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AuthorRe: Anyone here watch Breaking Bad?
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2,676. Posted:

Mickeymac wrote:

Sorry, mean't Breaking Bad. I don't see how that is a comedy.

EDIT: GeePee seems to be in agreement, I guess. Just noticed that.

to be honest, i thought the situation(s) were so hilariously outlandish i thought it was supposed to be a dark comedy or a dramedy of some sort. if i'd known it was intended to be straight-up drama/srs bzns, i probably wouldn't have bothered.

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AuthorRe: Anyone here watch Breaking Bad?
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2,677. Posted:

@Mickeymac: no, Weeds is hilarious! it's very subtle, but once the series gets rolling, it's amazing. I'm wanting to say it's on Netflix too if you want to give it a shot :3

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AuthorRe: Anyone here watch Breaking Bad?
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2,678. Posted:

I tried to get into it (and i actually found it quite amusing) up until the point where they had to dispose of that corpse and destroyed the bathtub in the process. that whole sequence just squicked me the hell out... i'll stick with Weeds for my controlled-substance-based dark comedy needs, thanks D:

@Jumpman: Netflix has Breaking Bad up on Instant if you're interested, but i doubt they'd have the latest season available :(

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AuthorRe: Ask theblackdragon.
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2,679. Posted:


there we are, hope it's everything you all ever dreamed it would be~ :3

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AuthorRe: Hello Nintendo Life!
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2,680. Posted:

Welcome, NintenDogDaddy. We've got a thread set up here for newbies like yourself to post introductions and get acquainted with everyone. Enjoy your stay! :3

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AuthorRe: Binding of Isaac still has a chance, apparently
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2,681. Posted:

OlympicCho wrote:

Guys, Nintendo is not publishing this game. I fully agree with Nintendo's right not to develop or publish 'offensive' games itself. What Nintendo is doing is denying another company the license to publish its game on Nintendo's platform. My problem with this is Nintendo is playing the role of a censor here, and frankly, we should all be concerned when corporations begin to dictate what material we can or cannot access.

Yes, Nintendo is not a monopoly (thank God), but the philosophy or thought process running behind Nintendo's (and Sony, and Microsoft, they're all the same in this regard) decision to limit what material we can experience in our own homes is downright dangerous.

There is a massive difference between state censorship - which may be appropriate depending on the dominant attitudes of the people the state represents, and corporations, which are not bodies we want to leave responsible for social morality.

In other words this is a philosophical debate that extends well past a single game :P hopefully that clears the air here.

Considering Nintendo has been doing this same exact thing since the 1980's (choosing which games to officially license for their systems, e.g. the Wisdom Tree games vs. the Nintendo Seal of Quality — they haven't just blocked games that show religion in a negative light, y'know) with no ill effects on the industry as a whole (otherwise tBoI wouldn't even be playable on Steam), I think you're making a mountain out of a molehill. This kind of internal censorship is the exact kind of thing that fueled the Console Wars (blood in Mortal Kombat, anyone? my friends with Genesis-es used to gloat all the time), and that sort of competition is great for the marketplace.

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AuthorRe: You know what's sad?
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2,682. Posted:

Nothing wrong with electronica or raves at all IMO.

The problem with things like this is that they start small and gradually grow in popularity until they become mainstream, which is kinda the point electronica is at right now. You went from having to trade mixtapes and be invited to these huge rave parties to being able to stream podcasts via Mixcloud and purchase tickets to see a big-name DJ live from Ticketmaster.com. That's about when the people 'who liked before it was cool' start to reject it and what it's evolved into over the years, and there's two ways to go about it all: you can either sit and bemoan the perceived dilution or loss of whatever you thought was so special about (insert interest here), or you can remember the great times you had, embrace the fact that so many people are now able to enjoy something that was so hard to get into before, and take the opportunity to introduce the next generation(s) of people who enjoy (insert interest here) to parts of it that you yourself enjoyed very much. It's up to you.

Should you decide to go down the latter path, we've got a music thread here where people are sharing videos of their favorite songs and discussing — you're more than welcome to join them if you like. :3

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AuthorRe: Binding of Isaac still has a chance, apparently
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2,683. Posted:

@syko: . they'd have to go about it all backwards, though, since tBoI is already based on a story from the Bible. a Wolfenstein-based roguelike would be pretty hilarious, I think, especially with the reference to the Super Noah's Ark 3D incident :3

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AuthorRe: Video Game Tattoo's
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2,684. Posted:

^ considering that's hotlinked from a site called 'stupidgamer.com', i doubt it's actually his.

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AuthorRe: Binding of Isaac still has a chance, apparently
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2,685. Posted:

all right, i'm done for the night. I look forward to you eventually acting on all these moral convictions of yours, then, Waltz. All this hot air is fine and good, but let's see you back it up by refusing to purchase any more Nintendo products until they take on your personal moral compass — money talks, after all. Stop giving any to them if you don't like what they're doing.

Don't worry — i'm prepared to wait.

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AuthorRe: Binding of Isaac still has a chance, apparently
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2,686. Posted:

@Waltz: Nintendo is a video game company, a major corporation. Their only 'moral obligation' is to their shareholders and investors, period. They're taking the steps they feel are necessary to preserve their image and userbase by making the decision to allow production of this game here and not that game there, as would any other company faced with such a set of choices. Nintendo has never purported to allow every single game submitted to them to be produced for their system(s). It's not like these guys were given a 3DS devkit, wrote the game specifically for this system, were told that their ideas were great and wonderful and oh yes we'll totally release this and then right as it came time to do so shot 'em down cold.

