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AuthorRe: The "smartphone vs. handheld" debate compared to the "PC vs. game console" debate
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4,301. Posted:

You've already got a recent thread for discussing smartphones versus handhelds, tendoboy. Please feel free to revive it if you really want to argue the same tired points further. Thank you!

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AuthorRe: I cannot email nintendo about ambassador games.
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4,302. Posted:

Try calling, and be sure to let them know their e-mail option is not working. And again, the main Ambassador thread is here; please use that thread to ask any further questions. Thank you! :3

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AuthorRe: Ambassador help and questions.
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4,303. Posted:

Please, the main Ambassador thread is here. Feel free to ask your questions there. You can also get in touch with Nintendo directly if you have questions; if you know you should be an Ambassador but are unable to access the games, they're the ones you need to talk to. :3

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4,304. Posted:

@The_Fox: Not to mention that same flying splash (and everything else) being set to amazing video game music and remixes thereof, haha. sometimes the music really makes the clips that much more hilarious :3

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AuthorRe: Nobunaga's Ambition X Pokemon announced (DS, 2012, SRPG, Koei Tecmo X Nintendo) they got Pokemon in my three kingdoms
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4,305. Posted:

... what the... just... what???

LaytonxWright, day-one purchase, no questions asked. This, though... i'll need to know a lot more about it. :/

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AuthorRe: There is balance in the Universe, Ambassadors.
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4,306. Posted:

@Apollo: Considering the only reason my 3DS isn't an Ambassador 3DS is because the one I shelled out for at launch was stolen, I find the assumption that because i don't have access to these games i'm 'fine' somewhat insulting — i paid my money, i should be able to have these games. That said, if you'd like to discuss the end of the Ambassador program further, please feel free to use this existing thread. Thank you!

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AuthorRe: What is a fast way to stock up on coins in MK7?
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4,307. Posted:

The best way is to learn where they are and keep picking them up as you race. If you work on unlocking Mirror Mode and three-starring all the tracks, you'll pick up coins easily — and remember that you can pick up coins by playing online as well.

If you'd like to continue discussing MK7 strategy, please feel free to use this existing thread. Thank you! :3

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AuthorRe: Is the Ambassador Program Over?
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4,308. Posted:

So far as we know, yes. If you'd like to discuss it further, please feel free to use this existing thread. :3

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AuthorRe: Maka Wuhu Ettiquette
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4,309. Posted:

@Adam: i prefer to think of it as Nintendo sparing my thumb, lol.
they do care about me, they do they do they do

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AuthorRe: Anyone going to play through one the GBA games on 3DS?
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4,310. Posted:

Everyone's already discussing which GBA game they'll play through first in this thread here, Chaoslink1. Please feel free to join them :3

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AuthorRe: Maka Wuhu Ettiquette
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4,311. Posted:

warioswoods wrote:

plus the fact that they made sure to alter the drift mechanics to prevent this in subsequent titles.

actually, i figured they did it that way because snaking is hell on your thumb, lol. i remember extended sessions where i wouldn't be able to feel the tip of my thumb properly anymore... owie :(

warioswoods wrote:

Anyhow, I didn't say the two were entirely equivalent; I just noted that the majority of anti-Wuhu-glitch arguments also apply to snaking. Not all, but most.

true, it did start that way, but then you continued it. :3
btw, 'quickly' isn't really an adjective i'd use to describe any of your walls of text :3

Either way, my main beef with the Maka Wuhu glitch and your comparison to snaking (even though you were being facetious about it) is that you're still having to navigate the full track along with everyone else whether you choose to snake or not. it's also very possible to still screw someone who chooses to snake with shells/lightning/etc. (and god forbid you screw up snaking on your own!), whereas the Maka Wuhu glitch puts a player too far out of range too quickly for any of the items (or player screwups) to matter.

to me, i don't really care what you do so long as you have to navigate the same length of track as everyone else. skipping ahead as the result of an accidental glitch is not comparable to being good enough to fly through a track via the aid of near-constant boosts. Snaking properly is something that takes practice and dedication, memorizing the right angles to work from and the layouts of courses in order to use this skill to your advantage. Falling off the track and letting a Lakitu carry you to the top of the mountain is not competitive at all.

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AuthorRe: Maka Wuhu Ettiquette
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4,312. Posted:

It's one thing to snake, though, and another to utilize a glitch. Snaking requires skill, though it's considered by many to be a cheap move, and you are going faster than most by means of near-constant boosting, but you never leave the track while snaking. You are still navigating the entire course, obstacles and all.

The Maka Wuhu glitch skips you forward, meaning you don't actually race through a portion of the track. You do not have to navigate those obstacles on that entire portion of track, there's no fear of boosting yourself off the edge or into a boulder or anything. Through no skill of your own, you've put yourself so far ahead there's no chance a red shell will make it to you before it crashes into something else. Unlike snaking, which is clearly made possible, encouraged by the game (as demonstrated by those tracks you say are geared toward aiding those who snake and the rest where it's also a usable skill), and (as Adam has already said) you can clearly see happening (a problem if you're ahead of those using the glitch in Maka Wuhu), this glitch is unintentional — you fall off the mountain in the right place on one track and the Lakitu assumes you were farther along than you were. It's like hopping the wall in Wario Stadium... the difference between utilizing this glitch and snaking is clear to me, at least — i don't care how fast you're going, but if you're skipping ahead with the help of a misguided Lakitu, that is cheating IMO.

