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All Aboard the Hype Train!

Permanent Linkby Chameleonette on Fri May 23, 2014 6:02 pm

I am so excited.

Mario Kart 8 comes out next week, and now I can stream in HD with beautiful picture and smooth sailing (I tested it last night with a friend, using another game--so I don't know how the quality will be specifically with MK8 yet, but 720p is smooth as silk). I also can record much better footage now with the Elgato, too. I'm going to have SO much fun streaming and playing MK8 with live commentary!

And then Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare comes out for PC at the end of June and I can't wait to get that, either. It'll be a lot of fun playing that multi-player online with people. And I'm not usually one for shooters, but that game makes everything silly, colorful, and fun. I can't wait to play it.

It's going to be an amazing few months for gaming and I'm SUPER DUPER EXCITED.

Say what you want about Nintendo games, but I grew up with them and they will always be hella damn fun to me.

I feel like I'm breaching new gaps with my art lately, too. I've done a lot of things I had fun with and am proud of lately, including commissions and works of my own. And I've started doing something on tumblr called "Exercises in Positivity", where I make one positive post a day. And I feel like it has boosted my morale and outlook a TON! (I totally recommend doing it. You'd be surprised how many good things happen that we tend to ignore in favor of something going wrong or something bad. It puts a whole new spin on how you see things. And I would know, since I was EXTREMELY negative the past month or so.)

Hope you guys are all having a good time! Enjoy your weekend~
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Re: All Aboard the Hype Train!

Permanent Linkby SLR on Sat May 24, 2014 10:26 am

Mario Kart 8 is one of the two biggest games of the year for me (the other being Dragon Age III), and I've had my preorder in for months now. I cannot wait. Nintendo games are just tonnes of fun, and sometimes modern games seem to forget that fun is important and bright colours aren't just for kids. I've only got four other games on my Wii U, but they're all of them just so much fun that I don't mind the small library for the platform.

I do know that the game runs at a solid 60fps in full 1080p in single player and online play, if that helps you plan your live streaming, though apparently it's somewhat more laggy if you're playing local split-screen or have a bad internet connection. The screenshots I've seen are stunning. I rather regret not being a games journalist any more right now, or I'd have actually gotten to play it already. Oh well.

Nice to see you in a good mood. I hope it continues for you.
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Re: All Aboard the Hype Train!

Permanent Linkby Chameleonette on Sat May 24, 2014 6:02 pm

SLR wrote:Mario Kart 8 is one of the two biggest games of the year for me (the other being Dragon Age III), and I've had my preorder in for months now. I cannot wait. Nintendo games are just tonnes of fun, and sometimes modern games seem to forget that fun is important and bright colours aren't just for kids. I've only got four other games on my Wii U, but they're all of them just so much fun that I don't mind the small library for the platform.

I do know that the game runs at a solid 60fps in full 1080p in single player and online play, if that helps you plan your live streaming, though apparently it's somewhat more laggy if you're playing local split-screen or have a bad internet connection. The screenshots I've seen are stunning. I rather regret not being a games journalist any more right now, or I'd have actually gotten to play it already. Oh well.

Nice to see you in a good mood. I hope it continues for you.


I'm really, really excited for Friday. And I'm glad that someone else here recognizes Nintendo games as not just being for kids! I feel like I can never talk about them here, since all anyone cares about are darker games or FPS. There was literally almost no one to talk to about it. If you post something of that nature, they ignore you and post more of what they're all chatting about. I gave up, frankly. And more WiiU games are definitely on the way, too. I'm excited for Smash Bros. 4 coming out in summer (3DS) and winter (WiiU). It's gonna be awesome.

Yup, I'm aware! I don't know if I'll try to STREAM in 1080, as I'm not sure my internet is good enough for that, but the game still looks gorgeous in 720, too. I've watched lots of preview videos.

Thanks. : ) I hope it does, too. I feel like the positive outlook is helping a lot.
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Re: All Aboard the Hype Train!

