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I'm sure someone else on the interwebz has thought of this, but what if the after credits scene of either Avengers: Age of Ultron or Ant-Man is Peter Parker being bitten by the radioactive spider? Congratulations, Marvel, you just skipped the origin story movie no one needs to see again.

General Chat / Re: All Things Netflix! Now With Original Programming!
« on: February 25, 2015, 11:44:47 AM »
New Netflix show from Tina Fey

I haven't been checking this thread. A new show from Tina Fey starring Jenna Maroney and Blowjob Girl. Why, yes, all of that. Please.

General Chat / Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
« on: February 23, 2015, 03:31:04 AM »
Killing Them Softly
Ehh, really boring. There were a couple decent scenes, but there's a reason it took me four months to watch this movie.

I almost turned this off when Samuel L. Jackson said, "Robophobic." I kind of wish I did because this was not good, and I didn't expect it to be which I thought would help its chances. I was too lazy to scroll through Netflix for something better and my calzone was getting cold. I don't know why they bothered to remake again. Here's a much better one and it's less than four minutes long:

Flips outs often does he? I honestly never noticed.
Not often, but he has his moments every once in a while when he thinks people are picking on him (I was the last person he really went off on if I remember correctly... It was kind of funny), but I don't think any current regular is outwardly hostile toward anyone. I know it looks like I mock people sometimes (namely Ian), but I wish no ill will on anyone. Except Brandogg. **** that guy.

Seriously, we're talking video games here. Everyone chill.
Related to E3, is there a chance we get another Smash Invitational this year? Full roster and 9 months for the pro players to get really awesome. It could be dope. I get the launch window has already past but that would be the perfect time to announce/launch the non Mewtwo DLC characters /stages. Looked back on last June they really just did everything right for me.
I think it's definitely possible. We should have the tournament mode update by then. It would also be a perfect time to announce DLC beyond Mewtwo if Nintendo goes that way.

Nile quoted Billy Madison, marvel_moviefan didn't get the reference, and flipped out again.

What in the... I saw this post before you edited it. You would have been better off leaving it as the sarcastic thank you. Nile quoted Billy Madison, you know, that silly Adam Sandler movie from like 1995. Take the joke.

EDIT: I removed the quoted posts due to fremdschämen.

Here's the reference:

Nintendo made E3 what it is, not having them present just means that either they are becoming irrelevant or E3 as a whole is becoming irrelevant that might be what is actually happening here.

I also kind of question the assumption that companies don't get anything out of E3 press conferences when Bethesda's going to do one this year for the first time ever. If they were really the monetary black hole that's been suggested, you'd think Bethesda would be happy to just piggyback off of the Sony & Microsoft press events & save themselves some major money.
Or it wants to think it has a seat at the adults table. "If Activision has a press conference, we should have a press conference."

TalkBack / Re: Nintendo Explains Why Smaller New 3DS Isn't Coming to NA
« on: February 19, 2015, 03:07:55 PM »
Renaming happens with consoles. Microsoft renamed Xbox 360 twice. The first revision was called "Xbox 360 S" and the second revision was called "Xbox 360 E." Nintendo named the Wii revision "Wii Mini" (yet it didn't rename Wii when it stripped Gamecube backwards compatibility). It does force consumers to inquire what the difference is (e.g. no accessing the Internet, notably locking out Wii Ware and Virtual Console). Similarly, Sony renamed the original Playstation with the first major overhaul: PSone. It had numerous revisions, but the PSone was the first that completely changed the size and shape.

I think issuing different names are especially necessary with handhelds for different sizes or when features are added or removed. Sony rebranded PSP with the third and most radical redesign: PSP Go which made sense as it was entirely digital (no UMD). It would be nice if Nintendo in particular took better care when naming these revisions. I think it also depends on what the changes are. Gameboy Pocket was essentially a relaunch of the original Gameboy line and the changes were very substantial at the time. Gameboy Advance SP introduced similarly substantial changes though Nintendo didn't change the name when it released the backlit model, it just made a big deal about it on the packaging.

Back to topic, I do think it would be a step backwards if Nintendo were to have the normal E3 Press Conference again. I'd say it is actually a good example of Nintendo innovation. I think it is the right step and a genius way of controlling the message.
I agree. This is one of those weird occasions where Nintendo is actually ahead of the curve for a change. The E3 Digital Event and Treehouse Live are so much better for people viewing at home.

