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AuthorRe: Wii U feature you may want to know about.....
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2,301. Posted:

that sucks with it not being an actual 'suspend' feature — there are times i get mired in an RPG and have to stop to go to the store or something, so it's easier to just leave it on and running until i get back as opposed to finding a save point and shutting down first. that's one of the things i love about my PSP, it just saves your spot wherever you left off. i hope they can turn it into a true suspend with a later system update somehow, it sounds like a solid energy-saving feature otherwise.

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AuthorRe: Question about 3DS analog stick.
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2,302. Posted:

Your best bet would be to try contacting Nintendo proper to set up a repair order, or to see if they can provide you with a replacement somehow. Good luck to you!

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AuthorRe: It's Thanksgiving
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2,303. Posted:

why are you trying to make Black Friday come so much sooner than it should :(
reeeeeeeeeeeeeally not looking forward to it this year

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AuthorRe: Why does Wii U have a separate controller stand and cradle???
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2,304. Posted:

Nitendnut wrote:

Ok I got it. The cradle connects to the ac power chord and you drop your wii u controller on there to get juiced up. And then the stand is just to display your wii u controller somewhere else. Just seems kinda redundant. I mean the charging cradle does double as a stand. But hey, a seperate stand only cost a few pennies to make. Maybe I'll keep that in the kids room for when I kick them off my tv!. The charging cradle can stay in my living room with the console.

glad you've figured it all out, then :3

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AuthorRe: Rising board 3d or pop island?
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2,305. Posted:

our DSiWare Recommendations thread is here if you'd like to ask your question there. Thank you! :3

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AuthorRe: Star Wars: The Old Republic going f2p
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2,306. Posted:

pixelman wrote:

Tasuki wrote:

"pixelman" wrote:

I would totally play this if they'd make a Mac client. :(

or dump the Mac and get a PC :P

Not really practical for someone working in iOS development.

two words: dual boot.

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AuthorRe: Wii U Launch Games Help
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2,307. Posted:

Please feel free to use this existing thread to ask advice regarding which Wii U game(s) to purchase. Thank you! :3

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AuthorRe: Ideas for the site
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2,308. Posted:

I'm not so sure a sarcasm indicator would really help. If someone is determined to take a statement seriously, they're going to do so no matter what, lol :3

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AuthorRe: Help on getting a wii U...
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2,309. Posted:

To be honest, it's horrible customer service, but if you were bugging that person at GameStop the way you bug out here at NL over other things, I can see where he might be somewhat exasperated with you. Try someplace else, TheDreamingHawk — WalMart or Target might be good options. Just show up at stores and see if they have any on launch day, and if they don't, just relax and wait until xmas — who knows, perhaps your grandma was giving you the runaround before because they want to surprise you with one this holiday season. Good luck!

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AuthorRe: This is Serious.....really.
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2,310. Posted:

Don't worry, we don't just up and delete accounts like that. Good luck to you!

edit: From the looks of things, it seems like you need someplace to just get all your thoughts out before your procedure — why not try a personal blog? That way, you can pick and choose what comments are left standing and delete any distasteful or uncivil ones yourself. You're more than welcome to link to your blog via your signature, and that way anyone who wants to check in and see how you're doing may do so. With the absolute freedom to say and discuss anything you'd like (as opposed to having to adhere to our Community Rules and keep away from topics like politics and religion), as well as absolute control re: moderation, it sounds like a better idea than this thread here on the forums. If you need help finding a place to set up a blog of your own, please don't hesitate to ask. :3

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AuthorRe: How do you hold a 3DS
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2,311. Posted:

3Dash wrote:

I intsalled it into my car's steering wheel, so I could play MK7 while I drive.

omg don't even joke — there was a point while i was working on three-starring everything in MK7 where i'd be forced to concentrate really hard while driving IRL because everything was starting to blur together, lol :3

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AuthorRe: Help this mom decide Wii U vs Wii for kids.
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2,312. Posted:

@TheDreamingHawk: Calling someone a 'good parent' is not the same as saying they've 'made a good choice'. Just sayin'.

