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post #121 of 211
My 3DS is uncomfortable but dammit I'm not shelling out $200. Won't fit in my pocket? Pixelated? Pricey dock?
Here's hoping for the 3DSi.

Also I'm playing Fire Emblem again after getting miffed about the later enemies being too hard. I'm trying to grind on streetpass and everyone else's team is too damn advanced. How's that better than online play?
post #122 of 211
My only complaint about Shin Megami Tensei is it's too addictive.
post #123 of 211
Nintendo announced a 2DS for $130.

Great idea, but the form factor is hideous:

post #124 of 211
2DS...

Super_Epic_Facepalm.jpg
post #125 of 211
What's wrong with it? Can you formulate a substantive argument instead of replying with a snarky "meme" image?
post #126 of 211
The name is the biggest mistake, all these games with 3DS right on the box, how will the average person know they are compatible? That is what the face palm was mainly aimed at. People have a hard enough time with the name Wii U and they even had issues with 3DS, now they are naming a system the 2DS...
post #127 of 211
I don't think the 2DS/3DS name thing will be a problem for 95% of gamers. Once they get that it's a 3DS locked in 2D mode, it makes sense.

At first I thought it was a joke, but then I saw the new position of the buttons / thumbpad, and... I dunno, I kinda want one. tongue.gif At least try one out. But I should probably wait for the inevitable 2DS XL.

The Internetz is slamming this thing, but I think it might be a big hit once it launches.
post #128 of 211
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Originally Posted by PENDRAG0ON View Post

The name is the biggest mistake, all these games with 3DS right on the box, how will the average person know they are compatible? That is what the face palm was mainly aimed at. People have a hard enough time with the name Wii U and they even had issues with 3DS, now they are naming a system the 2DS...

It says "Plays all 3DS games" on the box.
post #129 of 211
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It says "Plays all 3DS games" on the box.

That hasn't helped the Wii U or 3DS as much as you would think. People still buy the new games thinking they work on the old hardware thanks to the naming system. It will be interesting to see how many people buy Pokemon XY and think it will work on their DS.

2DS is just an odd naming choice, even if it is the most obvious (hence why so many demanded a 2DS back at launch) it is just inviting market confusion.
post #130 of 211
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Originally Posted by PENDRAG0ON View Post

That hasn't helped the Wii U or 3DS as much as you would think. People still buy the new games thinking they work on the old hardware thanks to the naming system. It will be interesting to see how many people buy Pokemon XY and think it will work on their DS.

This is the exact opposite. The 2DS WILL PLAY all the 3DS games out there.
post #131 of 211
Kotaku did a round up of many of the reactions the 2DS received today.

http://kotaku.com/the-internet-reacts-to-the-2ds-reveal-1217271879
post #132 of 211
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Anyway, good news to anyone waiting for a new model to come out: Now that I bought an XL, Nintendo's sure to announce a new version sometime soon!
Called it! I ****ing called it! It's just that for once, it's a model I have no interest in...

This is indeed a hilarious/bizarre announcement, but I'm not seeing what the uproar is about. People complaining about it like it's some personal offense, this is not for you. It's clearly a budget model aimed at young kids (who, remember, should not be using the 3D feature if younger than 7), right in time for the new Pokemon to boot. Taken in that light, removing the fragile hinge in favor of the "solid slice of bread" design makes lots of sense. And it's not like this is some bare-bones model stripped of all but the most basic functionality, like the recent $99 Wii; minus the 3D effect and the clamshell design, this is a fully functional 3DS at an attractive price.

People are acting like this is the main refresh going forth, but it's just an offshoot, somewhat similar to the Game Boy Micro. But unlike the Micro, I think this could be a big hit.
post #133 of 211
People online are crazy, that's all. Maybe they are still excited from the whole Ben Affleck thing
post #134 of 211
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... I'm not seeing what the uproar is about. People complaining about it like it's some personal offense, this is not for you. It's clearly a budget model aimed at young kids (who, remember, should not be using the 3D feature if younger than 7), right in time for the new Pokemon to boot. Taken in that light, removing the fragile hinge in favor of the "solid slice of bread" design makes lots of sense. And it's not like this is some bare-bones model stripped of all but the most basic functionality, like the recent $99 Wii; minus the 3D effect and the clamshell design, this is a fully functional 3DS at an attractive price.

People are acting like this is the main refresh going forth, but it's just an offshoot, somewhat similar to the Game Boy Micro. But unlike the Micro, I think this could be a big hit.

Absolutely nailed it Mongo. Best thing I've read today.

And the reason for the uproar..? Narcissism. Everything made has to be for *them*. These days there's no such thing as someone taking a glance at something and thinking "..eh, that's not for me". Now they have to scream "ATTACK and CRITICIZE!!!!". rolleyes.gif Or maybe this has been happening for a long time, but with the internet it's more apparent.
post #135 of 211
So the biggest reason for the new design? Not just to get rid of the hinge, but because they're only using a single screen matted out to look like two. I still think it's really ugly, but at least it all makes sense now.
post #136 of 211
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So the biggest reason for the new design? Not just to get rid of the hinge, but because they're only using a single screen matted out to look like two. I still think it's really ugly, but at least it all makes sense now.

Everything about it really is a solid idea, except for that name.
post #137 of 211
Nintendo doesn't seem to mind causing confusion among less informed customers.

