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Re: Nintendo Life reviews

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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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Re: TMNT 4 Turtles in Time Confirmed for VC

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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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Re: Get rid of the Ubisoft ad in Nintendo Life immediately!

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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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Re: Tons of Pirated DS Games on Ebay

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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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Re: I NEED HELP IN FF4:TAY

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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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Re: the next step in drawing animation. the dsi flip book!!

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

Edited on by theblackdragon

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Re: Profanity, why not?

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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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Re: Tons of Pirated DS Games on Ebay

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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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Re: Why is the Power Glove so bad?

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

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Re: the next step in drawing animation. the dsi flip book!!

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'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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Re: Why is the Power Glove so bad?

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@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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Re: Why is the Power Glove so bad?

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

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Re: Playstation Life Microsoft Life?

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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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Re: Tons of Pirated DS Games on Ebay

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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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Re: (Insert Name here) Hero

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WolfRamHeart wrote:

Yes!!! Zombie Kung Fu Hero!

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

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Re: (Insert Name here) Hero

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irken004 wrote:

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

hahaha i love that commercial

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Re: (Insert Name here) Hero

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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.

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Re: (Insert Name here) Hero

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@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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Re: teenage zombies

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

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Re: (Insert Name here) Hero

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SonicMaster wrote:

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

FFFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU--

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Re: (Insert Name here) Hero

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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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Re: Picture of Zelda Wii available here:

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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.

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Re: Have sub-forums!

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Kim+Jong-Il wrote:

SonicMaster wrote:

@kim jong
I found the error you were talking about

Don't tell him!

i'm seeing two. o_o;;

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Re: (Insert Name here) Hero

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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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