The 'Shroom:Issue LXXI/Pipe Plaza
Director's Notes (Paper Yoshi (talk))
Hello, readers, and welcome to another issue of Pipe Plaza!! I have some important announcements to make, so let's get to those quickly!
First of all, a new system has been created to choose the Anniversary Announcements writer. Every year, the Awards Committee Director and Sub-Director, in conjunction with the Pipe Plaza Director, will choose an AC member to be the Anniversary Announcements writer for that year. That process should be repeated each and every year, considering the AC member list may change.
After implementing said system a few days ago, the Awards Committee Director appointed the Anniversary Announcements writer for 2013. Please welcome Statistics Manager RandomYoshi (talk) to the team!!
Section of the Month
The SotM poll for the January issue got only 19 votes. That's a very low voting turnout, so please be sure to cast your vote in this issue's poll.
Anyway, the January Section of the Month, with 6 votes (31.58% of the total), is...
...Upcoming Games, for the fourth time!!!
Upcoming Games covers all sorts of news on the upcoming Mario games, as its name suggests. Last month, it covered the newest WarioWare title, Game & Wario, and listed Virtual Console releases for the Nintendo 3DS. Community Report, a guest section written by YoshiKong (talk), got second place, with 4 votes (21.05%), while Tip of the Month, written by Music & Artwork Director FunkyK38 (talk), got third place, with 3 votes (15.78%).
Well, I guess that's all for now, so go on and read the other sections!!
Monthly Report (Paper Yoshi (talk))
Hello, dear readers, and welcome to the February Issue of Monthly Report!! I don't really have anything important to say, so let's check the wiki stats for the last three months, along with comparisons between those sets of statistics:
(Credit goes to Stooben Rooben (talk) and Super Mario Bros. (talk) for the table coding. Stooben originally created it when writing this section back in Issues XXIII, XXV and XXVI, and SMB based his coding for Issues XXXIX, XL and XLI – which I am using in this issue – off of Stooben's coding.)
Hey and what's up? Welcome to Projects Seeking Contributors. This section will bring attention to any new and active projects on the wiki where input and general discussion are needed. Let's start with the most active and recent projects seen on the Wiki Collaborations forum board.
And that's it for the forum's Wiki Collaborations. Once again, see the forum board for the complete list. Next up, we have the discussions which are currently taking place on article talk pages. These can be seen at Category:Unresolved talk pages. The list is as follows.
And that's all this month's Projects Seeking Contributors. If you think you could help out with any of the issues above, please take part in the said discussion taking place. We'll be updating this section next issue with any new discussions that need attention.
When filling in character info boxes, copy and paste the basic box into your page. Once you have that in place, all you have to do is fill in the spaces. Be sure to leave the correct amount of space in between the formulas.
Mario Calendar (Paper Yoshi (talk))
Hello, everyone, and welcome to another issue of Mario Calendar!! We're here once again to see all the Mario, Yoshi, DK and Wario games that were released during February, so, without further ado, here is this month's list:
And that concludes the list!! We'll meet again in Upcoming Games, so see you there!
Anniversary Announcements (RandomYoshi (talk))
Hello readers of the 'Shroom, RandomYoshi here to keep you updated on the Anniversary, what is currently being discussed by the committee and what has been confirmed to be included in the main event, plus anything else of interest that relates to the Anniversary.
To start off, Super Mario Bros. (talk) (Forum Profile • ) will be hosting the 'Shroom Awards this year, as opposed to Henry Tucayo Clay (talk) (Forum Profile • ) who was the 'Shroom Awards host of last year. Jumping in to host the Userpedia Awards instead of Super Mario Bros. who hosted it last year, will be Hypnotoad (talk) (Forum Profile • ). Like last year, Gamefreak75 (talk) (Forum Profile • ) will still host the Fail Awards, and Turboo (talk) (Forum Profile • ) will still host the Mario Awards. No changes in the line-up for the Awards have been made this far.
On the tournament-side of things, a few ideas for tournaments have been suggested. One of those is a Team Fortress 2 event confirmed to be hosted by Groden (talk) (Forum Profile • ), who comments that it will ideally be more organised and less prize-breaking than last year's event. Another one of those is a Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon event, which New Super Mario (talk) (Forum Profile • is looking into hosting. He states that he will only be interested in hosting if enough users get the game and would be interested in playing it. Proposed by the same user, a Mario Kart 7 event has been taken up, though nothing has been made official on those matters yet. Additionally, a Super Smash Bros. Brawl event has been mentioned, though nothing has been structured around that statement. Another tournament suggested has been a Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed tournament, and a possible Mario Kart Wii tournament to be held. No interest in the hosting of the lastly mentioned tournaments has been shown at the moment. The idea of a Mafia game has been discussed a little. It has been proposed the game be started much earlier than last year. However, unlike last year, Stooben Rooben (talk) (Forum Profile • ) will most likely not be looking into hosting the game. Nobody has shown interest in hosting the Mafia game at the time. In summary, a lot of events have been suggested, though nearly nothing has been set in stone yet.
We are also looking forward to work with the Poll Committee. They will help us to find data pertaining to when most people are able to participate in the main event. There were several complaints raised by some British users who were unable to attend last year. That is exactly what we are trying to fix by collaborating with the Poll Committee.
Upcoming Games (Paper Yoshi (talk))
Hello, and welcome to the February Issue of Upcoming Games!! This issue is all about news, so let's start now!
More Mario News
Last month, during a Nintendo Direct conference, Satoru Iwata – President of Nintendo – announced three brand new Mario games are currently under development. Those are a 3D Super Mario game, a Mario Kart installment and a new Yoshi title, all for the Nintendo Wii U. Additionally, it was announced that the next Super Smash Bros. installment, set to be released for both the Nintendo 3DS and the Wii U, will be playable in this year's E3, along with the new Super Mario and Mario Kart titles.
Aside from that, two games previously covered here have gotten release dates. Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon will be released for the Nintendo 3DS in Japan on March 20th (as Luigi Mansion 2), in North America on March 24th, and in Europe and Australia in March (as Luigi's Mansion 2), although no specific release date has been announced for those two regions. Game & Wario will be released for the Wii U in Japan on March 28th.
I apologize for this short section, but, unfortunately, that's all for this issue of Upcoming Games. The March Issue will cover more details on Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon, as we near its release dates.
Anyway, I hope you all have enjoyed this issue!! I'll see you in March!!
"Stay tuned to Upcoming Games for news on the games you'll be playing soon!"
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