Thursday, February 25, 2010
Here are the ground rules of this discussion:
1. You are not allow to use this to hate on Nintendo or praise Nintendo as if they were God. That means you cannot make this as an excuse to rant on how awful Nintendo is and how they have 100% factually abandon the core gamers. You may also not call people crazy for saying Nintendo has neglected there core gamers and you may not say Nintendo is the greatest thing ever created or something along those lines.
2. Explain why you think why you came to your conclusion. This isn't something I'll report on or anything, but I strongly suggest more then an yes or no answer. Give your reasons why you came to your conclusion and make it worth reading (Even people who tend to usually make one or few-words posts).
3. Absolutely no flame wars. Flame wars are massive and very common, and they usually take forever to get resolved. All name-calling, threats, messages mean to hurt other people, or others like that is unacceptable. Now don't get me wrong, I highly encourage debating with each other when done smoothly and with an apporite manner. I just don't want to see any flame wars here.
4. Read the posts completely before even considering replying. Make sure to read it completley once before reasponding. This will help keep things smooth.
5. Before debating the situation with anyone who posted here, give your thoughts out first. You can even reply to the same person who you want to reply to, as long as your thoughts on the situation comes first. This isn't something you'll get reported over if you break it, just an recommendation.
This is my post on IGN regarding the situation:
"Now the the posts are starting to pour in, I'm going to give my thoughts on the situation.
For the few people who were wondering, yes, I was that first preson who voted "Yes, to an certain degree". However, let me explain myself.
I voted "Yes, to an certain degree" because it really depends what area Nintendo has really been neglecting. In general, they have done an excellent job this generation with great games, great market stragedy, and made two unique consoles this generation, the Nintendo Wii and Nintendo DS, both great systems, although I prefer the Wii since I am losing interest in the handheld market. Thus, they deserve lots of credits and respects this generation. And just to add something nice, the Nintendo Wii improved from the Nintendo Gamecube, which I consider to be Nintendo's worst home console.
That's not to say that Nintendo is perfect and is an almighty god we should bow down to. They certantly have some flaws that no Nintendo fan that isn't an deliusional fanboy can denide.
First off, they do not have the best marketing stragedy for core games. Very rarely do I see an adversitment for an Wii game nowadays (But that's also link to the fact that I don't watch TV much) and most third-party core games underperform due to that. The fact that Excitebots: Trick Racing sold only 140,000 is saddening, as I love the game and believe it's highly underrated.
Another problem with Nintendo is how they treat some of there franchises. Pokemon haven't received an great console installment since Pokemon Stadium 2. Nintendo has also failed to give the Earthbound franchise a chance to suceed outside of Japan, we're even left in the dark if Earthbound itself will be on the Virtual Console outside of Japan. Kirby hasn't been that good in the console area either since 2001. And they are well known for milking the living **** out of Pokemon, which resulted in me and numerous other people who grew up with the first generation to lose interest in future installments after the 2nd or even 3rd generations.
And the Virtual Console, while that is great for the most part, they have failed miserably in the Nintendo 64 category, which is my favorite video game system. Having just seventeen games, all first or second-party games, on the Virtual Console for that system is disheartening, and is the main reason why I'm getting another Nintendo 64.
However, despite the big words I put into them, overall, Nintendo has done very well this generation. Nevertheless, I say they have neglected there core gamers, but only mildly."
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
- Mega Man 10 is coming out March, 1
- Monster Hunter3 Tri is coming out April, 20 (ON MY BIRTHDAY!)
- Super Mario Galaxy coming out May, 23
- Sin & Punishment 2: Star Successor on June, 7
- Metroid: Other M coming out June, 27
- Span Smasher in July
Looks like my Nintendo 64 is going to have to wait a little.
