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SigourneyBeaver

Bring back the thumb slider from the original DS.

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SigourneyBeaver wrote:

Bring back the thumb slider from the original DS.

The what?

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The first thing that springs to mind is to make the viewing angle/sweet spot much wider. That's probably the most important thing that they should work on. Bigger screens is an obvious upgrade....New and thinner design, although I think the aqua Blue 3DS is absolutely gorgeous....Andddd, yup, that's about it I guess.

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WaveBoy wrote:

The first thing that springs to mind is to make the viewing angle/sweet spot much wider. That's probably the most important thing that they should work on.

I agree, that's something that really needs to be done. It's not exactly a huge flaw since you can play games with it just fine but it's something that can be improved upon for sure.

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badmouthsadmouth wrote:

Both of those points are the only things I would change about the design too. Also, I've noticed it's hard to connect at wi-fi spots at places like McDonalds and Starbucks. The 3DS connects to the router but then fails to connect to the internet. Not sure what's up with that because it was probably the easiest wi fi set up I've ever encountered when I set up my home connection but out and about, mine's useless.

I remember going to a Starbucks two summers ago for the internet. Using a laptop, it automatically redirected me to a Starbucks membership page and required me to sign up before using their internet. Otherwise, the only page I could go to was the Starbucks signup page. Its not a problem with the 3DS, its just negligent programming on Starbuck's behalf.

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lz20XX wrote:

I honestly don't see the use of a second slide pad for the 3DS if the market is similar to the DS

It won't be similar to the DS. Because of the drastic increase in graphical capabilities, the 3DS will be able to play games that would greatly benefit from a second circle pad to control the camera more effectivey. Games like Ocarina of Time, Super Mario 3DS, or even Monster Hunter would easily make use of a second circle pad.

Have you forgotten the about gyroscope?

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shinesprite wrote:

badmouthsadmouth wrote:

Both of those points are the only things I would change about the design too. Also, I've noticed it's hard to connect at wi-fi spots at places like McDonalds and Starbucks. The 3DS connects to the router but then fails to connect to the internet. Not sure what's up with that because it was probably the easiest wi fi set up I've ever encountered when I set up my home connection but out and about, mine's useless.

I remember going to a Starbucks two summers ago for the internet. Using a laptop, it automatically redirected me to a Starbucks membership page and required me to sign up before using their internet. Otherwise, the only page I could go to was the Starbucks signup page. Its not a problem with the 3DS, its just negligent programming on Starbuck's behalf.

With the DSi, what you would have to do in places like this was go onto the browser and sign in (places with free wifi usually will give you the password info if you ask). Once you signed in, you could then exit the browser and play online in games and stuff. I guess you just won't be able to use those hotspots until Nintendo gives us the 3DS browser (I think that's part of the May update).

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Token Girl wrote:

shinesprite wrote:

badmouthsadmouth wrote:

Both of those points are the only things I would change about the design too. Also, I've noticed it's hard to connect at wi-fi spots at places like McDonalds and Starbucks. The 3DS connects to the router but then fails to connect to the internet. Not sure what's up with that because it was probably the easiest wi fi set up I've ever encountered when I set up my home connection but out and about, mine's useless.

I remember going to a Starbucks two summers ago for the internet. Using a laptop, it automatically redirected me to a Starbucks membership page and required me to sign up before using their internet. Otherwise, the only page I could go to was the Starbucks signup page. Its not a problem with the 3DS, its just negligent programming on Starbuck's behalf.

With the DSi, what you would have to do in places like this was go onto the browser and sign in (places with free wifi usually will give you the password info if you ask). Once you signed in, you could then exit the browser and play online in games and stuff. I guess you just won't be able to use those hotspots until Nintendo gives us the 3DS browser (I think that's part of the May update).

I thought all of those places were at&t hotspots. And then at&t announced all of those hotspots would be free and opened up to 3DS users. I don't know what that announcement means at all, because they were already free for everybody. I was hoping it meant we wouldn't have to do the sign-in thing for spotpass or online gaming.

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shinesprite wrote:

Tj92 wrote:

I honestly don't see the use of a second slide pad for the 3DS if the market is similar to the DS

Have you forgotten the about gyroscope?

How are we supposed to see the 3D then? >: (

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SigourneyBeaver wrote:

bboy2970 wrote:

SigourneyBeaver wrote:

Bring back the thumb slider from the original DS.

The what?

The original DS had a lanyard with a plastic bump that you put on your thumb. It was a great idea that they left out of the DS Lite.

I believe they left it out because nobody liked them, they were hard to use and not very accurate.

I still have and use mine though, i use it on my DSi, i may put it on my 3DS for the lulz.

edit after reading your link: wow the way these guys opened the DS all the way up looks painful.

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Tj92 wrote:

Oh, and I don't particularly like the new location of the stylus. In the older models, I used to be able to whip it out quickly and tuck it back in without missing a beat. Now if I want to use the stylus, I have to turn over the 3DS and search for it. It's very inconvenient...well, at least for right handers. It's great for left handed people, but I find that design choice to be odd as most people are right handed.
Maybe they could have two styluses in two slots, one on either side of the 3DS, so both left and right handed players could be happy. ....Is that a bit of a stretch?

I'm right handed and don't have a problem with it... When you use the thumb pad, just hold you index finger near the stylus slot to quickly take the stylus out. It might take some time to get used to.

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Ren

I still have my thumb slider because the only other DS I have is the old phat one. It's pretty useless though; most games where you need to use the screen enough for positioning that it would be helpful are instances where you also need to see the screen and where you're touching so your thumb ends up covering up too much stuff, and it touches too much area to be very accurate. It's also easy to accidentally hit things with your thumb tip. I really wanted to use it more, but it just ends up getting in the way too much.

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