Glen-i

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  1. N-Europe Mario Kart League 2019

    Mobile site really needs those align options... So, it's looking likely that I won't be able to make it to N-E League for the next 7 weeks. So I'll have to ask @BowserBasher to to send the results my way. Remember, if CPU's are turned on, you'll need to send me the results of each of the 12 races.
  2. So I totally didn't see this on ResetEra, think it sounded like fun and shamelessly nick it for N-Europe use. With the Switch version of Smash Bros officially announced in the latest Direct, there's no doubt going to be a steady stream of trailers revealing new characters for the game. Good old Smash hype, you know? So I want to get this going before we know too much about it. I'd like you peeps to predict which characters you think will be playable in the next Smash Bros. When more info starts coming out, we can then compare each others answers and see who is the most grounded in reality and who is right up there in crazy fantasy land. Here's what you should do. Post your list of Smash Bros. Newcomers. Preferably in a numbered list. For each character you successfully predict, you get one point. For every one you get wrong, you lose a point. The difference between the amount of newcomers you predict and the number there actually are will also be deducted from your score. (So if there's 15 newcomers, but you predicted 18, you lose 3 points) Whoever gets the most points wins! Whoever gets a positive score gets major bragging rights. For possible tie breakers, please also list 3 new stages you predict as well. Rules There is no fixed amount to how many characters you can predict, just remember about the penalty you get for being off when it comes to the number of characters. Don't bother listing characters that are playable in the 3DS and WiiU versions of Smash, let's just assume they're in for now. Otherwise, we'll have lists of over 50 characters all over the place. Also, we already know that Inkling and Breath of the Wild Link is in, so don't bother with them. Characters from previous games that were cut in the 3DS/WiiU versions are fair game. So you can put in Ice Climbers, Squirtle and Snake if you wanted. Characters from future games are fine. So saying a Generation 8 Pokemon is perfectly OK. If you think a character will be able to transform or effectively change character mid-battle, you can list them as Character/Character (For example, Zelda/Sheik). If you think a character will function much like Pokemon Trainer in Brawl, then say which characters you think they'd utilise. (For example, Pokemon Trainer [Charizard/Squirtle/Ivysaur]). Just like other characters, you'll get a point for each one you get right. So if only Zelda was in but not Sheik, you'd get 1 point and lose one point, cancelling each other out. No editing your post once the next character reveal happens, you gotta commit! It'd be great if you explained why you think a character has a chance/would be a good candidate for Smash. It'd be nice to get a bit of conversation/arguments going on here as well. Doesn't have to be big, just a sentence or two. If DLC gets announced for this game, then I'll go back and see who wins after we know who gets in through that. Think that about covers it, so I'll get the ball rolling. Brackets indicate the series they're from. My Smash Newcomers Ice Climbers (Ice Climber) - These guys were cut from the latest Smash because of issues with the 3DS version. That's not a problem this time. Wolf (Star Fox) - We've technically had 2 new Star Fox games since the last Smash Bros. So why not bring back Fox's rival? The fact he was in Brawl would help streamline the process of getting him in. Paper Mario (Paper Mario) - Honestly, I'm amazed he's still not in. Paper Mario is still kicking with games coming out on both the 3DS and WiiU. There's potential there, plus he got a stage in the 3DS Smash. Dixie Kong (Donkey Kong Country) - I think we're due for a new Donkey Kong Rep, and while I'd love K.Rool to get in, I think Dixie is much more likely. Yarn Poochy (Yoshi Series) - Bit of a weird one this, but Yoshi's Woolly World did pretty well and everyone fell in love with Poochy. Would have a moveset based around the wool mechanics in both Yoshi and Kirby's Epic Yarn. Also would be the cutest character in Smash history. Decidueye (Pokemon) - There are many Pokemon from Sun and Moon I think are way better choices, but this seems the most likely. It's popular, and is a grass type, which compliments Charizard and Greninja. Sorry, Alolan Marowak, I still want you in. Fire Emblem Switch Protaganist (Fire Emblem) - Moan all you like, but Japan loves their Fire Emblem, and so does Sakurai. Rex (Xenoblade) - Xenoblade 2 seems to have been quite successful. Rex could utilise some interesting mechanics with Pyra, much like Shulk did with his Monado. Also, more British voices in Smash is a good thing. Chorus Kids (Rhythm Heaven) - One of those characters that almost made the Smash WiiU roster. Good candidate for the weird "WTF?" character. Dillon (Dillon's Rolling Western) - Sure, I was a massive dreamer when I was wishing for him in Smash WiiU, but he's got a retail game coming very soon, plenty of inspiration for a moveset and a suspiciously detailed Assist Trophy model in the last Smash. I think it's time. I just gotta believe! Spring Man (ARMS) - I could see it happening, pretty liked new IP from Nintendo. Why not? Ribbon Girl would be a likely alternate costume. Bomberman (Bomberman) - Smash needs a new 80's throwback and I can see him being a good candidate for new 3rd party rep. Rayman (Rayman) - After the Mario and Rabbids crossover and taking into account that Rayman ended up getting dropped in Smash WiiU, I'd say it's a possibility. Shovel Knight (Shovel Knight) - If there was a character to represent the indie games, it'd be the master of Shovelry. Easy choice there. I think 14 (Plus Inkling) is a nice number to add to this Smash, and any other characters I can think of are too unlikely to risk on this. Tie Breaker Stage Predictions Moray Towers (Splatoon) Miitopia stage New Donk City (Super Mario Odyssey) Well? Go on. Have at it!
  3. Nope, that's not gonna fly. They were totally ready for the jump. I'll take a quote from ResetEra. Because it puts it across quite clearly. I watched that Treehouse segment, and not a single one of the older Pokémon had a new animation. They literally did just transfer the files over. They did that for Sun and Moon. They did it for Let's GO. (Apart from Pikachu and Eevee, obviously) It worked because they planned ahead for it! Online tournaments have restricted the Pokémon that can be used to only those in the latest region's Pokédex. So they already had a workaround for any "balance issues"
  4. Then what is the bloody point of making sure that when they created the 3D models for every Pokémon, they were designed in a way that they were ready for HD consoles? A lot of the legwork was done!
  5. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

