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PenCapChew

PenCapChew

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#2

PenCapChew commented on Nintendo Download: 26th December (North America):

I'm starting to think that Nintendo wants us to buy one Wii U and one 3DS from each region, because seriously, this is getting really ridiculous.

And I do wanna get some games this week but I just can't because Nintendo doesn't let me. It's been two days that eShop is down for me on both Wii U and 3DS. And not to mention a code I've got from the Deluxe Digital Promotion, it doesn't work, the points are getting some time to process or something (it's been 4 or 5 days I can't redeem my code).

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#4

PenCapChew commented on NES Remix Confirmed And Available Today on the...:

No need for reviews. Really fun game and really addictive! If you're a fan of NES and WarioWare style that's the right game for you. The only con I've found so far is no option for two player mode. They could've done it like many NES games from the first generation, by taking turns. It has 406mb.

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#5

PenCapChew commented on Nintendo Download: 12th December (North America):

Another week and another crap support for Wii U's Virtual Console. Everybody is sick of it. But I was thinking about something: if we haven't got any Nintendo 64 games yet (and even Japan hasn't), this is most likely because Nintendo is indeed working on that “ReUmagined series". That's the only explanation that makes sense to me. What do you think?

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#6

PenCapChew commented on Guide: Using Miiverse And The Nintendo Network...:

@ted-k Yes, dude... well, the only thing we can do is keep complaining and pushing Nintendo to see if they change things in the future, because they do study their customers after all. In every survey for Club Nintendo for example I do complain about some of this stuff and about the lacking of VC support as well. 14 games only for the GBC on the 3DS VC? Even GameGear has more. They keep throwing that garbage called Urban Champion in every opportunity they have. No GBA? What is all that, a joke? I've got the Ambassador Program but 10 games are not enough, and what about other people? I'm not gonna even mention Wii U's VC because that would be so embarrassing. Wii's VC was so amazing that for one moment I thought that Nintendo would keep running things like that. But I don't understand why they don't take advantage of an idea that worked. Most of the games weren't profitable? Where's DK64? I know it's a Rare game, but aren't the DK games still ruled by Nintendo? Iwata promised TurboGrafx-16 for the 3DS VC almost three years ago but nothing happened, no more words about that ever again. I'm tired of excuses and even about silence, you know!

Good that they still know how to make amazing hardwares and softwares otherwise they would be totally screwed since they have no idea how to do anything else.

Gee, I'm sounding like AVGN. Sorry bout that!

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#7

PenCapChew commented on Guide: Using Miiverse And The Nintendo Network...:

@ted-k Me neither, I'm not creating an account until it's absolutely necessary or until they fix all this mess. I created in one of my three 3DS just to test. I'm really disappointed too. With this new update they could've done so much better. The games are still tied to the console but they are also tied to the ID which is tied to that console only. What the hell??? Can't you simply create a system that links all your 3DS games to an account? Then you can control to which 3DS console send the games or something?? Something that uses the computer's web browser? Something that can make you transfer the games to a different account if you want to sell them or something? What if your console gets damaged, gets stolen or something, as many people already said here?? I'm not an expert on this but I know what a gamer wants.

And the merge balance thing is absolutely irrelevant to me too since my Wii U is from north-america and my 3DS is from Europe. And these two might as well being made by different companies since Nintendo doesn't know that the other one exists, the same for a north-american 3DS and a European 3DS for example.

I can understand the region lock on Wii U, although PS4 and Xbox One don't have this stupidity anymore. But on the 3DS? Makes no sense at all. And some other thing also disappointed me, that speech of Reggie saying that they don't care about petitions and stuff. What company simply doesn't care about their customers' wishes? The person who signs a petition really wants the thing. So yes, he is a potential buyer or whatever.

I am being really pessimist but I don't see all this changing until the next generation. I was hoping Nintendo could remove the region lock at least from the 3DS at any moment and that they could create a better account system but nope. With this new update they took all my hopes away and put even more barriers on everything.

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#8

PenCapChew commented on Guide: Using Miiverse And The Nintendo Network...:

@tripunktoj nope... when you create or link a NNID to your 3DS all the downloaded content become tied to the ID, which is tied to the hardware. So if you format the system (and when you do this your ID is not deleted) the only way to re-download the stuff back is to re-link the ID that always has been used with the system. If you try to re-download without having an ID or with a new ID the titles won't appear on the "Titles You've Downloaded" list, zero titles.

That's why people should know that is not recommended to delete the ID. In the past few hours I've seeing some people deleting their IDs because they did something wrong, or because they were just testing the new update and they've lost all their stuff. Bad move from Nintendo.

