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    The Nintendo Direct drought has ended! Nintendo has announced that they will be hosting a Nintendo Direct this week, focused entirely on Animal Crossing: New Horizons. It'll kick off on February 20th at 6am PT and will last 25 minutes.

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  3. banjo2

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    I'm calling it, there will be no Smash. I know, I'm crazy.
     
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    YEEESSSS!!! Finally!!
     
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    Still waiting for the DOOM Direct. They both release on the same day, after all.
     
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    A direct focused only on a game that isn't smash having nothing about smash...good lord what kind of craziness is this.
     
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    Animal Crossing: New Leaf Welcome amiibo direct when?
     
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    I thought Nintendo had ceased to exist already.
    Oh well, it's not about Metroid Prime 4 but it's a direct at least.

    I hope they take a minute to announce MP4 was cancelled and stop the suffering already.
     
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    As much as I adore Animal Crossing, is this really enough?
     
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    Meh. Same shit, different game.
     
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    Oh god lord.. Make a 1 hour long directs and put everything there... The wait for a normal direct is bad.
     
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    THIS IS WHAT YOU GET. THIS IS WHAT YOU FUCKING GET FOR BEING A BUNCH OF FILTHY BEGGERS
     
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    The first F-Zero direct.... any day now..... any day.....
    Animal Crossing Direct a bit close to release isn't it?
    Would be nice to hear something about the broken save backup system and such but somehow I don't think they'll say anything at all about it.
     
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    Cooking Mama is assumed to have been part of this direct since they made the trailer private.
     
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    What's the point of a direct when the game is coming so soon? Are they going to announce a delay in the direct?
     
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    “Nintendo, this is the 7th week in a row you’ve shown Animal Crossing to the class”

    I’m pretty confident that whoever wanted Animal Crossing is already sold on it, so I’m actually curious to see what they have in store for this
     
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    We STILL don't know when in 2020 Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive's coming out.
    We don't need another Animal Crossing Direct.
     
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    Quite the opposite - people in AC community got increasingly worried over lack of any info about the game, with rumors about development troubles popping up and some folks opting out of preorders (especially after being burned on somewhat rushed Pokemon Sword & Shield). Pre-release Direct is a good way to hype up the audience and reassure the fans that they're going to receive a quality game.
     
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    I would say "homebrew local backup is better than paid online backup", but not all Switch systems are exploitable, so a lot of people would be SoL.

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    Because of leaks early on, describing just how woefully and unacceptably incomplete Sword/Shield were (488 Pokemon missing, per the attached image, along with a slew of moves), that they reused models and animations from the 3DS games - thus meaning no improvement to move animations or Flying-type models to suit the much more powerful hardware, and how ugly the Galar region itself was, I never bought the games. Oh, and half-assed online features too, but that's not my cup of tea. They also flat-out lied about the reason why they removed 488 Pokemon, never mentioned just how many were removed, never told their native Japanese audience about the removal whatsoever, and broke promises made in 2018 after Let's Go removed 656 Pokemon. #GameFreakLied, by the way.

    Now that they're charging $30 per DLC, per game (so $60 for both DLC for one game; $120 if you have both games) and $16 to store 6 MB of data (Pokemon files = 1 KB. 6000 files = 6000 KB = 6 MB) along with bringing back non-retarded versions of the GTS and Wonder Trade, my refusal is even more firm.

    The ONLY reason Sword/Shield sold 16 million copes and counting is because of the Pokemon brand, instead of their actual quality, and seeing how Game FrEAk and The Pokemon Company have shifted priorities to 'rely on brand name' instead of 'rely on game quality' (which they did until 2013) has me realise the series is practically dead now. A mere shell of what it once was.

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