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Movies & TV / Re: Disney+
« on: Today at 07:32:58 AM »
I have been eyeing HBO Max It just seems to offer a huge amount of content for all ages.  Sesame Street to me seems like enough of buy in for me.  But then all the Warner Bros stuff, DC stuff, and HBO content.  It just seems like HBO Max is the best contender to Netflix.

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Movies & TV / Re: Disney+
« on: November 27, 2020, 06:23:10 AM »
Any thoughts of this Disney 18+ or Disney Star label for Disney + shows?

Personally, I don't mind a secondary app or location, but I don't want to pay another subscription.  Raise the price maybe but Disney can easily just add the content to Disney + and pull even more content from Hulu which is unnecessary streamer except for live TV options.  I think once contract obligations go away with Hulu you will see shows disappear and go to other streaming services.  Disney really needs to open the floodgates to Fox's deep catalog of films, and Disney's Miramax labels and more...and right now Disney + is feeling kinda small.  Dropping in adult content would really beef up the catalog.

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I agree with all of you Black Panther is too important of a character to just switch out.  He was going to be a core character to the vision of the future Marvel Universe.  He is one of the few properties to bridge the first 3 phases with the new generation of phases coming in the future.  It will also cheapen the universe and world building they have had since they only really did his origin story...getting rid of him now forgoes a lot of exploring that very interesting part of the Marvel Universe.  We have already had at least 2 actor changes in the MCU and I don't think it is that big of a deal. 

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General Chat / Re: The COVID-19 Virus is Coming For Us All Thread
« on: November 19, 2020, 01:01:58 AM »
I remember when the predicted death toll would only be 50,000 and people were like that will never happen.  Then it jumped to 100,000 death toll predictions. 

What is crazy is some people still say those numbers are wrong.  That they are saying anyone that dies was a COVID19 death.  Then some less crazy people say well if they die from another thing, but also COVID19 it is a COVID19 death...so it is actually much lower. 

Does it really matter though?  We have 250,000 deaths that may or may not have been prevented.  That is disheartening fact.

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Movies & TV / Re: HBO Max
« on: November 19, 2020, 12:58:46 AM »
I keep on looking at HBO Max as a real contender to Netflix more than the others streamers.  First with all of HBO it has original series that are huge event series like Netflix.  With the Warner Bros history of film they have a huge library of movies to have to watch...and with many TV series it is a great place for new, and old favorites.  Throw in the fact that it has good children's options like Sesame Street and you have the making of a great all around service.  It is expensive though, but it seems to have the value there.

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I kinda hope Fantastic Four is used as a Disney + series.  It needs more time to develop than a movie.  That is one of the biggest problems with the movies.  You have a villain and 4 heroes with pretty sophisticated relationships with each other to develop in a movie along with a plot.  Either Disney+ this thing, or put them in as extended cameos before launching their movie/series. 

I thought Mr. Fantastic is a perfect person to add to the universe now that Tony Stark isn't around.  We can get a new brainy character. 

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Yeah, personally I have never 100% Super Mario Sunshine.  I got all the normal Stars and that was tedious.  I have 100% Mario 64 many times.  I just have been thinking about my old habit of trying to 100% things and with  Odyssey and Breath of the Wild I released that goal is not necessary to me anymore.  I just don't care.
 

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Getting all the Blue Coins and seeing the one extra thing you get for getting all 120 Shines will forever taint my Super Mario Sunshine memories. The frustration, the disappointment. Things I don't need to revisit.

Wonderful sense of place with Sunshine, though. I'll always appreciate that.

One 100% a game is never a requirement...although some may say we desire it. 

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Nintendo Gaming / Re: I'm developing a spiritual successor to Zelda 2
« on: November 02, 2020, 09:06:14 PM »
Watching the gameplay video I have to admit, the game looks boring.  The giant battle had you just attack and dodge, attack and dodge. There was no real dynamic feel to the combat.  There was no excitement to the swing and attack or fear from the attack of the monster.

I like what you are doing, and following the model of 2D side scrolling battles but it needs to be more dynamic that it is right now. 

I think the Wonder Boy series is kinda an influence as well or should be.

