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RupeeClock

RupeeClock

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#5

RupeeClock commented on Game Freak Confirms That The Pokémon Stadium ...:

Let's be honest, it's taxing enough for them to have modelled and animated 721 Pokémon, not including different formes, gender differences and mega evolutions, just for the mainstay 3DS installments.

To do this all over for an HD Wii U title would probably be so expensive and such a risk just for a battle system, that they'd be in the red just for trying, and the sales would most likely not be enough.

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#9

RupeeClock commented on Now You Can Gawk at New Nintendo 3DS Demo Unit...:

You'd better believe I'm excited, I'm already researching how to import one of the Australian New 3DS systems that launches November 21st.

The two sites I'm keeping an eye on right now are Play-asia.com, and 365games.co.uk which is the sister site to ozgameshop.com.

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#11

RupeeClock commented on Video: Here Are Some Cool Facts Around the DS:

I regularly see videos from Did You Know Gaming and the VG Facts network get posted on here, like the three part Mario easter egg hunter videos.

Just out of curiosity does Nintendo Life publish the videos out of general shared interest, or does VG Facts reach out to Nintendo Life?
I personally would think it's the former, I enjoy the videos myself as well.

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#14

RupeeClock commented on Nintendo Direct: New Nintendo 3DS Models Comin...:

@LichiRichi I received another much helpful response today.

Thank you for your email regarding the 3DS XL console.

I can confirm that games purchased in the UK will be playable on an Australian console as both regions use PAL. This information should also be visible on the back of the game box under the heading "IMPORTANT".

This is great, I just asked a follow-up question about system transfers.

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#15

RupeeClock commented on Nintendo Direct: New Nintendo 3DS Models Comin...:

@LichiRichi I got my answer back from Nintendo UK, but it's a canned response.

Thank you for your email regarding the Nintendo New 3DS XL

The Nintendo New 3DS XL is region coded due to the differences in online services and game ratings across the different regions.

Certain games feature online rankings that are specific to the region that the game is purchased in. The use of a game in a different region then it would not allow the player to use the full functions of these games.

Each region has different governing bodies for the rating of games. The region locking is required to provide compliance with the rules and regulations specific to each of these countries and regions.

If you have any further questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.

This obviously does not answer my question about compatibility between UK 3DS merchandise and the Australian New 3DS, so I asked them again, hopefully I will get a written response.
The subject field even had FWD in it...

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#18

RupeeClock commented on Nintendo Confirms Development of Games That Wi...:

I'm okay with this, I've come to expect it after the Gameboy Color and the DSi.
Developers tend not to produce these exclusive upper-end titles unless it is truly necessary, else they'll shoot for the broader market and add perks for the upper-end users.

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#25

RupeeClock commented on Nintendo Direct: New Nintendo 3DS Models Comin...:

Like MadAdam81 said, it's also my opinion that they're releasing in Australia first because they have a much smaller user-base to target than even the UK, let alone Europe and America.

Still this is great news for Europeans who are willing to import like I am, since I understand that PAL 3DS systems are the same between England, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Australia, etc. It's just a matter of which country you pick on startup the determines your eShop selection, I believe all PAL software is compatable between Europe and Australiasia.

To be safe I've already contacted Nintendo UK's support to know if I can expect to import a New 3DS XL, and transfer my existing 3DS XL profile to it, and continue to enjoy the full range of EU software I have both physical and digital.

If the response is all clear then I am totally importing an Aussie New 3DS XL. Ya know, provided they don't actually prohibit it, it's possible that they do as Nintendo have embargoed specific imports before.

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#33

RupeeClock commented on The Japanese New 3DS Packaging Is Both Cute An...:

Totally sweet, right?
It really brings home how the regular model emphasises customisation with the plates.
It's actually making the decision to get a New 3DS XL that much harder, as despite loving the metallic blue model and preferring the size, it just doesn't have that lovely customisation.

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#34

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

I sincerely hope that they don't use the "New" branding in the US and Europe, it stands to be a disaster as people would refer to it as a "new DS" or "new 3DS" in casual conversation anyway.

So glad this is coming out though, I've had the same 3DS XL for 765+ days since launch and after 2300+ hours of play, it's showing its wear.
I mean the idea of portable Xenoblade or enhanced Smash Bros alone is thrilling, and I love the Metallic Blue XL, Metallic Blue was my favourite colour for the DSi.

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#35

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

All things considering, smart move.
Just in case the New 3DS's firmware doesn't block the exploit.

Region free is probably what interests me the most as well. Anyone wanting to try it out though is best off not updating their current 3DS systems until the exploit is released though, once exploited you can probably launch game carts via the channel to bypass firmware version checks.

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#36

RupeeClock commented on Square Enix Wants To Bring Dragon Quest VII To...:

@unrandomsam Wouldn't a home console or computer be much better suited to this task than an iPad?

You neglect the portability of the system once you use a separate controller for it, a 3DS has all the physical controls needed.
I'll admit the original 3DS doesn't have great ergonomics, the XL really sorted that issue out though.

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#37

RupeeClock commented on Square Enix Wants To Bring Dragon Quest VII To...:

I don't much care for the loaded poll choices, but I do really want to play the 3DS version of DQ7.
The trailer looked so polished with a grand amount of content, making it a great title to come back to in handheld sessions.

I would be content even if Square Enix released it as digital only, if they didn't want to risk a physical release.

This is the same Square Enix though that made the boneheaded move to release Dragon Quest 8 on Android and iOS, to mere tens of thousands of downloads.
That would've easily been hundreds of thousands on a console or handheld system, nobody wants to play an 80 hour RPG like that on their mobile phone.

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#46

RupeeClock commented on Nintendo Download: 1st May (Europe):

I have been waiting a ridiculously long time for this, for as long as the DSiWare version never even launched in Europe!

Finally, my favourite indie title on my favourite handheld.

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#49

RupeeClock commented on Fresh Super Smash Bros. Screens Show Zero Suit...:

Shortly after the Smash Bros direct, a press kit containing 247 screenshots was released.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/48280274@N02/sets/72157643678092364/

And after that, yet another press kit was released with 212 further screenshots prominently featuring Zero Suit Samus, Yoshi, Sheik, Charizard and Greninja, more of which feature 3DS screenshots.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/25792657@N00/sets/72157644096275264/
The five ZSS screenshots you see in this article came from this second press kit.