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I am forever indebted to my Japanese masters.
July 31st 2002, 22:04 CEST by BobJustBob

We're all jaded. We suck. We bitch about everything. Wait, that's just me.

Nevertheless, it's time to inject some PlanetHappy back into PlanetCrap. Feel the love. Feel the GameCube.

Super Mario Sunshine, The Legend of Zelda, Metroid Prime, Mario Party 4, Star Fox Adventures: Dinosaur Planet, Wario World, Animal Crossing, Resident Evil 0, Super Monkey Ball 2, and more. The fall lineup for the GC kicks the competition's ass like the proverbial Bailey. And it all starts on August 26th (in the US).

I haven't been this excited about a lineup since the PC Gamer issue featuring Bullfrog's upcoming games (of which I think only 2 made it out alive). Let us all revel in the joy that the coming months shall bestow upon us.
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#1 by PogoTribal
2002-07-31 22:05:30
First! YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH

Love... biochemically related to consuming large quantities of chocolate.
#2 by Post-It
2002-07-31 22:07:24
keithlee@speakeasy.net
BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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#3 by Post-It
2002-07-31 22:07:46
keithlee@speakeasy.net
Honestly, I'm pretty stoked about the GC's lineup as well.

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#4 by Bailey
2002-07-31 22:08:38
Yes. It is always a good idea to promote a system based on unreleased games. This is wise and just.

They're not piss-drinking contests so much as attempts to drink as much piss as possible. There are no prizes involved, this is just a way of life for the participants.
#5 by PogoTribal
2002-07-31 22:08:45
These games sound awesome. Now if only I had a Gamecube...

Love... biochemically related to consuming large quantities of chocolate.
#6 by jjohnsen
2002-07-31 22:10:15
http://www.johnsenclan.com
I'd still rather have an xBox.  I will never forgive Nintendo for the N64.

No longer must I sweep for you, for I am not your broom.
#7 by Foodbunny
2002-07-31 22:10:35
foodbunny@attbi.com http://www.foodbunny.com
Eternal Darkness rules.

Jennie wept, "So I turning into a huge living tit?  What the hell kind of cure is this anyway?!"
#8 by Greg
2002-07-31 22:10:50
I'm interested in the first three games on that list. The rest could go to hell, for all I cared.

Who is driving car?! Oh my god, bear is driving car! How can that be?
#9 by Creole Ned
2002-07-31 22:11:22
What the hell kind of name is Super Mario Sunshine? What next, Donkey Kong Double Happiness?

"I don't bemoan the great paste" - LPMiller
#10 by PogoTribal
2002-07-31 22:11:37
XBoxes are worthless... you're falling into the same trap as N64... maybe 5 top-notch games during its lifetime.

Love... biochemically related to consuming large quantities of chocolate.
#11 by BobJustBob
2002-07-31 22:13:07
In response to Bailey, I don't think I've ever been disappointed by a 1st-party Nintendo game. So even if a couple of these games end up sucking, I will still be a very happy gamer.

25 Days, 08:44:27

So there.
#12 by chris
2002-07-31 22:13:53
cwb@shaithis.com http://www.cerebraldebris.com
I bought a gamecube two months ago, played through Resident Evil, and haven't touched it since.

But based just one the lineup for the rest of the year, I consider it money well spent.

-chris
#13 by Matthew Gallant
2002-07-31 22:14:04
http://www.truemeaningoflife.com
No, you go to hell, Greg.

Current market value of the Max Payne IP according to a comparison of the market capitalization of Take Two pre- and post- sale: approx. -$185,000,000.
#14 by Bailey
2002-07-31 22:14:42
Xboxes are great for weighing down hot air balloons, crushing the heads of unwanted orphans, and starter kits for children who want to become weightlifters like that freakish little what's-his-nut.

They're not piss-drinking contests so much as attempts to drink as much piss as possible. There are no prizes involved, this is just a way of life for the participants.
#15 by jafd
2002-07-31 22:14:51
I'll be happy to buy a console, as soon as it is free.

