Post by Nester the Lark on Jan 26, 2020 16:26:10 GMT -5
It's been reported that former NBA basketball player Kobe Bryant has died in a helicopter accident, along with his 13 year old daughter and seven other passengers.
In regards to Nintendo, Bryant was the featured cover athlete of the NBA Courtside series, which consisted of two games on the Nintendo 64, one on the Game Boy Color, and one on the GameCube. The games were developed by former Nintendo subsidiary Left Field Productions (who also made Excitebike 64), and came fairly early in Bryant's career.
I'm not big into sports, but I'm definitely familiar with Kobe Bryant. He was one of those sports figures that I would somtimes joke about being a Nintendo character, along with Mike Tyson and Ken Griffey, Jr.
Bryant retired from the NBA in 2016 after 20 years. He was only 41 at the time of his passing.
EDIT: Corrected to say that there were seven other passengers, not three, based on more recent reports.
nocturnal YL: In a way, I'm glad I'm unrelated to those fan communities of the games I play. I just sit back and play games casually, not really caring whatever scandals or elitism or holier-than-thou attitudes going on.
Sept 1, 2020 12:04:16 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: I think I need to track down some horribly cursed Pokemon content now after that. You know, since that was such a heavy topic to drop in the middle of a quiet forum.
Sept 1, 2020 12:44:53 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Also, I know YL isn't into speedruns, but he might be interested to know that RPG Limit Break is having a Gust marathon all weekend, including several Atelier games.
Sept 25, 2020 22:01:18 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Ah… Bad timing. I didn't read this until now, when it's almost over.
Sept 27, 2020 12:59:22 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Well, if you're still interested, they'll be uploading the replays to their YouTube channel later this week.
Sept 27, 2020 17:58:41 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: I like that Mayles put her back in her kneepads. What's the last game they were in? One of the Kongas? It was a good look for her, albeit very 90's.
Oct 4, 2020 19:37:15 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: The jokes call to me, their siren song a temptation I can hardly bear, yet I must stay my tongue. Confound my dirty sense of humor.
Oct 16, 2020 13:05:51 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: The replies I see to anything Nintendo posts on Twitter are probably an indication as to why they abandoned Miiverse and decided that social media should be someone else's responsibility.
Oct 20, 2020 16:48:02 GMT -5