The Game Cube can be hit with a sledgehammer and work just fine. The Nintendo DS was specifically designed to be able to survive a 1.5 meter (five foot) drop onto solid concrete without breaking, and one of the company’s bigwigs wouldn’t let it go past the design phase until the design team could guarantee it could survive the drop at least 10 times. In fact, Nintendo products have such a reputation for being impossible to break through normal means that they spawned the term “Nintendium”—an all-purpose phrase given to pieces of technology that survive extreme punishment. For example, take the Gulf War Game Boy, an original Game Boy console that survived having a freaking bomb dropped on it.
Nintendo never advertises their products as being durable, they don’t brag about their Game Boys being bomb-proof or their consoles being tough enough to survive being hit by a car. They just expect their customers to be human and include features to prepare for that humanity. While other companies decide that they’re nice by including a cover to protect the screen of the $600 phone you just bought in case you drop it, Nintendo just builds a device that can survive being dropped in the first place and doesn’t make a big deal about it. Because that’s how a real company does business.
I may have achieved the best senior prank
I RALLIED 20 APUSH STUDENTS TO TIN FOIL AN ENTIRE CLASSROOM FOR HOURS ONE NIGHT AND I HAVE YET TO GET A NOTE ON THIS
WHAT DOES SOMEONE HAVE TO DO FOR SOME GODDAMN NOTES AROUND HERE
LeBron may never be MJ, but he can do something His Airness never did: control the entire NBA.
I’ve heard, read and thought about every rumor and possibility for LeBron this summer and most of them make no sense, some even worse than that. The only two ideas that we’re reasonable were LeBron in a S&T to the Clippers or just simply re-signing with Miami. And even both of those seemed a little far-fetched and a little boring, respectively.
But then I read Andy Glockner’s take and I was instantly sold.
What can be better than LeBron taking his talents everywhere? The only exciting news in Free Agency for the last 5 years has been the two times LeBron had to make a decision.
Why limit the off-season fun to every 4 years? Why not make it every year? Why shouldn’t LeBron dominate the headlines the same way Kim Kardashian or Justin Beiber does? Why should the best of this generation control his own fate and with it control the NBA?
It’s not going to happen, but it would be a marvel to witness if it did.
WAIT, IS THIS REALLY HAPPENING?
WE’RE 1 STEP CLOSER TO THE KING JAMES TOUR!
“Super-Secret Bases are an awesome new way to express your creativity and join up with friends in the upcoming Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire games. Create a Secret Base that’s all your own, including selecting and placing Decorations however you like. You can use Decorations to create tricks in your Secret Base, decide the rules for what kind of Pokémon battles are allowed there, and make it like your very own Pokémon Gym! Then get ready for other players to come and challenge you!
Using communication features, it’s easy to connect with other players around the world to share your Secret Bases with one another. When you visit another player’s Secret Base, that base’s members will be hanging out there. You can talk to them or even battle them! If you find base owners that you like, you can scout them as one of your Secret Pals and bring them back to your own Secret Base. Once you’ve become Secret Pals with someone, you can continue to have Pokémon battles against them, and also have your Pal use “special skills” to support you on your adventure.
Another fun aspect of Super-Secret Bases is a capture-the-flag activity. Examine the flag beside the Secret PC in another player’s Secret Base to obtain it! You can take one flag per day from each base visited. Visit lots of Secret Bases and collect lots of flags to improve your team’s rank and get rewards, including increasing the skills of your Secret Pals. Flag colors will change based on a team’s rank, so you can tell another team’s rank at a glance—and others can tell yours!
You can share your Super-Secret Base with Trainers all over the world! Symbolize your Secret Base with a QR Code. With a QR Code, you can get the Secret Base of a particular player you’ve been wanting to visit.
To help you get started with Super-Secret Bases, you’ll meet Secret Base Expert Aarune. Aarune and his Flygon are world travelers, bursting with excitement about the Secret Base culture in the Hoenn region. This enthusiastic adventurer will teach you all about the fun of Secret Bases during your journey.
Look forward to building your own Super-Secret Base—and visiting your friends’ Super-Secret Bases—in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, launching this November!”