#16 by Greg
2002-07-31 22:15:45
MattG,

Maybe I'm already there!

Who is driving car?! Oh my god, bear is driving car! How can that be?
#17 by Foodbunny
2002-07-31 22:16:11
foodbunny@attbi.com http://www.foodbunny.com
Chris, you should play Eternal Darkness.  It's a very high-quality game.

Then, quite unexpectedly, we saw certain obstructions on the polished floor ahead - obstructions which were quite definitely not penguins - and turned on our second torch after making sure that the objects were quite stationary.
#18 by Post-It
2002-07-31 22:16:41
keithlee@speakeasy.net
Had an X-box, played Halo, alot. Tried almost all the other "big" games for the system. All "meh." No new games coming out for it that I really wanted. Traded it w/game, controllers. Got a GC, Pikmin, & ED. Also, a fall line-up that I could look forward to. The only thing I am going to regret missing are the upcoming Mech games for the X-box. Nova almost changed my mind about it in IRC a couple of weeks ago, but Mario has had a grip on me since I was 5, so I was helpless to resist. Thus, I am now a GC owner.

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#19 by Your Friend
2002-07-31 22:17:06
I hear Microsoft's going to change the XBOX motto to "It plays HALO!".

Heh.  All kidding aside (I actually love the XBOX technically but it saddens me how poor the software offerings for it have been to date), I'm looking forward to the near-future of Nintendo's Gamecube quite a bit too.  Not sure how substantial a thread can come of this topic, though...
#20 by Bailey
2002-07-31 22:18:09
Post-It

Can you implement an icon that involves a signficantly lesser amount of attempted self-fellation?

They're not piss-drinking contests so much as attempts to drink as much piss as possible. There are no prizes involved, this is just a way of life for the participants.
#21 by chris
2002-07-31 22:19:11
cwb@shaithis.com http://www.cerebraldebris.com
Foodbunny - yeh, our Nintendo editor mentioned that. I'll look into it.

We've also got a copy of Mario Sunshine in-house, and it's good. =)

-chris
#22 by Your Friend
2002-07-31 22:21:08
Post-it,

  Why not keep the XBOX and also get a Gamecube?  I've been intrigued by this question for quite some time, so maybe I'll start a survey.  I realize that for many people money can be very tight, but considering console hardware isn't much more than 2 games these days, I've been wondering more and more why even fairly well off folk *seem* (I have no real data to back this up, just stuff I read on the net, and hear people say in real life) to feel a need to sell/trade-off one console when they get another?

Regards,

  Your Friend (owner of an XBOX, Gamecube, PS2, Dreamcast, and various older consoles).
#23 by PogoTribal
2002-07-31 22:21:26
Kanji is trendy among rice-boys

Love... biochemically related to consuming large quantities of chocolate.
#24 by Duality
2002-07-31 22:23:54
Dualipuff@yahoo.com http://stratoscape.ath.cx/
... but Mario has had a grip on me since I was 5, so I was helpless to resist.

You might make Jeet feel jealous if you talk like that.  He's the only one that has such intimate affairs with rotund italians.

You didn't think he used the plunger for CLOGS, do you?!

#25 by Post-It
2002-07-31 22:27:19
keithlee@speakeasy.net
Though in another vote for Eternal Darkness from me. It's a good, high quality game. My only qualm with it is as follows:

It's a good game, a really good game, but just short of greatness. And in it's getting so close to greatness, and failing, almost makes the game worse. :/

Regardless, the insanity effects in the game have suprised/shocked me more than any other "horror" game has since the original Resident Evil. A couple of times I swore I had stumbled on a bug or something.

Bailey

As soon as you stop interpreting every post in this board as some type of fantasty sexual situation involving your odd psycho-sexual facination involving crushing things with a giant robot. Your repressed BDSM desires are starting to show. Perhaps you should take it up with a qualified psycho therapist?

