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AuthorRe: NL Users You Never See Anymore...
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6,851. Posted:

@ltg: he got himself a 9-5 job a while back and has been pretty scarce ever since. he popped into chat a month or two ago for a couple nights to say 'hi' and hang out for a bit, but he's gone again. i miss 'im, hope everything's panning out for 'im :3

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AuthorRe: NL Users You Never See Anymore...
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6,852. Posted:

lz2011 wrote:

Surely someone misses lz2010 and lz20XX :*

whatever did happen to that lz20XX dude? i thought he was gonna stick around for another 89 years at least >:3

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AuthorRe: Win Trip to Amsterdam 3DS Event, Probably Meet Me As Well
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6,853. Posted:

Zaphod_Beeblebrox wrote:

2009 UK population: 61,838,154
2009 World population: 6,775,235,741
approximate % of world population eligible for this contest: 0.9%

Bummer. :D

just think of all those teeming masses, completely ineligible for this epic 'Meet James Newton' contest... may they all remain blissfully ignorant of what they're missing by not being 18 and a resident of the UK! :(
you forgot to factor in how many of those people aren't 18 yet btw ;)

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AuthorRe: Will we even see eachother in the future?
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6,854. Posted:

The real question here, I think, is will StarFox ever make contact with a real person IRL, or will he forever be stuck in his room, posting silly questions to the Nintendo Life forums? I'm guessing the latter.

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AuthorRe: Will the 3DS be worth buying straight away.
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6,855. Posted:

The hype is strong with this one... we can only hope it'll live up, y'know? No one knows for sure how anything will pan out in the future.

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AuthorRe: Nintendo Life Playstation 3 Fan Thread
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6,856. Posted:

@turtlelink: you misunderstand -- all posts not mentioning Linux are going to be deleted. sorry 'bout the confusion. also, again according to the rules, food [read: turtles] is something to be eaten, not heard. >:3

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AuthorRe: COD: Black ops Zombie co op friend codes
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6,857. Posted:

The COD:BO FC exchange thread is here. Feel free to drum up some multiplayer goodness there :3

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AuthorRe: Nintendo Life Playstation 3 Fan Thread
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6,858. Posted:

Sorry guys, the rules apply to all consoles discussed here, not just Nintendo ones. :3

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AuthorRe: Anyone thought of this? Video games for the physically handicapped/challenged
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6,859. Posted:

Can we please keep this thread focused on games geared toward physically challenged individuals? That's what the OP is asking for, not a discussion about what percentage of the internet has or has not been officially diagnosed with an autism-spectrum disorder by an MD. Thank you~

@Xkhaoz: wait, how would you breaking your leg hinder you from playing Goldeneye? Unless you had no hands and had learned to control the CC with your feet...?

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AuthorRe: Jason Rohrer Anthology Impressions
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6,860. Posted:

@CB: ah. in that case, i found the 'gameplay' somewhat cumbersome. even in other 'artistic' titles (the Art Style and Bit.Trip series-es are what spring to mind, really) there's a very clear focus on the game and what you're doing as well as the music and stuff. in Between you're kinda left to explore and figure everything out on your own (unless you read about the game beforehand, of course, or are working together with your partner, which they specifically tell you not to do)... also, with the controls spread so far out (seriously, B and N are nowhere near W, and then having to control the arrow keys as well) it's just an added pain in the butt when you're on a roll and know what you have to do. i get that he's trying to get you to think, but he could've made getting around a bit easier on you. other 'artistic' games have featured much more fluid/intuitive controls, so there's no excuse IMO.

granted, i'd imagine it's a bit easier on the DSi, but i'm nowhere near inclined toward trying it out now that i've played the PC version, lol.

honestly, if you're correct in that there is no reward or end of the game when you've got the tower completed... seriously, it's not even a game at that point, just an interactive work of art. that's not a bad thing if it's what you're interested in, and there's certainly precedent for this kind of thing as DSiWare -- the Electroplankton series has about as much of a point on a gaming level. however, it's not really for me, and I do feel that Nintendo is doing people a disservice by advertising and selling these titles to the average joe as "games" as opposed to the works of art they are (which is exactly how i felt about Electroplankton when it hit the DSi Shop).

