Post by Shrikeswind on Nov 30, 2013 5:13:13 GMT -5
Hey everyone! I'm running a day late this year. I'm doing this to compensate for Black Friday running into Thanksgiving and totally not because I forgot. <_<
As with every year prior that I've made this thread, this year's thread is to discuss your holiday plans, wish-list, and, of course, the holiday ham that is me the Annual Nintendo Christmas Carol...
...Which, due partly to the fact that I'm too tired to scour the Internet for a better option and also, to a greater extent, due to the fact that no one does 'em, means a couple regular carols played as NES-styled chiptunes. =/
I do promise to keep looking to keep this tradition going. And hopefully by next year actually be a good enough musician to be able to make my own mixes? I dunno. Possibility.
Now, come all ye faithful, and join in this year's Christmas thread!
(I can't find a rip of the Santa Claus is coming bgm so f it, link to the entire flash game)
As for plans, well, we're still in the middle of our national blackface celebration and will be doing so till december 15 (it ends way earlier than that, but our family is just slow). And again, no major christmas shopping nor gifts 'round these parts, but I'm reaaaaally thinking about getting myself a WiiU this holiday season. The moment some stores start throwing WiiU christmas bargains around I might bite. Gotta play that 3DWorld/Pikmin3..!
Post by Shrikeswind on Dec 26, 2013 20:23:36 GMT -5
So, how was everyone's Christmas? Mine was good. I got a lot of stuff I've been needing, like shoe polish and clothes, but also some neat Nintendo-related stuff. I think I've developed a bit of a reputation in my family as a Zelda nut. =P I got an Ocarina of Time poster, a Hylian Shield mini-plaque, a Master Sword necklace, Triforce arm-bands...So yeah, a lot of Zelda stuff. Also a LEGO Star Wars chicken walker. So yeah.
Nester the Lark: Speaking of the song "Reincarnation," perhaps it might have sounded something like this if the game had gotten an English dub.
Jan 26, 2021 10:25:09 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: According to Nintendo's IR calendar, they're going to release their financial information up to December 2020 on 1 Feb. Switch sales (68.30 mil at Sep 2020) may very well surpass that of the 3DS (75.94 mil), but how will it compare to the GBA (81.51 mil)?
Jan 31, 2021 12:10:02 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: It's closer to the GBA sales than I thought. Switch hardware sales up to December 2020 is 79.87 mil, while I expected about 78 mil.
Feb 1, 2021 8:07:53 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Also, while they stopped counting 3DS and Wii U hardware sales, software went up from 385.12 mil to 385.85 mil and 103.27 mil to 103.31 mil. Switch software sales went from 456.49 mil to 532.34 mil, surpassing that of NES and Game Boy.
Feb 1, 2021 8:09:41 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: So now that I have a capture device, I've been looking at my games and tried to figure out the resolution and frame rate they run at. Trials Rising is 540p30, Project DIVA Mega Mix has the UI at 720p60 and the simpler, single-singer PVs run at 540p60…?
Feb 6, 2021 11:42:34 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: All the Atelier games I've seen so far (Arland 1-4) run at 1080p30, which is a bit surprising as I expected a lower resolution for Lulua. Void Terrarium and Puyo Puyo Tetris 1 and 2 all run at 1080p60. PPT1 also ran at 1080p60 on Wii U, so no surprise.
Feb 6, 2021 11:45:41 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: ↑ In Atelier Lulua, the system UI and even some parts with 3D models (like the synthesis screen) run at full 1080p at 60 fps. That's a huge leap from the previous two games in the series. World map runs at 30 fps though, despite not being intensive.
Feb 8, 2021 11:13:44 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Rune Factory 4 Special runs at 720p60. Fire Emblem Three Houses is a weird case; it looks like 900p30 to me, but because of the way the edge of the models are drawn, the graphics end up looking very ugly.
Feb 8, 2021 11:15:06 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I've been doing the same thing I do every time I consider getting Smash Ultimate: playing Smash for Wii U. It turns out there are still plenty of people playing it online. Makes me curious about Splatoon 1.
Feb 20, 2021 10:08:42 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: The online also worked better than I remember. Maybe because there are fewer people...?
Feb 20, 2021 10:10:09 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: My skill curve in Smash Bros seems to be the opposite of other games: the more I play, the worse I get.
Feb 23, 2021 17:28:27 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: TIL I had not yet unlocked all the stages in Smash for Wii U. Just unlocked the last one today, six years after getting the game.
Feb 24, 2021 18:35:31 GMT -5