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AuthorRe: The TOTALLY NECESSARY Contact Info Thread
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12,626. Posted:

myspace: www.myspace.com/gryphonmer
livejournal: theblackdragon.livejournal.com

the myspace is privatized, livejournal is friends-locked. already added you on LJ, Chicken Brutus; anyone else, just friend me on either and let me know who you are, and i'll approve you.

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12,627. Posted:

Adam is lonely being the only 'weird' one here. ;)

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AuthorRe: Adam Vs. Chicken Brutus: No Holds Barred Fight of the Decade -- Well, Fight of the Day at Least
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12,628. Posted:

Chicken+Brutus wrote:

In fact, the only game we've ever both fallen madly in love with is Muscle March. Which reminds me, we're about due for a "play date."

how many people can play this game at once? if it gets released in NA, there should be some kind of NL tournament, fighting for the title of 'King of Muscle March' or something equally hilarious. :3

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12,629. Posted:

Drowzeemon wrote:

@ TBD
Yeah, white people can't do it right.

if I'm misreading your comments, I apologize, but i did not intend for an image of someone enjoying popcorn in eager anticipation of something epic to play out before them to become a racial issue, dude. :/

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AuthorRe: I DON'T LIKE ZELDA!!!
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12,630. Posted:

@ Chicken Brutus: that was the best part of the Gerudo Fortress deal -- picking off the guards from afar. good times. :P

also, @ Dark Link, Bill's avatar looks like Link in the process of putting on the Zora mask. he makes weird faces whenever he puts on a mask in MM. :)

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AuthorRe: Help me pick a couple WiiWare games PLEASE!
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12,631. Posted:

Edwin wrote:

Did you get all the OCDs? That is the real challenge. It makes you think outside the box and use techniques that were not introduced during normal gameplay.

unless there's extra bits of plot to be revealed, OCDing it doesn't hold much appeal for me at the moment. :/

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AuthorRe: Iwata stopped by the house yesterday
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12,632. Posted:

SuperSonic1990 wrote:

The true title is Tingle's Bathroom Simulation Party.

just when you thought 'It's My Birthday' was the lowest they would go re: crappy simulation games...

... * rimshot * :P

Chicken Brutus wrote:

...oh, wait. You said be-SPECTACLE-d. Sorry. Carry on.

but of course. :: innocent, wide-eyed look :: what did you think i said?

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AuthorRe: Adam Vs. Chicken Brutus: No Holds Barred Fight of the Decade -- Well, Fight of the Day at Least
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12,633. Posted:

Drowzeemon wrote:

@ TBD
May I ask why it's always black people? Is it some sort of meme I've never heard of? Or is it only funny when black people do it (like swearing)? Can someone post up a video of a white person eating popcorn?

o_O;; those were just the first two i could find via photobucket by searching for 'popcorn'. here's some others i found under the same search:

UntitledUntitledUntitledUntitledUntitledUntitledUntitledUntitledUntitled

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12,634. Posted:

World of Goo was fun, but I had it beaten (without a guide) in two or three days. i wish there was some DLC for it in the form of extra levels and such, because it really was fun. :)

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12,635. Posted:

CowLaunch wrote:

Chicken+Brutus wrote:

Email update from Wiiloveit:

He and Iwata are giving each other bikini waxes as we speak. I can't wait for that video to surface!

I think I can wait.

i'm with you, oh bespectacled one. :P

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AuthorRe: Adam Vs. Chicken Brutus: No Holds Barred Fight of the Decade -- Well, Fight of the Day at Least
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12,636. Posted:

CowLaunch wrote:

@theblackdragon
Please stop using that picture.

Untitled
is this better? :3

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12,637. Posted:

Untitled

;D

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AuthorRe: Moving Memo pad NA
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12,638. Posted:

we're hoping that if it's not released by E3 that we'll hear something about an eventual release date from there. other than that, no one has any kind of official word on a NA or EU release date.

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AuthorRe: How to get our most wanted games on the Virtual Console and terrible games kept off of the service.
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12,639. Posted:

@Adam, Chicken Brutus: sorry, guys, I sold the only one I had to Iwata. He gave me a golden Wii for it, how could I refuse? :D

@SSBFan1999: Chicken Brutus summed up my point pretty well. Download the ROM, don't download it, play it, don't play it -- it won't make a lick of difference as to whether or not Nintendo releases a game on the VC. As I said before, if they were honest-to-goodness tracking ROM downloads the way you say they are and choosing what to release by whether or not a ROM had been downloaded frequently, we would never have gotten any of the games we wanted on VC, ever. in fact, the VC would be filled with utter crap that no one in their right mind would ever buy, instead of games like OoT, MM, any of the SMB series, any of the Sonic series, Star Fox 64, BoFII, SMRPG... and the list of good VC games that have been released that people actually want to play goes on. :)

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AuthorRe: How to get our most wanted games on the Virtual Console and terrible games kept off of the service.
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12,640. Posted:

i've been doing some thinking... by your logic, SSBFan1999 (by playing a ROM of a terrible game, we can prevent its release on the VC), I could sell you a rock -- not just any rock, either; this rock i am offering to sell you is a magic tiger-repelling rock. when i sell this rock to you, i will tell you that you will never be attacked by a tiger, ever. Since the probability of you being attacked by a tiger IRL is pretty freaking low (unless you live in Asia or like to jump into their cages at zoos or something), provided you go about the rest of your life not tempting fate, you will not be attacked by a tiger, and thus you will die believing that the rock I sold to you is indeed imbued with some kind of tiger-repelling powers.

