Overview: Pokémon (or Pocket Monsters) helped anime, games, Trading Cards, and Nintendo. Even if a lot of people won't admit it.more...
History (before the release): Satoshi Tajiri was the creator of the original Pokemon games. Living just outside of Japan (as a child) in the mid-60's he loved to collect insects; in the rice fields he became very skilled at collecting the little bugs ('Mr. Bug' as called by childhood friends). In the late 70's the rice fields became shopping centres and arcades (etc). In those days Tajiri was an otaku, he was a game addict. He played in Arcades which used to be the old Rice Fields; he felt it was a sin.
"Tajiri preserved the world of his childhood in Pokemon" (Time Mag. Nov22, 1999). Then in 1982, Satoshi, Ken Sugimori and a few other mates created the magazine GameFreak (to offer tips and game cheats).
After two years of working on it, Satoshi came across Nintendo's Link Cable. "I imagined an insect moving back and forth across the cable. That's what inspired me." Tajiri. It was just an idea, but as soon as he could he signed up with Nintendo.
GameFreak almost died because of such money problems, Satoshi didn't even pay himself. After six years, Pokemon hit Japa...
A: The games company that created Mario, Donkey Kong, invented the Shoulder Button, D-Pad and bought the world pokémon...sadly. A games company who are often underestimated due to the idiocy of there central fanbase, and stereotyped due to the idiocy of rival fanbases.
The company are still making games today, and are often overlooked due to a different and refreshing approach. Although they are prefered by some gamers for there innovation, who's willingness to take risks instead of churning out numerous near identical updates to once successfull games (see:EA) is often overlooked by the now saturated games industry.
The fans of Nintendo are often critisized for there single viewed devotion to Nintendo, which is true of many of them, who, confused by the superiority of the N64 still can't see that even though they have been devoted fans of nintendo for the majority of there natural lives, that other games machines exist to, (see:sonyroolzfor this in reverse) and that nintendo are currently screwing there loyal fans by forcing them to buy Game Boys and other needless apparels just to play there most "Innovative" games.
B: A Japanese saying translating to "It's In The Hands Of The Gods Now"
1: Nintendo are 7h3 |~0><0|~5 because I wish it was still 1998.
2: Nintendo are crap because I am as single minded in my devotion to sony/x-box as I say their fans are to them.
3: Nintendo are a games company who are prefered by some people, and not by others.
4: Nintendo stole all there ideas for metroid from Halo, which I play online due to the Origonal Nintendo's modem setting precident back in 1986, whilst using my joypad the size of a housebrick which has analogue technology, shoulder buttons and a layout/colour scheme stolen from a 14 year old nintendo console.
5: Nintendo, Sony and X-box are part of the console wars, a futile war between people who can't quite grasp the concept that no company is 100% infallible and needing reconpence for there own failing existance.
1: Regardless of people arguing about pathetic little preferences, Nintendo.
Group that was VOLUNTARILY founded by game publishers to reduce the political heat generated by violent games. Does NOT mandate the sales of M rated games to minors, retailers do. The ESRB's flaw is that the panel's of reviewers who watch footage of games are almost entirely non-gamers. Also, the rating levels are a bit hipocritical if you know how to walk the line.
(Lots of violence can be had in a T rated game, but blood almost certainately guarantees a M rating. Much like the MPAA's hipocracy of rating a film R after the second "fuck" or when used to mean sex.)
Dissafected 13 year old suburban freak: I wish to buy this M rated game and I WANT IS RIGHT NOOOOW!
Clerk: Are you 17, that is the store policy?
Punk ass: FUCK THE ESRB THIS IS THEIR FAULT!!!
The practice of using visually similar characters to replace the characters of everyday words. Many wanna-be hackers (13-year-old gamers who watched The Matrix one to many times) try to sound "professional" by talking in 1337 5p34|< (leet speak) during online games and internet forums. However, with all creatures, the ability to speak does not guarantee intelligence.
Wanna be: j00 F00! 1 r0x0rs j00! 1 4/\/\ 1337 H4x0rz!
Forums Moderator: Do you even know the difference between a MAC address and an IP?
For the record I have one of these pieces of shit along with a gamer tag but it's all collecting dust.A console that instead of actually having games on the PS2 or even some games on the gamecubes level, has to rely on overhyping there games with gimicks so that they SEEM good. Allthough it is the most powerful console of this generation the only games that show it's power are the tecmo games such as Ninja Gaiden, Dead or alive 3 etc. Final Fantasy on the ps2, and the RE series on Gamecube show more time and effort than halfassed overhyped games such as Halo 2. The console and it's games seem to only attract 8-12 year olds and casual gamers.
This is how you distinguish a real gamer from a casual 12 year old noob.
Ask him if he'd rather play a Metal Gear Solid game or Halo 2. Then judge by his answer.
Xbox fanboy- w00t I just got a Xbox for my 12th birthday and now I can make my gamertag. ooh whats this a friend request from "6th grader666"?
Xbox fanboy- No online PC games arent better. I get to pay to play with 10 year olds.
Xbox fanboy 3- Dont worry Halo I know your a noob game with huge hitboxes, autoaim and pussyass shield so you can run away in the middle of battle and try to attack again 3 5 seconds later, but I'll buy you and stick next to you cause it's all us casual gamers and children have.
Real talk- Sony specializes electronics and nintendo has been in the game business forever. Microsoft is only good for making computer Operating systems. The Xbox is just an attemp to to reel in casual gamers with a bunch gimicks. That was even said by a MS rep at the Xbox 360 press conference.
Roughly translated, "Leave it to heaven."
A large gaming corporation, that is over 100 years old. In the past highly respected by all gamers, now sometimes ridiculed.
Falsly excused of making "kiddie games" or "kid only games," when the only child like games Nintendo produces are Pokemon and possibly Kirby.
The "kiddie game" rumor started in the early 90s when Sega advertised a commerical stating their version of Mortal Kombat featured blood as opposed to the SNES version. Sega stated, "that we may make games that Ninendo won't." When actually, Acclaim (I believe) didn't decide to add blood until they remade Mortal Kombat for the Sega Genesis.
Sony expanded on this rumor in 1996 to trick a large majority of the public. For someone reason the public believes everything that they hear on tv, instead of doing their own research.
"That's so 8-Bit"
"Know your roots"
"Enough with the bling, bling! I perfer old skool."
All of the above refer to the original Nintendo Entertainment System (NES).
“the women who usually appear on these networks to represent female gamers are unvaryingly clad in size 0 jeans and tight tube-tops. They spit like angry cats as they scream about their mad gaming skillz and call a challenge for male gamers to ‘get their ass kicked’ by a girl.”
These are the gamer girls who look unbelievably hott and are pretty good at the games they play which can usually turn out to kicking guy ass.
Blkyoshi69- I just beat you at Neopets, World of Warcraft, Diablo II, Halo, Brute Force, Super Smash Bros, Age of Empires while feeding my infant son, changing my toddler and cooking for my husband...PWNED!!!
SillyBoy- You're a girl?! Yeah right you are just some poor old man in his basement living at his mom's house.
Blkyoshi69- Ugh, loser....-.- (lipstick gamer)