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AuthorRe: Scratched DS game.
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9,901. Posted:

that's... odd. GameStop is supposed to test the games/systems they receive as trade-ins before they put them up for sale, so i'd take it back and show them it won't work in your DS. they've got a 14-day guarantee on used games anyway, iirc; hope you saved your receipt that shows the date of sale. :3

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AuthorRe: Help with wired connection
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9,902. Posted:

Try a different ethernet cable before doing anything else. The one you're using now could be bad.

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AuthorRe: Sort wiiware reviews by top scores?
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9,903. Posted:

On the Out Now list, choose 'WiiWare' under the 'System' drop-down menu, then click the 'Filter' button. Once they've been filtered, click the 'Rating' link to sort them by rating.

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AuthorRe: In what kind of clothes do you game?
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9,904. Posted:

The kind that cover my body.

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AuthorRe: Name Underrated Wii Hits
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9,905. Posted:

Just so you guys know, arguing is the best way to get the next thread like this locked too. :|

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AuthorRe: Make a Wish (Only for it to be corrupted)
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9,906. Posted:

Granted, but even if you hadn't killed it by trying to corrupt that wish, your mood winds up soured by the next thing you attempt, because it blows up in your face.

I wish things would settle down. :3

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AuthorRe: Make a Wish (Only for it to be corrupted)
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9,907. Posted:

Granted, but you wind up breaking a leg and can dance no more.

I wish i could sleep.

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AuthorRe: Dumbest Jokes you have ever heard,
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9,908. Posted:

@percentful: are you kidding? that was hilarious, lol, go adam :3

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AuthorRe: How to Turn a Fanboy into a Non-Fanboy?
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9,909. Posted:

PhoenixSage wrote:

Corrective surgeries.

this, lol :3

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AuthorRe: New Super Mario Wii is like a cold shower to me.
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9,910. Posted:

y2josh wrote:

Sounds like 101 needs a tinfoil hat.

... you rang? :3

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AuthorRe: Are you a Sega person or a Nintendo person?
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9,911. Posted:

@Ricardo: apparently, he was attempting to start a console-wars-style argument straight outta what we all grew up with. let's all give him the benefit of the doubt and drop it, shall we?

that said, i'm very much a Nintendo person. :3

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AuthorRe: Favorite and Least Favorite Game Genres
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9,912. Posted:

Feel free to add your thoughts to this thread already in progress. :3

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AuthorRe: Why is reviving old threads a bad thing?
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9,913. Posted:

Rule of Thumb:

  • if the topic was controversial and somehow managed to die out on its own without being locked (another xbox vs. ps3 thread, for example, or something about politics or religion), don't revive
  • if the topic was dated somehow (a topic with someone asking for urgent advice seven months ago, for instance), don't revive
  • if all you have to add is 'me too', 'i agree', some other lame response, or something completely irrelevant to the topic at hand, don't revive
  • if you have something interesting and (most importantly) relevant to add to the topic at hand, go for it (if you want to)

i think the idea that we don't like people reviving old threads came about gradually because most of the time when an old thread is revived, it's either controversial or nothing of interest is added -- stuff like 'that's cool' or 'wow this thread is old', which gets deleted. however, that belief is pretty incongruous with practice, as we generally lock duplicate threads and refer the original posters to slightly older threads (though i personally let the new thread live if the older ones are like five months old) all the time.

anyway, as always, we review things on a case-by-case basis. there is no need to flip out in chat or report someone just for reviving an old thread, though if someone's revived sixteen threads from the dawn of NL just to say 'cool' in all of them, sure, we'd like to know about it. :3

long story short: reviving old threads isn't necessarily a bad thing.

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AuthorRe: Water Warfare Matches
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9,914. Posted:

Feel free to continue trading FCs and working out matches in the Online Gaming threads:
Water Warfare (NA)
Water Warfare (EU)

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AuthorRe: Looking for Friends on Water Warfare and Onslaught
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9,915. Posted:

Feel free to post your FCs and request matches in any of these Online Gaming threads:

Onslaught (NA)
Onslaught (EU)
Water Warfare (NA)
Water Warfare (EU)

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AuthorRe: OMG! :O
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9,916. Posted:

20thPaul wrote:

OMIGOD!!!!!!! I am so excited!!!!!!!! Jonas Brothers FTW SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!! :D

what he said, omg omg omg :D :D D: :D
that D: was unintentional, i swear i didn't plan that :3

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AuthorRe: The Amazing Brain Train, great game- but it's a buggy train.
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9,917. Posted:

how many quests had you done? I only got to maybe the fifth or sixth quest in a row (could've easily been an hour in considering i was having to stop and type out notes) on one profile before i figured i'd seen enough of Quest Mode to review it and then moved on to playing the practice and test modes... you probably got farther than that since you were playing for real, though, lol. the other modes worked just fine for me, though, even after hours of play (i left the game running while i wrote the review, and i'd come back to it off and on to try something out or test a particular).

either way, it's really odd that's happening to you. i'd call Nintendo's customer service hotline and see what they can do -- maybe there's something they'll suggest that'll get your game working again. :3

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AuthorRe: The Amazing Brain Train, great game- but it's a buggy train.
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9,918. Posted:

I had to play the heck out of it for the review, and i don't recall it freezing at all on me. how far into Quest Mode did you get before it started freezing on you?

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9,919. Posted:

@Victoria: Sean has a Japanese DSi, and thus he only has access to what's on the DSi Shop for Japan. :3

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AuthorRe: Why is reviving old threads a bad thing?
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9,920. Posted:

to clarify, it's not a crime to revive old threads, but we do prefer you choose wisely. Obviously, chiming in with an opinion as to what someone should do when the moment already passed like seven months ago isn't a good thing, and same for reviving controversial topics that thankfully died out on their own (let sleeping dogs lie, plz), but if you've got something meaningful and insightful to add to an old topic, certainly, revive away. if there's a newer similar topic floating around, someone will just point you in the right direction to keep the conversation current, no big deal :3

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AuthorRe: Games compatibility
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9,921. Posted:

If the games worked on the DS, they should work on their DSis no problem -- the region-lock is only for DSiWare and DSi-only retail games. in my experience, however, counterfeit games (or the one i unwittingly purchased, at least) will not work on the DSi. If the games you bought for them that are not working were bought over the internet (especially via eBay), i would say there's a good chance you accidentally purchased a few counterfeits. sorry, dude. :(

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AuthorRe: Make a Wish (Only for it to be corrupted)
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9,922. Posted:

Granted, but it's Monopoly money.

i wish i had a Fluffy of my own.

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AuthorRe: I am new & need advice
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9,923. Posted:

Welcome to Nintendo Life, callthe5o. Feel free to ask for cross-system recommendations in the universal recommendations thread. :3

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AuthorRe: Isn't it Ironic?
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9,924. Posted:

warioswoods wrote:

@theblackdragon

Nice. We need to rewrite the entire song one day. I'm not sure that it will be singable, though.

that's all right, at least it'll be somewhat accurate :3

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AuthorRe: Isn't it Ironic?
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9,925. Posted:

@warioswoods: it's the free ride you accept after having paid for a ticket, only to realize halfway down the line that you're being taken in the opposite direction from where you wanted to go.

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