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post #151 of 245
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Yeah, just blowing a little steam, wishing Ninty would make things as open as Microsoft. It does say you can "send short messages", but I don't see that option anywhere.

Anyway, I will have to pick up SFIV or some other online multiplayer game soon

I agree, also I fond it annoying that you can't use the same number across multiple 3ds.
post #152 of 245
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Originally Posted by Kurtiebird View Post

Yeah, just blowing a little steam, wishing Ninty would make things as open as Microsoft. It does say you can "send short messages", but I don't see that option anywhere.

Anyway, I will have to pick up SFIV or some other online multiplayer game soon

Yeah, Nintendo STILL has a half-assed implementation. Just registering Friends is 10x harder than it should be. I understand what they're going for, but in this day and age it seems silly. I realize their target demographic for much of this sort of thing are middle-schoolers and high-schoolers...but it's only the most idyllic of parents that thinks that their kids have never heard rude language. My kids know those words...they just know I don't approve of their using them (at least in my presence...I remember what I was like at their ages).

One hopes as more games come out this generation that they make better use of the online functionality. The 3DS has online abilities that begin to approach...the original version of Xbox-Live. From, you know, 2004.
post #153 of 245
Living in NYC...the streetpass stuff is cool as all hell!
post #154 of 245
Picked up SFIV and one of these sweet cases... I love that it has an inner case that holds the 3DS and 2 games.

post #155 of 245
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Originally Posted by Kurtiebird
Picked up SFIV and one of these sweet cases... I love that it has an inner case that holds the 3DS and 2 games.
Kurtie how thick is that case and where did you get it?
post #156 of 245
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Originally Posted by mpalmieri1203 View Post

Kurtie how thick is that case and where did you get it?

Got it at Game Stop... I don't have it with me today, but I would guess it's 2-3" thick. It seems relatively compact.
post #157 of 245
Still holding out on a 3DS purchase personally, but Ars reported on Nyko's nice battery solution that doubles the playtime, if you don't mind some additional bulk (and some minor disassembly). Doesn't fit in the default cradle, and probably won't fit in a 3DS case very well, but for twice the play time... $20 for battery only, $30 for battery and new cradle.

http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2...1#comments-bar








This is basically what battery the 3DS lite will have... calling it now.

-vdz
post #158 of 245
Think I'll wait for a better solution. Violating the 3DS warranty and attaching something aesthetically unpleasing to me at the same time is not the ideal.

For that matter, don't want THIS either, but it's more useful:

post #159 of 245
Does replacing the battery actually void the warranty?

I mean, Nintendo sells spare/replacement ones, so I doubt it.

http://store.nintendo.com/webapp/wcs...encyPreference
post #160 of 245
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Originally Posted by WizarDru View Post

Think I'll wait for a better solution. Violating the 3DS warranty and attaching something aesthetically unpleasing to me at the same time is not the ideal.

For that matter, don't want THIS either, but it's more useful:

How would they know you attached it? Do you actually have to crack the unit open to use this? Can't read the article right now as I'm mobile. I'm very interested in using this for flights.
post #161 of 245
The battery is designed to be user replaceable, with the back cover intended to be removed by the user. Attaching this giant, ugly as hell battery to your 3DS has no effect on your warranty in regards to user access.

If it fries your charging system or something though, Nintendo could say "You used an aftermarket battery. No warranty for you!". They'd be right too. It likely would have no effect on the rest of your system's warranty though. If your 3D slider stops working or something, they will likely still take care of it for you.
post #162 of 245
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Originally Posted by darklordjames View Post

The battery is designed to be user replaceable, with the back cover intended to be removed by the user. Attaching this giant, ugly as hell battery to your 3DS has no effect on your warranty in regards to user access.

If it fries your charging system or something though, Nintendo could say "You used an aftermarket battery. No warranty for you!". They'd be right too. It likely would have no effect on the rest of your system's warranty though. If your 3D slider stops working or something, they will likely still take care of it for you.

The simple fact that the back cover is not attached with those pesky Nintendo tri-wing screws tells me it was meant to be removed by the user in case of a battery swap.
post #163 of 245
I went ahead and placed an order for the Nyko pack. Both Ars and Joystiq had great things to say about it.

Nintendogs might be one of the best looking games on the console right now in my opinion. I haven't played any other Dog games. But it looks great. And the voice command stuff is cool, although I can't imagine doing this on the subway! I imagine it'd be so much fun to play as a kid!

I'm going to drag my butt over to Nintendo World tomorrow to see how many street pass tags I can pick up. I want to beat that Find Mii RPG. haha.
post #164 of 245
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Originally Posted by Kurtiebird View Post

Got it at Game Stop... I don't have it with me today, but I would guess it's 2-3" thick. It seems relatively compact.

Ok, just measured it. The outer case, zipped up with the 3DS inside the inner case is 2.5". The inner case with the 3DS inside is 1.5".

-K
post #165 of 245
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Originally Posted by Kurtiebird View Post


Ok, just measured it. The outer case, zipped up with the 3DS inside the inner case is 2.5". The inner case with the 3DS inside is 1.5".

-K

I went to my local shop and they never received that one. I'm going to try elsewhere after work tomorrow.
post #166 of 245
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Originally Posted by mpalmieri1203 View Post

I'm going to drag my butt over to Nintendo World tomorrow to see how many street pass tags I can pick up. I want to beat that Find Mii RPG. haha.

I'm jealous... I live in a relatively small town, and work in an isolated area, so not much chance of getting much street pass action. Oh well.
post #167 of 245
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I'm jealous... I live in a relatively small town, and work in an isolated area, so not much chance of getting much street pass action. Oh well.

