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Friday, January 31, 2014

GEORGE ZIMMERMAN'S PUNCH-OUT!!??

By LUDWIG VON KOOPA - Trayvon Tyson's Punch-Out!! brought to life. Spoiler alert, by the way.

Okay, KoopaTV really did it this time. This isn't a game announcement. This is real life. The last and only time KoopaTV cited anything from TMZ, it was from an article heavily talking about Mike Tyson. TMZ returns again for Punch-Out!! shenanigans.
"Now's your chance to kick George Zimmerman's ass with zero legal repercussions -- he just agreed to a celebrity boxing match ... and he says he'll fight ANYONE. [...]
Lately George has been more interested in boxing than guns ... regularly training in the ring. [...]
As for George's cut from the fight, we're told he's donating the money to charity.
If you'd like to throw your hat in the ring for the March 1 match, email fightgeorge@hotmail.com."
We tried to interview George Zimmerman about his inspiration, but he declined to accept it. Fair enough. However, it's pretty obvious that he must've played Trayvon Tyson's Punch-Out!! and was frustrated that he was only an NPC. Feeling that he would never be able to have the same kind of success Little Mac had in the virtual world (for a comparison of Little Mac and George Zimmerman, click here), Zimmerman decided to do this in real life.

Currently, ex-gang member "The Game" wishes to destroy Zimmerman. While the fact that Zimmerman was inspired by a videogame to do this and then the name of his opponent being "Game" is certainly interesting, KoopaTV wants Zimmerman to fight someone else.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

All The Thoughts On Iwata's Briefing

By LUDWIG VON KOOPA - Condensed because there's a ton to comment on.

So the Nintendo world is super-charged on activity right now because of Satoru Iwata's briefing with investors. I guess KoopaTV has to follow suit. So let's go item-by-item here. Prepare for a lot of quotes.
"If you quote any or all of this presentation, please display the URL of this website or put a link to this website."
Done! Here, I'll do it again: http://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/en/library/events/140130/index.html

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

About KoopaTV

By LUDWIG VON KOOPA - Just in case you were wondering.

For many months now (that's how long KoopaTV has been a thing), we've had an "About" tab that is just the first thing published on the website. But that's about us, the KoopaTV contributors. Not about KoopaTV itself. KoopaTV has a distinct identity that is more than the sum of its contributors. Even more than the sum of guest contributors and commenters (people like YOU! ...And if you've never commented, it's free and optionally anonymous!).

In fact, it's just one expression of what kind of site KoopaTV is that it look us over 8 months to formally make an About page. This is coming even after our very long-awaited Disclaimers page! So what is KoopaTV? What is the style? How do you properly read it? Read more for the answers to those questions!

Speaking of style, the only acceptable syntax for KoopaTV is... KoopaTV. Capitalized that way. No space between "Koopa" and "TV". This is made even more clear in the Password song for Trayvon Tyson's Punch-Out!!.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

KoopaTV Live Reactions: SOTU 2014!

By LUDWIG VON KOOPA - With bonus contrarian responses!

While this isn't directly tied to videogames, it's important that KoopaTV keeps itself up-to-date on what's going on in US politics. After all, we're pretty opinionated, and there is theoretically a chance that any new Obama speech will make a videogame reference. I'm Nintendork 13 13, and the other names are themselves. This is from our [Koopa Keep] AIM Blast! So did we think President Barack Hussein Obama did well? Find out!

Monday, January 27, 2014

Yoshi's New Problems

By LUDWIG VON KOOPA - Please stop telling Arzest to work on these games.

The last time I really talked about Yoshi's New Island, it was... kind of on a positive note? An article claimed it was like the Super Nintendo classic Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island. Well, now we know a bit more about the game since July 2013. Watch this sickening trailer.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Choice: Texas — We Make 'Em, They Take 'Em

By LUDWIG VON KOOPA - It's your choice, but I don't recommend it.

