Nintendo Direct delayed due to earthquake in Hokkaido, Japan

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  1. Greymane

    Greymane Lurking gbatemp pony

    Jul 7, 2015
    In your closet, watching you clop
    Depending on where in the netherlands, we go partialy underwater about every few years.
  2. pedro702

    pedro702 GBAtemp Guru

    Mar 3, 2014
    im guessing the direct will be pushed back by a long margin probably weeks, sadly i was expecting it, but japan is prepared for this situations so i bet there wont be that much damage and life loss since their infrastructures all are all anti-seismic.
  3. Trash_Bandatcoot

    Trash_Bandatcoot ...The Nintendo DSi, am I right?

    Jul 14, 2018
    I'm relaxed, but when a typhoon was near Rotterdam, I would run away and pack as many belongings and stuff to survive on, even if nothing happens near my home.
  4. Axmand

    Axmand Member

    Jul 18, 2014
    Really bad thing, hope they can recover from this tragedy fast...
  5. chrisrlink

    chrisrlink Intel Pentium III Hamster inside

    Aug 27, 2009
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    hold up someone said it was stronger than the one a week ago isn't aftershocks suppose to be weaker or was this a whole new quake? did some googling weaker main quakes are recatigorized as foreshocks
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  6. FEF1

    FEF1 Sleep deprived sarcastic comments all the time!

    Aug 22, 2018
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    When I was scrolling through the news feed, I thought for sure that this said that Ninty of Japans president was killed. So glad that didn’t happen, but this is still kinda sad that 9 people died.
  7. garyopa

    garyopa Admin @ MaxConsole

    Apr 25, 2009
    Tropical Island
    All Japan needs to do to prevent more earthquakes and aftershocks, is hire a bunch of firmware coders, they are always making 'stability patches and updates', maybe they can use that great talent towards making their Japan island more stable.

    (I know, its joke, and is not trying to offend anyone, earthquakes are serious, and hope everyone gets found and help they need)
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  8. Hayato213

    Hayato213 GBAtemp Guru

    Dec 26, 2015
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    You are awful.
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  9. B_E_P_I_S_M_A_N

    B_E_P_I_S_M_A_N knows nothing

    Jun 7, 2016
    People died, and many have lost their homes in this earthquake. It is not something to joke about.
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  10. sarkwalvein

    sarkwalvein There's hope for a Xenosaga port.

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    To be honest, people died, and Hokkaido is pretty messed up, yet I can barely resist the urge to joke about the earthquake and delays.
    What an awful human being.
    A human being even?
    I don't know.
    I can only say that it's hard.
    Hmmm... self restraint. Come forth!

    Well, at least there was no Tsunami. And no nuclear plant melt down. For now it is.
    Not because there was no emergency, but because this time around the backup power for the ticking bomb was working right. For now it is.
    So greater crisis averted I guess. The nuclear fuel rods on Tomari are being prevented to melt down thanks to working backup power.
    I guess the electric companies learned something from Fukushima... Or Hokuden is less shitty than Tepco.
  11. ken28

    ken28 GBAtemp Maniac

    Oct 21, 2010
    Let's be real here if you would die suddenly what would you wish your family and friends to do? Mourn over you for week or go on with life (even more so if its a random person you didnt even know personally).
    I also don't see anything wrong with his joke, he didn't directly joke on the dead persons but about the earthquake itself.

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    Fukushima had working backup system just nobody who knew how to activate them. All that was needed was the opening of a valve basicly and the crisis could have been averted from what I remember from a Doku.
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  12. the_randomizer

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    Wow, really, you're joking about this? Not cool, man, not cool.
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  13. DuoForce

    DuoForce GBAtemp Fan

    Mar 19, 2017
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    Okay this was actually funny lmfao
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  14. Vieela

    Vieela GBATemp's official thinker™

    Jan 18, 2017
    What saddens me even more is seeing people being incredibly impatient and literally saying stuff like "It's only in Japan, why not release it everywhere else?" and such. Japan's culture is extremely respectful one to eachother, and this is much more than expected. Taking words from what i've seen other people saying, people's lives and health are much more important than videogames. I literally really hope this direct gets re-announced soon, but i understand why Nintendo would do such thing.
  15. tbb043

    tbb043 Member

    Jan 30, 2008
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    Something like 90% of sales are at Christmas. Or as asshats call it "holiday". Also 90% was just pulled out of my ass, just like 247% of all statistics, but it's still why stuff happens in fall a lot, because of Christmas coming. BTW, it's currently summer, fall doesn't come until the end of the month unless you're like in Australia or some place, but then it would be spring coming soon and currently winter.
  16. ladypoodle

    ladypoodle GBAtemp Regular

    Apr 8, 2009
    United States
    Prayers and recovery for Japan. Hope they are all safe.

    As for those who only cared about the conference alone (even in twitter as well, too many entitled twats in there), here is an image representing them:
  17. WildDog

    WildDog GBAtemp Regular

    Aug 13, 2018
    Sadly the Island is in the ring of fire and in a very bad position. The same day all countries within the ring where hit with sismic activiting, Japan the worst, then Chile, Ecuador, Australia, etc.
  18. Pluupy

    Pluupy _(:3」∠)_

    Sep 13, 2009
    United States
    I find it par for the course for a country sitting on the ring of fire to experience earthquakes and tsunamis. It's obnoxious they would make such things an excuse for delays that affect the world. As if everyone else isn't suffering. Hold the phone, an earthquake hurt some Japanese people! Sure hope video games aren't your only source of succor.