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AuthorRe: Should the gamepad be "abandoned"???
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351. Posted:

FutureAlphaMale wrote:

All true, but that only shows that Nintendo (and others) have already had a decade of dual screen gaming experience under their belt, yet still haven't been able to harness that on the Wii U in a meaningful way.

for handhelds, with the two screens of similar size attached to one another, absolutely. for home consoles, with a tiny gamepad floating around a room in front of a likely-as-not much, much larger TV screen, not so much.

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AuthorRe: Should the gamepad be "abandoned"???
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352. Posted:

Doesn't anyone remember the DS? those early DS games generally feature little to no real use of the second screen — M&L:PiT is a prime example, where you use the touchscreen once in the entire game for the absolute silliest thing. the microphone was generally about as useless. It was only after a year or two in that games really started making great use of the beyond-GBA features of the device. Devs are still feeling out the gamepad and how to make the best use of it. i don't really expect anything mindblowing involving the gamepad to hit until at least next year; until then, we'll get probably minimal to forgettable use of the thing at best.

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AuthorRe: Can something be done with all these free movie threads?
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353. Posted:

Tasuki, we're working on it. We don't like them any more than you do. We appreciate your patience.

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AuthorRe: We need an anti-troll measure, little and fun
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354. Posted:

@Araknie: In terms of profanity, I've got seventeen instances from you since our filter was implemented this past May. We post little notes every time we remove it from everyone's posts here at NL, and when that doesn't seem to work, we move to a temp-ban 'wake-up call' — which is what happened in your situation. Profanity is an easy thing to moderate, it's very cut-and-dry as opposed to someone who may or may not be trolling.

As for the situation at hand, while we'd love it if everyone here were to love Nintendo, we do not require that of our users. So long as they're not insulting other users, escalating arguments to a personal level, using profanity, or breaking any of our other Rules, they're in the clear (until they make that fatal slip — don't worry, i've got my eye on more than a few people, it's just they've kept their noses clean is all :3). We have to give people enough rope to hang themselves. If you feel a given user has gone too far, by all means please use that Report button and we'll take a look at the situation, but if a day passes and nothing has happened, we've likely concluded that no action is necessary on our part — you're welcome to check up on things via Contact Form at that point if you have any questions regarding our decision process.

Whatever happens, whether we delete the comment(s) in question, edit them, step into the thread ourselves to calm things down, or just leave things be, at that point it falls to you to do the mature thing and ignore these people with whom you disagree as opposed to lashing out at them with insults and/or profanity (thus putting you in violation of our Rules). We do apologize if the idea of having to ignore people and/or opinions you don't like bothers you, but a community made up of people who only think alike would be a very boring place indeed. We prefer to err on the side of the occasional debate (provided our Rules are respected of course :3).

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AuthorRe: ☃❆Merry Madness Released❆☃
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355. Posted:

oh my god you guys

play this game. seriously.

omg.

remember to save often, it is absolutely, positively worth it to get all the way to the end :O :O :O

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AuthorRe: Need safari with charmeleon
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356. Posted:

If you've already posted in the ongoing threads, please wait for a response there. Thank you!

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AuthorRe: First Handheld since the GBA SP. Game suggestions please!
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357. Posted:

Congratulations on your new purchase! If you feel the need for any further suggestions, please feel free to ask in our dedicated 3DS Recommendations thread. Thank you! :3

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AuthorRe: ☃❆Merry Madness Released❆☃
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358. Posted:

Mellowkarp wrote:

Aww what, I gotta pay for shipping?

psst.
when you complain about shipping, you pay quadruple shipping :O

also omg omg omg yay yay yay ToH :O :O :O

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AuthorRe: Favorite Ways To Troll On Super Mario 3D World If There Was Online Multiplayer
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359. Posted:

CanisWolfred wrote:

Playing the Game Normally. That gets 'em every time.

The best way to troll is by enjoying something that someone else (for whatever reason) does not want you to enjoy.

Therefore, go play some games instead of inventing ways to harass people online. You'll be trolling people in spirit, I promise.

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AuthorRe: The Lost Worlds of Power (Call for writers!)
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360. Posted:

SMEXIZELDAMAN wrote:

@Chickenbrutusdarling is there Tingle in any of the nes zelda games? If so I shall ponder writing an epic about myself. If not then screw it because I don't know any nes games.