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AuthorRe: Jason Rohrer Anthology Impressions
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6,861. Posted:

@CB: it's just something that would take far too long to hold my interest... i've got two jobs and the forums to keep track of, and by all rights i should've been painting instead of mucking around with that game, y'know? if it were possible to do it all on my own, sure, i might like it, but depending on someone else to also stay interested for long enough to keep going doesn't really inspire me to keep going with it. If there were a way to save your progress and play in chunks here and there, or even a relay system (where you could play when you could, and your friend could play when they could if you've got different schedules), again, i might like it more, but as it stands i wouldn't be able to recommend it, myself.

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AuthorRe: The Unofficial Pikmin 3 Thread
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6,862. Posted:

Feel free to revive the Pikmin 3 speculation in this existing thread. :3

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AuthorRe: Jason Rohrer Anthology Impressions
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6,863. Posted:

Chicken+Brutus wrote:

Not to take anything away from the pending NL review, but if anyone is curious what the multiplayer experience of Between is like...but doesn't have a friend to play it with...here's a little piece I wrote some time ago.

http://chickenbrutus.livejournal.com/23363.html

thank you for that, saves me some time (and what surely would've been a pissed-off husband afterward, lol)
edit: just played it for a little bit with Oddy, good god it must take hours to complete that damn tower D:

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6,864. Posted:

Chicken Brutus wrote:

Odnetnin wrote:

I need a friend for between, though.

If you want to keep that friend, you won't make him play Between with you.

ah well. at least it was only 200 points, i guess.

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6,865. Posted:

@jdarrell: you may as well say that not keeping track of high scores in SMB makes sense because if you choose to stomp on a series of enemies individually as you go rather than chasing a launched koopa shell down the line (for the doubled-as-you-go and eventual 1-up bonus), the points you gain come at the expense of the points you didn't gain by doing it the other way. no offense, but how does that make sense?

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AuthorRe: Missing DSiWare Catalog!?
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6,866. Posted:

odd -- sure enough, it's back. problem solved? :3

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6,867. Posted:

@Q&B: i'm pretty disappointed in the lack of high-score saving as well. i get that it's artsy and stuff, it's really about life and stuff happening to you as a person and all that, but it still seems like a glaring oversight to not give me the opportunity to do better next time IMO. He's already quantifying our choices in his games by assigning point values to them in the first place, may as well give us an easy way to keep track of how well we've managed to do according to his standards.

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AuthorRe: Smuggled Nintendo 3DS
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6,868. Posted:

This came up earlier. It was actually a dev unit, meaning it'll do whoever stole it no good.

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AuthorRe: Nintendo issues health warning statement with regard to 3DS!
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6,869. Posted:

NL reported on this statement back in August, though Nintendo is naturally repeating the warning now right before the hands-on events start. Feel free to add your thoughts here :3

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AuthorRe: Should next-gen consoles go back to cartridges?
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6,870. Posted:

not to mention that LaserDiscs have problems with warping if stored improperly D:

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AuthorRe: The Unofficial 2010 NintendoLife Awards!!!
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6,871. Posted:

turtlelink wrote:

I nominate turtlelink for tastiest user of the century.

i will second that... whar be mah turtle-eatin' bib?! >:3

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AuthorRe: 3DS stolen from Chinese Factory, looks legit *RUMOR*
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6,872. Posted:

... ok?

the comments there say it's a dev unit. sucks to be whoever stole that, lol.

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AuthorRe: Should next-gen consoles go back to cartridges?
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6,873. Posted:

@SSBFan1999/Limelight 788: Nintendo did try to get CDs going for the SNES, but we all know how that turned out.

also, if Blu-Ray can hold up to 25GB, sure (idk, haven't researched it myself), but when you look at an SD card holding up to 32GB with lower loading times and no worrying about a drive wearing out or not being able to read it or anything, you start to see how maybe cartridges could be a possibility.

i don't really care either way, myself. i've got a Wii and i've got a DS, and i can keep track of both sets of games just fine. :3

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AuthorRe: nintendolife for playstation
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6,874. Posted:

We've got Movemodo, though it's staying firmly focused upon Move-compatible games until the next generation of Sony gaming hits. If you've got Move yourself, give it a shot :3

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AuthorRe: Missing DSiWare Catalog!?
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6,875. Posted:

@KS8: that's why i specified 'that hasn't purchased it yet' :3

@Ecto-1: that's odd... maybe it was just a hiccup in the system yesterday? i'll check for it again when i get home.

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