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AuthorRe: ASDA won’t stock Wii U consoles or games in-store anymore
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876. Posted:

Discostew wrote:

Them suspending their stock of Wii U simply means people that wanted one will have to look elsewhere.

to be honest, this step probably means that people were already looking elsewhere if they wanted one :3

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AuthorRe: Australia considers banning the sale of region locked gaming consoles.
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877. Posted:

SCAR392 wrote:

It probably costs more than it's worth as it is now, to have the thing region locked in Australia. I think the fact that Australia uses the PAL format would be enough to have things more flexible.
A digital trade market is possible, because otherwise prices would vary and that could cause some weird data if digital media was being sold outside of a company.

Just think about how you trade Pokémon on the DS games. You offer a Pokemon in exchange for another one, and it won't trade until your demand is met.
Really, the only thing you end up freeing up is bandwidth on a worldwide network. I just don't see selling games digitally working at all.

Maybe Australia will go DLC only, then Nintendo can just sell eShop cards which saves shipping space and Australia doesn't have to charge its citizens as much.

EDIT: Physical goods is what I believe is making things cost so much. You still can't avoid shipping consoles or other hardware, so perhaps they would charge less for hardware, but you're stuck using the eShop with an anonymous trade option, and the price as is on the eShop will require users to trade within the same price range.
Still, though, that's some pretty big speculation, as Nintendo would probably have to be twice as rich to let people trade games with each other online.

what does anything you've said have to do with Australia potentially banning the sale of region-locked consoles? all i see is a bunch of babbling about digital sales, and a weird Pokemon analogy that made no sense whatsoever.

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AuthorRe: Australia considers banning the sale of region locked gaming consoles.
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878. Posted:

why do they want to ban region-locked gaming consoles and promote their users accessing outside-region shops to get better prices? isn't this the same country that has banned Saints Row IV for a console that has access to cross-region digital shops (e.g. users will still likely be able to buy the game from the US or EU stores if they can't be bothered with importing)? You'd think they'd be all about locking stuff down, lol.

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AuthorRe: What's up with Nintendo and 3rd parties?
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879. Posted:

Well, that happened.

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AuthorRe: Fez II Cancelled, Phil Fish Leaves The Gaming World.
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880. Posted:

V8_Ninja wrote:

A Bit More On Topic: On one hand I do feel a bit sorry for Phil Fish, as the only significant thing that he's ever done (make a charming puzzle-platformer) got him an unfair amount of hate.

did the hate come solely from his game, though? it seemed to come more from the insulting things he's had to say, whether IRL or via social media sites.

i do agree with the 'don't dish it if you can't take it' sentiment. you get what you give, after all.

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AuthorRe: ASDA won’t stock Wii U consoles or games in-store anymore
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881. Posted:

is it time to break out the tin-foil hats? already?

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882. Posted:

LordJumpMad wrote:

WinterWarm wrote:

So, would someone please answer my question, can I remarry?

Your wife has to died in battle to re-marry.

as opposed to what, dying in childbirth? lol

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883. Posted:

@Midnight3DS: geez, that is a big difference, haha. business as usual on this side of the pond, then :3

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AuthorRe: ASDA won’t stock Wii U consoles or games in-store anymore
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884. Posted:

that's really odd that Wal-Mart won't be carrying them either. i mean, i probably wouldn't have bought mine from there, but they're so mainstream that it's weird for them not not be carrying a current-gen console for whatever reason. ah well.

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AuthorRe: What are your favorite Wii U games out?
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885. Posted:

We've got our Wii U Recommendations thread stickied at the top of this section of the forums of you'd like to ask recommendations regarding which Wii U games to purchase. Enjoy! :3

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AuthorRe: What's up with Nintendo and 3rd parties?
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886. Posted:

PopetheRevXXVII wrote:

I'll keep it civil. I know how Militant Nintendo fans can be.

Could you stop with this kind of passive-aggressive stuff please? we're all about discussion, but not insults. Thanks in advance!

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887. Posted:

Please feel free to advertise your YouTube channel and/or video(s) via your user signature. thank you! :3

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888. Posted:

DePapier wrote:

swordx wrote:

Jaz007 wrote:

@Swordx You don't understand what shovelware is, COD is most certainly not shovelware.

It most certainly is! COD has become a repetetive, boring mess. I used to love COD...back when the games were good. And you can't use multiplayer or zombies to back up your claim that it's good...those are just extras...The campaign is supposed to be the main game, but now it's been pushed to the side and has become a last minute effort.

