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PlywoodStick

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#1

PlywoodStick commented on Discontinued amiibo Figures Could Be Released ...:

@Siskan Hey, I don't live in Japan, and I prefer cards! :p I'm not a collector, though, so having a card or two, a sliver of tree, water, chemicals, and hopefully soy ink (fat chance) is something that doesn't send my mind flying. Just swipe and go, works for me!

The 3DS cards have conspicuously been forgotten, though... Few here seem to remember those. Wasn't Nintendo supposed to be the Hanafuda company?

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#2

PlywoodStick commented on Discontinued amiibo Figures Could Be Released ...:

Ah, yes, the reaction is just as expected. People tend to be more drawn towards sculpture figures than cards as children, since they allow us to use our imaginations with what we behold. (Though both is also nice.) This understanding carries into adulthood, and so we lavish ourselves and our progeny. (Except for a few sticklers.)

However... is that possible temporary happiness a true gift of happiness? My parents worked hard to provide gifts such as a full set of Ninja Turtles in the past, as well as Power Rangers, Disney characters, a Mario figure from the Nintendo Power Supplies Catalog, an anthropomorphic shark...

...WAIT, WHAT? Who is this??? If I look it up... it's from a 90's show called "Street Sharks", this character is Ripster, and the villain knowingly mutated them as humans into animal hybrids, which is backwards from the Ninja Turtles origin story. Woah... I was into some really screwy stuff as a kid... I asked for this?

I vaguely remember such a character, but why have I forgotten? I have forgotten more things in my life than I remember... why? There are so many figures lost in the stream of time to my memory, given away to charity or otherwise... but no, I beheld them in physical form, they didn't just disappear.

Now... now that I am an adult, more or less, I can realize that there were workers behind every one of those figures... Did they know what they toiled upon? Was it just for money or survival? Were they treated fairly, or as trash?

"Made in China"........ Ah......... My feeble mind forgets, and loses bearings on it's own surroundings, yet it has slightly expanded... what have I done to my fellow human beings... even if we never know each other... even if the past cannot be forgiven...

Now I work in electronics recycling. That is where I want to go. I am only one, and yet... somehow... this assembly of computer parts came to me over time. Now they are strangely combined as a fully functioning computer, with a forgotten workhorse socketed into an abandoned standard at the helm. By right, they should not be able to work together like this, yet, they turned out better than I could hope for. I neither bought nor stole any of them.

They all... came to me...? Is that even...

...Oh wow, I went all Japanese anime/RPG mindbreak for a while there. Thinking too hard about amiibo's does odd things to my brain.

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#4

PlywoodStick commented on Rosalina & Luma amiibo Exclusive to Target in ...:

I'm only interested in the Shulk amiibo, for the possibility that Xenoblade 2 will use it for some little extra perk. Would keep it new, though, not going to open it until I know what it's for. If it's useless for Xenoblade, then I'll sell it. It should be rare, by then.

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#5

PlywoodStick commented on Sega Looking To Turn Streets Of Rage, Shinobi,...:

A lot of classic SEGA properties would make awesome movies. Streets of Rage would be the most obvious candidate for a more realistic "take back the city from the bad guys" movie, riding on the momentum from all the superhero movies. Crazy Taxi would probably be a silly B-movie. Shinobi is pretty much already covered by a lot of foreign films from Japan. Altered Beast would probably have to be completely changed up to work in a movie format. Rise of Nightmares isn't a classic property, so I'm not confident about it's level of polish.

Columns would probably make for a cool 5 minute animated short before a feature length one!

Like others have said here, SEGA would really need to undergo a Renaissance before considering spending valuable resources on movies for classic properties. The company has been around for about 60 years, so we could consider it's 80s/90s period their Classical era, and the 00s period their Medieval era... So when is the Renaissance coming?

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#7

PlywoodStick commented on Sony Pictures Is In Negotiations With Nintendo...:

@indienapolis If you've read the Super Mario Adventures manga from back in the day of Nintendo Power, you'd see that the Mario universe is, in fact, ripe for characterization and narrative, and has been for a long time. Miyamoto just sucks at the writing and prose department, so he (wisely) chooses not to focus on it.

