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  1. (Sorry for off topic comment) I promise I never forget all of you even if I'm away. I see all the weekly tournament results on Twitter and posts from several members. I chat with ArmoredFrog every week I think. Gotta keep NSider alive. I guess it's about 15 years now since I first "met" you, Kezay. Anyway, more on-topic, I'm glad for your recent good fortune. Good luck!
  2. I work in the sign/printing industry. According to my job title, I manage the printers and a small group of graphic designers. What I actually do is all of that and manage a few client accounts, handle a lot of paperwork, and act as "on-site IT" to fix small problems without needing to call someone for help, among other things. I've been there for almost 13 years now, and I am quite happy with it. It provides what I need and enough flexibility to do some extra things with my time off (usually attending PAX/E3). Graphic design and the print industry has certainly grown into a passion of mine over the years, but my original passions were always web design and video games. I still get to scratch that itch as a volunteer director of Zelda Universe. It doesn't pay any money, but the happiness it brings me just playing a part is more than worth the time, effort, and money I put into it.
  3. To elaborate on my HDMI request: I move my Switch around frequently, but I only have 1 dock. I move the entire unit between my bedroom and my living room on a near daily basis. Yesterday, I had it in my bedroom from the night before, moved it to my living room for the evening, and then moved it back to play in bed for a while before sleeping. The same routine repeats frequently. I also take it to friends house, parents house, etc. and have to carry the dock with me. Just being able to use an HDMI cable to quickly plug the unit in to a TV would save me a lot of hassle.
  4. If the Pro Switch only improves the screen, like the article suggests, then I will not be interested. There's a list of other seemingly simple improvements that would make me interested: - Better Bluetooth support - More memory / better CPU/GPU - More durable Joycons - Add an Ethernet port to the dock (or better yet, the portable) - Add an HDMI to the portable that allows "docking" without the official dock - More internal storage - Built-in streaming capabilities / easier methods of transferring screenshot/video files off console (this is a software feature that should be feasible on the original model but you could position it as a feature that only the "pros" need)
  5. *wave* I promise I've never forgotten all of you. I follow several of you on Twitter. I just don't spend a lot of time on forums anymore. I'll stick around for a bit though.
  6. I think it's quite sad that The Wind Waker has only ever been released on unpopular platforms. So, it get my #1 vote. Of course, being Zelda, I also want Twilight Princess again. I too could get behind a Tokyo Mirage Sessions port. I own it but never finished it. And I still want a lot of virtual console ports. Ogre Battle 64, please.
  7. Hopefully, they have years of planning for this project and it will turn out good. Miyamoto is usually against adding story in games, and that makes me wonder what his involvement will really bring to the table.
  8. I got Doom as a Christmas gift. It was the first FPS I have played since the original Halo (which I did not play until around 2009). I absolutely love it. Doom is incredible. It was the first game I finished this year. My biggest complaint is that there aren't more shooters like it (ok...and the sound glitch).
  9. I think building and decorating the toys is an integral part of the experience. Kids already work on home projects that can't always be completed in minutes (anyone ever build a birdhouse?). I don't think time is an enemy here. Sure, the goal is to get to the game, but building a toy is a different kind of game on its own.
  10. This is impressive technology. I had no idea that the Joy Con are capable of this. As others have pointed out, this is clearly targeted primarily at young children, and I think Nintendo will be successful in reaching that demographic. Nintendo is a toy company and it shows. Nintendo Labo is clearly not intended for me, but 20 years ago I would have begged for it. This is a good announcement. EDIT: I will add: I hope Nintendo has a plan for helping replace the cardboard components. That could mean including multiple sheets of the cardboard pieces in the box, or selling replacements cheap as a separate unit. It is cardboard after all. It's likely to break after heavy use.
  11. I was really happy with this Direct. I am very excited for the new Kirby game and TWEWY. I am also excited that NIS America/Falcom are finally bringing Ys to a modern Nintendo platform. Hyrule Warriors is a maybe for me. I love the game, but triple dipping will be a little difficult. I never played DK Tropical Freeze, so I'll consider that one too.
  12. I generally don't have "mains" in fighting games. I try to dabble in everyone to keep the experience fresh. But Mitsurugi is my favorite.
  13. It's a convincing video, but even without the tweet, it just seems too good to be true. Still...this is a whole lot of things that I want, so I'd love to be wrong.
  14. Here's my space! I'll add more detail later about goals and such. I already finished one game this year. - Doom (Switch)
  15. I also delirious, but I still want an HD remake of Chrono Trigger. I also want the Ogre Battle series revived...or just HD remakes of the existing games.
