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  1. 8 points
    Nature is pretty cool y’all
  2. 6 points
    I would like to share with everyone here that Sarah having a Switch makes me happy, and seeing her face on my friends list has improved my Switch user experience. That is all, thank you.
  3. 6 points
    we get our switch tomorrow, i'm so excited ;_;
  4. 6 points
    Today is my birthday
  5. 5 points
    EH_STEVE

    COVID-19 APOCALYPSE THREAD

    Started making reusable masks. They're double layer, both 100% cotton, one flat cotton, one flannel. There's an opening between the two to put in a filter if you got one, and a wire on the nose bridge for a snugger fit. 5 just need the sides pleated, 3 need straps (ran out of elastic) and pleating.
  6. 4 points
    Really wish you could access storage somehow on someone else's island.
  7. 4 points
    I have achieved peak villager
  8. 4 points
    th-thank you ;___; it so wonderful and i'd like to thank the academy and joey and my mom and *rambles on* and obviously my spouse for buying it for us while i continue to be a leech on canada's society we're downloading NH right now! i'm so excited to play with everyone!!
  9. 4 points
    I wanted to share this amazing and exciting news. I finally after 20 years of collecting video games have a Sega Saturn. I have never come across one in my entire life that was operable and I have never actually played on one ever. I came across this in my local Goodwill of all places. It was just sitting there on a shelf and summoning me to buy it and give it a nice home. For $7 (actually $6.00 after the military discount) I couldn't pass that up. I could have gotten one at anytime by shelling out $50-$100 for a used one within the last 20 years but ever since I had any real interest in getting into it, it has always been notorious for being the MOST EXPENSIVE console to collect games for. I think the average price is around $25 for a game and a lot of the popular ones run into the hundreds of dollars. It is kind of a rich man's hobby if you are trying to complete an entire Sega Saturn collection (or even just getting all of the best titles ever made for it) I am just doing what I always do, trying to eventually get at least the top 25 games for it. I am already on my way. A friend of mine just gave me a Strategy RPG for it called Mystaria: The Realms of Lore, I was able to get Fighting Vipers, Daytona USA, Virtua Cop, Nights into Dreams and Virtua Fighter for relatively cheap as well. Now all I am trying to secure is a Light Gun and 3D Controller. At some point when I have more money to play with, I will be getting an Action Replay as well so I can get into some of the importing scene. Now the only Sega Console I do not have is the Master System, at some point in the future I will be getting one of those too.
  10. 4 points
    sorry but you have 24 hours to rename this something animal crossing related, i dont make the rules
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  12. 3 points
    LOOK AT HER! *BTW, she was in my AC:NL town
  13. 3 points
    At this point it feels like it'd be faster to count the number of Wii U games that haven't been ported to the Switch, though to be fair, few deserve a second chance in the spotlight as much as Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE. This Encore performance adds a few new features—as well as including the DLC released for the original game—but just giving Switch owners a chance to experience the engaging RPG mechanics of the game is treat enough. TMS♯FE takes place in modern day Tokyo and the story revolves around the idol industry of teenagers becoming pop star singers and actors. However, the city is also beset by phantom creatures called Mirages who are attacking people to steal their performance energy. Our heroes, a scrappy group of mostly novice idols, teams up with friendly Mirages to fight back. It's probably not surprising that TMS♯FE leans heavily on anime tropes and such—each character almost feels like a walking cliché, which can make the game's story beats a little tedious. The main protagonist, Itsuki, is particularly disappointing since he's really just a blank slate character to facilitate other characters' development. Still, the characters can be charming at times as well, and if you just let yourself go along for the ride on a light-hearted, campy, save-the-world story, the writing's lack of substance won't matter much. Besides, TMS♯FE makes up for any storytelling faults with a wonderfully engaging battle system and inventive dungeon designs. Scattered throughout Tokyo you'll enter Idolaspheres (dungeons, essentially) in order to battle Mirages, and these Idolaspheres feature some clever and unusual designs. Exploring them is a lot more engaging that simply walking to the exit and battling creatures along the way. The battle system, however, is arguably the star of the show in TMS♯FE. The key feature here is activating Sessions by targeting an enemy's weakpoint with a combat skill, either an elemental weakness or weapon weakness. Each character has a limited selection of skills (Itsuki, for example, uses swords and lightning magic), so you'll need to select your party carefully to effectively deal with the Mirages in the current Idolasphere—don't worry though, you can also swap characters from your reserves to your active party mid-battle if you need to switch things up. Hitting an enemy with a skill they're vulnerable to activates a Session, where every available party member jumps in with their own attack, creating a satisfying chain of damage that can also leap to other enemies in battle