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#8

PlywoodStick commented on 3DS System Update 9.4.0-21 Brings a Whole New ...:

Wow, I'm still on version 9.0.0.20 ... Time sure flies, doesn't it? I don't remember the last time my 3DS didn't nag me to update it whenever I power it on... Whiny little sucker, none of the previous Nintendo systems were this yappy. I'm going to have to convince it to see things differently soon...

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#9

PlywoodStick commented on 3DS System Update 9.4.0-21 Brings a Whole New ...:

@AugustusOxy Only companies like GOG.com, who exercise DRM-Free policies as a matter of core operating philosophy, are ever going to do that... ;) Asking Nintendo to embrace DRM-Free ideas is like asking your pets to do calculus for you. They're just going to stare at you with a puzzled look, wondering why you're not doing something more productive, like feeding them.

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#10

PlywoodStick commented on 3DS System Update 9.4.0-21 Brings a Whole New ...:

@Kosmo Forcing the public to accept the terms of service without asking for an agreement should be illegal. If it's not, then it should be. Americans already have enough legal crap to deal with, like the corporate federal government overturning publicly voted upon local issues by brute force whenever the results don't match their agenda. We don't need random elements in the private sector getting in on the "patriotic dictatorship" bandwagon too.

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#11

PlywoodStick commented on 3DS System Update 9.4.0-21 Brings a Whole New ...:

@Caryslan In the USA, the airlines don't care if you leave the wireless connection in your gadgets on anymore. That whole policy was caused by the fear that airline communications would be scrambled or tapped into by rogue agents. It used to be they were scared of even little electronic gadgets like Game Boys being turned on, even though they didn't do anything to interfere with the plane's radio signals. By now, the encryption of the airline communications has been adjusted to adapt to the ocean of electronic signals these days.

As for battery life, well... the original 3DS with a 3rd party 5000 mAh battery provides the best battery life anyways. :p

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#15

PlywoodStick commented on Video: The Top Ten Worst Designed Pokémon Ever:

@LtAldoRaine There is at least a point behind Magnemite and Voltorb, though. They're basically mass-manufactured, manmade creatures which were built to be used for slave labor at the Power Plant. They were discarded and abandoned after the populace of Kanto rejected the energy market's move to use the Power Plant as the sole producer of electrical energy for Kanto, choosing instead to generate electricity locally.

With the Power Plant shut down, the artificial Pokemon created to generate electricity, with no incoming energy, probably would have eventually shut down as well (died). That's where Zapdos came in- it generated enough power through natural lightning to keep their energy reserves running. Their fate is unknown after you catch Zapdos, taking away their savior...

Magnemite and Voltorb (and Grimer, for that matter) aren't just slap-in designs, they are characters in a greater narrative. What narrative does a random Sword and Board ghost have in it's habitat?

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#16

PlywoodStick commented on Video: The Top Ten Worst Designed Pokémon Ever:

As for the issue of Pokemon designs... In the first two generations, it is very easy to tell what everything is based upon. From Gen 3 onwards, it starts becoming a lot more difficult to discern the identity of what some of the new creatures are. More and more (especially with Gen 5), there are an increasing number of "things" introduced, that require research to even figure out what they're supposed to be.

The wiki entries in Bulbapedia are very useful to figure out what some of these things are... Who would have guessed that a creature like Palkia might be based upon a Goblin Shark? I didn't even know that existed until I looked up the entry! Or how about the Goodra, which could be based upon either the "blue dragon sea slug" or the Youkai called Shussebora?

The problem is not that the newer designs are "bad" (they're just either weird or "Digimon-like", in my opinion, except for a few awesome ones like Conkeldurr/Roubushin), the problem is that I have no idea what these "things" are without looking up the internet...!

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#17

PlywoodStick commented on Video: The Top Ten Worst Designed Pokémon Ever:

I didn't even look at the video because for some reason, there is a ton of trackers that the browser extensions NoScript and Ghostery caught associated with getting it to load. Not letting those trackers through, sorry...

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#18

PlywoodStick commented on Squeeze Begins on NINJHAX Homebrew Exploit in ...:

Haven't updated my 3DS in months. Lost count how many times it's nagged me to update. Thanks for the update, Nintendo Life!

