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12,826. Posted:

I'd have to go with Pyoro. it's oddly addictive, well worth the 200 points. :3

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12,827. Posted:

i have no idea. cow invasion? o_o;;

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AuthorRe: @Adam talks jibberish about OOT vs. ALTTP (Zelda)
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12,828. Posted:

@Adam: could've been worse... at least Gandalf dying wasn't the entire focus of the movie (or trilogy). one of my friends slipped up and told me about The Sixth Sense after he saw it, and didn't realize i hadn't seen it for myself yet. d'oh. :/

anyway, re: the actual topic, i always preferred OoT to LttP because it's easier to play. i get lost all the time or sidetracked in LttP and then forget where I was really going or what I was doing, and then i have to consult a game guide to get back to where I needed to be... or, god forbid, i worked my way alllll the way up to a corner of the map only to realize that what I really needed to be doing was all the way in the opposite corner of the map before I could do whatever it was I had just worked my way toward. oops. in OoT, I never had that problem... in fact, the only time I ever had to consult a guide to get through a dungeon in OoT was in the Forest Temple because I hadn't realized that one key is actually outside (and believe you me I scoured what I could get to inside the Temple before I finally gave up).

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12,829. Posted:

Chicken+Brutus wrote:

They will stop when Chicken Brutus lets them stop.

i like your style. :D

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AuthorRe: Iwata stopped by the house yesterday
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12,830. Posted:

Chicken+Brutus wrote:

Also: am I the only one who thinks the chicken fights in Family Guy would make for a really awesome video game? Actually there was a Family Guy game, wasn't there? Was that in it?

there was indeed! apparently, Ernie the Angry Chicken was the main villain. It was on xbox, PS2, and the PSP, and it garnered itself a 53, 51, and 50 on Metacritic in each respective incarnation. ouch.

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12,831. Posted:

@CowLaunch: 3 or 4 i think, if you count that punch Peter gave him on accident in the episode where he went to the past (the one where Brian sings 'Never Gonna Give You Up'). :3

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AuthorRe: My system-memory is full, wtf???
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12,832. Posted:

you don't need a Mac to back up SD cards onto your PC... all you need is an SD card reader for whatever it is you have. :3 it's not the greatest solution ever, but it may help to alleviate your memory issues until Nintendo fixes the problem for you.

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12,833. Posted:

for now, why don't you just back up the ones for games you very rarely play onto your computer... that way you'll still have them once Nintendo does get around to doing something more about the storage issues?

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12,834. Posted:

KDR_11k wrote:

Blackdragon: That gives too little time to spot the icon, decode it into a button press and then hit the button in most rythm games, I suppose with a paddle that's less of an issue because the icon position is the same as the position of your reaction (I couldn't play Stepmania until I laid the keys out to be in a horizontal line rather than up/down/left/right because that takes less decoding time).

You get used to it after a while. I didn't really ever think about it, to be honest, until a friend of mine (we were both hanging around the DDR machine at the arcade that day) asked me where on the screen I was actually looking at while playing a song. It's not that I ever intended to start off doing that, but that's where I ended up. It's easy enough to hit the right step on a beat with enough practice, but watching all the way up at the start gives you too much information to keep track of in the middle (as you mentioned before) and I tend to forget what I needed to hit after a few steps. watching in the middle but closer to the goal line still lets you watch the actual stepping area out of the corner of your eye (in cases where you have to manipulate a paddle like in BTB) so you can maneuver the paddle into the right position with one part of your brain and keep track of what's coming next with the other.

I don't really know how else to explain it, but eventually you (or me) just settle in to steadily watching the middle of the screen instead of wavering between the starting and ending points. the only rhythm game series this hasn't been true for (for me personally, i can't really speak for anyone else) has been Elite Beat Agents/Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan because that involves no screen movement toward an end or goal line.

The key with this (and with other rhythm games), though, is practice. in the end, the draw is to do better than what you (or maybe your friends :3) did before, and i know that doesn't really appeal to everyone. with all the practice it takes to do well, eventually you end up remembering (memorizing) which kind of movements come at which point of a song, especially if it's a tricky area or it gives you problems every time. it happens gradually, and once you've figured something out, if you leave the game alone for a year and then come back to it, it's just like riding a bike to pick it back up again.

