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You guys had problems with the shoulder buttons? Mine have always worked fine. GBA, DS Phat, DS Lite... If anything, I find the A and B buttons, especially the B button, to give out first. They still work, but they aren't as clicky as the other ones.

How odd.

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My DS Lite works perfectly, other than a reduced battery life due to the sheer amount of use it's seen. I even dropped it on a tile floor once and it suffered nothing more than a couple of cracks on the outer casing.

Of course, battery life is something that isn't quite as good with the 3DS. But compare it to the PSP2 or whatever they're going to call it, and it suddenly seems a lot longer. Same goes for the high price. I think Sony just shot themselves in the foot. Again.

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I was under the impression that none of the specs of the rumored PSP2 were known. How can you say that the 3DS battery will seem much better than something no one knows anything about?

Not to mention that there haven't even been rumors for a price range.

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I'm perfectly willing to admit that I could be wrong. I was told this information by a person who doesn't generally spout rumors as fact, so... I dunno. Although if you compare last generation to this generation, it isn't too implausible to think that the PSP2 will be less affordable and have less battery life than its Nintendo-produced competition.

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I can not understand who you people have all these damaged or flawed DSs and GameBoys. I've dropped mine, slid them across concrete, hell, I once dropped my GBA SP down the concrete stairs of an office building. It went down one flight, bounced across the gap between the stairs (it was on something like the 20th floor, so that drop would have definitely killed it) and then went down another flight just to add some more "oh shit, NOOOOOO!" for me.

I picked it up and it was still running. I have it sitting in my desk drawer next to me.

Maybe you guys just have terrible luck or something. My portable have never had problems.

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My DS Lite's L button has been shot for awhile. Probably too much Earthbound and Castlevania, which basically can require you to press L repeatedly for the majority of the game. Other than that, I've never had any problems with my Nintendo handheld gaming systems. My PSP, on the other hand, has had multiple issues over the year that is was still working.

Either way, I think the only reason I'm considering getting a 3DS on day one now is to beat a potential hardware shortage. I don't have much interest in the "launch window" games.

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I can not understand who you people have all these damaged or flawed DSs and GameBoys.

If you do a search on google, you'll find a ton of people with DS Lites who have a broken right hinge. It's a stress fracture from them making the hinge have such a tight fit. People speculate that is why the DSi has a loose feel to it in comparison.

I'm actually pretty damn careful with my handheld systems. If I travel with them, they are in a case if I'm not playing them. My PSP has one of those wrap around cases since I managed to get a slight scratch on the screen right after I got it. Luckily those scratches can be taken out. Being the OCD person that I am, I couldn't deal with it being there.

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I don't carry my DS in my pocket that often, nor my GBA SP. I put them in a safe place in my back-pack, well-protected.

But again and again, it's ALWAYS the L button that goes out. I've went through 3 DS lites (2 through warranty, thank God) because of faulty shoulder buttons. And I had to go through another one because the touch screen of one completely fizzled out. And it fizzled out playing Trace Memory for goodness' sake! There is absolutely no heavy touch-screen action in Trace Memory!

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Okay, I just realized something about the battery life.

Nintendo is including that charging cradle, and they've stated that they intend for you to keep it in sleep mode indefinitely. Basically, you play it for 3 or 4 hours that day (Really, how COULD you play it for longer in a day?) and rest it in it's cradle overnight. Voila, it's charged and ready for the next day.

Huh. I guess Nintendo outsmarted us :P

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I'm still hoping that the battery life can be longer with changing the settings.

I don't know about you, but I don't think I would have StreetPass and SpotPass on all the time. I'm only going to have it running when I go around town.

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Nintendo estimates that the battery life of the 3DS can be extended to up to 8 hours just by turning the 3D off, and turning the wireless settings off, dimming the screen, and putting it into a power-saving mode should all help to extend it even further.

http://kotaku.com/5738668/short-cords-long-friend-lists-and-other-burning-3ds-questions-answered

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I withdraw my thoughts on Pilotwings Resort. From the sound of it right now (could be wrong) there's only three types of flight. No birdman from the sound of it, or no parachuting or the plethora of things they had in either the Super NES or N64 games. If they think $40 bucks is worth that, they're nuts. And even lazier than I thought.

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Anyone remember that Dead or Alive clip that had them fighting in a pit with Ridley flying around, and then at the end, Samus pops out in her morphball mode and then it fades to white?

Sorry guys.

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2011-01-24-samus-not-playable-in-dead-or-alive-3ds

It would have been cool, but I guess Samus only throws down in Smash Bros.

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