My only reaction…
Source of such idiocy.
My favorite part from the new Smash trailer ⊟
I saw these GIFs reblogged on Nadia Oxford’s tumblr, where she wrote, “Glad to see it acknowledged that Samus is tall as hell and not the tiny, frail waif Other M makes her out to be.”
Agreed! She’s supposed to be close to 6’3” and 200 lbs out of her armor, according to this Nintendo Power comics scan. Little Mac is like 5’7”.
YES, thank you. The focus on Other M in Smash 4 so far has worried me a little but it’s great to see they’ve kept some of her essence and didn’t conform entirely to Sakamoto’s fanfiction fantasy.
The new trailer for some reason also gave me vibes of Viewtiful Joe with it’s art style. Did anyone else get that?
Trying to get into the habit of drawing at least a little something every day. Fanart often helps!
Bowser’s a character I drew all the time as a kid, so much that I never really need a ref to remember his features, heh.
Should they redesign Bowser, I’d think they should go with this.
Just shut up already. I get annoyed with people who say this every time we hear about their stock or the sales of the Wii U. Yeah, the Wii U is a full on turkey right now, and the chances of that changing are incredibly slim, but it’s not the end of the company. Their stock returned to it’s previous levels before everyone reported their downfall and began arm chair analysis, but NO ONE reported on their stocks returning to previous levels. Funny, stocks go up and down, who’d have thunk it?
Nintendo has weathered some pretty bad times, most notably the N64 and Gamecube eras. Nintendo intentionally made the N64 hard to program for so as to get “lower level” game makers to steer clear of making games for the system, and in fact, it did the opposite, and the system nose dived as the PlayStation took over the world. The Gamecube was far more easy to program for, but Nintendo did little to nothing to get 3rd parties on board for the system, and Nintendo couldn’t come close to the Juggernaut that the PS2 was (neither could the first Xbox). Emily Rogers wrote a few articles highlighting this, and seeing the way Nintendo has done things in the past, it’s sad to see them repeat the same mistakes.
You may think I’m knocking Nintendo harshly, but that’s not my intention. I honestly have found more Wii U games I WANT to play than I do of the PS4 right now, but Wii U’s future being wary is what makes me step back and think about a purchase of it. And I also have a strong fondness for the Gamecube, almost more than for the Super NES, as well as the DS and GBA SP. The Gamecube has a great library of games (as do the previous systems I listed), but it just wasn’t marketed very well, nor did Nintendo make the effort to get heavy hitting games like GTA III or Vice City to it. It was also at a turning point in the gaming industry where you saw a large increase in “Mature” open world games (see the change in Jak and Daxter to Jak 2 and 3), and Nintendo still couldn’t get the “kiddie” label off to save their life (and they still can’t).
Nintendo is finally caught in a very bad predicament they put themselves in. They brushed off internet connectivity for years, and then they were forced into it kicking and screaming. They still have yet to make an account system for their consoles, which is just silly in this day and age. I could forgive the Wii and DS for that, but not the U for not having some sort of an account based system that ISN’T tied to your console. They had a number of years to project how HD development would need to be organized, and Nintendo came out with their pants down not realizing the scale of work that it requires.
Nintendo says’ they’re NOT competing with Sony and Microsoft, and that’s fine by me, but then what’s their end game? What’s the goal? To get us more fatigued with stabled franchises like Mario, Zelda, Pokemon and Mario Kart? That’s not a lasting strategy. Mario 3D World, despite it’s high praise, has been THE WORST SELLING 3D MARIO EVER. They’ve got to give Mario and Link a break. Years ago, core Mario and Zelda games were an event that only came around occasionally (maybe every 3-5 years). Now we get them at every turn.
I have no doubts that Nintendo will be just fine, but they have to have a major overhaul in the way they do business. That doesn’t mean I want to see them cram DLC into everything, save that for Capcom. And it also doesn’t mean that I want the NES Super Mario Bros. on a crappy touch based or Temple Run like game. I’d rather see Nintendo with a stronger focus on good games, rather than “surprising” me with every new release. And I’d also like a new Star Fox, Wave Race, F Zero, and Pilotwings. Hop to it Nintendo, your future depends on it.
