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AuthorRe: FF Theatrhythm
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2,926. Posted:

aargh forcing myself to play through series mode just to be able to play more songs in challenge mode is such a pain D:

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AuthorRe: 3ds has power button on , makes a pop sound and then turns off
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2,927. Posted:

did you try turning it back on? what exactly is happening with it, can you describe in more detail?

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AuthorRe: I thought I was banned.
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2,928. Posted:

LztheBlehBird wrote:

James wrote:

I once banned myself by accident. True story.

Didn't Corbs ban himself too? You admins are a little too trigger happy :)

... and that's how lz was finally banned for reals.

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AuthorRe: TL;DR: No, you don't have to LOVE Nintendo to post here, and derailing threads by calling out fellow users as trolls may get you temp-banned
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2,929. Posted:

Aviator wrote:

theblackdragon wrote:

When replying to a topic, don't; unless you have something meaningful to say or something that will contribute to the discussion.

I just wanted to ask what is the extent of this.

Some view that (best example possible) threads going into iOS discussion is deviating far away from the topic that is at the top of the page. If the topic has flowed that way do you just let the discussion carry on or does someone step in

sorry, i didn't see this when you posted it, apparently — it depends on the situation. did someone bust into the 3DS Friend Codes thread with a rant about their day at school and how their teacher assigned too much homework, or did that same person decide to share their PSN/XBLA user information as well as their 3DS FC and a few other users joined in to share their other-console info? or in another case, has a topic derailed into yet another tail-chasing argument between rabid fans from both sides of the tangent, or is it a mature discussion between individuals who are honestly listening to each other and countering one another's points like rational human beings?

in short, each situation is different, and that particular rule gives us just enough leeway to cover not only users with nothing better to rebut an argument with 'go away troll', but also useless 'first comment' replies, users flooding articles with silly statements for the lulz (it happens, especially now with the live-comment system), people with nothing better to do but advertise other websites or products in our article and forum threads, and other useless BS.. To be honest, until a thread is reported (thus letting me know that someone's having a problem), I'm more likely to let tangents slide as long as they've had something to do with the natural flow of the discussion.

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AuthorRe: Why all the 8 bit games for only the 3Ds?????
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2,930. Posted:

Why all the 8-bit games on the 3DS? Because Nintendo's busy supporting the new hotness, that's why — they want people to buy 3DSes, not DSi's or DSes. Sorry to disappoint, but them's the breaks :3

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AuthorRe: 3DS XL No AC Charger in US Consoles?
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2,931. Posted:

I see you've had your question answered, but yes — the US 3DS XL packages will include the AC charger. :3

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AuthorRe: ☃❆Merry Madness Released❆☃
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2,932. Posted:

I like how GL is the one making kyloctopus mad and not LJM — thus proving her status as the Original Lord? :O

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AuthorRe: Is Pokemon Conquest region locked?
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2,933. Posted:

the question would be 'is it DSi-enhanced'? if it is, it's gonna be region-locked if you're playing it on a DSi or 3DS, but not on a Phat or Lite. If it's not DSi-enhanced, though, it'll be playable on any region DS, DSi, or 3DS.

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AuthorRe: I thought I was banned.
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2,934. Posted:

LztheBlehBird wrote:

I still hold the Nintendo Life ban record!!! :D

Isn't that right theblackdragon, James, and Corbs? >:3

yes, yes, you stil hold the record.
if you're not sure, i can always ban you again >:3

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2,935. Posted:

AlexSays wrote:

No he's right, TBD stands for The Big Dude.

also, there are no girls on the internet, you sillies~

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AuthorRe: American vs. British accents
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2,936. Posted:

Nintenbro wrote:

On subject, this debate is useless. There are too many different types of North American accents and only one British, that I know of.

I've gone ahead and bolded the most important part of your sentence. there are quite a few different accents in the UK, man — educate yourself if you like. :3

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AuthorRe: TED
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2,937. Posted:

Your disagreement is noted. Can we please discuss the topic at hand now? :3

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2,938. Posted:

@Wheels: I said 'publicly-available', not straight-up 'public' — we have open registration and you can easily find us via Google, but we're not a democracy. lz is correct in that 'freedom of speech' on the internet is entirely at the discretion of the people running the particular forum(s) we all frequent, and we at NL choose to err on the side of not enabling the sort of holier-than-thou bickering, doing-it-for-the-lulz trolling, and tail-chasing flamewars that political and religious discussion has degraded into here in the past.

The_Fox wrote:

it's not like I can't find another site to discuss politics and the like.

this is pretty much our stance on the issue. there are plenty of sites that welcome such discussion with open arms — NL isn't the be-all, end-all when it comes to forums on the internet. we just like video games and like being able to talk to other people about them (and the occasional other random topic) :3

on-topic: now that i think about it, i think i remember hearing about these TED talks a couple years ago... i'm wanting to say Sarah Silverman and some other dude had it out over whatever speech she gave? i don't quite remember.

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2,939. Posted:

Wheels2050 wrote:

What sort of place is this?

a publicly-available forum on the internet.