    The second best thing about Smash Bros. character reveals is the onslaught of fanart that follows.
  6. I would put money on Let's GO! being a reason for this influence. As if I couldn't hate that game anymore. They tried to use the "Battle Balance" reasoning, but that's bull, because since Gen 6, they just restricted the Pokemon you could use in online battles. No, I guarantee this is due to stupid whiners complaining about how there's too many Pokémon. This has gone from a day 1 purchase to me considering skipping it, or at least waiting in the hope that Game Freak see sense and backtrack on this idiotic choice. What's the bloody point of futureproofing the Pokémon models if you're not gonna let people catch them all!? Man, I'm legit angry. EDIT: As expected, the Pokémon Twitter account is getting battered by complaints about this. And for the first time ever, I joined in. It's unacceptable, and this needs to be heard.
  7. If a Pokémon cannot be caught in Sword and Shield. You will NOT be able to transfer them from previous games using Pokémon Home. Devastating news for me... Why does Game Freak seem to hate people who collect Pokemon these days?
  8. The Legend of Zelda BoTW2

    That's not what I said. At all.
  9. Nintendo at E3 2019

    To be fair, I hate Breath of the Wild, so I'd hate both them for equal reasons!
  10. Welp, I didn't update this for Joker, because no-one predicted him. But this was a whole different affair! Joker predicted by: None of us! Hero predicted by: No-one, wow! Could have sworn someone guessed a Dragon Quest character... Banjo & Kazooie predicted by: @markderoos @Julius @Nicktendo @S.C.G Some true visionaries of our time! And so here are the scores after that miracle. @Fused King -5 points @Ugh first aid -6 points @Julius -10 points @Mandalore -11 points @Glen-i @RedShell -12 points @Nintendo Fan @markderoos -13 points @Jonnas -14 points @Vileplume2000 @S.C.G -15 points @Nicktendo -16 points @Dcubed -17 points @EEVILMURRAY -20 points @GenericAperson @Ashley -21 points @bob -23 points
  11. The Legend of Zelda BoTW2

    That's all wrong. There are always at least some restrictions in the dungeon order. Stop lying.
  12. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

    Smash site has updated. There's the Spiral Mountain remix from the trailer. Confirmed to be composed by Grant Kirkhope himself!
  13. The Legend of Zelda BoTW2

    That's bull. Only the original Zelda game and BotW is truly open world. You know what I mean. Stop trying to belittle my opinion.
  14. N-Europe Mario Kart League 2019

    Ok, guys. Here are the characters that showed up in the Direct. Link (Both Versions) Yoshi (Green only) Mario Luigi Peach Toad Bowser King Boo Toadette Donkey Kong Villager (Any version) Bowser Jr Isabelle Inkling (Female Version Only) Daisy Wario Waluigi I think that's everyone.
  15. The Legend of Zelda BoTW2

    It all hinges on whether it's open-world. If it is, this can join Pokemon Let's GO in the "First game I skipped in a series I love"
  16. Nintendo at E3 2019

    It's gonna be open-world isn't it?
  17. Nintendo at E3 2019

    DREAMS COME TRUE!
  18. Nintendo at E3 2019

    Digging the building a new town from nothing. Not digging the delay.
  19. Nintendo at E3 2019

    Suddenly, Panzer Dragoon!
  20. Nintendo at E3 2019

    Oh snap! Today!? And it seems that Seiken Densetsu III is getting a 3D remake?
  21. Nintendo at E3 2019

    Still no concrete release date for Luigi's Mansion 3...
  22. Nintendo at E3 2019

    Oh, it's 4 different different Dragon Quest heroes! Nice. Like the Menu mechanic a lot!
  23. Nintendo at E3 2019

    Righto, less than 10 minutes to go. I've got my Bingo card ready. Wonder if I can beat my 8-square, no bingo from Microsoft.
  24. E3 2019

    Probably yeah. Maybe some amiibo though. I'm thinking that this is the wrong place to talk about this when there's a Ninty E3 thread in the Nintendo Gaming Board.