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AuthorRe: Hidden 3DS
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3,301. Posted:

I see kids with DSes/DSis all. the. time. i also see 3DSes sometimes. i think i've seen a kid playing a PSP maybe once over the past few years.

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AuthorRe: How did My Little Pony Friendship is Magic avatars become so popular on the internet?
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3,302. Posted:

they got popular because the show got popular; that's how things tend to work around the internet. if you'd like to ask our resident brony herd why they think the show is so great, they're over here. :3

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AuthorRe: Nintendo customer service doesn't know why 3DS VC games are few and far between
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3,303. Posted:

Joshers744 wrote:

Well, glad someone got their voice heard a random apology from someone totally not involved and their e-mail shot out into the void from the looks of it. It is pretty annoying.

fixed that for you. no offense, but this is nothing but a customer service apology — completely meaningless in the grand scale of things. of course they don't know — they're not paid to know. they're just paid to fix things if they can and say they're sorry when they can't.

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AuthorRe: QotD Up for grabs.
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3,304. Posted:

been there, done that. going a full day with no sleep sucks too much for me to want to do it without a damn good reason, so if I'm staying up that long, i'm sure i've got some kind of top-secret world-domination plan going on.

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AuthorRe: Hand Holding
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3,305. Posted:

@Faron: (a) i've seen some video playthrough of what you're talking about, and (b) pretty sure i didn't actually comment on it in depth, because i know i can't ('s why i asked if you could turn it off or not). Again, it's nothing new — one man's 'perfect balance' is another man's 'OMG HANDHOLDING'.

If you don't want to play games that do this (or don't let you turn off the 'help'), do your homework. For example, Xenoblade allows you to turn off the in-game guide stuff if you want and hides the in-depth tutorials in a menu. Cluigi recommended 4HoL, that's an excellent game suggestion if you want some old-school turn-you-loose-in-the-world action. I don't recall a lot of tutorial action in Radiant Historia beyond what was necessary to battle and time-travel. There are games out there that don't give the kind of in-depth help you clearly don't crave, but expecting Nintendo to stop making their first-party titles as accessible as possible to little kids is something that probably isn't going to happen. It's a trend that's been too many years in the making.

As for Konami, the only thing I can think of to explain the modern Castlevania you played was that during game testing, problems arose. Why else would they bother putting in so many explanations? Castlevania is pretty notorious for turning you loose with little direction, IMO, so if they changed the game system to be more accessible it must have been due to feedback. Perhaps they'll go a more moderate route in the next one.

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3,306. Posted:

@MrArcade: And how many games did you set aside as a child because you just couldn't get through them? We look at things through rose-tinted glasses and think it was all good, but i distinctly remember being quite disappointed with more than a few games in my now long-gone NES library because I had no idea how to play them, the manual wasn't any help at all and there was no explanation in-game to help me figure it out. I would have to ask my parents for help, and sometimes we even bought guides (i remember when my mom picked up SMB3 she also bought the Nintendo Power issue that was on sale at the same time with a complete picture-based walkthrough; i really wish we hadn't destroyed that over the years, haha). When I was a little kid, there are a few games where I would have loved to have had more directional help, something to point me where the hell to go next (TMNT, i'm looking squarely at you, lol).

@Faron: i get what you're talking about with Skyward Sword (i haven't played it myself, you can't turn the more extreme hints off?), but this is nothing new — Ocarina of Time and Twilight Princess talked to you quite a bit as well, and OoT3D had even more hints for you in the form of that stone by your house. They're trying to make these games more accessible to young'uns, and that's fine by me because in the few games that you can't turn them off, i don't have to pay attention. I have the willpower to not succumb to the allure of the Super Guide. if you had it beat a boss or two for you, that's your own fault, not the game's — you say you're an adult? Be one, then, and own your choices.

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AuthorRe: What are the "must haves" of DSiWare?
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3,307. Posted:

no offense, but this is the same thing as the existing Recommendations thread, just phrased a bit differently. In case anyone needs a link, here you are. :3

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AuthorRe: QotD Up for grabs.
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3,308. Posted:

@Vay: ahahahahahaha that is win right there, sir, solid win

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AuthorRe: QotD Up for grabs.
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3,309. Posted:

a goldfish. who would expect it? haha~

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AuthorRe: Craziest thing happened to me......
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3,310. Posted:

@MrArcade: turtle's in the US. i don't think he's trying to say that Popeye cartoons are still shown in the UK, i think he's trying to say that he saw why it may have been banned from there [the drug use thing], maybe?