Thanks to our best friends at Best of Cain — formerly known as CainTV — for giving us the heads-up on this story. There was a funding effort at Indiegogo for this scary game idea called Choice: Texas. It made headlines in mostly non-gaming media, but KoopaTV isn't going to shy away from this type of stuff. It's a browser-based text adventure where you abort people.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Candy™ Crush Saga™

By LUDWIG VON KOOPA - You silly mobile gamers.

KoopaTV has made clear its disdain for mobile gaming already. I believe we implied all mobile game players are perverts in that article... or something. Anyway, this article is about King, the... king of the mobile gaming sector. So if Gameloft is lord of the perverts, King's dominion must be over sex offenders. ...I don't know what I'm saying anymore.

So King trademarked the word Candy, and they also trademarked the word Saga. Problem? Yeah, there's an obvious one. And they're also enforcing those trademarks.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

OBJECTION Times Three In Three-Dee

By LUDWIG VON KOOPA - And so far it's Japan on-ly!

Well, this shouldn't be breaking news to anyone, (it's news as of yesterday, but...) but Capcom has announced "Gyakuten Saiban 123 Naruhodou Collection". In English, that's Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Justice For All and Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Trials & Tribulations all on one 3DS card in 3D. Here's a Capcom-Unity official post for slightly more details.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Nintendo's Answer On Screwing Ace Attorney

By LUDWIG VON KOOPA - When a digital download title cannot be downloaded...

Continuing off this previous article, it became clear that while Nintendo is crippling Capcom's sales of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies, that we don't have to suffer this restriction. As in, things can change. But only if Nintendo is willing to change them. To that end, I decided to contact Nintendo myself.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Race-Baiting Infiltrating The Industry

By LUDWIG VON KOOPA - This isn't an issue stuck just in the political realm.

Many years ago, when Resident Evil 5 from Capcom was first announced and revealed with a trailer, most people noticed how awesome the game looked. But some people chose to view the game differently... looking at it superficially. But not just "wow the game has sexy graphics it must be amazing" type of superficial... but by the colour of people's skins.


So as a result of black zombies in Africa (which is populated by a strong majority of black people), Resident Evil 5 is decried as racist by race-baiters across the Internet. These are punks looking to get hits on their websites and make a name for themselves. That concept may seem familiar to you, the reader, and that's probably why you're here. Well here's the difference between those people (dun dun dun) and me.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Okay, So Maybe Not.

By LUDWIG VON KOOPA - Nintendo's stock dropped faster than Obama's poll numbers.

Remember how I wrote that article earlier this week (two days ago) about Nintendo's rising stock numbers and the supposed China expansion? I also said that normally I don't care about stock numbers. Well, uh, this article only exists just because I said that. Since Nintendo's numbers dropped again. Big time. As soon as they went up.

In the words of Rachel Jeantel, "woopsee sir".

Perhaps Nintendo's shareholders read my article and realized, "Hey, why DID we bid Nintendo's price so high? This Ludwig guy is right! It's stupid!" They also must've rejected my conclusion of,
"Perhaps if nothing new is happening with China, then Nintendo's stock has simply been undervalued all along and that's finally being corrected. This won't cause a lot of new sales or anything, but perhaps all the great games already out for Wii U and coming out for Wii U will."

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Vindication In The World of DK Island

By LUDWIG VON KOOPA - We're on the right side of history. Again.

Go look at this massive Official Nintendo Magazine exposé on Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze if you haven't already. This article will deal with specifically these three bullet-points: 
  • "It says that most levels take around 10 minutes to complete on your first attempt.  
  • There are three secret levels per world. 
  • Retro was working on Mario Kart 7, and TF at the same time."
To see why this is of particular interest to KoopaTV, reread this earlier article. That article was met with opposition by the fascists over at NeoGAF who deemed it "baseless speculation". With one exception, any speculation or viewpoint expressed on KoopaTV has turned out to be correct. (That isn't counting speculations during reaction logs.)

