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Old 01-12-2008, 04:52 AM
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Courtesy of the Magics of Store Credit, I was able to get both Zak and Wiki AND Call of Duty 4.

The TV was taken all night, so I couldn't play Zak & Wiki, and I want to finish Bioshock before I start any other FPS's.
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Old 01-12-2008, 07:56 AM
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Not worth its own thread? Funny, that's what it says on my business card...

1. I keep on telling myself not to get obsessive-compulsive on playing every level of Fire Emblem *just right*. And then, some laguz I never wanted to use in the first place gets socked by a mage I never noticed, and then my lower lip starts trembling... sigh.

2. Zack & Wiki is a delight to play, even if it wasn't as profitable as it deserved. Getting placed ankle-high on EB's alphabetical shelves didn't really help their marketing strategy, either. Even if they'd called it "Wiki & Zack", it could have been placed next to Wii Play...

... but now I'm asking that my favourite games start adopting the practices of my least-favourite "AAA Arizona" pizzerias, so I'll stop right there.
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Old 01-12-2008, 09:24 AM
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The L button on my DS Lite is starting to not work...
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Old 01-12-2008, 11:24 AM
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Zack and Wiki should've been called Treasure Island Z.
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Old 01-12-2008, 04:25 PM
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I think it's already safe to say Z&W didn't sell well. GUYS THE WORLD REMINDS ME OF MEGA MAN LEGENDS AND THAT'S A GOOD THING!
I'm still hoping for the Phoenix Wright-style grassroots groundswell! leave me alone in my little fantasy world :<

it is pretty Legendsy! robot monkeys and everything! aesthetically, it reminds me a lot of Power Stone, too. it probably has something to do with all the bombastic EPIC ADVENTURE music and the generally awesome sense of whimsy.

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if you find some sort of magical cure for this problem, please let me know. :< :< :<
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Old 01-12-2008, 04:30 PM
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if you find some sort of magical cure for this problem, please let me know. :< :< :<
I think the magical cure might be "send it to Nintendo."
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Old 01-12-2008, 05:16 PM
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I'm playing FFVI Advance again, and it's the first time in all my playthroughs that I'm paying attention to Magicite level-up bonuses. Shadow is going to be a Cactuar-infused speed demon.
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Old 01-12-2008, 06:30 PM
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it is pretty Legendsy! robot monkeys and everything! aesthetically, it reminds me a lot of Power Stone, too. it probably has something to do with all the bombastic EPIC ADVENTURE music and the generally awesome sense of whimsy
Yes, Powerstone, too. Whoever keeps making this happen at Capcom needs to stop jerking me around and choose a franchise already!
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Old 01-12-2008, 10:09 PM
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Even in this thread
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Old 01-12-2008, 10:11 PM
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The L button on my DS Lite is starting to not work...
DS Lite?

My L button doesn't work either.
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Old 01-12-2008, 10:26 PM
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DS Lite?

My L button doesn't work either.
The L button is sooooo overrated.

The touch screen in my DS wasn't working that well... so I had to buy another one.
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Old 01-12-2008, 10:35 PM
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in all honesty, the L button IS the least important button by far, but when it matters, it really matters. :< I felt handicapped all the way through Phantom Hourglass, Meteos is insanely slow when you can't easily speed up the gravity, and Lunar Knights is darn near unplayable.
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Old 01-12-2008, 11:45 PM
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After the Olimar announcement on Smash I started playing Pikmin 2 again, since I never finished it. Good times. Games are so much fun when you realize you've already paid for them.
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Old 01-13-2008, 02:15 AM
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Zack and Wiki should've been called Treasure Island Z.
Yes, yes I agree.
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Old 01-13-2008, 07:52 AM
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The L button on my DS Lite is starting to not work...
I'm glad I'm not the only one with the problem. Mine usually works, but sometimes it gets fussy and is a pain in the ass. Guess they'll fix that on the DS Micro.
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Old 01-13-2008, 08:06 AM
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Re: Zack and Wiki sales