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I must be following the wrong thread.

me too. when did this become another tired COD argument?

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889. Posted:

Hey guys, please clearly mark any potential spoilers so that other users won't accidentally read them when they're wanting to be surprised. Also, if someone posts a spoiler without marking it for others, let's not repeat it. Thanks in advance! :3

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890. Posted:

@RType88: I did indeed receive a reply to the e-mail I'd sent on the 14th this very morning. Thank you! :3

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891. Posted:

@Happy_Mask: the information on that page is solid, it's not my fault KYM wants to reject it. 'thwomp comes out of (effing) nowhere' has been around for a very long time.

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892. Posted:

Thwomp (and its accompanying sound) as a meme has been around since the heyday of YTMND. it's not new at all. sorry to disappoint :3

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893. Posted:

Glad to see everyone so helpful toward one another!

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894. Posted:

@kody: no, they're not. the missing comments were wall posts, since i knew that having posted that comment on the 10th had gotten me nowhere; that was why i'd asked for an official method of contact (e-mail address). and thanks for trying, i'll keep you updated.

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895. Posted:

Please feel free to advertise your video(s) and/or website via your user signature if you like. Thank you! :3

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896. Posted:

DiabolicalSoup9 wrote:

Okay, let's keep this under control.

the conversation looks civil enough to me...?

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897. Posted:

@CanisWolfred: Have you never said to yourself, 'what if this character could have that ability instead' or 'geez, if i'd written this movie/game/anime/book/whatever, i would've done (insert thing here) much differently'? how about 'oh man, what if (insert situation here) happened to (this character or set of characters)' or 'what if (so-and-so) was actually a(n) (alien/werewolf/policeman/etc.)'? Fanfiction can be an outlet for people who would like to have seen other things happen, or perhaps they genuinely wanted to explore a different idea with their favorite characters. They have a genuine love for what it is they've watched, read, or played and want to take that love farther on into the realm of creation. It doesn't always turn out amazing, and many fanfiction authors don't quite have the full-on writing skill to back up their ambitious ideas, but to question their status as 'fans' of something just because they've had another idea that the original author did not and chose to write it out is silly.

regarding the second part of your post, who are you to tell someone else what to do with their time? just because you personally think someone is great at (x), that doesn't mean they feel they're ready or that they even want to take it any farther than they are, perhaps they're happy for now. Sometimes it's fun to play with someone else's characters and someone else's world for a bit instead of going through the hassle of designing and creating your own. Perhaps you should try it sometime, just open a wordpad file and let fly. You may even wind up liking it. :3

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898. Posted:

if i'm trawling FF.net for something to read, i usually set the filters to show only 'complete' stories of 50,000 words or more, and perhaps to show characters and genres i'm interested in at the time. that tends to cut down most of the crap while i'm digging for a gem. if it's a series or a game i'm really, really into for some reason, i'll usually check and see if there's anything interesting fanficwise.

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899. Posted:

if you don't like fanfic, don't read it. no one's forcing you. :3

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900. Posted:

Update:

I e-mailed them the afternoon of the 14th as directed by Kody. As of a couple days ago (the 23rd), since I hadn't had any contact from the e-mail you had me get in touch with, Kody, i left them a message on the NF facebook page regarding my lack of receiving issue #3 after seeing someone else had commented on their then-most-recent post saying they also hadn't received their copy of #3. It was there, I know for a fact it posted successfully, and I just checked again today to see if there had been any response... nothing. My comment has mysteriously disappeared, and I also can't find the other comment that had been left by the other person saying they hadn't received their issue #3.

No e-mail contact, no reply via Facebook, no message in my FB inbox about my deleted comment, nothing. Someone else posting on their FB got a nice response, but I haven't even gotten a 'hey, we're looking into the problem for you, give us some time please' or 'i'm sorry, our records show that your copy was delivered successfully' which, though frustrating because i'll have to shell out for another copy, would still have been better than being ignored completely.

I'm very disappointed in how this is panning out. At this point, I have no idea whether or not I'll actually receive my copy of issue #4. i'd love to be pleasantly surprised, but i'm not holding my breath, and until they get their stuff together, in no way will i be recommending them to anyone — at least not via subscription. MagCloud delivered issue#1 promptly, and i'm sure they've got a more robust customer service department than NF's if something goes wrong. :/

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