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AuthorRe: Do any Nintendolife users or staff have a 3DS?
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6,501. Posted:

R-L-A-George wrote:

y2josh wrote:

@RLAGeorge: It's okay if we call ourselves rednecks. It's not okay for someone else to call us rednecks.

Edit: Sorry James, I was about to do that myself.

There is a bit of redneck in all of us.

I was mostly joking.

still not cool when a few of us here identify as 'redneck'. :/

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6,502. Posted:

@Luigi78: feel the wrath of my copy of Photoshop! >:3
that was actually kinda perfect the way your avatar worked out, haha... :3

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AuthorRe: When you see TBD's avatar in a thread, do you automatically think that the thread just got locked?
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6,503. Posted:

I do hope you all are still joking, because I'm not going anywhere :3
also i have minions now and i'll send them after you with their terrifying :3-faces, haha :O

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AuthorRe: woman sues after slipping on a banana peel
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6,504. Posted:

The next time he sits down wrong, i'll let you know the results. :3 Good luck on your end.

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AuthorRe: woman sues after slipping on a banana peel
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6,505. Posted:

That's a completely different hypothesis, though, and I'd like to counter it with the fact that I've busted a gut laughing at my husband more than once because he went down like a ton of bricks after something hit him in the groin. He's usually too busy groaning and stumbling around to land any hits afterward.

therefore, 'laughing at your spouse results in physical pain' can only be Plausible, not Confirmed >:3

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AuthorRe: woman sues after slipping on a banana peel
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6,506. Posted:

@James: I'd watch that episode before writing it off as flat-out wrong — they tested the slippery effects of banana peels pretty thoroughly. The myth they busted was that 'it is guaranteed that a person who steps on a banana peel will slip and fall', though, which is what i think people have forgotten. it's not that it'd never happen, it's just that the results were too inconsistent to guarantee a fall every time.

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AuthorRe: BIT.TRIP FLUX Spoiler topic
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6,507. Posted:

all right, curiosity satisfied — i didn't touch the wiimote throughout the entire end sequence. the final ending did trigger much more quickly than when i played through and then set it aside — i could hear it trigger right after the screen went totally white — but then all of a sudden the wiimote connection timed out and the 'connection lost, press any button' screen came up just in time to halt the ending, haha. that was kinda funny, i thought :3

also, when the 'game over' screen is up, it doesn't matter whether the wiimote is connected or not. i briefly pondered leaving it alone for a while and seeing what happened, but then i figured that it was time for me to really let go and do something else, haha. so i'm done with the ending (and that freakin' end boss, holy crap i hate that thing). i'm'a go back to the first two levels for a while :3

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AuthorRe: Should I trade in my Wii, and if so should I buy an XBox 360 or PS3?
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6,508. Posted:

Unfortunately, these 'should i buy' or 'system1 vs. system2' threads usually wind up degenerating into bickering. You're more than welcome to peruse some of the surviving topics if you like; hopefully they'll help you make your decision. There's also the Xbox 360 fan thread and the PlayStation 3 fan thread if you'd like to check out the pros of either system straight from people who own them. :3

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AuthorRe: Aqua Blue or Cosmos Black?
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6,509. Posted:

Please feel free to continue the discussion in this existing thread. Thank you :3

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AuthorRe: Well what do you think?
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6,510. Posted:

Please feel free to ask for VC recommendations in the VC recommendations thread. Thank you :3

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AuthorRe: SpotPass is a joke. Let's be honest.
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6,511. Posted:

James Newton wrote:

I think it'll work well in parts of the world and not so well in others. Surprise!

this, haha. then again, if you're buying a 3DS specifically for SpotPass, you've got bigger problems than potentially not being able to find a place to snag you some internets :3

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AuthorRe: Edit and delete post buttons are broken
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6,512. Posted:

In the meantime, if you need to edit your own comments, 'PageURL/CommentNumber/edit' will allow you to do so. The comment number can be found via the Quote link, just hover your mouse over it and you'll see a six-digit number that identifies your comment in the Quote URL. For example, if James needed to edit his own comment, he'd use 'http://www.nintendolife.com/forums/help/edit_and_delete_post_buttons_are_broken/737269/edit' to do so.

edit: whoops, forgot to mention that if you created the topic in question, all you need to use is 'PageURL/edit' to edit the original topic. also, the links on the main site seem to be working at the moment, but if they wind up breaking too, the comment number can be found via the reply numbers (hover your mouse over them and you'll see a direct link to that comment which includes the number you'll need to modify it). in that case the URL needs to be 'http://www.nintendolife.com/user/edit/comments/comment-number'.

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AuthorRe: AVGN 100 - R.O.B
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6,513. Posted:

We've got a thread here for the discussion of the 100th episode and everyone's favorite Nerd videos/moments. Feel free to join us :3

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AuthorRe: BIT.TRIP FLUX Spoiler topic
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6,514. Posted:

@SMF96: no, what i was trying to say was that during my tests (because if you hit 'resume' during the end sequence, you'll start from the beginning of that sequence, not all the way from the beginning of Catharsis entirely; i'd restarted the end sequence multiple times for the hell of it), i accidentally triggered the real ending (once you're in the white screen, leave the wiimote still for 5-10 seconds) before i had the chance to hit pause and restart the sequence for the one last run-through (which wouldn't involve moving the wiimote at all during the end sequence). that's the last thing i have to try before i'll be satisfied [read: out of ideas, haha]. :3

either way, doing what you're describing wouldn't happen, because you go to the scoring screen before you go to the end sequence, and you have to press 2 to get past it. sitting there and not pressing anything does nothing, lol :3

