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Posts posted by Dufniall

  1. 17 hours ago, Dcubed said:

    Now.  Will Tencent take the next step and attempt to come out swinging with their own PC/Console platform?

    They're already starting to experiment with a console, although not with a platform of their own but definitely testing the waters here. In collaboration with Logitech they are working on a streaming device for stuff like GeForce Now and Xbox Cloud Gaming:


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  2. 13 minutes ago, Julius said:

    I did dig the trailer and deep dive for Scarlet & Violet, even if the trailer itself was pretty unexciting with how it was presented, there's some fun stuff in there

    It was a bit silly for them to voice the teacher in the trailer, with a notice that the game won't be voiced. Still one of my biggest disappointments in Arceus was the lack of voice acting.

  3. Yeah there must be at least some kind of pay-off as they have been doing it since Mario Tennis Aces. But still you wonder what that pay-off is. They already sold their game so why go for this route? Unless it also means a boost in sales again whenever some free content drops. They always get attention on YouTube or Twitter so I guess it's a good hook for the marketing team.

  4. 39 minutes ago, Hero-of-Time said:

    Dazzybee left ages ago due to arguments and issues with a couple of members on here. Along with him, Nando, Nicktendo, Londragon, Clownferret and a couple others set up their own Nintendo discord so they could keep chatting. They ran a podcast for a while, before Londragon, Nicktendo and Nando returned here and ran a podcast on here. That has died a death now. Nando pops on here from time to time and I assume Nick and Londragon are back doing their own thing. Shame.

    This is accurate. They started the site Nintendo-Review with a podcast, and that's when the Discord came about as well. Later on that site died and the podcast changed to be the N-Europe podcast, but the Nintendo-Review Discord is still there and has a bunch of (ex)N-E forum members. But officially it has nothing to do with N-E. There is also an N-Europe Discord but as said, that is mostly used as voice channel for Mario Kart/Smash nights and setting up Monster Hunter parties. Doesn't take conversation away from this place.

    I also think that Discord is not a replacement for a forum, for the obvious reasons such as structure and it's not friendly for long posts. However, for me at the moment it's a great place to hang out. Where the forum is more like this:


    Discord is kind of:


    And I have more need for a chatty bar then a forum. First of all because, like said, the forum activity is low. Add to that that there was a time when people were pretty condescending, and not everyone's opinion was respected (it's better again luckily). Second, the few times I made a long post (in for example the Gaming Diary thread), you get one or two thumbs up and that's it. Third, one reason I was active on the forum was because I was also active on the main site, but unfortunately that is low on activity as well, as we don't get any reviews and none of the staff bar Sam is posting news. I've started writing for a Dutch Nintendo outlet and I feel my time is better spent posting news articles and reviews there then being active here on the forums. Because final point, since I had a baby in the beginning of this year my time has been severely limited as well, and the time I have I spend gaming or writing on another website. The Discord is a great place to low-key have gaming banter without the need of having to make long posts or read long posts. Yes, it is unstructured and mostly just Nekunando and Markderoos screaming for Wave Race :p But it is cosy, it is low-key and there are some fun things going on like a Strikers club and League.

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  5. On 14-6-2022 at 1:04 PM, drahkon said:

    No :( And I probably won't be able to see them anytime soon. Their tickets are a tad too expensive (and their upcoming shows aren't really close to my location :p).

    Thanks to festivals doing proper livestreams there is a ton of live material out there, including this proshot show from their gig at Tempelhof Sounds:

    Behold, the Power Glove lives @53:00 :grin:

    I've been enjoying a lot of the Hellfest Content on that channel, plus saw some streams from Graspop and Pinkpop over the weekend.

  6. Speculations are going all over the place already. First of all looks like Koraidon is a chopper-style motorcycle (like Glen said) and Miraidon some kind of jet/spaceship. I wonder if you can ride them?

    Professor Sada, based on Pasada = past
    Professor Turo, based on Futuro = future
    Koraidon, korai is Japanese for past
    Miraidon, mirai is Japanese for future

    The scarlet logo is old and the violet logo futuristic. So time/time travel seems to be a theme here.

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  7. Looks like it's "truly open world" as well:


    You can experience a new style of adventure, with a world that you’re free to explore at your leisure and not in an order dictated by the story. You will, of course, journey to hone your skills as a Pokémon Trainer, but many more discoveries and stories await you. Meet a variety of people and Pokémon, and adventure in the world of Pokémon the way you want to.


  8. Sudomemo has uploaded a 12TB archive consisting of Flipnote creations. If I'm correct it is a collection of Flipnotes created in Flipnote Studio, and were uploaded on the Flipnote Hatena site.

    Ah well, I don't know how exactly all these websites relate to each other, but it's fun browsing all these Flipnotes!


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  9. I see I haven't updated in a while! Since my last post I've finished The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass. Definitely not my favourite fantasy series.

    I also read After the Quake, a series of short stories from Murakami. Always good to read Murakami.

    Vad3r is a book by a Dutch musician about being the father of 2 kids with a 3rd on the way. It's more of a diary but was a fun read with the prospect of becoming a father myself.

    And this weekend I finished Game Over: Press Start To Continue - How Nintendo Conquered The World. A very interesting read that gives an insight in the rise of Nintendo in Japan and America, how they launched the NES and Game Boy systems, the business practices they used (definitely aggressive for such a kid-friendly company :grin:). Some cool anecdotes in there, plus some chapters about Atari and Tetris as well. It also talks a bit about the deal with Sony for the Super Nintendo PlayStation and how they ended up with the Philips CD-i instead. In places it's a bit dated, but it's definitely a cool read for anyone interested in the business side of things, especially how Nintendo rose to fame with the NES.