Personally, I think the PSP-1000 is still a good portable machine for home console emulators, especially PS1. The 3DS might make a nice machine for GB and GBA game emulators, though! Nintendo is never going to let us play classics like Pokemon Crystal on the 3DS by their own accord, let's face it. My GBC still works, but I can't run Pokemon Crystal Kaizo on it. Just let the modders do their work.

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#19

PlywoodStick commented on Rumour: Villager, Marth & Wii Fit Trainer amii...:

@Hy8ogen Exactly, that's the point. How could something like an ordinary umbrella match a legendary weapon? There is only one reason: The Killager is a Ninja, an unstoppable killing machine. Not only is he a Ninja, though, he's also an Immortal Ninja. Even in death, he cannot be stopped. He will always come back. :o Now that's REAL Ultimate Power.

I mean, come on! He could flip out and go on a killing spree just because he would be triggered by someone dropping a spoon while he's eating at a diner! Even if the cops came to gun him down, he would just come back to take his revenge! I wouldn't want to mess with that guy. All these other people in Smash have a death wish.

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#20

PlywoodStick commented on Rumour: Villager, Marth & Wii Fit Trainer amii...:

@russellohh To be fair, Mystery of the Emblem (Marth's 2nd game, Awakening is his 3rd) does clear up some of the issues the now-archaic original game had. NOA and NOE should have brought over New Mystery of the Emblem, not Shadow Dragon. Awakening borrows several of it's features from New Mystery.

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#23

PlywoodStick commented on Talking Point: The Legend of Zelda on Wii U St...:

It's amazing to see the austerity of the conference room Miyamoto and Aonuma were in. This probably categorizes several of the rooms of the Nintendo HQ. That's inspired by a Zen Buddhist concept: Simplicity, Poverty, Harmony.

"To be poor, that is, not to be dependent on things worldly – wealth, power and reputation – and yet to feel inwardly the presence of something of the highest value, above time and social position: this is what essentially constitutes "Wabi." Stated in terms of practical everyday life, "Wabi" is to be satisfied with a little hut, a room of two or three floor mats (like the log cabin of Henry David Thoreau), and with a dish of vegetables picked in the neighboring fields; and perhaps to be listening to the pattering of a gentle spring rainfall."

Such a contrast from the expensive and bold spectacles created by those like the VGA exhibitors. Surely, a Zen sort of clarity is needed to create a Zelda title. Link himself seems like a character who lives in a state of "Wabi" when he is not being dragged into saving the world.

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#26

PlywoodStick commented on Rumour: Villager, Marth & Wii Fit Trainer amii...:

@Hy8ogen ...You think the KILLAGER is a joke? Oh, you're going to be sorry you said that if he finds out. He has absolutely no mercy. Even Ghengis Khan was less of a demon than the Killager. I wouldn't be surprised if he's the Grim Reaper in disguise. Personally, I think his cold, dead, shark stare is absolutely terrifying. That is his true character: Terror and Death Incarnate.

Watch out... or else the joke's on you!!! :o

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#28

PlywoodStick commented on Pokémon's Other Hidden Legendary Monster's De...:

@invictus4000 It would probably be the only thing that could beat WoW right now, but Pokemon is probably going to remain a portable title with limited online features for now. Unless Game Freak's philosophy behind making Pokemon is changed, a Pokemon MMO probably won't happen until the cyborg revolution and subsequent AI Singularity. When that happens, we won't even need game consoles anymore. We would BE the console! ...Scary.

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#29

PlywoodStick commented on The Father Of Video Games Ralph H. Baer Passes...:

Something I believe is worth mentioning, which this article fails to mention, is that Nolan Bushnell's Computer Space is technically not his own original work. That honor belongs to Steve Russell, of MIT. Russell is the one who developed Spacewar! in 1961, on his university's mainframe computer. (Again, the game was a mod/hack of the computer's intentional purposes. Another pioneer who is a hacker!)

Nolan Bushnell basically ripped off (or in friendlier terms, "borrowed") Steve Russell's game idea after seeing it in action, and made his own slightly different commercial arcade version of the game. Then, he sold it to Nutting Associates in 1971. That game was actually a flop commercially... Bushnell would later found Atari with his partner Ted Dabney.

