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AuthorRe: How comments work on Nintendo Life
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12,051. Posted:

of all the things to copy from another forum or website (PMs, post counts, forms to fill out explaining why you reported a comment to the mods, etc.), what brought you guys to this idea? I don't like the Kotaku 'star commenters' deal or the proposed voting system... I want to read what everyone has to say about news items or forum posts without having to click expand link after expand link, not just what the popular people or what the mods' buddies had to say (no offense, I know that's not how it would be, but what would a user first-time-visiting the site think?). I think it would be a turn-off to newbies if their posts consistently were downvoted into unreadability at first glance, and the 'star commenters' posts were allowed to shine on while full of errors or misconceptions they were attempting to rebut, which may indeed happen if a voting system is abused.

On the other hand, I like Sean Aaron's 'ignore list' idea. I'm on a couple of e-mail lists where I've got some people who consistently annoy the hell out of me, and their e-mails go straight into my spam folder. In the 'ignore list' case, the reader themselves has the option to set their filter(s), which is fine -- if they don't want to see something, it's just them not seeing it, and not everyone else. I don't like the idea of other people setting my filters, because their idea of a bad comment worthy of downvoting or greying into barely-readability may not be mine.

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AuthorRe: Wii System Update 4.1
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12,052. Posted:

__Stevie wrote:

Hmm, after a little research it appears it is just a "behind the scenes fix", but apparently it removes altered save files so it looks like its just another attack on homebrew.

'removing altered save files' just means that their anti-Twilight Hack modifications are still fully in effect from 4.0. I'm pretty sure Bannerbomb doesn't rely on that to work. :)

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AuthorRe: Wii System Update 4.1
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12,053. Posted:

apparently there's a bug fix to Wii Sports Resort?

that seems to be it so far... Bannerbomb is confirmed to still work as per Wiibrew.org, as well as prior installs of The Homebrew Channel and DVDx.

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AuthorRe: Metacritic has a error in there DS section!
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12,054. Posted:

what'll really be funny is if they end up with separate average scores, too. :P

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AuthorRe: Updated Mii Channel In Need
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12,055. Posted:

AlexSays wrote:

DaDun wrote:

Hehe, would you guys say this would be a sweet update?

I'd say the exact opposite.

How much time do people actually spend on the Mii Channel anyway?

whenever I go in to muck around with some Miis, I'll usually spend at least an hour on it. I don't know why... it's like, I'll look up at the clock again, and an hour will have passed and I didn't even realize i'd spent so long fighting to get (insert detail here) to look juuuuuuuust right. o_O

it would be nice for them to update the Mii Channel with some new facial features/details so that it's not quite so hard to get some things to look right, but on the other hand, i like going into the Check Mii Out channel to see what creative (and sometimes obscene) things people have come up with just with what's there already. :3

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AuthorRe: Where's AlexSays?
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12,056. Posted:

I thought it was the Red Baron, myself. :P

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AuthorRe: which game has more replay value Mighty Flip Champs or Boxlife
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12,057. Posted:

i like things that make sense :3

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12,058. Posted:

they're moderators, dude. forum police, if you will. :3

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AuthorRe: Best Buys 40ft DS Section
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12,059. Posted:

@zss_shadow: wow, that's complete BS. i knew they were bad, but i didn't know they were that bad... it must be because it's a previous-gen system. ah well, eBay and/or craigslist to the rescue. :3

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AuthorRe: Best Buys 40ft DS Section
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12,060. Posted:

@zss_shadow: did you read the article he linked to? It describes the biggest beef most people have with EB/GameStop is their practice of selling open-box games as new. You don't know where that cartridge has been before they snap it back into the box, tape it shut, and then hand it to you... And then there's the lesser annoyances of being pressured by employees re: their discount card (there's some real jerks out there who don't like to take 'no' for an answer) and their ludicrously low trade-in values (you can get way more for selling on eBay, but people tend to go for the instant gratification).

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AuthorRe: Final Fantasy III v.s. IV
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12,061. Posted:

DQ i've never been able to get into for some reason, so as for me, i'd have to say 'no'. :P

if you're trying to decide which DS remake is better, I think they're all good remakes that do a great job of showcasing the games themselves. I'm pretty sure FFIV and CT all got retranslated again for maximum faithfulness to their original scripts, too, and CT still wins out thanks to the Bird Studio FMVs they kept from the PSX remake. :3

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AuthorRe: Final Fantasy III v.s. IV
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12,062. Posted:

IV is better than III. it was nice to play FFIII in english, but the story was lacking.
CT is better than IV (waaaaaaaay more replay value, plus the characters are more endearing IMO).

