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#16525431 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Posted by Admin Prime on 13 August 2018 - 07:34 PM

This is about to be the best Smash game ever, no doubt in my mind. It seems like Sakurai is really listening to the fanbase.
I'm still praying to every deity that has ever been worshipped in the history of mankind that Banjo-Kazooie makes it in.
A few people have pointed out that there seems to be a Heroes vs Villains theme with the new character reveals. Ridley, Dark Samus, and King K Rool, Wolf (coming back). If that theme pans out we could see Shadow the Hedgehog / Octoling as echo fighters. Maybe Tom Nook LOL (He's the Villain of Animal Crossing, right??)
I'm really happy and CH'YPE AF for everything I've seen so far. Also still hoping they release a gamecube shaped pro controller. Just do it, Nintendo. Your wallet will thank you.

Shadow's a lock for a Sonic echo. It's the same thing as Dark Samus. A character that's an "echo" of a Smash fighter in their own franchise, was previously repped as an Assist Trophy, and who hasn't shown up in any of the E3 gameplay and official media. There's no chance he doesn't happen.

Octolings seem like a pretty for sure inclusion.

I'd say Ken is another locked echo, as he's literally *THE* fighting game clone character. In a game where clones are a major content category, complete with an official name and categorization scheme, there's no way in hell you don't have Ken. I know some people are learning towards Akuma because of the whole villain thing, but it's either both or just Ken.

I'm also pretty sure Liquid Snake (again, fits the template of effectively being an echo in his own franchise, and is a villain) and Jeanne from Bayonetta will be in as well.

Less sure of these:
I feel a Kong is pretty likely (Dixie for Diddy and/or Funky for DK, especially since Funky just got brought back to the spotlight)
Maybe more Star Fox characters like Slippy and Peppy (although Fox, Falco, and Wolf are already really similar so Echoes may be overkill)
Ninten for Ness
Blood Falcon to get upgraded from a palette-swap to an Echo of Captain Falcon (or maybe even just upgrade from palette-swap to named costume?), possibly Black Shadow instead
Isabelle for Villager, especially as she's become the de facto franchise mascot
Tiki for Corrin
Ms. Pac-Man for Pac-Man (perhaps unlikely given Namco's history with her)

As far as Banjo and Kazooie goes, I've been thinking they're extremely likely for a long time. They surely polled high in the ballot, Phil Spencer wants it to happen, and Microsoft and Nintendo are closer than ever. We also technically just got a Rare rep in K Rool, and this Smash seems to have a lot more western-oriented characters than before. Also in the Microsoft camp, I think Minecraft Steve and Alex are pretty likely too.

#16525397 Brinstar Cinema

Posted by Admin Prime on 03 July 2018 - 02:46 PM

Lol, it's hard to imagine LITERAL QWOP in the movie, but I assume it's gotta be close to it. I figured he was simply flailing like shit, but will, were his arms and legs broken as he struggled to ourtun lava? :D

He was shot with a tranq.

#16525388 Brinstar Cinema

Posted by Admin Prime on 02 July 2018 - 05:54 PM

We do have member tagging, just not through hashtags. I think the next forum software has it, but considering the forum is dead and buried I'm not sure I'll ever bother getting around to doing anything with it again.

1) Yeah, saw Deadpool 2, thought it was great. Probably better than Deadpool 1, but I enjoyed the first more due it being so much more novel at the time of release. It's essentially more of the same, but bigger and better constructed all around. Don't really have much to say on it.

2) I could write novels about its flaws, but I've done that so much lately I'll just keep it short. It's just a really, really stupid movie, and less in a "dumb fun" way and more in a "my God just end".

Characters range from dull to mind-numbingly stupid (no, seriously, it has one of the stupidest characters in blockbuster history - during a dinosaur breakout one of the villains decides to open the cage to the UBER-RAPTOR villain so he can pull out its tooth and make a necklace, before dying horribly).

Character motivations are thin to non-existent, lots of remarkably ham-fisted themes, there are several nonsense scenes - a combination of all of that comes from a pointless "shocking twist" that's overly foreshadowed throughout the movie (the child in the movie is revealed to be a clone, which has no impact on the story beyond the ending where she chooses to release all of the dinosaurs into the wild on California because "I had to do it, they're alive, like me". Keep in mind there's exactly zero scenes in the movie where we ever get her reaction to finding out she's a clone and her having to cope with it - in fact no character gets a chance to react to that, so the setup to that line is non-existent an unearned. It just comes out of no where and the deadly serious delivery of the line is straight up laughable. Plus, the justification was pointless to begin with since the whole movie sets up that she loves dinosaurs and doesn't want them to die, so they could have just used that).

