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AlphaAlex

AlphaAlex

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AlphaAlex

#2

AlphaAlex commented on Club Nintendo Members In Australia To Receive ...:

Apparently people from Sweden, Denmark, Norway, and Finland get the codes from Club Nintendo by putting in their emails. But when you think about, is it possible for someone who isn't from these countries to put in their email and get a code that works on their European 3DS? Is it... Possible?

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#5

AlphaAlex commented on Nintendo Confirms Pokémon Omega Ruby & Pokém...:

@WiiLovePeace You need a Nintendo Network ID to download free software from the eShop, but seeing as it is a code, I could be wrong. Has anyone without a Nintendo Network ID tried this with a Tomodachi Life or Super Smash Bros 4 demo download code? And I think you'd still be able to use a UK code as long as the 3DS used is European.

EDIT: I don't know if it's the same for an Australian 3DS, though. Sorry!

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#17

AlphaAlex commented on Video: Watch Us Crack Some Skulls In The 3DS S...:

Every time I look at that game, I can't figure out what's going on! It's just like Kid Icarus Uprising, looking at a multiplayer match. Or at least, that's how it was before I got the game, but now that I have it and played online, what goes on is always very clear to me now. I hope it will be the same for this game!

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#18

AlphaAlex commented on Poll: Tell Us What You Think of the New Ninten...:

On the last poll ("Which is your favourite New Nintendo 3DS feature?"), I would of chosen the option that basically lets the New 3DS function as a circle pad pro, but it's separated in two options, the c-stick and the ZL ZR buttons. So I decided to go with the faster CPU because faster downloads and a faster internet browser would be awesome! Hmm, but isn't the "Improved web browser (including HTML5 video support)" the same thing as the improved CPU? Well, not really. But the three reasons I wouldn't of chosen the improved web browser as my choice is because:
-there are still better places to browse the internet.
-it blocks inappropriate content unless you pay a very small fee. I guess that's okay since I wasn't planning on searching for inappropriate stuff anyways, but it's still too bad that you don't have full access to it from the get-go.
-this one hasn't been confirmed yet but the improved browser is compatible with the c-stick and the ZL ZR buttons, something you'd be able to do on an old 3DS with a circle pad pro. Again, THIS HASN'T BEEN CONFIRMED YET* (slight chances it was mentioned in the direct, but I don't speak Japanese).
The web browser is faster and can play HTML5 videos, but like I vaguely mentioned above it's thanks to the faster CPU.
*If they make an update for the older 3DS's that puts the block on inappropriate content, they'll probably do the same for the circle pad pro compatibility, right?

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#19

AlphaAlex commented on New Nintendo 3DS Delays Planned Homebrew Channel:

Seeing as there's all the talk about region lock, let me tell you about this "glitch" I found. When I put my American cartridge of Kid Icarus: Uprising into my European 3DS, nothing happens. However, when I put an European cartridge of Pokemon Y into my American 3DS, the game appears on the home menu and it tells me that an update is available for this title (which is wrong, interestingly). However, when I attempt to play the game, it doesn't work; it says that the game card could not be read. I have an idea as to why that is, but can anyone guess why? :)

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#20

AlphaAlex commented on Guide: New Nintendo 3DS - Everything We Know S...:

@YorkshireNed "What I would love would be for the system transfer to allow transfer between regions. I live in the UK but emmigrate to USA next year. If I could buy a New 3DS and transfer all my downloads over, that would be amazing."
I had the same problem when I moved from the US to Europe. So because of region lock I decided to replace my American 3DS with an European 3DS XL. Seeing as I wasn't able to do a system transfer I decided to keep my 3DS (not like I can sell it anyways). While I do have to admit that being able to perform a system transfer between 2 3DSs* of different regions is cool, it would be a little problematic seeing as there are some games available on the American eShop but not on the European eShop and vice versa. Which means you could end up with games from Japan, America and Europe on one single 3DS which would destroy the purpose of region lock.
"IF this was to be region-free, do you think I'd be able to do a EU to USA system transfer?"
3DSs are region locked because of the software it runs on, not because of the hardware it has (as a hack that removed the region lock showed) which means that if Nintendo were to decide to remove the region lock it would probably be on all 3DS consoles (through an update) and not just the New ones. So I'm guessing that the answer to your question is yes, but I'm pretty sure Nintendo won't remove region lock anytime soon.
*Hey, does anyone here know how to write 3DS in plural form? Is it 3DS's?

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#21

AlphaAlex commented on Guide: New Nintendo 3DS - Everything We Know S...:

@YoshiTails By "Better battery life would have been nice," you're talking about the New 3DS (XL), right? Because they do come with better battery life than their original models. :)
But now that I think about it, wouldn't Xenoblade Chronicles use up more battery seeing as it uses the extra CPU of the New 3DS?

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#22

AlphaAlex commented on Guide: New Nintendo 3DS - Everything We Know S...:

@StarDust4Ever If you take a look at the article above, it mentions that the cameras will have improved lighting and it mentions how long the battery will approximately last when playing DS software. More on DS backwards compatibility:
http://www.siliconera.com/2014/08/29/nintendo-answers-questions-new-nintendo-3ds/
Q: Can it play all Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo DS games?
A: As far as Nintendo DS/DSi software goes, it won’t be able to play game cartridges that require a specific connection to the cartridge slots, such as the ones that required the GBA cartridge slot on the DS Lite and DS.

