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For people who may not be able to afford a Wii U

teganfeatsara:

Nintendo sells refurbished systems for $200

That’s $100 cheaper than the average retail price. I know there’s a bunch of great games coming around and a lot of people may feel like there’s no chance of them being able to afford a Wii U, but this literally cuts the cost by $100. I hope this helps anyone! 

Not only signal-boosting this, but also giving my stamp of approval to Nintendo’s refurbished systems.  You’ll never even know it isn’t technically new, and their customer service has always been great when I’ve dealt with them.

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chaofanatic:

maggiekarp2:

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libbykeppen:

wingiestbird:

Hi guys! I’m going to explain something about animation which will hopefully change your minds about this picture.

(from The Animator’s Survival Kit by Richard Williams)

In order to effectively convey movement, the animator has to use a line of action for key poses - the most prominent type being a C-curve. To make moves readable, the animator will reverse the C-curve with each pose, and tie each of those together with an S-curve.

Smash Bros is a fast-paced game, so the line of action needs to be very exaggerated to communicate the movement. To do this, some parts of the character need to be broken. The pose in this image is something you’d see for less than a second, so I highly doubt they’re trying to go for eye candy with it.

This part of the Nintendo Direct shows just how fast Samus’s movements are. Each pose is hardly discernible at this speed - even when the camera is zoomed in on Samus, it’s hard to see how broken her anatomy is. However, her moves remain readable.

Another thing to keep in mind is that Samus isn’t the only character that breaks. Every character in Smash Bros has exaggerated movement - some of them even have body parts that grow really big to give punches or kicks extra oomph!

Incredible flexibility as demonstrated by Shiek!

A massive Charizard hand resulting in a very distorted Wii Fit Trainer!

Yoshi is going too fast!

If this were a rendered promotional image like a poster, I’d understand pointing out the flaws in her anatomy. However, this is an in-game screenshot, and saying that it’s wrong to pose her like this is telling the animators to not do their jobs.

THANK YOU

Thank you indeed.

Excellently said.

Makes me feel better but also keeping an eye out for what they use as promotional stills

Finally!

This makes me feel better, but man, do I still hate her design in general for this game. :(

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The Game Cube can be hit with a sledgehammer and work just fine. The Nintendo DS was specifically designed to be able to survive a 1.5 meter (five foot) drop onto solid concrete without breaking, and one of the company’s bigwigs wouldn’t let it go past the design phase until the design team could guarantee it could survive the drop at least 10 times. In fact, Nintendo products have such a reputation for being impossible to break through normal means that they spawned the term “Nintendium”—an all-purpose phrase given to pieces of technology that survive extreme punishment. For example, take the Gulf War Game Boy, an original Game Boy console that survived having a freaking bomb dropped on it.

Nintendo never advertises their products as being durable, they don’t brag about their Game Boys being bomb-proof or their consoles being tough enough to survive being hit by a car. They just expect their customers to be human and include features to prepare for that humanity. While other companies decide that they’re nice by including a cover to protect the screen of the $600 phone you just bought in case you drop it, Nintendo just builds a device that can survive being dropped in the first place and doesn’t make a big deal about it. Because that’s how a real company does business.

10 Toys That Are Replacing Cutting-Edge Technology (via strandedonthemainland)

I dropped my 3DS down a flight of concrete stairs and it just got a little scratched on the corners.

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nichole-marye:

vodkaandirony:

Pokemon X and Y Wondertrade Christmas!
Make kids starting their new games on Christmas happy by sending them some useful Pokemon or little items! You might get a Pokemon without use for you back, but someone somewhere will be really happy about the things you sent!
No one expects you to send your precious items. Please think back to when you were young and playing the games. How precious was a rare candy to a lot of us? Or how great would it be to get an Eevee that is holding a fire or water stone and can be evolved into Flareon or Vaporeon? Make them smile and reblog if you like this idea :)

This is perfect! :)

So doing this with fossil babies.  Time to spread those Archens and Anoriths around!

nichole-marye:

vodkaandirony:

Pokemon X and Y Wondertrade Christmas!