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AuthorRe: Pray for Tails86's Family....
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12,063. Posted:

Turbo Genesis 64, he was trying to say for you to start a new thread (and not derail this one) if you wanted to continue the argument, not to not argue with him at all.

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12,064. Posted:

what do you expect from Best Buy? It's like Wal-Mart or Target -- they cater to the average consumer, not just the gamer.

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AuthorRe: Chicken Brutus i demand a duel @ dawn!
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12,065. Posted:

they're not really that wide-spread, apparently... you can find scones in Target, but i've never seen any normal stores offering crumpets for sale before. :3

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AuthorRe: Pop plus solo release date?
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12,066. Posted:

@IndianDan: because I myself have reverted all kinds of dates for Flipnote Studio from there that were the product of rumor, one dude who was on a hoaxing spree, and (most recently) a date for Kubos this past Monday that cropped up in one of the articles I keep an eye on. Wikipedia without an outside source for verification is not something I would trust on its own.

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AuthorRe: which game has more replay value Mighty Flip Champs or Boxlife
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12,067. Posted:

@Adam: I think you may have had R&D and Factory mode mixed up in your comment before... you said you haven't tried R&D mode yet, and yet you say you've been 'completing levels' and that the only reason to replay is to 'improve your time', both of which are R&D mode features. Promotions come to play in Factory mode, which is what i thought you were playing, and that's why i brought them up. my bad. :3

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12,068. Posted:

considering how (a) it's a cartridge, not an easily-scratchable CD, and (b) the big price difference between used and new, because this game is not worth all that much used, the only thing i'd really mourn about a used copy would be the lack of instruction booklet, if it didn't have one. :3

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AuthorRe: Chicken Brutus i demand a duel @ dawn!
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12,069. Posted:

it kinda looks like pancake meets english muffin to me, too. mmm, english muffins... om nom nom

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12,070. Posted:

that's pretty weird, O_B, considering I could probably walk into the GameStop near where I live and find a copy for $5 (or whatever it was i saw it priced at last; maybe it was $9?). There was an absolute glut of PW games available for a long time because people apparently did not see the replay value and traded it in after finishing it. people trying to sell it for $90-something (yeah, i saw that crazy Amazon price too) when it can be found on eBay for less than half that price are either nuts or hoping to bag some uninformed collector with more money than they know what to do with. :/

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AuthorRe: dsi sound & using headphones...
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12,071. Posted:

@Pegasus: actually, there's quite a few products out now that limit how loud they go while headphones are plugged in -- I've had two MP3 players and a MiniDisc player that all shared that function. It's all about protecting your ears. :) I do like that the DSi has pretty good sound if I just want to listen to some tunes without headphones, though.

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12,072. Posted:

eBay is going to be your friend on this one, my friend. other than that, the only thing i can say is for you to just keep your eyes peeled. :(

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AuthorRe: Worth it to get a PS1 and FFVII?
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12,073. Posted:

re: the PSX vs. PS1 -- here's a list detailing the differences between the models. You'd probably be better off going for a PS1, because it's less likely to be worn out, to be honest. :3

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AuthorRe: Chicken Brutus i demand a duel @ dawn!
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12,074. Posted:

Terranigma wrote:

Chicken+Brutus wrote:

I'm glad that you rarely eat chicken, but how often do you think I eat dog?

We'll settle this like men: in go-karts, pooping bananas at each other.

A True gentleman, ladies and gents. If it were a British manly showdown, we'd need the Tea and Crumpets.

Hear, hear! :3

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AuthorRe: Ear Muff Headphones Or Ear Bud Headphones
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12,075. Posted:

is Ear Muffs a brand name, or are you referring to the kind that go over the entire ear? Personally, I prefer those, because ear bud types kinda make my ears sore after a while, but the over-the-entire-ear kind squish my glasses to my head, which also hurts (but only if listening for a long time at one go). And then the type that hang off of your ears, the only pair of those I had pinched the tops of my ears, which hurt too. I'm screwed no matter which type I wear. :P

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