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(10-16-2006, 09:19 AM)
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So I was leafing through my newly arrived in the mail copy of Retro Gamer. Perusing the colourful pages of pixels and fun, when:



BAM. It was like a punch in the face, or a kiss from a hot chick. I'm not sure which, but it certainly gets your attention regardless.

I like it.
AniHawk
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(10-16-2006, 09:20 AM)
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What about a punch in the face from a hot chick.
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(10-16-2006, 09:21 AM)
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I am not sure whether like it or not.

Perhaps its too simple.
MutFox
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(10-16-2006, 09:22 AM)
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So magazine ad scans are ok?
Just wondering.
AniHawk
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(10-16-2006, 09:23 AM)
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Holy shit. The Wii actually came out in Europe on August 12. Why didn't anyone say anything?
CajoleJuice
(10-16-2006, 09:23 AM)
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Originally Posted by AniHawk

Holy shit. The Wii actually came out in Europe on August 12. Why didn't anyone say anything?

:/
jey_16
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(10-16-2006, 09:24 AM)
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its actually the 8th of December
argon
(10-16-2006, 09:24 AM)
Far more effective would have been the controller on one side, and Wii in small lettering on the other side.
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(10-16-2006, 09:24 AM)
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Originally Posted by MutFox

So magazine ad scans are ok?
Just wondering.

Honestly now, does that look like a scan to you?
jj984jj
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(10-16-2006, 09:25 AM)
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Originally Posted by AniHawk

Holy shit. The Wii actually came out in Europe on August 12. Why didn't anyone say anything?

You forgot that they have it backwards. So they don't get it until 2008. Poor saps.
AniHawk
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(10-16-2006, 09:25 AM)
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Originally Posted by jey_16

its actually the 8th of December

MM/DD/YY

August 12, 2006. The Wii is out in Europe. Unbelievable.
temp
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(10-16-2006, 09:25 AM)
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Originally Posted by jey_16

its actually the 8th of December

No, it says 08/12/06.
LOcKY
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(10-16-2006, 09:25 AM)
Im sure your just being funny but as you know the date format are different in the EU land

:lol :lol

i really hope you were just kidding btw
:Motorbass
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(10-16-2006, 09:26 AM)
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Originally Posted by AniHawk

Holy shit. The Wii actually came out in Europe on August 12. Why didn't anyone say anything?

I'll never understand why you crazy guys name the month before the day. And the year as last. Makes no sense in the order of things.
Kabouter
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(10-16-2006, 09:27 AM)
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Originally Posted by temp

No, it says 08/12/06.

Yes, so 8 december :P
Mar
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(10-16-2006, 09:27 AM)
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Originally Posted by MutFox

So magazine ad scans are ok?
Just wondering.

Dodgy phone camera job.

If it's against the rules I'll remove it. Didn't think it would be a big deal considering it's just an ad, and photo taken very badly ;).
LOcKY
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(10-16-2006, 09:28 AM)
its because they are from the US and A.

what would they know :P they cant even spell Centre correctly:lol
goomba
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(10-16-2006, 09:28 AM)
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Originally Posted by jj984jj

You forgot that they have it backwards.

No America has it backwards.....DD/MM/YY FTW
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(10-16-2006, 09:28 AM)
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Originally Posted by jj984jj

You forgot that they have it backwards. So they don't get it until 2008. Poor saps.

It is you who is backward.
temjin
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(10-16-2006, 09:29 AM)

Far more effective would have been the controller on one side, and Wii in small lettering on the other side.

I love the people on this board and how they think they know how to market a console or any product for that matter.

:lol
AniHawk
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(10-16-2006, 09:29 AM)
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Originally Posted by goomba

No America has it backwards.....DD/MM/YY FTW

European fanboys suck. Anyone with good taste knows that MM/DD/YY is the best.
Striek
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(10-16-2006, 09:33 AM)
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Gets the job done.
Danj
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(10-16-2006, 09:35 AM)
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Originally Posted by AniHawk

European fanboys suck. Anyone with good taste knows that MM/DD/YY is the best.

Clearly the Japanese YYYY/MM/DD is the best, because everybody understands that.
temp
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(10-16-2006, 09:35 AM)
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Wait, I'm confused. Why is European getting the Wii in 2008?
MutFox
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(10-16-2006, 09:36 AM)
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Originally Posted by Martoo

Dodgy phone camera job.

If it's against the rules I'll remove it. Didn't think it would be a big deal considering it's just an ad, and photo taken very badly ;).

Well I don't care, I just don't want you to get banned for sharing something with us. :)
But I would think it's ok since it's only an ad.

And if it's scans are bad/photo's are ok...
Well there is a loophole... :D
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(10-16-2006, 09:37 AM)
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Originally Posted by AniHawk

European fanboys suck. Anyone with good taste knows that MM/DD/YY is the best.

Not only europeans have the date format like that.
Dante
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(10-16-2006, 09:38 AM)
Uhhhhh Ok, simple, but....Really what do you need, name of console, and launch date I guess. Exciting times with 2 console launches coming up :)
MutFox
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(10-16-2006, 09:38 AM)
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Originally Posted by Dante

Exciting times with 2 console launches coming up :)

HELL YEAH!!
CajoleJuice
(10-16-2006, 09:39 AM)
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I live in the US and I'll admit that every sort of measuring unit or short-hand we use is ass-backwards most of the time.
goomba
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(10-16-2006, 09:40 AM)
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Originally Posted by AniHawk

European fanboys suck. Anyone with good taste knows that MM/DD/YY is the best.

