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  1. https://twitter.com/shinobi602/status/1284194022119165953?s=19

    What's the probability any Dragon Quest game is coming to Xbox?

  2. If anyone wants to buy Dragon Quest Builders on Nintendo Switch, I've found 2 copies in "Like New" condition on eBay for $35.99, with $3.95 for shipping: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Dragon-Quest-Builders-Nintendo-Switch/114289975719

    1. ignasia

      ignasia

      I appreciate the update, but I lack the funds atm to take advantage of this.  One day I'll have a second Switch version copy.

  3. Please look away if you don't like to look or discuss politics.

    Otherwise, I thought I share this because I think it's extremely important.

    https://www.twitlonger.com/show/n_1sr8s07

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    2. Dakhil

      Dakhil

      I really do appreciate your post, @cprmauldin. I want to make it crystal clear that I don't think everyone who's a police officer is an evil person, which is why I mentioned "police system" and not "police officers". But saying that, I'm really frustrated about how much corruption there is in the police system and how much that's encouraged by the U.S government. And I'm sure you are as well, @cprmauldin.  I also get really frustrated, but am sadly not surprised, when there are police officers who have abused their power and commit heinous crimes, but at the end, completely get away scot-free, free to continue abusing their power and committing more heinous crimes. I've heard that many good police officers eventually resign from the police system, because of how corrupt the police system is.

    3. cprmauldin

      cprmauldin

      Yep, 

      I think that is a spot where Police Entities have poor optics. It often appears to the public that we are all on the "Same Side," when, in fact we hate police corruption and brutality as much or more than the average Joe. 

       

    4. DragonQuest2IsGood

      DragonQuest2IsGood

      Who knew a metal slime could have such strong opinions!? (This is not an insult btw)

    1. eal

      eal

      We already have the only live action version of KH that we need:

      https://youtu.be/nCZs29IAu3c

    2. ignasia

      ignasia

      @eal  That one brings back memories.  LOL.  So ridiculous.

      As to answering the question?  No.  I don't find KH's story to be compelling enough.

    3. Twinkie

      Twinkie

      If that fans want it, then why not. But I honestly have no interest in the series in general. Not a fan of the writing and terrible VA. I have a hard time trying to get invested because of it.

  4. If you want a PlayStation 5 at launch, make sure to pre-order it as soon as pre-orders open before it quickly gets sold out: https://www.polygon.com/platform/amp/2020/4/16/21223516/ps5-launch-numbers-price-availability-playstation-5-sony

    1. Liamland

      Liamland

      ...at which point it's a scalper's game, just like trying to get a Switch console right now.

    2. Dakhil

      Dakhil

      Which is why I have no intention on getting a PlayStation 5 at launch; coupled with the fact that increasing the internal storage on the PlayStation 5 can be rather pricey.

    3. Erdrick The Hero

      Erdrick The Hero

      The new Crash Bandicoot and Spyro games are rumoured to be PS5/next gen only. I can't afford a new console any time soon. This makes me sad. I've been waiting for a(n actual) new Crash game for a decade now. Been waiting for a good one for even longer. I don't want to miss out on launch!

    1. Erdrick The Hero

      Erdrick The Hero

      >Be me

      >Go to DQ fan forums

      >See post about a potential leak

      >My face when it isn't DQX: :cry:

    2. YangustheLegendaryBandit

      YangustheLegendaryBandit

      I’d be down for some more Flipnote Studios. The Switch would be a good fit for it.

    3. Erdrick The Hero

      Erdrick The Hero

      I'm down with flipnote if they don't gimp it.

  5. Does anyone know the reason why Europe gets the best stuff and North America gets shafted when it comes to Nintendo's collector's editions?

    1. Twinkie

      Twinkie

      It wasn't that long ago that it was reversed.

  6. Has anyone's school initiated virtual instruction due to the coronavirus?

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    2. eal

      eal

      It’s my understanding that our numbers are so low is because we haven’t begun rigorous testing for it, so the current number we have is skewed. I dunno, I’m not basing my opinions on our current numbers because there’s a lot of factors at play and they have the potential to move in any direction.

