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@  Shadow : (24 March 2020 - 06:31 PM)

I'm still waiting to see if my attempts to sign up for EI have gone through or not. Phone lines are impossible to get through.

@  furrykef : (23 March 2020 - 05:58 PM)

There's talk that they may have found a cure for the virus. Here's hoping.

@  A Fox in a D... : (22 March 2020 - 07:27 PM)

Yeah, our D&D sessions and just going out for drinks at local breweries is basically gone right now. We're thinking of doing remote sessions but it's still not the same.

@  Wulfsbane : (22 March 2020 - 03:28 PM)

It just sucks cause my friends and I can't do our usual weekend stuff cause most of the restaurants we go to are closed or takeout only

@  furrykef : (22 March 2020 - 11:20 AM)

I know exactly how you feel.

@  A Fox in a D... : (22 March 2020 - 10:41 AM)

Yeah, there's a part of me that, as an introvert, should be totally OK with the concept of staying home. But there's also a huge part of me that is incredibly unnerved by the concept of having the choice taken away. Before, it felt like something I wanted to do, but now it just feels lonely and sad.

@  A Fox in a D... : (22 March 2020 - 10:38 AM)

Ah, no worries. Thanks for clarifying. <3

@  Wulfsbane : (22 March 2020 - 05:31 AM)

I absolutely recognize that this is going to have a change in how we do things, for better or for worse. There's going to be some positive changes out of this and some negative changes as well. I get this is something we haven't seen in 100 years.

 

If I came off as insensitive, I should apologize and explained what I meant a bit more.

@  Wulfsbane : (22 March 2020 - 05:23 AM)

You misunderstand. My daily life consists of me going to work and going home. When I order food out I usually get take out anyways. See I work 2nd shift so my options of what I can/can't do is limited by time anyways and hasn't effected me as much, the only real thing being I can't sit down at the diner when I get out at 11pm-12am on a Friday night. So when I say I'm not changing much of my daily life it's because my routine is at a point where my interactions with people, in person, are limited to begin with

@  A Fox in a D... : (20 March 2020 - 11:01 AM)

Regardless of how you feel Covid affects you personally, there's an absolute change this puts on everyone globally, especially small businesses and at-risk people. It will influence how we look at the media landscape, how we deliver entertainment and services, and workplace practices going forward, some long term, some short, some good and some bad. These sort of pandemics don't come around with zero wake, and we've already seen that and are seeing it right now. If you don't think anything is different, then you aren't looking hard enough.

@  A Fox in a D... : (20 March 2020 - 10:09 AM)

No, Covid is it's already costing businesses and lives, and it's made life difficult for just about everyone I know, particularly in my industry where we've having to scramble to ship games from home. What you're doing is unwise and irresponsible, and you're not the only person in existence, so you can keep your "not really".

@  Wulfsbane : (19 March 2020 - 08:57 PM)

Not really. I'm still going about it as if nothing's different

@  GetCrazyWith... : (18 March 2020 - 06:48 PM)

Covid is going to screw up all our lives

@  RedAuthar : (17 March 2020 - 09:43 PM)

I know your pain Ben, I know your pain...

@  Shadow : (16 March 2020 - 08:13 PM)

Lucky you.

@  Wulfsbane : (16 March 2020 - 05:16 AM)

I still gotta work

@  A Fox in a D... : (16 March 2020 - 12:03 AM)

It's only boring if you make it so. I'm stuffing my quarantine with as much art as I can muster.

@  furrykef : (13 March 2020 - 07:16 AM)

Stupid COVID-19 got chess club canceled. I guess I should prepare myself for a particularly boring next few months.

@  furrykef : (24 February 2020 - 08:05 PM)

Don't post videos in the Shoutbox.

@  bwrosas : (23 February 2020 - 10:06 PM)


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#1 ILOVEVHS

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Posted 12 December 2014 - 07:20 AM

YOU READ THAT RIGHT:

http://mynintendonew...rio-bros-movie/

And it's gonna be animated, THANK GOD

Now, consider this: Sony is making movies of Sly Cooper, Ratchet and Clank, Sonic AND MARIO.

SONY. THE GUYS WHO COMPETE WITH NINTENDO.
More proof: http://kotaku.com/re...artoon-16701925
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Posted 12 December 2014 - 07:53 AM

Not holding my breath.

 

I wanna see this, i really do, however there's been a ton of video game movies that get announced but never make it to theaters


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Posted 12 December 2014 - 08:57 AM

I'm hoping it's good.

