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Our sci-fi book bundle featuring Kevin J. Anderson's WordFire Press is now worth $88!
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This is my final reward from Club Nintendo (not enough coins left to purchase anything else).  I decided to get it, with advice from +Sean Humphrey, because it matches the Platinum reward I already chose (Yoshi's New Island for 3DS).
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This is a fun and relaxing puzzle game.  It can be really easy if all you try to do is complete a journey through each level but it becomes challenging if you want to find every hidden star.  The best part is the calm, sleepy atmosphere created by the twilight-lit visuals and the gentle background music and SFX.
Each of these worlds is broken into different areas in which the player must maneuver a sphere by using realistic physics to advance. There are no enemies, no bosses, and no violence in NightSky. An intuitive experience is friendly for casual and mainstream gamers. NightSky also offers a formidable challenge for hardcore players, with an unlockable Alternative mode. The original soundtrack by experimental jazz musician Chris Schlarb will further ...
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This is just like those old platformers on SNES (etc.) but even easier to control and more forgiving.  Doesn't change the fact that I'm bad at these types of games, though XD  The art and music are especially nice if you appreciate the nod to the old days of gaming!
This game made the top 10 in Club Nintendo's Fan Faves 2014 survey! Learn more > Available for both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS! Shovel Knight is a sweeping classic action adventure game with awesome gameplay, memorable characters, and an 8-bit retro aesthetic. It's a hot mashup of new and old! You play as the eponymous Shovel Knight, a small knight with a huge quest. Shovel Knight has come to this land with two goals: to defeat the evil Enchantress a...
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I must report this game was more frustrating than fun.  I'm usually a lenient reviewer of entertainment media, so I think it says something when I end up unhappy.  The art/music was good, the leveling and attacking system was interesting, but it was extremely difficult to figure out how to make progress in the game and, when I thought I had gotten the hang of everything, the final boss didn't match the gameplay style that had been established up to that point.  I don't even feel like trying to finish the game right now, because the mere thought of facing that boss again, which the game did not prepare me for in any way, makes me feel stressed out.  No decent game would cause a sense of dread like that.
A girl has been chosen to become a heroine. An adventure filled with mystery awaits her. During her adventure, she'll need to find weapons to defeat monsters, and to level up. She also needs to collect items, find secret passages, and solve puzzles. Once she has unlocked three ancient statues, she has to seal a mysterious menace away forever. Other features: 8-bit graphics and sound to dazzle the eyes and ears. Simple controls. Addicting puzzle d...
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This was a cute and funny game.  It was more like an interactive anime than a full-blown video game, which is actually part of the reason I enjoyed it.  The only real gripe I have is that the story was so short I finished it in one night.  At least it does have the kaiju card game that can continue to be played even after the main story is complete :3
Step into the life of Sohta, the young son of a family that has just set up a dry cleaners shop in the idyllic town of Fuji no Hana. In his interactions with the town's unique residents, episodic mysteries are revealed that portend to the strange events surrounding the appearance of a giant monster every Friday. And finally, when Friday evening falls, the giant monster will appear right before your eyes! Collect the "Monster Glims" scattered arou...
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I haven't played Nintendo game so long , my favourite was Game Boy Advance's Dragon Quest V and it was my first RPG in my game life .
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I actually did not know some of these. I really like the subtle artistic choices. No wonder I love Mulan (^_^)
We are just obsessed with this movie right now.
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Got this as my Platinum member reward for Club Nintendo's final year.  It's downloading right now, I hope it ends up being a fun game!
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So, so, so awesome!  It was worth it to buy this game not just as a way to support the franchise and encourage more games' releases in NA: YOU CAN PLAY IN 日本語!!!  I didn't know that when I bought it!  Even though it's really hard for me to understand everything, I still started my first game in Japanese :D
Defend the innocent and save the day! Courtroom hero Phoenix Wright lays down the law this Winter in the digital release of Phoenix Wright™:Ace Attorney™ Trilogy. Experience the original trilogy like never before in clear, high-resolution re-drawn graphics and immersive 3D visuals optimized for the Nintendo 3DS system. Join rookie lawyer Phoenix Wright through the early years of his career in his quest to find the truth behind all of the classic ...
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I understand the feeling! あたし風邪を引きました…