    3. Erdrick The Hero

      Erdrick The Hero

      I agree that people are getting too worked up over this. I understand the words "Epidemic" and "Pandemic" are "scary" words, but with the way we intermingle globally, just about anything will become a "Pandemic" nowadays. I'm so sick of the mass hysteria.

    4. Twinkie

      Twinkie

      The schools in my area are called off for the next three weeks. Just about all events have been cancelled as well. The hospitals are not allowing visitors, and are pushing people out a little earlier to make more room.

      There are a lot of things that are being done to prevent the spread of it. The United States is getting about 1 million test kits very shortly, and there is a lot of self isolation going on. The mass hysteria is making people work overtime in some places, and making stores more crowded. Which is ironically making the spread even worse.

  7. This should be very interesting. https://twitter.com/Reggie/status/1237118761460625409

     

    1. Erdrick The Hero

      Erdrick The Hero

      As long as I get my demo disk with CTR, Spyro 2, and Tony Hawk, playable on a handheld home console hybrid.

    2. ignasia

      ignasia

      That's actually good news.  I actually like Gamestop, despite ragging on it a lot.  I just don't like a lot of the corporate bs I see them pull from time to time.  Or the changes made to Software Etc (and Babbages), when those two were bought out.  EB saw that writing on the wall and merged in a way to maintain their standards and practices.

      It will be interesting to see if they can turn this around.  I'm sure there would be a point where Gamestop would end the bleeding.  My area definitely sees a lot of customers, though Santa Fe saw two of three stores close down, Albuquerque has yet to see even one.

       

    3. Democrobot

      Democrobot

      I definitely think with his PR flair he can get them into a better spot. Gamestop directs when

  8. I guess the US is about to be totally f***ed?

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    2. ignasia

      ignasia

      LOL, I appreciate the sentiment, but not in my nature.  I was also playing into that with something that's hard to counter ;).

    3. Brother Jaybird

      Brother Jaybird

      Yeah, you definitely took the conversation in the direction of diminishing returns.

    4. ignasia

      ignasia

      You could have said "Ok Danny, just stand on that box so I can hear you better."

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    2. ignasia
    3. Brother Jaybird

      Brother Jaybird

      Hahaha, sorry, @ignasia. I have an occasionally morbid sense of humor.

    4. ignasia

      ignasia

      @Brother Jaybird LOL, well, I used to have a very morbid sense of humour.  My aunt had this doll room that was wall to wall pink and light blue drapes, with dolls sitting on bookshelves, over couches, all starring at the center of the room, in a circular room with white wall paint, and we were never allowed to turn the light off.  So there would always be these odd shadows and the light source from the windows was always heavily reduced by the translucent drapes, giving it this eerie bluish permanent twilight throughout the day.

      My uncle would pretend to be "the creature from the black lagoon" at times, pretending to rattle the glass doors and floor to ceiling windows in their family room, just off their dining room, which was very poorly lit, so you couldn't properly see what was going on in a house that was part gothic, part roman, part modern american.  It was a very creepy place.  At the bottom of a long winding path bordered by dense trees, was a very large pond with a dock, and filled with fish and reeds.  It was so full of algae and fish poop, it was impossible to see past the surface layer, and the wind would howl as it passed through two sets of dense trees, with a small opening between them.  It always felt like something was watching us from the woods as well.

      They are (and were, my uncle passed on), devout Catholics, so there were a few crosses, and they had one of those giant very loud grandfather clocks with a large pendulum that was rather mesmerizing.  It kind of added to that creepy ambiance throughout the house. 

      My uncle had quite the collection of horror and fantasy movies, and was not shy about putting those movies on for my sister and I after we turned about 7.  Not Disney fantasy of course, but movies like Krull, Dragonslayer, Labyrinth, the Princess Bride, etc.  Horror like Creepshow and Rawhead Rex.

