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Offline JayDouble

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Re: Ye Olde Nintendo
« Reply #195 on: October 11, 2006, 10:09 PM »
Wii is rumored to go on preorder at EB/GS Friday.

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Re: Ye Olde Nintendo
« Reply #196 on: October 12, 2006, 01:38 PM »
GameStop and EB Games stores will begin accepting limited pre-orders for the Nintendo Wii console on Friday, October 13, on a first come, first served basis. Due to extremely limited supply, we expect to reach our limit very quickly, most likely in minutes. We will not accept additional pre-orders at that time. To avoid an unnecessary trip we strongly recommend you call your local store to determine availability. A $50 reservation deposit is required, which can be funded with cash, credit or trade. As we cannot control production and shipping issues by the manufacturer, a reservation deposit does not guarantee receipt of a system available to purchase at launch. Reservations/Purchases are limited to 1 per household.

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Re: Ye Olde Nintendo
« Reply #197 on: November 21, 2006, 06:12 PM »
Has anyone bought a Wii?  Anyone seen one at the stores? 

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Re: Ye Olde Nintendo
« Reply #198 on: November 21, 2006, 06:36 PM »
Haven't seen one in the stores yet, but it's a moot point as I haven't had the 250 bones to shell out for it.  :\  I'm sure a little behind on this, but I just found out yesterday that it plays Gamecube games as well.  We sold our Cube a while back and I've been itching to play some of the games, so that was some good news for me. 

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Re: Ye Olde Nintendo
« Reply #199 on: November 22, 2006, 07:30 AM »
I've searched about a half dozen stores and have yet to find one.

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Re: Ye Olde Nintendo
« Reply #200 on: November 22, 2006, 09:32 AM »
I got a Wii on the morning they came out.  I was 19th in line for 31 units at Wal-Mart.  Unfortunately, it is a gift for my son so it will remain boxed until christmas  :-\

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Re: Ye Olde Nintendo
« Reply #201 on: March 24, 2007, 03:24 AM »
Mario Adventure: The Best NES Game Hack of All Time

It's damn hard though. Keyboard controls are tough for me, and it really doesn't act like Mario 3.
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Re: Ye Olde Nintendo
« Reply #202 on: March 25, 2007, 09:48 PM »
Saw this yesterday:

http://www.virtualnes.com/

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Welcome to vNES
The Virtual Nintendo Entertainment System with 830 Games!
   
Welcome to vNES. vNES is a Nintendo Entertainment System emulator programmed in Java, allowing for cross-platform online use in a browser, preferably Mozilla Firefox.

Pretty damn cool.

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Re: Ye Olde Nintendo
« Reply #203 on: March 30, 2007, 10:20 AM »
Has anyone seen a Wii at a store since the launch?

I have not seen a dang one and I look every time I go to Wally or Target

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Re: Ye Olde Nintendo
« Reply #204 on: March 30, 2007, 11:46 AM »
Has anyone seen a Wii at a store since the launch?

I have not seen a dang one and I look every time I go to Wally or Target

Twice, and like you I look every time in someplace that sells them.  TRU had around a half-dozen a week before Xmas, then around the end of January I saw 2 at Target (one of which was being pulled out of the case at the time).

I'll get one eventually.  :)

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Re: Ye Olde Nintendo
« Reply #205 on: March 30, 2007, 12:39 PM »
I've seen them twice as well, both times at Target.  As much as I would have liked to pick one up those times, we just couldn't afford it.  Plus, with collecting/DVDs and all that, it might be a tough sell to the Mrs. that I need a $250 game system :).  I check pretty much every time I'm out as well, but I've seen them two times - and there was usually a group of people waiting to buy them as well from the way it looked.

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Re: Ye Olde Nintendo
« Reply #206 on: March 30, 2007, 02:01 PM »
I still have not come across one.  I went hunting last Sunday and missed out at Circuit City.  They were supposed to give out vouchers at 9:00 and I went there at 8 to get into line.  There were only four people ahead of me, so I figured I would have one.  Then a jackass manager comes out at 8:30 and tells us there was a line of people there at 7:30 and he gave them out to that group.  If he would have waited until 9 like he was supposed to, I still wouldn't have had one, but I would have seen the line and left.  I headed over to the TRU a block away and waited outside to see if they were getting any.  No luck there, either.  I know I will find one eventually.

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Re: Ye Olde Nintendo
« Reply #207 on: March 30, 2007, 10:41 PM »
i went looking once....ended up coming home with a GC instead ;D. cheaper and still good. besides Wii games are to expensive. so far i have 6 GC games and they have all cost less then $30...added together :P and of course anything is better then a crappy PS2 with its disc read error BS.
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Re: Ye Olde Nintendo
« Reply #208 on: March 30, 2007, 11:21 PM »
The PS2 hasn't had disk read errors since the launch shipment.  It's never been an issue with the slim.
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Re: Ye Olde Nintendo
« Reply #209 on: March 30, 2007, 11:47 PM »
i have the launch version. it sucks. and i didnt feel like buying a second one. so $80 for the GC looked really friendly to me.

Edit: mine can still work either way. it just has to be cleaned every three months or so. and i dont have the time to keep doing that as it is really a bi*** to open and clean.
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