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Re: Official Nintendo System Discussion.

Postby Dr Kain » Fri Jan 16, 2015 10:30 am

That's stupid though. So not only do you have to pay $200 for the system, but you then have to pay another $20 for the adapter? Whomever made that decision needs to be smacked upside the head with a mallet.
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Re: Official Nintendo System Discussion.

Postby Tom R VanSlambrouck » Sat Jan 17, 2015 4:28 am

Nintendo is figuring that a person probably already has a 3DS or DSi in the house so that's why they didn't include it. I'm kind of annoyed by it myself but I'm sure I can find a AC adaptor on the cheap.
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Re: Official Nintendo System Discussion.

Postby XvGojira » Tue Jan 20, 2015 6:41 am

Nintendo discontinues Club Nintendo Program

Nintendo wrote:Thank you for your continued loyalty to Nintendo.

We launched Club Nintendo 6 years ago in North America, and we’re grateful for all of the feedback that our members have provided on your experiences with our products.

In order to focus on planning for a new customer loyalty program for our fans, we’ve decided to wind-down the Club Nintendo program. We are deeply thankful to our members for being a part of Club Nintendo for all of these years.

We will share details about our new program at a later date. For now, please see the schedule below for information on the discontinuation timeframe for Club Nintendo.

All Coins will be deleted when Club Nintendo accounts are closed on July 1, 2015. As a result, to give our members the best opportunity to use their Coins, we will add dozens of downloadable games and a limited quantity of exclusive reward items to the rewards catalog in February. In addition, as a small token of appreciation for your loyalty, all Club Nintendo members will receive a free download code for Flipnote Studio 3D in February 2015.


So new reward program is coming. We'll be getting Flipnote finally. I just wonder what they're going to do. Other than the selection of rewards, I'm not to sure what they could do to improve. I mean unless this is going to be a stepping stone towards a Nintendo version of Playstaiton Plus/Xbox Live.
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Re: Official Nintendo System Discussion.

Postby The Shadow » Tue Jan 20, 2015 7:43 pm

Hmmm, I have games I haven't registered yet. I wonder if I should just go ahead and register them or wait and see what I can use for the next iteration of the loyalty program.

I'm not all that surprised really, most of the rewards over the last year have been game offerings and physical rewards weren't really being replenished as the current stock ran out.
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Re: Official Nintendo System Discussion.

Postby XvGojira » Tue Jan 20, 2015 9:15 pm

The Shadow wrote:Hmmm, I have games I haven't registered yet. I wonder if I should just go ahead and register them or wait and see what I can use for the next iteration of the loyalty program.

I'm not all that surprised really, most of the rewards over the last year have been game offerings and physical rewards weren't really being replenished as the current stock ran out.



Club Nintendo program discontinuation schedule

1/20/2015Products released after this date are not eligible for registration with Club Nintendo

3/31/2015Last day to earn Coins, register products with Club Nintendo, and sign up for new Club Nintendo membership

6/30/2015Last day to redeem Coins or access your account on the Club Nintendo website. Club Nintendo program shuts down at 11:59pm PT on 6/30/2015.


And I heard they're adding more games and stuff in February so people won't just spend all their coins now and then sit around for the new program. And since it close to the last hurrah I'd like to think they'll have some great stuff up for grabs. I'm kind of hoping for a reprint of the Zelda 3DS game case.
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Re: Official Nintendo System Discussion.

Postby Tom R VanSlambrouck » Fri Feb 13, 2015 4:32 pm

So I got the New 3DS XL and here are my thoughts.

Pros:
-So much faster than previous 3DS iterations
-3D is improved I find myself leaving the 3D turned on in my games now
-The system is very sleek.

Cons:
-The removable backplate to access the external storage. Eff this I used the proper screw driver and the screw on the left side got stripped. Thankfully I've managed to finagle the case apart enough to remove the old microSD card and insert my higher capacity one.

Sadly I haven't been able to test out the other control stick which is more like one of those nubs that older laptops used to have nor have I tested out Amiibo support because I have not games that support them nor any interest in it.
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Re: Official Nintendo System Discussion.

Postby Dr Kain » Sat Feb 14, 2015 1:26 am

I managed to get the last one at Best Buy of all places today:

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Haven't had the chance to open it yet, but I am excited. Too bad they are making the transfer stuff bs.

EDIT: Nevermind. MY machine has a god damned scratch going down the top screen. WTF NINTENDO!!!??? Now I have to wait until Best Buy gets another one instock to exchange it. Thanks for dropping the ball Nintendo!!
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Re: Official Nintendo System Discussion.

Postby Tom R VanSlambrouck » Sat Feb 14, 2015 3:43 am

I'd call Nintendo about it see if they can do an advanced exchange where they send you a new system right away.
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Re: Official Nintendo System Discussion.

