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AlexSora89

AlexSora89

The Italian Nintendo/Sony gamer

Male, 25, Italy

Italian gamer belonging to both the Nintendo fanbase and - to a lesser extent - the Sony and Xbox fanbases. Currently holding out for the Gameboy Advance's official VC debut on the 3DS eShop, as well as Super Smash Bros' long-overdue handheld debut on the Nintendo 3DS.

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AlexSora89

#3

AlexSora89 commented on Nintendo Has Nothing to Say About Recent Smash...:

Also, DLC is needed if Ice Climbers aren't in the basic roster.
Scratch that, it's needed, period! DLC between versions would help SSB3DS get the characters that, by December, would also end up in SSBWiiU by default.
In other words: I predict that, after release, the 3DS version would get more characters as DLC, while the WiiU will have all of 'em on the disc itself.

AlexSora89

#4

AlexSora89 commented on Nintendo Has Nothing to Say About Recent Smash...:

EUREKA MOMENT ALERT
I bring to your attention this article's image: Mario, Nintendo's mascot, punching Bowser in the groin.
One of the leaked characters is Bowser Junior.
GIVE A RAISE TO WHOEVER IS IN CHARGE OF THE ARTICLE PICS.

AlexSora89

#5

AlexSora89 commented on Rumour: Unconfirmed Smash Bros. Footage Suppos...:

@unrandomsan
Wario is in, regardless of this leak. The Australian rating board mentioned a character showing his gluteal cleft and the presence of flatulence in the game. Add that to Waluigi and Ashley having the Wario symbol next to their names during the Smash Bros. Direct, and do the math.

AlexSora89

#6

AlexSora89 commented on Rumour: Unconfirmed Smash Bros. Footage Suppos...:

@IceClimbers
Didn't mean to sound rude, but that's what I've read elsewhere. Besides, an All-Star mode locked like that means the game tells players there is an an All-Star mode in the first place, which wasn't the case in Melee and Brawl (on the contrary, as is with characters and stage, the game doesn't tell you there's either this or that game mode until you unlock it).

AlexSora89

#7

AlexSora89 commented on Rumour: Unconfirmed Smash Bros. Footage Suppos...:

@IceClimbers
Sorry to burst your bubble, but apparently that pic has a lock on it because the version given to ESRB doesn't have All-Star Mode in it yet.

Also, the Smashboards thread is back up. In there, a user came up with a potentially funny caption for a Dr. Mario-based pic of the day (in which Dr. Mario is revealed to be an alt):
"Pic Of The Day. Mario may be a doctor now, but he still knows how to fix leaks!"

AlexSora89

#10

AlexSora89 commented on Rumour: Unconfirmed Smash Bros. Footage Suppos...:

More context: here's a Smashboards thread dedicated to both supporting the leak and tearing it apart...

http://smashboards.com/threads/potential-roster-stage-leak-thread.364914/

And here's a look at the SSB series' infamous track record when it comes to rumors.

http://www.ssbwiki.com/List_of_rumors

A synopsis about this particular leak:

