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Topic: SpotPass is a joke. Let's be honest.

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albertobankai

i ain't gonna say anything about it til i try it

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Morpheel

Well, i will probably be the only 3DS owner in this whole damn state (let alone the whole city) for some time. so i couldnt care less about it.

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As long as i can use the security settings my internet connection uses i will be happy.

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Stine

I don't expect I'll have much use for StreetPass/SpotPass in my small town in Norway. Still, we've got three schools, so I'll probably bump into at least some kids with a 3DS eventually. Better than nothing, but those features aren't exactly why I'm getting a 3DS, anyway.

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Wildvine53

While you can use AT&T's hotspots for online gaming, I'm pretty sure spotpass is about downloading updates, information, etc while the system is in sleep mode.

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Azaris

the problem with alot of wirless network at coffe shop etc is they have a secure connection(i mean if they don't there kinda stupid) that means you can only get on when they say you can. the only time i've seen a public place not block thier network was at a libary and even if you can find a place they will likely be to many ppl there and it cause your online to lag or even dc you randomly

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shinesprite

It would be really cool if spot-pass worked in a moving vehicle. One only knows how many connections could be made. One thing's for certain though, the address books would fill up rather quickly!

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irken004

shinesprite wrote:

It would be really cool if spot-pass worked in a moving vehicle. One only knows how many connections could be made. One thing's for certain though, the address books would fill up rather quickly!

I have heard of some cars with built in wifi hotspots, so that idea isn't as crazy as it sounds.

komicturtle

Well, the closest you can get with 3G gaming on the go for the 3DS is to subscribe to Sprint's Wi-Fi adapter they were marketing. Even had the DS in their commercial, playing online and camping (though, it was somewhat misleading as 6 players cannot play online together in MKDS- but who knows if the others were MKDS or whatever).

I'm going to look into tethering my cell phone so it can be a personal 'hotspot' while I'm on the go.

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Tylr

iphys wrote:

Something that's been bothering me is the legality of SpotPass. It's against the law to use someone's wireless connection without their permission even if it's not password protected, but if the 3DS does this automatically without my even trying to steal Internet access from someone, am I breaking the law?

Then, i hath broken thy law.

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I bet I'll never use it!

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JayArr wrote:

How often are you really gaming at StarBucks or McDonalds? Probably not often.

uh..it's America.

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JafWumbo wrote:

JayArr wrote:

How often are you really gaming at StarBucks or McDonalds? Probably not often.

uh..it's America.

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Xkhaoz

I just hope that I can use this at my aunt's house.

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Kid_A

YOU'RE a joke

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nmozdzier

Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't Spot Pass like Wii Connect 24? And that means auto-updates and such, I think most everyone is going to use it unintentionally. As for the Wi-fi legality thing, I don't think that's true. If you fail to password protect your internet, well then people can use it all they want, you're saying, sure, you can use it. I can see it being illegal if you hacked in, but if there's no password, well tough cookies for the owner.

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HolyMackerel

Agreed with nmozdzier. At least In these parts it's only illegal to hack into a secured wireless network. Unsecured wireless networks are fair game.

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Panthon13

People seem to think that updates are just going to be poured out every day, and every update is a direly needed for the 3DS to function. Not at all. Most of your updating will be done at home, in the cradle charger at night. Seriously, you walk into your house, you'll get a 5mb updated downloaded to the 3DS, and then it will update itself, probably once a week at most. The only thing you'll miss is maybe a video, or very recent game content that has downloaded from the internet. It's nothing dire, but if you happen to pass a person with the 3DS and it has those updates already, well then there is its use. If not, you'll get them when you go home, or wherever you have wifi.

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Superducky

komicturtle92 wrote:

Well, the closest you can get with 3G gaming on the go for the 3DS is to subscribe to Sprint's Wi-Fi adapter they were marketing. Even had the DS in their commercial, playing online and camping (though, it was somewhat misleading as 6 players cannot play online together in MKDS- but who knows if the others were MKDS or whatever).

I'm going to look into tethering my cell phone so it can be a personal 'hotspot' while I'm on the go.

When I saw that commercial, I wondered why on earth they even needed internet when it appeared that they were playing wireless multiplayer. Ah well.

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Arcanum

Yeeeeaaah spot pass is pretty much what @nmozdzier said. You leave it alone and it auto downloads and auto updates, thing of this matter. So under no circumstances is spotpass a joke.
Now street pass....thats a different story for alot of people.

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