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    ZerokkuZerokku Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Jintor wrote: »
    By the way, Snuggles, the weirdness you're having with GAF is primarily that you're trying to see it as a collective entity. It's not; it's just another internet hivemind, albeit an exclusive and well-informed one (most of the time). Also their moderators are considerably... well... more hivemindy than ours.

    See, that's what makes it more frightening. There's almost no disagreeing or debating in that forum. Unless it's something completely nonfactual (like Capcom being responsible for Castlevania, which they then turned into a meme and dragged it out because HA HA HA THAT IS SO FUNNY), someone will post an opinion and pretty much everyone else will treat it like some sort of bandwagon to get on.

    The best thing about a forum like this is that people have their own opinions but also open to other interpretations. Back and forth dialog over there consists of avatar quoting and emoticons.

    You obviously haven't been in many of their threads where PC and Consoles are both brought up. There are some downright vicious and strong opinions on both sides of that argument, though I think the PC side tends to come out stronger (though that may be my bias seeing as how I'm a proponent of PC gaming myself)

    Both forums have their benefits, PA's biggest being its sense of community imo.

    Back to talking about the 3DS though.

    Apparently if you already have it preordered at gamestop, it defaults over to the cosmo black. Didn't need to switch anything over myself when I went in to work this morning.

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    Professor SnugglesworthProfessor Snugglesworth Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Well, console discussions are serious business no matter what forum you're on.

    I think the PSP2 is going to take away half of the 3DS' yearly sales. Suck on that.
    no, not really

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    King RiptorKing Riptor Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Well, console discussions are serious business no matter what forum you're on.

    I think the PSP2 is going to take away half of the 3DS' yearly sales. Suck on that.
    no, not really

    Half of last years.

    Oh snap.


    Also I'm very glad the default pre order color is black.

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    fragglefartfragglefart Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    You can buy an iPhone for $200 and it has practical purposes in addition to letting you play games.
    You can buy a 3DS for $250 and it's just for games.

    Which would you choose? On these forums, probably the 3DS. Your average parent? I think they'll lean towards the iPhone.

    Oh what is the 3DS's monthly fee?

    I would never, ever buy my kid a phone with a data plan. Too big of a distraction.

    True story - today at school a kid was talking about the 3DS, very excited - said he was going to save up for one.

    I was surprised (he's only 8) and asked him if he knew how much it was going to cost. He didn't.

    When I said £230 you should have seen his D: face.

    Would you call that his.. *puts on sunglasses* no face?

    YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!!

    I... have no idea what that means! :?

    In other news I just spent the cost of a 3DS on a fancy pants Rock Band 3 guitar and midi adapter!

    So yeah, no way I'm buying one of these now.

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    The_SpaniardThe_Spaniard It's never lupines Irvine, CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    You can buy an iPhone for $200 and it has practical purposes in addition to letting you play games.
    You can buy a 3DS for $250 and it's just for games.

    Which would you choose? On these forums, probably the 3DS. Your average parent? I think they'll lean towards the iPhone.

    Oh what is the 3DS's monthly fee?

    I would never, ever buy my kid a phone with a data plan. Too big of a distraction.

    True story - today at school a kid was talking about the 3DS, very excited - said he was going to save up for one.

    I was surprised (he's only 8) and asked him if he knew how much it was going to cost. He didn't.

    When I said £230 you should have seen his D: face.

    Would you call that his.. *puts on sunglasses* no face?

    YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!!

    I... have no idea what that means! :?

    In other news I just spent the cost of a 3DS on a fancy pants Rock Band 3 guitar and midi adapter!

    So yeah, no way I'm buying one of these now.

    Will somebody explain the meme to him?

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    MrOlettaMrOletta Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
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    Professor SnugglesworthProfessor Snugglesworth Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Well, console discussions are serious business no matter what forum you're on.

    I think the PSP2 is going to take away half of the 3DS' yearly sales. Suck on that.
    no, not really

    Half of last years.

    Oh snap.


    Also I'm very glad the default pre order color is black.

    Not me. I've pretty much had it with black on handhelds. They smudge up like nobody's business. Had a black DSi, couldn't wait to sell it for a burgundy DSi XL.

    Pre-ordered Aqua Blue on Day 1. Never had a blue anything, but it fits for Nintendo.

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    fragglefartfragglefart Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    I uh, stil dun geddit.

    Damned memes.

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    JarsJars Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    getting red. red is the best ds color

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    SigtyrSigtyr Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    I'm going to wait for that yellow one. It was such a fantastic colour.

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    DritzDritz CanadaRegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Jeez the Internet just doesn't stop. Not everyone buys an iPhone for gaming. The DS has continued to kick ass despite the existence of iDevices. It seems like everyone who says the 3DS will do fine is also conceding that it will not outsell the iPhone. Why does the conversation have to progress any further than that? People buy different things for different reasons. This reminds me of the hardcore digital distribution people saying physical media is totally disappearing tomorrow.