I also side with Ian here, NOT having a big conference when everyone else is does make them look less relevant like they aren't playing with the big boys anymore. Directs are stupid because the people who see them ALREADY own a fucking Nintendo device the E3 conference is seen by far greater numbers of people and the Directs don't get that across it takes extra effort to find them. Everyone covers the Conference.
That's a tremendous leap in logic. How do you figure that only Nintendo hardware owners are watching the Nintendo Directs?

People at home have to go out of their way to watch both the live press conferences and the Nintendo E3 Digital Event. Everyone is just watching video in front of their computer/TV screens. That sounds like a draw, except the live press conferences are riddled with technical difficulties, awkward pauses, and such. The people attending the actual expo are addressed by all console makers whether the conference is open or closed. That again sounds like a draw.

I have brought up the fact that Nintendo has had a larger booth than Sony numerous times and he has failed to address it. No one attending the actual show is thinking Nintendo is small time. The only way anyone is thinking Nintendo skipped E3 ever is if they deliberately avoided all Nintendo coverage because there's so much news and footage coming from the show. Ian's logic doesn't make sense here. It's more Nintendo-does-everything-wrong rhetoric. There are times I can at least see where he's coming from (even if I disagree). This is not one of those times.

I suppose Nintendo could have an open press conference and a Nintendo E3 Digital Event, but I'm not entirely convinced that it's necessary if they cover the same material. The Digital Event cuts the fat and get right to the point. I don't think the reactions from the live crowd are worth the effort. Sometimes it even obscures what is being shown. The o my reaction that matters to me is my own as I'm watching at home. I've certainly geeked out during E3 before.

Based on the floor layout, Nintendo occupied a larger area than Sony. That said, I don't see how anyone could reasonably say not having a traditional press conference made Nintendo look small time. That isn't even taking into account all the Treehouse stuff that runs over the course of E3 and the smaller events Nintendo has after the first day or E3. Last year, Sakurai revealed Pac-Man in Super Smash Bros. then Nintendo showed off Code Name S.T.E.A.M.

And Nintendo still addresses the press and other industry people in a closed meeting. Nintendo just took the spectacle of the traditional press conferences and focused that into the Nintendo E3 Digital Event then took all the boring crap, crammed a bunch of people into a room, and talked at them for a while, probably with a PowerPoint presentation. Then, it's business as usual where all the attendees go to the actual show and demo the games.

TalkBack / Re: Nintendo Explains Why Smaller New 3DS Isn't Coming to NA
« on: February 18, 2015, 10:31:58 AM »
Nah, Nintendo is just going to call it 3DS.

Unless Nintendo does both, I'd say going back to a traditional press conference is a step backward. I like the Nintendo Direct. It's all the information I want and very little to no fluff. Sure, they have some short skits, but I'll take them over the technical difficulties and rambling mess of regular press conferences where companies often mirror kiss on stage over their sales data. Great if you want to hear that stuff, but I just want to see/hear about the games.

Nintendo Console Discussion / Re: The Wii U as a stepping stone.
« on: February 18, 2015, 04:49:59 AM »
Jebus, broodwars, Brandogg used "stepping stone" because of the thread title. Replacing "stepping stone" with "doorstop" or "paperweight" doesn't make sense. "A lot of people use the Wii U as a [doorstop/paperweight] on their way to the PS4/Xbone section at Best Buy."

How did you... Ugh, never mind. I'll just go.

TalkBack / Re: Nintendo Explains Why Smaller New 3DS Isn't Coming to NA
« on: February 18, 2015, 02:28:19 AM »
From the same company that named a console "Wii U" and made it look strikingly similar to the console's predecessor, pretty damn hard apparently...

TalkBack / Re: Nintendo Explains Why Smaller New 3DS Isn't Coming to NA
« on: February 17, 2015, 07:54:48 PM »
This is weird. Wouldn't Nintendo better its chances of expanding the user base with more options? Technically, that reaches the most amount of people if "expanding the user base" is the entire reasoning behind this decision. And if it wanted to better differentiate the models, calling it almost anything except "New 3DS" would have been a better choice. Then again, New 3DS XL makes the original 3DS look even worse than the original XL did so people are more likely to pick the New 3DS XL which is what Nintendo wants.

Ultimately, the subset of fence-sitters who both want the regular New 3DS and won't settle for New 3DS XL is the smallest group of 3DS-interested people. If Nintendo absolutely had to disappoint any subset of its own fans, that would be the one to pick. Makes sense even if it's kind of a shitty thing to do.

