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AuthorRe: Facepalm Moments
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651. Posted:

Facepalms here are regularly replaced with images of cute puppies scratching themselves or 'sticklebricks', whatever those are — that's per James, as facepalms fall under the 'please post constructively' rule. I'm sure we can find better things to do than post stories about how our friends and family didn't know a certain detail about something relatively specific to a given hobby or profession, can't we? :3

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AuthorRe: Nintendo banned my Mii and blocked my Phone Number
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652. Posted:

... and there we have it, thanks @cookiex. @WiiDSmoker, if you have any further questions regarding your NNID and downloaded games, you may want to give Nintendo's tech support forums a try; provided you don't sign up for an account with your offending username, you may have better luck there regarding the technicalities regarding your Wii U, downloaded games, and switching around your NNIDs. If nothing else, perhaps NIntendo's support crew will be more amenable to dealing with you via e-mail; you could try getting in touch with them for help that way too. Best of luck to you regarding this particular issue!

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AuthorRe: Nintendo banned my Mii and blocked my Phone Number
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653. Posted:

Hey guys, I'm serious about ignoring the issue of his NNID and asking for honest answers, which is why I'm deleting comments from those of you who want to either state the obvious for the nth time or just crack jokes at his expense. If you're not interested in helping this person, please do not comment in this thread.

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AuthorRe: Fire Emblem Kakusei (Awakening)
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654. Posted:

@Knuckles, @WinterWarm: the heck do you guys keep mentioning me for? I have no idea why I'm being brought into your discussion, but I'd appreciate it if it were to stop, thank you :/

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AuthorRe: What happen to Fire Emblem crossover title for Wii U?
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655. Posted:

wasn't it a cross with SMT or something? the Atlus instability may have put things on hold until Sega took control, so maybe we'll start seeing some more about it once things settle down and get into their new groove :3

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AuthorRe: Nintendo banned my Mii and blocked my Phone Number
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656. Posted:

all right, all right — setting his current NNID aside, without Nintendo's customer service line to help them out they're sorta SOL, so let's see if we can't get him going again. As for the bottom line in this topic:

(a) is it possible for the OP to change their Nintendo Network username and regain unhindered access to Miiverse and whatnot?
(b) If (a) is not possible, is it possible for the OP to create a new, inoffensive NNID on the same Wii U and enjoy unhindered access to Miiverse and whatnot via the new username?
(c) if (b) is possible, will the OP still be able to redownload their copy of WWHD and/or play the original download without issue?
(d) is the game purchase tied to the NNID itself or the console? Will the OP still need to keep the 'bad' username around if they want to keep their copy of WWHD since it's already been purchased via that NNID?

We need definitive answers to actually help this person, so let's not joke around, please, guys. Thanks in advance! :3

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AuthorRe: Wind Waker HD: Same ole crap - How about a NEW Zelda?
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657. Posted:

As others have stated, they're already working on a proper Zelda U game. In the meantime, if WWHD doesn't interest you, no one's forcing you to buy it. :3

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AuthorRe: why was the dash button taken away from yoshis island and super mario 64?
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658. Posted:

since SM64's already been answered, in terms of SMW2, remember that the rest of the buttons were in use at any given time as you moved around — Y had yoshi eat things, B jumped, and A was for eggs. If you think about it, the controls were already pretty complicated at some points without adding in a separate 'dash' button to have to press, lol, and if you did have to have a separate 'dash' button it would've been pretty inconvenient to get to with Y and B already in use for other things :3

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AuthorRe: Disappointment of the Day
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659. Posted:

GuardianKing wrote:

Who said I was partaking in this slaughter fest? I merely enjoy a good show.

those who make a show of spectating often become the spectacle.

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AuthorRe: The Chit-Chat Thread
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660. Posted:

@GuSilverFlame: The request is as valid now as it was when I posted it, and same for when the mess went down and even back when the thread first started. Everyone in here who either participated or thinks it's okay to rag on each other like that needs to knock it the heck off and get back to chit-chatting civilly if not pleasantly, or I will be forced to end this thread.

It's one of those 'this is why we can't have nice things' situations, guys.

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661. Posted:

GuardianKing wrote:

Tasuki wrote:

It seems that everyone here on NL is in some kind of mood today. Insulting one another. :/ What is going on here?

Meh, I quite like it; it reminds me that the people here aren't mindless sheep.

It's one thing to be a 'mindless sheep'. It's another to repeatedly violate our Community Rules and wind up banned.

Food for thought.

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AuthorRe: The Chit-Chat Thread
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662. Posted:

hey guys, if we can't handle playing nice with one another in here, i have no problem with locking this thread. i suggest everyone move on from talking smack about one another. thanks in advance!

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AuthorRe: WayForward wants to make a My Little Pony game
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663. Posted:

@barbiegurl777: they did indeed make at least one MLP DS game, but it (and any other) was created to tie in with the previous generation of MLP toys, not the Friendship is Magic version.

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AuthorRe: Still Play Animal Crossing: City Folk? ACCF Friend Code Exchange!
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664. Posted:

If you're looking to trade FCs for ACCF, these threads are for you. Enjoy! :3

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AuthorRe: Does a professional reviewer have a mandate to bring personal political biases into a review?
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665. Posted:

@garywood: If ever you decide you'd like to give it another go around here, feel free to let us know — you know how to find the Contact Form ;) Again, best of luck to you!

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666. Posted:

I gave one of 'em a shot, i forget which one it was though. i remember i didn't like it much, it felt really dumbed down compared to an actual Pokemon game, but that could be just me — I'm sure it's got its fans :3

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AuthorRe: Does a professional reviewer have a mandate to bring personal political biases into a review?
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667. Posted:

garywood wrote:

I won't be continuing to be a member of nintendolife with such a cancerous atmosphere for anyone who has an unpopular opinion and I'll be messaging the site to complain about your behaviour.