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
- Mario Tennis
- Mario Party
- Mario Party 2
- Mario Party 3
- Conker's Bad Fur Day
- Donkey Kong 64
- Goldeneye 007
- Perfect Dark
- Vigilante 8
- Vigilante 8: Second Offense
- Dr. Mario 64
- Rush 2: Extreme Racing USA
- Crusin' World
- BattleTanx: Global Assualt
- Diddy Kong Racing
- Castlevania: Legacy of Darkness
- Harvest Moon 64
- Mortal Kombat Trilogy
- Mortal Kombat 4
- Killer Instinct: Gold Edition
- Worms: Armengandon
- Beetle Adventure Racing
- Star Wars: Rouge Squadron
- Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine
- Star Wars: Episode 1 Battle For Naboo
- Mega Man 64
- Resident Evil 2
- Space Station Silicon Valley
- Lego Racer
- The World Is Not Enough
- Tony Hawk Pro Skater
- Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2
- Tony Hawk Pro Skater 3
- Mickey Mouse Speedway USA
- Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six
- Rayman 2: The Great Escape
- Jet Force Gemini
- NBA Hangtime
- Extreme G
- Turok: Dinosaur Hunter
- Turok 2: Seeds Of Evil
- Pilotwings 64
- Ridge Racer 64
- Namco Musuem 64
- The New Tetris
- Bomberman 64: The Second Attack
- Bomberman Hero
- Mischeif Maker
- Hot Wheel Turbo Racing
- Pokemon Stadium
- Pokemon Stadium 2
- WipeOut 64
- Mission: Impossible
- Rocket: Robot On Wheels
- Chameleon Twist
- WWF Wrestlemania 2000
- Lode Runner 3D
- Clay Fighter 63 1/3: Sculpture Cut
I think that's sixty-four to sixty-six. Now I'm not getting my grandparents to get these games, I will be saving up money for them. Yes, I am getting a job with 1/8 of the reason being the Nintendo 64. I can guaranteen you that I will not regret the system.
Friday, February 12, 2010
But there's something special about the Nintendo 64, something that I have an special attraction for, something that makes it my favorite system out of the bunch. What could those things be? Well, let's dive in into why the Nintendo 64 is my favorite video game system so far.
Back in Christmas of 1999, I wasn't sure what video game was. I was five back then (Currently fifteen), so I had very little memories of things before (The only major exception being the wedding of my mom and stepdad). Now on that day, I got an Nintendo 64 and Super Mario 64. That game and especially that console would go on to be a revolution that has permanently influenced gaming as we know it. Full 3D gaming was born.
I had a ton of games for the system. Along with Super Mario 64, I also had these games:
-Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six
-BattleTanx: Global Assault
-Space Station: Silicon Valley
-Super Smash Bros.
-Donkey Kong 64
-Namco Musume 64
-A baseball game
-A Madden game
- A F1 game
That's a lot of games. All except the last three were amazing games that I will forever remember in my heart. These games basically made up my childhood. They were the reason why I play video games today. This was an perfect start to gaming in my opinion, because I also had access to the NES and SNES at the time, but I spent most of my time on the Nintendo 64. Heck, when my Playstation 2 died in 2005, we used an Nintendo 64 as an replacement. Once again, I remember those memories of the console and all the fantastic games. Once I got a Gamecube, I sent it back to my dad's house (I live with my grandparents).
Sadly, that turned out to be the biggest mistake I've ever made in gaming. On November, 2007, my Nintendo 64 died on me. I said it was okay to my dad, but in reality, I was devastated. My favorite console was gone forever and so was the games. I even mistakingly passed up an wonderful oppertunity at Spring Break of 2008. To make things worse, most of the games I grew up with would never come to the Virtual Console, due to licensing issues. I really cannot bear not having a Nintendo 64 any longer.
This is what I'm planning to do. I am going to get a job at Albertson and work for an Nintendo 64. Then I'll start collecting games for the console so I can relive memories of the system.
But regardless, the Nintendo 64 will forever live in my heart and so will the memories. Long live the N64!
BTW, if you also love the Nintendo 64 and wants to discuss all things Nintendo 64, by all means, head to this forum: http://s9.zetaboards.com/Nintendo_64_Forever/index/
This is an fantastic community here that I just joined a few days ago. You will not regret signing up for this community.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
You are all aware that Earthbound has formed one of the biggest video game cults in history. As expected, this was one of the most requested games on the Virtual Console. However, on February 16, 2009, fans like me were up for an rude awakening when we heard that Earthbound might not be coming to the Virtual Console, due to potential legal issues. As a result, people gave up all hopes for anymore exposure of the franchise, be it new installments, remakes, complimations, or even Virtual Console releases. However, instead of following the crowd, I decided to give my spin on the situation. I'll give out my opinion if we'll see the game on the Virtual Console.
Saturday, February 6, 2010
It's true. Just two days ago, High Voltage Software confirmed that The Grinder will no longer be an Wii exclusive, but will also be available on the Playstation 3, Xbox 360, and PC. As a Wii-only owner, you would think that I would go apeshit over this announcement and declare High Voltage Software as an evil overlord who betrayed the Wii. But no, I'm smarter then that. Here is my opinion on The Grinder going multiplatform: http://the-grinder.webs.com/apps/forums/topics/show/2037514-my-opinion-on-the-grinder-going-multiplatform-and-an-plea-for-the-company-
Here's a summary, I am a little disappointed by HVS's decision to go multiplatform, but that doesn't really affect me, although it really does suck that we have to wait until October, 2011 to see it. See, I have been highly anticapating this game since it was announced with Wii Speak and Wii MotionPlus, proving that High Voltage Software wants this game to suceed on the Wii. The fact that it's going multiplatform will likely not change HVS's views on that. The only thing I wish for the company to do is make all four versions equal to each other. That's it, no more and no less then that. Even if the Wii version does fall behind, I'll be getting it for the PS3, since I'll have a PS3 by 2011. See, I'm getting the game regardless, so I'll be following further news regarding it.