Of course Nintendo's been bad with it in the past. They shot down a live-action Metroid, a CGI Zelda, and sadly, a Super Paper Mario adaptation.
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Posted 12 December 2014 - 09:19 AM

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I'd like to see a Super Mario Bros Movie done right, but that's the problem.  What is "done right"?  My interpretation of what Mario is, may not align with somebody else's.  Unlike Sly Cooper or Ratchet and Clank (What no Jak and Daxter?  *boop*)  which have relatively good storylines that tie things together, Mario Does not.  Mario has never been heavily story driven.  Giving an official story could ruin Mario for years to come.  Look what the timeline has done for Legend of Zelda.  Nobody likes this timeline.  It shouldn't have ever existed.  



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Posted 13 December 2014 - 11:38 AM

Honestly, I kinda enjoyed the infamous live-action "Super Mario Bros." movie.

I mean, yeah, it's cheesy and nothing like the sourse material. But in all fairness, it's much like SatAM in that regard. It tried giving the Mario series an interesting premise as well as giving the characters more character. And in that objective, it did pretty well. Plus, the cast did a good job at playing their roles (especially the late Bob Hoskins), and the special effects and animatronics were pretty good for their time.

Had the film bore a closer resemblance to the games, it probably would have a better reception amongst the fanbase.

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Posted 13 December 2014 - 12:26 PM

SatAM is way closer to its source material than the Super Mario Bros. movie was to its own. SatAM kept all the key elements of the source material while adding and changing details. The Super Mario Bros. movie was mostly a cyberpunk wannabe with Mario elements bolted on. Mario and cyberpunk have never gone together, either then or now. We already know what a Mario adaptation done right -- both a live action adaptation and an animated one -- would look like because we had the Super Mario Bros. Super Show. Sure, the scripts were lousy and the animation was occasionally poor, but they did everything else right.

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Posted 13 December 2014 - 06:43 PM

SatAM is way closer to its source material than the Super Mario Bros. movie was to its own. SatAM kept all the key elements of the source material while adding and changing details. The Super Mario Bros. movie was mostly a cyberpunk wannabe with Mario elements bolted on. Mario and cyberpunk have never gone together, either then or now. We already know what a Mario adaptation done right -- both a live action adaptation and an animated one -- would look like because we had the Super Mario Bros. Super Show. Sure, the scripts were lousy and the animation was occasionally poor, but they did everything else right.



The only thing the SatAM show got down was Sonic's appearance and character. Everything else, though, was either origonal, or entirely different from its original concept. Tails, for example, has a completely different design and characterization compared to the games (besides the pilot, did he even fly during the show?); the rings acted more like power-ups rather than life-support, and Robotnik's depiction could easily count as an entirely different character.

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Posted 13 December 2014 - 08:58 PM

Sure, but the setting was appropriate. The Great Forest, Mobotropolis, and Robotropolis all would have seemed like fine settings in the games. The premise that Robotnik wanted to mechanize and roboticize everything had precedent in the games. Sure, power rings worked a bit differently, but the idea that Sonic was more powerful with them than without them was at least a familiar concept, and there weren't really any ways to have rings in the story without changing their function at least a little. (Would you want to watch a ton of episodes where Sonic has to gather 50 rings?)

In the Mario movie, on the other hand, the Mushroom Kingdom didn't even exist. Toad became human for no reason (and then he became a goomba). I imagine they were worried that a mushroom costume would look stupid, but in that case they could have left Toad out altogether. Koopa's devolution plot had no precedence in the games or other Mario media. Koopa and Bowser became two different people for no reason. And on and on. Most of the elements that were used were changed so much, or taken so far out of context, as to be nearly unrecognizable. That might have been OK if what they came up with were any good (like the way SatAM changed the function of rings), but about the only thing they got right in that area was the Bob-omb.

This is all setting aside the point that SatAM had less to go on than the Mario Bros. movie did. By the time Super Mario Bros. filmed, there were no less than three reasonably faithful cartoon series, so people had an idea of what a Mario adaptation should look like.

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Posted 13 December 2014 - 10:50 PM

The thing with the Mario movie was utter development hell. It was supposed to at least resemble the games more, but the rewrites and the meddling fucked it up.


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Posted 14 December 2014 - 05:24 PM

I've given up on videogame moves. Call me when someone decides to finally do a remake of Airwolf.

Projection: If Intruder Organism reaches civilized areas...

Entire world population infected 27,000 hours from first contact.



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