Postby Dr Kain » Sat Feb 14, 2015 11:19 am

Tom R VanSlambrouck wrote:I'd call Nintendo about it see if they can do an advanced exchange where they send you a new system right away.


Meh, I'd rather just return it. If I'm going to have to wait, I might as well at least have my $200 back.

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Yay, it was black, but I found one at Target:

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Re: Official Nintendo System Discussion.

Postby Tom R VanSlambrouck » Sat Feb 14, 2015 3:52 pm

Do you find your fingers slipping Kain on the back of the system because of the material they used?

I've messed around using the nub on the menu system and it's fairly functional on there can't wait to test it out on other games. I bought MH4U last night but going to wait till I get through Pokemon OmegaRuby to start that.
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Re: Official Nintendo System Discussion.

Postby Dr Kain » Sat Feb 14, 2015 4:22 pm

Tom R VanSlambrouck wrote:Do you find your fingers slipping Kain on the back of the system because of the material they used?

I've messed around using the nub on the menu system and it's fairly functional on there can't wait to test it out on other games. I bought MH4U last night but going to wait till I get through Pokemon OmegaRuby to start that.


No, but I haven't really played anything yet. I just completed the system transfer and am going to be playing OoT in a few minutes.
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Re: Official Nintendo System Discussion.

Postby Tom R VanSlambrouck » Sat Feb 14, 2015 7:56 pm

Once you get some time with it you'll notice the back is really slippy. N3DS is still an amazing system and it should have been what Nintendo released in the first place.
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Re: Official Nintendo System Discussion.

Postby XvGojira » Sat Feb 14, 2015 8:56 pm

Tom R VanSlambrouck wrote:Once you get some time with it you'll notice the back is really slippy. N3DS is still an amazing system and it should have been what Nintendo released in the first place.


That's what everyone says about every upgrade. From the gameboy to the color, Gameboy Advanced to GBA SP. DS to DSi. 3DS to 3DSXL and now the N3DS is what should have been released back in 2011. But the thing is, the price tag was what people really balked at with the initial release. It took forever for the 3DS to really catch on and become something awesome.

While it is appealing, I'm going to wait and see if the new-ness of the New3DS takes off or if this will be like the DSi and only be really useful to a small handful of games. If my 3DS breaks or anything I'll upgrade for sure. Or if they come out Metroid themed one for a new Metroid game, I'm a sucker for stuff like that. If I had played Majora's Mask back in the day I may have broken down and upgraded, but I never did. It's one of the black holes in my Zelda fandom. But I'll pick up the game soon and play through it.
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Re: Official Nintendo System Discussion.

Postby Tom R VanSlambrouck » Sat Feb 14, 2015 11:24 pm

I personally find the upgrades to be worth it. The 3D is amazing now and you will actually want to leave it on because no longer do you have to worry about moving the system and bumping the 3D out of focus. I really don't see this becoming a DSi or Gameboy Micro.

Hopefully Nintendo releases more exlusive games for it than just Xenoblade Chronicles.
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Re: Official Nintendo System Discussion.

Postby XvGojira » Sun Feb 15, 2015 12:16 am

Tom R VanSlambrouck wrote:I personally find the upgrades to be worth it. The 3D is amazing now and you will actually want to leave it on because no longer do you have to worry about moving the system and bumping the 3D out of focus. I really don't see this becoming a DSi or Gameboy Micro.

Hopefully Nintendo releases more exlusive games for it than just Xenoblade Chronicles.


And that'll be the kicker.

On one hand you want as many people buying the new system as possible. So making MUST HAVE games on it will make people get it.

But on the other hand, the 3DS line started in 2011 and chances are the true portable successor will be out with in a year or two. GBA SP (2003) came out a year before the DS (2004), the DSi XL (2009) two years before the 3DS (2011). So it's a safe bet that Nintendo's Fifth Generation Handheld will come out before 2018.

Unless.... *puts on tinfoil hat of optimism* with the 3DS is stomping the Vita, which is it's direct competitor, they can cruise on by a bit longer with it and bring out the next handheld at the same time as the next console comes out. Nintendo loves inter-connectivity between their devices but the systems always were a tad out of sync with one another. And it could make it so that VC games bought on one system could be played on the other without having to buy it again, which would also be helped out by the unified account system that would be more like Sony and Microsofts' systems. Making the next generation the BEST NINTENDO SYSTEMS EVER SEEN BY MAN! *takes off tinfoil hat of optimism*

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Re: Official Nintendo System Discussion.

Postby XvGojira » Sun Feb 15, 2015 12:16 am

Tom R VanSlambrouck wrote:I personally find the upgrades to be worth it. The 3D is amazing now and you will actually want to leave it on because no longer do you have to worry about moving the system and bumping the 3D out of focus. I really don't see this becoming a DSi or Gameboy Micro.

