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AuthorRe: Final Fantasy VI 3DS
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5,951. Posted:

Vinstigator wrote:

Yeah it is but there's always one person in a thread who will try to turn it into that. I've owned/own every console imaginable so I don't believe in console wars. In fact, I'm more of a PC gamer than anything (Unreal Tournament ftw). I've even had to defend Sony and Microsoft from Nintendo people before. I believe EVERY console has their strengths and weaknesses. PSP did a lot of stuff better than the DS and visa versa (hence the reason I owned both of them).

for someone who doesn't believe in 'em, you're certainly helping to perpetuate them — you attempted to speak for everyone in the original post, got called out on it, and then refused to admit you were as biased as the next person. everyone's got their bias no matter how many consoles they own. no company needs 'defending' in this thread, and you are not the be-all, end-all of video game opinions on the internet. :3

That said, Chrono Trigger looks and plays great on the DS, and after having played Okamiden and FFIV, i don't know what you're talking about in terms of limitations on the DS — they packed those games chock-full of excellent gameplay. There's no reason why the DS couldn't possibly handle a solid port of FFVI.

Also, IMO even FFIV was better than FFVI — VI is a good game, don't get me wrong, but it kinda goes to crap halfway through. IV didn't have that problem to me, it stayed strong through to the end.

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AuthorRe: When is the 3DS update? Anyone know the date?
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5,952. Posted:

yep, 'late may' is our only clue as to when it'll happen. :3

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AuthorRe: Final Fantasy VI 3DS
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5,953. Posted:

so i thought this was a 'Final Fantasy VI 3DS' thread, not a 'console wars' thread...?

i don't really see what the 3DS can do for FFVI that the DS couldn't have done for it. I can give or take the new-style 3D sprites, really... if they were to go with the original 2D goodness with maybe a little bit of layering effects, i'd probably be much happier with a 3DS port of this game than if they were to continue on with the graphics as featured in FFIVDS and the like.
also, the greatest FF of all time was V, thanks :3

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AuthorRe: Cave Story DS version - delisted?
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5,954. Posted:

If you've got a PAL-region DSi, CS DSiWare hasn't yet been released in EU/AUS. If you've got an NA one, though, it's still up on Nintendo.com, and it's right there in the 'Recommended Titles' list when you boot up the DSi Shop, so idk what to tell you :3

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AuthorRe: What's Your NintendoLife Number!?
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5,955. Posted:

slapshot82 wrote:

Is it bad that I like my new NL# better than my SSN? :)

at least it's shorter, haha

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AuthorRe: sony press conference tonight
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5,956. Posted:

Feel free to post this to this existing thread about the PSN issue. :3

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AuthorRe: What's Your NintendoLife Number!?
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5,957. Posted:

Raylax wrote:

Give me some credit, I was clearly joking :P

how was I to know you were joking? the comment was reported, and i took care of it accordingly.

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AuthorRe: What's Your NintendoLife Number!?
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5,958. Posted:

AlexSays wrote:

Well I'm all for changes to the site, but we seem to be moving a bit backwards.

Sometimes you have to take a step back before you move forward, AlexSays — Ant did this to help pave the way for things that will be coming next. :3
speaking of changes, though, you might want to take a look at the Community Rules if you haven't done so lately :3

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5,959. Posted:

@TheColorsOfSonic: about 3,000+ more people do :3

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AuthorRe: Hello!
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5,960. Posted:

Welcome to Nintendo Life, HeroOfCybertron. Feel free to introduce yourself in the newbie introductions thread :3

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5,961. Posted:

pixelman wrote:

Pix L. Man

capital letters and everything?!

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AuthorRe: Playing DS games in the original resolution
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5,962. Posted:

good times. thanks for the tip! :3

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AuthorRe: Nintendolife's fourth site is about SEGA?
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5,963. Posted:

it's only the worst-kept secret on the face of the planet, lol
if you're a chat regular, that is :3

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AuthorRe: Nintendo Life Playstation 3 Fan Thread
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5,964. Posted:

BedCommando wrote:

The law doesn't hold the ground it does in real life when concerning the internet because of so many variables. Like with the downloading music issue. Illegal in a lot of countries, but not here. Hard for laws to hold on a medium that is worldwide, you know?

which is why Sony's attempting to go after GeoHotz — because their gigantic legal team has told them that they don't have a legal leg to stand on.

