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Yeah, that whole Evony thing is pretty goofy. Cracks me up. Bet it has a lot of people signing up, but very few actually playing the game. One thing is for sure, those guys have one hell of a marketing department... I imagine they are all holed up in some back office with stacks and stacks of porn magazines.

"Alright guys, here is the deal. We have this online RTS we want to market the hell out of. We really want to get people interested and get this game booming, so we want something that will really capture peoples attention. You guys have any ideas?"

"Hell yeah, boobies! What else!"

 

Ah, gotta love the internets. Bane of mankind.

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Right now I'm playing a few on and off: Mother 3, Lego Batman and Tiger Woods '08. Won my first round the other day, but almost blew it with a double bogey on the 18th. Good thing I had a decent lead!

I was also playing Front Mission 4 and got up to the last fight, but after having tried several times and being unable to finish the level, I dunno if I'm gonna bother trying to beat the game. :p

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Isn't Mother 3 awesome?  It hasn't even been a year since the translation patch came out, but I've already played thorugh it at least three times.

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C3PX said: Gaffer is like that hot girl in high school that you think you have a chance with even though she is way out of your league because she is sweet and not a stuck up bitch who pretends you don't exist... then one day you spot her making out with some skinny twerp, only on second glance you realize it is the goth girl who always sits in the back of class; at that moment it dawns on you why she is never seen hanging off the arm of any of the jocks... and you realize, damn, she really is unobtainable after all. Not that that is going to stop you from dreaming... Only in this case, Gaffer is actually a guy.

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Yep, I likes it. Not as much as Earthbound so far, but it's nice. I don't care for some of the un-Earthbound language in it, but that's ignorable.

When you play it, do you rename the characters? I do. I mostly went with nonsense this time, but usually use names of family and friends.

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No, I always use the default names. 

I have a hard time choosing between which is my favorite.  I've played all three, so it really just depends on what mood I'm in.  What do you mean by "un-Earthbound language" though?

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C3PX said: Gaffer is like that hot girl in high school that you think you have a chance with even though she is way out of your league because she is sweet and not a stuck up bitch who pretends you don't exist... then one day you spot her making out with some skinny twerp, only on second glance you realize it is the goth girl who always sits in the back of class; at that moment it dawns on you why she is never seen hanging off the arm of any of the jocks... and you realize, damn, she really is unobtainable after all. Not that that is going to stop you from dreaming... Only in this case, Gaffer is actually a guy.

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I'll probably play Zero after 3. I've had it for a while but haven't gotten into it yet.

By language, I mean the 'b' words, hell, damn... To me, that's not Earthbound, and completely unnecessary. Word-for-word translation can't really be done, so are they just throwing those in to "spice" it up? Nintendo wouldn't have done it. The only thing I can think of in Earthbound that came even close to bad language was 'crap.'

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Well, you're looking at it the wrong way.  The cursing is actually more accurate, and a more accurate translation of Mother 2 would probably have the same kinds of things.  But, see, you're getting your Nintendos confused.  Sure, Nintendo of America probably wouldn't do that, but NCL's standards a little more lax.  But, no, rest assured the translation didn't just throw in swear words for the hell of it like some mid-'90s fansub distributor.  Mato knew what he was doing when he translated it.

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C3PX said: Gaffer is like that hot girl in high school that you think you have a chance with even though she is way out of your league because she is sweet and not a stuck up bitch who pretends you don't exist... then one day you spot her making out with some skinny twerp, only on second glance you realize it is the goth girl who always sits in the back of class; at that moment it dawns on you why she is never seen hanging off the arm of any of the jocks... and you realize, damn, she really is unobtainable after all. Not that that is going to stop you from dreaming... Only in this case, Gaffer is actually a guy.

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Heh, yeah, I know what you mean.  Those nostalgia goggles do come into play, and, despite the curses getting in your way, they did go to great lengths to emulate the EarthBound translation as much as possible (me being a purist, a few of these get on my nerves, but you'll most likely appreciate it):  using the EarthBound font, changing "You Win" to "You Won," and a few surprises I won't spoil for you.  ^_~

But, overall, it's obvious they had English-playing EarthBound fans in mind when they made it.

