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AuthorRe: Criminals with amnesia, should they still be punished?
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5,651. Posted:

@Rift: we don't know that they 'never will' regain their memory, and therein lies the problem with leaving them to their own devices. not all forms of amnesia are permanent, and there's no way of knowing whether or not an amnesiac will ever regain what they lost — if that person were to spontaneously recover, who knows how many more people they'd wind up killing before they were captured.

regarding what's 'fair' to the individual — i think at this point in the scenario the rights of the individuals around this hypothetical person take precedence over the rights of the hypothetical person — they had their chance at a normal life and blew it. potentially putting more people at risk out of 'fairness' would be ridiculous. they lost their memory from a blow struck during the raid that brought them to justice, and they wouldn't have been in that situation in the first place had they chosen to not commit whatever murders or other heinous crimes they'd committed beforehand. they brought it on themselves, it's on their own head. can't remember? that's okay, we'll do our best to help you (so that we can put you on trial).

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AuthorRe: Criminals with amnesia, should they still be punished?
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5,652. Posted:

@k8sMum: it's one thing to justify an argument, it's another to ride off into the sunset on a tangent that has little to do with what's being asked in the original post.

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AuthorRe: Criminals with amnesia, should they still be punished?
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5,653. Posted:

@BlackFira: read the books. they were much better than the movie IMO :3

that said, can we please keep to the original topic and off our personal soapboxes, please? :3

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AuthorRe: Criminals with amnesia, should they still be punished?
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5,654. Posted:

@BlackFira: you cloned yourself with memory intact. had he been born a complete blank and given the opportunity to form his own memories and live his own life separate from you, maybe you'd have more of a point, but as it stands he's still you, with the same mindset, ideas, and capability of doing whatever heinous crime(s) you committed all over again should he ever recover from the amnesia. lock him in a max security facility until he remembers (so that he can be tried and convicted properly) or dies, whichever comes first.

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AuthorRe: ds action replay
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5,655. Posted:

Try asking for help straight from Datel. :3

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AuthorRe: 3DSWare or eShop?
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5,656. Posted:

If/when there is 3DSWare (or whatever they wind up deciding to officially call downloadable games specifically made for the 3DS), it will be released on the eShop. The two terms are not interchangeable :3

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AuthorRe: Criminals with amnesia, should they still be punished?
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5,657. Posted:

how do you 'test' for amnesia? i'd be interested in how they would prove to a jury beyond all reasonable doubt that such a notorious person actually had amnesia.

that said, honest-to-god amnesia or no, there's always the chance they would remember who they were down the line and start making trouble again, so I think it'd make more sense to put them into some kind of maximum security facility possibly receiving appropriate care and/or rehabilitation until such time as they were able to remember who they were and be put to trial, and if they never could? they'd never get out, so it'd be like a life sentence anyway.

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AuthorRe: My 3DS is Frozen
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5,658. Posted:

not a problemo :3

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AuthorRe: My 3DS is Frozen
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5,659. Posted:

Hold down the power button until it finally shuts off.

Alternatively (provided your 3DS isn't actually frozen...?), you can either close the 3DS and reopen it or press the home button to go back to the main menu.

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AuthorRe: kid icarus will have online multiplayer!!
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5,660. Posted:

did i just read that correctly? 3v3 online battles?

this is definitely a day-one purchase now for me.

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AuthorRe: It's Summertime!
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5,661. Posted:

i loves me some summer thunderstorms :3

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AuthorRe: Bit.Trip.Saga
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5,662. Posted:

SAGA's getting a Wii disc release too?!

from http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/news/26724 :

In addition to combining the six original games in one package, the Wii disc version will have a number of extra features, some not even found in the 3DS version (which will, to be fair, include 3D effects, portability, and touch screen controls for some of the games). The console compilation will have an art gallery, video gallery, and audio gallery, plus a special text message/commentary from creator Alex Neuse of Gaijin Games on each of the titles. More importantly, there will be new difficulty levels for each game. The biggest addition is a set of 120 new challenge levels, made up of 20 for each of the six games in the set. These will demand absolute perfection from the player, but they are kept short (possibly very short) to avoid frustration.

wtf, Gaijin, i love you guys to bits (ha, bits) but i don't want to have to buy these games for a third time over. gdi i want that text message/commentary soooooooo bad, though... sigh.