But it will be good if you can find GyakuSai in English!  The series is called Ace Attorney here.
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I've only played half a dozen levels but I am much happier with this game than I expected to be!  The puzzles from Super Mario 3D World that this game is based on were always an annoyance to me, so I wasn't sure if I would enjoy a full game based on them.  Maybe Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker isn't frustrating because it's on Wii U, not 3DS, so I can see everything much easier.  I guess it also helps that it has amiibo support!
This game made the top 10 in Club Nintendo's Fan Faves 2014 survey! Learn more > The intrepid Captain Toad sets off on his own adventure for the very first time through a wide variety of tricky, enemy-infested, maze-like stages to find hidden gems and nab elusive gold stars. FEATURES: Equipped with nothing more than a neck scarf, backpack and oversized head lamp, Captain Toad finds hidden gems, coins and power-ups on his way to the gold star at t...
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So glad I bought this!  Reminds me of Suikoden, Lunar Silver Star Story, and all those other awesome RPGs from the 90s!  Those are my favorite games ever!!  The only problem with Grinsia specifically: the battle sounds are really awful.  Still, worth it to play a proper RPG again!
The world of Grinsia was created by twin Goddesses. The elder sister created the winds and the skies and the younger sister brought forth the land and the sea, as well as the beings who were to inhabit the world. The Goddesses, having completed their creation, imbued six relics with remarkable powers to give life and energy to the world they had created. By doing this they made a promise to those who inhabited the world that their peace and well-...
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I finally bought the full version of this (as opposed to the demo version).  For some reason, it plays a lot better on my New Nintendo 3DS than it did on my original 3DS.  Maybe it's the bigger top screen or the newer touch screen?
GAME FREAK inc. brings all of the polish players have come to expect from their Pokémon franchise to a brand-new action-packed rhythm game! Use Tempo’s Music Note Staff to beat drums, crash cymbals, and smack enemies through more than 50 levels with unique boss fights. On your journey, you’ll team up with multiple characters like Lyra, who can slide under obstacles and shoot musical arrows, and Tyko, who can pound out powerful beats with his drum...
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  • Mikarts
    Artist, Illustrator, 2004 - present
    Composing and producing unique two-dimensional works of fine art in traditional and digital media (e.g. marker, colored pencil, ink, graphite, watercolor paint, Photoshop, Manga Studio). Creating works of art based on a client's description (commission work) which often includes original character design. Drawing cute "chibi" caricatures of people, pets, animals, and objects. Hand-crafting merchandise—buttons, magnets, bookmarks, and prints—featuring my artwork. Graphic design work for items such as business cards, online avatars, and utilitarian objects (e.g. dishwasher magnets, bookmarks).
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    Computer Operator, 2007 - present
    Daily tasks include monitoring company systems for halts and errors, managing print jobs, submitting report and backup jobs, monitoring network connectivity, and acting as liaison between various IT departments. When needed, assist various other departments and locations (i.e. stores, warehouses, Helpdesk, Networking) by utilizing appropriate troubleshooting and incident handling procedures. Occasional duties include emergency response for payment and network outages, system disasters, and other unexpected situations. I am also exclusively engaged as SharePoint site administrator for the IT Operations department (entails designing, implementing, and maintaining department SharePoint site features including runbook documentation).
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Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy
www.nintendo.com

Defend the innocent and save the day! Courtroom hero Phoenix Wright lays down the law this Winter in the digital release of Phoenix Wright™:

Shovel Knight
www.nintendo.com

This game made the top 10 in Club Nintendo's Fan Faves 2014 survey! Learn more > Available for both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS! Shovel Knight is

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
www.nintendo.com

This game made the top 10 in Club Nintendo's Fan Faves 2014 survey! Learn more > The intrepid Captain Toad sets off on his own adventure for

Fairune
www.nintendo.com

A girl has been chosen to become a heroine. An adventure filled with mystery awaits her. During her adventure, she'll need to find weapons t

Grinsia
www.nintendo.com

The world of Grinsia was created by twin Goddesses. The elder sister created the winds and the skies and the younger sister brought forth th

Attack of the Friday Monsters! A Tokyo Tale
www.nintendo.com

Step into the life of Sohta, the young son of a family that has just set up a dry cleaners shop in the idyllic town of Fuji no Hana. In his

HarmoKnight
www.nintendo.com

GAME FREAK inc. brings all of the polish players have come to expect from their Pokémon franchise to a brand-new action-packed rhythm game!

Personality Test - Keirsey Temperament Website
www.keirsey.com

Personality Test using the official Keirsey Temperament Sorter - Personality Tests for organizational, career, personal development.