Make kids starting their new games on Christmas happy by sending them some useful Pokemon or little items! You might get a Pokemon without use for you back, but someone somewhere will be really happy about the things you sent!

No one expects you to send your precious items. Please think back to when you were young and playing the games. How precious was a rare candy to a lot of us? Or how great would it be to get an Eevee that is holding a fire or water stone and can be evolved into Flareon or Vaporeon? Make them smile and reblog if you like this idea :)

This is perfect! :)

So doing this with fossil babies.  Time to spread those Archens and Anoriths around!

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groomp:

scrafty:

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62bitgaming:

scrafty:

Nintendo is doomed. 

WOW that is CRAZY

Nintendo is pretty much Pokemon, Mario, Zelda.

Nintendo is pretty much Pokemon, Mario, Zelda, Fire Emble, Animal Crossing, Metroid, Donkey Kong

Never forget the great eshop crash of 2013

This is why I always roll my eyes when people talk about Nintendo dying.  They could live on first party stuff alone.  Easily.

groomp:

scrafty:

invigoratingingenuity:

62bitgaming:

scrafty:

Nintendo is doomed. 

WOW that is CRAZY

Nintendo is pretty much Pokemon, Mario, Zelda.

Nintendo is pretty much Pokemon, Mario, Zelda, Fire Emble, Animal Crossing, Metroid, Donkey Kong

Never forget the great eshop crash of 2013

This is why I always roll my eyes when people talk about Nintendo dying.  They could live on first party stuff alone.  Easily.

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rynil:

tinycartridge:

Goodbye, Swapnote ⊟
Nintendo just shut down SpotPass delivery of Swapnotes worldwide, after determining that some users were exchanging “offensive material.”

We are very sorry for any inconvenience to the many consumers who have been using this service responsibly; however this decision was made considering the point that many minors also use this feature of Swapnote. Thank you for your understanding.

Newly bittersweet image by Jen-Jen-Rose.
BUY Nintendo 2DS and 3DS/XL consoles, upcoming games

Fuck you, Nintendo. Stop trying to parent us.

I am so bummed about this.  I get Nintendo trying to police things, but I think this is the wrong way to go about it.  That, and that parents ought to be keeping an eye on what their kids send rather than Nintendo having to do it.  This is why we can’t have nice things.
I loved this feature and am really going to miss it.  :(

rynil:

tinycartridge:

Goodbye, Swapnote ⊟

Nintendo just shut down SpotPass delivery of Swapnotes worldwide, after determining that some users were exchanging “offensive material.”

We are very sorry for any inconvenience to the many consumers who have been using this service responsibly; however this decision was made considering the point that many minors also use this feature of Swapnote. Thank you for your understanding.

Newly bittersweet image by Jen-Jen-Rose.

BUY Nintendo 2DS and 3DS/XL consoles, upcoming games

Fuck you, Nintendo. Stop trying to parent us.

I am so bummed about this.  I get Nintendo trying to police things, but I think this is the wrong way to go about it.  That, and that parents ought to be keeping an eye on what their kids send rather than Nintendo having to do it.  This is why we can’t have nice things.

I loved this feature and am really going to miss it.  :(

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iheartnintendomucho:

Character customization, Pokemon grooming, Fossil Pokemon and gender differences in Pokemon X and Y

I don’t know about you, but character customization is a long time coming. More info:

  • Pokemon Froufrou will be able to be groomed into different looks.
  • Fossil Pokemon include Rock/Dragon Tyrunt, and Ice/Dragon Amaura
  • Pokemon like Meowstic and Pyroar will have gender differences. Males are on the left, females on the right. [❤]
Preorder: Pokemon X/Y, Pokemon X/Y Official Guide $12 save $7