And just to remember, if you format the system memory you can't link the existing ID to another 3DS. It can only be used with the system it has always been tied to.

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#10

PenCapChew commented on Guide: Using Miiverse And The Nintendo Network...:

I'm performing some tests about the eShop/purchases/Nintendo Network ID. Hope this will help the guide. My conclusions so far:

1. You can use your 3DS, eShop and buy stuff without having an ID, but, as already known, no Miiverse, no merged balances and no free content download. By doing this you can still change the country on System Settings and access other countries' eShops.

2. If you create an ID for your 3DS you will be country-locked and only will be able to access the eShop logged in with your ID.

3. If you delete your ID you will lose EVERYTHING.

4. If you format the system memory you will lose everything UNLESS you link again the ID you have been using before, since the ID is not deleted during this process.

After discovering all this I see, indeed, that Nintendo is doing one step forward and three steps back indeed. What looks like more freedom is even more limits. They still don't know how to incorporate an account system. What kind of thing is this you lose games you paid a lot of money for by simply formating a machine and you cannot recover them???

So, if you want to sell your 3DS with all your games, the only option you have is to give the system with your ID on it. The only thing the new owner can do is change the email address and password. When you're formatting the system memory the information given is not clear since it says "Your Nintendo eShop account cannot be deleted", which makes you think you can simply redownload the content by accessing eShop again, not by re-linking the previous ID. Maybe if you hadn't created an ID you can format the system and redownload all the stuff, but I haven't tried this possibility yet.

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#11

PenCapChew commented on 3DS System Update Adds Nintendo Network ID, Mi...:

@Marre35 @1pher_c0mplet I'm performing some tests about the eShop/purchases/Nintendo Network ID. My conclusions so far:

1. You can use your 3DS, eShop and buy stuff without having an ID, but, as already known, no Miiverse, no merged balances and no free content download. By doing this you can still change the country on System Settings and access other countries' eShops.

2. If you create an ID for your 3DS you will be country-locked and only will be able to access the eShop logged in with your ID.

3. If you delete your ID you will lose EVERYTHING.

4. If you format the system memory you will lose everything UNLESS you link again the ID you have been using before, since the ID is not deleted during this process.

After discovering all this I see, indeed, that Nintendo is doing one step forward and three steps back indeed. What looks like more freedom is even more limits. They still don't know how to incorporate an account system. What kind of thing is this you lose games you paid a lot of money for by simply formating a machine and you cannot recover them???

So, if you want to sell your 3DS with all your games, the only option you have is to give the system with your ID on it. The only thing the new owner can do is change the email address and password. When you're formatting the system memory the information given is not clear since it says "Your Nintendo eShop account cannot be deleted", which makes you think you can simply redownload the content by accessing eShop again, not by re-linking the previous ID. Maybe if you hadn't created an ID you can format the system and redownload all the stuff, but I haven't tried this possibility yet.

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#12

PenCapChew commented on 3DS System Update Adds Nintendo Network ID, Mi...:

@c1pher_c0mplet Thanks bro. They said that in the Nintendo Direct they announced Miiverse for 3DS and stuff, about this same system update.

But since the games are not attached to the ID, I'm guessing if I format the system memory the games will be still available for download in this system for the new owner and his ID?

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#13

PenCapChew commented on 3DS System Update Adds Nintendo Network ID, Mi...:

I'm a bit confused about the Nintendo Network ID and the eShop/purchases. On the Nintendo Direct they said that you can get paid content without an ID. Can you have an ID and buy stuff without being logged in? But then they said you will lose the games if you delete the ID... What happens if you want to sell the system with the games but without your ID? They say you can unlink the ID by formatting the system memory. My question is, will the games be still available in the system? If so, can then the new owner associate the purchases with his ID and have all the stuff?

EDIT: I'm performing some tests with my different 3DS systems I have at home. Looks like if you create an ID, the only way to access the eShop is by using your ID. But my question is still remaining about the example of selling your console...

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#14

PenCapChew commented on 3DS System Update Adds Nintendo Network ID, Mi...:

@Marre35 Thanks, man... I'm trying to find out more about this. When I choose "Delete your Nintendo Network ID" from the system settings menu I get the message: "You can remove an ID's link to the system without deleting it by formatting the system memory. This can be done though Other Settings in the System settings. You can then continue to use the ID on a Wii U or other device". What does it mean? That the games will be still available in my 3DS if I do this?