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(re: TWEWY) I didn't focus on both so much as occasionally look at the top screen to see in which direction I have to aim my attacks there and kept hitting the buttons while focussing on the lower screen since that needs more aiming.

to be honest, me too. it was a lot to concentrate on all at once... it was definitely interesting, but i've already admitted to myself that i'll probably never master it. Using Beat as a partner is the worst, because if you screw up with the cards you get burned... if it wasn't for the fact that you didn't get injured for blindly hitting left or right with him, i don't think i would care. :(

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12,835. Posted:

zane wrote:

Great response guys (cause there was no girls was there???) ... It only bothers me that no girls showed up since i think the wii is the only console that isn't totally sexist. Thanks for broadening my mind! :)

hey now, don't you know what happens when you assume? the original post never stated we had to list our gender. :P

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12,836. Posted:

__adam wrote:

I'm getting a mixed picture here. Anyone else think he's lying to cover up his penguinity?

i think he's scared of getting his butt kicked. he's seen those epic chicken fights on Family Guy, and he's nervous about Chicken Brutus' skills. :3

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12,837. Posted:

KDR_11k wrote:

Isn't it pretty damn hard to focus at all four edges of the screen at the same time? I don't think the human eye can cover that much with its high detail area.

half of a rhythm game is its music. for focusing, I know with this game (and with other same-direction moving rhythm games like Guitar Hero, DDR, and ITG), I tend to focus on the area just before where the notes/arrows/bits have to be strummed/stepped/caught by the paddle. It's a lot easier if you practice (and you're naturally able to concentrate on the music, i guess :P), because you get a feel for when you're going to have to deflect the bits (or step or strum in the other games) by knowing what the music should sound like.

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12,838. Posted:

Chickens do eat corn, though, and corn (along with mayonnaise... gag me) is definitely a Japanese-style pizza topping. :P

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12,839. Posted:

my husband and I were both 24 when we bought our Lites at launch. :3

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12,840. Posted:

awesome, thanks for the heads-up! :D

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12,841. Posted:

article at ninja-pizza.blogspot.com
article at gaijinside.com... check out the video, at about 1:40 you can totally see an updated Turtles in Time opening screen... ::squee!::

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12,842. Posted:

my little brother and i played the hell out of this game when we were younger... been waiting on a VC release, and if this eventually comes to Wiiware that will be so awesome. :3

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AuthorRe: 500 points to spare. Any suggestions?
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12,843. Posted:

if you're in Europe, supposedly you can trade in the Stars you get for registering a Nintendo product at Club Nintendo Europe for Nintendo Points. if you're in the US... we can't do that (yet?). :(

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12,844. Posted:

it's supposed to do that. as adult link, you'll appear in the master sword chamber.

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AuthorRe: VC game lists; region specific for games out & coming soon!
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12,845. Posted:

edit: thanks for the edit, it really felt like you were biting off my head without that. :)
edit the second: i forgot how to strike things out again, so i took (a) out entirely. blarg. :(

(b) it took some searching, but i think i finally see what you mean re: SSB, but i can't find Majora's Mask under L, M, or Z in either 'out now' or 'coming soon' (which is odd IMO, but i checked and double-checked the lists... maybe my computer is acting up?). there's definitely some funny business going on with the 'coming soon' section, since apparently Gyakuten Kenji has already been released in the EU, lol... maybe it's still undergoing some tweaking.

either way, as I now understand it, i think it would be better if you could filter the coming soon list by reason (i.e. games released in Japan but not NA/PAL regions, games released in NA but not JP/PAL regions, games announced by their publisher, games with names registered, games with ____ rating, games with release dates, etc.). that way people who want concrete proof of games coming to their region can just look up games with release dates, people who don't mind seeing what Japan is dangling over our heads can look up Japanese released games if they like, and people who don't care either way can ignore the filter entirely. :)

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12,846. Posted:

Corbie wrote:

I hardly ever sell any of my game systems or games so they've piled up over the years. :)

i don't envy you come moving-time... :P

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12,847. Posted:

you can do that yourself with the dropdown boxes at the top of the list. the one that says 'All Regions' by default can be changed to 'US' if you prefer... click the 'filter' button and there you go. :3 can't do JP only, though... hmm.

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AuthorRe: What is the size-limit for a DSiWare game ?
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12,848. Posted:

I'm pretty sure you can't load games off of an SD card with the DSi, though... or at least i haven't figured it out yet lol. you'd still be playing the juggling game with your files eventually, like with the Wii pre-system-4.0-update.

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12,849. Posted:

(a) Helix.
(b) the only problem i can see is that you'd have to have at least two wiimotes charged/batteried up and ready to go for maximum fun.

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12,850. Posted:

jpfan1989 wrote:

Mythbusters. (who I have met)

lucky! they must be so awesome IRL. :D

also, I have a new show to add: Deadliest Warrior. Granted, their matchups so far have been kinda farfetched (Apache vs. Gladiator, Spartan vs. Ninja), but next week is Mafia vs. Yakuza, and it looks like it's gonna be pretty awesome. :D

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