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AuthorRe: Review Scores - Do you agree?
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1,426. Posted:

@SkywardLink98: Whether the review is 'ruined' or not is all in the eyes of the reader — a reviewer tackling an established series with no concept of what came before, seeing things through brand new eyes, they could think that series staples are zomgsoamazing when in reality they're just rehashed iterations of what came before that may or may not deserve a passing glance. Their review would be great for someone to read if they, too, had no concept of the series or expectations regarding the game whatsoever, but a long-term fan would find such a review useless, as they'd probably want to see what the game holds in store for them, someone who's played everything that came before.

There's just no way to please everyone as far as something so subjective as a review is concerned, it's almost foolish to try. It's one of those things where you can only do your best and hope you don't get bitten too hard for your efforts.

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AuthorRe: Fire Emblem Kakusei (Awakening)
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1,427. Posted:

MetallicDonkey wrote:

Happy_Mask wrote:

Teehee. Everybody has an FE avatar now. :3

I've had one for a while. I'm a Dark Knight.

daaaahahaha win~
i love Jay and Silent Bob~

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1,428. Posted:

Hey there, Popcorn! Please feel free to introduce yourself in the Newbie Introductions thread, and then if it's MK7 and SSBB you're looking to drum up business for, we've got threads here and here for those games. Enjoy! :3

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1,429. Posted:

those cats are lame though :(

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AuthorRe: Nintendo Found Guilty of Patent Infringement for 3DS Technology?
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1,430. Posted:

@DaveGX: no, i mean 'criminal' in terms of the court system. as far as i know (and The_Shpydar may be able to shed some light on things since he's actually a lawyer, lol) patent infringement is pursued in the civil court system. there's a difference in how cases are handled and stuff, the continued references to police and brutality and violence from SCAR392 don't really apply to this situation. yes, accidental or not, something was used without permission and technically it would be theft, but they're arguing over the value of what was stolen (and which will be reimbursed to the patent holder so that he is made whole again), not potential jail-time.

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@SCAR392: Your analogy makes absolutely no sense. It's like you're trying to claim their absolute innocence when the court system has ruled otherwise, and believe me when i say that Nintendo has an amazing team of lawyers on retainer in order to have weathered the storms of piracy, copyright infringement, and patent trolling they're hit by all the time. If a jury ruled in favor of the other guy, there had to have been some serious infringement there that deserved some recompense — whether to the extent awarded by the jury will be haggled via appeal, but however unintentional the usage of someone else' patented technology, that someone else needs to be compensated.

I do not understand your level of distrust regarding this issue. You keep talking about cops and criminal offenses, but this is not a criminal case. it's all white-collar stuff. there's no violence in this case at all.

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1,432. Posted:

i said if the FE series had any cats, i'd totes photoshop a tophat and monocle onto it and use it as my avatar :(

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1,433. Posted:

k8sMum wrote:

... we've all seen what you say in your last paragraph, some of us more as we're older. unfortunately, it is the only legal system in place at the moment. i also doubt there is much police brutality in patent infringement cases.

pretty much this. patent infringement is pretty cut-and-dry, no one's getting thrown into the clink or anything, nor were the police likely involved for any of the process. civil court isn't the same as criminal.

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1,434. Posted:

IAmNotWill wrote:

Happy Birthday to Yarne.

fuuuuuuuu i don't have him yet D:

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1,435. Posted:

SkywardLink98 wrote:

They can only have one S support, regardless of spouse/companion. And I don't think a male Morgan can be Lucina's cousin anyway since to be cousins you'd have to marry (spoilers for upcoming spotpass map) Emmeryn or Lissa, and if your avatar is a girl I don't think you can marry them, much less have a child.

no no, i meant they're brother and sister in my file since my avatar married Chrom, but i'm pretty sure i saw an S-level support conversation available for them, so I was wondering if i could see that conversation and then marry them both off to other people.

also i totes forgot about marrying Chrom off to other people and having him be their dads too, lol. either way, thanks for answering that question, guys — i'll be sure not to S-support any related pairs in my main file :3

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1,436. Posted:

are Lucina/Morgan and Lucina/Owain the only two possible 'life companion' setups, though? i think i remember seeing an 'S' support for Morgan and Lucina in my game (my avatar is female, so my Morgan is male), I'm wondering if I get them to S, does that mean Lucina won't be able to actually marry someone else. That's what I'm trying to avoid... D:

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1,437. Posted:

Is there a list of which kids can get married and which will turn out to be 'life companions' anywhere? I'd like to plan out their marriages and stuff instead of just going in blind and winding up with some left out of the fun, lol.

