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Friday, June 23, 2017

Reminder: Mario and Cappy CAPTURED Shinzō Abe!

By LUDWIG VON KOOPA - Always go out into the world with PROTECTION!

Exactly ten months ago — August 23, 2017 — we EXPOSED the evils of Mario's cap: The being we now know as Cappy, thanks to the E3 2017 reveals about Super Mario Odyssey. When we talked about what Cappy did to Japan's Prime Minister Shinzō Abe, we described it as merely the beginning of more horrors to come:
“In fact, it's an extremely concerning event that we should all brace ourselves for!”

Not much has really changed since that article, in terms of what happened or how it happened. Cappy is the ultimate evil in our universe, and she (...I'm assuming their gender) has allied with Mario, the ultimate evil in my world. It's a potent and deadly combination. Not even the trees are safe.

Super Mario Odyssey Cappy Mario's Cap holding merging
This is the moment that our fates were sealed... for ruination.

Is there anything we can do to survive? Well, maybe? That's what this article wants to explore.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Bring Dragon Ball FighterZ to Nintendo Switch!

By RAWKHAWK2010 - Pitching a Switching.

If you followed KoopaTV's E3 coverage last week, then you may have realized that there were only two games showcased worth caring about: Super Mario Odyssey and Dragon Ball FighterZ. The latter may not have exactly been a close second when it came to KoopaTV's reactions as whole, but it matters not. This was the first Dragon Ball game to basically ever have a presence at E3. This was important enough to be front and center at a Microsoft press conference (introduced by Phil Spencer himself) which hilariously made Microsoft have the most anime conference of the entire Electronic Entertainment Expo. It soon became clear that for many it was Odyssey's sole competition:

Pictured above: Dragon Ball FighterZ producer Tomoko Hiroki with a metric ton of E3 awards

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The Wonderful 1237 Strategy Guides: Carly Fiorina

 By LUDWIG VON KOOPA - And you thought I'd use this day to discuss something topical?

After a lengthy absence, Wonderful Wednesday is back! In case you forgot, Wonderful Wednesday is when, every Wednesday, KoopaTV digs deeper into an aspect of its hit 2016 PC game, The Wonderful 1237! The game is based off of the 2015–2016 Republican presidential primaries. For the past several Wonderful Wednesday articles, I've been writing strategy guides for the seventeen unique minigames in The Wonderful 1237, all from each of the seventeen Republican presidential candidates you will be competing with.

As explained in the Wonderful Wednesday article about those minigames from three months ago, I've been writing these strategy guides — one for each candidate, in a specific order. This one is about the WOMAN who IS THE ONE FEMALE: Carly Fiorina. Carly Fiorina is the reason why The Wonderful 1237 has gender-neutral language when talking about opposing candidates. But is she even worth the consideration? Well, she'll be very formidable if she manages to survive to California. Take a look at her stats below, and then her minigame details:

Candidate Stats

Base stats and growth:
Beauty: 4 + (1–5)
Cool: 1 + (0–3)
Cute: 0 + (1–4)
Smart: 0 + (0–3)
Tough: 0 + (0–3)

Average untouched stats after 14 rounds:
Beauty: 46
Cool: 22
Cute: 35
Smart: 21
Tough: 21

Average likelihood of surviving Iowa if untouched:
Likely. (Carly Fiorina will have 12 delegates on average; need 11 to clear.)
The Wonderful 1237 Carly Fiorina versus vs minigame endorsement fight
“Versus... Carly Fiorina! Fight!”

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

E3 2017 Best and Worst Conferences

By LUDWIG VON KOOPA - The PC Gaming Show wasn't a conference, hence, it can't be ranked in a tier list of conferences!

It's not only annual KoopaTV tradition to exhaustively (and exhaustingly) cover the Electronics Entertainment Expo, but to also reflect on what we spend a lot of time covering in a “winners and losers” kind of article. That also means that every year we reject the logic that “mature” pacifists have that E3 isn't “about” winners and losers, and that this is a bad mentality to have.

With that said, here are the best and worst, from best-to-worst:
  1. Nintendo
  2. Microsoft
  3. Ubisoft
  4. Bethesda
  5. Electronic Arts
  6. Sony
As for why, here are the post-E3 thoughts, worst-to-best:

Monday, June 19, 2017

KoopaTV's Devolver Digital E3 2017 Non-Live Reactions

By LUDWIG VON KOOPA - We watched this a week later, and opinions differ on whether even that was worth it.

Before we can close out the reaction logs portion of E3 Weeks 2017, there is one company's conference that we never live-reacted to. That is Devolver Digital, a company that has never been mentioned on KoopaTV before and no one has ever heard of. How did such a small, irrelevant company manage to book E3 time? (Even if it's at 1 AM on Monday.)

It's...quickly apparent how this managed to happen. Read our log for how, and follow along with this embedded video:

Friday, June 16, 2017

E3 2017 News Round-Up

By ROXY - This is to provide you high-level highlights for E3 2017.

While my KoopaTV colleagues have done an exhaustive job covering all of the major company press conferences and Nintendo Treehouse Live footage for E3 2017 (check out links to every one of those reaction logs here), people who do not have a lot of time on their hands just want the highlights. KoopaTV has that, too, with this article.

While KoopaTV focuses on its editorial operations, I am here to provide just the facts. I will go company by company. If there is a particular bit of news that is missing that you feel is worthy of being a highlight, please say so in the comments section below.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Nintendo Treehouse Live E3 2017 Day 3: Re-Runs and Good-Bye!

By LUDWIG VON KOOPA - ...And... we'll just have the rest of the day in one log.

It turns out that Day 3 for Nintendo Treehouse Live was the re-run day. After the previous log, they stopped showing new stuff and just showed stuff they've already shown. We still watched it and reacted to it, but... there's not much here.

So when you look at Thursday on the E3 Weeks 2017 Schedule, you'll see a bunch of games covered in one log. Talked about here are Splatoon (multiplayer modes among Treehouse members), Metroid: Samus Returns (with Yoshio Sakamoto sitting with Treehouse members), The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild DLC Pack 1 discussion, Fire Emblem Warriors (with some staff members present), and ARMS (featuring Mr. Yabuki).

Then, a good-bye.

Nintendo Treehouse Live E3 2017 Day 3: Ever Oasis & Super Mario Odyssey

By LUDWIG VON KOOPA - The Frozen Oasis of Super Mario Odyssey, at that!

The first half of this Nintendo Treehouse Live reaction log is the return of Ever Oasis for the Nintendo 3DS. The second, and much more lively half, is the last time we'll see Super Mario Odyssey at E3 2017. Both games have an oasis. Oasises of trouble...

...If YOU want to stay out of trouble, be sure to keep track of the E3 Weeks 2017 action with the E3 Weeks 2017 Schedule!

Nintendo Treehouse Live E3 2017 Day 3: Splatoon 2 Single-Player!

By LUDWIG VON KOOPA - Welcome to Day 3!

Howdy folks! Today is the LAST day of E3 2017. Bummer, right? (Nah, we're tired.) Check all of the days of E3 2017 here.

The very first awesome game being shown by Nintendo Treehouse Live on Day 3? Fan favourite Splatoon 2! This time around, we'll be seeing the single-player mode first shown in the ARMS Direct. It's similar to Splatoon 1, but with a critical difference...

KoopaTV's E3 2017 Phil Spencer Interview Reactions

By RAWKHAWK2010 - Taking a Nintendo breather.

KoopaTV has a duty this E3 to cover ALL of the industry's important figures as best as it knows how. (And because the more logs the better, right?!)