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The Dire Wolf Project was started in 1988 in order to bring back the look of the large prehistoric Dire Wolf in a domesticated dog breed.

More Than Skin Deep: 4 Sisters Over the Years
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Nicholas Nixon began photographing his wife and her three sisters 40 years ago, resulting in a series that shows the march of time.

Player Piano: Awesome Music and Videos
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Classical Musicians arranging your favorite songs and soundtrack themes in innovative videos!

This Week’s Cover: Stephen Colbert goes to Middle-earth and back again |...
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Does Stephen Colbert know the world of J.R.R. Tolkien? Was Faramir the first Prince of Ithilien? Are the Dúnedain descended from the Númenór

Inside The Whimsical World of Tiffany England | PIGMENT + PALETTE
pigmentandpalette.com

Having had the pleasure of knowing Tiffany England for awhile, it is so exciting to see where her art has taken her. In art school, I was al

Invest in Kindness
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Excellent exotic pet care. My boyfriend's family recommended IPH because their dog received great veterinary care, even unto his last days. I needed a vet that could work with my rats and I was very happy with the service I received. My three rats have all passed on but I still keep IPH in mind in case I ever need a second opinion for my cats or dogs (who already had vets before I heard of IPH) or if I get an exotic pet again in the future. From regular checkups, disease and injury care, and end of life care, Intermountain Pet Hospital does everything to the highest standard and I recommend them just as highly.
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Public - 10 months ago
reviewed 10 months ago
I chose to visit Top Nails after my regular nail tech quit at a different salon. Both here on Google and elsewhere on the web Top Nails had consistent positive reviews, and since they welcome walk-ins I decided to give them a shot. I was not disappointed. I was actually surprised at how much better they were than my former tech! I was taken care of by two people, meaning my service was completed quickly, and the quality of the service was excellent. My nails have never looked better! Finally, though I don't have a lot of experience with pricing, for the two services I ordered, Top Nails prices were equivalent to or lower than those of my former nail tech. Overall, I am very pleased with my experience and recommend this business to anyone looking for quality, timely, reasonably-priced nail services. Update: After going to Top Nails every two weeks for over 9 months now, I wanted to add that the service I receive here has only gotten better over time. The prices are still very reasonable, my nails always look amazing, and the staff has gotten to know me and my preferences very well. I always look forward to my next visit and still recommend this business to everyone. Update: It's now been more than a year and a half since I started going to Top Nails. I finally must reduce my rating. If you can get the owner to do your nails, you'll have a 5-star experience. If you get anyone else, you risk a mediocre or even bad experience. There is one young man who cuts my fingers half the time he does my nails. It's been stressful and, recently, infuriating. It hurts to be sliced open by a dremel! It's also worrying because even though I'll be bleeding, he'll still use the communal nail polish and cuticle oil. That's unhygenic and potentially dangerous. I'm now looking for a non-walk-in salon in hopes that they'll be more careful and considerate.
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Public - 11 months ago
reviewed 11 months ago
I was referred, in a manner of speaking, to WestVet by my cat's normal vet for after-hours emergency treatment. We didn't have to call, we just brought him in and the staff saw to us immediately. Everyone we spoke to was friendly and helpful. The vet promptly examined my cat while we waited for a room to be prepared for us. The lobby and exam room were both very clean, with complimentary hot drinks available in the former while we waited. When they determined there wasn't any immediate danger, they brought my cat back and soon directed us to the exam room. The vet and assistant both explained everything they had discovered, going over in detail the diagnosis and instructions for his care. They prepared his medications there in the facility and when we checked out, I was pleasantly surprised at what they charged for the medication and emergency visit fee. I had to pay much less than I dreaded (based on my previous emergency visits to other vets). Overall, this was a great experience and I will trust my cats and dogs to WestVet's care any time I need an after-hours emergency vet visit.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
I learned of Tsubaki Kannagara Jinja in the early 2000s but it was in 2010 that I finally made my first visit.  I have made efforts to visit every year since then, and in 2013 I became an official shrine member.  It is a beautiful, powerful, calming, sacred area that is well-maintained and regularly updated.  There are instructions posted in English and Japanese at key places for those who are not familiar with the shrine’s rules and practices (for instance, how to cleanse oneself at the shrine threshold or how to pray to the enshrined kami).  When I visit, I love exploring the shrine grounds to see what has changed, since things are always being renewed and added throughout the year.  There is a shrine shop where one can purchase charms and amulets (juyohin or omamori) or books about Shinto; I always bring my omamori from the previous year to exchange (to be purified by the kannushi) and purchase new ones for my family and myself.  The shrine caretakers are always courteous, polite, and kind.  There are many special services that the kannushi will perform if contacted ahead of time also, though I haven’t participated in any myself yet.  If I ever get married, I hope to have the ceremony here.  They even offer packages to make planning the wedding with them easier.  I love this shrine.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
