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Old May 14th, 2013 (5:24 AM). Edited May 14th, 2013 by Legobricks.
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    This article here sparked me interest: http://mynintendonews.com/2013/05/13/nintendo-to-fix-gay-marriage-glitch-in-tomodachi-collection-new-life/

    This also brings me a question: Should video games include homosexuality?
    Certainly. I think it's best handled as a non-issue, so to speak. For example, in TES V, a PC of any sex and race can marry any valid NPC regardless of sex and race, and (almost) nothing is said about it.

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      New news, and, I thought this was pretty cute to hear about:

      http://www.businesswire.com/portal/site/topix/index.jsp?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20130520005366&newsLang=en&ndmConfigId=1000639&vnsId=41

      Apparently Nintendo and Donkey Kong are gonna pay a trip to the Los Angeles Zoo during the memorial day weekend, to celebrate the release of Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D for the Nintendo 3DS. They're also going to bring awareness to the endangered gorillas.
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      Old May 20th, 2013 (12:34 PM).
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        That's awesome. I'll make sure to buy that game day one. DKCR is one of my favorite games, and I'm glad to hear the port is a good one (I'll excuse the framerate being 30fps.) Can not wait to get a 100% on this game again. (And attempt at a 200% this time.)

        By the way, to anyone playing it, original mode or new mode? I'm obviously going with original, but I'm glad to see there's an easy mode for people who aren't good at platformers. Makes more sense than newcomer mode in Fire Emblem, if you ask me.
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        Old May 27th, 2013 (7:28 AM).
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          Apparently this was the NPD's top 10 selling 3Ds games:

          1. Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon
          2. LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins
          3. Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity
          4. New Super Mario Bros. 2
          5. Mario Kart 7
          6. Fire Emblem: Awakening
          7. Super Mario 3D Land
          8. Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers
          9. Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
          10. Paper Mario: Sticker Star

          Source: http://mynintendonews.com/2013/05/26/npd-ten-best-selling-nintendo-3ds-games-in-april/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

          So, um, any thoughts on this? Well, to be honest, I'm not surprised about Luigi's Dark Mansion; the LEGO game was sort of a surprise though!
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          Old May 27th, 2013 (10:38 AM).
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            A Lego game charting isn't surprising at all. In fact, I'm surprised it's not first place.


            The real head scratchers are Fire Emblem beating 3D Land and Soul Hackers charting at all.
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            Old June 2nd, 2013 (10:25 AM).
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              Apparently this was the NPD's top 10 selling 3Ds games:

              1. Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon
              2. LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins
              3. Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity
              4. New Super Mario Bros. 2
              5. Mario Kart 7
              6. Fire Emblem: Awakening
              7. Super Mario 3D Land
              8. Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers
              9. Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
              10. Paper Mario: Sticker Star

              Source: http://mynintendonews.com/2013/05/26/npd-ten-best-selling-nintendo-3ds-games-in-april/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

              So, um, any thoughts on this? Well, to be honest, I'm not surprised about Luigi's Dark Mansion; the LEGO game was sort of a surprise though!
              I'm surprised that Gates of Infinity and LEGO City Undercover are listed that high despite being criticized for being inferior compared to their predecessors, although the Mystery Dungeon series has always been criticized by professionals for not being like the mainstream games. I mean, Sticker Star got the place it deserved for its inferiority to the first two PM entries, despite being a Mario title that should've sold like hot cakes, yet Gates of Infinity being placed that high on the list despite its massive outcry from both critics and and fandom makes me worry about Pokemon's future.
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              Old June 2nd, 2013 (10:59 AM).
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                Lego and Pokemon are Lego and Pokemon, they're gonna sell regardless of quality because of they're an enormously popular brand amongst kids.

                Also, pretty sure Sticker Star outsold the original Paper Mario. With time I can see it coming close to TTYD too.