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    JintorJintor Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    I wish I had the freedom to pre-order right now, but fuck, two media conferences and it feels like I still don't anything concrete about the 3DS release in my region.

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    cloudeaglecloudeagle Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Dritz wrote: »
    Jeez the Internet just doesn't stop. Not everyone buys an iPhone for gaming. The DS has continued to kick ass despite the existence of iDevices. It seems like everyone who says the 3DS will do fine is also conceding that it will not outsell the iPhone. Why does the conversation have to progress any further than that? People buy different things for different reasons. This reminds me of the hardcore digital distribution people saying physical media is totally disappearing tomorrow.

    I never said the iPhone will keep the 3DS from kicking ass. I just said it's becoming stronger competition. It's interesting things to think about. Then again I'm one of the resident business wonks.

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    Professor SnugglesworthProfessor Snugglesworth Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Dritz wrote: »
    Jeez the Internet just doesn't stop. Not everyone buys an iPhone for gaming. The DS has continued to kick ass despite the existence of iDevices. It seems like everyone who says the 3DS will do fine is also conceding that it will not outsell the iPhone. Why does the conversation have to progress any further than that? People buy different things for different reasons. This reminds me of the hardcore digital distribution people saying physical media is totally disappearing tomorrow.

    Because system wars.

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    DritzDritz CanadaRegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    So Face Raiders... That's gonna start some sort of shitstorm isn't it?

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    AutomaticzenAutomaticzen Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    cloudeagle wrote: »
    Dritz wrote: »
    Jeez the Internet just doesn't stop. Not everyone buys an iPhone for gaming. The DS has continued to kick ass despite the existence of iDevices. It seems like everyone who says the 3DS will do fine is also conceding that it will not outsell the iPhone. Why does the conversation have to progress any further than that? People buy different things for different reasons. This reminds me of the hardcore digital distribution people saying physical media is totally disappearing tomorrow.

    I never said the iPhone will keep the 3DS from kicking ass. I just said it's becoming stronger competition. It's interesting things to think about. Then again I'm one of the resident business wonks.

    I don't think anyone said that. Mostly we've been saying 'LOOK! COMPETITION! OVER THATAWAY!'

    At worst, smartphones and the like will just draw a certain consumer segment away from Nintendo. But it's Nintendo. They'll sell every console at a profit and be just fine.

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    AbsoluteZeroAbsoluteZero The new film by Quentin Koopantino Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Dritz wrote: »
    So Face Raiders... That's gonna start some sort of shitstorm isn't it?

    As soon as some kid brings a gun to school and they find a 3DS in his backpack...

    "Nintendo 3DS teaches our children to shoot their friends in the face"

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    TalkcTalkc Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Face Raiders.

    I remember seeing a porn by that name.

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    The_SpaniardThe_Spaniard It's never lupines Irvine, CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    I uh, stil dun geddit.

    Damned memes.

    You start to say something clever, you put on your sunglasses, you say it, usually a pun of some sort, then YEAAAAAAAAH!

    And the joke, you described a kid's look of horror when you told him the price, instead of an O face it was a No face.

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    AkatsukiAkatsuki Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Talkc wrote: »
    Face Raiders.

    I remember seeing a porn by that name.

    I call it Face Rapers and I cannot unhear now. There's a story behind this (it doesn't actually involve rape).

    I kinda wanted to finally get a console that's not black or white (well the first DS wasn't, but whatever), but blue doesn't completely do it for me, so I'll probably go with black. Oh well. It looks pretty good anyway, much better live than in pics.

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    plufimplufim Dr Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Jintor wrote: »
    I wish I had the freedom to pre-order right now, but fuck, two media conferences and it feels like I still don't anything concrete about the 3DS release in my region.

    There's an Australian conference on February 8.

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    HallowedFaithHallowedFaith Call me Cloud. Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    You can buy an iPhone for $200 and it has practical purposes in addition to letting you play games.
    You can buy a 3DS for $250 and it's just for games.

    Which would you choose? On these forums, probably the 3DS. Your average parent? I think they'll lean towards the iPhone.

    I respect the theory behind this..but there is nothing to back this up because your average parent doesn't see the iPhone as a "gaming console."

    They know a few things. iPhone = Internet = Porn, etc.
    Nintendo = Family friendly gaming.

    This is generalizing the "average" parent. I don't think they are going to buy their kids an iPhone over a Nintendo product when they are lookin at games as the reason.

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    JintorJintor Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    plufim wrote: »
    Jintor wrote: »
    I wish I had the freedom to pre-order right now, but fuck, two media conferences and it feels like I still don't anything concrete about the 3DS release in my region.

    There's an Australian conference on February 8.

    Oh sweet.

    Maybe I'll get to go. That'd be nice.

