The 'Shroom:Issue 64/Pipe Plaza

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Director's Notes (Paper Yoshi (talk))


Hello, everyone, and welcome to the Special Issue 64!! This month, the Core Staff decided to theme the paper around one of Nintendo's greatest consoles, the Nintendo 64, to match the issue's number. However, as the Pipe Plaza team deals mostly with factual information, our sections will not feature that theme, in order not to defy from their purpose.

And speaking of which, there are still four vacant positions in this sub-team, which are Monthly Report, Featured, Projects Seeking Contributors and Anniversary Announcements, so please sign up to one of those if you're interested in writing for the Pipe Plaza! The process is fairly simple: all you have to do is PM me in the Super Mario Boards or post a message in my talk page. I will then send you an application form, in which you must inform the position(s) you wish to sign up for, agree to the terms of writing for the paper, and provide a demo of your section(s). The Core Staff will then proceed to review your application and decide if you're fit for the position(s).

Having said all of that, I wish you enjoy this month's issue! Now go on with the reading!

More Info

Mario Calendar (Paper Yoshi (talk))

Hello readers, and welcome to this month's Mario Calendar! Here are all the Mario, Yoshi, DK and Wario games released in a July day.

Abb. Region
NA North America
JP Japan
EU Europe
AU Australia/New Zealand
KO Republic of Korea

And with that, we're done with July's list. I'll see you in Upcoming Games!

Forum Update (MrConcreteDonkey (talk))

Hey, everyone, and welcome to this special edition of the Forum Update! What makes this a special edition of the Forum Update, I hear you ask. Actually, I'm not sure. Anyway, here's June.

Top Story: We had quite a few staff changes this month. Glowsquid (Glowsquid (talk) resigned from being a Global Moderator, but, not long after, Kiyotaka Ishimaru (TheGreatBlockyBoo (talk)), Marioguy1 (Marioguy1 (talk)) and Mason (Puddin (talk)) were promoted to Global Moderators. So congratulations to those guys!

Statistics: In June, 659 new topics were made, and 27905 posts were made. 33 new members joined, and 162 was the highest amount of people online at once, and that's been the highest this year.

Smasher (Smasher (talk)) –34004
Rat (Ralphfan (talk)) – 25598
MCS (Mileycyrussoulja (talk)) – 23630
UltraMario (UltraMario3000 (talk))– 22143

Don Pianta (Superjeff64 (talk)) – 16097
Solar Blaze (SolarBlaze (talk)) – 15846
timaeusTestified (Lily (talk)) – 14703
Nabber (Nabber (talk)) – 13761
Baby Luigi (BabyLuigiOnFire (talk)) – 13745
Herr Shyguy (Shyguy27 (talk)) – 12273

Green signifies the user is at a higher position than last month.
Blue signifies the user is at the same position as last month.
Red signifies the user is at a lower position than last month.
Bold signifies the user is a new entry to the top 10.

Mafia: Currently ongoing are New Super Mario's (New Super Mario (talk)) World War III Mafia, Marioguy1 (Marioguy1 (talk)) and Monobear's (Bop1996 (talk)) Mafia Finale, Yasuhiro Hagakure's (MrConcreteDonkey (talk), AKA me) Vote to Lynch and, probably soon enough Northern Verve's (SonicMario (talk)) Courage the Cowardly Dog Mafia.

  • Yoko Littner (EctoBiologist (talk)) and Touko Fukawa's (QuizmoManiac (talk)) Pokémon Gold/Silver/Crystal Mafia was put on hold at the former's request.
  • Nabber (Nabber (talk))...seemingly won his Nabber Mafia. I don't think there was anyone alive at the end, so, yeah.
  • Plunderbird (Raven Effect (talk)) cancelled his Batman Mafia.
  • The Innocents won timaeusTestified's (Lily (talk)) Song Summoner: The Unsung Heroes Mafia.
  • An Innocent loss seems inevitable for Rocker64's (Rocker64 (talk)) NES Mafia.

I'd also like to mention that sign ups are open for Awards Mafia II, so if you want to play, all you need is a forum account! (unless you're one of the people mentioned in the first post as not being allowed to join)

Thanks for reading, and enjoy the rest of this issue!

Community Report (Bop1996 (talk))

Hello, welcome to July's Community Report section of this very special issue of the 'Shroom. Despite the fact that this issue is themed around the Nintendo 64, my section has absolutely no relevance to that whatsoever. Regardless, I hope you enjoy the entire event.

