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AuthorRe: the next step in drawing animation. the dsi flip book!!
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12,451. Posted:

and check out the Japanese upload page, Ugomemo Hatena, to see what others have come up with. :)

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AuthorRe: Profanity, why not?
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12,452. Posted:

odd69 wrote:

can i go one day without hearing "dude, you're a fu*king fag"?

not if you're playing an FPS, you can't. e_e;;

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AuthorRe: Tons of Pirated DS Games on Ebay
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12,453. Posted:

The+Fox wrote:

warioswoods wrote:

theblackdragon wrote:

... some of those jerks will do anything to keep you from ratting them out to eBay (not that eBay will do anything about it)

Ebay should do something about it; they block the sales of all flashcarts / homebrew devices when they find them, so why shouldn't they ban users who are consistently putting up falsely produced / pirated games? That's even worse than the former. I would certainly try to report the user to Ebay, say that their games are pirated, illegitimate copies, and see how it goes if they hopefully keep getting these same reports from other angry buyers. It's worth a try..

Actually, eBay will do something about it if they recieve enough complaints about illegal copies being sold. True, they have to see a large number of people file a complaint against a seller, but it happens.

in my experience, the seller i had bought from was suspended about five days after I made the purchase (that was when i started to get worried, my suspicions finally got the better of me, and i started to research DS piracy, which i hadn't known existed at the time i made the purchase). since the seller was suspended, I had no way of leaving feedback nor of removing that auction from 'My eBay' as something I had to leave feedback for (which irritated me). When I received my game, after having read something about Nintendo raiding an R4 seller's (or manufacturer's? i can't remember exactly) warehouse in China (or HK, again, i can't recall the exact specifics at the moment), I decided to check and see if Nintendo had some kind of piracy-reporting form on their website, which they did, and I filled out accordingly. In an attempt to give them every scrap of info I had on the seller, I checked the auction page i had won again, and lo and behold, the seller was back, their eBay store still as full of fishy or pirated games as ever.

I still reported them (their warehouse address was on the package sent to me, as well as a contact number and blah-blah-blah) to Nintendo, and I left them bad feedback (the item was indeed advertised as genuine, i double-checked the auction info before reporting it counterfeit), but even a week after that they were still up and selling their games. I just checked the seller again now out of curiosity, and it seems they're no longer selling pirated games, at least, but it still gets me that eBay had suspended them and then let them back on not a week or two later, still selling the same stuff. who knows how many others they burned before they finally stopped?

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12,454. Posted:

@SuperSonic1990: perhaps not a direct prototype, but i would guess it helped to pave the way. :P

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AuthorRe: the next step in drawing animation. the dsi flip book!!
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12,455. Posted:

'Flipnote Studio' is the official English name for Moving Notepad/Moving Memo/Moving Memo Pad/Ugoku Memo-chou, as announced at the Nintendo press conference at E3 this past Tuesday. it's a pretty dumb name IMO, but i'm guessing they ran into trademark issues (like with 'Wiimote' and 'Wii remote') and had to come up with something completely new.

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12,456. Posted:

@SuperSonic1990: it could be the D-pad at the top followed by a straight line of buttons on that black pad above the wrist? it looks like it's about the right length, too.

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12,457. Posted:

i wanted a Power Glove so bad when i was little. the commercial(s) made it look so badass.

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12,458. Posted:

Johny+S wrote:

Anyway, if Microsoft Life sounds depressing, how about MS Life?

MS Life has the potential to be way more depressing IMO. :/

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AuthorRe: Tons of Pirated DS Games on Ebay
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12,459. Posted:

never say never to buying DS games from eBay... there are definite warning signs to look for (is it listed from HK and/or way cheaper than other sellers are listing it for? does the seller have a freaking ton of an out-of-print game listed for sale? are they offering to mark it as a 'gift' so you can get through customs without potentially having to pay, do they refuse to provide actual pictures of the game/case itself when asked via message to seller, are they telling you the game they're selling is the US version but the box shown is marked with a PEGI or CERO rating, is it the wrong box-art entirely (a prototype version that was not used in the end or something marked with a video game website label), etc. and so forth)... if you've got a phat or lite, there's a good chance they'll work, but apparently Nintendo fixed the DSi so that they won't.

i have bought games from eBay that have been perfectly legal copies. as always, ymmv, and buyer beware, so you can get some decent deals there as long as you're careful and alert. anyway, have you tried contacting the seller to get your money back? some of those jerks will do anything to keep you from ratting them out to eBay (not that eBay will do anything about it), including giving you a refund.

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AuthorRe: the next step in drawing animation. the dsi flip book!!
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12,460. Posted:

not so much 'soon' as 'summer 2009' :D

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12,461. Posted:

WolfRamHeart wrote:

Yes!!! Zombie Kung Fu Hero!:)

we have a winner! i would buy this in a heartbeat, lol

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12,462. Posted:

irken004 wrote:

i'm guessing u've never seen Chuck's Mountain Dew commercial :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vjuLxyo-p4

hahaha i love that commercial :D

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12,463. Posted:

irken004 wrote:

Kim+Jong-Il wrote:

theblackdragon wrote:

@Kim Jong-Il: or Bruce Lee, the only man to fight Chuck Norris and live... but he's kinda dead now, so it would have to be Zombie Bruce Lee. which would be pretty awesome...

