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3DS MSRP Drop to $169.99 On 08/12/11, already at Target, WM, Amazon


#1471 WilliamG   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1819 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 11 August 2011 - 03:16 PM

Played some Ocarina of Time on the 3DS. I have to say I think the 3D capabilities are utterly useless. Gives the game a terrible, shimmering effect. Yuck. It's staying off. And thank you, Nintendo, for the ridiculous "3D" LED that stays lit up the entire time you're playing, to the right of the top LCD.

I have to say, and I hate to admit it after just buying it yesterday, but 3DS is ugly, clunky, design-flawed (hinges, bottom part scratching top screen etc), STILL overpriced, has pretty head-ache-inducing, shimmery 3D, poor battery life, and there are zero AAA games for it except for Zelda, which is HOW many years old, now? And don't get me started on the eShop. You lose your 3DS or it dies? Goodbye all your data and downloads!

But still... Animal Crossing and Mario Kart. I live and hope. Pretty sad that all we can expect from Nintendo these days on any of their consoles are re-hashed 1st party titles. *sigh*.

#1472 Jodou   Infamous CAGiversary!   14388 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

Posted 11 August 2011 - 03:23 PM

Played some Ocarina of Time on the 3DS. I have to say I think the 3D capabilities are utterly useless. Gives the game a terrible, shimmering effect. Yuck. It's staying off. And thank you, Nintendo, for the ridiculous "3D" LED that stays lit up the entire time you're playing, to the right of the top LCD.

I have to say, and I hate to admit it after just buying it yesterday, but 3DS is ugly, clunky, design-flawed (hinges, bottom part scratching top screen etc), STILL overpriced, has pretty head-ache-inducing, shimmery 3D, poor battery life, and there are zero AAA games for it except for Zelda, which is HOW many years old, now? And don't get me started on the eShop. You lose your 3DS or it dies? Goodbye all your data and downloads!

But still... Animal Crossing and Mario Kart. I live and hope. Pretty sad that all we can expect from Nintendo these days on any of their consoles are re-hashed 1st party titles. *sigh*.

Well, if you people would stop buying their garbage it would send a clear message to Nintendo that they're on the wrong track. They don't care about the gamer anymore, only how many systems they can sell on gimmicks and rehashed games. The fact that the Wii U controller was the only thing shown at E3 should have been a red flag at least.

#1473 WilliamG   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1819 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 11 August 2011 - 03:32 PM

Well, if you people would stop buying their garbage it would send a clear message to Nintendo that they're on the wrong track. They don't care about the gamer anymore, only how many systems they can sell on gimmicks and rehashed games. The fact that the Wii U controller was the only thing shown at E3 should have been a red flag at least.


Guilty as charged. :(

#1474 strait edge follower   Cult of personality CAGiversary!   12293 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 August 2011 - 03:57 PM

Well, if you people would stop buying their garbage it would send a clear message to Nintendo that they're on the wrong track. They don't care about the gamer anymore, only how many systems they can sell on gimmicks and rehashed games. The fact that the Wii U controller was the only thing shown at E3 should have been a red flag at least.


That wii u reveal was the worst console reveal I've ever seen. The fact that the screen can't be more then 25 feet or so from the console (the console wasn't even shown lol) and that the screen isn't even hd made it worse

#1475 Jodou   Infamous CAGiversary!   14388 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

Posted 11 August 2011 - 04:09 PM

That wii u reveal was the worst console reveal I've ever seen. The fact that the screen can't be more then 25 feet or so from the console (the console wasn't even shown lol) and that the screen isn't even hd made it worse

The real problem is only one can be used per system. They're RECYCLING the wii-mote for your friends, which proves they're just updating the Wii with better hardware. Guess what? I already have a PS3 and 360. Nintendo has nothing new to offer and if I wanted a handheld controller, I'd buy a portable system with more than just first party titles to offer.

I grew up on Nintendo, so it's really sad how far they've fallen.

#1476 ArrrCee   Colossal Blob! CAGiversary!   521 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

Posted 11 August 2011 - 05:44 PM

Well, due to all of the things I've heard about it, I'm going to pass. Thought it might pan out eventually (and it might) with better games, but buying the system now for games I've already played through and own isn't worth it. Especially when the battery life sucks and it'll probbaly go down in price again when there are games worth owning.