The true credit for the first commercial arcade games goes to the American and Japanese partnership of SEGA, which Marty Bromley founded in 1951, while managing electromechanical machine game rooms in US Military bases in Hawaii. In 1956, David Rosen brought SEGA's machines over to Japan. In 1964, Rosen's company merged with SEGA to form SEGA Enterprises, and the first Japanese arcade export, Periscope, was brought to America. Thus, the first Japanese commercial arcade game in the USA (and one of the first commercial arcade games worldwide) was Periscope, which predates Computer Space by several years. SEGA was later purchased by Gulf & Western in 1969... and bought back by David Rosen and Isao Okawa in 1984 for $38 million!

So yeah, the credit for the first video games and arcade games were more or less stolen by popularly known market moguls like Nolan Bushnell. Bushnell is not the father of video games, he is the father of the industry stalwart tactic of ripping off someone else's work, then selling it for their own benefit.

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#30

PlywoodStick commented on The Father Of Video Games Ralph H. Baer Passes...:

Yes, this is the man who is the father of video games. Not a marketing mogul, like Nolan Bushnell or Steve Jobs.

If we're going to talk about the grandfather of video games, though, we must speak of Willy Higinbotham, of Brookhaven National Laboratories in New York, who was the inventor of Pong (he called it Tennis for Two). He first developed the game on US Military Lab oscilloscope scanners, meaning the first computer/video game was technically a mod/hack! (Hackers aren't so bad after all, eh?) He later would further develop it on an analog computer.

Ralph Baer continued upon Willy Higinbotham's work about ten years later, patenting his own work, and Magnavox licensed Baer's work from him to sell it. The result being the Oddysey. Baer also went on to invent the first light gun game, or in other words, the predecessor to Duck Hunt.

Let us never forget this fact: computer/video games originally stemmed from Military technology. Some of our favorite franchises only exist today as a side effect of war, as well. (Sonic only exists because designer Hirokazu Yasuhara was unable to move to the USA during the First Gulf War.)

If there is only one good thing that has ever come from War in all of human history, it is computer/video games. Hopefully in the future, we will take a page from Ralph Baer's book, and repurpose ever newer technologies originally intended for destructive purposes into more creative endeavors.

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#32

PlywoodStick commented on Rumour: Villager, Marth & Wii Fit Trainer amii...:

I'm wondering if this situation is almost a mirror image of the Game & Watch situation... Some watches being discontinued early, their status in flux... Uncertainty about availability of certain models... Preordering is nearly meaningless, as has already been proven by the conduct of companies like Gamestop...

Manufactured demand. The smithing hammer of Avarice.

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#33

PlywoodStick commented on Rumour: Villager, Marth & Wii Fit Trainer amii...:

@Laxeybobby "It bugs me when people buy multiple units with the cold intentions of selling them at hiked up extortionate prices, but I suppose that's life in this comercialised world we live in."

The best thing anyone can do in that case is let them sit in the scalper's hands. Hawks are birds of prey, they'll eventually cannibalize themselves if no food is available.

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#34

PlywoodStick commented on Pokémon's Other Hidden Legendary Monster's De...:

@GN004Nadleeh There is (sort of), it's called Pokemon Blaze Black 2 & Volt White 2.. It's a mod of B&W2. Until a mod of X&Y is created, that's the closest we'll get.

As for official versions... well... that would defeat the possibility of selling multiple versions of the same game to pad it's sales numbers!

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#35

PlywoodStick commented on Pokémon's Other Hidden Legendary Monster's De...:

@MrGawain Yeah, this dialogue is like something out of a badly directed movie or TV show, but it was probably intended to show the inanity of most TV programming.

As for Miyamoto and Sakurai not focusing on storytelling... Let's be honest here, they're not writers, and they couldn't write a script to save their lives. Their games are about a world and it's inhabitants, not about moving prose. There are other games out there with competent scripts, including from Nintendo.