Does anyone really have any hard data on this? NPD only releases a list of the top 10 games(across all platforms IIRC), but just because Z&W didn't make the top 10 doesn't mean that it's tanked.
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Old 01-13-2008, 08:09 AM
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L Buttons are the new Cracked Hinges
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Old 01-13-2008, 08:12 AM
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L Buttons are the new Cracked Hinges
I have one of those, too.
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Old 01-13-2008, 09:48 AM
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My L button was fine for playing Contra 4 less than a month ago. Also, the far right side of the touch screen doesn't really register anymore. My Lite is a launch unit. Does anyone know what options I have for Nintendo repair? If the L button stuff is widespread, I smell a free fix.
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Old 01-13-2008, 09:50 AM
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Re: Zack and Wiki sales

Does anyone really have any hard data on this? NPD only releases a list of the top 10 games(across all platforms IIRC), but just because Z&W didn't make the top 10 doesn't mean that it's tanked.
Yes.

In it's first 2 weeks it sold less than 50,000. Like, 34K in week 1 and 15k in week 2.
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Old 01-13-2008, 10:17 AM
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Ok, this isn't even videogame-related, but it definitely doesn't deserve it's own thread, so here it is.

I was in our favorite out-of-the-way Asian grocery store yesterday, and what do I see staring balefully at me from the snack aisle?

CalorieMate.

Of course I had to buy some. I went with chocolate, as it seemed to have less scary potential than potato or cheese. I'm thinking I'm going to save it up for a con. It seems like the appropriate thing to do.
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Old 01-13-2008, 10:23 AM
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Yes.

In it's first 2 weeks it sold less than 50,000. Like, 34K in week 1 and 15k in week 2.
Where is that from? Wouldn't a couple of hundred thousand be good for a game like this?
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Old 01-13-2008, 10:56 AM
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Where is that from? Wouldn't a couple of hundred thousand be good for a game like this?
NPD:
http://niceskybox.com/2007/12/18/npd...igging-deeper/

There was a further breakdown I saw on a MB (I think it may have been GAF) that got the 34/35K number from its first week.

EDIT: found it.
http://www.gamesarefun.com/news.php?newsid=8504

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Old 01-13-2008, 11:05 AM
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This is a good as place as any to post this:

http://www.i-am-bored.com/bored_link.cfm?link_id=26146

I actually play this game in real life, all the time
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Old 01-13-2008, 12:08 PM
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My L button was fine for playing Contra 4 less than a month ago. Also, the far right side of the touch screen doesn't really register anymore. My Lite is a launch unit. Does anyone know what options I have for Nintendo repair? If the L button stuff is widespread, I smell a free fix.
Yeah but you're no where near warranty, I don't think there is too much to do but say goodbye and move on. Hm, Konami should cover it though for breaking systems, hearts, self-esteem, and the over-all human soul.

BTW - Persona 3 is totally ROXORZ
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Old 01-13-2008, 12:50 PM
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Thanks, Andrew. Too bad.
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Old 01-13-2008, 02:27 PM
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Since my asking this in the OTHER appropriately marked thread was drowned in Persona dialogue, I shall ask again here:

What's the deal with Baroque? I know it's a dungeon crawler which is stylistically similar to your average Megaten, and honestly, that alone is enough to convince me, but I would like to know something else about the game besides that.
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Old 01-13-2008, 02:34 PM
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Since my asking this in the OTHER appropriately marked thread was drowned in Persona dialogue, I shall ask again here:

What's the deal with Baroque? I know it's a dungeon crawler which is stylistically similar to your average Megaten, and honestly, that alone is enough to convince me, but I would like to know something else about the game besides that.
http://hg101.classicgaming.gamespy.com/sting/sting2.htm

There you go!
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Old 01-13-2008, 03:11 PM
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Well, that kind of dampens my enthusiasm a bit. I'm still excited for it, but less so.
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I'm borrowing Mass Effect from a friend, and I've gotta say, I like it overall. I don't care much for the combat (it's not very polished imo), and it kinda bothers me that probably 70% of my gametime so far has been dialogue; but I still like the game.

I'm getting major Kotor flashbacks though; an evil dude with a gravelly-voice scours the galaxy looking for an ancient weapon thanks to the help of clues from an ancient race that brought advanced technology to the entire galaxy and then disappeared without a trace.

I think Kotor wins though just because it has lightsabers. I miss them.

Edit: Not that Mass Effect seeming like a next-gen Kotor at times is a bad thing; I ardently support a next-gen Kotor (wink wink Bioware)
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