I commute via subway/bus in NYC everyday. I'm pretty sure it tagged my Gamestop manager. His mii is Antman and has an ant like face.

The street pass will be cool once the country is saturated. I had one street fighter stature match that I won. I'm not to sure how to swap out statues.

I spent the rest of the night training my French bulldog. I'm going to have to put it down this weekend for dragon age. I love the games that I have plus all the random social aspects.
post #168 of 245
Anyone played with the QR code thing in Mii Maker yet? I thought it was pretty cool, though I think it'd be kind of neat if Miis would randomly wonder from the Wii to the 3DS and vice versa, rather than just manually picking one to export. Also, it's really dumb that I can't export my Wii's Mii and use it as the 3DS 'personal' Mii, and instead I have to recreate it.

Here's mine:



I also saw some really good ones (and a lot I don't recognize) here: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=425581
post #169 of 245
Is it just me or is there no way to use the ~ key for the wireless password? I know my DSI and Wii can do it, seems odd the would remove it from the keyboard.

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I'm jealous... I live in a relatively small town, and work in an isolated area, so not much chance of getting much street pass action. Oh well.

Me too, i've been carrying mine all over for the find mii game, but my Mii remains in the cage.
post #170 of 245
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Originally Posted by Gariputo View Post

Me too, i've been carrying mine all over for the find mii game, but my Mii remains in the cage.

Don't know if you noticed but there is the alternative of 'hiring' a hero, with the coins that you earn via the pedometer. Of course, since the system does limit you to 10 coins a day, that might be pretty slow.
post #171 of 245
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Don't know if you noticed but there is the alternative of 'hiring' a hero, with the coins that you earn via the pedometer. Of course, since the system does limit you to 10 coins a day, that might be pretty slow.

Yeah that's the upside to carrying it each day. I've collected the ten coins, but the heroes for hire seem to be a bunch of wimps, after a hit or two they wander off.
post #172 of 245
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How would they know you attached it? Do you actually have to crack the unit open to use this? Can't read the article right now as I'm mobile. I'm very interested in using this for flights.

You have to remove the existing battery, from what I can tell. The issue isn't opening the case, I think, so much as using an unlicensed third-party product (without the famed Nintendo seal) in your device. How will they tell? I'm not sure if they can or can't, honestly. Apple has certainly shown that they have a lot of sensors internal the iPhone dedicated to catching stuff like that (such as a sensor that triggers if the iPhone is immersed in water). Ninty might have done the same, no idea.
post #173 of 245
So I have to say that so far StreetPass has been a big dud in Boston/Cambridge, MA. I ride the subway in and out of the city and also walk through some pretty populated areas, and I haven't had a single connection yet.

But it is still early, so I guess we'll see in a few months (or even more likely, around Christmas next year).
post #174 of 245
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Originally Posted by jhoff80 View Post

So I have to say that so far StreetPass has been a big dud in Boston/Cambridge, MA. I ride the subway in and out of the city and also walk through some pretty populated areas, and I haven't had a single connection yet.

But it is still early, so I guess we'll see in a few months (or even more likely, around Christmas next year).

I've had many in NYC/Hoboken area. Keep in mind that people have to go through a few steps to activate it. I'd be curious to see what percentage of units have actually activated this feature.
post #175 of 245
So I think I need to pick up another game, considering I now have 3 stars on all the Pilotwings Resort missions and have picked up all the free flight mode collectables (6 hours, 58 minutes total gametime).

Has anyone tried Steel Diver? That's one of the ones I was a little interested in before the system came out, so I'm trying to decide between that and Ghost Recon.
post #176 of 245
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So I think I need to pick up another game, considering I now have 3 stars on all the Pilotwings Resort missions and have picked up all the free flight mode collectables (6 hours, 58 minutes total gametime).

Has anyone tried Steel Diver? That's one of the ones I was a little interested in before the system came out, so I'm trying to decide between that and Ghost Recon.

I have steel diver and I think it's excellent. There is more game to ghost recon though if you're looking for a dollar to play time ratio.
post #177 of 245
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Originally Posted by jhoff80 View Post

So I think I need to pick up another game, considering I now have 3 stars on all the Pilotwings Resort missions and have picked up all the free flight mode collectables (6 hours, 58 minutes total gametime).

Has anyone tried Steel Diver? That's one of the ones I was a little interested in before the system came out, so I'm trying to decide between that and Ghost Recon.

I haven't tried Steel Diver, but I did pick up Ghost Recon recently. It's crashed my DS a couple times (same as the pic from earlier in the thread) which never happens with Pilotwings, but when it works it's a great game. The graphics aren't revolutionary, and the 3D doesn't add much but the gameplay is solid.
post #178 of 245
I've got Ghost Recon and I've put in about 10 hours or so into it. Never had it crash on me once. Very solid game. If you liked Fire Emblem, you'd probably love GR. I like the subtle use of 3D to make the battlefield seem more real, but the 3D isn't necessary to the gameplay at all. Bang-for-your-buck, it's a good deal with lots of story, skirmish and multiplayer missions.
post #179 of 245
Tiny Cartridge has a listing for the Power Play from Newbie...a battery pack for the 3DS that claims to triple it's battery length. Unlike the Nyko solution, it doesn't require opening the unit...instead it appears to clip into the AC port and snap on to the bottom. At 8 ounces, it's a significant increase in weight and it appears to make the shoulder buttons a little harder to use. It's also twice as expensive at $40.

You can see it here.

post #180 of 245
Got my first Spot Pass tag last night: Capcom sent me a figure code. That was unexpected. Downside: I'd already gotten the code online.

It apparently was a Level 7 figure that was given at a trade show, previously. But only in Japan, so it's technically new to the US. If not for the Intarwebs.
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