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Tue 22nd January, 2008

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Adam commented on Weirdness: Tetris Designers Believe That It Sh...:

From the quote, it sounds less like he wants it in today's Olympics, which would indeed be silly, but more like he envisions a future where the Olympics is more of an e-Sports thing in general because everything we do will be digital in the future.



Adam commented on Masahiro Sakurai Explains Why Mewtwo Isn't Pai...:

Sakurai, my hero. Stand up to the needy masses! This is a big game. Looks like plenty of characters to me. Who needs more?

But if you do make DLC, I want Lucas, Flint, Protoman, Ridley, and Evil Jigglypuff. Thanks in advance. By the end of the year please.



Adam commented on Tournament Players Pass Judgement On 8-Player ...:

I am very excited about this in theory, though I don't think I'll have the opportunity to try it. MOBAs don't seem like a good comparison at first since this isn't a strategy game with objectives, but on second thought, some stages do have bosses to fight over. I call jungle.



Adam commented on Guide: Unlocking the Full Roster in Super Smas...:

Just in case the article doesn't mention this (just looked at the list myself), know that it is not an exhaustive list. Many if these characters have other ways to unlock. Wario, for instance, I got via 100man brawl, and Dr Mario by beating classic with Mario.



Adam commented on Nintendo Download: 2nd October (North America):

I seem to remember downloading Super Mario 3D World and A Link Between Worlds at midnight EST, so I imagine that will be when Smash is available for download, too. If you are in a different US time zone, download it then go play in line at a GameStop midnight release and tease everyone still waiting.



Adam commented on Impending Japanese Launch Of Super Smash Bros....:

This is a spoiler thread. Please share. I saw a supposedly final roster on Smash Boards but it lacked Mii Fighters.

Also, on the topic of Ice Climbers, Sakurai said they were a technical problem for 3ds.



Adam commented on The Console Wars Live On As Night Trap Remake ...:

Haha, I was laughing as soon as I saw Night Trap team, and even more after seeing what they said. I don't think this third place console needs your third rate game which isn't going to get funded in the first place.



Adam commented on The Mysterious Murasame Castle Set For North A...:

Wow, I always assumed this was a light gun game, due to the Nintendo Land mini-game. But no, it's top-down Ninja Gaiden. This looks fantastic. Wish I knew if it'd be on Wii U eventually so I could hold off and get it there instead.



Adam commented on Masahiro Sakurai Shows Off Touch Screen Usage ...:

Yea, this is more use than I expected out of it. It's good thinking. I don't know what else we could want from a touch screen in a fighting game, particularly one that doesn't use complex commands for special moves (SFIV had touch screen shortcuts).

Regarding singling someone out online, he is talking about something specific there. There arose a trend in online Brawl where three players would join a match together, then everyone just sits still while one of them attacks the random fourth guy, and swap out if you're doing well, so they all focus on the same target all match. Basically, they're complete jerks who don't like fun. I don't understand how this became popular. This new feature helps you identify someone you feel is a legitimate threat when things get chaotic.



Adam commented on Best Buy's 'Smash-Fest' Venues, Perks and Demo...:

Two Best Buys in Louisiana this year. We're moving on up! I will probably go to the West Bank. Both are an hour away but totally worth it. May go both days if the wait isn't as terrible as I expect it to be.



Adam commented on Video: Mario Kart 8's Balloon-Popping Battle M...:

This looks awful. It does seem lazy and disappointing. You cross paths with a particular player once a lap and have a short window of opportunity to hit them. Miss it and it isn't like you can turn around and chase. The arena format meant you could never run in one direction long so you could be cut off if your movement was predicted.

But of greater interest is something I didn't notice in trailers before: Can you no longer trail shells and bananas behind you? Or is everyone simply living on the edge? I think I would be okay with that change. It would give some identity back to the first place items which have generally boiled down to the ones that can be trailed and the ones that cannot being a handicap.



Adam commented on Review: Bit Boy!! ARCADE (3DS eShop):

The music from that trailer was pretty good. And the game actually does look a whole lot better than the original, which unfortunately is the least praise I can give a game. The developer interacting with the hero directly is pretty hilarious as a concept, too. I never expected to say so much semi-positive about a Bit Boy sequel. I hope if they do keep making these that it eventually results in a game I'd want to play because it is a fun concept.

"for whatever reason Kubi sounds an awful lot like popular depictions of Satan." For reasons of accurate portrayal, perhaps?



Adam commented on Ninterview: Jason "Mew2King" Zimmerman on Mast...:

Brawl is very different from Melee. The game speed alone is enough to make that obvious. Characters run and fall much slower. The floatiness is something a lot of people dislike. It isn't an upgrade. Some would say it is a major downgrade. I would say it's different and not degrade other people's opinions by acting like my opinion overrides theirs. Both are fun games. My preference is for Brawl, but both are still worth playing because they're so different.



Adam commented on Ninterview: Jason "Mew2King" Zimmerman on Mast...:

Just because you value grabbing people and throwing them on the ground more doesn't mean people who have different values have no life or have no noteworthy accomplishments off the couch. Wrestling is of no greater consequence than video games. Both are entertainment and something to challenge ourselves in. You shouldn't be so condescending and judgmental. There are polite ways to disagree with people.



Adam commented on Ninterview: Jason "Mew2King" Zimmerman on Mast...:

I hope people who watch the first video in this thread watch the second for a sense of how "professional" these interviews tend to be. He isn't interviewing with Charlie Rose. The quote from the first one should not be treated so seriously. The idea that Ice Climbers are making the game boring (I think that's what was said?) may in fact be true, but the delivery did not seem disrespectful so much as humorously (and obviously) exaggerated.

And if you want a sense of context for the Ice Climbers in pro games, look up Wobbling. I don't know if that's what they're talking about in the video since it is so brief, but it is certainly something that makes them annoying, or at least appear to be (I don't play against anyone so pro as to use the exploit on me).



Adam commented on Ninterview: Jason "Mew2King" Zimmerman on Mast...:

He is just talking confident like athletes do all the time. Being the best doesn't mean being completely unbeatable. He didn't say anything hurtful to anyone else in the interview to earn some of the judgmental and overly critical comments.