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AuthorRe: Help this mom decide Wii U vs Wii for kids.
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2,313. Posted:

TheDreamingHawk wrote:

theblackdragon wrote:

@TheDreamingHawk: You said "If you are a good parent, get the wii U," thereby implying that if she'd be a bad parent she'd get them the Wii instead (or something else entirely). 'good' and 'bad' parenting have nothing to do with what kind of presents you choose to (or not to) purchase for your children for the holidays. perhaps there's a better word for what you meant by that?

I still stand by my statement. I was going to put "If you are a smart parent", but I thought that may be a little rude. I'm just saying money wise it would be of better value, though if the newer wiis STILL had GC support, then I would recommend that instead.

On what planet is calling someone a 'bad parent' over such a trivial decision not rude? What we're talking about in this thread has absolutely, positively nothing to do with 'good' or 'bad' parenting.

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AuthorRe: Help this mom decide Wii U vs Wii for kids.
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2,314. Posted:

@TheDreamingHawk: You said "If you are a good parent, get the wii U," thereby implying that if she'd be a bad parent she'd get them the Wii instead (or something else entirely). 'good' and 'bad' parenting have nothing to do with what kind of presents you choose to (or not to) purchase for your children for the holidays. perhaps there's a better word for what you meant by that?

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AuthorRe: I have the Wii U! Thread
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2,315. Posted:

oh for heaven's sake, let's be patient until someone really does have a Wii U. It doesn't matter who's first to create a thread! :3

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AuthorRe: Wii U and Norton?
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2,316. Posted:

The_Fox wrote:

If the Wii U had Norton on it it wouldn't be able to play games. Norton would consume every single resource the Wii U had.

preach it, my friend.

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AuthorRe: Your First Job
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2,317. Posted:

technically my first job was an internship at Target when i was in high school. it was an elective, we rode a bus over there for a couple hours every Thursday that semester and did some light stocking and reorganized clearance racks, then bought lunch and hung out on the bench outside until the bus picked us up and brought us back to school. On the days we didn't go we were in some other class. i don't really remember much else about it tbqh; i think i just did it for the extra credit.

that aside, my first real job was at Universal doing food service during Spring Break when i was 16, and then through the summer too. Lord willing, I'll never work food service again.

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AuthorRe: The Goodbye/Vacation Thread
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2,318. Posted:

CanisWolfred wrote:

I've decided to take a vacation from the internet to focus on my art. That means I'll be staying away from all of my usual sites, including Nintendo Life and Pushsquare, as well as the Backloggery, Steam, every other forum I visit, and more. To ensure I don't give in to temptation, I'll be requesting a personal ban. The earliest you can expect me back is in April 2013.

This is going to be tough, but hopefully I'll be a better artist because of it. I'll miss you guys. Bye.

I'm impressed by your dedication, but please don't overdo it and burn yourself out. Good luck to you!

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2,319. Posted:

Aviator wrote:

Don't be afraid to get criticised. When I was doing my major work my art teacher was on the verge of being able to make me burst into a sobbing mess at the drop of the pencil. You have to listen to people who criticise your work, see what you can do to fix it, and work on it.

this, this, this. our first reaction when someone says that something is off with a drawing or a painting or a sculpture we've spent maybe days refining to the point where we can call it 'done' is to get defensive, to make excuses, to ignore the outside opinion as misguided or wrong. in order to grow, we have to take a deep breath, relax, and either determine whether we can live with the problems inherent in this work and move on with the next, chalk it up as a learning experience, or whether we want to go back in and fix them. Even if you don't see what the outsider sees right now, you may wind up seeing it in the future when you look back at it with a more practiced eye.

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AuthorRe: Your favorite Nintendo Life user?
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2,320. Posted:

@RedPanda: You got it mixed up — LJM will kill you if you mention him. D:
nice knowin' ya

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2,321. Posted:

in all seriousness? You waffle around on the internet when you should be drawing. I've seen you complaining about being here at NL all day, I've seen you talk about being on other forums too. This is all time that you should be using to just draw.

