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#16528069 Official CS Mario Kart 8 Tournament Thread

Posted by torgo on 18 July 2017 - 08:08 AM

Chozo Sanctuary Mario Kart 8 DX Tournament

7-13-2017%20Icon.png July 13, 2017: "Happy birthday Morgil™!" 7-13-2017%20Icon.png

A week late and a penny wiser (or something like that), we celebrated Morgil's birthday in the way he loves - battling each other for his amusement. Morgil chose two courses never to pick, and only Plant ended up picking one of them once by accident. His punishment: be subjected to his "favorite" song while we played for 3 minutes.
Old favorites such as "Upsidedown Morgil" and "Yagilsil" came back for another year, no doubt warming Morgil's heart.



Plant wore the crown for almost the whole night, which was universally agreed to look horrible on him. Everyone else left their Morgil-esque hair free-flowing in the wind, as we bombed, chased, and threw stuff for an hour and a half.



Yes, in the end Plant42 won, his gift to Morgil was making sure that Morgil didn't have to bear the weight of wondering if he would ever lose the crown.



The voice chat was a never-ending parade of birthday wishes and goodwill towards Morgil - except when someone was chasing him down to deliver swift and just punishment for whatever the mode that we were in at the time. Birthday spankings with Bobombs and boomerangs were dealt out repeatedly, with Morgil enjoying every minute (I think).
We (of course) ended with a wonderful birthday song, which will end up being used in a top-quality slideshow or something as soon as I have time to do it. Keep your eyes peeled and your ears covered!
The next tournament will be a regular 150cc, so put away your Battle Boots and come as you are. Yabo's birthday is this upcoming Sunday, so we'll do her birthday tournament on the following week. Look for more info on that later.
As I slog through jury duty, ever now and then I think I hear someone whisper,

#16528056 The I'm-A-Squid-Now Thread

Posted by torgo on 15 July 2017 - 06:51 PM

Playing the new "Splatfest team with friends" option was a good way to make sure that we all got to play on the same team all the time. Go Team CS!



#16527975 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Wii U / Switch) - Post-Release (MIND...

Posted by torgo on 08 July 2017 - 05:37 PM

Anyway, speaking of 100 years ago, why the fuck did Zelda never age? She's still fuckably young 100 years in the future. Am I to assume that she ate a good mix of the potion that the annoying old loli made, or is that another unprecedented property of the Triforce of Wisdom? Or worse, just a glaring plot hole for the sake of convenience? They never explained that shit as far as I know.


This is the game series that regularly encases maidens/princesses in solid blocks of crystal.


I have one word for you, Plant: magic.

#16527947 The My Nintendo Thread - Nintendo's Rewards Program

Posted by torgo on 04 July 2017 - 03:13 PM

I got the switch survey two days ago. Hopefully I can get this character survey, too, so we can see Rosalina in a string bikini in the next Olympic tie-in game


I ... don't think there's an event for that. But hey, keep hoping!

#16527933 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Wii U / Switch) - Post-Release (MIND...

Posted by torgo on 03 July 2017 - 02:56 PM

This is exactly how I envision Plant's map paths actually drawing out, except that he won't buy the DLC:




From today's Penny Arcade: https://www.penny-ar...3/the-bone-zone

#16527932 Arms

Posted by torgo on 03 July 2017 - 11:27 AM

The real solution would be to unsubscribe to torgo on YouTube. I went to the vid straight from my phone's notification. ;P


I'll remember to put these kinds of warnings in the descriptions there, too.


Or wait, you probably won't read it. I'll put a big flashing warning screen right in the video from now on. It's my duty.

#16527904 Nintendo's 77th Annual General Meeting of Shareholders

Posted by torgo on 30 June 2017 - 10:28 AM




Q2: Game industry has 3 segments: mobile/consoles/PC. PC expanding greatly, programmers being birthed overseas. Does Nintendo plan to make PC software/hardware?


They spend years bitching at Nintendo to make smartphone apps, bring Mario/Zelda/Pokemon to mobile! Oh please, you'll die if you don't, why won't Nintendo do this? Waah waah waah!


Nintendo finally does smartphone apps, and now they want PC software? I feel a Plant-like rage coming on!


Kimishima should have told the guy to go shove a copy of Mario Teaches Typing up his ass if he wants PC software with Mario on it.

#16527903 Arms

Posted by torgo on 30 June 2017 - 10:08 AM

Fuck, I saw the whole 16-plus-minute video before seeing the warning. :(


Geez, do I have to bubble-wrap everything everywhere for you these days?

