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diastelo

diastelo

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#1

diastelo commented on Guide: Improve Your Wii U's External Hard Driv...:

@Nico07 I know. To give some background, I was using a Y cable on a USB powered WD drive (it's a model with no external power). Then I started having problems with the hard drive disconnecting and freezing the system. Since I've switched to using the usb wall charger, I haven't had freezes. However, I think my real problem is what this article solves, turning off sleep mode for the hard drive.

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#2

diastelo commented on Guide: Improve Your Wii U's External Hard Driv...:

@Sean_Aaron I had the EXACT same problems with VC games and would lose hours of progress. Since they're so small, I moved all of them to the internal drive in case that was the problem and then, because I was extra paranoid, used a y-cable to hook it up to a usb wall charger too. I don't know if both steps were necessary, but I'll definitely be disabling the sleep mode as described in this article.

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#3

diastelo commented on Review: Story of Seasons (3DS):

@Leafgreenmary
I received mine April 1st with Prime shipping (it shipped March 30). If your order already shipped or says it is preparing to ship, I can't see why you wouldn't have the bonus, especially as I only preordered my copy in February of this year. Amazon has run out of preorder bonuses for me without warning before (like with Lego City Undercover), but usually only when I ordered sort of last minute the week before the release.

Don't be alarmed if the box is really small. The plushie is only about the size of an egg. It's super cute.

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#4

diastelo commented on Review: Story of Seasons (3DS):

@HandheldGuru97

Yeah, I got it through Amazon. I wonder if it started to melt in their warehouse or if the shrinkwrap job to get the preorder bonus attached melted it. I have the box airing out on the counter at home.

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#5

diastelo commented on Review: Story of Seasons (3DS):

This is such a strange nitpick. I got mine bundled with the preorder bonus, which was shrinkwrapped to the game. The plushie is fine, but the plastic covering looks melted on the back and when I opened it up, it has the WORST chemical smell. Like, wood varnish bad or epoxy glue bad. I like to display my game cases, but I think this one is going in the trash if it doesn't dissipate soon.

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#6

diastelo commented on New Nintendo 3DS XL Charging Cradle Goes Up fo...:

Of course they put it up now, after I just ordered one from Japan last week for $3 more.

That link takes you to the Canadian order page. Here's the link to the US order page: https://store.nintendo.com/ng3/us/po/browse/productDetailColorSizePicker.jsp?categoryNav=false&navAction=jump&navCount=7&atg.multisite.remap=false&productId=prod560458&categoryId=cat550076

In case anyone is curious, these don't come with wall plugs. So if you want a separate plug to power this cradle, add a power cable to your order. It doesn't affect the $5 US shipping rate.

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#7

diastelo commented on New Nintendo 3DS Pre-Orders Emerge at GameStop...:

I went to Game Stop (US) this morning to preorder the 3ds XL Monster Hunter special edition. They confirmed that they won't do in store pickups, but they were able to scan my member card and do the website order for me in my presence. Shipping for release day delivery was $17, so I passed and got the free value shipping. I can wait a week.

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#8

diastelo commented on You Can Now Purchase Select Digital Titles on ...:

This is much cooler than expected. I preordered Fantasy Life and got my email right at midnight. In the email, it gave me a download code AND a link to redeem the game automatically and send it to my console. This means that you can gift preorders AND autosend games to the 3DS as well. Very cool!

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#9

diastelo commented on You Can Now Purchase Select Digital Titles on ...:

I'm chiming in again to add a few more details. One, the website does not apparently see your eShop credit, which is disappointing and something I hope they fix (unless it's only a problem for preorders). Two, you're still limited to Mastercard or Visa. I wasn't able to use a Discover credit card to make the purchase.

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#10

diastelo commented on You Can Now Purchase Select Digital Titles on ...:

This satisfies two wants for me, being able to preorder digital titles from the eShop and not having to use the appalling on screen keyboard on my 3DS to enter my card number.

I just preordered Fantasy Life, a 3DS title, and can confirm that the email message I received specified the following:

  • A download code will be sent to my email on the day of release, starting at midnight
  • My card will not be charged until the code is sent.
  • Preorders can be canceled.
  • Preorders can be gifted (implying that the game will NOT automatically download onto my system).

Until I get home, I won't be able to confirm if it knew I had eShop credit or not, because I can't remember if I used it all up last week. I'd like to know if the web store interface works with the deluxe digital promotion. I suspect it would, but it wasn't specifically addressed.

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#12

diastelo commented on Hardware Review: 3DS Circle Pad Pro XL:

@Galactus eForCity and Everydaysource both sell replacement styluses for the 3DS XL through Amazon. The eForCity ones I got are retractable "metal" ones, and the Everydaysource ones are randomly chosen colors in a 12 pack. Both fit perfectly in the slot.