as well. Eventually you'll also get the chance to further augment Sessions with special skills called ad-libs and duo attacks, which can lead to some satisfying damage combos. On one hand these massive Session chains can make normal battles a little too easy, but they're still awfully satisfying to pull off. Plus there are always boss fights for the truly challenging moments, and when enemies aren't killed by a single session you'll realize there's more to the battle system and it requires a typical RPG's strategy and planning to survive (and a little luck). Boss fights can be pretty challenging in fact, but thankfully you can save at any time in the game (outside of battle) so as long as you remember to save frequently, a defeat won't result in much lost progress. The other major aspect of TMS♯FE's gameplay revolves around learning skills, which comes from crafting new weapons and using them in battle. Weapons can be crafted from items dropped from Mirages, so it's a nicely cyclical system—fight some Mirages, gather resources, craft new weapons, repeat. The crafting system is rather tedious in TMS♯FE though because you have to leave the Idolasphere and return to your base of operations to craft, and you'll probably want to do this several times in just a single dungeon, so there's a lot of running back and forth that easily could have been streamlined. Speaking of streamlining though, the Encore edition of the game does speed up one aspect of the game. You're now able to speed through Sessions, which is a huge time saver. As mentioned you're going to be triggering Sessions in every battle, multiple times, and by the end of the game Sessions can get ridiculously long. As nice as the animations are, being able to speed through them is a welcome change. Beyond that though, the other new features for the Encore edition are kind of underwhelming. Some of the side characters are able to jump into battle during a Session, and the interface for the game's message system has changed (since you don't have the Wii U Gamepad in hand anymore), but the main new feature is the EX Story, a short dungeon focused on two of the characters. It's great to have a new area to explore but it's ultimately a simple, brief side story that doesn't add too much either story- or gameplay-wise. It's probably not enough to convince you to play through the entire game again if you're on the fence, but fans of the game might enjoy having a bit extra to do. Not that the game's length really needs extending anyway—this is a full-length RPG, so you can expect at least 40 hours or so to finish the game. There are also several side quests with each of the game's main characters, and even though these are technically optional you really shouldn't skip them as they'll give you valuable bonuses and combat abilities. There are still some optional side missions to tackle though, and if you can't get enough of TMS♯FE you can try out New Game+ to keep the performance going even longer. Focused as it is on the Japanese idol industry, the look and sound of TMS♯FE is distinctly poppy: bright, flashy, and arguably overdone at times, but there's still a certain appeal to it all. Each character has multiple costumes you can use (including some from the game's original DLC as well as new ones for this Encore edition) so you can always experiment to find the look you like. Music is, naturally, a big part of a game focused on pop music idols, and there are some catching songs (including entire music videos) but again your enjoyment will largely hinge on your interest in the Japanese idol industry. The game is also fully voiced but only in Japanese which is, to be fair, appropriate for the game's style and setting. Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE Encore isn't much of an overhaul or upgrade from the original Wii U title, but for anyone that missed its first performance this is a great opportunity to find new fans with a second showing. The core RPG elements remain wonderfully satisfying when you pull off long Session chains, and crafting weapons to unlock new skills is completely addictive, even if the crafting process is slower than it ought to be. Switch owners should be pleased to find yet another solid RPG port on Nintendo's hybrid system. Rating: 8 out of 10 Sessions
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  16. 3 points
    GameStop has appointed the Regginator to their Board of Directors... Reggie has helped companies has as worked at in the past see some decent growth, so hopefully he can help save GS. I know GS gets a lot of shit, but I've never once had a bad experience at one. I'd really hate to see GameStop go, as it be come such a convenient place for me to pick-up and pre-order games, systems, etc.
  17. 3 points
    This could only really work if they also started re-releasing physical carts of all the games, which are otherwise only available for hundreds of dollars on eBay. And at that point, why not just bring back the VC?
  18. 3 points
    Please, everyone knows you're not supposed to get Gremlins wet.
  19. 2 points
    A remaster of Super Mario Land 1 and 2 would be pretty nice to see. I'd like to see Golden Sun get that treatment too!
  20. 2 points
    The snes DKC trilogy remastered with the rerendered original cgi and atmosphere animations. Kick ass soundtrack too!
  21. 2 points
    The most metal of all fish!
  22. 2 points
    Oh, what's Kirby gonna look like after using the inhale copy ability on an ARMS character? Will he get big arms or somethin? Funny thought, but I guess it'd mostly depend on what the neutral special animation is.
  23. 2 points
    Laclipsey

