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Hmm... I think I might stick with the Phat for now. Since I don't really take my DS anywhere as is, the extra portability isn't worth much, and I wouldn't want poorer speakers because when I'm sitting around at home I don't use headphones. Really, the extra $40-$60 I would need to scrounge up to cover the difference for a Lite would only be for extra sleekness factor, and better buttons (but apparently worse D-Pad?), which I don't have a problem with anyway. My credit would be better spent elsewhere.

By the way, what do you guys mean about the Lite D-Pad being worse? I've played with it some on the demos and it seemed fine to me. You just mean that it's a softer press? Because if that's all, I actually prefer the Lite.

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Some Lite D-pads have weak diagonals. It used to really bother me, but after you get used to it it's no big deal at all.

mine had this

nintendo replaced it

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Some Lite D-pads have weak diagonals. It used to really bother me, but after you get used to it it's no big deal at all.

I remember the time when Bigfoot AKA Kevin F AKA blah blah blah.

Man, that was freaking awesome, remember bigfoot who was also me and like 3 other people on 1up?

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I remember the time when Bigfoot AKA Kevin F AKA blah blah blah.

Man, that was freaking awesome, remember bigfoot who was also me and like 3 other people on 1up?

rofl, oh god. That stuff was crazy.

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I just find the d-pad to be less responsive in general since it's so squishy. It works perfectly fine for most games, but compared to the regular DS's clicky d-pad it's just less accurate. I'm more likely to mess up when going very quickly in tetris for example. If they would have made the d-pad a little stiffer it would have been a perfect balance of form and function.

As for the lite, to me the screens make all the difference in the world and totally justify the purchase. The regular DS's screens were just awful, espcially the touch screen. It just looked like crap, and it was practically unplayable in sunlight. The size difference is a huge plus as well. I could only take the regular DS anywhere in winter when I was wearing a coat with big enough pockets. Now I can slip the light in even relatively tight jeans pockets. The speakers are a bit quieter, but most of the time I am playing the thing on the train with the sound off anyway. The lite's stylus is a lot easier to hold too. The start button on the lite is complete crap though. Too small, in a weird spot, and it's hard to push.

And I guess I had a stuck pixel since it was kind of a light blue color. Weird, because on my PSP it's pretty much the same color so I wonder if it will come unstuck one day. And for those of you with the ability to play homebrew, I saw some utility floating out there that's some kind of stuck pixel fixer. If you have a flashcart/card and some stuck pixels it might be worth a shot.

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well on my bros DS it literally took half a second to turn around (that wasnt very nice in Megaman ZX) so yeah we switched it but the one we got from nintendo works perfectly now. I notice no difference between that and my old DS.

the lite is WAY better I don't see why you people would prefer an old one over it

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The only thing that I don't like about the DS Lite is the GBA slot. It sucks that they couldn't figure out a way to make it so it doesn't stick out leaving you with a plastic piece to hold onto.

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I have no idea where my little thing is. I've always got a GBA game of some kind in mine (FF 6 Advance right now), so it never bothers me, and it still fits in my pocket just fine.

Whoever was talking about the fingerprint marks, someone actually went and de-polished his black DS Lite. I saw it on a website a while ago, can't remember where now. I'll look for the link.

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I have been wondering if I should sell my DS and get the lite, yet recently I found a dead pixel (I don't know how long it's been there, I found it playing FF3). You guys think I could get my DS replaced for a DS lite by Nintendo?

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I have been wondering if I should sell my DS and get the lite, yet recently I found a dead pixel (I don't know how long it's been there, I found it playing FF3). You guys think I could get my DS replaced for a DS lite by Nintendo?
I've often wondered that myself. I don't have a dead pixel, but I have a weird smudge on my screen that has been there since I got it and cannot be cleaned off.

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I have been wondering if I should sell my DS and get the lite, yet recently I found a dead pixel (I don't know how long it's been there, I found it playing FF3). You guys think I could get my DS replaced for a DS lite by Nintendo?

if within a year yes

its worth a call

the worse they can say is no, but they probably wont

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If Nintendo gives you a DS lite because you have ONE dead pixel on your regular DS, they've crossed the line from good customer service to being downright stupid!

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The only thing I miss about the original DS is the speakers. The Lite's are just downright crap. It doesn't really matter when playing in public, since I usually have headphones, but at home it's rather disappointing.

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If Nintendo gives you a DS lite because you have ONE dead pixel on your regular DS, they've crossed the line from good customer service to being downright stupid!

