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  • The onslaughts of ports and remakes don't make me super excited, but you know what will? *Very* old games that get new content. Smash 64 getting new characters, stages, and items. Paper Mario 64 getting bonus worlds and partners. Diddy Kong Racing getting new tracks and characters. Super Mario 64 getting all new world. Mario Tennis 64 getting new characters and courts.

    Yeah ROM hacks, you say, but what if there was official effort to expand old games? Old games keep the nostalgia value especially the retro graphics, but feel fresh at the same time. That would be hype.
    I can't find any answers on the Internet on why Blender 2.7's vertex paint does this



    Everything is selected by the way, it *should* paint

    It's a weird version of blender, that might be the problem, but it's the one I use to mod the Sims 4
    Who's still buying the Mario & Sonic games? They've been such empty suits since the third one, over a decade ago. Can we just not buy them and have them come up with better crossovers?

    How can you have a series of crossovers between two gaming icons and yet constantly stoke so little interest? That's some accomplishment...
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    winstein
    winstein
    I do enjoy what Mario & Sonic had to offer, because it's basically simple games with simple depth. Just seeing Mario and Sonic interact is very cool.

    It's a shame that the online design for Tokyo 2020 is very unintuitive due to its fractured design, since you can only create rooms in ranked on a sport-by-sport basis, it's affected by ranking so there's matchmaking, and combine that with a requirement to have a minimum # of players (100m, for example, requires at least four players). The friendly rooms are probably better because it only requires a room of people to start and you can choose an activity later.

    It's also a pity that the latest game seemingly doesn't have post-release updates, since I think this game would benefit from them (especially more characters).

    Thank you for reading.
    Striker Mario
    Striker Mario
    Don't think they should really charge at full price. And most minigames, eh, don't think they're all that compelling. Dream World stuff is good though, but not enough to carry an expensive game.

    Online being crapo in a Mario game probably isn't the most surprising thing, but probably still worth complaining.

    Roster hasn't changed since winter, the second game in the series. I'll be surprised if it will ever.

    @HombreSal Mario Party has more minigames and the minigames are more fun, there's several boards, and also you can elect to beat up Wario while in Mario & Sonic you're at the mercy of rng in terms of opponents. Super lame.
    Count Bleck With Claws
    Count Bleck With Claws
    There should be a Mario/Sonic crossover that's a campaign with a story. Like SMBZ.
    Something about Mario Tennis is apparently really infuriating to me because I keep dreaming times where I constantly miss AI serves and returns and lose games. Does anyone else have recurring dreams like this? I don't even hate Mario Tennis, just maybe the AI can get especially irritating since they have stupid reaction times.
    I'm kinda morbidly interested in what my local supermarkets look like. I don't want to risk catching or spreading the germ I can't exactly remember the name of, though.
    Tari
    Tari
    What? The LimeVirus? I'm not too worried about it.
    Striker Mario
    Striker Mario
    But just be careful, do some social distancing. We're gamers, hopefully that's not too hard. To me, not much of an adjustment.
    Tari
    Tari
    same
    Source: Twitter
    I just learned today that the British flag's red stripes coming from the corners are not running through the center. They're actually offset counterclockwise.



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    Ray Trace
    Ray Trace
    they also take breaks at 5 pm for tea and it's foggy only when it doesn't rain
    ZelenPixel
    ZelenPixel
    i always knew the stripes were off center but i never knew they were actually like. consistently off center!
    re: Car Wash yesterday
    BlueBerryBlue
    BlueBerryBlue
    What on earth is going on in the image?
    Striker Mario
    Striker Mario
    My oc, Zuka, is on the foreground. Two of White Lightning's OCs got into a fight, and Zuka had fired his weapon (next to him) at their swords to turn them into flowers. They also tried killing him with a grenade launcher, but Zuka transformed its ammo into bubbles. In the background, there's Long John Spaghetti's OC, Chroma Key, filming the scene, and he's next to BabyLuigiOnFire's OC, Ray Trace.
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    Sometimes the graffiti I replace on the walls are just expressions of Every Thing My Sister and I Remember and Love Including from Childhood, but Photoshop Tennis has got me thinking, "What if I post graffiti textures and invite other users to collage their graffiti with their wacky images? that'll be hilarious once I put it in GTA!"

    I'll probably think about it again once I get back into GTA V modding though.
    All of these "who will win in a fight" hypotheticals usually try to measure characters on a physical strength aptitude. There's more to characters than their super powers. I'd like to see more fights based on diplomacy, ability to make the most friends, general kindness, etc rather than who can dominate the other. Among villains or villains versus good guys, maybe measure on persuasion.
    Who would win in a fight Mario or Sonic?
    idk they'd just get bored and go to a hot dog stand and eat chili dogs together
    Mr. Mr. Prosecutor Grubba
    Mr. Mr. Prosecutor Grubba
    You mean bare footed
    Wallop
    Wallop
    Who would win an internet argument on Flat Earth Debate? Who would be on which side?
    NanoPhoenix
    NanoPhoenix
    Well Mario has recently been on globe trotting adventure where he's had several opportunity's to see the world from a birds-eye view from the Odyssey (not to mention the countless times he's been to space by now) and Sonic is fast enough to run around the earth. (and has also been to space quite a few times as well)

    So... they'd both likely be on the "Earth is round" side.
    That the U.S. misses out a lot on Franco-Belgian comics is a major shame. This seriously needs to be fixed, but how?
    Striker Mario
    Striker Mario
    Christ yeah the Big Fight movie spent a lot of time on Getafix's hallucinations after he gets smashed by a giant rock, as well as a lot of time torturing Infirmofpurpus, that one Roman that taste tested the magic potion Getafix slapped together while Getafix was still nuts. The book didn't spend that much time on those segments, and the film incorporates the Soothsayer book too? That's also weird. Oh and that film's the only one that's localized for the U.S. for some reason but that's an inconsistent one, where they remove lines and they add lines in some parts.