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General Chat / Re: Personal Product Promotions Page
« on: November 02, 2020, 05:03:51 PM »
Discord, thanks for that.  It means a lot.
I don't want anyone to feel guilty or pressure.  I was just excited for her. 

Khushrenda, I like that idea, because it helps promote community.  When I have found out that some of our members are writing game reviews, learning how to create video games in the industry, or are already in the industry I have found it interesting and I want to know more about what they do. A place that we can could link and find content that our friends would create would be interesting.

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General Chat / Re: Personal Product Promotions Page
« on: November 02, 2020, 05:10:26 AM »
http://www.mirandanew.com

So my wife decided to try writing a book and make it a hobby career.  This has been a dream of hers for awhile but she never thought she would be ready to do it.  Well she finished her first 2 books.  One is free and the other is an Indie published Ebook.  The story is a young adult dystopian story that focuses on being an immigrant.  My wife and I have been expats living in South Korea for over 10 years and she brings her life experience of living in a foreign culture and not knowing the language into the heart of her story and really wants to press the idea that just because someone does seem to fit in with your society doesn't mean they are incompetent...it means they are different.  In their society they may have been something brilliant.  Anyway here is the synopsis of the story. 

They said that the world had ended and the Dome was the only way. They lied.

​​​​​​​ Amia Risk believes two things with her whole heart. One, the world ended in nuclear war about a hundred years ago. And two, the only thing protecting her from the radioactive wasteland outside is the Dome. But a chance encounter with a revolutionary leads her to believe there may be more to the Dome’s history than she previously believe.

​​​​​​​ Armed with this new knowledge, she sets out on a path that will put her at direct odds with the despotic Dome government.   

​​​​​​​ But when the Dome actually comes down, she finds herself an unwanted refugee in the small Virginian town of Wytheville. Now, she must create a new life and identity for herself in a world full of dangers and technologies that she cannot understand. Most importantly, she must hide her past involvement the revolution as it is now the target of the American government. Should the Dome government find her, not only Amia, but all of the revolution will be in grave danger.

​​​​​​​ Can Amia restart her life without getting captured? Or will she be forced to fight not only the Dome but American governments to keep the revolution safe? 

​​​​​​​ Find out in book 1 of the Sammy Silvertooth’s Guide to Revolution Series, The Moxy Byrd.

The book is free and if you are interested check it out.  If you aren't that is OK.  We are still exploring and trying to figure out the demographic for the book.  She believes her voice may be stronger with a female audience, as her sci-fi is a lighter more action-y sci-fi.  The book isn't a traditional Young Adult novel that has characters all aged as teenagers to fit the audience, but follows the story of various aged characters throughout the series. 

Thanks for your consideration. 

Spak-Spang (Steven New)


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General Chat / Personal Product Promotions Page
« on: November 02, 2020, 04:58:32 AM »
So, before posting this I decided to look at the rules to see if this is OK. 

NintendoWorldReport forums have been my friends and community for years, so writing to you and saying, hey my wife did a thing...and if you are interested in the thing...check it out.  If not.  Cool ignore the thing.  should be fine.  I also decided that hey, other people are creative and other people do things too, so why not make this a thread that we can support each other and help each other.  Seems like a pretty cool thing to do, and we might become inspired by each other and or find a cool thing we might never know we would be interested in. 

So with that, I am starting this thread.  Please post your things, and also if you are interested check out my wife's thing. 

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Thanks for testing that.  I downloaded the new Google Search App.  I didn't know at first it was in the Google Search App and thought it was a new product called Google Hum and was frustrated I couldn't find it.  Ha.

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I think Nintendo is testing a new business model to celebrate their past games and make false demand.  The fact is, this game would not have the same demand and success if it was released into the wild.  You are basically buying an old inferior game of a series that has updated itself and has had much better releases.  Historical significance aside there is no real good reason to play this game. 

That said, making it limited edition will make people feel the need to buy it or miss out. 

This is basically my opinion or the original NES Metroid.  It is an important game for the franchise, but it isn't a good game.  It is a pretty broken game. 

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General Chat / Re: Um, Apple thread
« on: October 23, 2020, 12:32:31 AM »
Yes, this seems like one of those, look we are doing a good thing, without weighing in the unintended consequences.  Apple is kinda good/bad at doing this.  Getting rid of the headphone jack caused a new market of headphones, which can't be good for the environment.  Now this.  I get wanting to save the environment, but if this was my first apple product or first handphone it would turn me away that I couldn't charge it easily outside the box without another purchase.

