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They should just sell the software side of this as a Switch game. All the same games, with the same interface and everything, as a package on Switch. That would sidestep the issue of how to handle selling individual retro games on the system, but still let people have access to a lot of the top titles.
This is a brilliant idea. I'd buy it.

I mean they already announced a discontinuation date.  If they learned from the NES Classic they wouldn't have a fixed end date in mind.  That's what's so offensive about the NES Classic.
The lesson Nintendo learned was to announce that the SNES Classic is a limited edition item meant only for this year, something it wasn't clear about with the NES Classic last year. Granted, it's the wrong lesson but a lesson nonetheless.

Nintendo can fix this easily by announcing legacy titles on Nintendo Switch. Sure, the actual SNES Classic hardware is a nice thing to have. However, I think most people can live without it if there was a legal way to have access to these games.

Kristine Leahy basically asked the same question Colin Cowherd did (how many shoes has Big Baller Brand sold). LaVar was still salty because of Leahy's previous comments from like a month and a half prior. It's certainly Leahy's right to say Lonzo and his brothers are scared of their father (among other things), but I don't know how fair that is from a journalistic standpoint. What evidence did she have for more or less accusing LaVar of child abuse? I can see why LaVar would take offense to what Leahy said. At the same time, it doesn't justify his response and how he treated her.

I don't really know much about Kristine Leahy so this is less about her. LaVar Ball's schtick is already old. I can roll my eyes to comments like "[Lonzo is] better than Steph Curry" (he isn't) or "Lonzo Ball is going to take the Lakers to the playoffs in his first year" (he won't even with Paul George). But when he gets on national television and talks down to someone (regardless of gender) like he did, I just can't deal with it.

Nintendo Console Discussion / Re: SNES Classic thread
« on: Yesterday at 10:58:33 AM »
Secret of Mana also supports the Super Multitap. I'm curious how that works out.

I don't believe Nintendo has to pay Rare since the terms of th sale were all Nintendo related IP remained with Nintendo (hence why Nintendo kept the rights to Diddy Kong, Krystal etc.) while all non-Nintendo related IP remained with Rare.

I'd be lying if I said I didn't want the Lakers to draft Lonzo Ball partially because his father is such a putz (I was pulling for Josh Jackson since he has a more well-rounded game, namely better defense). I didn't watch Raw, but I saw a screenshot of LaMelo wearing a "Stay In Yo Lane" shirt. That's so disappointing because of the implication that his kids think that's acceptable too. I really wish the media would stop giving this guy a platform. If you're unfamiliar with the origins of that shirt, LaVar told ESPN's Kristine Lahey to "stay in [her] lane" which should have been the last straw. Granted, Lahey overstepped a journalistic line by questioning LaVar's parenting. LaVar's response was like one step away from "Get back in the kitchen," and we really need to stop acting like that's okay.

LaVar trying to make money off of being an asshole is unsurprising though it still does kind of bother me. I know Lonzo isn't his dad, but his dad makes rooting for him more difficult.

Nintendo Console Discussion / Re: SNES Classic thread
« on: June 26, 2017, 07:25:19 PM »
I'd love to get my hands on this though I guess Virtual Console would scratch the itch.

I'm impressed Nintendo went with Final Fantasy VI over IV. Notable hold outs for me would be Chrono Trigger, Illusion of Gaia, Super Mario All-Stars (I know, I know), and Super Bomberman. Also, Mortal Kombat II and Killer Instinct though they're absent for obvious reasons.

UPDATE: NoA has confirmed to Kotaku that they only plan to ship SNES Classics until the end of the calendar year.
Dear Nintendo,


Sweet Jebus...

Pre-orders haven't gone up yet and this is probably somehow already sold out everywhere forever.

That trade wouldn't have been so, so terrible for the Bulls if they didn't give up their own pick. Why did the the Bulls need to sweeten the deal? They're giving up a top ten player to a man with the biggest basketball hard-on for Jimmy Butler. Chicago could and should have raked Tom Thibedeau over the coals before sending Butler to Minnesota.

TalkBack / Re: Make the World a Better Place in Ever Oasis
« on: June 20, 2017, 05:03:25 PM »
But seriously, Ever Oasis looks good. I don't know if I'd be able to carve out enough time for the game. Nintendo is doing well having a balanced release schedule, and I'm still not finished Breath of the Wild.

TalkBack / Re: Make the World a Better Place in Ever Oasis
« on: June 20, 2017, 04:25:26 PM »
Still not a bad problem to have. Imagine Nintendo just flat-out refusing to bring the game over along with two other games toward the end of its platform's life. Not like that ever happened before...............
You're right. It's never happened. Closest that ever came to happening was with Xenoblade Chronicles, The Last Story and Pandora's Tower but they were all released on the Wii near the end of its life so it's never been an issue. We'll just have to keep lamenting the times they didn't bring over other more Japanese-centric games like Giftpia, Tingle's Rupee Land, and Captain Rainbow.
Xseed published The Last Story and Pandora's Tower in the West. GameStop had to cut a deal with Nintendo to get Xenoblade Chronicles published. Let's take turns correcting each other.

TalkBack / Re: Make the World a Better Place in Ever Oasis
« on: June 20, 2017, 02:34:45 PM »
Still not a bad problem to have. Imagine Nintendo just flat-out refusing to bring the game over along with two other games toward the end of its platform's life. Not like that ever happened before...............

I loved the physical rewards, but I realize how difficult it is for Nintendo to have them.

The structure of My Nintendo could use some work. It takes a while to rack up gold coins. They expire after a while. How reasonable is it to earn enough coins to exchange for some games?