Sexual dimorphism in Pokemon makes me squeal with delight.  So glad we’re seeing more of it in the coming game (COME TO ME LION POKEMON). :D

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jamiekinosian:

People are giving this Nintendo 2DS deal a hard time and it’s bonkers.Other than the shape, I don’t get why everyone thinks this is a joke. I seriously have been hoping they’d make a cheaper 3DS without the 3D but questioned if they ever would because of the name. I’m actually pretty proud of Nintendo for accepting that the one feature they were really pushing with this product isn’t exactly what everyone wants.I use 3D almost zero percent of the time. I find it pointless and a pain in the ass for casually playing to keep it at just the right angle and distance. I’ve heard the same from a lot of my friends.But what I/we think really doesn’t matter. Obviously this is more geared toward children and I imagine that explains the shape. Which is brilliant. The clamshell format is more likely to snap. It would also make sense given children’s eyes are more likely to be damaged by by the 3D. If I had a kid, I’d get this one over the others in a heartbeat.Way to go Nintendo, you done a good thing.

Yeah, the shape being made for durability for kids was my thought, as well as the fact that so many people don’t seem to understand that you can turn the 3D on the 3DS completely off.  It’s not my thing, but I can see the market for it and why some people want it already, especially if it ends up cheaper than the original 3DS.

jamiekinosian:

People are giving this Nintendo 2DS deal a hard time and it’s bonkers.

Other than the shape, I don’t get why everyone thinks this is a joke. I seriously have been hoping they’d make a cheaper 3DS without the 3D but questioned if they ever would because of the name. I’m actually pretty proud of Nintendo for accepting that the one feature they were really pushing with this product isn’t exactly what everyone wants.


I use 3D almost zero percent of the time. I find it pointless and a pain in the ass for casually playing to keep it at just the right angle and distance. I’ve heard the same from a lot of my friends.

But what I/we think really doesn’t matter. Obviously this is more geared toward children and I imagine that explains the shape. Which is brilliant. The clamshell format is more likely to snap. It would also make sense given children’s eyes are more likely to be damaged by by the 3D. If I had a kid, I’d get this one over the others in a heartbeat.

Way to go Nintendo, you done a good thing.

Yeah, the shape being made for durability for kids was my thought, as well as the fact that so many people don’t seem to understand that you can turn the 3D on the 3DS completely off.  It’s not my thing, but I can see the market for it and why some people want it already, especially if it ends up cheaper than the original 3DS.

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videogamedad:

dialga:

nocturnium:

… How do people find the time to do this?!

what the fuck even i cant

not only did they take the time to put the audio together, but they also had to make the video too jesus

A part of me is super impressed by this.  It must have taken a lot of work to go through and find all the calls to match these parts.

That part of me is clearly not the part that couldn’t stop laughing throughout this video.

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xybutt:

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ilgen:

What happens when you give a Mario piano score to someone who’s never heard it in his life?

Awesomeness.

Almost every self-proclaimed ragtime pianist I’ve ever met has been a total sightreading genius. I guess it’s also a thing that they have tons of experience having people throw them music and playing it right then and there.

what is this sorcery sadfkljalksdjf

No lie, this is one of my favorite videos.  I love the music of the Mario games because rags are gorgeous, and to sightread something that tough is impressive.

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coelasquid:

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adriofthedead:

denvarte:

mizubender:

I barely notice! Look carefully at their second attack, it looks like

Chespin is a grass/dark type,

Fennikin is a fire/physic type, and

Froakie is a water/fighting type!

OH MAN IT’S ALL MY DREAMS ABOUT STARTERS COMING TRUE

[INHUMAN SCREECHING]

I GET MY WATER FIGHTING TYPE?

This is pretty rad if true.

you know, I was just talking to Brett this morning about how cool it would be if they did grass/dark, fire/psychic, water/fighting so you would get the rock-paper-scissors thing working two ways.

Man, if only if only.  Come to me, unusual typings that are anything but fire/fighting.

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