      He was a pretty fun guy, lol.  Anyway, I used to have a very morbid sense of humour (like I loved the Bert is Evil site from back in the day, and I frequented some pretty macabre sites).  I still like horror, though I've generally lost the darker edge to my sense of humour.

  9. People: I want Persona 5 as well as older Persona games on Nintendo Switch. Can you please release them to Nintendo Switch?

    Atlus Japan: Does not compute.

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    2. ignasia

      ignasia

      Good point.  DQ needs a player controlled character development system that leads to heavy innuendo and potential marriage.

      I mean we've come far enough to have 3 games now with marriage.  Now to take the next step.

    3. eal

      eal

      Also, and this is just me, but I feel like Akira Toriyama’s designs (and artstyle in general) aren’t attractive enough to care about romance options compared to the designs in modern Persona and Fire Emblem.

    4. ignasia

      ignasia

      I can see that.  Not that he's incapable of creating characters with a range of looks and styles that would be appealing from a purely physical aspect in the sense of generating male attention and desire, it's not like his animation style has ever been geared towards romance.  Nor his studio.  That doesn't mean it couldn't happen, but there is that sense of range between Bulma and Chichi, neither of which invoke a sense of girlishness except in very rare instances, and then it's not adult female girlishness...it's more like a child (or a child's tantrum...I have to wonder at what type of woman his wife is, lol).

  10. The Nintendo Switch officially outsold the SNES at around 52 million units. I wonder how long would it take for the Nintendo Switch to reach Wii numbers.

    1. ignasia

      ignasia

      http://www.vgchartz.com/article/442058/switch-vs-wiivgchartz-gap-chartsdecember-2019/

      The only thing you can count on for actual accuracy on a daily basis from vgchartz, are system sales.  So these are very accurate to actual numbers.  A bit past this point, the Wii will start to slow down, and the Switch is right now experiencing high month to month.  However their best year is at this point if we compare weeks or months.

      For the current month cycle on the Switch, we're comparing February, which is the last month before it turns 3 years old.

      For the Wii, it will be October of 2009 before it turns 3.  So the Wii's entering a Christmas cycle, while the Switch is just starting out a new year.

      October 2009 Wii sales: 2.785m -> February for Switch

      November 2009 Wii sales: 7.396m -> March for Switch

      December 2009 Wii sales: 1.522m -> April for Switch

      January 2010 Wii sales: 1.103m -> May for Switch

      February 2010 Wii sales: 1.378m -> June for Switch

      March 2010 Wii sales: 856k -> July for Switch

      April 2010 Wii sales: 869k -> August for Switch

      May 2010 Wii sales: 896k -> September for Switch

      June 2010 Wii sales: 954k -> October for Switch

      July 2010 Wii sales: 597k -> November for Switch

      August 2010 Wii sales: 603k -> December for Switch

      ==============

      There's a few things the Switch has in its favour:

      1) MS and Sony are about to release their new consoles, and given specs, the price points will be steep compared to the initial offerings this past generation.  Sony's system will be worth about $850~1000 if rumours are true, so they'll be taking a massive hit if they release at $500~600, and will be in the red for at least the first two years.  For MS, it will be about $750~850 for its base system, $1500~1750 for the high end.  So MS, depending on what they'll likely go for, maybe $450~550 for its base, $900~1400 for its high end.  That historically, will mean slow out the gate for most gamers, until the first major price reduction before system sales really pick up, much as with the PS3 and 360.

      In Japan they'll have a MUCH harder time with the PS5 given handheld popularity.  So I imagine Sony either has a handheld in mind, or they're willing to take the hit and hope the PS5 match's PS4 trends at the least.  They won't see increases until Japan's government literally tells their citizenry videogames are acceptable as an adult hobby.  For all the adult elements about Japan, regarding attitudes on a plethora of concepts, the least adult behaviour they have is allowing dictation on what is acceptable to do in their free time, and it's a bit shocking they would allow this much control over their lives.  Anyway, worldwide and in the US this won't matter nearly as much except for slow out the gate, unless they're willing to go for MS, 450 and 900 respectively, and Sony at 500. 

