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AuthorRe: Broken Street Date
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6,376. Posted:

ballkirby1 wrote:

Well since this is a thread about the subject, according to a Best Buy employee, the 3DS costs a whopping total of $9,999 in the store's computer until March 27th. This is so just in case Nintendo raises the price before launch, there would be no possible way they could under charge for the system. (I don't get it either) However, he then told me if a Best Buy broke the Street Date and sold the 3DS before the 27th it would cost $9,999. So if you see a 3DS being sold at Best Buy earlier, good luck affording it.

hahahahaha nice!

personally, i'm surprised they have the UPC in their system already, though... some stores won't have the item in the system at all until the release date (they won't be able to ring it up for you at all, therefore they can't sell it). :3

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AuthorRe: Hudson's 3DS games are cancelled.
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6,377. Posted:

iphys wrote:

It can mean the same thing as a certain 4-letter word that starts with F.

so can 'make love', 'have sex', 'boink', or even 'do'... doesn't make it any more a 'bad word' in and of itself. i've never heard 'bonk' called profane before... is that Canadian slang?

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AuthorRe: Broken Street Date
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6,378. Posted:

@Link79: as explained above, it has to do with it being fair for all retailers involved. If people are waiting in line for a midnight release for (insert game here) but hear that a store down the street is already selling it at 8pm, they're gonna head for that other store en masse and purchase the game there... that means lost sales for the store(s) who are adhering to the release date set by the publisher (or whatev').

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AuthorRe: Hudson's 3DS games are cancelled.
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6,379. Posted:

iphys wrote:

Well, Bonk was obviously cancelled because it's a bad word.

... ???

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AuthorRe: Broken Street Date
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6,380. Posted:

@jango: try contacting Nintendo? idk how much good it'll do, but it's worth a shot and you'll've done your civic duty, i guess :3

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AuthorRe: Anyone tried cutting the tab off of the 3DS games?
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6,381. Posted:

haha that's awesome, i wondered if anyone was gonna do that :3

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AuthorRe: To Demonstrate, or Not to Demonstrate?
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6,382. Posted:

We've already got the article thread. Please 'debate' in the comments there.

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AuthorRe: Pilotwings and Super Monkey Ball look fine and all..
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6,383. Posted:

Looks like it's time for the 3DS recommendations thread to make an appearance. Please ask for recommendations there. :3

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AuthorRe: did you guys see the yahoo article on Asperger's and Tourettes for james durbin
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6,384. Posted:

I'm sorry you're upset by misinformed and sometimes downright ignorant comments on the internet, Mr.iwantwiipoints, but the Nintendo Life forums aren't really the place for this rant. Your own personal blog would be best — you can even put a link to your blog into your sig if you like. :3

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AuthorRe: DS problem....should I send it in for repair?
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6,385. Posted:

they weren't able to duplicate the issue i was having with my DSi when i sent it in (figures it wouldn't act up on cue for them, lol, just for me...), so they just replaced it for me free of charge because mine was still under warranty. just go for it, what do you have to lose? :3

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AuthorRe: Okamiden available now???
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6,386. Posted:

it's gorgeous, but that camera is killing me. is there any way to zoom out? I've been back and forth through the booklet and i didn't see anything about it :(

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AuthorRe: The "Derail this Topic" game!
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6,387. Posted:

Ever notice how once you have the ability to do something all you like, it turns out to be not as much fun as when it happens spontaneously? :3

Anyway, as already mentioned, this is pretty much what chat is for, briunj. You know where to find it ;)

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AuthorRe: Telltales games is asome!!
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6,388. Posted:

Good to know. Glad you're enjoying your games :3

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AuthorRe: *Your Estimate On How Many Hours You've Played On All Video Games Combined
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6,389. Posted:

a lot...? seriously, how are we expected to calculate this?

