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Movies & TV / Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
« on: Yesterday at 11:16:07 PM »
That was 100% intentional, if it wasn't clear. I wasn't sure if anyone would pick up on it, but I'm glad you did.

General Chat / Re: The COVID-19 Virus is Coming For Us All Thread
« on: Yesterday at 11:13:28 PM »
There have to be exceptions to that policy, because just from what I follow I know that would have blocked a ton of people from taking part in World Cup qualifiers that have been and continue to be played here.

I'm pretty sure I've mentioned it in this thread a long time ago, but one of my most anticipated series in a long time is about to start. Foundation is an adaptation of a series of sci-fi novels by Isaac Asimov, some of my favorite books ever. One of the first things ever announced for Apple TV+, well before it launched I've been excited but cautiously optimistic about this for years now.

The trailer's here, but it's trying to cover a lot of ground and I don't know how much it would make sense to someone unfamiliar with the source material.

Movies & TV / Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
« on: September 11, 2021, 09:48:36 PM »
It's kind of funny that while every other Star Trek series has taken a couple years to really get going, the original series peaked in season 1. I've been rewatching Deep Space 9, and I'm currently in the final season. After that my plan is to jump to Enterprise. It's been a long time since I've watched that series, but the time is finally near.

NWR Mafia Games / Re: Mafia LXXXVI: Sign-up Thread
« on: September 10, 2021, 03:20:58 AM »

NWR Mafia Games / Re: Future Mafia Games
« on: September 09, 2021, 07:08:09 PM »
Recently I've been thinking about doing a game, but I haven't had any ideas yet.

Nintendo Gaming / Re: Games you DON'T want to see come out
« on: September 01, 2021, 07:00:16 PM »
Mario & Rabbids did very well, enough to get a sequel, but I don’t think the Rabbids were a huge part of that, it’s just a great game that happens to include them. 

General Gaming / Re: Backlaugust 2021: Round 2: Electric Boogaloo
« on: August 27, 2021, 06:07:57 PM »
I should be in the 1 game club since I beat Samus Returns.

General Gaming / Re: Backlaugust 2021: Round 2: Electric Boogaloo
« on: August 19, 2021, 12:09:24 AM »
Instead of continuing with the game club but sticking with the overall theme, I've decided my next project for this is to finally finish Axiom Verge now that the sequel's out. I've owned this on like 4 different platforms but never got very far into any of them, and now I'm going to change that.

General Gaming / Re: Backlaugust 2021: Round 2: Electric Boogaloo
« on: August 15, 2021, 12:26:18 AM »
I started it before this thread came up and I'm a little bit late for the game club, but I'm going to count Metroid: Samus Returns as one off my backlog since I'd never beaten it before.

TalkBack / Trigger Witch (Switch) Review
« on: August 09, 2021, 03:49:46 PM »

Shoot your way through this grand adventure.

With as many games as are out there now, it sometimes seems like every idea has been done before. So many seem like iterations on the same formula. Sometimes however, a game comes along that fuses two of those ideas and creates something that feels new and really fresh. Trigger Witch takes the frequently used formula of a twin-stick shooter and turns it on its head by applying that gameplay to a big, sweeping adventure game. You play as a witch who’s part of an order that specializes in firearms and goes on a quest to save the world, reminiscent of a classic Zelda game. The journey takes place across a massive world with a number of dungeon-like areas full of enemies to kill and keys to find.

While that type of game may sound familiar, the shooter combat really makes it feel unique. With a good variety of guns to acquire along the way and multiple paths to upgrade and customize them, there are different ways to approach fights, and the search for upgrade components pushes you to explore the overworld. Combat, while generally simple, feels very satisfying, and the way you recharge your health-restoring potions by defeating enemies keeps the pace pumping and compels you to keep going forward.

That said, while the combat feels satisfying, the dungeon design can be repetitive at times. Very reminiscent of an old-school Zelda game, there’s a lot of defeating enemies to open doors and searching for keys. There are tweaks along the way, including more complex ways to activate switches and some clever puzzles in the later dungeons, but it still feels very similar for long stretches.

The 2D sprite graphics are very charming, and the music feels very suitable for a game like this, with an inspiring, happy tune in the overworld and more tense themes in the dungeons. There’s sometimes a bit too much dialogue, but the story takes some interesting twists, including a particularly memorable one near the end. The main quest lasts about 10 hours, and can be played in 2 player local co-op, which I was unable to try, with the option of a New Game+ mode that lets you keep all your weapons and upgrades, and it’s fun to traverse the world again as a superpowered witch.

