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  1. https://twitter.com/FuturePress/status/1230556862602305537 I'll probably name my island Portum, which is Latin for haven.
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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.

  2. Not going to lie, I didn't expect Nintendo to announce a Nintendo Direct this late. But I'm not complaining, despite the Nintendo Direct being very early for me. But anyhow, it's time to get hyped.
  3. 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).

  4. The Australia Classification Board gave a PG rating to FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES Remastered Edition. Anytime now. Anytime.
  5. The ending is not as bad as I thought, although it was pretty jarring. And I have to admit it's a pretty cute film (despite Pankraz's death being more brutal than I would have thought for a film rated PG). Is it just me or there are scenes where the music playing in the background seem rather out of place (like when Bianca is turned into the statue by Nizmo, "Saint" from Dragon Quest V plays in the background)?
  6. I don't know if anyone cares, but SisQó is one of the backers of The Wonderful 101 Kickstarter. And as of 8 February 2020 at 2:30pm (PST), The Wonderful 101 Kickstarter has $1,486,897 in pledges.
  7. Nintendo keeping up with its historically bad data management systems. Nintendo's practically the most boomer like amongst Sony and Microsoft (though I'm not so sure when compared to other Japanese video game companies).
  8. I don't know what Nintendo's smoking to come up with something so f***ed up.
  9. As of 4 February 2020 at 12:10pm (PST), $1,213,436 has been pledged, meaning that Time Attack is coming. The question is how much money would be raised by 3 March 2020.
  10. It's 100% guaranteed The Wonderful 101: Remastered is coming to Nintendo Switch, Steam, and PlayStation 4, but with more stretch goals.
  11. My bad. I guess I got pretty excited that I forgot to mention Kickstarter in the title. But since it has reached $434,348 in pledges in Kickstarter as of 3 February 2020 at 1:50pm (PST), it's safe to assume it's going to be released at around April 2020.
  12. So PlatinumGames has launched a Kickstarter for The Wonderful 101: Remastered with stretch goals of $50,000 for the Nintendo Switch version, $250,000 for the Steam version, and $500,000 for the PlayStation 4 version. As of 3 February 2020 at 1:10pm (PST), the stretch goals for the Nintendo Switch version and the Steam version have been reached, with $268,758 pledged. I might consider pledging to get myself the Nintendo Switch version of The Wonderful 101: Remastered. But I'll have to watch gameplay footage of The Wonderful 101 before I make my decision. Edit: As of 04:55pm (PST) at 3 February 2020, all of the platform stretch goals have been reached with $730,765 in Kickstarter donations. That means that The Wonderful 101: Remastered is coming to Nintendo Switch, Steam, and PlayStation 4 (hence the change in the title).
  13. https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/pdf/2020/200131_2e.pdf That was fun whilst it lasted.
  14. https://www.nintendo.com.au/catalogue/animal-crossing-new-horizons
  15. I don't know about the Animal Crossing: New Horizons Dock, but Nintendo's selling the Animal Crossing: New Horizons Joy-Cons separately, but only in Japan.
  16. 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

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      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.

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      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. 

  17. Netflix have released an English dub trailer for Dragon Quest: Your Story.
  18. This only applies to anyone living in the U.S. If you pre-order Animal Crossing: New Horizons from Target, you'll also get the Animal Crossing Journal as a pre-order bonus. (Keep in mind you'll have to pay $10 extra if you want to get Animal Crossing: New Horizons and the Animal Crossing Journal at launch day.)
  19. And here's a quick Google Translator translation. If a more professional translation becomes available, I'll make sure to update the translation as soon as possible. So wccftech, NotebookCheck, and NintendoLife are now reporting on the above rumour of the new alleged Nintendo Switch model.
  20. After so many tries, and on my first day of my Spring 2020 semester, I've finally defeated Mordegon, Lord of Shadows & Mordragon and Mordragon's Tail with the Reduced Experience from Easy Fights, All Enemies are Super Strong, Shypox, Super Shypox, and Townsfolk Talk Tripe Draconian Quests still turned on. And therefore, I've finally finished Act II! I can't believe that I've managed to get this far with all of the mentioned Draconian Quests turned on. And I have to admit it was very challenging for me (considering that I view myself a Dragon Quest noob in comparison to everyone else here). But I'm glad I've stuck with the Draconian Quests throughout my Dragon Quest XI S journey. And man did it feel satisfying in the end to do so. I imagine I'm going to continue to rage quit whilst playing Act III with the mentioned Draconian Quests turned on. But I imagine I'm going to have fun whilst rage quitting. Onward to Act III!
  21. I don't know how trustworthy and reliable this rumour is. But apparently a "leaker" has leaked more details about the new alleged Nintendo Switch model. And according to ResetEra user DukeBlueBall, the "leaker" has frequently post details about upcoming mobile devices, which the "leaker" apparently obtains from hard sources from semiconductor fabrication plants in Taiwan and China. https://www.clien.net/service/board/park/14491872 And here's a quick Google Translator translation. If a more professional translation becomes available, I'll make sure to update the translation as soon as possible.
  22. For media playback. But not rendering 4k graphics though, right? Correct.
  23. I could see that happening for what people call the "Nintendo Switch 2". But what we've heard about the new alleged Nintendo Switch model seems like a very far cry from the "Nintendo Switch 2". And I don't think having a 1080p touchscreen for the new alleged Nintendo Switch model seems beneficial considering most games (including many first party games) run below 720p. I don't think the Tegra chip is capable of that. And if it were, the thermals would be awful. The Tegra X1 SoC is capable of 4K output for media playback. But Nintendo has disabled that for obvious reasons.
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