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AuthorRe: Craziest thing happened to me......
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3,311. Posted:

JayArr wrote:

I'm... poor.

sorry bro, that's about where i called BS on this one.
the beautiful people want for nothing, after all :3

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AuthorRe: Adult 3ds owners?
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3,312. Posted:

Guys, I'm afraid we've done the ageism thing before with clubs and whatnot, and all it does is start bickering and cliques across the forums. If you don't want your IRL friends to think you're weird for having young friends on your 3DS, don't ask their ages — just play games with them and be happy.

As always, the 3DS Friend Code thread is here if you'd like to put your name in the ring for others to add you. It should be easy enough to tell who's more mature than the other by the way they post in there, so I'm sure you'll be all right. :3

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AuthorRe: baby_gamer on the way...
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3,313. Posted:

lonlon-milker wrote:

theblackdragon wrote:

@MrGameluvr: in theory it sounds great, but in practice it sucks quite a bit, no offense. :3

on the contrary I was born December 24 and it's pretty awaome

well, i was born on the 21st and it sucked for me. now what? lol

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AuthorRe: QotD Up for grabs.
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3,314. Posted:

battLeToaD wrote:

An app that prints money and lets me access @theblackdragon's app. :)

wtf get your own >:[
or i'll just take yours >:3

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AuthorRe: Xenoblade Chronicles
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3,315. Posted:

@Tech101: exactly. they're not timed in 'you have thirty minutes from now to find [insert item(s) here] for so-and-so', they're timed in 'when you pass this point in the story, you can no longer complete this quest' — at least, all the ones i've come across so far are that way. idk, i only just made it to Makna Forest, so there might be quests with an actual timed deadline later in the game, who knows :3

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AuthorRe: baby_gamer on the way...
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3,316. Posted:

@MrGameluvr: in theory it sounds great, but in practice it sucks quite a bit, no offense. :3

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3,317. Posted:

she_gamer wrote:

the hubby (who assumed all gaming would be put on hold for a while... hahahaha)

didn't anyone tell him what happens when you assume? lol... congratulations~ :3

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AuthorRe: Xenoblade Chronicles
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3,318. Posted:

@G4L: those timed quests expire when it becomes impossible for you to complete them — otherwise, you can conceivably complete them anytime you feel like it, provided you are physically able to do so (e.g. you have to be able to beat the monsters you're after, lol). the game makes it pretty obvious when you've hit these points of no return, so to speak, and you'll know them once you've hit them. just save often and be prepared to go back and do things when you realize you've hit these points. :3

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3,319. Posted:

@TysonQ7, @G4L: You're talking about that 'With Great Gratitude' quest or whatever, right? I've been through that cave a total of twice now (once exploring, once to get the mushroom) and it's easy as hell to avoid all the monsters inside. Even if you do manage to trigger the spider's aggro while picking up the mushroom, if you just run like hell and don't look back, you'll be fine. i touched him on accident while getting the mushroom, so i know from experience that you'll be okay if you run :3

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AuthorRe: QotD Up for grabs.
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3,320. Posted:

I'd have an app that could stop time for me. i'd be able to catch up on so much sleep, and i'd get so much stuff done :3

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3,321. Posted:

This would've been appropriate back on April Fools' Day, but we're all the way into May now. You should've saved it for next year :3

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3,322. Posted:

Please, everyone, listen to Reala. This thread gets cluttered enough without endless double, triple, and even quadruple-posting that's been happening lately., and the one-word or 'me too' style posts need to end. If you need to add something to a post you just made, use the 'Edit' link located to the upper right of your latest comment. If you're adding more than one person at a time, please wait until you've added everyone you want to add and then make one comment to the thread letting them all know at once — trust me, they'll be able to read and see that they've been added. We understand your enthusiasm, but it is not fair to let two or three users run roughshod over the rest when everyone wants to be added just as badly as you. Please be respectful of your fellow users! :3

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3,323. Posted:

@Waltz: You could have just linked to their Twitter, y'know.

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3,324. Posted:

James wrote:

When does the combat start really making sense? I mean, I get it, but it's all a bit chaotic at the moment.

the more you play, the more sense it makes — definitely do some sidequests. all that practice beating up monsters to steal their pelts and claws and the like, it definitely helps when it comes time for a boss fight. chaos is kinda the name of the game, but if you can control that chaos, you'll get by. :3

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3,325. Posted:

For goodness' sake, drop the wrangling, please. Wikipedia is not a valid source for anything; it is too easily edited by misinformed individuals or vandalized by trolls — even they acknowledge the problems inherent in their own model of operation. The best thing you can do if you want to try and use Wikipedia as a source for something is pick through any available references for your article(s) of choice and see if you can find the info you want to share in those references. Just using a Wikipedia page as backup for a statement you'd like to make is asking to have your foot shoved into your mouth.

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