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AuthorRe: One more reason not to shop at GAME.
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6,126. Posted:

Doma wrote:

theblackdragon wrote:

so long as they're not selling those 'pre-owned' consoles at full price, who cares?

They probably are, what's to stop them from doing so?

Personally, i despise GAME, their in-store pricing is disgraceful and i’ve had instances in the past where i’ve bought (supposedly) new games from them, only to find they had existing save files on them.

They take the opportunity to screw people over, whenever.

sounds like a British Gamestop, then — i've heard of the 'save files on supposedly new games' thing popping up every so often from GS before, and they've got some shady practices of their own depending on the store and manager(s) involved (loaning out games to employees and selling them as new afterward, refusing to sell games in their original shrink-wrap, giving crap for trade-in value and reselling the same games at nearly-new prices, etc. and so forth). still, as James says, 'probably doing' isn't the same as 'actually doing', y'know? we can assume the worst, but there's no knowing for sure without proof.

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AuthorRe: One more reason not to shop at GAME.
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6,127. Posted:

Hardy83 wrote:

The only one losing is Nintendo. Instead of selling two new 3DS systems, Game buys one and then makes pure profit selling that one pre-owned.

But that's the beauty of the pre-owned market I guess.

how are they making pure profit? they already paid out of pocket for it, and they're selling it as pre-owned, not new (new they're 196-ish there, so discounted for pre-owned status they'd probably be about the same price as they paid for it at the other store). they can only hope to sell something else along with the Tesco-bought 3DS (games, accessories, etc.) in order to turn any kind of real profit this way.

normally, you would be right about the pre-owned market, but this isn't really the same 'give the customer maybe half of what they paid for it and then sell it almost at the same price as new' deal, y'know?

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AuthorRe: 3DS Street Pass- How many times per person a day?
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6,128. Posted:

The StreetPass thread is here. Feel free to ask there :3

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6,129. Posted:

so long as they're not selling those 'pre-owned' consoles at full price, who cares? Nintendo got theirs, so did Tesco, and the idea of a 'pre-owned' console has never been played is pretty appealing to me as a buyer, lol. :3

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AuthorRe: Ideas for the site
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6,130. Posted:

@WaveBoy: 'you guys' is actually one guy — Ant. He's got a day job and his own IRL stuff to deal with, same as all the rest of us do. he's got to juggle that along with other behind-the-scenes projects to actually keep the site up and running as well as the eventual promised front-of-house site upgrades. your continued patience is much appreciated. :3

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AuthorRe: Who took a dump on my DS games?
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6,131. Posted:

Token+Girl wrote:

Ooh...sorry. My bad. I had Chipotle last night.

Good luck with that.

daaaaaaaaaaahahaha
it does that to me too :$

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AuthorRe: 4Kids is getting sued.
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6,132. Posted:

Raylax wrote:

NOTHING BEATS A JELLY-FILLED RICE BALL DONUT.

thank you, sir, for making me cackle IRL... now my mentor is giving me a weird look D:

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AuthorRe: Do you notice things spin when you tap you 3DS?
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6,133. Posted:

it's the noise. try blowing into the microphone. :3

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6,134. Posted:

Feel free to ask for recommendations in the Wii recommendations thread. :3

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6,135. Posted:

Please ask in this thread. Surely someone there will know :3

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AuthorRe: Why All the Apple Hate Recently?
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6,136. Posted:

With Nintendo acknowledging Apple as a competitor, it's the console wars all over again. that kind of thing brings out the fanboys everywhere, as evidenced in reply #2.

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AuthorRe: Moving DSiWare to the 3DS?
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6,137. Posted:

@TeoBarnowl: it's not a matter of the 'finding a way'; they've said flat-out that two systems are required for the transfer.