Inside of the Peacock Room in San Francisco’s Mark Hopkins hotel, Silicon Graphics chairman Jim Clark announces an agreement to create the technology for
An exhaustive, well researched article that chronicles the development, and the fall of one my favorite Nintendo systems. Anyone who has a fondness for Nintendo and it’s little cube should definitely read this article. Emily Rogers is probably one of the best reporters/opinion article writers when it comes to Nintendo.
Teenage Mutant Koopa Troopas - A TMNT / Super Mario Bros. Mashup (by James Farr)
A great combination. Koopas and Turtles
Hiroshi Yamauchi’s passing is a sad thing indeed. Kudos to the man who almost single handed-ly revitalized the U.S. gaming industry from the hole that Atari dug it in. He ruled with an iron fist, and took no prisoners. Nintendo may not have many gamers respect, but this man deserves a lot of it.
ALTERNATE COVERS - METROID PRIME (SLIGHTLY UPDATED)
One of the first covers I ever really did, and just did slight tweaks to it, not much else.
ALTERNATE COVERS - NES DUCKS EDITION
I’ve always loved Carl Bark’s Duck paintings, the variety in his covers and his skill fascinates me. The Scrooge McDuck comics are also some of my absolute favorite comics I’ve ever read. I knew at some point I’d be doing a DuckTales cover, and I’m pleased with the results. Ignore all the pansy critics who are whining about the difficulty of the new HD remaster, the game is great, warts and all.
Also, if I was going to do NES games, how could I NOT do a Duck Hunt cover? (EDIT: ADDED THE DOG TO THE SPINE)
Metroid Metal - Sector 4 (Metroid Fusion)
Been awhile since I’ve heard from these guys. They’ve grown and improved so much since I first listened to them so many years ago.
Relics of the Chozo: 17 Perceived by Cold Intelligence (Mother Brain)
If you’re a fan of the Metroid series, you must absolutely listen to this album. It’s a fantastic remix of songs from Super Metroid.
ALTERNATE COVERS - Link’s Awakening
It’s been almost a year since I’ve done these. I ran out of ideas, and I just didn’t want to constantly slap together designs unless they were something good. I think this template is more tailored for DS games, but if anyone wants to use it by all means do so.
PHOTO CREDITS: (Li Kovacs [pikmin link]) cosplayers.com
Nintendo 2DS revealed, coming October 12th
What a massive surprise to wake up to! This new model 3DS will play all 3DS games in 2D, will not be able to fold, and will be available at the rock bottom price of $129.99. If you’ve been waiting to jump in to this generation of portable gaming and don’t care about 3D, this is a pretty sweet deal.
This definitely was a big surprise to hear today. But given the flogging Nintendo has been getting from Smartphones and tablets, it’s no surprise that they’re trying to cut costs down. They just slashed the Wii U’s price tag by $50 bucks.
Let’s be honest here, kids want to play on tablets, this thing resembles a tablet. My inner gamer gut tells me this thing is ugly and unnecessary, but the more I think about it, the better this is for Nintendo. It actually might be more comfortable than the current 3DS. It’s a bit cheaper than a tablet, so it already is more attractive to consumers. Most aren’t using the 3D effect in any of the games they’ve been playing on the 3DS, and I don’t see many games coming out that use it that much anyhow. 3D TV is practically dead, 3D in the theater is in free fall, so the gimmick of 3D is not being utilized very much. I’ve been playing Mario and Luigi Dream Team and it uses a little, but not much.
Initially, I thought this thing was hideous and wasn’t going to do well, but I’ve had a change of heart, I’d like to see this do well. And I hope that with Nintendo’s next handheld, they’ll just go ahead and do a big screen and just ditch the dual screens. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve liked the DS and the uses of the screens, but so few games have been taking the full possibilities of it. Come next handheld, I hope they do something much different, and much smarter.
This announcement may be a bit of a sign, that Nintendo is trying to switch gears and get back on a better course. Our economy is still in shambles (and will continue to be for most), and smart economically priced items are the devices that are much more attractive to consumers. Now all Nintendo needs to do is start pricing their games better (DKC Tropical Freeze is coming in at $50).