But most of The Grinder fanbase refuse to accept the game going to new platforms. And as a result, they went crazy over it. Most of them are worried about the Wii version getting dumbed down (Which is understandable, but they are still taking that too far), but some of them got so furious that they gave HVS the middle finger, said "f*** you" to them, and because of this, there has been massive flame wars regarding the news.
To all who panic about the situation like it's the end of the world. Are you that insane and shallow? Do you really think a company that has sacerficed a lot to make great core games to us deserve to die? Is it really apporite to have all of these flame wars going on over one freakin' announcement? If so, then that's really patethic. There is absolutely no reason why all of this had to start. High Voltage Software is probably pissed at your behavior towards them, knowing that YOU betrayed them when you said you would never play a game from them because of the game going multiplatform.
And folks, this isn't the first time this has happen this generation when console fanboys put up a fit over a game that's coming to another system, yet is still going to be available in their system as well. This has happen to the Sony fanbase a few times and Microsoft fanbase is also guilty of this at least once. This is the first time Wii fanboys actually went crazy over an game going to another system, while still being on the Wii. And so, I congrat The Grinder Wii fanboys for making the rest of the fanbase look bad (Sarcasm).
This isn't the first time a former Wii exclusive was made available on the PS3 and 360. Take No More Heroes as an example. In January, 2008 (December, 2007 in Japan), the game was made availabe in North America as a Wii exclusive. It got good reviews and sold decently on the system. But against Suda 51 wish, Marvelous and Ubisoft are porting this to the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3. That might be worth getting angry over, but guess what? The No More Heroes fanbase didn't go crazy. They knew that the sequel would remain an Wii exclusive, so they realize that going crazy over the first game getting the multiplatform treatment would do nothing more then make themself look like asshole with no life. Reacting calmly to the situation is how The Grinder fanbase should have done.
Sadly, it didn't work that way. They made themself look like idiots, call HVS names, and went insane over practically nothing. They are reminders of why they make the rest of the fanbase look bad. Now, went non-fans react to the situation two years from now, they'll probably say "Wow, the entire fanbase is a mess.". But we're, not, but the majority of the fanbase are crazy.
In case you non-fans don't believe me, look at this site and see the posts for the general and offline forum section and you'll see what I mean: http://the-grinder.webs.com/
Thanks for reading and I hope you have a good day.
@Destructoid: You should totally do an Fanboy Friday on The Grinder fanbase. That would seriously be halirious to do. BTW, I sent you an tip over doing that,. I'll be checking every Friday for that and once you mention there insanity, I will sign up to your site just because of that.
Friday, January 15, 2010
Just a minute ago, I sent an so-called unban request to IGN. Except that it wasn't. Instead, I was going to use that to prove how much of an asshole they've been to it's fan that supports Nintendo in general. Here is the unban letter:
"Now this isn't your typical letter for an unban request. This letter is from an former member who is permanently banned from the IGN Boards. I want you to read this carefully and if you wish, delete my account, because I'm not coming back:
Congratulation, you have just made yourself into an asskisser of Microsoft and Sony. With your past few editorials article focused solely at bashing Nintendo and there products, you are losing loyal fans like me that actually enjoys the system. Tell me, why are you making all those shitty articles bashing the company that saved video games as we know it? Are you trying to burn sales of the Wii to the ground? Are you trying to get tons of views from Nintendo Wii haters and let them bitch about Nintendo every time a bashing article comes up? Do you hate having to accept casual gamers as part of the Nintendo fanbase? If it's one of those three or for similar reasons comes up, then I just want you to know this:
I have lost all respect for you. You used to be an decent site that changed the Internet gaming world as we know it. I absolutely loved your Super Smash Bros. Brawl articles and for about a couple of months, the board was great and so was your article. Now you made yourself into a shameful excuse for an professional website. You want to know why I demanded that you removed the thread "Nintendo is Lazy and You Don't Care"? It's because it attractived hundreads of Nintendo haters who went to not criticize Nintendo, but Bash and Hate on Nintendo and say that there opinions are facts. In my eyes, Nintendo isn't the lazy one, YOU are the lazy one. And in my opinion, that is pretty damn low.
