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AuthorRe: ATTENTION! 3 Word Story's Getting Deleted!
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11,351. Posted:

hopefully it won't pull anything else with it... D:

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AuthorRe: ATTENTION! 3 Word Story's Getting Deleted!
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11,352. Posted:

wow, it's kinda funny to watch it go. everything posted there before the end of August is totally gone. D:

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AuthorRe: Super Mario Bros. 3
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11,353. Posted:

that was probably the last time Bowser ever jumped that high. Perhaps he was wearing an invisible pair of Kuribo's shoes? :3

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AuthorRe: Super Mario Bros. 3
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11,354. Posted:

malnin wrote:

SMB3 it wasent the flame that scared me, it was the fear of being crushed :O

me too, lol... it's funny when you learn that Bowser won't really crush you if he lands on you during that fight if you're small Mario or if you're ducking. :3

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AuthorRe: Have you ever played Wii while being drunk?
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11,355. Posted:

@Metang: no problem; i will edit you out post-haste. carry on! :3

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AuthorRe: Super Mario Bros. 3
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11,356. Posted:

but SMB3 has that classic 'i'm gonna burn you to a crisp, Mario!' Bowser flavor that kids love and parents also enjoy. :P

Bowser's really been wussing out ever since Super Mario RPG, where they started to develop his character beyond wanting to take over the Mushroom Kingdom. thankfully, they still keep him a badass in the non-RPG games like Mario 64, Super Mario Galaxy, and NSMB; not so much Super Mario Sunshine from what I've heard, though. here's hoping he's still that kind of awesome in NSMBWii. :3

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11,357. Posted:

it's not really terrifying enough for the King of the Koopas, IMO. :P

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AuthorRe: Mini Ninjas: First Impressions
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11,358. Posted:

@WolfRamHeart: no prob, man. i think they just had too many things to map to not enough buttons or something. :3

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11,359. Posted:

how about we talk about the koopalings, then? i didn't really like theboss fights from SMW (except for Bowser)... i always preferred the classic SMB3 koopaling fights because there are times even now where they hand me my rear end on a platter. In SMW (especially in the fights where all you have to do is knock the koopa kid into the lava), they're just too easy to beat IMO.

as for Bowser, though... I do like how you have to fight him in SMW, but the SMB3 fight will always hold a special place in my heart because he's all fire-breathing and awesome instead of flying around in that goofy clown-faced thing, lol. also, i greatly prefer the music from the SMB3 Bowser fight to the SMW Bowser fight. :3

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11,360. Posted:

i also like that one level on chocolate island where you get a different course depending on how many coins you collect and/or how much time is left on the clock as you progress to the next section. i wish they'd done more levels like that. :)

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AuthorRe: Mini Ninjas: First Impressions
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11,361. Posted:

MuljoStpho wrote:

NyxQuest had a bit of that same behavior. In those parts where you have to drag a flame to a statue to open a door. If you die after that before reaching the next checkpoint, the door will still be unlocked. More than a few times, I wasted time bringing the flame through again only to find out that it was already clear.

i get what you're saying about NyxQuest, but whenever you find a relic in that game or, as you say, opened a doorway, it stays found or opened. if you find a couple flowers or rescue a couple animals in a level and then die before reaching another checkpoint, you have to find those same flowers and animals again. While it certainly sounds normal that most stuff between checkpoints would have to be redone if you die, there's so much teeny tiny hidden stuff to find in this game that it gets annoying to have lost one or two things, because then you have to remember where they were -- or at least how you found them before.

in other news, though, i'm in what I'm assuming is the latter half of the game, and I'm having fun using Shun to pick off enemies at a distance. :D

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11,362. Posted:

i loooooove SMW... especially the 'special' levels. i always save those for last because they can still kick my butt even though I've played them a million times. :3

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AuthorRe: Opinion on downloading "legal roms"
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11,363. Posted:

Rensch wrote:

Well if you already paid for it I guess it's not really piracy.

did you just skip over all the other responses to this thread before replying or something? it is totally piracy. :(

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AuthorRe: Have you ever played Wii while being drunk?
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11,364. Posted:

Dear Mainstreamguy, JTCPingas09, and anyone else who wants to comment along those same lines:

We get it. You don't like alcohol, or you have other reasons for not drinking, therefore you have never touched a drop in your lives. Good for you. However, some of us here are rational adults who enjoy the occasional drink or two and can do so without alienating our friends and family, going on drunken rampages, driving while drunk, and winding up on the wrong side of the law. Yes, I know you guys probably aren't used to the idea of adults drinking responsibly, having a good time doing so, and not ruining our lives in the process, but let me assure you that it happens every day.

Therefore, I respectfully request that you (and anyone else with nothing better to post than 'being drunk is stupid and a waste of time', or other snide little comments along those lines) kindly keep it to yourselves. No, you don't want to spend time being drunk, and that's great, but we don't call you guys stupid for not drinking, do we? Please show us the same courtesy.

Love,
theblackdragon <3

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AuthorRe: Does anyone think Nintendo are making a Skype App or Yotube App for the dsi
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11,365. Posted:

@MindFever: just because you think it should happen doesn't make it a logical step. Nintendo is all about working the DSi into people's everyday lives, and Facebook is so popular right now they've already tweaked one application to work with it; why wouldn't more functionality with Facebook come next? i know you can use the internet browser to interact with FB, but it's so slow and it's not a dedicated app... what i'm saying is that i would expect to see an app that is pretty much FB on the DSi (and yes, FB does have an IM client, so that would integrate things even further) way before I'd expect to see Skype and/or YouTube apps.