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#26 by crash
2002-07-31 22:29:16
well, the icon is rather... interesting, Post-It. a churl would say something like "I'd tell you to go blow yourself, but given that pose, looks like you're already well on your way."

thankfully, i'm not a churl.

"Everyone knows the best way to live life is to troll messageboards." --Warren Marshall
#27 by HoseWater
2002-07-31 22:37:01
barneyque@hotmail.com
So does this mean it depicts something other than a self-fellation attempt?
#28 by Post-It
2002-07-31 22:37:07
keithlee@speakeasy.net
Your Friend,

Well, I have a PS2, my new GC, and a PC. I just couldn't justify having the X-box sitting around with the only 1 game. Considering that I got the GC, Pikmin, ED, a wavebird, & componet cables for roughly $90 since I traded in my X-boxen, controllers & game instead of $300, it was justified. I know there will be more games I will play on the GC then on the X-box, and that sealed my decision. As a grad student, money is tight and gaming can be an expensive habit. Not to mention, I have a classes, a job, a girlfriend, my group of friends I hang with (most not gamers), plus going to & teaching classes at the dojo (I'm an assistant instructor), so my time for gaming is fairly sparse. Therefore, I must pick and choose my gaming experiences carefully. And I decided that there are more gaming experiences I would enjoy on the GC. I'm not saying this is what everyone should do or anything, it's just what best suited me and my gaming tastes. C'est la vie

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#29 by chris
2002-07-31 22:39:08
cwb@shaithis.com http://www.cerebraldebris.com
I think the icon is him trying to break out of the 50x50 square...

-chris
#30 by Trunks
2002-07-31 22:41:49
Speaking of the Gamecube, looks like the SoA port (supposedly will be called Skies of Arcadia Legend here) will feature a new character.  Dunno if she's just a crewperson or will actually join the main party.
#31 by Your Friend
2002-07-31 22:41:56
Post-It,

 I see. That makes sense.
#32 by Trunks
2002-07-31 22:42:49
Forgot to mention that that image scan is from the latest Famitsu.
#33 by Matt Perkins
2002-07-31 22:42:53
wizardque@yahoo.com http://whatwouldmattdo.com/
Post-It

What makes you think Bailey's desires are repressed?  


Hosewater

Yes, that's what it means.

I like pretending I can spell.
#34 by HoseWater
2002-07-31 22:45:29
barneyque@hotmail.com
OK, catching on now.

BTW, what does it take to become a master in a martial art?  I see that Sensei Bushnell took instruction from a master.

Bushnells creds seem pretty impressive as well, is he a master?
#35 by bago
2002-07-31 22:46:24
manga_Rando@hotmail.com
mebbe I'm just a sucker for robots, but gunmetal, mech assault, lookin pretty tasty.

iamelectro
#36 by Your Friend
2002-07-31 22:46:41
Nolan Bushnell is a martial arts master?  

Aikido is the new Pong!
#37 by Post-It
2002-07-31 22:57:47
keithlee@speakeasy.net
Mastery is a rather unusual concept that is not familar to most people in the western world. As the industrial revolution progressed, atrisians became fewer as their areas of specialty were soon overrun by automation. As such, things such as a "master" potter or a "master" blacksmith soon fell out of public view. I mean really, when was the last time you went and purchased something that you were sure was crafted by someone you would consider a "master"?

In terms of what it takes to become a "master"? It's as involved as getting some business cards printed with your name and the word "Master" in front of it. Mastery of a martial art, sewing, skateboarding, whatever, is more in the person and less in the degrees or certificates that have been bestowed on them or, as if often the case in the States, self-bestowed titles of mastery. In the 6 years that I have studied the martial arts, I have met 4 people I would consider "masters" despite meeting countless numbers of people claiming the title of "master" at various seminars, conventions, competitions, retreats, etc. It isn't something that can be given, only something that can come from within the individual, and it has less to do with mastery of the art, and more so to do with mastery of the self.

