Well, I have no plans to ever get into using emulators. All of the old games from the 8 and 16-bit era tend to be available to me on the Wii virtual console. I still have my N64 too, so I have no problem being able to play those games.
I know some of the bosses in the first DKC on GBA fight slightly differently from their SNES counterparts. I found the Queen B on the GBA version to be quite hard compared to her SNES counterpart.
I would love to be able to play some of the Super Mario World ROM hacks that are out there, especially Brutal Mario. I'm just not too fond of playing games on an emulator, since I believe they are illegal.
I've gone back and played some games I've missed out on playing before, namely Donkey Kong Country 1 and 3. I still find DCK2 to be the most enjoyable out of the trilogy though. And while I started playing the other two originally on their GBA remakes, I managed to get to play the originals on the Wii virtual console, and they seemed less frustrating to complete than the GBA remakes.
On the earthquake level, 2012 was vastly better than 2011. I say that because of poor Japan. Shootings, however, it's been an awful year. There was even a mall shooting here that took place a little before the holidays (I believe exactly three days prior to the Connecticut shooting). I still can't fathom to think if Congress would be foolish enough to ban firearms. It would invoke even more chaos and despair.
Aside from the outside horribleness 2012 "bestowed" upon us, I'd say this year will indeed be mostly remembered for its social aspects. I've met a handful of great people here on Serebii.
So, you finally managed to obtain your very first shiny since getting the Charm? Congrats! Poochyena would be a great collectable, though I wish I could say as much for the competitive portion, but it really doesn't matter.
Ha, that's classic you right there; the sheer ability to blow another soul's mind. You're quite lucky I have the skill (if you will) to comprehend the magnitude of your content (or so, 99% of it).
That's still pretty rude of the guy, though. I guess most people figure that strangers over the web aren't worth the time of day to wish merry/happy holidays. Better belated than never.
Wel'p, Christmas is long over now, and I do apologize for not being on to wish you happy holidays. I suppose it's never too late, so merry belated Christmas! Now we have the good ol' New Year around the corner. 2012 has been quite the roller coaster for me; however, I'm not necessarily implying I'm happy it's coming to an end. Overall, I think it's had more ups than downs.
I'm having a moment of sixth sense, and my gut tells me 2013 will be a great year once it comes and goes. This could just be my enthusiasm, but I have confidence in my instinct.
I don't have a whole lot of people who live around me that like the same games I do. Most people I meet around town prefer games like Call of Duty, Madden NFL, Need for Speed, and other games that just don't seem to interest me at all. I do have a few friends that like to play SSB and such with me, but I don't get to hang out with them a lot due to them being busy at times. I'd definitely love to play Brawl with 3 or 4 players, be it locally or over wi-fi, but I only have about two friends that play locally (and they don't exactly like to be around each other), and I can never seem to find a time to set up a match between multiple friends I have on here.
I've tried out some of the other consoles before, but there aren't many games on the other consoles that appeal to me like there are on the Nintendo consoles. I mean, for the Xbox 360 there is Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts (as well as its predecessors on Xbox Live Arcade) and Blue Dragon, and on PS3 there's the LittleBigPlanet series. And while there is a new SSB game coming out for Wii U, I don't think it's supposed to come out until late next year or maybe not until 2014.
I've tried PC gaming a long time ago, and it was fine. I just tend to prefer console gaming a bit more myself. And I'm pretty much close to being considered as a Nintendo fanboy, so it would be hard for anyone to convince me to trade out my Nintendo products for other stuff, let alone play games on other consoles.
I guess I didn't pay too much attention to the marketing campaign, but I do somewhat think maybe Nintendo jumped the gun with the Wii U, knowing how Sony and Microsoft are still continuing support for their current consoles. I think it was also found that the Wii U's processing power doesn't even match that of the Xbox 360 and PS3.
I'm usually not too talkative around people I just met. I'm usually slower to reply to these people and will drop conversations quicker with them. And of course, when you do get to know me better, I sometimes won't shut up.
And Merry belated Christmas to you too. It was a good one for me, especially since I got a Wii U for Christmas.