Seriously, Nintendo (Miyamoto, i believe it was) already said a while back that they did not want the DSi to be a phone, which Skype functionality would totally make it into. if you're wanting it for the IM functionality, note that Nintendo has sat on PictoChat for years now without giving us any kind of wifi capability for it... we could totally have a giant PictoChat IM/chat network going already if Nintendo wanted to give it to us. And then with as slow as the DSi Browser is, I wouldn't want the capability of ripping the .flv files from Youtube onto my SD card... it would take forever! If you want .flv files to watch later, there are several websites you can use from your (much faster) computer to do that kind of thing.

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11,366. Posted:

practice makes perfect, guys. stage 8-1 is much easier when you know all the places to stand or duck so you won't get killed. :3

also, @grenworthshero: for me, it's like riding a bike. going back to it, i may suck at first, but then i start remembering everything i need to do to get through the levels. :)

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11,367. Posted:

I did try to bring the idea of updating the rules up in a thread all its own, but that didn't really seem to have gone anywhere. I'm sorry to have been so blunt about it, Prosody, but it got your atttention, at least. :)

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AuthorRe: Dsibrew-coming soon! (REVISED!)
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11,368. Posted:

@warioswoods: i do love reading what they post. i don't have the technology lying around nor the time and patience it takes to do the kinds of things they do, but it's all so interesting. :)

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AuthorRe: Have you ever played Wii while being drunk?
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11,369. Posted:

jpfan1989 wrote:

I'm not big on drinking but blackdragon's drinking games sound fun

if you want real fun, the best drinking game EVER is 'Drunken Uno'. Basically you take a sip whenever someone uses a special card against you (draw two, normal wild, skip, reverse, etc.) and a swig whenever someone uses a draw four against you. we usually had so many people playing we had to combine two decks of cards... it's so much fun, omg. :)

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11,370. Posted:

@warioswoods: i thought he said he blew a fuse with it? that's not really the same as bricking, is it? ;/

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11,371. Posted:

oh man, the Wii can be so much fun while you're drunk if you've got friends around. Guitar Hero definitely springs to mind, and then you can also make up drinking games with VC titles -- we had 'Drunken Mario' going at one party... i think we were taking sips whenever we passed a stage and swigging/gulping whenever we beat a level or died. good times.

being drunk and playing alone, though... i've never had much luck with that. unless it's something i can probably play in my sleep (any Mario or Kirby game, Lego Star Wars, etc.), I prefer to be fully sober and alert while playing video games. :3

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AuthorRe: Opinion on downloading "legal roms"
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11,372. Posted:

people like to throw around the 'i already own the game, so it's just a backup copy' excuse, but that excuse only works if the ROM you have was actually dumped from the cartridge you own. you can't download a ROM from the internet that was taken from someone else's cartridge and try to call it a backup of your own copy; that's where it gets illegal.

in other words, no, you do not have the right to download a ROM from the internet, because you did not purchase that cartridge and the person who originally uploaded it also had no right to distribute it. what you do have the right to do is dump your own ROMs and use those as your own personal backups if you like; do your own research on that if you're interested.

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11,373. Posted:

Vendetta wrote:

Nerds? EVERYone?
Fixed it for ya. ;)
Dude, we're members of a forum dedicated primarily to the discussion of video games and their impact upon our lives, the market, and society as a whole. I'd say we've all got at least a bit of nerd in us. Cheers!

agreed. :3

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11,374. Posted:

@Machu: no problem, man -- it's not just you, either, don't worry. between this discussion, the smoking thread, and the drinking thread, and then more ranting from SSBFan1999, i am sick to death of people getting all up into the business of others... i've been having to play devil's advocate far too often lately. that's why i would really like or NL to finally put their stance on legal homebrew in writing; i'm very tired of apparently walking that thin line by defending myself and other posters. how do you know where the line is when it's not actually spelled out anyplace and people automatically assume that you should have known better? that's not very fair to anybody. :/

anyway, i have always believed strongly that once I buy something, it's mine, and if i want to use it in a manner the manufacturer or designer didn't have in mind, so what? I'll take responsibility if it blows up on me, but so long as i'm not using it for anything illegal, what do they care what I do? :3 there's some interesting little random games and applications for the Wii (as well as many emulators), but i've used homebrew apps primarily for DVD playback (yeah, i know using the Wii to watch DVDs is supposed to be bad for the drive, but whatev') and music and video file playback (the TV is hooked up to a nice surround-sound system, may as well get some use out of it, lol). Mahjong Wii is fun (but then again i love Mahjong solitaire), and WiiPhysics is a neat little application to mess around with as well. i haven't bothered with GeckoOS/Ocarina only because i've never really felt the need to before; i don't have any games from other regions lying around, nor have i ever felt bored enough with any of the Wii games I own to bother cheating my way through them. :P

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11,375. Posted:

@Machu: frankly it would be nice if NL would officially go zero-tolerance on it; i'm sick of seeing people take pot-shots at those of us who choose to run homebrew on our Wiis. we are not all filthy pirates. >:/

however, by the letter of the community rules, discussion of homebrew is still allowable here, because it is not illegal nor is it actually mentioned by name, and i find it distressing that the mods here also seem to think that homebrew stuff should automatically be lumped in with warez and piracy, that they shouldn't have to bother differentiating between it because it's all illegal somehow (which is not the case). seriously, how hard is it to come up with some kind of official announcement (like the 'no more jokes about Corbie and the number 7' one) or to edit a few words into the community rules to include talk of homebrew as 'unacceptable content'? Hell, i'll write the announcement for y'all:

'Hey guys, we'd like to keep our relationship with Nintendo on good terms, and they're not thrilled by the idea of homebrew applications being run on their hardware, so we're adding discussion of homebrew apps as unacceptable content on the forums. There are plenty of other places on the internet to discuss Wii/DS homebrew; please don't do it here.'

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