The past few weeks were especially horrible when you started to make those Nintendo bashing articles. I personally hope Nintendo doesn't listen to you assholes, because for all you know, you could be interfearing with Nintendo's projects, forcing them to make delays. BTW, if you think bitching out to Nintendo is going to help any, think again. You're not making any progress whatsoever. If you really want Nintendo to listen, why not encourage your members to boycott Nintendo? Why not make an petition (Hell, that's more useful then just complaining all the time about Nintendo)? How about encourging viewers to protest in front of Nintendo's headquarters? And don't take this too seriously, because I suggest you DO NOT do this. Now don't get me wrong, I'm all for articles that actually point out problems that Nintendo needs to resolve, as I have my beefs with Nintendo as well, but you are taking this way, way too far for some people to bear.
By churning out negative articles after negative articles at Nintendo, you're thinking that you'll receive more views and more members. However, continuing to do that will in fact result you in losing an pretty big chunk of the Nintendo fanbase reading your articles.
Don't think that just because you delete my account means that you can stop me in my track. As a matter of fact, this letter is just the beginning. I will make your failings more public then you've ever wished it was. I will exploit your bullshittiness in front of the whole world. I will prove how much of an ass you've been lately. And most importantly, you will be made an embarrassment on the Internet.
The amounts of views you get by supporting an horrible Nintendo community and semi-regular Nintendo-bashing articles may seems like an triumph now, but in the long-term, you will suffer the consequences of your actions. Your days of prosperity by Nintendo hate-messages by former fans will soon be over. I can count on that. We shall never meet again on IGN, but I will continue to expose me to your present in different ways. It will be ulgy.
Oh and you're behind on reviews."
I'm going to get a lot of hate from this, but I really don't care.
Friday, December 4, 2009
It also bring backs memories. The first time I saw snow was in December, 1999. I remember when I first saw snow at home in late November of 2001. It was so beautiful. I remember me and my brothers having a mini snowball fight. On December of 2002, I visited my mom in Utah near Salt Lake City, which was also a lot of fun. I remember getting my Christmas present there, going to the mountains with my mom, brother, and two sisters, and playing my Nintendo 64 there. I also remember on Easter Saturday in April, 2007 when it actually snowed a lot, which caught me and my family by surprise! Good times, good times.
Today, I went outside to ride my bike, throw a few poorly-made snowballs, and walk. It was a lot of fun. The best part? No school for today!
Of course my grandmother called me in and she hates the snow. Now I need to make that Christmas list. Then again, I'll buy my own Christmas presents instead.
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Don't look at me stright in the eye and say a reputation hasn't been ruined because of incident like this before. Micheal Jackson lost his clean reputation when he was accused of raping a child in 1993. Britney Spears is the shadow of her former self. Hillary Duff and Linsey Lohan look terrible and I believe they are under the influence of drugs. Either way, all lost their good reputation by one mistake.
The same could happen to Tiger Wood. Golf used to be my favorite sport because of him. He was an fantastic golfer and won lots of tournaments, not to mention how much respect he has earned. However, with the incident that is happening, his reputation could go down the drain and it's sad having to watch that.
I'm starting to hate the real world. The economy suck, two of the companies that I remember dearly (Cartoon Network and Disney) are not nearly as good as they used to be, and now a golfer is fixing to lose a lot of respect. Expect those debts pilling up on Tiger Wood very soon.
It's not fair.
Saturday, November 28, 2009
“It is December 22, 2012. I am the only surviver. Two days ago, everyone was enjoying the holiday and highly anticipating Christmas, and so was I. But on December 21, 2012, the world came to an end. Series of apocalypse events occur. Tsunamis in Florida, tornado's in California, earthquakes in Colorado, typhoons in New York and more. Everyone died except for me in this country. I wonder if anyone else survived this. Because if not, it's the end of the world as we know it!”
Sound pretty stupid, doesn't it? So let me guess. On December 20, 2012, it's like an normal day but two days later, everyone dies? Wow, people really believe that the Mayans are right. 2012 is not the end of the world. Yes we're having a presidential election, yes it might be a little warmer, yes the solar system will be in a straight line, but those are just cool events and nothing else. The world will not come to an end in 2012.
Sadly, one-sixth of American actually believes of an apocalypse events on December 21, 2012 and I find that pretty stupid. There is no evidence that the world could come to an end in 2012, especially not that abruptly.