In any case, I still think this choice has everything to do with Nintendo of America not wanting another smaller model that would sell modestly at best and ultimately far worse than the larger model. I get it. I don't entirely agree with it because I support options, but I get it.

TalkBack / Re: Iwata Talks Wii U Growth, Smartphone Gaming
« on: February 17, 2015, 12:11:14 PM »
Because this is obviously just a thread to vent about random things...
That describes like 95% of the threads on these forums.

Nintendo Console Discussion / Re: Another Wii U games thread.
« on: February 17, 2015, 06:39:26 AM »
It's huge... and I'm not ashamed.
("That's what she said" was too obvious.)

Nintendo Console Discussion / Re: Another Wii U games thread.
« on: February 17, 2015, 03:41:43 AM »
Let the man have his games. I think most of us have shamefully large backlogs.

General Chat / Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
« on: February 16, 2015, 04:30:24 AM »
I can't let you call John Wick a Bad Movie. Its a focused movie that knows what it is doing unlike actual bad movies like Transformers.
Well, unfortunately for you, I don't need your permission to call the movie what I want. And if you read further than the second sentence, I did call it fun and entertaining. John Wick is very focused; it is what it sets out to be, but it still lacks the basic tenets of decent storytelling. Yeah, Transformers is a bad movie because it lacks decent storytelling AND doesn't even do what it wants to well. That's why I specified. I thoroughly enjoyed John Wick for what it is. I still wouldn't call it a good movie. Ultimately, I don't need it to be. I went into it wanting to see John Wick get sweet revenge with fresh action scenes, and that's exactly what I got.

General Chat / Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
« on: February 15, 2015, 09:02:18 PM »
I just saw John Wick a few hours ago as well. Like 300, it's a bad movie. There's no plot, no character development, no real substance... But goddamn, it was so fun and entertaining. I accept it for what it is and I enjoyed it so much more because of that. It isn't trying to be high art. It's Keanu Reeves fucking up everyone's day because they stole his car and killed his dog... and probably something about post traumatic stress disorder.
Why didn't that mobsters 30something year old son, who has obviously been in living off the advantages of the family business for quite sometime, know who the **** John Wick was by name and reputation, if not picture/looks, even after having it explained to him?
I thought that was the point. Ioseph is supposed to be a **** up. He doesn't know better because he's a spoiled idiot and everyone kisses his ass because his dad, Viggo, is the boss. So he never learns this stuff because he's too stubborn and prideful, and no one who matters corrects him for fear that he'll act up or throw a tantrum (like the club scene when he yells at someone to get him another bottle after one his dad's right hand men puts him in his place and takes his booze), potentially having his dad come down on them. Ioseph surrounded himself with cowards and imbeciles. On top of that, they even cast Theon Greyjoy (Alfie Allen) who is basically the posterchild of playing a stupid, entitled dipshit with a chip on his shoulder because his father is disappointed in him but he's so useless that it backfires.

Nintendo Console Discussion / Re: The Wii U as a stepping stone.
« on: February 15, 2015, 08:37:09 PM »
Besides the handle (which at least served a purpose), Gamecube is my favorite console design. But yeah, launching with indigo, particularly as the marketed color, was a big mistake.

TalkBack / Re: Iwata Talks Wii U Growth, Smartphone Gaming
« on: February 14, 2015, 07:11:17 PM »
With New 3DS just released, I can't see Nintendo launching a true 3DS successor until 2017 at the earliest. I think a Q4 2016 Wii U successor launch is inevitable. Zelda is Wii U's last hurrah with a few smaller titles hitting next year. I just hope Nintendo is ready to launch a new console this time.

Nintendo Console Discussion / Re: Super Smash Bros. for WiiU (& 3DS)
« on: February 14, 2015, 06:32:54 PM »
More characters, more stages is pretty much all I care about. This would be an easy season pass for me. Super Smash Bros. is pretty much the only game I play regularly (as in once every few days). I believe the Wii U version is the last game I bought.

TalkBack / Re: Rayman to Be in Upcoming Smash Bros. DLC?
« on: February 14, 2015, 06:29:50 PM »
The moving background behind the characters on the character select screen of the Wii U version is particularly hard to fake because it moves from one character block to the next continuously. If this is a fake, whoever is responsible did a damn fine job with not only the moving background but also creating that Rayman model as it isn't sourced anywhere else from what I've read.

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