      MS might go lower if they want to attract customers.  The problem for them is the adoption rate nearly doubled after the release of the Xbox One X, by most reports.  The issue is MS doesn't release numbers, so they have to go by retailer stats, and work out a model for retailers that aren't giving numbers.  I don't see Xbox One X owners buying the Xbox 4 anytime soon.

      ---

      2) Then there's gaming library.  Both Sony and MS know the next gen games will take as long or longer than for the previous generation, especially for those with lots of physics.  The really big AAA titles especially.  Thus backwards compatibility.

      This actually hurts new systems, as it did with the PS3.  Not just price point, but also timing on the heels of the PS4 Pro and Xbox One S and X models.  S had minimal impact, but X was fairly huge.  There's also a very large chunk of the 360 market that has yet to buy a new MS console (like a good 40%), and most of those will likely do what they did with the 360, and buy the Xbox One S or a heavily reduced priced X, instead of the XB4.

      That second element Is I think why MS might go cheap on the weaker console to entice new system purchases instead of the previous generation.

      PS4 to PS5 will be an easier transition given the Pro released alongside the S, and not the X, so it has another year and a few months on MS for its super console.  However, if it goes high, which I think is likely, and is at PS3 numbers, with the past-gaming library as its only real library, and given PS4 adoption rates....unless there's a lot of PS2 owners who haven't purchased a console in awhile, and are waiting out the PS5, that will hurt the first few years of sales.  I think it more likely this will be $500, and in that range few consumers even want to purchase.

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      3) Unlike the Wii, the Switch is getting support from 3rd party, and that seems to be picking up.  That will help with future sales, especially given Nintendo's gameplan of continuing the Switch brand for a VERY long time, and backwards compatibility.

      Especially in Japan, the current trends, and especially once they release the next tier to compete with Sony and MS (once their sales start going up, likely a year and a half to two years after release), Nintendo will finally release the Switch and Switch Lite Pro.  By that point, if sales are still strong, most developers will use their familiarity with the Switch and need for more cost effective game sales to code for the range of Switch offerings, where the Pro uses higher grade textures and bumps up the resolution.

      The Switch right now, is primed to go into the next two years with a continually growing library of new games.  Companies are pulling out a lot more from the system now, and there are improvements on games.

      If they can fix the online issues and the drift, and release the Pro at the right time relative to MS and Sony, sales will stay high, and we might see the Switch compete with the PS2 and DS for numbers. 

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    2. Twinkie

      Twinkie

      The CPU, GPU, northbridge, southbridge, and memory controller is all in that chip. That is how Tegra works. So "upgrading" the CPU really doesn't really say anything.

      Looking into it a bit more. I doubt this is a new "model".

      Nvidia doesn't produce the same chips for long. The T210 is no longer being made. The new Switch models (including Lite) use T214. I don't think they are making a massive new Tegra for this. It is just cycling out older hardware for something new and modifying the specs of the system a little bit.

      I don't think this is going to be a "pro". Just a slight hardware revision. Which is what all gaming consoles go through in their lifespan.

    3. Erdrick The Hero

      Erdrick The Hero

      Switch Pro better support 1080p in handheld mode.

       

      And hopefully 4K docked. A man can dream, right?

    4. ignasia

      ignasia

      @Twinkie In this case, I have to agree.  It's too early for a Switch Pro at this point.  Not given system sales are picking up, and games per sale are also much higher than PS4 or XB3.

      They'll eventually have to put one out, but only if they're seeing trouble on the horizon due to how many people have purchased the PS5 and XB4.  Until then, they'll just keep doing small hardware revisions as slightly tweaked and upgraded chipset models come out.

