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Re: Reviews Lagging

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if you need someplace to check for reviews re: new games as they come out, Metacritic features reviews from all kinds of websites, as well as users.

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Re: !!!!!!!!!!!!!!majoras mask in north america!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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relax with the exclamation points, lol. we'll get it eventually.

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Re: Do you prefer downloading games or having the disc, etc.?

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I can sell or trade in a disc or cartridge if I'm bored with it or I don't like it.

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Re: Favourite Songs/Bands/Groups/Singers etc...

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my current top ten songs straight from the DSi list, lol:

Wicked: The Musical OST // Defying Gravity and What Is This Feeling?
Super Mario Galaxy OST // Gusty Garden Galaxy
Ratatat // Seventeen Years
Dropkick Murphys // The Green Fields of France
Mindless Self Indulgence // D*cks Are For My Friends
NOFX // Cool and Unusual Punishment
The Offspring // Spare Me the Details
My Chemical Romance // Teenagers
Om Shanti Om OST// Dastaan-E-Om Shanti Om

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Re: DSi first impressions?

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hobbes wrote:

What types of Wi-Fi encryption does the DSi support?

here's what you can choose from under Advanced Setup --> Manual Setup --> Security (Change Security Settings):
WEP
WPA-PSK(TKIP)
WPA2-PSK(TKIP)
WPA-PSK(AES)
WPA2-PSK(AES)

if you don't go through Advanced Setup (you just choose a connection and go to Manual Setup through there), all you can choose is WEP under Security Settings.

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Re: Finally own a DS...

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re: Chrono Trigger DS -- If you ever played CT from FFChronicles for the PlayStation, it's got all that bonus material, same FMVs and all, as well as a couple new things (two new dungeons and an arena to battle monsters against each other). They moved the menus and stuff down to the bottom screen (so all you see on the top screen during battles is the sprites on their background, makes for a nice uncluttered look), and as you're going through a place, there's a map that unfolds on the bottom screen (like in FFIV DS). they also retranslated it, so it's supposed to be more accurate to the original Japanese script now.

as for franchises you may have grown up with, the ports/remakes of FFIII and IV are both good. Star Fox Command, i would recommend borrowing from a friend before buying, as it seems to be a hit-or-miss kind of game. Mario Kart DS, Mario 64 DS (if you liked the original; if not, skip it), and New Super Mario Bros. are all solidly fun games, and if you liked Kirby Super Star for the SNES, Kirby Super Star Ultra is more of the same (it's got a couple updated subgames, but note that to really enjoy the multiplayer stuff you need two cartridges; single-cartridge download play only lets you play through Spring Breeze).

for things you may not have grown up with, The World Ends with You is a great game (definitely an example of 'don't judge a game by its cover'). If you like visual novel type games, the Phoenix Wright series is good (and chances are you can find all four games used so you won't have to bother paying full retail price :3).

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Re: DSi first impressions?

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Shadow007 wrote:

When does the offer for the double coins end/expire?

It only gives you 160 coins for registering your DSi, so stuffgamer1 must only have about that much in their Club Nintendo account, lol. In the FAQ under Product Registration (can i register and take surveys on all products --> systems), it says you get coins for registering and then linking your DSi Shop account to your CN account, and farther down (why should I register my nintendo products) it states you get 160 coins for registering, like it's a further incentive to do so (it doesn't say anything about an end date or a time limit). The paper documentation provided with the DSi is ambiguously worded, though, and says nothing about earning coins specifically for registering/linking your DSi shop account, so there's some wiggle room for Nintendo if they decide to change their mind down the line.

As a side-note, DSiware (like Wiiware) is only eligible for post-play surveys. Also, if you choose not to link your accounts or fill out the initial survey, you'll still get the 90-day warranty extension regardless.

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Re: 1,000

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@Adam: I know, but I can deal with it until they come out with something more substantial for WiiWare. They've got Dr. Mario on DSi, so let's hope they're just doing it backwards for Puzzle League (DSi first, then WiiWare). :3

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Re: 1,000

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King+Elemento wrote:

I'm gonna claim them, and wait until something good appears.

This. I'm hoping Chotto Panel de Pon is translated/released soon, and PiCOPiCT as well.

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Re: Mario and Luigi RPG 3

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It sounds like it has a more interesting plot than the last Mario and Luigi game, but I hope like heck Stuffwell is nowhere to be found, and they don't make you go through a tutorial every five minutes. Interested to see what features they've added for the DS, though, 'cuz Partners in Time did like one thing and that was it, lol.

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Re: DSi first impressions?

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posting this via dsi, lol. the handwriting recognition is a pain at the moment, it keeps picking my 't's up as '+'s. :3 the internet is a little slow, but it would get the job done in a pinch.

as for other new features, the microphone (and audio playback) are surprisingly good.

also, for some reason, when connecting to the internet via usb Wi-Fi Connector, it showed our usernames at first (in the window that opens on the computer), and then when everything was all settled in it switched over to some random Korean gibberish. i dunno what's up with that, but it never happened before with our lites, lol.

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Re: Oh no! Inverted Camera!

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Mine's not done charging yet, but i wouldn't be surprised if that's normal -- it's a fairly common thing with cameras that show you what you look like as you're taking your picture. my laptop does it, and so does my cell phone.

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Re: DSi first impressions?