Sure thing — I'll just point them here to this thread which lays it all out pretty clearly. Good luck wherever you decide to go next! :3

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668. Posted:

@yojo: there's some named monsters around you can go after, and i think a couple secret areas to find and explore that had some decent enemies to fight.

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AuthorRe: Does a professional reviewer have a mandate to bring personal political biases into a review?
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669. Posted:

@garywood: I'd thought the shield and my comment on page 1 of this thread that I was indeed a moderator here would have been proof enough that I am one, but since it's apparently not, yes — I'm the Community Administrator, which basically makes me a glorified moderator. Philip_J_Reed is also a moderator here, idk if he's stepped in or not after i replied to him that one time in here, though, lol.

also, I have no idea whether you've 'admitted that [you're] probably wrong' or not. like i told skywake, I haven't been paying much attention to the latter pages of this thread (since I knew it was all tail-chasing anyway), but even now all I see is you arguing what at first glance looks like the same stuff against the same people, so if nothing's changed now, I'm not sure what that sort of admission even matters for in the long run. :3

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670. Posted:

anyone with half a brain would want to be behind a MLP game right now. it's so popular it can't help but be a money-maker, and weren't they the ones talking about how many plain-jane movie or TV-show tie-in games they had to do in order to fund one orignal title all their own? i bet they're chomping at the bit to take a crack at something as sure to sell as MLP:FiM, lol.

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AuthorRe: Does a professional reviewer have a mandate to bring personal political biases into a review?
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671. Posted:

garywood wrote:

Saying things like "You wanted a debate with maturity? I don't think so. You want a debate where everyone agrees with you." does absolutely no good except provoking people into getting angry and if that's just considered acceptable by the moderators here, and even something that they too occasionally do, then please inform me now.

He's not wrong, nor has he personally insulted you. He's stated the truth, you do want a debate where everyone agrees with you. Unfortunately no one's in an obliging mood, though, so now we've got eight or so pages' worth of tail-chasing going on.

We need a 'shrug' emoticon or something, lol.

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AuthorRe: Store returns/trade-ins without receipt
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672. Posted:

I probably shouldn't be saying this, but I'm not so sure why you're giving banacheck the brushoff so quickly, because they've probably got the best idea out of the bunch. get a gift receipt for your games when you go through the line, then when WW comes out in physical form, take the gift receipt and exchange it (maybe at a different Target). As long as the game you're trading in is whole and unopened and valued at the same original price as WW, you should be good to go — and if you can't, just take it to a local GameStop and trade it in against WW. There's no way Target's going to let you get an eShop card instead of the third game, the reason they have these sales is so that they can move physical product. If they were trying to get rid of eShop cards, those would be on sale, not actual Wii U games.

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673. Posted:

@skywake: not to steal your thunder or anything, but they've accused both myself and someone else (i believe it was Jaz007, i can't remember exactly) of resorting to personal attacks as well over the course of this discussion, though that portion was part of the now-deleted original thread, so that's why you may have thought it was just you. :3 I haven't been paying a whole lot of attention to the latter pages of this new thread so i haven't seen where you may or may not have 'personally attacked' the OP, but i remember the only thing i could see with either of the posts from the other thread that had been accused of 'personal attacks' was the use of the word 'you' to directly describe something the OP had said or done in their posts, and they apparently didn't like what we were pointing out.

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674. Posted:

garywood wrote:

theblackdragon wrote:

@garywood: they can say and do what they like as long as it's done in a legal manner, but part of that freedom is others being able to speak out against such things and make personal purchasing decisions based on them. express yourself however, but don't cry foul when you're called out on racist, bigoted, ridiculous, unethical or scammy things publicly and/or people make the choice not to buy your stuff due to personally disagreeing with what you've included, said, or done. the rest of us are exercising our own rights and freedoms.

Well your faith in people's ability to reason their way to conclusions is one that I don't share- and is contradicted by almost everything we know in psychology (which is exactly what marketing and economics people tend to read a lot of). Nearly everything people decide is down to some external factor that they're not conscious of. You use words like bigoted and ridiculous as if they have some kind of absolute meaning that we can identify. Bigotry is a word like intolerance or terrorist, you just stick onto the thing you don't like in order to create an emotional response against it.
Bigotry in North Korea is insulting the dear leader. Bigotry in China is insulting the ruling party, the same with various islamic countries (all 3 examples have banned various/all parts of gaming by coincidence).
Unless you have some kind of reasoning as to why society will just naturally tend to develop in some beneficial direction (other than the fact that it has done in the last 60 years)- I suggest a lot more skepticism!

none of what you're saying has anything to do with what I just said.

What you've been saying is that people [gaming companies] should be free to express themselves however they please. No one has argued against that from what I've seen. What I'm saying is that they're free to do so and no one is stopping them, but conversely the reviewer and the consumer may choose to or not to recommend or to buy their product if they do include things that they do or do not personally enjoy interacting with under the label of 'entertainment', and for good or ill, they should not be forced to remain silent just because they may be the only person standing up to say something negatively influenced their perception of the product or game at hand.

You can't have one set of freedoms without the other. Either the gaming company and the reviewer are both free to express themselves, or neither are free to do so.

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675. Posted:

@garywood: they can say and do what they like as long as it's done in a legal manner, but part of that freedom is others being able to speak out against such things and make personal purchasing decisions based on them. express yourself however, but don't cry foul when you're called out on racist, bigoted, ridiculous, unethical or scammy things publicly and/or people make the choice not to buy your stuff due to personally disagreeing with what you've included, said, or done. the rest of us are exercising our own rights and freedoms.

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