The Nintendo "MEGATON" Announcement

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  1. Cameron Seaman

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    In recent weeks, I've gone through several video game web sites/forums and have seen massive discussions and speculation on the rumored Nintendo "Megaton" Announcement. The hype grew so large that rumors surrounding what it could be rivaled the second coming of Christ or some other Godly figure.
    I think N-Sider describes it better than I can:
     
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    http://wbby.home.mindspring.com/z_screen007.jpe
    No offense intended towards you at all Cameron, I know your just relaying info my man (and I can see you are also feeling the wear down of the Megaton[​IMG])and believe me this is directed squarely at Nintendo and the rumor mills (in full churn mode) but if any of this stuff is true then..just get it announced already! The word "Megaton" has caused my ears to bleed profusely from hearing it so much over the past 2-3 months.
    Its amazing! The Xbox fanboys have even created thier own anti-megaton phrase called the (wait for it) "Amazatron". The PS2 loyalists have created the "Ohmigodatron". (ok that last one is kind of funny[​IMG]).
    Who knows what will happen on Tuesday.....but just get here so it can end already.
     
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    While the "Amazatron" and "Ohmigoditron" names are funny, they do lack the history to them. The Megaton name comes from the Megaton Hammer from the Zelda series, so the aforementioned parody names aren't as funny. If they were parodizing the Megaton name while at the same time using a name that is often used in a series exclusive to that console, then it would be REALLY funny.

    I wonder if this announcement will have anything to do with the Zelda series. Maybe Nintendo is releasing a Zelda Compilation disc some time soon (or including it with GameCubes).
     
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    Notice MEGATON spelled backwards is NOT A GEM.
     
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    Hmmm so would this mean all SF, Marvel and other fighters would be Gamecube only? That would be werid.
    (I know I shouldn't say this already but had to) [​IMG]
     
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    I don't know which I'm looking forward to more : the potential contents of the announcement, or an end to the speculation.

    Today and tomorrow are do-or-die days for this announcement. The claim is that the announcement is coming now, so if it doesn't, I'm done with Megaton.

    I hope it's worth the hype.
     
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    Finally we will have a Mario and Sonic game in which the two have to work together. Very nifty! [​IMG]
     
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    Actually, the title was a typo, and it's supposed to be a megatRon announcement, meaning that on Jaunary 1, 2003, all of the unsold gamecubes in the world will transform into robots, congregate in tokyo, and then merge into one giant decepticon to conquer the world. The only way to stop it is to buy as many gamecube systems as you can before then.
     
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    [​IMG]
    Thats funny Josh, because its so very true...
     
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    Thanks Josh! I searched Penny Arcade the other day for Megaton comics, but found none.
    I also think Chris' theory is the one most likely to come true. It's obvious if you really think about it. [​IMG]
     
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    The Megaton rumor of the day speaks to this:

    GameCube Pokemon Online

    Kill me now.
     
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    You know, Pokemon Online would sell a LOT of consoles, but I think they'll bring something bigger to the table. Maybe they'll announce a crapload of online games (they do have them in the works).
     
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    Desperate to shed their image as a kiddie system, Nintendo tomorrow will announce the first console video-games produced by Vivid Entertainment. Nintendo's new slogan will be "This isn't your little brother's Nintendo" [​IMG]
     
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    This is taken from the article posted by Jean-Michel:

     
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    Don't forget Jeffrey that everyone's trading price is probably seeing a nice surge from these rumors. Therefore, why deny the rumors when it increases your value temporarily?

    I'm sure we'll find out what's going on this week...hopefully tonight or tomorrow. I agree that all of the rumors are becoming tiresome.
     
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    I wonder what that will mean for the Steel batallion games for XBOX and the future of the controller.
    HEY I got money tied up in this! [​IMG]
     

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