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#13249399 Updated: Nintendo makes official announcement. Super Mario 3D World, DKC:TF,...

Posted by Author X on 15 March 2016 - 03:30 PM

I hate going to flea markets, they all have guns and force me to buy everything.

No that's a flee market, common mistake, you don't want to shop at one of those unless you're fast and know how to zig-zag.




#13230981 New Nintendo 3DS Pokemon 20th Anniversary Edition $199.99 @ Best Buy / G...

Posted by Author X on 02 March 2016 - 06:49 PM

@ Author X

 

So basically, there's nothing I can do about the games, since they're tied to the system.  Once I registered my old NNID to the new 3DS (because I don't want lose my previous games and I don't plan to keep more than one 3DS), these games are now part of my NNID library and I'll always have to carry them for future system transfers; this 3DS will have nothing once it's been transferred or factory reseted.

 

Boy, do I wish Nintendo would just stick to voucher codes like everyone else.

Correct, those games are now yours. They cannot be restored to the system if you move your NNID somewhere else. They're branded onto your soul and you will carry their weight until the time of judgment comes, and Reggie will look to the deepest core of your being and say, "Pokemon Red... and Pokemon Blue."




#13230905 New Nintendo 3DS Pokemon 20th Anniversary Edition $199.99 @ Best Buy / G...

Posted by Author X on 02 March 2016 - 06:12 PM

Okay, then.

 

What happens if I replaced the SD card, which contains the pre-installed games, already in the system with a new SD card before I turned it on?  The 3DS will do the initial set-up and startup as usual, right?  The pre-installed games will remains safely stored on that old SD card, and if I happen to do a system restore on that 3DS and I unlink my NNID before that, I can just slip in the old SD card with the pre-installed games and it'll be virtually good as new?

I don't think it's that simple, my understanding is that the game data is on the pre-installed SD card but the license for the games in the eShop is associated with the system itself. If you remove or change the SD card, you won't be able to play Pokemon Red or Blue, but you will be able to re-download them. If you do a system transfer to associate your NNID, it will overwrite the save data for those games (it even explicitly warned me to do a transfer *before* playing for this reason when I first started the system) but the licenses will now be associated with your NNID. After that point, you cannot reset the system or transfer your NNID to another one, but the licenses will no longer be associated with that system and the old SD card with the data for those games won't work. My evidence for this is:

 

1. Way back before NNIDs were a thing and the eShop was only associated with systems, I bought a LoZ 3DS and someone else's used 3DS with the Ambassador games. I wanted their games on my LoZ system, so I transferred LoZ -> Ambassador, waited a week, then transferred Ambassador -> LoZ. The games from that system had their save data deleted but they were added to my library, so they were absorbed and pulled back like a katamari. That behavior has changed slightly now that we have universal NNIDs, but I believe the behavior is the same if the system does not have an NNID associated with it.

 

2. Nintendo's information on factory reset lists what will and will not be reset

 

The key points are:

  • Data stored on the SD Card, with the exception of photos and videos that you've recorded, will be invalidated. Any downloaded software will need to be redownloaded after the format
  • The link to a Nintendo Network ID and any associated Nintendo eShop licenses and funds
  • Nintendo eShop software licenses and funds will not be removed if an Nintendo Network ID has not been linked
So the licenses are not stored on the SD card itself, but on the system, and they will only survive the factory reset if the system itself is not associated with a NNID.
 
Sorry if that was unnecessarily long, but there was a lot of contradictory information already, so I wanted to be clear where my information is coming from.
 
tl;dr: The licenses are associated with the system until a NNID is attached, either by creating one or by transferring to the system. Once a NNID is involved, they are permanently detached from the system. The SD card only contains the download data used to play the games and will only work as long as the system is not reset or overwritten by a system transfer.



#13170259 New Nintendo 3DS Pokemon 20th Anniversary Edition $199.99 @ Best Buy / G...

Posted by Author X on 25 January 2016 - 04:22 PM

No clue haha. Just thought it'd be a punny xD

You were right on point, it was supposed to be Ditto and I appreciated the pun :P




#13168017 New Nintendo 3DS Pokemon 20th Anniversary Edition $199.99 @ Best Buy / G...

