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Old 04-10-2011, 11:25 PM   #1
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3DS a gimmick?

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SuperGamecube64: you get white?
unspecified Friend: hi
unspecified Friend: yes
SuperGamecube64: wanna battle?
unspecified Friend: can't
SuperGamecube64: ah
unspecified Friend: non-compatible wifi
SuperGamecube64: mine was like that
SuperGamecube64: but the 3DS supports WPA
SuperGamecube64: so i can paly online now
unspecified Friend: I wouldn't touch that POS with a fifty foot pole
SuperGamecube64: ?
unspecified Friend: 3DS = crap
SuperGamecube64: far from it
SuperGamecube64: it's got some really cool specs
SuperGamecube64: no good game suntil august, though
unspecified Friend: Its a gimic
unspecified Friend: a waste of money
SuperGamecube64: you obviously have not played one, then
SuperGamecube64: it's less of a gimmick than the wii
unspecified Friend: wii has epic mickey and okami
unspecified Friend: its a gimmick... 3D is a fad
SuperGamecube64: 3DS isn;t 3D int he traditional sense
SuperGamecube64: it gives environments depth
SuperGamecube64: doesn;t pop out at you
SuperGamecube64: like the wii, it's going to depend onw aht the developers do with it
SuperGamecube64: some will use it as a gimmick
SuperGamecube64: but not all
unspecified Friend: I'd rather waste the money on a PS3
unspecified Friend: or PSP
SuperGamecube64: i have a ps3
SuperGamecube64: it's mostly used for blu ray, hoenstly
SuperGamecube64: few good games, though
unspecified Friend: My DSLite is better by far...
SuperGamecube64: than the ps3? I agree
unspecified Friend: than DSi, or 3DS
SuperGamecube64: Dsi was actually a cool, but unnecesary, upgrade
unspecified Friend: ..They. removed the Advance slot...
unspecified Friend: That is why it is crap to me
SuperGamecube64: eh, doesn;t bother me. you can keep your lite for that, or use an actual gamboy, or gameboy player, or emulate one
unspecified Friend: I don't buy 1st gen anything
unspecified Friend: and I don't think the gimmick factor of 3DS warrants it hitting a 2nd gen
SuperGamecube64: I do depending. I waited on the ps3.
SuperGamecube64: You're looking too much into the 3D. The 3D effect cna be turned off completely.
SuperGamecube64: Taking 3D out of the picutr,e it;s a superior machine as far as tehnical stuff goes, like graphcis and sound, as well as being better built
SuperGamecube64: plus they fixed the shoudler buttons
SuperGamecube64: and the face buttons are more responsive
SuperGamecube64: makes a difference in fast paced games.
unspecified Friend: you can't sell me on it...


Opinions on both of our sides here? Personally, I think he;s just butthurt that he can't afford one, but that's just me.
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Old 04-10-2011, 11:34 PM   #2
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I actually side with your friend. I think Nintendo is just getting a bit greedy, lately. It seems like there's a new DS every five minutes now, because they know people will pay to upgrade. I know the 3DS is a completely new thing, but overall, the system itself doesn't really capture my interest, just the game lineup.
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Old 04-10-2011, 11:43 PM   #3
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Jesus Christ, I hate it when people start calling things "gimmicks" just because they're trying something new
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Old 04-10-2011, 11:59 PM   #4
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Jesus Christ, I hate it when people start calling things "gimmicks" just because they're trying something new
There's a difference between the two though. The touch screen: Good concept.

It's a gimmick because they're pretty much forcing you to upgrade. I don't see why they couldn't have a regular DS version of those same games. It's nice having the option to upgrade, but why force us? Yes it is a good business tactic, but a little ridiculous from the consumer's perspective.
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There's a difference between the two though. The touch screen: Good concept.

It's a gimmick because they're pretty much forcing you to upgrade. I don't see why they couldn't have a regular DS version of those same games. It's nice having the option to upgrade, but why force us? Yes it is a good business tactic, but a little ridiculous from the consumer's perspective.
If that's the case, then I'm going to assume that the PS2, PS3, Wii and XBox 360 are gimmicks as well. Why can't you play those on old consoles as well?
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They can't have a regular DS version because the 3DS's hardware is a major upgrade, and so is its stereoscopic 3D screen. The games are specifically built around the new hardware. These aren't DS games with 3D added to them. They're much larger games, much more advanced graphically and sound-wise, and they are much more expensive to create/sell. They aren't made for DS because they can't be made for a DS. No one seems to understand how big of a hardware change this really is. This isn't another DS folks, this is another generation of handheld. It's not that hard of a concept to understand.

As for the "3D" part of the 3DS being the gimmick. That's a matter of opinion in the end, but the sense of depth and the fact that no one has really had time to completely hone the 3D capabilities in the games would seem to me to grant it more variety/uses than a simple gimmick. You can't really call the focal piece of a console/handheld a gimmick when good games will integrate it cleverly and grant it usefulness in the gameplay itself. Hold your judgment for a bit. That's all I'm saying.
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If that's the case, then I'm going to assume that the PS2, PS3, Wii and XBox 360 are gimmicks as well. Why can't you play those on old consoles as well?
There was not a new PlayStation, a new Xbox, and a new Wii every five minutes. It becomes a gimmick when companies do like what Nintendo is doing with the DS and continously releasing new versions of items knowing that people will pay to get the newest versions.

Again, if you want the 3DS, more power to you. I mean, I would love to support Nintendo. It's not about the money (to me) it's just that the system itself doesn't seem that interesting as the game lineup is (hooray for a new Kid
Icarus).

Nintendo wanting to release a slim version of the DS with a brighter screen, the DS Lite, is great. Compact-ness and a bright screen are pretty much neccessities. Everything after that...was uneeded if you ask me. And the fact that they pulled a Sony and removed backwards compatibility.
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I agree. I mean, the 3DS is pretty cool, but that's not what I'm saving up for. I'm still aiming for the DSi XL.
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Nintendo wanting to release a slim version of the DS with a brighter screen, the DS Lite, is great. Compact-ness and a bright screen are pretty much neccessities. Everything after that...was uneeded if you ask me. And the fact that they pulled a Sony and removed backwards compatibility.
But when we got into the latter years with DSi and DSi XL, don't you think it was about time to take the GBA dog out back and put him down? I mean, by the time the DS Lite was released stateside, there was only a couple of games still being released for the GBA.

Nintendo seems to be trying to make amends for the DSi not having a GBA slot with this Virtual Handheld that the 3DS will have. Granted, it hasn't been announced that there will be GBA games available for it, but give it time.
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