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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.

TalkBack / World Splitter (Switch) Review
« on: April 30, 2021, 12:19:52 AM »

A puzzle platformer that's fun in both worlds.

As a fan of platformers, the past few years have been great, with lots of new games in that genre coming out all the time across various platforms. It does sometimes seem like most of them are variations on the same basic formulas, though. That’s why it’s so refreshing when you see a game come along that breaks the mold with fresh ideas that truly feels like it brings something new to that style of games. World Splitter is one such game.

World Splitter is based on a simple concept: each level has two different layouts, with a line across the screen separating them. Traversing the level requires precise movement and rotation of that line to remove walls, raise platforms, and protect you from enemies in order to get to the end. While simple in theory, this can be very tricky, requiring some complex thinking and sometimes a bit of trial and error.

Through six worlds of ten levels each, World Splitter keeps things fresh by regularly introducing new mechanics like switches that activate and deactivate platforms, portals that warp you between different points in the level, and areas with different gravity depending on which part of the level you’re in. The final world even brings levels with four different states, divided into quadrants, for some real mind-bending puzzles. While these levels consist of only a single screen, they can require quite a bit of maneuvering, and sometimes a little too much movement or rotation of the split can erase a lot of progress. The ability to rewind a few seconds to reverse such a mistake would have helped a lot, but sadly this feature is not present.

The simple 2D-sprite aesthetic of World Splitter looks good, and the music, while not particularly memorable, fits the thoughtful nature of the game well. Each level can be completed simply by reaching the end, but they also have achievements to meet in the form of completing them under a certain time and with a low amount of rotation, as well as a number of collectibles to gather that only appear in certain states of the level. The achievements and collectibles can give completionists an extra reason to come back after finishing the game.

World Splitter brings an interesting concept to puzzle platforming, and for the most part executes it well. While it can be frustrating at times, I’d recommend it to fans of the genre looking for something new who want a thoughtful and challenging experience.

Nintendo Gaming / Re: Monster Hunter Rising to the Occasion
« on: April 28, 2021, 01:28:45 AM »
I've been sidetracked by a review game and MLB The Show, but I really want to get back into this and I'd definitely be interested in playing with you guys.

General Chat / Re: Um, Apple thread
« on: April 27, 2021, 05:00:51 PM »
I'm looking at the 16" model. My current one is 15", and I wouldn't mind going slightly bigger.

General Chat / Re: Um, Apple thread
« on: April 27, 2021, 03:04:47 PM »
What i found most fascinating about the Spring Loaded event is that Apple are now basically selling the exact same hardware, the M1, in 4 different form factors. Is this the future of personal computing?

The upcoming MacBook Pro is supposed to be running on a more powerful version of it, dubbed the M1X. I think they'll be spread out more over time, it's just this way now because this is the very start of Apple using their own processors.

General Chat / Re: Um, Apple thread
« on: April 24, 2021, 08:18:41 PM »
From the sound of it they are redesigning the MacBook Pro for the new models that will be launching later this year. They're bringing back MagSafe for the power adapter as well as dedicated HDMI and SD card ports. I've been planning to buy one of those once they come out for a while now, my MacBook is a 2014 model, and while it was the absolute best one you could buy at the time, it's definitely showing its age. I was originally going to buy an Intel one before they stopped making them, but the M1 impressions have been so good I decided to go with that.

I signed up for the one year free trial of AppleTV+ and have yet to actually watch anything. I keep forgetting it exists.

Watch Ted Lasso. That's not just me being a soccer fan, it's really good and definitely the best thing on there. Mythic Quest is pretty good too.

A lot of this stuff is either too recent or still selling too well to make the cut anytime soon. Apart from what's already been mentioned, Luigi's Mansion 3 seems like a good bet. Link's Awakening probably should have been $30 at launch, but certainly now. I doubt we'd see games they intend to sell full priced sequels to in the near future, which rules out Breath of the Wild and probably Splatoon 2.

Ryan Smith is also in advanced talks to purchase Real Salt Lake, the MLS team in Salt Lake City. He seems all in on that market.

I played a bunch of these games, but I didn't contribute to the crowdfunding of any of them. I kind of gave up on game Kickstarters long before most of these games were on there.

Nintendo Gaming / Re: Monster Hunter Rising to the Occasion
« on: April 11, 2021, 05:01:00 AM »
I'm starting to dig into this, and man there's a lot to this game. I've played a couple earlier ones but that was a long time ago and I never got that deep into any of them so I'm more or less going in fresh here. The tutorials are helpful, but they still throw a lot of information at you.

Yeah, that’s the one.

Three different spam bots have posted in the same talkback thread for a random review from 2007, and I have to think somebody's fucking with me at this point.

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