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What Not To Do With Your Brand New 3DS XL

Posted by Damien McFerran

Put it in a microwave

If you picked up a Nintendo 3DS XL recently then chances are you're currently treating it like a piece of treasured jewellery, delicately laying it on a soft cushion when it's not in use and generally ensuring no harm comes to it.

However, dovetastic - presenter of the YouTube Microwave Show - had no such ideas.

He took his shiny new console and microwaved the seven hells out of it. The results of which are currently on eBay, selling for $2,241.00.

Needless to say: don't try this at home.

[via youtube.com, kotaku.com]

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User Comments (114)

Squashie

#1

Squashie said:

Very strange! Who would wish to Microwave such a beautiful piece of technology?

theJOE

#4

theJOE said:

so if i microwaved my 3DS before selling it on ebay i would have gotten more money

theblackdragonAdmin

#5

theblackdragon said:

hey, if i could get ten times what i paid for it by selling the remains on eBay, you bet i'd nuke me a 3DS XL too, haha :3

WingedSnagret

#7

WingedSnagret said:

So the lesson is, if you microwave your 3DS XL, you can sell on ebay for ten times the original price? Interesting...

Guitardude7

#9

Guitardude7 said:

He......cannot.......be serious. OH MY GOD THAT POOR 3DS XL!!! Just......just........the logic that this man presents is just.......twisted! Like WHAT?! Not only did he completely DESTROY that perfectly good 3DS XL, annihilated it! But not only that, he has the BALLS to sell it on eBay for over 2000 dollars?! WHO ON THIS PLANET BE INSANE ENOUGH TO BUY THAT?! Simply ridiculous. What a waste of a perfectly good console.....

chucknorrmis

#11

chucknorrmis said:

lol. if you look at the offers, everyone is just messing with him. i'm sure he's just putting this up on ebay as a joke though.

Doge

#19

Doge said:

thats just wrong
but, something off topic, i just got a cubivore toy and want to know how much its worth, or how rare it is

zac-sta

#20

zac-sta said:

He calls it "art" I don't think its art I think it stupidity. Art for example would be the game boy that survived a war and is still working now that's art.

Hyperstar96

#21

Hyperstar96 said:

So they're taking a $200 piece of technology, putting it in a microwave, and selling it for $2000+? What is wrong with people?

Well, I'm off to go microwave my PSP so I can sell it for $3000.

Morphbug

#22

Morphbug said:

My heart... It's crying.

Oh wait, it is a red one. Nevermind.
I wonder what kind of unnecessarily rich person will buy the "results".

Rargon

#23

Rargon said:

Microwaving a specific item has always been a tradition on YouTube, infact there's an entire channel involving two guys who do that all the time.

PixelatedPixie

#24

PixelatedPixie said:

That's so stupid. Why would anyone buy that for $2,241? I mean, not only is the red one the worst colour, but the box has already been opened. Sheesh!

LittleIrves

#25

LittleIrves said:

Wow. Not sure what's worse: the act itself, or the fact that I just sat here and watched it burn. Yikes. Interesting fellow, that dovetastic.

Geonjaha

#26

Geonjaha said:

Does this qualify as news? Also - under no circumstances should we be giving more views to a microwaving youtuber..

Phle

#27

Phle said:

Noooo, my eyes :,(

Wonder if he will do the same with the iPhone 5 (or "The new iPhone" as it's rumored to be named), to do that he'll have to waste even more money. Well, if he manages to sell that 3DS XL for that price I guess he can afford it. I just don't understand who would buy something like that...

In my opinion it's not art.
He could have made someone very happy just giving them the new 3DS XL, instead he destroys it and and sells it to some rich person for fun... it's not art. Neither he or the person who buys it will gain much happiness, while a person given a new 3DS XL would probably be twice as happy as the destroyer and the buyer combined.

Barbiegurl777

#29

Barbiegurl777 said:

What the heck is wrong with this guy?

He goes out by a mic & 3ds XL just to cook the 3ds xl?

people who buy game system's usually want to play the system that there buying.

