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76  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Code name S.T.E.A.M. for 3ds on: January 29, 2015, 08:04:44 PM
Just a heads up for 3DS owners, free Code Name S.T.E.A.M demo available now on Nintendo eShop. http://www.nintendo.com/whatsnew/detail/S_W3m_X4ARJaayxrUaYyZ7Nyj3nqwwTJ. I'm still at work, so I gotta wait until tonight to go home and d/l to check this out for myself.
77  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: New Batman..... on: January 29, 2015, 07:51:47 PM
Couldn't find a more recent thread, so I'll leave my thoughts here. So any guesses as to the possibility that we may see a teaser trailer to the movie now titled, "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" this weekend during America's big game, the Super Bowl? Too soon? IMDb says the movie is slated to open in the U.S. on March 16, 2016. Rumors circulating the internet this month is that the teaser trailer is supposedly attached to the soon-to-open, "Jupiter Ascending."
78  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: January 28, 2015, 02:50:35 PM
Marshawn "Beastmode" Lynch had custom cleats made:

And, his limited edition Skittles are back just in time for this weekend's Super Bowl.

Devoted "12th man" fan makes a tribute to Lynch with a portrait of Lynch made out of Skittles.

Finally, he gives a press conference on behalf of Skittles this week answering serious questions*:
*YouTube video has almost 3 million views: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5PgOk1Hjcc

Not to be confused with a Seahawks fan, but this guy is pretty funny off and on the field, heh.
79  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: January 20, 2015, 04:38:59 PM
Behold... the batmobile stroller:

Article: http://kotaku.com/custom-batmobile-baby-stroller-is-just-asking-for-troub-1680609859
80  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: January 20, 2015, 02:58:29 PM
Planning a trip to LA in March. By then I'll have had it with Chicago's gray death winter.

Never been to California.

Thoughts? Prayers?

Make a pitstop to one of the best Mexican food places in LA... Guisados. http://www.yelp.com/biz/guisados-los-angeles-3. California burritos are great, but I recommend mini tacos. They're easier to finish. Have fun with traffic if you have to get around the city, LA traffic can be hell. Good luck!
81  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Xenoblade Chronicles X on: January 15, 2015, 11:35:28 AM
Winter 2015 can't come soon enough.

* Kevadu looks at calendar

Uh...I've got news for you.

::In my best Dunban accent:: Electric Gutbuster! What... Giving up the sword already?

Yeah, in all seriousness Winter 2015/Spring 2016 is probably more realistic for U.S. localization. I have to admit I was disappointed with the New 3DS Xenoblade port. In the Nintendo Direct they said the port was handled by a different team that was responsible for bringing Donkey Kong Wii to the 3DS, so not Monolith Soft. I played 100+ hours in Xenoblade, so I got a little burnt out chasing all the mini-quests, so by the time Xenoblade Chronicles X comes out my body will be Reggie, haha.
82  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: January 14, 2015, 08:11:46 PM
I'm perplexed. I'm not one to vent on this forum as I don't post often enough to weigh in on my opinions, but I've got to get this off my chest.

I'm trying to follow the amiibo mania availability/release news and my mind is exploding, lol! There was launch amiibos, second wave, third wave. Certain amiibos that only work for certain Wii U or 3DS games. Or data that gets erased if you apply an existing amiibo to a new game. Not sure... I liked today's Nintendo Direct, but I can't help but feel a little lost. Thankfully IGN's wiki guide has cleared the air a little at http://www.ign.com/wikis/nintendo-amiibo-figurines/Amiibo_Figurines.

Then there's exclusivity of certain amiibos based on which retail store you shop at (i.e. Shulk being a GameStop exclusive). I'm not trying to collect all of them, God no... because that would get crazy expensive. Specifically if you're going for a rare amiibo that quickly ran off the shelves like Marth (announced today that more will be coming in supply this year) or Wii Fit Trainer (seriously?! lol...).

Funny thing is that I haven't bought one yet.

I can't make up my mind on which one to buy that will have a general appeal to the games I own on Wii U and 3DS now and going forward. I've casually looked at different stores and from my own experience, the stores can't keep any amiibo's stocked. Who would have thought that amiibos would be such a hit? At first I was confused too because the figures look similar to Disney's Infinity and Skylanders. Sigh. I'm going to take a deep breath and make up my mind later.

Thanks for letting me vent guys! Your bud, Orson.
83  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: New 3DS Fire Emblem If on: January 14, 2015, 03:15:51 PM
- And finally, there was absolutely nothing in here about SMT x FE goddammit (seriously Nintendo, you announced this two years ago, and I already know more about a game that was just literally announced two hours ago than I do about this; no seriously, god fucking dammit).

I thought that was weird too. I think last year's E3 update was that they shelved work on SMT x FE (Wii U) in favor of Code Name S.T.E.A.M (3DS). I honestly didn't know they were working on another FE title for the 3DS until I saw today's Nintendo Direct. I did like the opening cinematics though, very cool. Judging from sales posted at http://natmonitor.com/2015/01/05/microsoft-and-nintendo-report-strong-sales-for-2014-holiday-season-to-sonys-dismay/ from last month, I kinda assumed work would speed up on SMT x FE. I guess we'll see as this year progresses.

I'm now curious as to whether this new FE 3DS title will take advantages of the New 3DS XL button/features coming out a month from now. Or how about Amiibos? It might be cool if these Fire Emblem Amiibos (Marth, Ike, Lucina and Robin) would do something for FE: Awakening player stats or this new upcoming FE IF title. I do know Amiibo support was announced for S.T.E.A.M..
84  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Xenoblade Chronicles X on: January 14, 2015, 02:47:52 PM
Loved the new footage of the game with this morning's Nintendo Direct! I hope you're right about the localization Aeolus. Winter 2015 can't come soon enough.

85  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: January 12, 2015, 01:09:56 PM
That Zelda picture is awesome! Is it from the same artist, Akihiko Yoshida who does Final Fantasy Tactics and Brave Default art? If so, is there a page where his renditions of other video game characters show up? That would be a good archive to look at.
86  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Youtube on: January 06, 2015, 04:52:04 PM
Queenstown New Zealand Luge Run

Looks fun (and dangerous)!
87  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Youtube on: December 10, 2014, 03:05:14 PM
Ranchin' Trombone Cow Christmas

Cows like music (and popcorn apparently)!
88  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: December 02, 2014, 12:11:31 PM
What 120 million crabs may look like if they were to gather in one place:

Parting of the red sea: Spectacular moment 120 million crimson-coloured crabs emerge from the jungle and head for the warm waters of the Indian Ocean
89  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: December 01, 2014, 04:23:15 PM
Not sure if it's just me getting older, or being content with what I have at my age, but nothing really jumped out at me this year during the Black Friday/Cyber Money special deals online that I thought to myself, wow! I gotta have that. Anyone else land any cool deals?
90  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Youtube on: October 31, 2014, 03:55:33 PM
Focused kitty is focused
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