                I also think it's a very solid game, held back by weird design choices. Though I never played a Paper Mario game outside of SPM, which I loathed, so it could be the FE Awakening of Paper Mario for all I know. Given my hate for standard JRPGs though, I can't see myself liking the other two games more than Sticker Star which I love for the puzzles and adventuring. It's essentially a Paper Zelda.
                It was a well-received game as well outside of the fans.
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                Old June 3rd, 2013 (5:17 AM).
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                  BTW, There's a new Nintendo Direct coming out next Tuesday: http://www.nintendo.com/nintendo-direct/;jsessionid=1CAF4D40222A523E7884C8703D26E7B2

                  Basically it'll provide updates on the newest Wii U games.
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                    Next Tuesday as in tomorrow or the E3 one? That Nintendo Direct is basically their E3 conference.

                    And I am excited. The first thing I want to see is my boy Little Mac in Smash 4, Nintendo.
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                    Given my hate for standard JRPGs though, I can't see myself liking the other two games more than Sticker Star which I love for the puzzles and adventuring. It's essentially a Paper Zelda.
                    Standard JRPGs? I don't think there is such a thing. JRPG isn't really a genre, it's just a classification of where the game is from, just like how WRPGs refers to those that are Western. I suspect you're referring to Standard Turn-Based RPGs, which are generally Japanese. After all, the number of Japanese RPGs lately has been less on the Turn-based side, which has been great for variety.
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                    Next Tuesday as in tomorrow or the E3 one? That Nintendo Direct is basically their E3 conference.

                    And I am excited. The first thing I want to see is my boy Little Mac in Smash 4, Nintendo.
                    Little Mac needs to be there, he definitely wouldn't be hard to implement. I'm also excited for Nintendo's presentation. Sure, they will be showcasing their new systems (well, games on Xbox's part), but Nintendo has a lot up their sleeves this year.

                    Oh, and next week.
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                      Yeah, my bad, should have clarified. I meant to say traditional (turn-based, and action these days I suppose) rather than standard, because I actually like strategy RPGs and such. Of course, not ALL RPG game, but it's a genre I just never got into. That includes WRPGs.

                      What's everyone looking forward to in E3?
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                      There's going to be a Pokemon Direct. Yes, please!
                      And I wanna hear more about ALttP2, and hopefully Wii U Zelda. :3

                      Guys, I picked up New Leaf this morning. It's great. n_n
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                        I picked it up at midnight, and then I was made suddenly aware that this is an Animal Crossing Game, and there was very little to do after the opening cutscene lol.
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                          I forgot there's a direct for Pokemon. In a media blackout for X/Y so won't watch it.

                          How's New Leaf? Gonna get it for free but my brother is so stoked for it. I don't know if I want it or not since it's been 4 or 5 years since I played AC haha.
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                            New Leaf is pretty addicting! Provided that I haven't played a AC in a long, long time, hehe. Anywho, did anyone see the Japanese Chats? They show the best selling video game hardware and software figures. here they are:

                            1. [PS3] Gundam Breaker
                            2. [PSV] Toukiden
                            3. [3DS] Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl
                            4. [PSP] Toukiden
                            5. [PS3] Atelier Escha & Logy: The Alchemist of Dusk Sky
                            6. [3DS] Digimon World Re: Digitize Decode
                            7. [3DS] Tomodachi Collection: New Life
                            8. [PS3] The Last of Us
                            9. [3DS] Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D
                            10. [PS3] Date A Live: Rinne Utopia

                            1. Nintendo 3DS XL – 33,272 (28,281)
                            2. PlayStation Vita – 31,271 (13,422)
                            3. Nintendo 3DS – 17,440 (14,988)
                            4. PlayStation 3 – 12,554 (9,816)
                            5. Wii U – 7,060 (5,329)
                            6. PSP – 6,492 (5,091)
                            7. Wii – 1,338 (1,234)
                            8. Xbox 360 – 330 (282)

                            Well, I thought it'd be interesting to show how each software and hardware are doing in Japan. Looks like the Nintendo 3DS is doing well over there!
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                            Gundam Breaker and Digimon World Re:Digitize.../sigh, I really wish they'd release those stateside.
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                              I would love to see them release Digimon world over here but I doubt it very much.

