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AuthorRe: Why are classic games always discontinued but classic movies always available?
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11,776. Posted:

classic games (well, all games, even) require work in order to watch the story (if there is one) play out, so the person involved has to be interested in working for those goals and that ending they want to see happen. also, many classic games are either one-player or very limited multiplayer, so that person will be spending time by themselves in order to play the game. with
classic movies, you don't have to do anything.... you just sit back and watch it play out, which makes them far more available to people who just want to chill out and watch something, especially with a group of friends. Public appeal and accessibility is everything, and anyone can watch a movie, whether you're a baby or you're on your deathbed, unlike a video game.

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AuthorRe: DS games you regret buying
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11,777. Posted:

I bought that Teenage Zombies game from Wal-Mart... there's a reason it was only $10. D:

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AuthorRe: Futuristic Legend of Zelda?
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11,778. Posted:

Blue+Protoman wrote:

Yeah, but he won't live forever.

**gasp** blasphemy!

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AuthorRe: No VC release this week?!
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11,779. Posted:

weirdadam wrote:

I think I played the GBA version of V. If that was the one where somewhat early in there are these haunted ships and a haunted train, it was awesome. As with all Final Fantasy games, I never finished it though,so I'd definitely nab it on VC if Square put it out there.

FFV had the haunted ships (where you find the pirate chick who joins you IIRC), but FFVI had the ghost train.

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AuthorRe: What's Your Favorite "Turn Based RPG" Currently Available on the VC?
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11,780. Posted:

... and that Shining Force is a strategy RPG, where you not only fight but you position your own forces on the battlefield, taking into account unit speed, special abilities, and terrain crossed during each move... Shining Force would be better compared to FFT.

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AuthorRe: One Virtual Console Game Day.... AGAIN!!! (WTF Nintendo!)
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11,781. Posted:

pixelman wrote:

Waahh! We got an amazing arcade title exclusive to this region! Waahh! And the VC isn't dead after all! Waahh!
And while you continue your bellyaching, I am going to go try and track down some old GameBoy cartridges at my local Retro Game store. Enjoy your complaining!
Oh yeah, and don't even think of trying out Tecmo Bowl. It might actually be good, and that'd ruin your day wouldn't it?

^ listen to this man, for he is full of truth and win

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AuthorRe: Your favorite Nintendo Life user?
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11,782. Posted:

--updated tally--
groups:
NL team/the reviewers: 6
'you'/everyone: 6

individuals:
Adam: 22
Adamant: 1
AlexSays: 10
Aviator: 1
Bahamut ZERO: 2
BB Thrilla: 1 (himself)
Bboy: 2
Beastman93: 1 (himself)
Blaze: 1
BleachFan888: 1
Blockhead: 2
briunj04: 3 (one himself)
Captain Jack Sparrow: 1
Chatham: 2
Cheezy: 2
Chicken Brutus: 21
Chrono Cross: 2
Corbie: 22
CowLaunch: 5
Dazza: 3
Edwin: 1
eugenewrayburn/mrmicawber: 1 (provided CowLaunch is allowed to view the inner workings of his mind for 10 minutes)
fudgenuts: 1
GabeGreens: 2
gameking23: 1 (himself)
grenworthshero: 1
HawkeyeMartin: 1
Iwata: 1
J-Man: 1
Jerichoholic Josh: 1 (himself)
JTC Pingas: 1
Kim Jong-il: 2
King Elemento: 1 (himself)
KnucklesSonic8: 3
Machu: 6
Malnin: 1
Mange: 1
MetalKirbyKnight: 1
Mickeymac: 1
JustYourAverageBleh: 1
Odnetnin: 3 (one himself)
Phat anT: 1
PhoenixMaster: 1
PhoenixSage: 8
pixelman: 6
Prosody: 2
PuppetMasterKuruku: 1
ReZon: 1
Ricardo91: 2
Sean Aaron: 6
Shiren the Wanderer: 1
sirgrim: 3
slambert215: 1
SonicMaster: 3
SSBFan1999: 1
Stuffgamer1: 6
Supersonic1990: 8 (one himself)
Superzeldaman: 4 (one himself)
Tails86: 5
Terranigma: 1
theblackdragon: 12
warioswoods: 1
WolfRamHeart: 8 or 9?
Xkhaoz: 1
Zane: 1

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AuthorRe: Your favorite Nintendo Life user?
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11,783. Posted:

@superzeldaman: '(one himself)' meant that person cast a vote for themselves as a 'favorite person'. if you don't want to count self-favorites as actual 'favorite users', just subtract one from their total on that list. also, keep in mind I also counted favorites that were mentioned as a sidenote, not just explicitly stated as 'favorites' (as in there was someone who mentioned they were likely their own third favorite user here, and I counted that as a self-vote for them).

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AuthorRe: Your favorite Nintendo Life user?
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11,784. Posted:

@Dictapir: well played, sir

on a related note, samus aran naked!!! is one of my favorite YTMNDs :3

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AuthorRe: Your favorite Nintendo Life user?
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11,785. Posted:

ooo, i forgot eugene... it's fun to watch him and Adam go head-to-head, though i must say this recent trend of civility from him has been nice. where's he been lately, off playing WSR?