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Why Are Those Investors So Excited?

By LUDWIG VON KOOPA - Unbanned China sales are meaningless.

To the dismay of some recent sellers of Nintendo stock, it recently surged to an almost two year high. While KoopaTV doesn't really care about the performance of videogame companies in the stock market (with the exception of one time), quite a few people think that Nintendo's recent rise means some awesome news on the way. No, it's because of China's announcement about unbanning the sale of game consoles. This disproportionately affected Nintendo's stock over Sony's and Microsoft's because... remember, videogames are Nintendo's core competency, unlike the other two console manufacturers. By the way, Nintendo does have awesome things on the way. Like all of those upcoming Wii U games.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

KoopaTV's Disclaimers! (And Privacy)

By LUDWIG VON KOOPA - Part of our transparency efforts.

Disclaimer: KoopaTV is ran on a shoe-string budget, if any budget at all. We (KoopaTV, not individual members acting as individuals and not as KoopaTV contributors) are not sent any free games or other materials by any publishers (as of now), but Ludwig owns 100 shares of Nintendo. None of us are affiliated by family or employed with any other company in the videogame industry, besides whatever we actually own or established ourselves.

Many of KoopaTV's articles are written facetiously, and KoopaTV makes no guarantee as to the accuracy of any of our content. With that said, we try to be as accurate as we can, and any attempts to mislead are for humorous purposes. They're usually pretty obvious. This disclaimer isn't one of them. This article is. We don't consider speculation or embellishment to be lying to our audience.

All views written or expressed by KoopaTV contributors are just the thoughts of those individual contributors. They might be shared by other members of KoopaTV's staff, or they might not. You could always ask. Assume they are only individual thoughts though. That doesn't apply to this disclaimer though. It says Ludwig is the author, but it applies to everyone and everyone is in agreement with it.

We're free to do whatever we want with our content that we post here, and also with your content you post here. You agree that any contributions you make to KoopaTV, whether they be comments or guest articles, are the property of KoopaTV, are royalty-free, and can be used as we see fit. This agreement extends past KoopaTV.org and includes KoopaTV's extensions throughout the Internet, such as our Twitter.

Please ask KoopaTV if you would like to use an image that we have published on our site. We may have the copyright to it. We'll probably let you use it, but we just want to know where our stuff is being shared. If the image has a KoopaTV watermark, we can remove it and give you a clean version, but only if you ask.

KoopaTV is currently NOT monetized. If this changes, and you see an ad and you do not like it, please tell us in a comment or at ads(at)koopatv.org. Tell us who the ad is from and we'll do our best to block it.
 
Google keeps track of some of your viewing information, like cookies. If you don't like that, complain to them. All we get on our end is some demographic information that theoretically helps better tailor our content to you. We dunno what Google does with it, but it sure doesn't help us. We also get some information about what you were doing to get into KoopaTV and where you left.
 
KoopaTV is not in the consulting business. Don't ask us to do anything for you. We'll take consultants, though. If they're free.
 
Apparently we have to have a Privacy Policy. Here's one I stole. It looks like it applies to KoopaTV too.
This blog does not share personal information with third parties nor do we store any information about your visit to this blog other than to analyze and optimize your content and reading experience through the use of cookies.
We are not responsible for republished content from this blog on other blogs or websites without our permission This privacy policy is subject to change without notice and was last updated on September 3, 2018.
If you have any questions feel free to contact KoopaTV here: privacy(at)koopatv(dot)org
KoopaTV may collect your feedback through our Feedback Forms mechanism. We obtain the timestamp that you filled out the form, your name that you have inputted, and your answers. We may ask you to give us your e-mail address so we can privately give you a prize if you win something from KoopaTV, such as with the KoopaTV Loyalty Rewards Program or if you win a spot in the KoopaTV Nintendo Switch Family Group. Your e-mail address won't be shared with anyone else outside of KoopaTV, or used in marketing or for any purpose outside of functions related to being able to provide you your prize.