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#23

AlphaAlex commented on Guide: New Nintendo 3DS - Everything We Know S...:

@Sir_JBizzle "I like the switch to Micro SD, but I wonder if the new 3DS will read exFAT? Not that I'll have a TON of digital games to fill a 128GB micro SD, but I'd love the option to put one in without resulting to tomfoolery."
I'm sort of a noob when it comes to this sort of stuff, but this article states that the New 3DS will only be compatible with 32GB SD cars maximum, if I understood correctly:
http://www.slashgear.com/new-nintendo-3ds-limits-detailed-wifi-backup-pc-only-no-sdxc-29343412/
"As for the microSD compatibility, Nintendo says it has tested 16GB and 32GB cards from SanDisk, but that other brands may well work too; there won't be a requirement to use a special, Nintendo-branded card. However, microSDXC won't be supported."
People have however found how to use 64GB and 128GB SD cards on a regular 3DS, so I'm guessing the same will be possible for the New 3DS:
http://wiiudaily.com/2014/03/format-high-capacity-card-for-3ds/

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#24

AlphaAlex commented on Guide: New Nintendo 3DS - Everything We Know S...:

Huh, but my real question is how well the c-stick will work. I've been thinking about buying an SD card and a Circle Pad Pro so that I could buy and play Metal gear Solid 3D: Snake Eater, so I'm glad this was announced before I made my purchases. I'm aware that that you'll be able to move the c-stick in all directions with ease, but how easy will it be to push it a short distance (so that you move the camera a little slower, for example)? That thing just looks a little too small for that. And also, how easy will it be to reach for those ZL and ZR buttons without accidentally pushing the L and and R buttons by mistake? Maybe I'm just worrying too much, the people who worked on this new model probably knew what they were doing. It's just like the 2DS, it ended up being more comfortable than some people thought.

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#28

AlphaAlex commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Brings Life to the 3DS...:

@Tigus http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2014/08/new_nintendo_3ds_models_announced
"The New 3DS will retail for 16,000 Yen (around £93) while the New 3DS XL will cost 18,800 Yen (around £109)."
1600 yen≈153.71 dollars
1600 yen≈ 92.8018 pounds
1600 yen≈ 117.0138 euros
1800 yen≈ 172.9273 dollars
1800 yen≈104.1800 pounds
1800 yen≈ 131.6506 euros
I'm sorry Tigus, but the official prices haven't been announced yet, so here are the conversions based on the Japanese prices. Thank you Google!

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#29

AlphaAlex commented on New Nintendo 3DS Models Announced:

@DarkKirby "If that's the case maybe I'll finally buy MGS3 for the 3DS, assuming it works with it."
What a coincidence! I was thinking about buying Metal Gear Solid 3D: Snake Eater and a Circle Pad Pro XL just recently, but now I'd rather wait for the New 3DS (XL) and see how people think the Circle Pad Pro compares to the C-stick.

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#31

AlphaAlex commented on New Nintendo 3DS Models Announced:

Am I the only here that thinks that the ZL and ZR buttons are oddly placed compared to the L and R buttons? I know it's to keep the New 3DS as flat as possible, but I feel like I should of been able to move the circle pad with my thumb, have my pointer finger on the L button and my middle finger on the ZL button (same thing for the right side of the 3DS with my right hand), which is possible with the circle pad pro*.
Also, seeing as this is called the New 3DS, is this going to be the last upgrade for the 3DS? You know, unless they call the next one the Newer 3DS or something.
*I have never used a circle pad pro so I'm not sure, actually.

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#32

AlphaAlex commented on New Nintendo 3DS Models Announced:

@datamonkey "If I sell my 3DS XL now but keep my SD card, will I be able to re-download all my digital games on this new 3DS XL model next year when it comes out? Or will my digital games be sold along with my old XL?"

Uh, if I remember correctly, your games will be sold with your 3DS, seeing as the games you bought are linked to your eShop account and not your SD card. If you want to be able to play your download games on a new 3DS, you'll need to perform a system transfer, then move your SD card from the old 3DS to the new 3DS. Simply moving the SD card to a new system without doing a system transfer won't work... Sorry...

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#34

AlphaAlex commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Ambitious amiibo Pla...:

To be honest, I'm more interested in seeing how amiibos would shape up on the 3DS, but that's probably because I have a 3DS and not a Wii U. And if what @DestinyMan said is true ("In an interview, a Nintendo of Canda rep confirmed that the amiibo figures can only store save data for one game at a time."), doesn't that destroy the purpose of a single toy being compatible with multiple games, seeing as you would need to buy several Mario toys, for example, to use them in multiple games? Oh, and by the way, just pointing out a small typo in the article: "We were surprised anyone though(t) they would be on the table for the Warriors spin-off."

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#35

AlphaAlex commented on Mii Mascot Outfits Shown Off for Super Smash B...:

"We're running out of time for new character reveals due to the arrival of the 3DS entry on 3rd October;"
Actually, Sakurai has less time seeing as the game will be released in Japan on September 13, 2014. I'm still keeping fingers crossed for downloadable content, though.

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#36

AlphaAlex commented on Site News: Look, We'll Provide File Sizes For ...:

Thanks, Nintendo Life!

I've been curious about how much space Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D took up, so I guess I'll be able to know now. Apparently it was the first game to use a 4 gigabyte 3DS game cartridge, from what I heard.

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#37

AlphaAlex commented on Check Out the Evolution of Visuals in Pokémon...:

This looks really cool and all, I'm liking what I see so far, but I don't think I like the Pokédex in Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire much, judging from the screenshot. I was hoping it would be like the Pokédex in Pokemon HeartGold/SoulSilver and X/Y because scrolling through the different Pokémon was quick and easy, or at least it was for me. But it probably won't be too bad, seeing as there's a slider on the touch screen. It's similar to the Pokédex in Pokemon White/Black 2, right?