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AuthorRe: 7/20/09 NA predictions
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12,026. Posted:

@TheEmulationZones: If Nintendo had really said 'August 3rd' at E3, how come no one reported it? Why would they say 'Summer 2009' in their big press conference and then change their minds all of a sudden later on at the same show? And worse yet, why are you the only one to bring this news to the masses, as opposed to any of the other big websites that had representatives at E3 and who (big surprise here) are not reporting the same date? You are guessing, dude, and your guess is as good as any of ours; please stop parroting your 'inside news' as absolute truth.

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AuthorRe: Who would like to see a Starfox on wii
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12,027. Posted:

weirdadam wrote:

I'd like Treasure to make a Star Fox with co-op instead of versus. EAD seems to be too busy with Zelda and a million Mario games lately to do this. I don't think we'll see Star Fox for awhile.

ooo ooo ooo a Star Fox where you could fight in teams with your friends against people over wi-fi, and with Wii Speak capabilities would be so awesome... though me and my friends would end up parroting 'do a barrel roll' the entire time because we're dorks like that :D

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AuthorRe: Flat rate boxes?
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12,028. Posted:

the small flat-rate box looks like it'd be plenty big to ship a couple of Wii or PS2 games, and it's only like $5. I'd say go for it, but make sure you have insurance or delivery confirmation put on it (so whomever's receiving your games can't be all 'oh, they never arrived, plz to refund nao', y'know). a plain padded envelope isn't going to protect much either. D:

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AuthorRe: You guys are going to hate me for suggesting this.
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12,029. Posted:

@AlexSays: If it wasn't for the fact that the mods here are pretty up on banning people who make jerks out of themselves, I'd probably have a headache as well. As it stands now, though, I'm still trying to figure out why anyone would think inviting a known jerk to these forums here is a good idea. D:

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AuthorRe: Would you ever approach a random girl who is sitting on a bench?
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12,030. Posted:

eh, i'm lazy. :3

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AuthorRe: DSi FAQ
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12,031. Posted:

I tried editing the EXIF data on some images to match pictures I'd taken on the DSi, and it didn't work. It's almost like there's some internal table on the DSi that tells it exactly which pictures were taken on it, even when the pictures from other cameras had been edited down to DSi size/quality/dpi before the EXIF data was altered and were renamed to take the place of images taken by the DSi that had been removed from the SD card via computer.

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AuthorRe: Moon DS glitch
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12,032. Posted:

@Pegasus: there was no mention of this glitch in the NL review, and I avoid IGN when I can, so I had no warning before it happened. IGN mentions that the company who released the game was working on releasing updated cartridges with a version of the game without the glitch, but the used copy i picked up must've been an old cartridge.

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AuthorRe: Would you ever approach a random girl who is sitting on a bench?
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12,033. Posted:

AlexSays wrote:

I'm equally captivated by both of your avatars.

lol, here's the rest of the sprites for the chick in my avatar, then. enjoy. :P

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AuthorRe: Have you ever actually overheated a game system to the point of destroying it?
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12,034. Posted:

no, but i had an old handheld PC (a Phillips Velo 1) that began to release the magic blue smoke one night (i always used it with its AC adapter because it literally ate batteries liek whoa, and I noticed it was smoking from where the adapter plugged into the device... scary!), so I had to stop using it with the adapter, which meant I couldn't use it anymore for what I needed it for. :( I was sad.

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AuthorRe: Would you ever approach a random girl who is sitting on a bench?
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12,035. Posted:

clicketyclick wrote:

Chicken+Brutus wrote:

mrmicawber wrote:

in fact I am very attracted to a certain avatar on this site - it captivates me.

Awww, don't make me blush!

Sorry to let you down, but it's theblackdragon's. :(

wait, what? how do you know it's not yours, clicketyclick? :P

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AuthorRe: WHAT IS FLIPNOTE STUDIO!?
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12,036. Posted:

You can either purchase a Nintendo Points card from your local store that sells game stuff, or you can buy them through the DSi Shop just like you can the Wii Shop with a credit card.

