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I'm weirded out that I just deleted four pieces of SPAM and they went to the recycle bin and aren't showing in the recent posts feed.  :/

Anywhoo, again, I apologize and will pay closer attention next time. :(

Oh dude, I'm so sorry.  It looked like spam and I didn't see you posted it. :(

That's weird.  I generally look at to see the most recent posts and remove the spam ones.  I recall your post was in there twice (which added to thinking it was spam)... but, apparently, I deleted it from here and then the recycle bin - which is really odd, because the recycle bin doesn't show up in the most recent posts link. :(

So, I can't even restore it from the recycle bin.  :(

TalkBack / Re: ESRB Posts Rating For
« on: May 08, 2024, 11:39:36 PM »
I basically think of it as an NES Remix 3.

Since they didn't go with that name, there's a sliver of hope we'll see other editions... but I'm with you - I doubt it.

I find it most funny that only one of the original three titles are even in this edition.

TalkBack / Re: ESRB Posts Rating For
« on: May 08, 2024, 07:11:04 PM »
What were you expecting from something with "NES Edition" in the title?  Virtual Boy games?

Sure, there were some people who did.  Sorry if I made it sound absolute.

Thinking more about this, I don't think a lot of folks traded in their 3DS to buy Switches because they couldn't play 3DS titles on the Switch.

Likewise, folks didn't trade in their DS to buy 3DS systems, since they'd lose that GBA compatibility.

I wonder how many GCN-Compatible Wii were even still on the market to buy when the Wii U came out.  I'd say the 2m that sold were for Wii support alone.  Maybe collectors picking up Minis at the end of life?

With the 3DS, even with the online features shut down, I think Nintendo could re-release the 3DS in stores right now and folks would snap them up.  It's legitimately insane the prices they're going for now.  I do think one thing that helped the 3DS sale is knowing there were so many amazing DS/3DS titles that you *cannot* play on Switch.  If the New Super Switch 2 U is 100% b/c with Switch, unless there is a significant price difference, I could see a lot of folks just buying the newer system.

That said, I don't see a *lot* of used Switches for sale.  They exist (definitely on-line), but it seems to be a seller's market, for sure.  If there's not a significant amount of used systems at the end of the life cycle (which, I think, happened with the 3DS, as most owner's chose to hang on to theirs), that'd help boost sales of the original as well.

We'll see.  I definitely am not counting Nintendo out.

Yeah.  That's what Jim Ryan said.  Funny how Sony has never touted that figure in legal, financial disclosures. 🤣

Nintendo doesn't have a stellar track record of first party support once the new system launches,  But, yes, the Switch has some amazing third-party support.  That might be enough to carry it over the finish line, unless Nintendo does something stupid.

TalkBack / Re: Kingdom Come: Deliverance Switch Port Tech Review
« on: April 15, 2024, 06:54:19 PM »
lol.  It happens.  We need a forum upgrade.

TalkBack / Re: Kingdom Come: Deliverance Switch Port Tech Review
« on: April 15, 2024, 03:35:54 PM »
Why is this stickied?

You'd have to ask the guy who did it... 🤣

Nintendo Gaming / Re: Mario Kart: Double Dash - XLink Kai
« on: April 10, 2024, 07:25:09 PM »
I ended up finding two on eBay for under $100 each.

If I was gonna go the Homebrew route, I could just use modded Wii systems, as they can emulate the adapter.

General Chat / Faceball 2000 Part 3: Faceball 2024 in Milwaukee
« on: March 12, 2024, 04:26:21 PM »
Hello NWR friends!

I've posted a bit about this before, and I don't want to go into the weeds with too many details now, as there's a lot to take in *and*.... Stop Skeletons From Fighting is doing a Youtube Documentary on this entire project!  It will be amazing!

Anywhoo, why I'm posting now... it's officially official.

The first weekend in April, myself and some of the gang will be in Milwaukee for the Midwest Gaming Classic expo and we will have an exhibit set up for 16 player Faceball 2000 DX on 16 TVs via GameCubes and 16 Game Boy Players.

What is Faceball 2000 DX?  Well... long story short - the original Faceball 2000 doesn't support 16 players after-all.  It only supports 15 players!  What a rip-off, after all these years, eh?  Long story short, there's a bug in the code that prevents a 16-player game from loading.  Someone in my crew figured this out and patched it.  And then, added in a color patch that's been floating around that also takes advantage of the Game Boy Color's faster processor to speed up gameplay (but also, the original,  4-shades-of-gray version is patched as well, so that can be played too!).