Posted by Author X on 23 January 2016 - 11:54 PM

Personally, I'm thinking about getting this pink one and adding a little something.

 

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#12974619 WD - My Passport Ultra 2TB External USB 3.0/2.0 Portable Hard Drive - Titaniu...

Posted by Author X on 18 October 2015 - 06:26 AM

Whoops I only saw it maybe 5 mins before I posted it 

Your effort was valiant anyway




#12509953 PSN Weekly Deals - 9/1: Atlus Sale, PS+ Specials, & 6 New PS+ Games!...

Posted by Author X on 17 February 2015 - 09:59 PM

Same here and easier as PS+ member.

 

So what's the story on Dangan Ronpa? I'd really like it but I'm trying to decide whether I should just play the second or the first or both? I'm a big Ace Attorney fan so I figured it would be fun though it's hard to follow exactly how it works.

 

Also, Sherlock Holmes at 30 bucks.... c'mon!

Absolutely highly recommend Dangan Ronpa. Play the first, then the second. The second depends on you playing the first (it will explain any missing info eventually, but it won't be as interesting/shocking/etc if you don't have that background).




#12509857 [Steam] [Special Promotion] David. ($0.99/80% off)

Posted by Author X on 17 February 2015 - 09:35 PM

David reporting in. What's this all about?

Not sure David, have yet to get more details. May have to check with David.

 

- David




#12508936 [Steam] [Special Promotion] David. ($0.99/80% off)

Posted by Author X on 17 February 2015 - 05:20 PM

Yes? This is David, I'm here, what are you trying to get me to buy?




#12498969 New Nintendo 3DS Bundles up for Preorder at Gamestop, Best Buy, Target! (...

Posted by Author X on 13 February 2015 - 11:57 PM

Haven't been able to follow the thread today.

So if anyone wants to catch me up, has any of the Best buy MM N3ds shipped yet?

 

I have my preorder still kicking, hasnt been canceled yet...(knock on wood), but it still is stuck in preparing order stage.

Hoping im not the only one, and pray that it ships tonite atleast. 

Thanks. 

Some people have reported yes, sporadically throughout the day.

Mine is still preparing, no email.

 

Getting to the point that I'd rather they just cancel it so I can go buy a regular one instead.




#12493195 New Nintendo 3DS Bundles up for Preorder at Gamestop, Best Buy, Target! (...

Posted by Author X on 12 February 2015 - 10:50 PM

Some time in the last 15 minutes my Best Buy order of the MM 3DS XL just moved from Payment Validated to Preparing Order




#12492736 New Nintendo 3DS Bundles up for Preorder at Gamestop, Best Buy, Target! (...

Posted by Author X on 12 February 2015 - 09:04 PM

I wish Best Buy would just tell me whether my MM N3DSXL has shipped or been cancelled already. If I know one or the other, I can decide whether or not to try Target tomorrow before work.




#12492509 New Nintendo 3DS Bundles up for Preorder at Gamestop, Best Buy, Target! (...

Posted by Author X on 12 February 2015 - 08:03 PM

Got my shipping confirmation for Ultimate Edition of the game (LE + guide), UPS says estimated delivery by Monday but I've had packages arrive before that estimate.




#12429607 Club Nintendo Deals Thread II: CN Coins no longer can be added - ELITE Awards...

Posted by Author X on 21 January 2015 - 05:38 PM

Of all the dumb choices Nintendo has made over the past few years regarding Club Nintendo, I'll excuse them slightly if the new program they roll out removes the survey aspect of registering a game and just lets us earn points without being marketing slaves.

Pretty sure that's the entire reason the program existed in the first place.




#12427039 Club Nintendo Deals Thread II: CN Coins no longer can be added - ELITE Awards...

Posted by Author X on 20 January 2015 - 08:58 PM

You're a bad person and why we can't have nice things.

I agree!

 

Whenever I go to Gamestop, I take the slip out and bring it home. That way other people don't waste their time taking codes I've used.

 

Will they still give coins for eShop purchases of games released before 1/20?  Still need another 25 to get to Plat.

 

...Or can I pick up a couple of the CN titles and have post play surveys that add up to 25?

In the official statement they say that eShop games will still give coins until April 20th.

Whoops, that was the CN UK statement. I don't see any mention in the CN US statement.