If anything, we have evidence against the end of the world in 2012. Like remember in 2000 when the world was suppose to come to an end? Apparently it didn't and we get to celebrate the millennium beginning like we wanted to. So nothing really bad happen, the only international thing that was bad is that many people felt for the lie that the world would end in 2000.
When December 22, 2012 arrives, hopefully, you people will realize how dumb you people were in believing 2012 was the end of the world.
But that's not all to this rant. There is a movie out called 2012, a movie about the so-called end of the world. I may watch it to get a little laugh about this phenomena this rumor has become. Looks entertaining, but does it support the end of the world? Yes. Does it have evidence that the world will end on December 21, 2012? Absolutely not, it's just a movie.
People may point to the Mayan calender because it ends on December 21, 2012. I will give them credit for being genius for there time, but just because they could finish the calender due to getting invaded by someone doesn't mean the world will end there.
In fact, I'll use Biblical evidences to prove my point (Anti-Christian should skip this part). We have yet to have a World War III and when it starts, it will not end until around five years later. Lots of people will die from this and there will be a treaty. Armageddon stars seven years later and the rest is future history.
According to the Bible, the world will not end in 2012. In fact, the earliest that it will end is 2022. So I have proven that the world will NOT end in 2012, regardless of the situation.
I make stupid mistake and I will admit that big time, but I have never gone as far as to believe that the world will end in 2012. And you shouldn't too, because you don't have evidence. It's nothing more then a rumor.
I'm done, have a nice day.
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Micheal Jackson's Moonwalker finally coming to the Virtual Console! Could this mean more licensed games on the Virtual Console?
This is great news for the Virtual Console in general. While it may not be the best we've seen from a licensed title (But they get a whole lot worse then this), remember, it's not from Lucasarts. Nintendo and Sega had to get through some legal issues to release the game on the Virtual Console. Now that they manage to do that, it open up oppertunity for more licensed games with licensing issues like this to come.
I believe we are likely to see more licensed titles thanks to this game. While we'll probably never see most of the licensed games from older systems anyway, this game makes all release possible.
Now that we're going to be seeing Micheal Jackson's Moonwalker, do you think we'll see anymore licensed titles? And if so, which one do you think we'll see? Please comment if you wish.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
However, I do not so any interest on being on a special-ed bus, other then the fact that I won't have to wait for hours just to get home. That's the only reason why I'm even on a special-ed bus.
If anyone is on a normal bus and if the majority of you don't have to wait for hours before being dropped off to your house and/or school, I will call to get out of my special-ed bus. I want to have more freedom and being on a special-ed bus actually restrict that.
Saturday, October 31, 2009
As some of you might recall, I am a Nintendo fan. Yes of course. While using the channel, I used to defend Nintendo left and right. I even joined a group against Nintendo trolls, a group againts trolls, and created a group against wiisuckslol (For those who don't know, he's an extremely obnxious Nintendo hater). While in a group against Nintendo trolls, FuCkYoUk1rByFa9g0t5 linked to a site supposedly teaching you how to hack someone else account. I thought "Yes. I will finally get my revenge on Nintendo trolls." That never came to be. Whenever I logged on to that phising channel, I was letting myself getting hacked.
Yesterday, I checked on my Youtube account and it was dready and depressing. Don't believe me? Here my channel: www.youtube.com/user/supersmashbrosfan94
My account has been hacked! Everything was gone, except for the comments and basic informations. I felt horrible. But I was also severely pissed off at him for hacking my channel.
I had to create an entirely new account, which is marioluigi1983. Here is the link: www.youtube.com/user/marioluigi1983
Right now, I'm trying to bring myself up from this. However, I have changed. My main focus is no longer on Nintendo trolls, it's now against hackers. I want you guys to know that where he lies: www.youtube.com/user/FuCkYoUk1rByFa9g0t5
It's right here. And on his channel description is the list of people he's hacked. Please report him and block so we can suspend him. Better yet, the account need to be deleted. Youtube is not doing well with hackers and I will explain more on my upcoming rant on Youtube and hackers and the problem they cause.
So guys, we need to do something about hackers. And if you want to defend FuCkYoUk1rByFa9g0t5, pretend I never exist and don't do anything related to him or hackers.
Thank you for taking the time to read this story. If you're interested still, please comment.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Like yesterday, I went to Hobby Lobby and after a long time of getting supplies and trying to figure things out, I thought I would finally make progress. Sadly, my grandmother could not afford it and I was devastated. We are back to Square 1 and I'm worry there is no way out now.
And worst of all, this is a school project required and due date is coming up soon, in fact, November 2, 2009. If I don't get supplies tommorow, my chemistry 2nd six week grade is screwed and my reputation will be ruined.
What am I going to do?