Policy Changes and Updates

  • MarioWiki:Userspace was updated to specifically prohibit the issuing of fake warnings (which were already explicitly prohibited by the Warning Policy) and to allow the on-sight removal of any spam on talk pages.
  • MarioWiki:Signatures was updated to allow the on-sight changing of raw coding signatures to {{User}} or something similar.

Proposals from the Past Month

Proposals and TPPs in Progress

Sitenotices from the Past Month

  • Policy update: We're now using the most-common titles and names for our visitors rather than the first English release versions. Based on our current demographics, this means U.S. titles and names.
  • Voting for the 2012 MarioWiki Anniversary awards is now open!

Promotions and Demotions

Tip of the Month (FunkyK38 (talk))

Make sure that when you create your username, it isn't too similar to someone else's. For example, a username Mariorocks24 would be okay, because it isn't too similar to others' usernames: it's just a statment that you love Mario. But a username like Purplemontage might be cutting it a bit too close. When usernames are too similar, sockpuppeting might be involved, giving the higher authority a reason to be suspicious. And always remember: no matter how much you might hate Birdo or Bowser or whoever, profanity in a username is never acceptable.

Upcoming Games - Special E3 Coverage: Issue 2 (Paper Yoshi (talk))

Hello, and welcome to the second and last Special E3 Issue of Upcoming Games!

This issue will cover the two Wii U games unveiled at Nintendo's E3 Conference last month. Those are New Super Mario Bros. U, a new installment in the New Super Mario Bros. series, and Game & Wario (working title), from the WarioWare series.

Miis, playing in New Super Mario Bros. U.
The Mii Craze is on!

New Super Mario Bros. U

Although the New Super Mario Bros. series is returning to a handheld console this summer, it surely isn't going to give up on home consoles anytime soon. New Super Mario Bros. U will be the flagship Wii U launch title, set to be released in this year's Holiday Season. It will be similar in gameplay to its prequel, New Super Mario Bros. Wii, while adding many new features to the series.

NSMBU will once again feature cooperative multiplayer, allowing players to choose from the four characters from NSMBWii and from various newcomers to the series: Miis! It will also mark the return of Baby Yoshis to the Super Mario series; those little dinos will be available in different colors, each having its own unique ability.

New Super Mario Bros. U will also take advantage of the Wii U GamePad, allowing a fifth player to join the fun by helping (or hindering) the other four players as they play through the game in a mode known as the Boost Mode.

Shutter, one of the minigames from Game & Wario

Game & Wario

Game & Wario, the latest installment in the WarioWare series, will include an assortment of minigames that use only the Wii U GamePad, which players must complete in order to earn medals and bonus items.

As of now, only four games have been revealed. In one of them, called Shutter (shown to the right), players are tasked with finding the "criminals" listed on the TV screen and taking photos of them using the GamePad before time runs out. Another minigame, called Fruit, will pit a single player against a team of 1-4 players. The main player must control a character using the GamePad and quietly steal fruit scattered all over town. The other players will then take the GamePad and try to find the thief.

Release Dates

  • New Super Mario Bros. U: Holiday Season 2012
  • Game & Wario (working title): Holiday Season 2012

And that's all for this Pipe Plaza issue!! We shall meet again next month!

"Stay tuned to Upcoming Games for news on the games you'll be playing soon!"

Project Yoshi (Paper Yoshi (talk))

Get it? Project Yos---oh, never mind.

Plot twist!!

Anyway, this is an idea I had a few months ago. I had originally planned to include it in this issue, given that it would fit with the theme; however, I decided to postpone it, most likely to the December issue, in order to have more time to plan everything properly.

While I won't reveal any details regarding this right now, I have to say something: one Yoshi alone cannot go on with the project. Therefore, I need other Yoshis to help me. Seven Yoshis, to be exact.

What that means is: I will choose seven Yoshi users from the Wiki to be part of this project, should they agree to the terms. If you wish to apply, all you have to do is PM me in the Super Mario Boards. Since two users have already been chosen prior to this issue's release date (and before I decided to open sign-ups), there are five spots open, meaning the first five users to send me a message will be contacted.

This section will feature news and additional information regarding the project during the following months.

And (now for real) that's all for this Pipe Plaza issue!! I hope you have enjoyed it!!