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AuthorRe: Whats your Avatar?
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12,901. Posted:

i just changed mine again to hopefully what i'll end up using for a while. it's the chick from the second case in PW: Trials and Tribulations; my husband and I had a good lol over her because we share the same given name and she's kinda pushy, too. :3

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12,902. Posted:

__Stevie wrote:

You is all just been pwned by my epic win, lol

U FAIL

L8R

P.S. I will ban myself from this site if i hear myself typing like that again

lol wut ;)

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AuthorRe: 2D or 3D Adventure?
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12,903. Posted:

CowLaunch wrote:

I haven't played NSMB as I was put off by it's appearance, but I might give it a go.

NSMB uses the 2.5D more in the level-selection. The levels/toad houses themselves are straight-up 2D with 3D (think Mario 64) sprites, so there's no weirdness with the actual gameplay at all.

I liked the way Yoshi's Story looked and the way the levels were set up... the story was lame, though, there weren't enough levels, and the 'the goal of the game is to get a high score and then try and beat it' deal was BS. I loved Yoshi's Island and was sad that Yoshi's Story was nowhere near it in overall fun.

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AuthorRe: 2D or 3D Adventure?
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12,904. Posted:

Kirby had Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards (I believe it's available on VC actually), but it was pretty much 2D platforming in a 3D setting. I preferred the cutesy, fully 2D look of the prior Kirby games than the 3D graphics. :(

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AuthorRe: Screen protectors
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12,905. Posted:

there's a game or three (Elite Beat Agents, Ouendan, Rhythm Heaven) that I would absolutely not recommend playing without a screen protector... when I traded in my DS Lite, I cleaned the stuff out of it first with alcohol and a soft cloth, and when i got to the touch-screen I noticed that if I tilted it the right way there was a cloud of tiny scratches in a circular pattern. definitely EBA/Ouendan's fault.

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AuthorRe: Dress to impress (yourself + other Nintendophiliacs)
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12,906. Posted:

I can't walk into Hot Topic anymore without seeing some kind of Nintendo-related clothing or fashion accessory that I want. With all the other 'retro' stuff that's in fashion now, it's definitely a good time to have been born in the '80s. :3

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AuthorRe: DSi MP3 to AAC Sound Quality
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12,907. Posted:

Nickname wrote:

So I also checked what bitrate I was using I it resulted I encoded the files at 96 kbps and 44100 KHz. Does this make the converted file one with less quality?

96 kbps is radio quality; there's a distinct hiss in the background and some warbling/distortion going on. 128 is standard (or good enough to sound right, lol), and 256 is near-CD quality.

you can re-encode a file at a higher bitrate to a lower bitrate with no problem, but attempting to re-encode a file at a lower bitrate to a higher bitrate will do nothing with regard to sound quality. It's like attempting to save a jpeg as a bitmap file; the compression damage has already been done.

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AuthorRe: Why?
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12,908. Posted:

Danny+August wrote:

One thing that I don't quite understand is the majority of the players that post online seem to have a negative outlook.

when you realize that the people happy with what they've got are busy playing what they've got, it starts to make more sense. :)

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AuthorRe: Final Fantasy 7
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12,909. Posted:

Supermarioman wrote:

#6: Well what about the Gameboy.

what about the Game Boy? the last thing they developed for the GB was Final Fantasy Legend II, and they were releasing FFIV and FFV before and after respectively. Square released games for the GBA (FFTA, FFCC, some DQ-based stuff and ports of console Final Fantasy games), too.

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AuthorRe: DSi MP3 to AAC Sound Quality
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12,910. Posted:

it could be that iTunes default bitrate is larger than that of your original MP3s... re-encoding a 128kbps MP3 file at 256kbps, for example, would make the file larger (even though it wouldn't do anything to the sound quality; it would still sound like the original file).

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AuthorRe: Final Fantasy 7
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12,911. Posted:

as i understand it (after wallowing through Wikipedia and its offsite references), it came down to memory capacity between CDs and cartridges. FFVII was originally going to be in 2D. However, for some big convention they (Square) came up with a demo showing what they thought the next evolution in RPGs would look like (it was a 3D battle featuring Shadow, Locke, and Terra against an enemy with animations for spells and attacks and stuff) and they decided that they wanted to have FFVII in that kind of style. The new graphics/motions made the game so large it could only be on a CD (three of them, in fact, lol). The game was moved to the N64 while they were still mulling over having the N64 be a CD-based system, but when Nintendo told them to put their game on a cartridge, Square got pissed and ended up taking their game to Sony.

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AuthorRe: Wii Repair
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12,912. Posted:

Definitely a question for Nintendo, you never know what repairing your Wii will require. Back up your save files just in case... If they end up formatting your Wii system memory, you'll lose all your existing save and channel data, though without erasing your Wii Shop account you should still be able to re-download everything you had bought previously.

