January 02, 2023, 04:33:42 PM »
  • There will be a brand new Mario game released. (Bet you part of the reason for the delay in the film was to coincide with a new game)
  • Nintendo Switch Online continues the trend of offering DLC to major games as an incentive
  • Advance Wars Remake actually releases this year
  • Prime 4 is acknowledged and even shown with more than a new title screen, but does not release this year
  • New Fire Emblem project is announced; most likely another remake
  • Something Animal Crossing related is announced but not something fans were hoping for
  • Nintendo releases a racing game that is not Mario Kart or Mario Kart DLC
  • Release of a fan favorite game is teased in some cryptic manner and not actually announced or released this year (think like the weird comments about Pikmin 4, but for a series that isn't Zelda, Mario, or Pokemon)
  • We get another hardware revision that is not the Super Switch Pro
  • New Monster Hunter is announced for non-tendo consoles/PC

Nintendo Gaming / Re: What will Nintendo release in 2022?
« on: January 02, 2023, 04:16:35 PM »
Bummer, did I forget to predict this year? Better luck this year!

NWR Forums Discord / Re: New official NWR Funhaus rule.
« on: December 26, 2022, 06:57:24 PM »
OMG it took me a bit too long to catch what this was referencing!

NWR Forums Discord / Re: Pokepal148 is a 450 million dollar brand.
« on: November 25, 2022, 05:37:06 PM »
Maybe we can upgrade Pokepal to version 149 finally? We've been on v148 for a while now.

NWR Forums Discord / Re: 13091919 1305?
« on: November 25, 2022, 05:33:55 PM »
If you can't see eye to eye maybe the shorter one of you two could get on a box or something to make your eyes level? Seems like an easy problem to solve.

NWR Forums Discord / Re: 13091919 1305?
« on: November 09, 2022, 09:10:08 PM »
How do we know you aren't NotKhushrenada and you hijacked Khush's account?  ???

General Gaming / Re: Digitizing my entire physical game catalog
« on: October 18, 2022, 05:22:12 PM »
I might eventually do this as well so hope to learn some tricks from others doing the same.

Yeah there is more going on and I'm instinctively leaning away from Taylor because she jumped so wildly to a boycott. People should be paid properly, but sure sounds like there is more than just pay going on here.

We cancelled the Disney bundle and now only pay for Netflix and D+. Also get Amazon because we buy Prime for shipping and such. No losses in months until this month. Wife bought a .99/month deal for Hulu to check out a new show and plans to cancel once she is done.


Hugh Jackman is back as Wolverine for Deadpool 3!

This is why I never take actor's words when they say they are "done" with a character. Even if they really mean it, they can always change their minds later.

I still think they should have worked something out for Chris Evans to stay on even in a repeating cameo role and letting him have opportunities to direct shows or films since half his reason for wanting to move on was to explore directing more. Gives him some experience doing it and lets him stay on.

He could still return if the money is good enough or if he gets an itching to pick up the shield again.

Nintendo Gaming / Re: What's Next For The N64 Expansion Pack?
« on: September 19, 2022, 01:49:37 AM »
The hold up could be the uncomfortable possibility that the game sold poorly on the VC and so there isn't a huge draw to bring it back now.

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