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AuthorRe: Sales Tax? Wtf, Nintendo?
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5,663. Posted:

Depending on where you are in the US, some states (or counties) have passed new laws and regulations regarding the taxation of internet transactions. It sucks, but them's the breaks — it was a long time coming, anyway, lol. They tax everything else, after all. :3

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AuthorRe: DSiWare Untransferrables (NA) UPDATE: Pinball Pulse: The Ancients Beckon now available in the eShop!
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5,664. Posted:

i hate to say it, but i'm still seeing Domo with that little 'no' symbol on it when i try to transfer it. has anyone else been able to transfer a Domo title yet?

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AuthorRe: No friend codes on WiiU, one single online identity
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5,665. Posted:

'bout time, i guess :3
also, lol WiiPad

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AuthorRe: Transfer help.
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5,666. Posted:

you have to actually use the tool from the DSi itself (after updating, go into the DSi Shop and download the tool — it's in with the 'Free' games). the 3DS is just there to receive the game, if that makes any sense.

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AuthorRe: Wii U game discusion thread
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5,667. Posted:

mariofanatic128 wrote:

they don't seem like the sort of games that should be on a nintendo console.

this is the kind of thinking Nintendo is desperate to change at the moment. as long as they keep pumping out the first-party titles i crave as well as pushing these 3rd party titles, more power to 'em, i say :3

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AuthorRe: Nintendo's 3rd party footage culled from other systems...
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5,668. Posted:

k8sMum wrote:

so no one is offended by the showing of videos that, during the time they were shown, would be presumed to be of a nintendo product but weren't? you see only 'good' in this? you see no misrepresentation?

i think i have just entered 'the twilight zone'....

i'm not sure what you were expecting from everyone...?

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AuthorRe: 3DS won't stop charging!
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5,669. Posted:

is it still on while it's charging? it'll take longer to charge if it's still on as opposed to turned off entirely.

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AuthorRe: eShop games as Club Nintendo Rewards?/ What game should I get for the 3DS?
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5,670. Posted:

If you're looking for a place to ask 3DS game recommendations, please use the 3DS recommendations thread. As for discussion regarding 3DSWare/AR cards as Club Nintendo rewards, please use this existing thread. :3

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AuthorRe: 3DS and DSi won't connect for transfer.
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5,671. Posted:

dillidill wrote:

The DSi is a US unit and the 3DS is European but I wouldn't think that was the problem.

the DSi and 3DS both are region-locked. Each is searching for a same-region system with which to connect, and since they can't find one in the area, it just goes on and on and on. Sorry to disappoint.

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AuthorRe: E3 Nintendo 3DS Trailers on eShop now. Reactions?
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5,672. Posted:

Burning_Spear wrote:

These things alone make the eShop a slam-dunk success. And these games? Sheesh, if the launch titles were boring, the next half of this year is going to be orgasmic. Sorry, Black Dragon, don't cut me.

... did i miss something? o_o;;

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AuthorRe: Wii U - Worst System Name in History?
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5,673. Posted:

warioswoods wrote:

It makes me think of this guy (unfortunately).

Untitled

But aside from the name, I'm quite happy with it.

'Weyoun' is similar, but... it's just not similar enough for me :3
i prefer the Wii U Wii U Wii U siren... >:3

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AuthorRe: "It also means classic console titles, some dating from even before the NES days."
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5,674. Posted:

how can anything be 'confirmed' if you're asking 'what do you think'? lol, we'll just have to wait and see.

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AuthorRe: Link's Awakening Available Now on eShop
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5,675. Posted:

@syko: maybe it just feels like five minutes for me because i've played it so many times, haha :3

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