Or, you know, having a product of such high quality that they can afford to replace minor instances like that.

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Pretty much. The whole point is that unlike pretty much every other RPG, even the other creature-collecting ones, you can make any team you want with almost any attacks you want. You can even get so specific as to choose which stats get bonuses, both battle and otherwise.

Because they're fine games? Because they're solid titles in their own right? Because it's fun to make a team and use it to beat the shit out of other teams, whether it's in-game or against another person?

http://www.serebii.net/diamondpearl/exclusives.shtml

Some older and newer pokémon show up only on one version. Trading is also a hell of a lot easier, so getting those missing ones is pretty simple.

If you have wi-fi, you can place the poke you want to trade away on the Global Trade System (GTS), and even when you turn the game off, the server(s) that handle the trading system on-line will store it for you. If another person has the poke you're looking for, and they agree to the few conditions you specified (like gender and level), they send their poke to the server. Once you turn your game back on, the system automatically completes the trade for you and taa-daa! You traded a pokémon without even having to be there.

GTS sounds like a really nice feature. As for differences, I know about the differences in pokemon. I meant with respect to story, interface, or anything else. Or does the story just not matter much?

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The story of pokemon is always pretty much the same. You start out as a noob with no pokemon, do something at the beginning to obtain your starter pokemon, get a pokedex and go collect your first badge. Soon you'll meet the evil guys (Team Rocket in Red, Blue, Gold and Silver; Team Aqua and Magma in Ruby and Sapphire; and Team Galaxy in Diamond and Pearl). You'll encounter them frequently as you go on collecting badges until you have a showdown with them because their plans involve doing something Dr. Evil-like Evil with legendary pokemon. KILL THEM. Get your last badge and fight the elite 4 to become THE POKEMON MASTERZ ZOMG!

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The story of pokemon is always pretty much the same. You start out as a noob with no pokemon, do something at the beginning to obtain your starter pokemon, get a pokedex and go collect your first page. Soon you'll meet the evil guys (Team Rocket in Red, Blue, Gold and Silver; Team Aqua and Magma in Ruby and Sapphire; and Team Galaxy in Diamond and Pearl). You'll encounter them frequently as you go on collecting badges until you have a showdown with them because their plans involve doing something Dr. Evil-like Evil with legendary pokemon. KILL THEM. Get your last badge and fight the elite 4 to become THE POKEMON MASTERZ ZOMG!

And yet it looks so good.

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The story of pokemon is always pretty much the same. You start out as a noob with no pokemon, do something at the beginning to obtain your starter pokemon, get a pokedex and go collect your first page. Soon you'll meet the evil guys (Team Rocket in Red, Blue, Gold and Silver; Team Aqua and Magma in Ruby and Sapphire; and Team Galaxy in Diamond and Pearl). You'll encounter them frequently as you go on collecting badges until you have a showdown with them because their plans involve doing something Dr. Evil-like Evil with legendary pokemon. KILL THEM. Get your last badge and fight the elite 4 to become THE POKEMON MASTERZ ZOMG!

Most people usually have a point to posting something like this. I'm assuming you're insulting the game based on its storyline, which is NEVER the point to buying a Pokemon game?

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Most people usually have a point to posting something like this. I'm assuming you're insulting the game based on its storyline, which is NEVER the point to buying a Pokemon game?

Or perhaps he's simply explaining what the storyline is honest-to-God like, since the question was asked, and subtlely implying that the storyline is mostly irrelevant? Great critical reading on your part.

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Most people usually have a point to posting something like this. I'm assuming you're insulting the game based on its storyline, which is NEVER the point to buying a Pokemon game?

Yeah, what interests me in this one is the WiFi battling/trading. Before you were pretty much limited to a couple people to play, but now you can battle anyone in the world! Quite different, although I'll surely be discouraged by the people who do NOTHING but play Pokemon.

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In case no one's mentioned it:

http://ds.ign.com/articles/780/780820p1.html

Sonic Rush Adventure. It would be nice if it actually wound up being good. I wonder if "Adventure" means it's actually supposed to fit into the Sonic Adventure series plotline or if it's just referring to the style of gameplay (free-roaming, third-person platforming). I hope that if it's the latter they actually do it right. Either way, since it's on DS we shouldn't have too many issues with cheesy voiceovers!

Incidentally, it's going to be online.

EDIT: It looks like the only third person segments are the water vehicle parts and boss fights (a la Rush). The rest of it will be sidescrolling. Well, I'm cool with that, as I pretty much liked how Rush turned out.

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