Permanent Linkby SLR on Mon May 26, 2014 10:53 am

Darker games have their place, and I do love them too, but sometimes you just want something bright, silly but still challenging, and damned fun. I will always love Nintendo games, and those people who dismiss them as children's games are just missing out. I'm old enough to remember when all we had were Nintendo and SEGA games, but not so old that I think myself grown out of them. Last time I bothered to count I had nearly 3,000 games spanning a nearly 30 year period. Looking at the more recent end of that collection, there really are not very many Nintendo games, but what ones are there are all right up there in my favourites. Fire Emblem, Zelda, Paper Mario, Pokemon, Mario Kart, Smash Bros, Metroid, Advance Wars. Then the awesome games that aren't Nintendo but are exclusive to their systems, like Phoenix Wright and Professor Layton. Rayman Legends! Not exclusive, but it is glorious on the Wii U, and easily the best version. Occasionally I end up feeling sorry about how Nintendo consoles have fewer games than the others, but then I stop and think about the quality of the games that are there and how much fun I have playing them, and it doesn't matter any more. I can't understand people who deny themselves the sheer joy those games inspire. And I'm a depressive, so if they make me happy, you'd think a normal person's head would burst with glee or something.
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Re: All Aboard the Hype Train!

Permanent Linkby Chameleonette on Mon May 26, 2014 8:24 pm

I admit that I'm not one for horror games at all (they'd give me nightmares for months), but I can still appreciate darker aspects of games, as well. I just happen to prefer playing things that make me happy rather than eliciting some sort of negative emotion. Games are often like a pick-me-up for me.

Nintendo games have always had a special place with me. And I started playing RPGs at age 6 with Dragon Warrior IV. Those are probably my main "niche" in video games. I have been aching to play the PW games (I've seen LPs of them) and also the Paper Mario ones. Fire Emblem: Awakening was my first FE, but I've absolutely LOVED it on the 3DS (it takes a battle system that I really love from the early Playstation era: Final Fantasy Tactics).

And that's how I feel about those games, too. They fed my imagination and happiness as a kid, and they continue to do so with every new thing that Nintendo brings out.
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Re: All Aboard the Hype Train!

Permanent Linkby SLR on Tue May 27, 2014 2:46 pm

I'm not that keen on horror games myself. I meant darker the same way some people would say "more adult". So games like Fallout or Dragon Age or whatever, which aren't specifically horror but have some very dark themes. The closest I get to horror is Dark Souls these days, because games have gotten realistic enough now that I too would be having nightmares afterwards for quite some time. I like to think of games the same way I think about films, books, anime, music, or anything else. There's a very broad spectrum of styles and genres, and all of them are equally valid. A good game is simply a good game, and you can choose one to suit your mood at the time. I totally get what you mean about not needing something depressing when you're down though.

I really recommend Phoenix Wright. I think they're better in the original versions, but the Americanised translations are still good too. I originally played the first three in Japanese, and they made a lot of changes when they brought them out in English, such as relocating the setting to California and altering the nationalities of the characters and so on. Since the cases in the games tend to focus on things that are very specifically Japanese culturally, it makes for a weird contradiction. But they're very fun, very funny, and still really good examples of point and click adventures.

The second Paper Mario, The Thousand Year Door, which was on the Gamecube, is one of a handful of games I have played every single year since it was released. It really is one of the very best games ever made. Not just the best RPGs, but one of the best games. It is perfect. I literally can't think of a single flaw in that game.

Final Fantasy Tactics is an epic game, and I bought an imported PS1 to play it since they never released it in Europe. I think it's worth pointing out that FFT took the battle system from Fire Emblem and not the other way around though, heh. Fire Emblem: Awakening is the 13th game in the series, and the first one came out in 1990. Admittedly, not many American or English gamers are as familiar with Fire Emblem because the first six games weren't originally released in English (Shadow Dragon on the DS is a remake of the first game, and was translated).

It is pretty awesome to be able to talk about these games with someone who appreciates Nintendo games for what they are. I don't buy into the platform fanboy or your age meaning you shouldn't play certain games or the whole "real gamers only play this" bullshit. Great games are great games, and a real gamer doesn't restrict themselves and artificially deny themselves a great game just because of the system it's on or the age rating on the box or how bright the colour palette is.
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