Hopefully Nintendo releases more exlusive games for it than just Xenoblade Chronicles.


And that'll be the kicker.

On one hand you want as many people buying the new system as possible. So making MUST HAVE games on it will make people get it.

But on the other hand, the 3DS line started in 2011 and chances are the true portable successor will be out with in a year or two. GBA SP (2003) came out a year before the DS (2004), the DSi XL (2009) two years before the 3DS (2011). So it's a safe bet that Nintendo's Fifth Generation Handheld will come out before 2018. So why get an upgrade of the same system when something that's exponentially better (and based on their history backwards compatible with the previous generation) in a few years? I mean it's the reason why the New 3DS didn't get a US release date until AFTER the holidays. It's been out in Japan since October.

Unless.... *puts on tinfoil hat of optimism* with the 3DS is stomping the Vita, which is it's direct competitor, they can cruise on by a bit longer with it and bring out the next handheld at the same time as the next console comes out. Nintendo loves inter-connectivity between their devices but the systems always were a tad out of sync with one another. And it could make it so that VC games bought on one system could be played on the other without having to buy it again, which would also be helped out by the unified account system that would be more like Sony and Microsofts' systems. Making the next generation the BEST NINTENDO SYSTEMS EVER SEEN BY MAN! *takes off tinfoil hat of optimism*

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Re: Official Nintendo System Discussion.

Postby Tom R VanSlambrouck » Sun Feb 15, 2015 2:56 am

Vita isn't really competition to Nintendo hell Sony has given up on it, it seems they've basically turned it into PS4's second screen like the Wii U has the tablet controller and MS has SmartGlass for it's systems. Nintendo has gone on record saying their biggest competition is smart phones
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Re: Official Nintendo System Discussion.

Postby Dr Kain » Sun Feb 15, 2015 4:26 am

Tom R VanSlambrouck wrote:Once you get some time with it you'll notice the back is really slippy. N3DS is still an amazing system and it should have been what Nintendo released in the first place.


Okay, I've played OoT for several hours now and haven't had any issues holding it.
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Re: Official Nintendo System Discussion.

Postby Tom R VanSlambrouck » Sun Feb 15, 2015 8:25 pm

Hmm must be just me then. I play while laying down and not sitting up so maybe thats why? I guess a lot of people are having issues with the c-stick nub thankfully mine works just fine well I haven't tested it in games yet but it works fine on the menu. My only issue is the stripped screw on the left side for removing the back plate to change out SD cards.
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Re: Official Nintendo System Discussion.

Postby Dr Kain » Tue Feb 17, 2015 2:06 am

Perhaps.

Man, I forgot how amazing OoT is. I just finished the incredible Water Temple. Just like last time, this is easily my favorite dungeon in the game. It is a shame the boss is chump change.
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Re: Official Nintendo System Discussion.

Postby Tom R VanSlambrouck » Tue Feb 17, 2015 2:14 am

I know that temple gets a bad rap but I find the water temple in LOZ: TP to be a lot more frustrating.
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Re: Official Nintendo System Discussion.

Postby XvGojira » Tue Feb 17, 2015 3:07 am

Dr Kain wrote:Perhaps.

Man, I forgot how amazing OoT is. I just finished the incredible Water Temple. Just like last time, this is easily my favorite dungeon in the game. It is a shame the boss is chump change.


I hated that temple the first time through but now it's not bad, but I felt it's kind of tedious. Oh I missed that one thing? Got to drain and refill the water again, SIGH.

But I had trouble with the Shadow temple boss this time around because I'm an idiot and forgot that I needed to ALSO use the magic mirror. Down to two hearts and one fairy and I realized that.
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Re: Official Nintendo System Discussion.

Postby Dr Kain » Wed Feb 18, 2015 5:07 pm

Well I just 100% OoT about an hour ago. After I finish my review for Ghidorah I'm going to start playing MM.
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Re: Official Nintendo System Discussion.

Postby Tom R VanSlambrouck » Fri Nov 13, 2015 4:16 am

So Nintendo held a Nintendo Direct yesterday and they annouced some major things

-The Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess HD is coming out next year on the Wii U it will be bundled with a Wolf Link Amiibo
-The Zelda series is get it's first female iteration of Link called Linkle she will be DLC for Hyrule Warriors
-Pokemon Red, Blue and Yellow are coming to the 3DS VC in Feb.
-Star Fox Zero has a release date of April
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Re: Official Nintendo System Discussion.

Postby Dr Kain » Sat Nov 14, 2015 11:13 am

Yeah, Twilight Princess on the Wii U will be awesome because now I can touch screen menus instead of clunky ones.

No interest in anything else they announced.
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