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C3PX said: Gaffer is like that hot girl in high school that you think you have a chance with even though she is way out of your league because she is sweet and not a stuck up bitch who pretends you don't exist... then one day you spot her making out with some skinny twerp, only on second glance you realize it is the goth girl who always sits in the back of class; at that moment it dawns on you why she is never seen hanging off the arm of any of the jocks... and you realize, damn, she really is unobtainable after all. Not that that is going to stop you from dreaming... Only in this case, Gaffer is actually a guy.

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One thing I'm wondering about is, are there auto-wins? I haven't had one yet. That was one of the best features of EarthBound! It seems that old enemies are being replaced with different, stronger ones, so maybe that's why I'm not seeing auto-wins.

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Unfortunately, no.  It does have a semi-equivalent, though.  You can dash through weak enemies and stun them without having to fight them.  The only drawback:  no experience.

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C3PX said: Gaffer is like that hot girl in high school that you think you have a chance with even though she is way out of your league because she is sweet and not a stuck up bitch who pretends you don't exist... then one day you spot her making out with some skinny twerp, only on second glance you realize it is the goth girl who always sits in the back of class; at that moment it dawns on you why she is never seen hanging off the arm of any of the jocks... and you realize, damn, she really is unobtainable after all. Not that that is going to stop you from dreaming... Only in this case, Gaffer is actually a guy.

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Oops. Double post.

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C3PX said: Gaffer is like that hot girl in high school that you think you have a chance with even though she is way out of your league because she is sweet and not a stuck up bitch who pretends you don't exist... then one day you spot her making out with some skinny twerp, only on second glance you realize it is the goth girl who always sits in the back of class; at that moment it dawns on you why she is never seen hanging off the arm of any of the jocks... and you realize, damn, she really is unobtainable after all. Not that that is going to stop you from dreaming... Only in this case, Gaffer is actually a guy.

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I never thought this game would happen to me again, but I came back to my mother's town to help her move into a new house, and while I was sorting through my old video game mags yesterday, I came across my Pokemon strategy guide.  Before I knew what I was doing, the nostalgia hit me, I dug Pokemon Yellow out of a box, and I'm already 7 hours into it and am a hair's breadth away from getting my third badge!

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C3PX said: Gaffer is like that hot girl in high school that you think you have a chance with even though she is way out of your league because she is sweet and not a stuck up bitch who pretends you don't exist... then one day you spot her making out with some skinny twerp, only on second glance you realize it is the goth girl who always sits in the back of class; at that moment it dawns on you why she is never seen hanging off the arm of any of the jocks... and you realize, damn, she really is unobtainable after all. Not that that is going to stop you from dreaming... Only in this case, Gaffer is actually a guy.

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Wow, Gaff, not sure what to say... wouldn't have taken you for the die hard Pokemon trainer.

Actually, as a huge supporter of the old pre-color GameBoy, which I still think is one of the most amazing things ever made, I have to admit that Pokemon is most certainly on my "must have" GB games list. Don't get me wrong, I have zero fondness, nostalgic or otherwise, for the annoyingly cutesy Pokemon that has been marketed to kids over the last ten years. But back in the early days, before the marketing hype hit the states, back when it was simply the red and blue cartridges, it was one of those games that gave you the most bang for your buck as far as GB carts are concerned. It was a very good simple RPG that you could pick up and put down in a second, making it an ideal GB game. Even if you literally only had five minutes to play, you could progress in that period of time, yet the overall game experience was very long lived. Hands down, the best bit was fighting with other players via the link cable. What other RPGs let you do that? The game had a bunch of really lame looking monsters in it (which is the sort of thing we have all come to expect from Japan, eh?), but it also had some that were cool enough. But, unfortunately the whole over marketing to the ten and under crowd made it very hard for anyone else to take it seriously (okay, not very hard, impossible).

Still, at the end of the day, the original GameBoy game is very much worth the $5 or so a used copy will cost you these days. It, along with Link's Awakening, Tetris, Metroid II, Mario Land 2, and the GameBoy Camera (and probably a few others in there I should be including), should be in every monochrome GameBoy enthusiasts collection.

 

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Damn, Gaff, that's spooky - I popped in Pokemon Red a couple days ago, and I'm about 7 hours in myself (just got the third badge, and Charmander/Charmeleon just finished his final evolution into Charizard)!