DAMMIT SMEXU JUST WRITE THAT EPIC YOU PROMISED ME US YEARS AGO
i wish i could participate in something this amazing, but i have no idea what the hell to write about D:

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AuthorRe: Monsoon Vivillon anyone?
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361. Posted:

Our 6th gen Pokemon trading/battle thread is here if you'd like to post your request there. Enjoy! :3

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AuthorRe: Deus Ex: HR - Director's Cut - SUPPORT
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362. Posted:

if you want to buy it, buy it. If this version doesn't interest you, then don't. We've already got a thread for this game, so feel free to use that thread to discuss it. Thank you! :3

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AuthorRe: Deus Ex: HR - Director's Cut - DO NOT SUPPORT
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363. Posted:

if you want to buy it, buy it. If this version doesn't interest you, then don't. We've already got a thread for this game, so feel free to use that thread to discuss it. Thank you! :3

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AuthorRe: Fire Emblem Kakusei (Awakening)
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364. Posted:

FishieFish wrote:

theblackdragon wrote:

least favorite for me would probably be any of the glass weapons — i just don't like things with low number of uses :(

ARMSHRIFT.

(a) You mean 'Armsthrift', literally 'arms' + 'thrift' — the idea of being careful with one's weapons to the point of extending their usable lifespan. 'Armshrift' is not a word.
(b) Not every character can learn Armsthrift.

Seriously, it's hard to choose a 'least favorite' weapon, i know as well as you do that they're all great fun in their own way when put into the right hands. However, if i absolutely, positively had to choose, for me it'd be the glass ones — that's all i was saying.

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AuthorRe: Trade
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365. Posted:

You were told where to post your item(s) for trade in the last thread you created, McFox — please use our main Trading Area for this sort of thing. Thanks in advance, and best of luck to you! :3

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AuthorRe: Pokemon 6th Gen Trade/Battle Requests
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366. Posted:

Hey guys, be careful — when you @ someone (e.g. @TrevorS4Kicks, where their username turns into a clickable link to their profile here at NL), that user will have an e-mail sent to their inbox letting them know someone mentioned their username in a comment. If you quote a post with two other users talking to each other via @ mentions, you'll be sending e-mails to both of them even though you may not be talking to one of them. If you're quoting another user's post to reply to it here in the thread, please edit out any @ mentions to unrelated users; let's be excellent to one another and not fill each other's inboxes with what will amount to useless spam. Thanks in advance! :3

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AuthorRe: Trade
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367. Posted:

Please feel free to put any item(s) you've got up for trade in our Trading Area thread. Thank you! :3

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AuthorRe: Conveying Sarcasm
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368. Posted:

Il-Fortissimo wrote:

@LordJumpMad Hahaha nice you've been paying attention to that (I'm not using sarcasm here)

it's not 'nice' so much as it is 'annoying', mainly because you haven't really been adding much of importance to warrant the revival of the threads in question. if you could knock it off, that would be great. thanks in advance!

As for conveying sarcasm over the internet, good luck with that — the best-laid plans of mice and men often go misread where the internet is concerned. You're better off either being as straight-up as possible with people or being cool with having to explain yourself to people all the time; expecting people to know for a fact that you were just joking doesn't really work 100% of the time via text only.

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AuthorRe: The REAL Story of Super Mario Bros. 2 (USA)
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369. Posted:

I'm not sure what's going on in here, but if it's the original history of SMB2 you're after, the game was actually released first in Japan as Doki Doki Panic — you're right in that it had originally been pitched as a SMB game, but SMB2(JP) had already been released, so they went ahead and used the pitch for DDP instead (as part of their contract with some company — DDP is technically a licensed title, not Nintendo's own IP iirc). Then, after making the (mistaken) decision that SMB2(JP) would be too hard for western players, they retooled DDP into SMB2(US) for release stateside, and it was so popular they wound up bringing it back to Japan as Super Mario USA.

Hope this clears everything up for you :3

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AuthorRe: Lapras with Hydration?
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370. Posted:

Try asking in this thread here. Enjoy! :3

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AuthorRe: Dittos for Dittos!
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371. Posted:

If you're wanting to put anything up for trade, this is the thread you want. Enjoy! :3

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AuthorRe: Hi Everyone
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372. Posted:

Please feel free to advertise any personal websites, YouTube channels, forums, blogs, petitions, kickstarters, etc. and so forth via your user signature. Thank you! :3

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AuthorRe: Next Neo Geo games to come on VC?
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373. Posted:

Hey guys, just a friendly reminder — please remember that our Community Rules ask that English be used here at Nintendo Life. We do understand that English may not be everyone's first language, and we don't expect flawless examples of fluency, we merely ask that the effort to communicate in English be shown in your posts here. Thanks in advance, everyone, and thank you to those making the effort to post translations :3

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AuthorRe: Pokemon XY Friend Code Exchange
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374. Posted:

We've got a thread for FC trading here, guys. Please use it. Thank you! :3

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AuthorRe: Ice friend safari with a snorunt!
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375. Posted:

This is the thread you want. Please feel free to post requests for 6th gen trades or battles there. Enjoy! :3

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