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AuthorRe: Wrestling Fans Unite!
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4,313. Posted:

Anyone here ever heard of Botchamania? My husband and I have been watching all the videos straight through on YouTube off and on for the past week or two, lol... If you haven't, it's pretty much a showcase of botched moves (most are no-sells or hits that didn't land properly), but there's also plenty of random on-the-road stories, some drama, and just plain stupid stuff mixed in. it's turned me on to a side of wrestling that is pretty freakin' hilarious.

I'd link to it, but it's pretty NSFW (language mostly, though sometimes indecent exposure and/or extreme violence lol) and you guys can find it on your own if you're interested :3

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AuthorRe: The official Nintendo Life Mario Kart 7 Community
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4,314. Posted:

just a heads-up — if you use the Maka Wuhu cheat in the official NL community, we will not only bail on you and use one of our private communities to race instead, we will also name and shame you here in this thread.

Congratulations, Dukes! You are a cheater!

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AuthorRe: Why 3DS Japan have Demo but US have only trailer?
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4,315. Posted:

Japan tends to get everything first since that's where Nintendo is based. NA will be getting demos soon, however.

If you'd like to discuss the demos that Japan already has, please feel free to use this existing thread. Thank you! :3

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AuthorRe: GBA Ambassador: When do you expect them to roll in?
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4,316. Posted:

@grumblegrumble: As I've said repeatedly over the years, no one is ever in trouble for posting a duplicate thread. We know (most) people aren't just doing it to be ignorant, and some people flip out over it, but we are not angry when we lock a thread, nor do we lock/redirect threads out of spite. We know very well that the forum search is busted, and all we're trying to do when we lock a thread as a duplicate is keep a given discussion together as opposed to splintered across multiple threads. That's all! Hopefully the site revamp will give us a merge feature so we won't have to worry about it anymore :3

If you'd like to continue this line of discussion, you're more than welcome to use the Contact Form to get in touch. Otherwise, let's get back to thinking good thoughts about the GBA titles arriving soon :3

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AuthorRe: GBA Ambassador: When do you expect them to roll in?
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4,317. Posted:

@grumblegrumble: most of the GBA Ambassador titles hadn't been retro reviewed, and I'm told the few that were (I know Minish Cap was one, idk about the rest though) were taken down so that they can have information regarding how they play on the 3DS added in. They will all see Ambassador-style reviews once we get 'em, though, don't worry. :3

As for the forum-search thing, we know, we know, believe me we know, and hopefully the upcoming site revamp will take care of it for us. As always, we appreciate your patience. :3

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AuthorRe: GBA Ambassador: When do you expect them to roll in?
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4,318. Posted:

guys, it's time for everyone to step back and chill out.

they are just games. games that have been out for quite a long time now. games that most of you have already played multiple times over. they are not worth raging and frothing at the mouth on the internet over. angry with Nintendo? Take it straight to them — contact information is easy to find on Nintendo's page in any region. bickering with one another over it solves nothing, though, and it ticks me off because I have to go in and make sure everything's all right when the reports roll in. :(

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AuthorRe: Books that Should be Movies
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4,319. Posted:

The_Horse_Lover wrote:

Great...this has now become a junky, off-topic thread...sigh...

I fail to see how the discussion of books and their translation to film is off-topic...? Sorry if things didn't turn out the way you planned, i suppose :3

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AuthorRe: My Club Nintendo pins have still not arrived.
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4,320. Posted:

@bub166: the package is oddly-shaped and can't be bent, so mine i had to pick up from the post office — are you sure you didn't miss that little card in your mailbox by mistake? if not, I'd give it time... last year's reward finally made it to me about two weeks after everyone got theirs, which was another two weeks or so after the e-mails were sent out, making it a month from the time i was notified it'd been sent. yours could just be hung up in the system this time around instead of mine :3

You could also try contacting Nintendo directly to see if they have anything to say?

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AuthorRe: Ambassador games for everyone?
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4,321. Posted:

We don't know for sure if or when the GBA games will become public, but if you'd like to cast your guess upon the waters, this thread here is the place to do it. :3

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AuthorRe: Books that Should be Movies
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4,322. Posted:

bro2dragons wrote:

I think your point best applies to movie adaptations of previous works.

the title of the thread is 'books that should be movies'... i think his point was well directed as-is. :3

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AuthorRe: Books that Should be Movies
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4,323. Posted:

Mickeymac wrote:

Your welcome, just doing my job.:)

you seem to have mistaken me for someone much more amused. i didn't really find that funny, and i still don't :/

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AuthorRe: Books that Should be Movies
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4,324. Posted:

Mickeymac wrote:

theblackdragon wrote:

A movie may be good, but no matter how amazing the special effects are, no matter how true to the original story it is, no matter how hard the actors and actresses work to fit the characters, no matter how hard the set and costume designers work to get the feel of what the author intended, that one version that makes it to theaters is not going to be the same as what everyone already had in their minds. when you've already got a set idea in your brain and someone attempts to pass off another version as truth, the end result is going to be 'but the book was better' no matter how long or short the story is.

I've never had that problem, and quite frankly, that's the dumbest excuse to dislike a movie that I've ever heard.

it's possible to like something but still feel that another version of it is better. thank you for reading something into my words that I didn't say, though — since that's not what I said at all, I'm going to ignore the fact that you chose to insult it.

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4,325. Posted:

Aqueous wrote:

There was three times the movie was the better version and that was all star wars which is better fitted to movie format in the first place.

i think the reason for that is because Lucas was kinda writing for the big screen. he wasn't writing books, he was essentially writing screenplays. :3

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