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#36

PlywoodStick commented on Rumour: Villager, Marth & Wii Fit Trainer amii...:

The Killager... could it be? Did he murder whoever made the Killager amiibos, causing a lockdown on supply? Is he the reincarnation of Jack the Ripper? I get chills just looking at his cold, dead shark stare...

And Marth? Could it be he's being phased out in favor of Lucina because Kim Kardashian and the SJW Squad wanted more Strong, Independent Women™?

And the Wii Fit Trainer... Oh, the poor girl... First, she had her face ripped off... Then, she was possessed by the ghost of the Personal Trainer industry... And then... and then... She became a doll, a mere plaything! Could this be her revenge?

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#37

PlywoodStick commented on Masahiro Sakurai Admits That Super Smash Bros....:

@AugustusOxy The closest thing to a Democracy in the Smash development community is the modding scene, and even that depends on the project. Democracy will not spring forth from under an inherently hierarchical system. (i.e. Direct influence by Big Publishers under the auspices of free market investment.) Many of the works we have come to know and love were born from a few peoples' visions who came into the big shots' graces, not from entire communities tossing ideas at each other. (That's what the internet is for!)

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#38

PlywoodStick commented on Masahiro Sakurai Admits That Super Smash Bros....:

@MagicEmperor It goes the same way for Heaven- there is no democracy there either. Heaven promises freedom and everlasting happiness (just like Hell), then gives you Total Order (instead of Total Chaos) with a sense of justice that only serves the top. Heaven and Hell are merely different flavors of totalitarianism.

There is another way. Though, it is a long and lonely road, with no greater power to cling to or rely on... The modding scene.

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#41

PlywoodStick commented on Rumour: Dubious Walmart Listing Suggests Suppo...:

The old Intelligent Systems team hasn't been directly working on Paper Mario since TYD. Thus, newer entries will continue to be proving grounds for new and aspiring teams, rather than being a magnum opus like the 1st and 2nd titles were.

Whatever the outcome of any possible info leaks, I hope the new teams do well.

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#42

PlywoodStick commented on Shovel Knight Digs For Victory With 300,000 Co...:

@Monsti They didn't make a huge bankroll, true, but the point is that they worked on what they wanted, without caving in to what some board of directors or marketing moguls wanted, and still overall salaried about as much individually as anyone else could expect to make working for a big publisher. All without the rediculous expectations, innate crunch time, and unpaid mandatory overtime of big publishers. (And predictable layoffs at the end of projects to avoid end of project benefits, if we're talking strictly American companies.) It's still hard work, but it's more flexible and voluntary.

It begs the question: if you can make a project work through the crowdfunding model (though that's a big if), why rely on the big publishers for work? Why not work for the public instead?

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#43

PlywoodStick commented on Shovel Knight Digs For Victory With 300,000 Co...:

As one of the nearly 15,000 original Kickstarter backers of Shovel Knight, I'm glad the Yacht Club Team found critical and commercial success with their project; and I wish them future successes as well! :) (I got the PC version, of course, since that was the only DRM-free option.)

To think, they started off with not much more of a budget (about $311,502) than their current individual sales numbers... Soon, those numbers will rise above their original budget. This can only be called a resounding success, and proof that not every project needs to be a multimillion dollar big name producer product to be profitable! Five years ago, most business people would have laughed at you for suggesting it would be possible to self-produce big projects without venture capital. Who's laughing now?

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#44

PlywoodStick commented on Amazon UK Is Cancelling GameCube Adapter Order...:

"Our supplier has informed us that this item is no longer available."

Ah, so as was previously surmised in this saga of adapter articles, it was a supplier issue. Well, only the related semiconductor plant Executives in China (located in... Yantai, the plant location for the Wii U? Or maybe Shenzen? Suzhou? Guangdong? Zhengzhou? Chengdu? Who knows...) have claim to the (proprietary private property) Whole Story™, and the public will continue to be in the dark.

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#45

PlywoodStick commented on Amazon UK Is Cancelling GameCube Adapter Order...:

@ChewieD2 "Like solcross said above, when you work retail you do this as even if you can't fulfill the order, at least a rival retailer isn't getting the business."