If you would like your information removed from our records, please let us know.


This can be updated at any time without warning to you. Deal with it.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Literally What Kids Are Like Now

By LUDWIG VON KOOPA - Kids will be kids, I get it. But back in my day...

As you might remember, I go to Jewish prayer services at the local Chabad centre. This time, some kid I've never seen before was also there. (The average age of men there is probably above 40, so this is noticeable.) So after the prayers ended, he went up to me and asked if I played videogames. There was nothing I was doing or wearing that'd indicate that I did, but I said "hello" and "yes" anyway.


Maybe something about this look screams "videogame player"? Also, the top of Cranky's head makes for a perfect brown Yarmulke.

So he asked what consoles I own. I said "3DS and Wii U." He's all like, "No PlayStation or Xbox?"

Disclaimer: I have (had) access to a PlayStation 2 and Xbox 360. ...And a Wii and GameCube.

Friday, January 10, 2014

It's King Dedede in Smash 4!

By LUDWIG VON KOOPA - A weapon of mass De-De-Destruction!

Let it be repeated I really like the Kirby: Right Back At Ya! anime. I also loved the voice-acting for everyone in that show. So good job, 4Kids. I don't usually praise them. Anyway, Masahiro Sakurai said he voice-acted King Dedede in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, which is kind of weird to think about. For Smash 4, I propose he be voiced by his actors from the anime.

This video has Dedede's English and then Japanese voice-acting. Great, right? Dedede, at least. If you're tired of everyone else, go to 7:20 to start Japanese.



Okay, bad job 4Kids for getting rid of the awesome Kirby music that's supposed to accompany that whole performance. But the voice-acting for Dedede in the anime is still something I want in Smash 4, for both languages.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Two Tribes Diatribe?

By LUDWIG VON KOOPA - This isn't actually a diatribe, but man is that title cool.

If you have a Wii U and you're actually trying to have a good time with it, then you probably know what Two Tribes is. They're one of those indie developers who put a lot of work into fan feedback and also into a game called Toki Tori 2. In fact, KoopaTV briefly talked about them before and had a whole article on using Miiverse for feedback. Well, they're gone now. Which is a shame, considering all the effort they went into helping Miiverse out.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Fascists Gotta Go Fast

By LUDWIG VON KOOPA - Except they're not number one.

To understand this article, it's first important to read the Best KoopaTV Article award-winning article of 2013, "Fighting Fascism In Our World and The Game Industry".

I'll wait.

Done? Then let's continue. Read this quote again, since you just read the whole article.
"That's because we all have accounts on there — although I'm only a Junior Member and Rawk is (temporarily) banned from the site. YoshiRider123 is riding fine though."
Rawk was recently unbanned. He lasted one day. I'm banned now, too. (YR is still riding fine.) Why? Read this quote that's almost right after the previous one.
"So what does NeoGAF have to do with anything? Well, they happen to have taken a strong stance of silencing anyone who stands opposed to their far-left agenda."
For your amusement, read every post in this link after the post that's linked to. The three posts of mine you see on that page are the only ones I made in the thread. The rest? NeoGAF exploding at the very idea that someone with different views than them exists.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Nintendo Crippling Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies sales

By LUDWIG VON KOOPA - Kind of screwing us all over.

I think I kind of have to address the great Nintendo eShop shutdown disaster that happened during Christmas and several days after. We all know it's Pokémon Bank's fault, and that service still isn't available. More importantly, there were a lot of 3DS bundles that came with download codes for games like The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds instead of a physical card. Kid's Christmases must've been ruined. We're still not ready for a solely digitized age.

Speaking of Christmas being ruined, if you tried to follow our Christmas list advice, you would be unable to. The top two listed games there are Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies and EarthBound, which are downloadable only (unless you're crazy: see here and here respectively). Let's focus on the former for this article.

Monday, January 6, 2014

KoopaTV 2013 GOTY Awards!

