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Video Game Chat / Brain Age & Voice Recognition
« on: March 11, 2008, 11:25:56 PM »
If this is somewhere else on here, I apologize...

My grandpa got a DS so he could play the brain-type games. I tried playing the Brain Age one and for some reason it won't accept the way I say "blue". Any trick as to how I should say it? I've tried "bloo" and "buh-loo" and no luck with either. My brain age came up to be like 80 because of this...I did worse than my grandpa who actually IS going to be 80 soon!

General Chat / Re: fans of other things
« on: March 11, 2008, 11:23:34 PM »
Abercrombie & Fitch
Hanging with my friends
Working out
Taking long and random drives
Fantasy Sports
Baking Cookies (yeah, I know, strange hobby, especially for a guy)
Depeche Mode
I'm only a casual gamer...but I don't have anywhere to go tomorrow so I think I'm going to play one before I go to bed...

Video Game Chat / Re: Wii Remote Rechargeable Batteries
« on: March 11, 2008, 11:19:00 PM »
Woah, you got her hooked young!!! When I was 18 months I wasn't even playing t-ball yet, let alone Nintendo!

Mario Chat / Re: Square Enix bringing back Super Mario RPG?
« on: March 11, 2008, 11:17:30 PM »
Nah, this just brought back some good memories, that's all!

Anyone have any idea when/if this will be out for VC?

Mario Chat / Re: Square Enix bringing back Super Mario RPG?
« on: March 11, 2008, 08:37:22 PM »
I remember playing Super Mario RPG many years ago back when SNES wasn't legacy yet. It was pretty cool and I especially liked the music. There was some area in a forest that had one of the coolest songs, I still remember how it went all these years later and could play it on piano if I had to. I also remember it had some funny jokes in it...I think Bruce Lee was mentioned and I remember a guy named Mack the Knife. There was also this Wario-looking guy who tried to marry Peach.

Sure wish I had an SNES right now. Might have to shop around on eBay for one plus this game since it's not on the virtual console.

Video Game Chat / Re: Wii Remote Rechargeable Batteries
« on: March 11, 2008, 08:31:02 PM »
Based on what it says here, the Nykos wouldn't fit into the regular covers that came with the Wii? (I know some of the early ones didn't come with the plastic grippy things, mine came with them). I love that grippy thing (by all means please tell me the real name of it!) and would want to continue using it if I got this battery. Also, I do plan on getting MarioKart and its wheel.

Mario Chat / Re: anybody has this Mario toy??
« on: March 11, 2008, 07:30:30 PM »
Somewhere I still have a Mario and a Luigi from McDonald's. I have the Mario from Wendy's on my dresser (my mom got it in a Kids Meal and gave it to me...she works at a pediatrician's office and usually gets those toys for the kids there) and I also have a beanbag Luigi I got back when I first had my Nintendo 64 (he used to sit on the TV).

Game Help / Super Mario Galaxy: The Big Cube
« on: March 11, 2008, 07:28:20 PM »
Very much unilke me, I managed to get through the first two courses of Galaxy without a strategy book. However, the big cube level has me stumped. Namely, I'm having trouble with the guy on the top of the cube who sends out shock waves. I always seem to hit them! Is there any way to take this guy out? I've tried pounding him but that doesn't do any good. Or maybe he's supposed to be there to help you like that one snowman in Super Mario 64 I had to jump off years ago in order to get a star?

Video Game Chat / Wii Remote Rechargeable Batteries
« on: March 11, 2008, 07:24:10 PM »
Hey everyone,

It's been a few months since I've been here, I think the last I was here I was asking about my then-new Wii. I absolutely love it! It's so much easier for me to play since the controls are more natural.

Anyways, I'm wondering if there are any rechargeable battery packs that are worth it since my first player remote is almost gone in terms of battery. I know I could probably just stick a few regular Duracells/Energizers in there, but the first set is only a little over two months old (with irregular use, I don't play my Wii every day).

