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AuthorRe: Dreamcast coming to PSN, Xbox Live - Official
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8,976. Posted:

please feel free to continue this discussion (as well as add the information about it coming to Xbox Live as well) to this thread already in progress. :3

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AuthorRe: Price at games
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8,977. Posted:

WaltzElf wrote:

If it's really upsetting you, move to Japan where you can easily find top-line, reasonably new release games for between $5 and $15. That's the cheapest region in the world on the whole.

what stores were you shopping at while you were there? or were you hitting bargain bins someplace and didn't quite realize it? i paid full American price (actually, i'd say at least $10-20 more) for the couple of Japanese games i'd bought during the times i was in Japan myself (one was a PSX game, the others were DS games). one i got from a store in a mall, the other from a local game shop, and both weren't just-released games, but they were still in print at the time and they were brand new in their packaging. unless things have drastically changed recently, the Japanese are paying just as much (if not more) than us Americans.

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AuthorRe: Nintendo DS Books
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8,978. Posted:

there is no way a public library wouldn't have books on Shakespeare (unless they're already checked out). seriously.

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AuthorRe: Nintendo DSi Repair
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8,979. Posted:

i doubt it... it'd probably be easier to just buy a new AC adapter. store.nintendo.com is selling those for $9.95, so they're not that expensive. :3

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AuthorRe: Weird thing on logon screen
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8,980. Posted:

i've forwarded the link to this thread on to Ant, nintendograbber. thanks for the heads-up. :3

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AuthorRe: Asking for a job.
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8,981. Posted:

another thing i've just been reminded of, here -- if you land an interview at one place, don't just go into that interview and immediately stop applying. i've known so many people who just interview at one place and then sit by the phone for a week doing nothing, thinking they're gonna be handed the job on a platter, and of course it doesn't work that way, so they've just wasted that week, lol. don't be afraid of ticking off any human resources people you've already talked to, either -- I've been a part of the hiring process at one of my prior jobs, and trust me, we have no problems having people say "sorry, but i've already been hired elsewhere" when we do call-backs... we just cross you off our lists and move on to the next applicant. :3

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AuthorRe: Asking for a job.
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8,982. Posted:

back to the topic at hand... applying for jobs is always stressful as hell for me. it's easier now with the internet, because half the places you try to apply at (here in the US, at least) will refer you to the online application form and you can do it from the comfort of your own home, but that's kind of a double-edged sword, because you're not getting the chance to actually talk to a person while you're there and maybe make a good first impression that way, and most of the online applications have the same darn personality assessment test, so you'll fill the same thing out like twenty times over in one day... ugh.

the only real advice i can offer is to just keep your chin up. always be as respectful as possible to prospective employers, and do your best to answer questions put to you honestly. when you try to outthink the dudes asking the questions and give them the answers you think they want to hear, chances are you're gonna slip and say something stupid. good luck to you, man.

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AuthorRe: Before there were Achievements/Trophies
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8,983. Posted:

weirdadam wrote:

I'd be happy with more offline leaderboards. Unless you're absurdly good at a game and/or it is very unpopular, chances of seeing yourself on the board or slim. I wish the new Mega Man games had offline boards so I could compare with my previous scores or with friends.

that works too... any kind of leaderboards allows you to challenge yourself to beat your prior score, y'know?

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AuthorRe: Have you ever cried watching a cartoon?
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8,984. Posted:

@ejamer: hahaha oh man, i think i'd'a never wanted to see The Brave Little Toaster ever again either if it ended like that when he started to get crushed DDDDD:

i remember some parts of that movie freaked me out when i was little, though... like the part in the beginning when the A/C unit explodes. that scared the crap outta me D:

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AuthorRe: Before there were Achievements/Trophies
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8,985. Posted:

i don't mind not having Achievements, i just wish there were more games with online leaderboards like Tomena Sanner. I wouldn't have had half as much fun playing that game if it weren't for the fact that other people like malnin, JayArr, shake_zula, and others were going back and forth with me way back when the game first hit. those were fun times in chat, lol. :3

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AuthorRe: Politics
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8,986. Posted:

"something so basic as politics" blows up very quickly around here, just like religion and xbox vs. ps3 threads. sorry, but please discuss this kind of thing on a different set of forums; Nintendo Life is not the place for a giant politics flamewar. :3

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AuthorRe: Why Super Mario Galaxy 2 would be better on 360
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8,987. Posted:

ejamer wrote:

Glad you're not being passive aggressive. ;)

glad everyone's glad. :3

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AuthorRe: DSi Button Stains
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8,988. Posted:

i've used q-tips on my own systems to get the gunk off'a them before... don't soak the q-tip, just dip it quickly and squeeze out any excess afterward.