I guess you think imperial measurement is superior to the metric system too? :lol :lol

And im not European btw, I dont know of any other country that uses MM/DD/YY other than America.
AniHawk
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(10-16-2006, 09:42 AM)
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Originally Posted by goomba

I guess you think imperial measurement is superior to the metric system too? :lol :lol

And im not European btw, I dont know of any other country that uses MM/DD/YY other than America.

...
catfish
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(10-16-2006, 09:42 AM)
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Originally Posted by :Motorbass

I'll never understand why you crazy guys name the month before the day. And the year as last. Makes no sense in the order of things.

I can answer this,

I was biking down the street the other day and I heard an american girl say "so you guys, say, like, 11th of september? Not like Sept 11th? That's really, like, strange"

I felt a bit guilty about dumping her friends body in the canal as well, nice euro bloke, but he looked like a telltale.
Screenboy
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(10-16-2006, 09:43 AM)
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im glad it doesnt say Nintendo on it so it isnt instantly casted away as a toy over here.
maxmars
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(10-16-2006, 09:46 AM)

Originally Posted by Danj

Clearly the Japanese YYYY/MM/DD is the best, because everybody understands that.

Yes. That way the dates are automatically sorted. Gotta love that.
goomba
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(10-16-2006, 09:49 AM)
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Originally Posted by AniHawk

...

....
Mmmkay
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(10-16-2006, 09:51 AM)
GamesTM has the same ad too. Edge has one but 'wiimoveyou.co.uk' instead of the date, probably because they said they went to print just before the European Wii event.
AniHawk
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(10-16-2006, 09:53 AM)
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Originally Posted by goomba

....

.....
McBacon
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(10-16-2006, 09:58 AM)
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Are your addresses

State
Road Name
Zip Code
Country
Town?

Nah, it goes in order, like Day, Month, Year!!

Anyhoo, nice advert, wrong magazine - should be like "Gardners Weekly" or something, get them talking.
:Motorbass
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(10-16-2006, 09:59 AM)
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Originally Posted by maxmars

[[Clearly the Japanese YYYY/MM/DD is the best, because everybody understands that.]]

Yes. That way the dates are automatically sorted. Gotta love that.

But when you have a schedule, the most important detail is the day, so it comes first. Then the month and the year, BC/AC.

Oh okay, we then should switch minutes and hours as well, like it's 57:10 pm here now (wait... PM AM what's this shit again, just use 0-24 hrs geeeez)
Cheesemeister
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(10-16-2006, 10:05 AM)
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Like catfish was trying to say, we say "August 12th, 2006" out loud, so writing 8/12/06 makes sense.
DefectiveReject
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(10-16-2006, 10:07 AM)
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Yeah just like Color and Aluminum are the correct ways of spelling Colour and Aluminium
temjin
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(10-16-2006, 10:12 AM)

Originally Posted by Cheesemeister

Like catfish was trying to say, we say "August 12th, 2006" out loud, so writing 8/12/06 makes sense.

Meh, I say "It's the 12th of August." or "It's the 12th".

Our way is correct.
AniHawk
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(10-16-2006, 10:13 AM)
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Dance, my puppets. Dance.
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(10-16-2006, 10:16 AM)
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Originally Posted by Martoo

So I was leafing through my newly arrived in the mail copy of Retro Gamer. Perusing the colourful pages of pixels and fun, when:

http://129.94.222.47/wii.jpg

BAM. It was like a punch in the face, or a kiss from a hot chick. I'm not sure which, but it certainly gets your attention regardless.

I like it.

i don't quite get your disruptions as to your shock upon seeing the Wii ad for the first time, two extreme opposites, unless a punch in the face = good/kiss from a hot chick = bad? :p
MMaRsu
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(10-16-2006, 10:16 AM)
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Originally Posted by AniHawk

Dance, my puppets. Dance.

Look what you've done..derailing another thread :lol
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(10-16-2006, 10:19 AM)
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Originally Posted by Cheesemeister

Like catfish was trying to say, we say "August 12th, 2006" out loud, so writing 8/12/06 makes sense.

Everyone also understands when you say 12th August.

Or 8th December, as it were.

Regardless, mathematically speaking, it makes more sense to have the units in a progressive order. Both Japan and the European date system incorporate this (Singapore uses British datekeeping and spelling, BTW), America's system, for whatever reason, does not.

And concerning the ad, oddly enough, that's exactly what someone on GameFAQS suggested. No info, no nothing. Just a big "Wii'. Make 'em curious.
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(10-16-2006, 10:22 AM)
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Originally Posted by :Motorbass

I'll never understand why you crazy guys name the month before the day. And the year as last. Makes no sense in the order of things.

I agree in what crazy world does the month come before the actual day:lol
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(10-16-2006, 10:29 AM)
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Next gen advertising is awesome.

So far we've got a big shadow of a "3," and then the name of a console on a two page spread.

GREAT.
iapetus
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(10-16-2006, 10:42 AM)
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Originally Posted by AniHawk

Holy shit. The Wii actually came out in Europe on August 12. Why didn't anyone say anything?

In Europe we have a half-sane approach to dates, rather than the retarded MM/DD/YYYY used in the US.

Originally Posted by Danj

Clearly the Japanese YYYY/MM/DD is the best, because everybody understands that.

Actually, it's also the ISO standard IIRC, and it's also best because when dates in this format are sorted they end up in ascending/descending date order, which neither the US nor the half-way-sensible-most-of-the-rest-of-the-world systems manage. Three cheers for common sense and the Japanese.

Edit: ISO 8601 defines the standard date format as YYYY-MM-DD.
Wii
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(10-16-2006, 10:43 AM)

Originally Posted by Danj

Clearly the Japanese YYYY/MM/DD is the best, because everybody understands that.

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