Track: Wonderful Woman | Artist: Chuck Berry | Album: Chuck 

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Track: Wonderful Woman | Artist: Chuck Berry | Album: Chuck 

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People Want To See Live-Action Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Stands 

We’ve already seen a trailer for the live-action Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure movie. We’ve seen the outfits. We know what they look like. But what people really want to see are the Stands.

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What is a Stand? Here’s the Jojo Wikia:

The Stand (スタンド Sutando?) is a supernatural power unique to JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure.

A Stand is an entity psychically generated by its proprietor, generally referred to as a Stand User (スタンド使い Sutando Tsukai). It is viewed as a physical manifestation of the User’s fighting spirit. A Stand generally presents itself as a figure hovering near the user and possesses abilities beyond that of an ordinary human, which, depending on the Stand User, can be wielded for good or for evil.

Like this:

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They are a key part of Jojo lore. Yet, in the trailer, there aren’t any Stands.

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See? No Stands!

What we do see is purple fog and screen text describing what kind of power it is. This has Jojo fans confused and concerned. 

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable opens this August in Japan. No word yet on an international release. Or, you know, Stands. 


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Nintendo Game And Hardware Designer Genyo Takeda Is Retiring 

Genyo Takeda has worked on some of Nintendo’s most iconic games, consoles, and tech. As of this June, the 68 year-old is stepping down.

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Hired in 1971 by future Game Boy creator Gunpei Yokoi, Takeda cut his teeth working on a gun game that nearly broke the company. However, he would go on to produce and direct classics like Punch-Out!!, Pilotwings 64, and Dr. Mario 64.

Takeda has also long been part of Nintendo’s tech brain trust: He spearheaded the effort to tap the NES cart’s RAM to back up save data, came up with the N64 controller’s analog stick and headed up the Wii’s development.

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In the above photo, taken by Game Watch Impress, you can see Takeda showing off the Nintendo GameCube. (For more photos from that announcement, check Game Watch Impress.)

After Satoru Iwata passed away in 2015, he and Shigeru Miyamoto were named as then acting Nintendo Representative Directors. At that time, there was speculation that either would be the next Nintendo president. Once Tatsumi Kimishima was inaugurated to that post, however, Takeda became the company’s Technology Fellow.

According to the statement Nintendo released today, that Takeda is retiring as of this June and will be replaced as a Nintendo Representative Director by Ko Shiota, who currently heads up the Platform Technology Development Division..

from Kotaku http://kotaku.com/nintendo-game-and-hardware-designer-genyo-takeda-is-ret-1794696764

Sales Numbers For the Nintendo Switch And The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild

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Wondering how the Switch is doing around the world? What about the new Zelda? Nintendo announced their global sales figures in a newly released financial statement.

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In Japan, Nintendo sold 600,000 Switch units between March 3, when the hardware launched, and March 31, when the financial quarter ended. In the Americas, during that same period, 1.2 million Switch units were sold, while another 940,000 Switch units were sold in the region Nintendo calls “Other” (Europe, Australia, and beyond).

In total, Nintendo has sold 2.74 million Switch consoles worldwide in less than a month. 

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During that same period, Nintendo also sold 5.46 million Switch games worldwide. In Japan, 890,000 Switch games were sold, while 2.86 million were sold in The Americas and 1.71 million were sold in “Other.”

Globally, Nintendo sold 2.76 million copies of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for the Switch (including the Wii U version, the total is 3.84 million copies). That’s 390,000 copies of Breath of the Wild Switch for Japan (120,000 copies for the Wii U version), and 2.37 Switch copies overseas (960,000 Wii U copies). 

It certainly looks like the Nintendo Switch is off to an excellent start!

from Kotaku http://kotaku.com/sales-numbers-for-the-nintendo-switch-and-the-legend-of-1794696207

Holy Cow This Mega Man Cosplay

Stoosh’s Mega Man outfit here cost around $50 and is made mostly from EVA Foam. It is also the best Mega Man cosplay I have ever seen.

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Based on some art he found online then modified to look more like the Blue Bomber, it’s exactly what I’d want from a new Mega Man if I dared trust Capcom to do the character justice.

Which I don’t. So let’s just look at this cosplay, squint a bit and dream.

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You can see more of Stoosh’s cosplay at his Facebook page.

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