{ On August 19, 2014, a user created a thread on 4chan's /v/ imageboard with a photo containing the character icons of all previous Smash characters and revealed newcomers, asking who people think will get cut. Later on, a different user created another thread, with the aforementioned user's photo, but modified with never-before-seen character icons on most of the unannounced veterans, including Dr. Mario, who was cut in Brawl, along with never before seen icons of new characters that haven't been announced, who were Shulk from Xenoblade Chronicles, Bowser Jr. from the Super Mario franchise, Dark Pit from Kid Icarus: Uprising, and the Dog from Duck Hunt. In addition to this, there was a red X over the veterans without the icons, signifying they have been cut. These cut veterans were Squirtle, Ivysaur, Lucas, Wolf, the Ice Climbers, and Snake. Curiously, while Mewtwo did not have a new character icon, it had a ? over it instead of a red X, leaving its status unknown. Later in the thread, a second leaker, with the name of "Mother[expletive] Leaker", posted two new images, one showing a nearly full view of the Duck Hunt Dog's render, showing it will fight alongside a duck, and the other showing the character select screen containing all the characters implicated in the OP image. A third different leaker would then post five more images, which showed fuller renders of Shulk, Dr. Mario, and Bowser Jr. (which revealed him being inside his miniature Koopa Clown Car), a customisation menu where the player can select either the characters within the game or Miis, and a stage select screen, showing off many stages that have not been announced. After these images were posted in the thread, the "Mother[expletive] Leaker" would then post a list claiming the following characters to be DLC: Lucas, Wolf, the Ice Climbers, Snake, and the Chorus Men implicated by the Gematsu leaks. However, the leaker would later admit on Smashboards that he made the DLC list up to catch "copycat leaks" and "to have a little fun", but maintained his leaked images were completely real. After the 4chan thread was closed, a fourth leaker, with the name of MasterLinkX, posted three new images on GameFAQs, which depicted an ingame shot of a team battle with Shulk and Lucina against Ganondorf and Charizard on Yoshi's Island, and the result screen, depicting one of Shulk's victory poses, and a fuller and much clearer shot of Ganondorf's new render. The supposed source of the images is unknown, as the leakers never disclosed where exactly the images are supposedly from. However they are believed to come from footage that was sent to the ESRB for review in order to decide the game's rating, as P1's username in the images was "ESRB0083", and the lack of a gap between the top and bottom screen images shows they are not being displayed on an actual 3DS unit. Interestingly, these images are consistent with a prior prominent leak on Smashboards, known as the "Ninka/Vaanrose leak". Prior to E3 2014, a Smashboards user by the name of Ninka Kiwi posted that he knew a friend who was playtesting Smash 4, though he did not divulge any specific information, other than Mario and Charizard having new palette swaps, with Mario in particular having a new blue costume (which later turned out to be correct). Later on in July, Ninka would come forward with new information, which included the following; Lucas, Wolf, the Ice Climbers, and Snake being cut, while Shulk, Dr. Mario, Dark Pit, Bowser Jr. in the Koopa Clown Car (with all seven Koopalings as alts), and the Duck Hunt Dog being new characters. While being initially disbelieved and seen as too outlandish, a friend of Ninka who gave him the information, named Shun, contacted a Smashboard user by the name of Neo Zero, who revealed to him that he got the information he revealed to Ninka from his own friend, and revealed that his friend recreated and posted two of the new palettes on imgur, before E3 2014. While this was going on, an apparently completely independent source posted a leaked newcomer list on 4chan (containing Shulk, Chorus Men, Mewtwo, Ridley, Dixie Kong, Duck Hunt Dog, and Bowser Jr.), containing the two characters unique to the, at the time, completely disbelieved Ninka leak. In addition to this, a person in the Smash community known as Vaanrose, came forward to Neo Zero that he knew a friend who knew someone who worked at Nintendo of America's offices in Redmond, Washington, who disclosed to him that Robin, Bowser Jr., and the Duck Hunt Dog were playable. With the screenshot proof of prior knowledge of the new palettes, and these new independent sources backing up a completely disbelieved leak, the people involved publicised this additional information legitimising the leak in a thread on Smashboards. Since the screenshots were first posted, they have spread to several websites and been the subject of much debate. Many have claimed the images to be falsified, citing the questionable placement of characters such as Yoshi, Dr. Mario, Dark Pit, and Lucina on the character select screen, the lack of separation between returning and new stages on the stage select screen, the similarity of Shulk's face in his render to that of Little Mac in a previous screenshot (suggesting it was used as a base for a photoshopping attempt), and other similar inconsistencies. Those who believe the images to be genuine have pointed out the presence of obscure UI details consistent with those seen in the E3 demo (including a rare graphical glitch on the bottom screen character renders), the inability to source the renders used on the character select screen, the presence of details that were only very recently revealed at the time (such as Meta Knight's new render, which was less than a week old, and Brinstar, which had only been shown half a day prior), and the stage select icon for Tomodachi Life featuring an apartment design that was not present in any past screenshots but appeared at a different angle in an image from Famitsu magazine that came out the day after the leak. Despite heavy debate and analysis by both sides, no one has been able to definitively prove the images to be real or fake, leaving their legitimacy inconclusive as of now. A thread detailing the arguments against the leak, and their counters, is being maintained on Smashboards. Another point of debate is if the screenshots, if real, depict the entire playable character and stage roster. The seemingly strange placement of certain characters and stages, the conspicuous empty space on both, the lack of heavily implicated characters such as Mewtwo and the Chorus Men, the seeming over-saturation of past stages, and the question mark over Mewtwo in the original leak image lead many people to believe that there are more characters and stages that were not unlocked at the time the screenshots were taken. To compound the confusion, the leakers never stated if it was the full roster or not, with one of them, MasterLinkX, flatout stating on Smashboards that it was not, and the Smashboards mods investigating the leak being unable to come up with a conclusive answer. However, other observers who believe the leak have maintained that it is likely to be the final roster, citing that the character placement is sensible and complete looking, and that MasterLinkX cannot be trusted, as he refuses to give more information, while also having admitted that he attempted to sabotage his leaked images to create doubt in the leak and halt their spread (such as by photoshopping "disabled" in one of his screenshots to read as "disablad"). }

