Post by nocturnal YL on Jun 9, 2014 13:37:24 GMT -5
I don't think the streams can be watched using the eShop.
Not interested in the other companies' conferences myself, although I'll follow some of their news.
As for Nintendo's one, all I can say is that I get the feeling that it'll be good, even though I don't really know what to expect. And no, I don't care about those leaks and whatnot. There are certain things I want to see (mostly further information on announced games), though I'm not letting my hope high. Heck, even if something is announced in E3, I'm still not letting my hope high. I still remember E3 2005 dearly, Nintendo and affiliates. You're forgiven, but not forgotten.
That said, I'm genuinely excited. If anything, we're guaranteed to see loads of Smash action thanks to the demo and tournament. Things I want to see:
Smash 3DS release date (=the date when people can finally stop speculatng)
Debunking of those ridiculous Smash Bros. leaks (leak supporters are annoying and won't shut up about it, and I don't want them to win)
Anything related to any of my favourite series (the list's quite long, let's see, we've got Fire Emblem, Kirby, Metal Slug, Bomberman, Puyopuyo, even long-dead series like Parodius and Capcom's SNES Disney games... any of these, and just a single piece of news, would do, including the release of SMTxFE info)
More info on things that are announced: SMTxFE, Yarn Yoshi, Zelda, Hyrule Warriors, and I think there's that 3D Mario which Nintendo didn't tell which platform it's on
Something we can get for free (similar to Four Swords)
Post by Nester the Lark on Jun 9, 2014 14:11:32 GMT -5
EA conference is starting.
The Microsoft conference was... OK. They went down the typical Xbox checklist: Call of Duty, driving game, another brown shooter, more guns, cars, Fable, etc. Some interesting things in there, though. The trailer for Sunset Overdrive poked fun at the stereotypical Xbox games. Hideki Kamiya was there in person to announce Platinum Games' ScaleBound. And there's also DLC for Dead Rising 3 available right now called "Super Ultra Dead Rising 3' Arcade Remix Hyper Edition EX Plus Alpha."
Aside from the conferences, WayForward has announced that the 3DS game Shantae and the Pirate's Curse is also coming to Wii U. And Capcom has announced a bunch of Virtual Console games coming to both 3DS and Wii U.
Post by Nester the Lark on Jun 9, 2014 19:12:56 GMT -5
EA's and Ubisoft's were pretty dull.
I will say, however, I do like Aisha Tyler hosting the Ubi conference. This was her third year, and she's really hit her stride. Maybe her humor isn't to everyone's taste, but she does bring some very refreshing spontaneity to what would otherwise be another painfully scripted presentation. And her segue from Just Dance 2015 to The Division was awesome.
Post by Nester the Lark on Jun 10, 2014 10:50:51 GMT -5
Looks like I am able to stream this through the Wii U's web browser. I sat through four boring press conferences yesterday, so hopefully this will be good. I would have rather not seen that unfortunate leak, tho.
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
Nester the Lark: If you want a new perspective on your own Mario Maker levels, just wait more than three years before playing them again.
Mar 6, 2021 9:44:32 GMT -5