                              always see so many games i would love to play released in japan and never brought out over here. One I would love to have on PS vita for example is DJ max. I love all them games with a passion but they never come out over here.

                              On that point what is peoples opinion on the shear favouritism that is seen with the Vita and what games are released outside of japan?
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                              It's a bit of a double-edged sword in that there's really no market for the Vita here like there is in Japan, but most people I know wouldn't mind getting a Vita were it not for the sheer lack of games.

                              But really, Japan LOVES its handhelds. Tons of people have handhelds and not nearly as many own consoles whereas I feel like it's sliiightly opposite here... or at least, here we take console games a lot more seriously than handhelds. Couple that with the fact that the market for Japanese-y games really isn't strong here (JRPGs don't do nearly as well as other games and are often derided for their anime-ish base) and you just don't have a good recipe for the Vita out west. It's a shame but that's just how it goes.

                              I wish more stuff would come out here but for now I'm just really thankful that the Vita is region-free, unlike the 3DS. <_<;
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                                Well it seems that Nintendo gamers will be dealing with a region lock for quite a while, according to this article: LINK
                                I'm not sure what region locking has to do with parental controls, the Xbox One and PS4 are region free and have parental controls...
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                                  My 3DS XL is currently exposed to the elements and I want to keep it from gathering dust. If possible, I'd like a case with lots of room for storing carts.

                                  I'm also looking for a case to store carts separately, as currently I have nowhere to store them other than the boxes and it's very annoying to open the box, take the game out, close it, and so on. Plus my Supercard DSTWO is out on the loose and I don't want to damage it.

                                  Any suggestions are welcome, especially if the shops can ship internationally.
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                                  I use a standard soft padded case that I bought at TRU or Gamestop or wherever they sell 3DSes. It has a mesh zip section in the back that can be used for games, I suppose, but I don't trust it since I'd be scared of them getting damaged through the mesh. I also have a really flimsy zipped pouch that fits 3DS but it's such a thin fabric that I don't trust it with my 3DS when I'm tossing it into my purse. If you're just looking for a dust cover, pretty much, it could be an option. This is the one I have. It's probably a little too small to fit an XL but you should be able to find similar things at the same price point on Play-Asia, I'd imagine. They ship just about everywhere.

                                  The case I use for my games is one of those Club Nintendo prizes that looks like one game case and has slots for 18 games or something. Don't know if that would be an option for you. Otherwise, I used something like this for my DS games last gen and loved how small, compact, and functional it was so if you can find something like that, go for it!
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                                    Thanks for answer. I didn't remember Play-Asia had those stuff, it might be the place to go. I looked at the Waterfield case but it's quite expensive and I'm not sure how much the shipping will cost.
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                                      I picked up the hard Pokemon Case for my Pokemon DSi. Had to keep the theme going ;p. Wasnt bad price and can store 6 games and an extra stylus in it. But isn't very portable.

                                      On the vita topic before. I only play using my EU account, I have never set up a japanese account and wouldn't even know how. lol. If I could i would love to though. Just don't see why i should go to the effort to have to make a new account just so I can play half the games I would like to. Already had to wait 6 months or something crazy to get ragnarok oddysey and that games currently my favourite vita title other than persona 4. I am way more into my Handle helds than console gaming right now, Wish they would get more popular all seems to be 3DS in the EU and I don't even own one. Even monster hunter went to 3DS and that was a huge hit.
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                                      It's largely due to the lack of games. There really haven't been many since launch. It hasn't really bothered me, though. I never had a PSP, so I've been getting a kick out of all these titles I missed, plus the Vita has Persona 4, and that was all it needed to buy my affection.
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                                        Eh, I think the lack of marketing and advertisement didn't exactly help the cause either. Or, as far as I know, anyway. I, myself don't have a Vita, but, I do like the games that are being released/are released for it. Unfortunately, I guess there hasn't been much plans to release titles, like maybe some Tales series titles for the Vita, so I guess this whole thing has been a letdown. Maybe in the future it'll be better.
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