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Gaming myths you've fallen for
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RE: Gaming myths you've fallen for
(02-07-2013 01:49 AM)Mass Distraction Wrote:  First is the hint I got in an old Pokémon magazine where it said that if you hold the [insert buttons here] when you throw/are about to throw/have just thrown/the ball has just closed on the wild pokémon and it makes catching everything as easy as using a master ball. There's like a billion of the variations and as far as I know none of them works. I still press B when the ball has closed on a pokémon, though, just as a good luck charm.

Hey! That works alright? At least to me..

I can't recall any myths right now but there are countless of them I've fallen for.
02-11-2013 09:18 AM
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(02-11-2013 09:18 AM)Kai Wrote:  
(02-07-2013 01:49 AM)Mass Distraction Wrote:  First is the hint I got in an old Pokémon magazine where it said that if you hold the [insert buttons here] when you throw/are about to throw/have just thrown/the ball has just closed on the wild pokémon and it makes catching everything as easy as using a master ball. There's like a billion of the variations and as far as I know none of them works. I still press B when the ball has closed on a pokémon, though, just as a good luck charm.

Hey! That works alright? At least to me..

I can't recall any myths right now but there are countless of them I've fallen for.

Yeah, don't care what anyone says - pressing B and Down is legit.
02-11-2013 10:12 AM
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RE: Gaming myths you've fallen for
Keepin' the myth alive.
02-11-2013 11:57 PM
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RE: Gaming myths you've fallen for
Moving truck for MEW, Getting a yoshi and holding Down + B for master ball catch rate and probably many more pokemon myths I fell for.
02-12-2013 01:08 AM
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RE: Gaming myths you've fallen for
I fell for april-fools-jokes in german videogames-magazines.

Once, the mag "MAN!AC" wrote in the news, that the Action Replay for SNES and MegaDrive will get a successor, named "Bloody Replay", which automatically will unlock brutal hatemessages, which were hidden by the developers of the games, like a killed Mario in Sonic 3.

The magazine "Video Games" once tried an april-fools-joke, that came boomeranging back: they wrote in spring of 1998, that Nintendo will rerelease successful N64-games for a lower price, also supporting the rumble-pak and having hi-res-graphics, thanks to the expansion-pak. I believed it and looked forward to them.
One month later, the VG wrote, that they tried to fool their audience with that, but after publishing the issue Nintendo called them and asked, who leaked the information for the "Players Choice"-budget-rerelease of N64-games. Nintendo also corrected them, that the games will not be reworked to support rumble- or expansion-pak. Tongue
02-25-2013 06:17 AM
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(02-25-2013 06:17 AM)Ginkaze Wrote:  I fell for april-fools-jokes in german videogames-magazines.

Once, the mag "MAN!AC" wrote in the news, that the Action Replay for SNES and MegaDrive will get a successor, named "Bloody Replay", which automatically will unlock brutal hatemessages, which were hidden by the developers of the games, like a killed Mario in Sonic 3.

The magazine "Video Games" once tried an april-fools-joke, that came boomeranging back: they wrote in spring of 1998, that Nintendo will rerelease successful N64-games for a lower price, also supporting the rumble-pak and having hi-res-graphics, thanks to the expansion-pak. I believed it and looked forward to them.
One month later, the VG wrote, that they tried to fool their audience with that, but after publishing the issue Nintendo called them and asked, who leaked the information for the "Players Choice"-budget-rerelease of N64-games. Nintendo also corrected them, that the games will not be reworked to support rumble- or expansion-pak. Tongue

That last one's pretty funny
02-25-2013 03:00 PM
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RE: Gaming myths you've fallen for
Electronic Gaming Monthly and its April Fool's issued caused me to waste many years of my childhood trying to unlock things that did not exist.
02-26-2013 03:52 PM
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RE: Gaming myths you've fallen for
(02-07-2013 09:43 AM)Berry Wrote:  Anyone ever fail for those Electronic Gaming Monthly pranks, I stop believing in them when i read that Dead or Alive EBV topless cheat [which i totally did not attempted to do at all!!!]

(02-26-2013 03:52 PM)BrokenWindows Wrote:  Electronic Gaming Monthly and its April Fool's issued caused me to waste many years of my childhood trying to unlock things that did not exist.

I fell for the one that claimed you could play as Simon Belmont in TMNT The Arcade Game for NES
02-27-2013 01:14 PM
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I fell for one if you beat Rainbow Road in Mario Kart 64 in less then 1:50 you would get Diddy Kong.
02-28-2013 09:54 AM
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RE: Gaming myths you've fallen for
(02-28-2013 09:54 AM)actionisforlosers Wrote:  I fell for one if you beat Rainbow Road in Mario Kart 64 in less then 1:50 you would get Diddy Kong.

Did you beat Rainbow Road in under 1:50?
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RE: Gaming myths you've fallen for
(02-28-2013 10:05 AM)Psychospacecow Wrote:  
(02-28-2013 09:54 AM)actionisforlosers Wrote:  I fell for one if you beat Rainbow Road in Mario Kart 64 in less then 1:50 you would get Diddy Kong.

Did you beat Rainbow Road in under 1:50?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvdf5n-zI14
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RE: Gaming myths you've fallen for
Mine are all Pokemon related and I'm really lucky I didn't permanently screw up my copy of Red with all the Game Shark stuff that I tried.

I wasted so much time reading lies about how to get Mew and Pokegods... What's funny is that I just decided to try the legit Mew glitch since it was so easy and was baffled when it actually worked xD
03-02-2013 01:05 PM
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(03-02-2013 12:29 AM)actionisforlosers Wrote:  
(02-28-2013 10:05 AM)Psychospacecow Wrote:  
(02-28-2013 09:54 AM)actionisforlosers Wrote:  I fell for one if you beat Rainbow Road in Mario Kart 64 in less then 1:50 you would get Diddy Kong.

Did you beat Rainbow Road in under 1:50?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvdf5n-zI14

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Ive never fallen on any video game myth.

LIKE A BOSS.
03-02-2013 01:37 PM
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I've never fallen on one either. Sounds like it would hurt, like a ssob
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