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We visited the Islands of Adventure half of Universal Studios Orlando. Like many, we went almost exclusively for the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. In order to reach the Wizarding World, we walked through the Dr. Seuss and Lost Continent areas (very cool and appropriate-to-theme designs in each area; I wish I could have explored them more but I did take lots of pictures as we walked through). The Wizarding World was EXCELLENT. The attractions, the decor, design, the staff, and shops were all a dream come true for any Harry Potter fan, whether they read the books or watched the films or both. The food was AWESOME. We got pumpkin juice and butterbeer at the outside stands, ate at The Three Broomsticks, and bought enough candy to last us weeks at Honeyduke's. All the rides were fun and the lines actually weren't too bad (I think 45 minutes was the longest we waited and 5 minutes was the shortest). All the staff members in the Wizarding World were great, acting in character (as if they were witches/wizards helping muggles), making conversation, and giving helpful tips (some more magical than others). I was extremely shocked and overjoyed when I was chosen from the group to be the one to receive a wand from Ollivander too, the absolute highlight of the day. The Wizarding World portion of Islands of Adventure is actually much smaller than I imagined. Even after we traversed the area multiple times, we had plenty of hours left in the day so we used it to explore the Jurassic Park, Toon Lagoon, and Marvel areas. I enjoyed myself in these areas, though not quite as much as in Wizarding World. In Jurassic Park I spliced my DNA with a dino, watched a raptor hatch, and held a stegosaurus egg. Toon Lagoon was actually a bit creepy with the music that played over and over, but we had some tasty snacks and got some good photos with the strategically-placed speech bubbles. Our last stop, the Marvel Super Hero Island was really cool to see, with giant comic illustrations all over the buildings and the actual superheroes riding around on 3-wheelers, but we didn't have time for any rides so other than taking in the sights, we just did a lot of shopping (which was plenty satisfying, even if most of it was window shopping). Overall my opinion of the Islands of Adventure is that without Wizarding World, it wouldn't be worth it. While the Wizarding World staff was amazing, most other staff we encountered at the park in restaurants or shops were cold and indifferent, some borderline rude, which really dampened the experience. Adding in the final annoyance of an abundance of smokers (whether they were smoking in designated areas or not, I don't know, but either way it marred our enjoyment of the park), I'd definitely not pay again if it weren't for the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
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Appeal: ExcellentFacilities: ExcellentService: Very Good
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
The local art group I'm a part of moved here a couple months ago after being received more and more poorly at the big chain café we had used to meet for the past several years (perplexing, since we're a small group, cleanly, relatively quiet, and always purchase food and drink, but that story is for a different review). I haven't been happier in any café or teahouse in the Boise area. This Moxie Java isn't much to look at from the outside, it's even easy to miss when driving, but the inside is spacious, warm, and welcoming. The staff has always been friendly, the food and drink is delicious with a nice range of selection (I love the sausage croissant breakfast sandwich and I still haven't tried all the different tea au lait flavors), and there's a huge array of varied seating such as the big wooden table with high-backed chairs that's reserved for our group once a month, smaller more intimate tables, or big comfy couches with pillows. A bonus is the great amount of windows, letting in lots of natural light during the day, excellent for reading or drawing while you sip and munch. I visit this café once a month for art meetings but if I'm ever simply in the mood to order a tea and sandwich any other time, this will be my first choice.
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Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Several years ago, when I was looking for an optometrist here in Boise, I chose ClearView Family Eyecare based solely on their proximity to my home. I have stayed with them ever since and always recommend them highly to all my friends and family. The doctors are friendly, personable, and knowledgeable (they always greet me like a friend and remember the things we talk about, whether medical or not). I haven't had such a regularly enjoyable experience at any other family doctor (regardless of specialty) and my eyes are always in good health thanks to their administrations. Not only are the doctors themselves wonderful, the facilities and equipment are also impressive: clean, welcoming, and organized with advanced technologies I had never seen used at any of my previous optometrists. I highly recommend this practice to anyone in need of eye-care in the Boise area.
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Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago