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#1
Re: Cheap Virtual Boy
Posted on: 2011/9/12 23:36
Nintendoid!
Joined 2003/7/28
USA
110 Posts
Long Time User (15 Years)
I remember I got my first VB for under $15 on ebay. That was almost 10 years ago though. Find a good deal yet?
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#2
Re: Insect Combat
Posted on: 2011/8/23 22:05
Nintendoid!
Joined 2003/7/28
USA
110 Posts
Long Time User (15 Years)
I vote for Insecticide
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#3
Re: Computer generated 3d V.B. graphics
Posted on: 2011/8/20 6:19
Nintendoid!
Joined 2003/7/28
USA
110 Posts
Long Time User (15 Years)
Quote:

morintari wrote:
...as you probably know were just not there yet in our homebrew software tools...


Ummm, tell that to DanB. He handled polygonal graphics just fine in his Hunter homebrew.
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#4
Re: Say goodbye to eBay, everyone!
Posted on: 2011/8/19 17:48
Nintendoid!
Joined 2003/7/28
USA
110 Posts
Long Time User (15 Years)
Say whhaaaaaat? This does not make any sense to me.
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#5
Re: 3DS Price Drop
Posted on: 2011/8/10 17:08
Nintendoid!
Joined 2003/7/28
USA
110 Posts
Long Time User (15 Years)
Congrats on your recent purchase. Just wait until you have your first StreetPass encounter, it's quite exciting. We'll all have to exchange friend codes and get our Mario Kart 7 on later this year.
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#6
Atari Cosmos Hologram
Posted on: 2011/8/9 21:46
Nintendoid!
Joined 2003/7/28
USA
110 Posts
Long Time User (15 Years)
Hey all,

I currently own an ultra rare holographic slide from the prototype Atari Cosmos system. Its the Superman slide. I hate to do this but its come time for me to sell it, and I figured I'd ask my fellow collectors and 3D enthusiasts on here if they'd be interested before I list it on ebay. Its in great condition, framed, and truly a rare slice of video game/3D history. I'll post pictures when I get the chance to take them, if there is any interest, PM me to discuss price (I'm going to sell it at a steal). Reply here with questions if you have any.
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#7
Re: 3DS-FAIL "Ambassador program"
Posted on: 2011/8/3 18:30
Nintendoid!
Joined 2003/7/28
USA
110 Posts
Long Time User (15 Years)
Whoooaa, VJ, slow down buddy, you're getting a little ahead of yourself. They haven't given up at all. Its just a readjustment in strategy.

Here's a bit of the stuff Iwata has said given the current situation. Its evident that Nintendo is still fully standing behind the platform.

- by the end of the year, the Mii Plaza will be updated with new features
- various titles are in development that will take advantage of your Miis
- this software will see release this year and next
- the original price of the 3DS was a challenge for third parties
- third parties would say "Even if they are interested in this game, they can't buy it," or "We placed a big bet that the 3DS would sell without question, and are a bit disappointed."
- now third parties are saying "We're extremely relieved" and "This will definitely sell."
- Iwata admitted that retailer revenue will go down, but there will be an overall benefit from more systems sold
- One retailer from America was so pleased that he said "It's like Christmas has come early!"
- Nintendo is holding a "Price Protection" program where to refund retailers that bought the 3DS in bulk at its original price
- Most at Nintendo feel that they missed a price opportunity with the Cube, and they don't want to miss that opportunity again with the 3DS
- the success of the Wii and DS have built up money for Nintendo so that they're in a position to take bigger risks, like the 3DS price cut and Wii U in general
- Iwata says the current 3DS software lineup is more targeted to young males, and this has to do with the system not launching during the holiday rush
- 3DS has a low adoption rate among females
- Iwata says usage among females is higher than sales indicate, due to one person buying and a family using
- the trend for young males purchasing the 3DS is even greater overall
- Nintendo is still working on spreading the information on younger players and 3D, as some people are confused about what is safe and what isn't
- this spreading of info will continue on through the year
- 3DS' adoption rate among young users is low due to the system not being available during a holiday season
- the price also made a hurdle for families that had more than one kid
- Iwata believes the current sales situation and demographic will change greatly in 4 months
- there will be a focus on DLC for the 3DS and Wii U

All said, once the good games start flowing in, and the christmas season kicks in, it'll be a much different story. The eShop continues to grow, and this price drop and realignment of stategy shows me that Nintendo knows it has to step it up. Its going to end up benefitting us all.
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#8
Re: 3DS Price Drop
Posted on: 2011/8/2 0:37
Nintendoid!
Joined 2003/7/28
USA
110 Posts
Long Time User (15 Years)
Quote:

Benjamin Stevens wrote:
Man, DogP, why'd you have to go and do that? ;-) Here I was, perfectly content with NOT owning a 3DS, and then you had to go and tempt my addiction with those 2 amazing videos, of which I was previously unaware.


You should see the 3D videos from e3 that you could download onto the 3DS via the eShop for awhile. Look even better with that extra D.
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#9
Re: 3DS Price Drop
Posted on: 2011/7/29 18:12
Nintendoid!
Joined 2003/7/28
USA
110 Posts
Long Time User (15 Years)
I paid $250, twice. At launch and after my launch one got stolen, bought another. The 3DS is a perfectly capable device, but your asking people to carry it along with a phone. Its that shakey 3rd device territory (PC/laptop, phone, and device 3). In order to win someone there, you have to have quality at extreme value. I try not to compare the 3DS to smartphones, and instead think its direct competition is the tablet market, because tablets are also 3rd devices geared toward entertainment. No one entertains better than Nintendo (even the system settings menu on the 3DS has delightful music and entertains). The 3DS has the entire DS catalog of games you can play, new blockbuster exclusive content, 300+ DSiWare games for download, a Virtual Console that grows weekly, 3D Classics, and original 3D downloadable games that just hit the eShop starting with Let's Gold 3D. That's a pretty heavy-hitting line-up. With great value titles like Photo Dojo at only $1.99, its only a matter of time before the sales pick up, and this price cut will pique interest. Netflix, OoT 3D, Game & Watch Gallery and all of the other useful apps (3DS Sound, Camera, Nintendo Video) in my pocket. I don't know why its such a hard sell for people.
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#10
Re: Summer Project
Posted on: 2011/7/26 18:06
Nintendoid!
Joined 2003/7/28
USA
110 Posts
Long Time User (15 Years)
Quote:

FuriousJorge wrote:
Currently the idea is a on-rails platformer running game. To avoid obstacles the player would have to hop to platforms in either the foreground or the background. Like in Wario Land when you can jump to the background, but this will be a necessity to avoid objects.


This sounds extremely fun. Also, would be a game where the 3D is a distinguishing gameplay element.
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