Nintendo Direct Bombshell
Nintendo Direct unveiled a bunch of big announcements the other day, the highlights being a HD remake of Wind Waker, announcement of a new Zelda, a new Yoshi's Story game, a new 3D Mario game, a new Mario Kart game, and a new Smash Bros game to be unveiled at E3 this year. Other info like a possible sequel to Xenoblades, updates on Bayonetta 2, and a forthcoming WiiU firmware update that'll alleviate some of the sluggish load times and unlock the Virtual Console (as well as the announcement that Gamecube games and GBA games will be possibly sold in the eShop).
Quite a lot of info, but here's my question. Why is everyone surprised at it? I've lived through every console generation with Nintendo and I can honestly say, a lot of this wasn't really a surprise to me. Like, yeah of course they're gonna make a new Smash Bros, Mario Kart, and 3D Mario game. It's friggin' Nintendo. Why is that a surprise? It's not like those are second tier franchises like Metroid or Star Fox which may or may not get a console release... they're THE BIGGEST franchises Nintendo owns and we're only 2 months into the WiiU's launch. Of course we're gonna get those games.
Are the people freaking out just really young and don't understand how console generations work? Or did people honestly think Nintendo of all companies wouldn't milk their franchises for all their worth?On Copyrights
It's taken a while but I have come to terms with the fact that I can't dictate where my content gets posted online. 9gag, Reddit, Memebase, tumblr, etc. If people like something I do, they're gonna share it with friends with or without my permission.
In the past I used to get annoyed at this (especially after seeing what happened to theoatmeal when he requested his stuff be taken off a lol website), but these days I just don't care. Trying to maintain a semblance of control on every work of art I've created is both a full time job and also limits the ability to gain new fans.
So these days I'm pretty much chill with whatever you want to do. If you wanna post my art anywhere or use it for a project, by all means be my guest. I only request that if you are gonna post my art somewhere at least give me credit or a link to the original source. As long as you aren't making gobs of money off it, I really don't care where my stuff ends up... Unless it's DA cuz my art is already here on DA and there's no earthly reason to repost my stuff here.
We cool on that?Science Proves Trolls Ruin Everything!
Fun little article over on escapistmagazine.com. We all know trolls cause a problem, but now we have SCIENCE to back it up! [link]
Found the article quite fascinating, especially this little snippet:Everyone who read a rude or derogatory comment quickly became more secure in their original beliefs. Most interestingly, the troll's stated opinion had no effect on the reader's reactions; it was the hostility itself that made everyone less rational. To scientists, this behavior bears a strong resemblance to the theory of motivated reasoning, which states that humans are emotional first and rational second. This means that if you're presented with a balanced and well-reasoned idea, you'll probably ignore the details if someone is hurling out inflammatory comments nearby.
Can't say I'm surprised, but it is comforting to know the science behind it!