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Everything posted by Helmsly

  1. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

    Wave 3 should be available now:
  2. Nintendo Switch Sports

    The Golf update should be up now
  3. That's my favourite one too, i noticed in the background:
  4. lol damn. Well I happened to save them myself, they're back in my post now
  5. A bunch of promotional images and stuff leaked if anyone wants to see them:
  6. The Best Gaming Music Ever.

    A very nice cover of Stickerbrush symphony
  7. Nintendo Switch Sports

    Nintendo just announced the date for the Golf update. 28th of this month https://twitter.com/NintendoAmerica/status/1594858249123143682?s=20&t=N_6HwT5SrDCwJk20w4WXag
  8. Wii U 10 Year Anniversary

    It’s crazy how time flies. I remember a few of us in a thread on here one late night waiting for the first Wii U commercial to air in the UK, which for some reason aired on one of channel 4’s spin-off cable channels, at midnight or something. And then never seeing that commercial again in all the time leading up to release and wondering why there seems to be zero promotion this new console. On a personal level I was not interested in buying a Wii U at lunch, which was the first time I’d felt like that for a Nintendo console. I didn’t think it looked bad but it didn’t seem to be offering much more then what I already had with my Xbox 360 and my PC and basically it seemed like yet another Nintendo console I’d buy for Nintendo games and nothing else. The first party support seemed consist of games that had already been released on other platforms a year before, such as Batman Arkham City. So I’d figured I’d wait until a 3D Mario game was released before buying a Wii U for myself. One year later Mario 3D World comes out and by then the Wii U had had massive reductions in its price. So I got mine for £200 with Mario 3D World that Christmas and from that time onwards the Wii U become my favourite console. Pretty much every first party game that Nintendo released for it I enjoyed. Especially Splatoon which I think I put over 500 hours of playtime into by the end and in feel like Super Mario maker genuinely is one of the greatest things Nintendo have ever made. But as much as I like that machine, I can’t get over what a mess they made of it too. Nintendo didn’t set the public straight with what it was from the start, so they had a situation where a large number of people didn’t even know they had a new console out and from those that did, a steady percentage of them thought it was a peripheral for the Wii. I felt all of this was a shame because that console was nowhere near as bad as it was made out to be, the software from Nintendo was solid and some of their best ever but as what was typical from Nintendo consoles back then was it had limited third party support over time. And this meant owning a box purely for their titles which didn’t come out often. The console itself had some issues too, such as the UI feeling very slow for the first few months before a firmware update. Even navigating it was odd: you chose your games on the gamepad and had the TV screen taken up by the Mii plaza Miiverse was a great idea but it was a slow thing to start up and use. I felt it was its best when it was integrated directly into the games themselves, like the graffiti in splatoon and the word bubbles in Mario maker. As for the gamepad itself, I liked it and it showed it’s worth for games like Mario maker but the failed to really use it much beyond that and Nintendoland. Before we knew it, even Nintendo themselves had relegated the second screen to just showing the same footage you could see on your television. It felt like they’d banked their console around an idea that even they had given up on half way through the consoles life. All this said, I’ll always look back fondly on the WiiU because of games like Splattoon, Mario Maker, Mario 3D world and Breath of the Wild and that I was still using machine well into 2018.
  9. Super Mario Odyssey

    Announced on the Nintendo Switch stream:
  10. General Switch Discussion

    There is a newfirmware update out for the Switch. Ver.15.0.0. There does not seem to be any major changes though: https://en-americas-support.nintendo.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/22525
  11. My slow and very casual play through this game is still going on. I've completed all Shrines and Shrine quests, completed all 77 side quests and even, for no good reason whatsoever, collected all 900 Korok seeds: Which of course unlocks: As strange as it is to say it, It was actually fun hunting down all those seeds as it made me explore pretty much every inch of the game and I got to see stuff I'd never seen before. I found some mini games and NPC's that I didn't know about, such as this one that thought I was going to off myself: I also got to see some nice views along the way: I only have to collect the very final memory and then fight Ganon and then the game is mostly done for me. There are a few other things I will probably attempt afterwards but not right away, Such as completing the compendium, unlock the different horse saddles and then maybe attempting the to get the Three Medals you can win for killing every boss that walks around the game.
  12. Yea, I like that Nintendo spent the time to do something fun like that to promote a NSO game, it’s great of them to make the effort and have some fun while doing it
  13. I’m pleasantly surprised by it, I love the look of it and the animations for Bowser when he talks where really good. As for the voice work, I liked all of it especially Bowser and Toad. I am unsure about Mario’s voice but I felt like I barely heard him enough to have much of an opinion on it.
  14. Pilotwings 64 is our next Nintendo 64 game. Should be out on then 13th of this month:
  15. General Retro Discussion

    Seems they have the full Nintendo press conference from 1999 as well now
  16. Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet

    Pre-order bonus for best buy in America
  17. Shenmue Anime Announced

    That's a shame, I've been watching it recently and really enjoying it although I've not finished it yet. I felt that this is probably the best way to tell the entire Shenmue Story too. Maybe there's a chance someone else will pick it up for Season 2 at some point.
  18. General Switch Discussion

    Reggie is a guest on Kit and Krystas YouTube channel. I’ve not had a chance to watch it fully but it should be interesting:
  19. General Retro Discussion

    I thought some of you would really enjoy this, it’s a hour long tour through E3 in 1999. Aside from the nostalgia, it’s interesting to see some of these games in their early builds and compare it to the final version. You also get a look at the axed mode to scan your face and put it onto characters in Perfect Dark:
  20. Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope

    New trailer just came out