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    Nintendo Wii

    No problem, hope it works out for you. lol, yeah I gotta pick up another points card soon (I have just enough left for Castlevania IV), and hopefully I'll be able to find a classic controller around here. EDIT: btw, Calpis, what do you have your sensitivity at? I know that at that distance it will still bug when you rotate, but it definitely helps to max the sensitivity.
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    Nintendo Wii

    I think I know what you're referring to; does it seem to do that especially when you're rotating the wiimote or something? Try increasing the sensitivity of the remote in your wii settings, that might help. Also, Yay.
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    Xbox 360

    Fixed. Fixed again. EDIT: Fix'd too.
  4. 3598 total for the suit, unless you do the sidequest then it's 1798. Well, I was thinking 1000 for that bridge, and 2000 more for opening a shop in Hyrule Castletown, and then 1000 more for that heart piece (by donating to that guy by the east entrance of Castletown). I thought you were referring to the quest to get the armor mentioned by The Damned. Yeah, that's the one (at least the 1000 for the bridge and 2000 for the shop...the other 1000 is unrelated).
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    Xbox 360

    If that rumor were to be true, that'd be one less big reason for me to get a PS3 (probably my only major reason I'd foresee wanting a PS3 in the near future).
  6. I'm at work and it works just fine for me, so I'm gonna say that's probably not the common denominator.
  7. Weird, it's loading just fine for me.
  8. What are you talking about? Does it not load for you or something? I don't see what you're referring to.
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    Xbox 360

    lol, finally a 360 thread. I'm pretty much just planning on getting a 360 when Blue Dragon and Lost Odyssey are released (mainly for Blue Dragon ). Gears of War is pretty awesome, but not enough alone for me to get one. I figure by then, there'll be at least a few more games that I'll wanna buy, like Lost Planet. Speaking of which, anyone happen to know when that's coming out?
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    Nintendo Wii

    Boo for eBay. Actually, I just sold it to Taucer for $260 and I will personally hand it to him at the meetup. That's awesome (I'm not a big fan of scalping, what with a bunch of friends wanting Wiis and not being able to find them, so I'm glad to hear you aren't scalping it). Anyway, I kinda echo the sentiment about the lack of games right now. Now that I beat Zelda, I kinda wish for another meaty game experience on the Wii (as much as I like my pick up and play games, I always like to be playing through one or two longer games at the same time). Especially for that reason, I'm hoping for like Super Metroid and some of my other favorites to make it to the VC soon. On the topic of the VC, I kinda hope they change the layout so they make a channel for your dl'd games as opposed to taking up a channel space for each game. They could order it just as they have it on the shop channel, where you could look at all your games or arrange aphabetically, by original console, or by most-recently acquired. To have the option of also placing as many or as few dl'd games as you want onto the main menu would be nice IMO. I also hope they change it so we can hook up an external harddrive, so we don't have to be limited any longer to 512mb of space (even to be able to dl games to SD card would be helpful, cuz right now using the SD card seems to be limited to holding pictures for the photo channel, MP3s for use with slideshows or playing Excite Truck, and a backup for saves).
  11. So I just read IGN's hands-on impressions of Chocobo and the Magic Picturebook. That games sounds a lot more interesting to me than I would have thought, especially after playing Rocket Slime. I'm definitely looking forward to this!
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    Nintendo Wii

    w00t, a few more details on Prince of Persia for the Wii.
  13. Cool, kinda glad to hear it. I put about 5 hrs into DQH:RS this weekend, and it's all pretty much been fantastic. Btw, how was Magical Starsign? I like the look of the game, so I've been thinking to get it for that reason, but I'm just curious what people thought of how it played.
  14. So I got Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime this weekend. It's awesome. I was originally gonna get Final Fantasy III (I played the GBA FF1&2 and enjoyed that, so I figured 3 would be a good bet), but the store didn't have it in-stock, so I decided between DQ and Children of Mana. For those who played Children of Mana, how did you like it? How was the multiplayer?
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    Nintendo Wii