#16527894 Arms

Posted by torgo on 30 June 2017 - 06:58 AM

It's what you've all been waiting for!


I played for a while earlier this week with Morgil and Sam, and recorded some of the fun. I trimmed some of these clips to pull out some boring parts, but it's still pretty long (10 matches, 16 minutes). Not sure how many of these kinds of things I'll be doing, or if there's a way to make it more interesting. But anyway, we had a good time. ARMS is most fun when you're playing with people you know, and are talking to them at the same time.

I played as Master Mummy the whole time, just to give him a fair shake. Morgil was always Min-Min, because (as I understand it) she's his main, his ARMS Rosalina. :D Sam jumped around a lot, even giving Helix a try.



Plant Warning: Plant42 should not watch this. It is not for him. Do not watch if you are Plant42 (even thought it's 60 fps).

#16527890 Nintendo Summer of Play 2017 mall tour

Posted by torgo on 29 June 2017 - 12:05 PM

Not sure if anyone really cares, but because I have a picture and some impressions, here's some info about this summer's Nintendo mall tour that we went to last weekend. (Full list of the remaining dates and malls here - link might not work in years to come, since it's just going to a generic events page)


First off, a warped panoramic of what was set up at the Mall of America. They got the big spot, the same one that they had the big Mario Kart 8 tournament at a few years ago that I posted about somewhere else (maybe in my Poohblog?), but there were no tournament-type things going on with the big screen this time around.



Picture taken at about 5 PM, the whole thing started at 11:00. Crowds had thinned a bit, and all the aluminum bottles were claimed. :O


They actually had the whole area roped off this time, unlike previous tours where people were just milling around randomly. Of course, those times were for Wii U things, so the turnout was lower. ;) We waited in the pre-line for less than 5 minutes before gaining entrance to the wonderland behind the ropes.


They had sections for MK8 DX, ARMS, Splatoon, and Pokken, and then an area for 3DS games, 1-2-Switch, and Bomberman, with Snipperclips and BotW tucked away on the far side of the picture.


Upon entering, you get a card with 8 places for stamps. They wanted you to play a session of ARMS, Mario Kart 8, Splatoon, and Pokken, and then the other 4 were just playing anything else (like 1-2-Switch and 3DS stuff). One guy gave us extra stamps because we were so cool, so we got our cards filled up pretty quickly. Then you took those to the area in the middle to get some random stuff, and if you showed them your Nintendo Account QR code, you got one of those fairly nice aluminum bottles they were giving away to members.


Sam and I wandered around, while Yabo and Torgina mostly attacked on their own. ARMS we got to play against each other, and did about as well as you'd expect for it being a new game. :)


Then we tried Pokken, and spent the entire match button-mashing and not knowing exactly what was going on. I think Sam let me win, as a nod to my status as his elder who kept ranting about the gol-durn pokie-mans not doing what he wanted them to do.


After that, we hit up Mario Kart 8. We did local wireless with that one, and raced against a couple of other kids. It was kind of unfair since they did team match, and Sam and I ended up on the same team. With only 4 racers and us on the same team, we cleaned up pretty well.


And finally, the longest line was for Splatoon. I think that one took close to 20 minutes to get through and wait. They actually had two lines, one for regular Turf War, and one off to the side for Salmon Run. They had two setups, one for each team, as can be seen in the picture, and they were doing spectator mode on the big screen near the back.

Also by that bigger TV was where Salmon Run was going on, which is what we stood in line for. Salmon Run was really fun, and does really benefit from actually being able to talk while you play. They had a rep playing one of the spots, and then 3 people in the other ones. I got set up with a couple of kids, and while they did their jobs pretty well to move golden eggs back to the net, we clearly won our run because of my sniping skills. :)

We only played at 5%, and it seemed pretty easy for people who know what they're doing, but I bet it's easy to get overwhelmed as the difficulty level goes up.


The only real "complaint" I'd say would be that there wasn't as much free stuff. :) Previously, as you walked around they'd be handing out like stickers and hats and shoelaces and stuff. But now it was all locked behind the "spin the random wheel once and see what you get" gate. But they put on a good show, and had a good turnout. This is the biggest mall tour setup I've seen in about the last 3 or 4 years, so I don't think they've heard Plant's tea-leaf readings that Switch is dad.


