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#961 thisboywillbreak

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Posted 12 August 2011 - 07:22 AM

PES was a part of Amazon's buy one get one free offer recently. They might bring that around again.


That page is still up, but it no longer works. :(

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Posted 12 August 2011 - 01:39 PM

dammit!!! I fell asleepwhile it was charging and never registered....Fuck me
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Posted 12 August 2011 - 01:45 PM

That picture with the Hori protector, is that with both the silicone casing & screen protectors or are they one-in-the-same?

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Posted 12 August 2011 - 02:02 PM

How long did it take for you all to receive your ambassador email confirmation?


The email, as well as the video on it, seems to be Europe-only.

#965 Nintendonly

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Posted 12 August 2011 - 02:04 PM

ahh missed out on this because i am currently on vacation :(

guess ill have to wait for some other deals


Are you the latest firmware update? Meaning, did you at least have the eShop as an icon but never visited it? If so, then you are covered.

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Posted 12 August 2011 - 02:24 PM

I'm mad, some guy in the Target clearance thread found ocarina of time 3d on clearance for 9.99 with pics and receipt to prove it but they are gone already :(
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Posted 12 August 2011 - 02:34 PM

What do you think about using the screen protector for just the top screen?


I don't really see the point of the screen protector for the top screen. You don't really have any need to touch it, so it shouldnt get scratched. I realize on some the lower screen rim touches the top screen and leaves a mark, but it wipes away - not permanent damage.

My hope was to have one on the bottom only, but it reduces sensitivity, so I removed it. I guess it may not be a big deal for other people but I spend a lot more time with capacitive screens than my ds so I have a hard time remember to press down firmly with the screen protector on there..

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Posted 12 August 2011 - 02:43 PM

I don't really see the point of the screen protector for the top screen. You don't really have any need to touch it, so it shouldnt get scratched. I realize on some the lower screen rim touches the top screen and leaves a mark, but it wipes away - not permanent damage.


How do you wipe away the mark without touching the top screen?
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Posted 12 August 2011 - 02:49 PM

how do you wipe away the mark without touching the top screen?


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Posted 12 August 2011 - 02:54 PM

How do you wipe away the mark without touching the top screen?


Well I suppose if you can manage to scratch the screen while wiping it with a microfiber cloth you probably are better of just getting a screen protector.

#971 Nintendonly

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Posted 12 August 2011 - 03:04 PM

I don't really see the point of the screen protector for the top screen. You don't really have any need to touch it, so it shouldnt get scratched. I realize on some the lower screen rim touches the top screen and leaves a mark, but it wipes away - not permanent damage.

My hope was to have one on the bottom only, but it reduces sensitivity, so I removed it. I guess it may not be a big deal for other people but I spend a lot more time with capacitive screens than my ds so I have a hard time remember to press down firmly with the screen protector on there..


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^That is something that can easily be "brushed away"? Dude, it's a SCRATCH, not a greasy smudge.

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Posted 12 August 2011 - 03:13 PM

I'm not Sure if this question as been asked (sorry if it has) but does a screen protector effect the 3d quality on the top screen in a Negitive way at all ?
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Posted 12 August 2011 - 03:15 PM

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^That is something that can easily be "brushed away"? Dude, it's a SCRATCH, not a greasy smudge.


Was that scratch (assuming it is permanent) caused by the lower half of the unit? I've heard of that problem but never seen pics of it . . . if it is permanent, thats really lame. How could Nintendo design a handheld and not allow for the upper/lower screens to be fully protected when closed? Unbelievable.

#974 Nintendonly

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Posted 12 August 2011 - 03:17 PM

Was that scratch (assuming it is permanent) caused by the lower half of the unit? I've heard of that problem but never seen pics of it . . . if it is permanent, thats really lame. How could Nintendo design a handheld and not allow for the upper/lower screens to be fully protected when closed? Unbelievable.


Yes to all of the above. But they replace the screen for you at no charge. It's just the hassle of being 3DS-less for a while, and the fact that it could happen again to your replacement screen.

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Posted 12 August 2011 - 03:20 PM

Yes to all of the above. But they replace the screen for you at no charge. It's just the hassle of being 3DS-less for a while, and the fact that it could happen again to your replacement screen.


Didn't they redesign the top screen bumpers recently to fix this issue? I heard the top screen bumpers were too shallow, and needed to be a little deeper.

#976 imacgod

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Posted 12 August 2011 - 03:24 PM

Mine never actually scratches. Mine always smudges, and I've always been able to wipe it clean.

From further inspection, the rubber bumpers on the edges of the top half of the unit don't actually even touch the bottom half when you close the 3DS! Hence another part of the problem besides the bottom screen's bezel not matching the top widescreen. There was a Kotaku article about how someone took the rubber feet off an Xbox and stuck them on the 3DS. I might suggest doing that or something similar. You need thicker rubber bumpers on the top screen, Nintendo...

