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Diddy Kong Racing

Watcha Listenin' To?
With such a smooth vibe I think this will probably end up being the song of the summer.

Foster The People - Sit Next to Me

Toys R Us could file for bankruptcy
Here's the story behind the story.

Amazon didn't kill Toys 'R' Us. Here's what did
CNN Money
Toys "R" Us' debt problems date back to well before Amazon was a major threat. Its debt was downgraded to junk bond status in January of 2005, at a time when Amazon's sales were just 4% of their current level.

A year later the company was taken private by KKR, Bain Capital and real estate firm Vornado. The $6.6 billion purchase left it with $5.3 billion in debt secured by its assets and it never really recovered.

The toy store faced several other big challenges at about the same time. There was the rise of big box retailers like Walmart, which now dwarfs Toys "R" Us in total toy sales. Last year toymakers Mattel and Hasbro each sold about $1 billion worth of their toys at Walmart, more than twice as much as what they sold through Toys "R" Us.

Toys R Us could file for bankruptcy
Toys R Us tells workers it will liquidate and sell or close all stores

Toys R Us told employees Wednesday that it is planning to sell or close all of its U.S. stores, and that it will file liquidation papers this evening in advance of a court hearing scheduled for Thursday afternoon.

The company confirmed a Wall Street Journal report that Chief Executive Dave Brandon had shared the news with employees in a conference call. A spokeswoman for Toys R Us told The Record that Brandon told employees it was a sad day and that customers and others would be sad to see the brand disappear.

Nintendo 64 Forever: Happy Birthday thread
Happy Birthday BDR!

Toys R Us could file for bankruptcy
Toys R Us Bankruptcy Woes Continue, May Liquidate U.S. Operations

Toys R Us is poised to shut down its US operations as it struggles to find a buyer after going bankrupt at the end of last year.

Bloomberg reports that, having failed to restructure its gargantuan debt - $400 million of which was due this year - or find a buyer, Toys R Us is prepping to liquidate its US operations.

While there is still time for either of these scenarios to play out, it's not looking likely, according to anonymous sources.

"While a Chapter 11 bankruptcy provides a company with breathing space, it is incumbent on the debtors' management to show how it intends to reorganise as a going concern," said Gregory Plotko, a partner in the bankruptcy practice Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP, weighing in on the matter.

"My sense is that the major creditor group has not yet heard a compelling enough story, nor has a 'white knight' appeared."

The Asian arm of the business is the most profitable, and is in talks with buyers. The UK, European, and Canadian regions aren't faring any better than the US, and the company's shares have plummeted in the wake of the news.

Whether or not it can be salvaged remains to be seen.

The company was looking to refinance or restructure its $5 billion debt in September and entered bankruptcy a few weeks later.

At the start of the year, they announced their plans to close down 182 stores by the end of April, but things went from bad to worse in February, with news of the closure of another 200 stores, and over 9,000 layoffs.

Post When You Buy or Sell Any Game
I didn't actually buy but yesterday I got Bloodborne for free because I'm a PlayStation Plus subscriber. It's the free giveaway game for March on the PS4.

While Bloodborne didn't cost me anything I did have to remove some stuff off my 500 GB hard-drive to clear up space for it. Alltogether the game weighed in at just over 50 GB.

Since I'm famously bad at single-player games, I figure Bloodborne will hold me over until I'm too old to play video games any longer. I never did completely finish From Software's previous PS1 game King's Field II so odds are I'll never see the end of Bloodborne either. :lol:

April Game of the Month Nomination Topic
Mar 12 2018, 08:22 AM
I nominate Mario Tennis.
Great choice and with the recent announcement of Mario Tennis Aces for the Switch, it's probably the perfect time for the N64 version to be the game of the month here. :yeah:

Post a Video Better than the last.
Web of Fries.

The truth is out there. :)

Gamecube controllers
Super Smash Bros. has been announced for the Switch. That probably means that Nintendo will start selling GameCube controllers again. Hopefully Nintendo updates them with tighter sticks like Sony's DualShock 4's for the PS4 have. Yeah, the GC controller is probably still the best input device to play Smash with but it's been nearly 17 years since they first saw the light of day and it's probably time to bring them up to modern standards. Agreed? :huh:

Super Smash Bros.
I'm guessing Nintendo will use the launch of Super Smash Bros. on the Switch to kickoff their pay to play online service. :huh:

I still don't own a Switch and probably wouldn't buy one for an updated version of Sm4sh, but I am looking forward to seeing gameplay of this newest iteration.

Play an N64 game...
Spent some time doing F-Zero X time trials today. For one I wanted to remind myself how the game looks on a CRT television, and two it's one of the games that plays really well with my N64 controller that has the newer GameCube style sticks.

Super Smash Bros.
Mar 9 2018, 06:50 AM
I want to clarify as much as possible when I say the competitive community's not awful like people say it is.
I'm of the belief that the competitive community kinda sucked all the fun out of the Smash Bros. franchise. Seriously, online 1-on-1 For Glory matches on the Wii U version are often nothing short of tedious. <_<

The only fun I ever really had with SSBWiiU was either in online For Fun Team Smash or when friends came over and we played from my sofa. After Melee, 1-on-1 simply hasn't been the Smash series' strong suit which I guess is to be expected given the move towards more defensive gameplay in Brawl.

So Smash for the Switch is a new game or a port of the Wii U version? Wouldn't it be neat if it's a new installment crafted with the help of the PMDev Team? :huh:

Super Smash Bros.
So yeah, the Wii U is pretty much dead now.

Diddy Kong Racing
Mar 7 2018, 09:17 PM
The other thing I have to wonder is about the presentation. I’d like to think i’m not someone who gets embarrassed by things that are considered “kiddy” - i’m a Nintendo guy for goodness’ sake. But Mario Kart’s music and overall style still seem to hold up well as something both kids and adults can enjoy together, while DKR seems to have gone for a distinct kid focus.
I suspect you're on to something here especially when you compare Diddy Kong Racing to a similar game in Crash Team Racing on the PS1.

N64 mini Predictions
Mar 6 2018, 09:12 AM
The issues on VC are so minor that it was acceptable enough for Nintendo to release them.
For the most part I agree although some of the VC ports are much better than others. For example, Mario Kart 64 is really good while at the same time F-Zero X has a lot of ugly tearing of textures. I suspect this is why the tunnel portion of the Sand Ocean track in the Jack Cup was altered.

Anyone who has played F-Zero X on a modern PC with a good graphics card knows that the game can look much better than it did on the original N64 hardware. This is why I hope the N64 Mini is powerful enough to emulate and upscale the original ROMs rather than resort to running the Virtual Console releases.

N64 mini Predictions
If Nintendo does release an N64 Mini this year I have a feeling it'll be even more successful than their two previous classic edition mini consoles. Why? Well, because neither the Raspberry Pi nor the original Wii emulate N64 games very well. Granted, the Virtual Console N64 titles on the Wii and Wii U aren't bad but almost all of them have some minor issue that keeps them from being as good as the original console versions.

Nintendo Ultra 64 Logo
If some enterprising entrepreneur mass produced high quality Ultra 64 logos I wonder how much they could sell them for? I'm not talking about just the paper label but complete with the clear jewel as well.

New here
Nice to have you here U64pro!

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New Moderator
Just remember danilochka, with great power comes great responsibility. ;)

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