I don't know if this should go in the Classic Nintendo or the Third-Party Gaming boards, so I decided to choose this board. This thread is about announcing the anniversaries of some video games and franchises.
Here are some that were already celebrated:
Custom Robo series (started on December 8 1999) Card Hero series (started on February 21, 2000) Fire Emblem series (started on April 20, 1990) Game & Watch series (started on April 28, 1980) Pac-Man series (started on May 22, 1980) Virtual Boy (started on July 21, 1995) Super Mario Bros. 1 (started on September 13, 1985) Panel de Pon / Puzzle League series (started on October 27, 1995) Kakurenbo Battle Monster Tactics (started on November 21, 2000) Sin & Punishment: Successor of the Earth (started on November 21, 2000) StarTropics series (started on December 1, 1990)
Here are some lists of games released in these years that you might want to look at:
Post by Shrikeswind on May 24, 2010 2:53:48 GMT -5
This is also an important one, yes, as it was the divisor of the timeline, a major point in Zelda lore being the split timeline. Definitely worth remembering April 27. Thank you for reminding me of that.
Many of you asked why is it red? To have a longer battery life. If it was in color, it would still fail. It would require a few more batteries and not last as long as the Atari Lynx, the Sega Game Gear, the TurboExpress nor the Sega Nomad. Nintendo had to release it this way, because they liked the idea and wanted to release it ASAP, though G&W and GB creator, Gunpei Yokoi, wasn't finished developing it.
The problem with red is that it's right at the edge of the visible spectrum for humans. Its a relatively late addition to the visible spectrum in terms of human evolution, and as such it has the ability to "short out" the brain if forced to process too much red at once.
There are now regulations on how much "red flicker" can be present in any visual media, as faster than that can trigger epileptic seizures. But even not flickering, prolonged exposure to red can cause severe headaches, nausea and dizziness... which also sounds suspiciously like the complaints levelled at the Virtual Boy.
Note that it also had an age rating on it - because if young children played it, there is a chance they could develop lifelong epilepsy while their vision is still developing.
Post by nocturnal YL on Jul 22, 2010 1:07:53 GMT -5
I think it's red because of the limitation of the technology at the time as well. I heard that at the time VB was out, the technology used in its projection was only available in red and green - and green was incredibly expensive at the time. Blue wasn't even there at all. It's just like LED billboards and laser and just any kind of light technologies - from oldest to newest and cheapest to costliest, it's red, green then blue.
Virtual Boy has its problem of coming out too soon. If they allow a 16-year delay and adopt the "left and right eyes see different images" thing in 2011, things will be much different, lol.
It's not often to see Nintendo releasing something that children shouldn't play (for hardware reasons). Despite the warning they give, I'd say this still is one of the moves that they are less socially responsible (which they normally are, and is one of the reasons I like this firm).
Nester the Lark: First, The Pokémon Company gets into trouble with that whole Pokémon Masters EX hashtag business, and now this.
Jan 14, 2023 9:55:16 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: That's very embarrassing (and also entertaining). But I wonder why would The Pokémon Company post something they probably didn't make themselves?
Jan 14, 2023 17:56:51 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Got to the ending of Xenoblade. I'll do the post-game contents in Casual Mode since they started to feel grindy. I'll also go back to the parts I skipped (mostly quests and Colony 6); there isn't much reason to play NG+, so I'll just complete the 1st run.
Jan 14, 2023 23:39:45 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I'd like to be playing Fire Emblem Engage, but it wasn't delivered when it was supposed to be, and the shipment tracking hasn't been updated, so I have no idea what happened to it.
Jan 21, 2023 18:21:51 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Times like this make me wonder if Sakurai had the right idea, and buying games digitally is the way to go.
Jan 21, 2023 18:23:18 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Digital is usually more expensive and Switch only supports up to 2TB storage (about 140 to 200 games), but if you want to play games as soon as possible, it's the way to go.
Jan 22, 2023 1:48:00 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I don't know when will I be getting it. I'm still interested, but it's no longer the "pre-order, premium version" kind of interested. These days I order games in bulks, so maybe I'll wait.
Jan 22, 2023 1:49:34 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Finally, an update. It's marked as "out for delivery" again. Fingers crossed.
Jan 23, 2023 12:58:22 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: About the prices of digital games, I often find that when they go on sale, it's usually for very cheap prices. Except for first-party Nintendo games, which rarely go on sale, and not usually for that big of a discount.
Jan 23, 2023 13:01:40 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: But then, first-party Nintendo games usually hold their value for a long time even physically.
Jan 23, 2023 13:02:21 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Welp, that's 0 for 2 on the delivery.
Jan 23, 2023 23:11:36 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: And it's out for delivery again. Third time's the charm?
Jan 26, 2023 12:54:55 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: And that's 0 for 3 on the delivery.
Jan 27, 2023 9:49:06 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: So, the delivery company gave up and sent the game back to the retailer. My order is being cancelled and money refunded.
Jan 27, 2023 20:41:21 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I've been in contact with a customer service rep from the retailer all week, and they didn't understand why the package wasn't being delivered, either. But they're sending me a $30 gift card for the trouble, so that takes the sting out of it.
Jan 27, 2023 20:43:16 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Still considering the digital option at this point.
Jan 27, 2023 20:53:05 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Went back to my Wii U and downloaded updates / free DLC for games I don't have, in case I want to buy those.
Jan 30, 2023 7:22:29 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Wii U having only 32GB of storage isn't helpful at all. 3DS and Switch are expandable via SD cards, while Wii U only supports USB hard disks. It made sense in 2012, but with SD cards going up to 2TB now, not supporting that sounds silly now.
Jan 30, 2023 7:27:19 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: What started off as me checking what can I do with the Wii U ended up with me just having fun with the system. Also relieved that it still works perfectly fine after 2 years of disuse. Except the Wii U GamePad vibration motor, which now makes weird noises.
Jan 30, 2023 12:43:42 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I actually planned to use a mod to dump my games and save data, so that in case anything happens to it I can move on to emulation (since, unlike Switch, there's no save data backup service). I haven't started doing that, though.
Jan 30, 2023 12:45:00 GMT -5