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AuthorRe: PSone Classics
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12,426. Posted:

@Adam: they did look really simple compared to other PSX games (or at least the first one did; i remember i was not interested in playing MML at all, but my then-boyfriend said it was a good game, so i gave it a shot), but i really had a lot of fun playing them.

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AuthorRe: Nintendo Life reviews
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12,427. Posted:

@Sean: i know I go through the actual reviews... the score is handy (and hilarious) at times, but ultimately it's the reviews that really matter, and Metacritic brings a big chunk of them into one place for easy browsing.

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AuthorRe: Tons of Pirated DS Games on Ebay
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12,428. Posted:

@slapshot82: i remember when i finally got my DS Lite that was one of the games I was looking to buy, and by that time it was no longer on shelves. i don't understand why Nintendo stopped printing it so quickly; it wasn't even out for a year before it was gone.

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AuthorRe: Profanity, why not?
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12,429. Posted:

@Wiiloveit: I've always been fond of SA's 'gently caress' myself. i don't know why, really... it just makes me lol harder than it would've if it were the actual unfiltered f-bomb. :3

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AuthorRe: Tons of Pirated DS Games on Ebay
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12,430. Posted:

@Prosody: Game values are weird. For me, their true value is in the playing (i don't give a rat's behind about collecting), and I'm all about being able to play them at a reasonable price, which was why i brought up re-releases. Pirating games like Chrono Trigger and/or Final Fantasy IV would be something I would not advocate, for example, because they're currently in print and you can also find authentic secondhand copies on eBay for at or below what they went for at retail (I saw a couple copies of Final Fantasy Chronicles GH for $25ish buy-it-now with free shipping, so the extra $5 would cover tax and the gas it would take to get to the store and back IMO).

@Swerd_Murd: holy crap, do you ever have good gaming luck! may it never run out on you. :)

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AuthorRe: Tons of Pirated DS Games on Ebay
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12,431. Posted:

Prosody wrote:

I can't see how buying a pirate copy cheaper is more acceptable than buying a genuine second hand copy. If a game is out of print or hard to find, of course its price is going to increase! And people complain about games not having "true value".

i'm thinking in terms of games that have seen no re-release since it originally came out and where the price of a real secondhand copy may be absolutely outrageous, like Earthbound and Suikoden II (the latter will likely be re-released eventually on the PSN, but who knows when). If I can't shell out the $100 that someone wants for an Earthbound cartridge when at release it was probably $60 or so, should I really be barred from downloading and playing it via emulator until NoJ gets their heads out of their butts and allows the changes necessary for its VC release? or how about $120 for Suikoden II when it was originally about $50-60 as well? It's such an awesome game that it kills me to think people might not be playing it just because it had a limited printing and other people want to cash in.

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AuthorRe: i hope NINTY will make this app for the DSi..
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12,432. Posted:

that sounds like it'd be pretty awesome, but (a) it would have to be a clear enough picture for the plant/animal to stand out (no moving, lol) and (b) the plant/animal would have to be in front of a high-contrast background and in good lighting. i can see there being problems, especially with the quality of the DSi's cameras, and this turning out to be a very limited-use app. :(

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AuthorRe: It's getting old...
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12,433. Posted:

malnin wrote:

"must fight emo uges"

-Neko Sakuraba

lol, i was totally about to post that... pretty sure he says that in Another Day. even his own programming team was lampooning Neku as emo, so i don't think it's so farfetched to use that word in conjunction with TWEWY. :P

edit: 'I feel my inner emo stirring... must...fight...emo...urges...' is the quote, i'm pretty sure... lol

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AuthorRe: Get rid of the Ubisoft ad in Nintendo Life immediately!
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12,434. Posted:

@warioswoods: sorry, dude, but I'm a one-browser kind of girl, and Firefox is what I'm used to. :) thanks for the suggestion, though.

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AuthorRe: Get rid of the Ubisoft ad in Nintendo Life immediately!
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12,435. Posted:

warioswoods wrote:

@theblackdragon

They really haven't had anything that obnoxious on this site, and they're respective of their readers so they'll remove anything that gets complaints. I do sympathize with having an older computer around that can't browse quickly with all the flash ads popping up everywhere, as I've kept plenty of old machines around well past their time, so I get the point of using Adblock in general, but I still feel that one shouldn't be proudly declaring their use of it as if there is no significant drawback for the site's owners. If possible, only use Adblock on sites that are more irritating with their ads, but keep it off if you want to make a tiny contribution based on your frequent browsing of the blog.

is there some way to allow ads to show up on one site in particular via Adblock, though? all I've seen it do is block ads by where the ads themselves are loaded from (not by the website featuring them), and i'm not about to go back through and allow those particular offsite providers just so I can support NL with their relatively inoffensive ads and then go back to a different site i maybe frequent and get pounded by their allowing more annoying/offensive ads from the same offsite providers.

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AuthorRe: Get rid of the Ubisoft ad in Nintendo Life immediately!
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12,436. Posted:

@jericoholic josh: or X-rated images :)

some of the most annoying i have come into contact with were on AOL.com... those were the kind that expanded to cover the entire center of the page, and wouldn't retract so that I could click the links I wanted to click. so freaking annoying. D: FanFiction.net and MySpace both had/have the kind that involve sound; those freaked me the hell out because i was never expecting them. ugh.

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AuthorRe: The Legendary Starfy is out in stores!
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12,437. Posted:

Jerichoholic+Josh wrote:

Last time I was at GameStop the worker there actually threw a pen at me... it hit my leg and he laughed.

wtf?