Stop asking for suggestions regarding things to draw. We aren't your brain, we can't think for you. You, as an artist, need to learn to find inspiration where it lies. Try going outside! Nature is wonderful inspiration. Read a book, watch a movie — sometimes a good joke gets me going, and then i have to draw something, or sometimes a bit from a TV show will help an idea that'd been spinning in the back of my head finally click together. Get off your butt and get to a library, check out any 'how to draw' books they've got. Even if it's 'not good', it's still going to teach you something. Look up tutorials regarding things you'd like to draw online. Google is a wonderful thing.

Just draw, man. If you're not feeling it, that's fine, we all get stuck in artist's block and all, but It doesn't have to be good or anything. it just has to be you doing your best to draw something, anything. And look back at what you drew before, don't just toss a 'finished' design away. six months later, you'll be finding things that you could easily improve now after all the practice you've had between then and now, so why not give version 2 a shot? If blank sketchbooks scare you for whatever reason (don't feel bad, i'm not a fan of sketchbooks either), just have a folder sitting by your desk that you can pop things you'd been working on into. I much prefer loose paper for drawing.

Don't sit there and trawl art websites all day, you'll just get yourself hung up on 'oh man, i wish i could draw like that' — that person was you at one point, and with enough practice, you can be them eventually. And even when you do get to be them, there'll still be someone better out there. There's always someone better, so don't bother focusing on it. Practice makes perfect; even if it's not something you want to do, you'll still learn something by having done it. And what's 'middle grade'? I've never heard of it, and I doubt many other people have either. Why force labels like that onto your artwork?

If you are absolutely, positively serious about learning to draw, find some classes to take. Nothing beats a teacher to bounce questions off of when you're curious about something, and they can help to point you in the right direction if they can't answer you outright. They can also help identify your weak points and work on them with you, give you the feedback you're clearly craving. All we're doing here is feeding your desire to hang out on the internet, not any desire to draw something. That has to come from you, not us.

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AuthorRe: Did You Vote?
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2,322. Posted:

all righty, hope everyone had a happy election day! :3

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AuthorRe: Help this mom decide Wii U vs Wii for kids.
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2,323. Posted:

MBrown wrote:

At first I was thinking I should go with the newest model since that would be the one that would last the longest, but after reading a blog regarding sibling rivalry, I am questioning whether the original Wii would be best for our household. My kids are 7,5,3 and I was debating on whether at this age (with the games available), do you think the tablet controller (being only 1) will be unnecessary for the younger crowd? They have mainly shown an interest in Skylanders at this point, and the dancing games. Any experienced insite is greatly appreciated, as I have no personal experience to go on here. Thanks.

My parents picked up our first Nintendo when my siblings and I were about that age (I think I was 6, though, and my little bro was 4, not 5). It was the big set with the orange zapper, and they made it absolutely clear when they purchased it that it was for them, not us. At that time, we did have some unique controllers — they picked up one of those turbo controllers for it that they wound up keeping in dad's sock drawer so we couldn't use it without asking, and we got a NES Advantage after a while. We did get to play it when we had been good and when we did our chores/i did whatever Kindergarten homework i brought home, but whenever they bought a new game, it was theirs and we had to wait to play it until they were done. I think those ground rules helped to nail into the ground that us kids didn't own the Nintendo, mom and dad did, and any sibling rivalry BS over it wouldn't really get us anywhere because they'd take it away at the drop of a hat..

Of course, for this to work you'd have to be into the Wii U, I guess. You could try buying one for yourself and seeing how it goes :3

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2,324. Posted:

If you have any more questions, please feel free to ask in the main Paper Mario 3DS thread. Thank you! :3

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2,325. Posted:

@Tasuki: hey, even if you don't vote for the party guys, you can always write in whomever you'd like. :3
that's right, everyone vote for theblackdragon

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