Funny thing is, I'm not a big Pokemon geek at all - I was just looking through my old GameBoy games and happened to find it, and got sucked in.

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Ooh, yeah, I have and love Pokemon Pinball.  I have to admit that's one Pokemon game I never stopped playing, because, well, I just love pinball.  I never really paid attention to getting any of the creatures, though... I just played pinball!

Nice to see I'm rekindling others' memories of Pokemon, and that's pretty crazy that you were doing the same thing, Chainsaw.

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C3PX said: Gaffer is like that hot girl in high school that you think you have a chance with even though she is way out of your league because she is sweet and not a stuck up bitch who pretends you don't exist... then one day you spot her making out with some skinny twerp, only on second glance you realize it is the goth girl who always sits in the back of class; at that moment it dawns on you why she is never seen hanging off the arm of any of the jocks... and you realize, damn, she really is unobtainable after all. Not that that is going to stop you from dreaming... Only in this case, Gaffer is actually a guy.

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My roommate and I actually reignited our Pokemon nostalgia over this past winter holiday. I had a bunch of Game Boy carts lying out on my desk in my dorm, and as he was walking by he said "Wait a minute....is that Pokemon Yellow?!" We then began a challenge: we would both start playing when we got home for winter break, play as far as we could, and then when we got back we would battle.

When we got back, I was the only one that had played it. Oh, and I had played it. A lot.

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Yeah, at first my plan was to replay Red, but then I remembered that I had never actually completed Yellow, so I decided to start over on that one instead.  I apparently hadn't gotten very far at all since my save file was about where I am right now, and I only started yesterday.  Sigh.  It annoys me, though.  I finished Red and went to great lengths to get all 150 Pokemon, but, of course, there's only one save file, so I soon saved over it to start again.  Didn't get very far.  And now it's not exactly as though I have a whole bunch of 12 year old friends anymore to trade with, so it looks like I'll never get all 150 ever again.

BUT I will make it so that I get Mew this time.  A little bit of internet research revealed that you can actually get Mew via a glitch without resorting to winning a contest or using a Game Shark.  And you can bet I'm gonna put that cute little moron in my party as soon as I get the chance!

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C3PX said: Gaffer is like that hot girl in high school that you think you have a chance with even though she is way out of your league because she is sweet and not a stuck up bitch who pretends you don't exist... then one day you spot her making out with some skinny twerp, only on second glance you realize it is the goth girl who always sits in the back of class; at that moment it dawns on you why she is never seen hanging off the arm of any of the jocks... and you realize, damn, she really is unobtainable after all. Not that that is going to stop you from dreaming... Only in this case, Gaffer is actually a guy.

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I actually got Mew via Gameshark many years ago, and used him until I got Pokemon Stadium. I used him in the game with the Transfer Pak until a glitch turned him into a Weedle. Same level, same abilities, but....a fucking Weedle.

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Haha, that's like running to the tree Christmas morning and opening the big box expecting an awesome new Nintendo 64 but instead opening a Phillips CD-i.  Granted, I used a Beedrill as part of my final team the last time I played through, but... a fucking Weedle.

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C3PX said: Gaffer is like that hot girl in high school that you think you have a chance with even though she is way out of your league because she is sweet and not a stuck up bitch who pretends you don't exist... then one day you spot her making out with some skinny twerp, only on second glance you realize it is the goth girl who always sits in the back of class; at that moment it dawns on you why she is never seen hanging off the arm of any of the jocks... and you realize, damn, she really is unobtainable after all. Not that that is going to stop you from dreaming... Only in this case, Gaffer is actually a guy.

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Win.

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 I noticed Target is clearancing out The Force Unleashed for the 360 for $14.98. Obviously they are doing this because the upcoming "Ultimate Sith Edition" ("Game of the Year" edition wannabe for a game that fall way short of being game of the year for anyone). Just thought I'd share my findings. That is a good price, can't even buy it that cheap used (brand new retail price is $29.99 I think, and Gamestop has it used for $26).

Somewhat related... when did LucasArts start making the spines of their games bright yellow? It looks awful, and doesn't fit with Star Wars at all. I wonder what possessed them to start doing this?

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