Then there's some intelligence-insulting tiers of pseudo-scientific nonsense (there's a scene where "paleoveterinarian" who has never met a dinosaur does a T. rex-to-raptor blood transfusion that's justified by the T. rex also being a carnivore and not having "too many fingers" which is so many levels of "THAT'S NOT HOW ANY OF THIS WORKS") sprinkled throughout, which is particularly annoying given the nature of the first film and novel pouring so much effort into its science.

Lot's of weird and out of place humor - when everything is going to shit and the island is exploding, Chris Pratt's character has to literally - I shit you not, LITERALLY - QWOP away from lava in one of the most stunningly what the fuck scenes I've ever seen.

Cringey nostalgia baiting is all over the movie, like the T. rex popping up about every 15 minutes to roar and eat something and an entirely superfluous couple of Ian Malcolm scenes nearly the entirety of which are in the trailers.


That's basically a microcosm of its various issues. Overall it's just so bad it's boring, rather than so bad it's entertaining. Especially since, despite all of this, the movie plays it extremely straight most of the time. The writer genuinely thinks it's a genius screenplay. I seriously considered walking out, which I have only done once ever.

It's reasonably well-directed, but the screenplay is easily the worst I've ever encountered for a major blockbuster. It's just bad storytelling and character writing through and through. I'd say just watch The Lost World instead. This is damn near a remake of it (I mean, it's exactly the same plot, and not in the way the TFA uses the framework of ANH's plot to tell a new story within a familiar structure, I mean it's literally the same story, just again), but dumber in every way.

#16525316 Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! / Eevee! - Nintendo Switch

Posted by Admin Prime on 09 June 2018 - 10:10 AM

They already confirmed that it’ll have exclusives. GameFreak will never make a game with everything obtainable.

#16525261 E³ 2018 Predictions/Wishes

Posted by Admin Prime on 31 May 2018 - 09:40 AM

I think I just want Rogue Squadron but it be star fox. With more dogfighting and online battles. I'm afraid to say "dogfighting" cause it will trigger a Torgo pun-attack. :P

Fuck StarFox, just give me Rogue Squadron, lol. Hell, even a straight up Wii U eShop dump of the cancelled Wii collection would do it for me right now.

#16525259 1997 Gen 2 Space World beta/demo leaks, and it's fascinating

Posted by Admin Prime on 31 May 2018 - 09:04 AM

The somewhat infamous 1997 Gold and Silver Space World demo, previously only known via a few old articles and photos, has finally leaked online. To start, the part that's probably most interesting, the beta Pokémon list, ripped right from the ROM:


All sorts of goodies in there. In addition to differing takes on various gen 2 Pokémon (including very different Legendary Beasts, an unrecognizable alternative to Bayleef, and a completely different take on Porygon 2 [the weird dog next to alternate Lickilicky]), there's alternate takes on Pokémon that showed up in later gens, such as Tangrowth, Mime Jr., Mega Pinsir, Lickilicky, and Leafeon, as well as alternate water starters that appear to have inspired the Popplio line.

It seems like at one point the plan was for all gen one two-stage evolutions to become three-stages, and all one stages to become at least two, though many were cut or used later. There's several entirely scrapped babies of gen 1 Pokémon, including Vulpix, Tangela, Goldeen, Paras, Doduo, Meowth, Ponyta, Grimer, and Growlithe. Girafarig also has a baby as well, in the form of that odd ghost-looking Pokémon next to it. Additionally, there was a scrapped Ditto evolution (still only learned Transform), a Farfetch'd evolution, an alternate evolution to Weepinbell, a la Bellossom, and a Quilfish evolution. The Shellder form from Slowbro and Slowking is also present as its own species.

Then there's the entirely new Pokémon that were dropped altogether, with seemingly no analogs in later games. A drastically different fire evolution line (previously known by its starting evolution via old screen shots), a full three-stage water evolutionary line (perhaps tied to the Lake of Rage), a two-stage cat family, a kinda dope fire seal named "Bombseeker", an electric tiger evolutionary duo, a pair of... voodoo doll things? (probably a reference to something, if someone wants to help me out), and a duo that as far as I can tell appears to be wearing another Pokémon's skin? lol. Almost reminds me of Mimikyu in concept.

