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NWR Forums Discord / Re: I want money
« on: February 16, 2023, 09:36:01 PM »
If you want money, you have to do something stupid.  Like rent out your avatar spce.

NWR Forums Discord / Re: I want money
« on: February 14, 2023, 11:31:23 PM »

I am wholly annoyed that Batgirl is shitcanned, but this douche's movie is coming out.

TalkBack / Re: Rudek and Ronaghan's Game Boy NSO Picks
« on: February 10, 2023, 09:18:53 AM »
Faceball 2000 with 16 player mode accessible.  不

General Gaming / Re: Atari VCS, Amico, Micro Consoles
« on: February 04, 2023, 10:20:33 PM »
Unknown, but the consensus is it's unlikely.

General Gaming / Re: Atari VCS, Amico, Micro Consoles
« on: February 03, 2023, 05:10:06 PM »

I do hope everyone has seen this by now.  I was wrong about Tallarico.  So wrong.

Movies & TV / Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
« on: January 13, 2023, 06:34:20 PM »
eh.  I can see not liking where Toph's character went, but it worked for me.

Blind people might care about style/grooming, but Toph just never seemed that into it.  Remember the episode where they show her feet?  And the episode where she gets dolled up, laughed at, then blows it all off?  Hell, I have the same hat I've been wearing for over twenty years.  I hear they've done some stuff in the comics to kinda bridge the gap between TLA and LOK for Toph, but I've not read them.  I do wonder if they ever touched upon her apparent crush on Sokka.  Between that and how her parents treated her, I could see that as an explanation for the walls she's built around her. 

Movies & TV / Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
« on: January 13, 2023, 07:20:22 AM »
Yeah, in retrospect you're probably right about that. I just don't feel as personally betrayed by Dragon Prince as I do about Korra. Korra is one of the most mean-spirited sequels I've ever seen. It's like the showrunners have an active hatred for Last Airbender and everything people loved about it, considering everyone except Katarra is dead; a miserable failure; hated by their own families; or some combination thereof.


It's 70 years later?  Of course most of the people from TLA are dead.  And, of course, Aang has to be dead.

Zuko seems highly successful and respected.  We know little about Sokka, but the show does show us a statue of him, indicating he did well.  Katara is obviously loved and doing great (until she dies as foretold in TLA - Again, 70 years later).  Toph... well, her story fits her character well.

I feel like Microsoft will do whatever they think they can make money with.

I feel like Activision has already given up on most of these properties and there's a slightly higher chance Microsoft would re-evaluate  and potentially repurpose.

How about this - instead of Microsoft buying all of Activision outright, Activision puts everything up eBay style, piece mealing it out to the highest bidder.  Obviously, COD would go for big bucks, but maybe a smaller group could pay for one of the smaller IPs and do something with it.  Could be interesting.

>resurgence of 1990s PC franchises.

Yes, please.  Activision is happy churning out not much beyond COD sequels.  Gimme a Heretic/Hexen sequel, please.

Like... why?

A quick Google search shows Microsoft and Activision's combined 2022 profits to be about what Sony, alone, has done.  No one complains about Nintendo owning hardware and software and they sell insane amounts of things.

And I don't buy the competition argument.  We live in an age were a dude in a garage can make a game from scratch and get it published on multiple platforms, including PC and mobile.  Anyone can compete.

I guess the last Activision game I bought was Skylanders, so it's no big loss to me if they went Microsoft exclusive... so maybe that's why I don't care.

>Call of Duty alone makes more money than all of Sony's 1st party studios' games in a given year combined, and by a significant margin.

I mean, okay... but that's a Sony problem?

Maybe it's because I just don't care about Activision, but I don't see the big deal.  Microsoft will leverage Activision as an exclusive studio?  Okay?  Every company has their exclusive studios.  If I were Activision and I wanted this deal to go through, I'd just say "Well, we're not going to make any more Playstation games anyway".  I don't think they can be compelled by the legal system to do so?


General Chat / Re: The FaceBall 2000 megafailure of the year megathread:
« on: October 27, 2022, 04:36:42 PM »
We got 13 players, but everything kept crashing at 14. :/

We have plans for a round 2.

NWR Forums Discord / Yup.
« on: October 26, 2022, 09:22:40 PM »

Let's be clear - regardless of the reasons behind it, Taylor's career as a professional in the industry is pretty much shot.  I don't see a path towards her mending bridges.  Even if the translation errors were on Platinum's side of things, and even if she tried to clarify and was given the incorrect info again... Hell, even if it turns out Platinum is lying and Taylor brings the receipts... The way she went about publically nuking the NDA has destroyed her reputation, legally and professionally, and I doubt she'll ever get that back.

I'd sincerely rather find out one of the two parties is just a big, fat liar so there's someone to hate on rather than it's all the world's stupidest misunderstanding and this individual just blew up everything for nothing. :/

So... Like... Hale's version doesn't seem to fit with this new report at all...

....unless.... Could there have been a translation issue?  Japanese $4k/session became English $4k total?  Because that would suck for everyone involved if it were the case.

NWR Forums Discord / Re: Pokepal148 is a 450 million dollar brand.
« on: October 18, 2022, 07:16:50 PM »

Movies & TV / Re: The Super Mario Bros. Movie
« on: October 08, 2022, 01:09:45 PM »
It'd be neat to compile a video of the farious Mario voices over the years.

General Chat / Re: The FaceBall 2000 megafailure of the year megathread:
« on: October 05, 2022, 11:26:04 PM »
This is happening, btw.  Portland, October 15h.  Be there. 不

General Chat / Re: The FaceBall 2000 megafailure of the year megathread:
« on: September 05, 2022, 01:29:32 AM »
Wait, for realz?  Like, you were at the 2008 Faceball event!  And now live in Portland? a spare couch? 不不不

General Chat / Re: The FaceBall 2000 megafailure of the year megathread:
« on: September 04, 2022, 09:39:19 AM »

ummmmm.... who wants to go to Portland with me?

TalkBack / Re: Pac-Man Museum + (Switch) Review
« on: June 23, 2022, 08:54:28 PM »
I wish they'd... I don't know about re-release, but revisit?  the vs. mode from the Game Boy release of Pac-Man.

Two systems connect together.  One player eats ghosts and they go to the other player's screen.  They could end up with 8 ghosts chasing them - then send them all back.

Sadly, the screen size of the GB port leaves a lot to be desired. The 3DS release did not include multi-player functionality, so this game hasn't seen much of a re-release.

Movies & TV / Re: Better Call Saul
« on: May 28, 2022, 08:15:10 AM »

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