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...
Shrikeswind: Wait what am I celebrating about the excuse is that I had COVID for basically all of November. Wear your masks kids.
Dec 9, 2021 5:15:44 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: Anyways I'm back and I'm gonna get started on the Christmas thread soon. Any suggestions for this year?
Dec 9, 2021 5:16:22 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: Can't be an advent calendar of any sort, considering how late I am.
Dec 9, 2021 5:17:35 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Yikes! Sorry to hear you had COVID, Shrikes. Hope you're doing better.
Dec 9, 2021 9:39:56 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Nice to see you here Shrikes, and sorry to hear about you having COVID-19. Speaking of Christmas, the holiday mood seems to be a bit better where I work compared to the last few years.
Dec 9, 2021 12:33:39 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: Still coughing my lungs up, but yeah, doing a lot better now that it's past tense.
Dec 9, 2021 12:36:32 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: Thread should be up tonight. I need to leave for an interview in a little over an hour and I hadn't even slept last night.
Dec 9, 2021 12:39:06 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: Sidebar, I never thought I'd see the day where staying up to ungodly hours was a sign of health. Covid be wild.
Dec 9, 2021 12:40:10 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Remember NinDB Top 25? My list would have been slightly different now, even if I keep the series composition: (24) Ys VIII → (18) Ys Origin; (9) Atelier Totori DX → (8) Atelier Firis DX.
Dec 17, 2021 14:08:09 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I've got ideas for some posts I want to make. Now if only I could make time to actually write them...
Dec 21, 2021 9:33:15 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: Finally finished this year's Christmas thread. Hoo boy has this been a stressful month. Sorry for the delay. And for that matter, sorry for any dead links in the playlists. No time to actually fix it, I need to get to bed.
Dec 24, 2021 22:36:11 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: I'll see you guys later. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Dec 24, 2021 22:36:52 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Happy New Year! ^_^
Dec 25, 2021 10:21:25 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: It's new year in my time zone. Happy new year!
Dec 31, 2021 11:00:00 GMT -5
Spud: Happy New Year!
Dec 31, 2021 18:03:33 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: Happy New Year everyone! Technically it's still 2021 for me, but it won't be in 7 minutes.
Dec 31, 2021 23:53:21 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Finally finished Metroid Dread. It's an alright game.
Jan 2, 2022 16:34:05 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Random trivia time: in Super Mario Galaxy 1, it's possible to swim in lava. The reason is that the overlapping water allows the Ice Flower to make platforms. www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUmJLqo8kWg
Jan 11, 2022 9:32:18 GMT -5