Post by Shrikeswind on Nov 29, 2014 3:11:20 GMT -5
Since I'm having a hard time finding new video game Christmas music (that isn't an Ice World theme) and since BitF is over, I decided instead on a Nintendo picture and a regular Christmas song. Sorry to break tradition but it was bound to be "short"-lived anyways.
Pro tip for those who don't know, wassailing is basically somewhere between caroling and trick-or-treating. Basically, the tradition has you go around singing songs, and in return you would be given something to drink. And you may notice Archuleta mention "We are not daily beggars." This lyric comes from the charitable side of the tradition: People doing this would sometimes use it as an opportunity to ask for donations to the poor.
Before I finish this post, I'd like to take this opportunity to inform any new members (and for that matter, remind the veterans) what this thread is about. Every year, typically Thanksgiving weekend (the weekend following the fourth Thursday of November, for further information), I post a thread dedicated to celebrating the holidays. You can post pictures, videos, music, whatever, as long as it's related to the holidays.
Post by Nester the Lark on Dec 9, 2014 23:37:20 GMT -5
Here's the song "Dreams Dreams" from the game Christmas Nights. I remember it also being used in the Christmas DLC for the original Sonic Adventure. (Man, Dreamcast games had on-disc DLC way back in 1999. That console really was ahead of it's time! )
It was performed by Marlon Saunders, who I believe also sang on "We Are Burning Rangers" from Burning Rangers and the Knuckles raps from Sonic Adventure 1 and 2. Oh, and he was also the Jamaican guy who sang "That's How You Know" with Amy Adams in the movie Enchanted.
Post by Shrikeswind on Dec 28, 2014 4:53:02 GMT -5
So, how was everyone's Christmas?
Mine was not particularly Nintendo-ful, which surprises me because I've somehow developed a reputation in my family as a Mario fanboy. Not sure how that happened, but okay. I did get Donkey Kong Jenga, which seems fun since it adds in new rules. Otherwise, and this list is not exhaustive, I got a pea coat, some Legos (a mini-set each from Lego Movie and Ninjago), some clothes, some books, and a scarf.
Post by nocturnal YL on Dec 28, 2014 13:09:17 GMT -5
My family isn't into giving gifts. We did throw a party, though, and I got to play my newly-bought copy of Smash with my cousins. There was this one guy who'd only play Smash when he's with me (and therefore much less experienced), and yet he managed to beat me in all of Melee, Brawl and Wii U. I guess I'm just particularly bad...
Post by Nester the Lark on Dec 28, 2014 13:34:32 GMT -5
Nothing really special for me. Family couldn't visit due to bad weather and illness.
I got Smash Wii U and Shantae and the Pirate's Curse.
I think I'm a little underwhelmed by Smash. I expected it to be more of the same, but I didn't realize how much was being rehashed from previous games. I'm sure I'll still play it a ton, but it doesn't feel as epic as when I first played Brawl.
Pirate's Curse is my first Shantae game, and it's pretty good so far.
My family isn't doing so hot when it comes to expenses, which is why I was super surprised when I received a $200 check. That's it, though. Nothing fancy. They vowed to never buy me a video game for Christmas or birthdays since 2005 or so.
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