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News: AT&T Grants 3DS Owners Free Access to 10,000 Hotspots

AT&T Grants 3DS Owners Free Access to 10,000 Hotspots

SpotPass just got easier

The 3DS's new SpotPass feature is designed to let the console automatically seek out new content every time it comes within range of a wireless Internet hotspot, a feature that just got a lot more useful across North America as Nintendo President Satoru Iwata announced a new collaboration between the company and AT&T that will see 10,000 hotspots opened up to console..

News: Iwata: Monthly 3G Fees Will Decrease the NGP Userbase

Iwata: Monthly 3G Fees Will Decrease the NGP Userbase

We wouldn't want that to happen with the 3DS, would we?

He may think that the 3DS and Sony's Next Generation Portable (NGP) will appeal to different demographics, but intrinsically, the two systems share more in common with each other than the rivals let on. One difference however, is the inclusion of a 3G service on the NGP, and Iwata has shared his thoughts on the possible implications of..

News: Nintendo Considered Monthly Fee for 3DS Always-On Internet

Nintendo Considered Monthly Fee for 3DS Always-On Internet

Went with SpotPass instead

Nintendo's idea with the 3DS is, in the company's own words, "Carry Around, Affect Each Other and Something New Every Day". At one time there was a rumour that 3DS would contain 3G functionality, allowing gamers to access the Internet wherever they were as a modern mobile phone would, and president Satoru Iwata confirmed the company looked into the feature but..

News: SpotPass is Essentially WiiConnect24 for 3DS

SpotPass is Essentially WiiConnect24 for 3DS

Get new content just by leaving the machine on

The 3DS's StreetPass feature maximises the console's portability by offering interactive features with no user input required, but Nintendo hasn't ignored the machine's at home functions, creating a system called SpotPass to enable the 3DS to communicate via the Internet whilst in Sleep Mode. Working in...

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