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Sunsy

@Heavyarms55 It surprises me how many episodes those two anime have. For me, I watched Pokemon at least partially through the Johto series. After that, I started watching other cartoons, like Jimmy Neutron. I still did play the games though. I had Fire Red until I lost it, and I still have Emerald and will play it from time to time.

After getting Blue version on the 3DS Virtual Console, I got back into Pokemon and got Pokken Tournament, revisited the Kanto anime, and watched some of XY to see what the series was like then. I think XY made Fennekin one of my favorites.

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Sunsy

Heavyarms55

@Sunsy The shows are just on-going forever because there are always more kids. One Piece might, someday, actually end. Same with Conan. Because both authors have stated such - but I seriously doubt it. So long as they remain popular among kids. But Pokemon starts over. Yes, there is some degree of continuity but there is no real passage of time, characters change over an arc, but every time Ash goes to a new region, he effectively reverts back. Even though he has won a few big tournaments at this point and Pikachu has been level 100 since like, gen 2. It's still fun to watch, but Pokemon is closer to Spongebog or The Simpsons than something like Gundam or Attack on Titan. It's just gonna keep going so long as people are watching. It doesn't mean they haven't had some cool arcs and awesome battles over the years. Some isolated episodes I've watched were real cool. Ash VS Paul comes to mind. And there was a time when Ash faced a dude with a Latios and Pikachu riding on it's back trying to thunderbolt it into submission, only to face a freaking Darkrai afterword! But at this point I can only watch episodes here and there. I just don't have the time to watch more.

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MarioLover92

@Heavyarms55 I'm kinda with you. Most of the episodes I've seen were from the first season, when Red and Blue first came out. I've seen a good amount of episodes from the early 2000s too, but that's where I stopped. I was kind of surprised to see that they keep making episodes to this day too. My goodness...there's like a bajillion of them.

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Heavyarms55

@MarioLover92 Pokemon actually makes most of their money from the merchandise. The anime, trading card game, toys, stuffed animals, etc. The games act as a seed crystal for new stuff to sell in the end. lol

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MarioLover92

@Heavyarms55 Wow, even more so than the main series games? That's surprising, I thought those would be the biggest money makers. My brother (who was and still is HUGE into Pokemon) had plenty of all those too, so I guess that makes sense. XD

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Heavyarms55

@MarioLover92 Yup. Not that the games aren't money makers but think about it, a lot more goes into making a game than a plushie or plastic toy. Especially when the character designs are already done in the games. And the card game is hugely profitable because it is both a highly competitive and popular game with, pre-COVID19, yearly tournament series from local to worlds level, but also sought after by collectors too.

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ogo79

@NintendoByNature
ive been on forums long enough to shoot move and communicate.
we had a site running for like what seemed 20 years lol.
i was asked to join to bring some pizzazz to the place.
i became an admin of sorts and we had shirts and dog tags for it and stuff.
it was all about making fun of people. my mom joined that place and me and the other admins had to warn her that this place is all about waiting for someone to make the wrong move and yer gonna get roasted at our convenience and at your expense. it was a blast. we had models too. there were some celebrities that secretly joined to survey the rawcus lol. one time people were asking if this rapper had a myspace and i responded like "hell naw that ****** **** aint got no myspace page, he probably dont even have internet"
well, he called me that same day and was like "uh can you go back and edit all that because i have 5 myspace pages" lol
good times indeed.
@Wavey84
i dont really watch movies. the only movie that exists to me is one movie.
its dangerous to go alone!
take this.
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the_shpydar wrote:
As @ogo79 said, the SNS-RZ-USA is a prime giveaway that it's not a legit retail cart.
And yes, he is (usually) always right, and he is (almost) the sexiest gamer out there (not counting me) ;)

NEStalgia

@Heavyarms55 Once again, it's clear you never listened to a thing I said....tsk, tsk.

The anti mask thing is spreading worldwide faster than the disease though..... Earths population simply is convinced they won't get it so everything is fine as normal. We just started it here.

Honestly, America's screwed up, but i think even more than the place, the times are screwed up especially in the west. Japan is just a bubble stuck in the 80s and that's why it seems more familiar than here. The times changed here, and the west in general, in very negative ways... . Those of us that didn't change with them are an anachronism.

But most of it happened in the past 10 years or so. Maybe it's the 2008 crash. People realized how disposable they are and it became a war if everyone for themselves. No, it started before then... It just accelerated dramatically then.

But the freak weather.... That also seems to be the past 10 years. It's all completely different and so volatile. Here we rarely ever go more then 36 hours without rain now. Often daily rain. Usually heavy flooding downpours. It never used to be like that. Summer especially was droughts most years. Brown lawns. Past 4 or 5 years just just endless mud flows, and the lightest part of the year in June looks like October... It's always dark even at noon.

Doing the "but at least i got animal crossing and Pokemon"thing isn't childish.... It's literally the only way to stay grounded and not snap and end up a 24h news cycle. and now you understand why the country has a violence problem that can't be solved... Just like i said years ago.

@Wavey84 wiimote was a terribad controller. The concept was great, but it was cheap and imprecise in the extreme, and lost track constantly. It was a gimmick first and foremost.

The wiiu gamepad actually fixed that and had a car more precise gyro with compass based centering. Switch and dual shock gyros are middling at best. Occulus has good motion controls. For the price of a Porsche.

Stick aiming does really suck though. Fps on console just sucks because of it. But mice, while not immersive, are simply darned accurate and responsive... Can't top them for precision at all except maybe that Oculus motion controls. Mice are pixel perfect and high end ones have amazing imaging optics when sensors and resolutions that rival high end cameras.