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1,438. Posted:

Oh for heaven's sake. Are we no longer happy with predicting gloom and doom for just Nintendo, guys?

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1,439. Posted:

@SCAR392: What are you talking about? Just because that guy who built the exact same thing in his basement on accident did it without having ever seen another patent, that doesn't mean he can release it to the public without expecting to be sued. Nintendo's patent-checking people likely made a mistake in interpreting this guy's patent and thought their tech was different enough to not fall under this guy's patent is all, and the court has (at this time) determined they were wrong. It happens. Again, this is what the appeals process is for.

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1,440. Posted:

does anyone know yet what causes this glitch? I swear everything looks fine on my computer :O

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1,441. Posted:

LordJumpMad wrote:

Guess who won $30 million dollars today~
Oh wait, it looks like you guys already heard :P
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why you sneaking around wearing cardboard? 30 mil should be enough to have you pimpin' around in style, ljmbro :O

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1,442. Posted:

@Tasuki: You can't counter-sue if you're ruled to be guilty. I know most of us here love Nintendo and want very much for them to be always in the right, but if something was indeed accidentally infringed upon, I'd rather they make it right with the patent-holder than waffle through a bunch of court BS until they're pinned to a wall and forced to pay out. it's the right thing to do.

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1,443. Posted:

@SCAR392: That's what the appeals process is for. Shpy is right, they'll probably appeal to have the sum lowered, they'll pay the guy, and that'll be that. Relax. :3

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1,444. Posted:

@k8sMum: yes, and yes. i usually post anything interesting i do down at the shop to my instagram. :3

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1,445. Posted:

@LordJumpMad: lz, no question. Corbs used to ban him on a nightly basis, lol, just for the heck of it.

@Kylo: Not really. When I was little, I used to collect pig stuff — figurines, knick-knacks, necklaces and jewelry, etc. Nowadays though, about the only thing i collect is games I intend to play eventually — and drawings piled up all over my desk at work, haha :3

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1,446. Posted:

if it works the same as it did for FE:A, any SpotPass stuff or DLC should save to 'extra data' on the SD card, not in the game code or on a cartridge. When you pop in a brand new cartridge, it should show that you have the ability to play the puzzles and just haven't done so yet, and if you try to take your cartridge and play any DLC or SpotPass stuff on another console, that DLC/SpotPass stuff should be locked on the original console you downloaded it onto, so it won't be there on the new one. I'm not sure about things that have already been loaded into your save-file, though (e.g. if you used a SpotPass map and it put the battle point onto your FE:A game already), though, because I haven't experimented with it yet.

Anyway, that's if it works the same as FE:A, though — you may want to ask Nintendo about it just to be absolutely sure.

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1,447. Posted:

@Jaz007: The Suikoden series is probably my favorite non-Nintendo franchise.

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1,448. Posted:

@Lan: my dad was a truck driver.

@lz: go to a fanboy convention? sure, why not? not only would i be getting paid, i'd be getting paid to laugh at fanboys :3

@Machamp_King: Falcon, please! They're beautiful birds :3

@Whirlpool: The internet is a tricky, and it's not like i go out of my way to broadcast the fact that i'm female to everyone, so no, it doesn't bother me when people make the assumption that i'm male. mistakes happen, it's not the end of the world. it does kinda amuse me when people get super-butthurt about it on my behalf, though, like i'm gonna go on a banning spree over it :3

@RogueBologna: What's a good question to ask me? idk, i'd guess that one's as good as any, lol.