  16. I hope the rurmored Direct happens next week. We need some release dates and surprises. The lineup for the first 6 months of 2018 looks pretty bare. Bayonetta 1 and 2 are a nice surprise for February, but they are still ports. We need something new. Of course, I'm barely getting started with Xenoblade 2 and Fire Emblem Warriors, and I still need to finish the Zelda DLC...so I really don't need to buy more games right now.
  17. I am happy with this news. I have a friend who said something similar to this today: Wii may have sold nearly as many units, but Switch deserves it more. Wii was successful because it sold Wii Sports to non-gamers. That's not a bad thing; it helped expand the reach of the industry and we're better for it. But Switch has reached a higher mark by being a solid video game device with a strong lineup. And it did it without launching during the holidays. Nintendo did good
  18. I think Nintendo has a nice advantage in this category because their diehard fans will buy amiibo even if they do nothing. I fall into this category. I have scanned amiibo for in-game stuff, but I never buy them for that. I buy amiibo to decorate my bedroom and my office with characters that I love. Disney had something similar going for them (I bought a few Infinity toys). Infinity didn't end because it was unsuccessful. It ended because Disney gave the axe to the entire video game division. Simply put, I think there is still life in amiibo. Nintendo just needs to be careful and not saturate the market with tons of characters that no one wants (see: Animal Crossing).
  19. I would really like to see them ditch the guest character idea, at least for launch. They have a strong collection of original characters that can stand on their own. Killer Instinct brought in the guest characters later on, and they work well. I really enjoy playing Rash (though I'm not very good at Killer Instinct in general).
  20. I think Nintendo's online service is going to be a disaster. They have two esports hits on their hands with Splatoon and Super Smash Bros., but they still cannot figure out basic online functionality like voice chat. Personally, I have little interest in these features. I rarely play online multiplayer games, and I never play them competitively, but it's odd that Nintendo seems to want to embrace esports but refuses to embrace the online functionality that makes them possible. The only feature they have announced so far that is of any interest to me is the "classic game selection." However, I'm prepared to be disappointed. I fully expect them to offer a handful of NES games at launch and slowly add more without ever providing games that are worthwhile. Sony and Microsoft are giving away retail games via their online service, and Nintendo will give us 30-year-old table scraps. On the off chance that Nintendo gets it right, it could be huge. Imagine if they made the entire WiiU virtual console library available to download and play as long as you have an active subscription. I would be all over that. Even without a subscription service, I am definitely looking forward to the virtual console. I am not a heavy virtual console user, but I've purchased many games over the years and I will continue to do so. However, I am tired of rebuying the same games over and over and over again. I really want Nintendo to let me move my 3DS and WiiU purchases to my Switch. At this point, I think there's a 50/50 chance of this happening. Nintendo does seem to be listening to fans right now, so I'm hoping this gets through. As for the launch, anything less than NES, SNES, and N64 at launch is unacceptable, and it should be more. And maybe I'm a hopelessly naive fool, but I want Mother 3 to launch with it. And Ogre Battle 64. I need that on my Switch. Regarding Smash Bros., it's a toss-up for me. I really don't know what to expect. I think Fire Emblem, Animal Crossing, and Kirby are safe bets for next year, but I'm sure Nintendo has other surprises up there sleeve. My number 1 wish for next year is Ocarina of Time HD. It's the 20th anniversary, and I think it deserves recognition. It would be especially interesting to see the game remade in the Breath of the Wild engine and perhaps introduce some of the features that Breath of the Wild brought (simple things like stamina meter, unlimited bombs, climbing). But I would also be happy with a straight port of the 3DS game with improved visuals.
  21. Well, I finally updated my original post. I actually finished quite a few games this year. I just didn't clear much of my backlog like I hoped. I may finish at least one more before the year is over!
  22. I am extremely excited about Soul Calibur 6. I hope they just reboot the story entirely, or just ditch even trying. The story was never what made Soul Calibur compelling, but it was a major factor in Soul Calibur 5 being bad (e.g. replacing all the "too old" characters with new characters no one wanted). Instead of trying to make up a story to justify characters being included (or even changing their move sets, like Tira), they need to just create a solid fighting game that includes all the best characters they have introduced over the years. Omitting someone iconic like Zasalamel because he wasn't present during the story of Soul Calibur 1 would be a major mistake.
  23. This story has been making the rounds today, and like you said, it's terrible. It's sad to hear that an innocent man, completely unrelated to the incident, was killed because of this. The gaming community needs a solution to the swatting problem, now.
  24. I usually take my handheld to friends houses to play while we watch a movie or whatever else and I take it to cons and on vacation. However, I usually play at home.
  25. Considering that Bungie has never released a game on a Nintendo platform, I think it is unlikely Destiny 2 was ever going to come to Switch. However, I agree that the online excuse is silly. There are plenty of people who are not using the Switch as a portable, and there is an ethernet adapter for a stronger online experience. This is just a developer needing an excuse.