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Posted 12 August 2011 - 03:38 PM

The first 3DS I bought had two issues. One was a floppy hinge and the 2nd was this screen smudge issue. There was no permanent damage, just a smudge.

I read about how so many people had these two issues and a lot of people saying it was normal and others saying it was not and I debated for quite a while about swapping them. Then the price drop came and I was still in the return period so that pretty much firmed up my decision to return the first one.

The new one has neither issue. The top screen still gives a bit if you push on it but it doesn't flop all around when moving the system like playing a game like face raiders.

I always play the 3DS with the 3D off and these design/manufacturing issues are a turn off, but still I find this system to be worth it. Ocarina's gameplay hasn't aged a bit and I can't wait to get my hands on new 3ds games and those old first party games I missed (via the eshop).

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Posted 12 August 2011 - 03:42 PM

did u and ur friend get one?


Yeah we already had one from launch, just picked up additional ones for gifts.

#979 Nintendonly

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Posted 12 August 2011 - 04:14 PM

Didn't they redesign the top screen bumpers recently to fix this issue? I heard the top screen bumpers were too shallow, and needed to be a little deeper.


No, Nintendo didn't know of the issue, so they had no intention of changing anything.

#980 eau

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Posted 12 August 2011 - 05:09 PM

Anyone know if Walmart pm gift card offer? Frys is selling the system tomorrow for 169+ 30 gift card. If i bring in the receipt from tuesday, think they will pm and give me a gift card?

Walmart won't pm this kind of deal according to their official PM policy:

We DO NOT match the price in the following types of competitor ads:

  • Items that require a purchase to get a competitors' gift card
  • example: "Buy [item A] to get a $B gift card

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#981 Xellos2099

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Posted 12 August 2011 - 05:36 PM

Anyone going to try pming toyrus offer at walmart?

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Posted 12 August 2011 - 05:47 PM

Anyone going to try pming toyrus offer at walmart?

won't work neither.

We DO NOT match the price in the following types of competitor ads:

  • Items with no actual price that require a purchase to get free product
  • example: "Buy both [items A & B] to get [item C] for free"

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Posted 12 August 2011 - 06:06 PM

Just got a mint condition used 3ds from gamestop and I love it so far ! Now I just have to wait till ghost recon shadow wars comes in the mail from amazon :)
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Posted 12 August 2011 - 06:10 PM

So I guess the only way to get a btter deal out of walmart is to see if they have their own little package for 3ds before tuesday since their pm policy is 7 days?

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Posted 13 August 2011 - 04:25 AM

I can confirm that BB will price match the Toysrus game deal. I got the price adjustment, ambassador and a free game! The game selection stinks though. My kids picked out the dinosaur one.
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Posted 13 August 2011 - 05:08 AM

I can confirm that BB will price match the Toysrus game deal. I got the price adjustment, ambassador and a free game! The game selection stinks though. My kids picked out the dinosaur one.

im sure they will enjoy it i mean crap i see kids playing games that suck so much but they love it ^-^

#987 thisboywillbreak

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Posted 13 August 2011 - 06:39 AM

So we can enter our serial numbers to confirm our Ambassador Program admission on August 15th.
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Posted 14 August 2011 - 01:52 PM

I can confirm that BB will price match the Toysrus game deal. I got the price adjustment, ambassador and a free game! The game selection stinks though. My kids picked out the dinosaur one.


What TRU deal is this?

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Posted 14 August 2011 - 02:23 PM

So we can enter our serial numbers to confirm our Ambassador Program admission on August 15th.


I think you are late if you didn't get it yet. You had to update the 3DS and log onto the E-store before midnight of August 12th which was when the price drop kicked in "officially". Anytime after that and it is too late.

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Posted 14 August 2011 - 03:33 PM

I think you are late if you didn't get it yet. You had to update the 3DS and log onto the E-store before midnight of August 12th which was when the price drop kicked in "officially". Anytime after that and it is too late.


looks like the program has been exteded for the UK

"If you bought your Nintendo 3DS system before August 12th but missed the deadline to join the Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Programme, you'll be pleased to hear you're still eligible to register! For information on how you can still do this, visit our Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Programme page here.

For all consumers who purchased their Nintendo 3DS system and accessed Nintendo eShop or conducted the recent system update prior to the 12th of August, you will have already qualified to receive your free downloadable software. We’ll be providing an online tool soon to allow you to confirm your status. You can also find more details on this at our Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Programme page here."

and another article here:

http://www.vooks.net...ember-30th.html

Missed the deadline for free NES and GBA games? Nintendo adds handy mail in option. .

Gizmodo Australia reports you’ll be able to register until September 30, although it’s no longer as simple as merely connecting to the eShop. Now you’ll have to download a PDF application form from Nintendo’s website and mail them a hard copy alongside some proof of purchase.

Although this extension program was initially only announced for Australia, Nintendo of Europe and America have since followed suit with similar plans. Although as of the time of writing, only the European website has any details of the extension, although it does mention a new method of registering not in the original article, involving friend codes.