Evolution of Smash Bros. menu screens ⊟
Smash Bros. director Masahiro Sakurai presented this first look at the upcoming 3DS game’s main menu, noting, “The icons are even animated. The design concept may look similar if you’ve played other games I’ve worked on.”
With that comment and all these screenshots conveniently provided in this NeoGAF thread, it seemed like a fine time to compare the menu screens for (from top to bottom) Super Smash Bros., Melee, Brawl, and the 3DS game. I also threw in Kid Icarus: Uprising, Meteos, and Kirby Air Ride — all titles Sakurai also directed.
fun fact: all these menus were designed by Michiko Sakurai, a longtime HAL / Sora employee and Masahiro Sakurai’s wife!
I always loved the kitschy collage look of SSB64 and Melee with the quasi-hidden text in the background. I was a bit disappointed Brawl didn’t show that.The ones in Meteos and Kirby Air Ride seem spot on with what I dig.
One week, zillions of tweets, and nearly 75,000 votes later, our readers have spoken—and here’s who you have named the Best Character on TV Right Now. The winner?
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06 DEAD MAN’S TETRIS
Featuring Captain Murphy & Snoop Dogg
Original artwork by Shintaro Kago
"Damn it, girls, what’s the rule about weapons at the table?!"
"Only when we have guests over…"
Single dad Thanos begins to regret raising assassin children.
IDEK if Gamora is older than Nebula, but whatev. This is already so painfully improbable.
I got a direct message about a month ago from Corey Vidal Youtuber/ Frost Giant (Super Nice Canadian) while slumped in a moderately soft pre-used movie theatre chair waiting for my movie to start. The message was an offer to attend Buffer Festival in Toronto I thought this sounded like fun so of course I agreed to attend.
Last Thursday I get a text saying “I need to hear you voice can we talk on the phone” I immediately threw my phone at a 7up machine in rage and swore to kill 15 marshmallows every second until the day I die…I’m of course lying I said “sure”. He then proceed to tell me the real reason he invited me was he knew I was a Star Wars fan and that Lucas Films was going to be a Buffer Festival! My heart skipped a beat at the thought of me getting to watch Star Wars on the big screen again. He then proceed to tell me that they wanted a few Youtubers to make fan films for the showcase and he wanted me to do one!! Now this might not seem like much but to me this is one of the coolest thing to ever happen to earth born third person speaking Olan. Little crouton Olan would of never of thought in all those years of popping in the original VHS’s of Star Wars that he would get to make a film in this universe at a showcase presented by the people who made the films he treasured so much.
SO HERES THE DEAL. www.bufferfestival.com
AUGUST 19TH is when tickets go on sale for Buffer Festival. If you buy a ticket you get to select the screening you want to go to. I’ll be doing two and I think hosting 4.
Star Wars showcase is on FRIDAY OCT.17 @ 8:00 - 9:30pm
My screening OLAN ROGERS is SUNDAY OCT. 19 @ 4:00pm - 5:30pm I have some free goodies to hand out
There are 500 seats in each screening! I hear close to a 100 is already filled up in my screening from those lovely presale peeps. I would love for you guys to come out and watch some films with me I’ll post again on August 19th to remind but EXCITE!
Hey, guys, did you hear? Mega Slowbro ⊟
I neglected to mention Mega Slowbro’s existence this morning, and now Patricia Hernandez and every other Poké person has put up much better posts than I can hope to make. So, let’s just get it over with. Here’s Mega Slowbro. He popped up on the official Korean Pokémon website (along with Mega Audino) this morning. His special move is “Shell Armor.”
Serebii offers these details:
"It has boosted Defense and Special Attack. Energy was focused in the Shellder biting Slowbro’s tail, and the result was that the hardness of the shell increased and it became an immensely hard suit of armor that can be damaged by no one. When the battle begins Mega Slowbro uses its tail to stand up straight and it propels itself like a spring."
He is super cute and super pitiful, and this Mega evolution solidifies his status as Pokémon’s Ralph Wiggum. Look at the poor fool. He can barely move in that think. Credit to Ferrari94 for the GIF.
So… now it can be told! “MallNation” is that secret project I’ve hinted at, which I have had the absolute pleasure of working on with my buddy Michael DeForge over the past year. It is (was?) a cartoon show that got optioned by Cartoon Network last summer and that Michael and I developed with them during this past year.As of last month, development has ended on the project - Cartoon Network is unfortunately not going to move forward with making the short and series. So after talking to CN folks, Michael and I now want to share a taste of it with our friends :)MallNation is a show about the entire student body of an elementary school living together inside a shopping mall - sort of our weird version of “Freaks and Geeks” meets “From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler.” The show is centered on three siblings who band together to navigate roaming gangs of school cliques, escaped pet shop animals, and other strange surprises while building a cooperative kid nation within their new home.It’d take a much longer post to go into Jules (the older sister), Mira (the middle sister), and Davy (the little brother), but I became extremely fond over the past 12 months of these three kids - and the realness of their sibling relationships.The best part of the process of collaborating with Michael was riffing on the various students and cliques, the shops they would inhabit, their clothes, their dumb personalities and jokes. We came up with around 10 major “cliques” and a dozen or so characters, along with their connections, crushes, competitive streaks, and turf rivalries among them — all of which are seen through the eyes of the three siblings. My favorites from the extended cast are:
- Sanjay Lash: tiny and energetic leader of the Mall Monitors, a group of self-appointed do-gooder kids who miss the authority of adults. He and the goth-emo gang that hangs out in the arcade clash often.
- Aiden Wildberry: overgrown 5th grader who tends the garden in the mall’s food court, which is fed by sunlight coming down through the broken mall atrium. He has a crush on Jules.
- Ke-Gong Liu: A happy-go-lucky strongman who hangs out with the jocks. He’s a year older than Jules and speaks five languages, since he transfered from a weird Singaporean school system.I remain totally in love the world we created, and am very grateful to the folks at Cartoon Network for the awesome opportunity to build something like this. I’m curious to see if perhaps we’ll get a chance to do more with some version of it (or another show) someday in the future.My personal thanks again to our friend Phil Rynda, who pushed us in the early stages of the project, to Katie and Curtis at CN for their support and guidance navigating the ropes, and to our friends like Calvin Wong, Lisa Hanawalt, and Ian Jones-Quartey for their suggestions and pep talks. And to my wife Jane for all the support along the way :)And most of all, my thanks to Michael for being the most creative, sweet and hard-working collaborator a dude could ask for.(*To note: All the concepts, stories, and designs in this post were created by Michael DeForge and Ryan Sands, and drawn by Michael DeForge.*)♥ LOVE LIVE MALLNATION ♥(EDIT: Check out Michael’s blog post for more from him on the project!)