Sam has some other pictures, and a video I think. Maybe he'll post them here if we all ask nicely. :D


#16527884 Super NES Classic Edition

Posted by torgo on 29 June 2017 - 06:48 AM

I am kinda surprised too we didn't get DKC2 or 3. Oh well. Plenty of still really good titles.


They need to leave me something to play on my actual SNES. It's all about me.

#16527842 Super NES Classic Edition

Posted by torgo on 26 June 2017 - 08:24 AM

Nintendo has announced the Super NES Classic Edition, releasing September 29, 2017.






It includes the following games, and two controllers (hopefully with cords longer than 2 feet):


  • Contra III: The Alien Wars™
  • Donkey Kong Country™
  • EarthBound™
  • Final Fantasy III
  • F-ZERO™
  • Kirby™ Super Star
  • Kirby’s Dream Course™
  • The Legend of Zelda™: A Link to the Past™
  • Mega Man® X
  • Secret of Mana
  • Star Fox™
  • Star Fox™ 2
  • Street Fighter® II Turbo: Hyper Fighting
  • Super Castlevania IV™
  • Super Ghouls ’n Ghosts®
  • Super Mario Kart™
  • Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars™
  • Super Mario World™
  • Super Metroid™
  • Super Punch-Out!! ™
  • Yoshi’s Island™

Yes, you read that right, Star Fox 2 is on there (apparently have you to beat the first level of Star Fox to unlock it).


MSRP will be $79.99, not much else in the way of info released other than that yet.


Will they make more than 12 of them? Will it be another, "Oh, this was just a holiday thing that we didn't realize people would want!" situation? We can only hope Nintendo learned from their NES Classic folly, especially now that Switch is already out and going strong.


#16527830 Official CS Mario Kart 8 Tournament Thread

Posted by torgo on 25 June 2017 - 10:20 AM

Chozo Crazy 8s DX Mario Kart Tournament

6-22-2017%20Icon.png June 22, 2017: "J9's Birthday Tournament - Wheeeeeeeeee!" 6-22-2017%20Icon.png

After a day due to J9's untimely full-arm amputation at the hands of a bathroom door, her experimental limb regeneration procedure had succeeded enough that we could celebrate her birthday in style, with a tournament of pink and purple cuteness (well, except for Plant).


Sam even brought J9 a present: her very own Noah to race against. But it turned out that the Noah was very poorly housebroken, as it confused one of Sam's chairs for the toilet, and so J9 refused to keep. The last we heard, Sam had released into the wild, where it stood a 20% chance of its parents accepting it again, now that it smelled so much like humanz.


One of J9's most special birthday wishes is always to see a bar graph, so let's all think birthday thoughts as we study this one.


Yabo's birthday present to J9 was getting her highest average score of the season, even though she only raced 8 races.
Voice chat was mostly full of either birthday excitement or talking to/about/around J9's Noah present. At least until Sam finally plugged in a headset so that everyone didn't get bombarded with text-to-speech echoes from Sam's computer whenever Plant bombarded the text chat with a /tts. Once sanity returned, we could spend our time enjoying noble pursuits of asking who do dat, and lamenting the fact that there was no Yoshi's Pooper in this tournament at all.
Morgil disconnected once, which gave Septapus its only material.


After the official tournament, there was once again heard call of Harambe, which lured a Robok, Yabo, and myself in for a single race in the most majestic of animal-based tournaments.


Of course, no birthday tournament is complete without an expertly executed birthday song. So sit back and remember how we all dressed up, as we hear our melodious voices serenade J9 in wonderful ways. It's not like the voice instructor inside her dies a little bit every time we do this, right?





Next week will be a regular tournament ... unless it ends up being Mirror Mode. As of right now, it looks like the following week (the 4th of July week) will not have an official tournament, since Yabo and I will be off camping, and WiFi at campgrounds is notoriously bad, even if we have the Switch with us to play. :)


Even Bowser's voice isn't as over-testosteroned as mine when he says,


#16527829 Miyamoto Reveals Pikmin 4 and Talks Upcoming Stuff/Plans

Posted by torgo on 25 June 2017 - 07:28 AM

No, that would explain why you are personally satisfied with Nintendo failing to deliver the expected quantity of quality software. That's a whole different point.



Stop making the internet not all about me, Plant. :P

#16527823 Miyamoto Reveals Pikmin 4 and Talks Upcoming Stuff/Plans

Posted by torgo on 24 June 2017 - 07:00 AM

You forgot (C.) You like the current pace because you can barely keep up with the new games you want to play as it is. :P