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It's fun watching you guys struggle to pry answers out of me on a subject that can be easily answered with a five second trip to Google.

EBA changed the characters, storylines, and songs. Only the underlying game formula was left alone.
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I recognize them, of course... haven't played EBA or either Ouendan of course, though. Oh course they look different from the EBA characters, EBA has different characters.
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Yes, which is why they've been called cheerleaders.
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I don't get "answers" from google. I get pages that have that word on it maybe. Rather than sift through that, I just think it's easier to ask questions of people. You know, human interaction. I mean isn't it NORMAL when someone brings up a subject you've never heard of to ask them to describe it?
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Congrats you win the egg hunt? I still don't see why you can't just politely answer a question.

"Argh! I hate to type SO MUCH, but I don't mind editing and uploading images at every possible opportunity!"

Anyway, latest news? A frickin' STAGE EDITOR! You can also apparently upload them to Nintendo and they send you their favorite pick EACH DAY.
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Wow. This one I did not see coming, but I'm thrilled about it. Imagine the possibilities. And a brand new stage to try EVERY DAMN DAY.

Oh wow, this is so awesome. By far the best news I've heard about Brawl in some time.

February can't get here soon enough!

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And lo, Samus Aran will fight Princess Zelda on a scale replica of my penis.

No matter who loses the fight... I win.

Big mushy tits? A dead fat guy, Mountains of tiny bunnies? 3 dead fat guys, Pyramid Head's helmet? My penis wearing Pyramid Head's helmet surrounded by mountains of tiny bunnies. Oh yes, this is a good day.
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Congrats you win the egg hunt? I still don't see why you can't just politely answer a question.

"Argh! I hate to type SO MUCH, but I don't mind editing and uploading images at every possible opportunity!"

Hah.... good point... it'd probably have been easier to just explain it than go to that trouble.

He's right that finding out what Ouendan is wouldn't exactly have been hard, though.
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Manifested Intolerance? Give Georgia a little credit heph!
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Wait... so with both Snake and Fox in the same game, here's my question. Who will have the more dramatic death? What's more dramatic?

1. FOOOOOOOX!
2. SNAAAAAAKE!
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Remember how I said I think they should bring back the character entrance animations from the first SSB since Melee just had them all beam in the same way?

According to the site, they've brought them back! Yay!
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That's cool, that was nice in the first game... now are they also going to un-nerf Kirby?
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Yeah, they should nerf warlocks instead.

Imperial Officer: Lord Vader, the rebels have fled the ice planet of Hoth. After going to the swamp planet of Dagobah, Skywalker has rejoined his friends on the desert world of Tatooine. And now the rebel fleet is massing for an attack on the forest moon of Endor.
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Darth Vader: How else can so many worlds be totally covered with only one terrain type without regard to latitudinal variations?
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That's cool, that was nice in the first game... now are they also going to un-nerf Kirby?

Un...Nerf?



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Welcome to the strange and sordid world of "patch slang". You know patches. They say things like:

Increased damage from Captain Falcon's Falcon Punch
The Brinstar Depths stage will now rotate more slowly
Healing bonus from heart containers has been increased by 30%
Duration of Star Power has been decreased by 2 seconds
Kirby's Stone form now reduces damage for the duration

Well here's where the slang comes in.

Nerf means to reduce in power, as in finding that a character/class/NPC is too overpowering so certain aspects are "nerfed" to give more balance.

The opposite expression, "buff", refers to boosting a stat instead if something is found to be too weak. Buff is also used to refer to status effects that make someone more powerful. Debuff is used to refer to status effects that weaken someone.

So yeah, now it's being used with Smash Bros. Next thing you'll know you'll hear shouts for "LFG Tank 4 FS", which would mean they need someone to take all the hits for a group in Fourside. Hah! Well, not really.
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Console games don't usually have balance patches, so I guess people who don't play PC games might not recognize the term... still it's been around for long enough that I'd have thought anyone (who is a gamer) would know it.
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I play PC games, and I've stiff never heard the term. Why not just say "weaken"?

Now "buff" I've heard. But nerf? it just sounds odd. Like shmup.
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I'm that way with some of this slang. Some of it just grates across the spine when ya hear it. This isn't one of them really. I got used to it pretty quick. Nerf is a word they use for exactly the reason you picked that picture. It's a soft thing. Shmup? Now that's a retarded word. I mean how do you even pronounce that? Isn't side scrolling shooter, or SSS, sufficient? It sounds ugly, like "blog". So unattractive to the ears...

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I play PC games, and I've stiff never heard the term. Why not just say "weaken"?

Now "buff" I've heard. But nerf? it just sounds odd. Like shmup.

"Buff" has two different definitions, really. The more common one is a skill that boosts player stats or resistances in some way -- Bless or somesuch. Nerfing refers instead to game balance changes -- changes made to the stats by a patch. Really, the two terms are unrelated. Perhaps it's sometimes used instead of debuff for skills that reduce character stats, etc, but usually it's just used for balance changes. Buff, however, refers to both balance changes (things increased) and skills (that improve)...
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I'm that way with some of this slang. Some of it just grates across the spine when ya hear it. This isn't one of them really. I got used to it pretty quick. Nerf is a word they use for exactly the reason you picked that picture. It's a soft thing. Shmup? Now that's a retarded word. I mean how do you even pronounce that? Isn't side scrolling shooter, or SSS, sufficient? It sounds ugly, like "blog". So unattractive to the ears...

"Shooter" is a fine term, but it's really not descriptive enough. 'Shooter' can refer to a lot of kinds of games, while 'shmup' has been taken to have one specific definition: "2d or 2.5d horizontal or vertical auto-scrolling shooting games". Into-the-screen autoscrolling 3d titles like Star Fox don't count, free-flying or moving 3d shooters don't count, stuff like Contra doesn't count... the term is a subject of some debate, admittedly, but among shmup fans most of those basics are usually agreed to (unless someone wants to redefine shmup to include a wider range of the types of shooting games that are out there).

What's wrong with using a word that specifically describes the situation or event at hand?
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No problem, unless the word is UGLY.
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Every time I say it I feel like I'm vomiting letters.
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