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Post by KTiger_44 » Mon Nov 26, 2018 2:12 pm

Bomby wrote:
Sun Nov 18, 2018 4:33 pm
Not only is he a superhero, but he's also a doctor, an Olympian, a tennis player, a plumber, a carpenter, a kart racer, construction & demolition worker, an artist, and he knows how to party on top of all that.
Oh, don't worry, he's just the ideal son of any Balkan mother (I've heard that Jewish parents are the same, but I don't know personally any Jews and have mostly heard this cliché from American people, so I don't know).

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STALKER Shadow of Chernobyl, a game which remained in vaporware hell for a couple years and ended up being a sensation when it came out, actually started very differently: the game that takes place in the Chernobyl exclusion zone and has the main character interact with other scavengers, mercenaries, bandits and adventurers and deal with radioactivity and mutants started out as a sci fi games with a Halo-looking guy roaming among Aztec like pyramids.

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Post by Valigarmander » Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:36 am

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, certain characters will suffer continuous damage while swimming in water. These characters are Charizard, Incineroar (both being Fire-type Pokemon), Inkling (being instakilled by water in their home series), and Sonic (well... you know).

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Post by I REALLY HATE POKEMON! » Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:40 am

It bothers me Water types drown in water, it isn't like it'd be OP for them not to.

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Re: More useless video game trivia.

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Post by steeze » Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:52 am

Valigarmander wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:36 am
In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, certain characters will suffer continuous damage while swimming in water. These characters are Charizard, Incineroar (both being Fire-type Pokemon), Inkling (being instakilled by water in their home series), and Sonic (well... you know).
In the 90s that sound gave me anxiety. Here I am 2019, listening to this buildup waiting for the beat to drop. Also, Sonic EDM remix' are pretty awesome.


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Post by Valigarmander » Fri May 17, 2019 7:08 pm

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Post by Valigarmander » Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:50 pm

Cadence of Hyrule is the first Nintendo-licensed game since The Faces of Evil and The Wand of Gamelon in which Link has a non-Japanese voice actor.

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Post by Valigarmander » Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:02 am



The chanting in the Mayahem Temple theme from Banjo-Kazooie is Grant Kirkhope saying "Come and have a go, if you think you're hard enough."

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Post by I am nobody » Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:39 am

Luigi Circuit was edited for 50cc in Double Dash!! to wall off the opposite direction halves of the center part of the track. The shortcut behind the chain chomp on the first turn was also removed. As far as I can tell, that's the only track that is different at lower difficulties. Other things I just noticed: Blue shells do not spawn at 50 or 100cc, the AI can drive through hazards if the game thinks you're too far away to notice, and red shells will not target players who are behind you by position even if they are technically ahead of you on the track.

It also seems like the AI cheats and does not have to wait for the slots animation after picking up an item, but I'm not 100% on that one.

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Post by smol Kat » Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:16 am

^Only track that changes in Double Dash!! or the Kart series in general? I'm curious and I don't have the resources to science this myself. Also, noted that the dang game cheats. God, I hate Double Dash!!
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Post by I am nobody » Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:24 am

Only one in Double Dash. I noticed because I have acquired a totally real copy and have to unlock everything again, which means playing 50cc.

The collision cheating may also only apply to last place AIs on low difficulties. I've seen that one drive through bananas when it's at a lower level of detail and I'm close to lapping it, but I've yet to see it anywhere else. That may just be down to seeing less of the better AIs and less of them in general at higher difficulties, though.

The item thing has happened a couple times when I get hit with something immediately after the first boxes but before mine has finished selecting. Might be able to confirm that one by watching when the items appear in the AI player's hands.

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Post by CaptHayfever » Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:17 pm

I am nobody wrote:
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It also seems like the AI cheats and does not have to wait for the slots animation after picking up an item, but I'm not 100% on that one.
Does that count as cheating, though? Human players can do it too by hitting the fire button.

And remember, "I'm-a Luigi, number one!"

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Post by I am nobody » Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:18 pm

^In DD? I hadn't tried it before posting that, admittedly, but I just did and no amount of hammering X made the item go off until the spinner stopped.

FWIW, the mirror mode AI does have a delay before the item shows up in their hands, so it's either another difference at the lower difficulties or, more likely, the AI that hit me was just closer than I realized and used its item almost immediately after it became available.

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Post by I am nobody » Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:53 pm

Sly Cooper was released as Sly Raccoon for the PAL version. They didn't actually change the protagonist's name, though, so despite the title change the game still stars Sly Cooper.

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Post by Apollo the Just » Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:01 am

You can softlock your progress in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by performing Glacius Skip and then walking out of the next room immediately after the introductory cutscene. The door shuts on you and you have permanently locked progression. Even going back and doing the challenge as normal does not re-set the door's position.

i may not be great at discovering productive glitches but i sure can dick around and find completely useless **** 8)

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Post by Marilink » Tue Jul 23, 2019 5:27 pm

People are often aware of Secret of Mana's impact on JRPG's and especially how the genre began to broaden especially in America. What many people don't know, though, is that It Happened Late One Evening is, in fact, the song that plays on repeat in Hell.

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Post by Valigarmander » Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:17 am

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Kong lore from the German DK64 website.

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Post by Marilink » Sun Jul 28, 2019 11:30 am

....tax official?

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Post by Valigarmander » Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:00 pm

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The design of the boss Tantarian from Final Fantasy IX references the book monsters found within the Library of Ancients in Final Fantasy V.

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Post by Marilink » Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:35 pm

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Post by Apollo the Just » Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:44 pm

In Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of a New World, aka the sequel we don't talk about because it's ass, there is original dialogue for each of the first game's main characters if they are in your 1p slot during the final battle. However, you can only access this by hacking one of these characters into your 1p slot, because the game decided '**** you' and only Emil and Marta are allowed to be in that slot during normal play.

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