#1477 eau   KP-X 00-00-00-00-1 CAGiversary!   7301 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

Posted 11 August 2011 - 10:40 PM

3DS + $30 gift card = $169.99 @ Fry's in store only 8/12-8/18

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#1478 Xellos2099   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3460 Posts   Joined 15.7 Years Ago  

Posted 11 August 2011 - 10:52 PM

Played some Ocarina of Time on the 3DS. I have to say I think the 3D capabilities are utterly useless. Gives the game a terrible, shimmering effect. Yuck. It's staying off. And thank you, Nintendo, for the ridiculous "3D" LED that stays lit up the entire time you're playing, to the right of the top LCD.

I have to say, and I hate to admit it after just buying it yesterday, but 3DS is ugly, clunky, design-flawed (hinges, bottom part scratching top screen etc), STILL overpriced, has pretty head-ache-inducing, shimmery 3D, poor battery life, and there are zero AAA games for it except for Zelda, which is HOW many years old, now? And don't get me started on the eShop. You lose your 3DS or it dies? Goodbye all your data and downloads!

But still... Animal Crossing and Mario Kart. I live and hope. Pretty sad that all we can expect from Nintendo these days on any of their consoles are re-hashed 1st party titles. *sigh*.


I think the 3d effect look pretty damn nice. Btw, if I bring in the frys paper tomorrow to walmart with my 3ds receipt from tuesday.. would they let me pm and get the $30 gift card?

#1479 gordojones88   Sith Lord Darth CAG CAGiversary!   1158 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 August 2011 - 11:13 PM

Iif I bring in the frys paper tomorrow to walmart with my 3ds receipt from tuesday.. would they let me pm and get the $30 gift card?



Walmart does not do Gift Card price matching.

#1480 ferzan   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   379 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 11 August 2011 - 11:21 PM

Well, if you people would stop buying their garbage it would send a clear message to Nintendo that they're on the wrong track. They don't care about the gamer anymore, only how many systems they can sell on gimmicks and rehashed games. The fact that the Wii U controller was the only thing shown at E3 should have been a red flag at least.


Nintendos on the wrong track?

Thats why Microsoft and Sony try to copy everything they do?

Please Nintendo is the purest of all 3 companies NOT THAT NINTENDO IS ENTIRELY PURE just more so than those 2

With Sony and Microsoft, gaming is a side thing and more of a toy. They put it out for shits and giggles. Nintendos actually dedicated to gaming solely.

The 3D capabilities are outstanding and the word gimmick has been overused and misused a hell lot.

At least Nintendo keeps trying something new besides the bland "new graphics" and "making gaming more NOT gaming more "overall entertainment"

#1481 anbu-black-ops   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   534 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 August 2011 - 11:27 PM

With Sony and Microsoft, gaming is a side thing and more of a toy. They put it out for shits and giggles. Nintendos actually dedicated to gaming solely.


At least Nintendo keeps trying something new besides the bland "new graphics" and "making gaming more NOT gaming more "overall entertainment"


I think there's something wrong here imo. That's just me.

#1482 ferzan   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   379 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 11 August 2011 - 11:31 PM

I think there's something wrong here imo. That's just me.


How is it wrong? Microsofts been in gaming for less than a decade. Sonys been in gaming for about a decade. Both have VERY successful markets in other areas. They only entered gaming for EXTRA profit

Don't get me wrong, netflix and all that is very nice to have. But it all started with Sony and Microsoft and it has nothing to do with gaming. ESPECIALLY BLURAY. WOW what a step back in terms of gaming. Cinema quality was being promoted for a GAMING CONSOLE

Not that Nintendo isn't a corporation or isn't greedy at times. I just feel they get WAY too much hate when trying to do different.

A lot of people seem to want Nintendo to do exactly what the PS3 and 360 can but JUST with their franchises (mario, zelda, metroid, etc.).

It doesn't work that way and I appreciate Nintendo trying to strive forward with being that same 3rd console

#1483 Xellos2099   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3460 Posts   Joined 15.7 Years Ago  

Posted 11 August 2011 - 11:40 PM

Walmart does not do Gift Card price matching.


How about the free game offer from toyrus?

