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Original / Re: Mega Man Legacy Collection 2
« on: June 18, 2017, 05:27:26 PM »
Here's hoping this somehow sells enough for them to do something like this with the gameboy games. Perhaps with Color this time. I won't hold my breath tho.

You don't remember MegaMan Mania?

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Gaming / Re: ATARI RETURNS
« on: June 18, 2017, 05:21:55 PM »
I'd put more money on Microsoft dropping out than Nintendo. Nintendo shits money hard enough to keep putting out flops for the next decade and still be financially stable because the moment they make a new mario or Zelda, all that red ink magically turns black again.

Microsoft meanwhile, has been somewhat iffy. the Xbone was a completely bungled launch, and it never really recovered after the initial poor showing. Not to mention the PS4 started cheaper.

Until Sony unveils PS5 or something, to counter the Xbone X, we cant say for sure, but my money is on Sony outdoing them again, because nobody really gives a [parasitic bomb] about having a "all in one multimedia device" they just want something that plays videogames and MAYBE browses the internet. and calling it "Xbox One X" is the same kind of stupid idea that messed with the Wii-U. Moms not understanding the difference and saying "but Billy, you already have an Xbox One"

That said, Atari is in  a prime spot to position itself between Xbox/PS4 that one could argue have "lost sight" of their roots as VIDEOGAME consoles and gone too far up their own asses, and Nintendo, who let's face it, have become very niche.

I think there's definitely a spot they can fill there. The middle ground between the 2. A "AA" console, if you will.

or at the very least, actually foster some genuine competition, since there hasn't really been any actual competition since the Xbox first came out to replace the Dreamcast. these days, it's become like Mac and Windows. There's sort of some competition but not really like there used to be.

I would disagree with the notion that the Xbox One X will suffer from grandma not knowing the difference. Xbox makes their money on 15-35 looking for 15-35 targeted games. Nearly all of those demographics know exactly what to get, and the lower end of that bracket might even have their own money and goes to get it themselves or aids the parent in doing so. We have text messages that can be used as explicit notes now. Phone calls a click away. Facebook with link sharing. Or hell, just online ordering. Amazon wish lists to send to mom and dad. If grandma is going to write the check, mom will do the leg work.

The difference here with Nintendo and their WiiU flop is the target demographic. I had no problem going to pick up a WiiU but the average 10 year old loving Mario kid, well, it's up to grandma. He may not be able to accurately describe the console enough to a parent or grandparent. He won't be pointing them to amazon, and using Facebook to share links. He probably doesn't have a phone. Even if brought to the store, maybe he doesn't even know it exists? WiiU was barely on TV anyway. Uninformed consumers, with explicit barriers to buy, without their own purchase power... That's where marketing and knowing the steps to getting your product matter. Oh, and the hardcore crowd? That's probably all that propped up the console, honestly. That 13.56 million is probably at least 90% the hardcore audience.

And sure, Nintendo has bank but, it goes quicker than you think. Why would Iwata cut his pay to keep from cutting his staff? If you're cutting staff, you're hurting, period. They were in much deeper [parasitic bomb] than you may realize after the fall of the WiiU.

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At this point I don't see the Xbox One X taking much away from Sony's crowd. Most people at this point have picked their side for this generation. The PS4 Pro preceded it by a good measure and captured that upgrade crowd. Now that we understand the upgrade wasn't really worth it, well, I'm not sure how well the Xbox One X will do. They may have been better off calling it Xbox Scorpio and bank on people getting confused that its a new Xbox and not an upgrade, lol.

Either way, I think Xbox is being treated less as a profit making business but more as an attraction to Microsoft's core products. The shift to games also working on Windows 10 is a huge tell toward this in my opinion. The Xbox division of Microsoft has, as far as I am aware, never actually turned a profit. But they keep doing, why? Hopes and dreams? Or are they smart enough to make up the profits elsewhere? Well, this is Microsoft we're talking about. They've been a titan of the business world for decades. I'll let you decide.

Xbox is going nowhere.

P.S. The Switch is killing it and taking the "AA", "A", and indie spots. Atari is out of a home unless they see something else or think they can buck Nintendo. Won't happen this generation though.

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Gaming / Re: ATARI RETURNS
« on: June 18, 2017, 05:44:20 AM »
Hmm. This is strange. I wonder if they predicted that one of the big three was going to be failing. Whether they were right or wrong, who knows. Maybe they expected the Switch to be a bomb and usurp Nintendo's 3rd place?

Either that or they see a gap in the market and want to take up the spot. That would have been the middle range games, but then we got the Switch which is poised to dominate that position without fail due in part to it's portability.

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Gaming / Re: ATARI RETURNS
« on: June 18, 2017, 01:20:37 AM »
I bet 50$ it's just Atari Mini Classic, like NES Classic.

