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Jesse_Dylan

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#12885030 3DS eShop Deals - 8/31: $30 Persona Q/Etrian Mystery Dungeon, $15 B...

Posted by Jesse_Dylan on 25 August 2015 - 10:59 PM

I had a DS Phat in September or so of 2005 (10 years ago, sheesh). Good times! I bought a DS Lite as well, but that was it until the original 3DS. I like my New 3DS XL a lot. And I've still got a Game Boy, Game Boy Pocket, Game Boy Color (two, somehow), Game Boy Advance, two GBA SPs (!), a Game Boy Micro, two Nintendo DS Lites... I miss my DS Phat, actually.

So we're thinking they might be doing another "third pillar" deal, huh, a total handheld console relaunch with no backward compatibility. That probably wouldn't interest me for a good, long while, just like the PS4 doesn't. I'll stick with my Old New 3DS...

But seriously, Ikeda, you were the only person who bought anything in the DSi family. Do you keep it in a box with your Nokia N-Gage? :D


#12791315 Sony 24" Playstation 3D Display (Manufacturer Refurbished) - $129.99 - Groupon

Posted by Jesse_Dylan on 08 July 2015 - 10:46 PM

Np I'm glad you enjoy it ;)

When I'm not at home, I think about coming home to it.  When I'm at home and in a different room, I think about it.  I haven't been this excited about a physical object in quite some time.

 

Should also have mentioned it works perfectly so far (and I expect it will continue to--the refurbished ones seem pretty rock solid to me)




#12791311 Sony 24" Playstation 3D Display (refurbished) $119.99 Newegg

Posted by Jesse_Dylan on 08 July 2015 - 10:40 PM

I got mine maybe 2-3 days ago.  So far I've only used it as a computer monitor, but I LOVE IT.  I love my setup now, with my tiny, whisper-quiet (but powerful and fast) laptop plugged into it.  I haven't plugged any game systems in yet (need to wrest them from the living room TV).

 

I did a lag test with the monitor vs. the screen on my laptop that I have plugged into it, and it seems like it is even faster than the advertised 4ms response time.  I don't think I'll have any issue playing retro games on this.  It has less lag than the Wii U gamepad, in fact.  I'm jazzed.

 

So glad you folks convinced me to buy this.

 

x-posted (Newegg thread and Groupon thread)




#12791309 Sony 24" Playstation 3D Display (Manufacturer Refurbished) - $129.99 - Groupon

Posted by Jesse_Dylan on 08 July 2015 - 10:39 PM

I got mine maybe 2-3 days ago.  So far I've only used it as a computer monitor, but I LOVE IT.  I love my setup now, with my tiny, whisper-quiet (but powerful and fast) laptop plugged into it.  I haven't plugged any game systems in yet (need to wrest them from the living room TV).

 

I did a lag test with the monitor vs. the screen on my laptop that I have plugged into it, and it seems like it is even faster than the advertised 4ms response time.  I don't think I'll have any issue playing retro games on this.  It has less lag than the Wii U gamepad, in fact.  I'm jazzed.

 

So glad you folks convinced me to buy this.

 

x-posted (Newegg thread and Groupon thread)




#12787358 Alien: Isolation (PS4) $21.99, PS TV $39 via Amazon

Posted by Jesse_Dylan on 06 July 2015 - 09:44 PM

I don't get why everybody is so down on this thing.

 

I got one at Gamestop for $40 or something, and I'm happy with it.  It's really fun to just take the memory card out of my Vita, pop it in this thing, play on the TV with my stereo, and then take it back out and stick it back in my Vita to play on there.  I like variety.  Nice for both Vita stuff and PSone stuff (easier to just stick the memory card in than to fiddle with uploading/downloading saves to play PSOne on my PS3).




#12779660 Sony 24" Playstation 3D Display (Manufacturer Refurbished) - $129.99 - Groupon

Posted by Jesse_Dylan on 01 July 2015 - 06:17 PM

Dude, as a Sony fan, and considering what you get and what it costs these days, this is not only the best display in terms of quality and features and price but it's the only 3D built by and for Sony PS3...and it's worth every penny, in fact, I'd go so far as to say these are definitely worth 1.5x the price OR plus the extended warranty

Yes, if it doesn't break within 30 days, you gotta keeper

Out of stock on Newegg now!  I'm so glad I ordered one.  I don't get excited very often in life anymore (sad truth), but I am really excited about this.  




#12779334 Sony 24" Playstation 3D Display (Manufacturer Refurbished) - $129.99 - Groupon

Posted by Jesse_Dylan on 01 July 2015 - 04:05 PM

Dude if it breaks after 30 days, your probably partly to blame, so buy the warranty, only few bucks

Sounds like if it were going to break, it would be within the first 30 days, and it doesn't sound like these refurbs break any more than a normal product (unlike the high failure rate of them when they were new).  It also has a 90 day Sony warranty.