Zubin can beat up Bruce Lee and 2 Chuck Norrises (Norri?) at the same time with his amazing upper body strength!

Chuck Norris beats Bruce Lee cuz Chuck Norris doesn't die :)

Way of the Dragon proves that theory wrong, my friend :3 however, it does allow for a Zombie Chuck vs. Lee fight that could turn out fairly epic in nature. :P

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12,464. Posted:

@Kim Jong-Il: or Bruce Lee, the only man to fight Chuck Norris and live... but he's kinda dead now, so it would have to be Zombie Bruce Lee. which would be pretty awesome...

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12,465. Posted:

you're not alone, i gave it a shot as well. i was kinda sad when it sucked... meh. :P

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12,466. Posted:

SonicMaster wrote:

"The game" Hero (you can't win!)
Speaking of which, you have all lost the game.

FFFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU--

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12,467. Posted:

irken004 wrote:

Chuck Norris Hero

....u'll never win this game

this brings up an interesting thought -- what if you're playing as Walker: Texas Ranger against Chuck Norris? which one would win?

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12,468. Posted:

AlexSays wrote:

Adam wrote:

Ask him if he wants to fight.

I'll back you up dawg.

lol, no way -- you guys'll probably kill 'im, and i need him to take out the garbage later. :P

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12,469. Posted:

Kim+Jong-Il wrote:

SonicMaster wrote:

@kim jong
I found the error you were talking about :D

Don't tell him!

i'm seeing two. o_o;;

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12,470. Posted:

King+Elemento wrote:

Become an Hero.

lol, that might come into conflict with Adult Swim's Five Minutes to Kill Yourself game, i'd think

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12,471. Posted:

@Adam: all i said (that started this mess, lol) was that it was weird to see Link holding a shield instead of a weapon in his left hand. i know the whys, i know the hows, and it still strikes me as odd even so because Link, as a many-times-over recycled video game personage, has been left-handed for so many years (has it been decades yet?). i don't know how else to explain myself on this one, so I'm dropping it too. :3

however, my husband (as a left-handed individual reading this thread over my shoulder e_e;;; ) just took umbrage at the 'Link must be right-handed for the majority' bit of your comment. Personally, I could see Nintendo allowing the user to set the option to have Link be left or right-handed in the game at the outset like some DS games allow you to choose right or left-handed orientation, if it's truly all for ease of play...

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12,472. Posted:

i hate to wax metaphorical, but to add to the 'why she might be...'s, i think it's kinda neat that she doesn't seem to have eyelashes or any defined opening-of-eye features. it's kinda like she's blind (as a real sword would be, if you want to get absolutely technical about it) and Link may be helping to guide her to wherever she's going or whatever she's supposed to do (Link gets Master Sword, Link uses Master Sword for whatever purpose).

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12,473. Posted:

@BellGoRiiing: see the 'Iwata stopped by the house yesterday' thread... having fun/trying to be funny is the whole idea. :3

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12,474. Posted:

i think some of our signals have crossed, here, Adam, but allow me to address your points first:

(a) Link holding the shield in his left hand has never been featured in any Nintendo concept art like ever, not even for concept art of Twilight Princess. I understand why that is, and i get what you're saying about it being because the Wii version is being worked for right-handed people from the ground up, but it is still a fact that it was the first thing that stood out to me when i looked at that poster (aside from the chick in the foreground). it was not 'surprising', it just struck me as odd, plain and simple, until i finally was able to put my finger on it and then voice my opinion.

believe me, i've explained the whole 'TP was held back for so long for GC because...' thing more than a few times in posts to the main site and here on the forums. i understand the why, but it still looks odd when held up to every other piece of concept art for LoZ to have come out of Nintendo. :)

(b) as for the flipping, I prefer the original OoT-style layout of Hyrule because i've played that game so damn much over the years (i think i played TP once in comparison... the replay value just wasn't there for me like it was for OoT). It was so weird playing TP for Wii because pretty much everything was still there (updated of course, but for the most part all the major areas from OoT had come back), it was just on the opposite side of the map from where it was supposed to be re: OoT, and to be honest I would really rather they used the OoT-style layout from the GC version of TP for the next game.

as for the crossed signals, you said

weirdadam wrote:

This is a grounds-up Wii title, so it would make no sense for them to design Link as a lefty and at the last minute mirror the entire game.

where I was thinking in terms of OoT being the original general 3-D Zelda game layout to be mirrored... to which I replied

theblackdragon wrote:

we don't know that they won't, though. what if they decide they'd rather make things easier on the 'casual' gamer and leave Hyrule flipped for ease of finding everything again after having played through Twilight Princess?
(this is, of course, assuming the game is even set in Hyrule...)

because i do not prefer the TP flipped-from-OoT general layout and would rather them go back to the OoT-style, but i'm (like you when you say 'if they did, they'd be using the Wii version, which is already based on right-handed Link') figuring they won't because they already started off the Wii versions of Zelda with that layout and they'd rather stick to it to keep their more casual gamers happy/unconfused.
Again, this is all assuming it's going to be set in Hyrule again. :3

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12,475. Posted:

sure have -- you already mentioned the cartridges may die, which is an issue for games with save files, and in certain cases (where I had myself owned updated remakes of older games, Super Mario Advance 4: SMB3 and SMAll-Stars for example) it's nice to be able to play it again with all its original graphics and stuff, just like i remember from when I was really little. the Wii save-state thing is a great feature too.

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