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2,940. Posted:

idk what's up with the Elite Status rewards, but they're not displaying when I visit Club Nintendo. As for the rest, again, we have a thread for this. Please use it :3

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2,941. Posted:

Electricmastro wrote:

Also, I haven't seen any other NintendoLife threads that are about politics too, which is pretty weird...

i'm afraid we lock threads about politics (and on a related note, religion) on-sight here at NL. in a place like this, they're just flamewars waiting to happen, so we skip the fighting and get to the 'locked' part. sorry to disappoint :3

that said, sorry, not a fan.

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AuthorRe: What's In A Username?
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2,942. Posted:

@TJ: Eureka's user avatar is the title character from Eureka Seven. it was a short series, but it wasn't bad IMO; if you haven't seen it i think it was on Netflix or Hulu a while back.

@Waltz: not gonna lie, at first glance i thought your comment read 'chocobo-slaying zombie knight' and i was so right there with you until i read what you said for reals :(

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AuthorRe: American vs. British accents
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2,943. Posted:

LollipopChoSaw wrote:

No, no, no, no.

A Long Black needs to be barista-d. It's not a Long Black if it's instant or percolated - that's just black coffee.

Long Black is a term for a way to make a coffee, not what it looks like after it's made.

ffs, why does talking to you make me feel like i'm standing in an episode of Frasier? lol... in all seriousness though, if you're that particular about your coffee, what were you doing in a Starbucks to begin with? they're usually seen as worse than the dirt beneath even the tamest of coffee snobs' feet.

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2,944. Posted:

TysonQ7 wrote:

@Donjwolf
Can't. No game stores here. :P

so you've got internet, but no game stores... HMMMMMMMMM~

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2,945. Posted:

LollipopChoSaw wrote:

@TBD I can't usually see far enough to see the menu behind the counter. I have terrible eyesight, and I usually forget to wear my glasses out :P

Every single cafe in Australia (and Japan, for that matter), including our Starbucks, understands iced chocolate and long black. Those are staples. While I try not to assume when I'm in a foreign country, that one threw me.

i hate to break it to you, but i've never heard of those... and i've bought a looooooooot of fancy coffee drinks in my day D:

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2,946. Posted:

in my case, about 14 letters.

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2,947. Posted:

Donjwolf wrote:

Here's a bucketload of passwords for card collecting. Scroll down the page too for additional ones:

http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/635802-theatrhythm-final-fanta...

Sucks there's only 1 known so far for Squall and Locke though.

ah, thanks! i was trying to find some of those last night and wasn't able to come up with any — i knew i should've checked gFAQs, lol :3

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2,948. Posted:

Tech101 wrote:

I think 99 cents is a bit much. If you want all the songs then this game would cost a fortune. 33 cents would be more reasonable. I might just stop at one download!

that's squeenix for you, lol. i might pick and choose me a song here or there, but there's really no rush for me to get 'em all just yet, so it doesn't bother me personally — there's a lot to do in this game even without the DLC D:

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2,949. Posted:

Wheels2050 wrote:

@TBD: I've worked retail, and I can understand the occasional confusion. However, this was a merchandise store for the University I work at - they don't sell jewelry.

so? lol, do you know how many times I've been asked directions to a random nearby landmark, which restaurant has the best blah-blah-blah, or what other store would carry (insert item you have absolutely no experience with here)? surely you got those sorts of questions during your own retail days :3

Wheels2050 wrote:

Nevertheless, my problem isn't that she didn't understand, but that I've noticed a lot of people don't even ATTEMPT to help you out and offer suggestions or figure out what you're looking for. They just stare at you while you fumble around in your brain trying to remember what an American calls it. I've had this happen on multiple occasions. I'm not assuming all Americans do that - that would be unfair - but in my experience, it happens a lot.

that's retail, man — it happens to all of us — and a University store? i'm assuming students are behind the counter at that kind of place? if so, that's like double-retail in terms of 'they probably don't give a crap' (no offense to college kids, it's just that i've worked alongside too many of you :3)... either way, in a retail situation i'd chalk that kind of thing up to laziness or apathy long before i'd chalk it up to any sort of potential language barrier, lol.

Wheels2050 wrote:

(Another one I love is getting food. Me: "Can I please have a ... to take away?" Them: "Is that for here or to go?")

that question is drummed into their brains... it's like 'would you like fries with that' even if you already ordered them — i've done food service before too. your brain kinda goes numb after a while, and you won't even realize you said something totally idiotic until about an hour after you said it, even if the person called you out on it right when it happened.
food service does strange things to you :(

@Waltz: ... did they even have that item on their menu? if not, you can't really fault them for not knowing what you're talking about when you come in and ask for it by name, lol... even a big international chain like Starbucks has its regional quirks :3 to be honest, though, i kinda hate going into coffee shops sometimes; they've all got their own names for stuff the other chains carry, and sometimes you'll get the wrong thing entirely if you ask for Shop A's item-name at Shop B on accident :(

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2,950. Posted:

... so there's something wrong with asking someone to repeat themselves if you don't understand what they're saying? i'm confused now.

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