And, last but not least, more eye candy for all you spoiler hounds (because you wouldn't have scrolled the page all the way down if you weren't, now would you?) out there.

http://imgur.com/a/PzeCw

@LaserMaster123
Shulk might still be a cool JRPG character, I guess. But yeah, I'm worried for the Ice Climbers now (due to the whole "DLC was just a joke" thing), so we're kind of on the same boat.

AlexSora89

#11

AlexSora89 commented on Rumour: Unconfirmed Smash Bros. Footage Suppos...:

Hopefully this particular leak (which I've been hoping NL would cover, by the way) will be proven false, because if it's true, then the Duck Hunt duo have officially stolen the Ice Climbers' character spot. And they're the only one characters left among those I wanted to return the most, alongside Ness and Wario (who, according to the leak, are both going to return).

AlexSora89

#12

AlexSora89 commented on Super Smash Bros. For 3DS Will Feature A Music...:

@allav866
The Super Smash Channel (a fan Smash Bros.-based Youtube channel) did the same and posted a video about yesterday's Pic Of The Day only a few hours ago. Guess it has to do with how later than usual the POTD itself has been posted (with something like a two-hour delay).

AlexSora89

#13

AlexSora89 commented on Super Smash Bros. For 3DS Will Feature A Music...:

While turning Target Smash into an Angry Birds clone (Target Blast) got my eyes rolling, borrowing a concept from another game (Theatrhythm Final Fantasy this time) sounds pretty darn awesome. What with its amazing collection of awesome music from all over the Nintendo spectrum, this is yet another reason it's about damn time we got a portable iteration of the franchise.

AlexSora89

#18

AlexSora89 commented on Super Smash Bros. For 3DS To Feature More Trop...:

Bottom screen for trophy description! HA! Called it!
Especially since it sure as heck didn't hurt with the Journal entries in Kingdom Hearts 3D.

Nobody seems to have noticed something, though... doesn't the silhouette in the top-right corner of the Trophy Shop pic seem a bit familiar?
[plays the Snowman theme]

AlexSora89

#22

AlexSora89 commented on Feature: A Week of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and...:

@Lasermaster123

Thank you, I hoped you'd appreciate that (you can also see my Miiverse profile with my NL profile page now). Also, have you seen today's pic of the day? Doesn't that obscure frog prince seem a bit... "Isaac-y"? And with such a character taking Isaac's place as an Assist Trophy, well... you get the picture ;)

AlexSora89

#23

AlexSora89 commented on Feature: A Week of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and...:

Mostly thanks to the 3DS version getting more screentime, this week was OUTSTANDING.
Voted for N's Castle. Total no-brainer.

@Beta
@Lasermaster123

Slightly off-topic, but here's something I drew on Miiverse. Alex 3D is the name - if you're curious, look for it with the Miiverse usersearch option.
https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/v/t34.0-12/10351155_879293798766220_2776930754129948901_n.jpg?oh=57c3eb8ddcefa829f0fbb08f9008c63d&oe=53E13A3A&__gda__=1407276101_113c119ae4ae3fcf4b3c848000d10331

AlexSora89

#25

AlexSora89 commented on Have Some Gorgeous New Super Smash Bros. Scree...:

@NintendoFan64
Can't believe no one responded. No, it's Rosalina's final smash, where she summons a Grand Star from Super Mario Galaxy (although it just resembles a giant Power Star).

@Knuckles
SAME HERE.

@WaveBoy
I believe I can say the same about the WiiU version. You know, Smash on the go? I'm sold, because what I've been waiting for ever since Melee. That's a whopping twelve years, you know.