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AuthorRe: Your favorite Nintendo Life user?
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11,786. Posted:

@Stuffo: i figured, that's why I didn't count it against you.

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AuthorRe: Your favorite Nintendo Life user?
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11,787. Posted:

@Stuffgamer1: actually, since most people were listing more than one person, I went ahead and lumped in any mentions of your name (and other users who were similarly mentioned as 'favorites') in the 'favorite user' context. SuperSonic1990, SonicMaster, bleachfan888, and PhoenixSage all listed you (PhoenixSage is an example of someone who said 'if [he] could choose more than one person...' that I counted for you). Just remember that Shadx still has you on their 'least favorite' list, though.

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AuthorRe: Your favorite Nintendo Life user?
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11,788. Posted:

-- current tally --
groups:
NL team/the reviewers: 5
'you'/everyone: 3

individuals:
Adam: 15
AlexSays: 7
Bahamut ZERO: 1
BB Thrilla: 1 (himself)
Beastman93: 1 (himself)
BleachFan888: 1
Blockhead: 1
briunj04: 2 (one himself)
Captain Jack Sparrow: 1
Chatham: 1
Cheezy: 2
Chicken Brutus: 12
Chrono Cross: 1
Corbie: 11
CowLaunch: 4
Dazza: 1
GabeGreens: 1
HawkeyeMartin: 1
Iwata: 1
Josh: 1 (himself)
JTC Pingas: 1
Kim Jong-il: 2
King Elemento: 1 (himself)
KnucklesSonic8: 3
Machu: 2
Mange: 1
Odnetnin: 1 (himself)
PhoenixMaster: 1
PhoenixSage: 8
pixelman: 5
Sean Aaron: 2
Shiren the Wanderer: 1
sirgrim: 3
SonicMaster: 3
SSBFan1999: 1
Stuffgamer1: 4
Supersonic1990: 4 (one himself)
Superzeldaman: 4 (one himself)
Tails86: 2
Terranigma: 1
theblackdragon: 6
warioswoods: 1
WolfRamHeart: 4 or 5?
Zane: 1
(yes, i was bored lol)

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AuthorRe: Is the DSi worth the extra $40
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11,789. Posted:

@superzeldaman: i'm pretty sure he said he's banned from here in his YouTube channel comments, so unless he e-mails the mods about it and tries to work things out, i doubt it.

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AuthorRe: Is the DSi worth the extra $40
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11,790. Posted:

I'd say if you had no DS at all, it would be worth it for the bigger screen and better sound, but the cameras, browser, and promise of future DSi-enhanced or DSi-only games are no reason to rush to upgrade, especially if you've got GBA games you enjoy playing.

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AuthorRe: mario is missing
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11,791. Posted:

my parents bought it for us kids back when we got our SNESes because it was 'educational'... I played it a few times out of curiosity, but I only went through the entire game to the end once because it was so godawful boring. D:

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AuthorRe: Secret of Mana "as it was supposed to be" petition! *Updated*
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11,792. Posted:

it might've contributed to their parting, but the real final nail in that coffin was FFVII -- when Nintendo canceled the 64DD project and tried to tell them to do the same thing (put the game on a cartridge instead of a disc/discs) again.

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AuthorRe: Your favorite Nintendo Life user?
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11,793. Posted:

@pixelman: ... and here I thought that was due to his fondness for Olive Oyl and near-constant thwarting by Popeye.

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AuthorRe: Your favorite Nintendo Life user?
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11,794. Posted:

@pixelman: ... a rooster victim? i can't imagine much love happening between those two... just brutal death.

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AuthorRe: The story behind your screen name?
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11,795. Posted:

@Stuffo: eh, close enough; i'll let it slide

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AuthorRe: Your favorite Nintendo Life user?
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11,796. Posted:

i think AlexSays is a pretty cool guy; he speaks his mind and doesn't afraid of anything

note: i had to fight not to steal Vendetta's 'you' idea... this is a fun set of forums

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AuthorRe: The story behind your screen name?
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11,797. Posted:

@SonicMaster: considering his name is 'Nintendo' spelled backwards, I'd have to go with 'yes' on that one

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AuthorRe: The story behind your screen name?
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11,798. Posted:

on a different website, the name I had already been going by for years on a now-defunct forum was already taken (Khisanth, and kudos to whomever gets the relevance to this username ), so I went with the next best thing.

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AuthorRe: Are you afraid of having an office job?
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11,799. Posted:

@Rensch: if we're talking cubicle vs. fast food job, I'd go cubicle in a heartbeat. with the cubicle your biggest work hazards are what, a paper cut? spilling your coffee on your lap? your butt falling asleep? i've worked in food service before, and I never want to go back. D:

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AuthorRe: "Treasure" Hunting to Extend Playtimes..... Why?
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11,800. Posted:

it really depends on what collecting all the treasures would do for me, like in Okami where all the stray beads gets you the best possible weapon evar, or in Lego Star Wars where the red blocks will unlock cheats and the minikits will unlock new vehicles and stuff... i don't like the idea of treasure hunting being a required part of gameplay for anything (i mean face it, sometimes we just want to get through the story), but if it unlocks something awesome, I'm usually down for that.

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