 

I don't know if I'll even be using it a year from now.  If I move to a different continent, I doubt I'll be taking it with me.  :(  But maybe I can save it in the box at one of my parents' houses just in case ;'(




#12779230 Sony 24" Playstation 3D Display (Manufacturer Refurbished) - $129.99 - Groupon

Posted by Jesse_Dylan on 01 July 2015 - 03:28 PM

Cool! I'm sure you will enjoy it. :)
I'm actually not all that familiar with buying from Groupon.
You may want to go with Newegg, if the price is similar? They have a decent return policy.


Yep, went with Newegg. $120, no tax, free shipping, and yep, 30 day return policy, so if anything goes wrong, I think they pay the shipping to return or exchange. I'm really excited!!!! Been waiting forever to have a TV that's actually good for gaming! Holy crap. So excited. The lady says it's too small for the living room, so I am going to put it in the study. I can run my powerful (but tiny) laptop through it and finally see the screen, and hook up all my systems in there. Man oh man! Guess I should have bought one long ago when they were $100 :P


#12762556 GameStop Retro Classics live

Posted by Jesse_Dylan on 22 June 2015 - 09:59 PM

Jeez.  Why do people shop there?




#12537020 3DS eShop Deals - 8/31: $30 Persona Q/Etrian Mystery Dungeon, $15 B...

Posted by Jesse_Dylan on 27 February 2015 - 10:36 PM

What can you tell me about the Donkey Kong Land games?

Buy something else.




#12534185 PSN Weekly Deals - 8/25: "Retro" Sale for PSN and PS+, Atlus Sale, and More!

Posted by Jesse_Dylan on 26 February 2015 - 09:25 PM

Is there any way to get two-factor authentication set up for PSN?  Or something similar to Steamguard?  I realized today how much stuff I have on there, and I would be really screwed if I ever lost my account (which I actually did back in 2009 or so...




#12528046 3DS eShop Deals - 8/31: $30 Persona Q/Etrian Mystery Dungeon, $15 B...

Posted by Jesse_Dylan on 24 February 2015 - 06:31 PM

 

Adventure bar  can get it on amazon store for 99 cents--- pass on paying 5.99 for it.

Excave---- waits for the reviews. almost got it day one until i found out no levels you just gain HP by items, and it looks like crap

 

Adventure Bar Story was kind of overrated on iOS because there was nothing to compete with it (and still isn't!).  It's a neat concept for a game, but I feel like 3DS deserves better.  I don't know, though, as I too have had it for years and haven't played it!  I think it gets a little monotonous.  But again, neat concept.  Google Shaun Musgrave Adventure Bar Story RPG or something like that.  He wrote a nice article about it on Touch Arcade.  RPG Reload maybe is the title?

 

Hope Excave ends up being good.  I would love for this small, budget, retro-RPGs to be great, but it seems like they are all just very flat.  As are most mobile games, really (how can people spend their time on these games? the good ones seem so few and far between).

 

I absolutely want P&D. I can't imagine they'll release a whole $30 game with in-game purchases. But it's possible one of the inclusions is like a whole game and the other is more mobile-ish? I don't know. I want to preorder, but there's no info yet on the game. Also, I don't want to pay more than $29.99.

What is the draw with P&D?  Sell it to me.  I tried the iOS version, and I really had no interest at all.  

 

Speaking of the New 3DS, I turned that auto-brightness off yesterday. It kept dimming while I played Pokemon Shuffle in my office, and it was driving me crazy.

Totally screwed up my quotes here.  I was originally quoting someone else who said Nintendo throws darts at a dartboard to make decisions.  Where did that quote go?  I am about as bad as Nintendo.

 

This is one of their least bizarre decisions (I won't pretend like they don't make bizarre, dartboard decisions though, because they sure do seem to at times).  It works perfectly on iDevices.  I think the issue with the 3DS is that there are only 5 brightness settings.  Meanwhile on iOS, it's a sliding bar, so it can situate itself anywhere on a wide continuum.  On the 3DS, it only has 5 choices, so the "best'" choice it makes is often way too dark.  All they'd have to do is calibrate it so it chooses the brighter option rather than the darker option when there's a conflict, or maybe even make it a sliding continuum like it is on iOS instead of 5 static options.

Yeah, they may consider it the "proper setting", but no one else does. It's annoying as hell and functions like ass. For "N" to think this is proper, comes as no surprise. At this point, I think they are throwing darts at a board to make most of their business decisions. LOL

 

But in general, auto-brightness is a good thing.  I leave mine on, and if it does the whole too dark business, or if it starts switching rapidly (which is the same problem--it is torn between two settings and chooses the darker), I simply turn it off, then turn it back on again later.