That's why I was wondering if they'd be worth it. If I let it sit for, say, five days without use, would that be bad for it? I know an off-powered cell phone will lose a little battery and it's even worse for a laptop.

If you folks do think I'd be well off with a rechargeable, is there any that is better and what does it cost?

Mario Chat / Re: If video game character had catchphrases..
« on: January 13, 2008, 10:31:44 PM »
Peach: "Amber Alert!"

Video Game Chat / Re: NES Game Prices
« on: January 13, 2008, 10:07:44 PM »
There are always cheaply-made games that cost $20, plus games sometimes will drop drastically in price when they get outdated (i.e. old versions of Madden).

I wasn't buying Nintendo games until 1997 so I wouldn't know what an NES game cost in 1990 but I think it's pretty neat that $50 has been a constant rate. It makes sense too but I won't go into economic details here.

Video Game Chat / Re: Industry Lunacy
« on: January 13, 2008, 03:26:28 PM »
Another classic marketing technique with the Mountain Dew. The intended audience may have thought those guys were "cool". Sort of like how they always use 8 year olds in ads for toys targeted to 5 year olds.

General Chat / Re: What [ticks] me off is...
« on: January 13, 2008, 02:53:42 PM »
I just read all this, but I have a few cents of my own to pitch in...

A tri-lingual manual is a way to effectively cut down cost. You no longer have to dedicate multiple printing presses to three different versions of the manual. Now there's only one.

There is nothing wrong with casual gamers or the types of games they play. Nintendo has reached some very unique audiences with their products--my grandfather bought a D.S. so he could play brain training games! And he also got Madden for it! This is an audience that may not have been reachable before through traditional marketing and products. Nintendo has made more money that way (as have game developers) and that only means more good products for everyone, casual or serious.

If you want Nintendo to make more games, sell more consoles, make themselves look better on paper to other developers so they make games for your favorite platforms, don't bash games like Brain Age (which a lot of older folks like) and Nintendogs (which has increased the number of female gamers). The more folks Nintendo recruits, the more they can make and the more people will make for them. (See also: Microsoft Windows).

Video Game Chat / Re: Industry Lunacy
« on: January 13, 2008, 02:47:05 PM »
I'm one of these casual gamers, although I tend to play more in the winter because the weather around here is horribly cold.

I'm also one of those "hip 20-somethings" you mention--I'm 21. What I usually will do is get sports games almost exclusively but I also like Mario games. I will play a little bit at a time to make it last me until the next one comes out. For example, I got Mario Galaxy at Christmas and so far have something like eight stars, but I've only had two long sessions with it. With all my old high school buddies back at college now, I won't be out every night anymore so I'll be able to play maybe one or two times each week if I don't have much coursework and am not going anywhere with my college friends. I have time to play them because I don't go to bars or anything if my other friends do. No way I get myself in that mess, so I spend it with Mario instead.

Games like Madden, though, are marketed right up the alley for a guy like me. I love sports and when there isn't a game on and I'm not playing a game of something (usually baseball, sometimes fall intramural basketball or swimming, maybe soccer) I'm playing them electronically. The Wii has been a godsend for me--I can golf any time I want now and actually use real motion to do it! (It's nothing like the real deal but it's closer than Mario Golf on the Nintendo 64 was...and I always thought that was a pretty good golf game).

I've actually liked this new trend in marketing. It used to be they would market only to those guys who played shoot-em-up games where you killed draggons and blew up cars and stuff. Now they actually market the games for people who normally wouldn't be playing video games but want to add them to their party or something (like me), especially the ones based on sports (like the Wii Sports game that comes with the system).

Game Help / Re: An odd request regarding Sim City...
« on: January 13, 2008, 02:30:44 PM »
I have the Mac version of Sim City 2000 (which I haven't played in like forever) but I remember the monster in there looking like a big robotic spider. I'm not sure if the Super Nintendo version would be similar or not, but this guy did shoot fire and beams out of him.

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