@deliciousturtle: I'm sorry, you'll need to actually ask me a question in order for me to answer you about it~

@Jaz007: How many threads have I locked? I honestly have no idea, and there's no real way for me to pull up that information. However, a google search for 'theblackdragon' and 'sorry, this topic has been locked' pulls up a little over 3,000 hits (i'd imagine at least a third of those are duplicate hits for the same thread, multiple pages and all that) so take it as you will. As for how many times I personally have banned someone, again that's not information I can access easily either, I'd have to hand-count all the bans that have happened since moderators were given the ability to ban people (when i was first brought on as a moderator we had to e-mail an admin and have them do it). I can say that my first ban was in November of '09, there were about 211 bans that happened before i banned anyone, most of the bans we've had since have been done by myself, and we're currently sitting at a little over 2,000 banned usernames in our database (more than a few of those are evaders or attempted evaders, though, and a few are self-bans).

@Henry_Mask: Will I attempt a classic run of FE:A? I might, we'll have to see how i feel after getting through all the supports :3

@sir_Anthony: Why do I still use my xmas avatar? Because i'm too lazy to change it back.

@Ark_Sin: I will not be doing the Harlem Shake, sorry.

@TysonOfTime: Gangrel would make a great LJM, wouldn't he? though i'm not sure what use he'd get out of a Levin Sword, last i knew LJM's magic stat was pretty low >:3

@Jaz007: There are currently just over 40,000 users in our database in all. As for how many have avatars, i have no way of looking up that information, i'm afraid.

@Ark_Sin: er... i'm afraid i'm no woodchuck psychologist...

@Onikato: haha, that's a pretty good one. needs moar bacon though >:3

@playstationman: i don't really feel i've played enough GC games to have an actual favorite D:

@Konata: nope, sorry! i have no idea what Duck Dynasty is, but then i only have Hulu+ and Netflix, no cable. :3

@Ark_Sin: Doctor Who? No thanks. Currently i'm into Red Dwarf, though, if it helps :3

@JusticeColde: if i had a CD suddenly start skipping, i'd probably tap the player and get it to move on. :3

@Happy_Mask: three. i try to cut them down to three nested quotes whenever someone reports a comment for over-quoting.

@lz: pancake pizzas... probably because they sound gross :x

@CrimsonFire13: I haven't had the chance to watch Adventure Time yet, but I eagerly await its arrival upon Netflix or Hulu+ so i can see what all the fuss is about :3

@KodyWB-98: I enjoyed the first issue of NF very much. I still need to subscribe, I should do that soon :O

@Jaz007: My favorite non-gaming activity is probably drawing or reading.

@Ark_Sin: I have no idea what this 'chubby bunny' thing is, and i doubt i want to know, so 'no'. :3

@Jaz007: My favorite Nintendo franchise would have to be Mario, if only for SMRPG.

@CrimsonFire13: I have no real set schedule regarding how often I answer these questions — just whenever i get a pile of 'em i guess. Or whenever I'm not feeling especially lazy or too tired. :3

@Happy_Mask: My favorite FE:A weapon is probably Nosferatu, just because it kicks so much butt around the time Tharja shows up. Any glass weapon in Donny's hands is also good times :3

@Jaz007: No, I've never ducktaped someone to a wall.

@Ark_Sin: I have no idea what 'the flop' is.

@ogo79: i'd take Mario, Peach, Bowser, Toad, and Luigi. Everyone would be so surprised/horrified/weirded-out to see them all in person and in real life and all that i'd have a clear shot at the dessert table. :3

@Metal_Sonic: I'm a top-ranked channel surfer. :3

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1,449. Posted:

Scollurio wrote:

EDIT: Oh yeah and funny how this exact subject made it onto the frontpage a day after I posted this thread. Nlife stalking their boards for inspiration? Coincidence?

actually, we ran a similar talking point about review scores on Push Square this past Friday. Sorry to disappoint :3

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1,450. Posted:

it's spring break?

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