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Firkraag wrote:

First impression was OMFG is that a manual or an encyclopedia? The stack of paper you get with this baby is not only humongous but also alittle sad, especially when all that's needed is the simple quick start guide. I can see where greenpeace got their idea about Nintendo being the electronics company which produces the biggest waste of all.

just picked mine up from GameStop, and holy crap, you weren't kidding. when they handed me the box, i thought it felt kinda heavy... most of that weight turned out to be the manual. It's very nicely packaged, though. I like that you can lay the box flat and open it up instead of having to slide everything out the end of the box like the lite. anyway, it's charging at the moment, so no other real impressions yet. :3

if you've got a Club Nintendo account, you can register it there (90 extra days added to your warranty), and if you link your DSi account with your Club Nintendo account they'll give you 160 coins. that'll kick me up to platinum status for the year, w00t.

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Re: Favourite and least favourite bits of Nintendo Life

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re: the NA/US deal, Wikipedia already uses 'NA' and 'PAL' side-by-side (mixing the descriptors instead of using NTSC or EU respectively). I think it's safe to say Americans will be smart enough to figure out what 'NA' means in context, though if you did want to use NTSC, it would need to be NTSC-U/C (or NTSC-NA?) to differentiate from NTSC-J.

as for other suggestions, I'm with Digiki -- if there's any way to get the entire page instead of just the newest comment(s) when I click the number for the latest page in a thread, that would be awesome.

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Re: Black or Blue?

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geek-master wrote:

oh my dad is getting a dsi for his b-day becuse his canon camra is broken

wait, what? the DSi is going to be in no way a good substitute for a decent camera... if that's the only reason he's getting it, he's going to be disappointed, just so you know.

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Re: Tetris whats your pick?

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__adam wrote:

Ah, if we included any game with the name Tetris, yes, that would be my favorite. But that is actually part of Nintendo's Puzzle League series, just with the Tetris name attached to it. It's not a "Tetris" game in any other sense; doesn't even have tetronimoes. I'm still sad we'll probably not see it on VC. The Yoshi's Island theme worked so well for it, and I hear the N64 Pokemon version is annoying... Guess I'll cave in and get it anyway unless they announce a generic Puzzle League for WiiWare (fingers crossed).

Yeah, that's why I said it wasn't like normal Tetris. It confused the hell out of me at first, lol. I'll bust out my SNES before bothering with the Pokemon version, though -- I can't stand how Pokemon was being plastered all over everything back when that came out. I missed Planet Puzzle League when it came out for the DS, so after Moving Memo, the next thing I'm looking forward to is them translating the DSiware Puzzle League game.

If Tetris Attack is DQ'd, then I'd have to choose Tetris DS. With all the different modes to play, i can't say i've ever really gotten bored with it. Every time I go back to it, it's still fun to play.

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Re: Tetris whats your pick?

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Tetris Attack. I remember I didn't like it at first because it's not like normal Tetris, but when I figured out how to line up combos and stuff, it was a blast.

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Re: Ace Attorney Series

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you're probably right, Objection_Blaster. ah well. I'll settle for him not having to pay to work (how far can they cut his salary, anyway?). :3

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Re: Ace Attorney Series

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I can't wait to play as Edgeworth. :3 And poor Gumshoe, I hope he gets treated a little better in this one than he does in the first three, lol. It would be nice to see him put forth a testimony that actually stands up in court, for once.

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Re: Why did you buy Wii?

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(a) the VC (i grew up with Nintendo games, so I would be able to re-buy some of the ones I'd lost/traded/sold over the years)
(b) I had skipped the prior generation (PS2, GC) so I was ready for a new console (and it was backwards-compatible to boot)
(c) it wasn't 'five-hundred-and-ninety-nine-US-dollars'

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Re: Favorite VC games

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Super Mario RPG is my fave, hands down. Much love for that game.

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Re: Wii and DSi Linked to Club Nintendo Australia...now what?

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assuming Club Nintendo Australia uses the same rules for surveys/point eligibility as North America (sorry, I've looked at the .au website and I can't seem to find a search or a link to FAQs anywhere; maybe my computer is loading stuff weird tonight?), if you just linked and registered everything, you'll still have to wait 4-6 weeks for your surveys to show up. Eligible VC and wiiware games are only good for post-play surveys.

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Re: Helix Sequel: What would you like to see?

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the Audiosurf-style play would be fun, but I'd also like to see the ability to load in custom move-charts via SD as well (like DDR/ITG/SM lets you do).

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Re: Whats your favorite Wii RPG

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Objection_Blaster wrote:

I don't really consider Okami an RPG just like I don't consider the Zelda series RPGs either but if people start including it, then I must too!

lol, i just got into an argument with my husband over that... :3

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Re: Whats your favorite Wii RPG

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Okami. There were times I wanted to strangle whoever set the sensitivity re: horizontal brushstrokes, but it was a great story and a lot of fun to play.

Sadly, there hasn't been a lot of RPGs on the Wii i've been interested in. I've played Super Paper Mario; it was really too sweet and cloying for a second playthrough to be honest (and I'd rather play SMRPG now that it's out, lol). Twilight Princess, however, was a worthy addition to the Zelda series and it made me immediately buy OoT via Virtual Console afterward (and it looks terrible compared to TP...). I honestly liked Okami better because it was something completely new to me, and it featured a lot of tie-ins to Japanese myths/legends. :3

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