@Azooooz
Why would that ruin the wait? It just intensifies it!

AlexSora89

#29

AlexSora89 commented on New Pokémon Stage Has Been Caught in Super Sm...:

In the last few days, the portable SSB went from "Oh no, it's just a 'lite' version just to please those who wanted a handheld SSB" to "Holy smokes, Brawl's gone portable".
The wait is getting more unbearable each passing day.

@SockoMario
Remember Spear Pillar in Brawl? You know, Dialga-Palkia-Cresselia? Sort of like that.

AlexSora89

#30

AlexSora89 commented on Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures To Utilise To...:

I'm still both amazed at the fact the AVGN's profanity is coming to the 3DS, and kind of shocked a product based on a review show with so much focus on Nintendo consoles has taken so long to come out 'round these parts, at the same time.

I also wonder if the game will feature my language, Italian, as AVGN fansubs are featured even on the official AVGN channel (via YouTube captions).

AlexSora89

#31

AlexSora89 commented on Feature: Where Are The Super Nintendo 3D Class...:

As for the main question, yeah, I've been wondering that ever since the first 3D Classics came out. But, you know, Nintendo would want to release more NES games first... and at their rate, such a range of 3D remakes would be more likely on the next handheld. Seriously, the NES 3D Classics line has kind of come to a screeching halt. Get Arika on board once again!

AlexSora89

#39

AlexSora89 commented on Star Fox Stage Revealed for Super Smash Bros. ...:

@Lasermaster123
Sol Sanctum, for the win. That place just screams JRPG and not only it symbolizes Golden Sun well, it also does the same with the entire genre. Also, there's one thing I've always thought - the risk here is that a rock remix would ruin the amazing tune I often rock myself to sleep to (who would've thought that, right?), so I realized that many relaxing tunes only need a few more drums to become perfect battle songs.
Additionally, given the Melee-esque two-BGMs mechanic for the 3DS version, Sol Sanctum and Isaac's battle theme would suffice for the stage.

AlexSora89

#42

AlexSora89 commented on Check Out the Evolution of Visuals in Pokémon...:

Wait, NOW I get it. It's like the thing that happens with PCs when they start getting slower and slower, because the free space in the HDD is kind of messed up, and it needs to activate the lengthy defragmentation process. Okay, so it's not quite as much of a serious issue as I made it out to be. Good. As long as my game still works, I can chill.

AlexSora89

#44

AlexSora89 commented on Check Out the Evolution of Visuals in Pokémon...:

As for me, though, I'm still into these remakes, if only for the cathartic factor of wiping the floor with the Hoenn Pokémon League with Johto Pokémon (because of the whole "not compatible with Gold and Silver" thing, thank goodness for the Pokémon Bank). That, and also the fact that unlike with Pokémon X, I'm going for a physical copy this time around, what with my digital X acting screwy - lately, it's gotten a bit laggy (such as, for example, having to wait up to five seconds between the start of the battle music and the opponent's artwork finally popping up, and similar issues), and come to think of it, I'd like to hear something from @Serebii given he might well be way more informed than me when it comes to technical issues, glitches and whatnot. I'd enlist the NL staff as well, but I don't want to bother anyone more than I just have done.

AlexSora89

#48

AlexSora89 commented on Yacht Club Games Gives a Shovel Knight Localis...:

@outburst
"Culo" means a-s-s, which in turn only means the rear end in general, rather than any part of it. Conversely, a less vulgar term is "chiappe", meaning "buttocks" - it's still very informal ("natiche" and "glutei" are the more formal equivalents), but I don't know how that one will fly.
Just asking, but how did you know about "culo"? Did you watch Dana Carvey's Master Of Disguise?

AlexSora89

#50

AlexSora89 commented on Poll: Which is Your Favourite Super Smash Bros...:

Despite the presence of a fair bit of awesome characters, there are still a lot of guys I'm waiting for. I mean, Ice Climbers, Ness, Wario, Mr. Game And Watch, Meta Knight, Falco... add Isaac as a newcomer and I'd be okay - it helps a lot that almost all of my Brawl mains have returned, though: Luigi, Toon Link and Sonic, with one third of the remaining character (Pokémon Trainer, obviously) returning as well thanks to Charizard.