 

But, that isn't the worst problem with the hardware, I love it in general - but the power button placement is major fail.  It is easy to tap it with your pinky if you have big hands.  Do that and it exits the game with no option to return.  They need to patch this right away, either an option to disable the power button outside of the Home screen or an option to return to game if it is pressed.

I'm actually pleasantly surprised with the power button.  You can use it to turn the system on, even when it's closed.  But, when it's closed, the power button will not turn it off.  Unfortunately, yes, if you somehow manage to press it while playing, that is a problem, as it was with the previous designs as well.  I never managed to do that, but I did often crank the volume to max by accident.  Really glad they moved the volume thing, but why they don't figure something out with the power button, I'm not sure.  Hasn't been an issue with me, but yeah, if you are someone who holds the system with any of your fingers in the vicinity, I can see how that would be a huge problem.




#12504796 New 3DS and New 3DSXL - New 3DSXL coming to North America Feb 13th, $199...

Posted by Jesse_Dylan on 16 February 2015 - 02:21 AM

I couldnt find anything in the settings.


It's within the eShop. There are some options within the eShop, and one of them, somewhere, will take you to a list of everything you've ever downloaded, both free and purchased. (I still have a bunch of E3 201X videos I made the mistake of downloading, forever on my download list.) Anyway, your missing software will be on that list.


#12502077 New 3DS and New 3DSXL - New 3DSXL coming to North America Feb 13th, $199...

Posted by Jesse_Dylan on 15 February 2015 - 12:31 AM

Damn! That sounds like a huge hassle. It's nice to know that it's at least an option though. I'm pretty confident all my data will transfer from my current 3DS to my New 3DS without any issues, but I have heard the past horror stories of lost data and saves in the past. Hopefully I get my pre-order soon, I really wish I had the option for store pick up on it. 

Yeah--it would be nice to be able to do that in the event of loss, theft, a system just flat out breaking to the point where system transfer isn't possible...  But not something I want to risk!  

 

I feel lucky I even got one.  I've been enjoying it all day.  The 3D is really spectacular and makes th 3D on the old version seem outright broken.  Instead of having the 3D turned off 95% of the time, now I'll have it on 95% of the time.

 

Back up your save data onto your PC first.  I've never needed it, but I keep a fairly regular backup.  I don't know how I'll do that now that it requires unscrewing the back to remove the SD card, though.  That's too much of a pain to do with any regularity.

 

Well, I was a lucky one I suppose who got my unit. 

 

I had a plain black one preordered at GS. I picked it up yesterday and finally cracked it open this morning to find that mine is effing defective. The back panel WILL NOT come off. Sat there for an hour trying to get it off. The back right thread hole must be defective and the screw is just locked in there indefinitely. 

 

I had to bring it all the way back to GS just so they could confirm it was broken, the manager was there and he messed with it for a few minutes. He then took my info and simply said hopefully I hear something when I do I will call you. Didn't say sorry or anything. I am pretty pissed. He did note that a different employee had the exact opposite problem where his back panel just pops off and the screws were never in and cannot get screwed in. So that is cool. Nintendo limits quantities like crazy but then also ships with defects and there aren't even enough available to fix that.

 

I am pissed. I caved and decided to get this new one a bit ago and it has been nothing but a hassle.

I had a tough time with the back panel on mine, too, so I was wondering if yours was actually defective.  Sounds like you tried about everything you could, though.  That's really depressing.  I don't know if this helps, but if that had happened to me, I'd be ultra-screwed, because I would have already done a system transfer and would have been at the step when I had to remove the back panel to put the microSD in.  I would have discovered too late that it was defective and been stuck with all my stuff on a defective New 3DS!  At least that didn't happen.

 

Anyone else have WiFi issues with the new system. Final opened my MH4 system to begin the transfer process and it won't pick up a WiFi signal. Old XL sitting right next to it picks up around 12 from me and the apartments around me.

Fuck. Figures I finally buy an LE system and now will have to return it since they is now way to exchange it.

I have not heard about that at all.  :(  What is possible is that since there is new wi-fi hardware in the New version, maybe it and your router are not friends.  Maybe resetting the router or trying a new router might help.  It's not picking up anything at all, though?  Resetting the system might help?  

 

so many cool games on the 3ds I want to play. Seemed like a great time to jump in, but I need a matte finish! 

 

silly Nintendo

Ha, that seems like kind of a silly reason.  :P  Reminds me of when the wife is like, "I don't wanna; I have a headache."




#12500738 New 3DS and New 3DSXL - New 3DSXL coming to North America Feb 13th, $199...

Posted by Jesse_Dylan on 14 February 2015 - 04:21 PM

I heard back from a Nintendo representative, and apparently you really can do a system transfer even if you only have the one system and don't have your old one anymore. You just need to call them, know your Nintendo Network ID, the names of five games you'd downloaded, maybe your serial number from the old system...

Still dno if I'd trust it, but it would be nice to have in case of emergency.