History Website / DKVine

12th Jun '18 8:36:04 AM MyFinalEdits
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The schism having been seeded between Nintendo and Rareware, it would only grow. Though Rare launched into the UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube and UsefulNotes/GameBoyAdvance era with high hopes (and plans to make many new games for many of their franchises), in the end they would only get to release one game for the Nintendo Gamecube--and not in the form they had intended. At the tail end of the N64's lifespan, Rare had begun work on ''Dinosaur Planet'', an adventure game whose [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin title was self-explanatory]]. Nintendo persuaded Rare to make some changes, this time of the sort ''the former'' wanted, and the game was forced into the ''VideoGame/{{Starfox}}'' series and released on the Gamecube as ''VideoGame/StarfoxAdventures''. This would be the last straw, and in September 2002, Microsoft bought Rareware out. Though longtime fans were quick to villify Microsoft for bringing about the end of an era, this anger [[MisBlamed ignores the obvious fact]] that neither Nintendo nor Rareware were forced to accept the move--but both did. The remaining planned GCN games were cancelled, while the planned GBA games were silently released over the following two years (with the DK-related games, ''Donkey Kong Coconut Crackers'' and ''Diddy Kong Pilot'', being [[DivorcedInstallment re-branded as]] ''It's Mr. Pants!'' and ''Banjo-Pilot'' respectively). Since then, with the exception of a ''Viva Piñata'' game for UsefulNotes/NintendoDS in 2008, the arrival of Rare's new software on Nintendo systems has ceased permanently.

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The schism having been seeded between Nintendo and Rareware, it would only grow. Though Rare launched into the UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube and UsefulNotes/GameBoyAdvance era with high hopes (and plans to make many new games for many of their franchises), in the end they would only get to release one game for the Nintendo Gamecube--and not in the form they had intended. At the tail end of the N64's lifespan, Rare had begun work on ''Dinosaur Planet'', an adventure game whose [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin title was self-explanatory]]. Nintendo persuaded Rare to make some changes, this time of the sort ''the former'' wanted, and the game was forced into the ''VideoGame/{{Starfox}}'' series and released on the Gamecube as ''VideoGame/StarfoxAdventures''. This would be the last straw, and in September 2002, Microsoft bought Rareware out. Though longtime fans were quick to villify Microsoft for bringing about the end of an era, this anger [[MisBlamed ignores the obvious fact]] that neither Nintendo nor Rareware were forced to accept the move--but both did. The remaining planned GCN games were cancelled, while the planned GBA games were silently released over the following two years (with the DK-related games, ''Donkey Kong Coconut Crackers'' and ''Diddy Kong Pilot'', being [[DivorcedInstallment re-branded as]] ''It's Mr. Pants!'' and ''Banjo-Pilot'' respectively). Since then, with the exception of a ''Viva Piñata'' game for UsefulNotes/NintendoDS in 2008, the arrival of Rare's new software on Nintendo systems has ceased permanently.
12th Jun '18 8:35:03 AM MyFinalEdits
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The schism having been seeded between Nintendo and Rareware, it would only grow. Though Rare launched into the Gamecube and Game Boy Advance era with high hopes (and plans to make many new games for many of their franchises), in the end they would only get to release one game for the Nintendo Gamecube--and not in the form they had intended. At the tail end of the N64's lifespan, Rare had begun work on ''Dinosaur Planet'', an adventure game whose [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin title was self-explanatory]]. Nintendo persuaded Rare to make some changes, this time of the sort ''the former'' wanted, and the game was forced into the ''VideoGame/{{Starfox}}'' series and released on the Gamecube as ''VideoGame/StarfoxAdventures''. This would be the last straw, and in September 2002, Microsoft bought Rareware out. Though longtime fans were quick to villify Microsoft for bringing about the end of an era, this anger [[MisBlamed ignores the obvious fact]] that neither Nintendo nor Rareware were forced to accept the move--but both did.

About this time, mainstream media that had praised Rareware's games years before began to take a more negative stance, and a large number of Rareware games found their way onto lists of "overrated" games. Additionally, an infamous quote from Creator/ShigeruMiyamoto, criticizing ''Donkey Kong Country'', was taken as an ill-omen and further proof that a massive anti-Rareware backlash was beginning. Fans of Rare's legacy on Nintendo consoles began to fear Nintendo would begin to dismantle that legacy in their absence, a fear that was not helped by the releases of 2004's ''Mario Vs. Donkey Kong'', which undid much of the latter's CharacterDevelopment and returned him to his original role as a villain, and 2005's ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongJungleBeat'', whose [[WordOfGod developers declared]] that they [[CanonDisContinuity intended to wipe the slate clean of iconic elements of the past era's DK games.]]