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AuthorRe: Should I get iPod Nano (6th Gen)?
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6,390. Posted:

@Besen: lol, i've left my pedometer on overnight on accident a few times... i've also left the damn nano clipped to my shoulder overnight on accident more than a few times too. it's a sturdy little thing, i'll definitely give it props for that :3

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AuthorRe: Should I get iPod Nano (6th Gen)?
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6,391. Posted:

i like my 6th gen nano. it's so tiny it can fit just about anywhere without me worrying about breaking it, the touchscreen works quite well/it's easy to use, and it can hold a buttload of music. i've also gotten some good use out of the pedometer, and i like how it's integrated with iTunes; it makes syncing music/playlists over so much easier.

then again, i haven't ever had a nice MP3 player before, only crappy off-brand ones, so ymmv. :3

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AuthorRe: Favorite Cartoons based on a videogame?
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6,392. Posted:

@Link79: he actually wasn't a bad duplicate in Return of Jafar i think because he was trying to match Robin Williams still. Early on in the Aladdin SatAM series he wasn't bad either as i recall — again, trying to match Robin — and to be honest, he's never a 'bad' Genie, it's just that as he grew into the role, he stopped trying to match Robin quite so hard, so you can hear the differences easier. :3

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AuthorRe: 3DS Demo Units @ Best Buy stores
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6,393. Posted:

i'm agreeing with chiwii — that site is weird. when i put in my zip code, it shows one location that apparently has a retail kiosk, but when i try to click it for more info nothing happens. i looked on the actual Google Maps site in the same spot, and it turned out to be a pool and spa retail store. wtf, why would they have a 3DS... and why is my local Best Buy not on that locator at all, since it totally has one? haha~

again, like chiwii suggested, i think the most accurate indicator is going to be calling around. :3

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AuthorRe: My Review of the 3DS
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6,394. Posted:

my Best Buy has a kiosk now, yay... but it only had pilotwings demoing on it. never been a huge fan of pilotwings anyway, so maybe that kinda killed my feelings about it, or maybe it's because i'm not really prone to buying into mad hype anyway, but i wasn't terribly impressed — just felt like a new console to me was all. i couldn't really get the 3D to work well (i'd finally gotten it set OK for third-person flying, but then when i switched to a first-person view, i couldn't get the 3D to work for my eyes at all, which was totally weird :/).

something i thought was interesting, though, was that when i moved my head out of the 'sweet spot' for 3D viewing, the screen looked 2D; i'd been wondering how moving out of the sweet spot would work and whether or not it would be too disorienting, so that was good to see. 2D play looked great, though.

i do like the circle pad quite a bit, it felt nicer than the DSi's D-pad. and i also liked how the demo was timed, so people can't just keep on playing and playing when there are other people who want to try it out, haha :3

also, the 3DS at the kiosk was the blue one... it was rather smexy IRL. if you're on the fence, i'd try and see it in person at a kiosk if i were you before writing it off :3

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AuthorRe: Okamiden available now???
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6,395. Posted:

i just got it myself, haha. will be diving in shortly after lunch :3

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6,396. Posted:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sakN2hSVxA

^ this is apparently how they're explaining the situation via TV to young children in Japan — as an extended poop joke. it's hilarious to us, but i bet it's working pretty well to calm kids' fears over there. god bless the japanese, lol :3

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AuthorRe: DS problem....should I send it in for repair?
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6,397. Posted:

@Starlight: the OP's console would still be under warranty, though, since they only bought it maybe half a year ago. if it's still under warranty, Nintendo'll take care of it free of charge if they deem a repair order necessary, shipping and all.

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AuthorRe: DS problem....should I send it in for repair?
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6,398. Posted:

Try contacting Nintendo's customer service and see what they can do for you. :3

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AuthorRe: I had to draw a picture of what I thought heaven and hell looked like as a kid.
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6,399. Posted:

that's the console wars for you.

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6,400. Posted:

@Link79: you can tell the difference between the two easily, especially after he starts warming up to the role during the Aladdin saturday-morning cartoon, i think — he kinda started making Genie his own, which isn't a bad thing, but his voice isn't as liquid and smooth as Robin Williams', not by a long shot.

anyway, he's pretty much done all voicework for Genie ever since he replaced Robin Williams, plus he's Scarface in The Batman, he did Earl for Cow and Chicken, and he was Megavolt in Darkwing Duck. the man's done a lot of voicework over the years, lol. :3

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