    Nintendo Direct Mini 3/26/20

    I'm glad we saw Xenoblade, and that extended epilogue looks amazing. I've read interviews with Tetsuya Takahashi that revealed how they ran out of time and couldn't tell all of the story they wanted to at the end of the first game, such as Fiora's transformation back into a homs. I love when visionary storytellers get a second chance to do what they couldn't before. And from what I can tell from the trailer, it heavily implies that it'll explore the existing connection to Xenoblade 2. Bravely Default II looks all kinds of fun, as well. Though I still haven't finished the first one and never bought Bravely Second. Still I have plans to try the demo and eventually pick up the game. Aside from those two, this Direct just didn't have a lot for me. It had been long enough since the last Direct that I had started to hope we'd see some more heavy-hitters like Metroid Prime 4. I was particularly disappointed with the Smash announcement. ARMS characters creep me out, so I wasn't exactly pulling for them in Smash. But this character isn't for me. It'll make ARMS fans happy, and I'm happy for them. Next time, let it be Rex!
  24. 2 points
    hey all. if you have steam, grab 100% orange juice. it is literally free right now.
  25. 2 points
    DLurkster

    COVID-19 APOCALYPSE THREAD

    As sad as that is the US surpassing most case of coronavirus, this was inevitable with the population of a whole especially with lot of high densely populated cities, late to flattening the curve and last but not least some ppl just not social distancing and just staying home, unless you need essential needs.
  26. 2 points
  27. 2 points
    ...at least I think it is? I haven't left my house in about a week...
  28. 2 points
    Thanks to the fishing food stuff, I got the Coelecanth or whatever today.
  29. 2 points
    While no new news about Smash for a while take a look at this awesome fake Doom Slayer Smash Victory Screen.
  30. 2 points
    devilsKnife

    COVID-19 APOCALYPSE THREAD

    Also if hospitals get overloaded all at once it would be a lot more deaths. A decent percentage of people who get coronavirus need to be hospitalized and then you have other people with other unrelated health issues that wouldn't be able to get help from a suddenly overburdened healthcare system. It's likely that most people will get the coronavirus but if you slow the spread of it over a longer period of time then the healthcare system is better able to handle it and help everybody.
  31. 2 points
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  33. 2 points
    the tarantula keeps fucking my shit up
  34. 2 points
    Tonight... Yes, yes!
  35. 2 points
    With all the chaos and stress going on it’ll be nice to have something peaceful to hide away in.
  36. 2 points
    It's been ages since I played this one, but Parasite Eve was a unique RPG/Survival Horror experience from the PS1 days. What a night at the opera! It and its two sequels are available on the Vita, though I've only ever played the original, and that was back on the PS1.
  37. 2 points
    BREAKING NEWS: Global epidemic leads to people buying things to keep themselves entertained while locked inside their homes. More at eleven.
  38. 2 points
    My sister named it after our hometown when we played the GCN edition as kids, and I always stuck with that all the way through New Leaf. Might change it up to something cute this time though, we'll see.
  39. 2 points
    The little mini did me well for the week I had it.
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  41. 2 points
    purple_beard

    Switch turns 3 today!