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AuthorRe: Anyone fed up with typical Arcade games at the Arcade?
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6,138. Posted:

on the rare occasion i actually get to go to an arcade, i go specifically for those kinds of games — the ones with the big cabinets, giant screens, and anything else i can't replicate at home, so i can't say that i'm 'fed up' with the types of games they've currently got on offer, no. anything else i've either already got or i can get my hands on easily and play from the comfort of my favorite chair.

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AuthorRe: extreme gloss creates extreme glare in daylight. just me?
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6,139. Posted:

the brightness of the 3DS screen is indeed set to full by default. i find it easier to see the 3D if it's turned down about halfway (or it's easier on my eyes, anyway). tap the little sun icon in the upper left-hand corner of the Home screen to change your brightness setting.

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AuthorRe: Nintendo Life Playstation 3 Fan Thread
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6,140. Posted:

@Odd69: Legend of Mana is different from other games in the Mana series... it's not really a linear RPG, as the way you get through it is by creating your own playing field (you find artifacts that you plant on the field which spawn new areas to explore and stuff). Some of the artifacts/areas must be found and explored in order to beat the game, and if you only do those parts, you can beat it fairly quickly. If your goal is to complete the game, though, there's a buttload of possible sidequests to do that flesh out the stories of characters you meet and make beating the game a richer experience overall. I adore Legend of Mana, but if you're not into sidequests and story arcs that don't really focus on your silent protagonist of choice, you'll probably be disappointed.

if you do buy this game and plan on completing it, don't be afraid to consult a guide — some areas can only grow if artifacts have been planted in a certain configuration. be careful :3

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AuthorRe: Moving DSiWare to the 3DS?
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6,141. Posted:

James Newton wrote:

Yes, it deletes DSiWare from the DSi. It also can't ever be transferred back.

you can transfer games not registered to your DSi via SD all you like... you just can't play 'em. it gives you an error message :3

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6,142. Posted:

did you just turn on/open up your system? it takes a minute to recognize that i'm online sometimes, the system needs to connect again and stuff.

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AuthorRe: I just saved $100 on 3DS stuff.
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6,143. Posted:

that's nice. take the back-patting to the Amazon thread, please. :3

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AuthorRe: Moving DSiWare to the 3DS?
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6,144. Posted:

I know our DSiWare will only be playable on one system, so it'd make sense for it to be physically deleted from the DSi in the process. After all, why leave it on the DSi if it'll be inaccessible?

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AuthorRe: Who took a dump on my DS games?
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6,145. Posted:

geek-master wrote:

wow real brain food huh?

it's not so much 'brain food' as 'junk food'. Please don't advise people to take their consoles apart, geek-master, especially not when the problem (the fuzziness/washed out-ness of DS titles played on the 3DS) is an unavoidable issue and the 'solution' you've provided is absolute bull. thank you in advance.

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AuthorRe: Where did my posts go?
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6,146. Posted:

EliPro wrote:

Christ, i was just curious

If ever you notice one of your topics is missing from the forums, your first instinct should be to check your e-mail. Please do so now; i e-mailed you as soon as i'd taken care of your first topic tonight.

That said, we're not buying the 'b-b-but my brother' excuse. own up to your mistakes and move on.

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AuthorRe: Nintendo 3DS Release Rushed?
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6,147. Posted:

@Stereoman: Could you please not put words into his mouth like that? Thank you :/

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AuthorRe: Nintendo 3DS Release Rushed?
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6,148. Posted:

@Stereoman: that was the point — he had been answering my question, and i'd made a mistake in said question. whether or not he bought a DSi was not what i originally wanted to know, and honestly i think the DSi has nothing to do with what he's talking about now. with the DSi, almost everything was available either at launch or very soon after, not months after (as in the case of the 3DS).

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6,149. Posted:

@Hardy, Stereoman: sorry, i meant to say 3DS in my initial question. Did you purchase a 3DS, Hardy? :3

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AuthorRe: Lego Star Wars 3: Clone Wars 3DS impressions
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6,150. Posted:

to be fair, the flying parts are the worst in LSW: The Complete Saga... i'm not surprised to hear they're not that great in this version either, haha

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