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AlphaAlex

AlphaAlex

France

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AlphaAlex

#8

AlphaAlex commented on Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind Loo...:

Interesting! I remember looking into this game not too long ago. I can't help but feel like they should of done this game after the second season of the anime to make it more complete, but that might of been too long of a wait.

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#10

AlphaAlex commented on Feature: A Week of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and...:

@brewsky Ah, thanks, it looks like I have mistaken the tips page on that Super Smash Bros for Wii U screenshot for the loading screen. But are you sure that the tips section on the 3DS version also shows 3 tips per page?
Still, 3 tips at a time for the loading screens is still possible right? It could be cool.

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#14

AlphaAlex commented on Details on New Mega Evolutions and Soar Abilit...:

Let's not forget:
Serebii:"The first details from the Pokémon ORAS demo have come in and have revealed Mega Steelix. We're still working on getting details so please stand by. Mega Glalie is also in the demo. Mega Steelix gets the Sand Force ability"
Awesome! I wonder which Mega Evolution you'll be able to carry over from the demo to the full game?

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#16

AlphaAlex commented on Hardware Review: The New Nintendo 3DS Is The B...:

At first I thought Nintendo of Europe were going to launch this in 2015 because they needed the time to prepare everything, but with no mention of the console on their website, the early November 2014 release of Australia and the free game promotion*, I'm starting to think that they just want to sell as many normal units as possible during the Holiday.
*http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2014/09/nintendo_launches_a_free_3ds_game_promotion_in_europe

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#18

AlphaAlex commented on FAQ: Super Smash Bros. For Nintendo 3DS:

"On the older models, these elements [have] been disabled to ensure that the game runs as smoothly as possible."
Sorry... Thanks for the FAQ though. I thought I already knew everything here, but I didn't know that you could play the StreetPass mini-game with people who own the demo. It makes me wish that they should of included the mini-game in the demo, just like StreetPass in Bravely Default.

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#20

AlphaAlex commented on More Mega Evolutions Appear for Pokémon Omega...:

Serebii: "You can fly on Mega Latios & Latias in the overworld and find Pokémon such as Reshiram, Zekrom, Dialga & Palkia in the sky. Latios is exclusive to Omega Ruby and Latias is exclusive to Alpha Sapphire."
YES, YES, YES! SO, MUCH, YES!

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#21

AlphaAlex commented on FAQ: Super Smash Bros. For Nintendo 3DS:

"Will Smash benefit from the New 3DS and its additional processing power?
It will indeed — posting to Miiverse and accessing the internet browser while the game is active is only possible on the New 3DS. On the older models, these elements has been disabled to ensure that the game runs as smoothly as possible."
Hey, don't forget that you will be able to perform smash attacks with the c-stick! You can't do that with the original 3DS, even with the circle pad pro!

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#22

AlphaAlex commented on Video: You'll Be Able To Play As Metroid's Sam...:

Hey, I'd rather have it there than not. I don't think it would make sense for me to tell you guys to ignore it if you don't like it though; it might be possible to meet some people using this online, and remind you of its existence.

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#24

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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#27

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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#39

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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#40

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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#41

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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#42

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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#43

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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#44

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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#45

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/

AlphaAlex

#46

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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#50

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!