For the third and final time, you would have a point if there were absolutely, positively no other route for the tBoI devs to take with their game, but that's not the issue here at all. The game is already out for a major distribution service. People have downloaded the hell out of it, are probably downloading it now, are more than likely firing it up to go at it again with all the controversy one of these articles inevitably stirs up. You're not barred in any way from playing this game right now, you just (probably) won't be playing it on a Nintendo console. You have the option to buy a console or a computer that will play the game, though, just like how you have the right to patronize any other storefront that does or does not carry an item you want to purchase, a movie theater that will or won't carry a movie you want to see, a restaurant that does or doesn't serve a food you want to eat. you're getting soapboxy over nothing.

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AuthorRe: Binding of Isaac still has a chance, apparently
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2,687. Posted:

@rayword45: I have no control over site content, so there really isn't anything I can do with your 'pointer', I'm afraid.

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AuthorRe: Binding of Isaac still has a chance, apparently
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2,688. Posted:

@OlympicCho: They've got the right to do whatever they please with what they're manufacturing. What you're arguing is that Nintendo has some kind of moral obligation to make anything and everything submitted to them available on their various platform(s), which is not true. Again, there is nothing to stop anyone from playing this game right now except possibly parental controls (idk how they work on Steam or not) and access to proper equipment, neither of which are any different than being able to afford a console and/or get past a parental lockout, really.

If you could cut the snark in your arguments, btw, I'd greatly appreciate it. It's not warranted at all.

@Rayword45: The first paragraph of our Community Rules clearly states the following:

... use common sense and don't use profanity. We retain the right to edit or remove any posts deemed offensive or inappropriate.

they also state farther down that

Blatantly offensive posts directed at others will not be tolerated.

if you're asking why things were edited on the first page of this thread, there were a few profanities and then an insult that I edited out in order to preclude the sort of rabid arguing that generally gets threads locked. if you've got any more questions or need clarification on anything, feel free to get in touch. :3

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AuthorRe: Binding of Isaac still has a chance, apparently
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2,689. Posted:

OlympicCho wrote:

It amazes me that this game draws controversy and finds itself banned on various platforms, while over in the world of movies stuff like The Human Centipede exist.

There is an oversensitivity about the games industry. That's not to say you can't be offended by a game/ movie, but censorship? No. Bad.

Not all movies are shown everywhere — the one you're referring to only saw a limited release here in the US, for example. It wasn't banned, it just wasn't carried at all chains. This is the same thing IMO — the game has already been released. People can play it right now if they have a computer that'll run Steam. If Nintendo chooses not to carry tBoI, buy a console that (eventually) will.

they certainly seem hopeful in that article, though. let's face it, if Microsoft wanted the game that badly they'd have long since already signed paperwork for it.

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2,690. Posted:

GuardianKing wrote:

Will there be an Ask TBD this week? :(

yeah, i'll do it tomorrow. sorry it's taken so long D:

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AuthorRe: Coca Cola Appreciation Thread
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2,691. Posted:

We've got the All-Encompassing Food Topic here if you'd like to share your appreciation for a given product. Thank you! :3

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2,692. Posted:

We've got a thread for bad jokes here if you'd like to add your own to the list. Thank you! :3

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AuthorRe: Brand Loyalty
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2,693. Posted:

Pff, who needs any of those when Dragon Couture exists? >:3
Blue Blood Burns Blue, baby~

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AuthorRe: Don't you just love it when devices freak you out sometimes? :p
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2,694. Posted:

In case anyone cares, i can totally vouch for dry rice working with wet electronics. My husband dumped out a full glass of soda onto the floor last weekend, soaking my PSP in the process (he'd been playing it and set it aside onto the floor)... he tried turning it on after paper toweling it off and it didn't work at all. I took out the battery and the memory stick, stuck the whole thing into a bag of dry rice, we left it alone until about two days ago and then gave it a shot. works perfectly :3
/me knocks on wood just in case D:

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AuthorRe: NintendoLife Fighting Arena!
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2,695. Posted:

the 'mod race' was one thing, but this thread is pretty creepy — I'm not so sure it's kosher to be role-playing users and/or members of staff fighting and/or actually killing one another. This is probably a line we should avoid crossing in the future, guys. :(

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AuthorRe: Error code 91010
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2,696. Posted:

Here's what Nintendo has to say about that error. Looks like connection issues.

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AuthorRe: Bad Jokes!
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2,697. Posted:

PROTIP: If you have to ask not to be banned after telling your joke, it's probably not appropriate for Nintendo Life. Please keep the Community Rules in mind, guys. Thank you! :3

edit: come on, keep it classy you guys, plz :(

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AuthorRe: wii friend codes!!!
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2,698. Posted:

If you'd like to share your Wii Friend Code, please feel free to use this thread here. Thank you! :3

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AuthorRe: REJOICE!!! Jersey Shore Has Been Cancelled!
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2,699. Posted:

Deeda wrote:

I could not care less if it continued or not, it's entertainment for a different kind of audience, one that I do not belong to.

this. it was pretty hilarious to have people get all butthurt over it and then ask them why they bothered paying attention to it if they hated it so much, though :3

wonder what they'll replace it with...

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AuthorRe: What's your favorite pop?
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2,700. Posted:

We have The All-Encompassing Food Topic now if you'd like to continue discussing which soda(s) are your favorite. Thank you! :3

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