It's a remaster (though Realm of Memories was new). I originally listed Zelda games Grezzo worked on which included Majora's Mask 3D. I rephrased the parenthetical, removed Majora's Mask but didn't remove Four Swords Anniversary. Notice that there's a pretty egregious grammatical error with "and" written twice. Actually, don't. I'll edit my previous point for clarity.
Everyone here is way too harsh on Nintendo handing over Metroid to another developer.   Remember Other M?  Oh, wait.  Ugh.  Other M.   I just shuddered the same way Homer Simpson shudders at Selma's personal hygiene.
At the same time, it goes both ways. Remember Metroid Prime?

In any case, I think a lot of Other M's issues fall mostly on Sakamoto. He made some weird design choices. Other M was also the first 3D Metroid he was deeply involved with. He laid an egg, and now he's working on a 2D Metroid again.

Konami got three Castlevania games out of them and their original titles haven't exactly been big hits so I don't see why they'd have a problem making Metroid games for the next decade if Nintendo wants them to.
MercurySteam didn't want to keep making Castlevania games so I can't see it becoming a Metroid factory.
I think the fact that MercurySteam is doing a remake and not an original title says a lot about how much confidence Nintendo has in them.

If it's well received and it does well enough I suspect Nintendo will be willing to give them more creative freedom.
Nintendo could be giving MercurySteam the Grezzo treatment. It isn't a 1:1 comparison though. Grezzo ported Ocarina of Time (before working on an original title in Tri-Force Heroes). Metroid: Samus Returns looks like a pretty massive departure from Metroid II.

EDIT: Clarity. Sorry, ejamer.

I'll wait for the Switch version in 2018.

Began with Rare, hasn't stopped since.

Nintendo Console Discussion / Re: ARMS
« on: June 14, 2017, 05:56:12 AM »
I talked myself out of Arms today. I'm not finished Breath of the Wild, Splatoon 2 comes out next month, and there have been some great announcements in the last week or so (e.g. Axiom Verge Multiverse Edition, Rocket League etc.) that I'm more excited about. I've barely touched Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Arms still intrigues me, but I think I can wait for a sale.

TalkBack / Re: Metroid Prime 4 in Development for Switch
« on: June 13, 2017, 07:56:32 PM »
Never thought I'd see this day. I think I got some Phazon in my eyes *sniff*
Go to the ER, man. Or at least flush your eyes out with water for 15 seconds. Phazon is a highly radioactive substance that causes mutation and/or death.

TalkBack / Re: Metroid Prime 4 in Development for Switch
« on: June 13, 2017, 06:43:33 PM »
I hope it doesn't come out until 2020.  After the embarrassment to the human race Metriod fans have been the last several years they don't deserve any form of happyness in the near future.

See, Other M didn't kill the series so now the cancer that is the Metriod fanbase can finally SHUT THE **** UP!!!!
This is a little harsh.

Criticism against Other M were fair albeit littered with hyperbole. I liked Other M from a gameplay standpoint (besides, of course, the uncommon Where's Waldo? sections). Other M may not have killed Metroid, but it sold poorly enough to stall the main series for nearly a decade.

TalkBack / Re: Metroid: Samus Returns Announced For 3DS
« on: June 13, 2017, 05:35:42 PM »
Federation Force wasn't a harmless spinoff. It certainly did no favors to a brand reeling from the mixed reviews of its previous game. Still, death threats are inappropriate. I responded by not buying the game and gently mocking it on NWR.

TalkBack / Re: Metroid: Samus Returns Announced For 3DS
« on: June 13, 2017, 03:35:46 PM »
This was proposed to Nintendo by the developer back in 2015, so I'm sure that production timeline is a large part of the the reason this is on 3DS.
At the same time, Nintendo was developing Switch back in 2015. Metroid: Samus Returns could have easily been a Switch title.
I don't like anything Mercury Steam has done, and the trailer looks very much like one of their games. This leaves me quite concerned.
I feel the exact opposite way. MercurySteam's involvement gives me more confidence in this game.
I'm not making any judgement on Sakamoto. He's been involved in some good Metroid games, and some bad ones. Hopefully this falls into the first category.
Ehh, he made one bad one. Personally, Other M was merely bad for a Metroid game. Comparatively, it doesn't hold a candle to the other ones. Only the story was truly unredeemable. How hard could it have been for Sakamoto to ask a psychologist how PTSD actually is?

I'm going to need those Metroid Amiibo.

TalkBack / Re: Metroid: Samus Returns Announced For 3DS
« on: June 13, 2017, 02:24:47 PM »
While I like sprites in 2D games, 3D graphics inherently don't bother me; it's what a developer does with the graphics. Had Link Between Worlds (to use your example) employed Wind Waker's art style, it would have looked great (Tri-Force Heroes didn't quite commit to it). A better art style could have hid 3DS's limitations better. In any case, I trust MercurySteam. Mirror of Fate was baller.

3DS is showing its age and has been for years. The resolution is so low and the textures are so muddy. It's hard to go back to after playing Switch. As much as this scratches that Metroid itch, I'm really hoping for a Switch version. Fire Emblem Warriors is getting a 3DS and Switch release. Why not Zoidberg Metroid?

And if Switch wasn't selling well, I think the point is for these games to keep 3DS relevant enough to carry Nintendo until it figured out what to do.

Nintendo Console Discussion / Re: Metroid Prime 4
« on: June 13, 2017, 02:09:34 PM »
Nintendo probably does have more to show. It just didn't. And obviously, the point of this is unbridled hype. I still hate when companies pull that nonsense.

At least Metroid: Samus Returns looks awesome. Hopefully, MercurySteam pulled a Mirror of Fate and developed the game in HD and ported to 3DS. I'd much rather place this on Switch.

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