So yeah, lots of interesting stuff there.

Next up is the world map, which had some big differences:


It appears that originally, Johto was intended to represent the entirety of Japan. Here's the complete rip of the map, which reveals some pretty extreme alterations:


Perhaps most interesting is the town at the bottom right, which may look familiar. It's the entirety of Kanto, compressed down into one very large town. This was likely GameFreak's somewhat desperate attempt to squeeze Kanto in while working around space restrictions, until Iwata famously saved the day and wrote them a compression tool that allowed them to restore nearly the entirety of Kanto.

There's a whole lot more here and here if you're interested.

#16525258 Pokémon Quest - Switch / Mobile

Posted by Admin Prime on 31 May 2018 - 08:06 AM

Is it really surprising?

#16525237 E³ 2018 Predictions/Wishes

Posted by Admin Prime on 30 May 2018 - 04:14 PM

^ that leak has long been known to be BS. And Let's Go Eevee/Pika was leaked prior, and Fallout 76 wasn't him.

#16525233 E³ 2018 Predictions/Wishes

Posted by Admin Prime on 30 May 2018 - 03:01 PM

I bet they reveal a racing spin-off of StarFox, developed by Retro.

#16525185 Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo Switch (Tentative Title) Announced

Posted by Admin Prime on 02 May 2018 - 06:33 PM

If this is a new smash, what characters are going to be new. I mean, not much new games and characters came out between the last smash and now.
Xeno 2?
Link uses runes now?
Mario uses Cappy?

I don’t think this is a new smash. Just not enough new stuff for me to think they need it.

I mean, Smash 4 had 7 characters that were "new" as you define, two of which were DLC (Bayonetta and Corrin), another of which is only new in the sense of the very specific incarnation of the character (Palutena), with yet another being a really weird case of technically being spun out of a Smash Bros. Brawl palette swap as a new character, then brought back to Smash as baaaarely more than a palette swap (Dark Pit). That's only three without asterisks. So I don't particularly agree. Arms, Splatoon, and a likely Xeno X/Xeno 2 character already hit that three mark assuming you only take one from each (I think all three could justifiably add two), and then you have the inevitable new Pokémon from either Sun/Moon and/or the next gen, and some other miscellaneous options like a BotW Champion, yet ANOTHER FE character via Fates and/or FE Switch, and of course older characters that never made it in/more 3rd party guests.

I know Suda has been campaigning HARD for Travis Touchdown, and if Bayonetta can do it...

#16525099 The Impact Crater

Posted by Admin Prime on 20 March 2018 - 05:28 PM

Doing a live 24-hr stream with buddies today. Here's the link: Twitch.tv/lmr287

o dam just missed it

#16525018 Amiibo Hunt

Posted by Admin Prime on 14 February 2018 - 07:55 PM

They're not gonna be hard to order from other retailers, and GameStop is fucking garbage anyway.

Y'all should get Gamers Club Unlocked and shop for amiibo and games at Best Buy.

#16524964 Old Threads Unable to Load

Posted by Admin Prime on 03 February 2018 - 02:47 PM

Okay, think I see a trend.




Unless I'm missing something, everything before and after is fine. I *think* I know the cause, but I'm not sure. I had to split the database into chunks when I restored everything. My guess is one chunk was either missed, or corrupted.

#16524868 CS is back! More or less.

Posted by Admin Prime on 17 January 2018 - 08:18 PM

So, did ya miss us?

It seems GoDaddy implemented a range of long-needed updates which proceeded to... well, break just about everything. In the process they appear to have done some sort of back-up and restore process on our database which ended... poorly. Long story short, we restored everything from a back-up dating back to November of 2016, meaning all posts/topics/PMs/etc.. made in the time since have been lost. I'll try to see if GoDaddy has whatever back-up they were working off of on their side, but for the time being, just assume that all of that content will be unrecoverable.

Some other notes: we (yes, actual "we", not just me pretending not to be foreveralone.jpg) have been talking about getting the side moved/updated/etc.. If and when this will happen, we don't know, but if it does expect more changes than you may otherwise think. Perhaps a move to a new old domain? Like I said, nothing is set in stone. We'll try and keep you posted.

~ Prime

#16524803 Temporary "freeze" on uploads (including FTP)

Posted by Admin Prime on 31 October 2016 - 08:30 PM

Alright, for real this time. Maybe.