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Topic: Free NES Games Sept. 1 - Morning or Evenign?

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Gustoff

Gustoff

1. Posted:

I really hope that we'll be able to download these NES games early in the morning. Has anyone heard any specific time the games will be available to download?

Remember the Excitebike and the Nintendo Video app were available late in the day. Actually, the Nintendo Video app was available at 30min before midnight where i'm at.

Any thoughts?

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Cipher

Cipher

2. Posted:

Since it's the weekly update, I would think you'll see the Ambassador games go up at the normal time. Still, probably best to expect it in the evening - that way, you won't be disappointed if it doesn't come with the weekly update.

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JayArr

JayArr

3. Posted:

Will most likely be 12pm EST

I really like Cipher's idea of having a pessimistic expectation to avoid disappointment though. lol

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Birdman

Birdman

4. Posted:

They should be released at the usual time for eShop updates, but knowing how many people will want to download them immediately, they may hold off until after peak eShop hours.

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pntjr

pntjr

5. Posted:

I WANT THEM TO RELEASE THE FREEBIES DURING THE eSHOP UPDATES! C'MON NINTY! DON'T FAIL ME LIKE NINTENDO VIDEO AND EXITEBIKE!

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hatty475

hatty475

6. Posted:

My guess is September 2nd, 2011 12:45 A.M. EST. I'm hoping I'm wrong.

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LztheQuackAdmin

LztheQuack

7. Posted:

If I were Nintendo, I'd release them in increments rather than all at once. The servers may be happier that way

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SuperLink

SuperLink

8. Posted:

It better be 12:00 AM Thursday morning or I'm gonna explode.

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LztheQuackAdmin

LztheQuack

9. Posted:

SuperLink wrote:

It better be 12:00 AM Thursday morning or I'm gonna explode.

How do you like THAT?

I'll keep that in mind while I'm sleeping ;)

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Gustoff

Gustoff

10. Posted:

Japan got them a day early !!!!!!! NO FAIR !!!!!!!!

Check out the website for Official Nintendo Magazine in the UK. They have it as a main article.

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pntjr

pntjr

11. Posted:

Gustoff wrote:

Japan got them a day early !!!!!!! NO FAIR !!!!!!!!

Check out the website for Official Nintendo Magazine in the UK. They have it as a main article.

us has them too now :D

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NintenDude97

NintenDude97

12. Posted:

I'm in the US and I have all of them!!! :D
Just go to "Your Downloads", scroll down, and then click "Redownload" on the game you want to get.

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Geonjaha

Geonjaha

13. Posted:

Judging by how the US and Japan both have theirs early, I'd say they better get them to Europe and Australia tommorow morning at least. Why would we get it late in the day when the rest of the world seems to be able to get it out early?

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TeeJay

TeeJay

14. Posted:

I'm very very surprised Nintendo is letting us get them a day early. :D It's so nice to wake up to this!

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Hokori

Hokori

15. Posted:

Im getting them now

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Magi

Magi

16. Posted:

SuperOtaku wrote:

Im getting them now

Same here. SMB and Metroid downloaded so far.

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Meta-Rift

Meta-Rift

17. Posted:

Did anyone get slow download times? They took about 20 seconds each for me.

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Gustoff

Gustoff

18. Posted:

Awww dang it, i have to wait till i get home to download them!!!

@Rift
20seconds isn't bad at all. My downloads usually take up to 2minutes.

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Meta-Rift

Meta-Rift

19. Posted:

Gustoff wrote:

@Rift
20seconds isn't bad at all. My downloads usually take up to 2minutes.

Oh, I know. I asked because I was surprised at how fast it was.

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Dizzard

Dizzard

20. Posted:

Maybe the release of the games early in Japan and US means Europe will be getting on to it sooner rather than later.

Or maybe they're just the boring "by the book" ones who wait until Sept 1st. :p

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