Saturday, October 24, 2009
5th period was better, but my power point would not be accepted since my teacher could not download OpenOffice.org. I basically went through the day pretending that nobody was presenting there power point and instead, stuck my nose on my November, 2009 Game Informer issue. 6th period was good, except that I couldn't finish my math test.
But the last period of the day started badly too. My teacher gave me permission to call my grandmother in the attendance office, however, according to the bell, I was late and the attendance office gave me my first ever tardy. I was furious. What did I do to deserve getting a tardy? I had permission to call my grandmother! Luckily, my teacher understand the situation, so she let me use her iPhone to call my grandmother. The rest of the period went well.
After 7th period, I needed to go to Math tutorials, and thank god I did, because my teacher won't be here this upcoming Monday. After finishing what few question I didn't get done during class, I remained to do a sketch of my science project and read Game Informer. Then I went home.
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
So far, the only thing in my mind that I want to talk about is doing a rant on the Nintendo fanbase, sharing my Youtube videos, and reviews. I'm worried that I'll soon run out of ideas here.
If you have any ideas on what I can talk about, please ask me. I would greatly apperatice it.
Monday, October 19, 2009
But what about Nintendo? Sadly, I found nothing. That's right, nothing.
I don't get it. It's not like gamers are harping to put gaming on text book, why shouldn't they put it up on the library? Nintendo has a wealth of history behind there backs, I don't see why they aren't in the library. It's like if non-gamers hate Nintendo for making only video games. Maybe it's because of Game Over: How Nintendo Has Manage To Enslaved Your Childerns. If that's the case, then I call bull. Nintendo didn't force your child to play, they choose on doing so. They don't force your childern to play the latest Mario, Zelda, Metroid. And they certantly aren't as greedy as Activision.
This applies to everything to gaming. The only thing they have about gaming that is even remotely related is some book about how violence is cause by gaming, which I think is stupid.
I'm not demanding to put entertainment in our history books, but if it can't exist in school libraries, then it proves that non-gamers just might be bias to gaming as a whole. They have TV, music, radio, etc. So why not video games too?
Saturday, October 17, 2009
What the hell has happen to Cartoon Network?
This is sad. Cartoon Network, used to be one of our most cherish memories of the 1990's (Along with Nintendo and Disney) in entertainments have turn into utter shit. I see nothing good in their eye's. All I see is a selfish, greedy, and stupid executives who doesn't care about there main audiences. They are a disgrace to the old Cartoon Network. And worst of all, we might not be able to get them to change. And so because of this, this new entry into my blog is a rant on Cartoon Network. We will unveil each and every one of their terrible decisions that has force them to pay for what they have done. But before we start complaining about Cartoon Network, let's go back to the old days when actually cared about there fanbase, the kids.
Cartoon Network used to be the best destination for cartoons. They had what we all loved. They manage to revive old shows. Some of the best shows included Tom & Jerry, The Flintstones, and Scooby Doo! Where Are You? Now the first generation of Cartoon Network audiences could be able to enjoy some of the great old shows that we previously weren't able to see. They had met success in views and quality. They could have just shown older shows and they would still be amazing. However, the new company took it a step further to make sure their fans were satisfied.
We were introduced to some of the best cartoons early in the channel lifespan. Not to mention they were all original and something we wouldn't have expected. Dexter Labortory, Cow & Chicken, Johnny Bravo, and The Powerful Girls. All these shows were amazing and and made them so popular. That's just the best four, they had many other great shows out there like Ed, Edd'n, Eddy.
The best part of Cartoon Network was Toonami. It had some of the best action shows during it's time. I mean, they also introduced Superfriends to the new audiences, which were the first generation. They also had more original shows that we could actually enjoy. But the main thing that sealed the deal with anime. That's right, Japanese shows. They were the best shows we've ever seen. Dragonball, Dragonball Z, Salior Moon, etc, etc, etc. Toonami litterally launch Cartoon Network into the sky and made them so popular, they must have been even more well known then Nintendo during the NES/SNES days.
Adult Swim, while wasn't my favorite channel and was risky, was an excellent decision. If you didn't want cartoons that you felt was dumb-downed, you could always make do with adult shows. This channel was very good back in the old days and claimed many teens/adult fans.
So with all this, it was wonderful days for fans. We had some of the best shows during the 1990's and early 2000's. There was a wide variety of shows for us to enjoy, so everyone could enjoy something. We never thought Cartoon Network could be the crap that it is today.
Sadly, all good things must go away, and nowhere was this more prevailent then Cartoon Network. In fact, it's way too obvious now that they suck. But let's explain their downhill.