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#15

PenCapChew commented on 3DS System Update Adds Nintendo Network ID, Mi...:

"Deleting your Nintendo Network ID will also delete your Nintendo eShop purchase history and funds." Wait... I don't get it... if I have hundreds of games already, and if I create an ID and then delete the ID, all my games will be lost? The games are not attached to the system anymore? Or is it just the history (receipts, information, etc), not the games? I remember that I bought a VC game on my Wii U than deleted my ID and the game was still remaining in the console...

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#17

PenCapChew commented on Review: 3D Altered Beast (3DS eShop):

I like this game. It's an OK port for the 3DS, but M2 didn't put so much effort on this one, far from being a great version. They could've done much more, looks like they were in a rush or just wanted to make really basic stuff. Really disappointed that it's not widescreen which, for me, is a must. The same for Sonic and the rest of the upcoming Sega 3D Classics. But hey, I really appreciate that Sega is bringing some new games for the 3D Classics series. Getting all eight games myself by the way. Space Harrier and Super Hang On received more attention.

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#18

PenCapChew commented on SEGA Working on Second Round of 3D Classics:

Can't see this not being successful in the west... in fact I think it will be a blast. I'm getting the all eight games myself! Let's support them! Most likely they will release the "true" classics that are still missing like Out Run, Golden Axe, After Burner and Super Monaco GP, maybe Phantasy Star...

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#19

PenCapChew commented on Nintendo of Europe Launches Free Super Mario 3...:

@elstif @Drop-Dead-Fred hey guys, wait, I'm not so sure if we can download Zelda A Link Between Worlds before the 27th... I bought "Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move" almost two months ago and haven't claimed for the Stars yet, my Club Nintendo account says "registered: 23/09/2013"... so, looks like that what counts is the date you download the game, not the date you claim for the Stars... It's hard to do this but I'd say it's safer to wait until the 27th to register the system and download/register the game... but maybe we should ask Nintendo Europe... will write an email and will post it here, you should do the same so we can compare answers!

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#20

PenCapChew commented on Guide: Using Nintendo Network ID On Your 3DS:

@ferthepoet hey buddy, yeah, Club Nintendo and download codes, good point... another unanswered question by Nintendo. This ND presentation was not clear at all about so many points...

@tripunktoj for question number 2, not sure, but thinking about something that makes sense: if for example your console is set to Canada, when you create a Nintendo ID the system won't let you create an ID that is not from Canada. This is what happens on Wii U, right? Can't exactly remember how it works but both system settings and NNID must be registered in the same country to be able to use the eShop and stuff. On the 3DS, If you want to access things from the eShop that doesn't not belong to your ID region our only hope is that you can simply log out and do things like we do today.

@DarkLloyd well, that's what I'll do. Will get my new Zelda 3DS XL next saturday and will perform a system transfer from my old 3DS. I have dozens of VC games and stuff. Will be doing this before any system update. And you know what, will use the old 3DS to perform some tests with the update and IDs before doing anything on my new 3DS.

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#21

PenCapChew commented on Guide: Using Nintendo Network ID On Your 3DS:

@Kaze_Memaryu Well, if they said you will still be able to shop without logging in, I think there will be no problems using the eShop without an ID. The question is, will we be able to change the system region when logged out or something, and buy in different eShops? You know what, I was thinking about the Wii U and it will probably be the same with the 3DS: on the Wii U you can change the country on system settings but you can't use your Nintendo ID if it doesn't have the same region as the system settings... but on the Wii U you can't buy without a Nintendo ID, but apparently you will be able to do so on the 3DS.

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#22

PenCapChew commented on Guide: Using Nintendo Network ID On Your 3DS:

Wait, some questions are not answered yet...

In Nintendo Direct they said that ''after the update you will still be able to download PAID content WITHOUT logging in''. So, does anybody know if we will be able to change the system region without logging in with the Nintendo ID? Because if you can do that, won't be a problem, only your ID will be attached to a specific country. You can simply log out and use the eShop in different countries...

Another one: does anybody know if we need to create an ID after this system update? Can we just skip creating or registering an ID and use the console, the eShop and everything (except Miiverse, downloading free software and demos and the balance thing) after the update?

One more: is this update mandatory to use the eShop like the other ones? I hope not so we can still choose to perform the update or not and just use the 3DS like it is now until we get all the answers to our questions...

Nintendo is clearly not thinking properly. As already said here, what about people with, for example, a north american Wii U console and an european 3DS (like me and thousands of people)? Those two might as well be made by different companies because they don't know the other one exists. What about people who travel or move to different countries (like me and thousands of people)? Isn't the 3DS a PORTABLE system designed to travel around the world with it?? Makes no sense at all... I was hoping that Nintendo could remove the region lock from at least the 3DS at any moment after receiving so much pressure from the press and customers about it, but after this news my hope is completely gone.