It's amazing and fun and just insanity and if anyone wants to swing by and say hi, please do! :)

Nintendo Gaming / Re: Mario Kart: Double Dash - XLink Kai
« on: March 09, 2024, 05:52:30 PM »
I am surprised they're that much, really.  I can't imagine there's many people using them for their intended purpose and the unintended purpose of hacking is much easier through other methods.  Of course, it's Nintendo and it's a semi-rare piece of equipment... but still. I'm just salty. 🤣

Nintendo Gaming / Re: Mario Kart: Double Dash - XLink Kai
« on: March 07, 2024, 01:19:50 AM »
The cheapest one on eBay right now is $125 used. :(

Nintendo Gaming / Re: Mario Kart: Double Dash - XLink Kai
« on: March 05, 2024, 11:20:47 PM »

May I bump this thread to express my annoyance with the fact that Broadband Adapters got stupid expensive before I got my set of eight. :(

I just need two more. :(

TalkBack / Re: Balatro Pulled From European eShop: No ETA For Return
« on: March 02, 2024, 08:28:48 AM »
>originally the game was assigned an 18+ rating, but following discussions with the authority (not named but presumably PEGI) were able to confirm a 3+ rating.

That's backwards.  The game was 3+ and was changed to 18+ due to simulated gambling.  Which is ridiculous.  Meanwhile, gacha games with actual gambling in them are a-okay.

Actually... I take back my answer.

Thanos was wearing the Gauntlet with the stones.  Everyone who was dusted took everything they were wearing with them.  Clothes.  Fury's eye patch.  Bucky's arm.  It all went.

...if Thanos had been blipped, would the stones had gone with him?

That's easy.  Thanos turns to dust with the rest of the other half, someone walks over, picks up the gems and resets everything minus Thanos.

General Chat / Re: The FaceBall 2000 megafailure of the year megathread:
« on: January 14, 2024, 01:58:35 AM »

Oh look, it's, Robert Champagne (the programmer of Faceball 2000) and Michael Park (the programmer of Midimaze!)

Movies & TV / Re: SPOILER ALERT: MCU Thread (Quantum-Ant-Man-ia)
« on: January 13, 2024, 10:40:21 AM »
Okay, so I finally watched The Marvels.  For reference, I've seen everything aside from Echo.

I enjoyed it.  It was a complete and total mess when it came to pacing and plot progression, and the entire Monica/Carol conflict was pointless (Monica being upset with Carol wasn't well explored and seemed kinda out of left field - but if they wanted to really amp it up, having Monica's disappointment with Carol lead to het puling Kamala aside and warning her about putting too much faith in her could have been a nice touch that lead somewhere.) - but the movie was fun.  Even having followed everything, I agree that it seemed like jumping into the middle of a comic book story line.  As much as I loved Kamala's family - they should have been cut, drastically*, and the main storyline should have been given more focus.  The entire 'evacuate the station' plot should have been cut.  And that song and dance number (if you haven't seen the movie yet, I'm not kidding)... yeesh.

All my complaints aside, it was still a fun movie - but yes, Marvel has completely lost focus at this point.

*Re: the fam - cut about 90% of that stuff out, enough to know they're involved, but enough to give significant time back to the movie.  Then, take all their misadventures in space and cut it to a Disney+ special.  Not something casual viewers *have* to watch, but they'd be far more inclined to enjoy.   Pitch Meeting said it best (paraphrasing)

"And Kamala's family is there."

"Why are they there?"

"Because I like them.  They're funny."

General Chat / Re: The FaceBall 2000 megafailure of the year megathread:
« on: January 05, 2024, 10:43:14 PM »
decoyman - if you still come here... send me a DM, like, naow.

TalkBack / Re: Another Code: Recollection (Switch) Demo Impressions
« on: December 18, 2023, 09:37:00 PM »
Plz buy this so Hotel Dusk/Last Window get released. :D

It doesn't make sense anymore.  And as we move further away from physical media (sadface), it'll make even less sense.  E3 was basically for retailers and such - and they're not going to be selling the games anymore.

Even things like PAX don't make much sense (from the Developer/Publisher side of things).  Why invest all the time and money to travel/rent space/staff/and set up demos that only a limited amount of people can play when you can upload Youtube videos yourself and free demos that everyone can play?

In a time where if you wanted folks to play a demo of Ocarina of Time, you needed special hardware and had limited ways to distribute the software, it makes sense.  Today?  meh.

I see one of two options going forward.  One, we go back to CES (is CES still a thing?  I dunno) where it's general consumer electronics.  Put the Nintendo next to the refrigerator with WiFi cameras installed.  Not really a good format, but more likley to survive.  Or, a total gaming expo.  Like PAXxGenCon - Table Top, RPG, Card Games, and Video Games.  Tournaments, vendors, devs and publishers...

But something only for Devs and Pubs direct to Industry Resellers?  Naw, it's dead dog.

NWR Forums Discord / Re: Unclebob posts bumps
« on: November 25, 2023, 11:35:33 PM »

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