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AuthorRe: Get rid of the Ubisoft ad in Nintendo Life immediately!
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12,438. Posted:

warioswoods wrote:

for blogs that you enjoy and would presumably like to support, is it really such a pain to have a couple ads appear at the top?

i can't tell you how many times i've clicked on the wrong thing on accident, had an ad insinuate itself over a link I wanted to click, or had a popup ad enlarge itself to the point where it slowed Firefox to a crawl for me (the computer i'm on is kinda old) or froze it entirely. if ads weren't so annoying or 'such a pain' to deal with, ad-blocking software wouldn't exist.

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AuthorRe: dsi vs psp (which is better)
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12,439. Posted:

weirdadam wrote:

theblackdragon wrote:

if I buy something, i want to know for sure that i will be able to run what i want on it.

I don't think hackers and emulators are their target audience.

i realize that, but since the only reason I wanted one was because I'd like a portable way to play all the old games I've got sitting in a CD case under an inch of dust, i figured it bore mentioning. :P

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AuthorRe: dsi vs psp (which is better)
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12,440. Posted:

as a DSi owner, the only reason I have considered the eventual purchase of a PSP is the fact that it can emulate PSX games. the mess of different firmware editions and reported unhackable PSPs have given me cause for concern, though... if I buy something, i want to know for sure that i will be able to run what i want on it.

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AuthorRe: A Wii Wedding
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12,441. Posted:

@Stevie: lol, looks like Adam's no longer alone. :3

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AuthorRe: I am not weird.
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12,442. Posted:

hahaha I'm not editing my previous comment just to prove I didn't do it on purpose, but it looks like you're no longer alone, Adam. :D

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12,443. Posted:

okay, so the same thing just happened to me in the A Wii Wedding thread. I tried to quote Fuzzy and it turned into 'Fuzzy Nutz'.

i'm going to try that again just to be sure it's not a fluke:

Fuzzy Nutz wrote:

@ Dazza, I'm not sure if that is funny or not yet.

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12,444. Posted:

Fuzzy+Nutz wrote:

@ Dazza, I'm not sure if that is funny or not yet.

well i lol'd, lol

anyway, happy anniversary, slapshot82! :3

edit: wtf, why are you quoted as 'Fuzzy Nutz', Fuzzy? i swear i did not edit that. DDD:

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AuthorRe: Whatever happened to Chicken Brutus? Nevermind,he has returned!
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12,445. Posted:

warioswoods wrote:

Why don't you check his Twitter page, which he (bravely?) links in his signature on every post:
http://twitter.com/chickenbrutus

It would seem that he's hanging out with Master Shake. The real Master Shake. We might as well all say goodbye to him now, he's reached far beyond our social stratum.

oh yeah... didn't he mention in a thread (the Iwata or the Miyamoto one in General Discussion?) something about a convention in Miami? sounds like he actually went, lol.

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AuthorRe: Nintendo Life reviews
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12,446. Posted:

i'm not really one to throw all my eggs into one basket; NL may help me make my decision, but they're never the only site i check for reviews on stuff. :)

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AuthorRe: TMNT 4 Turtles in Time Confirmed for VC
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12,447. Posted:

if you click the link to the IGN source for TMNT IV, it seems to be actually for the Re-Shelled version, and says 'NOTE: This game is not scheduled for release on Wii.' also, the IGN source for TMNT II is apparently the ESRB website, which has been known to be wrong in the past.

long story short, ymmv.

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AuthorRe: Get rid of the Ubisoft ad in Nintendo Life immediately!
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12,448. Posted:

feba wrote:

seriously, there are advertisements? On Nintendo Life?

I've not once seen an ad here at all, let alone the incredibly annoying ones everyone complains about. The site looks and runs great. Firefox + AdBlock Plus + a filterset, people. It's not that hard.

that's pretty much what I said in the other thread, lol. i didn't even know this place had ads until i visited it with my DSi because i'd already set so many things to block on other sites that everything here was already blocked for me.

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AuthorRe: Tons of Pirated DS Games on Ebay
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12,449. Posted:

it's not just HK sellers that will sell counterfeits, there have been people burned by US sellers too. there are other things to look for than that list i rattled off up there:
info @ 4 color rebellion
info @ Nine Over Ten
info @ Defcon-5
info @ PocketGamer.co.uk (it must be pointed out, however, that not all authentic DS games have a stamped-on code on the back of the game, though most -- if not all -- newer games will have this code, and on an authentic game it will always be horizontal, never vertical.)

to protect yourself, you can ask the seller up-front for pictures of the actual game itself and its booklet/packaging. should the seller be unwilling to provide pictures, or should they try to reassure you that the game is 'like new' or whatever and you decide to go along with it sight-unseen, don't whine when it turns out to be a pirated copy. there's also another reason to be aware of used games and piracy -- there have been instances where people have come across counterfeit games at places like GameStop being sold for the same price as an authentic version. apparently it's rare, but it happens.

you may be buying under the 'well, the game is out of print and money isn't going back to the game companies by my purchase anyway, so i may as well buy a counterfeit'... be warned that pirated games will not work in your DSi (as demonstrated in the Defcon-5 videos; that is exactly what happened when I tried the Partners in Time cart in mine out of curiosity), so if that's what you're buying for, you must be especially careful. under normal circumstances, i can totally understand pirating games that are out of print and where legitimate copies are being sold for insane amounts of money. however, if i was gonna do it that way, i'd just get a damn flash cart and hit up TPB for any game i wanted, not pay some random jerk extra for shipping from HK to have to deal with faulty batteries, random freezing, and the chance that the one game wouldn't even work with my system. if i'm paying good money for something advertised as the real deal, i'd like for it to be the real deal as advertised, plz.

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AuthorRe: I NEED HELP IN FF4:TAY
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12,450. Posted:

if it's like the Demon Wall in normal FFIV, slow the wall and haste your party, then go all-out to defeat it as quickly as possible (use your most damaging spells/summons/attacks/etc.).

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