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Fat chance for me to get the 3DS day one.
As I already sold my DS long long ago, I missed so many great titles on the DS.
3DS can do the backward compatibility, so it's gonna be great for me.
All I have to do is to track down those great DS games I missed and have fun on this new machine.

BTW Lightning, I'm wondering if you have a problem with this kind of 3D?





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Same principle as any other recent Nintendo gimmick:

Amazing potential, but hardly anyone uses it right
As well as that people can't see that there is more to the consoles than just the 'gimmicks'.

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As well as that people can't see that there is more to the consoles than just the 'gimmicks'.
Absolutely.

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Also

>Pokmon Gen 5 supposedly coming out in late 2010
>3DS also supposedly coming out in late 2010


Pokmon as a launch title? Whoa, that'd be a first!

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^
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Make sense.
This will push the 3DS way ahead of any forthcoming competitors.

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Figures Nintendo announces this a week before I planned to pick up a DSiXL. Ah well, ain't stopping me. I need an upgrade now.

I am not a fan of 3D at all. It's been a icky gimmick for like 40 years now. Nintendo ain't going to change it. And yeah, the gimmick won't be fully realized. Hell, I'd be surprised if it was even used much at all in its first year. Wii Motion Plus all over again. But yeah, I think it would be hilarious if Ninty was purposely shoving this out to fool the competition into thinking they got the next big thing.

A control stick only may be a problem. 2D platformers aren't going to be so hot with just that. And by control stick, they most likely mean a nub like on the PSP. Which I am not a fan of.

I'm sure the mainstream titles will be cool and all, so long as the new Zelda isn't [tornado fang]ing touch screen only. It's just that what little I know isn't exciting me. We'll see if that changes in a few months.

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To add to Taiyo's post, quoting from you know where:

Nikkei

- control stick instead of dpad
- rumble
- improved wireless speed and battery life
- screen that is smaller than 4 inches
- timing on the announcement could be related to decreased software releases
- Nikkei expects release in second half of 2010

Yomiuri Shimbun

- "it is believed that the system will use a Sharp 3D LCD panel."
- this 3d tech is achieved by placing a small film on the screen, which is separated by a small space. The slight differences in the image creates the 3d effect

Mainichi Shimbun

- software developers have been briefed on the system
- third party software at launch

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- control stick instead of dpad

Oh no.... I don't like this idea at all...
Not at all.

But hey, to be optimistic.
If it's the same style as NeoGeo Pocket.
WIN

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Or like the Gamecube. Or even better locking mechanism so you get the 8 cardinals when you need them.

But I've got plenty of other options for my retro-gaming, so I don't really care.

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BREAKING NEWS

I'm not even going to read this thread. It might just be related to April Fools.

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Might as well be.

Gotta take it with dignity then.

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This doesn't sound too credible... it feels too early for the big N to be announcing a new handheld, especially after the DSi XL's release.
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The DS came out soon after the GBA Micro you know.

My life is currently bears and Jojos and everything is great.


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True, but there's something that seems a bit out of place with this rumor.
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The DS came out soon after the GBA Micro you know.

Quote from: Wikipedia
DS:  JP December 2, 2004
GBA Micro: JP  September 13, 2005

Then again, it's Wikipedia, durr hurr.

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True, but there's something that seems a bit out of place with this rumor.

But it's not a rumor... Where are people getting this from?

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But it's not a rumor... Where are people getting this from?

April Fool's aura makes people death afraid of looking stupid on the internet.

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This doesn't sound too credible... it feels too early for the big N to be announcing a new handheld, especially after the DSi XL's release.
We're still a year or so away from its release here though.

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April Fool's aura makes people death afraid of looking stupid on the internet.

Heh, well I guess I don't really care much for looking stupid or not. I'll enjoy myself one way or another. XD

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But it's not a rumor... Where are people getting this from?

Yeah, after all, the direction clearly says
http://www.nintendo.co.jp/, I would understand if it was another site, but this is info from Nintendo itself.

Then again, it's Wikipedia, durr hurr.

Oh, right, still that only helps my case that it doesn't matter if a new revision just came out XD

April Fool's aura makes people death afraid of looking stupid on the internet.

True, but didn't we learn from Mario & Sonic at the Olympics already?

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Okay, rumor, not a rumor, whatever. But all the information I've seen so far regarding this topic is... it's just not coming together to me.
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Oh, right, still that only helps my case that it doesn't matter if a new revision just came out XD

Indeed. I was just pointing it out.

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Fat chance for me to get the 3DS day one.
As I already sold my DS long long ago, I missed so many great titles on the DS.
3DS can do the backward compatibility, so it's gonna be great for me.
All I have to do is to track down those great DS games I missed and have fun on this new machine.

BTW Lightning, I'm wondering if you have a problem with this kind of 3D?


That's a very disorienting. I get dizzy looking at it. Is that 3D? Just looks like a two-frame animated gif to me.

Offline Emiri Landeel

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Seems like you have problem with that kind of (pseudo) 3D.

To be honest, I don't know how it works but all I know that it's one kind of 3D image.
For more example
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I have that on my comp. lol

I'll stick with my normal DS though, thank you
OH [parasitic bomb] IM USING LINK AND I ACCIDENTALLY FINAL SMASHED A CUCCO OH GOD HELP
If that counts as a hint then a truck crashing through your wall counts as subtle.