3DS: Friend Codes on First Page, OMG THE THIRD DIMENSION
OCR 3DS Friend Code List:
Arek the Absolute: 2621-2649-8873
Blue Magic: 2509-0855-4887
Elex Synn: 5129-0693-3734
FireSlash: 0473 7789 3999
The Damned: 2019-9771-2777
Unstable Hamster: 1504-5768-2443
We're getting quite the collect of 3DS Friend Codes. I personally just added everyone on the list, so go ahead and let "Gerry" on your list. Come on, I'm good for it. You can trust me. I won't steal any Miis or anything, I swear.
That's a step in the right direction, I guess. Why no nickname system? Is Nintendo really that worried about nicknames not being kid-friendly?
God damn, that Europe conference is boring as fuck. Lame jokes, terrible guest interaction... I can't watch it any more.
So, GameBoy and GameBoy Color games are (still and again) confirmed. Super Mario Land. Yaaaaaaay. If that's the only Mario title on launch, I'm going to be disappointed. That's how we'll get a Zelda game as well, I bet.
I'm pretty sure we'll see Super Mario Land, Link's Awakening and Tetris on launch. Hope they get Metroid II out there soon.
Oh, for those that want to try one out, Nintendo is shipping 5000 demo units. There are only like a million stores in the US alone that will be selling them, but you got a chance of being near one, right?
Let's not forget this great bit of news:
-Region locking (because Nintendo has been SO great about bringing over games this generation, right? ... right... ?)
-2.5-3.5 hour battery life
-3+ hours for a full charge
-No dual analogue
Fuck you, Nintendo. $250? For this shit? You're becoming overconfident again. Time for a big punch in the financial nose.
The DSi had partial region-lock.
The battery life thing is still up in the air, as we haven't gotten any details on it, like on what settings. Nintendo said the DSi would be only 4 or so hours, and then it turned out that was with maximum screen brightness and Wi-Fi constantly on. With lower settings, they posted much better battery life. This may still be the case... or not. We just don't know.
As for the charging time... big deal. There are other devices, game system and otherwise, that take just as long or longer. Hell the DS Lite was almost three hours.
Dual analogs... touch screen? And that's if some games even need to have two of them.
I think you're just being a grumpy puss for the hell of it. If anything, you should be unhappy with the lack of First party titles, like Paper Mario.
Ever played the PSP? After having a handheld with one analogue, you understand just how big a blunder it is, touch screen or no touch screen (I am one that hates touch screen for the record, never liked it on the DS).
Region locking should never exist on handhelds (or in general).
The price is absurd.
The listed battery life, until proven otherwise, is horrendous. No handheld should be that low.
Think what you like, but I am going off of stated facts. And these stated facts all point to a system that needs a revision before being purchased. Anyone who jumps in day 1, based off of THESE stats, is a sucker.
I'm holding out ont he 3DS for various reasons. The entry pricing point is one of them. I'm not going to pay $250 for a handheld system. I'll probably wait until the price drops a little. Also, I generally never buy the first gen of a particular technology. The majority of the kinks always seemed to get worked out by rev two. Lastly, I'm not really hip on the the hole 3D thing. I just feels like nothing more than a gimmick. Lastly, I generally buy used games about 75% of the time. I'd rather wait until a decent catalog of games has been built up.
I can agree with some of that (namely the need for Nintendo to clarify the battery issue), but I can think of a very good reason to avoid first-day purchase: the games.
Zelda and Paper Mario are slated for a Summer to Winter 2011 release. That's a really long time to wait for the guaranteed titles. The rest of the games everyone is really waiting for don't even have release estimates yet... the DS had the same kind of line-up: lots of third party bits with mediocre first party, but then got a lot more after the first year or so.
Not to mention that there could be any number of issues, like bad buttons, or loose hinges for the top, or defective screens. It's better to wait for others to go first and see what issues rise up before getting one yourself.
Plus, until I actually get to try it myself, I'm hesitant about the 3D effect. I can't really watch 3D movies, and most things 3D-related either aren't very effective with me, or cause minor headaches.
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