in searching for and downloading this illegal ROM, you have figuratively bought a VC-game-release-repelling rock. if the game is truly that crappy, chances are it'll never be released for VC anyway (also, Nintendo does not seem to be interested in selling compilations of games in the form of individual releases, Super Mario All-Stars is a prime example), so by having downloaded and by playing it, even though Nintendo had no original plans to release it, you are tricking yourself into believing that whatever it is you're doing has worked. and if the game truly is never released for VC, you will continue to that whatever you did actually worked, even though it really didn't.

long story short, if you want to still go through with your plan, it's your call, but in reality it's a waste of time that could be better spent playing unreleased games that don't suck.

also, another thing to think about: many of the games that have been released for VC already have been circulated as ROMs on the internet for years already -- in some (NES, Atari, etc.) cases, perhaps even decades? If Nintendo truly followed the 'only games that aren't downloaded a lot will be released for VC' rule, we would never have gotten stuff like Super Mario RPG or Majora's Mask no matter how much we begged for it.

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12,641. Posted:

Super+Smash+Bros wrote:

Hey guys! Do you know where I can find a Action 52 ROMs so I can download and prove my point?

i thought we weren't supposed to help people pirate stuff on this forum?

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12,642. Posted:

Super+Smash+Bros wrote:

weirdadam wrote:

Is this serious? Nintendo has no idea if I am playing Mother 3 on emulator right now. No one does. I'm all alone. I could be doing anything.

Even if you are referring to the act of downloading the ROM and not the act of playing it (which doesn't seem to be what you're saying since you said we'd have to "suffer" through the bad ROMs), Nintendo doesn't have access to that data. They might see that it's available on some ROM site, but they don't know how many of us have downloaded these ROMs.

To be honest, yes I'm dead serious about it. In fact, I might as well download Action 52 BY ROM to prove my point.

good luck with that, lol. :)

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12,643. Posted:

ok so when i read this, i immediately pictured a new style of pokemon battle where each screen is a 'side' and you have to aim or shoot an attack at the opposing pokemon somehow (you can move your pokemon around with the D-pad) with taps or by flicking the stylus. attacks are chosen via a menu or something at the bottom of the screen.

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AuthorRe: Bad & Sad News DSi Owners
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12,644. Posted:

Stuffgamer1 wrote:

I wouldn't trust what the rep said as absolute fact under ANY circumstances. Do you honestly think that Nintendo keeps their in-store reps up to date on this stuff? I don't.

Also, it was my understanding that the DSi actually DOES still have GBA hardware hidden inside, just without a GBA cartridge slot. Granted, I don't know too much about it, but I believe I read that before.

I still believe that Nintendo would break stupid records by not having a DSi VC. It's just a matter of time until something gets announced.

not to mention the fact that if the NOA president himself is denying it at the moment, with all the online furor over a DSi VC that rep could get in some seriously hot water for continuing to fuel the rumors.

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12,645. Posted:

that works. :)

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12,646. Posted:

Kizzi wrote:

Did no one like my sidekick idea because i think that could work really well.
Having a group of like 4 characters roaming around like Knights of the Old republic and being able to switch from character to character would be awesome. That would allow for multiplayer and even online maybe.
Also opens the door for extra side games??

i like it, except for the 'sidekick' part. I wouldn't want to see just 'sidekicks', i would want actual characters, like in any other fantasy RPG. in FFIV, you can't call Kain, Rydia, Yang, Rosa, Edge, or anyone else in that game a 'sidekick'... same for CT -- you can't call Lucca, Marle, Frog, Magus, or anyone else in that game a 'sidekick' either. i would want each character to have their own backstory and thus contribute to an overall plot that doesn't focus solely on Link saving Hyrule on his own.

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12,647. Posted:

weirdadam wrote:

A chapters-based game where you alternate characters could be fun, like in Mother 3, allowing Link to be playable but also giving other characters a chance to shine.

Didn't Suikoden III have a system where you could play the game through from the viewpoint of different characters? that would be pretty awesome, IMO. :D

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12,648. Posted:

Kizzi wrote:

I wouldn't mind that either if they changed the title of the game to like "Legend of Zelda the story of..."
But I was more referring to the main series. And you would think most people who enjoy zelda would want link to be a part of it, but who knows?

i'm sure they could come up with something where Link is doing his thing, but the characters who would normally be running around in the background are the actual main protagonists for a particular title, like in Sonic and Knuckles, SMW2: Yoshi's Island, or Super Princess Peach (I know there are more/better examples out there where a normally non-main character becomes playable, especially since S&K was only a separate release because they couldn't finish it all at once as planned, but i'm drawing a blank at the moment lol). i think there's a segment of people out there who would be interested in playing a game that did not solely focus on Link saving the day.

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12,649. Posted:

@Kizzi: perhaps a Zelda appreciator might not say that [anyone but link] outright, but I've certainly been dancing around the idea in my replies to this thread. I'd like to see some of the other LoZ peoples get a chance to shine, even if it's just a side-story or a gaiden.

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12,650. Posted:

The Zora are my favorite LoZ race, so I'd like to see a prominent Zora character that has a pair of living parents and isn't a member of the ruling family somehow.

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