By LUDWIG VON KOOPA - Game of THAT Year and other awards here!

To know what the nominations were, click here. We had our KoopaTV roundtable in our AIM Blast, and we decided the winners of all the categories. So... read more to find out what they are! These are all over 2013.

Friday, January 3, 2014

KoopaTV's 2013 GOTY Nominations!

By LUDWIG VON KOOPA - And other categories.

These were decided and talked about in our [Koopa Keep] AOL Instant Messenger Blast. Behold!

Thursday, January 2, 2014

The 2014 Resolutions of KoopaTV's Staff

By LUDWIG VON KOOPA - We'll check back later to see if these are met.

Before we get into our own resolutions, I'll share the resolution of our collective favourite game developer: Masahiro Sakurai.
 "Key phrase: Completion

Resolution: I resolve to complete development on Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U and release it in 2014."
The result? He looks like a badass. Everyone else has their flowery words, and here is our dedicated Sakurai. He'll be back from his Miiverse break this Monday, and maybe we'll start posting some serious articles again around that time as well. But here's KoopaTV's resolutions:

Ludwig: "To work on promoting KoopaTV more, to write more in-depth articles, to make serious dents in my gaming backlog, and to get to the bottom of the Madden Curse scandal."

YoshiRider123: "To play Smash 4."

RawkHawk2010: "To play Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze."

It's a little concerning to me that I'm the only one with work-related resolutions. I'm taking a cue from Sakurai here! 2014 is gonna be PRODUCTIVE!


Ludwig claims to be working hard right now, but he's hardly working. If you'd like to distract him with comments or notifications, Following him on Miiverse at NNID PrinceOfKoopas is a great way to do that.


It turns out we have an astonishing success rate at meeting these resolutions. That, and the 2015 ones!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

KoopaTV and The December Whispers

By LUDWIG VON KOOPA - Look at me! I'm more creative in these titles.

I am very proud of what KoopaTV has accomplished this December. It was a very good month for us. Let's start by saying that we're double the cumulative point we were in September. That's a sign of steady, sustainable growth. People are starting to talk about us now: If you're on Twitter, use the hashtag #KoopaTV when doing that!

Last month when I said "Some articles had to be published before those could be started. ...Those articles are published now", I was referring to the Trayvon Tyson's Punch-Out!! strategy guides. Note how the advertisement video calls them out as a feature! Yes, the advertisement video was one of our big projects for a while, but we have other ones in the works in addition to our lineup of hard-hitting whimsical articles!

Speaking of those whimsical articles, here are our top 5 recommended articles (in chronological order) from December!
  1. How To Get a Physical, Boxed Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies
  2. What's OUR Goodnight Moon?
  3. (Spoiler-Free!) Ace Attorney 5? JUDGE KOOPA IS PRESIDING. VERDICT IN!
  4. Tecmo Koei's History of Nintendo Spin-Offs
  5. Fighting Fascism In Our World and The Game Industry
But as I always say, every article is worth reading. That's particularly true this month because a lot of fantastic articles didn't make the above list.

KoopaTV is at the forefront of innovation! Or somewhere around there. The maintenance and additions to the site continue, but your suggestions and comments can help guide the process. Or reverse it, if you're into that thing. One thing that's clear is that the Terms Index is going to be revamped in some way, because it hasn't been edited since VGX. That's because the software can't handle the size of it.

But that's okay, we'll innovate through it. That's what we do. Speaking of which, if you're interested in guest posting about anything, follow the directions here. If you'd like to join our staff, talk to me somewhere. Including the comments section. KoopaTV may also be open to having affiliates. Stay tuned.


Sharing KoopaTV to your friends is the right thing to do. Make that your Resolution! Or don't, because those usually don't get done anyway.


To read November's recap, click here.
For next month's recap — the month of January, click here.
For next year's recap, here is December 2014.
KoopaTV was finally open to having affiliates nine months later.