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AuthorRe: Moon DS glitch
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12,037. Posted:

It's easily avoidable so long as you know what not to do, it's just that I'd never heard of it before I picked up the game, so it caught me. The rest of the game is fine, so far as I know. :3

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AuthorRe: Am I the only one?
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12,038. Posted:

Victoria wrote:

Just checked ... The Count of Monte Cristo is on the UK version. Sorry I don't know about the other version ... in fact, I didn't realise it wasn't released in the US!
However ... I'm checking a copy of the book's chapters against the DS version's chapters .... it does seem like not all of the story is there. We had that problem when buying the book. It seems that not every copy of the book published has all the chapters. Something about when the original version was publish it was REALLY long, so the next time it was released, a whole lot of book was cut out. For years people thought those were the complete versions of the book. It wasn't until many years later that it was again released in it's entirety.
The paperback version is 1243 pages long, including the introduction, but not the footnotes. :-b Too much!! Sounds like he needed a good editor.

The unabridged copy I've got has 1462 pages... sounds like someone cut some material from your copy already. As for 'too much', bite your tongue! Every last detail of The Count of Monte Cristo is absolutely fabulous and deserves to be read. :D

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AuthorRe: WHAT IS FLIPNOTE STUDIO!?
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12,039. Posted:

@cryptonic: according to Nintendo.co.jp, it's a free app.

edit: updated the Google Translate link to point to the right page, lol

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AuthorRe: How can you buy things on amazon?
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12,040. Posted:

you just go up to the register of the place you got it from -- say, Target or Wal-Mart -- and ask to reload the card. you should be able to use cash or debit (i don't know if they'd allow you to reload it via credit card) but the only place the gift cards would be useable is the store they're for, which is a drawback to doing that, kinda. :)

and yes, it should be a Reloadable Prepaid Card that you're going for. If you get a Gift Card on accident (a Visa Gift Card, for example), it won't have as much functionality as the reloadable prepaid card, which you can link to direct deposit, you can get cash from an ATM, and you can pay your bills with online if you like. be aware, though, that you must be at least 18 to purchase the reloadable prepaid card, a restriction which does not exist for the gift card, and there may also be slight fees involved in using the service. :3 read the fine print on the card's packaging to find out exactly what's up.

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AuthorRe: Fighting Fantasy
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12,041. Posted:

it looks unrelated... from the screenshots on IGN, it seems more like Doom meets WoW.

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AuthorRe: WHAT IS FLIPNOTE STUDIO!?
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12,042. Posted:

lol, no prob :)

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AuthorRe: WHAT IS FLIPNOTE STUDIO!?
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12,043. Posted:

yes. do you see why some of us are very interested in it? :)

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AuthorRe: Am I the only one?
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12,044. Posted:

The Wikipedia list is wrong if The Count of Monte Cristo is on it, or are the UK and AUS versions different? I wouldn't want to import the wrong one... I loves me some Alexandre Dumas. :3

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AuthorRe: WHAT IS FLIPNOTE STUDIO!?
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12,045. Posted:

It's a program used to create animations and set them to sound... it really looks like a lot of fun. check out the Japanese upload site to see what others are already doing with the program. :)

The gigantic hype over it is mainly because Nintendo, in all its preview conferences and stuff for the DSi, used a demonstration of Flipnote Studio to show what DSi apps could do. Since they were featuring it so prominently, i know I thought it would be released either at launch or soon after the DSi launched... not so much, apparently. but we finally got the Summer '09 date at E3, so at least we won't be waiting 'til like next year or anything, lol. :)

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AuthorRe: You guys are going to hate me for suggesting this.
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12,046. Posted:

Chicken+Brutus wrote:

Micawber's going to rip this guy a new corn chute.

... and he really needs yet another person to argue against... why? :P

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AuthorRe: Am I the only one?
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12,047. Posted:

Does anyone know if the 100 Classic Book Collection books are abridged or unabridged versions?

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AuthorRe: How can you buy things on amazon?
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12,048. Posted:

Be careful -- I think what most people here are referring to as a 'debit card' may actually be a check-card (with the Visa or Mastercard logo; it can be run as a credit card for stores that take credit but not debit). Lots of people get them confused, because plain old debit cards are kinda rare nowadays, and you can run a check-card as debit, though it is not just a debit card per se.

As for your friend's idea, you can totally do that, but when it runs out of money, you should be able to reload it no problem. There's plenty of cards that are like that... just read the fine print on whichever one you pick up next time you go to Wal-Mart. You know you can usually reload gift cards people give you, too, right? :)

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AuthorRe: You guys are going to hate me for suggesting this.
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12,049. Posted:

haven't you said in another thread that you argue with this dude on whatever forum he's on now already? why do you want to bring the arguing here? :(

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AuthorRe: wii update
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12,050. Posted:

apparently some behind-the-scenes stuff, like some problem re: playing Wii Sports Resort after accessing a game from the SD card menu, or something like that. :3

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