Not make smores out of there game system's. The guy might as well throw in marshmellow's to for the poor guy that buys that on ebay.

There's something seriously wrong with the generation i'm growing up in as far as this cooking & beating up game system's stuff goes.

I see this stuff on youtube alot with people destroying there handhelds & consoles. Just why though?

I know after a person buys some thing they can do want they want to it.

But this just doesn't make any sense.

I alway's take care of my game systems no matter what. Just doesn't make sense.

Happy Gaming! (^_^)

Justaguest

#32

Justaguest said:

i know these guys. they are fun. you guys need to enjoy life a little bit more. they are doing it for you after all^^

RupeeClock

#35

RupeeClock said:

Why is it that shortly after the American launch, the 3DS XL has been subjected to dropping onto concrete floors and microwaving?

I haven't seen anything like this following the British launch, or the Japanese launch.

EvisceratorX

#36

EvisceratorX said:

Who would be fool enough to buy this?! He isn't throwing a game in with the deal so you wouldn't even be able to play with it! Ridiculous.

Justaguest

#38

Justaguest said:

oh im sorry! I didint mean this guy. xD there is a group of ppl doing this but it was always in a funny way. not this weirdo

SilentJ

#39

SilentJ said:

I don't really care about him microwaving it. He paid for it so he can do whatever he wants to it. The thing that gets me is how much it's going for on ebay. That's just madness. Why the hell would someone pay even $1 for it?

pariah164

#41

pariah164 said:

As an avid watcher of 'Is It A Good Idea To Microwave This?'. this isn't that surprising. However, buying something new like that only to microwave it is a bit of a waste. At least IIAGITMT? got donated broken/nonworking items to destroy.

hydeks

#43

hydeks said:

I seen this article on gonintendo last night and it quite honesty irked me in a bad way. Who the hell would buy a $200+ system than just destroy it in a microwave. What a moron --

And than he has the nerve to sell it for over $2,000?!?!? Someone hang him, he's committed a terrible sin --

AddADashOfSalt

#45

AddADashOfSalt said:

This guy microwaves anything. A whole YouTube channel full of stuff. iPad 2&3, 3DS, 3DS XL, Xbox 360, Vita, iPhone 4S...

GeminiSaint

#46

GeminiSaint said:

$2,000+ for a burnt piece of charred plastic and scrap metal?
You know you can get the same thing for much, much less by just, I dunno, buying a 3DS and microwaving it yourself?

SteveW

#50

SteveW said:

The only thing dumber than that would be the person who actually buys it on Ebay.

rezyac

#51

rezyac said:

@ZZlightning he is not wasting money he is making money, you have to spend money to make money, he payed for that and the micro but will make more back from people watching it

Mk_II

#55

Mk_II said:

for Pete's sake... hasnt this destructive moron had enough screentime already? Im surprised and disappointed that NL decided to post this. It's not art and it's certainly not funny

WildMan

#57

WildMan said:

I honestly could care less if he wants to waste his money and ruin a perfectly good 3ds xl..

Yosher

#61

Yosher said:

I think somebody got frustrated over being bombed by a Blue Shell one times too much.

Ren

#62

Ren said:

fyi also if you have a "quick pass" kind of card for your bus or train system that you use to tap your wallet and pay fares, DON'T keep 3ds games in there as well. It will brick them. I found this out the hard way. I tried everything else, they look spotless, and even on the inside the games look pristine, but no longer play in either of my working 3ds'. I thought magnetized things didn't affect newer games, but they're dead. I did this for months without problems but now they don't work.

steamhare

#66

steamhare said:

His voice is very irritating. He seems to emphasize every other word for no reason. Thank god for the mute button.

AyeHaley

#67

AyeHaley said:

I'd rather give one to someone who needs some fun/distraction in their life than...microwaving it.
And why would you waste 2k+ on a useless piece of plastic...