The irony being that when people find out what was really happening, those people are much less likely to be repeat customers than if telling the truth was the company's policy. ;) The Gamestops of the world rely on people who don't care, and the people who are in-and-outs, not repeat customers.

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#46

PlywoodStick commented on Wii U System Update 5.3.2 Promises Stability, ...:

"Stability updates"... is that what they're calling homebrew scanner updates these days? Wii system menu 4.2 and 4.3 added absolutely nothing constructive, they were only designed to lock out homebrew. They were also referred to as something similar to "stability updates." I wouldn't be surprised if this was one of those kinds of updates to the NAND. I feel kind of awkward knowing this kind of thing is not publicly acknowledged...

For example, in the last update (5.3.1), after checking with a utility such as https://panopticlick.eff.org/ it was found that the Wii U web browser and NX driver was stealth updated, with no public acknowledgement. If it added something useful, why hide that? I don't think fixing the MK8 upload error code was related... But I know of something else that is.

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#47

PlywoodStick commented on Rumour: Has Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem B...:

@shinokami SMT mainline has a party of six, spinoffs like Persona were the entries that introduced smaller teams. Interestingly, you really don't need any more than six units in newer FE entries either, most of the time...

And there's already an FE style SMT title, it's called Majin Tensei. So, we already know what that would look like... Basically an FE title with an SMT plot and 6 units to use or so.

However, there is no SMT style FE title, so that's where we dont know what it would look like; hence, this topic's conflict.

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#48

PlywoodStick commented on Rumour: Has Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem B...:

@DarkKirby Seeing as how Awakening's Supports were so "Persona-ized", I would be surprised if the SMT team having critical differences wih the FE team is comprised of Persona members, rather than mainline members.

Seriously, Awakening is basically the Persona style social link entry of FE, complete with Persona style plot twists and Persona style characterizations... There's no conflict to be found there! xD

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#49

PlywoodStick commented on Rumour: Has Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem B...:

"Development was difficult because of differing viewpoints on how the project should be handled story-wise. Apparently the SMT team was possessive and difficult around the story, and the FE team was frustrated because it was being bossed around, which created tension and overall awkwardness."

This is due to both series having very different approaches to storytelling and conveyance. What is not being described in this article is that concensus is a give and take, push and shove. Both sides have a differing vision, it's not just one side wanting their way to prevail. The whole point of a crossover is to find the similarities.

Personally, I think most of those similarities in the two series are to be found in their earlier entries, especially Geneology of the Holy War and Thracia 776, and SMT 1&2. The tone of newer entries are so far apart from each other, though, that I'm not surprised if a concensus cannot be reached based on the newer titles, especially Awakening and Path of Radiance, and SMT 3&4.

The newer FE is very cheeky and cheery in it's conclusions, while SMT continues to be very dire. The older FE titles were also similarly dire in tone. If they're going to make this work, then the teams need to dig deeper, instead of using only the newer mentalities. They need to find the most despicable parts of humanity and showcase them for all to see, for both series' origins are rooted in this goal.

I don't think the project has necessarily been cancelled, but it's clear to see that no teams have been able to reach a concensus on how to bring the two universes together. It's very popular to bridge similar series in Japan, but sometimes, it just doesn't work out. If the integrity of either series would be lost in the transition, then it's better to leave it well enough alone instead of shoehorning them together.

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#50

PlywoodStick commented on Latest Sales Data For Pokémon Omega Ruby & Al...:

As for the issue of age group and difficulty, well... this is a user review I agree with about this: http://www.gamefaqs.com/3ds/696959-pokemon-x/reviews/review-155910
"Even with a nearly perfect entry, the cracks are showing in the fundamentals."

The gist of the review is that Pokemon X&Y (and probably also ORAS) isn't a bad game, but it doesn't know which direction it wants to take the series. Nintendo is playing both sides, casual for midgame and hardcore for endgame, and that makes the overall path throughout the games a more convoluted, less focused experience. Is Pokemon going to be a light hearted, simple affair? Or is it going to be a very in depth, competitive challenge? Game Freak doesn't want to pick sides... but they will have to pick one (or create their own alternative side) at some point.

In the mean time, I'll be playing Pokemon Crystal Kaizo on (slightly modified) Nuzlocke mode. ;)