BedCommando wrote:

Also, money always returns to a physical product at some point. It starts real, and stays real thanks to an economy where money is constantly in circulation.

not anymore. maybe in the past, but nowadays thanks to debit/check-cards, online payments, and direct deposit, it's all numbers on screens for the most part. it can take physical form, but that doesn't mean it always does, just like the software those hackers are downloading could be granted physical form (as a disc or pre-release review copy) but in practice often aren't.

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AuthorRe: Nintendo Life Playstation 3 Fan Thread
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5,965. Posted:

@BedCommando: Regarding the massage example, the principle is there (and it depends on where you go whether they take payment up-front, same for the guy who fixes your air conditioner or the one who tattoos you), and as much as you attempt to deny it or skirt around it, the law is the law. If the hackers in this example are American and did their deeds on American soil, Sony has a presence here in the US and will certainly prosecute them to the fullest extent of US law.

also, that cash never has to leave the internet — you don't have to hold it in your hand to use it on eBay and Amazon, for example.

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5,966. Posted:

When someone hacks into a system and downloads software illegally, they've gotten something for free that every other person has had to pay for. You can't walk into a massage parlor, get your massage, and then just walk out without paying, same as it's illegal to pirate music off the internet. Theft of an intangible item or a service is still theft.

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AuthorRe: Old game
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5,967. Posted:

Feel free to discuss whatever game(s) you may be currently playing in this existing thread. :3

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AuthorRe: Can people brick your 3ds.
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5,968. Posted:

We don't know yet, but you can turn off wireless and disable StreetPass/SpotPass if you're worried. Try contacting Nintendo if you'd like an official answer.

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AuthorRe: PSN Suspended
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5,969. Posted:

@edhe: you'd be surprised how many people use one username (or a similar username) and password across multiple websites. idk what's involved in a PSN account, but if someone gave them an outside e-mail address (for verification or something) or if they were able to get their e-mail address from one of those same-username website accounts and (god forbid) that person was silly enough to use the same password for their e-mail address as their PSN account, they are potentially super-screwed, y'know?

as for the second question, to apply for credit (in the US anyway), most places will require a SSN and leave it at that, but others will allow individuals to apply if they've got proof of residency and multiple photo IDs (passport, drivers' license/state ID, military ID, etc. and so forth). to be absolutely technical about it, though, there is no state or federal law requiring them to get a SSN from every applicant, and it's a felony in the US to use threat, duress, or coercion to try and force a person by fear or deceit to provide a SSN. they'd have to do their homework to dig up the correct line of laws and prepare to go that far with it, but yes, if you're in the US (which i know you're not, but others here are and should be aware of this) they could indeed apply for credit in your name if they had your information.

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AuthorRe: Congratulations to William and Catherine.
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5,970. Posted:

Sorry guys, but between this and the other thread, it's been proven that too many people here just want to be disgusting about what should be a very special day for two people (yes, royalty are people too). Please, no more threads about the royal wedding — just watch it if you're going to and enjoy. :3

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5,971. Posted:

OH HELL YES

er, i mean... uh... awesome~

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AuthorRe: Has anyone had their 3ds crash when registering someone online.
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5,972. Posted:

yes, i've seen reports of other users experiencing errors/BSoDs outside of actual games before. Feel free to discuss your experience(s) in this existing thread.

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5,973. Posted:

There's also this thread here if you'd like to discuss specific games you'd like to see come out for VC. Unfortunately, the only people who know for sure the answer to your question are the good folks at Nintendo. Might want to shoot them a line and see what they say :3

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AuthorRe: Thinking about getting a US Wii
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5,974. Posted:

good luck, let us know if it works :3

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5,975. Posted:

what i've managed to pull up with Google so far seems to have said that if your TV isn't new enough to have an NTSC/PAL switch on it (or the option to switch available under the TV's internal menu), so long as you're getting a stable B/W image you should be able to get a color image by using component cables (as opposed to composite) to output your Wii's video to the TV (provided the TV has that option available).
if i've read correctly, it has something to do with the way NTSC and PAL differ with regards to color encoding, and composite is supposed to be standardized in all regions...? idk :3

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