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PostSubject: Re: 3DS News Thread   Fri 01 Nov 2013, 16:26

Amazing 2DS sales in the UK last week!

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2DS was comfortably the UK's best selling console last week, and that's without combining the sales of 3DS and 3DS XL.
http://www.mcvuk.com/news/read/2ds-enjoys-half-term-sales-spike/0123618
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PostSubject: Re: 3DS News Thread   Sat 02 Nov 2013, 21:00

So are they actually not releasing flip note 3d studio? As I heard differently.
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PostSubject: Re: 3DS News Thread   Sun 03 Nov 2013, 02:28

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So are they actually not releasing flip note 3d studio? As I heard differently.
They have basically killed off the free sharing-among-friends service in Japan due to "abuse". You can still use the global option, but you have to pay. Given the current controversy, I can't see them being in any rush to bring it over here....
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PostSubject: Re: 3DS News Thread   Sun 03 Nov 2013, 10:11

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Nintendo has discontinued SwapNote/LetterBox and FlipNote 3D worldwide due to kids seeing inappropriate images.
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PostSubject: Re: 3DS News Thread   Mon 04 Nov 2013, 10:17

Quite impressive tech demo of this eShop title.

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PostSubject: Re: 3DS News Thread   Mon 04 Nov 2013, 10:22

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Axis1500 wrote:
Nintendo has discontinued SwapNote/LetterBox and FlipNote 3D worldwide due to kids seeing inappropriate images.
Cappuccino!! DAMN YOU! #ManPipes
Laughing 

Everybody's blaming me! Justifiably so, but still...!
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PostSubject: Re: 3DS News Thread   Mon 04 Nov 2013, 20:17

Sorry Phlips! It sounds like it's attached photos etc. that are the real concern. I can understand Nintendo's worry - they are he automatic reference for "BY CHILDREN" in the media, so if the tabloids say that "CHILDREN HAVE BEEN USING THEIR NINTENDOS TO SEND AND RECEIVE FILTH FROM PAEDOS" they'll never hear the end of it. But, as usual, this is the parents' fault for not guiding them on what they should/shouldn't be doing on the internet.
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PostSubject: Re: 3DS News Thread   Wed 06 Nov 2013, 14:42

Via KOTAKU:

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On October 31, Nintendo suddenly announced it was ending its SwapNote service for the 3DS. Nintendo said SwapNote had been "actively misused" to transmit "offensive material" among system users, including minors. Now we know how offensive and unsettling some of that material was.

Japanese newspaper Mainichi reports that charges for child pornography have also been filed against another man, aged 44, who had allegedly two girls—then aged 11 to 12—send nude photos through SwapNote, or "Itsu no Ma ni Koukan Nikki" (いつの間に交換日記) as it's called in Japan. This man, a resident of Aichi Prefecture, has allegedly confessed to the acts.
http://kotaku.com/child-predators-were-using-nintendos-swapnote-service-1459304126?utm_campaign=Socialflow_Kotaku_Twitter&utm_source=Kotaku_Twitter&utm_medium=Socialflow

So there you go. Nintendo's system being associated with this would not be a good look.

I've noticed that Pokemon X/Y no longer has the "lets be friends!" option when battling randoms online either.
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PostSubject: Re: 3DS News Thread   Tue 12 Nov 2013, 14:18

3DS Direct on the 13th.  Focusses on previously announced 3DS games, to be released in Q1.  Yoshi's New Island to suddenly look good?
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PostSubject: Re: 3DS News Thread   Tue 12 Nov 2013, 16:11

If the latter happens, I will be very impressed. Has there been a Nintendo series with worse diminishing returns than Yoshi's Island?
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PostSubject: Re: 3DS News Thread   Tue 12 Nov 2013, 19:44

Fully expecting 3DS Miiverse to be announced.

Nope. That is unlikely. Sad
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PostSubject: Re: 3DS News Thread   Wed 13 Nov 2013, 01:13

Could be (he said in an optimistic tone) as wasn't the 3DS Miiverse meant to be out by the end of the year?
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PostSubject: Re: 3DS News Thread   Wed 13 Nov 2013, 07:43

Axis1500 wrote:
Fully expecting 3DS Miiverse to be announced.

