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

@World: haha, talking about it is taking me back to those days for srs! i remember the last machine i knew that arcade got was an In The Groove 2 machine (i think it was 2 because it had the r21 patch), i remember that was the patch that let us bring in our own songs and modified stepcharts). that was back before the lawsuit by Konami that shut that company down. I loved that machine, not only because it let you track how many calories you'd burned and stuff, i also really remember liking the songs it actually had as part of the game.

I haven't played any version of DDR beyond 8th mix because i haven't been around an arcade that actually had a machine — there was one downtown here near my job#2, but as soon as i discovered it the place shut down. i miss playing DDR on an honest arcade machine so hard. I did used to have a nice home stage that was made out of metal and stuff, but it didn't have a bar... i needs me a bar to play harder songs D:
yes i'm a bar hugger D:

anyway, good luck to you now that i've put the seed into your head :3 I'm sure you can find some routines up on YouTube that can give you ideas for moves and stuff. just be careful, home mats and cheap stages aren't really ideal for actual dancing (or playing, for that matter...) — be careful not to hurt yourself on a pad or home stage :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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952. Posted:

@World: I used to be kiiiinda active (not really) with a group of local DDR players that all hung out at the same arcade back when the game was big years ago — that arcade was the first in town to have a 1st mix machine, then they upgraded to 3rd mix (korean v2 no less, my personal favorite version of the game~), then they upgraded to a 7th mix machine, then 8th mix. I miss those days, we used to all hang out for hours just playing and playing and playing haha,. There were a few of us who competed, and the ones who did had some really cool routines (usually on a Double stage), but i remember they always kept the difficulty at normal or easy when they were working on a routine.

@JGMR: I'm sorry we don't agree? :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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953. Posted:

@JGMR: That's your personal definition of the word. Dictionary definitions include 'A form of play or sport', 'activity engaged in for diversion or amusement', and 'activity providing entertainment or amusement'. You can define a word however you please, but you can't really complain when the rest of the world disagrees. :3

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954. Posted:

@World: Interesting that you bring up Dance Dance Revolution — the 'easy' and 'normal' settings that get boring for the single player looking for a straight 'hey is it possible for me to do this' challenge are often what competitive DDR players use when creating dance routines. It's one thing to watch someone AA a crazy hard song like Max300 (in the original 1.5x reverse no-recovery 'extra stage' mode no less), but it's another to watch a skilled team bust out a complicated dance routine while still nailing even an easy-mode song together.

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

Yawn.

I'm gonna go enjoy my games now. Good luck with the labels and the complaining, i'm sure it's gonna work out great :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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956. Posted:

@CaptainSquid: it was determined the article was a joke somewhere in the first page, lol — I've changed the thread title, hopefully that'll take care of any further confusion :3

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957. 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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958. 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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959. 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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960. 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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961. Posted:

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

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962. 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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963. 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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964. 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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965. Posted:

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

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966. 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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967. 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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968. 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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969. 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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970. 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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971. 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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972. Posted:

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

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973. 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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974. 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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975. 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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