Post by Nester the Lark on Aug 13, 2021 11:40:43 GMT -5
According to Nintendo Life, Walker Boone, who voiced Mario in the Super Mario Bros 3 and Super Mario World cartoons of the early '90s, passed away earlier this year.
I used to watch the SMB3 cartoon as a kid (as well as the Super Mario Bros Super Show, where Mario was portrayed by Lou Albano in both the live action and animated segments). I didn't watch the Super Mario World cartoon much, but looking back on it now, it really wasn't worth watching anyway.
It's sad to lose these actors that portrayed Mario in the early days.
Post by Nester the Lark on Aug 27, 2021 8:43:20 GMT -5
According to Nintendo Life, Lance Barr, who designed the North American NES and SNES (and "small" SNES redesign) consoles, as well as the Wii Nunchuck controller, is retiring from Nintendo after working there since 1982.
This is my personal opinion, but I've never understood why people disliked the NA SNES design. It's one of those things where it never even remotely occurred to me until I had internet access and saw so many people online comment on it.
Post by Nester the Lark on Dec 8, 2021 10:28:32 GMT -5
Here's an interesting interview with Yoichi Erikawa, the founder of Koei. I didn't know they originally started out making business software.
Random musings: So, Dynasty Warriors is basically the action-game version of Romance of the Three Kingdoms, and Samurai Warriors is the action-game version of Nobunaga's Ambition. In the mid '90s, Koei also made a simulation based on the American Revolutionary War called Liberty or Death. It didn't turn into a series, but if there were a Warriors game based on it, what would it be called? Revolution Warriors? Colonial Warriors? Liberty Warriors?
Come to think of it, it wouldn't be a hack-and-slash game because the war was fought with firearms. So maybe it would be a shooter more like WinBack (also by Omega Force)? But then it wouldn't be a Warriors game...
Post by Nester the Lark on May 13, 2022 9:05:11 GMT -5
And now, according to Nintendo Life, the Yamauchi family has announced that they want to renovate the areas around the hotel. It'll be a gradual, long-term project starting in 2025, and could go on until 2050, with cooperation from local residents.
Shrikeswind: I was thinking about it because the thumbnail for JRose11's Red/Blue Dugtrio-only run reminded me of Hidden Depths' Dugtrio.
May 14, 2022 0:52:06 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Finally starting to see some good equipment made out of my post-game item optimisation in Atelier Sophie 2. I don't plan to write a review now as I don't feel a burning need to unlike BLUE REFLECTION: Second Light; I'll wait until my next game's done.
May 19, 2022 14:09:54 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I would like to be more active around here, but I don't always have the opportunity.
May 27, 2022 11:31:47 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I also would like to be more active, but I don't really have anything interesting to say. When I'm not playing games, I'm just being listless.
May 27, 2022 12:11:39 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Just now, I thought of making a topic on why am I unusually cold towards Nintendo's own games this generation, but then I realised that the answer is actually very simple: they're remakes, ports or otherwise don't bring anything particularly novel.
May 27, 2022 12:28:06 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I can think of some things to post about. They might not be interesting to anyone but myself, but I think of the forum as more like a community blog at this point.
May 28, 2022 10:24:47 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Is there anything more "anime" than two characters involved in an incredibly fast, intense, elaborate battle with each other while simultaneously having a calm conversation, voices not even raised, and not even short of breath?
Jun 1, 2022 10:05:31 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: This is completely random, but I saw a woman with Animal Crossing's Isabelle's hairstyle this morning. She was also dressed in pastel colours, which reminded me even more of Isabelle.
Jun 2, 2022 11:42:53 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: The new State of Play is quite interesting. Stray is unexpected, and SF6 looks better than its disastrous initial logo reveal would suggest.
Jun 3, 2022 0:15:02 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Street Fighter 6 looked like Street Fighter being combined with Final Fight because of the free-roaming segments. I wouldn't mind seeing more stuff like that in fighting games, but then, I've given up on the genre anyway.
Jun 3, 2022 9:04:16 GMT -5
Boo Destroyer: ^ We don't get enough of that anymore, if you ask me.
Jun 3, 2022 20:04:43 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Where are my bonus rounds where you total a car with your bare hands?
Jun 4, 2022 8:51:08 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: With Xenoblade Chronicles 3 coming out soon, I was thinking of writing about my favorite cutscenes from XC2.
Jun 6, 2022 10:23:26 GMT -5
Boo Destroyer: I wonder if Rex, Pyra, and Mythra will appear in Xenoblade 3 as bonus DLC?
Jun 6, 2022 20:24:19 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: ^ I can see the "Heroes"/seventh party members being a little like XC2's Blades in terms of collectability (only without the gacha system), so I think the potential is there for having a lot of extra party members.
Jun 7, 2022 8:43:55 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Started the Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes demo, currently at the first episode. I picked the Black Eagles. The beginning felt kind of slow.
Jun 18, 2022 8:33:16 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: OK, I'll have my impressions of the XC3 Direct shortly...
Jun 22, 2022 9:26:13 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I still want to write some things about XC2 before XC3 comes out, but haven't quite been able to yet.
Jun 22, 2022 12:17:05 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I played through the demo of a game that I wouldn't have considered — Aiyoku no Eustia, an old adult game (console version, so no adult contents). One thing that surprised me is that I played it for 6 hours and it's still going. More on that later.
Jun 26, 2022 9:37:08 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: What's with that awful upscaling in that Mega Man Battle Network collection?
Jun 28, 2022 8:58:25 GMT -5