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    CokebotleCokebotle 穴掘りの 電車内Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    So, since the games will be region locked, will the StreetLink stuff also not work between different region systems? Nor will multiplayer? Or is there just not enough information as of yet?

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    DritzDritz CanadaRegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Region locked means you can't play games from different regions on your 3DS. Anything else will probably work.

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    MinionOfCthulhuMinionOfCthulhu Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Still curious about exactly which games will be available on launch, and obviously the 3DS is a bad choice for a plane ride, but otherwise I find myself more excited for it as I have for any console in a while.

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    JishianJishian ◥▶◀◤ Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    I'm glad that the blue system this time looks awesome and not like the hideous "blue" DSi.

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    CatshadeCatshade Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Cokebotle wrote: »
    So, since the games will be region locked, will the StreetLink stuff also not work between different region systems? Nor will multiplayer? Or is there just not enough information as of yet?

    Super Street Fighter IV's trailer explicitly shows a multiplayer battle between someone in Japan and in France, so I guess cross-region multiplayer can work.

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    UncleSporkyUncleSporky Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Akatsuki wrote: »
    I kinda wanted to finally get a console that's not black or white (well the first DS wasn't, but whatever), but blue doesn't completely do it for me, so I'll probably go with black. Oh well. It looks pretty good anyway, much better live than in pics.

    I think black is best in this case. Apparently all 3DSs will have black around the top screen to minimize interference with the 3D effect, so only a black system will avoid being two tone.

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    RainbowDespairRainbowDespair Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Akatsuki wrote: »
    I kinda wanted to finally get a console that's not black or white (well the first DS wasn't, but whatever), but blue doesn't completely do it for me, so I'll probably go with black. Oh well. It looks pretty good anyway, much better live than in pics.

    I think black is best in this case. Apparently all 3DSs will have black around the top screen to minimize interference with the 3D effect, so only a black system will avoid being two tone.

    I was wondering why the blue system had so much black on it.

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    UncleSporkyUncleSporky Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Kotaku had some info that I hadn't seen yet, at least:
    We know the Friend Code system is better this time around. Can you even send messages to people while you're playing, maybe while the game is suspended?

    Trinen says "the goal is there will be some messaging functions" but couldn't lock in details for us.

    How many friends can we have registered in the system?

    Nintendo's pegging it at "about 100."

    Not bad.

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    MattieMattie Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Still curious about exactly which games will be available on launch, and obviously the 3DS is a bad choice for a plane ride, but otherwise I find myself more excited for it as I have for any console in a while.

    You can get a DS charger that charges over USB, which most planes have now on every seat. That's what I use whenever I have to cross the Atlantic.

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    Rex DartRex Dart Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    At Amazon, the black 3DS is #1 in video games.

    Blue 3DS is #2.

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    RehabRehab Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Crazy, I kind of figured that everyone would still be so high on the Kinect buzz thats been going around that it would be at the top spot.

    Or that it would be something like Call of Duty continuing with its recording breaking sales momentum.

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    The_SpaniardThe_Spaniard It's never lupines Irvine, CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Mattie wrote: »
    Still curious about exactly which games will be available on launch, and obviously the 3DS is a bad choice for a plane ride, but otherwise I find myself more excited for it as I have for any console in a while.

    You can get a DS charger that charges over USB, which most planes have now on every seat. That's what I use whenever I have to cross the Atlantic.

    Speaking of which, do they have USB to wall outlet adapters? You know you know a male end USB on one side that you plug a regular chord into the other side? I have like 3 or 4 of the opposite, but if I'm ever at a place with no or full wall outlets, but a USB slot or two available, that would be a good thing to have on hand.

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    plufimplufim Dr Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Oh my. Has this video been posted yet?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pt15vDtNH9U

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    DarlanDarlan Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Awesome. I'm not sure if there are a whole lot of GB/GBC games I'd buy at this point, but the GBC Zeldas are definitely on my to get list. Even though I'm overly interested in any of the launch games, I went ahead and pre-ordered a 3DS. There are plenty of DS games I need to catch up on since my lite got stolen 2 years ago, and I doubt it'll be easy to find one without showing up to the midnight launch.

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    plufimplufim Dr Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    I'm just glad they're going for the DX version of Link's Awakening. Wouldn't put it past them to release the original GB one, then the GBC version afterward.
    Also:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7n32UouV1d4

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    AutomaticzenAutomaticzen Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    plufim wrote: »
    I'm just glad they're going for the DX version of Link's Awakening. Wouldn't put it past them to release the original GB one, then the GBC version afterward.
    Also:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7n32UouV1d4

    God those early GB games were shit hard. Super Mario Land, Castlevania, and Operation (Nut-Crushing) C. Such torture inflicted upon children.

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    RehabRehab Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Those retro game videos do a good job of giving you an impression of just how big the top screen is too.

    After playing games on the XL its a quality you really come to appreciate, even if this is slightly smaller.

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