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AuthorRe: Why?
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12,901. 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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12,902. 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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12,903. 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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12,904. 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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12,905. 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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12,906. 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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12,907. 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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12,908. 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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AuthorRe: Transferring DSi Ware Downloads
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12,909. 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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AuthorRe: DSi MP3 to AAC Sound Quality
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12,910. 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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12,911. 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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AuthorRe: What's my age again?
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12,912. 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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AuthorRe: DSi Battery Life
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12,913. 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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12,914. 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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AuthorRe: Super Mario Bros. 2 ('USA') - like it?
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12,915. 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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AuthorRe: Best Donkey Kong Country (SNES) ?
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12,916. 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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12,917. 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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AuthorRe: I need an answer! PLEASE!
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12,918. Posted:

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

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AuthorRe: Emulating Super FX
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12,919. Posted:

__adam wrote:

It could be they just happen to be holding back on these games and we're getting worked up over nothing. They do have to hold back some good titles or the VC would lose our interest eventually.

also plausible. it's not like they haven't done it before. :)

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12,920. Posted:

Star Fox is one of the games I own cartridge-wise, and out of curiosity I downloaded the ROM to play via emulator on the Wii (and when they release it via VC i will be purchasing it, thanks). i had no problems with the console itself playing the game (and I played the hell out of it when I was younger; i would know if something wasn't being rendered properly), so i would guess it's some issue hindering Nintendo that wouldn't hinder writers of unofficial emulation software... licensing sounds plausible.

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AuthorRe: What Club Nintendo things have you gotten?
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12,921. Posted:

i'm tempted to go for the hanafuda, but i'm worried that i'll spend all those points and they'll come out with something truly awesome next... so i'm forcing myself to wait until at least the next wave of stuff. :3

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AuthorRe: Handheld game collection. What's yours?
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12,922. Posted:

currently own:
Big Brain Academy
Final Fantasy III
Final Fantasy IV
Mario Kart DS
Tetris DS
Star Fox Command
New Super Mario Bros.
Mario 64 DS
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney
Phoenix Wright: Justice for All
Phoenix Wright: Trials and Tribulations
Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney
Elite Beat Agents
Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan
Rhythm Heaven
Tadashii Kanji Kakitori-kun
Kirby Super Star Ultra
Chrono Trigger
The World Ends With You
Personal Trainer: Cooking
Harvest Moon DS
Mario and Luigi: Partners in Time (is a pirated copy, beware buying games from Hong Kong :|)

traded or sold for whatever reason:
The Sims 2
Yoshi's Island DS
Super Princess Peach
Animal Crossing
Kirby: Canvas Curse
Contact
Drawn to Life
Izuna: Legend of the Unemployed Ninja
Lunar Knights
Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime
Final Fantasy V (GBA)
Super Mario Advance 4: SMB3 (GBA)

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12,923. Posted:

i use a LAN adapter and have been able to play wi-fi compatible games (Guitar Hero III, namely) with no problem.

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AuthorRe: DSi first impressions?
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12,924. Posted:

J_Burr wrote:

had my dsi only about a week now and the top half of it seems really loss and flimsy. Anyone elses like this?

speaking of flimsy, i've noticed that when i'm playing a game and holding on to the DSi firmly (i'm right-handed, so i naturally hold on to it with my left hand if i'm playing a game), the cover for the battery has a little bit of play in the middle (between the two screws, it squeaks/pops up a bit when i let it go after gripping). i don't remember that happening with my DS Lite at all... it kinda weirds me out. :/

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AuthorRe: Wiimote jackets; does anyone actually use these things?
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12,925. Posted:

I've messed with them via store displays, and they just feel slimy and gross to me. I don't like them at all, lol, so I haven't bothered getting mine from Nintendo yet.

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