But in a way, they're between a rock and a hard place in this instance. 3DS is the name of the platform but it also implies that the 3D effect is present. And that isn't the case here.
post #138 of 211
Yeah, unlike the Wii U, where anyone with 5 seconds and a half-functional brain seems able to come up with a better name, I'm hard pressed to come up with a viable alternative for what to call a 3DS with the 3D effect removed. "3DS -1"!
post #139 of 211
I was really hoping to go all digital, but games keep getting bigger. I have an 8gb card nearly filled up. Shin Megami Tensei seems to be the biggest offender at 14,000 blocks, whatever those are.
post #140 of 211
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Originally Posted by ThisOneKidMongo View Post

Yeah, unlike the Wii U, where anyone with 5 seconds and a half-functional brain seems able to come up with a better name, I'm hard pressed to come up with a viable alternative for what to call a 3DS with the 3D effect removed. "3DS -1"!


2DS is growing on me quickly. On the flip side, Reggie thinks Wii U Name was fine...
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Originally Posted by Kotaku 
One of the popular theories about why the Wii U has struggled is that it just might have the wrong name. Millions of people loved the Wii, so maybe they should have called this one the Wii 2? Here's Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime's take:

"The challenges we're facing with Wii U are not issues of the name," Fils-Aime told me during an interview earlier this week, after acknowledging that sales of the Wii U in the U.S. are only at 1.5 million units, about half of what the Wii did in the same amount of time.
As we sit here today again I would say that's not the issue," Fils-Aime said. "The consumer understands that we have a new system. But the consumer is saying: 'What am I going to play? And what am I going to play that's a new and unique and compelling experience vs. what I can do today, whether it's on the Wii or any other system?'

"And that's why experiences like Pikmin 3, like Wonderful 101, like Zelda Wind Waker HD, with the off-TV play, experiences like Super Mario 3D World—that's why it's critical that we launch those, have consumers experience them in malls across the country, which we'll be doing. It's critical that the consumer see for themselves the range and breadth of compelling software for the system."


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I was really hoping to go all digital, but games keep getting bigger. I have an 8gb card nearly filled up. Shin Megami Tensei seems to be the biggest offender at 14,000 blocks, whatever those are.

According to NoA, there's 25 blocks per firkin, or 5 kilderkins per kilobyte. So 14,000 blocks is approximately 4 hogsheads.
post #141 of 211
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According to NoA, there's 25 blocks per firkin, or 5 kilderkins per kilobyte. So 14,000 blocks is approximately 4 hogsheads.

That was really funny. smile.gif
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post #144 of 211
If you have 150 club nintendo coins, you can pick up The Legend of Zelda for 3DS this month
also available for Wii are ThruSpace (the game that preceded Ketzal's Corridors) and Super Mario Kart (yet again)
https://club.nintendo.com/
post #145 of 211
Took about an hour to download Pokemon Y from the eshop. I'll pick up X as a retail cart eventually.

I spent a couple of hours with the game last night, the Pokemon selection is really diverse and I am not even to the first gym yet.

They are giving away a free Torchic with a Megastone over Mystery Gift and you get a Kanto starter fairly early as well, it is really easy to build a team in this game.
Edited by PENDRAG0ON - 10/12/13 at 4:50am
post #146 of 211
I've been pretty hooked on Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward this weekend. It's been out for a long time now, but I've been waiting for the eShop release and it finally came out sometime in the past week or two.

It's basically a sequel to the DS game 999, and it's sort of a visual novel with branching paths, split up by a few puzzle rooms (haven't finished the game yet, but my guess is somewhere between 15-20 puzzle rooms) that you need to figure out how to escape from. Definitely recommended if you like that sort of thing.
post #147 of 211
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Originally Posted by PENDRAG0ON View Post

Took about an hour to download Pokemon Y from the eshop. I'll pick up X as a retail cart eventually.

I spent a couple of hours with the game last night, the Pokemon selection is really diverse and I am not even to the first gym yet.

They are giving away a free Torchic with a Megastone over Mystery Gift and you get a Kanto starter fairly early as well, it is really easy to build a team in this game.

They didn't introduce a large number this generation, but the new Pokemon in X/Y are awesome. Much better in my opinion than most in Gen V.
post #148 of 211
Alright, I officially need a 3DS XL... Zelda: LBW edition XL announced for NoE, hopefully this makes it to the US:




Why am I such a sucker for gold plastic things with Triforces?


Luigi one coming too (reminds me too much of the Animal Crossing edition)
post #149 of 211
I want that Zelda XL, would have prefered something closer to the Zelda OG model though.
post #150 of 211
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Originally Posted by jhoff80 View Post

I've been pretty hooked on Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward this weekend. It's been out for a long time now, but I've been waiting for the eShop release and it finally came out sometime in the past week or two.

It's basically a sequel to the DS game 999, and it's sort of a visual novel with branching paths, split up by a few puzzle rooms (haven't finished the game yet, but my guess is somewhere between 15-20 puzzle rooms) that you need to figure out how to escape from. Definitely recommended if you like that sort of thing.

Finished it last night after 25 hours of play with the "True" ending. Still enjoyed the game the whole way through, but it should probably be mentioned the story gets a little convoluted near the end (similar to 999, in fact). However, this one sort of ends on a slight cliffhanger; the main story is resolved, but something new comes up near the end that is being saved for a future game. Just thought I should mention it in case that bothers anyone. biggrin.gif
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