      It also tracks better with Nintendo's stated plan to keep the Switch going beyond the normal system cycle period.  Eventually leading to new chipsets that allow slower general integration for older system purchasers to buy into the next line at a lower price point than the PS5/XB4, and from there new slight upgrades.  So rather than a true "pro" down the line, more like the next model tegra, but maintaining OS consistency and just beefing up the hardware and range of functionality in the OS to compensate with expanded power.  That would keep things going nicely for a long time.  I just hope they push companies to release patches to upgrade older games on the newer system, ala Sony/MS, instead of playing it the 3DS to New 3DS way.  That would keep interest going for older games as well.

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    2. YangustheLegendaryBandit

      YangustheLegendaryBandit

      I’d like to see them use that artstyle or something similar for an Oracle of Seasons/Ages remake. It works to bring a Gameboy era game to a new light (in my opinion), and with them remaking Link’s Awakening it kind of makes me think we’ll see the GBC Zelda games remade next.

    3. ignasia

      ignasia

      Totally forgot about the Oracle games.  Don't forget Minish Cap!

    4. Erdrick The Hero

      Erdrick The Hero

      Speaking of X...

      Dragon Quest X. Yeah, it's already been ported for Japan, but I want to see it announced HERE!

    1. YangustheLegendaryBandit

      YangustheLegendaryBandit

      Well at least you didn’t say “It ruined my childhood.” That #$*! gets old.

    2. Twinkie

      Twinkie

      That house must smell nice.

  11. Goodbye 2010s. Hello 2020s.

  12. Interesting to see #Sora4Smash trending on Twitter today.

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    2. Democrobot

      Democrobot

      As cool as I think Sora could be I just don't think he will be the 5th character

    3. Twinkie

      Twinkie

      The only rumor I have been seeing going around is Ryu Hayabusa. Which I kinda feel is a better chance the Sora.

    4. Democrobot

      Democrobot

      Lloyd Irving has been gaining some traction as the 5th. Apparently his VA said something about doing a new project

  13. I guess if you need any incentive to get the Nintendo Switch Online SNES Controller, here it is: https://gonintendo.com/stories/346023-dragon-quest-xi-s-entire-2d-mode-can-be-played-with-the-switch-s

    1. DrippySlimeStar

      DrippySlimeStar

      I kind of want to get one to play 1-3 with. Hopefully they come back in stock soon.

  14. I might disagree with him on some instances, but I don't think anyone can deny Satoru Iwata is one of a kind.

    https://nintendosoup.com/dragon-quest-xi-s-developers-we-have-finally-fulfilled-our-promise-to-satoru-iwata/

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    2. ignasia

      ignasia

      That reminds me a lot about how Yasunori Mitsuda almost left game music development after Chrono Cross for over-extending his health in service to finishing the soundtrack.  I believe he developed an ulcer?

      Then there's Yasumi Matsuno, who quit FF12's production a few months near completion, forcing a few months of extra time for the rest of the team, due to health problems over the stress of completion.

    3. Twinkie

      Twinkie

      You are right. It was in Smash 5 he had the IV bag. But there were articles of him during Smash 4 of him working something like 13 months without a single day off.

    4. eal

      eal

      It’s my understanding that Sakurai went from Brawl to Kid Icarus immediately to Smash, right into Smash again.

  15. Let the games coma begin.

  16. Pumped for a 40 minute Nintendo Direct tomorrow!

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    2. Neofrodo

      Neofrodo

      Ehh I dont hate the Disney stuff as much as you do. I'm a pretty big Marvel fan and while I havent seen the new Star Wars films they dont seem near as bad as the prequels to me.

      But yeah I dont think Disney should own everything. Tho its not like anyone can possibly compete with them anyway.

    3. DrippySlimeStar

      DrippySlimeStar

      With the fourth character being SNK that means one of the camps for Doom Guy or Steve are gonna be upset when the fifth is announced. Works for me.

    4. Neofrodo

      Neofrodo

      Honestly both of those seem like lame choices anyway.

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