NEStalgia

Heavyarms55

I have loved the Civilization games since I was a kid. I got drunk last weekend and bought the DLC expansion pass on PC so I kinda felt a little obligated to play it more. But I had a lot of fun with this run. This series has always allowed some super funny nonsense at times. Case in point, I completed my moon landing BEFORE I built the first airplane, in 1908. And then I colonized Mars by 1936 and launched the extra solar mission merely 20 years later. As Scotland, I had developed computers in the mid 1800s, and had jet bombers ready to use when France decided to invade with their brand new riflemen and black powder cannons... It did not go well for them. I also completed the Manhatten Project and Project Ivy just for the era points because I had two fully developed cities with nothing else useful to do.

Oh yeah, and I like the new DLC secret society stuff. I joined the Hermetic Order, and the Alchemy Lab is kinda OP if you're doing a science run. And lay-lines feel like cheating.

@NEStalgia I wont say I've read everything you ever said on this site, but I have read a lot of it. Even if I don't always respond.

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NintendoByNature

@ogo79 man you crack me up. You're like inception, i never know whats real or a dream. You're the david Blaine of NL. The fact of the matter is I like it, so keep up the great work

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MarioLover92

@Heavyarms55 Yeah you're absolutely right, making games is much more involved than making toys. Stuff like level design, programming, AI, play testing, the list goes on.

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Sunsy

Happy National Video Games Day, hope everyone took some time to play their favorites. For me it was Sonic Heroes and Mario & Sonic at the Tokyo Olympics.

@Heavyarms55 Interesting. I remember when I started watching again in 2016, I didn't finish XY. Not because I didn't like it, I just didn't have the time too, similarly, I did enjoy some of the episodes more than I was expecting to. Last new Pokemon thing I watched was one of the movies. Not Detective Pikachu, I did see that one, it was the "I Choose You" movie. The one that was a retelling of how Ash got Pikachu IIRC.

Sunsy

Tyranexx

Sweet, sweet rain. It's been dry as a bone here for the past couple of weeks. We were supposed to get a shower or two last week at one point, but it all marched north.

@NEStalgia Remember the Pizza Hut conversation we had ages ago? Where I mentioned the chain was going downhill around here? Turns out some existing problems with underperforming locations coupled with hits from the pandemic caused the franchisee who owned many of the Pizza Hut restaurants in my region to file Chapter 11 bankruptcy. No more Pizza Hut here...or in a lot of towns.

Can't say I'll miss what it has become, but there's a bit of nostalgia for their arcade machines (now nonexistent) and sticker kiosks....

@NintendoByNature Ogoception!

Also, before I forget for the 50th time, happy fellow birthday month to both you and @bimmy-lee! ^_^

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bimmy-lee

@Tyranexx - Thank you, and a very happy birthday month to you as well. I’m honored to have been thought of and mentioned by you. How have you been? I’ve retired from the real world, and I’m now a full time dad and home school teacher, at least for this school year. Maybe I’ll re emerge some day, pale and blinking at the sun with a beard that reaches the floor.

@Ogo79 - I’m my own celebrity, and I had a MySpace page. That was probably me dude. I think I remember that conversation with you. Sometime around 05-06 if I remember correctly. Anyway, I gotta go, the Pork Chop Express don’t drive itself.

limby-bee was a jerk.

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ogo79

NintendoByNature wrote:

@ogo79 man you crack me up. You're like inception, i never know whats real or a dream. You're the david Blaine of NL. The fact of the matter is I like it, so keep up the great work

@NintendoByNature
i read too fast and thought you said the david blaine of the NFL. i did play football once in middle school. i threw the water bottles to all the players further than any quarterback we had on that team.
@Wavey84
i honestly dont watch anything lol.
im as boring as watching golf on rewind.

the_shpydar wrote:
As @ogo79 said, the SNS-RZ-USA is a prime giveaway that it's not a legit retail cart.
And yes, he is (usually) always right, and he is (almost) the sexiest gamer out there (not counting me) ;)

ogo79

bimmy-lee wrote:

@Ogo79 - I’m my own celebrity, and I had a MySpace page. That was probably me dude. I think I remember that conversation with you. Sometime around 05-06 if I remember correctly. Anyway, I gotta go, the Pork Chop Express don’t drive itself.

it was in fact around 05-06.
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if thats you, then you know who i really am. all these years i didnt realize you took up a job with the pork chop express. i should have moved up there when you asked me to.

the_shpydar wrote:
As @ogo79 said, the SNS-RZ-USA is a prime giveaway that it's not a legit retail cart.
And yes, he is (usually) always right, and he is (almost) the sexiest gamer out there (not counting me) ;)

ogo79

also happy birthday:
@Tyranexx
@bimmy-lee
@NintendoByNature
@ronaldmcdonald
and whoever else i missed.
apparently there was a lot of love in the air 9 months ago.
retrospectively speaking.

the_shpydar wrote:
As @ogo79 said, the SNS-RZ-USA is a prime giveaway that it's not a legit retail cart.
And yes, he is (usually) always right, and he is (almost) the sexiest gamer out there (not counting me) ;)

ogo79

@Wavey84
i like to keep my fingernails and toenails nicely trimmed.
i learned how to do that during the corona lock down.
i basically honed a skill i already had to perfection.

the_shpydar wrote:
As @ogo79 said, the SNS-RZ-USA is a prime giveaway that it's not a legit retail cart.
And yes, he is (usually) always right, and he is (almost) the sexiest gamer out there (not counting me) ;)

porto

@Wavey84 I saw Cobra-Kai. Saw the first 3 episodes and so far it’s awesome. Humor mixed with nostalgia mixed with the classic karate chopping that we know and love. Pretty good so far.

porto

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