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AuthorRe: What are the very best Gameboy Color games?
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12,913. Posted:

Original GB games are indeed compatible with the GBC, though their palettes will be limited just like they were on the Super Game Boy. If you've got a Super Game Boy, it'll run GBC games too (and some GBC games will have special palettes/frames available for use).

As for games, I think I only really played Pokemon and Zelda: Ages/Seasons on my GBC. the various incarnations of Pokemon were enough, lol... I had red, blue, yellow, and silver games all running at once at one point hahaha.

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AuthorRe: Super Mario Bros. 2 ('USA') - like it?
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12,914. Posted:

__Stevie wrote:

Wasn't SMB2 the first Mario title to introduce the different character abilities, ie Luigi can jump farther but is less steady on his feet, Daisy can glide with her umbrella. I know these are the same abilities the Doki Doki Panic characters had but in all future Mario titles Luigi/Daisy have these same characteristics.

The parasol was first featured in Donkey Kong as one of Pauline's lost items you could collect for points in certain stages. The official art for SMB2 shows Toadstool/Peach (pink dress, Daisy always wears yellow though her hair has fluctuated from blond to brunette), and she kinda floats along with the dress, not any kind of parasol. Toadstool first used the parasol as a weapon in Super Mario RPG.

To be fair, though, Toad being quick and Peach's affinity for floating first appeared in this game, iirc. I think it's also the game where Mario is first singled out as the most well-rounded character of them all; he's not really the best at jumping high, jumping long, running fast, or at pulling things out of the ground, but he's decent enough to not suck outright at anything, either. :3

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AuthorRe: DSi Surface Texture
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12,915. Posted:

it's not so much a 'rough' texture as it is 'frosted'... if you've ever had a plastic cup with a frosted design, that's pretty much what it feels like to me.

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12,916. Posted:

Objection_Blaster wrote:

The most screen-scratching game ever is Elite Beat Agents and its spinners!!

and how! they should've given out a free touch-screen protector along with that game to replace the one you'll wear out playing it. :3

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12,917. Posted:

you can change the bitrate for encoding your AAC files just like you can for MP3s; perhaps you could try re-encoding at a higher bitrate?

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AuthorRe: What game are you currently playing?
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12,918. Posted:

I stopped playing Rhythm Heaven when I bought Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney... after playing through AA, I tried to play Chrono Trigger, but I wanted to play through the Phoenix Wright games again because I was too wired on that series to settle down with CT again (i played the hell out of it when it was released under Final Fantasy Chronicles, so it's not like I've never played it before anyway). So now I'm in the middle of 1-5 (Rise from the Ashes). :3

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12,919. Posted:

I'm 26. I cut my teeth on Super Breakout and Galaxian for the Atari 5200... I remember my parents got us a Nintendo for Christmas one year (it was the NES Action Set); it was either '88 or '89. Those were the days, man... coming home after school and battling my siblings for first crack at the Nintendo... good times.

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12,920. Posted:

geek-master wrote:

the wi-fi concept of it eating the battery life is way wrong. if you turn your dsi lite down to the 3rd setting you get about 9 hole hours out of your dsi. i recomend everybody have the lite set at 3 ;)

Good recommendation, but having wi-fi active will still take a chunk out of your battery life, no matter what the brightness is set to. :)

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12,921. Posted:

i noticed that myself -- the wi-fi light was lit for no reason while i was playing a game (with no wi-fi features) after messing around on the internet with my DSi, so i disabled it and found that my battery lasted longer on the next charge with wireless disabled. it reminds me of bluetooth on my phone; with it enabled, the charge doesn't last as long.

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12,922. Posted:

warioswoods wrote:

Hmmm, I would pay a premium for it if necessary -- maybe 1500, which is a reasonable savings for buying 4 games in one -- but you are probably right that they won't bother to put it on the shop until Mario 1-3 drop in sales, or in other words never.

It would be nice if they would at least put it up there for the same price as all four games put together (2100 points, provided we're not including SMW) and give people the option of buying the All-Stars version as one big lump or the original NES versions separately. :)

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12,923. Posted:

I had one, two, and three, and I always loved DKC2 the best. It had the perfect balance of fun and challenge, and the music and graphics were good. I always had to mess around with the contrast on my TV, though, so I could see everything properly. :3

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AuthorRe: Anime & Manga (NO SPOILERS PLEASE)
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12,924. Posted:

The last anime series I watched was Gankutsuou... it was really, really weird. o_O;; Last movie was Tokyo Godfathers; it shows up on Ovation every so often. It's now one of my favorite movies. :3

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12,925. Posted:

@KnucklesSonic8: This is true, but only for people with a USB port to spare who aren't running Linux. :)

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