    I was skeptical at first about the speaker, but I really think it adds a lot. The only problem with it is the speaker bottoms out too easily, thus causing distortion. When it was on the default (max) volume in Zelda especially it would often distort, but now that I turned it down it's so much better. Btw, played Elebits multiplayer this weekend for this first time. It's fun, but I gotta say the single player was more fun. The biggest problem with multiplayer is how much greater the advantage the player who controls the camera has. Also played through some of the missions in the different modes, which was a lot of fun. I would have probably played more, but I picked up Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime for DS and FINALLY got Cubivore for GC (so damn hard to find, but it's really an awesome game...very unique) this weekend. EDIT: Oh, and yay for me, I finally had the time to finish up Zelda yesterday!
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    Sony PS3

    I haven't heard about this for a while, but I remember previously hearing the PS3 was supposed to be region-free. Did it not turn out to be?
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    Sony PS3

    lol, that works too.
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    Sony PS3

    lol, that's pretty good. I think for certain games, a little load time is fine. For example, between races in a racing game is totally fine. Having a load time after loading a file on a game or when you're starting a match is pretty much assumed. However, for a more adventure-oriented game, it can be bad in-game because it takes you out of the action that much more. For example, one of the many things that made games like Metroid Prime and Zelda: Twilight Princess so great are (as mentioned before) the hidden load times. For Zelda, you go into a door, the screen quickly fades to black for a second or two, and the action continues. If during the black screen, "Now Loading" pops up it'd kinda take away from the experience (especially if the load takes much more than a few seconds). With Red Steel, one of my biggest gripes with presentation was the longer load times and how it created checkpoints automatically that froze the action (adding "checkpoint..." to the top of the screen) for 5+ seconds at a time. It made it significantly tougher to get into. If they had, in this instance, thought more of presentation and streamlining it, it might have been much better/felt more immersive. (sorry, all my examples here are Nintendo-centric since that's what I've been playing as of late) No one wants load times, but it is something that we, as gamers, have to deal with. Long load times are a major lowpoint for me, so if a designer can help minimize that (or utilize the hardware in a way that accomplishes this) then it's all the better IMO.
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    Sony PS3

    That video still makes me lol.
  20. w00t, yay for this game!!! It completely exceeded my expectations in every way, and I still have a long way to go (darn being busy ). So worth the 2+ year wait! :D:D:D Soon, I'll be done with work for the day so I can go straight home and play some more!! EDIT: oh, and yay for the awesomeness which is wolf Link. Makes me wonder if he's gonna transform in SSBB, or if perhaps they'll have the wolf as a separate character.
  21. It sounds like he's just grabbing at anything to complain about (pressing A to read signs WTF?) which tells me that there really aren't many major problems with the game. This was the same article posted in the Wii thread no? Anyway, yeah, the whole sign-reading gripe is bs, considering (as had been pointed out in the Wii thread) the signs are written in Hylian and you wouldn't be able to read them no matter how huge they make them. Then about the color palette, whatever. The colors used were intentionally picked to create a certain atmosphere. Just because it's the next console Zelda after Wind Waker doesn't mean it has to be a continuation of its style, so it's pointless for him to compare the two IMO. His arguments don't really make sense to me.
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    Sony PS3

    So PS3 game reviews are starting to slowly come in. So far those with at least one review on Metacritic as of Nov 12 are: Genji 2 Marvel: Ultimate Alliance Resistance: Fall of Man Tony Hawk Project 8 Seems like the launch line up only makes Resistance: Fall of Man shine even brighter. I don't think it's suprising at all it has a 91 so far; I'd expect it to keep around that score even after the rest of the reviews are in. Ah well, still not enough to convince me to get a PS3 just yet (I'll probably just wait till July, when MGS4 comes out). EDIT: Totally. Out of principle, I think it's silly to pay over 2 times the retail cost for something like that when it just encourages people to continue scalping systems at launch like that.
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