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AuthorRe: BIT.TRIP FLUX Spoiler topic
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6,515. Posted:

exactly, haha. that nagging 'what if' will bother me if i don't try, anyway :3

edit: okay, two things:

(a) not hitting any of the beats changes nothing in terms of the ending sequence or its outcome
(b) (and i should've realized this earlier, duh i'm a moron) it has nothing to do with the wiimote disconnecting and everything to do with holding still. leaving the wiimote alone at the end for about 5-10 seconds was long enough to trigger the Game Over.

i accidentally triggered the real ending before i got the chance to try not moving the wiimote at all from the beginning of the end sequence (to see if it terminated earlier, perhaps), so i'll need to try that next. blarg, i hate that end boss so much :(

i did try writing down the sequence of numbers that flashes across the screen in the beginning of the end sequence, but it's either gibberish or i wrote it down wrong (most likely the latter, haha). when i try it again i'll see if i can't make sure i wrote it down correctly.

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AuthorRe: BIT.TRIP FLUX Spoiler topic
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6,516. Posted:

@SMF96: when i get home, i'm going to try putting the wiimote down as soon as i beat the final boss and seeing if anything happens differently (provided it shuts off in time, lol). or i guess i could take the batteries out and see what that does...

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AuthorRe: BIT.TRIP FLUX Spoiler topic
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6,517. Posted:

@SMF96: i wasn't trying to call it an alternative ending, i was just saying it happened, lol. i might have accidentally hit a button in my confusion, who knows. :3

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AuthorRe: Bit.Trip Flux
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6,518. Posted:

iphys wrote:

I wasn't really impressed with the bosses in this game.

i honestly have to agree. they were much, much easier than the ones in Beat, and i suck at Pong and Breakout so hard it's not even funny, so i was pretty much howling at the screen in frustration during the final boss. at least i got past it, but still... i get that they were trying to make it something playable in one sitting, but at least the second boss was something completely fresh, y'know? :/

the rest of the game was awesome, though, IMO. :3

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AuthorRe: BIT.TRIP FLUX Spoiler topic
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6,519. Posted:

so i got past the final boss, went through the 'return to the planet' part, wound up triggering the Game Over by setting the wiimote aside because i was frustrated at the blank screen in front of me and was out of ideas (perhaps to confirm the fact that you must set the wiimote aside, besides the home button, none of the other buttons do anything except minus, which pauses the game as if you're still playing), but the credits didn't roll — the words 'bit.trip flux' rolled up the screen, and then it returned to the title screen. did i do something wrong to not trigger the credits? i'll watch 'em from the title screen real quick before i head out to job#2 here in a few.

i don't quite get it at this point, but i think overall i'm happy with Flux. except for that cheap 'going backwards' part during the second boss, the 'avoid' bits were a fun obstacle. i liked the added challenge of trying to get the 'bonus' bits, and it just felt good to come home to where it all started: Beat-style gameplay. i'm so glad i didn't spoil myself on the music, either, but i was sorely tempted yesterday when i saw it available on iTunes... will definitely be purchasing that later today, haha.

i'll also try out the whole 'don't hit any beats during the end sequence' thing and see what happens when i get home from work tonight. i gotta try it at least once, even though that end boss was a b*tch and a half. i also kinda want to try pointing the wiimote at the screen, i don't think i tried that either. i totally suck at Pong, though. :(

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AuthorRe: Why do you do the things you do online?
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6,520. Posted:

Starlight wrote:

PhoenixSage wrote:

I do them because I can. And I have a sworn duty to do them. And ... because I can.

Sounds like manipulation to me.

Most things we do are psychological in many ways...people who started off the meme phenomenon effectively made them popular because others followed suit.

psst. she's just messing around... she's not serious. :3

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AuthorRe: Who's ready for the 51st state?
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6,521. Posted:

Otaku wrote:

no it should be called Otakuvania

what was that? you want it to be called 'Dirtaku'? idk man, you'll have to run that past the governor :3

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AuthorRe: Who's ready for the 51st state?
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6,522. Posted:

Swerd_Murd wrote:

If we're gonna get a 51st state, let's build it. Let's just tack some dirt onto the side of the US and make Dirtucky. I'll run it if no one else wants to.

oh hells yeah, i vote murd for governor

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6,523. Posted:

there's people all over the place who want to secede, not just AZ... good luck with that, lol.

also, what a lovely, non-biased article. yeesh.

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AuthorRe: When you see TBD's avatar in a thread, do you automatically think that the thread just got locked?
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6,524. Posted:

Terra wrote:

I have no issues with you personally but I have seen people complain on several ocassions about you locking threads, which is all I'm referring to when I say "Growing Opposition"

Perhaps we'll soon see street protests against you, followed by the collapse of the incumbent's rule and a move towards the site team becoming democratically elected by the people? :P

you mean programming a giant staff-member elections poll? haha, i'm sure Ant'll get right on that ;)

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6,525. Posted:

WAIT NOT ANYTHING ABOUT THAT PLZ OMG

i haven't had the chance to play it yet, i'm'a bust out with it tonight because i don't have to work job#1 tomorrow morning though... i'm such a horrible Bit.Trip fan for not having it beaten yet i know D: D: D:

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