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AuthorRe: Majority of Gamers Today Can’t Finish Level 1 in Super Mario Bros. (Satire article)
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876. Posted:

JGMR wrote:

... back then, because almost every game was "hardcore" (read: more difficult, less forgiving, less instructive) by today's standards.

^ this is what I'm talking about. You're labeling games from 'back then' as 'hardcore'. You may be doing it accidentally, but you're still doing it, and it's coloring everything else you have to say.

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877. Posted:

@Xyphon22: i'd agree with Tech up there, you're probably only about 10-ish% into the game at that point.

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AuthorRe: Majority of Gamers Today Can’t Finish Level 1 in Super Mario Bros. (Satire article)
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878. Posted:

JGMR wrote:

It's not only Zelda. I am talking about gaming in general, as does the satirical article which was created to encourage a discussion I think?

the only 'discussion' it encourages is the same tired 'hardcore vs. casual' argument we've had over and over and over and over and over here at NL. the gamers you choose to label as 'casual' are not going away anytime soon, and neither are games made accessible and customizable enough for players of all skill levels to enjoy.

you have two realistic choices if you want to continue playing video games: adapt to today's games and make them work for you, or play only the games you loved from years ago. no amount of complaining on an internet forum will change the entire gaming industry to suit your tastes, and no amount of negativity about it or arbitrary labeling will stop the general public from playing games they genuinely enjoy playing.

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AuthorRe: Majority of Gamers Today Can’t Finish Level 1 in Super Mario Bros. (Satire article)
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879. Posted:

@JGMR: If the Zelda series is not what you want to play, don't play it. to sit there and complain as if you don't have a wide array of choice in gaming and to continue to name-call does nothing to further your cause, silly as it may be.

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AuthorRe: Childhood's Forbidden Adventures
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880. Posted:

Let's not give one another any ideas, guys. Thank you!

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AuthorRe: Majority of Gamers Today Can’t Finish Level 1 in Super Mario Bros. (Satire article)
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881. Posted:

JGMR wrote:

This does not change the fact that games today have "super guides", and an infinite amount of hints telling players what they can do. You call that gaming? And I certainly don't agree that it is for everybody. But, that's my opinion.

Are you being forced to use these things? Nope. If you're trying to blame your inability to keep from using them on their easy availability, that's allll on you, man — and it's a mistaken scapegoat considering how long kids have had the internet and forums to ask questions, Nintendo Power used to publish walkthroughs and between them and Prima guides, they had everything covered. If you needed help on the fly, there was Nintendo's old gaming question hotline, then later there were places like GameFAQs to host playthrough guides, and even before all that, us kids used to ask this older kid down the street sometimes if we needed help with games like Castlevania and stuff. If people needed help years ago, there were still ways to get it. Why should someone feel bad for playing and enjoying a game that features in-game help instead of looking for help in other places if they need it? Where do you get off telling someone who enjoys a game that features in-game tips or a guide that they shouldn't?

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AuthorRe: Majority of Gamers Today Can’t Finish Level 1 in Super Mario Bros. (Satire article)
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882. Posted:

@JGMR: I'm pretty sure Nintendo owes its success to developing games back then, difficult or not. telling people that they 'should' or 'should not' be playing games is ridiculous. Gaming has always been for everyone, up to and including the lowest common demoninator you apparently choose to scorn with that old tired 'hardcore vs. casual' crap parroted by people with nothing better to do than label things. :/

Play what you like and let others do the same; no one's forcing you to play things you don't want to play for whatever reason. If you stop putting your faith in labels, you'll probably have a lot more fun :3

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AuthorRe: Majority of Gamers Today Can’t Finish Level 1 in Super Mario Bros. (Satire article)
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883. Posted:

@Klimbatize: Hey, the kid handed you a GBA with a proper cartridge in it... today's gamers can't be all bad :3

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AuthorRe: ☃❆Merry Madness Released❆☃
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884. Posted:

