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#12537020 3DS eShop Deals - 4/23: KORG Sale, $5 Cube Creator 3D, $2 Fairune,...

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 - 4/21: Call of Duty Black Ops/Ghosts/Advanced Warfare Sale...

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 - 4/23: KORG Sale, $5 Cube Creator 3D, $2 Fairune,...

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.

#12491664 3DS eShop Deals - 4/23: KORG Sale, $5 Cube Creator 3D, $2 Fairune,...

Posted by Jesse_Dylan on 12 February 2015 - 04:12 PM

I'm talking only about the demo. I flew to the second dungeon and the back half of that dungeon spawns baboons that kill party members in one hit. The rats will do it too if they get off that asshole bite attack. I think I just need to grind some more.

I can't remember, but I think I played that game on easy mode.  I don't really regret it either.  If I recall, easy mode keeps you from losing anything if you die.  On normal mode if you die, you lose all your progress since your last hard save (quicksave don't cut it).  Especially if you hate RPGs...


Really glad you're liking it, though!  And how about dat battle tune.  Now just invest 50+ hours to get to the halfway point so you can hear the second main battle tune!

#12491656 3DS eShop Deals - 4/23: KORG Sale, $5 Cube Creator 3D, $2 Fairune,...

Posted by Jesse_Dylan on 12 February 2015 - 04:10 PM

Flipnote Studio 3D code for anyone who wants it.  Let me know so I can cross it off or 25 people will waste time trying to redeem it.




#12490080 3DS eShop Deals - 4/23: KORG Sale, $5 Cube Creator 3D, $2 Fairune,...

Posted by Jesse_Dylan on 12 February 2015 - 12:39 AM

lol I just realized I can't get mine until saturday...and the damn promo ends Friday.


I think the promo might actually run through Saturday!

#12483503 3DS eShop Deals - 4/23: KORG Sale, $5 Cube Creator 3D, $2 Fairune,...

Posted by Jesse_Dylan on 09 February 2015 - 09:36 PM

Thanks for this; I tried playing one of the NDS Etrian games before and I had no idea what was going on. I'm going to snag Untold while it's on sale and see if it goes better.

No problem--it will definitely go better! I had the same experience but found EOIV way more friendly than I-III. But like I said, even with IV, I was really confused by the intricacies... :) EOU really helps you along better, if you want it to, because your party is pre-made and it's just generally friendlier. They're both great, though. I'd recommend buying them both during the next sale if you have any interest at all.

And even after beating IV and putting in more than 100 hours and doing a lot of the bonus content (but not finishing the bonus content), I still find EO I-III rather taxing and confusing. EOU (the remake of I) is different though, while still retaining the difficulty if you want it. I'd expect their remake of II (EOU II?) to be similar.


#12483240 3DS eShop Deals - 4/23: KORG Sale, $5 Cube Creator 3D, $2 Fairune,...

Posted by Jesse_Dylan on 09 February 2015 - 08:06 PM

Etrian Odyssey Untold is more friendly to newbies, as it's a remake of the original with a story mode that gives you a set of party members to start with.

Yep, that's my recommendation, too.  EOU, then IV if you still want more.  Both are great for their own reasons, but I think EOU works better for someone unfamiliar.  IV was my first that I played in-depth, and holy moly was I confused about party builds, strategies and everything.  EOU side-steps a lot of that if you want, and then once you know what you're doing, it's a lot more fun to play IV or replay EOU in the traditional mode (less story, more customization).

#12469250 3DS eShop Deals - 4/23: KORG Sale, $5 Cube Creator 3D, $2 Fairune,...

Posted by Jesse_Dylan on 03 February 2015 - 09:21 PM

I thought Fairune looked okay. Reminded me of Witch and Hero. I actually usually like crap other people don't like. What was the sale price? I would get for half off or something, maybe.

Yeah, Witch and Hero and Fairune are by the same folks actually.  :)  And I liked Witch and Hero, too!

#12465173 Club Nintendo is finished.... Boo!

Posted by Jesse_Dylan on 02 February 2015 - 06:14 PM

New rewards are up, including a ton of games. Good luck getting the site to load, though.

Is the site getting hammered or something?  It only ever did have capacity for about 10 users at any given time I guess.


The list of games looks pretty darn good!  Hope I have a lot of coins.

#12424898 3DS eShop Deals - 4/23: KORG Sale, $5 Cube Creator 3D, $2 Fairune,...

Posted by Jesse_Dylan on 20 January 2015 - 03:36 AM

I'm pretty sure the 3DS NES Remix does not contain all of it, while the WiiU version contains both game packs I their entirety.


I still have a lot to unlock, but it does include the Famicon games . I think the newest game I unlocked on the 3ds version was either mario 2 or punchout ?

Yep, I found a list on Wikipedia.  Not much is missing, just a few things (but sort of strange to me that they didn't just include them all.


Missing in Ultimate Remix from NES Remix I:


Clu Clu Land

Donkey Kong 3


Ice Climber



Urban Champion

Wrecking Crew


(That's a lot!)


Missing in Ultimate Remix from NES Remix 2:

Ice Hockey

NES Open Tournament Golf

Wario's Woods


Not a whole lot missing in that one...


I don't know if it's worth playing all the versions.  I probably will eventually despite them pissing me off a lot.  :)

#12423666 Wii U eShop Deals - 4/23: $3 Tetrobot & Co, $10 Costume Quest 2...

Posted by Jesse_Dylan on 19 January 2015 - 06:39 PM

Disc versions of Punch out now top $70, Return to Dreamland is close to that, and Prime Trilogy tops $100. $20 is a pretty good deal.

I don't really think that's justification.  The retail prices were what, $40?  I paid $12.00 for Punch-Out on disc.  Just because collectors, lunatics and desperate folks are willing to pay insane prices doesn't mean it's okay for Nintendo to charge more.  They're not going to charge $75 for Xenoblade 3DS just because the Wii copies go for whatever they go for.