Nope. That is unlikely. Sad
Why? Because of the "already announced" focus?
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PostSubject: Re: 3DS News Thread   Wed 13 Nov 2013, 15:37

Miiverse would still fall into that bracket though, wouldn't it?
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PostSubject: Re: 3DS News Thread   Wed 13 Nov 2013, 16:10

The Goomba is the best character in the ND. (Although he has now been upstaged by pocket red Pikmin and desk Bulborb.)

EDIT: They're combining Wii U and 3DS functionality to bring you... a shared eShop balance.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ytCEuuW2_A

EDITEDIT: Just teasing, the same update will contain Miiverse functionality!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AA_dMjRSSLk


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PostSubject: Re: 3DS News Thread   Wed 13 Nov 2013, 16:23

This direct is putting me directly to sleep right now.
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PostSubject: Re: 3DS News Thread   Wed 13 Nov 2013, 16:26

Agreed. I'm not interested in football or Animal Crossing Plaza, although the eShop stuff did look good.

Oh, and if the person who starts the Nintendo Pocket Football Club thread doesn't call it "Nintendo Pocketo Football Crub", I will upset.
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PostSubject: Re: 3DS News Thread   Wed 13 Nov 2013, 16:37

Ah well, at least that ending helped redeem the boring parts. A shame I don't have a Wii U, is the 3ds Mario World as fun as that trailer for the Wii U version looked?
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PostSubject: Re: 3DS News Thread   Wed 13 Nov 2013, 16:38

I'm normally not one for laughing at the Japanese accent but it really sounded like he was calling it Football Crap.
So for 3DS news, it basically amounted to some games I'm not fused about, and Zelda and Bravely Default which I already knew I was getting. Then some great Mario stuff which blew all the the 3DS gubbins out of the water.
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PostSubject: Re: 3DS News Thread   Wed 13 Nov 2013, 16:39

Wow. Nothing on Kirby 3D, YNI, Monster Hunter 4, Mario Golf World Tour... I thought this was going to be about next quarter's 3DS games? Is this Nintendo's way of saying there will be none? Because that's fine - my 3DS has been spoiled recently. But you didn't need a Direct to say that!

I guess a lot of people will be happy about 3DS Miiverse though. Meh.
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PostSubject: Re: 3DS News Thread   Wed 13 Nov 2013, 16:40

I was also bored, Miiverse was the most exciting thing. I will try pocket football etc but nothing wowed me here with likes of zelda mere days away.
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PostSubject: Re: 3DS News Thread   Wed 13 Nov 2013, 16:40

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Ah well, at least that ending helped redeem the boring parts.  A shame I don't have a Wii U, is the 3ds Mario World as fun as that trailer for the Wii U version looked?  
The 3DS one is fun indeed, but it doesn't have the turnaround of ideas that galaxy had and which this looks like it's going to have.
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PostSubject: Re: 3DS News Thread   Wed 13 Nov 2013, 16:41

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Wow.  Nothing on Kirby 3D, YNI, Monster Hunter 4, Mario Golf World Tour...  I thought this was going to be about next quarter's 3DS games?  
I don't even think it was next quarter, just the really immediate future.
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PostSubject: Re: 3DS News Thread   Wed 13 Nov 2013, 16:42

Well they were certainly plugging the rest of this year. I'm guessing that we'll get a proper Q1 Direct some time in December.

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...is the 3ds Mario World as fun as that trailer for the Wii U version looked?  
NO.  But them, I'm one of the game's bigger detractors.  It's good, just not 3D Mario good.  Or SMW good.  Or even NSMBU good.
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PostSubject: Re: 3DS News Thread   Wed 13 Nov 2013, 16:44

I'm hoping the miiverse is same on both systems, so i can talk about wii u games on my 3ds and vice versa. Also I was hoping for something on monster hunter 4 seeing as Korea are now getting it.
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