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AuthorRe: Get rid of the Ubisoft ad in Nintendo Life immediately!
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12,476. 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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12,477. 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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12,478. 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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12,479. 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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12,480. 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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12,481. 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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12,482. 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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12,483. Posted:

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

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AuthorRe: I am not weird.
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12,484. 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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AuthorRe: I am not weird.
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12,485. 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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12,486. 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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12,487. 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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12,488. 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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12,489. 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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12,490. 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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12,491. 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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12,492. 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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AuthorRe: the next step in drawing animation. the dsi flip book!!
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12,493. 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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12,494. 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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12,495. 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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AuthorRe: Why is the Power Glove so bad?
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12,496. 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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12,497. 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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12,498. 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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AuthorRe: Why is the Power Glove so bad?
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12,499. Posted:

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

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AuthorRe: Playstation Life Microsoft Life?
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12,500. 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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