By combining two classic ideas, twin-stick shooting and action-adventure, Trigger Witch concocts a video game potion that tastes distinct and stays flavorful throughout. While it does carry over a few of the flaws of those games, the combat is solid enough that it’s easy to look past them.

General Gaming / Re: Backlaugust 2021: Round 2: Electric Boogaloo
« on: August 01, 2021, 12:32:51 AM »
Once I finish up my current review game, which should be soon, my big goal is to tackle two sets of classics: Metroid Prime Trilogy and Mass Effect Legendary Edition, completing at least the first game of each of those.

General Chat / Re: Um, Apple thread
« on: July 09, 2021, 12:06:13 AM »
Touch screen and mouse cursor are very different interfaces. Microsoft tried to merge the two and it didn’t really work. Apple’s been pretty insistent on keeping them separate, although things like making iOS apps run on Apple Silicon Macs kind of muddies that.

This reminds me of one of my favorite ever Funhouse names, when Crimm changed it to "Miiverse Beta" during E3 2012, so let's go with it.

Nintendo Gaming / Re: Run[ner] the Developer 3: Choice Provisions
« on: June 25, 2021, 11:58:56 AM »
I'm guessing Pokepal voted for it as a joke.

Nintendo Gaming / Re: Run the Developer 2: PlatinumGames
« on: June 09, 2021, 05:09:41 PM »
The only Platinum game I’ve played on a Nintendo system (apart from 5 minutes of The Wonderful 101 at E3) is Star Fox Zero, though I did play Vanquish on 360 and enjoyed it. I’m kind of surprised that never made its way to Wii U or Switch. I’m interested in trying Bayonetta and/or Astral Chain at some point, but I haven’t gotten around to it yet.

It's not just an NBA thing, if you look at the national broadcast schedule in every sports league there's usually a handful of teams that show up way more often than the rest. The networks think certain teams get more viewership, so they prioritize those, even though that can kind of become sort of a self-fulfilling prophecy.

Nintendo Gaming / Re: DONKEY KONG COUNTRY!!!!! SUCKS!!
« on: May 31, 2021, 06:07:37 AM »
A spambot was the one that bumped it, but I deleted that post.

It's also on Xbox GamePass right now.

General Gaming / Re: The Winter of 2cold4gamez! (community event)
« on: May 20, 2021, 08:31:16 PM »
Donkey Kong (Donkey or DK for short) is the main protagonist of the Donkey Kong series; the laid-back, stubborn, yet trustworthy hero of Donkey Kong Island and the leader of the Kong Family. He is also a main racer in the Mario Kart Series since Mario Kart 64 as well as the protagonist in the Donkey Kong Country animated series.

Come on bot, every true Nintendo fan knows that DK was a main racer in Super Mario Kart  :P

Not according to the Donkey Kong Wiki, where that information was copied and pasted from.

When I saw that a spam bot had posted about generic Cialis in a talkback thread I was really hoping that was going to be the BMX XXX thread too, but sadly no.

General Gaming / Re: What are your thoughts on modern games?
« on: May 12, 2021, 04:57:31 PM »
Most of my modern gaming is Nintendo stuff and indies, which retain a lot of the qualities of older games. I do own other consoles, but that's mostly been for sports games and occasionally something else, such as Mass Effect: Legendary coming up, which is something I've always been interested in but never got around to. The indie gaming landscape these days is just so good, with all kinds of different games, and some of my favorite games in recent years have come from that space.

Nintendo Gaming / Re: Where is Nintendo today without Pokémon?
« on: May 11, 2021, 08:28:23 PM »
Forget whether Nintendo could hold off the PSP without Pokemon, does the PSP even exist if not for Pokemon? I think it's quite possible the handheld space is much more of a niche thing without Pokemon reinvigorating it. Continuing with that thread, how much worse shape is Nintendo in during the GameCube years if the GBA isn't there in as big a way to carry them?

Good news everyone, Shrek the Third is apparently old news, and the spam bot community may have moved on to a Jonny Metts news story about BMX XXX. I consider this progress.

Nintendo Gaming / Re: Run the Developer 1: Shin'en Multimedia
« on: May 04, 2021, 08:39:00 PM »
I've played the FAST and Nano Assualt games. They've been among the launch lineups or close after for the last couple consoles which made them appealing on the eShop, and they're pretty good.

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