    I remember like it was yesterday watching that direct to see what it would eventually be. Put in my PO at BBY right as the presentation ended (went with the gray version), Pro Controller, BotW, BotW Amiibo set, and Super Bomberman R. I also ended up signing up for BBY's Gamers Club Unlocked as I broke even with adding it and at that point, I knew the discounts would pay me back over the course of the next two years. I remember going to the midnight release at BBY right after seeing a movie ( my brother did his with Gamestop) and then coming home to play a little bit of BotW, but I had to be to work at 7am Friday--my brother got to spend the whole weekend with it as he had taken vacation. I think it's concept is probably one of the most solid ideas of any Nintendo console, to be a powerful enough for home tv play but being portable enough to take it with you. ********************** Biggest positives: Play anywhere with any game. Instant multiplayer at at worst 2 people. Screen large enough to not feel cheated in portable play with screen real estate. LARGE SD CARD support. HD rumble is legit. Biggest negatives: JC/ProCC drift --I don't think I have personally had issues but in a lot of cases I can't tell if its lag or the controller making strange things happen in games like Smash and Mario Kart where constantly working the controls can lead to such things. Lack of color variants, choices of colors offered. I was surprised they only offered the gray or the red/blue to start. I'm surprised they've only really done neon colors so far. Surprised certain colors haven't come out yet. Durability, I agree that the construction on this thing is not as good as prior Nintendo consoles. I somehow got a mini scratch on the screen night one of owing it--but unless you know its there you would never see it and I have a crack in the plastic shell on the back. Heat warping, my Left JC can slide off real easy even if the click is in place to hold it there. Complete lack of themes, screen colors, and organizational options. If the 3DS and WiiU could work these simple things out then why not the Switch? Paid online service, while overall not a bad deal for the return in investment, it still feels like if you pay for it at all, the connections should be smoother. Took way to long to release a Virtual Console replacement, and even long to release games on it at a decent clip. My top games: Breath of the Wild Mario Kart 8 DLX Smash Bros Ultimate Octopath Traveller.
  42. 2 points
    Managed to catch him in the twilight hours of the event.
  43. 2 points
    Not gonna lie, I'm only starting to dip my feet into investing and while I'm looking at a portfolio of stocks in tech to jump into, this news is pushing me to toss some coins Gamestop's way. If Reggie and the new crew are able to stabilize, restructure and reform Gamestop it might be a nice bonus addition. That being said, it's a shocking development to see Reggie jumping on board here. The man must love a challenge because there is little right now that is in Gamestop's favor other than the looming launch of the next gen systems.
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  46. 2 points
    And shout out to K Pop, you rock'd it in her own way tonight!
  47. 2 points
    Got this guy in a raid!
  48. 2 points
    Youngster Joey

    Switch turns 3 today!

    I wouldn't have recommended the Switch until a year ago. The first two years was mostly ports from WiiU and games from the prior decade. There's finally some original games worth playing. I think a problem that still exists is the system's lack of identity. The Switch lacks the personality of previous Nintendo consoles from it's design to it's UI. I said this from the day the Switch was revealed: the Switch is both a handheld and a console, but a master of none. And this remains the case. As a console, it's vastly underpowered. As a handheld, it's battery is insufficient and you're carrying something the size of a WiiU gamepad. Despite this, I think the Switch is the best move Nintendo could have pulled in their circumstances several years ago. It was obvious that Nintendo's WiiU was a failure, but their 3DS was selling great. But Nintendo couldn't bet on a successor to the 3DS as the market was shifting to mobile. I think the Switch manages to serve home console and portable users fine enough, even it wasn't done gracefully (Offering you enhanced ports of games you bought a few years ago at full price). I think a successor to the Switch will help it become a better hybrid console as processors become more powerful and energy efficient.
  49. 2 points
    Marxforever

    Switch turns 3 today!

    Wow, time flies. I guess that means I've been at my current Job three years since I started there right before getting my Switch. I actually just got my Joy Cons back from Nintendo yesterday, since they finally issued a recalled for drifting. The risks of buying a launch console. Me and my friend rented a hotel in Manhattan and we stood in line at Nintendo World for like 13 hours. But I really wanted the Breath of the Wild Deluxe Edition, and that was the only way I was gonna get one at retail price without a per-order. But I knew they'd have plenty, plus big launches at Nintendo World are always an event. I love the console, of course. Frriggin' adore BotW, can't wait for the sequel, and Smash Ultimate. But I gotta say, I am a bit surprised we haven't gotten any themes yet, and probably won't at this point. God, the Switch's interface is so band, especially for Nintendo. And they've had a completely unused "Digital goods" section on My Nintendo since day one. Very strange.
  50. 2 points
    Look who you're talking to
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