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The schism having been seeded between Nintendo and Rareware, it would only grow. Though Rare launched into the Gamecube UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube and Game Boy Advance UsefulNotes/GameBoyAdvance era with high hopes (and plans to make many new games for many of their franchises), in the end they would only get to release one game for the Nintendo Gamecube--and not in the form they had intended. At the tail end of the N64's lifespan, Rare had begun work on ''Dinosaur Planet'', an adventure game whose [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin title was self-explanatory]]. Nintendo persuaded Rare to make some changes, this time of the sort ''the former'' wanted, and the game was forced into the ''VideoGame/{{Starfox}}'' series and released on the Gamecube as ''VideoGame/StarfoxAdventures''. This would be the last straw, and in September 2002, Microsoft bought Rareware out. Though longtime fans were quick to villify Microsoft for bringing about the end of an era, this anger [[MisBlamed ignores the obvious fact]] that neither Nintendo nor Rareware were forced to accept the move--but both did.

did. The remaining planned GCN games were cancelled, while the planned GBA games were silently released over the following two years (with the DK-related games, ''Donkey Kong Coconut Crackers'' and ''Diddy Kong Pilot'', being [[DivorcedInstallment re-branded as]] ''It's Mr. Pants!'' and ''Banjo-Pilot'' respectively). Since then, with the exception of a ''Viva Piñata'' game for UsefulNotes/NintendoDS in 2008, the arrival of Rare's new software on Nintendo systems has ceased permanently.

About this time, mainstream media that had praised Rareware's games years before began to take a more negative stance, and a large number of Rareware games found their way onto lists of "overrated" games. Additionally, an infamous quote from Creator/ShigeruMiyamoto, criticizing ''Donkey Kong Country'', was taken as an ill-omen and further proof that a massive anti-Rareware backlash was beginning. Fans of Rare's legacy on Nintendo consoles began to fear Nintendo would begin to dismantle that legacy in their absence, a fear that was not helped by the releases of 2004's ''Mario Vs. Donkey Kong'', which undid much of the latter's CharacterDevelopment and returned him to his original role as a villain, and 2005's ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongJungleBeat'', whose [[WordOfGod developers declared]] that they [[CanonDisContinuity [[CanonDiscontinuity intended to wipe the slate clean of iconic elements of the past era's DK games.]]



Then came a very unexpected move: Nintendo, the company the DKU had long since abandoned all hope in, commissioned Retro Studios to revive the core DKU franchise in the form of ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountryReturns,'' to much celebration. Nintendo even promoted the upcoming game passionately, and Shigeru Miyamoto made a public statement apologizing for his earlier criticisms of the series. The tide had turned, and in a rather unique way. In honor, of this new development, the DKU redesigned itself, renamed itself DK Vine, focused back in on the core ''Donkey Kong'' series, and suddenly became one of the most collectively-optimistic fansites ever. Membership swelled as fans flocked to discuss the new release, and although the site has offered some constructive criticism of the game, their anticipation was largely justified.

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Then Then, in 2010, came a very unexpected move: Nintendo, the company the DKU had long since abandoned all hope in, commissioned Retro Studios Creator/RetroStudios to revive the core DKU franchise in the form of ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountryReturns,'' ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountryReturns'', to much celebration. Nintendo even promoted the upcoming game passionately, and Shigeru Miyamoto made a public statement apologizing for his earlier criticisms of the series. The tide had turned, and in a rather unique way. In honor, of this new development, the DKU redesigned itself, renamed itself DK Vine, focused back in on the core ''Donkey Kong'' series, and suddenly became one of the most collectively-optimistic fansites ever. Membership swelled as fans flocked to discuss the new release, and although the site has offered some constructive criticism of the game, their anticipation was largely justified.
justified. This was continued with the release of ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountryTropicalFreeze'' on the UsefulNotes/WiiU and eventually UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch, to greater success in the latter.[[note]]In an ironic twist, whereas DK Vine defended the game, most of the out-of-site Nintendo fans were skeptical about it since they were hoping Retro Studios to work on a new ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}'' instead after the abysmal fan reception of ''VideoGame/MetroidOtherM'', even though they had stopped working on the series after the release of ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime3Corruption'' in 2007.[[/note]]
28th Mar '18 8:40:15 AM Piterpicher
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* {{Parody}}: [[http://www.dkvine.com/features/yeardiddy.html 2014: The Year of Diddy]] is a spoof of TheYearOfLuigi, proposing analogs to each of its games -- ''[[http://www.dkvine.com/features/images/yeardiddy_dkr2.png Diddy Kong Racing: Atom Heart Mother]]'' (a ''VideoGame/DiddyKongRacing'' sequel to serve as the ''VideoGame/LuigisMansionDarkMoon'' of the lineup), ''[[http://www.dkvine.com/features/images/yeardiddy_dkr3d.png Diddy Kong Returns 3D]]'' (a Diddy-focused expansion of ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountryReturns'' inspired by ''VideoGame/NewSuperLuigiU'', with Professor Chops in a Nabbit-style role), and ''[[http://www.dkvine.com/features/images/yeardiddy_dsdw.png Donkey & Diddy: Dream Space Dynammo Warriors]]'' (a team-up game like ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiDreamTeam'').