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Gaming / Re: [sonic slicer] about Sonic
« on: June 17, 2017, 11:23:42 PM »
I ended up pre-ordering the Sonic mania collector's edition.

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Won't get until Switch, or until R&F. The exclusion of both is ridiculous.

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Gaming / Re: Gunvolt [New Inafune & Inti Creates game]
« on: May 31, 2017, 03:04:23 AM »
And no hand cramp bullshit from the 3DS. It's win win win.

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Gaming / Re: Gunvolt [New Inafune & Inti Creates game]
« on: May 30, 2017, 05:01:21 AM »
Very happy about that! A much better option than a GV2 Steam version even, imo. Both portable and home at once!

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General / Re: Why am I irgpie
« on: May 02, 2017, 02:56:05 AM »
Looks like I upgraded to being PB. Special areas included...

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General / Re: Why am I irgpie
« on: April 29, 2017, 02:23:38 PM »
We're trapped in a body swap anime.

At least I can view this thread now that I made and it never showed up, but Zan could see it, so he had to send me a manual link. But it never updated when anyone posted so I had to view the Reply page to read the replies, lol.

That all seems fixed now, but wow.

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General / Re: Why am I irgpie
« on: April 29, 2017, 06:34:29 AM »
Now I'm Phi.

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General / Re: Change my nickname, please
« on: April 29, 2017, 06:20:14 AM »
I tried making a new thread about it, but it never showed up. No error, just didnt show up. Also it wont show that I replied to this thread either. And the forum is not taking note of which threads I have viewed nor the pages I have left off on in a thread.

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General / Re: Change my nickname, please
« on: April 29, 2017, 06:16:10 AM »
Why am I irgpie on the main page but no where else?


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General / Why am I irgpie
« on: April 29, 2017, 06:13:29 AM »
On the main page it says i'm irgpie? Otherwise not? What?

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Gaming / Re: [sonic slicer] about Sonic
« on: April 15, 2017, 12:28:39 AM »
Classic Sonic is looking good as always, though he's an "Alternate Sonic" summoned by EGGMAn? What?

At this point I just can't give a [parasitic bomb] about the Sonic story. I'm just glad classic Sonic is in it, so like Generations, this may actually be fun to play. If it doesn't have that, then I'm just out anyway.

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Fan Creations / Re: Metagal [Released!]
« on: April 09, 2017, 04:36:57 AM »
Due to technical difficulties we have rescheduled the event for 4/22/2017

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Yeah, that was a wash. But we FIXED it issue! Skype is the issue. We replaced it.

Metagal rescheduled for 4/22/2017

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Haha, yeah. Pretty much.

METAGAL (Steam PC)
with Zan Sidera tomorrow (Saturday) @ 7 PM EST
https://www.twitch.tv/marcdwyz

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Fan Creations / Re: Metagal [Released!]
« on: April 08, 2017, 03:44:20 AM »
Streaming this with Zan Sidera tomorrow (Saturday) @ 7 PM EST
https://www.twitch.tv/marcdwyz

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I've adopted a more standard schedule. I have split up the days, and they're different types of streams. One is live game development, programming, animating, sound, the works. I am building a port for Hamster Drop in Unity from start to finish on broadcast. Hope to see you guys there! The gamedev stream is gaining momentum and I have a lot of fun doing that. Youtube channel to follow once I learn enough about video editing to make it acceptably watchable.

Live Game Development
Every Wednesday @ 8 PM (EST)
Part of the Back-2-Back WIP Wednesday stream! Tune in earlier at 6 PM EST for LD's animation and art show. He is the lead artist for Skylance Studio.

Weekend Gaming Hangout
Every Saturday Evening (EST)

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Gaming / Re: [sonic slicer] about Sonic
« on: March 31, 2017, 01:09:16 AM »
Iris, with those big manly arms and torso...

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Trying out Splatoon2 Testfire at 3PM EST and 11PM EST today! I'll probably be screwing aorund with Zelda or something arounf 7, leading up to Splatoon at 11. The 3PM slot will just be an hour or whatever of Splatoon 2.
https://www.twitch.tv/marcdwyz

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Gaming / Re: Live Game Development @ 8:00PM EST - GameDev Scrubs
« on: March 09, 2017, 01:55:22 AM »
Going to be doing some live game development at 8:00 PM EST! Check it out if you want a behind the scenes look.
https://www.twitch.tv/marcdwyz

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Gaming / Re: Nintendo Switch coming in March 2017
« on: March 08, 2017, 11:53:48 PM »
The thing is, this is surprisingly unlike Nintendo.

I'll agree to that. Nintendo is usually better on their game.

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Gaming / Re: Which NES Do You Use?
« on: March 08, 2017, 01:27:27 AM »
It's more than just the jail bars. Something about it being a different output format than the original. I just can't remember what exactly.

Also, all the after market products are pretty bad from my stand point. Especially in the sound department. it's not even close. I don't know why either. I'd rather maintain my side loader any day.

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