With that out of the way, to officially be recognized as a "master" in most traditional budo (martial ways) is the rank of 6th dan (level/degree) or shihan (master.) And is given by that person's direct instructor, usually at that point, the head of a system or very very hgihg ranking shihan. There are tests per se, it has more to do with the quality of the person's shcool, students, and their efforts to spread the martial art in question.

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#38 by Post-It
2002-07-31 22:59:38
keithlee@speakeasy.net
That last sentence should read:

There are not tests per se, it has more to do with the quality of the person's shcool, students, and their efforts to spread the martial art in question.

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#39 by Post-It
2002-07-31 23:05:45
keithlee@speakeasy.net
As far as Bushnell sensei, yes he is a "certified master" is Karate & Tae Kwon Do. However, he refuses to use the title, preferring sir or sensei. And yes, he is 1 of the 4 masters I have ever met. I feel extremely fortunate to study under him considering the large number of teachers I have met who are definitely not up to snuff.

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#40 by HoseWater
2002-07-31 23:08:30
barneyque@hotmail.com
Ok, that description works for me.  I wasn't sure if there was a big ceremony or process involved like where you travel to the east, and participate in a ritual or something.

Thanks for the description.
#41 by HoseWater
2002-07-31 23:11:14
barneyque@hotmail.com
Yes, I imagine so, his credentials seem to be quite impressive, and given the leadership structure and multiple disciplines, it looks like a fairly large 'school'.



OK, back on topic.  :)
#42 by Shadarr
2002-07-31 23:13:39
shadarr@yahoo.com http://digital-luddite.com
I'm hyped for Moonbase Commander.  It's out in the states but hasn't made it here yet.  However, I probably won't actually buy it till I hear some positive reviews (not previews) of it.
#43 by Leslie Nassar
2002-07-31 23:27:13
http://departmentofinternets.com
as far as i'm concerned, developers can stop making games once i have Super Monkey Ball 2.  sorry warren.

i like monkeys.  are you a monkey?
#44 by Trunks
2002-07-31 23:30:06
Leslie, even if they want to make Monkey Ball 3?
#45 by Leslie Nassar
2002-07-31 23:33:05
http://departmentofinternets.com
yes.

i like monkeys.  are you a monkey?
#46 by LesJarvis
2002-07-31 23:51:27
*winks at bob*

Don't, for heavens sake, be afraid of talking nonsense!  But you must pay attention to your nonsense.
#47 by Bailey
2002-07-31 23:53:43
Post-It

Your repressed BDSM desires are starting to show. Perhaps you should take it up with a qualified psycho therapist?

The page cannot be displayed. Your rejoinder is dismantled for want of a single valid link!!

chris

I think the icon is him trying to break out of the 50x50 square...

Is he the wumpus?

They're not piss-drinking contests so much as attempts to drink as much piss as possible. There are no prizes involved, this is just a way of life for the participants.
#48 by Caryn
2002-08-01 00:01:33
carynlaw@pacbell.net http://www.hellchick.net
I played Super Monkey Ball for the first time ever last week. I can't believe how much fun the multiplayer is. It was also an interesting way to show my console-green husband that just because Nintendo games tend to look like they're for kids doesn't mean they don't have fantastic and usually very sophisticated gameplay in them.

Also, I now think that any game would be made better if it had a significant proportion of monkeys in it. For instance: Resident Monkey, Unreal Monkey 2003, Grand Theft Monkey III...the list is endless.

"I can't drink POSSIBLE beers! I need ACTUAL beers! Damn you quantum physics!"
#49 by Trunks
2002-08-01 00:03:09
GTA3 already has it's own monkey franchise.  They need to make that a real game damnit.
#50 by Leslie Nassar
2002-08-01 00:04:25
http://departmentofinternets.com
If Unreal Tournament 2003 doesn't have a Monkey Target mod, I'll create an online petition.  You've been warned Epic Games... if that is your real name.

i like monkeys.  are you a monkey?
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