    I like the part where Getafix hallucinates Cacophonix's usually atrociously singing to seeing Cacophonix as a great rock star instead.

    I also enjoyed the Britain film too, though I think that was subbed. That one's closer to the book than the Big Fight is.
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    HombreSal
    I'm sad Uderzo no longer writes the comics but I can't blame him.
    Striker Mario
    Striker Mario
    He doesn't really write well compared to his excellent art. I took a look at Asterix and the Falling Sky and the premise of that one's already kinda stupid for Asterix standards, and Asterix is supposed to be silly. It punches you in the face with the reference to Mickey Mouse and too battling, I don't know, some insect thing that looks like manga and the pacing was really bad at points. The book doesn't develop anyone, the jokes are weak, the pacing is inconsistent, the characters take a backseat, and the messages are not subtle at all.
    The nubs on the back of Mario's hair are officially called "cowlicks".

    I assume that applies to Luigi's hair too. And probably Waluigi too.

    Wario has no cowlicks so don't ask me about him you morons.
    Favorite N64-era Mario model?
    Striker Mario
    Striker Mario
    I made a huge write-up on all the in-game N64 Mario models here, and while I like them all for their unique characteristics, I'm biased in favor of the Mario Party 2 model mainly for its wealth of facial expressions.



    I'm also pretty fond of the Mario Tennis N64 Mario, especially since the game he's in gives him a bit of personality (voice acting, crying when losing, the opening cutscene, the trophy cutscene).


    Finally, there are the models used for renders in games, and I like them because they convey a bit of sassiness that the present-day Mario doesn't quite have.
    NanoPhoenix
    NanoPhoenix
    Didn't even realize that Mario had those facial expressions in MP2.
    Striker Mario
    Striker Mario
    A lot of them are in display in Look Away, that weird minigame with the bobbing heads.


    A personal general system stability improvement to enhance my experience.
    Count Bleck With Claws
    Count Bleck With Claws
    Wait this implies it's even possible to customize your profile pic? I figured the only data that sends is a number/variable and it corresponds to a pic on the local system. That makes me wish Nintendo allowed me more options from their IPs, outside what's currently on Switch. The fact that it's even theoretically possible for me to upload Fawful or Dimentio and they'll ban me for it feels like a big tease, IMO they should only ban for inappropriate content or maybe for characters they don't own.
    Striker Mario
    Striker Mario
    Yes, you can change your profile pic. People that did do this, though, tend to upload porn and shit (don't worry the link is just a psa from reddit) so others can see it when they play Luigi's Balloon World. This is why we can't have nice things I guess. But for harmless profile pics, I guess it'll send the wrong impressions to those that didn't homebrew the console and maybe invite curiosity to it?
    Wallop
    Wallop
    Toadette knows she's cute
    Paper Mario is a frequently proposed candidate for a Mario newcomer to represent the MaRPGs but there's been an idea floating in my head that I would actually like way more than Paper Mario: Mario & Luigi piggybacking each other as one character. Their specials are a lot different if you use d-special to switch who's on top; like u-special with Mario on top would be the spin attack similar to DK but with Luigi on top, it's a high jump. But for basic attacks, they're the same. They use hammers and bros moves to attack, and a final smash could be like the Mix Flower from Partners in Time.
    Imagine if Nintendo gave us a really great and new Mario Kart, hyped it all up, and then they turned around and said, "Hey, you better like this because you're not getting another one in 6 years".
    NanoPhoenix
    NanoPhoenix
    Diddy Kong Racing 2 would also be dope, but wishful thinking.
    Wallop
    Wallop
    I feel like I'm finally mentally ready for super detailed anti-gravity mario kart. It was very intimidating to me last year.
    Wii and 7 are my current favorites though, I felt they captured the essence of classic Mario Kart while neatly integrating to more modern Kart. 8 seems to stray from the old formula and into something new entirely and I have to ease my way into it ^ w ^
    Varian
    Varian
    @Inkboy ...it's literally the same game plus Battle Mode and a few extra characters.
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    Where's that rotating Mario image you have in your signature from? And is it possible to find all the frames?
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    Striker Mario
    Striker Mario
    A fantastic piece of fan art by Angelo Furfaro that I found on Twitter (I cropped off the image credit because I had to fit in a square and didn't want to leave a bit of text, so I feel a little bad about that but I love it so much). Not sure what you mean by "find all the frames"; it's an animation study on Mario. All I did was change to a smoothly looping gif; the link shows the process of sketch to inking to coloring to shading to background color.

    Same artist also worked on this little treat which is just a really rough 9 second animation of Mario looking at a pipe, having an attitude, and gesturing?
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    Alex95
    Alex95
    That's really impressive :) By "all the frames", I mean each angle, but I can just stop the video and look at them :P
    Did you know that moonlight isn't actually blue.
    Striker Mario
    Striker Mario
    It's a warmish light in terms of color, as the temperature of light is inversely related to color temperature (red light is not as hot as blue light), if that makes sense?

    Anyhow, we *do* perceive the light as blue, just that the light itself is not blue, see Purkinje effect
    Varian
    Varian
    Interesting. I always thought green/blue/violet were the "cool colors" while red/orange/yellow were the "warm colors".
    Striker Mario
    Striker Mario
    They are the "cool" colors in color theory, like they're more subdued and receding in the bakcground; just that in terms of temperature of light, blue fire is hotter than red fire.
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