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* {{Parody}}: [[http://www.dkvine.com/features/yeardiddy.html 2014: The Year of Diddy]] is a spoof of TheYearOfLuigi, Advertising/TheYearOfLuigi, proposing analogs to each of its games -- ''[[http://www.dkvine.com/features/images/yeardiddy_dkr2.png Diddy Kong Racing: Atom Heart Mother]]'' (a ''VideoGame/DiddyKongRacing'' sequel to serve as the ''VideoGame/LuigisMansionDarkMoon'' of the lineup), ''[[http://www.dkvine.com/features/images/yeardiddy_dkr3d.png Diddy Kong Returns 3D]]'' (a Diddy-focused expansion of ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountryReturns'' inspired by ''VideoGame/NewSuperLuigiU'', with Professor Chops in a Nabbit-style role), and ''[[http://www.dkvine.com/features/images/yeardiddy_dsdw.png Donkey & Diddy: Dream Space Dynammo Warriors]]'' (a team-up game like ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiDreamTeam'').
6th Feb '18 4:28:49 PM nombretomado
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* BigBrotherIsWatching: One of the random messages on the logo is, "The {{NSA}} is laughing at you for being here."

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* BigBrotherIsWatching: One of the random messages on the logo is, "The {{NSA}} UsefulNotes/{{NSA}} is laughing at you for being here."
31st Jan '18 10:32:50 PM NESBoy
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* ClickbaitGag: A 2004 news article was titled "[[http://www.dkvine.com/?p=35 DKC4 CONFIRMED!!! WHERE’S MY PULSE???]]" The actual article is revealed to be [[spoiler:just a site update adding new screenshots to an image gallery for the UsefulNotes/GameBoyAdvance version of ''VideoGame/{{Donkey Kong Country 2|DiddysKongQuest}}'']].
-->'''Andrey:''' Not worth your time? I know. But {{worth|It}} [[{{Troll}} the look on your face]].
17th Oct '17 8:38:49 PM RawkHawk2010
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* GrammarNazi: More literally than you might think with their [[https://www.change.org/p/nintendo-change-the-rattley-sign-in-super-mario-odyssey-s-new-donk-city-to-rattly "Change the "Rattley" sign in Super Mario Odyssey's New Donk City to "Rattly"]] change.org petition.

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* GrammarNazi: More literally than you might think with their See the [[https://www.change.org/p/nintendo-change-the-rattley-sign-in-super-mario-odyssey-s-new-donk-city-to-rattly "Change the "Rattley" sign in Super Mario Odyssey's New Donk City to "Rattly"]] change.org petition.
17th Oct '17 1:23:23 AM RawkHawk2010
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* NiceJobBreakingItHero DK Vine's 2016 presidential endorsement article wasn't as well-received as Hyle would have liked, and Russian interference DDOS'd the site immediately after it was published. The site stayed down for days (still hasn't fully recovered) and it's joked about that this is what put [[YouKnowTheOne the other candidate]] over the edge.

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero NiceJobBreakingItHero: DK Vine's 2016 presidential endorsement article wasn't as well-received as Hyle would have liked, and Russian interference DDOS'd the site immediately after it was published. The site stayed down for days (still hasn't fully recovered) and it's joked about that this is what put [[YouKnowTheOne the other candidate]] over the edge.
17th Oct '17 12:12:02 AM RawkHawk2010
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* WordOfGod: Leigh Loveday on the canon, Chad and Slush on the fandom. To this day Slush is seen as the guru on canon.

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* WordOfGod: Leigh Loveday on the canon, Chad and Slush on the fandom. To this day Slush is seen as the guru on canon.
fanon.
17th Oct '17 12:08:25 AM RawkHawk2010
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* GrammarNazi: More literally than you might think, with their [[https://www.change.org/p/nintendo-change-the-rattley-sign-in-super-mario-odyssey-s-new-donk-city-to-rattly "Change the "Rattley" sign in Super Mario Odyssey's New Donk City to "Rattly"]] change.org petition.

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* GrammarNazi: More literally than you might think, think with their [[https://www.change.org/p/nintendo-change-the-rattley-sign-in-super-mario-odyssey-s-new-donk-city-to-rattly "Change the "Rattley" sign in Super Mario Odyssey's New Donk City to "Rattly"]] change.org petition.
17th Oct '17 12:06:51 AM RawkHawk2010
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* NiceJobBreakingItHero DK Vine's 2016 presidential endorsement article wasn't as well-received as Hyle would have liked, and Russian interference DDOS'd the site immediately after it was published. The site stayed down for days (still hasn't fully recovered) and it's joked about that this is what put [[YouKnowTheOne the other candidate]] over the edge.
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