#1484 MorPhiend   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3790 Posts   Joined 15.8 Years Ago  

Posted 11 August 2011 - 11:54 PM

Does BB match gift cards? I don't expect they do as they have shot down BxG1 free deals before for me. But it doesn't hurt to ask if anyone knows otherwise. :)

#1485 ferzan   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   379 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 12 August 2011 - 12:20 AM

How about the free game offer from toyrus?


2nded. Would Walmart match that toysrus deal? Is there going to be a physical ad of it in stores?

#1486 TheLegendofTyler   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2940 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 August 2011 - 01:05 AM

Does BB match gift cards? I don't expect they do as they have shot down BxG1 free deals before for me. But it doesn't hurt to ask if anyone knows otherwise. :)

I thought Best Buy matched gift cards by just taking it off the total. So if there is a $30 gift card they would just make it $140. I could be wrong on this though.

Edit: I found this


"How do you handle a price match if an instant gift card is included with a purchase?
The value of an instant gift card with purchase will be considered when calculating a price match. If the combined value of a competitor's product and instant gift card is lower than the combined value of Best Buy's product price and instant gift card, Best Buy will match either the price or the instant gift card value, depending on the offer."

#1487 GtoTheNextLevel  

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Posted 12 August 2011 - 01:12 AM

I have to say, and I hate to admit it after just buying it yesterday, but 3DS is ugly, clunky, design-flawed (hinges, bottom part scratching top screen etc), STILL overpriced, has pretty head-ache-inducing, shimmery 3D, poor battery life, and there are zero AAA games for it except for Zelda, which is HOW many years old, now? And don't get me started on the eShop. You lose your 3DS or it dies? Goodbye all your data and downloads!


Preach on, man. I'm still pissed at Nintendo for the same reason.

Condensed version: I bought a Wii at launch, bought the Best Buy replacement plan, and throughout time bought over $200 of Virtual Console games. The disc lens dies, BB gives me a new one. Nintendo says I have no way of redownloading all that stuff I bought without sending them BOTH consoles for them to transfer even though they have both console serials on file. That should be enough for them to know this is legit, right? WRONG.

Fuck Nintendo. The only two reasons I still have my Wii are my girlfriend and Sin & Punishment 2.

#1488 gordojones88   Sith Lord Darth CAG CAGiversary!   1158 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 August 2011 - 02:03 AM

How about the free game offer from toyrus?


2nded. Would Walmart match that toysrus deal? Is there going to be a physical ad of it in stores?



Nope.
Walmart and Target only do price matching on an exact item
from a local competitor's printed weekly sales ad.
Nothing else at all.
They won't even price match their own websites,
which are run by different companies.
Best Buy is the only one I know that does more.

#1489 hxcmusic   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   78 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 August 2011 - 02:05 AM

Wow this thread has gotten waaay the Fuck off topic.

I picked up a 3DS at Target today and updated the firmware. I'm in on the eShop. To get in on the ambassador program is there anything I need to do in the eShop? Anything I need to sign up for?

#1490 capsnikerz   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   104 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 August 2011 - 02:18 AM

Wow this thread has gotten waaay the Fuck off topic.

I picked up a 3DS at Target today and updated the firmware. I'm in on the eShop. To get in on the ambassador program is there anything I need to do in the eShop? Anything I need to sign up for?

no u will get a msg saying u are apart of the Ambassador program

#1491 Halo05   DJ Roomba CAGiversary!   7924 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

Posted 12 August 2011 - 02:40 AM

Hooray! I did it! I survived the great price drop/20 free games deal without buying a system that I won't be able to play enough to justify the cost! My resolve held firm!

Enough with the exclamations but I'm happy to wait for the 3ds lite. Not getting to play Zelda 3d is annoying but I still have tons of stuff to catch up on.

#1492 tranceFusion   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   308 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 August 2011 - 03:01 AM

Say what you want about their hardware gimmicks and shovelware, but Nintendo's first party games still have the best damn gameplay around. Their games are timeless.

I still play Super Mario Bros all the time but I never touch an EA or Activision game that is more than a couple of months old..

