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@  Mage Girl : (17 February 2020 - 02:33 AM) I can safely say I'm so far the only person to post to this shoutbox in 2020...
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@  kirant : (23 December 2019 - 05:20 AM) What do we do on Index Day? Give each other bots?
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@  Fire Blazer : (10 November 2019 - 11:45 PM) especially better imo if you want to update on a topic but like only occasionally (e.g. a project you're working on or a let's play of a game)
@  Fire Blazer : (10 November 2019 - 11:44 PM) it's hard for me to explain precisely why but forums just like work better for meaningful discussion over a longer period of time ig
@  Fire Blazer : (10 November 2019 - 11:44 PM) but that's def just not hte same ig, idk
@  Fire Blazer : (10 November 2019 - 11:44 PM) yeah, you can also kind of respond at your own pace on forums. Discord conversations are often like... it's awkward to respond to something that happened a while ago, especially if the server is active, but even just in general. since you sort of need to keep track of multiple conversations at once at times, and it's not like it has a good reply/quote system ala forums, closest thing really is to copy/paste or screenshot the text you're responding to and then type a response below
@  Elwood : (09 November 2019 - 11:29 AM) Adding on to what's been said, I just enjoy the order and structure of the forums. You can look through the threads and know exactly what people are talking about. Conversation get lost and buried on discord which is why I'm not a big fan of it.
@  kirant : (06 November 2019 - 05:31 AM) I enjoy that part of forums too. They become niche communities where you can have very specialized conversations as opposed to the cluttered mess in Discord.
@  Ezra : (31 October 2019 - 01:17 AM) Yeah, part of me wishes I could go back to the times forums were more prevalent. I really enjoyed how even several different forums based off the same franchise could feel so different. It's not like what we now is bad though, I just feel nostalgic for old times.
@  Fire Blazer : (30 October 2019 - 06:39 AM) also forums in general are just not as prevalent, there are so many other ways to interact these days, like Twitter, FB, Tumblr, etc., where you can just throw your thoughts into the void. I think that's the real issue and that the only people rly interested in forums these days are either super dedicated to whatever they're about, have a specific reason/need to (e.g. support forums), or grew up with them and are thus attached to the idea enough to continue to try and use them (this was kinda me for a while lol but things happen, I couldn't keep it up forever)
@  Fire Blazer : (30 October 2019 - 06:36 AM) I've posted on SF for various reasons ofc but in terms of like making friends and stuff it's p. much just been smaller groups/forums, yeah. mainly FES
@  Elwood : (27 October 2019 - 10:08 PM) Only reason I'm even on Serenes was because I had hacking questions. @Ezra yeah I figured it must be an age thing. I've been called an old man by many a child because I use Facebook.
@  kirant : (26 October 2019 - 09:39 PM) It's strange. I don't think I've ever posted on Serenes...period. I've always been a fan of smaller forums.


Satoru Iwata dies at 55

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#1 Rujio


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Posted 13 July 2015 - 02:05 PM

Some seriously sad news today. I don't even know how to react, other than to be shocked and sad.

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Posted 13 July 2015 - 08:32 PM

I'll copy what I said on another forum...


Unfortunately, I think Iwata is part of a dying breed...the CEO who lives with passion, conviction, and took charge himself at all possible opportunities.

Here are some more stories about him:
 - He halved his own salary in the face of decreasing Nintendo sales.  To be fair, this is expected of CEOs in Japan when things turn south...but let's keep this in mind still.
 - To assist the production of Super Smash Brothers Melee (and to meet the Christmas deadline), he stepped in from his position as General Manager (his last position before CEO) and debugged for three weeks.  Keep in mind he was probably half a decade out of practice at this point.

 - He managed to compress the Johto section of Pokemon Gold/Silver to such a degree that they could fit the Kanto side in (keep in mind that GS came out on a 2 MB cartridge)

 - He ported the key parts of Pokemon to the N64 (which would eventually become Pokemon Stadium) without a reference manual

 - And, most incredible of all, he managed to save Earthbound on his own by programming almost all the key elements of it.


Iwata is the type of CEO I would always want.  He worked his way up, never lost sight of his past, and got his hands dirty as needed.  A programming genius and dedicated developer until the end.  It's too bad that we have to see him leave so early but I think he left us an unforgettable legacy as is.

I think it's best to leave it with one of his most famous quotes, which encompasses everything about him.

On my business card, I am a corporate president. In my mind, I am a game developer. But in my heart, I am a gamer.

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Posted 13 July 2015 - 11:50 PM

Can't add anymore than what kirant already said. You'll be missed Mr.Iwata.

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Posted 14 July 2015 - 07:08 AM

Yeah, this news came super suddenly to me. At first I was just a tiny bit sad but mostly indifferent—I'm not really a huge fan of him—but the more I thought about it and saw people posting stuff, reacting, sharing quotes and feats of his... the more I felt, haha. Eventually thanks to Itoi I ended up crying just a bit lol


[7/13/2015 3:14:44 PM] ballin1337: http://nintendoevery...iwatas-passing/, http://www.nintendo-...o-satoru-iwata/ (different translations)



it was essentially those words. being one of the many people fond of Earthbound, it just hit me quite a bit. >_>


He will be missed indeed. Good luck to his family and friends who probably have it way tougher than us people who never met him. Also, good luck to Nintendo trying to keep up his legacy/do what he did right and perhaps even improving on the things he didn't, since no person or group of people is perfect, but that doesn't mean we can't try to better ourselves over time~


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Posted 14 July 2015 - 08:51 PM





Iwataaaaaaa T_T


still a little sad lol, hard to totally get over this with all the comments and showing of support and late-comers to cover the news and such ._.


alas. it is what it is.




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Posted 14 July 2015 - 11:34 PM

The gaming industry lost a great man. Rest in peace Iwata.

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Posted 15 July 2015 - 09:10 AM

I went through the Iwata twitter hash tag when I first heard the news. I teared up a lot over all the amazing art. Gaming industry took a huge hit with im passing on, it'll suck. Thank you Iwata for helping create so many games that were important to my childhood, you will be missed.... and I'll try to understand.

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