@aqueous: the question was rhetorical because the answer is 'quite a few times'. :3

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AuthorRe: club nintendo platinum reward
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885. Posted:

We know about as muchas you, jmets. Please feel free to speculate regarding what you think the reward might be in this existing thread. Enjoy! :3

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AuthorRe: ☃❆Merry Madness Released❆☃
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886. Posted:

come on you guys, how many times have they both posted to the goodbye/vacation thread before?
i have hope ;___;

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AuthorRe: Capcom’s Svensson departs as company sees layoffs.
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887. Posted:

wow.

just wow.

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AuthorRe: Question of the Day II: #511: What 2014 release are you looking most forward too?
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888. Posted:

I used to fall asleep in class all the time. Most of the time it was because i had an after-school job, but sometimes it'd be because i stayed up all night playing video games :$

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AuthorRe: Club nintendo
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889. Posted:

You can indeed register 3DS games and link your 3DS to your Club Nintendo account if that's what you're asking...? If you're unable to see the Club Nintendo site via your 3DS, i'm afraid you'll need to get in touch with their customer service to have the problem resolved. If you'd like to discuss the rewards program in general, we've got a thread going for that here. Enjoy! :3

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AuthorRe: Fire Emblem Awakening
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890. Posted:

@AlThor: It does have a very accessible 'easy' mode for inexperienced players or people who maybe don't enjoy SRPGs as much as the next guy. you will still need to be a bit tactical with your move choices and such, but if i could get through it, anyone can — and i enjoyed the hell out of FE:A :3

If you have any further questions, please feel free to ask in this thread here. Enjoy! :3

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AuthorRe: A Introduction to Touhou, it’s a video game darn it!
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891. Posted:

@Mickeymac: awesome, thanks for the helpful link :3

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AuthorRe: Xenoblade Chronicles
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892. Posted:

@whiteyoshi: If you're really having that much trouble, try leveling up a bit before trying again (5 levels or so generally did it for me whenever i was having too much trouble with a boss).

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AuthorRe: A Introduction to Touhou, it’s a video game darn it!
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893. Posted:

@GK: Mickeymac stated in the other thread that they are not freeware, they're just widely pirated. Please, let's all refrain from posting links to download sites.

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AuthorRe: Touhou, a perfect 3rd party franchise to target for a console game.
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894. Posted:

@Mickeymac: ah, thanks for clearing that up — i believe i asked in the other thread. :3

in that light, please refrain from posting links to download sites for this game, guys, as it goes against our Community Rules. Thanks in advance! :3

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AuthorRe: A Introduction to Touhou, it’s a video game darn it!
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895. Posted:

Hey guys, are these games freeware (and i mean straight from the creator, not that you can find a random website offering it for download)? If not, please don't share links to download sites or anything of that nature. Thanks in advance!

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AuthorRe: Shin Megami Tensei IV
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896. Posted:

so does this play like a JRPG, SRPG, or dungeon crawler? I've been trying to read up on this game (that $30 eShop credit is quite tempting), but no one seems to have come out and said anything for sure — the Destructoid review mentioned being able to freely explore areas, but i'd like corroboration before making the decision to put down my money on it. has anyone read anything that can flat-out confirm which type of RPG this falls into?

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AuthorRe: Buy and register Shin Megami Tensei IV and Fire Emblem Awakening and get $30 back on the eshop.
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897. Posted:

CanisWolfred wrote:

Damnit, I threw out the code for Fire Emblem...oh well...

check your BL :3

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898. Posted:

Tokyo Godfathers!
damn i love this movie~

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899. Posted:

@supered91: Please don't joke around like that with the newbies, lord knows i don't need any more false reports in my inbox :3

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AuthorRe: UPDATE: Nintendo now allowing SSBM to be streamed at EVO, as you were people~
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900. Posted:

oh come on, i even updated the title of the thread for you, shingi. :/

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