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  1. I'm French and I don't feel offended by your xenophobic stereotypes. At all.
  2. Let me guess; then you dipped your tongue?
  3. Astral Chain, Luigi's Mansion 3, Link's Awakening, Blazing Chrome, The Ninja Saviors... I enjoyed a lot of games in 2019 and I think I haven't had so much fun with Nintendo Labo VR kit since I played arcade games like Let's Go Jungle!
  4. I actually liked Wii Bowling very much and I didn't ask around, but I'm wondering if Wii Tennis was not more popular in France, since bowling is clearly not as big here as it is in the States... From what I've seen so far, Amico seems to target the US first, which is probably the way to go anyway. I also think it can do well in Germany because even though they mostly play on PC there, they like family friendly stuff (really strong censorship). UK tends to behave like the US, but I think Amico will be harder to sell in France. It's the European country where Nintendo is the most popular, and also (it's probably related) where Japanese culture is the most popular (second market for mangas after Japan). And it also seems to me that French gamers don't care very much about pre-NES systems such as Intellivision - or even Atari 2600. 😕
  5. And terrify me with you profile pic.
  6. It really depends on how many units they made though. Since it's a niche system, I'm afraid it could be sold out quickly, and after 45 days the price would actually quadruple. -_-
  7. Yes, I preordered it (well, the cuter European model). I already own a CoreGrafx, a flashcard and a Super CD-ROM² with (too many) games that I don't have the time to play, but I couldn't help myself - especially since the NES is the only other mini console I've bought. I wish it was a little less expensive, though.
  8. I really need to get them asap but I already bought 7 new games during the holidays and only managed to beat one. 😕 Plus I recently got a review copy of SEGA AGES Shinobi which I must prioritize as a real reporter.
  9. I guess I still can't accept I'm old myself and tend to call "old" movies that are (at least) older than me. But most of all, since I watch a lot of movies and some of them are silent, I need a bigger scale. To me, "modern movie making" starts around the 60's... It was a lot easier when I was a child and we would just consider "old" movies in black and white (The Lighthouse is soooo 2019). ^^
  10. PC Engine was indeed popular in Japan but it is 'relative' as spacecadet said; it catered mostly to the hardcore gamers. The different models were confusing for the mainstream audience and expensive (especially the handheld ones). It is also important to remember that the PC Engine was mostly created by Hudson, and NEC was clearly not as passionate about the system. PC-FX was not necessarily the successor Hudson wanted, and catered even more to a niche audience. But that was a more common issue with Japanese games at that time.
  11. I really feel strange when people probably (and allegedly) older than me call movies from the 80s 'old'... ^^
  12. I would be ok with pretty cards one can easily transport in a wallet and collect in some kind of binder! I love manuals (I used to always read them before playing) but I guess they're not needed for most Amico games anyway...
  13. It's actually incredible how many so-called retro gamers still can't make a difference between a developer and a publisher... -_-
  14. No because in that parallel universe, Atari saved the Jaguar as well and crushed the competition. Nobody knows what the PlayStation is since everyone is playing the new Atari VCS 5!
  15. I think that's also the case with most (if not all) third party controllers, though.
  16. I'll trust you since I've never tasted it but I meant any kind of "not completely solid" stuff of course. Maybe they souldn't call it the sauce slider by the way.
  17. And it must work for any kind of sauce, right? Like dog poop I mean. 😅
  18. Yes, that's it. That being said, I wouldn't use the sauce 'saved' that way, but at least it's a very efficient way to clean! Edit: But then I guess you need a "sauce slider slider" to clean the sauce slider... 😅
  19. The sauce slider actually blew my mind! O_o It almost looks like there's SFX involved...
  20. No, it's not the same game: Which reminds me we haven't got any news on that one for a long time... I applaud CollectorVision for the Phoenix but they really should finish old stuff (Justice Beaver for instance) before announcing new games.
  21. If you only use the visual style of Fire Pro, maybe, but I think an arcade version of Fire Pro is simply not Fire Pro. I know a few games like Natsume Championship Wrestling on the SNES that offer similar gameplay and try to simplify it, but it actually breaks it. 😕 To me, the whole point of Fire Pro is the automatic counter system that kind of works like an RPG. In NCS, they tried to make it less forgiving, so powerful attacks are less countered, which makes the game too easy and almost pointless. 😑 I agree that Fire Pro Advance was easier to play, mainly because timing was a little more forgiving than in other versions. But a timing based system does not fit the philosophy of Amico in my opinion. That being said, I'd love a different kind of wrestling game, on the Amico or anywhere actually. At the time of the Wii, I was hoping they would make a Fire Pro with Miis, which kind of happen with the Xbox 360 game but it didn't work that much for me because 360 avatars were not as good as Miis at caricaturing people - avatars almost all look the same, like flawless dolls. Japanese wrestling legends are actually really easy to create with Miis.
  22. No, the first three games were on PC Engine though, with the same amount of buttons. But I never managed to do anything in them. By the way my nickname is from Fire Pro Wrestling. It's one of my favorite games, but it's far too complex for the Amico in my opinion. Edit: That being said, Masato Masuda, the late creator of the Fire Pro Series, also created Pro Wrestling on the NES. You were maybe referring to that game.
  23. I think that's the biggest hurdle for that kind of project. They can already make flexible screens though, so maybe stretchable screens are not too far off!
  24. Usually I would say that you guys are getting a little too paranoid, not because I'm naive but because I never understood the point of blatantly lying or faking something when the truth will be eventually revealed anyway and make you look even worse... You're just delaying the (sad) outcome. I almost never lie and that's why I'm very bad at marketing and selling myself. There are too many red flags in these videos to ignore, and even though I think they got a few things done, like the UI or the PCB, to me it's clear that the first is not running on the second yet. Of course they can manage that eventually, but they already screwed themselves with bad communication. The mainstream audience probably doesn't care anyway, but backers are clearly waiting to get something in March, and since they've just been shown the unconsole allegedly working, another delay (months, not weeks) wouldn't go off as well...
  25. Well, it's called "Asteroid", not "Asteroid and a ship"!
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