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AuthorRe: Ambassador games for everyone?
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4,351. 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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4,352. 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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4,353. 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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4,354. 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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AuthorRe: Books that Should be Movies
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4,355. 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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AuthorRe: Books that Should be Movies
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4,356. Posted:

@Mickeymac: Every single time I've ever asked someone how the book was, they invariably say that it's better than the movie — or, they say if I liked the movie, i'll love the book. I've never had someone gush the other way around.

You're right about them having to snip things from a longer story, but that's not the only issue when translating a book into movie format, IMO... I think the deal is that people get a mental image set in their minds when they read a book. They create their own fictional worlds in their minds that the protagonists do their thing in, they've got their own perception of how the main character should look and come across and how their mannerisms should play out, and everyone's imagination is different — up to and including those of the directors, screenplay writers, costume designers, everyone working hard to put one coherent version up on the big screen.

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.

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AuthorRe: Anti-hotlinking
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4,357. Posted:

@shingi: i'm pretty sure Raylax is just joking about stealing our content and hotlinking our images — he runs an anime-based site last i knew.
unless he's telling the truth, in which case it's BAN TIME :o :o :o

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4,358. Posted:

It happens off and on, and it's never consistent between users — some will be able to see the image(s) in question just fine, others will report seeing the anti-hotlinking image. For me, usually shift+F5ing or checking back in a while will take care of the problem, but just so you know Ant is aware of the situation and will hopefully have a solution soon.

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AuthorRe: Books that Should be Movies
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4,359. Posted:

Books are best when read.

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AuthorRe: what is your favorite legendary pokemon?
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4,360. Posted:

Please feel free to post about your favorite Pokemon, legendary or no, in this recently revived thread, shadow888888880 :3

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AuthorRe: GBA Games REVEALED!! Which ones are YOU Looking forward to?
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4,361. Posted:

Please feel free to use this existing thread to continue this discussion. Thank you! :3

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AuthorRe: Should I get a PS3 now?
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4,362. Posted:

JayArr wrote:

Well if this generation of Sony is any indication, the PS4 will not be able to play PS3 games. So if you want to enjoy all the masterpieces of the PS3 you might want to pick one up.

i'd say this would be a major concern for me re: the next-gen Playstation...

and anyway, even if the PS4 does hit soon, it won't have any non-launch amazing games for it until at least a year in, so you're not only looking at a wait until the PS4 is announced (much less released), you're waiting for that lead-in time for really good games to start cropping up, too. same problem with the Wii U; no matter when it finally hits you're still going to be waiting, waiting, waiting. there's always something better around the corner, true, but where do you personally draw the line and start enjoying what's available now that you want to play? that's probably what you should be asking yourself :3

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AuthorRe: Maka Wuhu Ettiquette
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4,363. Posted:

@Syf: i suppose everyone's experience with the game is different, but i've never had a problem with people picking Maka Wuhu constantly — or with being able to drop out and match up with a new group of randoms with ease, for that matter.

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AuthorRe: Maka Wuhu Ettiquette
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4,364. Posted:

Yes. Using the glitch makes you a jerk. Especially you, TJ — you're first-ranked in the NL racing community, you've probably got astronomical VR atm; what do you need to cheat for? it's one race out of how many? if you're with a big group of randoms picking it over and over, just drop out and rejoin to get a new group of randoms.

idk how many times i've raced Maka Wuhu in WW (never picked it myself, a few times other people picked it and it comes up random sometimes too), and I can count on one hand how many times during those races someone's used the glitch. It's not cool that you're using it, and I definitely think you're a jerk for doing it with other NLers in the same race. I know you've been busted by one of us multiple times, and if you keep it up, none of us are going to want to race with you.

And it sucks because Maka Wuhu is an amazing track. I hope like hell Nintendo manages to come up with a patch or something soon, because I'd love to honestly be able to race it in WW without having to worry if someone's gonna glitch or not.

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AuthorRe: New Chocobo Theme (FFXIII-2)
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4,365. Posted:

Mickeymac wrote:

Perhaps we're all overreacting, here?

Overreacting? On the internets?!
say it ain't soooooooooooooooooooo

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AuthorRe: Skyward Sword - have I found another game-breaking bug? (spoilers!)
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4,366. Posted:

Glad to see you've figured it out, Ruairi. :3

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AuthorRe: [SOLVED] My son's 3DS hates Mii.
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4,367. Posted:

ImDiggerDan wrote:

So, problem(s) solved. Seems the title of the thread should have been "My son hates me." :(

is it horrible that i can't stop laughing at this? D: sorry man, glad to hear you figure it out though :3

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4,368. Posted:

If we could keep this thread on-topic, that would be super. Thanks, everyone~! :3

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4,369. Posted:

Sorry you feel that way, Legendslayer, but as everyone else has already mentioned, you're a bit late with this news. :3

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4,370. Posted:

NeonShell7 wrote:

You can't look backwards, B is brake.

actually, your character does turn its head to look behind him or herself if you hold down B to back up, so if you want to get technical, the answer was correct. for a practical answer, though, there is no way — just keep an eye on the lower screen. :3

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AuthorRe: Let's get political for a moment
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4,371. Posted:

/me joins the Miyamoto party
/me begins gettin' Shiggy wit it

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4,372. Posted:

SMEXIZELDAMAN wrote:

lets not

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4,373. Posted:

Kid_A wrote:

ocarinaoftime wrote:

I like this games music... This too me is right up there with ocarina of time in zelda greatness....i can see why this game got a 10 on alot of reviews....

:D :D :D
Oh, ocarinaoftime! How your comedy tickles me, so! My sides are splitting with laughter at the quality of your trolling!

i'm assuming i missed something?

also, re: the deadmau5 tattoo — i would do that in an effing heartbeat. lucky guy!

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4,374. Posted:

YellowChocobo wrote:

it was written because the artist (normally an all-girl metal band) had a $300 bet that she couldn't make a popular song about Putin.

that's some pretty epic win, then, haha

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4,375. Posted:

... was that propaganda, or was it a joke? i can't tell D:

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