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How about whistling?

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Movies & TV / Re: Disney+
« on: October 11, 2020, 11:57:56 AM »
Disney+ needs to release a big new movie or new project every month that people want to see...if it is series that will last a few months then maybe not a new thing every month.  But, Get that family or person unwilling to cancel because the next thing is about to release right on renewal day. 

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I remember reading guides on those stars.  If I remember there is one level that has like 104 or 105 coins only, and you have to do a perfect run.  Others you had to know which Star to select to open things up to give you a chance. 

They were fun challenges (much better than say the Sunshine Blue Coins). I don't need to 100% a game anymore, so I wouldn't bother with those 100 coin stars today.

Now, I remember the camera being bad, but I also remember it only being a problem on a few stars and only 3 levels.  The Rainbow Road level was horrible.  The TickTock Clock Level also.  But you know, since I don't care anymore if I 100% a game I think Mario 64 will still be a great experience.

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Yeah, I've been grinding through the last stars in the Switch version and its been a lesson in patience and fury. Maybe its using a joycon that is the problem, but everything just missed the mark on fine control. The camera was much harder to manage, and moving while the camera auto adjusted led to a lot of falls and mistakes. I'n down to just two Rainbow Ride stars and the final Bowser star before I beat the game and I'm surprised to say the ending can't come any sooner.

How much does the DS Mario 64 go for because I may pick that up for a later play through since I never got to experience the extra content?

I played my friends Super Mario 3D All Stars and immediately felt the same thing.  The Joycons are a horrible horrible controller.  It is the worst controller Nintendo has ever made, and Nintendo needs to move away from it fast.  I hope Nintendo will go back to a full sized D-Pad and a full sized Gamecube Analog Stick.  And Buttons should be bigger.  I know the controllers would become bigger but they are too small for adult hands already. 

I do think that a Super Mario 64 upgrade would be wise.  Just give us a good camera, add in the wall slide maneuver and then give us the extra stars and characters as a bonus after beating the game originally...like they did in Super Mario Odyssey.

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After seeing all the work and interesting gameplay they added to Steve, I am excited.  This character and MinMin show there is a lot that can be done in this game to make the game really cool, and a new character fresh.  I hope the character is balanced well, because it seems there are many tricks and elements he can do that can break the game balance. 

I am sad Bomberman is just an assist trophy and now a Mii Costume, as I still believe he could have had a very unique gameplay gimmick.  Oh well. 

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I find it exciting that Nintendo got this character, but I am also not that interested.  I will of course play the character, but I kinda wished they did something to make him look less ugly.  I get his design is simple, but this character is butt ugly and clashes with every aspect of this beautiful game...and this a game that is famous for blending styles and things that should clash working together.

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I kinda wish this game got the Fire Emblem or even dare I say...Mario vs. Rabbids strategy game treatment. 

As an action game it takes some of the elements of the original game way.  Each enemy encounter in Breath of the Wild could kill you...if you were not prepared.  Everything was dangerous.  This game now throws so many enemies at you it loses its impact. 

I get that this is a different style game...but it is just seems off to me.

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I hoping he is able to figure a way to make the 2 part movie he envisioned...tell the Justice League story he wanted to tell and we can put a bow on the beginning of the DC cinematic universe without having to pretend it didn't exist, because some stuff worked.  Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Henry Cavill as Superman.  I am also looking forward to see all the stupid stuff that gets cut from the original release.  I think there is a good story somewhere in there.

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So, question for those that have the game.  Are you happy with the experience?  I really want to play Super Mario 64 again...but I also have literally beaten that game over 10 times, and can't justify the price tag.  But Galaxy is great too. 

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TalkBack / Re: Kirby Fighters 2 Out Now, Brings More Kirby Combat
« on: September 24, 2020, 07:08:04 AM »
This looks like that Free to Play Kirby Game, but with more content and perhaps better...but still doesn't look that exciting.  Am I missing something?  It is a budget Title for Nintendo being priced at $19.99 but still seems too much.

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