Post by nocturnal YL on Jun 3, 2020 10:28:30 GMT -5
They should have put all 16 games in the same unit. But I guess the model itself has more commemorative value than the games that run on it. There are better ways to play Game Gear games, so having playable games on these tiny screens is more of a novelty.
The only thing I can think of after seeing it's size in someones hands from the video.
Seriously, couldn't they have made it bigger? It's like there's a 1mm wide gap between the 1 and 2 buttons on the right side, won't it make playing any speed based game tricky to control if your thumbs are basically engulfing the d-pad and buttons?
I just can't understand outside of collectors who this could be for apart from Children and people with small hands? This entire thing seems like a late April Fools joke.
Post by Nester the Lark on Jun 11, 2020 8:47:25 GMT -5
A remake of Alex Kidd in Miracle World has been announced.
Just recently I was thinking that with all the classic Sega franchise revivals we've gotten from indie developers, isn't it about time someone brought back Alex Kidd? And here we are!
It's interesting how open Sega has been to licensing out their old IP to be revived by small developers. Can't imagine Nintendo ever doing something like this. (Cadence of Hyrule doesn't count since it's not a revival.) Seems to be working out for them, though.
Post by nocturnal YL on Jun 13, 2020 9:16:24 GMT -5
Here's something rather amusing.
In late March, 2019, SEGA Group held SEGA FES 2019, an exhibition where visiors can play their games and other large-format attractions. It just so happened that the closing day was the day before April Fool's, and they disassembled their SEGA logo display and loaded it on a truck to make it read GASE, Japanese for falsehood (in both senses of a joke and a deceptive lie).
Twitter user Shioreet came across the truck and took the photo, and SEGA's account retweeted with the comment "our April Fool's advertising truck went through Akihabara".
Their Twitter account manager was later asked about it. As it turned out, this was not an intentional joke, just that the display and the truck's design means it had to be loaded this way. "You don't see the GASE logo everyday, so we jokingly retweeted this to share with our fans."
Also, SEGA makes this tweet on April Fool's every year, as a literal "GASE neta" (intentional fake information as a joke):
It evokes the image of the SEGA logo sound effect, swapped around.
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
nocturnal YL: This kind of reminds me of modern 3D printing, where the software needs to formulate the steps for replicating the object rather than just going in a simple 2D matrix manner as in inkjet printing. Nice video.
Apr 3, 2021 9:13:25 GMT -5
Evie the Mother Hen ❤✿: From the looks of it we could create a Pokémon Family ROM hack, FE Family, etc.; but if the number of stiching points was changed from the original design you'd need to fix that with more hacking.
Apr 6, 2021 14:22:17 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I'm working on something for the forum. Hopefully I'll have it finished this week.
Apr 10, 2021 11:30:13 GMT -5