Personally, I think Cartoon Network downhill started when they started to take off some of their best creations without warning and in some cases, shortly after they ended. That's when Cartoon Network start to dive in popularity, because they didn't realize that just because a show has ended doesn't mean it has to be immediately taken off! That was the beginning of there downhill and nobody, not even me, noticed it.
There replacement were not as good. It was great at first, with Grim Adventure of Billy And Mandy and Codename: Kids Next Door as part of the first generation, but from their, Cartoon Network shows got inevitably worse and worse. This generation of shows is piss poor and that's an indication of Cartoon Network neglecting it's fans of the current generation. Here is the report card for each show:
Chowder: Okay, but the concept is not very good, therefore, unfunny.
The Misadventure of Flapjack: It's so-so. It looks fun at first, but lacks humor and poor art direction.
Geogre Of The Jungle: It sucks, I cannot watch more then one episode. Geogre looks like an idiot and very unoriginal. The voice acting is poor, stale at best, and I hate the art direction.
6Teen: OMG, this is horrible. Character model is sickening to watch, the art direction is horrible, no humor, and it doesn't even target children for god sake!
That's just samples. It seems like the only good show left in Cartoon Network is Total Drama Island, and that doesn't even target children!
Also, the shows that would be good on Cartoon Network are being shoved out of the door. The biggest example is Digimon. I loved the show as a child and is one of my ten favorite animated shows of all time. I was so excited that they were planning on showing the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd season on January of 2008. I got hyped by watching the show of Jetix, imaging how well it'll fit on Cartoon Network. But when it was suppose to air, it didn't. I didn't getting it, the show never aired on Cartoon Network. Why that? Did Cartoon Network reject the show? I was so pissed off at Cartoon Network for this and anyone else who've heard of this would be too. Now the show is no longer on television, and that's sad. Cartoon Network could have given it a last place to prosper and to be enjoyed by this generation of fans. This is why I hate good shows that are rejected.
Also, the blocks that they have on Cartoon Network are miserable excuses. None of the blocks interest me now. The worst is thankfully gone, but it was horrible. It was Fried Dynamite. I could not bring myself to see it. I can tell they made nothing out of it. Everyone hated it, so thank god they took it off.
But this, this is the reason why I'm boycotting the channel, this is why I lost interest in television, it's something so bad, it nearly made me cry.
On November 30, 2008, when I was searching through Youtube for videos, I came across a video saying that Toonami was cancelled. And sadly, this was true. I couldn't believe it. Cartoon Network actually cancelled Toonami without warning. I was devastated. How could Cartoon Network do this to there fans? It was our last resort for solid shows on Cartoon Network and it was all gone.
I was so furious at Cartoon Network, that I decided from that day, I would boycott the channel. They have turned against there fanbase so much, that it's unbelievable. No channel, as bad as they might be, have done this to there fans. But Cartoon Network did and it's terrible. How could they reject all fans in one bad decision? They figured it out and now they are paying for it.
But the rant isn't all over, oh no it isn't. They are bringing and making live action shows to Cartoon Network! What are they thinking? This is not the place for live-action shows. Cartoon Network is for cartoons only! They must be on crack to be doing this. Not to mention it is critically hated. Not just by the first generation, but kids also. Cartoon Network, that's telling you something.
You have forgotten what got you here today. Your first generation of fans are furious at your lazy execution, the kids are furious because they are being denided cartoon shows by you. You know what? We had it with you! We are not putting with your bullshit anymore! You have destoryed your fanbase. You shall pay for what you have done and I wouldn't care if you died now.
What's even sadder is that two of my other childhood company, Nintendo and Disney, still at least remotely care about there fanbase. Nintendo has always followed the "gameplay over graphic" and "quality over quanity" stragedy wonderfully and have remain my favorite company to this day. Nintendo still care about us, even if most of it's long-time fans don't see it. Disney is making some serious re-bound this time around. They are making the promising Epic Mickey in, they have a popular channel where they listen to what there fans want, they are making 2-D movies again, plus they are airing Naruto Shippuden, something that should have been in Cartoon Network! But Cartoon Network keeps getting worse and worse daily and it's mentally painful to have to watch it all happen.
However, not all hope is lost. We can actually do something. To all the people who want the quality of there old shows, let's boycott the channel in it's entirity. Let's encourage other people to boycott Cartoon Network. Let them know that we are not putting up with there crap. Therefore, maybe they'll finally listen to us.
I'm done, have a good day and remember this rant.
When the choices tally up, the game with the most vote will be the game I will be reviewing. When the game is choosen, I will be dedicated to making a review of that particular game, therefore, you shall get the best and most detailed review possible.