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AuthorRe: Are gamers taking it to serious ?
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8,989. Posted:

@mastah_shake: oh god, i don't even want to know how much time i've put into TS, lol... seriously, i mean it when i say that anyone who can beat my 2-1 can keep mastership of it; i don't think there's anything else i can do to maximize the amount of points i pick up in that level.

speaking of taking things seriously, though, JayArr's been logging some serious time in MHTri lately. he's got it marked complete in his BL... 300-some-odd hours, man... craziness~ :3

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AuthorRe: Are gamers taking it to serious ?
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8,990. Posted:

kevohki wrote:

Team Fortress players aren't bats*** insane like that guy. That story was about Counter-Strike when the dude tracked the guy over a 7 month period and then stabbed him. The knife makes you run faster in that game. Not fast enough to outrun the cops apparently, lol.

dang man, i found two stabbings over CS --
http://www.geekologie.com/2010/06/gamer_stabs_other_player_in...
http://www.tomshardware.com/news/counter-strike-cheater-knife-brain-skull,9955.html (warning -- contains graphic image of kid with knife in his head in what looks like surgery)

that said, some gamers taking it too seriously prompt some awesome stuff IRL, like this... that dispenser is pretty cool :3

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AuthorRe: Before there were Achievements/Trophies
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8,991. Posted:

omg, that video is hilarious :3

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AuthorRe: Nintendo Rare Strike Force GO!!
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8,992. Posted:

indeed, this is just beating a dead horse.

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AuthorRe: What if my DSi dies?
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8,993. Posted:

Oregano wrote:

You go to Nintendo.com and to the support section and explain and they'll sort it all out for you.

pretty much this. it'll probably be cheaper for you to pay the repair fee if your DSi dies and get a replacement that way, but otherwise there have been tales of Nintendo having you send both the busted console and the working replacement you've bought for it and they'll transfer your Shop information over to the new console for you. you'll have to call their Support line and work it out through them.

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AuthorRe: Have you ever cried watching a cartoon?
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8,994. Posted:

RaiderZX wrote:

Does "Rise of the Mushroom Kingdom" count?
Saddest thing I had ever seen!

OH MY GOD.

YES.

man, i cried my eyes out the first time i saw it... i've watched it since then, though, and i can't remember why i thought it was so sad. maybe it just caught me at the right time for some waterworks :(

edit: oh dang, i totally forgot about Jurassic Bark. guess i lied in my first reply to this thread... i think i'd just managed to block it out or something. waaaay too sad, but a damn good episode :(

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8,995. Posted:

@Adam: dude, it is exactly the same. seriously, it's not my system; if me an' V'd had it our own way before we'd'a had black shields. i've brought it up myself that it'd be nice to have separate colored shields for moderators and normal staff to reduce confusion, but until something happens about it, i'm going to keep using the 'no, ours are platinum' in-joke. :3

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AuthorRe: A note about facepalm images
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8,996. Posted:

looks good to me, man... i'd definitely try it, at least :3

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AuthorRe: Have you ever cried watching a cartoon?
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8,997. Posted:

lol, i've definitely groaned in pain (because the jokes were so lame), but i can't recall actually crying at a normal cartoon. definitely cried before at cartoon movies, though... but those are movies. it's not really the same, because they're more painstakingly planned out, the cinematics and music are higher quality than normal (music can really make or break a tearjerking scene, y'know), etc. :3

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AuthorRe: Nintendo DS Books
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8,998. Posted:

@R-L-A-George: the Shakespeare plays included in this collection are usually taught in schools... i know Waldenbooks has a section of their stores (or at least the stores near me) that contains books for local kids' school reading lists -- i've had to buy books from that section myself before. i'd assume Borders and Barnes and Noble would have similar sections. those plays shouldn't be that hard to find... try asking around. :3

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8,999. Posted:

@Adam: indeed, and we moderators bear platinum. try hovering your mouse over the username link beneath his avatar... it tells you the difference between non-gold shield-bearers. :3

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9,000. Posted:

@slapshot: to answer your earlier question, Bulby33's the new guy who just did the Dementium II review. He's not a mod :3

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