Marakuto

#71

Marakuto said:

Doctor Smash was the first person to do it to the original 3DS, with a big hammer back in 2011. :(

Marakuto

#73

Marakuto said:

I guess they're rich, probably the reason they can afford another one and destroy consoles for viewers to enjoy/rage/weep.

1takauchiha

#74

1takauchiha said:

Why on earth would anyone do that?! Not only is that wasteful, it's a very spoiled little thing to do in my opinion. All that money wasted because you thought you'd microwave your brand new 3DS. I can't stand people like this.

Yosher

#75

Yosher said:

Well hey, at least people like this still contribute to the amount of consoles being sold. So, joke's on them!

MrWalkieTalkie

#76

MrWalkieTalkie said:

Hey I just microwaved my expensive new Nintendo 3DS XL that YOU cant afford but I can, so give me $2,000 now, thank you... What a load of CRAP!

SilentHunter382

#78

SilentHunter382 said:

I understand he's a partner and makes money off every video. I have no problem him microwaving the 3ds xl since that is his main thing about his channel. And it only half bothers me about the ebay thing.

Sure he can sell it if he wants to and his fans can buy it but its more the fact he ups up a high buy it now price on the thing. If it was just an auction bid then no problem. But $2250 is far too much. if it was a $500 buy it then it wouldn't bother me.

Just so you know I am not a fan. I only just seen his first video about him because of this thread

Stine

#80

Stine said:

That guy creeps me out so much. I'm not even talking about the microwaving part. I just think he's super creepy.

shonenjump86

#84

shonenjump86 said:

Hmm... Does it still work? If so I might trade in the 3DS I have now get this one. The one he's selling on eBay comes with a frog and free shipping. Sounds like a good deal to me :) Kidding lol

Shirma_Akayaku

#87

Shirma_Akayaku said:

HEY EVERYONE! If ya'll remember, Nintendo tests their products in various ways. This video could make Nintendo test their products in microwaves.

and 3DS XL:
.Not Fireproof
.Not Waterproof
and definitely NOT MICROWAVEPROOF

Scollurio

#88

Scollurio said:

So this has our world come to, after many milennia of highly advanced ancient cultures focusing on culture, technology and faith we are now having the pinnacle of being human in destroying valuable goods many people have to save up for a very long time, show it to the public and then even SELL IT for thousands of $ on eBay?

Clearly all good is lost.

Zetchzie

#89

Zetchzie said:

OMG the humanity such a waste of good tech you must be crapping doller bills to waste somthing so great like that

TNLGUY

#91

TNLGUY said:

The only thing that bothers me about this is that I often go hungry. There are much more generous ways of throwing money away.

Tsuchiya

#95

Tsuchiya said:

What a sad little man and proof should you need it, that Youtube is indeed the internet's toilet.

His mommy must be so proud...

noxusprime06

#96

noxusprime06 said:

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO :'(

crazyj2312

#99

crazyj2312 said:

He gets money for microwaving things. If thats not the definition of the american dream I don't know what is.

Dreadjaws

#105

Dreadjaws said:

I'm pretty sure this guy is exclusively after what everyone here is giving him: publicity. Surely many of you will be linking to this video and tell your pals "Hey, look at this moron!", letting him gatter thousands of hits. His plan has definitely worked.

If you don't think there's people who are willing to throw money to the fire for publicity or that he won't use that publicity to make that money (and more) back then you must be new to the internet.

Kit

#107

Kit said:

That guys is mentally deranged! I remember seeing something like this for a 3DS when it was released. yawn

Jax

#108

Jax said:

All $2241 will go to buy this guy more stuff he doesn't need. Way to go America.

Shpongled_Mario

#109

Shpongled_Mario said:

I can't believe this show is still on, how many things can you blow up in a microwave and waste money on. Its pretty sad, all that money to waste on blowing things up instead of helping people.

TheDreamingHawk

#110

TheDreamingHawk said:

I usually don't mind these types of things (Unless someone microwaves the FFII Prototype or something like that), but that liquid coming out of the 3ds XL.... I don't want to know what that is.

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