If there are no votes, I will make another poll or update the old one until we get our final score. That means anyone can vote.
If their is a tie, I will make another poll to see which games I should review out of the games that received the most vote. This time, you only get one choice, so vote wisely.
Thank you for reading this and I hope you vote. BTW, you can tell on here what game you voted for.
Friday, October 16, 2009
The periods in my school are too short. Fifty minutes? Now this is an odd thing to complain about, but why I complain about it could be legiment.
Today in fifth period, I was working my butt off the entire period to finish my assignment. Sadly, I could not get even half of the assignment done. This is coming from an A-B honor roll student who does his very best in school and looks to exceed himself. I did not goof around, I followed the rules, I was working the entire period and I still couldn't complete half of the assignment. Now my grade on that assignment is going down the drain.
So schools who does just have fifty minutes in a school period, here is my suggestion. Increase the limit to one hour per period. Therefore, the students have more oppertunity to get a worksheet, quiz, test, etc. done. Most people will object to this, but in the end, it could benefit the students and the school as a whole.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
1. Pokemon: Pokemon was a great series back in the day. However, most of the fans, myself included grown old of the series. Unlike Mario, Zelda, Metroid, or many other franchise, the Pokemon franchise, while good in the main series, have not aged well with it's first generation fans. While the first three generations were great games, by Pokemon RedFire/GreenLeaf, the franchise started to get old. Why? It's way too similar to it's predeccesors, the only major upgrade with Pokemon Diamond/Peral/Platinum is better graphics, more Pokemon, and online.
Also, Nintendo has not treated their console litterations well. The latest installment, Pokemon Battle Revolution was not received well with the critics and Poke Park Wii: Pikachu's Big Adventure, supposedly coming this December, looks like it'll be medicoric, if not suck. And worst of all, Pokemon is still a huge franchise, so even that game will sell like hotcakes.
Unless Nintendo/Game Freak get off their ass and make a full Pokemon console RPG and make it great, or it's time to put the franchise to sleep (Or at least give it a long break). They should put in more focus for franchise Nintendo fans want more. Examples are Kid Icarus, Star Fox, F-zero, and Kirby. Now having one of those games on the Wii as Triple-A games would be awesome.
2. Halo: Now this franchise is seriously overrated. Even as a Wii-only owner, I've played enough Halo and gather enough information to say that Halo should be killed off after Halo: Reach.
But why that? The excellent Halo trilogy is over, it's time to let the franchise go. It had a great run, but it can't last forever. Also, the series (Except for Halo: Wars) is rated M. It may be popular now, but it will lose steam, just like most other M rated franchise. Sure, you could argue that the God Of War franchise is rated M, but there's a difference. Sony is doing the right thing by putting the franchise to end, because they know that doing more then a trilogy will eventually hurt them. Also, you'll wonder why Mario never had this problem that Halo is going to face/already facing. Mario has always been a flexible franchise. Mario is a platformer franchise, therefore, Nintendo can explore many possibilites. As long Nintendo doesn't run out of ideas, Mario will always be Nintendo flagship franchise. When they realize that Mario is starting to dip in quality, they'll either give him a major shake-up to bring him back or if they can't do anything, end it and choose another franchise to work with.
But Halo doesn't get the same benefit as Mario or most Nintendo franchise in general (Except Pokemon). Why? First off, it's an First Person Shooter! Trying to do an on-going franchise that is FPS is not a good idea, so they will eventually start to see an decline in quality. In fact, Halo is starting to follow the same footstep as most on-going FPS's. The trilogy were all universally acclaimed and as a result, are consider Xbox and Xbox 360's showcase titles. However, Halo Wars and Halo: ODST, reviews are not of Triple-A caliber. Sure it's positive, but 80's in scores means that Microsoft has only produced a temporarily series that can only hold them on for so long.
If they want to avoid losing what positive reputation they have left with their customers, it would be a very good idea to put the franchise to rest for a long time. Then they can bring it back up when they have fresh new ideas for the series. In the meanwhile, they should focus on making a more stable flagship franchise.
Thank you for reading this and I hope you look forward to more of my blog posts.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Now someone finally decides to join. Only eleven more members to go!
Please note that Nintendo Life is not the only site where I'm hosting this tournament at. People from Spax Toon Game Zone are also joining and hopefully, so does Nintendo Life and Crystal Cave. Please sign up here: http://ssbfanblog.blogspot.com/2009/10/my-official-mario-kart-wii-tournament.html This is where you'll also get some of your information about my tournament. No release date has been announced yet.
Tournament spot won't last forever.