#1493 sgaldis   1d64F CAGiversary!   2436 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Posted 12 August 2011 - 03:05 AM

Here's s stupid question I can't quite seem to get the answer to:

I got a console today (at BB, adjusted to the new price, of course), as a future birthday present for my brother (b'day in September). The whole reason for even getting it this far in advance was that I thought it would be cool to be able to give him an 'Ambassador' console, with the bonus 20 games already on it.

I went through the process of setting it up, downloading the sytem update, and going into the eShop. If I go into the News section I get the Ambassador program message, so I am thinking it's all good, but I am wondering about the whole Club Nintendo account/registering the console, etc...? I know it says on the 3DS that an account is not required to use the eShop, but do I need to have one linked to get the free games?

#1494 admiralvic   大将 CAGiversary!   6456 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

Posted 12 August 2011 - 03:08 AM

Here's s stupid question I can't quite seem to get the answer to:

I got a console today (at BB, adjusted to the new price, of course), as a future birthday present for my brother (b'day in September). The whole reason for even getting it this far in advance was that I thought it would be cool to be able to give him an 'Ambassador' console, with the bonus 20 games already on it.

I went through the process of setting it up, downloading the sytem update, and going into the eShop. If I go into the News section I get the Ambassador program message, so I am thinking it's all good, but I am wondering about the whole Club Nintendo account/registering the console, etc...? I know it says on the 3DS that an account is not required to use the eShop, but do I need to have one linked to get the free games?


Nope, but you will get coins for each game. If they're as stated you SHOULD get 400 for them alone. You add in the system link and the system then you have platinum status too.

#1495 sgaldis   1d64F CAGiversary!   2436 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Posted 12 August 2011 - 03:11 AM

OK, cool...I just want to have the games on the console, but let him register his account with it, if at all possible. And after some digging on Nintendo's site, I did finally find this in one of their FAQ's:



My Club Nintendo Account Does Not Show My Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Status
Situation:

Club Nintendo is not showing an Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Status


Important Note! A Club Nintendo account is not required to qualify for the Nintendo 3DS Ambassador program.


Information:

The Nintendo 3DS Ambassador status will not show as a status in a Club Nintendo account. Click here for steps on checking your Nintendo 3DS Ambassador status.

#1496 EeK85   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   242 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

Posted 12 August 2011 - 09:52 AM

Guys, I bought a 3DS, went online, got the firmware update and connected to the eShop, but didn't get any messages. Am I an Ambassador?

#1497 Andami   CySec in Training CAGiversary!   636 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

Posted 12 August 2011 - 10:05 AM

Check the news tab while in the store.

#1498 tranceFusion   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   308 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 August 2011 - 11:49 AM

The message has disappeared..

Situation:

The News Article in the Nintendo eShop stating that the consumer is an Ambassador has disappeared



Information:

The News Article in the Nintendo eShop stating, "You Are A Nintendo 3DS Ambassador!" was removed prior to the Nintendo 3DS Ambassador program deadline as only systems connecting before that time were eligible.

If you connected to the Nintendo eShop or performed the latest system update before 11:59pm Eastern August 11, 2011, you will be able to download the first ten free games being offered on September 1, 2011.

If you are unsure of your Ambassador status, you can check back here later next week for more information on checking your Nintendo 3DS Ambassador status.



#1499 omyard   dreaming neon black CAGiversary!   844 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

Posted 12 August 2011 - 12:35 PM

How is it wrong? Microsofts been in gaming for less than a decade. Sonys been in gaming for about a decade.


Just to nit pick...

MS has been into console gaming for a few months shy of 10 years. That's kinda the whole point of Halo Anniversary.

Sony has been into console gaming since 1995. So that's 15 years.

I'm not sure if you're a young guy or an old gamer, but I just wanted to nit pick and throw that out. As a 30 year old both of those dates seem like yesterday. So I don't blame you if you're older and you're like me and time just got away from you.

Hell, I remember driving home 200 miles from work, going to Best Buy and getting my Xbox and Halo for my 21st B-day in Jan 2002. How can that be almost 10 years? Hell if I know, but time doesn't lie.

#1500 GrimmTrixX   Shoryuken! CAGiversary!   992 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Posted 12 August 2011 - 01:01 PM

I bought min yesterday cuz walmart sold it for $170 early. So I got the good old price drop plus the 20 games. otherwise i'd have waited longer to get one. As it stands i only want starfox, kid icarus, and ocarina of time anyway on the system.